19 Burst results for "Tim Raines"

"tim raines" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

06:13 min | 4 months ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"So even influential managers like Hall of Famers, Connie Mack and Bill mckechnie, they stopped stealing basically their team stopped stealing and then everyone followed their lead and some others and just no one really stole much like later in the 30s and the 40s and then early mid 50s just, it was a pretty static game. It was sort of stationed to station not many players with high steel totals and not a high steel rate league wide. And then Maury wills came along and also Luisa RICO. But it was really players in some cases coming from the Negro leagues. It was like integration was big because in the Negro leagues in the Caribbean, et cetera, there were more base dealers and it was just a higher base stealing environment in some of those leagues. And so when those players were finally allowed into the AL and NL, they brought that style of play with them and helped popularize it, but Maury wells came along and he had not been a prospect at all. He was a total afterthought. He came up in his age 26 season and he'd been bouncing around the miners forever and he basically picked up switch hitting late and that worked for him and he ran a lot and he broke through in established himself and really from the start, he was just leading the league in stolen bases constantly like his first full season 1960 with the Dodgers 50 stolen bases led the national league and he actually led the national league 6 straight seasons and led the majors. Some of those seasons and I believe that is still tied for the most consecutive seasons leading one's league in stolen bases. So it's pretty impressive that he was able to lap the league like that. I think Vince Coleman later tied him maybe with a 6 consecutive stolen base titles in his league. But that's pretty much it. And if you look at like 19 60 to 65, when, again, the league as a whole wasn't stealing that much, Maury wills had 376 steals during those seasons. Aparicio was at two 58 in second place, nowhere close, and then you had to go down to Lou Brock, one 46, Willie Davis, one 39, like he was like literally lap in the league. I mean, he was running circles around everyone at that time. So it's almost like we need someone like where he will come along and demonstrate that you can do this and it should be done. And then maybe it will catch on again, but you need someone to break the mold now like he did and decades of not stealing so much. How many seasons? Like let's assume that the new rules around pick offs and the basis being bigger and all of that really do lead to a dramatic uptick in stolen bases. How many seasons do you think it will take for us to see? Even just one team that has altered in some way, it's understanding of a desirable prospect profile to take advantage of those to really emphasize speed as a tool and to look at guys who maybe have demonstrated in college that they have really great base running acumen. How long do you think it takes for us to see the sort of developmental tide turn there? Probably several seasons. I guess, although if it's accompanied by a rule change like the one that we're getting next year, then maybe it wouldn't be so much, oh, it's one guy, it's Murray wills, who's able to do something, no one else is able to do. It's suddenly conditions her. All right, our favorable in a different way. Yeah. Yeah. And 62, by the way, and I should say I mentioned that he was unsung and underrated and no one really saw him coming. I was reading in Craig great, great subscription, newsletter, which I always recommend pages from baseball's past. He wrote about wills this week and he noted that the top baseball card company there practice was to sign anyone who they thought was remotely close to making the majors so that they would be able to get them on a card if they made it. And wills was the first player they failed to sign before his picture. Just because he came out of nowhere and they just never thought he would be a big leaguer, yeah. But in 62, which was his big legendary season 60 years ago, I asked Ryan Nelson about this because he led by so, so far in stolen bases. He stole a 104 stolen bases that year, which was unheard of. I mean, it was literally unheard of. He broke ty cubs, still in base record, which was interesting because Cobb had played in a 154 game season and the commissioner at the time actually came out and said that to break Cobb's record will have to do it in a 154 games. It's just like attaching the asterisk to it, which was very silly, especially because Cobb had actually played a 156 games that they were a couple ties. And ultimately will say, I think, did Thai Cobb my Thai cup a 156. And then blue by him. But no one was anywhere close to him in that season, stolen base wise. He ended up with one O four and the second place guy was Willie Davis 32. Wow. His teammate, 32. It's just ridiculous, so I asked her I know soon if that is the biggest gap between a number one and number two stolen base guy in a single season, just by raw numbers on bases and then by ratio and yeah, by far it is. Keep some bounds. Yeah, so he had a lead of 72, so in bases that you're second place 1974 Lou Brock had a one 18 to 59 difference over Davey Lopes that's 59 and then 1982, Ricky Henderson over Tim raines one 30 to 78. 52 steel difference, which is kind of ridiculous also Tim raines stole 78 bases, which now would totally blow our minds.

