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Under Pressure

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Under Pressure

"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. These baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Monday twenty fifth two thousand nineteen BUSTER only our producer everyday is Josh macrey and its well established on this podcast. Josh you are huge patriots fan. You had to do you still have the picture? Do you still have the picture on your on your Twitter feed where you with the patriots ring is that's still there? No, no, the picture on my Twitter feed is a cartoon that Kev Rochet drew up. Oh, yeah. That's right. Yeah. Okay. But you've had in the past. I mean you've worn a patriots championship. Bring tom. Brady's your hero. You've gotta shrine in your basement to Tom Brady. So I wanted to you know, based on all that happened in the last week, or so I was just going to ask you do you want to add anything to what's going on with Robert Kraft? And I'd be happy to BUSTER. Yeah. My thoughts on the situation. So you're not going with anything. All righty, then we'll get the news and notes and baseball news broke this morning on the network infirm by us seven years seventy million dollars for Aaron Hicks in a new deal. That will kick in this year. Hanner Ramirez is agreed to terms with the Cleveland Indians. Maybe get some advanced and spring training in interesting story over the weekend by our friend, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago about how Kris Bryant, you know, he understands that the critics and his attitude is bring it here is Kris Bryant talking about putting last season behind him me personally. Sure, it's nice being kind of just move on and focus on this year and not worry about anything else. Because. I know, you know, how could I am whenever to table. And there's. Max Scherzer of the nationals who's really important figure not only as a pitcher. But also within the labor union says that the twenty second pitch clock, which is being spare mounted with this spring messes with the fabric of the game as players that just shouldn't be in the game. Having a pitch clock. If you have ball strike implications. That's messing with the fabric of the game. Mark Lerner on Friday. He of course, the owner of the Washington nationals on Friday, basically told NBC sports Washington. The nationals have moved on from Bryce Harper. Nothing really changing. We've moved on as I said back then and we had to we. There was no way we could wait around and Bryce of sure will make his decision hopefully in the next few days, but we filled out roster. And like I said, we wish nothing must've best. But you know, there's always that the door's cracked a little bit. But I I have no. Clue at this point what they're up to. I mean, we really haven't heard from them in a couple of months. Manny Machado who was introduced by the Padres on Friday. And of course, Bryce Harper's talking with other teams, and Brian Cashman, the general manager who had been expected by a lot of fans to be all in a Machado indoor Harper talked about the pursuit of high profile free agents. He was a player that anybody. He's. Says a terrific player. And so I used to tell the boss back in the day. You can't have them all, you know, even the New York Yankees. So Abba them all on Friday Phillies owner John Middleton got onto his playing it flew across the country to meet with Bryce Harper and his agent Scott Boris on Sunday morning. What I heard was Phillies are confident that they're going to sign the player they feel like there could be resolution within twenty four to forty eight hours. But perhaps the most interesting news of this morning came into tweeted about three a m Jesse Sanchez of MLB dot com. Sending out word that Harper's camp met with the dodgers last night. What does that mean? Let's get to it. Nightingale covers baseball for USA today, and for context sake. It was Bob who got that great quote from John Middleton, the owner of the Philly's last fall in which Middleton, basically suggested that the Phillies might spend stupid money this winter. And that's a quote that Phillies fans Bob have hung on the whole winter. And it's frame the whole conversation around Manny Machado and Bryce Harper for Phillies fans, which is wise. We sit here today. It seems like a lot of Phillies fans will view this winter as a bust if they don't get Harper. I don't agree with that. They've got a lot of other really good players. But it's clear the Phillies are very serious about Harper. I was told on Sunday that they're very confident. You're among the first to report you may have been the first to report that Middleton had flown out to to meet with Harper. Where do you think the Philly stand right now? Favorite BUSTER in. You know, I agree. It's like I think the fans go nuts if they if they don't sign Harper they'll consider a used bust just because they were so confident that we're going to get one of them, obviously Madonna's the depan raise only leaves Harper. You know, and you know, obviously, they have not also come up with the money that he wants you. Don't Scott Morrison. I still be soliciting offers from everybody the last few days, you the latest now, of course, is the dodgers he'll be only interested in short term deal. You know, it's probably he would get the, you know, break the record for a be eclipsing Zach brink at thirty four point three, but yet know hockey justify leaving two hundred million dollars or so on the table without being barest. Yet Todd's cave MLB dot com wrote a piece last week in which he indicated that the Phillies believed that they have the strongest offer on the table. You have any sense of actually what the range of their offer might be right now. I know bus right week or ten days ago. I kept hearing the around the seven or eight year Mark the line of money. But at the same time Scott Boras told teams say I got a three hundred million dollar offer out there. So does your figures gotta be from the Phillies? You know? I I think eventually, you know, he gets a ten year deal for so three thirty. Plus, we thirty three forty something. Like that just to make sure he eclipses Stanton Lello Machado. Yeah. And I feel like that this drags out. What's happened? Is that these teams are, you know? And maybe Scott Boras calling them and said, hey, can you come and meet with us again or have another conversation know, the dodgers looked at this in the fall? I think their stance hasn't really changed at all. They're interested in Bryce in a very short term deal. We saw last year with the in a wind Giancarlo Stanton was available to them if they had wanted to to get him, but they passed on it because they're concerned about the. Year obligation. And so I think they're interested in Harper's. You said is only in a short term deal. I don't know how serious that is. But the longer this drags out the more if you're in the Phillies position, maybe you're wondering. Okay, is he just preferred, you know, take a short term deal would he prefer to play someplace else? Besides philadelphia. You're asking these questions, which is why if I'm sitting in John Middleton shoes today, and we know that they're being at least conversations with the giants who've been conversation with the dodgers. Maybe some other teams, I might call Scott Boris and say, you know, what enough you got twenty four hours. If we feel very strongly that we have offered you the most amount of money if he's willing to take that that's great. We love to have him here if he's not interested in playing here, or if he'd rather take a short term deal someplace else, that's fine. And we're going to move on. What do you think? Yeah. It is very possible. And you don't wanna be Butte as a consolation prize? You know, I think going into this thing by the Yankees were as number one choice and dodgers number two or one eight which would be so close allows Vegas where you know fan. They can come and watch pretty much every home game. Yeah. I don't know what why guys should be so skeptical or hesitant to go to Philadelphia. I think it's been a great season the country, certainly when when my top five downtowns in the ballpark is ballasts. So yeah, they expect stuff. But you know, as Mike trout said the other day. Hey, you play hard. You busted done the line. No matter how you how you fair, you know, you're going to be revered. They're in a zone, certainly if you win a World Series or he'll be remembered forever. So. Yeah. Very strange. It's almost like they're trying to get anybody there to say, okay. Do I have to go to Philadelphia? And you know, at some point, you're right. It's like if they, you know, sign Harper tomorrow, it's this case where. What do you really want to come here? What what took you so long? Yeah. And on top of that. I think if you're in the Phillies position at this point. I think like the emergence of the dodgers is a potential bitter for him. That wouldn't move me at all in the conversations. Like, it wouldn't compel me if I'm John Middleton to increase my offer because my feeling would be, hey, if it's about the money, then we've got the biggest offer, you know, we feel like we have the biggest offer we feel like that. No one can compete with us. It's like the Red Sox last year with JD Martinez with they offered one hundred million at the beginning of the offseason sat on that for months because they felt good about their position. So even if the dodgers met with Bryce Harper last night. I don't know if that necessarily impacts the Phillies other than perhaps to make them a little impatient. But do you think? No brave possible, you know, the dodgers robbing a long term contract. It'd be different. You know, the same thing with the giants. I don't think the giants front office once base at all only very short term contract is has ownership talking about season ticket sales alone. Farmhands, you know, dislike a Andrew Freeman. You're not interested in in in up to long term view like that. So yeah, I could see the Phillies being very impatient. Because you know, right now. Hey, you're not gonna get a bump in season ticket sales too late in the game, even the internet. Manny Mattel's press conference member asking the owners, you know, Ron dollar and Peter Sadler. Expect a big uptick in season tickets sales or ticket sales. And they said, no it's too late for that, you know, two thousand twenty but but not now. In another reason why and you make a great point about how we're moving along in the calendar. Another reason why if on the Phillies, I'm demanding an answer, I'm putting an expiration date in my offer because you wanna get Bryce Harper and camp and getting prepared, you know, in recent seasons, we've seen a number of players who don't play for the first time until the middle of March and they start really slowly. And if you're gonna pay Bryce Harper thirty thirty five billion dollars in his first year, you wanna give them the best chances succeed. That's part of the reason. Why again, if I'm if I'm John I'm pushing boars for an answer. Yeah. You know, talking Greg hold on done next about that the other day when he signed an opening day when St Louis he was a nightmare. He said what is so much? I just you know, not having spring training to get ready. But you don't know what your teammates, you feel awkward, you know, you walk in camp late and everything else. There's no period of adjustment or again, the acclimated to your new surroundings. So that's gonna be tough. You know, as you know, bus when these guys these big Bridget's that first year seemed like always a nightmare, but three agent just because they put so much self imposed pressure on sounds. Yep. And I do believe I do believe once the contract is signed. We're gonna see a million bells and whistles your opt in opt outs besting options. I think it'd be crazy contract. One hundred percent agree because I think Scott's going to want to portray it as being a big number as he possibly can. All right before we go real quick. What what are you hear about Dallas Keiko? What do you hear about Craig kimbrel? Technical talks have been, you know, very tough. Yeah. You'll must be interested because represented by Scott Boris, if the same time, they said, okay, you get Harper meeting. Get kaikal to obviously get sent him the same day or something because you throw them into the mix. Some teams have backed off unsure about the loss of law city and things like that, you know, worrying about okay, how I'll healthy as he in all that. I think you'd be finding National League just been so much easier to pits. So, you know, I don't rule out anybody, you know, even going back to Houston on other seems more unlikely by the day. So I'm gonna roll out Philadelphia and they with in for kaikal with kimbrel. I still think he ends up with Linda, I think Lantis play this mart. Just sat back and waited. I think you may fall right in their lap one year contract, or when you're plus the best thing auction in in which you'd be, you know, a great move for the Braves. I lied. I got one more for your Marlin Gonzales gets two years and twenty one million dollars in the Minnesota Twins at the beginning of the off season is agent. Also, Scott bores indicated teams that he wanted north of Ben's overs money, which is about sixty million dollars Benz overs. Got a four year deal from the cubs after this deal. News of this deal came out man, I heard from a lot of people around baseball agents and evaluators saying they could cannot believe the Marlins Ozzy played seven positions last year World Series run in two thousand seventeen someone new power. He's at five point six war. The last two years got only a two year deal at a time when he's twenty nine years old. He turns thirty in March. I thought for sure he'd get at least a three year deal. I feel like that Scott made a mistake by not getting him off the board before Christmas because I think it's harder to place utility guys. Once you get into the winner in teams are filling holes, I think the greater value is before Christmas as teams. Just beginning that process. What do you think? Oh, absolutely. It's like you've gotta get your money early. Because people spend, you know, I was stunned to down cheap went Josh Harrison went two million dollars glaciers Marley contract. So you always wonder what offers were thrown out there early on that were turned down in ninety regret. It I think that happened. A lot more this winter than than people letting on you know, we we saw that already you know, with the Grondahl situation. Hey, he was offered, you know, sixty million dollars and didn't take it and then got a one year deal. So I I think it's happening more frequently than than we know. Bob. Thanks for doing this. Great to talk with you. Yeah. My buzzer. Thanks buster. You. It's time for some inside heat on baseball tonight. Megan Montemurro covers the Phillies for for the Philadelphia. And Megan I just got done talking with Bob Nightingale about the situation with Bryce Harper. We know John Middleton was inspired enough to get on a plane and fly out to Las Vegas. You're in Phillies camp here. Yeah. I mean, I think the biggest thing is kind of almost what the entire sport is in right now, and that's kind of wait and see mode. I mean, obviously, the Phillies have the means to blow anybody's long-term offer on the T off off the table because of their financial resources and their ability to give Bryce, you know, a ten year deal if that's what he's looking for. So right now, you know, anytime you deal with these kind of long term big money commitments it ultimately comes down to ownership, and it comes down and this case who John Middleton giving the okay to Matt contact to to get this deal done. And and and then unless that happens, you know, the these things are going to continue to drag on, and I'm not surprised that you have teams like the dodgers reemerging as a potential option because as this continues to drag out it gives more opportunities for maybe teams to reconsider and look at alternative ways to try and sign Bryce so. Yeah, they're they're kind of in waiting steamboat. I mean. Obviously, they have the means to do it. And it's up to ownership to pull the trigger. My sense is the Phillies are very confident. They have the largest offer on the table. What about you? I would agree with that. You know, there's a lot of things to to like with Bryce beyond his obvious ability. He'd be a good fit for the scene that they have a spot for him in the outfield to to get the the plane time that can really make this team a World Series contender. I think if you look at the rest of the lineup and the bullpen in particular. So yeah, they have they have the means to get it done. And ultimately it comes down to is it what force and Harper looking for. I think everyone is operating under the assumption that he wants the largest contract obviously beat mandate. What Manny Machado got from the Padres probably beat the the annual average value per year on the deal. So all those things affiliates can meet so now it's trying to find maybe the middle ground, and and ultimately get the deal done. If you're the Phillies. What's your sense of what the response would be from I from fans and then from other players if the Phillies get Bryce Harper. I think fans I mean based on my Twitter mentions the last two days in particular would be pretty thrilled to have him. I think because it really legitimizes not only the wind now mode that t president Andy macphail said that the Phillies are in right now at the start of spring. And so that certainly legitimizes that approach, and if you're the fans, you know, it's taken advantage of the resources that the team has, you know, they're clearly would be investing in this team long-term, obviously would be encouraged by the vision that the front office has for what this team can accomplish -ccomplish over the next five or ten years. So for fence perspective. I mean, you would have to be thrilled. It's it's a commitment and sign Bryce Harper. And you know, if you look from the team perspective, if you're one of the players in that clubhouse again, it sends the message. Hey, we're serious about winning. They took steps to to make that clear in the offseason by signing, Andrew mccutchen, and David Robertson. And trading for JT real Muto so up until this point they sent the message that they believe in what they have. And now, it's it's closing that final step to really kind of push them over the top. So for argument's say, let's say that Harper takes shorter term deal less money to sign with another team. Like the dodgers. How would the Phillies respond? You think they would spin off and pursue perhaps some of the the better free agents who were still available some like Craig kimbrel. Some like Dallas kaikal. Honestly, I would be a little surprised that they went that route unless say a guy like bells kaikal lessons, his terms and is more willing to do short term deal. I don't see the Phillies going for five years. Maybe even three would be a stretch for someone like Heikal, they're really encouraged by this young rotation and from their perspective there needs to be significant upgrade bringing in somebody like him to cost one of these younger starters a spot in the rotation. And you look at a guy like kimbrel. I think it would be the same thing. They have a pretty deep bullpen. They have obviously the addition of David Robertson, the bringing back guys like or anything Dominguez and Hector Narus. We still have other veterans in Pattni check and Tommy hunter and the bullpen already is in a tough spot because they don't have a lot of guys that have options. So it's a pretty solidified group at the moment and based on kind of what Matt contact it's kind of an old saying since November. Is they're keeping their sights set on upcoming free agency classes too and that they want to maintain some financial flexibility. Obviously, there's the possibility of are not being a free agent. Everyone in Philadelphia knows that Mike trout could be a free agent coming up soon. If he doesn't resign and sick with the angels. So I I would not that's early guaranteed that if they don't sign Bryce Harper that they would use some of that potential money to reinvest another agent options. The last four. Yeah. I mentioned Bob that if I were sitting in John Middleton shoes, I would call scub- bores today. And I'd say, okay, we feel very confident that we have the biggest amount of money on the table. We don't think anyone's going to outbid us. You got twenty four hours either take it or we're moving on because they think the longer drags out the less likely to see signs with the Phillies, and I don't see what's in it for the Phillies to just hang around and hang around. And wait. What do you think? Yeah. I completely agree with that. And it's something that kind of came up after the Manny Machado signing happened. You know, back Klein pack talked about how you have to have a walking away point. And they reached it for Machado. And and there has to be one for Harper as well. And I agree it looks. I think you also at some point or dealing with perception and the longer this drags out the worst that looks for the Phillies who obviously have the resources assigned him would be a good fit with the organization. And so, yeah, I agree. I think at some point you have to to give them a window and say we need a decision because at some point the gun job of it not being distraction in camp. But obviously guys are curious of what's going to happen. You have a guy and Nick Williams younger outfielder whose job is basically kind of online whether or not they signed him. And so there there definitely needs to be resolution sooner than later. Meghan. Thanks for doing this. Great to talk with you. Yeah. Thanks buster. Let's consider the secret life of the emotion. 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I'm actually to for two I'm trying to do my expense account at the moment. That is the biggest night helping you their time at the end of this two for one million because I've already made four hundred. Oh, man. All right. We've talked a lot this morning about Bryce Harper and his situation Phillies dodgers it cetera. So let's spin away from that for a little bit. I want to ask you about the best things that you've seen in the various camps that you've been to an understanding that because we're all on Bryce Harper watching. We were on Manny Machado watch we kind of restricted in. How many camps are actually went to? But you make a point every spring of of seeing all thirty teams you wanna be in every camp at some point during spring training. I'm guessing you're probably a little bit behind in that regard because you were in bed with the Phillies for a few days. Yes. In fact, I'm way behind and I blame Bryce Harper for this. And I'm laughing while I say that, but I was trapped in the Phillies camp, and I learned an awful lot, by the way about all sorts of things. But I need a camp a day not three days at one camp. So I'm way behind but I enjoyed my time with the Phillies. I watched how hard that. Team works at some of the interest. Here's what I saw BUSTER. I've never seen this before. I watched umpires real empires. Not big league on part. Florida state league umpires come in and work behind the plate during a bullpen session for all the Phillies pitchers, and it makes all the sense in the world as you're up there throwing a bullpen in spring training given umpire behind the catcher, and he is calling balls and strikes. You know that pitches a strike there and the catcher is working on. He can work on framing a pitch because an empire can say. Hey, you move your catcher's mitt a little too much of the left. You took it out of the strike zone or you brought it into the strike zone. I've never seen that before. I know the Phillies did it last year. But they did it again this spring. And so that was not any wasted time with the Phillies because I saw a couple of things that I don't think I've ever seen in spring training. Okay. Now, I saw the same thing. And that surprised me. And I like you thought that makes all the sense in the world. That was my first thought my second thought was if some minor league umpires stood in behind the catcher when Madison Bumgarner had a bullpen session in spring training. I think Bumgarner might throw them over the wall. Like he would throw him over the fence. I can't imagine some veteran pitchers wanting to bother with that. Like if you're cici's about the and you're thirty nine years old. Do you want to get into that whole thing? Yeah. I totally agree. But they wouldn't they also did was they would run their pitchers thrown to the the real hitters in batting practice. But they took the cage away for a bunch of hitters to give the feel that this is a real major league game when you are surrounded by the cage. You don't feel like this is a real bad in practice or a real game because you're surrounded by a cage. And I've found that kind of interesting also I don't think they're attempting to reinvent the wheel. But busters. We know. We should get used to changes of all kinds wherever we go. And those were just too interesting changes that I saw this spring. Okay in recent days. Clayton Kershaw was basically shut down in the dodgers camp. On sunday. Dave Roberts gave a more explanation to reporters about what's going on with him. Because Kershaw said he didn't feel exactly right. According to Dave Roberts, the issues with the shoulder. He suggested that maybe in kershaw's effort to build his velocity in the offseason. There was some impact on them. They're not putting big red flags on this. But Tim, I just put a big red flag on it without knowing anything because this the pitcher with a lot of mileage I asked her great researchers. It is pen to look this up in the last thirty years only two pitchers have thrown more innings than Clayton Kershaw through their age thirty season. Those are cici's about the in Felix Hernandez that's a regular season postseason combined Kershaw two thousand two hundred and forty eight and a third innings. The bottom line is there's a lot of mileage on him and he's head physical issues in recent years. So when I was asked on sportscenter over the weekend is this a concern? The I thought the answer was obvious. Absolutely. It's a concern. And we know the dodgers like to handle these things conservatively what you read on it. Well, I'm with you on this BUSTER friend of mine has done a study on pitchers that throw in enormous amount of innings at a young age. He usually includes the teenage years, even if they're on the big league level, and those guys generally have trouble as they move along for obvious reasons that throwing arm and it's such an unnatural motion for your body. Even though it's perfectly natural for a baseball player. You can only take so many repetitions of that we've seen what's happened to Felix Hernandez to go from absolutely overwhelming stuff to a guy who is now hit -able, and it's in part because of the inning see thrown Tabatha was brilliant as young man, just like Felix was just like her show was, but he. He hasn't been the same pitcher for years, and it took about ten years. And then suddenly he became much more hit -able. This is how the human arm works, which is what made Nolan Ryan so remarkable sheer. But he's one in a million and the rest of these guys get tired because they're armed can only take so much. And when your arm is given a lot at age twenty one like Kershaw was it's going to catch up to you at thirty. Yeah. As you were talking I was thinking of the the late great and future hall of Famer ROY halladay, if you remember, you know, for year after year after year, he was the guy who owned the most dominant pitchers in baseball. He goes to the Phillies. He was absolutely dominated the outset. And then that one spring training. He's throwing eighty seven eighty eight miles per hour, and Tim he was done. It was like it. It went away quickly. Right. And he knew he was done to he whispered to to people around him. Look, I'm I'm gonna pitch the rest of the year. But I I can't pitch like I used to. And that's one reason he retired a little bit early. Was he knew his arm was not going to be able to hold up. Buster. We're coming up on forty years now since anybody has pitched three hundred innings in the season. We're never going to see that again. And all these teams are seeing exactly what you're talking about. Here. It doesn't do any good to go two hundred and fifty innings three years in a row Blake's now. Won the Cy Young last year at one hundred eighty innings. The only starting pitcher full season to have under two hundred innings starting pitcher is Clayton Kershaw up. And he was just under two hundred. This is where we're going teams are trying to protect their players and keep them able to throw a lot for years to come. I explained the philosophy on Sunday to my son, Jake when we were talking about Kershaw. Tim father time is undefeated and explain what that meant to him that eventually every great player winds up being taken down. Right. And my father wasn't right sorry. My father was a mathematician, and brilliant wanted that. And he used to tell me when I was a kid physics is undefeated. And it's same idea. There's only so many repetitions so many throws so many things you can you can handle and then physics takes over. And that might be the case here technology, however. Is not undefeated just macrey whisper in my ear ten. Very nice real quick. I want to get your thought on Bryce Harper. What I said to Bob was that I really feel like that. If you're the Phillies, and you feel like you have the best offer on the table. And I was told over the weekend. They're confident they're gonna sign Harper. They feel like they have the biggest offer on the table. And the dodgers have jumped in it'd been conversations with the giants. And other teams at some point. If I'm John Middleton. I'm calling Scott Boris as I said to Bob, and I'm saying you got twenty four hours. And if you don't want to take her off her that's fine. But we're not gonna have this thing drag out we're going to pivot and perhaps focus on other players. Because at some point I feel like you gotta push Bryce Harper to make a decision the longer. This goes on the later he gets into camp the less chance that he's successful at the outset of his deal. What do you think? Yes. And we can't forget how great he always is in April. And if he doesn't get a full spring training that could affect what's been his greatest month of the year. And yes, if I were the Phillies, I would say look offers only on the table for two more days. Of course. Skype is not somebody to mess with on these things because he's he's so good at what he does. But yeah, it's time for the Phillies to move on. And I must tell you BUSTER, the one thing I actually learned all those with the Phillies for three days about Harper and others was they do have limits in that organization when Manny Machado got three ten for three hundred. I was just told we're not going ten for three hundred that was the end of the discussion. So they had a limit there. I'm sure they have a limit for Harper. And if Boris and Harper say, you're going way over that the Phillies still might step back and say, we told you we're not doing that. So that's why this is still in flux. My guess is he still going to the Phillies, but I'm not positive especially with the dodgers having jumped in here. All right wrote a column on Sunday about ten folks or entities under pressure in major league baseball in two thousand nineteen under the most pressure, and I'm gonna count this down from number ten down to number one. And I want to see if you agree with me. Okay. Number ten. I've got Rodman for the baseball Commissioner certainly he's in great standing with his bosses because they're making a lot of money. But I think he's under a lot of pressure because he has an absolutely brutal labor situation with terrible relations with the the union players getting more and more unhappy as time goes on. I don't know how he's going to navigate his way through that. But I think he's under a lot of pressure. What do you think? Well, I think he's a little high at ten. So now, I'm interested to see what you got after this because given the labor state as we've talked about BUSTER where ever we go and spring training. This is the primary topic. What is going on here with free agency? And that ultimately falls upon the Commissioner. So yes, I think he's under a great deal of pressure. And I think you should be higher than ten. Okay. Number nine. I've got dick Williams. The head of baseball ops with the Cincinnati Reds, his his owner, Bob castellinis famously competitive the reds ramped up for this year. They're in the toughest division baseball. The National League central. This is the year when the reds are kinda going for within the, you know, the small market mid market type of context, I think he's under a lot of pressure. If it doesn't come together. What do you think number nine? I totally agree in Bob Castellini wants to win every game. That's that's the pressure in itself. The reds are significantly better than they were last year. But I still can't see them being better than the cubs or the brewers or the cardinals. So that serious pressure. We're going for it. And they might still be a fourth place team it number eight a guy who in the past has laughed in the face of pressure. Madison. Bumgarner the giants. You potentially could be a free agent in the fall. But there are a lot of concerns among evaluators with other teams about his performance with his fastball that it last year his fastball got hit very hard. He's got a lot riding on this season. And if he has a good year, you know, the giants will pay him or some other team will pay him if he has a down year based on his mileage based on its performance last year. I think it's gonna wanna cost him a lot of money. What do you think about Madison? Bumgarner number eight. I I don't agree. I think. Wow. Here's what I don't agree with. I don't think he cares about anything. I think he is the most confident guy in the world. I think he's the toughest guy in the world. Never forget two thousand ten World Series. Matt Cain went to him. And said are you are you nervous at all? It's World Series. And Bumgarner was like twenty one that I never get nervous. That's it. So I don't think the pressures on him. I think he figures I'm going to get paid no matter what I'm going to be really. Good. So I'm not worried about Madison Bumgarner, okay, different personality with the guys at number seven similar context. Nolan are Nado of the Colorado Rockies. He's a free agent at year's end. He's got a lot of money riding on the line a lot in the same way, the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper did last year. But and I don't, you know, cover. Our Nado, Bo what I've heard is is that he's an internal cannibal that he pushes himself, and he drives himself, and you hope for his sake. He gets off to a great start. Because it sounds like he's the type of personality who drive yourself crazy knowing what's on the line for this year. What do you think? Yes. I would agree with that. I know and I did something with him last year. One of his coaches told me I had him until, sir. Double A B one hundred and eleven degrees one day and aeronautic would come to the coach and said, I need ground balls today. I need extra ground balls in the coach said, it's a hundred and eleven degrees. And he said, I don't care I need extra ground balls. That's who he is. And yes, he might push himself too far. He's so talented. He's going to get through it. But he's going to have to ask themselves. Do I wanna stay with the Rockies or do? I want to move on. And that's a big decision that comes with a lot of pressure. And number six, I've got Brodie van wagon in the new general manager of the New York Mets who has jumped into this role after being an agent for years and years and years. He's been hyper aggressive one out get Robertson Cano and Edwin d and other terrific players for that team. He also has been way out there compared to a lot of his peers, basically, sending out tweets talking about the, you know, hey, bring it on. And you know, talking up the Mets for this year is a really tough division. I think he's under a lot of pressure because of the resources they spent on this year's team. And I think he's under pressure because of how he put himself out there. And I think brody's totally fine with it and feel very confident about it. But there is going to be a lot of pressure. Of course, because they still might be a fourth-place t. But they also if everything works out could be the most improved team in the National League. And you have to admire what he did here. And I watched him in spring training. And he was all over the place bouncing off the walls. One of the guys told me, you know, it's great to work for somebody who works twenty four hours a day. And I saw him on the field. And someone asked him. Why don't you put a hat on because I'm not putting a hat on my head? I never wear at. I don't want to mess up my hair. Now, you can take that any way that you liked, but that is a driven man to me. And I think he's driven and that comes with a lot of pressure. Also in number five all of the keys from manager. Aaron Boone down to the end of that roster in two thousand seventeen they were fun. The gritty gutter Yankees with all those young players, and they reached the postseason they reach the American League championship series last year. They lose the division the Red Sox. They get knocked out in the device. Vision series and three years into this. Now, I think fans were expecting a little bit more. So I think they're going to be under a lot of pressure to win the division and to go further than go in the playoffs. The last two years. What do you think? Right. No doubt. They want one hundred games last year finished eight games out that comes with pressure. And now, oh, they're the favorites to beat the world champion Red Sox. Get all of that. All I can tell you is that I had dinner with air Boone. And he spent most of dinner making fun of the outfits that I was wearing he told me I looked like tenth grade biology teachers, so anyone who feels like he's feeling any pressure from Aaron Boone. I just don't see it. But yes, the Yankees are under a great deal of scrutiny because they're the Yankees that always works that way. But when the team, you know, two hundred miles north wins the World Series that adds a lot to the Incas. Okay. I'll do a combo here with number four and number three number four for me is Joe Madden. The manager of the cubs. Number three for me is Kris Bryant the. Basement of the cubs. I I think the only way the Joe man is manager of the cubs in two thousand twenty would be if they were to win the World Series or go perhaps you deep and make it to the World Series. I think short of that. I don't think they give an extension. I think if they win the World Series. It would be really difficult for the cubs to let him go. And in the case of Chris Brian. He had a down year last year. He's moving closer to free agency. A great story of our colleague Jesse Rogers the other day in which Kris Bryant says he's heard the critics. He was aware of the fact that the cubs discussed possible trades of him with other teams are welcomed trade other teams to make trade proposals for him and his feeling is bringing it and it's clear he's pretty motivated by what happened last year. So he got mad at number four Brian number three. What do you think? Yeah. If Brian shoulders healthy, and I'm told it is he will be a monster. He'll have a great comeback season. And I totally agree on Joe men if they get off to a terrible start would they move him. And so. Was to be the other day. And I'm not believing that if Joe Madden wins the World Series again. Maybe he just walks away. How about that? Yeah. He kinda loves baseball too much for that. I can't imagine. I think Joe man is going to be one of those guys who has a uniform ripped off and before he walks away. I just he absolutely loves it. So too much number two. I got Tony Clark head of the players sociation for all the reasons we've talked about all winter free agency is turned into a problem for the union. It's clear that a lot of the terms of the last CVA worked against the players. He's clearly trying to bring the players together to coalesce them into a force that would be formidable leading up to the next round of collective bargaining negotiations. And that puts him under a lot of pressure, especially because there's some agents since the players or unhappy with his work to this point. Would you agree about Tony Clark at number two? Yes. I definitely would. That's a really difficult job. He has. That's why a labor lawyer has almost always occupied that spot is so difficult for a former player to do that. And as one former player told me the other day in last CBA, we got a working agreement with whole foods. And they got a salary cap. That's how. The last CBA. Oh my goodness. Yeah. And a lot of agents share that perception, and it number one, and I wrote this maybe with the expectation that Bryce Harper winds up in Philadelphia, Tim, if in fact, he signs it with the Phillies. I can't remember any player who has been under more pressure than what Bryce Harper would feel going to the Phillies. And I think part of that is because of this long drawn out process leading up to this. We're Phillies fans day after day after day are pining form. And if he gets there if in fact, he signs with the Phillies man, this is a fan base with expectations. It's an organization with expectations. He would have the weight of the world on his shoulders. What do you think I totally agree with Bryce Harper's number one? But I think we also need to consider who we're talking about here. Even though he has put all the pressure on himself. This is the guy who was when he was fifteen years old and people were throwing at him and screaming at him after he hit a. Five hundred foot Homer. He enjoyed that. That is what drove him when he went to junior college when he was a junior in high school. He did that hurt all the older guys screaming in what are you doing here? And then he hit thirty six homers when the school record was like ten I mean, this is what he is built for. But this is a different level. This is the big leagues this is Philadelphia. If it works out that way. So yes, he has created he and Scott Boris this pressure part of him loves it. But that's going to be a lot to ask of is still a relatively young player. And the funny thing is to him. I do not have Manny Machado my list after he signed that three hundred million dollar deal. I think there's like no pressure on him. What do you? Well, they're not gonna win this year. No one's going to look at Manny and say get us into the playoffs. You know, that's not going to happen. What's going to happen is they're going to wait for a he end to teast junior and the rest to come along. And then the pressure comes in two or three years when that team is established with great young players, and they look at Manny and say all right now, go out and win the MVP with these young guys. That's when the pressure begins Tim, thanks for doing this. We'll see if you can master technology again next week and keep your winning streak going. I all be fine at technology next week. But if I get through this expense account in one piece, it will be the greatest day of my whole life even county in when my kids were born that's not happening too. Thank you. On Friday, many Machado was introduced by the Padres in a press conference, and he talked about how he's Kaleida processes over the hectic, you know, off season as well. But you know, the last couple of weeks. You know, send you came in. You know, one or meet met. You know, like like what age it had to say. You know, I like the game plan. What what you know, what they brought to the table, you know, from from, you know, from ownership to front office to coaching staff, you know, to the players the whole show. Bam was just so so so perfect, you know, and made it a little easier to make the decision that, you know, they're confident in bringing me on board, you know, one of best farm systems in the game the best and just to come here. As a twenty six year old veteran too. Just trying to get my knowledge these guys and hopefully get back to a playoffs the city of San Diego, and you know, bring bring a championship. He was asked if there's any pressure. The today's no pressure would just playing playing baseball. Enjoy ourselves. You know, try to get a team connected. And you know, try to be the best possible team as we can. And hopefully, no we have the right pieces and the right things moving forward. And we get connected as a team. I think we could do some pretty good things. So Josh joshes. I mentioned Tim and my conversation with him. When I did this list of the top ten figures in baseball under pressure in two thousand nineteen I did not have Machado on the list. I have Bryce Harper number one. I think Manny Machado will play with zero pressure. Would you agree? Yes. And it's because of the market, right? I it's there's really not a whole lot of pressure that goes along when you play someplace like San Diego when they were they haven't done anything, and so many years, and you know, the fans kind of have a lousy fair attitude, right? Yeah. And I got Bryce Harper number one. Know, it'd be even if he gets a lot of money the way the Manny Machado did boy if he's takes the Phillies money, and he's in that marketplace, man, they'll be I can't think of another player in the history of baseball who'd be under more pressure than Bryce Harper would be what do you think? Boy, what about a-rod when he went to the Yankees, Texas, really Yankees Yankees. Okay. Nah. I don't think. So. No, I think especially with the run-up, dude. Like with the whole run up with the way that it's played out. We're day after day after day is Harper. Sunday's Harper scented at Harvard sign this slow, drip. If in fact, he wants to take the Phillies deal, we're on the other hand when Alex went to New York you remember like Whoo. It came overnight for Yankee fans, and they were all fired up because Aaron Boone blew out his knee playing basketball. Suddenly there was Alex Rodriguez at a press conference Mets fan. I think the build up is going to only add pressure for Bryce know that. So yeah, I mean, I'm not saying you're crazy for saying that I think there are plenty of players who have also experienced a lot of pressure. What comes to mind really is the foreign guys who come from overseas and sign these mega-deals five years ago. There's a lot of pressure there as well. And not a whole lot of those players. We're able to live up to the expectations because of it. Yeah. In everybody hates the differently. I mean, shoot sunny gray came to the Yankees in a trade. Right. Right. And he was not wild about planning New York. And he wound up being traded Cincinnati. Manny Machado was asked about his thoughts and the city of San Diego. One of the best best cities in the world. Can be better have my brother-in-law here with my two best friends, obviously played here and its organization. They talked very highly of it. They love it and made the decision low easier. And he was asked why he chose San Diego. You know, I just kinda liked whether that, you know. Brought brought me to it. This is something that we've always wanted was wanted to be part of the family. You know, they're bringing that as well. They're huge on family here. So that was a check on our list. And then I see the players coaches staff for an office. You know, it was just it was just like a perfect fit for us. And those those young those young prospects than in the more, you know? Farm system in the game. You know that was that was there one. So I know what I could bring to the table. Speaking of superstar players might trout sat down to talk about his situation. He's the best player in the game. He has been for a long time as Mickey Mantle for this generation. All right, Mike. I got a baseball court for you. You might recognize this guy here, did you know that one of your baseball cards is going for more than two hundred thousand dollars. No that three cool these cost fifty cents. There haven't been many players throughout history with been able to put together a back of the baseball card as impressively as you have when you look at it what sticks out in your mind. You know, it's just. You know, it's just for me is I push myself. Even if you have a great year the year before there's more there's always as you can improve on. I see that people are saying on this. I need to prove on that great. You know, you take it to your heart. And you take you to your mind that you want you want to prove people wrong, and you want to do this guy is basically unstoppable. He's a machine. He's an absolute animal. How does have been courageous identifying goals for yourself? But shoot. Shoot. Last year with the defense, and or MAC to see it. So it's definitely improve fear before, you know, doing more bags see the jump here and still a basis you had eleven and twenty fifteen and then you're all send you a thirty year at twenty two year at twenty four. What does it mean to you that you were able to get back to that? I think working on it and just being confident when you're on. I if you're worried about maybe getting picked off instead of trying to steal that bags. You're never going to still bags. You know, I tell them I I as I said this guy ain't throwing me out. I'm. I'm just put some positive thoughts and get some German running your head saying, look, I'm gonna steal this bag. And then, you know, I think that's helped me. This is a guy who just top to bottom. Everyone loves his talent loves the way. He plays the game two years away from free agency. Have you heard way too much about that topic already? Is that a topic that's already I think it's it's it's always brought up. I got two more years here. You know, I love it here. Obviously the wins and losses you wanna be more on the winning side. But I you know, I really thought about it. And I can't think about the now I'm getting ready for the season. And see how it goes. You look at this card, and if you're critiquing your two thousand eighteen what are the numbers that you're looking at you're saying, I could give better I'm gonna try to get more walks and strikeouts. Talked Albert, you know, he's done a couple of times as career where he's at somebody walks and strike outs. St francis. I think just being able to manage that to strike approach. This nasty pitch in this game. You got some good stuff. And sometimes it's they paint on your home. Strike on always. Bleacher tweets. Getting our Monday started off right are actually we're finishing our money at right with some good Bleacher tweets BUSTER, this one from Toaff at t Jost fourteen guys is too small of a sample size to be worried about Madison. Bumgarner fifty four point zero zero ERA after he gave up eight runs in one inning to the cubs. I'm totally kidding. Of course. But seriously, I would say that it doesn't mean anything they Madison Bumgarner being a veteran pitcher may just getting his work in. But there's also no question about it that coming into this year. There is a lot of pressure in Madison Bumgarner, he's in my top ten list for a reason he's got free agency in the fall. And there are a lot of questions about the quality of his fastball off last year. I can't remember the exact number of the Opie against Bumgarner fastball last year. But I remember the player closest to that Opie s for during the course of the full year, Alex bregman, so basically opposing hitters all of them. Collectively were Alex bregman against Bumgarner. Fastball. That's a concern. Yeah. Not good. Speaking of spring training stats and how much to read into them, Erin. Who's at love of baseball says with spring training games underway. Of course, scores don't matter at all. But what are some key stats and results to pay attention to for both individuals and teams guys on the edge. Look is in the edge of rosters guys fighting for jobs, for example, Luke Floyd and Greg bird, the two guys vying for the first base spot with the Yankees. You can't tell them spring training results still matter, right. Greg bird. Look good in his first game. And then on Sunday, Luke. Void bast. A three run Homer. Drove in four runs. I think results do matter for some players for veteran guys like Bumgarner, it really it. Doesn't matter that much at all Filkin Cade at Filkin Cade. Craig kimbrel. Reportedly will sit out the entire season. If he isn't offered the money thinks he's worth do you think that's a wise strategy in today's market, or is it better to take a short deal for less money and then go from there? Yeah. His agent, Dave. Meter put out a statement through a reporter over the weekend. Saying that report was completely false. I think it's more likely if he doesn't get what he's looking for. And we talked at the beginning of the off season. He was looking for six year deal that he could take a one year deal or short term deal. And I know there's been some speculation in the industry that if the Phillies don't sign Bryce Harper they can pivot quickly and maybe spend their money on a Dallas Kyko at Craig kimbrel. Todd. Alec Pratt is next at Todd Pratt seven BUSTER regarding the cubs, quote, unquote struggles, it seems it just feels like they're struggling because they didn't become a dynasty that everyone thought they would after that sixteen World Series, but given the CBA ineffective salary cap, and that the moneyball era has made it easier for small market teams to compete or the days of dynasties effectively over. Yeah. And in fact, I always thought that those Yankee teams ninety six to two thousand one playing at five World Series winning for them that they were the anomaly like. The free agency era. I mean, let's face it. You know, you have those Yankee teams in the twenties and thirties you had the big red machine that was all before free agency. It's much harder. When players and moving around to hold it together. And we know the Yankees have a lot of money, but they also had this great combination of homegrown players. And then some terrific trades. They made for guys like Paul and the Tino Martinez. I think that was the aberration. And I think it's going to be difficult absolutely moving forward for team to be a dynasty. Here's a question for you, though. Josh do you consider the giants three championships in five years are they dynasty? Remembering that in the off years? They didn't really come close to winning a title. Unlike the Yankees back in those nineties teams, that's a good question. I'd say yes, just like anything else. There are obviously debt levels to it. The Yang modern-day dynasty the Yankee dynasty of the late nineties was clearly greater than what the giants did. But three and five years is Craig compliment. Yeah. I mean, you can argue is it a dime. Dynasty. Is it not at the end of the day? It was a really good run for them. And I think it will go down as kind of the last modern day dynasty, rusty Shackelford at Eric likes, Texas, what chance to the Rangers have this year with the acquisitions they've made this off season. I know there's rebuilding to be done. But what do you think we can reasonably expect this year in Texas? I think a really good year would be seventy five wins in a competitive division. But I don't think they'll do that. Because we've seen the Rangers in years in which they're not contending they'll trade off assets and under the current rules. I think that's absolutely the way to go. So if you've got guys, you know, one too your obligations, if he can get a good trade peace to help you you're rebuilding in the midst of the season, you should follow up with that. And do that. And finally, busted we've talked throughout the podcast about Bryce Harper dragging this along Mark Stevens wants to know. Do you think it's a good idea in terms of future clubhouse commodity to drag out negotiations for this long? If you're Bryce Harper. No, I don't think it matters at all in terms of how he's perceive. Among the players because you know, whether it's the Phillies or the dodgers that group of players will be thrilled when he comes through the door. They'll be fired up. I will say this. And I mentioned this before when I was talking to to Mr. Nightingale if I'm the Phillies and this is dragging on. And I've got that offer on the table part of the reason why putting an expiration date on it as we know from recent years the longer takes the player to get into camp. The more likely it is they're going to struggle yet said the season you wanna get him in to give them a chance to perform and marks question. Just to make note was one of many asking about whether or not players will resent Bryce Harper. So I'm glad we agree with me. Josh, I think so. Yeah, I think so I think the players will be glad just went once he's in there. But there's no question that if it starts to impact his performance on the field, April may there's going to be some hard feelings not necessarily from within the clubhouse. But from the fan base, right? Yeah. I get it hundred percent. There you go. Keep the Bleacher tweets coming all week long. It's a Monday four more days to fill up with your tweets. Use the hashtag Bleacher tweets, that's it for today. My thanks Tim to Megan to Bob and did Josh macrey who produces podcast every day, including the days when he doesn't wanna talk about Robert Kraft have a great game everybody. Thanks for listening. 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Paper Boy: Tim Kurkjian

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Paper Boy: Tim Kurkjian

"That's what she said. That's what she said. That's what she said what she said. Well, that's what she said. Welcome to. That's what she says conversations with interesting people from the world of sports music, comedy and more talking about their lives. Careers successes and failures. Hi, this is Tim curcumin ESPN, and my wife was time smarter than me has filled. The garage with old antiques that are just sitting there. She's brilliant added. I love that she loves doing this. It keeps your mind off me never being at home, but I really need to clean out the garage someday. And I realized I have no chance of doing that. Okay. I've got two words for you. Tim, Marie condo. Just like you. She is a pint sized delight and if your wife binge-watching tidying up with Marie condo on Netflix. And sees how much joy can be sparked by a good garage cleanup. Your problem will be solved because you, of course, can't demand that she tidy up her extensive collection of antiques. I'm sure she thinks she has some sort of system and that things are much. More organized than they appear to you. So if you saunter in with some sort of ultimatum about when and how things need to be cleaned up. She'll probably resent you for not supporting her hobby. So it's got to be her idea. More accurately Marie condos idea so one afternoon binge-watching tidying up one more after noon following Marie tips and boom an organized garage. And you never had ask. You're welcome. The Commission's spoken. This week's guest is Tim kurkin he joined the SPN and nine hundred ninety eight he lives and breathes baseball. And he is also a riot. He's a reporter for baseball tonight and sportscenter multiple other ESPN shows a senior writer for yesterday and the magazine the author of three books, and again, this guy is an absolute delight. Whether he was telling me about yelling f-bomb 's into the woods because he got beat on a scoop being mistaken for a child in his early days as a reporter playing pickup with Cal Ripken junior or the task that he did for nineteen years in a row that caused him to call himself an idiot. He had me and producer Dan rolling for most of this interview. I think you guys are gonna love it. Most of you know, him as Tom here's Tim kurkin. That's what she said. So happy to welcome in Tim, Kirk kurkin a man who we've heard from for years, but maybe don't know enough about when he's not breaking down the latest in baseball news or cracking up on the Dan lebatardshow about. The many looks like that Dan tries to get him with. So let's dig a little deeper into the man himself, and Tim I wanna start actually with your childhood. Your father was a fascinating sounding, man. Three degrees statistic. Attestation the chief mathematician for the US army material command that sounds like a very serious job. We'll see a serious guy. No, he's the funniest person I've ever met my life with my father, and nobody nobody commanded a room better than my dad when it came to all things mathematics baseball other things. And when we were growing and my dad was a really good player as a young man and through college, and he gave us all feel for baseball in our family. This is the only language we spoke in my house growing up too. And my brothers are in the hall of fame and Catholic university for baseball. So this isn't something that I just got interested in after college. This is something that has been with me my entire life and all because of my father who used who used his mathematical genius PHD and MIT under undergrad at MIT. He used his mathematical genius practical application to baseball. So I can't even begin to tell you how many times I sat around with my. Father looking at the baseball encyclopedia and figuring out all sorts of arcane statistics that he loved as much as I did. So was the love for baseball early on about breaking it down statistically or when you were a little kid. Did he get you in via stories and looking up to players? Well, it was both of course, when we were really young we used to go to this showroom hotel. And he would take us down there on Sunday mornings to get autographs from the players who are in town when they were playing the Washington senators that was one way we did it. We did it through statistics. And I can tell you a thousand stories about Jimmy Foxx lefty grove, Ted Williams, especially from my father who shared them with me all the time. So it was a practical deal. He threw BP to us million times it ground balls to us a million times. And but it was also the mathematical. And the storytelling part that my father was so good. At was your mom also baseball fan or did she grudgingly? You know, hang out while the the boys of the family were engaged in it. Well, my mother was born in England and she moved here when she was about twenty four so no she had no interest whatsoever in baseball. And my mother is still the greatest mom, the greatest wife, the greatest grandmother ever. Trust me when I tell you that. But she didn't know anything about baseball we treated her. Well, because she carried everything in our family except for one night at the dinner table when she tried to tell us that a cricket bowler through harder than a baseball player did. And we got in this fascinating argument in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight who threw harder Bob Gibson or a cricket bowler to which my dad who never stood up to. My mother looked at her and said joy Bob Gibson throws harder than a cricket bowler. Okay. That's the end of the discussion. So your mom was born in England and your dad's parents were immigrants, right. Yes. They came over during the slaughter. And that's how they ended up in in the they settled in Watertown mass, which is where my father grew up just outside of Boston. Which explains the Boston Red Sox interest from my father? He went to games at Fenway all the time. So our menia, right? Is is where they originated from. Yes. I am. If if your last name is feldon, I A n ends at I. And there's a good chance you're Armenian. We all looked like lease all the man do really short deep set is big nose dark hair, not very attractive. That's how it works. You aren't particularly tall. You mentioned your brothers. Both being a collegiate Basketball Hall of famers for Catholic university. Cardinals. Are they are they stockier the new well baseball hall of favors first off? And yes, they're both bigger than me. But who isn't I'm five five, and I'm one hundred and forty three pounds of this morning. That's not a healthy thing for a sixty two year old man. My brother who's a year older than me is bigger than me but not significantly, but he's so much stronger in his hands and his wrists and his forearms, which is why he was a better baseball player than I was in. My oldest brother, Andy who broke all the home run and RBI records, a Catholic university is much bigger than me much smarter than me much more handsome than me, not like matters. But my father the best ad ever. Never. Once looked at me, or my other brother and said, why can't you be like more like Andy because he was so good at everything. And we were. For of course, his knucklehead younger brothers. And that was another great parenting job by my dad is he realized Tim and Matt are never gonna be as big as good as smart as Andy. Well, it was nice talking to you, Tim. I think I'm going to call Andy and get the get the real scoop from the best Kirk in. No, I I love this dynamic of you being so humble about your growing up you played basketball and baseball one. Did you stop playing? Well, I graduated from high school at five two and a half about one hundred twenty pounds and looking really good. So I just figured all right. I'm not I'm not good enough to play. I've certainly not good enough to play baseball after this. I guess I guess there was a chance I could've played division three somewhere in basketball, but my size, really. And my talent level just wasn't high enough. So I went to the state school, Maryland, I certainly wasn't playing either sport at that place. So that was the end of my playing career, although I wouldn't say it was the athletic career. I I played in more pickup leagues and any man on the face of the earth for about a forty year period c wrote for the paper in high school when you got to Maryland. Did you already have your sights set on a career covering baseball? Well, yeah, I went to high school at Walter Johnson high school named after the greatest pitcher of all time. So there had to be. Some sort of destiny involved here for this dinky little kid who only love baseball, and he goes to a high school named after Walter Johnson. And I worked for the school paper there. It was called the pitch. I did a little bit of work for the yearbook. It was called the wind up really clever. So when I went to Maryland, I said, all right? I can't play anymore. I need to get a career in sports. I don't like anything else. And I stink at everything else. So how am I going to do that? So eventually, Sarah eventually, I taught myself, and I learned how to write that took a while believe me, but that was the goal it. The university of Maryland was to become a baseball writer and miraculously I became one by age twenty two twenty three Tim a lot of people who are surrounded by something or really really invested in something that much and their youth burn out from it. Whether it's because your dad was pushing it on you or. Because everything interschool was centered around it you've now been obsessed with baseball for the entirety of sixty years. Essentially, how have you never gotten sick of it or lost that love? Well, kind of repeat I don't I can't do anything else. I have zero talent when it comes to sue anything else. I've never been trained to do anything else. If I tried to do anything the kids once I asked the kids once when I was when they were like seven and five give me something the dad's good at after I fouled up something else around the house, and they both. Agreed. Okay. And I'm just quoting here. You're good at basketball. You're good at writing. And then there's this tremendous pause, and they agreed. You're good at feeding the dogs that was it. That was a third thing on the list. So given that I'm not trained to do anything. But to truly answer your question. The game is still so great. It is so ingrained in me, I'm still so curious so fascinated by the stuff that happens in baseball on a daily basis. Look at it the box scores. Talk into baseball players watching games that will never go away. And when it does. And I'll I'll have to retire. But to repeat I won't have anything to do in retirement since I can't do anything else. So you leave Maryland your first couple of gigs at the Washington star. And the Baltimore news American. Tell me what it was like to to have your first professional jobs writing about baseball. Well, it was great. I marched into the boss's office that the Washington star and said I would like to cover the minor league baseball team in town, the Alexandria dukes. And my boss looked at me and said crate 'cause we don't have anyone else on the staff that has any interest in doing that. And I went in to volunteer, and I covered all sorts of sports those first three years at the star. Baseball basketball football baseball was always my favorite. And I'm sure you don't know the, Sarah. But the the star folded while I was there. So I had planned on working at the Washington star for the rest of my life. And then nineteen Eighty-one folded it stopped publishing one day that was it. Then I went to the news American. I got a job. They're two days later and after two months that paper essentially folded because I am her sky together. I lost two jobs in two months. The LA times called me. This is back when the newspaper business was starting to die. And they said we just noticed that you lost two jobs in two months in the business. So I said something stupid like if I if this happens again, I'm going to go join the circus, and I ended up on the front page of the LA times about this poor pathetic little guy who lost two jobs in two months, but that was by entree into the newspaper business, which I loved then I still love today. And it sends me to no end that newspapers aren't what they used to be. Okay. So you kill two newspapers just at the beginning of your career. And yet you somehow give it a third go. Dallas Morning News. And you were the Rangers beat writer. Tell me some of the memories of your first job actually with a team working in a beat capacity while the day I worked in walked into the Dallas. Morning news newsroom and early nineteen eighty two harmless weighed what a perfect name for old, Texas sportswriter and a wonderful, man. He looks at me when I walk in. He looks me goes remember, I'm coming from Maryland. He goes, you must be the new guy. And I said, yeah, he goes you are the smallest God damn Yankee. I have ever seen. So that was my entrance at the Dallas Morning News. But what happened was not many people know this gift Bayless was in a big contracts wobble with the morning news. And because they didn't meet his demands he went across the street to the Dallas times herald. And because of that ran a Galloway our baseball writer became the columnist to replace skip Bayless and a week before spring training. They hired me to replace Randy Galloway or are they named me to replace Randy Galloway as the baseball writer. That's how I became a full-time fulltime baseball writer. I'd done quite a bit in Baltimore and in Washington, but not as the primary beat guy. But that's how that all ended up. And I I was overmatched terribly on the beat. I got my brains beat out for a year. But eventually, I figured it out. So that is something about being on the beat right part of the job is to beat. Out other reporters for the scoop to have better relationships to get the breaking news that seems at odds with your personality as a self deprecating and modest and humble guy and a guy who just is super friendly. And well liked was that was that a difficult part of the job for you. Or did you like the hunt of the story? Well, I did back then and it was a competition. Sarah. If I missed the story I lost. And I after a year lost so many times, I said, all right? I'm not losing any more. I know how to do this. Now took me year to figure out exactly how the beat worked. I knew the game. Really, well, and I could deal with the players, but I wasn't sure how the beat work, and then I figured it out. But it became a one win lose situation and for ten years on the beat now, I'm not making this up every single home game. I would get in my car with the two opposing newspapers. There's so I had three papers in my hand. I would take my dogs in the car. I would take them to a park somewhere open the door and let them run free. And then I would watch read the newspapers by myself. And if somebody had something that I didn't have I would scream out loud. And I would be so furious. And so mad, and I didn't wanna see I don't want. Anyone to see me that way I needed to get the good or the bad news in private? That's how things worked for about ten years. It was a truly pathetic lifestyle that I live. So you were literally in your car yelling out into the emptiness of whatever woods or park that you were in when you got beaten. Yes. I would drop a few f bomb to myself that only me and the dogs could here didn't seem to bother them. So that was the end of that. It was just all about learning. How to do a very difficult job. And I will tell you this many years later that was still the. Best and most satisfying job. I've ever had was being the beep writer for a major league team because I was the guy in charge of making sure when people woke up in the morning, they knew what happened with their favorite baseball team the night before but keep in mind, Sarah, when I went to Sports Illustrated, I've been gone for three years from the Baltimore Sun in nineteen ninety and some guy called a radio station and said, hey, where is Tim kurkin is byline haven't seen it lately too? It's the host said he laughed three years ago. So maybe they weren't connecting the byline with my name. So you were the Rangers beat writer for the Dallas Morning News. Then you went to the Baltimore Sun to cover the Orioles, as you mentioned, those were your to back to back up beat reporting gigs. What's your biggest or most memorable? Either breaking news or event of covering Orioles team. Well, when I went to cover the Orioles, I got on the airplanes go to spring training with Richard Justice, who of course with MLB network at MLB dot com. And he introduced me to couple of Oriole players who were on the plane one of whom was Floyd raeford who had never met before. Because I was covering the Rangers. Now, he's on the Orioles. So Floyd raeford meets me for the first time. He looks me right in the eyes. And he goes Eddie meeting Eddie Murray. Eddie's gonna hate you. And I said why he goes your head is too big for the rest of your body said what? So I had to go into the bathroom in the bat in the airplane to look at my head against the rest of my body. Which is exceptionally small. We've been over this of my head is not just proportionate to the rest of my body. That's how my beat career began in Baltimore. I can hopefully say it went up from there. But Floyd Raver was right. Eddie Murray to me for about three years. I got through that eventually, but the difference between Baltimore and Dallas was the people in Baltimore love the Orioles. It was the number one game in town that were no ravens over no colts every word. I wrote was prominently placed on the front page as opposed to Dallas where when Tony Dorsett started running wind sprints. My my stories went from page one back to page five. So you were married in eighty three which I think was when you were still at the Rangers hadn't yet switched to the Orioles. What kind of woman marries a man who screams into a wooded area when he's beaten on on the Rangers beat and spends all his time engaged in baseball. What she's rather patient woman as she has to be because anyone anyone who marries a baseball writer is asking for it because our job simply and pay simply was never commensurate with the amount of work and time and effort you put in if you wanna do the beat properly. So my poor wife, Cathy, she she knew immediately because we got back from our honeymoon in in Hawaii, and I got home I repacked, and I was home for literally one hour, and I went to the airport to go to the winter meetings. So she knew right away. All right. The honeymoon is over quite literally and an hour later. He's going out of town, and she's gotten quite used to it since see you had to Sports Illustrated. What were your expectations there? And were you ready to get off the beat or this was just an opportunity that came up? Yeah. I couldn't turn this down. They doubled. My maybe even triple my salary, and it was just a new adventure. And I was scared to death. Because now now I'm a football player. I'm only playing once a week. And if you play once a week, and you stink once a week, you gotta wait another week back, then at least to make up for whereas on the beat if you stink one night, and we all do you can always make up for it tomorrow and right better tomorrow because there's another game. So the pressure that I felt that Sports Illustrated was enormous. I always wondered my good enough to work here. The people who work there were such great writers, so brilliant and certain days I felt like Fred Flintstone working there. But I got through it by just showing up every day. I wrote the weekly column there for eight years wrote a million features. So it was a great great job. But a completely different job. Than the beat writer job because I every word have to be chosen so carefully. Just so no one in there said this guy had a week to write this. And this is what he came on with on. That is that who did you look up to at the time or maybe even right before getting that gig who's writing or whose job did you envy? Well, Dan, Shaughnessy the globe was the baseball writer at the Washington star that who I backed up while he was there. And Dan showed me the ropes fact, Dan introduced me to Earl Weaver for the first time. I think it was nineteen seventy nine we walked on the field together. And Dan goes up too early ver- who's this iconic major league manager and says Earl this is Tim kurkin. He's going to be back me up. He's going to be covering some games this year. And I hope I can say this Earl looked right at me and said you Tim at walked away. So I'm like thirteen years old three foot eleven I almost started to cry. And Dan looks me and says, oh, don't worry. Earl only says that to the people that he really likes really Jess. So Dan was my mentor in the business? He still is my mentor in the business. And then my second great mentor, of course, was Peter gammons. Who's the greatest baseball writer of all time, in my opinion. He taught us all how to do this. He taught us all how to write a Sunday notes column, which I did for ten years which helped me get hired at Sports Illustrated, which helped me get hired at ESPN. So Dan Shaughnessy, Peter gammons are my are my professional journalism heroes and always will be, you know, your stories are very funny, and I believe them, but you're such a nice guy. You're so unintimidated. Why do you continue to meet people and their first response to be to make fun of the size of your head or? I think I'm just an easy target. And again, I think the size plays into that. When people call you TIMMY, I think that plays into it. You're just some little guy you can just toss around. It's okay. Sarah. We are covering sports for a living. I tell people and players all the time. You better have fun with what you're doing especially with baseball because it's so hard to play. So I've always adopted listen if there's a laugh in it count me in because the rest of it is so hard and so serious if the laugh is directed at me as it so often is count me in also otherwise I would be a hypocrite telling players to not take themselves so seriously don't be so sensitive. So I have to adopt the same philosophy and I have over the last forty years. When you talk about, you know, your size, and how it affects people when you first meet them. Women especially in the industry are constantly challenged with you know, what are you know, you never played the game. You obviously are amongst giants of players at times baseball not as much as if you were on like the NBA beat. But do you ever feel like throughout your career that was held against you or you weren't given the right respect or maybe before you established yourself as the Tim Kirkman that that people didn't treat you like an equal because of that. Absolutely. Everyone naturally would look at my size and say seriously. What does he know about anything? What could he possibly played at that size? Sarah. I'm going to tell you a story that if this comes across boastful, I'm gonna blame you. Okay. Ask me. All right Ripken. I got along pretty well in one thousand nine hundred eighty six and then in the off season. I accidentally ended up in a pickup basketball game with him and back then in eighty six oh God. I could go a little back in eighty six. Okay. So I play in the same basketball game as Cal Ripken junior. And it was a raging conflict of interest. I should've left the gym. But they only add nine guy. So I had to stay and be the tenth. Please don't take this wrong way. I played pretty well. Cal Ripken came up to me afterwards and said, I was very impressed with that and ever since then he looked at me in a different way. Like, this isn't some dorky little guy walks around with a pen and a pad of paper every day and asked me annoying questions. He realized well, this guy is on something in his life, athletically, and. And I think I reached a slightly different level with him. And that kind of trust that I created actually helped a great deal with him and eventually with some other players along the way. I love that story. That doesn't surprise me. Tim we've heard enough about basketball to get that you had a little bit of game. When you're not as you've told Dan Levitan, having a recurring nightmare about shooting a large winter coat at the free throw line, which may maybe we'll have time to get into that later. Although this is a podcast, not a therapy session. I wonder when you when you didn't have the opportunity to play basketball with or against the other players, especially early on as your as you're establishing your footing. Did you react to feeling aggrieved in any way by being boastful about the stats that you knew or overcompensating with an attitude or being extra nice? Was there any way that you reacted to understanding and knowing that they weren't respecting you? I never felt it was that bad. I certainly never showed off in any way. Hey, look at all the stupid stuff that I know I know every home run hitter for the for the letter of the alphabet. I never did that because then they'd look at me and say, well, you're even nerdier, and I thought you were so the only thing I ever tried to do in. This is obvious. We all do this is try to relate to every player on some sort of personal level. Find out what they like to do where they're from. And then connect with them in a way other than in baseball. And then we would once they realized I'm not some total door that maybe I can then merge into baseball here and start to ask them about the slider on the black. So I always try to make it something personal. I get them to trust me on some level. I have something in common with you. Even though you're a foot taller than me. That's how I always. Attempted to do it. And then that led to the baseball talk. And then hopefully, most of them realize this guy kind of knows what he's talking about. Not from a hey, guess who just would Jerry Adair hit in one thousand nine hundred sixty four but more like, I know what that backhand play in the whole is like I can explain that. I somehow I was able to get that across even in my diminutive form. Do you find that it's harder to get close to players now because the age difference? No, I've find it's harder to get through to the players because of social media because they're afraid to be funny. They're afraid to be, you know, charismatic. They're afraid to be controversial because they know it's going to turn against them eventually and that's not good for our game. It's not good for our business that so many players and understandably are cautious to say anything these days in case social media is going to turn it into something really bad. And that's one thing that I really miss my second book. I wrote a story just on on humor. Just how funny baseball is went back and reread it not long ago, and like every guy quote in there, and I wrote this book in the mid two thousand was from the nineteen eighties and maybe nineties, but by then the funny people at started to say, I'm going to have to be intentionally boring here because it's not doing me any good to be funny now that this being is being. Picked up and interpreted in different ways by social media. That's frustrating for sure. So you're at a Sports Illustrated a brief switch to hoops. And then in ninety eight you get the job at ESPN to do baseball again and to do TV. So you're forty years old when you get to ESPN was there any trepidation about becoming a TV guy when you've been a writer all along. Absolutely. The sl guys came to us and said fellas told brought us all in together. We're starting a new network. CNN? Sl you guys are all going to be on TV about eight ten twelve guys including may raise their hand and said, I don't wanna do TV. I don't know how to do TV. And they said, well, you don't have a choice, you're doing it. So I did it for you know, CNN sl for like half a year. I went to the CNN people and said someone here going to teach me how to do this. And they said, no, there's no time a writer, you can figure this out and they just flipped me on TV after. After six months of that. I went ESPN I went to the SPN people and said are you guys going to teach me how to do this? And they said, no, you're writer, you'll figure it out. They just flipped me on TV. So here it is two years later. I spent a fortune on clothes. I wear more makeup in my wife. I I spent a lot of time walking around in a circle talking to myself. It is really a sad sad lifestyle. I lead now. But it's I figured out how to do this only because I'm talking about something that I know about if we were talking about politics or religion or hockey, I would be horrible on TV because I don't know anything about any of that stuff. This is a crazy stat that I saw so every day of the major league baseball season from nineteen ninety until twenty ten you cut out every major league baseball box score out of a newspaper and taped them into a spiral notebook. You once estimated this daily task fifteen minutes day over twenty seasons. Consumed forty days worth of your life, and you eventually stopped only because the newspapers stopped printing box scores. What was the point of this exercise? Well, first off, I'm an idiot number one. It was my way of trying to keep up with all thirty teams at the same time. It was really important to me. I'm a very visual guy. I need to write stuff down. I need to see it need to touch it. And I could feel it better. When I clipped the box scores and carry them with me year-by-year wherever I was going. So if I was flying say from Maryland to San Diego to do something on the Padres. I could look through every Padre box score in my box score book. And at least have a working knowledge of a team that maybe I haven't seen in the last month that was kind of the idea box scores are my favorite things in the world. Anyway, so having them with me was gave me great comfort. And I will tell you, Sarah. And I'm not proud of any of this. But I never missed a day in twenty years. In other words, I never did two days in one. Wow. Wow. One night. This is the worst. I a miracle. I'm still married, but one night at eleven forty five. I realized I forgot to do. My box score book. I got out of bed. I was asleep. My wife was asleep. And I got up and went into my office and cut out a day's worth box scores tape them in my book to keep the wreck to keep the streak alive street way. More impressive than anything. Cal ripken. Did my wife's look on her face when I got back to bed. It was like how could I possibly have married such an unfathomable? Geek as this. That was probably the low point of my box score book, although I will tell you. I kept them in my closet at home and the weight of fifteen years a box for books collapsed. My closet, and I got home from a road trip and all my suits. And all my all my beautiful clothes were like covered with plaster. I had. To get a bunch of them replace that. It's not easy to find thirty eight short on the rack, by the way. And my brother mad at come over and fix my closet, which was destroyed by my box board books. It's a metaphor in there somewhere about or weight of clinging to the past bringing round the the the current current. That's fascinating. So you have an incredible memory you remember conversations players statistics interactions with people. That's obviously a massive part of why you're good at your job. But does it does it work for everything? Or do you only have this incredible memory for baseball and work? No, it doesn't work for everything. I can't remember anything. That's important. Can't name all the president's supreme court justices. No chance when I go to a party. You know, my wife will say what did you think of the chandelier in the in the living room? And I can't even remember what the living room looked like. So it's selective retention, obviously. I remember what I'm interested in. I remember what I choose to remember. So I can remember conversations the ticks things that I can see uniform numbers in baseball and basketball and football from growing up. But that's about the only thing that I can remember really really well does that ever bother your wife. If it's you forgot the anniversary of your forgot her favorite song or something that she wants said that she really wanted you to listen to, but you can still remember how many RBI's someone had in nineteen seventy four write. It bothers her. I've never forgotten her birthday. Then again. It's on January the first pretty hard that one hand she is like a foul time smarter than I am. But she has a terrible memory terrible. So for her to get on me about my memory when she can't remember, very many things. Very well. Anyway, I think I'm covered there. You've covered baseball for a very long time. It feels like annually. If not more often, we're working to fix it in what era or generation, did you think there was the most consternation about the state of baseball. Well, the early eighties was bad. And that's when I I was covering every day because there was such labor strife, I covered the eighty one strike, Sarah. It was awful was the hardest worst assignment I've ever had the hatred between the players association. The owners was a thousand times worse than it is today, and it's not very good right now, but back then with all the labor, unrest and labor uncertainty. That's when I worried the most about the game. Then I started to worry again when we lost the ninety four World Series started the ninety five season. That's the only thing that truly throws me off is when the game is not being played. And I'm just praying that three years from now, there won't be a work stoppage. Because this time I would really fear. If the game is coming back to any sort of point of stray. Length if we have another work stoppage three years from now. What do you think the story you've told the most is when it comes to your lifetime in baseball? Well, I was. I was at the Dallas Morning News. I I usually this is the probably the seminal moment in my baseball writing career. I had been a baseball writer off and on trying to catch on a full-time guy. One night at the Dallas Morning News. I've been in town about a week. We got a tip that Ron Meyer the football coach at SMU was going to be the next football. Coach of the New England Patriots was a giant story and my boss at the morning, news said Tim are football writers are nowhere to be found. You have to write this story. So I call Ron Meyer on the phone fifty times. Clearly, it's off the hook my boss is you have to go to his house. I've been in town for a week and didn't even get into my house. Let alone his house and Ron Meyer from Oscar Mayer at this point. So I finally get to his house ten o'clock at night nineteen Eighty-one, Sarah. I looked a whole lot younger then that I look now. And if it's possible, I was even smaller than than I am. Now, I knock on the door. He comes to the door. I say, hi, I'm Tim Kirk Jin with the Dallas Morning News. And he says, okay, how much do we owe you this month? So. I have to slay don't I'm actually not the paper. Boy, I actually work for real newspaper. And he invites me in I asked mall, the requisite questions. He lives to me on everyone. No, I haven't interviewed. No, I'm not going to the patriots. I go back to my hotel my apartment, I call in the story to the morning news and five minutes later, Ron Meyer. Call me on my phone in my apartment and said, Tim, your competitor from the other paper just showed up, and I didn't wanna get you in trouble your first week on the job. I told him the truth. And now, I'm going to tell you the truth. And I got the story in the paper the next day. But that Sarah was the moment that I decided. All right. I can't be chasing around college football coaches. I've never even heard of I'm going to try everything I can to get into baseball fulltime and like two weeks later. I was the beat guy for the Rangers. For the Dallas Morning News. So who was the reporter at the other paper who was able to convince him to give the story that you weren't able to that you owe everything to for not losing job week one. Well, that was John Eisenberg who I later worked with at the Baltimore Sun. We are dear friends, and I'm not sure how well he knows that story. But that's what Ron Meyer told me. John is merges showed up at my house, and I told him the truth. So I guess I owe a lot to John is Burg and to the late Ron Meyer, of course. All right. A quick speed round here. Let's go through a couple of these the player that you would consider the closest to you over the course of your whole crew who did you become closest with? Cal ripken. I think I knew more about him than anybody else. You didn't let many people in. He let me in. So he's the answer current player who you consider the closest to you. Well, Terry Francona is not a player, but he's in uniform, and therefore more he qualifies there is no one on the face of the earth funnier than him. And there is no more enjoyable person to be around in uniform that I've ever met. Then Tito Francona where do you fall on the managers in uniforms in baseball? This is a longtime topic of conversation. Should they be wearing sweat suit or a regular suit or pair of jeans? No, they should wear a uniform because they're the only ones in the professional sports allowed on the field. If you're going to go on the field. No matter how ridiculous you might. Look you need a uniform who's your least favorite manager to cover. Interview or talk to. Well, now, they're all they're all easy easy to deal with because they're also, you know, worldly, and they all know they have a job. So I don't have any problem talking to anyone today. First time, I talked to, gene. Mock who I grew to love, by the way, I asked Jean mock question this is early early eighties. I was the only one in the room. I asked him a question, and he looked at me for about forty five seconds, stared me right in the eye. And I'm thinking he's either gonna hit me or he's gonna scream at me. And then he answered the question, and I found out that's how he answers all the questions. So I didn't enjoy interviewing him at the beginning. And at the end, I love to interview least favorite player. Well, Eddie Murray hated me for three years. He just didn't like the way. I did my job. He didn't speak to me for three years, but we have since patched it up. So I'm going to have to put him there. Even though I patched it up. Is there anybody that you didn't patch things up with? I don't think Kevin Brown likes me still. He was he was understandably upset with me about something. I tried to patch it up. I don't think I did. What is your favorite memory from covering baseball? Well, I'll tell you in one thousand nine hundred eighty two this is going to sound ridiculous nine thousand nine hundred eighty two old timers game at Fenway park. Ted williams. My beloved father's baseball hero played in the old timers game. He came out for batting practice. And I am literally eight feet from the batting cage. He takes off his jacket because he's embarrassed that he's gotten heavy. He's sixty one years old the I pity sees and batting practice. He hits a one hopper into the bullpen in right center field. And I thought oh my God. I am right here. Watching Ted Williams hit the guy. My father told me so many times about when I was growing up. I was young writer that stayed with me. It will stay with me for the rest of my life. That that's great. It's hard. You've got impressed that you came up with one because you've been in industry for a long time to be able to to narrow it down. Can you think of your favorite looks like from the lebatardshow? Well, it was one of the I was Jeff Van county. I love by the way. He's so great. He's so funny. Jefferson Gundy looks like the coroner that does it autopsy while eating. That's a good one early one. I'm not going to. I am not going to apologize the laughing on that show. Because those look like are the funniest most clever written things I've ever seen, and I'm laughing not because I'm an idiot. I'm laughing because they're so beautifully written. They're so good. They're so good. You are equally at ease on the lebatardshow or doing a sports center. Stand up or eulogizing player that you became close to that passes away or is any part of your job more comfortable or more enjoyable to you. Well, again, I I was really uncomfortable for a while they're laughing whooping it up with Scott impelled him with Dan and others. But again, I really think it's important that we cliche, but you can't take yourself to series. You gotta take your job seriously. And I think it's okay to eulogize Frank Robinson when he dies because that's what I like to do more than anything is to if someone were to die that I would send them off properly. But I think it's okay to shed a tear about Frank Robinson and Mike Flanagan and Tony Gwynn. And then turn around the next day and have a good chuckle, Scott. Bam pelt or Dan Le Batard. I think that's all part of the job. I think it's all part of the journalist. And I'm not going to Pol is for either one of them. Well, before we let you go. You have to do the one thing that everybody does nobody expects. Spanish inquisition. Expects the Spanish physician. That's right. The Spanish inquisition the ten questions, everyone answers number one your desert island album. You're stuck on a desert island. You can only have one. Oh god. Sarah. I don't know anything about music at all. I know who Rogers Hornsby is. But not Bruce horns. Okay. This is how it works to answer your question. When I went to college at Maryland every guy there was music aficionados. So I'm gonna take goodbye yellow brick road by Elton, John? All right. You found one. I thought you were going to go maybe with Fogarty's centerfield might be the only one. The only one you've got. Much more beyond belief number two what habit or quality. Do you think has contributed most to your success? I think it's. Self-deprecation not taking yourself too. Seriously. Can't can't express enough. How important I think that is for all of us. Well, certainly comes through that's for sure. Number three. What would you consider your biggest failure? I took French in in high school and college instead of Spanish and now thirty three percent of the baseball players, speak Spanish. And now that real Cormet has retired. I don't have anyone to speak to my greatest failure was a poor choice in languages in high school and college while sees puff. I'll say gnome Espana. So stupid. So I did talk to a hockey goalie once in French, and that was the extent of my French usage at the sporting level. We both chose poorly number four have you ever been in a fistfight? Yeah. Once in basketball, I was forty five years old lunchtime game. Absolutely. The static the fight with my own team mate. He was on my team. He was he was a terrible player. He was disrespectful to all the guys that are in the gym everyday. We won seven games in a row. I scored fifty buckets not points. Buckets in seven games. I made a mistake in the first game of this ridiculous lunchtime game I made a bad pass. And he looks and goes mom, Manny trying like that would just won seven games in a row, and he joins our team and starts yelling people pass it too hard to him. He threw it back at me as hard as he could. He punched me in the face lasted, three seconds. Worst worst experience of my whole life. One fight Owen one knockout. Did you actually get knocked out? No, okay. I didn't even go to the ground. Good era. Sing then I told my. Wife. I got elbowed in the face as later, I told her the truth. Amazing number five. If you could switch lives with anyone for a day. Who would it be? I would like to be my trout for a day. I would hit a ball over a fence and run very slowly around the bases. I would don't go basketball, and then I would walk into any bar knowing and I'm the biggest pacifist ever. I could beat up anyone in the bar. If I want. Would you backflip? In today if it's walk off. I would back that flip and not a Jose Bautista bad flip. But yes, I would flip a bat. But only if I had to walk off Homer in a postseason game. I think I would bat flip in spring training. I would flip every time. But that's that's. You're not sixty two. Number six, the most embarrassed you've ever been. I took a sociology course in highschool, and we were talking about now. I can't tell that story. Yeah. You know? I can't. Well, I was in a study group with two girls in class two beautiful girls in class, and we were doing like, social mores and all that. And we one of the things that how are things done in other countries. And the word that came up was circumscription, and I was a junior in high school, and I didn't know what it meant. So they look at me, and they think I'm kidding around. And I know what does it mean? And one of the beautiful girls said why can't tell you that? I said, you can't tell me because you don't know or you can't tell me because you can't tell me she said, I can't tell you. So I went home I opened up the dictionary. And there was this hideous drawing of a circumcision, and I screamed out loud. My mother had to come up stairs and see what was wrong and never quite looked. Those two girls again did they ever look at me for the rest of my life. That was a bad as bad as it gets for a sixteen year old high school junior. Oh, I love that. What's the thing about yourself you'd most like to improve? I got a lot of body hair. I really got to do better job. Keeping my ears shaved a little bit better every day. Look a little bit more like Eddie Munster, and it's embarrassing. Number nine. What's the most scared? You've ever been. The exorcist. I saw the first week that it came out didn't know much about it went in there. Absolutely petrified watched. Maybe a third of the movie because I was afraid to watch the rest, and then I literally had trouble going downstairs late at night alone in the house, and I was seventeen years old. Number ten. What three words would you most hope that people would use to describe you? This is too hard. He he's he is. Okay. No, no. That's that's that's your to want to know. Okay. I'm approachable. And I'm not going to hurt anybody. He's okay. That's I can't do any better than that. Who should I who? Should I have on this podcast to do you recommend that I talked to? Well, you should have laboratory on if you haven't already because he is brilliant beyond words, but you need to get Steve Russian from Sports Illustrated on because he is the single smartest and funniest person on earth today. And okay, we'll entertain you. He will amaze you he will dazzle you. I have never met anybody quite like him. Well, that's what she said said did you catch that missing question in the Spanish inquisition, again, I'm still soliciting ideas from you guys via Twitter at sarahspain or in your reviews on the podcast app. And I tunes when you go into subscribe rate and review just leave a suggestion for question. Number eight in the Spanish inquisition, and yours might be chosen. I've gotten some good ones are ready, but still gonna take a couple more before I make the final decision. You can also leave dilemmas for the commission to solve in your reviews. Again, you can either go to the. Podcast app. Go to the main page for that's what she said. In scroll down you'll see ratings and reviews or go to tunes where you can also rate and review, and you can leave your dilemma for the Commissioner solve which brings us to the south bitch sessions. Oh and another thing it's time once again for the south bitch sessions where I rant about something. That bothers me and I fix it. And today, it's people who don't let you get off the train or the elevator before they get on its common sense, there won't be room for all of you to get on and all of us getting off. And it's coming courtesy to you're saving literally less than a second pushing your way on instead of letting us get off I and if I'm involved, you're probably actually losing time because I'm gonna make it real hard for you to get on this train before I've exited. I'm talking not just not getting out of your way. But getting in your way as much as possible rubbing shoulders hitching up my giant purse on my shoulder and swinging it in your direction as you try to cram your way through the door premature. Early. And I'm not proud of this. But kids are not safe. Anyone over the age of twelve ish or looks over the age of twelve will also be getting a shoulder bump, it will be a kindlier and gentler shoulder bump, but it will be a shoulder bump nonetheless because these kids gotta learn to because one day if I snap. It's probably going to be about this just let us off the damn elevator or train or bus or trolley or boat or any other form of transportation before you get on. It just makes sense. And it's just polite. Were you raised in a barn? All right. I feel good about what we accomplished today when it comes to modes of movement. Always let folks off before getting on there. I fixed it. And today are very first listener dilemma for the commission to solve welcome weeds e to south bitch sessions. Let's hear this conundrum weeds. He says my question for the show. I'm twenty seven and I've recently started seeing a woman who's my age. But unlike her I've never been married or had kids, she has three three five and eight years old and are ex is out of the picture almost all my friends are telling me to steer clear of a situation or commitment like this. But my feeling is that I really like her, and I might regret it if I decided I shouldn't be with her just because she already has three young kids hoping for some advice from the committee all the best Jason. Okay. Jason this is a tough one. But it actually comes down to just being honest with yourself and her about what you see in the future. If you know that there's no way you're ready, or maybe that you'll never be ready for life with three kids, then you should probably end the relationship before you get in deeper both with her and with the kids, if you're cool with kids, but you know, she's not the one. And you think she'll never be the one same deal? You of got to get out now before you heard her, and you can't be selfish you could enjoy her time or she could be super hot or super great. But if you know, she's never going to be the one you're going to get things real sticky. If you keep dating her for a while and get in more tight with her and her family and her kids, and then try to leave if you really see a future with this woman, and you see a life together with the kids, then you gotta go for it. You can't lose out on your person because of a big commitment, and what you could have with her and the kids could be super rewarding more than you could ever imagine as someone who doesn't have kids of his own. There's a lot of serious conversations to have does she want more kids because do you want kids of your own? How much time do the kids? Spend with the father figure is it really drama free. Like, he's really out of the picture, or you're going to be dealing with that because that's a big thing to think about as well in the end, you got to be maybe a little more mature than your twenty seven years and be able to be honest with her and yourself about what you see from this. And if you are. Aren't going to be able to commit to her and these kids then you gotta get out. I'm sticking with dogs. You figure out what works for you. I'm cool without the kids. But if you're into that, and you're always going to be thinking about doing that in the future. The maybe you're just a little schedule with this amazing woman. Thanks for the dilemma Jason. And thanks to you guys for lasting about an hour with me. That's what she said.