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"tim raines" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

02:31 min | 8 months ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"And I think especially we talked about Alan Gonzalez about this yesterday, the changes the man he has made in how he plays and how he repairs. You know, when he was a young player with the Orioles, I heard that, you know, teammates would nudge him and hey, this is what we have to do and conversation about the consistency of effort. And now you hear stories about how all NES, which is great because as you know, people evolved during their lifetime. And it feels like that he absolutely has done that. The last couple of weeks you've been begging to talk about, one of the best players on one of baseball's most disappointing teams. What do you got? There is a unicorn. I'm describing him as a unicorn in our midst. And his name is Julio Rodriguez, who I am convinced is on the fast track to superstardom. Let's play the pace game again. He leads the major leagues with 17 steals. And he's doing that with a batting line, 20% better than the league average. So let's play that help us through over a full season. I went back to 1980 to find rookies that led the league in steels and generated an OPS plus of one 20 or higher. Here's the last way to do it. Tim raines did it in 1981, each row did it in 2001, and Mike Trout did it in 2012. That's the list. Sure, the Mariners are a wildly disappointing bunch, but you can't blame this kid. Obviously Jared killman was sort of the and Kyle Lewis to a degree these you guys were supposed to form that student sort of super outfield. Rodriguez is the only one sort of keeping up his end of the bargain. But that blend of skill that he have is exceedingly rare and I am thus exceedingly confident that if you look at all the young players across baseball this season sort of taking off, I think he might have the most promising, maybe the best profile of all of them to have sort of a superstar filled 20s given that age and his ability to hit. Yeah, what we've seen with the Blue Jays and the Mariners remind us that you can be a superstar prospect that that doesn't guarantee anything for years. We heard about Nate Pearson. Nate Pearson's this, you know, Nate Pearson's had an 8 pairs and throws really hard. And I remember talking with Dan schulman before the debut of Alec minoan, what he told me was this guy really knows how to pitch. And this guy is presence. And it turned out Alec manoa is the better of the two and you mentioned Jared kelman. I mean, it just hasn't happened so far. And maybe it will that can turn around, but it turns out that the better player might be mister Rodriguez. All right, sir, thanks for doing this embo. Later, man. That's the Mendoza's analyst.

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"tim raines" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

07:46 min | 8 months ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"Dot com, use the coupon code while 20 to get a discount of $20 on an 80 year subscription, not just for MLB, you can also sign up for other sports versions of stat head if you want. And the great thing that is happening now is that we have listeners who have availed themselves of this opportunity and are now stat head subscribers. And so they are often writing in with their own step less or like answering their own stat blast questions. So Darren wrote in on Monday to note that the brewers Ethan small and the cubs met swarmer faced off as the starting pitcher in that contest and they were each making their major league debut. So we were meeting multiple major leaguers in that game, and they were both starting. And so he wanted to know it seems rare that two starting pitchers would be making their major league debut in the same game. Well, that is stat edible. And he posted about that in the stat blast channel in the Discord group and he is a stat head subscriber to and people walked him through how you find that. And so I will link to those results, but that was the 29th time at least since 1901 that two starting pitchers in the same game we're making their major league debut in that same game. And there's some notable starters who have made debuts in games like that, Jacob de Grom, against chase whitley, JR Richard against Jim Willoughby, Danny maclaine against Fritz ackley, bob forsch against Tom Carroll. It seems like the matchup that yielded the most cumulative career war between the two pitchers was Gaylord Perry against Sammy Ellis in 1962, with a combined for about a hundred war, mostly from mister Perry. We also got a submission along those lines, someone just basically did a full stat blast for us. They should start their own podcast, but listener, Jonathan, a recent subscriber and Patreon supporter and stad head subscriber said that he was watching Sunday's reds giants game, and he noticed that at the start of the 8th inning, Darren ruff entered as a pinch hitter for the Giants and struck out, the Giants batted around, scored 6 runs and rough got a second chance in that inning, but struck out again to end the inning, and then he was replaced by Kurt cassell, so he never took the field. And so Jonathan wondered how many times has that happened before a player participating in a game solely as a pinch hitter and striking out twice. It seems like it would be hard to do because it requires your team to bet around and since you're accounting for two of the three outs on your own that requires at least 7 of the other 8 players in the lineup to reach base safely in that inning. So he got himself a stad head subscription. Instead of asking us to answer this, he did it himself self sufficient. Appreciated this and I hope he used the coupon code while 20 turns out that this was only the third time, at least since 1901 in MLB history that this happened. First accomplished by John Canelo, may 20th, 1990 for Pittsburgh against Atlanta and then Jeff manto for Cleveland September 14th, 1997 against the White Sox, cangelosi was the only other player to ever lead off and end the inning with strikeouts Mentos for strikeout followed. A leadoff single by Omar vizquel. So if we're willing to add on one more qualification we can state that Darren ruff is the first player in MLB history to appear solely as a pinch hitter and strike out to lead off and end an ending in a team victory. So that's a lot of qualifiers, but canoes see pirates lost that 1990 game. So that was fun. And then he went further down the rabbit hole with John cangelosi, who's someone who had a lot of pitch head appearances and multiple plate appearances in those games. I'll throw that in a Google Doc and link to it just so you can see the full stat blast that Jonathan did, but again, stad head dot com. Anyway, the actual step blast is from Carson, who says, this will probably be the most useless question I've ever asked. But that doesn't stop me from wanting to know the answer. What is the most consecutive innings by a single pitcher in which he threw the same number of pitches in each inning? I have no issue with this including relief pitchers spanning multiple games if that makes the answer more interesting, but my question was initially thought up with starters in single games in mind. I sent this question to Lucas pastor laris, listener and baseball perspective, writer and researcher, and he did a little deep dive with his retro sheet database, so he went back to 1988, which is the beginning of reliable pitch by pitch data. He did not count intentional balls as pitches to keep things consistent with the way it works now, but that doesn't change anything in terms of the leader. And he found the answer is melito Perez. Perez in June of 1991, so in one single game, he entered as a reliever he was sort of a swingman that season. He was in the bullpen mostly, but he made some starts, so on June 15th, 1991, Ramon Garcia of the White Sox had a disaster start, he gave up 5 runs in anything in the third, so moledo Perez came in, and he threw 7 and two thirds shutout innings to finish that game for the White Sox, did not allow a run, one walk, three hits, 8 strikeouts, so excellent inning by melito, but he threw 12 pitches in each inning of that game. So one of the innings, I guess, was partial because he came in with one out already, but if we count that, actually, we don't have to count that because the record is 7, 7 innings, he threw 12 pitches a piece. So each of his full innings that day, he took 12 pitches, and then, in his next outing, June 19th, he came in in the 9th as a reliever to finish the game, and he threw one inning and he threw 12 pitches in that inning as well. So, the record within a single game is 7 consecutive innings with the same pitch count by molido pairs and the record across multiple games, any span actually is also mojito Paris. No one has done it even 7 times over multiple spans, but 8 consecutive innings with the same pitch count is the record by Molina Perry is in 1991 and it makes sense that it would be about 12 probably because if you had a very high pitch count, then you would run out of pitches, probably, and it would also mean that you were getting in trouble and getting hit around a bit, so you wouldn't be left in long enough to rack up a long streak, the average going back to 88 has been about 16 pitches per inning. So 12 is probably sort of the sweet spot. The second place finisher is real Cormier in 2000 across multiple games. He threw 6 consecutive innings with 13 pitches apiece, so that's the closest anyone has gotten and in the same game. It's a tie for 5 consecutive innings. And this season, the most anyone has done is for consecutive innings. So this is actually kind of tough to do and kind of have to sustain for any extended stretch of innings. Mojito Perez is your all time leader, at least you're on record leader. Interesting. All right, that will do it for today. All right, if you follow ups from last week, we got a lot of responses to our hypothetical email about a player suffering from glass S syndrome, specifically Ricky Henderson, if Henderson had a glass ass, could he still have been a successful base dealer? Well, it's not quite in keeping with the lighthearted spirit of our answer to that question. But as a number of people pointed out, one of Henderson's contemporaries in a great base dealer in his own right, perhaps the best ever percentage based dealer Tim raines did supposedly have a glass ass of sorts for a little while, reigns acknowledged using cocaine during the 1980s, specifically 1982, and he is reputed to have sometimes kept the vial in his back pocket, which would prevent him from sliding foot first..