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Hour 1: Powerball

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

Hour 1: Powerball

"This is the Dan Le Batard show with this to spot casts. There are a couple of things I wanted to get to popping negotiations have reached a real problematic thing. Yeah. No funny funny. I go home at the end of the day, funny, because there's the very real chance that because I'm signed for four years, and my father signed for one that he will leverage that situation to make or break ESPN on a contract deal. And he just won't show up for work the next day. He's an old person who doesn't care. And so I come home, like somewhere between tears and, and just uproarious laughter to tell my fiance about. I can't believe that this is happening up. He's going to overturn everything we've tried to build up here. Thank you for clarifying. I didn't know if you meant tears of happiness or sadness. They're both both. You've seen it. You've sat there. I wanna get into this with the mean but before we go down that Patsy I wanted to go down that path. And then I wanted to go down a means analysis path on tonight's game. Because I thought he had an interesting point when he sort of waved, his hand at a television here and said that based. On what we're watching in these finals. He doesn't wanna hear any analysis about what's going to happen tonight. Nobody knows how healthy anybody is the percentages of healthiness. You can't guess what Durant can do if he comes back to play. So mean is saying, I don't want any more analysis before game four of the finals. But before we get to that Stu, got sabotaged everything because he and ROY, we're talking. And ROY my during the season. Entertainment, porpoises only ROY gave stugatz Saint Louis plus seven fifty to win the title. And so Stu gods is thanking ROY and I say man, you really should give ROY a gift, if I mean, just entertainment, porpoises, only gift or money. And what's to God says to ROY is ROY when it happens if it happens, and I don't want to jinx it, I will give you a hug. Yeah. Gotta hug for. I mean gift, right. The gift of hogs who doesn't like warmth, hugs. I mean, could Panyam ship friendship. Love that. What a hug is all about. Especially for me. I'm not a hug persons to. I mean this isn't the first result Roy's ever giving you. Right. We gotta go back and check the records here. If he's giving you a lot of losers in the past, technically probably money. Well, what Dan left out there is he gave me three hockey teams at some point during the regular season. The blues were one of the, the other two obvious. All three Tinos power hockey than you do. My question is I went to my question to you, and the audience is does to God's, oh, ROY up percentage in this hypothetical example, that is entertainment, porpoises, only there, plus seven fifty right? Yes, that's more than one hug. That's multiple hugs. All right. So to hugs four hugs and fifty five dollars you put it down a day for the next seven hundred and fifty days. Whatever you want man. Would you put down on ten bucks a little more than twenty bucks in hedge mode right now? Think about what ROY likes your Stu. Maybe if you lunches, something simple. Right. You guys answer the question for me though. I'm a percentage of money is what you're saying, I'm asking. No a percentage or something. Oh not for a tip. Hey, you wanna hot tip Australia twelve to one when the women's World Cup? There you go free. Thank you, Mike. You're giving him a hot tip is not the same thing as him mining ROY for information so that he can bet on the finals, more informed than he would on the final more informed than he would if it were him, but I go to Mike for, for soccer I go to Mike for tennis allot Mike is me, tennis winners, all the time at, so that's why I'm always hearing said sips in the background while you guys were always talking. You come back to us when do hogging, all the grand saying, I just don't see it because ROY has given him multiple winners and things over the years. So, you know, he isn't he's not always right. He's not always right. But I mean, the Saint Louis blues a plus seven fifty but no one else who say one was saying what was being said. In fact, it should have been higher than plus seven fifty but my own the blues for game six the win now Roy's getting talking on talking about winning game six. I'm in hedge mode right now. And the best way to hedge go gay buying game you can get live action right now a very nice series price for Boston considering that avenue elimination game on the road. My grayer is the time where we have sporting events going on why we're playing while we're doing this. You are marveling at I'm like, what year is this? I thought it might have been ESPN classic Nidal and Federer are sitting there playing again and still for these titles. Well in the see here if it moves, but we are the kids kids, as anyone gonna come and take their stuff in the dull and. And Federer have been at the top of this for a long time joke of it. We've been trying to tell you though us what happened today? I was planning on watching nadeau Federer throughout the national show today. What a disappointment thirty ninth matchup between the two, I believe, and adult cruises in straight-sets federal was serving balls into the stand super frustrated, he was now that match was supposed to start at seven AM eastern time, and it was delayed because of weather, and I was with you. It started a little bit later, and I thought we were gonna get that match because what federal Dahl get together in the red CLYDE. I think go five hours. Oh. But what's most fun is ever when we're around here is us being able to live comment? We have it we got that taken away from us. We can never do that, from ten to one where we're commenting on live events that people care about as they're happening. It's some of my favorite shows to do we have the joker. He's playing right now. We just started not as not, you know, not just like the same I made, but then you could make an argument of the joker is the, the best Benz tad's player of all time you get. You can you head of better. You absolutely can make that argument. The argument than adult when healthy is the best tennis player. Whoa when healthy. Whoa. Which is a huge thing with him. How long has it been these three dudes because I remember when Jovic was nineteen and playing keyboards gain. And everyone was saying, this guy is coming for everything. Yes. And how old is joke? Now, thirty two years ago is he doing this for thirteen years? Yes. Yeah. Djokovic just got at least eight more years, if we're just going off federal adul-. Are you kidding me? That was thirteen years ago that I'm watching joke which keep his gaining everyone there is saying, this is the guy that's coming for all the things fetter and noodle. And I'm like I don't really see because I'm not a tennis expert. I'm watching it and he's good. But I'm like, how do you know how do you know he? So clearly we're the and now in two thousand nineteen we're still in the Samten damn Saint place. Yep. At thirty two. He's got fourteen. Majors. And as my pointed out, based on what fetter and dollar doing joke of it's could be around for another eight years. I mean, but see passes got to be the guy. He already be Djokovic in the Madrid finals CBS's only twenty years old. He's coming for it. This is the reason I had no idea why every day for the last couple of years, I come through here, and like you'd like like heroin dealers making a deal in an alley. I hear either Mike or stugatz whisper the word Sipa. You should be whispered secret, Dan. But now he's coming forward. Now, we lost so Wawrinka who came back at nowhere while while, while was twenty ninth in this sermon while, you know people were questioning his desire for the game wall, while out of nowhere in the French Open, and you'd think because sip us just one Madrid, which is also a clay surface. He being good position to continue advancing. And maybe finally take that grand slam title at the age of twenty but no you think because it's similar, but it's not the surfaces played a lot different than Denver has it forgive? My ignorance on this isn't an adul- isn't a dull. The one who's always dominant on client yet. He's the guy dominant. Like nobody knows thing that's things twelve and in the semifinals, if he gets this portion of the tournament, he's winning. He's winning. He's well, but that's why fetter that, that is why fetter can you imagine if the NBA finals today, one of the teams was better, like, in outer space, and the other one was different. Surfaces enormous thing when you're making federal looked like he doesn't. Know how to play tennis at federal has won the French Open. I don't think they even though it's only one at once has. Yeah. You only one at once whereas Nidal has won a bunch of boys. What twice on grass, and he's one four on the hard court didn't a couple years ago just straight up skipped. The French Open. The last couple of years time because often dollar exist. Is there anything quite like that, though? Those kind of that, that proportional disparity on, like I know teams have their home parks and whatnot. And I know home field advantage and you know mile high, but something like that where else in sports, will you find what we're talking about there, which is, you know, two guys to be great, but you put them in certain atmospheres. And one of them is going to blow out the other, and that's it. It's either grass or clay, and you're changing so much about the details of the sport that you're, you're overturning the power in the way, you're doing is just basically making the floor surface, different. Yeah. Can't really I mean one of the sport would have different surfaces say what I'm saying like if if tonight in the finals, you know, we knew that this is going to be dangerous for this is going to be dangerous for Golden State because Toronto was really good. When they're. Side of the court has trampoline. I think maybe there's a guy that's only on Rosser because he can only do one thing Doug Mirabella. He was the only person that could catch him Wakefield. It is crazy, China sappers, never wanna French Open. Too difficult surfing say Mike, it's not a you stop and you going, it's a totally. I'm saying that middle just one today. At a totally different sport than the one that Federer's good at you see the surface in Charleston got a hardcore surface, but they put like a bunch of beach sand on it. Yes, Klay playing on the hardcore lose your L. Yes. But here's the thing dollars beaten Federer on the hor- courts as well. I don't think fetters ever beaten adul- on the red, the red clay of Roland Garros. I mean, that's a great idea, Chris, Cody say what you just off air on. No, Mike swimming should do this with different consistencies of water, Michael Phelps swimming jello. One is a great idea or away. Pudding, go forth. Billy's is went up in a weight full on my God, lazy river where it's like a course it's not just straight lines all you go against the lazy river. Is there a difference? I'm going to be made fun of for this. Is there a difference between fresh and salt water in swimming? This is denser. Wow. That's a good way to end the segment. Awesome. Excellent work, stugatz here. 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So, so what it is that I want to do here is get to a meal has it on the eve of game four Golden State's in trouble at home and you have no idea what you're going to get because of their injuries situation. I wanna get to a mean L Hassen Phoenix Suns front office insider. But I'm not gonna have time to do that right now. Because of what's going on with Billy and Chris in the background as Mike. Ryan rips, golick, junior of in a way that seems pretty furious. It's about as mad as I have seen Mike at someone who's a part of our ESPN family. But before I get to that because I do wanna get to that. I want in on the conversation, you guys were having we were talking in the first segment about how ROY gave to God's entertainment, porpoises, only blues, plus seven fifty and we were talking about whether or not stugotz, owes ROY percentage, but then you guys started arguing about what back there because I heard you yelling at each other over my. Getting about my golick junior. Look, these guys back here. We're talking we got into powerballs. We were talking about how much you people with bets that you give them talking about if I give you five dollars and I say go you're going to the gas station. Grab me a Powerball ticket. And then you give me that ticket when you get back, how much do I own you? If I win the Powerball. I mean how much are you winning Powerball? We're saying two hundred million million. I mean, technically you don't owe me anything I was going, there anyways. But the right thing to do is probably if you want to hundred million, I'd say, throw the person a million, maybe. Okay. Now, the next level of this is I didn't have any cash on me. Hey, Stu gods? Could you grab me a Powerball ticket while you're there, I'll get you back to cash? You give me the ticket invitation me, giving you the cash for the ticket. We find out that I won the Powerball now how much I'm taking to take it back. No. You can't take it back dirty in the other it's in your hands, or you just went to the gas. You've got to take any particular reason you guys are making Stu, God's moral authority on this like. I don't believe for a second that he would give that person a million dollars one second. It's my tickets to got just wanna got it for me right now. You've given me the cash. So I have my cash in this scenario. I didn't have the cash on me. Can you grab me a ticket? You come back tickets. I'll get you next week or tomorrow. When I hit eighteen lawyer out, no, no. And then we went down a path of winning the Powerball and not wanting to tell anybody because then people are going to be asking for stuff. And Billy created some game show for show. It's gonna get stolen okay? Good show. So wait a minute to give us on air the stuff. That's no good. And you keep to yourself, the stuff that is that's the career path. We've decided on what a Jack whole man all right on air, you got plenty of all the stuff I don't want. Well, because here's the thing, number one, once you hear this, you're not gonna want it either. So I already know that's going to happen. But I've had this plan for a long time of what I would do if I won the Powerball. But now my family and my friends are going to know so it's going to be ruined. So this is what I decided a long time ago if I ever won the Powerball what I would do is. I can't just flat out, say when the Powerball, because then everyone's going to be coming at me, wanting, money, and wanting all these things. Right. So I know my friends, I know my family, I know the things that they want and other things that would make them happy and other things that they would need. Right. So if I won the Powerball what I would do is, I would essentially create a fake reality television show. That's half reality show have game show in which I tell my friends and family, we've been cast on the show. It's crazy. And then I create these different ways in which. I'm gifting them the things that they want as prizes. But they don't know that it's coming from me, so they're getting the things that they want, but they don't bug me about it because they don't know that I'm the money man. That's giving them all the things that they want. And do we have your secret lottery winner in this scenario? Never reveals himself as the source of the funding for this fake mountain of lies to my family and my and my most trusted audience, you're giving them the audience and you hope that your family doesn't hear from any of the members of the audience in the street. It's a real Truman show scenario, which, I guess, I would reveal myself in the series finale of this show that gets cancelled after, like eight episodes, only three of which were aired on television. But that's what I'd be doing. I'd be giving people things that I know they want a need without telling them to bother me. See this like that. And I feel bad about now is what we toll Billy, you gotta make them compete for it doing demeaning now. That's the thing they totally distorted. And it's like eat dog poop, and you get this thing you've always wanted. I don't want to do that. 'cause like this is great. You know all the things your family hates my dad hates this. I'd make them do this. And it's like why why is this the direct or Joan family, your family? It's so distorted. How far ahead of its time was that Truman show movie. I mean, wasn't that twenty damn years ago, all television change during that time? Visionary. Was that movie, not visionary enough because Ed TV came out first. You're right. Show me money. Ninety eight for the Truman show. You feel like everyone's rushing to wherever they need to rush through to still Billy's idea. You want someone's going to do this show. It's idea actually if you make it happen. I don't know how you make it happen without tearing Sunder your family. Well, someone's gonna make it happened on, I'm gonna get zero credit EP credible record it all in advance. You don't release want. They know once airing on good at knew he was on TV Schuman, had no idea that was big Mike. I gotta get to your outrage outrage with my. Yeah. Really? He's a junior, they've been flirting with another cross while crossing the line, and they're going to get it in the always have to calm, sue down. Billy down, whenever they feel like their ideas have been. So now I can't you can't abide it anymore. All right, all their idea. That's been still correct. Golic junior. Evidently someone's coming for your head next segment. Donlevatar. We'll get a horse in the game. Dan? We got in the race force would be in the race. Oh, whatever. Stugatz. Got a horse in the rate. Listen, I can mix and match cliches. I'm the cliche master, I can do whatever I want with Mike cliches there, my cliches, then they're not yours there, everybody's. And you're not the cliche master if you can't get them, right? That doesn't make you the cliche master that just makes you bad at speaking. This is our show with his two guys on ESPN radio. So Mike Scott something for golick junior. Amine has nothing in the way of analysis for basketball tonight and says, none of us should have analysis or watch analysis. I am curious what you guys want to see happen tonight. Do you want Golden State to go down three one and then here come the reinforcements or do you want to two and here come the reinforcements? I would love Golden State to go down three one here and reinforce. Sements come in, and let's Kevin Durant win every down three one my if they go down three one and Kevin Durant returns. And then they win that series Durant will at the very end have gotten what he wanted all the time before that and spent all the time hissing everybody for three seasons yelling at everybody because they they're not giving him validation, if they go down three one. And then he comes back and just that blatantly saves their asses, right? And keep in mind, they'd be down three one with two of those games on the road. So if they came back and won that it's K D, helping them win two games in Toronto with even gets through God's his respect on that one at the very end he would make everyone cave in the last couple of games. Yes, he does all of that. And then signs with Nixon the off season. He's got it. So, before we get to golick junior, I want to ask you guys this question, because Tim cartoons coming on with us in twenty four minutes. And I believe we've gotten to the point where we can talk about this freely has Tim Kirk shinned segment past Ron McGill segment in terms of popularity around here as the most popular segment that we do. I don't know what it is that you put together, whether it's Bob Reid might put Bob Ryan. Bob Ryan guests appearances up there. But I don't know what you guys selected in twenty four minutes what we do with Tim Kirch in is something that for us doesn't have a lot of parallels because you always love that all of you everything we do. There's somebody out there to scream at us thirty percent of the on into screaming. We're doing it wrong. But for twelve minutes of week, no one screams at us for ticker. And so I'm wondering, are you except for Tim is. This blasphemy is it blasphemy put it on the poll Guillermo is the Tim, Kirk shin segment, the most popular we do. And then secondary poll question, is it blasphemy to suggest that there is something more popular than Ron MacGill's animal segment around here? I go kurkin I'm about you guys there late. We cannot survey. Saw, thank you bell. Definitely. Mcgill. Do you have a votes to God's because I think I'm ready to knock Ron McGill off of the mountain and put Tim Kirch in there. Because I love him so much last week, the outpouring, the Kirch got got because his dog got lost during our segment, and our audience wanted to go. Find his dogs with him like wanted to help him out. And it's just because that dude is forever decent. Like there aren't a whole lot of people who don't like Tim kurkin. I know of only one in the building, and it's just because Tim, Kirk Shon laughed at the one time that we put that dude. You guys don't know this story. There's one person around ESPN. I thought I've told you this story one person at ESPN. Who has dared to publicly not like Tim Kirch in, in a way that was infuriating to me. I want to name names. I don't know if I should ESPN has gotten in the way very little of what we do around here. One of the things they tried to get away of was that zoo segment. And one of the ways they tried to get in the way of it is this looks like segment because some of the personalities in the building, we're getting upset because we were telling the audience, you know, it's okay to say that Chris Berman is looks like a Beethoven statue melting in your car passenger seat, but during the summer. That's okay. And Chris Berman to his credit never said anything. But I got a call from the town office one time, and they told me to stop doing that to ESPN people because of what one person did the Tim Kirch, which is Tim Kirch in laughed on our show at a looks like I don't remember which one it was Tim Kirk and walk through the halls all. Oh. Ever no evidence. But. Save that, man. I wanna hear the end of it. I know he talked about. All. But. Aaa batteries throw him. Although is Amanda Gifford scared right now. No longer the talent been really. It was unbelievable to me man. Unbelievable. And one day me and Tim, Kershaw will tell the story. In fact, I think maybe we'll charge favors. Save for the book. Yup. Question is, what do you think of clowns? This is actually propose. What did the tin currency? That. I heard a dice spec. The great crate situation. This is. This is that it's. The opportunity to take this. Be very difficult right now. Let's go. Where do you mind? Not waiting. Where do you not mind waiting? Is that? What the question should they? Yes, somebody dyslexic. Put this in here. Questions lately? Whoa. Where what is the question? Then, Chris, my waiting anyway, that one. But where do you mind, not waiting is the question? So there's dentist's office, but I mind waiting their laundry, mat dissolves. I'm waiting there. Really great. Oh concert that. I'm like. I don't really like to wait. What happened? Chris carbel carbel go away. You're I going wait in line. And they daylong carve out. Good. Hanser donlevatar, my dad's in the baby business ready. Yeah. That at one time, had the number one selling baby seat. Carriage stroller. All of it at one time, stugatz, did you tell me one time that your dad really miss out an opportunity to invest in air? Yes. Air might my dad also missed out on an opportunity to invest in the hacky sack. That was that's the one that haunted these live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. So Mike's got something for golick junior here. And as God said, Tim, Kirk is going to be here in ten minutes. Our newly appointed most popular segment seventy six four five six four eight three seven. If you have etiquette questions, or any kind of questions for Tim kurkin, but Mike, what are you looking to have America know about the goal IX, we've told you before there's some fraudulence their, their name isn't actually goal EQ? It's go Leach. But they cleaned it up for. For america. And then they hired golic's kid to work next him. But golick, has an outstanding bet against this show for now, two or three years, where he has to rub Stu gods. He's loyalty guy on the radio. He's you gotta be a good teammate. You've got to honor your contract, and then he loses a bet. And he doesn't rub the glue of God's he still owes that bet because Notre Dame lost to Miami welter years ago. Well, true. And so now what's happened here with golick junior on top of welches, there thieves it's not just it's not just that you can't trust them with anything, but they're thieves. Yeah, I always push back on people that said, hey, they're stealing from your show, even when it's relatively Audie obvious. They have a town crier that suspiciously a lot like the Roy's realm segment that we do. They do spelling bees. Okay. Other people can have spelling bee ideas, but Michael junior this week with singing, ushers, nicest low, a Mike on ESPN. N radio. Singing, ushers, nice, and slow where have we heard that before guys? Can the argument be made that you stole that from usher? No one ever sang it on the radio. We'll never sing it on the radio. Ausra singing on a track radio. No ESPN personality had ever needed to get live on the radio. What my so Billy rejoined honor daily here, Michael junior listens to this show, and it's really getting hard to defend this. Billy who side are you taking on this? Did you just go scam over to the goal IX, none of? No, he's definitely a thief. I'm just saying we didn't invent the song. I sure did. We're very big very strong goal. Mike cross Michael thief. Now is. Oh, yeah. No. Even at the they make one of the producers walk into the ocean, if they had a body of water town, rake. Some news to they have a penalty box. No, no. Get out of here. Coding walk into the, the goal each's are soon to steal from us. If they can Jason Fitz is now, I guess, a regular part of their show, and they have him sitting in what they call the penalty box that I'm certain. They will put others in the penalty box at some point. I'm just just like guys. Oh, Jason Fitz, providing funny, quirky updates to sports centers eventually, that's coming next. And finally, it's early thirty stars out. Sing. Things through some of them. I mean, don't cross them, don't like even float out the idea of them stealing the Atlantic Ocean because they will, and we will no longer be on the beach. I do have a body of water. They're like Aaron Hernandez, there was like scuba divers that's body, that is the only time I learned that, you know what, you're so right about that. The only time I learned that Bristol had a lake is when we were trying to fish out Aaron Hernandez murder weapon out of it. This DACA turn. Actual, we have to be factually. Correct here without order. There's chaos Ohka are we still friends with the goal IX or not? Don't remind you of the ode oils from Billy Madison. My are we feuding with them or not? Because let's escalate it two or three or fifty more thefts away our next.

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

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I I'm just stunned by everything that happened there. Just because that was not where I thought ROY was going to go with, hey for most your audience mad about you with the show that was on about twenty years ago back when before there was really internet, and we all had a wonderful time. And then. Helen hunt and married her. And then we we got divorced. So I think we are. Sorry to Bram memory case. We're both much happier. Not together. Is with us now seven eight six four five six four eight three seven is the telephone number. He will take all your calls on baseball or whatever it is that you've got seven eight six four five six eight three seven. If you've got etiquette questions. Life advice you need. Call Tim kurkin seven eight six four five six four eight three seven rob you're on with Tim coaching. Go ahead. Hey, tom. I wanted to know if you could grow any kind of facial hair, what would you grow? And why? Well, I would grow a moustache because apparently moustache it make your nose smaller and my nose is way too big. But I had a mustache briefly. I look ridiculous in it. I had a beard briefly. I look even worse than that. Nobody. But nobody looks worse. In facial hair than me. Would you be kind enough to send us a photo of you and either a beard or moustache? So we could distribute it plays. It was a college senior thing. It was done on a bat. I only had it for about a month. And I don't think there's a picture. Thank goodness. My dad got blessed took one look at it and said shave that off. Parker you're on with coaching. Go ahead Parker. If you had to eat the same exact meal for the rest of your life. What would your drink and what would your meal be? The meal would be Ricca Tony with meat sauce. And I would wash it down with a diet mountain dew, Marcus. Go ahead, Marcus. Hey, John, everyone can play. But how morning baseball is. So I think you should put balloons throughout the ballpark. All right. Thanks for the call from Apollo eleven. Ben, you're on with Tim Kirch. Go ahead. Hey, Tim Red Sox won game. How concerned are you about their relief pitchers? It's only one game. I'm not worried about Chris sale. I'm not worried about the open yet. But they're going to have to see who's going to get the final three outs as they move along. But that's the most runs ever given up by defending world champion in an opening day. But I'm not gonna panic about any of that. If I'm a Red Sox fan about getting kimbrel. Kimbrel needs to pitch in the big leagues. But they're not going to get Craig kimbrel and bring him back to Boston. That's for. Sure. Tim have you seen enough of the Mets gonna win the World Series? They're a contender one of nine contenders. In the nationally for me that can't make the playoffs. Ashley doesn't have any great teams. So if you make the playoffs in the National League, I think you can go to the World Series. Which means I think the Mets are in that group. I think they did some really good things in the off season. And but to them showed up yesterday, Tim Hayes, Hank his area. How are you? Oh, okay. Hang. Yes. Your friend. Jim Brachman on a Mark the time the date and time what Tim just said about the Mets. That's our World Series for the year. That's it. Yes. Yes. We'll take the pinnacle. We'll take one of nine. Yeah. One of Tim just saying navy one of nine his good as it's gonna get. I it was like shaking a fist. That's right. Tim Karcher to said. We're one of nine contenders events. Got celebrated like eighty six series in the boat was going through Buckner slag. We have there's only fifteen team. We'll take. All right. Coaching set it. He's credible. And one of nine is fine for me and Taylor you're on with Tim Kirch. Go ahead Taylor. Hey, tom. I was wondering if you wanted to applaud those yesterday for plunking Luke void after his celebration after his first inning World Series winning home run and screwing up multiple sell choreographed celebrations. Well, they didn't hit it on purpose 'cause they hit him with the bases loaded to force in Iran and inning in which the got no hits scored two run. So I don't think they plunked him on purpose. And that guy is so big and so strong. I don't think it hurt. Anyway that he got hit by pitch. Kyle you're on with Tim coaching. Go ahead. Go ahead. Kyle. What are your expectations breath berko Monday to see the season? He he's a really good looking young player, and he can fly and a lot of people think he's got a huge upside to him by these on a pretty bad team at the moment. And we'll see where this goes. But there's so many great young players in the game. And he's not in that elite group, but he's pretty darn good. You could fly Zach you're on you think that would be an advantage able to fly Bob, you're on with Tim Karch. Go ahead, Bob. Hey, tom. So the Mariners currently have three times as many wins as anyone in the leak on pace for a hundred and sixty two wins. My question is what I finish above five hundred cheddar. No, they're not gonna finish above five hundred. I don't think I think they'll be just under it. They will not contend and the streak will continue no playoff appearances since two thousand one. Sorry. They just gave up too much in the off season. Let's update our tournament here with Tim Kirk some of the teams that are out because Gonzaga one so FSU is out that means this is gone from our looks like tournament. Jackie MacMullan looks like the substitute teacher that says I'll wait. Talk until the class quiets down. Tennessee is gone in overtime against her do Tennessee represented by Sam darnold. Michael policeman. Michigan has gone. This game was awful. Michigan is gone. That means this is gone. Jim Harbaugh looks like the guy who scoffs at you for ordering your steak medium. Well, then proceeds to tell the waiter just run a flashlight over my. An Oregon has gone defeated by Virginia Virginia still get in. Everyone's way here is Oregon gone from the tournament. Dwayne the rock Johnson. Looks like what lavar ball thinks lavar ball looks like. It's Oregon, by the way. Matthew, you're on with Tim Kirch and go ahead. I ten is nine dollars a square foot too much to pay for what point. Too much to pay for what would flooring nine dollars a square foot is it too much to pay for wood flooring. God those that's like a million of the things that I just don't know anything about how much per foot anything is. So I I would say that that's just about right? But I don't know the answer at all, Mike. We also have to update the NIT quarter-final matchups here. So Indiana, Indiana is. A is out and is a one c that is out Indiana's represented by Ed ordure on Doug Peterson Houston Nutt and Mike Leach look like the dogs playing poker painting. Creighton Creighton has gone from the NFL t Creighton represented by Mike Greenberg looks like the host of dinner party. Who went serving the wine announces this is shop till the tour eighteen ninety nine. And then says well chuckling that's the year not the price bud while looking directly at you. Number four Colorado's gone from the NFL t-. That means this is gone. Rob Pelinka looks like a wax sculpture of Rob Lowe. And this is a bummer. NC state has gone from the NFL t-. That means this is gone Quin Snyder looks like tax evasion. No, disputing that. Rick you're on with Kirch. Go ahead. Rick. Hi, tom. I was wondering would you rather live? They cartoon version of yourself in the real world or as your actual self in the cartoon world. Well, I'm pretty close to the cartoon version of myself in the real world with the way things are going here lately. So I'll I'll go with that because well you saw Tim, right? You saw the you saw what we saw on television, which is used standing next to share and Keith Overman, and you look like their four year old very felt that did you looked like their four year old? Is that what you're saying? When you say lately, you feel well it's way more than that. But yesterday was ridiculous. I mean, I I hate Twitter, but I checked Twitter and like hundred straight people came out and said, I can't believe he that small lookout Smalley looks like give them a chair. Give him a stool something. I mean, this is it it's five five one forty two. That's what does the numbers, and they can't change them. SEO later, Tim. We'll talk to you next week. Okay. Geico presents unhelpful home improvement. How To's a slippery bathroom floor can result in expensive hospital bills? So today, I'll show you how to cook. In a serious fall by filling your bathroom with thousands of plastic balls. Just now a piece of plywood across the doorway and dump in two thousand multicolored plastic balls, you could try to protect yourself with a bathroom full of plastic balls or you could get liability coverage through the Geico insurance agency. Visit Geico dot com and see how affordable renter's insurance can be donlevatar lamarcus Aldridge awful gods. Now, he's an embarrassment man is bad. He's not a good plan. I don't know what happened to him. Because when he was in Portland. He was fantastic. He is not good. Then he caused them the game last night. They won the game. But had they lost of you. It would have been lamarcus August. And the only reason it's not because they won the game. I'm still gonna crush them. Even though they want these. These live at our show with this to God's on ESPN radio Hankas Zaria in with us. We were talking during the break. He's got a lot of stories about a lot of interesting things. But I just telling him how much I liked mystery men, even though was just silly and ridiculous and dumb and bad in. I thought good ways. And I said to Hank I said that must have been a lot of fun to work on his response. Was it wasn't. Yeah. It was one of those pain in the ass jobs that it was the early days of, you know, computer, graphics, computer, generated one of the first comedies to really try to do that. And it's always tedious doing stuff like that. But in the early days of that it was super tedious leg and not good for comedy. Like you have to stand. Just right and do so many technically annoying things. Like throwing a fork villa? Throw a fork that was your superpower. Yes. Was throwing a fork. So you had to just stand in place pretending to throw works. So they can animate it. And it was yes. Yeah. And that stuff is very technical and boring and weird. And you're trying to be funny while you're doing it right for this. Also, we there were too many cooks like Ben Stiller and Bill Macy. And I all kind of couldn't agree on on anything. And we'd we'd stand there arguing with each other vehemently. But it on the poll gamble is calling calling William H Macy Bill may. She a power maternal. Power volatile parliament. We all noticed we all savage yourself. Alpha. Just tell us. He's your friend. Should be Bill Macy. I'd feel ridiculous calling him. Hey, William age. Would you if you're heading William H let me ask you a question. Way. I could possibly refer to them. Right. Yeah. Robert Redford habit that he wants to be called, Bob. I never got comfortable with that one. I was always respected them to mist. Mister, I called him Mr. read, Bob. Bob. And anyway, I dunno mystery man was a pen inactive, I. But you know, we're talking last night, Dan. And I were as we had dinner. That's that's a power movement that thanks for the invite. We purposely exclude used to you. Right. You know, Dan, wanted to Dan had dinner you watch. I was like no guts and need a break. But you know, what streams enough even though you weren't at dinner. I still was able to hear you. Yeah. I just heard you. Just normal conversation. Oh, I think mystery men actually stands up it. It stands the test of time. We were talking about movies do doing don't stand. The test of time that comedy is very difficult comedy is very difficult to sustain. We've had the conversation. I wanna talk about comedy duos. I'll get to that in a second. But it's very difficult to sustain over decades. And Hank thinks that what what was the one that you had that you thought held up was an animal house, you thought animal households comedic -ly, but not socially in opposed to world MAC. There's no place for animal. The uncomfortable minutes on Deidre, probably not something. Yeah. No, not a hilarious topic. Now. Even though I'm laughing uncomfortably awkwardly trying to figure out a way out of it. You know, so I stopped laughing. I notice you got away from the whole thing. Nightmares to this music. Why this is great music. This. What's it's an exciting. It's an Zion. Ask your audience today like this music or the like this. Or is it inning is an anxiety this game show, fiend and delightful. There was one question there and three AAA batteries. So I gave the question Clark. Was it was it which which game show was it? Again. The pyramid was at the. Thousand variety. Okay. All right. All right nights. Good in small doses. What's your favorite candy is is the question? It was the only question. The magic creative content is on its last legs. Evidently, when that's the that's that seems far less than magical to softball. Let's face it survived. The purge is that a question directed at me. What's your favorite candy? I am a real sweet tooth. You're coming to the right person. I would say my favorite candy is Twix bar. I enjoyed the Twix man's favorite candy Duff mad enjoys school, candy like. One of those weird peanuts. That made out of like fold what they? What are they? Pena donlevatar? How do people always go missing in the mountains? Don't go to the mountains. And by the way, I don't want to raise it. This is the most white people thing ever going missing in the middle of the mountains. It's the strangest thing you go by yourself. You don't take a radio? You don't take a phone? You're missing for four days, and they find you like ten years later covered in snow, and it's like don't go by yourself. If you're going to go on a trail, don't go by yourself. Stugatz. Put it on the poll is it the whitest person thing ever believe is what you call it going into the woods by yourself is going into the woods by yourself. I can't disagree with that. So so black people don't camp. Yeah. He was on hike camp. 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What was something that you did that was the most fun was working with Robin Williams fund or was there. They're dark undercurrent on on birdcage because he he could spike back and forth personality. No that was incredibly fun Ramle. He was amazing guy. He was he was often on the way, you think of Robin Williams like, but he would do it just for you like you'd beat the craft service table grabbing a bagel and he's calling me Kathy. Kathy a boss. Would you do this weekend? Kimmy said, I nothing, Robin. I went bowling Saturday. Ooh polling and then he would do like fifteen minutes just for you on like literally just like as if he was on the tonight show. But it's only used standing fifteen minutes. You didn't want? Well, they was off. You know, I'd say seventy four percent of it was hilarious. Yeah. Robin is it's volume thing. But he would also like at the call you capi capi boss public because you couldn't remember name. But a lot of people capi or boss, but he would also like he was the only movie star ever saw that when the tour would go by the tour bus would go by paramount mostly we saw like run inside to hide he would run out and do like twenty minutes for the people just on the tour at paramount or whatever he was really sweet how great with that. Be also sounded at sounds and forgive me for the judgment in it. But sounds needy as well. Like, he must must need it. I guess so, but it was also really delightful. Nice. I mean, just those. I gotta tell you though, I found him to be because he was perpetually on. I found it to be too much, and and without diluting the genius. Because I know how Grady was I'm not disputing Brady was it was just too much for me. And the fact that he does it to a tour bus when it comes by is not exactly surprising. Yeah. I mean, I'm sure it's a mixture of both. But he also conversely though, Dan, he was the most when he switched that off of all the movie stars I've ever met, and I've met many Gooding Bill maisy. He was the most genuinely interested in other people. The most doesn't matter who they were like he just really wanted to know how your life was how your family not interested enough to know their names, though, evidently, well, yeah. Well, eventually get. On banging on Videsh with Dan Levitan back off, Kathy. Come on Kathy understand what you're saying. It was exhausting. He's exhausting. Robin. He had his own. Switch was intense. That's rich coming from you season. Three of Brock Meyer premieres Wednesday, April third ten pm on IFC. This is the passion project. We've enjoyed the hell out of this character, you're going to go. You've got your signed up for four seasons of Brock. My right. Yes. He's three. We'll be out this coming Wednesday on FC. And then we're about to shoot season for this summer. And how fun has that been because you've told us before these the first the first season you did it in sixteen or seventeen day second season. You really spread out did it in like twenty two days. I mean, ridiculous less you. They gave us thirty days. We're back down like twenty seven this year some over being punished. I don't know. I I I love it. It's literally like, my life's work is a character had in mind for years. And that said it's very difficult like that schedule is nuts. And they try their hardest to make me not enjoy it. But I still enjoy. Well, have you been surprised at all, Mike hang? Nwc likes traditional sports radio. Hank likes listening to callers call in and a a person answering questions about the jets. So he hates are show. No. I mean, I I love all sports for the most. I'm gonna have my favorites on not tell you where you guys ranked in the top seven. So seventh. I I enjoy in my old in my old white man them in my old age. I find that. I enjoy sports talk. I think even more than sports it self. I I don't know what that is. But I like listening to people smart people entertaining people give their opinions about sports more than the game itself. So you don't like francesa. Go after francesa, you're going to go after Robin Williams. I'll tell you. It's a product of your team's being lousy. I feel you teams. Yes. I have no choice. More analyze how bad the jets Mets. Knicks are that's much more interesting than the actual jets. Mets spent a lot of people who like sports talk radio more than they like sports. There can't be. You haven't been jets Mets, Nick hammer? What are you laughing about today was driving? And I was listening to Mike francesa on an app, and it was incredible. Here's talking about what his name would have been if he was born on different days because he was born. If if I was born on the seventeenth, I would've been Patrick. But if I was on the eighteenth, my mom would have made me this. And that and I was like this is incredible. I wish I was always driving around this time this app always worked for me. So I could be listening to this. It was incredible. It's jarring to watch. Mike francesa descend into the Parana pit of young people mocking him. And I'm not sure whether he recognizes the way, oh, he doesn't. He doesn't recognize the amount of prank callers his show. Oh now has that are they're just trying to bother him. You guys thinking recognize it. I don't think he does. I don't think he does either. He has no idea no idea people just trying to wind him up. Yeah. And basically look Billy's not laughing because that's good radio. It's great radio. Billy Billy likes that. It's King Kong swatting at helicopters. And he's going to lose at the end because. Yeah, he's you know, he's got a lot of do something better. With your time. Go out plant a tree. That's awesome. Answers the question with zero knowledge of the subject what's wrong with that? See I even love that. I too I really it's all really entertaining to me. I like selling you off the I like the NBA offseason more than the actual NBA season. Find the free agency and all the moves much more exciting than what that what actually goes on at lebatardshow on Twitter and Instagram gamma put it on the poll. Do you like sports radio more than you like sports it self? Go for it with my coli half an hour ago. Again, if you want to support the people who support us, you could support Hankas area by checking out Brock Meyer premieres Wednesday third at ten pm on I f c season three it's excellent. And you should support ZipRecruiter because you can expand your company's roster, but finding the best candidate candidates available using ZipRecruiter. They make this stuff very easy for you. They make it. So that if you need to hire anybody you end up not doing the difficult dirty stuff that is complicated. 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So that we can stop wasting the movie stars time stat of the days the day in this stat of the day start of the day start of the day in this stat of the day. Start of the day day in stat Estado the day start up the day start of the day, fitness. The start of the day. Courtesy of AJ Kasa valley Padres beat writer. These San Diego Padres are above five hundred for the first time since June eighth two thousand fifteen. Chris you have dueling stat of the day better than that one. The Mets are paying Bobby Bo NIA almost twice as much as the Yankees are paying an Aaron judge out. I said out because I know how much that Aaron hurts you to stumble on it there. I know how much it hurts you you had your big moment in front of the movie star. And what happened that was going to be your chance? I believe that's how he was discovered by nailing that particular thing in front of Robin Williams for bird birdcage. That's why they call them. Chris karaoke. Wing V star you speak of going to get here. Choky a television personality that were that Bobby Baena Steph brutal. They're paying somebody else. Insane amount to can somebody look that up things somebody else something in. Okay. That's good. Just look that up. Okay. That guy who's no longer playing. Yes, they're not. They're not pay Arnaud. I thought Bobby Bonilla was the only one who got that one year every million dollars every year until whatever it is. Yes. But there's somebody else telling you that they're paying sort amount of money to for your besides Bobby Buni a- and pretty sure I'm right about this. David, right. Well, yes. But doesn't count. Bernie madoff. Mow the bartender that voice is based based on on. What where did that voice? Come from. Dan, dad voice, and we referred to earlier this voice here. Young out Pacino from godfather also from dog day afternoon, another movie that halts up not a comedy. But, you know, no, not really I don't know why you pointed at me another movie that holds up was when we're talking about moving, but we were talking about comedy the difficulties that comedy has holding up dog day afternoon is not in any way common. Also, some traumas have a difficult time holding up don't be such a purist. Whatever you all. So I'm do I did this impression of Pacino on in here. Everybody's coming down on me that was his famous line talk. They after noon, I was doing a play talking like this in the player played a drug dealer report like this. And I auditioned for the Simpsons to play mo- with this voice. And they said, well, we need to be gravelly. I guess because it was an imitation of that. Those prank calls read you mother. That guy the bar in jersey. So if you take young out Pacino, and you make him gravelly you'll get mode about and that's what happened that's the origin comic. How about how about Lou the cop? What is the basis the roots of Lou the cop, that's very bad? So vestige to loan the aforementioned Celestis alone is Lou the cut. That's it. It's a bad Stallone impression comic book guy. Who was you guy that leave Knicks store two in college freshman year? He was a baby it isn't a room that was about six feet by six feet pretty barcalounger in it. And he sat there and he yelled things that everybody. What? Yes, what about net for Matt about you, Nancy guy? I grew up with also. Who ended up is a kid in my building in queens, ended up being a doorman in a building and actually became an actor hag. It's Bret Saberhagen is it. Okay. Yes. They're still paying breads. Phil pale paying him in two thousand twenty nine right? There you go. I knew it knew. There was something as ING. Thank you. Very proud. Again. See this is why like sports talk more. What am I going to enjoy the Mets what's to enjoy? But that knowing that is fascinating, the quack, doctor, Dr Nick team, the voice, the voice is what wears that sent bad. Ricky Ricardo impression actually is abandoned. Pression of Eddie Murphy doing an impression of Rick MCI. That's what that is. You thought that you thought everyone had the ability to mimic voices when you were a kid, right? Because you were so good at mimicking any voice instantaneously that you didn't think it was a special power. Yes. Ever since. I was a we take. I I was imitating things. And I didn't know that everybody couldn't do it. I age eleven I'm like people don't seem to be able to do this. Like, I can when did you realize you can make a career out of it. When do you realize when did you realize there was Simpson's money in it? When I got that job and not even then. Because I got the job at age. Twenty three wasn't until I was like in my thirties. We actually started really being paid a lot of money for it. But. Yeah. It was a Mark. I it was a marketable skill even think that it was connected to acting. I was it was an until I got paid to do it that I realized that stay with us hankins area.

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"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save. Now, Dari Noga and Mel kiper junior on ESPN radio and ESPN radio dot com. Doreen Mel ESPN radio ESPN app. Always presented by progressive insurance guest. Join a shell Pennzoil performance line, thirty minutes. Tim kurkin? You. Mel you want the raise last night. I'm wanna someone just how dangerous they are. When it comes to live, you know legitimate World Series contender. We'll get into that. And the Cody Bellinger thing, man. My goodness. Is that guy? Just swing a stick. What we get all there with him coaching coming up thirty minutes from now. But right now, we wanna bring an arm and Stephen a Smith kind enough to join us on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Stephen as you're watching. Portland last night, four overtimes takeout Denver as in joy -able as it was. I keep asking myself. Why does this matter? It's great television. I love it. But I don't know in the end if it's going to matter, but what was your ultimate takeaway from this? Well, it was a great game. And you know, it's one of those fantastic gains. One old never will games you so CJ McCollum drop forty one. But there was one thirty nine shots. You do you consider that you continue rather tomorrow at Damian Lillard in in what he does because you know, in key moment in big time shots doing what he does. And obviously, you'll happy for Rodney hood, you know, was in Cleveland last year things didn't work out came in what he did last night. But in the coli-o kitsch, I I don't know what to say about this guy. I mean, this guy, and I said affectionately just looks like just just a big tub of law for crying out loud. But he can but but he can really really play. I mean, one of the great great passing big name we've ever seen in this game. You know, just know how to play the game had another triple double. You just look at it from that perspective. It's it's it's it's a relatively even match. If I could never catch having gotten hurt and and lost for the season by Portland. I definitely think that it would be a more convincing series in terms of it wouldn't be nipping tucked away. It is I think Portland would be handling their business. Even though they're doing store ready, but with that left separated show the injury the union cancer. You just you just don't know what he's going to plan four and without him. You don't know if they're going to be able to be Denver, but it's very compelling series to watch love it, and just, you know, Dempsey young squad, very young, but incredibly talented and might alone has done an exceptional job coaching them. You just looking at it. And it gets you excited again about the game basketball because they're so young. But yet, you know, they play both teams they play so hard, and they go after it, and they get paid millions upon millions of dollars playing like their boat because it meat so much. And that's just a beautiful thing to say. Mel did you notice how I was earlier trying to be graceful about explaining Yokich body. But Stephen ages draw on their right to Stephen. You know, me the way. Did you hear melamine show earlier this week? No do use the word cool. Use the word cool. Go ahead now. The coast guy in America. I got us. A what sets the, hey, I want you to rank these four teams in the best chance to come back to slim chance to come back because we know Boston Denver, Houston and Toronto we're up against it. They're kinda need the battle back rank those for being number one. The best chance to come back and win the series to the fourth spot being a team that has slimmed in though chance to come back and win it. Well, you know for me personally. I I look at it. And I'd say believe it or not I think the team that looks like they don't have much of a chance of coming. Back is Boston, which is incredibly disappointing to me because I thought this team was gonna be destined to go to the finals, but they've had a haphazard season to say the least I've been on the record guys stating on many many occasions. I think the mistake that was made with Danny aines and Brad Stevens elected to put Gordon Hayward into the starting lineup. Start the season that that nasty nasty injury that he had an opener of last season against Cleveland. He clearly was not ready to play clearly did not deserve to be a starter. He clearly is not the same player that he was throughout his using Utah. That's not to say, we don't hope for change. Because obviously, he's a great guy. He's a really really good player when healthy, but he's just not ready. They look slower the athleticism. Clearly, dissipated your Mattingly. Whenever he's on the floor. You can just see it and going up against the Greek freak Milwaukee that tall athletic. They got the young fellow bridge. They led by the Greek freak. They're one of the elite defensive teams in the game. And then on top of that all the hip perimeter shots. And so when you look at it clearly appears stacked against them. The obviously you put Joosten on the same level because you gotta go up against the reigning, defending champions and Golden State and a task just used to daunting as well. So I put them in Boston on an even kill and that God because you look at Houston. And regardless of the greatness of James harden, the bottom line is plan eyeso- basketball and giving the ball to one man and lowering him to be the individual is dance on people run roughshod all over them. That's not gonna work against the Golden State Warriors. Just not. But you give them Houston. A better chance of winning games three. Then you then now that we've seen game three against Boston. You know, you give them a chance and that that that's why they even even par right there. But then obviously Toronto could come back and tell the cities Philadelphia because they've got the great collide Linnet of, but I don't know if they'll be able to do so Akal Lowry plan the way to platens got to play better and they've got to get off into production from someone other than Kawhi ended and pass Cousy Arkham. And then, of course, you look at Denver. They could tie this series up. You know, tomorrow with the way that they've been going back and forth with Portman, particularly when you consider the fact that Enes Kanter is not healthy. So I I give Denver the best chance of tying this series. And making a go of it and potentially winning it and seven games. I give Boston and Houston the worst chances, obviously, Stephen a Smith. Myth with us story male ESPN radio. Stephen let's go back to the to the draft as we now sit here about eight and a half days after the shocker happened. At number six, I heard you and max Kellerman a lot the next day and plenty of others as well. Criticizing Gettleman and the giants for taking Daniel Jones at six in the week that has passed has your stance changed softened or hardened on that pick. Softened the little bit because he apart. I mean, listen, I watch college football. I don't study it. I'm not I'm not an aficionado via added in stretch the imagination and if Mel kiper junior anti mcshea come and they tell you something about college football. Let me tell America's something then we'll listen because they know what they know what they're talking about. It's just that simple. And when Mel came on my radio show and talked about Danny Jones reality situation that I've never really seen Danny Jones play watch to football. My my issue, Dan, you Jones wasn't about whether or not he could play. My issue is that every aficionado that you listened to outside of no type of junior, basically said. The Wayne Haskins is demand at number six and awards nothing saying at number six, but he was the number two rated quarterback behind column Murray. And so when you look at it from that perspective, and you think about what the giants needs are. I think his what his what I think everybody has missed about the whole, Dan you Jones. Critique it's really not about him. It's about gentlemen, spitting enough ace figuratively. Speaking telling us as raining, it's about Dave Gettleman telling us that ally. Manning still has a lot less. It's about Dave Gettleman telling us that he didn't sign odeal Beckham junior to a ninety five million dollar contract with sixty five million guaranteed. He didn't sign him the trade him. And then a week later. That's exactly what he did. He traded. It's about Dave government convincing us, then Eli manning age thirty eight look like he's going on fifty that. You know, what I is the lying to us and deceiving us that he has so much left that he's not the PR. Problem that he can still really really play. And I think that when you look at any manning, and you see a guy that literally goes down at the site of a rush he doesn't even get hit. Sometimes he goes down because he feels pressure. You see a guy that has just gone through so much in this Koreans two times champion. We know what he's been capable of doing good moments. But that guy doesn't appear to exist any longer than to watch him play over the last couple of years, especially last year when you had del Beck junior. You had stolen shepherd you had say Kwame Barclay. You've had individuals that will open you saw ally. Manning under throw you saw ally. Manning overthrow you saw him just beneath the pressure, and what have you to sit up there and say that I is are lying to us. You've lost faith in Gettleman. So when you take that, and then you couple that with the fact that the Wayne Haskins was an individual that nearly through is. Many touchdowns in one season as Daniel Jones during his career who was playing in the big ten while then Jones playing Duke albeit nascent see where you consider those things you're sitting there saying we should trust dettlement. And I think that's the knock against Daniel Jones more than anything else. Most of us haven't seen the man. Play light milk, hyper ginger, say most of us. Haven't watched them. We don't know what Mel kiper. Julia knows. But we know Gettleman we see Gettleman and we've seen alive manning. And and folks don't trust dettlement. That's. Real quick, Stephen. We we gotta let you go because at time here, but I want to play something for you. I want you to tell me the very last word that you hear are you ready here. We here we go. Mother always said never never worry about shows worried about your ass. What's that last word? You heard. S. Player will play one more time mother always said never never worry about. She always worried about your ass. Okay. It's two syllables. All right. Right show. Our show is sounded like show ass. No. I heard the word that. So was mother always. Rafts to read drafts like draft in the window. Like that draft comes through. I said. You said. Starry sick today. Sick from last. You know, it sounds like Jurani like the tall animal with a long neck little bit. When you're talking for hours flight that you know, you know, what you said, you know, what to mid sometime people misconstrue what they've heard. There's no question. Happen to me trust me. But I'm telling you it sounded like that. Oh my God. That's great Steven thanks for your time. Pal. All right. We've talked a lot about the two playoff series that were played last night. But what about the two other ones does Houston? Have a prayer can Toronto even things up in game. Four in Philly. We will go there that was funny. It's ESPN radio ESPN app. If you're looking for the reason to work with local gyco agent, I have all of them because I'm the voice of reason reason one gyco agents could help you save on more than car insurance reason to they can help tell your policy to fit your needs reason three their local and for their local. Yes, I already said that but still good reason. And if you're looking for more ways to say, your local gyco agent could help with more than just your auto insurance. Stop by give them a call today. They're here to help. Zona head coach, Sean Miller was paying superstar center de'andre ten thousand dollars per month. While he was in role that the scored Arizona, I've never seen anything like this and all years around the game. Yeah. The basketball corruption scandal, of course, the trial is continued Dorian and Mel ESPN radio ESPN app. Former Arizona assistant book Richardson pleaded guilty in January two accepting twenty thousand dollars in bribes to steer Wildcats players to different sports or two eight sports manager Christian dockets course has been embroiled in this deal and certain financial advisors as well. Once they turned pro, but real damage was done to head coach Sean Miller mill when it was alleged. That de'andre and course, former wildcat was being paid ten thousand dollars a month. While he was a player at Arizona under Sean Miller, and that Miller was orchestrating the payments, and now according to ESPN's, Mark slave on. I think this is not a surprise. But at spokesman tells the Zona Daily Star that the NC double A has launched an investigation into the Zona men's basketball program. In response to an open records request zone. Officials will not release the schools communication with the eight of the newspaper because quote unquote investigations into the university of Arizona men's basketball program are ongoing at this time. So. What does this mean? Well, we don't know. But Miller's name has come up into wreck conjunction much like we'll wait at LSU's name it come up in direct conjunction with improper benefits and hefty ones to players potential players recruits they were trying to get to their respective schools. And that is where we sit right now at Zona. This is again, you know, as more and more recordings come out, hundreds of hours of recordings or their FBI wiretaps. And it's not just that. Now, it's people in court testifying. This is not the beginning. This is not the end. But we're somewhere in the middle of Now, Sean Miller's name is out there. Question Dr because you don't we're about this. And I do at least I don't get involved in a lot of these off the feel type of issues, but how long does this investigation typically take. That's a great question. They're all different. I mean, there hasn't never been an investigation like this. So are you talking about individuals school investigates? Yes. Well. Now, this is according to what what we're learning here from slave. This is not a school investigation. It's an incident investigation. Oftentimes, it seems that school investigations go much quicker. Remember LSU's just before the SEC tournament. They suspended will Wade. After his voice was allegedly discovered on FBI wiretaps discussing improper benefits, even so far as going hang on. Let me close the door, which certainly didn't help his case. And they suspended him. Now. Eventually he talked to them, which you wouldn't do it. I and that essentially said, okay, fine. You're good. We're going to go. We'll continue on with relationship here. This is not an rezoned investigation right now. I don't know if there is an investigation ongoing at Arab from AirAsia within Zona, this isn't NCWA one. Now these last forever. I would not be surprised if at some point in Arizona says okay, we had better do an internal investigation. And in the meantime, Shawn Miller is suspended from all activity. That's not happened yet. So we'll see if that continues. This is what's going to happen here era zone. The instable is looking into it. What does any school now have to do to try to save its own? You know? Three letter words, Stephen a Smith was just throwing out. Not giraffe. They have to say, look, we'll do what we gotta do. All right, impose self-impose or Satan, Ono hang out with willa can do it to you get to your. We're looking into it too. We're taking this seriously as you are NCWA, it's gonna get ugly. There will probably be things handed out from the university to try to keep themselves on the up and up as much as they can. So the incidental as investigating March lab raking this story again and Zona spokesman telling the Zona Daily Star. That no we will not release our communication with the NC double A because an investigation is ongoing into our men's basketball program. That's where we sit so watch. Listen learn as things come out of Tucson. But right now, it's not what you want. If you're the university of Arizona that is for sure. So that's where we said. All right. It said we were going to get into the Sixers at raptor series as well as the rockets warriors again game three tonight rockets warriors on ESPN radio coverage getting seven thirty eastern time. You tell me US Stephen a this you give Houston shot or do you give Toronto shot of coming back in their respective series? Jeff Toronto more of a shot. Huston. No shot. There were some that picked Houston the win this series. I didn't. But as far as you know, you look at the Toronto series. Definitely give them a shot. A Boston was surprising. The me the Stephen gave them basically, I would say no shot, but the slimmest shot of any of these series. When I Stephen to rank v series Boston. He feels is pretty much done. So that's interesting to me that he would feel that way and put Boston I wouldn't have put Boston it for. But Steven didn't he knows a lot more about the NBA United outta Houston at four by themselves. I, you know, definitely he put them at three and said they were going to go the Boston and Houston were co at the end. He put Denver in Toronto up there that given both a pretty decent shot the back and win the series, but Boston and Houston he feels Stephen does are going to be on the outside looking in one eight hundred flowers dot com here for all your mother's day needs today. Only when you order a dozen sorbet roses one eight hundred flowers will give you an extra half dozen free plus a vase for only twenty nine ninety nine to order go to one eight hundred flowers. Dot com slash ESPN. Order one for your mother who suggests that drafts will make you six right ahead. Tim Kirch in how the raise keep doing it. He has peon radio. Does Mel kiper. Look like the old wise bald eagle an animated movie who make sure the young eagles are all being properly. Majestic and proud eagle. This is Dr Ian Mel. See talking about. Well, the okay so lebatardshow, right. They'll do this segment like Dutton, basically that does that person. Look like that. Right. And so that was your d'appel ganger, according to tell you're talking about. Yeah. Do you believe that you look like an eagle Mel I have no whatever laboratory said is probably. With Dan dant. Thirsting for me to debate. That's great point. We should have thought about that that one back. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Nick. I I know I know man, walks out on me, it ain't right? Mel, dan. You know, what never disrespects me every time. I. All right. Okay. All right, by the way, special guest coming up less than thirty minutes from now. Dory. Email ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance off to the shell Pennzoil performance line. We don't have long with him coaching. But we're gonna make it great with Tim Kirch, and Tim it's good to have you with us. I know the basketball guy you are used it up in every one of those four overtimes in Portland last night. So I appreciate you getting up with us here. But let's how in the world. How seriously should people take the Tampa Bay rays as a legitimate World Series contender as they sit here on may the fourth with the major league baseball best record? Well, that's a bit much. But they're really good Dari. They won ninety games last year. They're pitching is tremendous. That kid Tyler glass knows who last night guys six eight. He's overpowering. He's tremendous. They score enough runs even without stars all their lineup. They mix and match beautifully. They play the game the right way really better than anybody out there that is catching it defending is going. I third get a bunt down if possible this. This team is really good. And I thought the beginning of the year, they would be a playoff team. But now with the Red Sox issues and all the injuries to the Yankees. I don't see how you cannot not put them in the playoff race to win that division. I think by the end of the year, they'll be in the playoffs and anybody who over underestimates the razor doing is making a big mistake as I say in wedding crashers, Vince Vaughn, doesn't take it to neg-. Tive town a little bit because it seems like people now Tim, and I want to get your perspective. I grew up loving baseball was born in nineteen sixty the sixties and seventies. We love baseball. We didn't care about. If it went three hours, or whatever whatever the time was take out long argument between empire a manager. Or Weaver was we care about any of that. We love baseball. Why? Now, Tim are people negative about baseball down on baseball. And act like baseball's dying. Well, it's not dying. But there are some issues. And because I love the game. I will point them out the games take too long in part because we have seventeen strikeouts per game. That's way too high. We have too many home runs. We have too many walks. We have too much non action too many pitchers trying to avoid the barrel of the bat knowing the players are so big and so strong if they miss location. It's not a line drive to left field. It goes twenty five rose up, and we have a bunch of hitters who are willing to not put the ball in play with the idea that if I get the ball up in the air change my launch angle, I might hit a home run ear and they strike out. So many times in between too many walks too many strikeouts. Too many homers leads to games that are too long for the average person. Which is why the interest for some people in baseball. How how do you change? That's what I was just because you can't you're not going to change the way players are going to change their time in the weight room. And you're not going to change pitchers. The long ball go to right. You have to take it twelve year old and tell him in the cage we're gonna teach you a different way to hit. We're gonna teach you how to hit it over there. We're going to teach you how to hit it to the opposite field. How to hit it hard on the ground or not gonna let you get that front shoulder wide open and try to hit it as far as you can't. If it doesn't start at twelve it's not going to work 'cause to ask our hitters today. Live hit a certain way for the last fifteen years and say, okay, we now want you to make a major adjustment at your swing and max Shire's pitching tonight. Good luck with that one. So the change is going to have to begin at a very young age, and it's going to have to be consistent all the way through. So when they get to the big leagues. They have more than just one perfect bat path swing? They said that she let's say that change never occurs to him and baseball continues on this path. Where are we in five ten years? Well, we're gonna be playing the same game. And I still enjoy the game. Don't get me wrong guys. But this thought that we're gonna fund and steel and hit run those saves for the most part are over. And we're just gonna continue to see eleven hundred homers hit in a month. Six thousand homers hit in season forty thousand strikeouts. Every season. The strikeout rate will continue to go up as it has for the last ten years. That's where we are. And most people are okay with it. But if you want to go back the other way, it's going to take a long time to change that you're the man to him. I know you gotta run man. Thanks for a few minutes with some more. Okay. Okay. Boys. See tunes, you'll head your perspective of Tim Kirk is what I want to hear on this. Because it seems like it's a runaway freight train. That's not stopping and I think is when you hear about well we have to shorten the season. You can't statistics history. Comparisons are critical baseball. You can't shorten the season. Then you destroy all that. All right. All the stats cannot do that. So right with their talking about. And I know guys we're saying that they'll get a short. You can't do it. So my thing is what does baseball need to do if Tim's on about young. They watched majorly Basie, what's they're not changing their at ten eleven twelve doing exactly what major league players don't. We all. Did. We watched them, which are like them. Bottom line is what does baseball do to stop this trend and stop the negativity. And if I say five ten fifteen twenty years from now, what is baseball tendons going to be well, it's going to be full of old people. And that's that's their biggest issue right now. It's the average person that says, yes, I am a loyal baseball fan. I'm gonna avid base. Fan is in their upper fifties. And that's me. I know fifty fifty nine. Go. Once we move the kids that are in their twenties. And I say kids twenty thirty year old become fifty eight like, I am if they had no interest at twenty or thirty economic interests fifty nine right? And so that's what he's saying. Here's why what what he's saying is scary Doreen Mel ESPN radio, by the way baseball season's in full swing tuna today. Kris Bryant a cubs host the cardinals coverage three thirty eastern on ESPN radio and they SPN app. Here's why it's scary. What Tim is saying what Tim is saying is centrally is the way to fix. This is with kids that are ten eleven twelve years old now in the cage what he's saying is all that, pardon my voice still hanging on there. What he's saying is number of trips to the mound. Doesn't matter. Right. Pitch clock. Doesn't matter. The things that baseball is trying to do to speed the came up mechanically, essentially, those things don't matter because the only thing that matters. And he's probably right on this is you gotta teach hitters to approach hitting differently less home runs more contact. Why not hit line drives to the gap? Why are we obsessed with a long ball and pitchers to not worry about the long ball make their pitches? Quint Walkin guys and quick depending on the strikeout for outs. Let your defense play for you. You're not going to change those mindsets. Those mindsets are completely ingrained into the minds of everybody on that field every day right now. So what we're saying what he's saying is this forget all the talk about mound visits and pitch clock. It's gotta change with eleven twelve year olds. Now by the time they're in major league baseball, even if those changes are made where the fans going to be that's a concern. Like, I'm forty two. I can't wait one month from today on June fourth I will be at Wrigley field for the first time in my life. I love baseball. I'm flying to Chicago. Just take my nephew who lives there to his first. Game there. I love it went to Fenway for the first time. I love it. But I can't sit and watch it on television. I can't do it. Well, I'm watching a seven nothing game west night. The Orioles in the Tampa Bay rays. I'm watching that because I liked baseball. I watched all these games, but I grew up in a different world where the love of the game started at a young age when I was six years old. So again and play the game and watch the game. And I've friends at still minds it love the game. We talk about it. But to say that that has to be fixed for baseball to be saved that fix isn't going to happen. So how is baseball going to be saved beyond that, which I don't think ten twelve year olds are ever going to take that mindset and approach the game that way. So that's the way baseball coaches it major league baseball coaches it. So I again fifteen twenty years from now ten years from now, we see Dr do you see the attendance at these games? It's not good, man. I watch those only announced the tendency is right. And watching these games, and I see it looked like high school games draw more people. Okay. I mean, it's amazing major league baseball. And this is the the weather weather's always an April gonna. Shakey. Okay. It's always going to be questionable on April even into early. May. We know that's cold. Okay. The great thing about baseball. It's a warm weather sport starts in the cold ends, Nicole. That's just the way it is. That's the calendar. That's weather. Okay. Never changing. So again, I don't know what baseball does. And I don't know anything anybody has an answer to right now. It's in trouble. Mel more than a third of the teams in major league baseball have an average attendance under twenty thousand and that's paid K Oakland is just shy of twenty. There's ten that are under seventeen including the Marlins who average eight paid attendance of ninety five hundred people per game. And Derek Jeter says oh angry about the attendant. You're the one that ripped this team apart. You have nobody to blame but yourself, and you had to know this was going to come. And we're talking good teams though. Tampa Bay's good team fourteen thousand a game. Pittsburgh's pretty good team fifteen thousand a game. The Tigers surprising the twins are in first place. The Indians right behind them all under seventeen. Game. Yes. This is concerning. Here we go. This is your last chance to ask. Mel whatever football question, you want the draft is over you see your team the way it sits right now. It's your last chance. He's going on that occasion. After this week. Call eight say ESPN, eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six ask. Mel is next draft is over. Yes. They'll still be some movement. Obviously within fell rosters. But you've got a much better idea. What your team will look like now than you did before Mel hits vacation land after this week? This is your last chance right now to ask now. As I thought it was a spectacular decision. When a lot of level. Question. Well, that's what she says. I'll now I can't believe him in the belfry. Any trapped question want? Dari and Mel now eight ESPN. Ask mel. All right here. It is we fired up with Mike in Texas. What you got? Dallas cowboy draft. What's the one position that they did not address the drafts? They should have. I'd say why receiver no safety till six around. But I would have drafted a wide out at some point by with the Cowboys slow gave him a B, minus great. And I think the receivers Tony powers kind of that combo guy running back receiver. So you could kind of fact him in his maybe half receiver because he has that versatility also return man, but not a true wideout was surprising, right cody's in Indiana. Cody. What's your question? Male Krantz been falling you for a long time. You really like drafts was wondering how many players out of distract. You could see starting this year. Oh, high percentage of these players could be in the mix the quality backup or stars. I think most of these teams will have every draft choice. But maybe once every tranche always make this was a really strong, and I'll tell you what Dari the I looked at the undrafted free agents teams, Gerald Willis goes the Baltimore defense attack. Right, right. Third or fourth round pick that you add on Miami would Preston Williams wide receiver Colorado state the list go to list of penny heart slot receiver to Indy. Okay. There are a lot of really good players that ended up. Jalen Guyton did go to Dallas out of North Texas has a chance a wide receiver, and he also signed John v Johnson wide receiver Toledo, so they got to undrafted guys there. But look at undrafted list fans out. There are listeners. There's some good players on those lists. By the way, we had of course, Jim Nagy on executive records senior bowl, penny heart. You mentioned receiver was the only player in the senior game that did not get draft or the senior bowl that did not get drafted. But yeah, you're right landed in a nice spot with the Annapolis. E N is in Michigan in what you got. Hey Weinstein here. I get it. The media wants to ignore the lions because they've been relevant such a long time. But tell me from your gut Mel, what do you feel? How do you feel about the direction? Bob quinn. Patricia are taking the line. I just buckle up for more misery or do. We have. I'd like to see some just good luck. Finally, come to the lions just from an injury standpoint. It just have some luck there. And I think they have a shot. I think when you get a couple under gosh for them, you think about Bo Ben Shaul guard out of Wisconsin. We thought maybe he could be fourth or fifth round pick. They getting much wrath. I like some of the things they didn't address Alani to buy. It's not today's NFL linebackers. More of a throwback linebacker in a second round. I like it. But I thought that was a little high for the way the game is played now with speed speed more speed from your every now linebackers Travis Fogelman, though could be the. Wheel of the draft of the lions six around or wide receiver out of Old Dominion. All right next up back to Indianapolis. Dave in Indiana. What she got. Hey, guys love show. Thank you. Watch your opinion. Mill if the Colston the right thing about moving back and did we get enough pass rush in this draft. Yes. I love the because you picked up a second round pick from Washington by moving back those twenty spots moving back to get you sin. Bana gu. Yeah, I think the pass rush from Bannet GU will be something to why Jerry green sixth round pick out of Mississippi State showed pass rush Avila as well. Yeah. I think bangles the key guy though, I think bangles ability to get after the quarterback will certainly come into play for Indianapolis as well. And I think all these teams star you check that free agent list out. And I think Ballard through the drafted a great job free agency wise that a good job as well. They are team with penny heart. I mentioned Jamal Peters cornerback outta Mississippi State. They got a chance I think the represent the AFC in the Super Bowl really good chance. All right. Next up. We go to Massachusetts and poll. Good morning, Paul. Titans failed here the time. Lou. Go ahead, Paul. Titan system were Paul was sent the titans. I'll take it from me titans out of beach. They're gonna have to redshirt Jeffrey Simmons, probably at least late in the year when they're making their playoff run. Hopefully, they needed juice on offense and AJ Brown's going to be a key guy. They need somebody to start making some plays in the passing game. AJ Brown old miss if he can just eliminate some of the drops, which hampered them a little bit this past year. AJ Brown's got a chance to do that. We're going to have to redshirt poll in Massachusetts. He's at least a year away from being ready, Brian in Cleveland what you got for mill. Our? Real quick the Browns sixth round pick, drew Forbes. The fact that Austin Korbut couldn't get on the field last year for the Browns. He looks very athletic. I'm tape savage chances supplant. Corbett I like supplant. I think if he can make the team as a backup. It would be a good thing for a kid coming out with some versatility out of southeast Missouri state. That's John Dorsey special. He always throws a curve ball at late in the draft did it there. But no corporate was the first pick in the second round last year. I pick in the second round day to night two. He's going to be expected to be a starter this year and be a key guy up front for the Browns. Kyle in West Virginia Europe. Hey, guys. Mel I was just curious about you know, what you've thought might be the reason that you know, like David sills didn't get drafted. I it just curious thing to me cause it his production at WVU. And you know, what you think the bills are getting out of him. You know, if you think it was just because he he's only really had two years play Madre number. Yeah. I think I think I think the mostly it was the speed factor. I think they is a guy who will make contested catches. He's got incredible hand eye coordination. He's a good athlete. Former quarterback just each just a natural catching the football in contested situations. Is there going to be enough separation? Burst out of his break. I think that's the quick. Can you get open in the NFL enough? That was the question. And the reason why David sills went on got Josh Allens gonna love because he will catching the football. And Josh throws one hundred mile an hour fastball. You better have great hand eye coordination and David sills. Does I think he makes football team? I would be surprised didn't. And he could be a contributor to the bills offense is your final ask Mel of two thousand nineteen. That's it. No muss, we're done. She's I can't even come back during the summer and do a couple of segments within you. Absolutely. Can. But you won't do it. I haven't if I do this. What do you got every four weeks this summer? I made. On the show who asked bell segments show, you'll see that. Absolutely. But you won't do. I'll do it. I just said I'll do it chance. You all know give me that. You're not gonna open it north of that. You're not gonna do it. Come. I said I would. I don't do. I don't not do what I say. I will do I'll hold you to it. Then and every four weeks is a month Mel say month when we say, oh, it's. Better. You're thirty one days or whatever three weeks every three weeks. How about this? How about this hell about this everywhere? A must listen special guest on mel's last show of the year. That's next here.

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"Saddana show here on ESPN LA. Don't forget tomorrow seem gold there myrow fiesta. Joining us bien LA had an Dorie. For friday. That was real. That was great. That was my goal. Call. Not to celebrate go to my weekend at L Dory. Toe. I won't do it again dorito at the monitoring to do it again. I could try to drive. I mean, if you're gonna take it as a challenge now you have to shows tomorrow. That's true jump and also the true. I can't. Yeah. I g. I'm on my fifth day of TV radio all day. So yeah, I probably should save my voice, and I'm not feeling so well still by the way as in the outlets of orange off the five at city drive or Fifty-seven off Chapman. It'll be happy hour every hour starting at six AM with the morning show. Keyshawn z and Travis Mason Ireland and our show this show happy hour specials. Five dollars that got this four dollar. He Lord shots presented by the all new that got platinum of beer for the boldest. And you guys have always humbled us man by attending events and really populating them and making them awesome. Whether it's this show the morning show. Mason in Ireland all the station stuff. You guys are really awesome. And we hope you guys show out tomorrow. It'll be a really fun time. So thank you got. It will I guaranteed. It will do it'll be cool. All right, buddy. Arash Markazi joins us now of the LA times columnists. He's a big shot. He's always been a big. Shot. But now he's extra bigshot doing his dream job at the LA times. And we're very excited for him and support journalism by subscribing to the LA times. I have a digital subscription which allows me these Sunday newspaper because my wife likes to clip coupons. So there you have subscription as well. But I'm a little mad because I got mine before arosh joined the LA times. And now he's got like the super-duper deal. I know sandwiches out of it. Like now people if you join the LA times, you get one of Russia's signature sandwiches. I don't get anything because had been supporting the LA times before. Yes. Yeah. You do. So Arash you spoke and met with I guess the modem you were in Vegas weekend. You're gonna be there for the fight. You're there for the big three. Let's start with Lamar. How would you best describe the journey? He's been through here. Open credible. Really, you know, I mean, I go back to four years ago. I think this was mid October when he was in the hospital, and I and I really didn't think he would make it. I mean, everything we'd be heard up until that point is that he was in critical condition and friends and family were basically there to say there to say their good byes and seeing for the last time. So so for him to be back in Las Vegas and to be in part of the big three drafts was really incredible incredible. So when I sat down with him yesterday for the calm that I wrote in the paper today, I mean, and he realizes that too. I mean his memories not where he wanted to be. He can't do the things they can normally does. I mean to be quite honest with you. I don't know how he's gonna play this season. But I mean just for him to be a part of the team the setback on the court. It's it's an. As ING thing for sure when you were talking with Lamar arosh how coaching did he seem like did? He did. He remember because you mentioned you mentioned his memory isn't what it used to be like did he remember like the period where you covered him and stuff like that? Yeah. No. It was really the short term memory. I mean, he was telling me how you know. Sometimes we go to the store, and you know, he we go for a specific reason. But then forget why he was there, you know, where he left his keys, you know, something he he he remembers the championship seizes but I brought up the game. And I think you many of been there, you know, when he was there during Kobe's last. Yeah. Lamar didn't remember that. And so, you know, these are things he has to deal with in. These are you know, when he talks about the number of strokes and heart attack he had while he was in a coma. Again, the fact that he's alive type of these breathing and talking and can in you know, no matter how well he plays. The fact that he's back on the court, and he looks great, by the way, I mean taking care of themselves. You looks good. But it was so frustrating for him. If he was talking to me just just not being able to be himself not being able to triple the ball the way used to not be like, there are certain things that he wants to remember people's names. And so again, I mean we've heard about this for football because of head trauma. But clearly lavar done a lot of things in his life and put himself in this position. But again, just really good at least to see him back on. It's either. He believes big a part of that structure relief. This upcoming season will help him cho-. What is the extent of the amount of time? He expects to play with the big three like is gonna be a guy who's gonna just kinda eases way into this. Like does he wanna play a certain number minutes? Like what are his goals? I guess so he wants to be a contributor this season. His goal is to play one more season overseas. He wants to have one more season with the competitive Papy on five team, whether that's in Europe or someplace else, and then hang them up. I mean, he told me seeing LeBron James having the season that he did with Cleveland where he played all of the games and had one of the seasons of this year at thirty three is listen, I'm not expecting to be myself. But I mean, I would like to play again. And so he got back in the gym got himself in shape, and and really put himself at least in a position where he can contribute. But there's no goals in term. Of in terms of time or points or or things like that. But again, I mean, he just said him being back on the court is a win for him when you were talking with lamarcus covering him one of the things that stood out is just he was so funny. You know, he's just a quick wit. And you know, you just was really alive that way. Did you see signs of that personality still with them? You know, what the one thing that really stood out to me is that the pain that he experienced when he got traded from the Lakers, still lingered. I mean. So that pain is still there, you know, because I talked about the current situation of the team. And and and and he went back to the day that he was traded. And first of all, I think we've part of that powder traits a Houston, and then found a way to the Mavericks, and he admits he was never the fame. And he was just losses time. He had just lost a cousin in that was family. He loved the lake and remember to arosh. Not interrupt. But on the way to the funeral for his cousin the car that he was being driven in had that accident with a with a bicycle rider ended up killing this kid. And there's always been so much death around the mar- just just what he's gone through in his life is incredible. And so that that pain is still there. And I think there's there's a line in the call and does today about just, you know, paying means love, or, you know, like if you experience pain that means they're alive. And so, you know, again, there's a lot of things he doesn't remember? But he'll never forget, you know, the day that he found out that using traded from the Lakers, and and just like that paint still sticks with him. And so, you know, I mean, he's still loves that team. He he's hopeful that they finally turn it around. You know, I think there might have been a point in his life where he was neither wanna say happy. But that you know, they they traded me. So of course, they're in the position that Rin, but. It was still amazing him that they had missed the playoffs six consecutive seasons. So he's off the mystic for future. But again, the pay is trade still perks. Our buddy Arash Markazi columnist at the LA times with us here on the show on ESPN LA indicate Manetzky with this year's well. So let's which over the fight you're in Vegas for the fight is well, you were there for the big three stuff. But you're they're sticking around for the fight. Why should we be interested in a canal Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs fight? Well, I was ringside for the Daniel Jacobs Nautica love can fight. And the spite the fact that galore can won the fight. I had it pretty close. I mean, I it would have been it would not have been travesty or one of these robberies. If they had, you know, scored the fight for the Daniel Jacob. So he's an amazing fighter who is not a push over. He has the height advantage. He has the week advantage. He's a guy who's only lost one time that was like love to fight in the past nine years. Great story to cancer survivors, coming back really to to to to beat the biggest star in the sport right now. So again, he's not expected to win. I do believe it will be a great fight. And he has a chance to him. There's always this conversation Rosh about the state of boxing and the health of the sport moving forward. Especially in the age of 'em. A wh what that in mind. What's the significance? Of this five. What what can it mean along those lines? You know, what I think no matter who wins? I think the sport is in a good place moving forward because of these streaming services. You know, my problem with the sport for a while was these pay per view events where you're telling fans, they gotta pay sixty nine dollars or seventy or even a hundred dollars to go back to that may whether hockey fight. I mean, no one wants to spend that but that was the does own and like me of PM flaws. You know, if you pay whatever it is nine ninety nine or nineteen ninety nine per month. You can actually watch great people view quality fights and again. So if you're not a fight that you might not get the own or plus, but at least they're now more affordable. Right. And so I think the future of the sport. We'll be in good hands. But you know, the significance. But this fight in particular canal is the biggest star in the sports. So I'm just hoping for a good. Five because I don't think it'd be terrible, by the way, if Cannella lost and exciting fight which would lead to a big rematch during Mexican independence day weekend in September rush Makasi this year. I I agree with you look that you have good free fights not free but on cable on ESPN, right? You have the the plus stuff the design stuff. I'm with you. The biggest challenge sport has is the heavyweights the best three heavyweights are all in three different groupings or three different backed by three different media companies. And I think that presents challenges on getting those guys in the ring together. And we're we're kind of stuck in a place where we can't see the the heavyweights fight. And that's really what draws the most eyeballs. I believe one hundred percent. I mean that that's the one division, and that's sort of like star division that that that that you have one of these unfortunate situations where you you said, you know, once with plus one on ones with Sean. Time. But hopefully, they realize the importance of this we've never had three potential superstar heavyweight fighters. So it would be ridiculous for these. At least two of them not to get on the same patient certainly wilder Joshua that fight has to happen for the good of the sport really over. There's enough money to be made there for sure there is a rash Markazi LA times columnists, buddy. I know this is like your dream job. Just having your picture in there. Just it's fantastic. I'm super happy for you. Thank you so much for coming on. And we will talk to soon have fan witch rush. I got the I got you. Thank you so much go. Congrats brother take care. Congratulations. Good catching up with you arosh Markazi support journalism subscribed to the LA times. You are. Correct. George by the way, he is in his dream job. Like anybody who knows rush knows. This is the job. He's wanted since he was eight. Yeah. It's awesome, man. Let's show off. Awesome deserved. Yeah. So awesome. Yeah. It's great as absolutely deserved. There's no question about it. Coming up next. I wanna react to some stuff. He said about Lamar specifically because I do think that the Lamar Odom story is a miracle. Literally. That's the best way to describe it. I don't think there there is another way to describe that. Plus the latest scuttle butt at USC. We'll touch on that any cabinets hanging out pseudo show ESPN LA sonata show here on ESPN LA. I love this jammer here. You guys have been killing the jams this week function might funches reliable, man. Thanks you killing the jams this week for rail. Try to mix it up, you shouldn't know try to makes it up. I know I love it. I love it. It's been fantastic. People have been tweeting us more about the music and just like how the music on this show has been really really good shutout to funchess man making happen. So the Lamar story that we were talking about with rush. I guess it's look, you know, you hear it, right? Like Ireland talked about it that, you know, Laker in that group was more beloved than Lamar and you were around Andy teams, I covered Lamar for one year every day. And then obviously, you know, just kind of around the NBA I would pop in and see him occasionally when I was doing other stuff. He really is just a genuinely good person like what he was dealing with what he was dealing with. I had a visceral reaction not only because he was so kind right and just such a nice warm hearted person. And the reaction I had was because and maybe rightfully or wrongfully. I blamed a lot of that on his life on that television show and just what that life did to him. And I I am a firm believer that reality television wrecks families that do that stuff more than it helps them. Now. Look, obviously, the Kardashian family has been very successful. But do I think they're the most functional family in the world? Probably not. No, look look at what happened to Hogan's family. Right. Look what I mean. How many? These reality shows have you seen? What's happened with the ball family? Right. Right. Right. Then they are a reality TV show family. Granted literally are that. Yeah. And ever since they've come in more more into the spotlight looking for that type of attention and platform, there's been more more chaos for that family. Yeah. And by the way, the you know, you looked at like what's that? Which of those housewives shows that the woman went to jail or something was jersey or whatever. Like, I want one of them. Right. I mean that. But that's kind of my point is that it just that stuff Rex family. I mean, look in in order to make those shows work for the audience that they're seeking out you need drama. Right. And, you know, this is not acting like, you know, I mean like something we've seen in this world, especially I think like over the last five ten years is everybody now has a brand where everybody thinks that they have a brand. Yes, you what I mean? Like everybody feels like they gotta put their brand. Out there. Right. And people are not meant to be brands. Yeah. Like like as real people like around, you'll people are not supposed to be WWE a fide. Yes. You know? And I feel like there's like a WWE if occasion of the world that we live at now. Yeah. And that's fake. That's a fake world. This is a real world. Right. A hundred percent agree. And so I was really mad at that time. And I was going, you know, I think it was working Bristol at the time. And I I was going on all these platforms just like lambasting just that family in its lifestyle because I felt like it put him in the position it's in. And then, you know, the reactors, well, they're they're in the hospital with him in this. And I'm like, that's those are two separate things in my opinion. You know, I believe and again, it's not say Lamar didn't have his demons. But I do think that life exacerbated some of those demons I'll say this. I I heard from a few people who would know. That early on. At least khloe was very good for Lamar that like there was a lot of structure that she brought to his life. And that there were people that she encouraged cut out of his life. That would have been good for Lamar to out more negative influences. You know, which isn't to say that she was perfect or anything like that. And again, I agree with you in a lot accounts that that's just not a good environment. But when things started going bad four Lamar, you know, whether you're talking about the trade from the Lakers that absolutely devastated him or all the death that had been surrounding him. Whether you're talking about, you know, recently at the time with his cousin, and then that tragedy on the way to his cousin's funeral is cousin have been murdered. And on the way, the right are that he was being driven into the funeral. Got an accident right with a bicyclist who got killed. You know, Lamar never really coming to grips with the death of his infant, son. And they might think about his mother dying at a young age the grandmother that raised him yet. I was a lot of things. That were and by the way. So the problem with what I have with its look, I'm not trying to say that khloe Kardashian didn't love Lamar Odom. That's not what I'm saying. But that lifestyle when you have all those types of tragedies, and you have demons okay to deal with Lamar had before he ever met the cardiac arrest. Correct. But when you have to grieve and go through all those processes while also dealing with it while you're on television, like the Truman show, that's not healthy for every everyone. It's also too. It's just if you're going through real stuff in your life, and you, you know, you need the type of infrastructure that helps you get through really difficult periods. That's just not a good environment for I they're not for anyone. Yeah. I mean, vita specially someone like him, right, especially someone like him or also just them like, they're they're they're not a group that reeks of empathy. Like, they're not a group that feels like goes out of their way to be selfless as I don't. I don't know about all that. I just think that you know to go through all that grief or what? Demons you're dealing with to have to tackle that on television. Just seem only it is. But it's cruel and unusual punishers thought into that family, even if you don't think they're bad people like I'll which I don't find. I'll stip I don't I don't necessarily even care one way or the other. You can't deny that their self absorbed. I mean, like, they're literally are a brand. But. Yeah. But I'm more focused on just the that lifestyle of having to live it all out on television. Like that to me was what just led me to feel that way? And I and I had a very visceral reaction, I very happy that he is at least getting things back together at seems like at least, according to rush the three favorite athletes that I've ever covered in the been the same three for a long time. How Saul Rony Tori off Lamar Odom, and the the commonality between the three of them is they're all incredibly kind. They're just very kind people and Lamar is maybe the most genuinely popular like in the truest sense of popular NBA athlete I've ever been around. And like you could see when he was going through all this like on social media. There were no jokes like people people weren't clowning on imitation, cheap shells, because you know, a lot of the jokes right themselves. You talking about drugs prostitution all that brothel. Right. Those jokes, right? Mm selves if people wanted to make out. Yeah. Didn't know. And they did it because they love him. And he's he's very much beloved. There's no doubt. He's a lovable guy. And I agree with you. It's so makes me happy to see him like this agreed now speaking of lovable guy USC has a head coach that's a lovable guy and in Klay hell not everyone loves him right now because they've had a miserable season. He's but he is a fine, man. Like, I don't think there's any question. The question is either right coach for USC. And we've had the story this week of Reggie Bush and might liner, you know, trying to convince urban Meyer to take the head coaching job at some point and lobbying for him. We had Todd mcshay on earlier to talk about the draft. But you brought up the question about play Hilton. And he had a visceral reaction not towards you towards the questioning moment towards me clay Helton. And here's what he said. I love quake. I love clay. And I hope clay keeps his job. I think he's the right man for the job. I know that it starts. He's not like the flashiest guy. He's not the guy. That maybe people in LA want. But if you spend any time with that guy, you realize that he he is one of the Pru. Good people in college football. He knows his much if not more than just about every head coach, I meet with and we meet with on a weekly basis, and I think he can win there. If he's given some, you know, giving some time it's gonna it's gonna take a minute to replenish. But I don't think they're that far off. Well, we'll see right Graham herald will be an interesting addition. They went outside the box for the first time, you know, this right now, I I'm a USC Allama big USC football fan. You give me the choice between clay Helton and urban Meyer. I'm taken Klay Halden. Okay. Yeah. Urban Meyer guy, either al-sabah mostly because he's like Iggy. I will sacrifice the winds. Yeah. I'd rather. I'd rather have clay Helton whatever you think of him as a coach that are mar I coming up next. 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Hour 2: March Sadness

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Hour 2: March Sadness

"The. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Pick a range of coverage options with the name your price tool to find a price that works for you. Joe Tom is gonna join us in an hour. Noon eastern on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Here's your sportscenter update. Over Auburn assistant Chuck Person pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy charge person accepted ninety one thousand five hundred dollars in bribes steer players with NBA potential to a Pittsburgh based financial advisor as part of the plea. He agreed to forfeit that amount. The rifleman. Von TASR Burr faked will be joining Tonio Brown in Oakland as the linebacker signed a one year five million dollar deal. That should go. And finally a new gadget is being developed that will allow police to see whether you were texting or swiping in the seconds before an accident. You guys better. Stop doing that better. Stop doing it. Please. Everybody stabbing doing. It is dangerous. I'll I see it in Miami. All the time the highways people driving those hundred mile an hour missiles while playing angry birds on their phone. No question. It used to be like if you were driving behind somebody. And you saw them sort of swerve in a little you thought they'd been drinking now, I don't even think that I just think there's somebody on their phone. There has to be at this time in American history. More people being honked at red lights than ever in the history of eight you know, what happened to me. I went to I went to a store, and I got because I thought it was dangerous. I got one of those things that hold your phone, and I have it attached to my window. And now people think I'm a new driver, and they're constantly flagging me down on just trying to be saved all my athletes out there. Gatorade has different option for you to hydrate. It's all Gatorade zero Gatorade zero as all the same electrolytes, but with zero sugar so you got zero excuses. Not to go out and grab a bottle today. Go grab one. Gatorade zero all the electrolyte zero sugar for all the latest headlines information, tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the day. We've been playing the looks like game for a long time. Stan Van Gundy has been the recipient of a lot of looks like Jeff Van Gundy. His brother has been a one seed as the Queen of heart. I give me all the ones involving Jeff Van Gundy, real quick. 'cause I've got an update our tournament. I wanna get stands thoughts on this college basketball bribery, stuff that is now in in snared, the rifleman, and I also want to get to some sound here from Tim Kershaw because Sarah Spain's new podcast is dropped with Tim Kirk. That's what she said. It's part of the Libertad and friends network, and she's a great interviewer, and Tim Kerchuns a great storyteller. So I wanna get to a couple of stories that Tim Kirch in tells on that in a second. But before we do any of that. I want to rank the strongest powers that exist on our show Steven A Smith, interrupting with something gaseous, and you know, just obnoxious on first take breaks into programming. We stop everything the magic crate of content breaks into programming. We stop everything the Kentucky fraud chickens are largely undefeated. Although. Stands got one on appeal that he thinks he defeated on. When I want to ask you guys is this how much power how much more power. Do. We wanna give Chris cody's ojection umpire because haymaking than sound and standing up and doing the strike three and kicking people out of the studio is I want to embolden that power. I want more of him kicking people out. But can we give it that kind of power? I think we can I think we should he's earned it. He deserves it. I'm fine with unlimited power for Chris. Yeah. So he just stands up his third strike call and kicked people out of the studio. Let's figure out more ways to incorporate that, but before we do it stand. When you hear all wiretapping, the LSU coach Chuck person's getting snagged, the FBI spending its time investigating college coaches as you're watching all of this. You have been very critical of the NCAA for many years, and this is the most overt proof. We've ever had. Oh, these guys are all cheating. The FBI's got them on what they and I'm not even sure if they think of it as cheating or just the price of doing business in college sports. And if all of this is true that it costs one hundred ten thousand dollars for Creighton to get a recruit. And how the hell is Duke getting everybody? It's question you, you have to believe right that everybody those same guys are turning down money from everywhere else to go play at Duke or to go play at North Carolina. That's what you have to believe. If you don't think that Duke is cheating because we're seeing everywhere else. The top twenty kids top twenty five kids even top fifty kids are getting money. So look we get no proof on a lot of these people. But your belief system would have to be no, no, they just some of those kids don't want money, and they value the experience of one year at Duke more, they believe in coach K and his ability to make them better basketball players plus that brand playing for four there. No one believes that. I got some land. But the interesting ones LSU because of the reaction. See here's the thing that the school administrators don't care. They only care if you get caught that's what they care about. They don't want you to get caught. But they don't care that you're actually doing it and the fan certainly don't care, and we have that proven better at LSU than anywhere else. The fans were so upset they wanted the defy finally. They couldn't win anything with Ben Simmons. But they finally got a good team. How they get a check the wiretaps. Yes. Exactly. Right. He made a strong bleep off for for the kid. Didn't get him. You know, they've got him on there. And the fans are like bring the coach back in Joe, the must go. I mean, the fans don't care, and I think the fans have become more savvy than or stand. This is it. I mean, I don't think out there. Joe Joe go can you put on the poll, please at lebatardshow the age of the person who uses the phrase, I've got some land. I want to send sell you sell you, excuse me. Like, I is that. Because I think the saying is a bridge. The bridge got some beach front property in Arizona. I'd like to sell you. Through if I've ever on. I think it's interesting because I do believe that that fans of things largely want to be blissfully and blindly ignorant. So they are more willing to believe. Right. That Duke is doing it the right way and Duke is clean, even though it would appear that if Duke is winning at this particular game. They're like Lance Armstrong winning when everyone else was doping, and he was the clean one. And we wanted badly to believe that he was the clean one. He made cycling interesting in this country. And we would have had to have believed that everyone else was doping in sport. And he was better than them. Even though he wasn't doping. If Duke is getting all the players, and you've got wiretaps of LSU getting good with recruits. Don't you have to ask yourself is Duke, Lance Armstrong? I mean, I guess you could ask yourself that question. I don't think anyone thinks that I think everyone just assumes. And has assume for a long time that coach guy is doing it the same way that everyone else is doing, oh, I think people believe in coach K's, integrity and. Gin. And I think they do believe in his integrity and everything and I think that's warranted. You know, he's never been caught at anything or or even been implicated in any of the amazing thing. Like, how can you not him and saving seem to be doing it largely the right way? Well, yeah. And I think basketball's different than football number one. Because football guys are gonna have to stay three years. So it's a little bit. I don't think the money is as much of it as there as in as in basketball. But I also think the thing that people have to understand is stuff can be going on at the schools in the coaches, truly don't know. I mean, there's relatively no he had no idea. Yeah. Okay. No. That wasn't really my point. But well, that's what he's claiming Richard. He knows. But it is possible. Listen on you can't control all those boosters at a school that you Kidman on you know, the recruiting game though. I don't care what coach K says he knows what's I mean? He knows the game. He knows if they're not doing it. The kids go somewhere else and smearing coach K in a way mirror and say I want to hold back on doing that. I think the the the bigger point is not to try to implicate certain people because I don't think that's fair. But I do think we've seen enough to know that this sport isn't what fans of college basketball, maybe had thought it was or want to believe onto believe. Right. Where there's a couple of renegade schools out there who are doing this. No, I'm not saying everybody, I would never say that. But this is very widespread. This is the way the recruiting game is place. You've got. How many times are you gonna fall this trap? Dan, does a thing where he's just asking the question. And you say the thing gets say, you're going way too, far that's true. Because I'm the one who brought up Lance Armstrong. But let me tell you how this is blown back and how it will always blow back Duke ain't gonna be mad at Stu God's trust. That. All right. No matter what round here, it's not going to be Stu gods. Who gets the brunt of that one has your internal sleep clock adjusted to the time change. 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So standing Gundy's in with us. He's a big baseball fan. Tim Kirch into great story teller. We're telling you that you need to be subscribing rating and reviewing the lebatardshow friends podcast. That's what she said by sarahspain talks to Tim Kirch again. She's a very good interviewer and Kirk and always gives it up. So. Here's one story from Tim kurkin. He could tell you a million. He's a great storyteller. Let's hear one of the stories from that's what she said. Well, Dan, Shaughnessy globe was the baseball writer at the Washington star who I backed up while he was there. And Dan introduced me earlier for the first time, I think it was nineteen seventy nine we walked on the field together. And Dan goes up too early ver- who's this conic major league manager and says Earl this is Tim Kirk kurkin. He's going to be back me up. He's going to be covering some games this year and a help I can say this Earl looked right at me and said you tip at one. So I'm like thirteen years old three foot eleven I almost cry. And Dan looks me and says don't worry Earl only says that to the people that he really likes really John. I mean here let me hear another. I long I long for baseball mattering the way that it did back then when Earl Weaver do even have a manager right now who's allowed to be sort of an American leader. Earl Weaver was somebody who noted leadership, but they changed the game and the rules. There's no arguments anymore because of replay they look at the monitor they decide to challenge they walk out there. I mean, maybe once or twice a year, you'll have a guy arguing balls and strikes, but he gets tossed quickly. Because of that, we don't have those kicked the dirt on the fire. And all of that what we have is that phony Joe Madden with those fake glasses. I mean trying to pretend smarter than everyone else when he's not let's hear another Tim Kirch in story from that's what she said instead of hearing Stu gods. Playing one of his hits. One night at the Dallas Morning News. I've been in town about a week. We got a tip that Ron Meyer the football coach at SMU was going to be the next football. Coach of the New England Patriots was a giant story and my boss at the morning, news said Tim are football writers are nowhere to be found. You have to write this story. So I call Ron Meyer on the phone fifty times. Clearly, it's off the hook my boss is you have to go to his house. I've been in town for a week and even into my house, let alone his house and Ron Meyer from Oscar Mayer at this point. So I finally get to his house ten o'clock at night nineteen Eighty-one, Sarah. I looked a whole lot younger than than I looked now. And if it's possible, I was even smaller than than I am. Now, I knock on the door. He comes the door. I say, hi, I'm Tim Kirk jn with the Dallas Morning News. And he says, okay, how much do we owe you this month? So. I have to play. I'm actually not the paper boy actually worked for real newspaper. So great. It's the sound of the day. It's brought to you by my computer career dot EDU trading for a better life. I'm telling you that entire podcast is just stories like that. It's great. It's I think it's like a top three Levitan friends episode that we've put out there. So go ahead and check out Sarah Spain. That's what she said podcasts scribe to it. She's an excellent interviewer. Stan did Magic Johnson. Get it wrong on the ngelo. Russell. Look, I think it's it's hard to it's hard to say because people develop over time, you know. And so at the time, you gotta remember what happened with him in LA too with the incident with Koby, and every not Kobe you've got to trade him the swaggie. Yes. Swaggie of those of you. I don't know. He is said to have snitched on swaggie p cheating on is alia. Why? And so it's not just that incident or Iggy Iggy. My that's fun. But it it. It's it's more his credibility in the locker room. And quite honestly, I don't know how many people Sean marks maybe. But no one else really foresaw. What was going to become of the ngelo? Russell look even as recently as last year, he wasn't showing signs of that. He outscored the kings last night in the fourth quarter like twenty seven to thirteen beat him by himself. He was great. He's been great. I don't know. If that's not magic though, I think he was traded right before magic got. There was it before magic. He's been with the nets were couple years now. Well, and they've done a great job with him. Kenny Atkinson's a really good job there and giving guys a lot of freedom and they've letting play through mistakes, and he's playing with with great confidence. But but all their cards. Do I mean Spencer Dinwiddie could very well be the sixth man of the year, and he's probably in the running. For most improved player. Also. So those guys have thrived particularly their guards there. He's giving them. Great. Great freedom. They've played well, Mike I want to update our tournament here. But I I wanna give STAN Van Gundy. Some of what we believed to be the best Jeff Van Gundy looks like in in the history of the show we've gotten like twenty nominees over the years you and your your brother, you looked like a lot of things. So does Jeff Van Gundy looked like the guy who keeps score on the note pad while bowling because he doesn't trust the score monitor. Yes. Or no will Jeff would. I don't think he looks like that guy down. No. Yeah. Okay. Guy who would do that. Yes. Okay. Does Jeff Van Gundy looked like the guy who on comfortably weights in the back of the line at a local coffee shop while reminding overzealous customers coming in. Hey, the line starts back here. He would do that that. I'm sure again, we've got Jeff Van Gundy looks like the Queen of hearts that was a one-seat Jeff Van Gundy looks like the guy at the gym who peas out of the bottom of shorts. I believe that so four to give him annot on both of those. I'm helping out does he look like a frustrated prosecutor trying to cross examine a parrot. That's an interesting image. But but I'd say now doesn't he looked like the was at the before? And a cold medicine commercial the before in a cold medicine commercial when he was coaching when he was coaching. Yes, for sure he had the bags under his eyes. He was tired all the time. No question. Data pulling out money to advance here. Because I t because magic did trade the ngelo Russell that is straight talk. It is brought to you by straight talk wireless nationwide. Coverage on America's largest most dependable four G L T network had to trade him though. He had the spe. He had to he had opened up salary. Yeah. Space. All I'm not doing this. Libertad? I just come back from a journalism convention in Atlanta. And I was trying to get into my house, and you know, I was paying walking down the driveway. And I realized I couldn't find my keys anywhere. Stugatz. I don't right now have the ability given the state of my body seizing up to climb through a window to break window. I don't have. There's no time for that. What do you do you find a public place, and you do what you gotta do. Right. So I went in the backyard. But this is the funny part about it visually is there's Dan lever. Tarred pooping next to a mountain of journalism plaques, I got five of them. These live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio once upon a time in a different America. The Oakland Raiders were a motorcycle gang. They were relevant in this country in a way that was. Unusual and they were relevant in a way that sports teams usually aren't allowed to be which is bad behaving. They were thought of as a team that had the personality of rebellion because their owner was a loon who was logistics and would take all the chances when the raiders head to Los a-, Las Vegas within Tonio Brown and now volunteers Bertha CT until is Jon Gruden now. Just the statue of liberty. He's going to be the one. Hey, bring me all your rebellious guys guys that no one else can hand go innovate. I'll I'll give them money. And you don't know what else I'm gonna get. I mean perfect only there for a year. We'll see what have that signing birth? I mean, the Bengals just gave up on them saying you wanna hit him with a loser game show sound. Those. Perfect. That's a bad joke. It's good. I I'm with you. Thank you. Stan. I appreciate it. When I first of all, I'm just standing against Mike all day all day. Yeah. Epic Cleveland Browns takes the lines have been drawn. So it's choice. Oh here for STAN. Van Gundy, actively feuding with Mike Ryan because Mike Ryan is getting beat up here on Twitter. He's some people here. Don't like that. He is disrespecting the nuggets guy writes in the Boing noise. The Boing noise during the nuggets is so much more annoying than it is funny. I used to think Mike Ryan was funny. The more confidence he's gained over the years. The more annoying. He's become you'll get the show. Update our other tournament. We update the NIT games because we've got another tournament going on that I suspect he's better than our NCAA tournament, which has been fouled up by that Daniel Baldwin pretending to be all of his brothers. It's alec. But let's see who the voice is that the same voice front as we have to update some of our teams in the tournament, and our looks like tournaments, so March sadness and NC state is represented by Quin Snyder looks like tax evasion. Does look like Tex you can't dispute it's and you want to because you want it. Depend a coat somebody who looks like tax evasion. Funny to me say if somebody could look like, Texas, but if someone were to look like it would look a lot like when site that was Stephen. Hofstra is represented by Mike francesa looks like the guy in the office having issues at the copy machine that every seven seconds just lifts the tray closes it and hits the print button. Not realizing there's a paper jam he needs to clear that's me, though. So. It's hard for me to laugh at that one officers gone from the tournament a by Hoffstetter also gone into surprise Davidson number four seed represented by Barry, Melrose looks like the security guard at the strip club who asks you to take your head off. Does he looked more like that than the casino, boss? A sad Las Vegas casino. Where Stu gods goes to strategy. Clearly not because that's a tournament team. Limps gum is a five seat. I have no idea. What limps come is? Where it is. It's in Nashville Tennessee coach by Casey Alexander. They got their first NCAA bid last year. Really good program tied for the regular season championship in the Atlantic sun outstanding program. Great gar play. I mean, they really do senior gore play really like to stretch the floor. One of the best defensive teams. We have in college basketball uptown. You don't be surprised if Lipscomb makes it to the Sweet Sixteen VNI t. There you go. They just did. I told you so don't be surprised that they won last night and got there. Yeah. Bisons that of the ASU about that the Atlantic sun, the Ellison, Dan, stay son, when your college basketball iceberg, you call it the ASU. No, you call it the. On this. I mean, listen telling you John merit the guard shooting sixty three percent from the field. Kenny Cooper senior guard four point two says, that's what you need come tournament time come mortgage it eats senior guard play. No, I d. New actually, do this those stand on you do do you happen to know limps come or can you do? Okay. So no, not everybody. But Casey Alexander previously was a coach at Stetson. I got to knowing he's a friend followed their program been on their campus in the whole thing. I mean, he really isn't outstanding coach, and they have the program going very very well. Well, limps come is represented in our tournament. They are advancing to his right again with one of his predictions. They are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen of the NIT. They're represented by Doris Burke, looks like the person waving behind the hosts on the today show holding sign that says happy birthday mom, couldn't get her to read it. You see Greensboro is a one seed represented by Jim Harbaugh looks like he licks his finger to test the win before gracefully cascading shopping cart from across the parking lot directly into its correct? So UNC Greensboro has advanced. But that means Campbell's gone that means this is gone field Yates looks like the lifelike robotic bartender in a scifi movie. That's always smiling as he is wiping down the bone-dry counter. Don't true. Tough loss for our tournament there. Indiana's at one seed, Indiana is one seat in the NATO. Now, these none of these got door big tournament, but Indiana's represented by it ordure on Doug Peterson Houston Nutt and Mike Leach looked like the dogs playing poker painting. That's gonna be the big door to me. And it was a one seat in the just miss just missed. Saint Francis is gone. That means this is gone. Randy Scott looks like flow from progressive sidekick agent James trying to help you bundle and save. Anyway, he knows how you did get Randy Scott, can we get doors Burke, Clemson is represented by Jeff Fisher looks like the guy who took the photo of Jim mcelwain with his shark friend. That's true. Does look like it wasn't mcelwain. Right, right. State of seven seat has gone from the NATO. That means this is gone. Sam darnold looks like the obnoxious drunk kid wearing salmon colored shorts. Who says do you know who my dad is before being knocked out by the bouncer? A number three Memphis represented by Jim Leyland looks like he thinks left-handed people just haven't learned to use their right hand yet. More like that in attitude than he is in appearance. That's memphis. Memphis advanced over San Diego. That means this is gone. Paul finebaum looks like the nineteen fifties founder and CEO of a company who has an oil painting of himself hanging in the lobby. So true. That is a good one number two, Texas as Vance that means this advances, Trey wingo looks like the guy who can't find the right button to hold the doors open on the elevator. You just missed. South Dakota state is gone. This is Ron Rivera looks like your te'o Julio. He does. That's so true. He does look like my deal. Julio Ron Rivera looks like your te'o Julio. Do you live is funny? Ron Rivera looks like your te'o Julio. Crayton is represented by the two seed Creighton is represented by Mike Greenberg. Looks like the host of dinner party who went serving the wine announces is shop till the tour eighteen ninety nine. And then says well chuckling that's the year not the price bud looking directly at you. Which one's better stand that one for my Greenberg or the fact that he looks like he uses a knife and fork on his hamburger. Loyola Chicago, seventh seed is gone. That means this is gone. Trey wingo looks like the anchor for your local news station that binds you the answers because you matter. That's good, man. That NT has good. I'm going to look forward to updating that one as we go on as well. Stan Van Gundy in with us grateful as always for presence donlevatar instead of talking about the specifics of the game, we get inundated because we're not doing the thing you're supposed to do with this via Twitter can't handle the lebatardshow. He doesn't wanna talk about the game because it was bad football. Dude. Your sports radio hosts guts. These live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. I always love taking a look at who got it done on Sunday at the monster energy NASCAR Cup series at California. Kyle Busch was able to bring home his two hundred career victory across the three NASCAR series. That was his fifty third for the monster energy Cup along with fifty three in the gander outdoors truck series in ninety four in the xfinity series. His next victory will make them nascar's overall victories leader so planting Richard petty about that the king Kyle Busch. Getting it done brought to you by Grainger, grainger's. Got your back when it comes to the safety and industrial supplies that help keep your facility running get what you need when you need it only at Grainger dot com. So this is from Sports Illustrated because we haven't heard a lot from lady on bell. I don't know if it's an unprecedented hold out. But it was certainly as weird as these things get where guy in his prime where we all know, he's Uber talented just sits out a year, and then can't actually cash in as a business decision. Even though it seem prudent the time to stay healthy, not get injured headed into guaranteed money. It turned out financially. Not to be a great move. He's now talking and he is saying, and I want to ask 'em Van Gundy this question because. How much of this falls on your leadership ownership management coach when this happens? He was planning on only sitting out game one last season just game one, and he tells Sports Illustrated that after the goal being just meaning just missing game one of the season things started to unfold behind the scenes leading up to the season opener. And then he started contemplating missing more games at first he says, I was literally thinking I don't want to play camp not as because of the hurt my life. And I'm like, I'm not playing he just wanted to miss sort of camp and come in easy, and then get his money, and then everything that happened afterward, including he saying that there was some rift with Ben Rothlisberger. He's just saying bleep it. I'm gonna just sit out the whole thing. Now, isn't it incumbent upon management to be custodians of that kind of thing? Even if you're not. Not interested in paying a guy. What he wants aren't you responsible for knowing whether or not he's willing to sit out one game or the whole season. What his mindset how he feels isn't that some somewhere in management isn't someone supposed to know the real feelings of the person. Well, I don't know that necessarily that. They didn't right. I mean, he said self that he only planned on sitting out one game. And then. Related right. He made it very clear. They probably did know his mindset Bill, but look I don't think management's ever going to get behind the idea either of. Oh, yeah. Just go ahead and take training camp in the first game off and all of the OT as I mean, you know, that's not the kind of people you want necessarily now. Sometimes maybe you have to put up with that. But when a guy makes his mind up ahead of time like I don't care how much money you offer me. I don't wanna go to OT as I don't wanna go to training Kim. I'm not playing the first game. I don't know that that's management's problem that seems to me it's a Levy on bell problem. I think the more I read about this situation. A fascinating part to me is you have two guys in Balan Brown because bell says in that same article, Dan that Tom wants to win the organization wants to win Ben wants to win. But Ben has to win his way and that didn't sit well with me and Tony rat. You had two guys. Who were Uber talented say, hey, you know, what enough with your way how about our? But that's what I think is the responsibility of management right there. You've got. Three guys. They're your stars. You gotta manage all differently. You can't always be siding with rothlisburger the onus on this is falling on Ben Rothlisberger to be a better leader that comes with the position. And as he's aging. He's pushing away weapons that can help them age gracefully. I was listening to the Tomahawk podcast. And Joe Thomas is a coast of that nicely done very quickly. Yeah. He'll be joining us. Andrew Hawkins who played with New England which sharing stories about how Tom Brady went out and sought people to tell them how to connect with millennials. That's how they bring in rob gronkowski. How he can connect with rob gronkowski in. Josh Gordon for the time that he is there as he is aging. He's trying to listen to the same using that is teammates are listening to in in this helps aging process to have these great relationships with weapons that can keep them younger. Ben rothlisberger. Does not have those relationships. Well, I think look we we're seeing it all the time. Now, we're seeing the same thing in the NBA a lot just what Dan was saying. People wanna win and people want to lead. But they want everything done their way. And that's not ever going to work, you know, in today's league because he's other guys that you're playing with you know, they have their own ideas too. And to have a team be successful. You need to bring everybody together. And that we don't seem to see a lot of that kind of leadership anymore. You know? I mean, we see leaders who are upset that the young guys especially on a team will not follow them. Like, they're just won't do what I say right management. Did the rings thing. They're like, no Benz got the hardware. He's got the rings. We're gonna win his way not your way. Joe Thomas is gonna join us here in about ten minutes, the hall of fame left tackle. But you guys saw the report right that the Steelers were offered something better by the patriots for in Tonio Brown. Just kept hanging up the phone on caller ID.

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Hour 1: Daniel Baldwin

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

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Hour 1: Daniel Baldwin

"This is the Dan Le Batard show with this to spot Cass. There was no one on the road today. Did you notice that? Well, I noticed that you're here. I knew traffic I'm here. And I'm here why? Because I was here fifty minutes early. I mean, we're just having when you're here on there was plenty of people on the road. And this is exactly how you wanna start a national radio show talking about local traffic. I know I was I was blown away by it. Because I mean, it's the Thursday. It's the first day the NC double A tournament. I realized people take off. I didn't realize that many people took off. I did saying I guess it all took it off in Broward because I think everyone here was pretty late to the studio because it's awful down here Miami with traffic, but let's continue talking. That's a causeway structure right there. I mean, that's what it is. You have the national thread tournament day. Yes. It is. It is torn omit day such an important day that laboratory has decided not to come into good because I have completely irrelevant questions. Hey is he good ears of around the horn guys? Thanks for having me. I saw Mardy fish was here yesterday. And it took me a while to realize Miami open was down here. I've got this weird affinity for. You know, you guys have the nineties baseball, affinity and all that stuff. Like, I think it was late nineties into two thousands tennis precipitately American tennis. I have a great fun is for these guys when I saw Mardy fish. I was like oh my God. They got fish. How did they get vision there? And that was pretty darn cool to me just having. I didn't hear him say a word, but just having him there is like man, that's really cool. And he's a current Davis Cup. Captain, right. Have you seen the format change? It's like the World Cup now. No, I haven't. Yeah. They're trying to get some of the world's biggest players back into the Davis Cup. And and it's really cool competition captains actually play in. This thing the marred is gonna play. So that's very more deficient. Looks like tennis. Does he I guess now he looks put it on the poll does Mardy fish looked like tennis at lebatardshow on Twitter. Why are you tennis or snowboarding one of those two snowboarding? I get put that on the poll as well. There's more fish look like snowboarding at lebatardshow audience knows exactly what more efficient looks at work a little bit. When Mardy fish dropped, the my fastest serve was one forty something. Right. Did he say that was just last year two years ago because I don't believe that was anywhere near now that had to be in his pri-? I would guess that's in his prime. There's no way. He's great. And I'm not even certain his prime. He was serving one hundred and forty four miles per hour. You guys could even return one hundred twenty miles per hour there, but one forty four whatever that number was for yourself is e you don't think we could return Mardy fish serve. None of us. No one on the show. Really? You know? Roy hit a home run out of Marlins park. You know, that Russian part of the stadium in I'm about to about to announce something that the world doesn't know about ROY. Okay. You guys think he's mazing athlete? The man can't jump rope. So he's. That and people probably think that he can't do a bunch of row. No, he can't even do it. Once. Can't do it once. Well, well, I could do it once but twice. I mean, I don't know what it was that. You did do. But it wasn't jump rope. Like your row pacman were complete three sixty at least once did not. Yes, it did. I could do it. Once twice is jumping rope. Or is that just jumped over rope in. I is that the gauge of a good athlete jumping rope. At the fact that we're having this conversation confirms he cannot return a Mardy fish serve trying to confirm whether or not captains play in the Davis Cup. Hemi up at Michael Ryan roof, you know, the answer format. I mean, you know hitting overturn. It's not the same as a baseball. I I can just tell you that right order. Yeah. Feel like if you were trying to baseball now, you wouldn't be able to do it to be honest. I haven't been I don't want to upset you. But I haven't been doing did. I was very impressed with your Olympic prowess as of late lake the field goal challenge was kind of a mass the races. You had strange running form. I'm not really rushing Billy. He's got a very small wheelhouse. And I think we saw it with that home run feeling less and less confident than Mardy fish plays in the days. I don't think he does like the captain's play how old is more efficient this point. I mean, I mean, he's incredible shape doubles, you can play doubles. I mean, he isn't credible shape. Why are you obsessed with nineties tennis? Little skip school in high school to watch like French Open big French Open matches and stuff whenever usually whenever under was. So I was with the masters a more efficient only thirty seven years old. I'm starting to wonder if it was the missing school that I like more than the watching tennis probably was. But it was American tennis. You're saying, yeah. Yeah. Well, I mean, I mean the nineties weren't exactly the glory, it's really odd. Because the guy that I didn't like was probably the best guy. Well stretch there with Jim Courier. I was just not a Jim courrier fan. The former Davis Cup cap. May or may not be playing internet's rude to more efficient terms of height. They listen at six Dudas, not six two six four. Right. I was gonna say at least six four you got to spend some time with Morty fish. You've got to spend time with is near yesterday. Did you gosh? I went to the day is nurse who'd tude. I went to the Miami open yesterday morning fish as more efficient guests and fishes the mayor of the Miami open because he's the Davis Cup, captain. Right. So you can't go anywhere without being stopped. He knows everybody who is also many tennis players, but it was a coolest thing. I go up the escalator go to the player lounge mortar fish comes out brings me to turnament director James Blake's office. I James Blake speaking of your obsession with ten classic tennis players and guess who's in the office all day is ner. Is ner office. I shake hands with all day is ner who's a giant. He's six foot ten he was sitting down, and he was taller than me. His arm is taller than me understand tournament at hard rock stadium, though. Oh, they did such a great job with the venue. It looks super cool. But the coolest part for me is I think everybody knows my two favorite tennis players all day is ner because he plays all day and the young bucks, the Greek young buck, Stefan sip sips, and we were walking through the practice courts because mardi scout a player for the Davis Cup, and guess who's just chilling outside of the practice court. Sip us the maze. Read the only one that recognized him. No, it's the Miami open. Everyone recognizes sip is possible. People weren't excited to see mardi fish. They were excited to see you. So they went up to Mardy fish. So he could introduce 'em. I absolutely think more people were excited the Mike Ryan than mardi out at the Miami open. Not. Demo folks, they were never really excited to see mardi fish. There was a. Available. I hope I'm not I'm not, but it on the poll. Would you be more excited to see Mike Ryan or Mardy fish? That's not that's one of those things where you go up to the person, you know, hoping they introduce you to the person you wanna meet that's what probably was going on scout a tennis player. Oh, we will a they they're hitting partners. This is legit tennis match. That's going on between, you know, the American the Frenchman that we're playing right there. The Frenchman got mad at Marnie. And because we're talking a little bit too loud. You would think the Davis Cup, captain when no better he really they hit you with a no, no French, dude. French didn't want wanna say it himself, the French who want to say it himself. You look at. Hey, can you guys like quite down and move to center court that was a move? Hey, you guys wanna move the Senate, cordy? Here's you I'm like, no, we're good where we'll just be quiet, but he's whispering was mardi taking notes. Well Davis Cup, captain like mardi was explaining to me that he liked captains were out there. And supporting know that you know, that you have a captain that has your back his out there watching you practice out there supporting really take an interest in your game. So he was out there supporting his guy watching remember, the Rosser isn't built out. So he scout. And to see how he's going to build out this team that he may or may not play for someone please tell me did mardi blame the loud talking on. You look at the guys like this guy doesn't know what he's doing every era man that would have been made me feel very vulnerable. But sip us this do just beat Roger Federer in the Australian Open. He's only twenty years old also tall as all. Hell, right. Super nice, incredibly nice. I had the in because my wife is Greek. So we talked a little bit about that. And you know, he hasn't mentioned the Greek freak, then you, well, no more Mardy fish did. And sip us hasn't met the Greek freak. Yep. They how the two greatest athletes have not met this happened. He also tip us also told me that he's a rockets fan. Yeah. He just likes the way that they play. So how come is nervous? It coming on the show, though, if you get to spend so much time there, I mean, we've been trying to get his neurotic forever. I think is there's gonna come on. But I was working in different England. Didn't wanna I was a little nervous when I met is ner. I can't lie. Sip est likes the way the rockets play. I'm not sure how much he watches them. Because he told me how well balanced the rockets. Phony you. Single him giving the scouting report for Lipscomb. When you watch the rockets, you think balanced, do you. Gods here. No one really has time to go to the post office. You're busy who's got time for all that traffic parking lugging, all your mail and packages, it's a real Astle? That's why you need stamps dot com. One of the most popular time saving tools for small businesses stamps dot com. 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Now down their free crushing the five barriers to growth guide today that net sweet dot com slash Dan nets. We dot com slash, Dan. Donlevatar mummy. Do you think? Yup. Stu gods? Oh, do you. Basis Libertador show with his two guards on ESPN radio Daniel Baldwin gonna join us in about fifteen minutes. Ron McGill at noon eastern trying to get him coaching on as well with drove each row. Played his final game today. What'd you say? Which one is which ones that. The fat one the one that I love my brother, and why is he on today because Dan's not here because he's the voice of the tournament. He is the voice of the tournament. We have to update our our tournament least the IT in a little bit. First round gets underway later today. I was telling his e during the break guys. That'd be interested in your thoughts. Here. I am. The next two weekends. I am calling the play by play guy. I'm an analyst three man booth. It is a three man booth and I'm doing too big time division. One college lacrosse skips. I've got Maryland women meant I had Maryland North Carolina this weekend and then North Carolina Duke the following weekend. Now, I went on a conference call yesterday. This is very very cool. Chris I had a conference call with the coach you know to analysts the play by play guy. The sl D, And I'm talking to the Carolina head coach how much are you talking about your daughter a lot I dominated this conference. Call Mike you've heard me conference calls. Yeah. You kill it conference. Call dominated realized this wasn't a sales. Call exactly that's not your role on a conference. Call talk about you. Okay. This was absolutely a sales. Exactly. Carolina's an account Bill. How'd you get ESPN? Let you do that from your house. No idea. I mean, the games the games recovering Mansor, no idea, you're doing it from home. I'm not doing it from home actually going up to going up to university of Maryland on Saturday, which is actually closer to your own. Yes. Yes. But shorter drive and then next week, and I'm going to to Duke University Durham, North Carolina. I mean, that's a breeze. That's like a couple of tolls. Half hour on their boot you in coach K getting breakfast. Probably. So I Don Nate at the conference call from this standpoint the Carolina head coach a minute or two late because I was taping. Stupidity. Party. And by the way, the reason we're having Daniel Baldwin on this show is because I've been pitching this idea to Daniel Baldwin, and he simply does not understand the idea for stupidity. I want him to come on each week at do a segment I'll get back to Carolina while you want someone else to do more work for you. I wanted I told him here's the theme of the segment. Make them regret the day. He was mean to so I want you to come on. But I don't just want you to come on. I want you to come on with major star power, of course. But he's not a guest Booker for your podcast. Yes. But he's a guy who's desperate for tension and promotion, your guy desperate to not actually do the work yourself Bengo, Ed. So he sent me back a list of guys like Daryl. Strawberry, Darryl Strawberry. I can get my own strong. Maybe this is a discussion for off air. But people wanna listen to God's stirring, sue potty Daniel Baldwin podcast. Well, what if Daniel ball brings Robert deniro that we're on that? Are you the only one talking to Robert deniro Daniel, he's my brother, my it's all about bringing my friends and family into the fold and Daniel is family. He's not a friend. He's family. He's gonna tell you to kick. Rocks. And you're going to deserve a probably if this ends with Robert deniro. Sure. But I think it ends with Danish as Stu gods. You're probably right. So anyway, we'll discuss this with Daniel coming. I just I need to explain it to him and see if you can get it done because I think it would be a good segment. Maybe he gets it any doesn't want to do this. He wants to come on as your friend. Aren't you guys? Friends your brothers. You say that enough know how much content you provide for his show nothing. Asthma relations, Stu gods. As being a part of the Dan Le Batard show was sue gases provided Daniel Baldwin's radio show with plenty look at all this national attention that show garnered right? So just listen, I'm trying because Dan's very mean to all my love Daniel, but Daniel alone, Mike, I'm live you like people want to hear from me. They wanna hear me and Abby but Daniel on his own once in a while is fine. If it's going to be weekly, which I'm happy to do. He's gotta bring starpower with. You're not being any nicer to Daniel, Dan, is you Dan wants Daniel to get Alec. And you want Daniel to get whoever it is that you want. No deniro. Daniel exactly how are you being any nicer to him? Well, no the way I positioned. It was on the front end you, and I will talk for a few minutes, and then we'll bring a friend of yours, and we'll make Dan regret the day that he was ever mean to you. That's it. I mean, I plan on editing the front and out. But Daniel doesn't know that. Let's just keep that between us do not tell them when he comes on here in ten minutes ago. Anyway about to Carolina about around ADD. So I Don native this conference call I was two minutes late conference. Call already started. I call in and say, hey, it's the God's excited to call your next to game we go two minutes. Four thirty two. Such a liar. Wait a minute when you do history when you're doing this game as a serious broadcaster color commentator. Yeah. Let me see you're going by. Stugatz. Like, it's gonna say. Stugatz. Well, listen, I announced to I was the coach stopped. He didn't want to speak to anyone else. He only wanted to talk to me. He's a huge fan of the show. This is a problem as give me unlimited access. I mean, he's like hang out with me on the sideline. What he checking? My phone logs by Mike is checking phone logs right now. But here's what I want to ask you guys it all seriousness because ESPN the people who run lacrosse for ESPN guys have told me. Hey, go there and be you be Stu gods? Go there and be you. Ed. So do you guys want me to be super serious lacrosse analyst? Or do you guys want me to go there and just be me? And by be me. Meaning I'm going to watch the NCAA tournament all my phone and blurred things out and talk about gambling and make fun of Chris Qatar. Who's a play by play guy who wear suits that away to small like that? That's good. Yeah. I want you to be you. I want you to funny things that we can play on the show for you. Even get up in the booth. I want you to do some sort of hype mechanism at half at midfield. I midfield before the Mets who you know with mcdonagh. No, not doing it with Sean McDonough. I'm doing it with Chris Cada Datta who wears suits that are way too way to small and Ryan Durham, I believe is who I'm doing it with a lacrosse ledger. When was this call yesterday was scheduled for four thirty scheduled for four thirty four thirty right. So there was a call at three thirty that lasted thirty four minutes, and you call it right on time on that one. That was three thirty. I'm sorry. That was the call because there's no four thirty here. There was four thirty. Oh that was the Maryland call I missed the. These. And for some adds to today. Your daughter doesn't want to go to Maryland. I guess. Rescheduling? Your the wars. It's not vile. It's not an illicit. And by the way, what three thirty for thirty four minutes. I gave him a full what half an hour twenty six minutes. It gets next call and he missed it. Anyway, I dominated that conference. Call gonna know lot about Carolina. You will you'll might it's funny. That's very astute observation of yours that you will notice you will know the schools. My daughter is interested in solely based on the games that I'm going to call this. These are things you don't say on the air. Too late. I'm still gods. Spill. I mean. It's lacrosse no one's paying attention crew. Let's consider the secret life of the Imos nesting doll living, most of her life in the dock inside the other nesting does he has plenty of time to think if she could sadly, she has no brain, however, when in the most nesting dole. Here's the Geico not only saves people money, but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to Geico is a no brainer pity in most nesting Dollond her lot in life. Dr lebatardshow people have told me before when I was younger that I looked like George Clooney serious when I was younger. Stugatz. You have a booger in your right nostril? 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Lebatardshow is is off my brother Daniel Baldwin gonna join us right now on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Daniel I have a couple of things to discuss with you. I'm sorry that we have to do it on air. But you're just like when we discuss them off air. You simply don't understand what it is. I'm trying to say, so okay. Well, let's let's let's get one thing. I is is Dan. Okay. We heard he's having life threatening hemorrhoids operation today. We're our prayers are with him. We weren't supposed to say anything. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Yeah. Breaking news. Okay. So you got to clear up are you making bad jokes or no, no, no? I'm not don't make a bit. I'm gonna make them all day. Listen, there's a couple of things just some housecleaning here, by the way Daniel Baldwin is the voice of our tournament. He's the voice of March. Okay. He is. It's not Jim Nance. It is it is Daniel maybe Alec. Joke. Number two. This movie I'm supposed to be we had a bet I'm supposed to eat a movie with you, Greg Cote. He's also supposed to be in a movie with you this happening when my going to appear in a Daniel ball with movie, we're we're thinking, we're scheduling you is going to be some time. We think it'd be the smartest thing to do. It would be late July before we get start moving into the football season. So leave yourself available for the last week in July. I'm shooting documentary right now, we're in pre production on almost impossible documentary shooting right now that will finish in the first week of July a will already be in soft prep for the film that you'll be with Greg. We will fly you up. You can stay right at Chateau Baldwin, my two hundred year old lake house up in Cleveland, New York, and we will we will be shooting your scenes with Greg. You're in the same sense together. That's amazing. Can you pitch the movie like what are we doing? What's the movie what role? So when I was on the TV series. Homicide life on the streets. We would bring in tex- from the Baltimore homicide division. And also if it was interstate murder, we brought in an FBI agent to make sure that we're doing things the the the way they actually did them. We wanted to be factually, correct? So I got to know this one tech from the FBI when he would float in and out on set. And he told me the story of an FBI operative that worked with them. And they and they only had a code name for him. They call them the governor. And I said we'll. Why why wouldn't you allowed to know his name you said well because the FBI employs more psychics than any other entity more than the CIA more than local police. The FBI has a staff like a large number of psychics. And this guy was like the man they flew him into the helicopter gnomes allowed to know. His name. No one's and the reason why was because you have a stereotypical murder where the you see that the husband says she went to target you look at the target footage. And she's checking out the cars, plano, the driveway. And they find the car abandoned three miles down the road. And they have no idea where she is this guy could walk in. And he'd say is that scarf hers was she wearing it when she left home and the husband would say, yes. And they find it like on the road said he'd pick it up closes is. And he could see every single thing. The woman saw until the scarf left her body. So it's playing this medium governor. No, no, sadly to say will not be playing. Man. What am I scar for? But we thought we thought we'd be interesting would be to have Ewing. Greg be like, the the Shil that, you know, the ones that everyone thinks did it, right? And it turns out he didn't. But we're gonna make it look real apparent that? You're this sleazy. No acting required. I love it Pauli politics. You just play dead bodies. I think Greg Cody should play a dead body. It's perfect. He is a dead bone. All right. So that's one thing you need to clean, right? Right. Get. We'll get to your NC double. I picks second. Here's the other thing. Okay. I've tried. So I started a new podcast. Okay. A new episode drops today, and you and I been texting back and forth. And we exchanged we exchange voice bells. I don't think you're grasping. What it is. I wanna do it has nothing to do with this radio show. Because the only time you're you're allowed on this radio show is when Dan's not here again, right? So I would like to have you because my podcast is all about bringing friends and family to the platform, and allowing them to have a voice, and you are both friend and family. Okay. So what I would like to do is do a segment each week or every couple of weeks where and the theme of it is Daniel we make Levitan regret the day. He was ever mean to you. All right. So you, and I bring you on front end you, and I have a quick five minute conversation. And then we bring on a celebrity friend of yours, but not Darrell strawberry. I'm thinking more like Robert deniro. You know, what I'm saying because that will make we we have to apply max. Pain the lebatardshow? You get it. I get I get the one problem with that started for me was I said, we should do something together. That's like saying I should bring my really hot strip for Flint over to your house and drop them off. Yeah. That's that's that's probably not the most advantageous to me to do to bring deniro the one time. I can call him onto your show for you know. So it's classic. We got here. It's Clinton talks to up his career. And then he uses lebatardshow to as leverage to get a bigger star on his show and guys I got to be clear hold on. Daniel. This is not about me this about about hurting. Do you understand that listen we have a great piece that we did the shot with with an iphone ten we were down at the ACC tournament. And I took a picture of me, and I took a picture with another person of levitated, and we showed it to one hundred people. This is what's called your TV queue? So when you score a TV Q if you show Michael J, FOX back when he was on family ties, and they say oh family ties, they named the show that's worth a point or two. I the scale, but it's worth two points. If they say, oh, that's FOX that's worth four. If they say, that's Michael J, FOX from family ties that's at ten so they have a scoring system. If you character worth two points ball, and it's up to a ten. So we pulled one hundred people do you know that in one hundred people ninety eight people with the shot you use at the lebatardshow had no idea at an ACC basketball tournament, Dan Levitan ninety eight people only two people in one hundred knew he was he scored a. Two. That's what he got seems Jada minute. I mean, that's that's how you do it. Yeah. That's how you do it. You just to the TV Q who's your big upset special? Who do you like in this turn of the tournament starts to before? I answer that how many people guest already Lang. You know, what the the already Lang of now looks quite a bit. Like like, Dan lebatard, you're right. I see that resemblance. So you're excited today and see tournament. I mean, I mean is it true, you know, tournament of tournaments. Yeah. It's one in your out. You know, you see Cinderella's rarely do you ever see them win it? But you can see people do things that are just so exciting for a program for team if not a series, you know, it is. I think it's one of the most exciting things in American sports. I know awhile. It's my pick your pick. So what do you know, we want to know, we wanna know? I wanna know you you got to tell me I today upset special. I have New Mexico state beating Auber about that. Wow. Yeah. You have New Mexico state beating Auburn. You'll be leave. Trains from the great one. Each time for Nostra Daniel. From Kansas state. In the waiting a big west grade. One would think a feline the beater. Beware. My friends. The mighty anti-terror. Spoke. Mike. Put you okay. I still have twin? Pack who the anti-delors. Donlevatar? Stugatz a liar. Whatever Stu guts. But we know this about yourself. What happened just it's a statement of fact, someone who lies so much that can be correctly identified as a liar. Yes. I don't do you even dispute that. No these live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio. All right is it. We have some updates our NCWA tournament the tournament and we had to play in games last night. So are you excited for this? We're going to update the I don't know how some of these didn't get into the big tournament. I know some of them deserve to be in the big tournament. Although some would argue that the United see for us is the Beethoven him. Let's start with Xavier the three seed they won last night. So they advance in our tournament and the United Brian Kelly. Looks like a park ranger who just wants to double check that. You properly reserved your campsite. It's pretty good. That means this is eliminated number six Toledo. Greg olsen. Looks like the nude art class volunteer that posed for your girlfriend's class, and for some reason handed out his card to all the students on the way. He look like that. Or does history have anything to do that? I'm telling you the IT man equally as good as the AA tournament a big upset last night number one Alabama out represented by this Bill Parcells looks like the army general in every movie that disregards the scientists advice to not invade the unknown island because we don't know what species we're dealing with only later here is soldiers be dismantled by an extraterrestrial monster through the radio while he stands in the situation room stunned and gasps what if I? And Avery Johnson, boys. That was perfect. It was that means visit Vance's Norfork state. Sean McVay looks like the guy and electric razor commercials. Who after demonstrating the power of the steel Eloi blades looks at himself in the mirror wrinkles, a smile and not as head while rubbing his perfectly manicured beard with his hand s wearing just a towel. It's fall or Norfork. I don't know why. Oh, sorry about that. Number three. Georgetown has a lot of upsets the IT number three Georgetown, Patrick, Ewing, them boys eliminated. Mike Tomlin looks like the guy who at least once a year during a family gathering says we all know, the moon landing was fake as hell. So good. That MC lung is out. That means Harvard advances Bryce Harper looks like your girlfriend's ex that she still talks to. But she promises is totally nothing too. Another upset in the United see number three firming out Paul finebaum. Looks like a dog show juts. Kinda hurts. Let's see who advances though, what you toss state. They advance. Ryan tannehill looks like the kind hearted and popular high school athlete that falls in love with the regular girl. Who's actually a supermodel in plain clothes trying hard to show her that he's more than just a jock actually? Okay. With that. I'm happy that. And what do you think about having not sure not sure if that's? Got in there. But I'm not sure if that's what he looks like well once did advance Alabama did not, but TCU Baker Mayfield looks like your high school friend who calls everyone's mom by their first name. Anybody has having. Did you have is that? No, I was I was never that. That leads the eight seed Sam Houston state represented by this is out Mike Lennon looks like the first year coach at amid major university who just coached the basketball team to its first ever NCA tournament appearance. That's too bad. That's been a living Mike Lennon if Mike white ever gets really famous as the Gators head coach he's got a couple of looks like potential for sure. Yes. He does. Number four, Nebraska. They advance represented by this Paul finebaum. Looks like the Bank manager frantically fumbling with his keys as the Bank robber. Shouts into his ear. You got one more try to open this safe, boss? You gots. Do you have any idea? What that Florida coach looks like that is just reference. No, no. Movin. You know? Listen. I'm there for my teammates. Okay. I mean, that's it. I have no idea. I know what he what his name was what he looks like. I mean, he looks like Mike white. Okay. Mic white. Number five Butler out. Tim kurkin looks like the guy at the office holiday party trying to awkwardly integrate himself into group conversation who then sheepishly slinked away and red faced embarrassment upon discovering. The topic of conversation was nicknames for once package. He wants no part of that conversation. Mike, and we could we do the the playing games last night that we have those that enough time. Let's it on in the next segment. Okay. 'cause you had you had North Dakota state, and you had Arizona state both advancing jobs lost list. I I wanna get into a discussion with you about tanking and the NBA because I think I believe that me Chris Guillermo may have a solution to Adam silver's problem because. He changed the rules now instead of having one team trying to take you have multiple teams trying to tank I want to incentivize teams to win and have a second playoff that. I believe would be more interesting than the actual MBA playoffs. You know, the one where they're playing for the trophy.