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"tim raines" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"That stir last year. But he is lovable in a lot of respects and he does these things on the field that make you think he is a happy go lucky fun guy. And it seems like a lot of his teammates have very nice things to say about him. But presumably not opponents he is punched in. Yeah. Yeah, and it's tricky. I think that we can maybe and we don't know that this was what was at play. I think you can understand the context that might lead someone to behavior like this without excusing it, but it is important to sort of understanding it. And I don't know if you've been DFA, maybe that, you know, shakes you and puts you on your back foot from a mood perspective. But yeah, he can't you can't bunch someone without don't punch people, first of all, we can stop at that. We don't really need to qualify, but if you're going to engage in punching in the baseball context switch, you know, some baseball players seem really motivated to do despite us thinking that it was that it's not the best way to resolve conflict. It's generally best for people to have a sense that you're coming because you can really hurt someone that way. It's good that that doesn't seem to have happened here, but don't cold cock someone, that's bad. All right, so let's get to today's topic. The Hall of Fame ballot was released today Monday and I need some help here because any day now before the end of the month, I will be getting a Hall of Fame ballot in my mailbox for the first time ever. I got the email today, notifying me that my ballot was mailed or was going to be mailed today. I am eligible for the first time. I've been a member of the baseball writers association for ten years now. So my privilege as part of that is that if I want to, I can vote on the Hall of Fame. And my inner 12 year old is pretty pumped about this. Yeah. My outer 34 year old is sort of hoping the ballot gets less in the mail somehow. So I genuinely do not know what to do. And I don't mean that I'm like kind of conflicted, but really I've made up my mind already and I just want someone to endorse my decision. I really have not made a decision and I could use some advice from you from the listeners from anyone who wants to weigh in here. And we talked a little bit about the issues with Hall of Fame voting these days last year, and episode 1640, we had a couple of philosophy professors on to talk to us about the ethics of Hall of Fame voting, but this is really real to me now. And I guess it's a year closer to being real for you. And I'm pretty conflicted here. I don't want to sound super self serious and act as if this is the weightiest moral decision anyone has ever wrestled with because I think baseball writers can be a bit precious about this at times. Not naming any names. But in the grand scheme of things, the Hall of Fame ballot doesn't matter that much. But this is a baseball podcast, so most of what we talk about doesn't matter that much. So I basically picked the worst possible time to enter the voting body. I mean, my timing is the opposite of impeccable here. It's like the Donald Glover in community meme where he walks into the room with the pizza and he's smiling and then the room is on fire. That is me work again with my first ever Hall of Fame ballot in the final year of eligibility for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, semi Sosa and Kurt Schilling. The first year of eligibility for Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. And of course, you have the lockout potentially contributing to a dearth of other baseball news. So December might just be like Hall of Fame all the time. That will not be the most pleasant discourse. I don't think. So this is basically like I'm the contestant on who wants to be a millionaire who's torn between two answers. And so I'm using a couple of lifelines today. I'm phoning a friend that you and I am asking the audience and I'm not going to necessarily abide by anyone else as a opinion about what I should do here, but I do value anyone else's opinion about what I should do here because this is not necessarily what I envisioned. Yeah. I thought about voting for the Hall of Fame to the extent that I ever thought I would. Like, once I was in the BBW a and I started looking ahead and said, oh, hey, you know, ten years down the road. I could potentially vote for the Hall of Fame. That's kind of cool and I can have a little impact on history here and I can join the rich tradition of baseball writers voting on the Hall of Fame and I care about baseball history. And in theory, it's sort of a fun activity to participate in. But a little less fun now and I know I'm not the only writer who shares that opinion. So basically it's like, you know, I always envisioned that this would be about picking who were the best baseball players. That's kind of always what I thought the Hall of Fame was not the museum portion, which is separate, of course, but the plaque part, the part where we decide is this guy Hall of Famer or not and he gets to have his plaque in the room. That to me was always about, well, were you one of the best baseball players ever, and it was basically only about that more or less. And now it is not only about that. And I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it is definitely different. And so when I was looking ahead to this, I was like, you know, I can be in on the next 11 or Tim raines or Larry walker. You know, I can support those candidates who maybe deserve or support than they get. And I can prevent or help prevent a future snub of an archaeon or a Bobby gricar and Alan Trammell or a Kenny Lofton someone like that. You know, I can cast my righteous vote for the saber metrically supported candidate. And now, well, I guess it would be fun to vote for Scott Roland. But beyond that, almost every legitimate candidate has some sort of controversy associated with them that makes it bigger than just baseball than just the stats. Yeah, just the numbers and just the jaws score. And so it's a different exercise and when that I feel more ambivalent about than they expected that I would. Well, perhaps we can start with a couple of sort of ideological questions that might help you to put some bumpers on this. Because I think that there are a couple of things that as a voter you need to answer for yourself and perhaps first and foremost, well, do you want to do the character stuff now? Or would you like to save it for a second question? Well, it all comes down to the character stuff, I suppose. I guess so. It depends what your other question is. I don't know. Let's start with a question that is relevant both to some returning candidates and also to some of the newcomers. So have you developed your opinion of where performance enhancing drugs factor into your ballot? Well, 'cause I think there are a couple of ways that you can go about this. I have always thought that Jay's approach, Jay jaffe's approach to this is sort of a reasonable one, right? Where he sort of bifurcates the group between those whose association with PEDs was part of what he dubs the wild west period right before there was a collectively bargained policy, the one that we know now that governs enforcement..