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"Is baseball tonight the podcast. This is baseball tonight. Podcast for monday. September twenty eight two thousand twenty one and today will be better than yesterday producing from his home. Studio in connecticut is telling wink buster only working from my home in new york and taylor was a great weekend. Okay why is that buster. Why well because at the end on friday my seventeen year old son who i think as he gets older he gets more impertinent. I don't know what that's about. No thought you're supposed to basically just consider anything that i said it's gossip say is oscar right. He's parts asking me whether or not my favorite football team. The vikings might be the first team in history to go owen. Seventeen right that was the conversation going into the weekend. Well here's what happened on sunday. Receivers steed side of cousins play. Action cousins throws to the right. Easy pitching patch touchdown for just a three yard score and those vikings take the lead twenty two seventeen with sixty seconds for me. Spn radio yes. The one thirty to seventeen and guess visit baseball podcast. But i needed a moment to celebrate that. Let's talk about the good stuff that happened in baseball about. The milwaukee brewers wrapping up the nationally central new york. Nine eight four growers the stretch. The pedic's swinging schick. Hater comes in the nine one. Two and the brewers are going vo season. It was really cool that bob. You've got to make that call. He was honored over the weekend. And thank goodness for paul bikinis. You talked me out of the same cardinals. Pick to win the division. Talk me into the brewers peck. They were pick preseason. You can look it up earlier. In the weekend. The tampa bay rays made it official in the american east. Berg's ready to yo to pitch swing and he popped up. We'll stay in play. Choi into foul territory makes the catch. The rights rays have gone. Back to back is haley's visit chips. They are once again. The peace of the east as they are your american league east. What what do you want. Champions day wills with that call. I think he meant twenty twenty one with that. Call the raise. I did not pick them to win the east before the season started so great job by tampa bay. We'll be talking with in cartoon about the teams wrapping up. Nobody can beat the cardinals these days they were trailing two to one top of the eighth inning in wrigley field in this app and the pitch to harrison said high in the air to left field. He got it. He's tied at wrigley phil. Ceres harrison his fifty run of the year so having tied the score. The cardinals went on and take a lead. Here's what it sounded like in the bottom of the knights knowledgeable in two with runners at second third two outs from the stretch. The pitch swing s red berg winner knows are one sixteen in a row sixteen in a row for the saint louis cardinal john rooney with that call on the cardinals. Radio network. angel superstar might traffic knowledge. That a twenty twenty one season was the most frustrating his career because of his season ending right calf strain suffered on may seventeenth. But he says he's in a better place mentally after deciding to shut it down over the weekend in the national league as the braves trying to hold off the phillies. And on sunday pittsburgh shutout philadelphia later in the day in san diego. This happened swan slice down right. Felines bear ball. That's going to hook all the way into foul territory and go into the corner. Peterson's at thirty is going to be waived home. Here is the through. It's an overthrow by the right. Fielder gets away moving all the way around a third as arsia throw in right field by pro far. Who airmailed everybody. And then all of everybody on the star chasing the overthrow bridge. Retake the lead. It's four three. Joe simpson on six eighty. The fan. the braves win the game for three. At the end of the day atlanta a two and a half game lead over the phillies more importantly three games ahead in the loss column and these two teams will be playing a big coming up later. this week. head starts on tuesday. The dodgers giants both one on sundays of san francisco's lead over l. A. and the national league west remains a two games. The giants start a home series against arizona. Tuesday while the dodgers play host to the padres who were eliminated over the weekend. Along with the. And in fenway park last night the red sox and yankees started the evening tied for first place in the wild card race in the american league. It was to all in the bottom of the seventh-inning cows were but the play. Dj lemay drop the foul pop for an error. And right after that this happened. Swinging ball popped out toward shallow left field. Coming on as gallup under it. Florida racing for second. He'll be to score his berdugo. And the red sox have taken the lead shami. The legend on. Espn radio with that call. So extra chances. Sorta became a team of the night well. Aaron judge was at the plate and the top of the eighth inning. And this happened outta veto. Kicks the swing at a ball popped up. Bow ground first base side taback near the camera. Well reaching any can't make the play. Yeah he could've have had a little bit more room to work. You didn't realize it and the ball fell judges at bad continued right hander. Ready and don't want to swear them in and out of the glove afoul tip and vasquez couldn't hold it. They do life for aaron judge. Singleton along with boop shami with that call and you could hear a singer reacting to the ball coming loose. What happened was christian. Vasquez actually appeared to catch the ball but as he transported to bare hand it fell to the ground. So aaron judge is it bad continued to pitch swing and ripped out towards center field. That's touchdown for hit bang against the wall into scores. No may into score his result judge in the second slides in pumps his and the yankees have a four three lead next to the plate giancarlo stanton stance swings here and crushes one left over the monster over everything and onto lansdowne street. Just like that. The yankees have opened up a six three lead stanton. Late-stage power strikes again. A mood shot to laugh and the yankees on top and they would hold onto six three hundred the end of the day the yankees leave the wild card race in the american league over boston by one game. Boston's one game ahead of toronto seattle and oakland. Also in the max. We're going to be talking about all that coming up with tim. Kurkin tail what he got buster. They're very very busy. 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Kurtzer disappoints you on baseball tonight. Him coaching and covers baseball. I was gonna open segment today by talking about football. The vikings winning the base of my son who predicted the vikings good. Oh and seventeen tim. I just heard having a couch delivered in nineteen minutes. So you ready to go. The s mark twain used to say there is no better feeling than having written on. I would disagree on many levels. There's no better feeling when they delivery actually arrives. They set it up for you and they're done. That's a pretty good feeling absolute. Well then we gotta get it done. Because they're going to be knocking on the door any Door anytime soon. Let's give a tip of the cap to the tampa bay. Rays they win the american league east again. it's amazing. We've talked all year about the secret sauce of the tampa bay rays of had how dangerous they are in. Your mind is removed forward while they're exceptionally dangerous. They're a really good offensive team. They pitched as well as anybody. They play defense as well as anyone. They use their roster better than anyone. Kevin cash on the manager of the year last year. So he's not going to wear this year. but how do you not give him a vote. Here and there for losing blake. Snell charlie morton and tyler glass now and somehow cobbling together a pitching staff. That is really good. I shake my head. Every time i look at the at the raise on more pressed every year and to win that division with those teams two years in a row. Pretty darned impressive. Right i to be with you. You said you know. Kevin cast is not going to win the manager of the year award. I would argue that. He should be the manager of the year wage. I'm saying he should be on saying he won't. Because you know tony larussa alex cora dusty baker somebody else is going to win it and i'm not disputing. They shouldn't win. It op saying kevin cash did the best job again because of everything that he lost and everything that he had to put back together. Buster we got a lot of good young managers out there who have a clue here. Alex cora craig counsel all. There's so many of them but that guy's right at the top of the list because of just the way he deals with people and handles his players learned it all from terry francona and is really good at this. I would tell you this. If in fact a lot of voters don't vote for kevin cast because he won it last year than it would underscore to me that it's kinda stupid award like running. Say you wouldn't say for example vladimir guerrero junior won the. Mvp this year so he's not eligible next year and i hope that's not how some of the voters feel you know. Yeah that manager of the year voting. It's all based on the mistakes that we make in spring training. Saying this team stinks game. Kappler is going to win as we didn't think the giants any good he's gonna win for sure and he should win. That's not the point. They win you win manager the year based on all the mistakes we made in spring training. That's a great way to look at it The milwaukee brewers wrap over the weekend and is dangerous as we think the raise our. I think the brewers might really surprise a lot of casual baseball. Fans going into the postseason. You might be thinking. Well dodgers giants. Thank the brewers are credibly angels. Yeah they they really are. They're gonna have to swing the bats a little bit better if they're gonna win the world series but they can get there and they can win it still with those three starting pitchers those two bullpen van guys. Assuming dem williams is okay. I mean how anyone gets a hit off a corporate burns. I dunno brand would refuse gray. Freddie peralta is great Any and in a short series lineup. Those three guys. It's amazing so i have an nl mvp. vote buster. And i can't talk about what i'm going to. I'm going to vote for. Because i have to keep it all secretive. But it's really interesting to start thinking about. Who is the brewers. Mvp this year. You know we talked. All about william dommage how. He changed that the the look of that team when he arrived. But is it. A pitcher sale garcia. It's a really interesting question about who's the mvp of the brewers who are winning that division easily. Just not sure. It's easy to find the perfect. Mvp on their team. I didn't know that you had the national league. Mvp boat so. I know you're not gonna tell me your answer. But i'm going to drill down. Listen for the tone in your voice and ask you. Who do you think's had a better year. Wants out or bryce harper. I think juan soto's had the better year and what what he's done lately is just absurd. It's ridiculous with no support in that line of to speak of and to be able to be that disciplined to take all those walks. I mean he. This is remind mindful of barry bonds. Who would get like one pitch per game to head. The rest were balls. And he hit the pitch in the water. It's amazing what this guy's doing right. Now i think when you look at the absurd on base percentage i think he's had the best year of any player in the national league but his team didn't play a whole lot of meaningful games this year. So that that's going to add to the drama of and that's the mystery of what what's going to happen at. Mvp time. but i think he's been the best player in the national league this year. Well and i do think that Because of that You know all those questions. The the voting is gonna wind up being really scattered for national again. He doesn't feel like that. There's necessarily a consensus a brewing there. Bright red sox the yankees play last night the winner We knew going to the night was going to lead the american league wild-card race and it was kind of chuckling. Jim because we had alex cora on the broadcast started me on zoom call before the game. And i asked him. Hey what's it feel like in your clubhouse. Does it feel like no third game in this series. You guys are trying to avoid the sweep of week to go wild card race. How does it feel different any contacts and you know alex is Demeanor his sense of humor He's smart a little bit and then he started talking about me. You know feels like one at one out of one sixty two guys in the clubhouse there watching football they're tracking their fantasy teams. They're gonna go take batting practice. He said just another sunday. And i was like no. That was not just another sunday. What was your read on last night. What the did over the weekend. Well that was really impressive with the yankees did over the weekend and now they've won seven games in a row now and giancarlo stanton had a weekend at fenway. The three three homers ten. Rbi's and a three-game series the only yankees ever done that was mickey mantle in nineteen. Sixty four I really liked what. I saw at the yankees. I mean jordan. Montgomery is much better pitcher than he was three months ago. their bullpen is gonna get reloaded. This week with johnston elisa and others and and the yankees have been strangest esteem in baseball this year for me. I haven't figured him out once. I counted them out three times. A counter counter-demand three times. I'm counting back in now. I think they're gonna make the playoffs again. And i just can't figure them out. I mean they could hit a skin and be terrible this week. But i don't think so i think they're starting to gain some momentum at the right time and i think it was glacier tour moving back to second base with this. I told you busters two three months ago. Talent evaluators said. I don't care what you do just off shortstop they'll be better. He'll be better and the whole team has been better but it's way more than that. They're pitching. their pitching is really good as you're not yesterday they lead the league in era. Most people don't realize that they're pitching is good and it's gonna get better this week. Yeah well and the wise guys you mentioned Expected to be activated for the series against toronto on tuesday. Domingo her mind was activated. Aaron boone said before and our zoom call that he's competent to use any situation. I suspect they probably will use them. When they're behind him. Out and luis severino looks like he's a weapon so two weeks ago when they face the mets on september twelfth they had to throw clark schmidt out there because they didn't have any pitching and all of a sudden late in the year. They're pitching is coming together in their giancarlo. Stanton new said amazing. Here was the sound of giancarlo stanton at bats in the eighth inning against the red sox on saturday with the base loaded the pitch on the way swinging a high. Hi dr deeply center field for get about it. It's going going and long gone a grand slam. The first pitch to giancarlo stanton and the yankees for the first time in this game have the lead five to two and boy that was impressive. He's got eighteen homers since august third and. I asked aaron boone Ten before yesterday's game about you know for you is manager the yankees. Where would you rank that moment. And he basically said he can't think of a bigger moment in a regular season game since he took over then sansone on saturday. yeah and obviously. It's the venue fenway. It's the the opponent the red sox it's the the race that they're in. It's the whole season put together and that was a stunning blow because that look like lable game and everything changes when stanton hits it where he did it over the over the screen out there. That was ridiculous Again if he swings it like he's swinging it now and swings like he's in the postseason last year. Suddenly this all or nothing yankee lineup. A whole lot better to go with the pitching that's going to be much better and the defensives better with the new arrangement in the middle infield or nec swinging with confidence. I that sequence. On saturday we won't get into the specific parts of it but the red sox made a pitching decision in san was asked after the game About the choice and he basically said well. When i saw them doing that all i was thinking was the they better get the guy out ahead of me. Anthony rizzo 'cause. I know i'm gonna do damage. He has that demeanor about him right now like he knows he's gonna do something tim i i asked him about that setup that he hasn't won't plate where you can see as he closes his stance. He kinda lowered the bill of his capital. A bed in stares at the pitcher and i asked him it was that is that the tunnel. Lock in on the pitcher. He goes now. It's he said. I kinda wanna get back to Kobe times when they're no fans in the stands. I just want to block out the fans i wanted. Just have it me against the pitcher and it feels like with everything that he's gone through you know he's had the injuries He said the inconsistencies. Had so many boos at yankee stadium in hearing aaron judge and some members of the red the yankees coaching staff. They feel like that all that scarred tissue has allowed him to get to this place where he's good. He's he's ever been right again. Their offense is devastating when he is right and you know he had a ball on the. Ncaa took a cutter on the inside part of the plate the other day in boston and hit it over the right center field fence. Not many guys can hit a pitch thrown in that spot and be so strong on the inside with his hands out inside out and over the right center field fence. that's where he is right now and it's breathtaking to watch. aaron boone. said. He is a unicorn and that at least once again. He does something with his strength. That makes marcus thames. The hitting coach for the yankees. Aaron look at each other like while nobody else has that As aaron said that club in their gulf In their golf bag It's funny because the yankees obviously today have the momentum their game ahead of the red sox in the wild card race. You get the raise a game behind jay's a game behind the red side she got the mariners in oakland still theoretically alive. But is we move forward. I think it's pretty clear that the red sox have the easiest schedule they play the orioles. And then the marlins The jays and yankees playing series starting tomorrow night so the red sox are potentially going to gain on one of those teens the jays after facing the yankees they face the orioles who seem like everyone's get out of jail free card go down the stretch him you getting kind of a read on his race Clearly the red sox have the easier time even though they're not playing at home again orioles the nationals. Have a chance to win. All six of those games in theory. I'm just fascinated by the yankees playing at toronto with three and then they play at home the raise for three now. What are the raised going to be like during that series. We know the raise aren't gonna arrest the regulars because they don't have any regulars and they're all regulars meaning the way they use their roster. Everyone gets arrest. Everyone gets to play. So i just not sure that affects it and if toronto can have a great week against the yankees the in these three games starting tomorrow then they get baltimore at home for three games. I really liked toronto's schedule but of course they have to take care of the yankees first. So that's why this week is going to be really good. And i don't know about anyone else but i'm hoping for a way tie on sunday because then we get extra games on espn. I'll probably get to call one of those. Which is all. I wanna do at this point now. That better than the last week of the regular season well when people ask us what we want to see in the postseason Tim you're right. it's all about us. It is always all about us right. I should mention. Seattle is sorta hovering behind the three al west teams. They're scheduled coming up six home games. They get three at home against the athletics. Only one of those teams are going to survive that three-game series you to assume and then three home games against the angels. We'll see where that goes. All right tim thanks for doing this. My couches arriving. Gripe well good luck with the couch. Thanks for today. i'll talk to you soon. Okay ready for a new ride but not sure where to start. Meet the tool that makes car shopping and financing. Easier with capital one auto navigator. You can find a car and get prequalified instantly. You'll get your real rate and monthly payment without even impacting your credit score. It's so simple. You might feel like you're taking the easy way out. That's because you are capital one. What's in your wallet. Terms and conditions apply find out more capital. One dot com slash auto navigator. This podcast is brought to you by home. Did you know testosterone levels have decreased substantially over. Generations are father's generation had testosterone levels. 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And that's what it's all about. I mean there's a lot of things in this game that seemed like first timer sometimes and as long as you keep the confidence and we still outs left. We got a chance to win right described from your perspective what it was like to hit that home. Run in the eighth inning. Who i'll still hide from judges out batman he. He came up huge. So i was just trying to get them in and get a good piss to since august third. Eighteen home runs for you. Why so hot in your eyes. Let's go tom. I mean this was all about. This is the most important time. And yeah just glad things are clicking last one. What's going to happen in the next week we got we got a. We got some big games coming up to. I mean everyone's everyone's just as big now so we. We got through this one and hugh series in toronto. Coming up joe carlo. Thanks for doing this. For sunday's game boop shabby talked to the red sox manager alex cora yankees red sox or red sox manager. Alex cora joins us. Let's start with this. This is the latest the yankees and the red sox have met in the regular season with the same record since two thousand and five. It's been a while a big time rivalry but this is kind of fun right. These two teams and devon and i was part of two thousand five. Now that you bring it up right yeah we had to pitch curt schilling game 162 to make it to the playoffs and then we pay the price against the white sox. Bought out is fine man just being able to compete against them You know a great team. Great organization rate atmosphere. Here fenway is what is all about before the season started not too many people thought that this games we're going to be going to mean something to us and to be able to make it here and being this spot is being is great. So what did people maybe not quite get about this group going into the season ahead of time. I believe not too. Many people thought that rotation was going to be solid. We we felt like we were going to be. Okay if you go through the names. Martine peres veteran nicorette upside Gary richard veteran and upside right eduardo. We know about him and obviously nate and knowing that chris was gonna come in at one point. We felt like early in the season that we were going to lose five or six minutes and our offense we. We're going to be able to win some ball games and and they did Little by little. The bullpen did an outstanding job for extended period of time. I think adam was a great addition to our bullpen. Barnes was amazing and also when we look up. We're in the middle of race. What do you enjoy most about doing this job. We've got no work together on the other side of the microphone but in seeing you back here doing this again. What what do you like so much about it. And that's a great question and sometimes you know You know we. I used to take this for granted right. Like i'm going to be here forever and made houston mistake and pay the price last year and i was at a baseball and one thing i promised myself. I'm going to enjoy every moment of it. You know with christner royal christian vasquez and regan and yeah though what happens from seven to ten is intense and before that we're going to enjoy other we're gonna prepare and i think that's the most important thing that i still have that fire inside that on a daily basis. I'm gonna prepare my mind better than anybody else. And at seven o'clock we're going to be ready to play. Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a monday. We have andrew stout up first at thomas. Ac stout okay buster. Our cardinals have won. Sixteen in a row. Do you think they can counter. Taylor's nineteen game losing streak orioles with a nineteen game winning streak. I kind of feel like the cardinals. Party here is overshadowing the the brewers clinching. How long you think this goes for you know. I'm totally Discombobulated the moment. because i thought he's referring to your performance in the weekly quiz. Oh he's baylor's nineteen game losing streak. Do you think that might be what he's referring to. No no he's probably talk about the orioles and mistaken and how many they lost in a row. Definitely i was mistaken. Reconsider that and answer later in the week. But i thought you were talking about taylor's failure. No i don't think that's at buster. So let's move on the cardinals here. Stay on the ball. Katie casey at tweets or bleeds at seems like another fun Burner can we have going here. Buster with the cardinals essentially locked in for the second wildcard spot. Could they look back on this winning streak and regretted if it extends to long like the indians a couple years ago. I i don't know if you can say it goes on too long. We'll you that. I talked with members of the indians who felt like that after a while that streak began to suck up some of the energy with the team and so they were kind of hoping that the winning streak would end so they can start to focus on the playoffs. I don't know it had any effect on the team that year but eventually they'll be a little bit of that sentiment within the cardinals organization. Like you know what. Let's get all the conversation around the streak past us and start focusing on the teams. You're going to play in the playoffs that makes sense adam wolf at atom with horn rates. And hey guys so. The biggest disappointment of this season is the padres collapse. I've heard too many people say the players gave up. But please announced that athletes at this level. Don't do that being said what happened in. What now no Players do give up. So i don't know if the padres deity in this situation i have absolutely seen players. Give up a hot day Pitcher may be having a bad day. I can remember a hall of fame. Hit or not going to say his name. I just don't think it's fair but basically going up to bat and just saying the hell with it. I'm gonna swing adami my rear end and try to hit a home run. The pitcher realize it through three balls up by his chin and the hitter just swung it. Everyone who was a joke totally gave up Look the padres. I think what happened was is that they heavily use their bullpen early in the year and they were worn out by the time they got to mid season You know and. I think that that's pitching coach. La rotschild paid the price for that. But i think that the responsibility for those decisions only near go way beyond him next up louisville slugger at ville underscore slugger six. Despite all of the upcoming potential rule changes like ban on defensive shifts limited pitching changes pitch clock et cetera et. Cetera won't route the problem of the hitters all or nothing approach that still exist. You agree with no no. I don't think they will because you know he left. Handed hitters for example being condition with the idea that they hit a ground ball into shift. They're not gonna get paid all if shifts are van and you start seeing some of those swings through ground balls. I don't think caters to be focused on launch angle. And last one for today. Melvin reverend at reverend melvyn melvin. Calling back to believe something you talked about with. Was it tim last week. He writes in. Regarding these seventy eight game. I lived in puerto rico and seventy ran home from school. Saw the game but the local. Tv station lost the satellite feed in the bottom of the ninth inning. Local broadcaster said yes popped out to nettles to end the game. Yeah that was The conversation with mattress version than i talked about how i add skipped school that day to watch red sox and yankees and the cows broke out in the bottom of the first inning on our farm and i had i lost two innings. Go get stupid. Cows back into melvin. I feel your pain. That's classic all right. Thanks for writing in everyone. Hash bleacher tweets on twitter and police follow rate and review. This podcast. Wherever you listen to your podcasts for today my thanks. Tim detailer everybody else. Who gave interviews to the likes shabby over the weekend. Thanks to giancarlo stanton have a great day. Everybody thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember hating inequality based on skin color something. We need to fight against every single day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball check out the fantasy focus. Podcast where eunice to podcast the baseball tonight. Podcast do you own or rent your home show you do. Fortunately geico makes it easy to bundle your home and car insurance. It's a good thing too. Because having a home is hard work go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Geico dot com easy.

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

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Allison is it physically impossible for anyone in the history of the world lick their elbow. I can league euro. But I can't look my own at least onto what he sees it as upon us in the easiest way to look fresh for your big day with the black tux dot com. The Blackhawks has awesome suits tuxedos that you rent online at twenty dollars off your purchase. Visit the black ducks dot com and enter code Dan for all the way to headlines and information tune into the sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the bet. Tim kurkin knows more about baseball than anyone. I know he is modest about this. But I believe there's a question on this board. And if you want to be on this board, seven eight six four five six four eight three seven that. He might not be able to answer about baseball show Robert a Mets fan since nineteen Eighty-four you're on ESPN radio. What do you have for Tim Kirk Shon Cama got two questions? Number one. Jacob degrom. His last name is not capitalized. Why number two? Has ever been a pitcher to still home plate a call? You guys next week bananas a curve because they grow for as the sun. What's in is a curve because they're they grow toward the sun. All right. What do you can you answer? Either of those questions him. I'm certainly pitcher has stolen home before. But I don't know who that picture is. Remember, there were a lot of sales a home in the early nineteen hundred twenty different game was played type crowd so home like seventy times in his career Garrick stole home like twenty times in his career. So it was done a lot. Then you have to think of pitcher at some point did it. Although that's a very good question. And I'm not sure why do grime spells with a with a lower case D, I guess just I'm not sure how that works. But of course, Travis Dr knows on that team until recently. And I believe at one point they had three guys who sell their first name with a lower case. And they had to take p from a capitalized P and turn it upside down to make it look like a lower case D because the uniform the equipment guys didn't have enough lower. Or case deeps what a great question and even better answer, Tim why were there so many people stealing home plate in the old days? Like what changed? Well, what changed is we we hit home runs now. So the risk reward of trying to steal a base and being put out when you have twenty seven out when the next eight guys in the lineup might are all capable of hitting the home run. This is what changed along the way is the whole little ball. Let's fun. Let's steal those days. Don't exist anymore. Bluejays had three sacrifice months last season. They didn't have their first sacrifice bunt until the middle of June. This is how it works in today's game. You don't you don't play from one run. Like he did in nineteen hundred eight to me the last time. It happened was nineteen sixty three curt Simmons last pitcher to steal home. Wow. Very good. Sue guys that? I mean, the internet is a powerful thing. Funnier you pretended to the no one have been. No, it really because your lives aren't what fuel us around here. Tim kirk. That's the place that you decided you wanted to tell the truth, it's an all the places history of our relationship together. That's where you thought, you know, what it's important that I go with the truth that I'm stealing material here. Tim Craig kimbrel. We were talking about this yesterday. Is there a kimbrel in every pin is the was the question because I was saying is he still the hardest thrower. And they were telling like how is the hardest thrower not pitching in there. Like there's one in every bullpen now. No there is not a Craig kimbrel in every bullpen. And he's he might not be the hardest thrower in the game when he plays. And there are lot of guys like him. But to say everyone froze as hard as him would be inaccurate. I remember Matt dyas once told me that he faced Craig kimbrel and he said his ball literally rises in the strike zone. And you know, physically that's not supposed to be allowed to happen. His physics teacher sister rollo's told the impossible for a fall to rise like that. And Matt dyas Toby with all due respect to sister rose. She never face Craig kimbrel. His stuff is ridiculous. And he should be pitching in the big leagues and their tons of hard throwers. But he throws so hard that Johnny bench as one of his teammates told it is play catch before every game. I I can't play catch with you at four. Throw too hard. It's no fun. I get hurt doing it. So I'm not playing catch with you anymore before the games, Dallas. Geico. What the hell him and him and kimbrel explained that Tim easily as you can how two guys that are clearly valuable pitchers not playing major league baseball right now. Well, they're bunch of reasons in kaikal case people look at it and say he doesn't miss enough fat. And he's thirty one years old. That's not what we're looking for and with kimbrel. They're just not gonna pay reliever. Three or four years of big money. This is how the those guys are not playing mostly because they're not willing to come down to a number that a team is willing to pay today because both of them are really good and could really help team does. Matt Patricia looked like the data at the restaurant who lies that it's his seven year old's birthday. So he can get a three bowl of ice cream. Does boomer Assias in looked like the concept art for the Simpsons? It's a one seed, man. That is a one as good does Brett Brown looked like your mom's new, quote, unquote friend who's taking her on a cruise. As Brett Brown. Always looked like he's just been laid off. This Bryce Harper. Looked like he spits his gum in a urinal. His Mel kiper looked like the old wise bald eagle in an animated movie that make sure. Tim. Wait a minute. I'm not doing you. Gotta let me finish. Does Mel kiper. Look like the old wise bald eagle in an animated movie. Who makes sure the young eagles are all being properly. Majestic and proud eagle. Louis you're on with Tim Kirch in go ahead. Tim. I was wondering if there's ever been a better defensive middle infield, then reverted Alamar and Omar Vizquel. It's the greatest one I've ever seen. Roberto Alabama is the greatest defensive second baseman. I've ever seen the typically he doesn't match up with Bill Mazeroski who one year took part in one hundred sixty two double plays. And no other second base in the league took part in a hundred think about that per second. After is a Smith full marva skill is e greatest defensive shortstop I've ever seen. So the second greatest Recep I've ever seen and the best second basement I've ever seen play together for several years. It was breathtaking, and I always always made time to watch those guys during BP or take infield. It was it was a circus act. They were that good with their hands and their feet give us as much as information as you can about the Marlins firing their president after a few months. I don't I don't think Dirk jeeter's long for this job. Tim. Well, he is learning right away. How difficult this job is to do GM's anymore. Are have to be young, you know, brilliant, guys surrounded by other young brilliant, guys. Otherwise, they're not going to get through this job being an executive quickly today is so much harder than it's ever been because of the responsibilities. You have to the media and everyone else and your we're going to run through GM's and club president a lot more than the Morrow. But Tim, I just think he's going to be magic. He's going to be like why the hell am I doing this? I'm the Boeing me. We're we're an embarrassment. The business model is stupid. We overspent by four hundred million dollars on the team. And now we're feeling a minor league team that no one wants to pay to watch. Like, why would he keep doing this? Well, because he's Derek jeeter. And he made a commitment and everything ever touches usually works out really well and he's committed to doing this properly. But but there's a chance he's gonna get in. This and say this is not for me baseball is not the game that it used to be for me. It's not played the same way. It's not as valuated the same way. I hear this people in year form, not all the time. But occasionally like I'm getting now because I don't belong here anymore, and it's possible and executive who was as good a player as their jeeter looks around and says, this is not what I started playing twenty five years ago, professionally I need to go do something else. That's possible. Five million a year cash and a percentage of the team you think magic was working cheap five million a year. This life was pretty good life was pretty good before those five nine realize, but he sitting on a percentage of a team that's going to sell for. Lot of money at some point. Okay. But they're Judah doesn't need money like the Derrick jeeter made a lot of money as career Derrick. Jeeter has businesses. I don't okay, I'll ask you, Tim. You think that money's gonna keep their jeeter in that job? No, Derek Jeter doesn't need the money there. Jeeter needs to be successful. Because he's always successful. He's wide to be an owner or part owner of a team ever since. I remember him talking about this almost twenty years ago. This is something he's always wanted to do, and I refuse to believe you're just gonna quit on it because things aren't going. So well, I think he has enough man to see this through as long as he possibly can does Trey wingo. Looked like the guy who pushes everyone out of his way to save himself only to turn the corner and get crushed by the foot of the giant monster. Everyone else was running from. Does Lou Pinella looked like he's never used a cell phone? Sweet Lou does Nikola Jokic looked like a loaf of bread. Does. Russell wilson. Looked like a cyclist who uses an overly aggressive ninety degree arm motion to let you know he will be turning right at this. Stop sign. Does David Gettleman looked like he points to the GPS on your phone and says turn that Gizmo off I know a shortcut only to lead you in the wrong direction. Does Edme Malloy looked like the youth minister who pauses mid scripture to remind the mischievous Steph curry that even though he may not be watching Jesus always. Stu gods here for one eight hundred flowers after a childhood full of unsuccessful attempts to pull the wool over. Mom's is do you really think she won't be able to tell the difference between the last minute mother's day gift and something truly thoughtful this mother's day. Don't settle for anything less than the biggest and brightest bouquets from one eight hundred flowers dot com right now. One eight hundred flowers has great deals for mom like twenty four sorted roses for just twenty four dollars. 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Always in gym always running drills will new where there was a will. There was a way and he was will. But then after a second child was born he realized the pros were all way better than him. So we'll gave up and buried his high tops in a tearful ceremony. But one day he heard that gyco could save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch which was awesome donlevatar America's addicted to its technology, and it's really unhealthy. I keep having this discussion with my wife because she is on that phone nonstop. And what I have asked for our family to do moving forward is let. Figure out a time where all of us put our phones away, and none of us use them till the next morning. Stugatz. But nobody wants to be with you that just dawned on me. Thanks, then these live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio. Get in touch with the show anytime did he one eight hundred flowers Twitter feed at lebatardshow at stugotz ninety. If you missed any of our interviews today, check him out on demand, and he Dan Levitan podcast brought to you by capital. One capital. One is reimagining banking offering accounts with no fees or minimum that can be over in five minutes. Capital one. What's in your wallet Capital One and a member FDIC dead at Cyprus straight talk. It is brought to you by straight talk wireless. Alison, why are you laughing so hard? I've got a show to do here. Okay. Let's just listen to me. Okay. You hate being on camera, and I've got a show to do. And it's a very momentous occasion that we have involving stugatz were all very proud of him. And I wanna play that sound, but you're distracting me from being proud of God's publicly because your tears in your eyes laughing at something in a way that's getting in the way of the show. So what are you laughing at billions disgusting? I don't know if you know this his desk is a nightmare. I have to sit in his desk. It's disaster. He is an ear infection. He gives me he doesn't bother to tell me, by the way. I have it here. My headphones. So he just like reminds me and so annoyed minoa that have been using his headphones and we come back into the segment, and he starts homing silent. Ignoring the fact that he's infected me in this house Matt suit, why are you laughing all coming silent nightly? He's so happy that like the, you know, he's like care, and I just a cashier Diddy. It is I've seen the it's like every commercial break I've been singing that song. So it's hard to be mad at him. But Billy, what did you say about you had the send out the music sheet like what were you laughing about? Well, so we also have to send every day to ESPN Bristow. We have to send them what songs played on it. Because then they put it under clear into whatever it is that they do with it. So today's note just says silent Knight bite, you Baca fifteen times. This is how we waste the time of ESPN and every turn it's why everyone ESPN h us. And we waste a whole lot of everybody's time with this. But I want to celebrate today. Because if you've been listening to this show for a long time, you know that stugatz is very slowly climbing up the ladder to get mainstream access. He was on around the horn, even though it was April Fool's day. He's on highly questionable yesterday. And today you could catch him on highly questionable. But something happened today. Historic that, we are all doesn't even know what we're talking about now. But if you're not familiar with this Stu guts gives most of his opinions just so that somewhere someone at ESPN in a bathroom somewhere. We'll hear Stu gods opinion. You may have noticed. He's got terrible timing about this. He ruined. A standing Gundy joke earlier this week where all the joke. We needed was just standing Gundy chewing gum the sound of it on the air. And stugatz. Couldn't stay. Stop giving his take on the raptors because he just wants his voice somewhere. So Billy tell the people what happened historically on the ESPN sound sheet today as useless sound was sent to all over the building. What happens? So every day we get emails with about fifteen sixteen pages worth of sounds. That are notable across the network. It could be you know, game sounds calls of different plays. Whatever it is people coming on giving their opinions and never once until this morning. Have I seen stugatz on this sheet? And sue got yesterday made an appearance on Golic and wingo and play that sound just yet because I want to get to it. He made he made news is what you're telling me someone in an office in Bristol of sad office. I imagine decided that this was news to be spread around. Something's got said. So what you're telling me is that. Stugatz. I wanna save this for the next segment, you're telling me that Stu someone took Stu gods seriously because my. My lifelong affliction is you should see and hear how my social media accounts fill with people yelling about what I said about. Chris paul. That's what I live with. Okay. I haven't said anything about crystal nothing, Stu gods has just been ripping ripping Chris Paul. And so what ends up happening is I end up catching all of the heat from. Well. Stugatz. Isn't the one to be taken seriously around here journalist guy? And so the idea that stugatz would finally have sound what more information do you want to give the audiences? We tease this historic sound where stugatz was finally taken seriously by someone that he has yet. I think when we play this sound we will realize that he's totally full of it doesn't even believe what he's okay, he just trying to create the soon that'll get him sound. That's put on a sound donlevatar Yanni out of a boo boo to God's Jaanus out of a boom bow these live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio. I can't tell you how much delights me to think of someone getting into their car with no. Context and hearing in the background wait the faint sounds of wait a minute. It is that why silent Knight. What? What? So we'll get to the stugatz sound in a second. Because billy. Yeah. It seems like that. But before we do that I see on. I take de ngelo Russell cited for marijuana possession. He was at LaGuardia. He had a fake Zona ice tea can in his checked luggage. And evidently it had some marijuana in it. And it's always difficult thing when a country sensibilities and laws change on the fly. And so what once was the stigma now like the stupidest news coverage we could possibly put together, which is shaming. Angelo, Russell for smoking weed when you know, it's taxed and legal in so many places across the United States. When I was watching a couple of different things I saw a bunch of nuns running marijuana dispensary documentary. I saw a place in California where the police have to be led by security. The police have to be led by whoever it is. Is defending the marijuana crops in order to get near the marijuana crop. This is happening so fast in this country that the stupidity involved in the Angelo Russell being shamed. For it is antiquated. The way we cover it. The fact that it's on ESPN at all in any kind of way because we somehow we're living in the air of prohibition. And now we're still behaving in our news coverage like if it's prohibition time always say two things on this one. Everyone knows you can't get a drink through airport security if you get a try to get marijuana. The ice tea before they stopped the marijuana at this point. That's what they're doing. Put it on the poll. Alison, what's airport security stopping there? The can of liquid or the marijuana. The second thing I'll say is if at now, I have no idea where he was going. But if you're traveling to a state where marijuana is legal there is no need to bring any marijuana on the airplane with you is bite when you get there. Stay off the tee. So de ngelo Russell is going to be shamed. For this. And it is funny to see how fast this stigma has fallen because there's not much shame in it. When I'm watching documentaries about nuns selling telling cannabis products, but it is it's inter galactically stupid because I remember Stu gods. Talking to Baron Davis when he was a young player young and him just saying on the radio when asked for percentage of players in the NBA or smoking weed he said over eighty percent, and it ended up becoming a news story and a whole mess for him. And now Dangelo Russ all these years later while he may very well at some point before from a city where it's legal to another city where it's legal. Angelo, Russell nuns. Want? What are you doing? You got nuns in the weed industry. I mean, it's that's right. Why are we shaming the ngelo Russell when I'm watching a documentary about nuns and selling we'd all right? Let's get to the sound though gear. Mo is it. Good sound is it worthy of ESPN has to make a lot of a lot of decisions every day in terms of content much of the content on much of the networks. Can't be very good because we're constantly churning out. Sports news stuff at a sports news network where we don't have as much sports news as we do people talking about sports news. So on slow days, we have to fill all of these networks with sound and everyone shares the sound and much of the sound stinks. But what are we listening to hear gear? This is God's on golick and wingo, and he's making an argument that maybe three other people have made total when everyone else in the world is going. The other way, and to be honest with you. I'm surprised that this whole week hasn't been him making this very same argument on this show. He knew the media was going to get on them. He knew the fans we're going to get on them for selected Daniel Jones too early, but he had a plan and that plan clearly was to take saquon Barkley lashed, your take Daniel Jones this year, he wanted ode L Beck junior away from the rookie cornerback with his head. So he drifted into the Cleveland Browns and all the people coming at Dave Gettleman for making this selection. Get out of here. You set of paying shoeing there because it sounds like you're eating was. All right. Let's examine this for a second. Hold on a second. I also said the same thing on this show the day earn more, but no one takes us. Well, be quiet for a second. If the first ever historic sound in stugatz history of being on the ESPN show. She is with him chewing on a lozenge. He knew the media was gonna get on him. He knew the fans we're going to get on them for selecting Daniel Jones too early, but he had a plan and that plan clearly was to take saquon Barkley last your Daniel Jones this year, he wanted ode L back junior away from the rookie cornerback not mess with his head. So he drifted into the Cleveland Browns and all the people coming at Dave Gettleman for making this election get out of here. I don't think he was eating. I think there's something in his mouth. It is there something mouth and there half eaten kind bars all over the place. That's true. I mean, he is like a gopher. Gopher. It's the strangest thing he leaves nuts all over the place. What are you looking at k y jelly? I was just telling me during the break your desk is such a mess that there's kY jelly their guy. Throng guy. Would you do that? That is stupid. Stopping the THC. Guys. The the idiocy of what transpired. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. In the Bill. The idiot seen the idiocy of what he tried is the great argument against us evening. We'd probably get caught with it you need to relax a little bit. You need your help you watch on. I'm trying to help him. He thinks as opposed to doing stupid stuff. Leave them unemployed. That's what I'm thinking. Deep breath will Cain is going to be here because he needs to get into the Angela Russell's gonna get cut. That's right for marijuana. That's funny on Stephen. America wins that one. He's gonna get an endorsement. That's right. He's gonna start a cannabis business. Donlevatar forget get off court stuff now because I really thought that that's far more serious than our pre shoot with that. But on the basketball court on a lighter level, you have put a spotlight on your sons. If you are just joining us, we are watching I take back now to live coverage to gods. Elevated him the way that you do you check your son's going to cast his macro chicks? 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"Welcome to Spain. And fits the podcast show me the money is presumably what might trout's agent said because I can't picture Mike trout thing that I don't think Mike trout, whatever yell anything not to mention anything that would get him paid. But his agent did. And the angels are all in. And this is reportedly a four hundred thirty million dollar twelve year deal smashing every record in baseball and keeping the greatest player of his generation and potentially other generations with the Los Angeles. Angels of Anaheim four ever it's Spain bit Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz on ESPN radio the SPN app and Sirius XM channel eighty air Spain and Jason Fitz breaking down all of the Mike trout deal. Plus, of course, getting in some NC, double a basketball and some other stories, but we gotta start with this trout deal. Let's go with worst impressions for you. Hearing that trout decided two years ahead of schedule. To just go ahead and wrap things up with the I think the two years is this apprising part. And look this is a fantastic fantastic move. I know it feels weird to come in and say four hundred and thirty million dollars feels like great move by the team. But that's what it feels like to me here. I mean, they go ahead and take care of it. We were prepared. We were all buckled up saying, you know, what we're gonna get tampering for the next two years. We're going to get every player. They're gonna have to change the rules of tampering just to allow all of the conversation. The happen that is going to happen around trout. That's what we presumed was happening was going to happen. And all of a sudden today, we're like no just closed that Jeter. No need run being that. This was even going on for the next dozen or for the next ten years at this point. We all know exactly where Bryce Harper is going to be we all know exactly where Mike trout is going to be an all of the mystery around it, and what meet what long-term contracts. I just gets thrown away in one fell swoop. I was really stunned to see it happen today. Did not see that coming. Well, and you hear the numbers, and you think to yourself how could this? Possibly be good for an age team. That's on the hook for four hundred and thirty million. Plus, how did you need to spend almost one hundred million more than the Bryce Harper deal? But Jeff passan ESPN baseball insider was on the Dan lebatardshow is Stu gods today, and his reaction is somehow, someway, both of these sides are winners if the good contract for both sides, and it's absurd to think that when an athlete is being paid more than any other athlete has been paid in history. And by a pretty substantial margin, you can say that it's a good contract for the team. But the the numbers don't lie. The angels TV contract is three billion dollars and Mike trout is off to the greatest start of anybody in baseball history. Yeah. And that's the part that I think if you're the angels, regardless of how much it costs, you just wrapped up a guy that's already one to MVP awards and finished second four times that is. Off to the best start in baseball history. That is without question. I don't think anybody argues the greatest player of this generation, and you got out ahead of the game. You didn't have to bid against other teams. And you just wrapped it up quietly, and in a very Mike trout esque way, I think about the fact that he's been the top five in MVP voting for seven straight years. I mean, when you say like that is just a level injured and consistent, and we talk about the money and four hundred and thirty million dollars feels like a lot of money, but I will go back to what Jeff was referencing there about you know, let's remember the angels have a three billion dollar TV contract. This is a little like a kitchen remodel. You know? How like you suddenly Sarah's Ed turns he's like, where's this analogy going, but you're sitting there with your friends, and you're like, okay, I'm redoing my kitchen, and then the inevitable question that everybody asked in politely as well. How much you spend it on doing that number varies greatly. By how big your houses, we have to remember that this is the three billion dollar house? So a four hundred and thirty million dollar kitchen. Not all that bad. It kind of makes sense. I mean, if your friend massive house gets a forty thousand dollar kitchen, that's a lot different than your friend in one hundred thousand dollar house getting that same one. This is a bargain because of the extra money there is around the team. There's a hot stove joke in there somewhere. But I'm gonna we've been up since like two in the morning. I'm not clever enough to figure out we'll talk about that tournament marathon that we did do or to six AM this morning a little bit later. So I have a question for you. We tend to use Mike trout as not only the representation of the greatest the sport has to offer right now, but also of the sports anonymity. In terms of superstars Bryce Harper. Scott his hair he's got his his swagger. Mike trout is known for being a guy who goes out and gets the job done and isn't really interested in building. His brand isn't really interested in being a guy that experiences the kind of fame that causes you to walk down the street and actually have people know who you are. There are plenty of massive baseball fans and Mike trout could walk by them on the street. And they would have no idea is it a good thing for the angels that trout decided I'm going to lock this up to you. Early potentially affects inflation, which we'll get to later that he's willing to do it now instead of two years from now, and maybe he could even be earning more. But also that he's not going to enter free agency and get the craziness surrounding him wherever show every TV guy writer is singing his praises and talking about how he's the greatest because the angels, then avoid the bidding war, but it also re affirms that this is the guy who is not going to be the kind of guy that a Bryce Harper or another superstar. We'll be for your friendship, and I think that's unfortunate for baseball. But Sarah, you're absolutely right. I mean, that's what this action says it says a lot about the person the human being like a he doesn't wanna be paraded around from city to city. He doesn't want to be courted and is much as my mind, especially beginning in the beginning was trying to wrap around why he would take the steel today because in a couple of years, maybe he could sign for more. What you're talking about? I think actually has to feed into part of that. Because he doesn't have this great sense of now I have to go somewhere else. And maybe I have to be somebody else. Maybe I have to be bigger a bigger personality. Maybe they want me to be more like out there, you know, shaking hands and kissing babies. I don't want to do any of that. I just wanna be me. This is a real example of the angels are comfortable with trout trots comfortable with the angels. They all know exactly what they're getting. And this is a proof positive that the angels don't really care about whatever the star power issue might be to baseball. They care about keeping their best player to give them the best opportunity to win. Even if that's not the best fame moment for the league. Right. Or maybe part of the sarahspain Jason Fitz, by the way, SPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Maybe that's part of the deal. Maybe they did say to him. We got twelve years more with you. We would like you to get a little bit more involved in being a more interesting character and being a guy that sells himself outside of just maybe what's required. I don't know. We don't know that. And maybe again, that's something that they came to terms on. And that's part of the reason he wanted to stay, and they are okay with him being who he is. But you just mentioned they trust him. Obviously, he trusts them. Should he trust them passan again on lebatardshow this morning talked about how there is a checkered history here with the angels where they'll spend. But maybe not always in the right spot micro got the deal without having won a single playoff game. And that that shows that hey, individually, he's worth at this is where it goes back on RT Merano and Ardi Marino has shown a willingness and capacity to spend Albert poodles two hundred forty million dollars. Josh Hamilton, one hundred twenty five million dollars varying levels of the buckles of contracts. And so it's a matter of can they build around trout because as we've seen this guy who's putting up ten ten wins above replacement a year, which is just absurd numbers. The the idea that he hasn't won a single playoff game. They haven't built around him. It is we have to sort of take the past for the angels at some point in my mind, and sort of compartmentalize it and throw it away. I know that's difficult to do. Because everything that they've done to this point has led them to where they are with Mike trout, and we have to also accept the fact that might trout lies in a completely different category than any other player. Right. So it is much as yes, they have an obligation now to spend around him and his much as yes, if they wanna maximize this investment, they need to do it the right way. I understand all of that. I also look at it and say, you know, you had the best player in the world in your building. Maybe the best player of is generation. Maybe one of the best players of all time. No matter. What else you do? You did the right thing by that player in your fan base today by making sure that he never hit the open market. And the the offer has to be staggering in my mind. If you're gonna take somebody that's two years away from free agency and make their agents say, no, no, no, no, no. Let's just sign this. So I think in that sense. They accomplished it. They did the question is how other players react to this deal. Also, do we like? The idea of Mike trout being with the angels angels of Anaheim, which is what that name is which is still Philly and potentially missing out on seeing him with a bigger franchise that we trust will send him to the playoffs. More often. We'll get into all of that. Also talked to Tom Verduci later about the angels in his expectations for how they will utilize him better going forward. You can always give us your thoughts in the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed at sarahspain at Jason Fitz at Spain and Fitz coming up if you are a monkey bets type player, how are you looking at trout steel. It's coming up next benefits. Spain and Fitz. Yeah. Yeah. We get it dollar bills dollar bills. Mike trout. What is that dance fence? I'm just like Bollywood inspired show up. My sweet sweet moves out. I love to be in the same room with you. Because that well. You're welcome America. Just track practice show should be on TV. Like just in case I ever like hang out with my trout. I'm just practicing my move. So I can maybe like, hey, Mike. You're we're four hundred and thirty million dollars. Do you need a personal assistant? That's. My personal a weird shimmy Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the espionage and Sirius XM channel eighty Sarah Spain Jason Fitz. Neither of us are worth four hundred and thirty million dollars. Unfortunately, this is this is a ground-breaking league changing deal for Mike trout twelve years because the two years that he has left on his current deal, plus ten more, and it is a lot more by the way, then two guys who just thought that they were setting some records and Machado and Harper. How mad you think you Rosen houses today? Oh my God. Well, and how frustrated are you? If you're Mookie Betts, and that's let's get to that. In a second start with Harper only because specifically it felt like that deal on the way, it was constructed was meant to tell everyone. It's the biggest deal ever even know annually at actually wasn't quite as much like it was, you know, the deal was made to be able to show everyone that drew rows Rosenhaus beats out everybody and it lasted for like a week. And that is the glory of contracts right there. The. Fact that you had it for weak. But at least you can tip your hat and be like, well, I'm sorry. You know, Bryce Harper's. No, Mike trout. Right. And that's going to be you know, how many times are player's gonna start hearing that now negotiating your no, Mike. I mean agents are going to have to be saying that right now, can you imagine going your agent and being like why can't you do that for me? And then it's like just throw out the the resume of Mike tried again. Because this shouldn't be lost. Some of the best baseball minds. We have are looking at a four hundred and thirty million dollar contract and saying you know, what a heck of a deal for the angels. Like that that good. He incredible. Yeah. It's like when I asked my agent, why can't get Stephen money. No, you're no, Stephen. Hey, it's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts. Let's get into how other players will react because there's a couple of different angles on this. And one of them is fits that. It's a good thing. Because you've got a guy that I fall is not drawing deals from other teams that you might be interested in maybe you want to go to a perennial powerhouse like the Yankees. And now, Mike trout. Is not a part of that. So if you want to go look for a deal from a team that has a ton of money, and is willing to spend it he's out of the picture, right? They're not saving money in case. Mike trout comes off the books in two years and might be available especially after we heard Harper tampering slash not tampering to try to get him on the other hand, you mentioned in the pre show inflation and what he could have gotten if he decided to wait two years, and he didn't decline or get injured. A so there are two different answers to this. You're right. We've talked a lot about the middle class of major league baseball. And when I say middle class, I understand that that has a different meaning to baseball player than it does to most of most people in general. But when we talk about the middleclass, they're going to be I think this actually helps a large group of the sort of middle level stars. Because to your point they'll be money that's out there free. That's not just being kept. But if I may massive start if I'm Mookie Betts, if I'm if I'm a massive star in the top two or three percent of major league baseball, and I'm looking around and I'm saying, okay. What's my worth? I'm livid right now. And this. Is one of the reason why even in the NFL like they they don't live early. They don't love early reworkings of contracts in these situations because you've reset the value with the with the ceiling on it. I'll go back a few years ago. Remember when Derek Carr sign is deal with the raiders everybody said, oh my God. I don't remember showing cared except for you. Well, I mean. It trash it made him one on his fair one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league. And there was this. Great conversation. Oh my God. How could you pay him twenty five million dollars a year? That's crazy that was three years ago this year he'll go into the league year. I think the ninth highest paid quarterback. So the the way contracts work, it's just they stack on top of each other over and over and over again. So in my mind, if might trout weights two years to sign his deal, Mookie Betts will have stacked on top. There's some other names it will stack on top. And all of a sudden, he comes in whatever that ceiling is is going to be exponentially higher because he's he's he's creating ceiling above whatever the highest deal is at that time. Instead what they've done. Now is they've come in and said, okay, there is no one in major league baseball right now that is Mike trout at all right? So here's the value of Mike trout now, you can fight amongst yourselves about what your value is below that ceiling that's early to set that ceiling, and that ceiling is going to stay in place for a long time. So there is the argument that it's two years early and Beth would be coming off the books without that trout deal in the books and may. They have been able to better negotiate without that ceiling on the other hand baseball reference dot com has bets at thirty two point nine war over his four full seasons. Only trout has more over the same period. Bets is more than Machado. He's more than Harper. Harper's twenty-third over that stretch Machado seventh. Trout has been crazy. Good for seven full seasons bets. Obviously not for nearly as long but bets as far as what he's done for winning for his team is a totally different ball of wax than trout. So there's some argument there is certainly no argument that bets is worth more than trout. There is no one who would argue anybody's worth more than trout, but he now is by far and away the most valuable free agent after the twenty twenty season. So in some ways this clears out the market for him to be the only one that's really getting wooed in a way that trout might have been apart of not for this extension. I agree with it. Just feels like I agree with that principle. It just feels like. But with the ceiling that is true. And that that that matters. But with the ceiling being where it is. Now, I can't see anybody getting more than might trout anytime soon. So now all of these nice like Aaron judge is going to be free agent and twenty two to twenty imagine that Betts would get more than four hundred and thirty million and a twelve year deal. No. But again, this is about trout's longevity, his health and his consistent. Well, I would say that in a couple of years it would have been more than four hundred and thirty but I'll also look at like Sam Miller on ESPN dot com. The first line of his article about it, which is great, by the way that breaks down. Why it's a good deal said it could have easily been six hundred million probably seven hundred million to get into a real debate. You might have had to double this extension to eight hundred sixty million. You have somebody that did his extension two years early at what roughly could have been half the value. So that's the moment. Do I think that that that necessarily Mookie Betts was going to get more than four hundred thirty? No. But now for the next twelve years, we know what the value of the beltway every ten said because of inflation that doesn't mean that that remains the ceiling because there are plenty of players across all sports, including baseball that deserve more than those who get contracts after them, the timing is better for someone who comes on the market a year or two later because maybe there's. The new television deal. Maybe gambling changes things in baseball. There's an any number of ways that the game might change the money may open up and instead of this being restrictive it instead serves to say, listen trout's, a better player than me. But I took my team to three division titles in a world championship. And look at the market. The market has changed. I would believe that if baseball had a history of just doing the right thing financially recent history. I know that there's been some mega-deals this year. But it's been like pulling teeth to get these deals signs so owners and analytics continue to look at it and say, well, we're figuring out where our values. So Aaron judge in twenty twenty two I don't care what inflation has done. I can't see Aaron judge making more money than might trout shouldn't anyway to it's a different player. I think correct. But I'm just saying that to the argument of inflation when you talk about these big brands and big names that come out. They're not going to be able to get more money than might trout because I believe owners will look at it and say, hey, you're no Mike trout like that's going to become might as well tattoo that on your forehead journal, Mike trout that's going to be the new answer. Like just get it on. A little bit not well, no jeans. If GM I'm just gonna lift to sign and said sorry, you're not just be every time. You know, the old put it on a piece of paper and slided across the table. There won't be a number on it. It will just say, you're not my gosh. It'll say trout with like the circle in the line. And then not you. This is straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G L T networks coming up. We are going to talk to the one and Only Tim Kirkman about the deal. What it means for baseball? And for these other players as well as the angels to Kirk Kirkman, the guest on my that's what she said podcast this week newly relaunched on the lebatardshow friends network. Subscribe rate and review hilarious conversation. He had made cracking up the entire time. And here's a little taste of that to get you ready for Tim Kirk next segment. My boss is you have to go to his house. I've been in town for a week. And I didn't even get into my house. Let alone his house, and I didn't know Ron Meyer from Oscar Mayer at this point. So I finally get to his house ten o'clock at night nineteen Eighty-one, Sarah. I looked a whole. Lot younger than than I look now. And if it's possible, I was even smaller than than I am. Now, I knock on the door. He comes to the door. I say, hi, I'm Tim kurkin with the Dallas Morning News. And he says, okay, how much do we owe you this month? So. Oh, it's my slave dolt. I'm actually not the paper. Boy, I actually work for real newspaper early in his career getting sent to a coach's house to find out if he's taking the patriots job and the coach thinks he's the paper. Boy, more greatness from the absolute delight that is Tim Cruickshank coming up next Spain bits Spain and fits it. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the SPN app and Sirius XM channel eighty we are presented by progressive insurance. Airspan Jason Fitz with you. You heard a little tease from Tim Kirk shins star turn on my podcast. That's what she said. Sarah Spain is getting rave reviews. It's only been out for a couple of hours. People cannot stop talking about what an absolute delight Tim coercion. Is of course, we already knew that are ESPN MLB insider, thanks for making some time for Tim. Of course, anytime anytime fit anytime, I don't know Tim from now on I'm just going to as the paper. Boy, everyone just heard that is spectacular might be one of my favorite cartoon stores. So let's get into this Mike trout deal based on his tenure with the angel. So far, you could maybe compare them a little bit too. Anthony Davis in the NBA, should we? And should he have faith in this team to have more team success with him going forward? Yes. I think so first off they won eighty games last year, not sixty games. They have a decent farm system now, which is major upgrade from say three or four years ago. They also just got a three billion dollar TV contracts, which is going to allow them to go out and buy some pieces to make this a better team. So Mike trout can have more than you know, one three games of postseason play in his first seven years in the big league. So they're not that far away. They have some work to do, obviously. And that work really needs to be done in the next seven years while he's still in his athletic prime. I I think it was still really be good in ten years when he's thirty seven, but they have to get going and make this to make sure they don't waste. As the prime years of one of the great players, certainly we've ever seen. We're talking and Tim curtain ESPN major league baseball insider on the shell Pennzoil performance line. So fill in the blank here for me, Tim this contract will be considered a success. If. Well, they got to win a World Series while he's there, maybe multiple. But this is baseball. We know the big difference here is that Mike trout still doesn't touch the ball on every possession like Seth curry. And Kevin Durant. Do like the Braun. Does. That's the difference between the two sports, and I'm not sure you can really separate them completely. But yes as long as he's a productive player for a long time, which he will be and they win a championship or two. Then there's no way around it will be a tremendously successful contract. And trust me when I tell you this. This guy is so widely competitive, I have a hundred stories about what he will do to win any competition on any day, and the biggest competition, of course, is winning the World Series with the angels. And he will do if they help. Him anything? It takes to do that give us one of those stories. Well, rela buying is Toby several years ago that trout would take BP in ten P and say, I'm not just going to hit a home run over the left centerfield pets. I'm gonna hit in that trash can out there. There wasn't a dumpster in a trash can with a circumference slightly larger than a basketball rim and like eleven pitches later trout, hit a home run into the trash can because that's what he was trying to do when I asked her out about it. He denied denied denied. And Finally, I said, look, I was told you did this several times you said, yeah, there's a couple of times that how honesty is. But that's how competitive is. And every time they go to Fenway park. He sees this little spot in the scoreboard at the old antiquated Fenway park scoreboard. Whether there's a little. A hole in the left field monster. And while he's out there shag implies for BP. He sees how many times he gets role a baseball from like fifty feet away into this tiny little hole that only a baseball can fit through because it is a competition, which he's invented right? You have to win and to create new stakes. Yeah. It's like drinking a six pack at halftime just to see if he can still beat everybody when he's drunk that. That's that's well, that's an interesting the very specific. Certainly not a story. I've been told we're we're talking to tip Cochin ESPN major league baseball insider, Tim, there's at least a perception that he signed this deal early for less money that maybe he have gotten if he had waited. So what's the effect of this contract to people like Mukhi bets looking forward into the future free agency classes, well, it's going to help Kris Bryant really help Mookie Betts. It's going to help everyone that comes behind him. But sorry, nobody. And I mean, nobody is good. That's good. It's Mike trout's. No one's going above four thirty anytime soon because nobody has this track record. This is NICKY mantle come back to life. This is a guy who at least Bruce seven years is unattractive finish someday. Maybe ten fifteen years from now as one of the greatest players of all time, nobody has his track record seven years two first place. MVP's four seconds and and afford nobody's ever finished in the top two of the MVP voting for the first two full years their career. No one's done that except for trout, and he did it in his first five full years. There's nobody like him. He's weighs two hundred and thirty pounds. He runs like the wind, and he cares only about three things plan winning and getting better. That's who he is. And there will be no change at him. I promise we're run out of time. Tim so quickly to address that point. It's positive for the team that he doesn't get courted in free agency and doesn't go through all that. But it also reinforces that he isn't really interested in brand building. And being a star. How does that affect this deal going forward and whether or not he can give them more than just amazing play? Well, they have to build around in now, and they have plenty of money and prospects to do that. But I've found this as refreshing that somebody. Said I don't want to go out and spend re and a half months in free agency and having people chase me around. I wanna stay where I'm comfortable this team that draft a mate that gave me one hundred and forty four million after my two years in the big leagues. And when we had a personal crisis in the trout family last year, the the angels took care of it and took care of him. And here's a guy saying they took great care of me. I'm going to stay with them. There's something very admirable about that. There is in Tim told me on the podcast if you could be anyone for a day. It would be Mike trout. So that's how much he recognizes. Good, dude. Good life more now day was after this deal was. Thank you so much for the time. Tim appreciate it. They said, okay. See the great Tim Kirk Shen on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Brought to you by Pennzoil synthetics taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today. Coming up we went March madness this morning four to six am. The madness was being awake at that hour and the games actually started already. We'll get into all the top stories from the brackets next pain. If it's Spain and Fitz missed it, which you probably did because you were probably sleeping from four to six AM this morning fits, and I were on the big show ESPN regular folk goes like ESPN news ninety SPN you ESPN regular alongside down cuff and Mike Golic junior. Talking about the brackets and trying to get people to sign up for the tournament challenge. You can still do it ESPN dot com slash bracket or go and download the tournament challenge. Epa should be one of the top ones in the in the apple store. But we want to talk a little bit about big picture bracket. When we first saw it since we didn't get a chance yesterday here on Spain and Fitz ESPN radio ESPN app, Sirius XM channel eighty Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz. Let's let's go with what your first reaction was when the brackets officially came out. Well, you know, it's funny because we as the brackets were being introduced the first thing that I think really hit me was seeing the Vegas line afterwards. And how much Vegas believes in Duke? And we joked about it this morning early in the morning. Like, there seems to be some obligation where we have to talk about too. But we do because they're that good. But let's just be honest here for a second. The last time a team went into the Terni this much of a Vegas favorite was Kentucky and Kentucky that time was undefeated. They lost in the final four. I'm looking at Duke. And I'm saying, you know, what we're talking about Zion. And all the great things you didn't the ACC tournament taking nothing away from that. Let's acknowledge the fact that North Carolina took them down to the last shot North Carolina had every opportunity to win that game and conveniently north. Carolina sitting at the other side of this bracket. So I wouldn't be surprised if we see a Duke North Carolina championship game. But I also wouldn't be surprised if Duke doesn't win the title. I look over in North Carolina. And I think man, there is no reason that team can't beat Duke. Even was I on even on zion's best night. Yeah. This is one of those teams where the eye test. The hype the players involved has you believing. They should be the favorite. And it's no wonder that people are riding for them. But they are going to have to make some stats that have previously been the norm. End. They got a break some streaks if they're going to win because no team has ever won the title with two top scores being true. Freshman and dukes top four scores are too fresh true. Traff. True freshman, no team with a three point percentage. This low has ever even made the final four there three hundred and thirty ninth division one in three point percentage. Ten out of the last fourteen seasons though. A number one seat has been the national champ and Duke has always been in the top two for all five of their recent titles. So this is a team that has success when they're seated high that has success when the expectations are high. But the way this team is constructed is going to need to go against some of what we've seen over history in the tournament. Because it's about the bigs. It's about Zion. It's about it's about the style of play, and it goes against with a lot of other teams are using to find success takes one night of cold shooting in entire things. And they don't depth one hundred percent. Spain and Fitz presented by show. You can all the callers. Join us on the shell Pennzoil performance. Line, Sarah, what stood out to you? And this you this was crazy to me because they just won the big ten tournament. They beat Michigan three times this year. They had to wins over -sconsin to wins over Iowa wins against Purdue Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, Florida UCLA this felt like a team that should be rewarded for what they put together. And instead they end up in the same region as Duke, and the argument here is though this is about the region we're going to put you in a region. That's better for you. Washington DC instead of out west I would much rather be in Anaheim and not have to go up against Duke in my region, then be a little bit closer to home. And not that I don't believe in Gonzaga and Allen this morning said that he actually has a winning at all. But they have shown a little bit of weakness that lost a Saint Mary's. So that bad night they can be beat by a lesser team. I would rather be in that region because that's a team that's suffered some injuries that the team that can be a little more up and down then being region with Duke. And have that be some sort of reward? Yeah. I don't see where Michigan state matches up particularly well with with Duke, and Jalen I disagree on this. But I agree with you. I mean, in my mind when you think about the injuries that Michigan state has sustained this year two of their three best players miss substantial time one's been out for virtually the entire year. Caches Winston has had to take this team on his shoulders and say, okay, I'm gonna make this team. Great. I think with Nick ward coming back. He has the ability to clear out the lane that's going to give Michigan state some opportunity to win some games. The problem is Nick ward Remo relies on being the big sort of elbowing guy that can clear out space. You ain't clear not space agains ion. It's just a bad matchup because I've heard a lot of people argued that they do have the big t to hang with do. They have the bigs in height. I don't think they have the bigs in width to hang with you. Nobody's as wide. And that's the part of the scares me. I mean in my Michigan state can hang with Virginia. Michigan state. Can hang weakens aga-. I don't know that they can I don't know. Right now, anybody's hanging with North Carolina. I really believe in them. But I think the matchup just looks back. Bad against Duke. I would I would have Michigan state into my final four I think in virtually any other bracket, but I just can't find a way past Duke. And I'm with you. You know, what's better than helping the fans by being close is giving the fans of final four to go to. That's what Michigan state fans want. And that's what they should have been doing its benefits Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz on ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Insure your boat, motorcycle or RV at progressive dot com. What's notable too is that you can look at a team like zag, and they do have that bad wind to Saint Mary's. Didn't didn't bring it in the tournament and questioned whether maybe MSU gets that number one seat because they had thirteen quadrant. One wins on their resume more than any team in the entire bracket and their losses were to a couple of bottom feeders that they maybe slept on a really bothered me. We had the committee chair on golick window, and he said had Tennessee won the SEC. They would have been a one seat. What would Tennessee if done by winning that one game? The Michigan state didn't win by by sweeping Michigan. So absolutely frustrated coming up. Gary Parrish of CBS sports dot com is going to come on to talk more about the brackets and his expectations for this year's March madness.

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Well, I think you probably the only person in America in Canada North America who's going to answer that way. Yes. Probably. We got some great stuff in the podcast today. A conversation with Jake Arrieta about how to pass it. He celebrated the signing of Bryce Harper in Speedo, and what he remembers about his no hitter against the dodgers got the return of Todd rate him in his weekly quiz and Tim Kirch in about an increasingly touchy situation with the New York Mets and their ace. I AM News notes might trout's deal was announced by the angels on Sunday four hundred twenty six and a half million dollars. Mike trout got emotional as he talked. I think spending your whole career one team. I think it's pretty cool. I think that's. That was one thing on my mind. You know, talking to people, you know, if I if I did leave in two years, maybe looking back. I would I would have maybe regretted a little bit. Because I I love it here. Obviously. It's it's great. The weather's great stadiums. Great everything, you know, everything comes coming. I love coming to the ballpark. You ask my body's always almost the first one here every day. I just I just I think being here, you know, twelve more years and being here my whole career. I think it's it means a lot to me. Detract continue to talk. It was pretty clear. He never seriously thought about testing the free agent market after the two thousand twenty season give a lesson. I think spending your whole career one team. I think it's pretty cool. I think that's. That was one thing on my mind. You know, talking to people, you know, if I if I did leave in two years, you know, maybe looking back. I would I would have maybe regretted a little bit. Because I I love it here. Obviously, it's it's great. The weather's great stadiums. Gray everything, you know, everything comes with, you know, coming. I love coming to the ballpark. You can ask my buddies always almost the first one here every day. Just I just I think being here, you know, twelve more years and being here my whole career. I think it's an means a lot to me. And of course, when you talked to Mike trout's teammates, they say everything always seems to work out for him. He's got lucky charm in his back pocket and after the announcement of the extension the angels played in exhibition game, and he followed up with a hit ripped. Journals to cut it off does so trap cakes out racy to second RPI dental. That is why. So alter we talked about the contact quay boys base. Maybe go on the contact. But when you realize it might Travis coming up next, you're okay. It's their base. Even with two outs because trout is gonna hit ball hard. He does. So with the RBI. So fifty baseball what civil wadded screen training, especially at this. He this. The timing wasn't down to a Byerly day of him, and he sets. At bats. I you out in front trying to get that put down. And all of a sudden the timing was perfect. And he started crush the ball. He's ready to go. The Houston Astros formally announced the Justin Burland our extension. Two years sixty six million dollars. Here's ver- Lander was part of a World Series championship. And since I've been here with my teammates. It's been in my opinion, the best organization baseball. I'm just humbled to be a small part of that. And I need to thank the whole organization Miguel Cabrera gave an interview with our old friend Jason stark a couple of weeks ago in which you basically indicate he's on a mission because he knows people are questioning what he's gonna do. And he got it done on Sunday. Deep left center field. Here's civil jog around. Third score easily Cabrera with a second consecutive double this one gives the Tigers run run. Is it really? I was looking to say that you were show hit a home for. Hit home for wall. Then I looked at baking at ease jogging into the second thought, well shoot why don't you told the wall? And then get sick of basic continues the same job so good for him before anybody. Here's some slow ball seat. At the ball. Does hit above the yellow line guys? That's just tiered so one hit center. Four twenty balls is makes a different sound. Bet that sound from the Tigers television network, Jack clarity. The cardinals looks poised for a huge year. Four scoreless innings. Here's what it sounded like has been received by one more than the other kind of goes back to your point earlier to is the ballpark bear in Miami's not as conducive. Right. So if did you study mustaches every time my goal is to to win that game. Do whatever it can help my team win that game. You gotta like your chances. But those five rolled out there. Here's a grounder left side glove by drew Robinson and show. So Dan stunning sound there? Jack, Flaherty four scoreless innings. I always have this debate with Josh about pitching highlights. And how they translate it in a podcast. I think it's great. What about you? They're terrible bus. Let's be honest that was like four different conversations. Got the Marlins ballpark. Someone's talking about mustaches. That was brutal put that some of the mid in the background here. Jack ladies out excellence. Right. We don't need. Gnat sound there? You can just say Jack, Flaherty four scoreless innings. We keep it moving. Okay. I'll giant straight for Kratz to be BUSTER Posey's backup and concerning situation for the Cleveland Indians. Jose Ramirez fell the ball off his leg. Give a listen. Rivera's foul ball off of self looks like the knee. It's not easy to follow ball off your knee. Usually get it off. This gen the ankle the foot. It looks like it could be the knee and they're holding their breath in Cleveland dugout as well. As the whole city of Cleveland home by goodness, Jose Ramirez Dowd at the plate foul ball of the third inning of the final cactus league game at hit him on a need at him on the left knee above that Xinguar. Maybe just below the knee that good sin geared helped him not at all. You know, they might want to take another look at that. Because at shinbone is easily fractured on a concussion type of situation. That foul ball comes off comes off with a lot of steam on it, and he is in some pain. Jason Bonetti Steve Stone on the White Sox television network. Would that call Jose Ramirez was carted off? He was x-rayed those were negative. He is a contusion. The Indians aren't exactly sure when he's gonna play. We'll be talking about that with Tim. Let's get to it. Rejoice keeps TIMMY tied this great game. Or what with Tim kurkin on baseball tonight? Tim coaching covers baseball for ESPN. And this is the second time today that I've talked to Tim, Tim. How're you doing this morning? I'll tell the story. I thought you were in Florida this morning. You sent me something I just saw the Phillies game they were in Clearwater. So I assumed you were on the east coast. So I called the clarify something. And as it turned out. I woke BUSTER up, and I must say I have to be the only person that has ever woken BUSTER up because he never sleeps. He gets up at four o'clock in the morning. He used to milk cows for a living. So I feel terrible about this. Because I'm the first man ever to wake BUSTER out of a deep sleep. And I'm sorry. I feel terrible. So I was I wasn't clear water yesterday. And we'll get to that. In a second. I saw something I'd never seen before to baseball game. But after I was with the Phillies because I'm getting ready for I two broadcasts. And we have the Phillies and the Braves on Sunday night baseball. I drive to the airport, and then I fly to Phoenix. And I arrive in Phoenix at my hotel at about one thirty in the morning. So I'm thinking, you know, what I can get about three and a half hours sleep. I'm going to get up at five fifteen local time prepare for the podcast, which we start taping about nine and at four forty five my phone rings. And it's you know, I was dead asleep. And that fear of oh my God. What's happened? What's going on? What did I miss in? There's Tim and to Tim's great credit. He was concerned about that video because Tim, you weren't sure if you were actually seeing the video where we're going to talk about right? And again, the mistake I made the mistake you made was putting some sort of technical. Logical system in my hands and asking me to figure it out which I couldn't and therefore I needed clarification. So I woke you up and by the way when I flew to Phoenix last time, I'm not exaggerating. I got to my hotel at five o'clock in the morning because of plane issues I got there at five. So but nobody woke me up after forty five minutes either. All right. Let's hear the sound that we've been referring to happen in the game between the Orioles in the Philly something I've never seen before Tim and a game. There you go. Full certainly doesn't take themselves too. Seriously. Yeah. So what happened was Tim? He started the game by throwing six straight pitches out of the strike zone. He throws a strike. He gets the Bronx cheer, which you heard. And then colour van raises his fist in celebration and starts pumping it with a big grin on his face going along with the crowd cheering him. I've never seen that before. What did you think? Well, I've I've never seen it before either BUSTER. But there are a lot of things at age sixty two that I've never seen before. I mean, seriously a college basketball division one great shooter makes three to start the game. And he runs down the court like he's never made one before. I think I'm attuned to this is exactly how it works in our society today. I get it when I covered the Rangers in the mid eighties. Jeff cockle got his first walk of his career is hundred thirty second plate appearance, and he asked for the ball when he got to first base. The game ball because he grew his first walk. But fortunately, he was kidding. And so was everyone else. There was a joke yesterday played. And even though I look at it. Go should not be celebrating throwing a pitch over a seventeen inch plate. But again, all in fun. And this is how it works in sports at our society today. We celebrate everything. And I'm really glad that coal is not pitching for one of those old school staffs. Some of the pitching coaches that you and I covered twenty five years ago. Oh my God. He never would have heard the end of that would have been absolutely ugly. All right. We're going to talk about some of the guys who signed extensions. But let's talk about someone who is not got an extension yet. Jacob degrom of the Mets who got some support from his teammates Noah Syndergaard in a press conference, given listen to what Noah Syndergaard said about degrom. That's a different situation. Kind of sit back and let it all unfold. How it is. I think Drake's best pitcher in baseball right now. I think he deserves whatever amount he's worth. And I think. I wanted to keep them happy. So when it does come time for him to reach agency. He says on our side pitcher for the Mets. I just think there should quit. All this fuss and pay the minority. In the context him is the day before Jacob degrom, basically indicated reporters, he's he's increasingly pessimistic that a deals going to get done before opening day at that point negotiations will be cut off and keep in mind. The current landscape is Mike trout gets an extension. Just Berliner gets extension. Chris sale gets an extension. Everybody seems to be signing. Extensions and Jacob degrom does not have an extension. My god. I can't remember a situation where the team the Mets in this case in a worst place politically than they are with Jacob degrom negotiations at Brodie van wagon and the new general manager who used to be the agent for Jacob degrom. I can't think of a situation in which the GM was in a worst place, politically, I love to know what the numbers are behind this. Because if it's even close my God, the Mets have to get this done. What do you think butts here? I don't think I can. Remember anything like this? Because I don't think there's been anything quite like this a pitcher of this magnitude coming off a historic season, the GM of the team used to be as agent. None of these dynamics put together has ever truly happened in baseball history. And that's why ultimately there's no way around this. They have to give him at least within reason whatever he wants. And they have to get this over with as quickly as possible because this is something if it drags into the season, it could really hurt. And you know, he's also so good so athletic. You know starting out as a shortstop. I don't think he's got the same mile John his arm that some other guys do and therefore you have to think this greatness is going to continue. I think no syndergaards right pay the man already, and let's go if you're going to be a contending team and turn this thing around in queens better start with your opening day starter. And Tim, I think this is to such a degree that it could be a case where whatever the differences between what the Mets are comfortable paying and what degrom is looking for a there could be a real value to the Mets organization to get this done. Even if in terms of branding in terms of perception because of how good degrom is. So in other words, if he if they're comfortable, and I'm just pulling I don't know exactly what the numbers are. Let's say the Mets internally are comfortable with one hundred twenty million dollars into grandma's looking for something in the range of one hundred and eighty million or maybe he's looking for two hundred million dollars. This is such a tricky situation for them because the general perception of the Mets ownership is they don't spend pay don't put enough into their payroll. They see what the Yankees spend. They see what the Phillies spend they see what the dodgers spend. They see what other big market team spend than the Mets long have been criticized by their fan base for not spending enough. And now they have. As you said a Cy Young pitcher coming off in historic year. They could choose in the end not to pay him the the damage to the franchise potentially. If degrom winds up walking away over money is enormous, which is why I think it's very important for the ownership to get to that point where they say, you know, what what's the cost going to be two to our brand our organization if we don't finish this contract. What do you think? And BUSTER you heard it all spring much. Like, I did I didn't even ask in an players came up to me angry about where the financial situation in baseball is now and now with this flurry with all this money going on extensions. There's just no justification for the Mets not doing this because they're gonna get clobbered if they don't and I don't think they can afford that in a very competitive National League. And for a team that has underachieved in recent years. And as made the whole state, and you know, we're the team to beat or something like that brody's put himself in a very difficult spot. And I think the only way out is to give to Graham virtually anything he wants yet. Kevin Kern longtime writer for the New York Post also wrote that syndergaards voice was allowed to shift Saturday. It's one of many over this issue. And Cindy, Gordon, speaking with reporters also complained about the fact that the team is going to have a workout in Syracuse at the carrier dome. That of course is the Mets AAA affiliate. His quote was I don't think that's what championships teams do prior to the season. Tim, I feel like the in happiness that we heard from Syndergaard. That is absolutely the tip of the iceberg. When you know, how is work that Syndergaard took it upon himself saying, you know, what I've got some stature, I can't really be touched. It's not like, I'm a rookie with no service time. I'm gonna make a point of going out and supporting my teammate, what do you think? Yeah. And BUSTER this sounds like he's whining. Thing and to some degree heat is, but you know, this having been in clubhouses for thirty thirty five years and meet for forty when the players are unhappy, and they feel like they're not being treated properly. They're it's going to show in their play plauge shouldn't happen that way they're professionals and for the most part they go out there and do everything it takes. But to have a group of unhappy players going here, and there it just doesn't bode well, especially for a team that has so much work to do to get itself in contending situation. And I think you're right when Syndergaard speaks up like that everybody listens. All right before we move on. I want to ask you this week's our first poll of two thousand and nineteen. We've got the Braves in the Phillies and Sunday night baseball or pull this week which team will win the national yeast. We gotta passionate response in less than twelve hours twenty five thousand people already voted, Tim. I omitted the Marlins because on Twitter you can only have four options Braves Phillies nationals met so you got winning the division. Well, this is the hardest. Question of all BUSTER the second. Hardest question is who's going to finish fourth in the National League east because they good teams going to finish fourth to answer. Your question. I picked the nationals to win the division based on their really really good starting pitching, led by shirts or Strasbourg Cormon. And I love what they did behind the plate bullpen second base. And I love what they're trying to do new guys in the outfield picking them with the understanding that they could finish fourth. The Braves could win the Mets could win the Phillies win they get all win it. They get all finished fourth. I'm picking the nationals based on max Scherzer and that starting pitching leading the way yesterday. Jose Ramirez of the Indians goes down in the heat the fell the ball of leg. He's going to stay in good year for treatment. While the team moves on they haven't formerly now whether or not he's going to be ready for opening day. I think we can safely say he probably is not if he's not staying with. Team in order to get treatment. That means that they're probably not going to have Francisco door until April ninth and Jason kipness out until April, ninth and Jose Ramirez will be out probably at the beginning of the season. They're going to be on notice right at the beginning of the year. Tim like, they're they will be under pressure early on. And I talked to a source there. And he said to me said the question is how can the Indians weather the storm early in the year? What do you think? Yeah. And it doesn't help that they're playing in Minnesota where it's really cold. And that's part of the reason they're not going to rush these guys to play in forty four degree weather with leg injuries and and quad injuries and everything else. It's not worth it there. But you're right. They are on a mission to save money ownership is we've already seen the residue of that. And we're going to see more of it. If the Indians don't get off to a good start. Now, it's a it's a tremendously long season. You gotta give. Time to get Linda for and Ramirez and kipnis and everybody healthy. But and I don't think this is going to happen. But if it goes south early, I wouldn't be shocked say started moving some high priced pitchers because they believe they've lost too much money ownership does which explains some of the moves they made in the off season. Michael Brantley yon Gomez things like that. So they're going to be a fascinating team to watch early. They need a good start. And they might get off to a not so good start. Given all these injuries might trout's four hundred twenty six and a half million dollar deal formally announced yesterday he had very motioned to beginning. It's pretty clear Alden Gonzalez does a great job breaking down all the behind the scenes stuff that happened with his deal. What led going up to it conversations between Ardy Merano the owner and trout conversation between Billy apple and trout. Tim. I don't you know, you, and I talked about this. I don't think there was any serious thought on. His mind that he wanted to go out in the open market. Yeah. I agree BUSTER when I saw the angels, I would say two and a half weeks ago. I left camp saying he's coming back. I asked somebody who would know. And I said, what do you think about trout, and he looked at me? And he goes he's not going anywhere. This was almost three weeks ago. And that's exactly what happened. And I think he said it yesterday. He didn't want to be a part of the Manny Machado, Bryce Harper. You know, tour of the country for three and a half months in order to get the most money anyone's ever gotten. I mean, that's not his his personality would be really uncomfortable with that. And given that personality and given the fact that the angels are not that far away from being, you know, eight contending a playoff team again. I think that led to it. But I think he's just uncomfortable being in the spotlight every day like Harper Machado war. Justin Verlander agrees to a two year extension with the Astros. What's interesting about this is you remember Tim that summer when the question was where would ver- Lander land in a trade? My sense was at that time. The Justin might have preferred to go to Chicago or perhaps go to Los Angeles or perhaps go to New York into a bigger market. He winds up going to the Astros. And apparently he loves it yet. He should like playing in Houston BUSTER. They have a great team there. He should look around every day and see they're going to catch it behind me. And if I give up three runs we're gonna score four for sure he's pitching in a beautiful ballpark that when the weather stinks. They can close roof on it. He is in a great great spot where he is right now, and he's going to the hall of fame, and he can finish his career now with a team that's going to win a whole bunch of games. Maybe he's gonna win another Cy Young. And I think it's great. Spot for him. And it's just interesting. How long it took him to make up his mind? Do I go do I stayed Detroit or do I go to Houston? And I think if he could do it all over again he might have decided a little bit suitor to go to Houston over the weekend. We got the news of a new Chris sale contract. He of course, could have become a free agent at year's end. Instead, he negotiates a five year one hundred and forty five million dollar deal to stay in Boston. And it's interesting to him. So many the deals we've seen this winter this spring you could classify his team friendly. This is one and I have a column about this on ESPN dot com today. Lookie love this contract for Chris sale. He's one of the great competitors of his generation the way that he worked a pitch last year. When clearly he was not himself with whatever was going on with the shoulder. The fact that he was all in in trying to do everything he possibly could to help the Red Sox win a World Series. You have to admire that you love that. He's getting paid. From a team perspective. This is one of the few contracts. Ibes I've heard within the industry after it was executed. What in the world is the team doing? This is a player friendly deal. I think a lot of the questions I've heard from folks with other organizations are long lines of we saw at the end of last season. There were some questions about where he was physically. Why would you not want to wait to see more at the beginning of the two thousand nine thousand nine season before giving him this type of contract? I was surprised at the at the enormity of it if he'd got three years. Okay. I get that. But five years in one hundred forty five million dollars for pitcher who show signs of regression Janna last season. That to me is a big surprise. What do you think? Yeah. The shoulder is the key here BUSTER, it's always a little bit tricky when you're dealing with a shoulder, especially a guy who's that slight build guy with that violent of a delivery guy. Who's stuff is that violent? You have. I think at some point he's really gonna get hurt. And he hasn't yet. And the way he pitched through it last year was so admirable. But I think I think the Red Sox just have so much money. And they know how important he is to the team because of the culture of that team that he adds so much to people talk all the time O's guy. Only cares about winning this guy. Really cares about winning as much as anyone in the game today. I believe that. And I think that showed last year, especially when he pitched through some things and everything else. So yes, I think this is an overpay. I think the Red Sox can afford it. And we talk about Jacob degrom not going back to the Mets potentially. Imagine the Red Sox saying Well, Chris sale got the last out of the World Series. And he's a warrior and we're not bringing back. How do you think that's gonna play? I think that's the case where you overpay a little bit to keep a guy, and then hope that the shoulder holds up. This is Chris sale talking about how he loves the Red Sox culture. Trevor. Don't. Still alive? Last since. Century most theories. Gone through search. Three years. Posters that I've been here too. You're so. Care about us. They make your. As we through the. Tim, I really feel like that. There's almost like a John Lester tax here for the Red Sox because early in the spring early spring training, we heard John Henry, the owner of the Red Sox come out and say that he feels like his team made a mistake not signing Lester, you knew remember how those negotiations played out with a low balled him early. It became a real competition. Lester was furious. I think they offered him less than half of what he eventually signed with the cubs. One hundred fifty five million dollars. Their offer was around seventy million dollars and a proven ace left-hander winds up leaving the Red Sox in this case was John Henry sand. You know what? No this this guy helped to get one of the four rings. I've had since become owner of the Red Sox. I'm not gonna let them get away. Right. It comes right back to BUSTER though. When you treat the players, well, they play and perform better and every guy in that Red Sox clubhouse looked around and said great. We took care of the ace, and it sounds corny. But Chris sales, right? They take care. Of their guys there when you take care of them. They usually perform better. So the other day I wrote a column, and I want to ask you about this about big picture about all these extensions. And I think we could set sail is being the outlier and all these deals, and I mentioned that that all these contracts that we're seeing and I think it's over twenty now for players who aren't free agents. They're just an extension of an ownership winning streak. The owners killed the players in the two thousand sixteen collective bargaining negotiations. They killed them in free agency in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen they killed them. Again. This most recent winner in as I wrote among agents, they look at this new generation of general managers as terminators as he's cold-blooded executives who must win at everything. And it they're not giving out these deals Tim deals like the Aaron Nola Blake Snell, Luis Severino. They're not giving them out unless it's really really good for the team. What do you think? Yeah. There's no doubt. And and you're right. These. These new GM's are brilliant. There's no way around that. They know the finances of the game they know how to run things, and they are cold blooded. And they are emotionless, and they are remorseless. And that's why they were hired because they know want anybody being given a contract based on, you know, hey, really helped us three years ago, and he's a warrior, and he's a tough guy and even though he can't play anymore. We're gonna pay them. They're not doing that anymore. And if you look at all these deals when you cut out that arbitration time, and in some cases, you cut out free agency. They're betting on these guys for being really good. And they're really young. And I think it's the way to go for clubs to do. This lock up your best players pay him now and a lot of these deals are team friendly. And yet if you're a young guy like Alex bregman, and you're twenty four and they give you a hundred million. How do you say no to that? Especially with the way free agency works today over the weekend. The atlanta. Braves defending champion of the nationally east. Now, it's the rotation and they're going to start with two rookies, Bryce Wilson Kyle rights in a lot of cases. I think Jim this would be a big concern for the Braves. No, this is just a manifestation of their advantage each team in the National League, east seems to have a distinct advantage it this is their advantage. This incredible stable of major league ready starters that they have including Kyle, right? Who's gonna pitch on Sunday night baseball this first weekend. This is someone who is seeing. I think by some valuations having been one of the best pitchers in Florida this spring. Yeah. I saw him BUSTER. He's really good. And it shouldn't surprise anyone that the the Braves did this, and let's face it, your we always say what's your five man rotation to start the season more. Whatever teams go through Ken starters. Most you're going to go through fifteen starters. So just because guy opens the season with the team in the rotation. Doesn't mean he has to stay there. It doesn't mean that they're not gonna make changes kind of right deserves the chance to do this. Let's see what he can do. And you're right there farm system is so loaded right now that you know, let's see what the kid can do and in a very competitive nationally geese they have all sorts of options of still surprise it in go get somebody. But with the way, he threw this thing. Give them a chance. See what are you gonna do before we go? I want to ask you about the sad. News mardi noble. Longtime beat reporter who covered the Mets for Newsday for MLB dot com. I worked on Mets beat nineteen ninety seven. When I was at the New York Times Marty was on that beat two observations from from me. And I didn't know Marty that well one man he loves baseball. He absolutely loved baseball in two. He was so precise in his writing. And he loved I think the idea of putting together the exact right words in the exact right place to describe what happened on a daily basis. What what are your memories of March? Yeah. I will miss Marti tremendously. I go way way back with him on a bunch of different levels. He's a great writer. He is a great reporter. And he also wasn't afraid to just deviate from the the regular beat and say, I'm going over here. Because I think the better story is over here when everyone else was over there. He made me smile. So many times he made me laugh out loud. So many times and he did just didn't love the game. Buster he loved the players who played the game that doesn't mean he loved every player, but when he hooked up and met somebody like rusty Staub. He told me the greatest rusty sob stories ever because he got inside there with with rusty, and Tom Seaver and some other great Mets that was Martin's greatest strength is the ability to extract information from someone while still keeping a. Trust and he will be Mystere ably. My heart is broken this morning. Believe me. Tim, thanks for doing this. Okay. Buster talk to you soon. We'll be back in a moment with Jake Arrieta. 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You tweeted out when you got word about Bryce, and where did you come up with that? Man, we. Don't cousins he's staying with me? We. Wanted to get some speed to ride around with jet skis and just happen to have it. Was out on the jet skis at at the time. Not in the Speedo. But Scott calls me or Scott texts me goes. Hey, Harper's coming to Philly turned around and went straight back to the house started making phone calls, and we have some music on and just came up with the idea house needed to be swept anyways. So I had cousins, film it and. Thrown instagram. So it it worked out. Well, and it was funny. And just something to. Keep things light. A little joke kinda in there and Harper lover too. So it was it was fun. What you I think she thought it was hilarious. She's she's a little jealous that we're having so much fun without her while she was out of town. But she thought it was really good. What does he bring to this team? Youthful leadership. A young veteran with a lot of experience played on some really good teams that I played against. You know alive when I was in Chicago and last year as a Philly when he was still in Washington. Tremendous tremendous amount of energy. He's very competitive. In his skill set is something that you know, we. We're going to benefit from. And many many ways. Because he's he's a fierce competitor. In watching him watch him on the other side, you really get a sense for that. So not have on our side. He's going to bring a lot to our squad. You guys would have already had a lot of upgrades if you hadn't added him generally speaking, compare the two thousand eighteen Phillies to two thousand nineteen Phillies sort of weapons on the day. Look at it a lot. The comparison. To the Chicago Cubs team that we had fifteen in the transition that we made twenty sixteen so getting guys like benzoate raising over us, you know. And now we got a guy like JT behind the play got mccutchen in the outfield. Former MVP Dave Robertson in the bullpen. Upset girl which is. He's, you know, maybe one of the best acquisitions, we we had you know, to to help solidify the left side of our infield. And there's no there's no holes in our lineup. I mean last year we had a lot of youth. Within experience. Not really not really sure how to handle being in first place. You know, we kind of let that slip through our fingers. But now we have guys that can. Kind of helped coach some of these younger guys along in those moments where. You know, we need something specific to kind of get us over that home. We have many guys that can provide that that boost you know, and. I think we're much better for kind of leading that slip. You know last season. I really really do. Because now. I think we're going to be much more much more attentive on like the details in how to. How to hang onto that lead? You know, when we get it. And it kind of boiled down to not beating the teams we needed to beat. We couldn't take care of Miami. When we need to we couldn't win big games against the mess when we needed to. And that's what the Brave's did, you know? And that's why they were able to kind of sneak past this as a pitcher, I'm guessing when you look at his lineup before you got Bryce generally, very right handed. What about having left handed slugger right in the middle of that group? Yeah. You you you can't you can't stay town. He is you know to kind of provide protection for guy like Hoskins. You know, we saw in Bryce first spring training game. You know, he gets four or five pits while and then Hoskins of home run the first pitch of of his bat. So. Harper comes in the dugouts in, you know, first of many, you know, it's going to happen. A Philly a lot this year. I love hearing him say that because you know, we really feel like that's going to be. Now, pretty regular thing. Trying to pitch around again like Harper. He's got three or four guys. You got to figure out how to get out too. So. So. IBM to plug him in there around guys that that have a lot of foam at all right handed hitters, but guys you can't take lightly. So Harper's gonna walk a lot. He's going to be on base a lot. And we've got a number of guys can drive them in every pitch goes into spring training with a checklist things are working on. What about for you this spring? Timing is pretty much number one every spring training. It's close. I got one more tomorrow only get ready for Sunday night. And it's just at this point spring. It's tough to to get the journaling gone. Everybody here is just ready to get the heck out of here. Get out of your head up north getting our places, maybe get a full night's sleep. Everybody's ansi. But physically I feel very good. And now it's just a matter of in the breaking ball of the way, I'd like to seeing the shape of my cutter and getting swings and miss out on my change of which which is happened quite frequently throughout the spring. So all those things are lining up pretty well. And physically I feel good. So just getting out of camp with some timing and physically feeling good is king. You mentioned a report at the beginning. You can't that you need bothered you last year where are you with that? How does that affect you? And how do you feel now? Yeah, you know, it was it was something that I would go through two three weeks stretch of. Pretty severe discomfort. But you know, it was on my left leg. It wasn't my push off leg. So I was able to I was able to deal with it. I had trouble getting the first base on balls to the right side of the field. I had trouble getting on the box when I was hitting. But you know, every once in a while I'd have a week that it would seem like it went away. So it was manageable. Scott shared and Sean for Qasmani Christmas. Those guys in there really instrumental in helping me kind of stay out there the way I was able to. But I mean, it was a pretty minor operation. Cohen did a great job in Philly. Just clean up. Yeah. Just cleaned up. The meniscus pretty much two weeks after surgery. I was playing catch training. Just like I was before. So it's incredible with modern medicine can do and these out how. How great these surgeons are about getting guys back on the field quickly. So now, I it's it's an afterthought. I haven't even. Thought about it pretty much in the last three or four weeks. You mentioned pitching on Sunday night baseball. Never forget when the coolest moments I've had being and Sunday night baseball. You're no hitter against the dodgers in your mind's eye. How much of that you remember the last pitch in everything that happened? Moment. I remember that extremely well. Especially the last pitch because it's kind of the one you see on replay over and over and over when they're talking about the game, and then embracing all my teammates and and Montero behind the plate. So but just kind of walking through just how Chris while my breaking were that that night. Fastball. Like when I'm looking back to moments where I was really locked in. Where I had. I had my stuff was really Crist. That's one of the games. I go to in. When I talk about timing. You know, that was basically as as perfect as close I could get perfect time you use that sometimes go back. Oh, yeah. And I tell them guys there's there's certain pitches in certain moments in your career where you were excelling at the highest level. And I try and use that as visualization to go back to when I'm maybe lost lost in a certain part of my game. I don't have this pitcher that pitch my timing fuel. Well, can I revert back to a time where I had it at its peak. And that's one of those times that I use and it seems to be able to give you gimme back on track. When things seem to go in a bad direction. Can you almost feel that pitch? Come last bitch coming off your fingers, I can feel it off middle finger that cutter, you know, trying to stay behind the ball and my pitch on on the cutters. Trying to get the middle finger on the front of the baseball Abberley. And film that friction feeling that just that that finish landing square to to the catcher and just feeling very strong. So that's that's a feeling will never forget. And that's as as during. That's what we're trying to do trying to lock in that timing that finished in that friction off of our either index finger middle finger for a change of maybe a ring finger, but. It's a feeling that. It's just when you have it. There's nothing better in the world. And when you don't when you're constantly looking for on never forget and then game. There was a ground ball the second base third inning. He was called an error. I remember saying to our producer at the time. Tom archer? I was like, hey, hang onto that. Because he's got it looked like you had no hit stuff that night. Is that the way you felt that's the way I felt and you know, what's funny is I ran into two Big Mac over thanksgiving. I believe that year on the year after that, we're out in California. Pelican hill, we did thanksgiving dinner there, and we ran into each other and had a conversation because you know, after the first inning, I looked at our guys. And I go man where big trouble today. Mark Maguire Martin guar. Yeah. So he's like, man. He's gotta go on. We're in trouble. So. In kind of kind of hearing stuff like that from from from guys on the other side. And I was pretty neat. You know that they they can recognize something like that as quick as they did Jake. Thanks. We'll see you next week. All right. 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 com. Five minutes into the flick, a tree branch slams through the window. Were you hurt? 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 Ford -able homeowners insurance can be. Todd right is chief executive of our weekly quiz. Graphic artists is working be a ballfields all across America all around the world Todd where the heck have you been? What have you been doing? Oh my goodness. I mean since we left off Dodger Stadium late October the Red Sox celebrating in southern California. It's been a whirlwind BUSTER. But it's good to be back and hope springs eternal and it's opening week. And all is well with the world. So here's my question. You've a Red Sox guy. I'm sure you're interested in what their championship rings. They're going to look like I've known you for a long time. Sometimes you tend to have some insight on these sort of things you have anything around the edges. You can tell us. Well in truth. I have no insight into this whatsoever. And this has become like a really well held secret. The last few years. But it's an interesting question in terms of the design they've gone with the double socks they've gone with a trophy. They've gone with a b you know, who could have imagined that they'd be having to make this choice of a fourth, you know, same generation World Series ring design. I have no idea what it might be the Iranian diary Asli. Yeah. You know, it's interesting because I'm working on the sixty and Alex core that's gonna come out. It looks like on March thirty first and did some interviews with people with it for it and Dustin Pedroia, Nathan of all the other guys are telling me, they really think that the turning point in the World Series came after that loss the game three loss when Alex Cora held that team meeting. I wonder if there's going to be some reference to that because I know a lot of players feel that way, and they always it's amazing to me how much they can squeeze onto that tiny little space in terms of what what they imbed. Whether it's a, you know, a score a record that sort of thing, I have to believe that the number one hundred nineteen will be on there someplace. Yes. Yes. Yes. I would think that that is a must it really sets them apart from a lot of clubs starkly. And I don't BUSTER. I've sat through all eighteen at dodgers stadium that night. So I think I deserve a ring for having watched the lack of activity for seven hours or whatever it was. Yeah. One of the conversations had with a player during the winter was hey that eighteen any game. Yeah. That was really boring. It was the most interesting stuff happened after it was over based on what we heard from the Red Sox people. I I needed to hydrate needed to catch up on my sleep after that. It was it was really quite something. But but the ring will be quite something as well. And I'm sure it will be large in gaudy and appropriately blinking as what is expected these days. That's exactly right. And it can't get to Godley because the Marlins set the all time standard for that. That'll never be exceeded right there like with that massive ring that they had looks like a man purse back when they wanted to I have to say, I tried one of those on and involoved my hand. I was I felt like I had brass. Really amazing. All right, you and Josh talk this out and what we're gonna do this year before our weekly quizzes. We're going to have something that you referred to as cap talk. What do you got? Yeah. So I think it's a conversation is what it is rather than a formal presentation. And I know there's been a lot of discussion especially on Twitter about baseball caps. We've talked about caps before. So I think it's kind of a wide ranging talk that allows us to a better around some things over here. So I'm gonna throw out the first topic of cap talk. And here we go. Gentlemen. Orioles lids, ornithological, correct bird or cartoon bird. Let us discuss BUSTER. Do you wanna start? Yeah. You know, how I feel about this you, and I have had conversations about this. I don't like the cartoon bird. Although I can't explain why my collection of caps. I don't have one of the ornithological. Correct birds. And I do have a cartoon burn. And I'm sort of shame by that. Josh. Yeah. I happen to like the cartoon bird people's looks like a pelican or looks like a duck. Like, it just it doesn't look like an Oriole. It's a it's a cartoon. So get over yourself. I think the ornithological correct. Nice SAT word there, by the way, Todd. He's a little bit. It's a little boring. Baseball hats are supposed to be fun. And I think the cartoon bird is fun. What I will say though is when they wear that logo on their cap, I prefer when it's just the the black cap with the orange Bill not the black white and orange because then it just gets. It's over the top silly. When they do that so verse. Yes, exactly the black cap with the orange Bill and the cartoon bird. That's my favorite. It's always surprised me that you liked the cartoon bird. Yeah. I was just gonna say so several reasons for me, I always think that you know, we've talked about this kind of stuff before a uniform or a cap is on our logo takes on a halo effect. And we'll talk angels at some point, pardon the pun, but because of winning and the cartoon bird is associated with Frank and Brooks Robinson. Jim Palmer and those championship teams of your along time ago now the ornell full logically, correct bird, and that's. Mouthful right here, by the way, thanks on the SAT reference. Johnson, you know? It changed over the years, and it really became something. I always thought the thing looked like a seagull eventually or something like that a little too detailed a little too fussy. As far as to me, the best cap designs are. Here's a word that gets thrown around more often than ornithological. But I kinda simple and recognizable. And the Oriole cartoon check check that box. Whereas the involved bird. It's just you know, it's it's a little bit too much of a literal depiction. So I'm a cartoon bird kind of. It's funny BUSTER that you started the conversation. So you're a fan of the ornithological bird. But only have the cartoon bird cap. I am a fan of the cartoon bird cab. But only have. Oh my goodness. We gotta stop saying the word or in real rail. Burn burn Orioles happened my collection, which I'm sure I'll unveil at some point in the season in one of my videos, it sets up a more perfect trade than Williams for damange. Yo. Tom Yawkey and Dan topping getting drunk in a bar. Right. Exactly. Last question for me on this topic guys? So BUSTER does your love for the real bird revolve around. The fact that you covered the Orioles. And you were there for Cal Ripken's epic record breaking moment in time. Yeah, it's funny. Because you you just mentioned that you think of those cartoon birds and the players that you societas them with I feel I look at the real bird as we're going to refer to it from here on out. I look at the real bird caps. And I think Ripken I mean that name pops in the weather is Ripken senior or Ripken junior Billy Ripken the name Ripken. And which is absolutely to me is reflective of the Oriole way. That's that's that. Absolutely. Is part of that history. Todd. Yeah. I think there's no denying it. And as with everything when we talk about the aesthetics of the game, and we will all season long. You know, a lot of our our member. Raise our personal to us depends on how old you are where you're from all that kind of thing. And this seems to be one of them. Yeah. And before we get to the quiz. Josh, my general manager be calling your general manager about that. We can work out. All right. Let's get to the quiz. Which of course, I've dominated the last three years. I've got a dynasty going. You talked about the rings and Godley rings. We have very Godley rings setup. To celebrate. Last year's titles. Have is really expect. Oh, I fully expect that we'll extend the dynasty the championship string to four years for the first question. What do you got all right guys? So here we go and good luck to both of you the way every and it'll be club. We'll be wearing a sleeve patch this season in commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of professional baseball. So let's get ready. Here's this week's question. What was the occasion for the first and it'll be wide sleeve. Patch commemoration wasn't a nineteen eighteen for America's victory in World War One was it be the fiftieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut in one thousand nine hundred seven was it see in one thousand nine hundred ninety six four America's bicentennial or was it d- the hundredth anniversary of professional baseball in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine. So is it nine hundred eighteen for World War One. Was it? Be Jackie Robinson in ninety seven was at sea the bicentennial year or was it d- hundredth anniversary nineteen thirty nine. I patch wide league-wide MLB wide commemoration. Wow. That's a good question. I'm going to go with C. I'm gonna go by centennial. Josh what he got. I don't think that's it. I'll go hundredth anniversary. Just draw. First blood. Thirty nine. Yes. Oh, man. Take that. Yeah. But you know, what? History history is on my side. Okay. We we've we've seen the ebbs and flows. And we know that in the end, it's always me Hooper fails. Todd. I'm only forty these cap conversations this year, thanks again for the quiz and great to have you back. Happy opening week guys. Great to be here. Good talking to you. Bleach? Your tweets. All right BUSTER. Here we go. It's bleed your tweets the first one from T Jones at t n j six to nine BUSTER, which player has the highest trade value right now, given his current contract situation that is he would bring the highest return to the trading team. You think Mike trout's extension removes him from consideration? Yeah. Because they're not trading him. He's got a full no trade clause. They gave them that money because they want him to finish his career there. So he's off the board this summer. I think everyone's going to be watching Madison. Bumgarner to see if he reestablishes his value. And if the giants will actually market him in earnest if they fall out of contention. I think among all players right now, the guy we're going to be talking a lot about the next couple of years Francisco Lynn door. He's got three years before it becomes a free agent. I don't think the Indians are going to talk about trading this summer even next off season. But I think the summer of two thousand twenty will be when that whole Lindores trade conversation wonder the Indians pull the trigger because remember he. He turned out one hundred million dollar offer. And if he's not going to sign it off one hundred million dollars the Indians probably win. Good conscience. We'll take them to the trade market sometime in two thousand and twenty from PK Steinberg at PK Steinberg of the current managers who is the most likely for a Mike socia- esque tenure with one team the Alex core. I mean, you can't right. Don't you think? Dan, like, I it's absolutely perfect for him. I mean, one of Charlie. Yeah. Okay. Never mind. No, you're probably right. Of course. It's it doesn't feel like, hey, Charlie. We wish the best of luck. But he's in that situation where if probably is going to be the next manager the guy replaces him, it was going to have the best chance for success because that's how the cycles go right now the team will grow and they'll learn under Charlie. And then after a while the front office will be looking for a different voices. They try to take the next level two-thirds from Rachel over Meyer at left-handed rate. You guys talked about who you'd want competing against the. But if you were to cast in MLB Space Jam who would you want in the Michael Jordan roll, my vote would be Mookie? Mccutchen ortiz. And you know, what I was gonna say Mookie because you could see Mookie may be in such a great player. Of course, he would fit that profile. Andrew mccutchen is a great artist. It gets. We've seen him do that in the past. He would have so much fun with that. I think anime a good answer. What do you think? I like Mookie just for the raw talent personality. I think he's more magnetic. Okay. All right from Rena Rena banana BUSTER why are the as still considered strong contenders? In twenty nine thousand nine their rotation is okay best. They've traded players like lower during the off season. And there is no guarantee Trenton will repeat his standout year the edge it Lowry walking away as a free agent. And of course, they got the news last week. Matt Olson will miss the the games now was move forward to the start of the season after he suffered a broken hamate, bone rain. It's a fair question. And it just comes down to me how goodwill their bullpen be. How much can match up and Chris Davis carry that offense? And we'll. They be able to overcome some of the weaknesses. They had no rotation last year. They do have a really really deep open. From triple shy at BB underscore, Ben twenty nine name and MLB player who you thought was going to be a superstar pastor president who didn't get there for any reason in disappointed you somewhat. I'll go first Matt Harvey that wasn't me going that was Ben. Yeah. Matt Harvey's a good one. How about McGill sin know where it felt like two years ago? He was going to be a guy who is elite masher made the all star team participated in the home run derby, and it really feels like he's kind of fighting for his life. Like if he doesn't start to turn it around and especially with conditioning and get his weight under control. He might be at the edge of his career. And this is someone in his mid twenties. But we've seen that before with your remember Jose Montero are haters Montero when he got traded to Seattle he picked up some weight. He wasn't able to be a catcher anymore. He's not even thirty years old, and he's kind of out of baseball. And I think that's the trajectory snow is on it. Let's see changes stuff. All right. And lastly from Eric E at Easter Tarik Erique, Josh. And BUSTER I've got my fantasy draft coming up with the other Bleacher tweets regulars this week. You guys have any sleepers to share Kyle right of the Braves. No question. We talked with him about how he's been one of the best pitchers. Spring training. I think he threw one hundred and thirty innings last year. So he's going to be able to advance that to probably up to over one hundred sixty two and qualify for the title electric stuff learned from his time working with Walker. Bueller? In the off season advantage built he's gonna get an opportunity to thrive, and I think he's absolutely going to thrive. Kyle right would be my sleeper and speaking at a fancy dress check out the fantasy focus baseball podcasts for all of your last minute draft needs. And of course, if you want your voice heard on this podcast, all you gotta do send your tweet and use the hashtag Bleacher tweets. So you haven't give me your prediction. So far this year on the Blue Jays bet the under. Well, thanks for filling in for Josh today. Of course. And that's it for today. My thanks today to Tim kurkin to Todd Radim did Jake area to have a great day everybody. Thanks for listening for listening to 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 pod center. Baseball tonight, the podcast.

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The Tony Kornheiser Show

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"Previously on the tony kornheiser show. I would always love this because you start bought. You wouldn't be interested then. You slowly start boxing out the view for the kids behind. You always be behind you watching and you would be mesmerized and you'd start to mimic the teardrop with your hands. I just think they're really beautiful. Too much fireworks. I was mentioning this at dinner. Ocean city ocean city but they went sideways fireworks. If it camps in the middle of the day somebody lit cigarette. I did that. I mean that's that's such an ocean city sort of thing. This is general george washington. You're listening to the tony kornheiser. So let's start with the golf a couple of things in golf because we're going to get to the basketball game. Would tim legler later. When we're going to get to the all star game in the circumstance surrounding shohei ohtani with tim kirk later so i wanted to start with the golf. Not with the phil. Mickelson golf yet. That'll be the majority of this but not with that yet. I want to start by inviting people. Anybody who's listening and anybody who's going to be in washington next week in fact. I think it's starting this weekend. The twelfth writes a twelfth. This monday i started sunday by. I think it's the i think it starts monday. So columbia country club is going to host a major. us g. a. event. It is the national girls championship. It's the girls m Seventeen and under. I believe seventeen and under eighteen years ago They hosted the boys. Seventeen and under that michael tried to qualify for and played in in an early round and this will continue. Don't in by number four. i believe double-bogey in the first round. Do you remember that. Yeah so This will long never go along for. This will continue for a week. It will be on television. The semi finals on friday and the finals on saturday. They'll be on the golf channel. I wondered if sands was going to be involved but sands will be at the british open. So he will not be involved. I don't know who's doing the telecast who specifically is doing it cheyenne woods is one of the people doing it. We last night. She was at the match last night. she's one. She's tigers cousin. I believe cheyenne woods and a professional golfer herself. If i have this correct so it's the junior girls. It starts out where everybody plays eighteen holes and then they cut to sixty four. Is that how that works. And then the matchplay begins. It's free you can come out to columbia if you don't know where columbia is. It is at the intersection of connecticut avenue and east west highway in chevy chase maryland. You can walk are beautiful course. You can look with revulsion at the purple line as gouges through our beautiful course And you can watch these girls play. They're gonna play. I believe they're gonna play from the white tees mostly from the white tees the other day in a qualifying round the best three scores. I was told with seventy two seventy three seventy four from the whites. I never approach that. And i said oh i guess my son can still beat them but it would be a match. Would it be a good match. That'd be asking for shots yet. I try and take advantage of the lane that i still have. Yeah but what's your first question. I think he could beat these fourteen year old girls. Do you remember when you were a fifteen or sixteen year old boy and you played against or we were going to play against jessica lewis who is a little bit older and ended up. You know as a professional golfer. She was a great golfer. I think at one point. She won the maryland open. Jessica lewis and mallory. Crossland are the ones who come to mind right away and you wouldn't tell me you were not nervous about playing with somebody. Who was that good nervous. More more about her being that good and and yet she hit the ball. Hardwood so great when you're competing like that doesn't matter what tease you're playing from as long as it's the appropriate and that's what's so great about golf and what you saw implement and charles talking about last night is you can get into golf and play from the appropriate tease. I delay with a female collegiate golfers. You're a high school boy looking up trying to get to that level yourself. Yeah and so so. That's that will be out there. The young lady who led the us open for two rounds is going to play in this. I've i'm blanking on her name. But she's about to become a freshman at stanford and she had all those wonderful interviews after the first two rounds and seemed so tremendously composed. So that's going to be out there. I'm told that. I don't know if this is true. Maybe you would know. Michael family is not allowed to caddy interesting. Yeah i was told that. But i'm not certain about that. Wouldn't be sure about that. That's tweeden's going to caddy. Of course he is going to go out and caddy for this thing. Oh yeah he definitely has the psychological advantage when he when he's given the young competitors lines on the ground at all. He's played at ten thousand times. We now i believe we act forest out of the money and akbar eight is going to be open for the tournament. Oh so joy insurgency george. He'll be out there and you should say hello to them. And you should say they're getting towards undisclosed location. Yeah that's right you can do that. We know where that is. So we were the other day. Arch and courtney and pete and i. We were sixty one. We were nine under and we didn't even get shop credit. We didn't get shop credit on nine under. We missed michael. Because michael was there we came in second and one hundred twenty five dollars in shop difference. So it's at columbia country club. It'd be all next week. The admission is free. I don't know about the parking. I mean. I don't know if they're staged parking and satellite areas. I don't know that but by all means come out and watch these girls play because they're going to be playing in college and some of them are going to be pros after that because there is the national junior girls. Championships is big deal right. Michael all use jason sarnia the chance to watch history in the making. This is a big deal. Now let's get to the match. Last night phil mickelson now and i am advised that he won the pga. And i'm so happy he won the pga but phil mickelson basically for the last three or four years is in the phil mickelson business and much of the phil mickelson business is to play in these trumped up entertaining matches that he sells television and he says i'm going to get three people to play with me once. It was tiger. Wants his peyton manning a couple of times now. Tom brady last night. Aaron rodgers and he sold it to turner and they put charles barkley. And larry fitzgerald out there. I larry should play last could play. He should play and they and phil mickelson his in this business as he gets ready for his next business which is to be the sole and only golf commentator on television phil walks around an independent contractor just floated you or anyone. You want me on a sunday. Here's here i'm settled. Do three to five if you want me for the last nine. That's a higher price point but we can make it work. Yeah jared yeah. And plus and talk to jared and everybody needs to wear my long-sleeved shirt semi sunglasses and everything only be drinking. Coffee fills coffee filters remarkable if you watch it and he says things like so. I need about a fifty seven yard shot. I want to put a little bit past the pin. I want to suck it back a little bit. So i have the uphill on i. Practices about forty thousand times and he goes back and forth with the shambo. Who is the only person on the tour who understands him to shambo. Does the same sort of thing. It's all mathematical to shambo physics and mathematics and it's fascinating and then barkley. I think spoke for all of us when he said. Do you really wanna go out to dinner with these guys. W telephone going right with these really really. These barkley had the best line of the entire night when he said of tom brady. Tom brady is a pretty good barney. Said it to him. He said tom. You're pretty mad. And then and then brady who loves barclay because everybody loves barclay brady then talked about his competitiveness and how he felt you know that he he got to everything sort of late and wanted to outward. Everyone you're improv. I loved that in terms of the first half of the round which was the only watchable have because at a certain point. Even i turned it off cockpit alternate-shot trying to pull three what i can't do this hour to. They figured out the camera angles and it felt like this. I'm sure well it felt like a confessional almost with braiding for somebody who is so calculated in terms of what he messages in a post game presser. It was just really rewarding. If i imagine if i was a kid seeing tom brady with the amount of success. He's talking about having dow work. Everybody you've heard that message a thousand times but you have not seen it done in such an intimate setting and part of that is the pads are off the helmets off But you come back to you. Come back to phil and there's been so much talk of the last couple years about these super league's and many players have come out against it. Rory royals and you look at you know you look at what sort of business enterprise off. The course rory himself has gone into new-look phillies like he is found this perfect path to try and get some of that money to try and get some of that. Outside of the tour interest in revenue. This is something that's including in realized. Quarterbacks are the are the people who can draw and you look at this and he's created this little these match scenarios soon. He can do this. It's going to be the shells. Wonderful year's golf part to he's going to be going to different countries. Finding the sweet spots you would have thought tuesday before the british opens the perfect time slot until the italy. Spain game goes into penalty. What i did there at the very nice. They bumped us we we were on. Espn two which will be on again today because denmark and england. That's right. I also love. The asa loved watching the floating camera guys and the people that go into the match into any event. It's live tv that you're fixing earpieces. They're driving off the cart past the golf course which i had never heard of to listing was announced somewhere in montana or idaho. Montana montana it is. It's astonishing michael. I texted michael. I said this place is so majestic and he said and correctly so that it reminded him of the sound of music. It's like the von trapp family is singing in the woods. Rolling hates so beautiful hills. Were alive with the sounds of filmmakers. Yeah and and the other thing that was great at one point. Brady and rogers throwing the football back and forth and you can see how it's being zipped they're not even trying. It's being zipped. It looks like it's going eighty miles an hour and they're catching it easily. Because that's what they do for a living. They play football. Rogers a better golfer than brady row. I've played with rogers. Rogers is really good. And and it just like michael. I stopped watching after a while. You know enough about but it was love. The hardest thing about this is you can watch. You can't watch a four ball. Play a four hour route. It's even if they're in fast cards. Everyone everyone was ribbon on shambo for slow play and all this. But it's just it's hard to to watch that when there's nothing really at stake and i'll explain this to you because i thought about this and talked with a friend of mine last night about this very thing. The invention of golf on television is wholly attributable to a man infrastructure kenyan fracture. Kenyan looked at a golf tournament and said more shots. We gotta do more shots. We gotta make sure every single time. Our cameras are on somebody hitting the ball ball goes up in the air ball lands. Bullets putted ball. Stops in the whole world goes by but we can't concentrate just on one person we have to give you a lot of shots and the problem with putting a golf match on television. Even with four people is there. Aren't that many shots and they're babbling and they're driving to the shots and so you've got to make this work with personality. This is why phil is dominant brady left to himself. Wouldn't talk rogers mytalk but with all that's going on with rodgers now. Rogers probably reluctant to talk. He got a little more open one once. They established the lead. And he knows quarterbacks running off the field know how to work with the one camera. that's in front of them. He was coaching shamba. One point be like no no look here. Shambo is a weird guy you know. He's just a weird guy. That's not the ideal pairing to you would say tigers. The ideal not anymore obviously but would take tiger was the ideal pairing tigers. Not yacky you know you got to be talkative and fill is incredibly talking. That's why peyton manning works in something like this. Yes 'cause peyton. Manning is very talkative as well and under stairs grandma ending speed and roma which would be very good pairing in terms of the successful iteration and they know each other very well and they play together at the same place in dallas. So that actually would be very good but then are you if romo's in it and he. Cbs do you have to be on cbs cbs. And this is where you're watching an event where you go. Is it a sporting event. Or is it just some sort of sponsored branding event. You don't know where the commercial announcing the people doing the actual announcing announcing couldn't talk about charity and match more and they were they were not really involved in the golf they involved in the hoopla and even looking at how calloway came in to do some of the outside. They're going to commercials stills. Calloway but then you have a rogers who was decked out in some in some taylor mayor tournament. That was him ripping off camera. Rigging phil hair using that. That new tailor-made minnie driver that many spotted out at the us open. Yeah so they they can do that. And rogers golf sort of nerd. Brady is not brady. Is out there to advertise. Tb twelve yes and shambo. God only knows draft gang so yeah let me try. Drive the seven hundred seventy seven yard par five get you. Can i get a mulligan around the clock guys. We're trying to fight darkness and by the way that they went for like five hours it went went way into the basketball game. And then you know my question was you know turner in espn our partners in the nba. Determine really wanna count a program like that into the nba game anyway all of these questions to be answered by someone other than i. We'll take a break when we return. Tim cook will join us. We'll talk about baseball and shohei otani. I'm tony kornheiser. You're listening to the tony kornheiser show. This is the indochino ed. I've got nigel to my right. He bought three of these suits. Do the ad actually people how to work. Yes i love my three suits from indochino. I will most likely purchase a fourth suit very soon. That's how much i love the suits tailor-made to your dimensions. I did it with a rope. And yardstick you can go to an actual taylor get your measurements. You send them in. 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Tim joel madden has suggested to kevin cash that kevin cash pitch him and hit him. What do you think the american league should do. What shohei otani well. That's exactly what they should do with shohei ohtani. You should start the game as the designated hitter and show everyone what a great hitter is. 'cause he is and then they should pitch him in the game later on i would bring him in in relief so everyone can see how hard he throws so he might hit a ball at a hundred miles an hour he might have hit. Hit a ball thrown at one hundred miles an hour. Then he'll throw a ball at one hundred miles an hour and there's nobody else that can do that so the fact that he's the first two way player to play in an all star game i think we we need to see both sides of it in the all star game okay. So here's you can explain your position to me. My position would be that you start him on the mound that he becomes the first pitcher in the game for one reason that people really want to see him and for a second reason that nobody in the american league that they don't have roger clemens this year pedro martinez their best era. They don't have jacob degrom their best. Era is the kid from texas which is one nine eight and the other part of this would be so you can answer this because you would put him in relief if he's already in the game as the d. h. Is does it become hard to warm up. does it become cumbersome. Where does he go to warm up if he's an active player. That's why i would start him from the top. But you know much more than i how would you do it well. That's interesting tony. 'cause i never even thought it through. I just figured he can do this. But 'cause he can do anything but you're right. He should start the game. You've already convinced me. He should start the game he should start the game against jacob. Degrom that way. The two most exciting pitchers ash slash players in the game should start against each other. They should both pitch to each other and against each other because degrom is hitting three eighty seven this year and that would be. That would be perfect. You're right. I'm sorry i didn't even. It's too early in the morning for me to think clearly but both should start the game and both should save face each other. In fact if kevin cash doesn't start him and i'm rob manfred. I give him the hook like he gave blake. Snell lahore is he. Goes you know this is an exhibition game. You wanna you wanna get an audience right away. do you think otani. and i. i don't do you. Think otani is deserving as a pitcher to make the all star team or do you think that's influenced by the two way nature of his play. I think he deserves to make the team as a pitcher also knows. Era ages went up by over a run after one. Terrible start young otherwise been pretty good. He struck out like eighty seven batters this year. His splitter is like the hardest pitch to hit in the major leagues at least it was by early june. And you're right. Tony it's an exhibition game. Baseball is having trouble getting people interested. How can you not take the most interesting player in the game. The most remarkable player in the game. And nacho off all of his tools and by the way the tool that is most impressive to me is how fast he can run his feet per second. We actually measure. This now was at one point this year. Faster than fernando tateishi junior. He scored obama did from second base on a one hop a line. Drive single to right field against the orioles scored the winning run. I'm telling you joni five guys in the league could have scored on that play high. And he's one of them. That's how fast he is. He might be. The only guy gets down to first base faster on the angels. This year is mike trout. That's how fast time is he not just fast too. Great base runner. He's a remarkable athlete. In the all star game would need to see him pitch. We need to see hit and mostly we need to see him. Run in the interest of full disclosure. We had a power outage again. As tim was talking about. Shohei ohtani speed. I assume this is comcast. I hate comcast beyond anything you can imagine. I hope everybody who uses comcast hates comcast as well and stops using comcast. If in fact they had anything to do with this. I attempted to call someone at comcast and they were not in which is understandable because it was before eight o'clock in the morning but why didn't this happen on monday because monday was a legal holiday and comcast wasn't working and today is not a legal holiday in comcast is working and they do not identify the area where they are going to do the work and tell the people in that area. You might have interrupted service. That never happens to me. If i'm wrong. I apologize but this happens with a tremendous amount of frequency right sean. A tremendous amount of frequency lately. Yes much more often than than in past months and comcast provides the power and comcast is the people i write the checks two and comcast should at the very least tell people. We're working in your area from this time to that time and there may be an interruption. Now that i've disclosed all that let's go back to tim. Kurkin and shohei ohtani speed. You were saying that there's only five people in the major leagues who could have made that play. Yeah he scored on a one hop line drive single to the right fielder to win the game and he's not just really fast. He's a great base runner and the bayfront in the basically today is so indescribably bad. That's another reason. He stands out because he could really run the base. They always tell us manager. Joe mad. I i wanna feel here. Let me feel basis. He's a pitcher and he's asking to steal basis that's what he's that's the separator. He is such a fabulous athlete. He is so grateful to watch. And again tony at the plate. I don't wanna get too inside baseball. The ball on the inside part of the plate. Everyone pulls that ball. He can take that ball the inside part of the plate and hit over the left field fence. It's remarkable what he can do in any baseball activity. There are three baseball players right now. That seemed to have this electric quality. More than anybody. Else vlad guerrero junior fernando totti's junior and shohei ohtani. The other two guys are making money. If i recall correctly tim shohei. Otani is basically working for minimum wage because there was no big auction when he decided to come over here. there was no big clamor. This wasn't you know when the yankees and the red sox bid against each other and my right on this that he's not making much money relative to other players. Yes that's true. And i admire him so much because he just wanted to come here and play. He could have gotten a lot more money if he had waited and and gotten the right deal in japan and then had a bidding war. But he said. I don't wanna do that. I wanna come over here and play. you know. he's got his home life apparently mapped out and he did. When was in high school. You know. I'm gonna win a ring at this time. I'm at this age. I'm gonna win the world series at this age. I'm going to get married at this age. I'm never baby at this age. He's got his whole life plan. And i'm not sure where he is on the plan. I just know that at age. Twenty seven now. He's most exciting player in the game because of what he can do and he's not making the money that others are making but he will eventually. Yeah yeah. I don't know about having your whole life planned out like that because when when one of the domino's goes all go i mean i would wanna be around if it didn't work. Let me shift gears the one other thing. This is local from me. How can max scherzer not be one of the top. Twelve pitchers in the national league when he is fourth in the national league in earned run and fifth in the national league in strikeouts. And he's playing for a team that is under five hundred. How can he not be on the all star team well. That was my first comment. When we did the all star show the other day we always talk more about not on the all star team rather than who's on the all star team but that was my first comment how to make sure to not be on the all star team now. There's no excuse. Tony but there. The day i looked it up. There were sixteen pitchers in the national league with an era under three sixteen. That's a lot just shows you. How dominant the pitching is and ten of those sixteen including max or did not make the all star team so he's not the only one where the gripe but he's got the biggest gripe because he should be on the all star team with that strikeout rate in the area of two point one zero for a subpar team he i. I couldn't believe that he wasn't on the all star team. Well thank you for talking about the amount of pitchers who are doing well. Is the goop gone to your satisfaction and as a result will we not see hitting the way we used to hitting well. I don't think the group is all the way gone. I mean for a million years. Athletes are trying to find an edge in pitchers will continue to do that. But you you really have to be stupid to carry something really sticky on your glove or your belt your hat. Because they're going to catch now and it's good that are checking. I debated whether it was okay to do it in season but you know the pictures clearly were some of them were cheating and they were getting an unfair advantage so it's time to crackdown and seems to crack down. It's working though. Spin rates have gone down the the offensive numbers have gone up it. The pitcher is still have their way. Tony i it it helps the hitters for sure but the pictures are still so much better than the hitters. Are these days that they still strike out. A million per game and the average is not gonna go from to thirty six two to sixty six. But it's giving. The hitter is much more of a chance the other day we had two hundred eight runs scored. On june the thirtieth. And it's the most runs scored days two thousand nine and it's getting hotter when it gets hotter hitters swing better. It's easier to hit when the weather is hot and the ball travels for farther but the same time. I think it's time to even the playing field a little bit because right now the pitchers are way too good for the hitters. I would even it up of all of these suggestions that i have heard and i don't know we've probably talked about this before and i've forgotten it. The one suggestion i liked the most is to make sure every infielder has his feet in the dirt. I would not allow these shifts. I would not allow short fielders in right field or left field. It's mostly in right field. Obviously i would make sure all the infielders have their feet in the dirt dirty like that or not like that. Yeah i do. I've come around to that. Tony and by the way yesterday joey gallo of the rangers. They played a shift on him. They used four outfielders. They took their to middle infielders and made them short fielders in right field so there was only one player with his feet in the dirt and that was the first basement. It's the strangest thing. I think i've ever seen. As far shifting goes only one player had his feet in the dirt that was the first baseman and he was almost on the outfield grass. And mark tisch era has convinced me that this would help the offensive problem in the game. Because when you shift like that aren't hitters are incapable of hitting the ball to the opposite field. Joey gallo cannot hit a line drive to left center field. He just really can't do that so his only choices to hit it over the shift down. Can't him through the ship because they're six guys there though. His choices already got gotta hit it over the ship. Therefore it's hard as i can. I gotta get ball up in the air which leads to a million strikeout which leads to a lot of inaction leads to a lot of homers. But it's not welcome looking for. So i would like to see everyone with their feet on the dirt and see how the game is played after that. I don't have any of these suggestions for other sports. You know what i mean. I only have it for baseball. Because i've known baseball my whole life. And when you see these shifts and you see batters hit the ball one hundred miles an hour. And it's a one hop all the time to a guy who's positioned in exactly the right spot who has just taken a card out of his back pocket to find out how to play this particular hitter. It drives me crazy. Tim it does you know. God bless the managers for being smart enough to do it. But i would outlawed i would yeah and our hitters are at this point. Tony are incapable of making the adjustment. They've been swinging this way for fifteen years. Maybe twenty this the only swing they have. They can't hit it over there. They don't know how they were never trained. The industry never train them to do anything other than to pull the ball over there or to get the ball up in the air and then until we make a massive adjustment for our hitters. Were going to continue to see this stuff. But that adjustments going to take years and years. You can't just tell somebody who's been hitting a certain way for fifteen years. Okay we want you to hit differently. Now we want you to hit a line drive to left field and we want you to do it off of jacob degrom. Were max scherzer. Good luck. they can't hit them anyway. And now you're asking them to change their approach like asking him basketball player to shoot a different way. No we don't want you to shoot that way we want you to shoot this way. And they can't make that adjustment not after this many years. We'll always says. Just have them. Bunt and i said mike these these guys they're number three hitters and four hitters. They're not going to bond. They're they're gonna do it. They're going to think it's bad for them to bunt tweak tony. They're not getting paid to fund. The industry is paying them to do this exactly the way they're doing it. I don't even blame the players anymore. The industry tells them we want you to produce big numbers. We want you to produce power not interested in you hitting a single. We're not interested in you hitting a bunt single. We want you to hit it over the fence but you hit it over the fence once every twenty five times strike out. You know once every you know three times two times. It's okay with them. It's amazing thank you tim. Sorry about the interruption. You know. I'm sorry but thank you so much interruption. It's okay as we said. Tim kirch in boys and girls. 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This is a credible the amount of talent. That's out there. Amazing michael people like emily rodriguez send us their original music. Which is thrilling. How do they do it. It's an ac- music. By emailing it to jingles at tony kornheiser show dot com in america. Just reinforce don't send in like your your friends music or your nephew or something like that. They have to send it s and send it to us with their permission so just to avoid any sort of problems just lovely lovely buffalo new york right near niagara falls and the home of the anchor bar which is where wings were invented. That's right yeah. That's where they were invented. And the and the reason wings were invented is because people had a whole chicken and use every part of the whole chicken except these wings that nobody wanted nobody could stand him now are defined wings now. Now it's now you gotta grow chickens with egg. Wave instead of two because people want him to see the price go up and chicken. No is huge now. Obviously meat and fresh produce chicken i do. I like chicken. I may not like watermelon. But i like chicken bomohs. No i like the bones. Yeah i like yeah. I like all that you know. I said that yesterday. I said to hell and i was at the gym. And helen said you really need to have more protein. I said chickens protein right. I had some chicken last night. And i described the chicken and she said you ate the skin. Didn't you and i said yes. Just fatty it's just various. It tasted good. She said no. No don't need to scale anyway. We're supposed to have tim leg laurent at this particular point in the show and it hasn't worked out he's been on. Espn all morning and it doesn't really matter We can talk about the game amongst ourselves because it's game one of a seven game series. It is the least important game in a seven game. Series is game one. The games get progressively more important most of the time. Every once in a while. You sneak one in like if it's three. Oh you know. Maybe the fourth game isn't that important in the greater scheme of things but game. One is the least important the honest onto combo who had been doubtful in the morning and then was upgraded to questionable played and played. Well he had. I believe twenty points and seventeen rebounds. He showed no particular ill effects of his injury and in fact he made a great block on one play ran the length of the court and just pin. The ball against the back board and still phoenix. One and reason phoenix. One is chris. Paul was great. This makes wilpon so happy chris. Paul had a bunch of points. He in devon booker had a bunch of points together because their strength the strength of phoenix is in the back court and the strength of milwaukee is in the frontcourt because middleton is a forward and onto kupo is a center center. I guess a forward on that team because lopez place center. I said this the other day. And i will say this again. I am not going to be surprised at all if the team. That wins game. One which is now. Phoenix sweeps the series. And the reason. I'm not going to be surprised if there's only one player on the court only one who's had any finals experience at all only one jae crowder. Who plays for phoenix. He played last year from miami. He plays on a new team every year. And so you think he must be difficult player to coach and yet he gets on a new team and he starts and he's really good and then he leaves and i you know. I don't know why somebody smarter than i will have to explain that to me on a different team every year and a critical player every single year because of the lack of experience in the finals. It's conceivable that that you don't have a fallback position to draw on to stop the other team. Now maybe they'll go seven and maybe phoenix a win tonight. And then milwaukee we go to milwaukee and win two in a row and then it's best two out of three series. I mean i can't tell you about that. But what i wonder about is what the ratings are going to be. We have become so accustomed to seeing the following people in finals number. One lebron james number two steph curry and then kawhi leonard and then kevin durant. I mean there are people who you associate with the finals in the nba. And none of them are in this. These are the last time phoenix was in. The finals was nineteen ninety three. The last time the walkie was in the finals was nineteen. Seventy four nine thousand nine hundred seventy four. So you've got cities that haven't been there in a long time. They're tremendously excited. But are casual. fans tremendously excited. That's what i don't know if you watch that game last night. I'll tell you what helped phoenix's uniforms are cool. And you would look at phoenix's uniforms and say i'm gonna stick around on this one. It was not a blowout but it was not a particularly close game. I'm not gonna lie to you and tell you that i stayed up. I did watch the first quarter and a half because like michael enough with the golf. It's fun but enough with that. And i don't really know who's going to win. I think phoenix is legitimately favored. It's gonna take about three games to figure out who's better at always does. But i think phoenix's legitimately favored because they won fifty one games during the regular season. And milwaukee won forty six. They finished second in a harder conference. And milwaukee finished third in an easier conference and they're more healthy than the walkie onto colombo played last night. You don't know if he will continue to play at that particular level they're more healthy and they also have home court so. I think that they should be the favorites. I think they're the best team. So hard for me because phoenix over the last five six eight years. They've not even been in the playoffs. They're losing record last year in losing record and now all of a sudden and the addition paul. It's no getting around this mean. I never liked. Chris paul mostly because wilpon likes him so much. I'm sure i would like them. I mean like the social. I played golf with them and like some a lot other famous people. I've played golf with have played golf. And then why kimani quotes about how he's watching the euro cup and watching the soccer games and he's just in amazement as to how they're passing the bonnie they're probably thinking the same thing when they see us do it. We do we just do it every single day. So he's been. He was the most valuable player last year and oklahoma city. He just landed there. He got traded their. He took a terrible team and made them pretty good. He did he. You you know you will bond can tell you that phoenix was on the cusp of being great. I don't believe that is devon booker. Really good player. Sure could de'andre eventually be a really good player. sure yet. all of these things are possible but chris. Paul made this happen. Chris paul and he got there and suddenly not only would they not a losing team. They finished second in the in the west if finished second and they're still in this now. Milwaukee can come back. They've done this before this year. They've been left for dead at the side of the road and they have triumphed. So that could happen. This is not the analysis that tim leg would give. But we couldn't get so. This is the best. I can do all right and when we come back we'll have email in jingle. I'm tony kornheiser. You're listening to the tony kornheiser. Show that's bannon costello. that's right. Was he brandon bowker when he did that. Or was he brandon castello them. I don't know if the name change had taken place at that point you want to do. The bethesda bagel bagel sandwiches today. I'm very excited. We love the bagel sandwiches. We love the festival going to get one. Oh i'm going to get one this sandwich. All you need to get your very own bagel sandwiches. Go to bethesda bagels dot com the location the area. Nearest you than koponen. And you'll be thrilled. And if i could just pass along a special happy birthday to one. Richard stocky today. Ringo is. how old is he close. Eighty but yeah. I don't know his age. Seventy eight seventy nine thinks that will just about do it for us today before we get to the mailbag. Let me. Just say oh. She may be weary young girls. They do get weary wearing that same old shaggy address but when she gets where he try tenderness otis redding but the better version of that is in bull. Durham willing tim. Robbins just starts destroying the lyrics and kevin. Costner wants to smash him in the head with a guitar. Thanks to our guest today. Tim kirk thanks as well to today. Sponsors indochino ziprecruiter. Remember you can listen to us on apple podcasts. Spotify google play odyssey. If you got the shell through apple podcasts. Please leave us a review This is from rich brasow. is that how it's pronounced. 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Sustain or Disdain?

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Sustain or Disdain?