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"tim raines" Discussed on Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

05:01 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Cork's 96fm Opinion Line

"North to see exactly and you know what it's probably a testament as well to the entire community around him in terms of formula one as an industry all the different teams all drivers and the management that all of them are obviously privy to this information as well and not one of them has ever compromised him. Or his family's privacy in anyway and now especially. His son is no driving in formula in this year for the very first year. So there's a lot of refocus back on the schumacher name. When you when you watch it. And i said i just watched ten minutes as a teaser. We'd we'd be talking about it. Guy was a genius. And i even if you're one he was a genius and i think you know what this documentary will show if you if you are a fan of formula on nas i think drive to survive is worth a look. If you're not a final form no one but if you are a fun you all these drivers you've seen their pools interviews. You'll see how arrogant and how confident they are and almost to the point where you'd nearly disliked him because there they can be quite arrogant in the way they talk and their mannerisms what eighteenth this documentary will give a lot of reflection and kind of insight into the other side of michael schumacher. His his home personality his humor. And i think a lot of people. And i don't know if this is going to be featured in the documentary but michael schumacher's very first break informative. One came from eddie jordan throat. That's right well. His his very first race was for the jordan team and he was snapped up by andrea. Gastric he'll never had one race but that was his big break. Informative and richmond gave it to him. Listen thank you very much. Shirley as always surely don't have been looking to the morning show apple tv series too dropping today or today series one. Yes she's right. I've only seen an episode or two. It's fabulous it's just like it's everything that i love in the television show and i would have thought. Oh god no. That's going to be silly. It's not it's brilliant and then the documentary schumacher on netflix. For something to watch over the weekend a couple of things to get to. Before if yes tim. Brosnan was on about the everyman to say. They deserve special mention for having kept long-term staff on the books during the pandemic and topping up their pandemic payment. Compliments to sean and the team unique uncork. If not and as far as tim knows and i knew they were doing that. And it was grace I think one of the reasons why the everyone is so loved. Everyone knows the opera house. Yes but the everyman is such a important place in cork theater and cork arts. And it's it doesn't surprise me that doesn't surprise me because that's the kind of people that they are. They're speaking events de says. Enjoy tonight no fear of you. Don't water springs to mind. You have to be a bit nervous. Wouldn't you the top ten foods to get us in the mood. Yeah no thirty two before we finish. What do you think are the top foods to get us in the mood. The top one creek. Now you five minutes text be right. One is the food that gets you in the mood. We five minutes. Have we opinion line on courts menti six. Fm tonight car insurance group. Call them now for motor home. Business farm life on health insurance. Even more of casey and rock morning highlight show. Geopolitical uncorked ninety-six. Fm plans for the weekend to. How's your father are you'd like them to include a bit of. How's your father. You be very careful how you feed your own half tim raines. Give them magnum ice cream. No tim own work. You think chocolate wouldn't you. Maybe alright stirs just leave a bad smell. Corey works lobster if he can catch us roast dinner. Maybe a pizza. Pasta mcdonald accrue. Beans sister grouping no jimmy and including jimmy. If you wanted sort of indulge in pleasures of don't not crew being a promise you know not approving a froyo p- maybe maybe but you really want to cook onofre nine and talk you to see can you. Yeah no am sort of get you started and better than ending is a well cooked. Well presented nice juicy steak. That's what the science says. She was told you. Vegans didn't know what they were missing. The program editors cartoon produced and research by fergal berry. See a monday just after nine. You're listening to highlights from the opinion line. Cork's ninety-six am full show on our app by podcast or ninety-six fm dot ali..

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"tim raines" Discussed on PTI

PTI

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on PTI

"Running the ball club on a day to day even from the dugout. Which is why we don't know the managers that's why we don't because you've got all these geniuses taking credit and being given credit for running the team. I think that's off happy anniversary. Ken griffey senior and ken griffey june on this day. Thirty one years ago the griffey's became the first and only father. Son duo hit back to back. Home runs in major league history. They were playing for seattle and in the top of the first. The each took kirk mccaskill out of the park. Senior was forty junior twenty another father son duo. Tim raines and tim raines. Junior played together on the orioles but never went back to back in hockey. The house famously played together. Forty mark and marty both in the houston aeros and the. What and the hartford whalers in the nhl there many fathers and sons who played the sport at the highest level. Just not at the same time. The manning's and football the curry's and basketball bobbing barry bonds in baseball. You know there's talk. That lebron james will stay in the nba until his son brawny. Conjoint him well. If that's on the lakers lebron james junior will be the youngest player there by forty years hockey and horse racing scene to have a glut more than the other sports sony. Let me just say this about ken. Griffey junior who many people say has the sweetest swing. Maybe ever in the history of baseball. He's on the shortlist right. He has the same swing on the golf. Course it's that's sweet. And he's that good there too unfair happy trails to clayton. Kershaw has absence from the mound. The thirty three year old hall of fame bound left-hander started for the dodgers last night for the first time since july. Third herschel went four and a third innings through fifty pitches against arizona. Gave up four hits one earned run struck out five. Walk one eight perfectly credible showing. The dodgers won their fourth straight game with the giants. Have one eight straight and lead the dodgers by two and a half tricia lined up for at least three more starts in the regular season. He gives the dodgers formidable for man. Starting rotation alongside. Max scherzer walker bueller. And julio reas the problem for the dodgers is if they don't catch giants they'll be consigned to the wildcard would only takes one hot pitcher a hitter to knock them out of the playoffs. Kershaw has got that great commercial where he talks about the curve ball and then you see him in nose clips though in that old fashioned hundred forty years of major league baseball curve ball tony.

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"tim raines" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