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Hope you had an awesome weekend not the sunniest weekend. But anyway, man. Yeah. That was fun yesterday. Oh, poor moms. It was still say anyway, it was a great mother's day. And I hope everybody called her mother or whatever sent them something. How about mother in person ghosts go step further even than the phone? Give your mother a hog this week. If you didn't do it on Sunday, and we found out from Twitter, which is awesome, by the way that so many mothers do play fantasy baseball. Not that. I didn't believe they did. I'm sure there are plenty of mothers play fantasy baseball that listen to this show. Just not are mothers. That's what I kind of meant. But totally what you meant. I'm gonna play. Smothers play grandmothers playing anyway before I get in trouble. Lots to today's show. Let's just get right to the bus. All right. So tristen as George Springer was going nuts yesterday five for five with a couple of home runs. I thought man he's not gonna hit whatever he's hitting for much longer. And I thought I don't have any shares of them. And I know you don't have any shares of him. And I looked at the player this morning. And I thought man is there any more obvious like trade guy. But then I lived at the top ten I saw others. So let's go through briefly here. Like what when we say sell high. Obviously, it takes two to Tango. If you wanna trade, Cody Bellinger. I don't know what you're getting for them or yellow, but there's a price for every player. Mike trout. There's a price that makes sense to trade away. Mike trout, right. I mean, you've traded my trout or somebody like that in your fantasy league before haven't, you know, I have never tried. It might trout, but I would have been I would. Yes. It's just that it never situation ever present itself. A couple of times I had him. He had those. He'll stint. So people weren't going to. You know, entertain the proper value for Mike trout, but I certainly would. Yeah. At any point. I think that every player in your should be made available. I think the only time in which you should hold onto players dearly as in the true dynasty leagues where you're keeping players forever. And you have a once in a generation type talent that would be one not trading. The current top five on the player for the season. Is Cody Bellinger, Christian yelich to Adalberto montecito three to me Anderson four and George Springer five and of that five like there's no way Springer's hitting three Twenty-one all season. He's never done anything. Like that before he doesn't do a lot of bases. Obviously to manderson. I wanna point out one thing to you though that Springer's speed numbers using the stat cast metrics are slightly up this season. So I'm curious about what we think of Springer going forward. Remember, I wrote not to draft him under any circumstances in the preseason because he's such a terrible base runner. Terrible base dealer. I don't think that's I don't think that's a bad thing that right? I mean, I think he if he wasn't on my do not draft list if because of that people want to draft him like a third or fourth round I can't find that number right now. But why you know, his numbers didn't support that that were drafting twenty five and twenty player and the truth was that. Maybe you get yourself a thirty home or player who gets a hundred runs, but he's gonna give you five stolen bases. Now. We always at four. So he's going to overshoot, my stolen base projection. What's the value only now? Well, that's the thing between modesty Anderson. Springer who I'm pretty sure you drafted. None of these guys in any leagues who I didn't get to share this. I did get a sheriff Springer. Okay. Well, then one of my talking about like because rank you know, we can't just assume that that we are never going to get a share of player that we didn't draft. I have an own share because nobody wanted him in that one particular traffic, but for the most part we were avoiding these players still avoiding them now. Yeah. I prob. Probably am. But I've certainly improved their rank. I'm sure you have to well. So basically the people in your leagues see what you're writing. And then don't draft the players is that what's happening here, sometimes -i sometimes. All right. So answer this question. And we'll move on Mon Anderson Springer rank them in terms of who you think has the best chance of ending up a top twenty player. I mean, we don't have spring ranked as a top ten outfitter. I'm quite certain between. And none of us think. Anderson do this all year, at least batting average modesty is kind of doing what I thought he would do. But the batting average is still too high. Those three guys are top five on the raiders who are you selling off? I. Tim anderson. I just because I think he could his batting average could crater. Unfortunately, I think that a lot of people are seeing that coming. I think that there's a greater likelihood that there are still believers adult Oman as top twenty five overall player. Now, he might be that the problem. I have here is that I think he's the most likely of the three to finish in said top twenty five at year's end. But I also think that he's going to give you the greatest return if you're going to get yourself a very clear first two rounds type of talent. If you're going to have your bias. I'm taking the trade all day. I agree and Springer I don't know for sure they have them running to the top ten Alpher. But I suspect you don't I don't give me give me his final numbers is that three twenty one right now and he's on pace for like fifty home runs. He's not gonna hit either those numbers give me file numbers on the frame Springer's year. End numbers will be. If you say to sixty for the season that means he's sitting to twenty. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I'm the first number that came to mind was to eighty. Inch that up a couple of numbers just based on the three twenty one that's already in the tank. I think he's getting passed one hundred runs but not RBI. So I'll say one hundred five runs I'll say eighty three Rb I'll say he gets to thirty one thirty two runs. Actually, he might he might overshoot the home runs. That's the one in which I'm curious. He's not hitting as many grounders his hard. Contact rate has Conway up. He might hit forty homers. Have you noticed that the home runs are down in may as opposed April? It's early it's still only twelve days of numbers. But it does seem like the home run rate has settled down a little bit which kind of nice. I think I wanna see five homers and every game. Anyway, so Springer's teammate Jose altuve as on the injury list now with a hamstring injury. Eleven is handling second base. There are worse options for the next week in a deeper league and concerns about long-term hamstrings. We need we need him to steal fifteen to twenty basis to. Yeah. I mean, it could put a cap on his stolen base production, even after he returns. But I don't think this is going to move them down significantly my ranks. I'm just a little bit less apt to throw them right back into my top fifteen after his activated. Maybe he's what seventeen to thirty somewhere in that here. Well, seventeen to thirty is an awfully large here is that what you mean like seventy to thirty that means like the twenty five to thirty or is the second round pick. I think more to me it's twenty five thirty. So I don't I don't have the value ranges. I mean because a lot of the elite starting pitchers that range for me. I consider that to your pretty close. I think it's almost fifteen player. Tear the best Astros. Alex bregman ver-? Lander might be the number one starting pitcher right now. And in bregman, I think the top ten player I ranked them that way yet bring Michael Brantley are currently in the top ten on the player. So interesting in the Astros, obviously are going to win a ton of games and their division and do great things the injury here. And this is why fantasy manages can't have nice things Tyler glass now the raise its afforded six-week injury, mild right form string. I guess. That's not awful news because it could have been automatic Tommy, John surgery. But what do you do glass? Now. I assume you had him ranked as the top twenty starting pitcher at this point or close to it. You gotta keep him rostered. Right. But the the only other top fifty starting pitcher on the player right now at his on the injure list is James Paxton. So I guess it's fair to say glass now or Paxton the rest of the work 'cause Paxton should be back this week. Yeah. And it's Paxton for me at always was Paxton, but I didn't. The top twenty. No, absolutely not. I had them close. I think I had a mess to really not workload. What am I using workload? Nothing more than workload. He was on pace. Oh, ready for one hundred ninety nine innings. He won't get there. I think they are going to keep him at a cap because it is the raise. I mean, granted they're competitive state and how they can fill the innings at the end of the year comes into play here. But I do think they were looking at one sixty maybe at most one seventy. So there was going to be some sort of workload maintenance, this might actually just kind of baked that in by the way interesting about glass now he had the reaction of fantasy manager. Did you see that? No, what do you mean? He was freaked out about this too. Because of the prospects in the worst case scenario, Tommy John surgery. So he reacted like we would. Well, everybody would who wants a whole year go through that. But it was it was open and honest of him. And I kind of like the fact that it wasn't a worst case scenario, and this could be manageable after a month's miss time. He could come back and be great. I just don't think he gives you quite the volume that James Paxson does. But I really like him. And I do think you should keep them. I'm not sure Paxton gives you the volunteer. You think he's going to give you don't either. But I also think that everybody at the position is questionable after about twelve. That's fair. I think rather if glasnost does return say four to six weeks rather have him impacts? But I could see a third name then to compare them. Mike cleven jer who's doing quite well in coverage. I have no idea. I think right now, it'd be Klatt glass. Now, I packs and second clubs third club not return in June. But that's a good point. It's a good point three or very interesting. Very interesting. Here's some hitters that have been interesting over the past. We hundred keeps hitting and. A new hunter Pence, and I wrote an article about him, then after you ready pointed out something that I should've put in the article. So thank you very much. But he he worked with a an off season coach who would work with who Justin Turner on life on launch angle. So it's not only that is played discipline has improved and he's hitting baseballs harder. But he's hitting balls in a different direction than us to do when he was struggling last four years for the giants. I got Pence shares on a couple of teams, and I don't wanna think it's because of bias because I like him because he's a good guy. But I mean is there a top thirty outfitter lurking here if he can stay healthy enough, especially in that situation. I I don't think people realize the huge swing and ballpark advantage going from San Francisco to Texas that is monstrous we're talking one of the widest splits. You can get Kazan Francisco is one of the worst for hitters actually, it is the worst for hitters currently, and Texas I believe was two or three on my rankings of the beginning of the year. So if he stays healthy. Absolutely with these changes. This is looking like prime career hunter Pence. I think that it's only valid question. Could he stay healthy for the one sixty two Raphael? Dever's got going three hits on Friday with a Homer and in sorry still base. Michael shaves at second base. He's still hitting five RBI yesterday. Boston's hot their starting pitching us totally change things around. I've lowered my ear Ray in our in our office league from like six and a half to four because of what what are Rigas and Portillo lead. John les hinters, basically, they were so bad the first three or four weeks. And now, they're great again. But Deborah's and shave his either I think we did this in the last show, but we'll do it again for those just listening Denver's versus shave this season. Who would you rather have in fancy? I'm still going with diverse. I guess I'll just go down with that ship. But it's a great question. And by the way, I mean, I think it was natural that everybody was all on the Red Sox even with the slow start. But you gotta be all in at this point. They're tied for the best record in baseball in the past twenty days Denver's Vlad Guerrero junior russes season. Ask that we can ask the question. Yeah. I we might think it's ridiculous. But people are running away. I don't even that second over the weekend. Yeah. I don't think it's ridiculous. I'm going to stay patient here with flat. But this is this question is absolutely valid by the way, there's just no stolen bases out there. I can't believe this happened to me in an tout mixed which I fill out of first place quickly. I was up like ten the other day. And now, I'm not even first I bid on Charlie Tilson. You know? I love Charley Tilson, I had a sixty dollar bid a thousand fat, and I spent no money and I six dollar bid on him. And I thought man that that's probably a little agreed. Okay. Even though I have all the money. All right. No, most other teams are like six hundred dollars left. I'm like nine seventy five. So I lowered the bid until from sixty to thirty. What do you think happened forty five thirty one thirty one one one? It's like they saw your bid they look through the computer screen, and they get hurt do. But I find lowered it to thirty to thirty one. I lost a tie fire lowered at the thirty two instead of sixty. I get Charlie Tilson could give nothing this. We can get the moated again. But I need steals in that league. It's like the only offensive stat. Maybe I should pick up Alex Smith. If he's available running out in the liners. He's getting called up this week two seven steals in his first eight games in AAA with thirteen hits. Anyway, that's my own story. I thought and not only fill out a I in town. I thought I labor and L is well, at least ten point lead there. I don't know what happened. But yes, I'm Sarah ask about the vampire results. I got swept and nothing. It wasn't pretty pretty weak. We both got slaughtered. I decided I changed my strategy. I had like four or five closers who were getting a seat every three weeks. I dumped them all I'm just going with starting pitching. And hope they can't win and steals. Can't compete. I do Tilson, but you know, brain allow nothing week crystal Walker at nothing we then like one fifty it's embarrassing. Did you win? No. I got slaughtered to. I lost slaughtered. Worse. I don't know about that. I lost. I'm telling you as well over a hundred points. He crushed me who is not as bad as losing ten being Headley. So I look at probably not gonna win a week all year. But it was a good experiments, and we talk about who's actually doing well in these leagues K, we never do that. But we don't have time today here of the comma meals for the past couple of days. All right. So we'll Myers a San Diego. Did it? We he'd be seen him at thirty thirty or close to it before Jasa tweet Tristan seven homers and seven steals on the season and obvious sale Garcia who is not a runner, but he's looks rejuvenated. All Tampa Bay players. Do look rejuvenated basically when they go there anyone of interest here. I mean, we would rank them. Of course, I think Myers point Garcia a fantasy league. And we can't hit one seventy all year, but any thoughts I might put tweet ahead of Myers. But I think that's likely the right order Garcia. This is a reminder, and we have said this before that he grades exceptionally. Well, in the speed metrics as a matter of fact, if you look at the full let me give you the exact number three hundred eighty nine players that are graded for speed by stat cast. He's forty eighth obviously Garcia and by the way, he's done. This for several years has very underrated raw speed. Is it time to buy on tweet? We've talked about quite a bit on this show in the past. And I'm not a fan. I don't think he's going to do anything different than he didn't Los Angeles, which is miss games hit for you know, inconsistent batting average run when he wants and then not but by them. I think that you when I gave the appropriate conservative projection for them in the preseason. And I would say that now because of the slow start he actually is a by. If you look at the back, but I think it was two thirty eight let's get the two thirty eight for you. And pretty good numbers in terms of the power and speed. 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So maybe Atlanta goes back to kimbrel. They should she'll be contending in the NFL. He's at that point. But I guess you this, and I know you gave me the answer in the past. But why can't Luke Jackson get twenty five saves? It's it's a good question. He certainly could what I don't like about him is just that the numbers are kind of sneak speaking to an anomaly here, he's throwing unbelievable amount of sliders. Nearly six percent of the time. That's what he throws. So he's kind of a one pitch pitcher grumble rates nearly seventy percent. I don't know that he can sustain that his minor league numbers don't suggest it. And he did finally give up a run. I think it was two appearances ago. So I do think there's regression coming. But there really isn't anybody else? So not sure what they're our budget teams right now with unclear situations. I had all of them in the van parlaying. And that's why I've never getting saved. But Chris Moore appears to be Texas closer. I think ROY is Elliot's is Seattle's because the other guy whose name escapes me being used like a fifth inning scores acquis using the fifth inning the other day. So he clearly not closing Hans aerobics. I think the closer over buttery. I think in Kennedy's Kansas City's Steve is clearly the cubs closer. But Pedro stroke return a week. All these guys any of them jump out to you. As you have to have them roster attending league have to know. I think I'm there with role bliss because it is quite clear that that spread auspices. I read in the ninth and he does keep tie buttery to the key spots in the game or the multiple innings. So that's one direction. The other is extremely lukewarm on the entirety of the Mariners bullpen, including Leah's. Because the problem I have with them. It's not so much the stability in the job. It's that he's dealt with injuries recently. And it was reported that way any hasn't pitched well the areas near five over the past three weeks. So I'm not sure I want any piece of that bullpen have we dropped hose Clark at this point of Texas. No because they did give the hint that he will get some setup opportunities in key spots in the next couple of days last weeks. I do think he could work as. In there. But the control hasn't come back yet. I think that I'd stay for now. I think in less need every last save. I'm not picking up any of the guys. We just mentioned Rogers had Ryan Presley who's going to end up with sixty five innings with a point seventy nine year right season. I and three saves that might be better than rostering Chris Morton for four twenty year Ray and twelve saves. I just can't pick up the any of these players. I like where you're going, but I've got to challenge questions for you. Then one is that it is extremely difficult to fill saves at all at this point. Because of how many bullpens are either questionable or committees? So does that influence your thing? That's that's part of my role. This argument the other one too on this one is I to bring up chain green. Again, the ails leader in saves. Have you look at what's happening with Detroit's rotation. Yes. But how does that affect green? I'm concerned that the Tigers as a team here on the pitching side or gonna crater in the upcoming weeks. And they're going to they're going to they're going to start to Marlins. Tune and there's not gonna be any save chances. What you're saying? Yeah. And I do worry that when the record goes south. We're going to start hearing the Shane green trade rumors again. And that puts what contenders trading for Shane green over like someone else's Ryan Presley. I I don't understand that. Like, nobody thinks Shane green is a top ten overall relief pitcher in real baseball. He might be you might end up top ten closer with forty five saves but other than meeting had a good season. Like, do you think the Yankees or the Red Sox to the dodgers trading for Shane green? I don't perhaps not. But he is pitching better this year. There's there's a little shifting in the skills. I don't think he's not a great pitcher. I don't think. But I I think a contender could use him a great pitcher engine. At what point do we have to? He has a one seventy two races started last season in Mesa. Four twenty five innings nine hits one run up. Nary hit through seven innings yesterday against washing. Not the best offense, but still a decent middle of the pack offense. We we don't think we're us making more than twenty five starts, maybe. But if he makes twenty five starts in the area one eight he's gonna win the young award. What point to we have to rank review in our top twenty? Jeez. That's going to take. At least another dozen starts for me. But why like we say we have guys like if we have guys like Paxton Tyler glass now ranked in the eighteen to twenty two range. Among starting pitchers is going to really pitch that many fewer innings, and they're going to be better than those guys. I get it is there. I see where you're going with that. But the injury track record just cannot be ignored with gender you. I mean, he I'm going to get the number for you. He's tied for the major league lead in deal since in the past five years seven of them seven deal since he's missed nearly four hundred and fifty team games over that period of time. That's an unbelievable injury. He's rich hill. He is the new Richhill. No, he's the new Kershaw Christon. He's a guy who's going to end up a top five finish he starter in twenty four star Kershaw the last four seasons. That's what he's going to do. I don't agree Kershaw missed about one hundred fifty games during the time. It's not they're not the same. I see where you're going. But I don't. Gimme the overall starts season for Kershaw were you and hill do any of them more than twenty five. I think Kershaw could. And I'd say he'd be the most likely, and I'd say that re-all put a header Richhill at this point. But they're going to be closed. We're looking at twenty four twenty two and nineteen eighteen. Okay. Briefly on the schedule because I went to long on the first half of the show is PF. Plus today has where the permitting the Yankees hosting. Baltimore ESPN has the Phillies host brewers schedule. Starting pitchers for these this game this era, Noah really good at top story. It's Freddie, Peralta David Hess, and Jonathan Lazaga who I pronounced wrong. But I shouldn't because people get upset at that. Let's on. But can you make any case? I mean why against Baltimore. I think you can make the case. I don't wanna make the case for proton. And I know you won't make the case over the ago. Yeah, I won't for Peralta pearls. It's been better, by the way being the follower. And he's not here. I can make the case for Loayza. I am not going to spend the cost for your roster in order to risk a guy who could game watched down. Granted I will say that based on where the weather is right now that game will probably get washed out in advance. But yeah, I don't think I don't think brewers Phillies are playing either. I don't know about the mid west Detroit in Chicago. But there might be like naughty not as risky midwest. Fires on the man at Seattle for start since the no hitter. And you know, we've talked fired a lot on this show impasse seasons. He he's only the number nineteen most added pitcher and ESPN leagues, which I found shocking. I thought he'd be like number five but against Seattle. And then later in the week. I think it's Cleveland you got to go with them. So I'm in Cleveland, I'm in a Bill Tuesday. Tuesday. There is a day game at the White Sox and the maybe more because of rainouts today. So just be careful like Phillies brewers they could do a double header if they I don't see how they're playing today. But PM plus has while this matchup is awesome. Chris paddock at Clayton Kershaw. We just talked Kershaw. We've talked paddock quite a bit. Like who is a more obvious sell high between paddock and like Tim in can you even like put those together? Wow. I like the direction of this. I'm anderson. I. I think I would rather reap the rewards of. What paddock will offer you over the next two to three months, then risks Anderson falling apart tomorrow. I agree. I think people that sell in paddock. I'm not saying you shouldn't. But even if he gives you four and a half months of awesome. This take the four and a half months. Okay. Paddock. Young jin. Ryu are totally different ones on unbelievable Ryan with stuff like portly lefty, who's just getting everybody out there different ages different durability. He's and I don't know if either make one hundred fifty innings, but it's hard for me to not put paddock and review my top twenty starting pitchers right now because I just want four and a half months of awesomeness, right? And I don't blame you there. That's a strategic angle. I completely get that. They have that kind of potential. Paddock. This. I recall that somebody had tweeted at us and asked about a question of paddock being traded for Mike clever. And I thought it was an excellent point to be made here. I think it's too risky to do something like that. But if you're going to make the trade from on the day that clever is scheduled to return and take the risk before you see him on the mound after his activation. Or James Paxton, for example. That's a trade I would make but I want I want money in the Bank today if I'm trading. Chris paddock Joe musk grove on the man to that Arizona man, that's changed quickly in the last couple of outings. Via with the beware of Joe muss grove. You can even make the case for Luke Weaver over my guess at this point. Anything else brand Woodruff strike and people out at Philadelphia. That's kind of interesting Wade Miley doesn't strike anybody out. But it keeps pitching well tristen. He's at the trait. I've got modeling on a team. I don't remember which one I have too many teams mile never getting lip. I kinda like that. He's okay. Just not Wednesday case. But he's okay. Yeah. Wednesday on ESPN, Michael Waqa, who I have no shares of don't want against Mike sirocco, who I love you gotta Rosser Roca sirocco could be like paddock to he's probably not going over one hundred fifty innings sirocco on other injury question. But the talent is absolutely there. Yeah. He fits in that discussion ESPN, plus Mike minor who is legit against the royals. I just watched their offense this weekend, not exciting. They run, but they get caught stealing weird. Just kept working even when they were way down in the game. And it didn't matter. I gotta check the steals. I mean tell everybody's listening. Check the forecast it's going to give you the steals grades. But that would that would be the only concern have with minor in the Rangers in Kansas City fire after this task Brown time, are you guy fed up with clothes that don't fit. Here's a tip head to d- XL. Anyone can make a bigger shirt, but DSL makes clothes that actually fit. It's all they do one another secret. Okay. They've spent years developing their own sizing patterns to make sure it's a comfortable fit every time and every size. Good luck finding that anywhere else. So head to DSL dot com and check out a store near you. Excel big and tall built for you. DSL dot com. Alright. I assume there's some questions. What have we got? There's always questions that you touch musk grove. So we might as well just continue the conversation Nick wants his closer to the part. We saw in April with the sub to euro or more like what we've seen this month over twenty years, obviously, not a ten year guy. But is he worth rostering rest of the interest? And I could see Joe Moscow having a three sixty five year Ray, eight case for nine I guess you could win double digit games the way on likely team. But I like Joe must grove. I liked him before the season. He's he's neither the one sixty four pitcher nor the twenty points five pitcher, but overall like rest of the season three sixty five area. I can deal with that actually that. Yeah. And I mean, specifically answering this question the these are the polar extremes of his performance. The good one is the one he's going to be closer to. That's just the mathematics of it. But I like your projection, by the way, the fifth on him is to ninety six. So it's better even than it was last season. The only real knock. I haven't most grove is that he's not only k- guy. So let's not get ahead of ourselves. I think there were people who wanted to to call him a top twenty guy. I think that was a little too aggressive agree. I'm gonna league we're I was looking for strike individuals strikeouts. And all the strikeout guys scared too much that were available like we're not a Lopez to strike too. He's a to start guy this week for the White Sox. I couldn't move myself to add him in a league in which Iranian whip. Could I could drop ten spots right away. I just couldn't do it. I like Hal Smith, but he ain't finishing with eleven year reign. He probably isn't even winning ten games. There's risk their Woodruff. There's a lot of risk on Woodruff continuing with his era where it is. Now the mid fours minors era. Ain't staying worth staying to run is an era in with risk. There's a lot of strikeout guys, John gray. We haven't even gotten there that scare me. Which is fair. The one of those that surprises me you won't buy and just enjoy you get for now with Smith. That's the prizes me. You're right. He belongs. I think he's another one who high end when he's healthy belongs in this paddock and real conversation. He's not not necessarily as good as those guys. But I also don't think he's that's that's saying something you're putting him with paddock. And you right. Then you didn't hear my second line. I didn't need to interrupt to do because I didn't want to know. I know. But my second line was he's not quite as good as those guys. But it's the same kind of pitching. Stock. I'd say, I guess I just yes. The numbers are spectacular right now for K o Smith, but I've been dealing with Aaron Sanchez more than one league. And yesterday was like why does that happen? How do you strike out like eleven guys and five innings, but then give up all these runs three seventy five year. One fifty with. That's what Aaron Sanchez is. Now sucker for Aaron Sanchez. You always have been I get it. I I want to believe in the guy. He's got to have a good career. But. Have to a blister. Could pop up this morning. I just he scares me. Anyway, what's next continuing the sell high conversation from earlier Dan's wondering, if it's time to move on from hundred or if we've got a thirty Homer season in the Bank. I like him. He has changed everything tryst in his plate approach is always swing percentage as drastically improved. When I look at hundred older, I see I he's not going to three all year with a four base. But yes, I do think that's guy who could approach thirty home runs even in that poll ballpark. I think you could bet like two eighty rest of the year. If it continues to not swit-, he he and Mike O Ronco Broncos already changed off this. But the oh swing percentage. I'm looking at that. Specifically does not swing at those pitches that are outside off the plate that bounce up. There the sliders go away. He looks a lot different. And he looked fine this weekend to strike rate is fine. I like hundred. Yeah. And you're using the swing here because that is when I mentioned chase rate. It's identical. So people who are familiar with the fan Gress the data. That's available. That's that category. And he's made as you said a huge improvement in that it's nearly eleven percentage points. Typically, you see a five point swing over the course of a full year for an everyday player. But he looks a lot to me statistically, like the player who was in double able this is the Doda. Suspect in AA, which is thinking four or five seasons ago. The only concern I have I feel like this might be a Llandough. Remember, the Alon Alonzo was a first-half half thing though. Right. I mean, how long ago he was wanting think that that would change on those so quickly because there's going to be some regression to the mean involved here when a guy makes makes it just moments like this the league adjust intern. If you wanna use Justin Smoak from very same season as the Alonzo example, I'm perfectly fine with that smoke was great until September. Then he fell apart. But I think there's going to be production. I I don't think he's going to be a star. Can does you don't think an end up like a top ten third baseman fancy? I think he could. But I don't want people to misconstrue that. When I hear thirty homers for he might be five guy. But he could be Suarez. He actually could be that. He could. Ridiculous in two months. But I know, but I like, let's be cleared. Everybody. That's the ceiling in that ballpark compared to Cincinnati. It's going to be very hard to get there. But I like I like the upside, but I would take him over my Ronco. I would take him over. Josh donaldson. Wow. I'm not Donaldson fan. I think he misses time. I think it's a two sixty batting average on. Yeah. Well, maybe that's more more about Donaldson dosier when I view Donaldson as as a sure-fire top ten third baseman anymore. That's fair that's fair. And they got, you know, Austin Riley's just waiting and what I think is going to happen is also rally is in the news. Now he's playing left field in the minor leagues. Atlantic promote them and plant everyday in left field, and he could be twenty five eighty guy sued who I might even take over Donaldson. Like, they DL Donaldson at some point just to get Riley in their third base too. If they wanted to I don't think they're going to push Donaldson with a one year deal. They're not they don't have to be loyal to them. Right. Isn't it a one year deal? Yeah. Deal ever if I recall, it was like twenty five million or something and his numbers are fine is played discipline is better than anything else with Donaldson. He's got into fifty eight with six home runs Strouss. And when I watch Donald plan, I watch a lot. I just don't see me thing there. I Donaldson's going to end up with like eighteen homers and batting two sixty five and people are going to have rostered as a top hundred guy. And I just don't see it. I think those are can beat that. So yeah, I don't think that's crazy at all. But it is weird to say it if if it's more anti Donaldson. I can get on board with that. I see your concerns. I didn't. I didn't think I thought I believe that until I actually said it you ever do that. It just I can't believe I actually think this. But yeah. Looking closer at Donaldson. Who's going to be games a low batting average? And if not thirty home runs. All right. Do you ever feel a ticketing websites making make getting to the event difficult on purpose? It's as if they're so big they can get away with not caring about the customer experience. So what if their sites knowing doesn't have the events you want Hello status quo? The real question is how easy could it be? If those ticketing sites actually cared well with millions of live event tickets and a price match guarantee seeking proves there's a better way sort sports, live music, comedy and more. Seek has the tickets. You're looking for all in one place in industry that tends to stagnate seeking decided to stand up from the crowd. They built fast. Way to find tickets. 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And that's another strict with that. I want to believe in, but I tend to be more risk averse than your. I think that's fair to say. And when I see an era whip guy like g Lido, and I think man he could destroy me in if I have all my team for three weeks. But you look at the strikeouts. Say man that that could be a top forty stars. So in this case, do you believe that? I don't. I've want to GIO teen. Lino is maddening just because that case stuff is there. And if I mean, look at twenty eight look at the Cape or nine for twenty teen that's going to tell you all you need to know he's inconsistent in that category. And I can't entirely explain it. It means that there's something with this stuff where an any given night. It's unpredictable, and I don't want pitchers like that. It doesn't make me comfortable. It's the style of play that I just I'm not in. But you, and I have talked about Alito on the show about where he had these little blips of good performance, and that makes them perhaps a classic juice the orange guy. But that's all he's juice the orange. And there's a Ryan did nothing left. You throw it out. All right. What's next file? Oh, ready onto the next question here. I don't know. I'm pro I think that White Sox steps just a little little underrated. John Watson off Cory Seager grand slam yesterday's enough to convince you that he's that we all thought he was he's got him in a dentist. He league and was discouraged by the slow start. I think he's a little overrated in that. I I like Seeger, but I think where it's almost like Springer where people value Seger is just too much is he a definite twenty home run guy, not necessarily because he knocking eighty five runs not necessarily does the three hundred basis. So when I've used the Seger. It's it's I compare it Springer I like the player I like him around six but people draft him around three or four that's the different. That's what I look at Seger and Springer together. And I say it just doesn't add up the value fair. That's fair. We're wasn't you disagree? Well, I mean, the first thing I think is I don't I don't know if the ADP had them at that level. He is recall correctly, just outside my top hundred right now, I want to be the Optimus 'cause I think there is a great player there. And I admit that I'm probably looking at future Seger and applying today today, I do this occasionally with players like this digging into the numbers here. He did come major injury. The metrics aren't backing up. The fact that he's completely there yet the the exit philosophies way down. Yeah. Exit velocity is the lowest of his career. That's kind of a problem launch angle is leaning a little bit more towards fly balls pop ups. So something's gonna have to change before. I'd fully buy in to him being a star or anything resembling a top twenty five overall player. Fair enough. What's next? We've got two more. Here's Sean got a question. It's regarding four players that have all made massive rises interest preseason ranks. He wants to know who you're most confident for the rest of twenty nine thousand nine. He's got Jack Petersen Aaron Hicks pita, Lonzo Fernando peace junior. All right. So massive jump and Tristan's ranked since the preseason I can see two teeth because he got called up right away. Pita lonzo. I can see I think he's a bore line top ten first basement. Remember Alonzo's, go slow still striking out? He might that to sixty for the season. But with thirty home runs, that's like Edwin in a way, and we don't rank Edwin Encarnacion is a top fifty hitter jock Petersen. A lot of power. I can't understand Aaron Hicks jump. Although he is back today whether permitting so just to be fair to Sean Harrell and sorry to do this. But Hicks actually has not moved up my ranks. I didn't think so he's moved down. It's possible that this is comparing him to the point where he went on the deal, and I had to move him down based on the projection. Yeah. Yeah. But Hicks is an interesting named include in this discussion because I did look at him as a top hundred overall player before any of this cropped up during spring training. I think from here on out. I want tease I think he has power speed could be a five category guy legitimate. I five category player and fantasy and he might be back this week, by the way, I would not activate them today unless we get word that something's changed and the Potters are going active in the next day or two. So I haven't been a weekly I haven't the vampire, and I want to activate it because I just got zero Schwartz last week on is Edwin. Hicks should be ranked the best. I don't think he said one. I think the laws are going to do different than Edwin. He's going to thirty thirty to thirty five home runs about to sixty isn't that Edwin? Now, he's nowhere near the contact guy. That went is. But I like where you're going with the power, I think under Edwin most people would say the other direction that they'd like better than I. I can't the two of them. Don't to me. They don't contrast very well because I feel like Alonzo's leaning more towards the all or nothing player. Edwin was a guy who always had the great walk the great disciplined numbers and made unbelievably good contact. So I felt like I'd get more consistency out of him. And from that aspect, I can tell you that belongs in your lineup. I even at his age, but I don't know. I don't know what to make your all on him. No, I think I've. Exactly how it is. Thirty Homer guy with two sixty. And even that I think it's sixty. Yeah. Yeah. I think that's fair. You don't think he can even hit to sixty. I think there's a chance he hits to thirty the rest of the way. Well, that's that's a minority opinion. Now, it may be right. But people love Lonzo right now, they're not looking at a strike rate. But that's fair. He could've thirty the rest of the season. I just I Edwin could too. That's why maybe we view Edvin differently. That's but I would rank them to tease Hicks. Alonzo and then Peterson still in a platoon. He's gonna be platooning all year. So he's moving on my ranks, by the way for Peterson the performance lately hasn't been that good. So he's going to be right around where I had them in the preseason. For me. I'd go or Alonzo's mortar. Lonzo Hicks to Peterson. Do you don't why do you have to teach below those? Because I actually think I'm I'm not far off on any of those three. I do Peterson significantly beneath the other three, but I've got all three of those pretty close. And I'm an absolute no to this week. The last report I read it read on him sounded like he's not his returns, not imminent. I think it's a week away. Well, more that was I was surprised. Yeah. We've got a celebrity right in question here specifically for Eric. What does that? That's why. Tom. You are. You are a first date. I knew you were going to do something. I thought to myself a nice kid. You are part true. I'm a nice kid. That's raptors fat. I don't get many spotlight moments here. I can go on a ten minute rant here. Seventy Sixers fan before your parents were born, but go ahead. Hey, doubting your loyalty like you ever been to Toronto into the game opened upstate New York. Toronto's not Toronto. Kind of team to me. I'm my phantoms all over the place, but grew up during Vince Carter, and they're the closest team to my hometown. So yes, a longtime times that you go to their games. I've been to five raptors games. Okay. All used to work in Toronto way. Although he actually did work in Toronto Toronto for a little bit. Whatever the case may be I want Dopp to produce Thursdays. Toronto have a game between now. 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"Great news. There's a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico. Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price. And it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save the Dan labrador Woodstock. Gotcha podcast is brought to you by capital on capitol. One is reimagining banking offering accounts with no fees or minimums that can be opened in five minutes Capital, One once in your Capital One and a member FDIC. This is the best of the Dan lebatardshow with Stu got spot casts. Welcome to a panicked. Billy friday. That's a moving parts today. Dan. We have a lot to get to today that might be my I think that's my favorite show open. I don't know if you guys have any favorites. But I think that might be among all of them my favorite, and if you've been listening to this show for a long time and we've been at this. What now is it sixteen years to gots get sixteen years? Yep. You know that this show for a long time has had an obsession with Chewbacca, and it has gone through an ever Evelyn where we've presented to Baca the existence of him to people like TJ Ford who do not know who he is. And then we get in. These uncomfortable situations where we're trying to explain what an who co was to people who don't understand chewy so tobacco. The man who played him Peter Mayhew has passed away. And it's a rare kind of fame right because most people would have no idea what this person looks like. And he just passed away. Live the longtime for a giant was seven. Foot three. And this means now that he has passed away. And there's been a real outpouring for his kindness. And and in remembering him because this character rare is the character like this that that people just have from their childhood that they take into adulthood and becomes a cultural phenomenon. So we have a Chewbacca file around here. And we need to empty it. Now, then at here Mayhew has passed away all the tobacco related things that are in our folder. We need to do some housecleaning here. Why are you laughing? It's just an odd file to have. I'm proud that. We have and glad that we have it. It's a vast file. But you're right. We need to clear. I don't know. What's in it other than TJ Ford and one time our original producer asked Shaquille O'Neal, something about tobacco's ability to rebound. I so those are the only two things I remember off the top of my head. But we are now going to empty the file so. For those of you do not know, and it seems impossible to me that you wouldn't. But we've run into a lot of people over the years while we're interviewing them who don't know who we're talking about when it comes to the Star Wars movies. And and and also one of the things that's happened. Is that we've learned that people like TJ Ford come from a place where pop culture didn't matter at the time survival is what mattered at the time. And so- Star Wars was a you know stupid thing that people could escape to and Chewbacca. Our file is I'm told to God's ninety nine things deep we're going to empty the hired shoebox file, I only remember too. There's no chance that all of these are memorable in good, right? Like, billy. You've heard all of them. You've heard all of them yet. They're not all memorable and good. We're playing them. All we have to empty the file today, Dan. And when you said that you wanted all that you Baga sound I thought we're gonna find too. Things. And then we were going to be in trouble this year scrambling. But not the case we have a lot of Bacchus though. I knew it was vast. I'm going to say of the ni- things in there, perhaps maybe shoot a three of them are actually good. Okay. How many would you say Billy, and we'll figure out together which ones are the good one two to three seems high. Okay. Very good. So we will start. What is the Finns? Our because the fins our was at a Miami Dolphins. Our did we used to do a Miami Dolphins? Our I'm assuming that the Finns our was when the dolphins were on the station. And there was a local Finns our to talk about the dolphins either before the game or maybe once. Okay. So what happens here is we would infiltrate all the other shows locally with our caller's. We would just have them do nonsense on the shows. And so I imagine a fake Chewbacca made appearance made an appearance during the Finns. Our rec sat on our guest here on the dolphins our live from hooters. Let's go out to a caller, Steve you're on with Rex not. Dot. I know we have that one. Thank you, Dan lebatardshow. Until. Hope that was enjoyable for. All we polluted all of the airwaves down here with things like that. We train the callers. Just creat create chaos now help me out with this Bill because I have no idea what this is what does this deep thigh bruise? Like help me. Explain what do you mean? Deep thighbone Chewbacca. I'm glad that you ask because I listened to it. And I don't know how to describe it other than that. All right. We'll go ahead and play that. Then how do you think of deep thi- Bruce would affect you Baca? I think what a deep. Who was I talking to a label? No information hold on. Let me hear hold on. Let me hear more voice here because we're interviewing somebody who. I probably I think probably had a deep thigh bruise. Let me hear that. How do you think? Deep thighbone would affect you Bacha. I think what a d a deep. It sounds like Ronnie cycling. I don't know. I don't know. But I'm guessing. So why is DJ I read talking to us about tobacco? You don't know this either good, Billy good. We're off to a great start. You don't know what anything is good? Yup. That's great is it. Okay. Very good. So we see the position I found myself Dontrelle Willis was on with us talking to Dontrelle Willis. And evidently there was somebody in a Chewbacca costume at the ballpark throwing out. First pitch that day. You ask him. What it meant to him to teach. You Baca throwing out the first pitch the d train? Right. A little kid, man. I loved it. I started screaming like other than you know, DisneyWorld. They're going to here. Like, it's a real Chewbacca. You know what? I mean, I'm yelling like is the real box out there and stuff like that. I was really upset. I couldn't catch the first pitch man to go out at you. All right. So this is what I haven't. I don't have a lot of confidence in what's left here. So please help me Billy because and you I'm demanding that you helped me. Okay. 'cause you put together this list. You put it in front of me. You better be able to explain something. That's on this list. What is fake laugh tobacco? What is that? That's someone calling in doing a fake Chewbacca Louca because we were wondering how Chewbacca would laugh because none of us had ever heard him laugh. All right. Let's see faked you back a laugh, you're on seven ninety. Expense. Sounds like he's just talking. Gold gold. I billy. I've got an important question for you who the bleep is. Mike Doss glad you ask. I didn't Google Gosse. Michael Alan Doss is an American foot former football safety who played in the National Football League for six seasons. And so we asked him about blocking Chewbacca naturally, Mike, you're known as one of the harder haters out there in the league. How would you handle trying to take out you Baca if you had him in single coverage? I would really take him die that take up by you know, they'll take him out. I can't go up to everybody's too big. I probably tend to go for those legs. Now, you know, why Mike Doss was the great that he was he had strategic advantages against you that has been at a radio. Right. That wasn't. I it was probably some sort of cheap remote. That's God's dragged us too. So it could fill his pocket with hundred dollars is what I would guess so Andy king was our original producer. How about we hear him as Shaquille O'Neal Chewbacca question? Basically familiar with tobacco. How would you? How would you defend you post? Cry looked a little. And he's right. And he's right. There would be no defending Jack in the box or anybody else. Here's t TJ Ford. Not knowing who the hell Chewbacca is what kind of Senator do you think you Baca would make ju- Baca? From Star Wars. Stored. You don't. So you don't know what you Bach is. The giant is the big guy that the big hairy thing. How the hell do you? Explain you Baga to somebody who doesn't know help me out here, Stu gods. He's lucky. I thought everybody knew that. So Finally, I offered you know, help there. Oh, it's been my life since. Yes. What is to Bacchus silent Knight? What wait this is? All this. Wait a minute. Is this one of the things? That's funny here. Are you? Oh, Christmas dancing. What is happening here? Play Chewbacca silent. Knight. Power. I didn't want that. I didn't want that. And I wanted to play that for the rest of the show was beautiful. It really was I've got a single tear in my donlevatar. Alison, don't say anything else. You're not even at the microphone as Alison. I once you get deep into character. And I want you to be Cardi B. Are you ready? I know you don't like cameras, and I know you don't like this moment. But just give me limited fake Cardi B as alleged by Guillermo still gods. You know? You know? Nailed it live at our show with this to God's own ESPN radio. Jim gurjin? Join us about fifteen minutes on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Get in touch with the show anytime the one eight hundred flowers Twitter feed at lebatardshow at still got seven ninety with one eight hundred flowers dot com distance doesn't mean anything this mother's day. You could still Brighton. Bob special day with twenty four multicolored roses for twenty four dollars to order today. Go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. So now people are writing in saying, and this is a by gun phrase from bygone time that you're in big trouble. When someone throws the whole kit and caboodle at you. Oh, boy, it's everything. But I don't know what I do you guys know put it on the poll. Please Allison do you know, what a kitten caboodle is. Because I have no idea what a kit and caboodle is all I know is that when it's thrown at you. It's maximum kit and caboodle, I'm pretty certain the kitchen sink goes inside the kitten caboodle is that right? I pretty so if you throw the whole kitchen sink, I thought fury and fire and kit and caboodle, we're in the whole kitchen. I think it's a caboodle full of kittens. Somebody's writing in here there. I'm sorry. I couldn't stay good. Stay with Chris. I wanted to silence to sit there for about ten minutes. And I couldn't say. I wanted to just I wanted the audience on radio to feel all of us staring at you for a full ten months, but I couldn't stay it. Shuffled on quickly may eight tweeter writes in. There is no such thing as a fury extinguisher, my friend. So when Steve Kerr's telling you, you're bringing the rockets are bringing fire and fury. You might have a fire extinguisher. But now, what are you gonna do to extinguish the fury? That's why the rockets are going to bring fire and fury tonight. There was a funny argument last night during the the Sixers raptors game and the Sixers wants to gots talks about them having the kind of talent that you need to challenge. The warriors man for man, Jeff Van Gundy, they win last night. They went big that team. Incidentally, that the whole process all of it the years half a decade of abysmal. Loot losing was for last night. That's the biggest thing. That's the biggest thing. They've had happened to them last night, Jimmy Butler, and Joel Embiid. Were great. They didn't even need Ben Simmons now, and they take because they've added Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, you can make the argument that this is indeed a three that's better than a to even though the two was better all season because they've made additions over the course of that make them formidable here with pieces gathered from the process, you really have to give out in brandy GM's of credit there to get those two guys in the middle of Hank. It's gotta be hankie that you give the credit because to get those two guys in the middle of a season. I guess Hanky of what I'm saying is they had all the assets in order to be able to do that specifically because they were losing for half a decade in a way that was echoing embarrassing worst t they weren't feeling professional team. It was not an NBA team. And so last night, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson get into this argument because God's I still say that the process begins an end with something snapping on. Joel Embiid that that is the guy. By that they need to be better than anyone else in order to win the championship. They need him. Ben Simmons ain't gonna do it. Jimmy Butler is not gonna do it to by his harasses not going to do it. But if Joel and you've heard me get carried away talking about this guy is a physical specimen before. Because it feels to me sometimes like, I'm watching shack shoot three pointers right now. He's fifty pounds less than shack. But this physical specimen that you're looking at who plays for the Sixers where he's more of a man physically than the people. He's playing against and he roams the perimeter makes Jeff Van Gundy. Mark Jackson have this argument. Any being compared to the big play this game? Gotta be in that discussion. It'd be a crime to be leaves the game. And that's not the case. The. You do that to Kareem Abdul Jabbar will Chamberlain Bill. Russell Shaquille for TV. Keevil is one. Tonight, and what he could do full you knocking how great could be. But don't compare him yet to the all time. Great man, you're talking about property just rolled over in bed. Dipa steps right now, you skip status. Probably James is he's going to achieve engage. He plays and playoff games. Barring injuries. We've got to produce for a long time. We'll see. You might see. Hi C. Listen to Kobe Shaquille O'Neal is ruled over this kingside waterbed right now, those guys that you mentioned they're looking at it right for Texas has point this little disrespected him as a complement to this guy skill. It's okay. Just to say, I skipped steps you're young Howard Cosell. So good, man. I'm talking about the footwork the stuff that you want from a basketball player at his size. It doesn't have a lot of precedent to exist in a body like that how many possessions death fight last because it seemed like like five seven game was scam was enhanced at that point. No way shack has a waterbed, and there's no way he compliments another big men are are water bits thing. They can't be right. Are they waterbeds are flourishing? I do when I was young one of my friends parents had a waterbed it was like the only water better ever saw. And then it leaked one day. Yes. That happens. That's a fatal flaw in in the water bed as a phenomenon going put that on the pole house, and I don't know the answer to that question is the waterbed still a thing the really hard to get out of once you're in them. They're great getting out of them. It's an shack. Now visualizing shack. Pretty. Cash. More of the Dan labor Dr show with stugatz. Ten to one eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN news stugatz here for one eight hundred flowers after a childhood full of unsuccessful attempts to pull the wool over. Mom's is do you really think she won't be able to tell the difference between a last minute mother's day gift and something truly awful this mother's day. 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Now, nobody nobody who's doubled joining nobody. It's physically impossible. Put it on the poll. Allison is it physically impossible for anyone in the history of the world to lick their elbow. I can look euro. But I can't look my own L onto what each season is upon us in the easiest way to look fresh for your big day with the black tux dot com. The black tugs has awesome suits tuxedos that you rent the line. They get twenty dollars off your purchase. Visit the black ducks dot com and enter code Dan for all the latest headlines and information tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the bet. Tim kurkin knows more about baseball than anyone. I know he is modest about this. But I believe there's a question on this board. And if you wanna be on this board, seven eight six four five six eight three seven that. He might not be able to answer about baseball show Robert a Mets fan since nineteen Eighty-four you're on ESPN radio. What do you have for Tim coaching? Two questions. Number one. Jacob degrom. His last name is not capitalized. Why number two has ever been a pitcher to still play a call you guys next week manana curve because they grow for as the sun. What end is a curved because they're they grow toward the sun. All right. What do you can you answer? Either of those questions him. I'm certainly picture has stolen home before. But I don't know who that picture is. Remember, there were a lot of sales a home in the early nineteen hundred twenty different game was played type route so home like seventy times in his career Garrick stole home like twenty times in his career. So it was done a lot. Then you have to think of pitcher at some point did it. Although that's a very good question. And I'm not sure why do Grimes spells with a with a lower case D, I guess just I'm not sure how that works. But of course, Travis Dr knows on that team until recently. And I believe at one point they had three guys who sell their first name with lower case. And they had to take a p from a capitalized P and turn it upside down to make it look like a lower case D because the uniform the equipment guys didn't have enough lower. Or case Deeks what a great question and even better answer, Tim why were there so many people stealing home plate in the old days? Like what changed? Well, what changed is we we hit home runs now. So the risk reward of trying to steal a base and being put out when you have twenty seven out when the next eight guys in the lineup might are all capable of hitting a home run. This is what changed along the way is a whole little ball. Let's fun. Let's deal. Those days don't exist anymore. The Blue Jays had three sacrifice months last season. They didn't have their first sacrifice bunt until the middle of June. This is how it works in today's game. You don't you don't play from one run like it did in nineteen eight TIMMY last time. It happened was nineteen sixty three curt Simmons last pitcher to steal home. Wow. Very good guys that I mean, the internet is a powerful. Funnier you pretended to no. No, it really cause your lies aren't what fuel us around here. Tim kirksey. Did that's the place that you decided you wanted to tell the truth, it's all the places history of our relationship together. That's where you thought, you know, what it's important that I go with the truth that I'm stealing material here. Tim Craig kimbrel. We were talking about this yesterday. Is there a kimbrel in every bowl is was the question because I was saying is he still the hardest thrower. And they were telling like how is the hardest thrower not pitching in there. Like there's one in every bullpen now. No there is not a Craig kimbrel in every poll pants, and he's he might not be the hardest thrower in the game when he plays. And there are lot of guys like him. But to say, everyone is hard as him would be inaccurate. I remember Matt dyas once told me that he faced Craig kimbrel and he said his ball literally rises in the strike zone. And you know, physically that's not supposed to be allowed to happen. His physics teacher sister rose told that impossible for a fall to rise like that and Matt diet elevated with all due respect to sister rose. She never face Craig kimbrel. His stuff is ridiculous. And he should be pitching in the big leagues and their tons of hard throwers. But he throws so hard that Johnny bench one of his teammates told it is fly catch before every game. I I can't play catch with you at or. Throw too hard. It's no fun. I get hurt doing it. So I'm not playing catch with you anymore before the games. Dallas gyco. What the hell him and him and kimbrel explained that Tim easily as you can how are two guys that are clearly valuable pitchers not playing major league baseball right now. Well, they're bunch of reasons in kaikal case people look at him and say he doesn't miss enough fat. And he's thirty one years old. That's not what we're looking for and with kimbrel. They're just not gonna pay a reliever three or four years of big money. This is the those guys are not playing mostly because they're not willing to come down to a number that a team is willing to pay today because both of them are really good. And could really help a team does. Matt Patricia looked like the data at the restaurant who lies that it's his seven year old's birthday. So he can get a free bowl of ice cream. Does boomer Assias looked like the concept art for the Simpsons? A one seed, man. That is a one great does Brett Brown looked like your mom's new, quote, unquote friend who's taking her on a cruise. Brett brown. Always looked like he's just been laid off. Bryce harper. Looked like he spits his gum in a year or known. His Mel kiper looked like the old wise bald eagle in an animated movie that makes sure. Tim. Phil. Dawn, you gotta let me finish. Does Mel kiper. Look like the old wise bald eagle in an animated movie who make sure the young eagles are all being properly. Majestic and proud eagle. Louis you're on with Tim cartoon, go ahead. Jim I was wondering if there's ever been a better defensive middle infield. Then Roberto Alamar, Omar Vizquel. It's the greatest one I've ever seen. Verno Elamine is the greatest teeth pensive second baseman. I've ever seen the typically he doesn't match up with Bill Masire Ascii who one year took part in a hundred and sixty two double plays. And no other second base in the league took part in a hundred think about that per second after as Smith, Omar Vizquel, Eze greatest defensive shortstop I've ever seen. So the second grade assure stuff I've ever seen and the best second baseman. I've ever seen play together for several years. It was breathtaking, and I always always made time to watch those guys during VP or take infield. It was it was a circus act. They were that good with their hands and every and their feet give us as much as information as you can about the Marlins firing their president after a few months. I don't I don't think Derek jeeter's long for this job. Tim. Well, he is learning right away. How difficult this job is to do GM's anymore. Are have to be young, you know, brilliant, guys surrounded by other young brilliant, guys. Otherwise, they're not gonna get through this job being an executive quickly today is so much harder than it's ever been because of the responsibilities. You have to the media and everyone else, and your we're gonna run through GM's and club president a lot more than the Morrow. But Tim, I just think he's gonna be magic. He's going to be like why the hell am I doing this? I'm the Boeing me where we're an embarrassment. The business model is stupid. We overspent by four hundred million dollars on the team. And now we're feeling a minor league team that no one wants to pay to watch. Like, why would he keep doing this? Well, because he's there jeeter, and he made a commitment and everything ever touches usually works out really well and he's committed to doing this properly. But but there's a chance he's gonna get in. This and say this is not for me baseball is not the game that it used to be for me. It's not played the same way. It's not valuated the same way. I hear this people in uniform not all the time. But occasionally like I'm getting out because I don't belong here anymore, and it's possible and executive who is as good a players. They're jeeter looks around and says this is not what I started playing twenty five years ago, professionally I need to go do something else. That's possible. Five million a year cash and the percentage of the team you think magic was working cheap five million a year. This life was pretty good jeeter's. Life was pretty good before those five nine realize, but he sitting on a percentage of team that's openly going to sell for. Lot of money at some point. Okay. But jeeter doesn't need money like the Derrick jeeter made a lot of money as Greer Dirk koetter has businesses. I don't okay, I'll ask you, Tim. You think that money's gonna keep their teetering that job? No, they're jeeter doesn't need the money. There needs to be successful. Because he's always successful. He's wanted to be an owner or part owner of team ever since. I remember him talking about this almost twenty years ago. This is something he's always wanted to do and I refuse to believe he just gonna quit on because things aren't going. So well, I think he has enough man to see this through as long as he possibly can does Trey wingo. Looked like the guy who pushes everyone out of his way to save himself. Only turn the corner and get crushed by the foot of the giant monster. Everyone else was running from. Does Luke Pinella looked like he's never used a cell phone. Sweet Lou does Nikola Jokic looked like a loaf of bread guys. Russell Wilson looked like a cyclist who uses an overly aggressive ninety degree our motion to let you know. He will be turning right at this. Stop sign. Does David Gettleman looked like he points to the GPS on your phone and says turn that Gizmo off? I know a shortcut only lead you in the wrong direction. Does Edme Malloy looked like the youth minister who pauses mid scripture to remind the mischievous Steph curry that even though he may not be watching Jesus always. Donlevatar Yanni out of a boo boo to God's Jaanus out of a boom bow these live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. I can't tell you how much it delights me to think of someone getting into their car with no context and hearing in the background, wait the faint sounds of wait a minute is that why silent Knight? What? What? So we'll get to the stugatz sound in a second. Because billy. Yeah. It seems like that. But before we do that I see on. I take the ngelo Russell cited for marijuana possession. He was at LaGuardia. He had a fake Arizona ice tea can in his checked luggage. And evidently it had some marijuana in it. And it's always difficult thing when a country sensibilities and laws change on the fly. And so what once was a stigma now like the stupidest news coverage we could possibly put together, which is shame ING Dangelo. Russell for smoking weed when you know, it's taxed and legal in so many places across the United States when I was watching a couple of different things I saw a bunch of nuns running marijuana dispensary documentary. I saw a place in California where the police have to be led by security. The police have to be led by whoever it. Is defending the marijuana crops in order to get near the marijuana crop. This is happening so fast in this country that the stupidity involved in the Angelo Russell being shamed. For it is antiquated. The way we cover it. The what the fact that it's on ESPN at all in any kind of way because we somehow we're living in the era of prohibition. And now we're still behaving in our news coverage like if it's prohibition time always say two things on this one. Everyone knows you can't get a drink through airport security. I if you get a try to get marijuana. Stopping the ice tea before they stop the marijuana at this point. That's what they're doing. They put it on the poll. Alison, what's airport security stopping there? The can of liquid or the marijuana. The second thing I'll say is if at now, I have no idea where he was going. But if you're traveling to a state where marijuana is legal there is no need to bring any marijuana on the airplane with you is bite when you get there. Stay off the tee. So the ngelo Russell is going to be shamed. For this. And it is funny to see how fast this stigma has fallen because there's not much shame in it. When I'm watching documentaries about nuns selling telling cannabis products, but it is it inter galactically stupid because I remember Stu gods. Talking Baron Davis when he was a young player young and him just saying on the radio when asked for percentage of players in the NBA or smoking weed he said over eighty percent, and it ended up becoming a news story and home mass for him. And now the angel- Russ all these years later while he may very well at some point before from a city where it's legal to another city where it's legal the ngelo Russell nuns. I mean. Want? What are you doing? You got nuns in the weed industry. I mean, it's that's right. Why are we shaming the ngelo Russell when I'm watching a documentary about nuns and selling of we'd all right? Let's get to the sound though gear. Mo is it. Good sound is it worthy of you know, ESPN has to make a lot of a lot of decisions every day in terms of content much of the content on much of the networks. Can't be very good because we're constantly churning out. Sports news stuff at a sports news network where we don't have as much sports news as we do people talking about sports news. So on slow days, we have to fill all of these networks with sound and everyone shares the sound and much of the sound stinks. But what are we listening to hear Guillaume? This is Stu gods on golick and wingo, and he's making an argument that maybe three other people have made total when everyone else in the world is going the other. Way. And to be honest with you. I'm surprised that this whole week hasn't been him making this very same argument on this show. He knew the media was gonna get on him. He knew the fans were going to get on them for selecting Daniel Jones too early, but he had a plan and that plan clearly was to take saquon Barkley lashed, your take Daniel Jones this year he wanted del that junior away from the rookie cornerback mess with his head. So he traded into the Cleveland Browns and all the people coming at Dave Gettleman for making this selection. Get outta here. You set of paying shoeing there because it sounds like you're eating was. All right. Let's examine this for a second. Hold on a second. I also said the same thing on this show the day earn more. But no one takes thirty be quiet for a second to see if the first ever historic sound in stugatz history of being on the ESPN show. She is with him chewing laws. He knew the media was going to get on 'em. He knew the fans were going to get on them for selecting Daniel Jones too early, but he had a plan and that plan clearly was to take saquon Barkley last your take Daniel Jones this year he wanted del back junior away from the rookie cornerback mess with his head. So he traded into the Cleveland Browns and all the people coming at Dave Gettleman for making this election get outta here. I don't think he was eating. I think there's something in his mouth it is there something and their half eaten kind bars. All over the place. That's true. I mean, he is like a gopher. Gopher. It's the strangest thing he leaves nuts all over the place. What are you looking at k y jelly? Alison was just telling me during the break. Your desk is such a mess that there's k y jelly their guy. Throng? Would you do that? That is. Stupid. Stopping the THC. Guys. The idiocy the idiocy of what transpired. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. In the Bill. On the idiot. And seeing the idiocy of what he tried is the great argument against using evening. He would probably. Did caught with it you need to relax a little bit. You need your help you on watch on. I'm trying to help him. He thinks as opposed to doing stupid stuff in. Leave them unemployed. What I'm thinking about deep breath will Cain is going to be here because he needs to get into the ngelo. Russell is going gonna get cut. That's right for marijuana. That's funny on Stephen. Americans one. He's gonna get an endorsement. That's right. He's going to start a cannabis business Cashmore of the donlevatar show with stugatz. Ten to one eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN news. You try and butter up a guest by playing music that he likes. By talking about what he's scared a cell gone. Rogue snacks. We'll get to that in a second gone road. Snacks. We've got a lot of. Food questions for Mitch or Mitchell Trubisky. I feel this is my guy Mitchell hall of fame ski is what it is. I mean, he likes snacks. I mean loves me like. Loves me. Like breed. Yes. Would you like to turn that? I don't know. Do you have a go-to? And in fact, let's do this in reverse order Mitchell. Do you have a go-to creed song that you would sing in karaoke? I do not. I did not. I think if I did a song my go doing the passage drops of Jupiter, and that's it's not that good. So I wouldn't I would not I'm not supposed to carry. Okay. Okay. So you're you're with us here on behalf on behalf of gone rogue snacks. And we've had a number of food questions around here that have been a little bit unanswerable suco who's going first we're going to allow Mitchell Trubisky to be our arbiter here on food related items arguments that we've had here recently which bag at the Riedel's would you like to go with red blue. Go with the rabbit classics. Oh, wow. I'm sorry. Roy is in very hurt by this necessarily. Oh, we gotta go way back with this one is a hotdog a sandwich. No, it's a hot dog. Wow. These are very definitive answers that he's giving us. And this is him coming strong with his opinions. What else you got Billy? All right. Mitch mitch? Okay. Let me ask you. Let's say your hand each one of your fingers was a dispenser of a condiment which five condiments. Would you have your hand? Dispense. Honey mustard buffalo ranch. And and read have been gret. Where's barbecue mayo? Now Mitch we had a little debate on this is butter a condiment because if you gotta use butter because the way we played the game was you could only have these five condoms for the rest of your life. So you have to a big decision and is butter on. Do you want to change any of your answers? Mitch you seem to be badgered about this. So would you like to any of your answers? Are you going with those five I would have? Yeah. I wanna change them. How would you gotta add salt and butter in there. He got a so then you gotta talk what you taking out out. I would take out ranch. And Honey mustard. Okay. So is that he's very quick decisions. He makes very quick decisions. He's very decisive here. What else do we have for him in order to clean up some of our food controversies Mitchell hall of fame ski, thank you, Stu God's? I'm ask I want to know what your top three chips. Are. We know you went read to read over blue. But if you're just going the whole chip category. What are your top three chips? It's a good good place for gone. Rogue snacks. I think. Yeah. I I would have to go with gone rogue high-protein ships. I've got the best ship out the right now because it's seventeen grams of protein per day, and they got four great flavors chicken taking chicken teriyaki, buffalo style and barbecue out there right now. And it's it's crunchy like a chip except it's healthy. And it's got a lot of protein in it. So it's kinda like they it's smoked lean chicken. That's crunchy like a chip, but it's protein-rich like jerky. It's like the best out there right now, if you're not he meant I don't know what you're doing. You can get it on Amazon right now gone rogue high-protein chip. So that should be your favorite one right now. I mean, there's only one answer. Your next obviously on condiments and food as we've learned am I allowed to put mustard on cheese steak. No, no, you're not. What about mayo? Now, can you catch up on a steak? No, there's Magna. Thank you, not put anything steak that how do you like steaks? Do you like it? Well, done medium, rare radium medium. All right. You guys can't come up with questions fast enough. You have met your match. This guy is going to answer every one of your questions, and you guys are going to run out of Arleen day. Mitch do you ever put chips on a Sammy? Yes. That's a good one. Can I put catch up on hotdog? Yeah. What's your favorite type of fries potato fries? Waffle fries. Sweet potato size for sure. Mustard Honey mustard, if you if you could only have one hot dog for the rest of your life or you going ballpark hot dog or a New York like on a strategy water. Hot dog. I'm going ballpark. Hot dog got to when you put ketchup on a hamburger do it in the middle like a big squirt or you kind of like a swirly thing around it. So it's evenly distributed. Even maybe sure you did Fisher. What else are you put on your hot dogs? He put relish sauerkraut. I'm just the catch guy. Oh, my God, pancakes, waffles, I like both. I'm brenick can pancakes is this. The most opinionated interview you've ever done. It's probably up there for sure I'm a big fan of food though. I'm a big foodie. We gotta go into. I mean, you're the eagle bites pizza rolls. Pete's favourite wings OSs buffalo that question. Wow. Are the bears going to protect the pocket this year? Oh. More than you guys. Did who ran out you were going to run out we ever eat a square pizza? Mitch. Yeah. For sure. Well, he can tell us about deep dish pizza. He could tell us like, where's the place in Chicago to get pizza? I like, what are you knows? It's out in the suburb. It's close to my house. And it's not one of the big guys. I don't think but really get pizza. They got really deep dish. Antenna crust. I guess about mitch's safe place. And no, you're Chicago guy. You can say deep dish low overrated. Yes. Yeah. I'm not gonna like brightly if he's the wrong place. You can get some bad teeth. It can be over rated. That's why then crosses definitely okay? You are. Now, less popular, Chris, you are less popular right now in Chicago than Cody parkey like that. I can't believe. I cannot. You just did that do you believe onions should be on Pinson? Do you believe onion should be on a pizza? Sure. They can be for sure park. You should have made that kick. What are you doing? Gone road questions on that answer. Which is a statement on road next that where you go if you want support what Mitchell Trubisky, which do you prefer, by the way is it Mitch or Mitchell? I don't have a preference. Do you still have the nineteen Ninety-seven Toyota Camry? I do my little brothers. How long did you drive it after you got the big contract about six more months? And then I got a new car like halfway through the year thing for before. She's incited so I have a pretty good bit. And then my because he's like go get new cars. And say, okay, Mitch when you go to botchy restaurant. Are you a yum, yum, saucer, ginger, sayi Bakewell? Big guy manhole famous you do you get hurt or offended if the chef at a Benny hana's is not is an American. No never as long as good. Okay. No. But because there's some Asian preferences here they want they wanted to feel a little more attentive around. You get upset if you go to the hibachi restaurant, and he chef doesn't do the volcano. Kind of volcanoes must do you prefer you prefer the volcano or the the onion shoe trader? That you train comes after. Okay. No, doesn't it. Break the good ones doing both you like when he tosses the shrimp into his hat, and he catches it. Or she. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Defeat you guys. Again, you guys you're actually run out of question. I would like to shift quickly to a drink question. I maintain that the fountain Coca Cola is the greatest drink in the history of drinks. Do you agree? No water. Without question is the best. Cole. Pop to drink it. No Mitch, you're waters overrated food, so good. So right. What do you mean? Waters overrated. We couldn't live without it. I could live Coca Cola. Do you? Very good. Mitch. Thank you for allowing us to waste your time gone road snacks. If you wanna tell people anything else before you get outta here. Gone. Rogue snacks. What do you got? That was the most productive. And if you're done you got waste my time. Got a lot of good food questions out there. But all the people need to know that they need to go. Get some gone rogue high protein ships very healthy. Awesome snack and say the see everybody and how they like the new snacks Oko, take it out and get on Amazon wanna stay with us there. He said he didn't want to do that. Get the crates. It wasn't a creed song. What did you say was your karaoke song? We don't have it. Okay. That's good to got you should have communicated with someone. Thank you. Thank you. Donlevatar he referred to the yellow sauce at have botchy restaurant as young sauce. If seven percent of the audience said no to guts, you go ginger ginger, ginger, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, or yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, thirty eight percent of the audience said, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. Do they get three yum, yum sauces? They ditch the ginger get to yum, yum with an additional yum, yum second-place, which ginger yum, yum that Chris earlier, no one goes ginger ginger. Eighteen percent of the audience goes ginger ginger and eighteen percent of the audience also goes, yum, yum, yum, yum. But the VC's live at our show with his Stu guys on ESPN radio. Guys. How do you wanna handle this because the mystery crate is being produced by the shipping container, and it's going to be a weekly mystery. And it is now out the second one. The first one was the most popular thing that we've done throughout the podcast. Network. And so each week it's going to be a bit of a surprise. What can I tell the audience about what's in this mystery crate, and why it is they should be listening to this mystery crepe because we've said that the mystery crate is the most likely place for you to find the things that you want in lebatardshow friends, the podcast network that are most like this show the show that we do daily. I would say that this is a special episode for this time of the year. Not helpful airy mysterious. Did tell people what they're listening to. It's got to be a surprise every time. That's what you're telling me may the may the fourth be with you. Okay. That's why it's called mystery. Great, Dan, you get it. But he did there. He's douse a hint, Dan. It's what it's called is the hidden may the fourth be with you is what the episode is titled because you get the may fourth thing may the fourth like may the force be with you. Good clue. That's all we're telling you. And then. I wish we broke in news with Mitchell Trubisky with this in the background. I picture people all over he s p NBN like what are they doing? They've got the bears quarterback. We ask him about something. So we could use the sound and give it to her stake. A hoping we broken news with him with his playing underneath. But all we were asking about was what kind of fingers he would have condiments coming out. He laughed Cody Porky. I mean, it was a statement at a question that could be newsworthy. He also said that deep dish pizzas overrated Kitimat news in Chicago. That's I do believe that that should be somebody one of you Chicago newspapers newsman, a legendary newsman somebody needs to take that interview with Mitchell Trubisky and bury him with it bury him with it. So that we can get the credit for ruining the young quarterback. He's got an answer for everything man that guy is sharp and a quick. Well, he tell you why he answered questions that quickly because. I've seen him interviewed before and he falls into the same robo quarterback cliches stuff that bores them to tears doing the interviews and bores us to tears listening to them. But we didn't ask him about football. So you actually got opinion if we'd ask him anything about football. He wouldn't have given us a single opinion. It would it's like an immunity. They have they I wouldn't have been able to defeat him and get the news that Chicago 's deep dish pizzas overrated by asking him. How football question? Who's the most opinionated quarterbacks? Aaron rodgers. I guess it's era, right? The most opinionated quarter. Baker Mayfield is is showing personality. Philip rivers seems to have personality. Why did you do that to me conversationally? Well, I just was wondering because he's quarterback saw their robo. I mean, the robo quarterbacks they're impossible to break their impossible to crack when you ask them about football. I'm just wondering if there's a guy we ever spoken to about football. Who wasn't like that? That's all that's all the quarterbacks tough man, regardless to his head on his computer here. We're gonna have Michael Lewis. He's going to join us in about ten minutes. Great author Michael Lewis. He did the blindside. He did liar's poker. He takes complicated stuff. And he makes it very easy to digest, Malcolm. Gladwin calls him. A genius, Malcolm. Glad while looks at the stuff that Michael Lewis writes and says I wish I could do that. But before. We get to that or these people's through God's has a waterbed and a Sixers take that he wants to make sure to give everybody before the serious, Michael Lewis interview. Let's give you a minute of stugatz while you know, we were talking about waterbeds earlier and how big they were in the eighties nineties, and I made the statement that the waterbed is making a comeback. I thought I had read it somewhere. And we thought you were lying. We thought you were just making it up. And then you said the thing you said, which is look it up. And then you looked it up idea. I want to it's official dot com. And the headline reads it's official the waterbed is making a comeback while no other details. Just it's fish. The only thing you found on the internet to support your point that the waterbed is making a comeback on the entirety of the internet. This is the recent article December thirty first two thousand eighteen it's official. The waterbed is making a coverage was saying earlier in the show that the waterbed cannot be something that is still existing. They're hard to get out. Why somebody writing that article on New Year's Eve that's initial vans officials so what is Fisher dot com. What they said night that person together. But for this moment. Got one day pay off. Peruse the entirety of the internet and find a single thing. That's important is point donlevatar. It's friday. I'm getting into the weekend. I wanna get my drink on. Stugatz. You've got open up the club open. It. I would eight open it now. But is the computer buffering? There is live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. Steve Kerr's comparing Kevin Durant to Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is saying that Kevin Durant can surpass him as the NBA's all time leading score. Finally, Kevin Durant. Getting some of the things that he wanted when he went to Golden State, right as he's out the door to leave. Golden State is getting some of those validating things that he went there seeking before we go any further. I'd like to know where Stu gods. It's I would like for you guys to help me with where. Where is God's you pointed out something to me yesterday, Billy that I hadn't noticed before we open up the club here, which is Stu gods. Head to leave to prepare for highly questionable. And you said to me, I I laughed at this on the way home, you said to me, and I hadn't realized it Dan, don't you also have to do highly questionable. And of course, the answer to that is yes got lazy a thief. We don't believe he's preparing for highly questionable. We believe that he's eating lunch somewhere a lunch. He did not pay for a lunch that he scammed off of somebody. It hurts my feelings. It's what will ultimately one day break. This radio shows friendship. Maybe not go ahead and open up the club. What is the computer buffering? What what's your confidence level here? Billy feeling. What do you want to do here? You wanted to polls club. I have some polls you outsource clip to ROY. I wouldn't watch it. All right. So go ahead and do this. You do polls and he'll do clubs don't vote the oh, so you wouldn't yard botched. It Yari Bosch trucks, the wrong button and turn up my mic. Well, it wouldn't be a great weekend that you weren't sending us into it with incompetent. So it's already before we've started. Yeah. All right. So let's go ahead and do this. However, you want you got the last three minutes of the show to yourself. Right. Dan to Twitter polls at lebatardshow Rodney by dollar shave of dollarshaveclub delivers the products. You. Look you used to look feel. It's Mel your best right at your door with their hands discount. The more you buy the more you save the dog shape dot com slash, Dan. D A N for a special offer. Connick of a non human Star Wars characters Dan couple options you Bach yard to Java the hut. Never happened before. What what one percents job of the hut? Oh, ninety percents at our to do to. Forty percents that you back forty percents at Yoda. Oh, my. God that hasn't happened. Never. That's never happened with rare forty forty nineteen one split linebacker from Stanford. Bobby corre- keys. Oh, reiki silent. Knight a sad song. Fifty percent of the audience that yet. I know you now falling Tennessee yada, played the coast twenty times and ten years, and you don't want three games, you know, that jiffy was an actual unit of measurement. You know that? Oh, you have time measurement it somewhat. I don't know who wrote the seventy four percents audience said, no. Why you want to get me which do need more of a game seven fire or fury? Fifty three percent of the audience fire is average. James harden, its beard, flammable. What the record? Ninety eight ninety one percent of the I yes. The Spanish word for octopus. It's the nickname of Antonio often. Sick Antonio often Seca was a Marlins pitcher who had six fingers on each hand. This fire fury. Help you make three pointers. Fifty two percent of the audience said, yes, I'm very if to eat it too. Do you know what a kit and caboodle is seventy percent of the audience said what is a kit and caboodle it ballista play villain. His the waterbed still thing. Seventy nine percent of the audience said, no, listen, I think is. Is it physically impossible for anyone in the world to lick their elbow? Fifty seven percent of the audience that yes, we strike good. 'cause I got clips. What is airport security stopping near the cat liquid or the marijuana ninety percent of the audience that can liquid? We did not hunt much, Tennessee. Credible. Adam schefter. Dave Gettleman seventy nine percent, the shefty. Hope you enjoyed the show on ESPN radio world start.

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The Sedano Show (HR 2)

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The Sedano Show (HR 2)

"So Donald show here on ESPN LA couple of tweets rolling in. You can tweet us at Sodano ESPN Cam brothers. One of them is about your days as a bartender. Andy says it's only different when you leave meet with someone new hashtag, you know, what I mean. Well, the bartender does have that advantage is my guest. So I'm not trying to out you or anything. No. I'll out myself. Yes. He does. He does have that advantage. Yeah. Yeah. I I would love to bartend one day. Just like, you know, even like just like a charity event or something. I've always wanted. It's not your actual job. If it's something that you're doing just for fun. It's a lot of fun. Yeah. It feels like a blast. We do it event with alcohol where I can bartend somebody anybody listening Tommy wherever you are wherever you are. Oh, yeah. I don't want to paint the whole thing. Like, it's terrible. I mean, it can be a lot of fun. You gotta remember that. I worked at that place for six and a half years. Yeah. That's what I bartend on Friday or tomorrow, actually, Reto you think they'll let me bartend. I think they would when you're you're George frigging Sodano, man. I mean, that'd be fun. Like, we just talked about early on purgatory you've been on like fifteen different television platforms and another one tomorrow, actually, the jump. If that's not gonna good enough to put you behind a bar. I don't know what is. Man. I'd love to do it. It's fun. It's can you lifted you think you can lift like three or four bottles at once. I could give it a shot. That was at my pinnacle. I could pick up five bottles. Wow. That's impressive. Yes. It takes practice and big hands. I we should put up a poll like the greatest single guy job, right? Like what else would be on their bartender? What else would be on single job? Bartenders definitely on that laws for motor club, promoters ANR. Like working an are in the music industry. Yeah. Like, you're. You're traveling all over the place, professional athlete, professional athlete. Yeah. Well, I mean cannibal job attainable jobs job. I I definitely think ANR would be good. What else is good for a single a young single guy? All right. So we're going to go bartender. Right. Bartender tender how about a flight a flight attendant club promoter club promoter flight attendant. Flight attendant meet a lot of oh deejay deejay. DJ JJ is a good one a DJ as guard tender club promoter DJ. What what what are we need one more one more that would be good single single guy? Young yank in a decent is the best single person job bartender club promoter DJ. About like door guy. Like bouncer. Like, I read Martin I read bartend because why we can just go with those three. How about sir is a great job? If you're just looking to make pocket -able money. Yeah. Once you're inside the club there. Oh, yeah. Like, they don't care about you. I think series something like either anarchy or music promoter. Like something something where you're working for a label. Like just be able to say you're in proximity of all these different music stores each lifeguard is a good one just. Yes life. We got. Yeah. Yeah. There you go show. We'll put it up at Sadako ESPN. You can vote right now. It's up ready to roll at Sadako ESPN. Thank you, Julio poss-. Who sent that out? Got some sad news to pass people's way. Peter Mayhew who is the actor who played Chewbacca. Yeah. Passed away at seventy four. Let sad is it. I mean, it's funny too because he played this icon, truly conic character. But nobody knows what he looks like like its name that I bet a lot of people will recognize, but they would have no idea what Peter Mayhew actually looks like Choo. Choo Bach is a beloved icon author. I mean, ju- Baca, right? Like, okay. So if you're thinking of like furry aliens like who's more conic, right? Like who who's on that list? Bacchus smoke south, man. And like right now is that even in the same Stratus. Right. I mean, and he's probably the only next person. AT had no firm e t was a beloved space creature. But he had no for right? He was hairless. Kirk Morrison is texting me let me see what he's texting in about trainer at equinox is all that's pretty good. Actually, we got you of from Marie Xerez. Don't forget law enforcement firefighter, military women love the danger in the uniform. But that, but that's not I don't think those jobs are worth it. Like, there's a better way to meet women than taken on those particular jobs. I'm going to do this. I'm going to delete this, and how many I just Twitter how many options is order allow, you know, poll followed, and that's it. Yeah. Then that's it. Yeah. So we'll just go a bartender club promoter. DJ? Those are pretty good, man. Those are really good. If you're looking for that lifestyle. Yeah. Well DJ's leading right now slightly over bartender. So you can vote at Sadako ESPN. But yeah, Peter Mayhew, man. Very sad. I'm a Star Wars person. I'm not like the person who dresses up, but I do love the movies. And the cool thing is my four year old. She started watching the movies with me recently, like the older ones they were on like TNT or something recently. And I was kind of just watching him, and she was super into the droids she was into RT two and C three PO. So she was watching with me. And those were I. Feel like a little more family friendly at least the original right Star Wars and new hope. I think they were more family friendly in the sense that they were easier to follow like as they've gone along the stories of become more complicated, like more complicated as more characters that you need to know. Like, you know, they're do running the marvel universe expansion, which means more for you to know. Yes. Star Wars simpler. Yeah. So so she's super into it. And then I showed her video of BB eight in the new ones and she wanted got her. She wanted to be bobblehead that we saw one day were at some store. So she likes the droid. So I'm starting to trying to get her into the nerd culture a little bit. You know, what I bombed loves about it, though, George? She loves that you love it. And she loves the roadways have that connection together. Like a guarantee. That's yeah. I just think it's kind of cool. But yeah, man, I'm super super bummed about tobacco sucks. But anyway, so rest in peace Chewbacca. We'll have more maybe trending when the. Yeah. Wendy story kind expands. And we find out what happened. So anyhow, so I've got a Laker conspiracy theory before I get I'll push the fall foul ball thing back one segment because it's just funny. But so I had this Laker conspiracy theory, and it's not anything again. It's just random speculation. I don't even remember I was talking to somebody. Maybe I was talking to Bergman last night. And and I was talking to him about or whoever it was I was talking to. I was just talking about kind of the Lakers power structure. Right. And my understanding is that look Rich Paul, oh, you know, what it was Jackie MacMullan and was in here yesterday. And I know she also was on the Bill Simmons podcast, and we were talking about just kind of how she found out that stuff about LeBron's team. Not being all that into Luke Walton. Remember that story, you know, obviously earlier in the season. So she. Was talking about how like you can Laker games. Like, you can randomly Rich Paul will come up to you and talk to you and just like maverick Carter or whatever. So like, she's right? And those guys have a presence there. Clutch sports. And my thing is this like I'm thinking like maybe part of why rob is there is because remember rich was trying to get Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Right. That didn't happen. We know, and he may not have total control over what happens with Anthony Davis now, but we do know and I'm connecting dots here. So follow me David Griffin. Did recently take the pelicans job. David Griffin was on this show. And he raved about Brandon Ingram specifically David Griffin also revealed that him in Rich Paul had conversations about Anthony Davis. Now, David Griffin has said he'd like to keep Anthony Davis because he has relations with rich Pauline Rich Paul understands how that he's good at his job, etc. Etc. But. What if some of this is just Rich Paul gets to be the conduit between Anthony Davis and David Griffin, and rob Pelinka and Rich Paul you. I know John likes the joke about shadow boss and shadow owner and shadow this JAT OGSM what if Chris Paul Chris Paul Rich Paul is the shadow GM of sorts is the show is like a conduit in all these situations. I mean to some degree as much as it would upset Laker fans because the idea of LeBron and his and his team running roughshod all over the Lakers seems unappealing doom. If that's the best way to get Anthony Davis that may be the acceptable cost of doing business because right now, I mean with all the uncertainty about Brandon Ingram health and Lonzo ball, never staying healthy, and Kyle Kuzma, certainly not taken the step forward that the organization had hoped. You know, the Lakers may not have the best trait package out there. I mean right now. Mean remains to be seen? How some of these other teams do in the playoffs that's going to determine some of that as well the way these dominos fall, but that relationship with David Griffin. You know, it certainly longer held than anything. I would think rob Pelinka has with David Griffin. Right. So that may be the wheel racer. So I don't think when I thought about it yesterday or last night after the show like I thought to myself, it's not that crazy of a conspiracy theory. You know, what if nothing else it makes him a very specific shadow GM like he might not be the overall shadow or shadow president. But when it comes to the Anthony Davis deal or bringing Anthony Davis onboard. He is the specific shadow president of that like like that's his department like he's the shadow president of the Anthony Davis department of the Lakers. Like that's where he specifically fits in. And his power would be outsized. Just something to think about again random speculation. Like, I'm not I've legitimately. I will tell you guys. When I think when I say, I've heard this or this is something I've heard in whispers like this is not that at all. This is just me thinking outside the box. Let me look that power. Vacuum has to go somewhere, George. I mean, and right now, nobody seems to believe that it just begins and ends with Pelinka. And it's a lot more fun to think about somebody behind the curtain pulling the strings as the shadow guy, like the shadow theories just more fun like I just enjoyed the shadow theory tip Carson. He doesn't lurk in the shadows. He's going to join us at four forty. We'll talk dodgers and talk some baseball with him. But coming up next. I do wanna get to how far you'll go for a foul ball plus the latest scuttle butt at USC. Not just the stuff we talked about with Todd mcshay. Andy candidates key hanging out sit down a show back and four minutes on ESPN LA so Donald show here on ESPN LA, and he came in its key hanging out. Thank you guys for tuning in today. Always appreciate you guys hanging out with us. Each and every day. Don't forget we will be at Torrey to- tomorrow in orange, right? We're the outlets art. So come by hang out. We'll be there right at six in the morning with the morning show. Keyshawn Elsie and Travis happy hour every hour starts at six AM than Mason. Ireland will be there. And then we'll be there show coming out. We'll be there from six AM till seven pm. So it'll be good time. I promise. So. And again, you guys have always done just an awesome job of just attending all the station events, regardless of the show. Whether it's this show or Mason in Ireland or the morning show. So we always appreciate you guys showing up and showing out the way you do. So hopefully that'll be the case again tomorrow. So here's our poll, Andy, and you can vote at Sadako ESPN of these options. What is the best single person job bartender club promoter DJ or beach lifeguard bringing up the rear right now club promoter at thirteen percent. Followed by beach lifeguard at eighteen percent. And now it's neck and neck between DJ and bartender. DJ? Thirty two percent bartender thirty six percents so feel free to vote at Sodano ESPN again that bartend in life at least for a while. It's pretty fun. Yeah. Now, let me ask you this. Have you ever really been someone who coveted chasing a foul ball at a baseball game? No, I I've never personally wanted one that badly. But that's just me. I there are a lot of people on it, isn't my thing either. Like, if it's coming my way, like, obviously, I'll try to catch it, you know, because I don't want it to break my face. But that's pretty much the deal. I'm not running it down for someone going on. There are people that actually pick their seats based on what they think is really gesture of get either getting a home run hit tumor foul balls. Like, yeah, I've read about that before like people who sort of look at the science of this and try to figure out where their best place is to be to get one of those balls. Okay. Interestingly enough now you saw what happened to the dude at the. Giant yesterday. Yes. So to foul balls went his way. I mean, it was pretty insane. Because he was in the outfield right or in that general region like not close to the field. And the first time he dropped what his French fries. Yes. Yeah. Now, then this rise, right? Was nachos. But I believe there might have been some fries too. I don't know. I saw the video. But I don't remember. There was a lot of stuff falling. But he caught that one. And then the second time around he had to pizza in his hand and the pizza fell. Now, this is where I felt terrible because I've been this person before where some clumsy ass spill stuff on you. So he spilled his pizza on this poor lady who allegedly was wearing white pants or something. So that and she was a good sport. But man, like, I how do you? Just got one already man. You know, what I'm saying like like, let someone and you almost fell and hurt himself on his first foul balls. The gateway drug George Wright born to once you get one you start you start getting a taste of what that foul ball. Is you want more more and more and more? When you said, by the way, George that you've been in that position before were you the spill or the spill, no this I've been spilled on like, I'll give you an example. So I did game one of the raptors who live in the first round Orlando, right where DJ Augustine hit a game winner. Right. And in that game. I want to say, right. I mean and maybe early in the fourth quarter. There was the way they see us the in some arenas, the sideline reporters seated at the scores stable and some seat at scores table right on the end, and there's people in their fancy seats next to me. Right. So they have waiters and waitresses bringing their food and booze and all that stuff. And this young man spilled a beer on my sleeve of my coat, and I was like you've gotta be kidding me. Right. Like, it's like, I'm normally not that guy. I was like man beer stinks. Like, this is a brand new. You know, like you're stuck at the whole game. Luckily, it was close to the end. So he was he was like mortified clearly, I just said look by just do me a favor. Can you grab me a bottle of water and a lot of towels, and I could just kind of wet it? You know, I've got probably a good eight to ten minutes of game time on the clock before. I gotta do this post game interview. I just kind of wipe it down some, and it'll take some of it off at least as my guess. So. Oh, he did that. And we did that. But yeah, that's me. I'm that guy. And then of course, as I'm doing the sideline hit it might still be on my Twitter. I think I may have posted back from month ago. Whatever it was then DJ Augustine got soaked. Now, this was my water. So they threw like whoa cups of water on him which got him. But that's fine. Like, I was actually. Okay. Because it was I could see it was water wasn't beer. But yeah, I'm that guy. I'm the guy that gets stuff spilled on him. I was at a restaurant that same night. And the it was like a family style Italian place guy was passing around different like the food. Right. He had the big plate of food. And he's kind of put it on. Everybody's played a little bit on everybody's play. And he spilled like risotto on me. Oh, my pants, and I'm like come on at least it's not like a red sauce item. Man. No worse. But it's got that's got oil on it. So it's like it's still, but I'm that guy. So I feel bad for the dam lady. Like, I know what she feels like just because the guy wanted to hog a second foul ball, that's greedy at that point. Mean you've got one I mean 'cause you any almost killed himself. He was fell backwards to. I mean, I sometimes get annoyed when people play this card, but you are a grown ass. Man. Right. You're a grown, man. And there are kids in there who are going to be very rightly excited at the prospect of getting one of those balls already got one act like you've been there before I mean, come on like two is just that's greedy, particularly when you take into account. You're an adult come on, man. Get it together. I'm going to put up a second bull. If if you're an adult is catching a foul ball, something really worthwhile for you at this stage in your life. And it's just a very simple. Yes, or no. And you can vote add Sodano ESPN coming up next week and a foul balls. Tim Cochin ESPN insider, we'll talk dodgers ruled him. We'll take a look at who. He thinks the dodgers stiffest competition will be in the National League. And beyond the great Tim Kirk joins us in three minutes. So data show here on ESPN LA kurkin set to join us here in just a second. We'll talk some baseball with him. Is he calling us guys? I'm calling him. Gotcha. Okay. But up just recorded one of these Morales inbetween blue commercials has his record these liners. And one of them's actually, very funny. One of them. He had me record was the Lakers have nine point four percent chance at a top four pick. Which is better odds than me admitting. I'm wrong about anything. It's pretty funny and somewhat accurate. Andy show here you want to update the poll you want me to update this for him. I don't hear Andy guys. You don't hear me? I now I do. Okay. So I think they took me out of programming when I was recording those promos. So anyway, the great Tim Kirk is now with this year, Tim coaching ESPN MLB insider, Tim, look man, you are the biggest baseball historian. I know how do you contextualized? What Cody Bellinger is doing at the moment. Well, it's pretty amazing. What he's doing given that clay baseball for one hundred fifty years, and nobody has got away with more homers or more RBI than Cody balance, you when you look at the high batting average ridiculous Opie as and everything that comes along with it and play to position or more if needed it's really impressive t- think that stance just a little bit more square that the play. I think as much as anything he's just on a great great work on his swing, and they told him you're not putting out anyway, they're not gonna sit against left. Handers is a World Series anymore. You're gonna play all the time and enough lose. It told me you come to the park every day knowing not gonna play. And if you're in the middle of the order that really helps a lot what is his ability Tim to make those adjustments that you were talking about before with his stance and swing and all that stuff say to you in terms of pegging, his potential and even more growth that he can have right? It's not easy because with all the information out there every pitcher now how to attack every hitter, they know every weakness they seen every video and for a hitter who has overmatched to begin with almost by definition against the pitching. We heat today for him to make you Jasmine's and say, all right. You guys have been kicking our butts here now, it's Archer now, at least it's my turn that just shows his aptitude is baseball, I q as athleticism all of that put together. It's just so impressive that he's made the proper adjusts. We'll keep up. But when you have Wayne, it's that youthful. I will take my chances with that any day to coach joining us year ESPN MLB insider, so how do you view kind of the way the dodgers have handled Kershaw here in his return? And what are you think of the results you're seeing? Well, he's been really good and they have handled this politically because then they like everyone in the game. Now understand that when you overwork a pitcher, it just doesn't have good results. Long-term? I mean, just look at great pitchers like Felix Hernandez, and maybe now Chris sale, and maybe Clayton Kershaw when you throw and now pitches or too many pitches or just enough over certain periods of time eventually that starts wear on you. It's a very unnatural most in throwing a baseball and the dodgers realize that if we overwork him now on not even going to allow him to go from power pitcher to really good pitcher at ninety if we overworking now, so they've rained it back in and it worked back in. So. And the results because he is such a great understanding of how to pitch that he can succeed and cry ninety instead of ninety six and that's a really hard thing to do at this stage kershaw's career with this particular team. How good does he need to be? You know, because there was a period where he was counted on at times to carry the team, right? He doesn't need carry the keen anymore, and maybe maybe that will help him and the team moving forward. I know all those playoff games that I've covered over the years. That was even when back ranking was there there was the sought that it Kershaw laws than the dads game win. And I never a good situation at the end. But the way that they score runs away. They hit the ball out of all time the way Walker. Bueller thrown and we'll continue to throw internet that you have to be the best pitcher. Have ever seen in order to get your team back to and win the World Series to be really good. And there's no reason that Kershaw can't be really good 'cause he's really good again after losing philosophy and getting hurt and everything did who's their ace right now. Well, Walker bueller as best stepmother teen. But he's got like the best. He's got some of the bad stuff in the entire league. So if I had to pick one guy completely healthy to pitch one game. I still probably take Kershaw given his experience and given everything else about him. But when it comes to stuff on that team Walker. Buehler has the best stuff. And if that makes you the eighth by definition that I'm okay with that to the point is you can have a veteran guy and a guy that young twins like that. And that's your twosome with pretty good groups behind you. I'll take that any day. Walker? Bueller is not gotten off to the start this season that I know that the team and hope for fans and hope for you does that go back to the adjustments that you were talking about when the league becomes more familiar with you. Or are you seeing something different? It's saved chestnuts. Look, just as I told you that everybody just to Cody Bellinger, everyone is adjusting to walk bueller. To one thing. That's not the change is that belied city that movement that exceptional stuff. But it just proves again. He's been have everything it takes to be great and baseball being credibly difficult sport that it is just doesn't allow you to great at all high. So it's going to be great for this year's over. I'm sure for the years done evil begin overpowering down the pitcher by and because that's stuff dictated, but he's just not there yet. And it takes a little time. And I know doubt it'll be great before this stuff. To cartoon ESPN Moby insider, one of the nicest people you'll ever meet joins us here on the Sodano show on ESPN LA, Tim, am I crazy to think the cardinals could be the team that could stand in the dodgers way. Historically, obviously they've had their number at times. How do you feel about the cardinals? Well today in Washington, and I can't even begin to tell you how did it feel. You get being around that team right now. Paul Goldschmidt has changed the offense with that big bat in the middle of the order just as important if not more important he's changed the dynamic of the infield defense which really eat exchange. Andrew Miller has given them a another stating power arm that bullpen go. Jordan Hicks throws a hundred and four miles an hour. I think they're as good as any team in the National League right now. But I started the season thinking, I think the dodgers the best team in the league. But there's no guarantees in that league. There's no guarantees the league. Yes. I think the cardinals could run with the dodgers. But I still think dodgers tantalize are the best team in the nationally. If it wasn't the cardinals is there are different team that you could see ending up the one that took the dodgers out. Well, I really liked the brewers but their bullpen without Corey Canaveral is not going to be the same this year. I still like the cubs a lot after terrible start. They have really bounced back and it's possible. One of those teams in the east really comes along. But I'm not sure that's going to happen. My guess is the best teams in the National League or the dodgers and one eighty two of those two teams three teams from central. It'll be fascinating watch the National League to see who wins. And then who wins both supporting in October two Kirk should before you go. I have random questions to ask you for poll questions. We put up today. I know you're always a good sport with this stuff of these options. What is the best single person job bartender club promoter DJ as in like a DJ at a bar or nights? Club or beach lifeguard. Well, I'm a terrible swimmer. I can only drink about two beer and then done. So I'm not going to be a bartender wh-. What were the other ones club promoter DJ or how about personal trainer? We'll throw another one in there too for you. One hundred and forty who passed. And as far club promoter DJ. I don't know anything about Buzek either. I don't know anything about anything Ashi. I want my like Tim inserted his own life as as opposed to choosing for everyone else. You could be the club promoted. You get KOMO you can promote the club of major league baseball. How about that? All right. I'm going to promote the dodgers for the ass. Those are the club's automotive. You're asking me to promote a club of like where they actually. Guide that. Coaching one more is catching a foul ball at a baseball game a worthwhile. Venture at this stage of your life as an adult. No, not more. They glove to a game since I was seven. I do not understand and I loved and the gate who on earth would put their hand up to try to get a lie drive. That's traveling eighty miles an hour, maybe harder. What it comes into the stand? I and the first one the hitting the dick to make sure I don't get hurt by foul ball. And if I don't catch it. I'm totally okay with it. Well, the funny thing is I I brought that up because I'm sure you saw the highlight of the guy. The dodgers giants game yesterday who tried caught one. But tried to catch a second one that was hit at them. And then almost fell backwards almost broke his head. And then drop the pizza on the lap of the poor lady was sitting next to him. Yeah. I been going to game as a professional for forty years. I've never caught a foul ball the only foul balls. I've ever picked up are ones that came into the press box. Stop. Rolling. And I picked them up the only ones that caught of the only ones I have any insurance in catching if I have a glove on it's different. But I'm not wearing a glove to a game. When I'm sixty two years old. There has to be rule of gets that'll startle a press box, by the way, I been there before back there. Yeah. No. Yeah. There is Tim cartoon ESPN M O B insider, and of course, club promoter now club promoter with this year on this auto show, Tim you're the best. Thank you so much always making time for us. Okay. Guys. See take care. I coming up next. What's trending, including some sad news from the world of the movies. And some good news. If you are an MBA, gambler, we'll tell you what that's all about coming up next. All right. So data show here on ESPN LA. Andy cabinets key hanging out with us. Your thanks to Tim kurkin for stopping by always fun to talk to him. He's up promoter. Jay's chop salute. Delight is. Isn't he like the nicest guy ever like I remember when you were talking before about how lebatardshow the best at bringing out the best in everyone. Yeah. Like kurkin? Who's obviously, he's a great writer. Great baseball guy. But like lebatardshow has really discovered the best ways to use him. Yes. Ways to use anybody. Yeah. Then pelt does a really good job. You watch the sports center at nice with with Scott van pelt and Tim Kirkman. He they have a great report. All that will the Baltimore accents. Yeah. Yeah. And curtains laugh is just fantastic. Yes. It makes you happy. Like you hear that laugh and you'll be happy. Yeah. It really is fun. Like, he's just such a nice nice, man. And like he's so self deprecating. It's it's just hilarious. Like, I'm a big fan of Tim Kirk the person, not only just the analysts. I actually quick story before we get into what's trending. I ran into him. I'm gonna say it was now a couple of years ago. I went I went to a Notre Dame game, and I stopped in Chicago. And it happened to be in two thousand sixteen during the World Series. And we happen to be staying at the same hotel just randomly. That's how it ended up working out. And I ran into him in the lobby and one I was traveling. You know when we went to the game. So I was with a bunch of my buddies because we had never gone to Notre Dame's we wanted to go to Notre Dame. And we were there that weekend. And one of my buddies is I I'm not even fooling like he is a monster. Baseball fan like baseball is his number one for and as these guys are walking by like in the lobby like the guy, and he's like man this Tim Kirk. I'm like do you wanna talk to him like, he's super nice. So I just brought him and he talked to my friend for like easily a good fifteen minutes surprise. And he didn't have to. He didn't have to any of that. You know, he could have just said, hey, nice to meet you and just kept going say, I've only met him in passing like, I don't know him. But he's one of those guys you will never hear bad worry about it like. At birth. Just an unbelievable, man. So anyway, thanks to tip for always stopping by making time for us here. And hope you guys appreciate when Tim comes on the show as well. Let's go fund just time to get to what's trending brought to us by friends at the dudes brewing company with five tasting rooms in southern California towards Santa Monica. Santa Clarita Huntington beach at Thousand Oaks into order beer from the source go to their website the dudes Brune dot com. First story. I gotta start here, man. Just because it's so sad. Peter Mayhew the actor who played tobacco and Star Wars has passed away at the age of seventy four as someone who literally grew up watching those Star Wars movies. They were made in the mid to late seventies around the time seventy seven was when the first one came out. Yeah. That was the euro was born. So I all I remember like some of the first movies. I remember watching. We're Star Wars when I was little because Star Wars is the first movie that I have any memory of seeing in a theater. I was five when it came out. And you know, it was it was FOX. So you had that Dunton don't. Right, right. I used to think every movie began with that. Right. I was just the way movies were introduced with douse song. Like you. So associated with this. So sad, man. We lose Peter. May you you lose Carrie Fisher, basically in the last year loss both. So it really it makes you feel. Here's the thing as someone like that's our age. It makes you feel your age a little bit, right? Like when those people that you grew up watching who looked young on the screen, right? Are now getting older and they're passing away. And now, I'm like come on Harrison Ford. Okay. Well, I mean, or Mark Hamill dyed hair. Harris look Harrison Ford is seem pretty indestructible man doing almost a plane graduate. The guy has managed to get through some literally life threatening situations on a few occasions. Yeah. Harrison Ford seems tough. I have by the way, still at my house, a Star Wars blanket, really that probably I I would guess. Got like in seventy eight or seventy nine because I was a Star Wars freak as a little kid. And I still have this thing I've saved it like my daughter sometimes like to sleep within like we were talking about before George like as you said, you were watching it the original with your with your daughter, like they get into the idea of latching onto things that mommy, and daddy like and my daughter recognizes that Star Wars was something I grew up with and like it it makes her want to understand more and like get into it. Just because they want to have that connection. Yeah. For sure man. So rest in peace. Peter Mayhew and rest in peace chewy and both are trending look the in Los Angeles. Peter Mayhew is trending. It's the number one trending thing in Los Angeles. The number two trending thing is truly the number three trending thing in Los Angeles is mister Mayhew. So like, he's the top three things that are trend any it's crazy too. Because he's an actor that's associated with this iconic character and. And all these people morning him. And I think genuinely morning him. Yeah. Would not have known him. If he walked by pass them. Honestly, they would not know what Notre you look. I wouldn't. I mean now I've seen the picture, but I wouldn't have. No, I wouldn't I wouldn't have either in wars have been in my life since I was like five now. All right. We move on to the NBA the Sixers and raptors about the tip off here. Joel Embiid is going to play tonight. He was probable, Mike, Scott is playing tonight. He's going to give it a go. He's one of the bench players for the Sixers who do you like in this series? And why Andy I like the raptors I just think they've looked like the best team in the east and in certain ways, I even think they've looked better than Milwaukee. Just because I think they're more potentially explosive and they've gotten more versatility and Colli Leonard the rest that they've allowed him this season. It's paid off man. Like, he's looking like Colli Leonard. Yeah. And I and I think he is the best player in this series. And I think Toronto has more. True depth like Philadelphia has more star power. But I think Toronto has more true depth. Correct. I would agree with all of that. And I think Hawaii at least through the first two rounds has been the best two way player in the NBA. He's been unbelievable. You know? I mean, the forty five points he put up the other night. Plus he he gets to he still will take on the toughest defensive assignment. Now, he doesn't do it the whole game anymore because he's got the luxury of having a guy like Pasquale Siaka who's going to be the most improved player in the league who scored twenty nine points in game one and twenty one in game two and man that kid is fantastic. I've got a chance to talk to him. He's great. But I it's it's crazy. I do think Toronto is a much bigger threat than people think because Siachen has emerged as the second best player on that team, which then slots Lowery as the third best player on the team. And let's not forget, Marcus soul to me is a huge x factor. They have been a completely different offensive team since he's been on that team. And it's tough because he scorned all that much, but he's just such a good passer. Yeah. That he creates opportunities for everybody. You can run an off. Offense threw him. Even though we do at the high post and a lot of it. And Danny green has been really good. All y'all everyb-. Everybody forgets about him. He's been really good. So here's a crazy day degreen stat before we move onto the warriors series. Trudell sent this to me because when I was doing that game. He sent me a like this item as a nugget for one of my sideline hits daily green. Do you know that he second in the NBA net writing behind Steph curry this season? I actually had heard that. That he's he's been terrific this year. I mean, like he's been really so good. Yeah. I mean, nobody nobody thinks about it. Because you know, he was part of the co ideal in the court by Koi has all the implications of what happens with this year is over shadowing everything with him becoming a raptor the role of dice that they did bring him in. But then Danny green was treated in a lot of ways like a throw in. He's been realize goodness. No doubt. No doubt next. We've got good news. If you are a warriors fan or someone wanting to bet the warriors, according to Nick free del ESPN NBA insider who covers the warriors a full practice for Steph curry after dislocating his finger. What was worse the Steph curry finger, which looked gross or the eyeballs of James harden? I mean, there's a part of me that's vote voting finger because I've dislocated a finger before. And it's really it's both nauseating the look at. But like. When when you're experiencing it, and you're seeing your finger like bent at that type of angle like I remember it happened to be playing high school football. Everyone around me was like men don't faint don't faint. Freaky seeing that. Yeah. It is like the red. Is you just sort of look, you know, like you've had a night out. But that hurts to man it does hurt. Yeah. But you're right. It looks worse with the finger. But I bet you harden was dealing with a lot worse. Pain to be honest with you. Oh, you know that you funny is when I dislocated my finger. It didn't hurt it. All right. Like it actually didn't hurt one bit even popping it back in didn't hurt. It's just creepy like it's just weird staring at your finger, basically bent backwards towards you like what the hell is going on. Yeah. It's gross next. We've got Dangelo Russell cited for marijuana possession at LaGuardia. You have the details on this Andy. What was he trying to get past the TSA? He was trying to get some marijuana past the TSA at LaGuardia. And he was using a fake Arizona ice tea can like it had like a false. Bottom live come on the low. I mean, look, I'm not judging the weed whatever I mean, like it's not legal over. You gotta have better a better way to get it around. I am totally judgmental about his planning George like his planning in this. Like, there is no worse way to do it. Then putting it inside a can that would normally have a liquid in it, and you're not allowed to be carrying that through TSA. Like forget the weed. Yeah. We can't have that can just by vape pen dude by vape pen or just check a bag, right? Like get some edibles check a bag put it underneath the plane. Yeah. Is it more of a knock on Kentucky for just not having good enough weed for the end he did because he was going back to Louisville where he grew up. Yeah. Maybe I mean, listen, if New York doesn't allow medical or recreational. I mean, certainly Kentucky doesn't probably gotta drive aways from Louisville to get to a Green Cross like if that's your deal down Louisville. Yeah. It ain't southern California anymore. But I mean when you're heading into free agency and the whole knock ya saucer player has been lack of maturity. Yeah. That's not a good sign. I mean, like just planet better, man. I know it sucks. It sucks for him. Because he did he had such a face. I actually think the Angelo's a he's a good enough kid. But this is the type of thing that makes you feel like, you know, he's not thinking things through in the way that you wanna give like twenty to twenty five million dollar potential cornerstone player. Yeah. For sure speaking of Kentucky, the Kentucky Derby favorite, Omaha beach is taken out just days before the. Race had a devastating accidents suffered from a medical condition that may take weeks to heal. So I never bet on horse racing. But I have a friend who lives in Kentucky lives in Lexington. He's a hotel GM, and he is a big horse racing guy at every year. He tells me what to bet on the Kentucky Derby, and I've made some money the last three years since I've asked him what to do every year, not always a big hit. But some, but at least a little money. So he was actually texting me today about this. And that's how I knew this up my radar. But yet the the I want to go to the Kentucky Derby one day, though. That's for sure do you remember that what was the name of that horse that in its final year ended up winning? I don't remember. He was Kentucky Derby or Preakness like it was his final race. And this horse had never won before. You're asking the wrong. Do I just thought maybe because because this guy? No, I only ask you about the triple crown as the Kentucky Derby, I tend to forget the other ones this. I remember there was like a big thing made. Out of this horse that like it was his last race and was trying to win one of those things. 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Save Up the Saliva

The Tony Kornheiser Show

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Save Up the Saliva

"Previously on the tony kornheiser show. I know we'll bond hates this because he thinks that it's the end of everything he grew up with. And maybe i believe it will just as the one large conference which will be subdivided regionally and direct negotiations with television executives to just put those games on and what they care if rutgers and oregon state gets any money. Do you see it that way too. How do you see that college. Football just specifically college football playing out. Because i'm just a stupid girl. But this is general george washington and you're listening to the tony kornheiser show. Sally jenkins is a national treasure. I had an email from crystal is the saying that. She's a national treasure. Indeed that's true. Michael kornheiser is here. Nigel with us. We're sitting around uncle benny's table. Oh what is our studio situation by i. Am i have a studio visit tomorrow afternoon. Okay and we should know at that. Point okay. We'll be able to get back to actually meet you for this one hoping that they will But yeah it could be. It could be ready as soon as next week. So okay. i'm not going to start by talking about the nats not going to do it. I'm not gonna talk about strasbourg collecting part of his two hundred fifty million dollars and never throw another inning. I'm i'm just not trade. Turner getting pulled from a game because he has the corona virus later in the show less likely to be traded with the covert virus. Yes because he can't play right away he's gonna be out for ten days. I don't know how this works anymore. He's in the middle of the dugout. How can they not sit everybody else down to contact tracing how does that. How does that work. So i'm not a doctor. I am doctor. We all right so that kinda doctor passed a few basis on his way to the dug-out too. Yeah i just. I don't i don't really get it. I don't really get it. There's a story in the post this morning. That the Washington football team is lagging behind ridiculously. Like only sixty percent of their people are vaccinated. And ron rivera. Says i want them to get vaccinated. But i'm not gonna insist on it. And i'm not gonna tell individual members to do it. Well why wouldn't you do that. Every single person on your staff has to be vaccinated. That is the rule in the nfl. The nfl has been better. I think about vaccines than any leak and and run avera. I guess he wants to keep that good relationship with his players. He knows who's not been vaccinated. Short-sea knows so it's it's been one week one week. Since their their new rule sheet came out in terms of like potential forfeits. Can they have they have. They released the dealt in terms of what the increase in vaccine. If there has been since that's come out don't know i don't know anything about that but that's the number you wanna see. I think that you know. I think that at this point. I think you'd be foolish to not say what i'm going to say. Now at this point if your professional athlete and you haven't been vaccinated you don't want to. You've had oh sure every single opportunity you've had you've been lobbied by doctors. You've been lobbied by your coaches. You've been lobbied by the league but but particularly in that league. There's a difference. When that came out there were key players. Who were grandstanding. But i'll never do this. I'm to you know and then ending up on the mountain with they withdrew that object. That right if we that is different than leonard fournette never wanted could leave the league. That's different some people said like i've been against till now but i haven't seen this with lawmakers say as the delta varian continues to is an illegal going to be wearing masks again in two weeks wearing masks so all right so i'm going to begin with something that i haven't actually read yet Nigel you've got this. This is a this is from. John mccue ace merrill gary braun afforded. This is going to read it. Mr tony on the day of your team. Forty episode from june sixteenth. I found myself listening while driving in omaha nebraska. I was going to the site of the olympic swim trials to pick up my niece from her daily off day training swim. She placed sixth the night before in the women's one hundred backstroke final. So it's not quite in the top two meaning not on the olympic team here pat forties description of the nerves in immense anxiety of being a parent. One of the swimmers struck me as completely true flesh floor flash forward later that night and the women's two hundred free we were there and when brooke forty touch the wall on sixth. I let out a serie to nobody in particular though my family looked at me like i was nuts as a little. I was happy brooke that she had made the team. Relay alternate or so. I thought the time my niece also happens to be. My next door. Neighbor wasn't swimming again until friday morning for the two hundred backstroke prelims. Then the semifinals. That night and she was eventually seeded. Second going into the final saturday night. She had one more shot to make the team. And this was it. So in. Saturday rolled around. We were all nervous wrecks at our twenty person family dinner that night shout. Casio's casio's steakhouse. I thank the maitre d for squeezing us in at the last minute and then apologized him. That much of the food might go on eaten. We arrived at the center. I assume that's where they swim in omaha early. That night in anxiously waited her parents. My wife and i all pacing around the concourse of the arena all in separate random solo orbits anywhere. Felt better than our seats at that moment. Boy do i know that roy. Do i know that that you have to move around when your kid is going to perform. It was not until that evening sessions opening sound and light show that i finally had a sense of calm. We were in our seats. All wearing matching tee shirts are niece was in lane five next to reagan. Smith and lane for reagan is the world record holder in the women's two hundred back and had already made the team and other to other events. A lifetime of work would come down to just two minutes in the pool below us and she did it. Barely placing second by thirty-three hundreds of a second my nieces and olympian now has that been contested yet. The two hundred back sat on. I'm not following anyone. Not sure but wait. Unbeknownst to me at that time this result was one of three things. That couldn't happen. Saturday night in order for brooke. Forty two no. She officially made the team as we learned in excruciating detail during his july ninth appearance pat forty and family needed to wait one more anxious to find with a brookwood finally get one of the two thousand six spot. Sorry pat so. I'll brooke forty is unequivocally the official limping into the tony kornheiser show. May i ask you if you could name my niece and next door neighbor phoebe. Bacon of chevy chase maryland. The official tokyo olympics. Women's two hundred backstroker for the tony kornheiser show. Sure we live about three would away from the formerly undisclosed location and this designation for phoebe would make this longtime little phoebe dunkel john a very happy man by the way sort of wonder if she swam with katie decky. I mean if she's local if they all swim together. I don't hang works. We would also be grateful for all littles out there cheer along and scream at their. Tv's when phoebe jumps into the pool. Thursday morning for two hundred backstroke prelims. Okay so that's tomorrow morning and hopefully again on thursday night for the semi finals in god willing for one last chance at olympic glory in the finals on friday night and feel free to shout out phoebe baker on the show this week john. Mchugh chevy chase maryland. that's lovely. I love this email. Absolute great absolutely lovely. Lovely email so we have Berries luga from tokyo. We don't know how that's gonna work. I'm not gonna you know. Should i ask about simone biles. Maybe i should. Maybe i should but don't you don't you wanna know about what barry's day life did you. Did you go pepper the other day in the post no justice getting laws like part of going to the olympics is getting lost and he he has these very specific images that you'd you'd remember these snapshots back to all the olympics of the last like thirty years of you know just getting lost asking for help. Finding you're random vendors food and you walk in seriously i walked in atlanta. I walked into weightlifting. There's no chance that would ever walk into weightlifting. I walked into weightlifting. 'cause remnant had said to me i think weightlifting's good phone conversation is the greatest event. I think i've ever seen weightlifting lifting up rocks. You just lift weights and the drama. Is you know this guy. Let for arguments sake. This guy has lifted two hundred and fifty pounds. You're about to lift two hundred fifty pounds to tie him and you back off the bar and the announcer he wants more weight and you go to fifty one and you too. So it's so it's sort of like it's sort of like the price is right. Yes showcase showdown. That's sort of what it's like. So that's what happens when you go to the olympics. Anyway so i guess. I'll ask them about simone biles i mean. Does he a heated toilet seat. I think that sands has a heated toilet seat. Sands sends a message. I love sports and shows a picture of his he. He's part of the network income. I doubt barriers. I mean just briefly on simone. Biles the i'll get to this. The mythology of athletics is based on the notion that no matter. What's going wrong with you. You suck it up and perform and that's what you do. That's michael jordan. The flu game. That's what you do. Simone biles didn't do that. Simone biles is a multiple gold medalist. She has satisfied. Everybody in terms of her performance is beyond reproach on any level which leads me to believe that if something is wrong with her and she doesn't feel she can perform to the max. It's okay for her to do this. This is a big change for me. This is not something i ever believed in before. But because simone biles has been so great and so consistently great you know i say well. This may be what the new standard in athletics is naomi osaka. This may be the new standard. I don't we'll an ira same. On this we do not want to condemn it. It's not what we grew up with. It's a little hard for us to wrap our arms around it but it's this is someone who has one on the biggest stages in her profession consistently. She's the greatest gymnast ever from america. Ever she may be the greatest gymnast ever so so. Maybe i'll get to that. I shot eighty yesterday. This is so great. that's fantastic. Yeah forty one thirty nine. I missed those putts and seventeen and eight seventeen and eighteen hundred ten footers. I missed them. Both i was i was right to the right on both at least got it to the hole but i was to. The right shot eighty. That's fantastic all was for me. The last time. I played a shut. Ninety four just not played from the gold are played from the up. The appropriate came in. I came in. And i told the guy in you know in in the in the shop showed the i hint had the car up in my hand and i said i was in here. The other day had a bad day. 'cause i remember shot. Ninety four ninety five is a good day. And i handed in the car to put in because you got to host the post. The bad ones too and he goes. That's a great day. And yeah i got close to my age on that We'll take a break berries legal. Join us all the way from tokyo when we return. I'm tony kornheiser. You're listening to the tony kornheiser show. This is the indochino ed niger. On love indochino. How much do i love. Indochino suits. 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Called sides of me by lenora on and so we're gonna play a couple today. This is called ride out the night. Big time talents nora. Credit big-time town. We are playing in. Barry's ra- lugo. Who's actually in. Well he might be tokyo. I mean it might be in his garage. It might be so we accept on faith that he is there and there's lots of things we can talk about the olympics. But we're not going to talk about them at the beginning. We're just not so it is right now. Approximately eight o'clock in the morning on wednesday morning in washington. Dc what time is it in tokyo. It is nine pm on wednesday. So is that an eleven hour difference or a thirteen hour difference. Thirteen hour difference than it took me about a week to understand that. So you are thirteen hours ahead of us. that's right. it's a night night when we are at night. You're in mourning weird or like you were at night. Okay okay so let us talk about everyday. Life everyday life covering an olympics saturated by a pandemic. Where do you stay. where do you eat. who do you eat with. What interaction with colleagues with athletes describe every day so just to get into the country Required to test prior to cova test prior to leaving. It took a test spit tests when we arrived at the airport in tokyo and it took spit tests each of the first three days. We were here and every subsequent fourth day. We are allowed at our hotel. We are allowed at the office. What they call the main press center and we are allowed at the venues. We are not allowed among the other places at restaurants or bars We are not allowed to stray. We have an app on our phone. Every day that we register our temperature and answer a series of questions about our health status And it is my understanding that. If if i were to walk with my phone in an area that i should not be That they could kick me out of the country into my credential That's for fourteen days after fourteen days. If we've been hearing we've been healthy. Were allowed to go places. So this is tony. It's the it's not an olympics. It's a we're on a sound stage. Were part of a tv program. Yes covering a television program for nbc. And that's fine. The athletes can excel and making a rise in the performances are worthwhile but the cultural aspect of the olympics discovering japan exposing japan talking to people about their country that doesn't exist and and so while i am happy to be here in privileged to be here The entire experiences hollow. Because it's not what the olympics of beijing or london rio. Or you know i. I'm pretty sure this is my ninth olympics for the post it's it's just. It is wholly different from anything else. And and just you know. Answer your question about who you know. I go to swimming every morning. With dave shannon and that is a delight because dave shannon is a delight but our our experience after grinding on those swimming finals in the morning which are on a newspaper deadline back in the states. Because it's in the night in in the states it's not to go get sushi for lunch Because we're not allowed to do that. It is okay. What am i going to next and going back to the you know. It's just different. So i'll ask the sort of obvious questions here. First of all let me let me say as an aside that my friend sean was there with. Nbc talked about the spit test to and he said you have no idea how much spit you have to deliver. And i wrote him a note back saying just drink a lot of water. Sure vary as well as test tough. I mean the the indication was these spit tested. It's just not a casual thing. You could be there for a while. You gotta fill it up man. I mean you got to produce what you have. I mean it's it's like it's like if you've ever had to take a urine test and not had to go to the bathroom like that's the thing right. So yeah so. I've learned and you can't. You cannot eat or drink anything for thirty minutes prior to those things so a you know. I go coffee water. You're hydrating. I'm like oh no i have to do this test. I just sat myself back so you know it's whatever this is the kind of conversation you have with your family about covering the olympics. It's not that kind of conversation. You have with sports fans about covering the olympics. Because they don't they don't care whether you had to spit in a tube or not But people who listen to this podcast one into the saliva right. Yes exactly what. I want to hear this. Let me let me go into a kind of oozes through this tube into another to anyway third. that's the reality of it. it's a it's an inconvenience and how what percentage of the day in a public setting not in your room in a public setting. Are you masked immune. I would say eighty because we i walk if i put the mask on when i walk out into the hall in the hotel and and i will say if you're interested about this so we have a breakfast. Buffet in the hotel is where you fuel yourself for the day. It's not a breakfast buffet. That would interest you in any way. The scrambled eggs are very soup like They have museau soup for breakfast. But if you're gonna charge yourself up you need to get something there at is the hotel buffet or is this. The washington post specific buffet. This the hotel buffet so there are other journalists staying here. Okay and that buffet. You have your temperature taken when you're when you walk in. You are given a pair of plastic gloves and you are expected when you're going to the buffet. Not only have your mask on but to have these plastic gloves on. It's at some level. It is kind of hygiene cedar right like you. Then go back to your table and you are separated from anybody. You're that you're eating by a plastic partition. So i get that okeyo and japan of had rising numbers if you look at their numbers there nothing nothing numbers what the us has been so nothing and now don't get me wrong. I mean a foreign country. I'm going to comply by whatever they want me to do. Particularly if it's on the side of airing on the side of caution fine with that but there is a proforma terry like a performance element to it That is odd. You've i go back up to refill my coffee cup. I am expected to put on these plastic gloves again and You know go up to impress the weather for the coffee. In et cetera et cetera et cetera. And not a reality people actually who listen to this are loving this. Because i'm loving this. I've done this. I've been in olympics. I know what you do olympics. This is nothing like regular olympics. I was free to go anywhere. I wanted to go in seoul korea in atlanta georgia in lillehammer norway in barcelona spain. Go wherever i wanted to go. Part of. The olympic experience was doing that was interacting with people who live there was describing what it looked like describing what it smelled like describing what it felt like. This is completely different. Are any stores restaurants open. Not that you'd even be able to go into them but after fourteen days would you be able to go into them if they were. That's the other part of it. Tony is that it's there is a state of emergency quote. And i have been putting it in my copy in quotes. Because there's there's not really a change in in tokyo. The big changes that the restaurants bars are not supposed to sell alcohol and that affects all of us to different levels But if we. I've talked to our tokyo bureau people over here And the state of emergency is largely a reaction to the olympics. And the fact that all these people are going to be coming from from out of the country So if you walked through. I've been told this. I don't know this because i haven't been allowed to do it. But if you walk through central tokyo and we don't we're not staying in central tokyo walk through central tokyo on a tuesday afternoon at the lunch hour you would see hundreds or thousands of regular japanese people going about their business very masked but getting you know lunch and doing their shopping in a in a normal Normal pandemic kind of way that we've become used to over the last year and a half It's not as dramatic. As i think that people have been led to believe i i would just put it that way and i get that i mean. I remember in seoul korea. There were demonstrations for months upon months before the olympics started and there were fires being lit and there were people in the streets and when he got there they said tilt to us. Yeah that's up off every night. It's the same people every single night. We don't even worry about it on the news every single night in america. Got you crazy. So i so. I'm glad to know that. Japan is japan and that this is happening because of the olympics which is described a television show. That's all it is because are fans there are no families. What is that. Like for the competitors. Well you know. I know you don't necessarily want to talk about biles specific. Oh no i'm. I'm i'm let me just say this. All of this leads to byles. All of it. Leads to byles okay. So so go ahead. So i'll just. I'll say generally so i. I would start with the opening ceremonies. Which i went to on on friday night and i described it in my column as address rehearsal. Because that's what it felt like. You're sitting there in a stadium with sixty eight thousand seats so not not the rosebowl but you know certainly the meadowlands or whatever a professional football stadium and their sixty eight thousand empty seats and this. This performance goes on You know the opening ceremonies are always more feeder than athletic event. And i'm not a feeder critic. So whatever they did a good job of conveying what japan is like and what the last year has been like for athletes being training alone cetera et cetera et cetera. But it did not. It did not can't push the emotions that can't lift you in the way that it could. If there were sixty or seventy thousand people in the arena experiencing it simultaneously and sharing it and having any of those trite olympic values. Really play in that you know it's about unity and solidarity and we're bringing the world together through sport and all that kind of stuff that you can roll your eyes at normal times but in this time it it's just not it's not a factor it is. You're sitting there and you're like i hope that this plays well on nbc. Because that's all that it's four and that's why we are here is because nbc is finishing up a four something bill billion dollar contract with the ioc to finish a run of games that ends in two thousand with the two thousand twenty which became the two thousand twenty. One games and with the winter olympics in beijing next february begins a roughly seven and a half billion dollar contract to carry the games from two thousand twenty two to two thousand thirty two. That's why we're here and i don't. I'm not saying even that as criticism. I'm saying that as reality like that. Let's not pretend that. This is an exercise in in bringing the world together. And i'm happy to chronicle the exploits of the athlete. If there's something that moves me or moves the country like that that hap- that it matters that's great but i also think it's important to say that this summer television programming and it had to happen now because you can't bump it to the fall because then. Nbc has football on and football's going to get better ratings than the olympics. So it's just that's that's the reality so we'll get to byles As i said earlier in the show she has proved herself on the world stage beyond any american gymnasts of all time. She is a multiple gold medal winner. In various olympics. There is no question. There is no disputing her commitment. Her talent her excellence her performance. No disputing it. She went out there and she said i'm done it wasn't maybe it's different than no moss with roberto duran. Because he's getting punched in the head. It's just different deal. But she said. I'm done and she talked about the fact that mentally. She just wasn't there. This is something we've heard from athletes. Recently i'm too old to heard this a barry. What i said earlier was that you grow up and you say you suck it up and you perform a man. That's that's just what you do. This appears to be changing. I do not find fault with anything that she has done. But i do. I like everybody else. And we'll and. I talked about this with a lack of certainty. We we just said we're not we don't know we're just we don't know how we feel. We don't know what's going on here and i attributed it to the pandemic. I just said the upheaval in our lives is such the uncertainty in our lives. The settling of ourselves in our lives such that. I could see it of course translating to an athlete. I work in a different spot. I don't see the people i usually do. I feel differently about my surroundings all the time. I can't imagine that athletes don't feel the same way and tell me your thoughts on simone biles. Well i mean the problem is tony. This is a a two hour discussion. Or a symposium on but but yes you're you're right on so many levels and let's just take the pandemic element of it. Simone biles at age nineteen in rio de janeiro. Brazil won led her team to the all around title. Won the all around. Gold won four golds and lebron's and solidified herself as somebody in her sport who was doing something other people at never done She chose to remain on for the next four years. The finish line was july. Two thousand twenty. It was not july. Two thousand twenty one and moving that finish line for her and telling her at age twenty. Three you're going to be doing this until you're twenty. Four rattled her to her course. She signed up for it and you can be cynical about why she signed up for it. Which was you know. I'm the endorsements that follow and setting yourself up for the rest of your life. that's legitimate. She's entitled to absolutely she's entitled to it because she's worked for it and since also entitled to it to stand on that matt last night and say i cannot do this and i would say tony. You know you and i. I'm sure have both stood over four foot putts that we know have zero chance of going. Then i say right. It's good that could that that's me and you and the match that we're having but the yips if she's having the yips keys having them pick a number of feet ten twelve fifteen feet above above the matt and now she doesn't know where her body is he's known where her body is since she was ten years old and now she's lost it and she can't feel it and she doesn't know where she is in the air and she's risking injury tourist cells and as she said last night she's risking the position of the team. So i this is your completely right that we've always assessed athletic performance as an championship mentality as involving mental toughness. And that i think the way. I walk away from this is you can believe that mental toughness and staring adversity. In the face and overcoming all of that is a quality that champion compatible and you can also simultaneously have empathy for a champion. Who in the moment is just like you know what day i do not have it. I'm being honest with myself. And i'm being honest with my teammates and i'm being honest with the world that this would be a disaster. If i went forward it was a it was a stunning moment in the arena in. It's a discussion. It's very clear tony that we're going to be having going forward and it's not just going to be about gymnasts it's going to be about. Nfl players nba players and the most prominent athletes. That we cover right. I can't tell you how happy i am that you would come on and do the show. And what a great connection. This is now surprisingly great connection. I won't bother you again. I would tell you to enjoy the olympics but enjoyment bother me. Father me okay. All right well. We'll call back jim second next week. I'll have a different. Yeah that'd be great and say hi to everybody there particularly shining and whoever else is rental else's they're already there that's why rennie's there and that shocked me. Today i sent rennie the usual text attacking something that was in the paper and he said. Leave me alone in tokyo to really. I didn't. i didn't even know anybody was going and then turns out what about ten people have gone. I was. I was sort of stunned by that. I mean the section are like fifteen fifteen people here. We've got fifteen. Yeah it's we're going to do it. We're gonna do it regardless of what it takes nine. Save up the spirit for the next test boys and girls. That was great. That was just great. We'll take a break. Tim kirk will join us. We'll talk about the imminent trade deadline in major league baseball when we return. I'm tony kornheiser. You're listening to the tony kornheiser. Show county kornheiser. This is the ziprecruiter ad. They want me to talk about the challenges of hiring tied for me to do. Because i don't actually hire anybody. Except michael and nigel hired you but i felt i. I knew you well enough that i could do that but when you are no i was just gonna say guilty every time you do this read. Get back to it. 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So if you hiring people ziprecruiter ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire this. Is the tony kornheiser. Show spin a whore knife living in the city inc. That easy song lonely leonora. We have played her work before better than ours. Mean that's how. I feel better than ours. Michael people like leonora one to send their original music to us. How do they do industry music. By emailing it to jingles at tony kornheiser show dot com. And let me remind people once again that you can listen to leonora or anybody else. We play in their entirety after the podcast. After we're done badly. Leonora plays in tim perkin and it look. This is pretty simple. The trade deadline is in two days. And it's already begun. I the other night when sherzer was scratched. I assumed he was traded last night when trade turner came out in the first inning. I assumed he was traded. I'm not the only one who makes these assumptions. All fans of all teams make these assumptions at trade time. If the team appears to be selling and after what happened against philadelphia on monday night the nats appeared to be selling. I'll tim before we get to them. There have been two pretty big moves reading and it happened. What happened the week ago. Nelson cruz Going to tampa which is unusual for tampa to pickup salary. And adam frazier. Who i think leads the majors in actual hits goes to san diego. How big were those two. And then we'll get to. What may happen. Well those were big tony because nelson cruz. Even though he's in his forties is still a very productive hitter and razor are really good but they needed another middle of the order guy and they got him and he's already hit a couple of homers doing their game tonight against the yankees he's gonna fit in he already. Has he fits in perfectly. They're real pro. Loves to play and he's exactly what the raise needed in the middle of their order. Adam frazier is just another sign that the padres are going for it. Their general manager. Aj prelude who i know very well is you know he'd never sleeps. He's maniacal he's always trying to make his team better wildly competitive so he went and got a second baseman who can also play. The outfield leads. The league in hits as you said and it gives them another hitter. They're not a great offense at team. The padres other than say fernando to teach junior so they needed somebody else and aj keller went and got him and he's not done. I don't think in acquiring because the giants are really good. The dodgers are really good. They're the defending champs of the padres are gonna win the division and do something in october. They had to do something now and they have. And i don't think they're the biggest name out there. If he's out there would be max scherzer. He could be this year. Justin verlander he could go and take a team and win world series said i mean. I don't think anybody would dispute that do you. The you know the nats and you know my grizzle. Do you think that sherzer is going to be dealt. Well no my hesitation. Tony's there so many moving parts here. I'm just not certain i up. Mike rizzo ads at the day deadline. Not subtracts but the nationals. After monday night were nine under nine and a half out or whatever they were. And that's just not the way to win division so the logical thing to do to me is to trade him get to really good pieces in return and then re sign him after the season as a free agent. Just like the cubs. The yankees did with rollers chapman. A few years ago But of course shares are has ten and five rights meaning. He can veto any deal. It's my understanding. He's not averse to going somewhere as long as it's the place where he can. Maybe win another ring. But he's still going to be in charge of this negotiation and we're still not one hundred percent. Sure if he's one hundred percent healthy and if you're if you're a team out there you're not gonna trade for somebody unless you're certain he's max scherzer and he's one hundred percent. I think he's gonna be fine physically. I think it would be an enormous difference maker down the stretch. I agree with you with the burland or comparison. That's how good max scherzer still is in the big leagues. Do you think that that's a reasonable thing. It max scherzer would let himself be rented out for a few months and then spoon a contract offer at that team and come back to washington. I mean in order to do something like that. It seems to me that sherzer and rizzo would have had to have had this conversation. That shares would be a willing participant in that. If a trade was made they would work on it together or my overestimating well. I think it's reasonable in this day and age. Tony i mean it makes me a little bit uncomfortable. Yeah i'm gonna win a ring for this team. And then i'm just gonna leave them and i'm coming right back you but that's how it works in our game today. Not just with the player but with the team now. I'm not suggesting that they've already got all of this setup because what if he goes what let's just say he goes to san diego making all this up and they win a championship. The first time the padres have ever won and he's great and the situation is great. A why would he leave san diego if they're going to offer him the most money theory to stay now all of this. I'm making up. But yeah so. I don't think you can have it in place that this is exactly what's going to happen match. We're gonna trade you you're gonna win you're gonna tell them later and you're coming right back to us. I don't think you can make all those You can put all that together and then have him work out. Perfect who were. I mean i'm fixated on sherzer. Because of where i live in the team that i root for but what are or who are the other big names who are likely to be dealt within the next. What seventy two hours. Yeah the cubs. We have to keep our eye on tony because they're not contender. They're not very good right. Now the brewers are demonstrably better than them now. And they're not winning wildcard so will they. Trade anthony rizzo their first base in. My guess is no. They're not going to trade him. They're gonna try to resign him. Long-term are they gonna trade hobby biased or shortstop. Of course it's possible. It's possible though but i'm gonna guess they're not gonna trade him either but i don't know if they have money or want to sign him for two hundred million moving forward so my guess is kris. Bryant is the most logical guy to go. He's had a pretty good year. He's versatile you can play the infield and the outfield. He would look perfect. Playing third base for the mets every day and the mets desperately need another hitter in the middle of their order. The cubs also have craig kimbrel. Who's a top notch. Closer maybe the best reliever in baseball this year. Who could make an enormous difference for any team that is in a contending situation. So i'm guessing two of those four big cubs go somewhere and that could tip the balance to whoever gets them the nats. Apparently it's being reported that they said you can have anybody off a roster except one soda that means trade. Turner is available again last night. They take them out in the first inning. And i just assume he was traded. I certainly didn't think he was coming down with the corona virus. I really. I never even figured to me tim. I don't know how in the national league got a bunch of great. Shortstop boulez is a great shortstop to a great shortstops those turner. Why would you get rid attorney. Do you think that's a reasonable thing to get rid of turner. No i think. That's an unreasonable thing. Not my money. Tony but if you you have to keep both of those guys you're gonna if you're going to be a contender. Longterm wants soda is as good a hitter as there is in the game today. Period and trade turner is to me. And i love havi guy. He's a better player than hobby. Bias is because of a few other things he can do he is. He's got power has got speed. he plays defense. He's great teammate. I don't see why the nationals would not move forward without him. However you've got strasbourg sign long-term you're going to have to give soto a zillion will deserve in today's day and age. You wanna bring max scherzer back somehow next year. So there's only so much money to go around but trae turner's a better player than people think he is and among all these great shortstops coming up for free agency and he's not one of them yet because he's arbitration eligible next run here that that guy's really really good okay. I'm glad you feel that way. Our stick with the nats. And i will say what i've said to my son a number of times in the last few days. The clinical definition of insanity is to keep repeating the same thing over and over and think the result will be different davey martinez continues to trot out. Brad hand to save games who continues to blow saved games. He's awful. He's just awful are the does anybody want him and with the nets. Get rid of him. Yes my guess. Is brad hand daniel hudson. Who's good brad. Hand hasn't been good lately. Both we'll move. This is the time of year. Tony where relievers go to championship caliber teams and they make a difference. Given how important bullpens are to every game these days. Daniel hudson would really help a contender brad. Hand as a left-hander could really help somebody but probably not as the closer at least not the way he has pitched lately. I i think the nats are unloading or moving people. It will be those two guys. I as opposed to and turner and there will be people in line to get daniel hudson and there were people. There will be people who want brad hand okay. I'll get outta here on this and we'll go national with joe madden who everybody loves. Because he's a wreck on tour smart guy Thinks that there's no doubt that shohei otani is the mvp in the american league. No doubt and if you vote for somebody else you'd be an idiot. I think you could vote for blair vlad guerrero junior. I mean he could win the triple crown and the other part is Somebody on the red sox is someone used somebody in the last third of the season but just is dynamic on a on a team that is in the playoffs. The angels are not even in the playoffs at the moment. I could see giving it to them. But i'm wondering how you feel about what madden said with otani. Well of course. He's going to say that about his own guys. Yes it's been the most incredible season really that any of us has ever seen given that he got to thirty five. It got to a hundred strikeouts as a pitcher with thirty five home runs. The most runs before that of any pitcher got to one hundred strikeouts was nine. He hit us thirty six last night so he has four times many homers as any pitcher who's ever struck out one hundred batters in the season. That's how good shohei otani has been and yet if Black guerrero wins the triple crown and somehow toronto makes playoffs. How can you vote against him. I i don't think he's gonna win. Even if he wins the triple crown ted williams and forty two and forty seven one the triple crown and didn't win the mvp. Gary won the triple crown and thirty four and did when the vpn joe Chuck klein in nineteen thirty three. None of that matters today. Here's the different sony. It's not the mvp anymore for me. We are voting on this as the player of the year. It's no longer about. Did you help your team win and go to the playoffs. That is a secondary element. Now it's still a primary element for old guys like me. I wanna see you take your team to the playoffs. And you're right zander. bogart's rafael devers has an amazing finish here and the red sox win the division. They're they're going to get a lot of support for mvp and they should. But i'm telling you again shohei ohtani. This moment is the mvp and should be the mvp but that could change. I'll go way back on this. You'll remember soil versus of the twins had a great year. He was voted. Mvp twins finish like eighty games out. And you say wait. How valuable could he be. You know i mean just say most outstanding player. If you wanna make it that way right i mean that's it's semantical but it's a legitimate thing to say right right well. Andre dawson won the mvp on a sub five hundred. Eighteen cal ripken but things have changed in the voting process. And the way we look at things. And i'm okay with change but if i'm voting i'm gonna i'm still going to take a look at how many truly meaningful game that you play and how much you have to do with your team. Winning those are difficult questions today. But i still ask them. Thank you tim talk soon. Appreciated have fun doing the game tonight. Okay tony thank you tim. Kurkin boys and girls is headed out right now to an avocado stand. One of those foods and vegetables stands we come back with email and jingle. I'm tony kornheiser. Listening to the tony kornheiser show on the gaza like the ho- vacation does like the co host. They should spend a bunch of money for a piece of two. You ride in college mets. They were in ovals. Did something for free. Then you like goes. Hey it's just a day menu love this to- it's just a piece of toll. This toaster is is my understanding the toaster with three hundred buffs and a lot of money. Yes it is. 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"The Dan Le Batard, Woodstock Gotcha podcast is brought to you by capital on capitol. One is reimagining banking offering accounts with no fees or minimums that can be opened in five minutes Capital One. What's in your wallet Capital One and a member FDIC? This is the best of the Dan lebatardshow with stugatz podcasts. We will get to the weird taxes from Mike's dad in a second. But first we begin in the obvious place, which is better goal, tender, nickname cujo or the Buluan wall. Which one's better. You can only pick one you're only allowed to pick one between Nikolai hobby bolan hobby Bouillon in wall, not be bullying and cujo at lebatardshow put it on the poll. Please gear mo-. I don't believe that we could get nineties hockey talk off the ground the way that we do nineties baseball talk. So I have to get to some of the things going on. With Allison second, Ed Belfour the eagle. John Vanbiesbrouck the Beezer. I don't think the eagle or the Beezer is good as cujo or the Bouillon wall. Do you? I think could you might be the greatest nickname in the history of sports Kasich, the dominator the the greatest nickname in the history of the sport. This can't be disputed. It's K forty-seven on Andrei Kirilenko, his uniform number was forty seven his initials. K he was a Russian weapon. It's not up for dispute PG thirteen. I mean, you can't beat Wayne Gretzky, though, the great one. So there's some stuff going on with Allison that we have to get too. That's funny. Oh, Giles Gratton gratuity baloney, and she has had to send some emails to ESPN that have been very uncomfortable for her. We will get to to that in a second because I do not wish to be governed by PR. I'm not even getting to very early in the proceedings here that that that. Get to the other story that I was going to get. Strike, dan. But that that you've just been hit with some hard sanctions. Really? Questions at the last blue one, by the way, and let the great producing around here which animals scare you the most. That's everyone mailing it in right there. Shark's. Jaws jaws really did a number on me. Joe qassams? The second thing that I wanted to get to with Allison. I can't believe you didn't leg of your animal. I can't believe you didn't let cujo sit because you had to get in with possums. I mean, it was a seven time coach the cujo joke. I am most scared of lions. And got very weird one out very close to one in in the wild in Africa like very like right up on top of one. Was it a male or female? It was both extra. Oh, you to lions crazy like right on top of it. I I was yelling at a tour guide. It was just me. And Valerie I was yelling at a to a tour guide. This is too close. I'm not comfortable with this. But they they can read when the animals agitated, and that's when they get out of there. And I'm like, I don't try. I just met you like I don't trust you to know when this animal is agitated we are in the African wild. And I could smell this animal. You saw two lions I think you're lying. So bad that you. For two minutes. Yeah. You like it was on top of everything else. It was silky smooth in terms of comedic timing. Get out of here. What's gratuity the looney? Not Vallone get outta here. It's all your fault. It's all your working too much around the horn later today was good though, better question. Okay. Batter. Two dollars for blaming the crate for being terrible. Whoa. So. This happened yesterday. And I want an explanation because I don't know the details. I simply know that Alison I like hip out was so furious. With Billy Gill. That she threw a stress ball at him that hit Chris Cody in the neck now. Thank you. I love I love. I wait a minute. Let me explain what just happened here. If you didn't see Billy on television. Because I said Ellison was so mad at Billy and Billy just sort of deflated. What what did I do? I don't know what I did. And then I'm like that you had a stressful and then Billy dissolves in laughter because he didn't get him the face with a stress ball. Chris got hit in the neck with a stress ball. So go ahead. Tell the story because I don't know what happened Allison's a crazy person as you guys may or may not know. So why are you allowing him to tell this while you gotta chance you didn't say anything. So Allison too crazy person. So we have some stress balls that some w university centers. I don't remember this named thank you for sending us distress. Whilst that we play a real sincere. Thank you, Billy Wofford it. I don't think it's Wath walford. It'd be Wofford it'd be a tennis volleyball team because their stress volleyball's if you look closely. Your wall door shout out to Waldorf university, women's volleyball. Thank you all door, go badgers. So I don't know if they're the badgers. So Stephanie while we have these these stress balls, these stress volleyball's that we kind of play with and you from time to time if you don't notice, but you have one in there so people catchy playing with a stressful. So we had one here on Christmas juggling them the other day. And she she's just gets very agitated for no reason. So he was standing here. And she just threw them at me like onto my ribs. Yes. She threw them at my exactly, okay. Through them at my ribs in the middle of the show for absolutely zero reason zero reason it's your existed. We'll all right, but we'll get to the reason. So then she went and said over there, and I was sitting in my chair, and I just I I swear I just loved it like a rainbow over Chris his head in her direction. And she caught it like an outfielder waiting to throw someone out of third base, Kat, it got up crow hopped ball tastes cross second base. Throw hop and launched the ball to hit me as if Chris Cody didn't exist like she was. Adamy for. I don't even remember what reason but she didn't even see Chris. Her eyes were seeing red on me. I was the target and she just launched his ball as hard as you could throw it without hesitation caught it boom goes to lodge. Emmy, except Chris Cody sitting right there in front of her and she nailed him in the neck, and you could hear this thud super loud right in his neck and his face shifty. He was editing. The pocket who's looking forward not paying attention. Chris is the only one around here. The only one who everyone likes a yes is trying to stay out of everything. So Chris is just sitting there totally oblivious. Because again, it was for no reason I just tossed it like a rainbow in her direction, and he's just like they're at it in the podcast with a smile on his face and his face just change like smile too. And then it went back to smile because he realized what it wasn't. He just looked at her. And she's like, I'm sorry. Actually, she didn't say I'm sorry. I she was just in tears laughing. Because for whatever reason her natural instinct went something terrible happens to someone is to start laughing hysterically point of tears, like we've had people in here sick that are vomiting in the other room, and she just starts hysterically lasts happening, right? Here's down here facing. I was dying the day of the. Freaking out the and she like, I can't I can't use the slapping interfaces read until look she's walked away. She doesn't want the that way come over here and defend yourself and explain why it is that we shouldn't go to human resource like Chris and go to human resources because just pelted him with a tiny ball. Get really defend myself. I mean, if you wanna to see I think we do maybe have it on camera because some of Dougie in the bags solid. I did now in the neck and Chris was like his vase. I don't I don't. I don't know. I forgot he was. Why know why was mad at him? I don't I totally unnecessary. It's like a reflex. And I got mad. I threw it. And then I I never him in the neck. You may have a problem. Problem. This is Chris is crossed out the guy hit the ball. It was crazy. It was very startling just sitting here minding my business and then drilled right in the neck and then instant forgiveness. He's like, it's okay understand. But that's crystal for me for Billy. Crow. Hop is a very. With happy even exaggerating. She got under she somehow timed out perfectly. She saw the ark of she got under it. I mean with the chair of the way. So you could see what happened. She got under it over there. It doesn't seem like there's enough room. She got under it did a little back up. Right into Christmas neck insane. If you don't understand Chris's between billion her and Chris is about three inches away from her. So he couldn't be closer when he's getting hit in the neck and Allison's judgment. Couldn't be worse in that moment in terms of not even she didn't see anything except her rabid rage filled. Hatred of you, Billy at the speed that she threw the ball. Even if she made it over my head. It was not going to get the Billy like the you know what I mean. Like, it didn't make sense the how hard she was throwing. It's just like, okay. Seems like she wanted to hit me in the neck now that I think about it. Right. The Waldorf warriors donlevatar. It's an opinion question. I gave you my answer. Okay. But you're wrong. Stugatz. I don't respect your opinion. Okay. These live at our show with his two guys on ESPN radio. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Guests on the Dan Le Batard show up here via the shell Pennzoil performance line. Triple Asha protects you for optimal engine performance which shell v power nitro plus premium. Gasoline. Here's your sportscenter update Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference final the Bruins defeated the hurricanes five to to to begin their series the Western Conference final begins on Saturday when the blues take on the sharks and finally despite the success of season one FOX's changing production companies on its hit the mass singer. Rumors are swirling that these celebrity singing competition will return in the fall. They better not mess. This thing up. What why do you need to mess with perfection? Honestly, what are they doing their changing production companies? That's what the story says. I mean, wasn't a great. The production on the show, actually. Microphone. I think this is a good change. For all the latest headlines that information tune in the sports and earn ESPN radio all throughout the day. Good change. Yeah. It wasn't very well Purdue. It was very the weather. It was chopped. It was very you guys. Steve film, this last may did you hear anything about what happened on that show? No, it was incredibly done. I mean, you knew who the winner was immediately after was work. Excellent. At the game. Exactly because I'm good at the game. Not because somebody told me, hey, this is t pain. I'm just a good guest, sir. I have an ear for talent. It went. I said he was talented it stuck out how poorly that show is produced. You know? You don't even believe what you're saying. You're just trying to do this thing where you say these crazy things to elicit a reaction for me or the listeners, and it's not gonna work. You're not going to get outreach. For me. You're not going to get a reaction for me is. And we're not going to do was it that the thing was so well received that they wanted to improve the production company because now they realize they've got a hit show on their hand. Isn't is that the lodger realize when someone throws a perfect game. Can you improve that boom? I dunno. Chris you want to build your team around Mike Fryers? That's no hires. He had two no hitters not a perfect game. If someone comes out twenty-seven up twenty seven down you can't improve. I mean, that's it. Exactly. So Don Larsen's the only pitcher you ever want in a in a game. Yeah. I mean did it in the World Series about. That's yeah. But that didn't count because there's in the playoffs. Let's not get into this again. What do you mean it didn't count because it was in the playoffs playoffs? That's don't count. So like if you know you hit forty home runs in the playoffs over your career. There's not forty extra home runs to your career totals. So like, it's fun. It was cute. Oh, the alerts in Q World Series. Perfect game. No hit or whatever. But it doesn't count in the record books yesterday yesterday was nine year anniversary of Dallas burdens perfect game. Oh, wow. That that was one of my first times when I'm like might who. Oh, that's the guy that screamed at eight rod for running across the mount, oh he can pitch. Wow. I think it was gotta legally two years later and then running around fancy variance, the Dallas Brayden experience. Exactly the way you did. That's exactly how I experienced watching it play out on television. Is that the guy who yelled at a rod because he dared to run back on a pop up over his mound. Like a week before. It was a hell of a week for Dallas braided. I mean, he came into our hearts for being a crazy person fighting with Iran, and then it was like next started to start center. Eight perfect game. Wow. This can actually I was quite randomly. Watching and Astros athletics game that I bet on and Dallas braid and they use them on the TV broadcasts, and he just has his own pen where he's like stuffing his face with just being wacky, Dallas Braden. And they're like under check in with this crazy guy that looks like he lives in the woods. Dallas breaking he what I don't know. Whether he looks like he lives in the wood or he lives in some sort of compartment beneath their studio that he pops out of like Chris Elliott and the old Letterman shows like at the old Oakland ballpark can just sort of pops out of their sad press area. Chris Elliott like the most perfect weird person. 'cause it's either Hamer Ron Howard's, brother. Right. Oh, Ron Howard's, brother. Clint howard. Clint Howard perfect. But wait a minute. What about Andy, dick and Randy Quaid? Randy. Dick doesn't any Dick's little like? Oh, wow. I'm crazy. Chris Elliott is just like have you seen him? I can't say the name of the show. I almost said it. But have you seen it on this show that he does? Now it ends with. Well, it's creek. Yeah. Blanks creek. He so weird on that show. I mean, he's always weird. But it's so natural. It's not like he's forcing like he just kind of the sounds weird and rude to save it. He's just kind of like a weird looking person. So it it's just he plays it perfectly. Who's like the weirdest person that just like I'm not talking about crazy, eccentric nNcholas cage because that's just a different level. But just like naturally is just odd. I'm talking a little more Joaquin Phoenix here. Crispin Glover for me. I'm walking on the other side of the street. If I see Crispin Glover coming my way. So this is a good topic. What are we talking about though, is it? Singer. Well, I when I want to know, what are we what are we talking about Dow's Brady what we talking about lovable. Weird people. Are we talking about lovable funny? Looking people are we are trying to proclaim a king of weird mountain in sports. Now does the person have to be loved though. Or because I believe that Chris Elliott has pulled off weird for his entire life. Crispin Glover didn't Crispin Glover pulled it off until he tried to kick Letterman in the face. And then he vanished from the face of the earth now, but Chris Elliott has like a long career of like this weird. It's not even lovable. But it's not hateful. Like, he was in one of the scary movies, and he had like tiny handed. He kept putting in the mashed potatoes and people wanted to vomit. He's always like that character, the standard is Andy Kaufman is it not that the he's got the brilliant thing. Going Crispin Glover is not brilliant. I mean, he owns a castle in the Czech Republic. Why not because he's brilliant because he's Crispin Glover. Wait a minute. Wait a minute Sasha. Baron Cohen is brilliant. He's brilliant. He's not weird where it's been Glover is not Crispin Glover super weird. But he doesn't qualify in any way as brilliant. That's what I'm saying. Andy Kaufman was brilliantly weird like the weirdness was by design not with Crispin Glover. He's just Crispin. Where's that line though, where because Chris Elliott is he crossing it is Chris Elliott brilliantly weird. Yes. Or no, Chris Elliott knows who Chris Elliott is in Chris Elliott plays. Chris Elliott perfectly. Not an answer to my question. You know, what a good range down. I really did seemed proud of yourself. It was a very good. Chris Elliott breakdown. You see you you look like Kerri Strug at the end of dismounting ending. Not an answer to my question. Do you wanna keep it here? Do you wanna move on? Do you want to vote for a most weird person that isn't brilliant because that's what Mike Mike Gary confused. I know that's why I'm getting tenure weirdest person who isn't brilliant. Here's a story from Thomson who says she wants went over to Crispin Glover's apartment, and she was befuddled because he invited me over and his apartment was all black. I'm talking floors ceilings, everything was black in the apartment. Now. Here's the thing. Steve Buscemi could be a weird character. But he could also be a good actor. So he's in a different category. Are we doing weird people that are just naturally weird? Because some of these people like Andy, dick, I feel like is forced weird. But you're doing you're doing you're not doing weird people. You're doing funny looking people know because he plays weird characters like us not that weirdo. He's he's actually a pretty normal person. Who's an excellent actor to to survive the way that he looks in Hollywood and keep getting roles is to. Rare. Hollywood doesn't exactly reward. No matter. How talented you Dan is right. Yeah. You're just doing you're you're you're doing looking weird. If you go show me, no. Because Billy Madison he was a really weird character. Yes, or no. I mean, the lipstick really seal that Fargo he was super weird too. He plays good weird characters. But he plays. Great great characters to Crispin Glover. Once let a stalker keep his underwear and sleep in it. Do you have like Where'd you? Go Christian, Glover dot com, spin glorious VIN glove other. You also said tells right and lives in the would like Englewood like in a piece of wood. Coffee with my coli half an hour ago. It's only twenty six dollars. Where's your money for what the first segment? What did I do? You gave me a you. Give me two minute penalty. Didn't do any. Then we'll aim anyone when you left the room, you blame somebody other than yourself or something. Dallas Braden looks to me like he could make me a table if I needed one but other the dance point with Brady, and if you have braiding right and he throws a perfect game. Do you look to upgrade from Dallas Braden? I don't know. But Dennis Martinez. Threw a perfect game. L president. Here you go Crispin Glover Glover keeps a sixteen hundred word page document of all his previous interviews. So if he gets asked the new question or an obscure question that he doesn't exactly recall he'll control F and see what his previous responsible with Cashmore of the donlevatar show with. Stugatz. Thank to one eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN news stugatz here for light stream credit card debt can really be stressful. 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Six tonight warriors taken on the rockets without Kevin Durant. Who I believe is rooting for the rockets anyway. If the rockets win, you were you were saying that Durant should sit on the rockets bench tonight. I would if I were Durant vs warriors wanna show. Kevin durant? When without him giving the ranch be rooting against them that best player in the universe. Get better soon. K D. Anyway, the rockets win that. There'll be three game sevens on Sunday. Stay in the history sports, and we'll talk to Sam Van Gundy on a special same Van Gundy Monday about that for reaction. And finally when twister was introduced in nineteen sixty six critics than ans- the game as sex in a box. Mother's day is this Sunday. But luckily for you, what would you flowers? Still is amazing offers on beautiful mother's day bouquets and arrangements starting at twenty nine ninety nine to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com. Click the radio icon into code, Dan. For all the latest headlines information, tune into sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the day. Gamma put it on the poll is it fair to call the game twister described the game twister as sex and a box Tim Kirk Shaw with us now to take your calls. If you ever played twister. Do you have a story of Tim kurkin playing twister? I've played it. When I was a kid with my cousins in pittsfield mass. So three awkward young boys and three female cousins. It was it was bad. But that was the last time. I did it. I was about seven. I'm I'm the least flexible man on the face of years. I can't I mean, I I can do some things but flexibility. I have none of that. I can't sit. Unlike cross my legs like other people. Do I can't sit like that. I can't I'm I'm not very flexible. Therefore, I'm terrible at twister, Tim. You're always so self deprecating. What is something that you're great at covering baseball for sure. Well, I can palm a basketball with two hands with each hand at the same time. That's about it. Soon. Amazing, son. That's surprising. I am surprised that Tim Kirkman at his size. Tim, I forgive me for this. How tall are you? Five five one hundred and forty two and I can palm a basketball left handed and right handed at the same time. That's pretty good. Those are big hands. He's got quiet. Leonard hands can you dunk. I have never never even touched the rim back when I could jump a little bit. I was four eleven and now that I'm five five and six two I can't jump. I have never touched the rim. Does Mike boot? And holds our looked like lost his job three months ago, but keeps pretending to go to work every morning because he's too ashamed to face his family. Or does he look like the guy running and weaving through people at the airport desperately trying to make his connecting flight? Mike. Oh, you're on with Tim Kirk chin. Go ahead. Michael. My fiance, and I are getting married in months. What advice do you have for us? And what song would we have to play the reception to get you on the dance floor. Well, again, I'm the worst dancer ever. I my daughter's getting married in September. I have to take dance lessons in preparation for one slow dance. So I don't completely screw up the wedding. I any song would do when I got caught dancing that my son hired the video and ambush me on the air. It was that uptown funk you up who did that again. Please. Say that again, just carefully. I have to say carefully uptown funk you up. What does that mean at any? Man, white, man. To. Gansu they say at Bush me with a song of the summer. Do you have advice for that? For the marital couple. Yes. Do do everything at the wedding that you are supposed to do if your wife wants you to do something at the wedding. And we do the cake, right? Do everything. Right. So at the end of the night, she will look to and say that was the greatest day of my whole life. That's all you have to at the wedding. Is you exactly what you're told? Because it's really important menu. Never stopped from that day moving forward. Jeremy you're on ESPN radio with Tim coaching. Go ahead. Jeremy? Hey, tim. I hear rumbling that Nashville might be talking to baseball about getting their own professional team. What are the chances of that happening? And would it be a new team or team moving here? Well, I don't see expansion even though spiritual would help get sixteen teams in threes. You wouldn't have to play an interleague everyday. I understand. But I don't see the value in expanding while there are teams out there. They raise and the as especially that need new stadium. They eat something else in order to be Sullivan long-term. So I'm not sure where Nashville sits, but they gotta get new stadiums. In Saint Pete or Tampa, they have to get a new stadium at Hoaglund. And if you know ten years from now that still hasn't happened that it's time to go somewhere else, potentially. Josh you're on with coaching. Go ahead. Josh. Hey, tim. I just to know about Dallas kaikal turning down seventeen point nine million dollars from the Astros. Do you think he's worth that are worth more? Thanks. Yes, he turned it down because he thought he was going to get over one hundred million dollars from somebody else, and that's not going to happen. He's definitely worth seventeen point nine per year. That is more than the going rate. I mean that is at least the going rate for a pitcher of his calibre, and I think he'll sign after the draft. And I think he'll be he'll be good major league pitcher again, but it might not be until July or August because it's gonna take some time to get himself into baseball shape to me one of the raise do that seemingly make them appear to be smarter than everyone else doing this. Well, they have a bunch of smart guys running the organization they have a really good manager. And they teach the game the right way. And I know all key. But they go first third better than anyone. They catch it. They play it the right way better than anyone and in an era where so few players truly understand subtle nuances of the game. There guys are taught that this is how we make this play. This is what you do on this month. Play. I've been told from many people around the game the rays play the game better than anybody else. And that's what requi- they're pretty darn good Kendra, you're on with Tim kirks and go ahead Kendra. Hi, tom. I was wondering when you're getting dressed and putting on your shoes. Do you suck suck shoe shoe or shoes suck shoe? Thanks. I'm sock sock shoe shoe and never Emmer put on your socks until you put on your pants because there is nothing stupider in the world. Then a man walking around it. Dress socks and shorts or whatever it is put your pants on. I so you never have to look at yourself standing there in black socks stupid white little legs, and your your underwear on. There's no worse. Look the world. I won't even let my self look at myself that way, so always put your pants on. I than socks ach shoe shoes. I strongly disagree with this. Chris you're with me, right because when you're dressed nicely. You wanna put the socks on I because you don't want to bend over and your full out outfit and wrinkle your suit. I'm well aware of that Mike I understand what you're saying. Most people would do it that way. But I'm not doing it that way because I'm not going to look at myself in black socks. All right. You don't have to yell. It's always rage with this guy at lebatardshow gamma. Put it on the poll at lebatardshow is the worst look in the world, dress socks and no pants. And Furthermore, do you go sock sock shoe shoe, or do you go sock shoe sock shoe does Nick nurse looked like your wife's friends husband who you're forced to let him to your fantasy football league because she wants him to make some new friends. Does Jackie MacMullan looked like the elementary school library, and who while reading the kindergarteners story licks the tip of her pointer finger before turning each page. Does Brett Brown looked like he walks into happy hour, TGI Fridays and before sitting down shouts? I'll have the usual Alice. Mark you're on with Tim coaching. Go ahead. Mark. Hey, tim. I was wondering where you got your facts on the Ken Griffey junior high were striking out in high school because I made a bet at of our. Because that is actually not correct. So I was wondering if you wanted then to pay me back. Well, I'm not gonna pay back is Ken Griffey junior told me he never struck out in high school. I did not go back to the scorecards of his four years in high school, I should have. But I didn't like Ken Griffey junior told me he never struck out in high school. How would you do that? If you wanted to. I think. Needs to be conducted to get this guy. His hundred dollars we need to find out. I'll go ahead and get all the people that Ken Griffey junior ever played high-school with. We'll talk to him at the end of the show. Does Dave gentlemen, looked like he owns to spoiled lapdogs named sausage and peppers. Does the government looked like he refers to the celery in his Bloody Mary as his salad for the day? There's some good ones on here man does Mike rebel looked like the head coach of a Little League World series team. Thank you, Tim. We'll talk to you next week. Donlevatar Chris what was the funniest thing from the sports weekend? The last six quarterbacks for the Washington Redskins all have four letters in their first name. Stugatz. Kirk cousins, Alex Smith Colt McCoy, Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson. And now case keenum, that's one of the least interesting things I've ever heard VC's live at our show with this Stu gods on ESPN radio from Twitter. I wish these callers would stop calling Tim Kirk Kirkman, Tom where are you getting these people from three head in hands emojis? You'll don't get they show. This guy makes good content, and he gets good access to people who it isn't always easy to get good access to you could check out his new series. Stephan versus the game on Facebook, watch Gotham chopper Chopra with us on ESPN radio. First of all why? Stephan versus the game and not Steph versus. The game. And thank you for joining us Gotham. Thank you for having me. Yes. Good question. I mean, I've always known him as Steph, and that's what a lot of people call by you know, he goes by Steph or kinda I think the people who know him best like his family they refer to him as Stephan. And so considering this is supposed to be like an intimate look at a man, it was sort of using that name that he goes by, you know, with his inner circle, are you worried people think it's Stephen versus the game. I mean, they'll learn over time. But now, I mean, I think you know, again, more I think more people watched the more they get to know him. And again, everyone around him those closest to him call them stuff. And I don't think anyone has given us a more intimate. Look at Tom Brady. I don't know where second-place if even is what is your relationship with him? And how did that come to be? Yeah, I've known Tom for God like five or six years. You know, I live mostly I grew up in Boston. I was like a die hard patriots fan my whole life. But I've lived in southern California for. Now almost twenty fifteen years and Tom used to have an off season home here. I used to call them like get rid of their hands. He lived at the top of the hill and never really came down. And we had some mutual friends, and I sort of will was brought up to the house one day just sorta talk to him, and you know, my my patriots knowledge is pretty deep. And so we just sort of connected, and bonded and stayed in Tyson. You know, I've always been obsessed with this idea of sports as a religion have company called the religion of sports. It was a show that sort of evolved into company, and I I come common, I sort of bonded over that in that, you know, I'm a huge fan. I know what it's like to be sort of true believer, Tom sitting at the epicenter of one of those religions so to speak, and so it just you know, there's certain people and I've gotten chance to work with them like Tom like Kobe in the past. And right now that you know, they for them like it's their devotion. I mean, they bring that sort of same spirituality to their sport. And so. You know, Tom, and I remained pretty close. And obviously have this company together it's actually producing this stuff in versus the game series. And yeah, talked quite regularly. Religion of sports is a company with Tom Brady and stray hand is that right? And so that's the athletes taking control of their own stories. Right. It is. I mean, like, it's it's different than I know. There's a lot of other platforms. You know, the LeBron has uninterrupted there's players Tribune, which is sort of like this, unfiltered, you know, just athletes talking directly to their communities are, you know, they're fan communities. This is this is curated. I mean, it's yeah. It's elevated storytelling. It took us a year to put together this series with Steph. And you know, it really, you know, it's a village of amazing creators editors directors producers writers etcetera, and it's really in collaboration. But it's not just like, hey, you know, turn your phone around and and speak directly to your fan base. I'd say it's sort of like. In the middle of, you know, big media companies, and then like these direct to fan, can you know platforms. What you get access, and you get intimacy and the story shaping is excellent. Stephan versus the game is going to be on Facebook watch. Can you explain to the layman because you've been around this lot something that they don't understand about how good he is it shooting and how meticulous he is about crafting that greatness. Yeah. I mean like I said there's almost like a there's like this monastic approach. I mean, it's funny. Stephan talked a lot about his faith. And we talked a lot about him that in this series. But one of the things I brought up, and I'm sort of obsessed with this early on Tam was you know, looking at your jump shot. It is an activate. And it's something that literally when you start and his parents have chronicle this through home video a lot of it's in the series is like you watched the evolution of his shot over time. I mean, it's kind of beautiful I mean huge fan, but I sort of bring this, you know, outside of just my sports phantom. There's something he has worked on this thing for his whole life. He also, of course, grew up watching his father who proprietor generations had one of the you know, sort of most beautiful shots Dell Curry and so Steph, but like you just see him like even pre-game like he's got a routine, and he doesn't deviate from the routine and it disciplined, and he'll be hitting. Shots, but he'll something will be kind of off. And he won't leave that court. I mean, I've been with him especially during the off season when he has to hit a certain months shots. He has to switch them all he has to feel the right way. When he hits them he won't walk off that court, and you can be out there for three or four hours before he feels satisfied. He is in my opinion. You know, what I'm kind of biased having been around him for the last year. The the greatest shooter in the history of the game. How about off the court? What did you find most interesting about stuff off the court? You know? I mean, his faith and his family. I mean, it's the real deal. Like, you know, it's it's you come in. I mean, you guys know this you come in almost with the natural scepticism. Sometimes when you're you're doing these things, and you're you're getting you know, beyond just what you normally see on on TV and stuff or or listen to but staff, I mean, he brings that same sort of devotion to his family. He's very much. I'd say ten years in he's been able to figure out like, okay? How do I separate, you know, the highs and lows of being on the court with this families got a young families got three little kids all under the age of seven one's a newborn? He's got a wife who's out there doing a million things and really having her own moment. And you know, he he's really good about separating himself and really being focused, and yeah that same sort of, you know, devotion. He has on the court. He has it off the court that focus. I mean, you see it in this area. But like I've been to drop off with him with the school, you know, with the kids and and really just like he he's a dad. And that's really really important. And I think by the way, it's Senator this Tom to that devotion to that life off of the court helps refine the focus on the court. You know, I feel like they used to be an old adage like, and I've seen it with other athletes I've worked with which is you're so focused on this one thing on the court. It has consequences and and often times like devastating one's off off the field off the court at cetera staff, and Tom actually they're the opposite for them like having that balances such a huge important part of their success Gotham Chopra with us you could check out the series. Stephan versus the game on Facebook watch when you mentioned the month Aston lifestyle, give me the most extreme example between Steph and Tom of this is a crazy person when it comes to living like among those that mean. I mean, it means like twenty four seven right the diet. The physical the mental he watched them. I mean in Tom versus time, which we did last year. There's one of the episodes really focuses on his mental game. And you see like Thomas sit in a chair for like six hours and just look at game tape, and he'll like slip into this feels like another dimension. You can kinda it's like Beautiful Mind type stuff just see the the eyes and just like where the brain goes. So I think you know, that's one aspect, but it's really like this twenty four seven, you know, obsession with with craft and just always sort of. That's why I say it's like a life's purpose. I mean, look, I know they make lots of money, and they have these great lifestyles and a lot of other motivation. But I think for guys who live at that level and play at that level, and for that long and with that type of consistency. It it's this. I was put on this planet to do this one thing, but. It's also then the relentless amount of work that goes into it sounds Montasser. So you've got Stephan versus the game Facebook watch Gotham Chopra with us on ESPN radio. You know, how it works? You. Do this stuff. Thoroughly you do it exhaustively and then people notice, hey, Tom Brady. Just kisses his kids on the lips. What are some of the details from this that you could give the audience that they're going to find, you know, titillating beyond obviously, the things that you just mentioned that are macro and the titillating revealing just revealing stuff on a big words. I mean, the revealing stuff so the difference actually between Tom and Steph. So they generational Tom's ten years older with with them Steph. There's this incredible archive to tap into his parents documented a lot by the way, that's like an revealing. I mean, the the family like how big a part the family is. And I was thinking about this yesterday. I was up in golden. Eight for game for the last one game five sorry. And you know, Doc Rivers was there, and you just the web of like, so, you know, docks Austin is obviously on the rockets, but Austin's sister is married to set steps brothers. So there's sprawling sort of NBA family in the car your family. I mean, they are the first family of basketball for sure then that's very present. You know, you really get to know his parents his mom on. He has amazing people have kind of seen her on the sidelines cheering, but she's been there every step of the way, you know, as his sisters today will of course, that the all dreaming about this blazers warriors, hopefully conference finals, just for story's sake. But yeah, I'd say just like sort of really getting in seeing this conical across time because they documented it, and it's like one of the great things filmaker when you're like pan. Would wouldn't it be great? If you had that stuff from way back then about these stories that they're telling and turns out in this case, they pretty. Do have you heard of the Barry's I mean? In the malls. Thank you for being on with us. We we appreciate it. Likewise. Thanks, guys. Here comes on a truck. Seems like they have the third family cash. More of the donlevatar show with stugatz. Ten to one eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN news. As we walked suburban garden, gnome, Catholic Catholic without stubbing. It he notices it moves like at tool, it's inanimate and utterly without brain function. But despite that when it got known his how gyco not only saves people money, but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone. It's clear to them. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to Geico is a no brainer on second thought. Maybe don't garden gnomes to carefully people might talk. So tell Vigne Smith is a bit of a very fast menace for the Jacksonville. Jags. He led them in tackles. He's very fast. Good and he's an ounce on Instagram that he will not play football in two thousand nineteen. Now, the recent spread of guys retiring for health reasons is not a part of this story. This story is something that I have not seen before. Which is it sounds like telvision Smith wants a sabbatical from football after leading his team in tackles. And this is what he wrote on Instagram. It was said to me from great coach that in order for the man to be his best. He must get his world and order at this time. I must take time away from this game and get my world in order. I must give this time back to myself, my family and my health. I appreciate all the support. I will and will not get. I just ask y'all respect my decision to not play football this season. I know the rumors of trade talk came about. But I started my career in Jack. Saville and the day. I do decided to call through the day. I do decide to call it quits. It will be right here in divall. I love y'all and even on my time off, it's hashtag ten toes. DWI? You feel me love I feel you. I guess ten toes down without the. Oh, yeah. This is not unprecedented. Several years ago BJ Raji did this and he announced it as a hiatus. And he just never came back that wasn't. He played all sixteen games last year. There wasn't any sort of physical health stuff surrounding telvision Smith. I love that. He's self aware enough to know that people are going to criticize how dare he take a year off to get his life in order his house in order. Well, that's but that is unbelievably responsible, given the literal lifespans can be in that sport. And what the career spans are in that sport. They they tend to be really small. He just led the team in tackles something much it. It makes me wonder there must be something going on with someone in his family or family football is getting in the way of of whatever it is that he needs to address with his own mental health, physical health and his family's. Well being. I mean, that's the first place. I went to it's either he's dealing with something personal that. He needs a year off to deal with or it's something within his family that he needs to go deal with or something in his relationship or marriage just needs. He needs a year to take off and go deal. When I know you're saying that as if though it's something we see because no Raji didn't take a year off vanished right here. All he announce it as a hiatus, maybe with intention coming back and your just vanished. And he was a good player. A cynic might ask. Would he be doing this? If he played for the patriots. I mean, Greg she did this and he was coaching for the patriots. It's a curious story Allison has been a bit of a mess today. Because I've again, put her in a totally untenable position, Patrick Willis was another guy that retired who was a monster. And he kind of just stepped away from the game quietly when he saw plenty left all but wasn't he coming off of terrible injury. Wasn't he coming off of something that was physically brutal? And when he left we were all like men that guy was great. But his body must hurt in an unreasonable way looking at his body. I never thought men that guy must heard anything hurts looked at his body. And you don't think anything could ever heard on it because what could you possibly break on it? It's all made of fortified Steve what he did have a toe injury. So real achilles for Patrick Willis. But yet say feeling would came chancellor, and he got her. Yeah. Well, I mean look at what happened Thomas get hurt. Just running into Kam chancellor. Look what happen legion of boom like their bodies like for very short run where they were the most physically imposing defense, and it took a toll on them. Correct me if I'm wrong because I'm doing this off of the top of my head. I have not looked at any of the numbers. But my guess would be that. If you catalog the people who are quitting early you're gonna get running backs. 'cause that's where everyone gathers all eleven guys in the middle of the violence on defense and defensive players guys leading the league in tackles or playing doing playing the way Raji did which if anyone quits that how the hell could you possibly blame them? Hey, I don't wanna be three hundred sixty pounds and and stuffing the middle on double teams all game hurts. Yeah. Collisions all the time. But Doug Baldwin was a relatively smart player. And look he's being forced to retire because of all the injuries. It's a dangerous sport. I've found. It's also I guess wide receivers have foot issues. Right. Like, that's what happened with Calvin Johnson. That's sport. I don't know. I do not know how anyone in our audience can understand what it feels like by the time that you get to game fifteen and you're leading the Jags in tackles. There were some Browns fans that were a little scared when Odell Beckham had this, quote, he's like I plan on saying the next five years in Cleveland. I'm like sweet, we get five years amazing. It's the rest of his career. Alison, I I want to apologize to you. Because. Scott's been laughing at you. Because you keep leaving here where you're on calls with PR, and you're reading lyrics. So I want to explain to the audience. What can I tell the audience because you're the one dealing with executives and all the nonsense. I don't want to deal with. But got I've told you before this is this is what happened. I have since learned what happened you and me were gonna be the Jay Glazer character in ballers they were going to use us. They were going to use the highly questionable set. There was gonna be a fight between Dominic and sue and Dwayne Johnson. That wrecked the highly questionable set ESPN didn't go for it. Because I would guess the football partnership. I'm guessing the NFL doesn't like ballers the same way they didn't like playmakers. And so we couldn't use ESPN stuff with these contract partnerships that we have with the NFL and so- bowlers was going to build us our own studio that looked just like this studio and ESPN was absolutely not. Now, here's the situation. Find myself because I understand that. I don't like it. But I I understand they get to do whatever they want with their ESPN stuff, but Luther Campbell Miami hip, hop legend who went to the supreme court freedom of speech with byu Buddha music. He has asked that I do something for one of his videos, and if you know Luther Campbell's work, these videos tend to be sexually explicit. So I understand why it is that ESPN wouldn't want me or our ESPN stuff sitting in the middle of that video. I get that part. But we keep asking Luther Campbell do stuff for us. And when he asks me to do something back. My answer always has to be no because he's Luther Campbell. And so I thought what Alison was dealing with. Allison. I don't know how comfortable you are with any of this. You tell me just you can tell me what your day was yesterday. 'cause I just heard you again. And again every time I walk past. You saying lyrics into a phone in Bristol? I love that. You preface this entire conversation with them. Sorry. Because I don't know that you really sorry. Because you like I'm sorry, Alison, but you're not because here we are. Why are we here? Hi, feel about this where here because because Luther Campbell has done me number of favors over the air. And I'm tired of ESPN telling me that I can never return the favor. And so this seemed harmless enough because as far as Luther Campbell? Goes these feel like very PG thirteen lyrics that I heard you over. I didn't know the lyrics to the song. I don't know anything about what Luther Campbell wants beside one thing of staring into a phone. I'm sure he doesn't want me to phone. So are you asking me to read the lyrics that had? I'm not asking. I'm just asking you to tell me what happened yesterday when you were talking into the phone tell the listener what was happening. Yes. I gotta tax from Dan group tax, which he loves to do this cold. Luke find out if I have what he needs. And he needs me to shoot something in the studio. See TV, we can do it tomorrow. Here you go. So I don't know what that means. So he's tomorrow one of those two. When you need. Here's my friend, shake shake joins the conversation. There's always a friend. There's always a friend shake shake. Hi, shake. How are you? What do you need? We need to be. We'd like to end to be a music video we'd like to shoot him in the studio and highly questionable for upcoming song of Luke's. And then I need to ask PR. And I then asked for the song and the lyrics, and in a cringe like cringing, I saw you at one point you are sort of like you're pushing away from the telephone away from your computer away from us. You were cringe as I've seen. Yes. I was cringing sending the Email. I sent the Email with the lyrics over and the song. Would you like me interview them? I mean, I could do it do it. If you don't wanna put you in a in a bad position. Who's reading the lyrics all read the Lear? Okay. Go ahead. Make the booting. Booty go. That make the booty. Go jump Joan. Do the bad girl walks. What you want? I got it. But. What you want? What you want to the left to the right? Let me see you there. Good, john. You're another favor. Maybe you could do help them move a couch or something I'm trying to read these books. He's kindergarteners. Can you help me out with that? Maybe one of those. Yeah. Sure, I'll tell Luther Campbell to be more Disney for sure how do you like your eggs cooked or could you tell them to be Drake. Oh, eggs cooked. Wow. I mean fried for me a little bit running about that over easy, grab it with cheese. Yeah. I got scramble cheeses. Well. It all depends on the mood. Sometimes. This guy. Sometimes I like them boiled five times like fried. This kind of let's go back to talk about uncle Luke in the lyrics and comeback. Read the lyrics. That'll be good for house feel about an omelette. Billy. Not big on hand. She's I love a good. Bake it in their loss on you guys may know cheese. Not I love the breakfast buffet places little omelettes station. Station boozing. Donlevatar friday. I'm getting into the weekend. I want to get my drink on. Stugatz. Got open up the club open. It. I would open. It now, but is the computer buffering err is. VC's live at our show with this to God's own ESPN radio is Marcus smart. Correct. When he says, we should not blame Kyrie Irving for what happened to Boston this season. Nope. He's not correct. I just love the idea of going to the guy the season when season was eliminated who didn't play very much towards the end. And in your final game went over four and eighteen minutes asking him. Hey, tell us who's to blame. He gave a very professional answer mortgage. Smart did. But you know, those guys feel like their guy. I I mean, they were they were more successful. They went further last year. I don't know how much better they actually were. I'd have to look at the numbers to see. I know they one more last year, but the east was weaker last. They're not better. Let me be clear they're better with Kyrie Irving. But those guys think there are better without kyri rosier, certainly does I remember when Marcus smart was in college, and he was a scorer. Let's send people into the weekend with the opening of the club. We do it every week. It's an assortment of memorable sounds some of them cringely. I imagine there are couple in here at my expense. That are going to hurt. Let's see what we've got here. I found in the club. If we do ten is a comp. Bono's brunch. Was good Bono's brunch. Doesn't know breakfast? But he knows brunch. Who else breakfast company? Does that was brunch? He does it. No ten. He knows eleven a lot better. You are. Thanks, dad. Well in the club. We've got the new to buck up. Doc. That is Chris coda Walsh show had been making the new new buck, but forgot his own line is only line. We've got the new Chewbacca vodka. You find that funny? Do you Dan? Oh, no. Is it? My laughter. Is it something worse? How how familiar were you at the time with Chewbacca like how your upbringing hound has had how much balking in Chris. You're exonerated. You weren't even in the worst to Bacchus sound of the week Baca. How how familiar were you at the time with tobacco like how your upbringing out? How at how much Bach in has make fun of me? I mean, I deserve every bit of laughter that that gets at my you're up for anyhow how had how much balking bringing out have how. How how how? Again, I'm going to remind you sports radio show in the worldwide leader in sports, we were interviewing the neutral Baca who we called new Bach. But then Chris called Chewbacca. And then I asked him this question. How how familiar were you with time with to like how your upbringing how how how? Baca who else in the club? There. There is the new Baca Baka. He doesn't does it. Well. I he'd good. I've watched TV show. Then aide good again. The loaf of bread bear. Who is dominating the NBA on behalf of the nuggets. We watch the Star Wars trailer. And I have thoughts about ghosts. Ever saw a verifiable authentic ghosts? That would really open up universe to me. 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"It's time to get up with Purdue and Tennessee and overtime thriller. Sweet Sixteen did one call the side the game. And did they get it? Right. We'll answer that right off the top. And then Duke back on the floor tonight after a close call on Sunday. Can they find a way past familiar and into the elite eight we've got to look ahead. And then Jalen, it's the Greek tweak. It's an ankle for the best player in the game. How bad is it? And how does it impact the race in the east? You've got questions. We've got answered I'm get up starting right now before we go any further we must extend our deepest sympathies to our friend, Mr. rose. So sorry. Michigan dollar ugly. My goodness. I'm feeling sad. And blue I see it. I feel your pain. You went from sake shots last night. The only shots anymore. Waiting all morning for that line. All morning, John. You will get that bracket. Let's begin with last night. Like these these in do in Tennessee in the Sweet Sixteen picking up in the second six minutes ago, we retired at sixty seven but not more Admiral Scofield willing along three Tennessee had been weight behind. They came all the way back onto three minutes to go back and forth. We go down one not be more. That's Ryan Klein with three next sentece possession Scofield again, a three again, that's it down. Again. He was twenty one Tennessee two point lead. Forty seconds do down three how good was Ryan Klein seven ten from three point ranks twenty seven points. Twelve seconds ago day Turner, no Williams. Yes. He would Twenty-one Genesee to what are they draw for Purdue under three seconds ago? Carson edwards. Nobody's fouled. Take. Another again keeps inbounds elevates. You. Tell me. Good bad kobylt. Talk about it a moment one way or another. He got three shots. He missed the first he made the second and third were tied. We're going to overtime and the OT with belong to the boilers Edwards driving to the home to his twenty nine per do survives in advances on the leading. They win in overtime. I I'm getting back to lead since two thousand I heard. I'm happy for myself. And I've ever my guys have coach paint. And you know, it's something that we definitely works really hard. And a lot of people counted us out at the beginning of the year. I just keep reaching that. And you know, we're we're just going on plain for there's lots be proud of even right now, it's hard to feel any of that. Because you're always known when this happens to you. And but again, Purdue credit biggest thing. Disease. You know, we we left this program winning four seniors. We let this program winning. That's the base we really came from the bottom and to make Sweet Sixteen dream, come true. Khaimah Balu short. Top to see it end like that. We'll talk about them. Carson edwards. Meanwhile continues dancing he escort ninety seven points. So far in the turn of third most through three games in the last twenty five years, you see the names Steph curry Jim for debt. We'll talk about the game in a moment. How about one Virginia take it on twelve seed Oregon's second half where we think it up game tied at forty five tied to Roan ruling three with three minutes and thirty eight seconds left thirteen points. No point having sports in Strom three and how did Andre hundred kids that wide open. He actually child guy. We're open the double team finding hunter for the bucket. Virginia wins at fifty three to forty nine. Tony Bennett is moving on. She was an amazing year. And then we got to the NCAA tournament, and that was so hard, and I knew this was going to be an important year for all of us in our lives. Whatever it brought I knew we needed to kind of band together and needed each other and to go through it and to respond up to this point the way they have in the regular season and then to get into the NCAA tournament and being that spot where we were down fourteen and fight, and then continue to advance that that stuff will stay with these guys. So again, very thankful, and you know, you just want an opportunity and here we are. Okay. So I don't know what your bracket looks like mine's a little bit busted. But anyway, Virginia and for to Purdue will meet in the elite eight on Saturday something only thirteen percent of people predicted ESPN's tournament challenge. Virginia last reach the final four nineteen Eighty-four and Purdue lasted so in nineteen eighty let's talk about the foul. Greenie back to the Tennessee game. It was a big one. And you kind of wonder a lot of people talked about jase. Should it have been called to? They get the call right in your opinion. No. I don't think they did. But it's not an egregious miss. I mean, the Carson kicked his leg out. And that's where the contact came from. So you could argue hey, you shouldn't be in the position of ever making contact with shooter. I don't think if it weren't put it this way. If it weren't called no official would have said that official made a mistake. No other official would have questioned a no call in that situation in my judgment. Now, the fact that it was called him. I, you know, up in arms about it. No. But it's pretty clear in referees. Should know that shooters. Kick their legs out in order to get that kind of contact and that is offense initiated contact. I'm on the side of protecting shooters. But when they kick a leg out, and that was not heavy duty contact. I mean, he wasn't even knocked off balance. He came back down in the same spot. He left from I wanna make it clear for anyone. It didn't see the game played decides the game. You cannot overstate the significance of the call shot doesn't go in Purdue is going to lose and Tennessee is going to go on to the elite eight if the call isn't made and the result is reversed. So it is as big a call as you can possibly make Jay did you think it was the right call? I thought it was right? Call the time. I just appreciate the gamesmanship. Right. And a lot of shooters do kick their legs out a lot of shooters. Don't have the whereabout at that particular moment to kick their leg out Carson at did that play was dead. He found a way to get open. The catch the ball. Now. The Monday Turner kind of lunged out. I think if Lamont attorney what more straight up said of lunging, I don't know if the rep mix that call, but I give way more credit. The Carson at words for putting up in the position. To make the call also reminded me of the shy Elliot play when he was on his tiptoes, and he almost was out of bounds. That's first foremost idea. However think it was a file I agree with the leg kick what they bumped hips. And once that happened, I think that's when you gotta make the call one way or another the call was made Purdue finds a way to win the game. And for those of us who watch a lot of big ten basketball. I mean, this is a remarkable story. What Purdue has done the conference didn't get enough? Attention this year. They didn't get any attention. This is a team that outside of Carson Edwards all of their players from last year graduated this was not supposed to be their season. And here they are one win away from the final four. I think the attention problem came mostly from their non conference schedule that early on the one up losing a game start of the season. Cincinnati got blown out and did not play well early on in the non conference. So they were under the radar for a good part of the season. But in the last month from February on they've been excellent defensively they've held their opponents of thirty eight percent from the field. That's second in the country in that time period only to Houston both. In the Sweet Sixteen now Purdue in the right, and let's talk about two weeks ago. Jay Williams yet. I sent you a text sound just how good is Carson Edwards at the next level. Because you watch this kid play. He has had a really int- college season. He's like a five eleven Derrick rose type player. Yeah. That's the kind of pacey plays with stylistically. And Jay's point about not people know who, you know, Purdue is I don't think a lot of people who are a lot of teams are on college basketball. Because Purdue is at one of those sexy objects. They're not as shiny object that everybody based into Ryan Klein last night. It was hotter than Cayenne pepper. Okay. I mean, literally they combined for fifty six of the team's points, just those two players alone. Then playing Virginia like Virginia's great defensively. I don't think Virginia's gonna be able to stop. Carson at words Virginia's gonna need to score to win that game. Clyde twenty two points in the second half. He never had twenty two points in a game before that just got insanely hotline as you mentioned seven threes. Here's how we're going to break this up here this morning, we're gonna look backwards and we're gonna look forwards at these games. So. We'll get to the west bracket games coming up a little later. But let's spin it forward now and look ahead to some of tonight's action in the eastern bracket. And that of course will be the team, maybe no one paid attention to produce. Because no one paid attention to anybody except for Duke Zayn Williamson, and certainly a lot of people hoping that the ride doesn't come to an end tonight against the team in Virginia Tech. They did beat them during the regular year albeit without Zion. So if we're gonna see Virginia Tech pull that off again tonight, I think it would be a pretty significant surprise Jay Bilas. How do they do it? How does it happen? They're gonna have to spread them out. And that's what Virginia Tech does very, well, they're very good three point shooting team. They've got Justin Robinson back there. Left-handed point guard. I think's the best point guard. They've had probably says Bimbo Coles. He's a terrific player. Still not completely healthy not one hundred percent. But back, and then they've got a big Jim Carrey black share that can pull opposing bigs away from the basket they can play through them. He's an excellent passer. They're more than capable of winning this game. They won earlier you mentioned Duke NEB Zion. They didn't have Justin Robinson. But they got. Keep Duke out of transition. Make it a half court game for dukes offense. If do gets up and down the floor turning them over and defensive rebounding and shooting out ripping and running then Duke wins. I think it could be a game. But I also think Duca win this game by fifteen to twenty points. And I think that Kerry black share because it is down which they play Kerry blacks. Here's the one guy that can't get him bowel trouble. They don't have the size at UCF have. Now that teams do have this is I think Michigan state has more of that size and L at sides. But of carry black shirt hits foul trouble. The you're not gonna have anybody. That's gonna stop Duke from tacking getting points in the pain leads the nation in points in the paint. And that's where his I Williamson company are Eric. That's where they have their field day. If carry black shirt gets in trouble, if they aren't making threes the game could be a rap Jalen has screen green coming up later on about dukes. We'll get to that a little bit later. Let's stay in the east region though in talk about Michigan state and LSU. You got two great point guards from water waters. Caches Winston who do you think's has the edge in that game? When you look at it. I'll give the edge to Michigan state. The only problem we have is Michigan state. Turn the ball over at times. And if they turn the ball over against LSU LSU super athletic, and they've got not only trauma waters, but Schuyler maize is is a fantastic player. He's one of the toughest players out. There makes bigshots huge shots against Maryland. I think the key is gonna be the glass if Michigan stake, it's offense of rebounds. Because LSU's not a great defensive rebounding team bind up the difference. But I wanna know after Michigan goes out last night. Jalen rose route four or again, never. Tonight with the banner conference to the. You guys Rupa Carolina. When goes out, I don't root. I'm a professional. Tom Izzo, but I'll never root for the Spartans to leave it here for the moment. We will have much more on the turn amount as we go. But it is a jam packed today. And I want to get you to the NBA game of at night last night. Jalen rose, clippers in his fascinating. And it is all as usual about because the clippers have been great. But no one has been better on your long than that. You can't stop them and change they should just watching finish around the rim. He's terrific around the basket. Greenie more points in the pay off dunks. By anyone since Shaquille O'Neal has done it in early two thousand that one the butts of seventeen now here we go getting the year. Also the versatility. This is a seven foot guy using Bolton hands cross it over two guards and lift the finish with four guys. Couldn't stop them there on stoppable. Here's the moment that gives you pause boxer fifteen watch running back up the floor. We're going to zoom in on this for you. Here. You will see Jaanus stepping foot of Garrett temple and down goes the Greek freak with the Greek tweak. He was scored thirty four nine boards five six bucks win. But none of that feels like the story. Now, the story is Janas limping off the decide he would stay on the bench for the rest of the game. Let's hear from them afterwards on the significance of the ankle. We'll just we'll of see how he feels tonight's feels tomorrow and. I think there's we talked about it before the game balancing our health his health with him playing well and feeling good going into the playoffs. So you know, it's hard to have both. But we certainly going to have that. The bugs have been the best team in the sport all year long. Despite the fact that they have been bitten significantly by the injury bug, Malcolm Brogdon out six to eight with a foot in the midst of a great season Merite chat with on Dante. Even Chen's was out for the season with a foot. This team has continued to play through all of this. But this is a loss. They could not overcome clearly be honest significantly hurt. Jalen, that's a wrap. No, no one that. But how do you think if it's you how are you handling him the rest of the way through the regular season? He definitely doesn't play the next game. Like one thing you gotta do what a great players protect them from themselves. And when he came out and say, I don't like to miss games as an organization. That's a rare flag to me that are I'm going to have to be more cautious on this situation. And the thing that continues to fascinate me about today's athlete they've gotten bigger they've gotten stronger, they're clearly more athletic with the shoes have gotten lower and lower. And so him wearing those Corta cut shoes as a seven. Player too. So very agile allows him the Billy to move and be quicker. But at the same time, it lends you to situations like this could you just expand on that for a minute because that's something I hadn't really thought about and I'm sure a lot in the audience. Also are not aware you're saying that the reason that they're going to the lower shoes as it gives him more flexibility. But it also leaves him more at risk to that kind of injury. Absolutely. Your ankle bone is exposed and every time that you get a chance to step on someone's foot verse think about somebody hurts the ankle would do they do they tie their shoes tighter? But if your shoe was lower that had no affect it will some stylistically happened with the game too. And I would say I think the most important thing for a walkie is not to thinking microcosm to think bigger picture this Clinton number one seat, you Clinton, everyone see and get healthy everybody in that training room from outcome broadening everybody back there, and I also think for the bigger picture for them to is. We saw him tweak his ankle that wasn't a turn UNLV. You saw that. I don't know if you saw that it was like barely. It was barely Tilton. Yeah. So that gives me I mean, that's that's something different for him. I think that's something to pay attention to going in the playoffs because that wasn't a big tweak at all. And they're just a couple of games from clinching number one team. So right, and you play them for the next couple of games you're saying and try to let him sit out four game. Get russia. You bring him backward game against the lower Ponant. You try to clinch the number one seed, that's the most important thing. But I'm just going back to ankle sprain. Again that this frame. This is not this Jay rose. We'd had so many springs into game. That's not a bad sprain for him to walk off the court that way something bigger with it first happened. I thought it was a foot injury. Didn't think it was an ankle injury. That's what I that's what made me relate. What I was saying about the shoes. So it's gonna be interesting to see what happens when he gets into Mara. What a shame for this team again in the city that is weighted what feels like forever. You're a chance I adopted them. Just because no one pays any attention to them and hear the other dropping huge record. Okay. We'll have more basketball as we go. But now something we have been. Looking forward to it. Feels like for the entirety of our lives. Tim kurkin ESPN. Oh, no. Links cout. He's got big. Here's and helps him stay back on those laws innings minus plate appearances from left-handed hitters with pants up. I'm four foot nothing. But I got the giant hands helps me on the basketball court by career is over. I could never go on television. Do I really sound like that? Delight walk. Nice to see I can't believe you're still playing that. After all these years more to it. Don't you hear and see view? It was the first guy that impersonated me. And I said tell me that you can impersonate others like Jack Nicholson, he goes, no, I really do. Bad and honor. Okay. Let's get to some storylines now that opening day is in the books. We're not just here to make fun of you wanna get your information ki L story line Harvard in quake it off to the debut. We was hoping for he went over three with two strikeouts. He was booed actually after the second strike out. That the Phillies did beat the Braves ten to four and Manny Machado. Also went hitless in his debut. Don't want over three with two strikeouts. The Padres one to nothing more on that game though. And what's real story was in a moment. Robinson Pinault got off to the start Mets fan. We're hoping for in his I bet homering to left center field off masters who actually had a nice day other than this giving. Jacob degrom all the run support. He needed the Mets beat the nationals. Tutu nothing and balls were flying out of the ballpark Dodger Stadium daughters. Hit eight home runs. The power was on display. Four off of former ushers add Greeky, Jack Petersen KiKi Hernandez each hit two of their own in the dodgers beat the Diamondbacks. Well. Two five and how about hobby bias to home runs for him on Thursday fresh off his career high of thirty four and twenty eighteen that's a search. You wanna see from him for five four RBI? The cubs beat the Rangers twelve to four. So let's start with Bryce Harper because everybody has the spotlight on him. What was he going to do in his debut? What are your thoughts seeing him debut in Philly? Well, he didn't get any hits. But people in Philly are so fired up, and they should be they needed to add a big bat in the middle of the order. He is still a great hitter. He is precisely what they needed. However, they upgraded tremendously before he showed up jeans skirt JT real Nuccio Andrew mccutchen the things they did in the bullpen. They were demonstrably better before they got Harper. I believe they're the most improved team in the National League. And I think with Harper there. They are a pennant contender when they simply weren't at the end of last year. And I think that's the most interesting division as we go into the season to study. Jacob degrom juice gets the contract extension, right? Before the season begins, and then he picks up right where he left off. Where do you see the Mets in there with the Braves and the Phillies and the national? Well, I see four contenders in the National League east. In fact, the hardest question answer is who's the fourth place team in the analysts because they could all finish first and all four those teams could finish fourth the Mets are right there. What they they're starting pitching. Is so good as we know. But they made so many upgrades to their offense which had to be done that I think they're right in the middle of it. But this is the reason why they're starting pitching. Jacob degrom had a historic season last year. He's arguably the best pitcher in the game at the moment. He was brilliant again yesterday, and he's had his Tommy John surgery. There's no reason that think he's not going to be great for the next five years, which is why they locked him up. And that starting pitching puts them right in the middle of this super-quick Laura brought it up over the Manny Machado. He didn't get any hits yesterday. But that might not have been the most interesting thing for San Diego, the guy lined up next to him is actually the big story there for NATO. Junior made the team. He's twenty years old six four he can fly. He's about the best prospect that we have in minor league baseball. And now in the big leagues he got a couple of hits yesterday. I saw him in spring training. And I love that the Padre said, we're not gonna worry about service time. And if relation we're going with our best players, and this is the best shortstop on our team making it clear, if they didn't if they waited twelve days to bring him up, then they would get another year control over him. But they're going for it. Right. And maybe it wasn't smart to do that. But they're telling their their fans we're trying to win now. Eight years old and eighty five days, it's a signal to the players in that clubhouse. I think and to the fans, and it's a great message to send in my mind. Major league baseball is back with us. All morning long. We've got a lot to do four weeks right now. You will know we're kinda Murray is playing in the NFL. But why wait our expert is it how's he knows what's going to happen? He will take you through all the biggest story lines as we approach the draft. And he is the of college bass. But Diane is the only star going tonight. We dive into basketball royalty tournament talk. As we roll out. It's on ESPN. Get up is brought to you by Gatorade. Thirst quenchers. The proven sports fuel. Time for a little eye candy, Jalen rose, I want you to see this watch panel Murray and just everyone just observe the insane athleticism involved in this way here. He's calling for it. He's driving and watch. Oh, man. But once I don't know if that's at lettuces them does kind of look you think that's a lot. But skills scale court to can skill. That's why lock in Greenies generation in mind. That's what athlete used to me means running joke. Skill. If I were facing in that direction and try to. Someone else here this morning. Up in the next half hour on get up. We're looking ahead to some blue bloods on the floor tonight. Are Turney talk continues. Dan allows is going to tell you exactly what the big story lines will be as we get towards the NFL draft. And the coach of one of the winning teams last night. Will join us live all that more. As we roll you're watching get up on ESPN. 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Stream dot com slash get up. For more information. We are back on get back to last night's action in the NCAA tournament Florida state aimed Gonzaga zags but one scene turning defense into offense. Josh perkins. An eleven point lead. At halftime. Secondhand still holding that lead really tomorrow. No, Brandon Clark. Yes. Zags lead eleven again later, it's eight as they were holding lead most of the night, and it's more. Again, this time he will finish with the dunk elitist ten and this over three minutes to go. Once they got this as close as four, but would get no closes normal junior knocking down for three and Gonzaga survives and advances to the elite eight seventy to fifty eight mar let's talk. Minute man. It's a culture a winning and hell. Yeah. Older guys the younger guys. This is what you do against ACA you win. And there's also times and the game. Whether it's. In the first half when we're making a run or when somebody's making a run at us like Baylor did like, Florida state did the older guys. Sometimes they say something. And sometimes it's actions. Coach v will actually join us live in our next hour here and his team was relentless on the offensive glass scoring Florida state seventeen to four on second chance opportunities. Chuck thirty four percent on initial possession shots six of seven on second chance opportunities right now. Jalen, avert, your eyes. Jaylen I'm so sorry. But I have to do this. He'll take it onto Michigan. Then. You see that? You can six in the first half the worst boring have in school history the NCAA tournament Matthys trying to make something happen there. But it's stripped vide Moretti knocking down the three pointer on the other end Texas up sixteen points now just over five minutes left up by twenty one and that lay involved with contact and one Kover at twenty two point seven one win with his John. Really that good shouldn't define who. We were Saudi Washington was great to bring that up. I was really up. Bad day to have a bad day. I guess a really good Texas Tech team. We have a team yours. Best defense in America. Playing a best offense in America in Gonzaga. We'll see a lot of points on Saturday. It's gonna be a low scoring game. Yeah. I'm already kind of shake into thing about good. But I didn't know they were the best team offensively. But I got great respect for coach and their program as do everybody in our locker room. So, yeah, we'll have to guard at a high level because that's who we are always thought when you get to this tournament. Gotta be who you are. That's obviously who we are. And we're going to figure out a way scoring points to. So Texas tracking zag had beaten the lead on Saturdays. Something only seventeen percent of people predicted ESPN's tournament challenge. Texas Tech never has reached the final four Gonzaga looking for its second appearance in program history and this time yesterday, Jalen rose was much happier. He was talking about wanting love it wolverines. This is how he's dead. He'd be watching the game. The nine thirty nine correct. So around like nine twenty popcorn on stoke. Gotcha. Okay. Melting the butter doing all that sought little pepper seasons. Saw all of that. Hot Saki, putting it in a microwave covering it up a little bit going back and forth with it. And that's going to set the table. Okay. Now, depending on how the game goes more sake and door to drink may chain. What is a little softer a little hard now. How come? So you got a long night last night. So this is what happened according Twitter daily. Sake. Two straight shots. Take us inside the household last night watching that on fold. I I wanna give Texas Tech credit. But I ain't you know, are they that good? That's what I was thinking when I was watching the game because we only have sixteen points at halftime. So I'm eating my wings. I brought the leftovers I show them to you as my appetite. Okay. And then the sake was I was in joying it then they start making Bank shots from the corner. And all of a sudden not discovered this bottle to kill it. Palatable to me and. I just started drawing. My sorrows. And that's about as good. Let me turn your question. How much of that was great defense, Texas the great defensive team. Good. Good. Is that what happened? Michigan was awful. They shot one of nineteen from three they missed open shots. They turn the ball over like crazy, and it just it just fed on its own. And look Michigan was not a great offensive team all year long. They'd had some problems on the offense event, but their defense bailed him out, but in this game, everything went wrong. I think you heard John say, you know, we shouldn't be judged by this as to who we were all season. This wasn't who they were all season. But they were they were awful now, Texas Tex the best defensive team in the country. So you have to certainly give them credit. I wouldn't I wouldn't have expected for Michigan discourse seventy five points in this game. But getting held under fifty come on. Nobody's that good. But we've been talking about this all year, we always talk about our squad. And we've always been saying that it seems like Michigan misses that alpha. Iggy brass Dak Bryce tickets could be that a little bit. But you felt like Jordan pool could do more. Charles Matthews was had some injuries about the course of the year. You felt like he was going to explode. Nobody really took on the mantle of being that guy for that team. It was a couple of plays last. I don't know if we're gonna be able to show them that like really highlighted like who Texas Tech was versus how we were performing and we weren't making shots. But at the same time, they were all Hudson. This ball is hopping right now. Okay. And that was after off it's the revile uncontested layup basket in the fall we were behind the got. Now, you give up a good shot to get a great shot. And you go for steal you a second late, and they not got an open three. So I wanna give them credit. But I agree. That's the worst that I've seen John beeline coast team play in the NCAA tournament. And that's why we're going home. So disappointing in for Michigan team that went all the way to the finals that year ago talk quickly about Gonzaga. Now, they've been a little under the radar all year as they tend to be. But they were they were number one. Remember three for a period of time. They've got really good players. How does this team compared to the team that went to the championship game? If figures ago, do you think they're making another run like that? I do they're not quite as big. They were bigger back that Zach Collins. Karnowski? So they they were they had more size and fall this team is a little more athletic up front little quicker and with Brandon Clark there. I mean, look what they did to Florida state and Florida state's long athletic really deep out rebounded by nine. They dominated the paint area. And I thought their activity level defensively. They were fantastic thing won the game on defense. And usually aga- you think of them winning their game on when the games on offense. They won that game on defense. I was a really impressive performance a lot of people know Ryuhachi mar share, but Brandon Clark is making himself into a motto repaying. He's great. And I want to transition to tonight's games. Again. We're gonna both do review and preview because a lot of blue bloods on the floor tonight as we look ahead to the mid west region tonight, you get Carolina Auburn, which should be a hundred eighty degrees away for Michigan. Yes. In Texas Tech. Right. This game should be in the eighties. Maybe even the nineties and then Houston Kentucky. So we get all the blue bloods in action tonight. What is the key? For Auburn, Ken. They knock off the one seed in Carolina. It's one ten in a row over that stretch. They're making twelve threes game. So they're not going to have to increase. The tempo like they do with most teams try to get them playing faster. Carolina loves playing there. So not only do they have to shoot it. Well, which I think is a key. But they have got to rebound. Carolina's an excellent office of rebounding team. Auburn is not a great defensive rebounding team. So they allow second shots to North Carolina North Carolina's gonna beat them rose. Maybe the Scots dot enjoy this, rob. This one's a ride offensively. And I think we're North Carolina. Look, they try to beat you rebound basketball and points in transition, but they're going against Gars Jared Harper. I call him mighty mouse. He's about five score against anybody nation and then Bryce Brown. They can stop those two guys defensively that ain't North Carolina. Being a great position interesting thing during this ten games threats that they've had win. Harper struggle. Mccormick has come in and been quite good at the point guard for them to how Kentucky quickly they take on Houston. PJ Washington is he gonna play the not gonna play. What are you going to happen there? I know you're not a doctor if he plays in plays healthy at a high level they win if he doesn't they'll probably lose. I think the differences Kentucky's interior strength when they can throw the ball into redrafts BJ Washington together than I think Kentucky's better. But without PJ Washington. I think it's a it's a hard road. Yeah. Dr even say a Holiday Inn express some time Jay Washington a little bit late for that line. But I think if he can still play I think it's still have an advantage down though. I think that's where Kentucky has had their bread and butter the whole. A year. I think it comes down to their gar- play defensively. Young guards to get challenged last game. But they really met the challenge. I think they're those guards continue to improve reminder J will pick them to win it all jockey. Yeah. And so we'll see we could get those two blue bloods, matched up in the elite eight for the second time and just a short period number that great game. Carolina Kentucky played just a few years ago. Know, the reminder the women's championship continues tonight at seven you can see that on ESPN and to the NFL. We will go next the draft is on the way, we know Colin Murray, we'll go. Hi, four weeks from Now, Dan Orlovsky has a very bold prediction about another quarterback. It surprising. And it's coming next. Number one. I'm telling you. Happy Friday on get up. And let's run the floor with Jalen rose hardened dropped thirty eight points on the nuggets and Houston's one hundred twelve eighty five win have the rockets past Denver is the biggest threat to the warriors in the west. I've always felt the Denver Nuggets. Have a terrific have had. It's ridic- regular season. We have seen this group guys actually have playoff success. I always feel like the Houston Rockets. Hat would it to be the second team in the Western Conference to push the Golden State Warriors as we continue to run the floor big night for Joel Embiid with thirty nine points, thirteen rebounds in the seventy Sixers one twenty three to one ten win over the nets Philly now three games up for the third seed with seven to play how important should securing that three seed beef for the Sixers should be very important law. And also keeping Joel them be healthy plan with the hairband last night had a little comfort going knocking down his jump shot. Really facilitating in the half court. They are my choice to win the Eastern Conference this year. Tell Dwayne Wade and the heat victory. Aureus overdue convinced -i and the Mavs in the final meeting between the two future hall of famers, pretty special. Wade takes the all time head to head record eighteen seventeen. What's the lasting legacies for these stars? Not only champions at hall of famers, great ambassadors with a game. But I need to tell everybody secret. Dwayne Wade is doing a farewell tour and y'all giving Dirk affair Royal tour. All of these videos are saying about a dirt. He wanna kick it with Luca. He wanna play with Kristaps Porzingis. He want to play late in the season to get DMP's stand on a Dallas cowboy side aligned with the form off these things. I see Dirks cuter before it gets a statue in doubts there yet the Spurs retiring. Nobody's jersey last night. We Tim Duncan and Tony Parker. Among those on hand for the ceremony. Here's coach pop under nobly impact on the team. I had the word to stop going to do. Geez. Always. What do we need that? Why? This is what I do. I sit at home. I watched the draft. And we picked people that I've never heard of. Sitting there. Emmanuel Jin ability. We just. He's gonna be great. He's this. Okay. Whatever. Okay. Whatever. I love it. Okay. You played against my new and a lotta times he gets overshadowed by spurts legends like David Robinson, Tim Duncan. But how great was he gonna to say what everybody's thinking? I want to hang out retired him. Don't he looks like? I want to have been with you last night. And that would have been a whole. Clutch. Okay. He was disciplined he took chances. Like they talked about when you talk about the Spurs. They normally don't take risks. Everything is calculated. Okay. And also he was got a sacrifice Hooda team. Remember a lotta times he didn't start, but he always finished and in modern day. He's one of the first player. Those one of the best guys on his team that really wasn't considered a starter. And I think now players are more. Welcome to be reserved to start the game knowing that they're going to finish great sept- tail and let's get to the NFL with greeny. Absolutely. Because the NFL draft is now less than a month away. Dan Orlovsky is here with us. And he's got a variety of bold predictions. I have screened these I agree with every single one of them or laugh gate. What is I well? Your New York Jets get their ideal draft situation and someone comes up and trades at number three not for Dwayne Haskins. But for Houston defensive tackle at Oliver eight nine. This guy was in the conversation for the number one pick and for some people's eyes. He's fallen out of the top ten top fifteen not after yesterday yesterday's pro day four seven in his forty yard. Dash hit a four point two short shuttle that's faster than saquon Barkley. So there's a lot of teams they're going to look up to move up the Tampa Bay bucks. The New York Giants potentially move off to number three your jets trade out. And then you get a bunch of pick someone's going to drive that all the jets absolutely are open for business on that pick. So I agree with it. Whether it's the quarterback or not what's next the Washington Redskins are gonna draft Daniel Jones future quarterback. Don't forget last year. They got out Smith, and he's not going to be available in the future. But they liked Alex Smith because he's very intelligent. Daniel Jones is very intelligent doubt. Smith because he's great accuracy wise in the short intermediate passing game. Daniel Jones is great into the short intermediate passing game with his accuracy out. Smith is a good athlete. Daniel Jones is a very good athlete. So the Washington Redskins are going to draft. Daniel Jones do too. Their quarterback of the future. Little known fact angle Jones played on Jay Bilas basketball team once upon a time. But that's neither here nor there for this coaching. What's next? Indianapolis Colts become arguably the best team in AFC when they draft AG Brown. Ole miss a lot of love to Jay Metcalfe is teammate. But AJ Brown is the stronger receiver is the better resell. Andrew luck last year, his comeback with TY Hilton that that connection again, if you add AJ Brown who is in my opinion, juju Smith Schuster type player to this offense with Devon funchess. Now, he's a strong body receiver that offense becomes almost unstoppable. The colts could be the team to beat in the AFC going into next year. And finally, another quarterback lock it up. Drew lock is going to be a top ten draft pick. Listen when you watch drew lock state. There's so many things about his game that are intriguing, but it's just that because the offense at Missouri didn't necessarily ask him to do a lot. But you see the physical talents there. And there's a lot of examples that he's very bright player outside of Colin Murray. Drew lock is the most intriguing or. Wildcard draft prospect in this draft because there's so many aspects of his game that go that guy could be my French is if the brains match the talent he's going to be a top ten draft. What look historically we know the way this works is the quarterbacks always wind up moving up artificially or otherwise higher than we originally project. So we were talking about lock being there at seventeen for the giants. Now, you don't believe that's going to wind up happening. Why is Haskins? It feels to me like people are talking themselves out of Dwayne has gone through this process. You watch all this tape. What is it? You think that people are seeing that is concerning that I'm not seeing it. But here's the I don't know if it's necessarily concern with Dwayne Haskins because there's so much thing that you love a lot of people are kind of saying he's got so much NFL talent around him it receiver where it was. Mccall in or Paris Campbell or whatnot MacLaurin. So there's so much talent around the go. Okay. The other quarterbacks in this draft had that much talent. Would they had fifty touchdowns? And there's greenie there's a beauty in the unknown when it comes to the NFL, especially at the quarterback, right right now, you don't necessarily know what are these kids flaws are? And so you go we can we get past that stuff. I still like Haskins as a prospect, but teams are gonna fall in love because of Patrick Mahomes, and kind of the off-balance athletically type things that we've seen Matthew Stafford drew lock has a lot of that in his game counting down to the NFL draft. And we're also can and get down. Sportscenter tonight stern after PTI was sage and Jay Harris. They will look at the revenge factor for Duke and their game against about tech tonight is tonight's game against the patriots of must win for the Celtics and the best moments from opening day all that more sportscenter after PTI on ESPN and the ESPN app and gather everyone around the table for the Applebee's neighborhood top plays around everyone. Marlton all over. So that means it's time for marches Applebee's top plays. These are the neighborhoods plays and just get ready, folks. These are good we start with number ten, and this is going to be girls basketball state championship watch this five one senior Kelly Shire what a shot she's five foot one. She would score twenty nine points be named the game's MVP the championship game. She's going to play at high point university. She's five one terrific that she's able to knock down the shop on the perimeter life that I'm happy that they were using the shot clock. Yes. What is this? This is. Call it on Seinfeld. Racer? Frisbee golf. I call them the fastest known as MC beast. Okay. Which is a great name for a guy who plays frisbee golf. And what do you think that typical as good sport? Right. I never thrown. A it's called a disc, by the way, I can't even throw bright green green cultural. Look at this kid from the seat of his pants look at somebody got a. Alive. This is more basketball. How about the layup here he hits it off the inbounds pass at the buzzer though for the win. So that has a little more to it. I wanna stay championship. That kids going to Syracuse to play next year. Name is Joseph Gerard, the third. This is college beach volleyball. I want you to watch what's going to happen here. This is this is a legal watch. The foot. Take it. Why can't kick it? The done contest. That's a six to Taylor bully. What did they are you going to say it again? I never got the ball. And I fell on my face. I believe that number four. This is some high school hockey. You gotta watch this twice. So you see between the time. We're gonna show it to you again. It's a good hundred percent. This is in Canada or Minnesota. It's actually handed. It is. Okay. No. It's actually in California. Way off his club, lacrosse you. Probably see this because it went viral watch. Bye. With that play. Who are average? Was his name number two east E H, L hockey. This is in Atlanta. Great save from Sean Bonner of Atlanta. I'm this shouting out Atlanta as many times as well. Down. Maybe gladiators win good stuff right there. For number two. Finally, high school across in Georgia off the face off and watch behind the that goal that will soon. One. Three. How? It was made they had to practice that. All eyes on on Jalen rose. We'll tell you why he's not the player vortex needs to worry about get up continues in Jeff.