06:41 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

"Chief executive of our weekly quiz. He's a graphic artist. Who's working be seen him. Ballfields all across america all around the world or you can go to the website. Todd radim dot com todd. How you doing this week doing well. Buster how are you sir unexcited. Because you've forgotten franchises one. That's near and dear to my heart this week. Yes so buster. The montreal expos. They're not exactly a forgotten franchise to most of us but the fact is that they played their final game almost seventeen years ago. I was there so they want a salute this week especially for our younger listeners. Montreal joined the national league. An expansion club in nineteen sixty nine and their birth was hardly easy their home stadium jerry park which i know. We're going to talk about. After was not the clubs. First choice that would have been the auto started a modular sporting facility was constructed of nineteen linked pre cast concrete grandstands. Each forty seats wide arranged around a central field. Very strange jerry. Park turned out to be a better choice however and it was hurriedly expanded to twenty eight thousand seats in time for the expos inaugural campaign which was less than stellar as the club went fifty two in one hundred ten finishing forty eight games behind the and world champion new york mets. The arrival of major league baseball in french-speaking quebec necessitated a whole new vocabulary. Buster knuckleball la ball papillon which is literally ball floating about wings aflutter. A picture is lil- answer the thrower or launcher. And the catcher is a beer. The receiver the expos. Tri-color logo deserves an entire segment unto itself of course and the team featured a host of great players and hall of famers including gary carter. Tim raines and andre dawson. They fielded a series of championship caliber. Clubs including the nineteen ninety-four. Four version whose dreams were cut short when that season ended in a labor dispute in august leaving expo fans to wonder what might have been. The team was seventy four and forty. When things shutdown attendance declined as the club's shed players the franchise languished at olympic stadium and the expos played a quarter of their home schedule in puerto rico in both two thousand three and two thousand four in two thousand five. The club of course moved to washington dc where they play today as the washington nationals but but for thirty six seasons the expos where no sophomore. Our loved ones to montreal fans. And they are this week's forgotten franchise beautifully ridden dogged For sure and we'll see if someday in the future they'll have baseball franchise back there but you're right. I'm gonna talk about jerry park. Because i got to go there when i was ten years old. I call up the box score this morning. September twenty nine nineteen seventy four. They played the philadelphia phillies. Ken singleton of course the longtime broadcaster for the new york yankees It's in recent years Hit a grand slam the first sitting in. That's when i got the autograph. I wanted to get from the only player. I focused on that day and that was former dodger. Willie davis who was traded for mike marshall. Who would win the cy young award for his performance said year. But jerry park near my heart. What are your memories of baseball up there when you've gone there so i never made it to jerry park which means i've totally jealous of you buster but you had greater proximity having grown up where you did remind yeah. Wasn't that drive but growing up in new york. I did get to one game at olympic stadium it was nineteen eighty eight Went up there with a couple of buddies. And let's face it if you're in your twenties and you wanna do a little baseball road trip. There are far worst places to go than montreal so We enjoyed every single piece of it. It was amazing. What an incredible city. But i remember a couple of things. Buster first of all olympic stadium. Let's face it. Not a top caliber stadium. It was very dreary in there. The roof was permanent permanently. Closed by then but i remember it's just so strange. They played the dodgers. And i remember these just vast hallways. It was a gigantic place. The and remember some strong canadian beer on soaked up all of the atmosphere. And i i do have to say you know. I've been to montreal several times since then. Just an amazing city. I love the fact that i can drive. There feels like you're you're driving to europe or something. And i do hope that montreal gets a major league club again at some point and hopefully get downtown stadium. Yeah and your descriptions perfect about baseball in in the oh how it was kinda dreary but on the other. Hand me as a group as a dodger. Fan Never forget when they played against expos nineteen eighty-one and in the ninth inning. Rick monday hitting a home run. And i've told this story before about how is running. Cross country is a senior. That fall and i waited and waited and waited before joining practice. Mister mooney my coach was not happy about that. Burst into the room is is the team. Meeting was underway. I was like the dodgers took the lead and he didn't wanna hear it. I don't think he was too happy that i was sitting down there listening to the dodger game of the radio while they're having practice. You know musters blue monday. That's it that was it exactly. This makes quiz all right guys here. We go this. Was the most recent expansion team to win. Its first ever regular season game. Was it the devil. Rays the marlins the royals or the blue jays most recent expansion team to win its first ever regular season game. Devil rays marlins royals or bluejays all right delaware he got. I think i got this one. I feel like devil raises the obvious and sir i'll go devil rays algal marlins foster you didn't over think it this week was the marlins they beat your your childhood team. The dodgers six to three in nineteen ninety-three and i totally remember watching that on tv. Charlie huff throwing papillon balls all over the map that that's exactly why remember it was old charlie huff who if i remember correctly he was a smoker so between innings when they would panic the dugout..

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"tim raines" Discussed on The Ringer-Verse