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Hour 3: In Bakers Hands

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Hour 3: In Bakers Hands

"Spain and Fitz amazing story from Seth worker sham that hit today on ESPN dot com about the Browns, and somehow we've managed to have two conversations about this without mentioning one of the most standout portions of the story revealing not just that the failures came at the highest levels when it came to hiring the right people putting into plan putting into place a plan and sticking with it or anything like that. No, even the marketing team struggled when it came to the Browns fits, I'm sure you know, what I'm getting to here at Spain. Infants there's Bain and Jason Fitz on ESPN radio the espionage app and Sirius XM channel eighty this. Part of the story stood out to me marketing executives wanted employees to see how fans were engaging with the Browns on social media. So they projected the Browns feed onto a giant wall at the facility. It was like broadcasting talk radio over the entire building and one day in particular. It was worse than that. One of the marketing staffers entered a search for hashtag DP for dogpound. The problem was. That hashtag carried a few different meetings. One of which triggered an array of porn to be broadcast onto a wall for the entire office to see for more than twenty minutes until attack employees killed the feed as someone on Twitter set bits that tech employees should be running the team now because he actually found a way to get something done. While that's savage, and look that's just sort of when it when it goes wrong piles on. And that's this is just another example. I mean, the the devil's in the details in in professional sports and so much of successful business. And it's just another example of somebody not thinking through the details and it coming back to bite the Browns and the button, and that's it. I mean, the the article and check it out on ESPN dot com. If you haven't yet, it's long into deep dive, and it's painful to read for for Browns fans because it's just reminded that at every turn where things could go wrong. They have gone wrong from the Browns, and frankly, the browsers and organization have no one to blame but themselves. Yeah. And there are moments of hope within it. And a lot of Browns fans have been frustrated today say, oh, why are you focusing on the negative look to the future and the positives? You can't look to the future of this team without first acknowledging and addressing the reason for their failures in the past because whether or not Baker Mayfield is great or you believe in Freddie kitchens. The man in charge is still. Jimmy, house them and us far. He has not proven that he is willing to believe in something long enough to let it fully play out hill by in on something whether that's Sashi Brown's analytics or a traditional football guy coming in and saying this is how we need to win. But he won't see it through. He'll give in when he's too impatient. For another losing stretch. And that's the key here. We had set wicker Shimon to talk about the story, and what stood out to me was when I asked him. Would you feel the same way about talking to Browns fans about the hope for the future? You did before you wrote the story as after all the research and the writing of in my central point was all the optimism surrounding this team. Did it get tempered at all by understanding the mechanisms by which their failure has occurred in the past and his answer was this. Yeah. 'cause the quarterback hasn't changed. He's only gotten better. I think the question will be can they keep him getting better? And can't they keep him. You know defenses are going to have a year to study him. And can they keep him ahead of the game? And you know, that to the is gonna be vital. But again, it's like whatever reason it happened. Whether it was lock talent the floods. Head of all history is in the situation day ended up with a guy who looks like he could be a legit franchise quarterback. The guy is a unique player his person, and he could be a fixture and icon in that city in only thing besides injuries that could get his way is this team history. That to me is gonna be the most fascinating thing to watch the next couple of years. The pressure. He's basically saying no, I feel complete hope in this trash heap of an organization solely because of the quarterback, especially where no other major change that can affect the outcome of the organization is being made. When your owner is the biggest problem when your owner is not good at his job of owning. Then you have no reason for hope now of their reason for hope is Baker Mayfield. The not only does Baker Mayfield after be good. He has to be so good that it races all of the fields that you get when you find out how bad ownership is. That's asking a lot of a young quarterback. Hey, don't just win games. Don't just develop. Don't just get better at your job. Don't just be a star quarterback save this franchise from an ownership that doesn't know what they're doing yet. So I don't want people who are listening to are Cleveland fans to think in any way. We're downplaying how much we believe in Baker Mayfield. How much he can change the fortunes of this team. A great starting quarterback on a rookie con. Attract that you might have for the next twenty years is the biggest key to success in the NFL. We are not downplaying that. At all, my point is merely that if you look at the other opportunities this team has had and the ways in which has them and others have been able to sabotage their own success. There is a fear. That Baker Mayfield might not be enough. I understand the enthusiasm fits after entire seasons without one win. But what they did this year is mediocre anywhere else. It's bad anywhere else. Right. You're not settling for this many winds anywhere else and considering it a victory. So the fact that it is for the Browns tells you just how early they are in the steps towards becoming a contender. The you can't just say everything's fixed now because they've got kitchens and Baker Mayfield. They gotta make the right move surrounding those guys, right? Because let's remember that the Redskins thought that they were going to be perfect after they got RG three hundred percent. The Buchan ears thought. I was going to be fine with James the titans thought more iota would be a savior of the Rangers. Or was a mess. Right. Turned it around things can change after that first season you have to find continuity. That's the only way to save a franchise. That's just putting an extra layer. That's all we're saying. I think at this point is like I'm not saying Baker Mayfield can't be the next. Great thing. What I'm saying that if he's not the next great thing, then it's going to the organization will collapse, and the other part of it is you have to trust ownership to allow continuity to give him what he needs. So he's not learning a new system every eighteen months. Why would why do you trust Jimmy has lem to finally be patient even more? So now when he finally has a piece that he can look at it and say this is going to drive our franchise forward. I mean for the quickly enough. I'm out right? Exactly. He has expectation. Now, he has expectations that have to be met. If he was unmanageable without those. What's he going to be now? Yeah. And you're right because we talk about this. And actually, I think you might remember that like pretty early on in the season. I said I don't feel bad for Browns fans because I think it's exciting what they're going through. Now, I will feel bad if a seven and eight and one season means that they expect next year. Okay. We're contending for the Super Bowl because it'll be such a disappointment for them. It doesn't turn around that quickly with at least a dozen usually turn around that quickly. Now, I'm one talk because my bears were worst of I this year. Right. And so you can see in the NFL more than anywhere else. That parody helps you make good on on changes. That are helping your franchise. I just worry that exactly like you said there are finally expectations. It's a lot easier to play with house money. It's a lot easier to come from where the Browns have been and have a season like this. Whereas Seth pointed out, Freddie, kitchens and Baker Mayfield did the unexpected. They had basically the same exact setup issue Jackson. Then you saying, oh, I don't have enough talent. Things aren't the way. Things are set up. I can't succeed. They take everybody. Exactly the same. And they. I find great success. Right. So they did the unthinkable which is like look at the garbage around them in in Cleveland and say now we could still go out and win. The question is when you're not playing with house money anymore when you do have expectations when it is an off season of this coaching staff and everybody ready to go. Are you going to be able to follow that up? Again. Also going to be interesting to see not only are defensive coordinators right now studying everything that Baker. Does there also studying Freddie kitchens who because he'd never been a coordinated to that point? No one had any indication of how he calls games in. What is flow looks like they'll know that going into next year. So you've got expectations and you've got a full off season where the the rivals and the teams facing them are going to spend that time getting better at Qatar shut them down. There's going to have to be huge. Evolution just to keep stability in the franchise. Brown's GM John Dorsey was asked about Southwick or article today on Cleveland radio ninety two point three the fan. Here's what he said. I've been with this organization for thirteen months, twelve months. Yeah. And it's. Been awesome. And it starts with top. With ownership. Listen what I like to say. These guys are so supportive, and they will submit. I mean, they give us every rate source we want, you know, when we sit in meetings. You know, the one question they always say at the end. What can we do? Is there anything we can do to help you guys? Is there anything you need? I mean, that's all you can ask worth ownership, you know. And they deeply care now about the people in this community they care about this team and the people in this organization, I couldn't be prouder the save it. I I'm you know, I worked with the Cleveland Browns. And all I know this Jimmy d has them I have a respect for these people. I'm really happy that he's only been there a short time. But he's already learned the exact language used by the Browns every time they get up there and tell you it's going to be different this time. It's gonna be different. I don't know. He can't say anything else. I don't blame them for that coming up. It's time for your answers. The quarterback you'd wanna fight in the octagon and the analyst you'd least wanna face, plus your most irrational fears. We got your answers from the one eight hundred flowers dot com Twitter feed next Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. Spain and Fitz Orlowski is afraid of the dark. He revealed as much on my that's what she said podcast this week, which had us questioning you about your most irrational fears, not that being afraid of the dark is totally irrational. They are scary things in the dark, and you can't see. But you'd think big strong quarterback might be able to make it up the stairs in his own house at night without a couple nights. Not the case. Spain and Fitz on ESPN rated the espionage and siriusxm channel eighty Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz and some of the funny kind of irrational fears from some of our listeners and wanted to. Hundred flowers dot com. Twitter are pretty good car washes car washes watch. Manmade heights. Someone's like totally cool with climbing a mountain, but stadium steps like really high in the stadium is scary any creature that looks or feels like it could be an internal organ of a human being. So a slug towed he'll excetera very random. This one speaks to me Jerry says the seller. I'm not sure why. But you know, of course, there's no cellar monster. That's that speaks to me like basements basements. They can't. When I was a kid like basements. Definitely greet me. I'm still sort of imagining like if we're Lobski accidentally leaves a light on downstairs does he run does. He do like the rundown turn it off. And then like run back up. This has this like light flashlight on his phone the whole time. Oh, good. Call now carries an old school lantern. Greg gave us the answer of the dentist. That's not a rational people are scared of the frayed, Tim. I like this one fear of a centipede crawling through the drain in the bath. While I'm taking a shower. I saw it in a movie want that have never gotten it out of my mind. That's definitely like my spider story. Like once. It was in there. Can't get it out. Jeff Norman is great tweeter friend of ours. Every fear. I have is completely rational, especially the fear of clowns. Clowns are creepy as hell, no. They don't bother me by guy. No that makes me in the small minority on this. Like, I always think it'd be fun to go to parties is like jacked up clown. And then I'm constantly reminded that nobody would ever talk to me again. Yeah. Probably not Jacobs says June bugs, my wife won't go outside. If there's a porch light on. Oh, wow. Very random. Yeah. Anyway, Daryl off ski despite being afraid of the dark still believes and says that he would absolutely destroy fits in a fight and this came up because Stephen a Smith, and Derek Carr of may or may not be fighting in the octagon after after max and Steven said a couple of things about Derek cars abilities as a quarterback. Derek Carr reached out jokingly today in a white the see if he could set it, but may match with Steven A. And this got us asking you guys of all of these starting quarterbacks currently in the NFL who would you fight if you were forced into the octagon with someone anyone and then analysts said, he has peon if you had to fight one of us who would you least want to fight? Who is the scariest is said, Stephen Jackson and ally manning, you said mariota and Jay Williams, which you've now rethought and decided that might be it might be golden junior j Willis still high on the list because I told you he would toy with me and embarrassed me in front of the room until he was done with me. And then he would still finish me. I'd rather like. He would beat you mentally. I right, right. Right. Like, see? I think some of the big guys would just take it on. Now, I've seen a couple of tweets for Damien Woody, and I will say this is sort of a random fun fact about what he who every time I try and shake his hand. I realized that my hand is about the size of his pinky. But he's actually a gentle giant because he knows he could crush anybody. So he shakes hands very gently. So when I think of Woody I think like what he sort of he's he's a gentle teddy bear. Very big teddy bear, here's a couple of good answers. Drew says Kirk cousins he'd have no awareness. He's about to get hit as says Nathan Peterman. He's going to be off target all fight lot of Peterman jokes on your lot of Biedermann. Ryan Andy Dalton he never makes it out of the first round and Amani. I think he knows how to fight and he's got reach. I think the money would be a scary one not messing with him. A lot of people wanna fight Jameis Winston. And I applaud them for that. I would I would do the same. Stugatz. I wouldn't fight him because he wouldn't fight fair. Great point. No, yeah. Yeah. No stugatz. Would bring something with him. I mean. No. Straight eighties. I kill somehow eighties wrestling he'll somehow bring like a chair with them. And all of a sudden when you're not paying attention. He's got a chair. Josh says easy. Sam Bradford Bradford I trip. He breaks. Probably fairly true. Yeah. A lot of people are taking out Sam Bradford and Alex Smith which is not fair because he would not be capable of fighting right now. People said Mel kiper junior Harris, probably like a steel helmet. Good point. This also berry Melrose, very smart. Whoever took berry mellow sees e e comes ready. Oh, yeah. No, berry Millrose wouldn't even take the suit off like Barry would just annihilate you. And then he would do like the I'm Chris being my jacket. Make sure it looks perfect and he'd walk out sort of disgusted. Blazer? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And then as he walked out, it'd be like why did you waste my day? Yeah. For sure. Somebody agrees with me. Steven Jackson, that cat would fold me. Like a lawn chair in thirty seconds. I've seen his work at the palace. And I mean, we're we are all thinking that. I think it would be hard to to fight any of the laboratory guys is I think through it like, Dan smarter than they come as a pack to. Well. Yeah. Yeah. No. That no doubt. Again, we're going to go back to the rest of like you're in on one. And then all of a sudden the rest of them just jumping the ruling Gill just killed the guy with the Trident. Like, do you really think that if you're if you're sitting there saying, okay, I'm gonna take on poppy? That's not gonna happen. Right. You don't stand a chance there? Definitely not a lot of people wanna fight Brady. And they think limited mobility in physical reasons he wouldn't be able to get out of the pocket that'd be good, Tim kurkin. Because why why would anyone ever wanted to go change? You can't like just can't do it like, even if you got in the ring, and you thought it was time to take Tim on then we've just look at him. And you'd be like, I'm sorry, man. You're so nice. Like this guy the dream bay said Kornheiser broker ribs sneezing that would be an easy w. I like this one from Ted McCarthy based on my desire for new overtime rules. He said I'd go with Patrick Mahomes because I could hit him once and hope it ended before he got a chance to play. Oh, wow. Wow. N- Denver says nobody should fight Louis Riddick. He seems so tough. He probably toss his own limbs out of the ring before submitting. Oh, I like that. Jim says is easy Kirk cousins because he isn't quick nor strong. And when it matters most shrinks, but the ESPN person at least one fight in the octagon L Dunkin, and I could see that like L Dunkin kick your butt like she comes hard. There's no doubt. Like l l l would just go out you it's a it's a force. You can't reckon Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz and Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio and the ESPN app, Marcus spears Woodson a lot of those. Yeah. I mean, I think there's a lot. We failed to mention on Twitter, by the way that nobody with an MA background is allowed. Oh, yeah. Because you know, anybody anybody that's ever Cheils on and people were saying like, duh. We're not gonna fight him. Somebody says Rex Ryan because I feel like low key. He could bleep bleep someone up. That is true. Now fighting Rex Ryan I'm thinking about that too. Like Bobby carpenter would be on the list to like, Bobby still works out. Like a maniac is in good shape. All ryen russillo, not a chance. Oh, yeah. Only reality super jacked no way. But again, here's the thing. All of these people are still not gonna destroy you like Stephen Jackson. It's my first answer was clearly the correct. Well, I don't know like I'm sneaky on on russillo here because I think real resilient would also remind you that you lost while you're losing. I think there's that break it down. Oh, yeah. There's that edge of like, you know, while he's punching new he's going to tell you where he's gonna hit. And then he's still going to make it work. That's what I don't want. I don't want the humiliation of the embarrassment through the pro I like that you're so mentally weak. You keep naming people that are just going to make you feel bad about yourself during the fight, and that's scarier to you. Then a guy who six foot eight and climbed into the stands and destroyed fans that guy is less scary to you than someone who's going to tell you how he's beating you up that that viral video lives on. But it's only ten seconds long viral video of russillo toying with me is an hour. I don't want that coming up. We'll check in on the Lakers. Plus wise, James harden, leaving some NBA fans feeling uninspired. It's coming up next pain and bits on ESPN radio. 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 romp down five minutes into the foot a tree ranch slams through the window. Where are you hurt? I just got a scratch on my chest. Your chest of drawers can't help you in a windstorm. But the Geico insurance agency can help you get covered for personal property damage. 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The coolest part was put up a video of one of her best saves, and do you know who commented on it? Who me sarahspain? He doesn't baller. Do you? Do you know who they didn't comment on it? Jason Fitz busy. I'm berry. Did you put it on Instagram or stuff? He was on this. I'm not good at commenting on instant. It was also on Twitter was it onto. But I appreciate it at Sarah because it kind of validated. Like, I'm proud of my girl. She's eleven years old, and she is five six and a half. She's a goalkeeper. And she had a great weekend. And she just continues to get better. And I'm really not you just being a dad that was baller. She started going one direction change directions. Mid air. Got the fingertip on it. Solid. Are we sure it wasn't the video that went viral of the dads pushing the kid, in fact, this is how you know that the wanna know how you know that it was a great save is that the camera guy that was filming it because it wasn't me that was filming it was from the other team and walked over at halftime and asked who's the goalkeeper's father or parents? And I said, well, I am. And he goes do you want me to edit that because that was sick? That's amazing. And so he's been dean, well when I was in high school, I had twenty five points at halftime once and the data of the star of our team said the camera broken left because he was mad that I was scoring more than his daughter. That's how things worked. That's what a good teammate would have been nice for recruiting. I know like we have real. I gotta ask him on follow. If the person filming next to you had had been next to you while they were filming and your immediate reaction was caught. Would we have to mute the video? No such a pro I screamed, but it was woo. Like, Greg, John baby. That was that was it. I mean, I don't it's funny if parents act differently games, right? And so I think a lot of people look at me and go Kay you played college basketball. You probably that in saying that I'm not I like to sit there and be quiet when she does something. That's great. I cheer for her teammates as much as I cheer for my for super sweet. But but it's also like nobody knows who you. Gets crazy. PK's? It's all we're talking to USPS Sean farnum before we get to the NBA. The biggest match up of the weekend Kentucky versus Kansas in college basketball. You know for a lot of people that haven't been paying a lot of attention. Maybe it feels like oh Kentucky Kansas. We're getting to blue bloods. But this has been a little bit different journey for especially for Kentucky this year. So when you look at these teams, what do you see? Well, I think I think they're kinda headed in a little bit opposite directions. As far as like Kansas was really peaking early. And that happened with as a Buki. Now he's out for the entire season. They're they're missing a key cog underneath. So they've had to change their complete style of play from going double bigs with Lawson and as a Buki to now going to guards perimeter oriented playing a little bit faster Kentucky struggled early. But now their chemistry has really figured themselves out in particular the defensive and floor one of the things people. Don't talk about Kentucky. They have the number one scoring defense and all of the SEC that that's an impressive statistic that I don't think a lot of people are paying attention to because we often think about the talent. And thus when we think of talent, we think. Of offense, but it's their defense in particular Ashton hagan's his steals leading out two points in transition. Their second best in the SEC and points in transition averaging just over nineteen points per game. And I think that's going to be really key Kansas is going to have to get back in transition immediately shot goes up you're going to be limited on who you're going to send the glass to try to get offense rebounds. Because the first two steps are going to determine whether or not Kentucky's going to score an easy basket or whether you're gonna force them to play in the half court. That's awesome staff. I will look forward to that that game for sure let's let's get to NBA because we've been talking on the show already and people have been asking in general, should we be more hyped about? What James harden is doing right now does it matter that it's Hardin that it's a necessity for his team to have a chance to succeed. Do we think that maybe any of the elite players in the league could do this game after game if they had the setup that he does right now or we may be under appreciating a guy who's currently hitting Wilt Chamberlain type numbers? Yeah. I I don't get the whole idea. Do we devalue it because it's James harden topic of discussion and? In look a lot of people are saying it, right? So it's not it's not just you in the form of the question, Sarah. But he what he's doing is. Absolutely historical. Like are there other people that could do this? If Steph was by himself in and he had to do this could he maybe do it, maybe, but Jim James Harden's been able to do it at such a consistent level twice. Now this year in four games stretchy scored over two hundred points. And there's only one of the guy's name on the line. It's two hundred sixty one without an assist. Yes. Just crazy. And and he's he averages. More dribbles before shot than any player in the league. So he's having to work extremely hard to get a shot off. He has perfected that step back whether or not it's an extra step and a travel it's not getting called. So he's taken it and good for him. I think you have to look back and go gosh, this is so unprecedented. That if you're not in of what you're seeing in front of you, and you're being judgmental based on what the requirements are for his team to try to be successful during the stretch run or whether or not it's it's. It's just James harden. And in, you know, well, we don't like him as much as we like other stars in the NBA. Well, I feel like you're you're shortsighted, and you're not really appreciating the athleticism the skill set. The unique offense of skills that James harden brings to the court every single night. He can do this every night and for people that are sitting there going, well, he's averaging forty three and a half points per game in the month of January. Should we be concerned about this over the long haul of the season? I don't know. Why don't we just appreciate what we're seeing right now. And let's see if he can maintain this. Let's see when guys come back. If you know it's going to obviously force his points per game to go down a little bit. But he is still as a league of a score as we have in the NBA for so long. We've talked about Katie being the best score in the NBA. He's not the best score. The NBA James harden is the best score in the NBA. We're talking to ESPN Sean farnum in studio Spain and fits sarahspain Jason Fitz. So far walk me a little bit through the the mindset of a basketball player then because some of. These pieces will eventually come out come back. And I think that's part of why everybody's looking at the rocket saying, what's this look like long term? So when you've been used at this alarming rate when the usage rate is so high to you welcome the opportunity to become less a part of the offense and have to do less or does that mess with sort of your rhythm in what you've been putting up they won't mess with James because James is what James does I mean, he scores. And so if he hits less shots and the points go down a little bit. He's still going to be the same player. Like, he's not going to change who he is. What's going to happen is he's going to be a little bit better of a passer, which I think is aspect of the game that we often devalue when we talk about James harden, but he'll have more faith and more confidence in the guys that are around him. And thus the points per points production. We'll go down. I'll tell you a story James harden. And I've watched them work out a thousand times, and I'll never forget a couple years ago. It was at the men's gym in Los Angeles and on the campus of UCLA, and Kevin Durant was in there working out James came in and. And they did individual workout together. The workout was set a such where you are allowed to have one dribble on the catch your defensive player knew it. And then you had to get your shot off. He got a shot off every single time on Kevin Durant and hit more often than not and they went after each other for a full hour going back and forth against each other in the same scenario and same situation. If you're able to score over that length with only one bounce look what he's doing with the I think it said it can average of seven dribbles before he shoots the ball. The he puts you on a yoyo you've got no idea where he's going. So it doesn't matter who's on the floor with him. He still going to be able to do that. Will it be two hundred plus points over four game stretch. I don't think we're gonna probably see those numbers because I think again, you're going to have cappella coming back and your throw lobs to the rim and allow him to become a force and take some of that pressure off of your shoulders relief. Probably isn't the word what James really wants to do just win period. He real quick Lakers currently feeling it without LeBron as. As that continues. How worried are you? Or is this just a matter of? Hey when he gets back. Everything's fine. We'll catch back up. Well, now, you don't it without LeBron in we forget about Rondo not being available. So then okay, we add in the fact now Lonzo ball is out for a couple of weeks. This team's a mess. It's a mess. If LeBron comes back, even as is it's going to be a fight for them to make the postseason in the Western Conference. It just is they have not been able to sustain the level of success that is necessary during the stretch without LeBron James in order to maintain their positioning. When he went down there like the five seat or the four seed in the Western Conference now there on the outside looking in. So I think you've got to be patient here. Some of the concerning things I've heard this week is all we'll go try to get Mike. Conley. Let's go try to get Marcus all that that's not gonna make you better. That's not going to get you to where you want to be. And then who are you going to have to give up in order to get somebody like that that isn't going to put you over the top or isn't gonna move you closer to what your end result wants to be you guys can follow him. And be sure when you do follow him that you like in comment on everything Sean foreign Amman onto. Twitter. Right. What's your Instagram? Farnum ESPN farnum ESPN. Thank you for sarahspain being a true friend. Welcome friend Frendo. I thought I thought that Fitzy was a friend of mine eminently nuts. Hi fi for me. I will tell her. Congratulations from me. Now. Not real. It's not they sound. We talk to you. So I'm going to spend the next several minutes liking every one of his posts on Instagram straight ahead. The best part of Pro Bowl weekend is happening in mere minutes. We'll tell you about it next on Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. Spain and Fitz. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app and siriusxm channel eighty Sarah. Spain Jason Fitz. Count on the minutes. That's right. I am counting down the excited minutes. Not till the Pro Bowl this weekend. Let's face. It. A bunch of people are gonna watch it. But nobody really cares about it. The fun from Pro Bowl weekend, Sarah starts tonight. And I'm a little a little mad. We didn't get invited to go hang out. And maybe I dunno commentator. I'm not that far away. I'm in Florida already come on. And I mean, this seems like it makes a ton of sense for anybody that doesn't know tonight nine pm eastern on ESPN the Pro Bowl skills showdown. So fund you want me to tell you the quick event. Yes. Please five events tonight. Forty yard splash. It's a new challenge. Putting teamwork to the test of football inspired take on a fire bucket brigade where they raised a a dunk. Temp by hitting the target with the football dropping an opposing team member into the tank up next the gridiron gauntlet five players participating in a head to head relay race designed to showcase strength speed and agility, including a fumble scramble through an inflatable path. Best. Hands too wide receiver quarterback do us from each conference compete in time to relay race catching a series of passes at a sequence of downfield targets as quickly as possible requiring a specific style of catch diving one handed over the shoulder, etc. Precision passing two quarterbacks and one captain appointed non quarterback battle it out in a one minute accuracy competition attempting to hit as many targets as possible. And finally, the return of Pro Bowl dodge bowl pro bowlers competing in a classic game of dodgeball. Every member of each team participating in a best of three series the team with the last person on the court wins. If you can dodge wrench you could dodge an Andrew luck festival. Sure. Oh. For every single out to this. I mean, first of all you're talking about huge names that are involved in this the AFC some of the highlights von Miller James Connor Andrew lucked, juju Smith, Schuster, Shawn Watson. I mean, there's a lot there. Mitch trubisky. Never heard keen Hicks v. By the way, for those who do not know outside of Chicago. Maybe Akeem Hicks comedy is going to bring the funding. I hope they might come up for everyone of these got. Well, that's one thing to you know, I hope that all of it is Mike up because I think some of the best parts of this is listening to these guys who were just in a moment of having fun. Just listening to have a good time and sort of trash each other in the process is one of my favorite parts of it. Well, and they've got some captains that presumably might be miked up to talk either smack about the opposition or their own players. AFC team is Jim Kelly recently declared totally cancer free, which we love and DeMarcus ware, and then NFC team Emmett Smith, and Brian Urlacher or lacquer with hair going to be all sorts. That's creepy. Uncle. Sort of it is a little bit. Like that. Do you have one side or the other? I mean, a saquon also on the Pro Bowl side for the NFC. Russell Wilson Cameron, Jordan. I mean, big big Nalen. Yeah. George kettle. I, you know, I'm gonna go NFC, of course, with my boys Akeem and Mitch are on it. But AFC's got a pretty good roster. Just picturing Sean thrown to ju is giving me a nice Juniper's, right? Juice. It's spectacular. I'm in for all of it mostly because I think and frankly, this is what I believe should replace the Pro Bowl is a game. I think we should see more, right? This like we all know that the game itself is I say this every year, it's interesting. But let's remember a lot of you guys are gonna watch it. So why does the Pro Bowl rankings than other T other sports, real playoff games? Bright so much people like football knowing that people will watch it just because there's something there's fine. But if you can give me American gladiator type moments where I can watch not leads do things that they don't typically do. That's what's interesting about it to me. So seeing people that are already, you know, amongst the most skilled in the world the best athletes in the world seeing them go out and have to do things that are slightly different than normal. I'm in for all of that. Yeah. You know, the only thing I'll say is that there's some other good pro bowlers that are not in this skill challenge that I would like to see I understand some of them were recently playing or maybe it's more fun to have some younger guys. But you know, Patrick. Mahomes in any of these would have been awesome right with love to see that Antonio Brown. You know, I think they probably tried to bring up some new names, some fresh names, he would be fun to watch in the one where you've gotta make crazy different kinds of catches. My boy to re Cohen is not in this. And he's first of all again, Mike him up hilarious. But I mean, if you've ever watched a Rico, and you know, that he is just an athlete. He's he have you seen the video of him where he does a back flip and catches to football's same time. Like that guy would be fun in any of these challenges Philip rivers because he would be so frustrated just Dak nam it Doug gun it that will be good. So there's a lot of other pro bowlers, you know, that you'd like to see doing their thing. Well, and I'll go back to when I was a kid. They used to put the quarterback challenge up in the middle of the summer, and they obviously filmed it because it was in Hawaii they filmed it during the Pro Bowl, but they played it in the middle of the summer to sort of wet. Everybody's appetite for football. So you'd wait all summer. And then all of a sudden, you would finally get like, Dan Marino. And you know. Bob, boomer like science and all those guys like that era of quarterback. They were all doing these challenges against each other. I was into every single second of it. And I I wish that we did more of that sort of stuff. So I'm a fan of the elimination of the game. Then utilize all talents. They're all of them. Agreed. What was the one that Herschel Walker was always on that was by far my favorite Herschel Walker was on like that one of those like gladiator type shows was. Yeah. Man. The network stars like that. I mean, I was a fan of that. But to your point, and it should be I should remind everybody last year's Pro Bowl ratings last year. Everybody was talking about how the NFL was in decline. And nobody was watching it. Last year's Pro Bowl ratings were the highest in four years at averaged eight point six million viewers across both the across the platforms peaked at ten point one million viewers. That's a ton of eyeballs. I mean when you crazy why is there a Pro Bowl still happening? Well, there's a Pro Bowl happening because people make money off of it. So, but I think if they if they went, you know, more. I would love to see quarterbacks against quarterbacks in some things. But then I'd love to see quarterbacks doing non quarterback things in life. Tried to fish out of water kind of thing. And then also when I was on the grunk boat. They did like the grunk family jeopardy, which was especially funny because some of the grants are simple. I think is the right word just understanding how the game worked with a lot for them. So I'd like to see like some sort of game shows would be good family feud. I want family. That's what they were doing family feud with the grunk God that where I would like to see maybe like like a newlyweds. But with teammates would be good to see. And then you know, what we hear about the most at the Pro Bowl is the pranks they pull on each other. So I would like to have some sort of recap show where people are revealing the pranks that they've pulled. I I'm sure you've heard about this fits like you, if you're a rookie there, you cannot let anyone know your room number because if you do everything will get charged to you. Oh, wow. That's that's amazing them up and get the reaction to it. Yes. Exactly. I will say I have to go back to like I one I have one family feud goal. And this might be the only way I could ever get at one time in my life. I want everybody instead of just clapping and saying good answer. Good answer. I want one time in my life for the whole road look down and say, you know, no, you don't get to answer any more questions. You're like that will happen. If you just go on the show. I well a terrible answer when you're obviously Leno figure you and I go on the show. And then I yell at you for the answer. It's better content on I would only give good answers marshy. Sure. Sure. Sure. Sure. You know, I'm a family feud champion, but you know, as as angry as as just fired up in competitive as athletes get they would be the one great hope that would look down the road urine idiot. I mean hundred the producers are like, no, no, no, no, keep it like. And they're just like you idiot, especially like, I'm all in for making Pro Bowl family feud and make the prize like five million bucks. So they are into it. And then all of a sudden it's called like I want him riding on the side like the Phil role between linebacker and offense lineman over a bad answer on the size that my asking too much. 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