The Ringer-Verse

07:44 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on The Ringer-Verse

"Made along the way. 'cause i'm trying to do about one or two movies. Mvp obviously would you say chunks. She katie trevor. Oh i know who. I know this already is. It's one where it's will. Oh you're not going with sean. She as movies. Mvp i mean i. I love shaanxi. I love move. Like joe like whoo tall that character. He was acting circles around everybody. Like he's a legend bro to coming to the mc you inject that much emotion that much like he was just like y'all y'all kids like i know it's q- but this is what alleged looks like interesting. Wow i will go with shaanxi as the the really unbridled. Mvp of this movie the unquestioned mvp of this movie is shocked. She to me but interesting. I love when wu. I loved when i will do a whole type of movie. I would do the whole win. Woo type of movement will be great so looking ahead. Now we have long been credit. Seen what are your theories on. How the ten rings organization Is going to play itself out because we know it's still exists. We know they shall stressors now. A ahead of it would eat. Where where are we going with all this stuff like. Where are we going with. we saw. We saw bruce manner his arm cylinder. Sling it we saw captain marvel. She had to leave again. Where is she going. What's pulling captain marvel away. What's going on to where captain marvel had to go do something that must be some cosmic type of schism that's going on what's going on to captain marvel hassle. Leave always leaving every movie. She's in she's shows up as a holiday percents right. I gotta go. And i'm like well. She says i mean look. She says there's a lot of plans out there. Now all of those planets have the avengers so she veto secret invasion could be a secret invasion. Who knows who knows also saying right. Now we got a lot of. We got a lot on the board. We got the black widows out. There we got the contessa out there. Okay now we got the ten ratings. There's a lot of there's a lot of different armies that are forming and we still got the comments like it's a lot and we're gonna get atlantis shit. Yeah everything's coming and all these factors are going to be up against each other. I think this movie was just dipping his toe into that broad sort of scale of that broad sort of pawn chess of what of what's going to happen and what all of these factors these factors remers at different parts of the world here as well as they're going to be some kind of massive worldwide faction thing against each other. Are the thunderbolts. Going to have to come in and and deal with something. That's international with tim. raines condo. Atlantis are all up against because we know they will kaden. Lantis will probably going to get busy. You know so like what's going to be happening on earth is all of this stuff is happening around in space because the and on so much we gotta go to our versus though we gotta go to the versus rankings. So we're gonna versus raise we. We're we're gonna we're gonna play a little game here Little versus game around so to get a sense of this movie mc ranking we have listed five mc you movies k with interesting parallels to shanxi for us to quickly debate. What the better movies a right producers. Six steve help us out here ahead. Get us into this land. Okay can listen to this versus land. We're gonna put these movies up. We're gonna play a quick game of is it better. Is it better than this is gonna get rough round one mc orange movies that feature mystic realms cianci or for the first one which one do you like better easier gotta be sore. You've gotta be like. Here's a thing thor you know. We just saw low-key disney plus show. That's how amazing was in terms of like we're all building and i think sean she get there like don't don't get it to us. I think sean we'll get there but like doors iconic what thomas did in that crit like store jomie. I'm rocky with charles. I gotta admit market with you. I got. I think thor is is the better film. I mean again. Like i enjoy shanxi but though had little you know some extra seeing it you know two thousand eleven and no. It's not you know on on a on viewing twenty twenty one. But it's still like i got a rock with like door was is. He's guy every like the beliefs. Eyebrows is a little much. But which i'm still. I'm still rocking. I'm still rocking with door. Now the sean she's better than door. You're wow doorman you've only seen this movie twice a year rates knob rio national. She's the original thor sean. She's better than original guys. That's the original doors. okay Song she is better than original door. It just is all right round to well. The real mandarin please stand up. Shanxi versus ironman. Three all right sean. I don't even know why is well. I i personally have a soft spot for iron man. I three is a little. You know underrated you know in a low threes really good. It's an ashanti is a way better movie. I admit through like guys. Let's not true. Like i'm the guy with the heartaches takes do we don't have to do. We have to have a conversation about ironman. Three three is good. It's not good. I meant it's not. Let's not say it's good. I have my problems with it. But i think parts of iron three that are unwatchable. What all the extremist shit. i mean. it's flimsy but it's not bad it's not bad guys come on. Let's not rewrite. His she went are made three came out. People were pinot. No i i liked it. I loved it. You know way song. Songsheet is a worst movie than ireland. There's no possible way. i'm not. I'm gonna go with iron man three. Oh i think. I think it's close but i'm gonna go with no i. I think they're right next to each other. I think they're reiner each other. It's it's i'm rock. I'm rockin would. i'm gonna say sean she. But but i love i am in three i round. Three mc live action debuts based in san francisco. Shang cheever's is ant man john. She's better than me clear. Clear in the clear clear. Clear i shanxi better than that really so good so i will say just in terms of humor. Man's one of the funniest movies the yes. Exactly one of the top five is marva kamasi kamaz. Yeah i'm gonna go. I'm gonna go with shaanxi or ramming. I really dave history round for culturally rich diverse. mci movies with artists curated original soundtracks shanxi versus black panther. You put this on the on. The show can't do this. Let's do this. I'm going with the black panther black panther. I'm going back. It's like down five. Mci origin movies with multiple. flashback scenes. Cianci and captain marvel shock. She is clearly captain. Marvel at the model. Captain.

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"tim raines" Discussed on Conversations

Conversations

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Conversations

"This is an abc podcast. So there's this classic comedy sketch from mitchell and webb. You might have already. Did they play. A couple of nazi officers on the russian front and one of them comes to commander and says that he's really troubled by the fact that there's this skull on his head and then he asks his friend hans. We the betty's now. This is a moment of intense moral crisis a moment when you begin to wonder if everything you've been told is good and true might not be the case or at the very least might not be appropriate for the world. You're actually living in tim. Dean is tim is neither a nazi. Or an ex nazi. He is a philosopher who teaches at universities and schools. And tim says that. I've a thousands and thousands of years. Humans developed a bunch of moral emotions moral instincts. If you like. They've helped us. Survive and thrive in the world feelings like empathy and guilds and outrage have allowed humans to live in ever larger societies and still maintain some kind of moral order. But tim says these moral emotions are increasingly out of step with the very societies that they've helped create and human reality needs to adapt to bid a suit. Modern world we've built for ourselves and if that sounds like a big ask just bear in mind that it wasn't all that long ago that many people thought it was desirable to kill for revenge. The slavery was just the natural order of things that women should never ever leave the house. Tim raines book is called how we became human and why we need to change. Hello tim hydrogen. What do you think of the idea that human morality is pretty fixed..

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"tim raines" Discussed on Conversations

Conversations

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Conversations

"This is an abc podcast. So there's this. Classic bbc comedy sketch from mitchell and webb. You might have already say. Did they play a couple of nazi s officers on the russian front and one of them comes to commander and says that he's really troubled by the fact that there's this skull on his head and then he asks his friend hans. We the betty's now. This is a moment of intense moral crisis a moment when you begin to wonder if everything you've been told is good and true might not be the case or at the very least might not be appropriate for the world. You're actually living in tim. Dean is tim is neither a nazi. Or an ex nazi. He is a philosopher who teaches at universities and schools. And tim says that. I've a thousands and thousands of years. Humans developed a bunch of moral emotions moral instincts. If you like. They've helped us. Survive and thrive in the world feelings like empathy and guilds and outrage have allowed humans to live in ever larger societies and still maintain some kind of moral order. But tim says these moral emotions are increasingly out of step with the very societies that they've helped create and human reality needs to adapt to bid a suit. Modern world we've built for ourselves and if that sounds like a big ask just bear in mind that it wasn't all that long ago that many people thought it was desirable to kill for revenge. The slavery was just the natural order of things that women should never ever leave the house. Tim raines book is called how we became human and why we need to change. Hello tim hydrogen. What do you think of the idea that human morality is pretty fixed..

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"tim raines" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac

Scoops with Danny Mac

07:47 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Scoops with Danny Mac

"Kinda back where it was. I started out as a backup baseball right by a lot of games. You still enjoy going to the park. Still the manager. Scrums although at zoom it's been different. Now we're getting back a little bit of normal but you still enjoy the interaction and being at the park. Yes and no Dissolves are good for what they they do on a short term basis. But i'd hate to spend the rest of my career doing that You miss the walking through the clubhouse and just seeing a guy and talking to him just talking to them maybe not even interviewing them this. He had something you wanted to say to. You may have some more you wanted to say to you or you might see a guy. That's by himself. And you thought well this is a good time to ask him about such and such as nobody else's around i can maybe have the store for myself and you don't get those opportunities anymore. You have to do it on the field before the game and nets. That's just recent that's doable. It's better than you know. Turn it in which was done before the game on interaction before the player so maybe next year. It'll be kind of like it was. I don't know if we'll be in the clubhouse again though and that's you have to live without. I guess i don't see you as controversial or a screaming match with player. But was there ever time you walked into the clubhouse pre-game you're just hanging out and somebody said all were you at or did you really write this even larussa who i know. You're friends with me of time or to pick something apart. Were there any occasions where he walked in and a player was really steamed. Yes but if he saw you there. Let's say you'd written something the previous day for the same morning and talk the previous day and he's ready to unload on you but then you can see the wheels spinning you start walking over to him and you think well okay. He's here. I'm gonna i'm not gonna explode. We're going to talk about this. But i'm not going to be ready to them or whatever and ambient generally it ends up like that one time walking into hardest was after a game. I'd written a long story about him for the sunday paper early. August of nineteen eighty five. I think he was already at nineteen months. He was on his way to you. Know twenty five. Twenty eight wins. The forgot their twenty one. I think was is high. And he's pitching sunday game against montreal. Bec- pizza in the sunday paper and way down in it. I pointed out that walking occasionally had some trouble with the boys and blue and on this particular day he walks maybe three or four or five loses a game six two four and after the game he blames me for the empires messing with them and not giving them the calls that he should have had more walks into usually. Had you know not giving montreal credit for having a good game plan or whatever t reels on and on about article i at least i appreciate the fact that either he or somebody read that far into it. Look at it. And this was on for about seven or eight minutes. I'll like expletives and everything just a loading on the not from me but from him all right yeah and the players. Are you know right there that they could all hear it now. They're getting tired of you. Know walking and repeat himself and and and finally jack cart walk schober. tournaments is joaquin. Why don't you just shut the blank up. And and joaquin was kind of afraid of jack clark for was a big man and he shut the blank up right away and that was the end of that and walking the next day they were houston apologize for his behavior. But but that's the only time that i had a real session with them. I had one session with with whitey in a hotel room. One time way way back when when the topic of your temple and came about that was a hot button issue. Of course in the while he was on the team know he'd he'd been traded to san diego needs said something at temple. That's something afterward and why you was all upset. He thought i should've pointed out the fact that he you know he was Why he was in the rehab center. You know that drug related. Or whatever. But i said i can't say that you guys can say i can't say that and the next day forgot about. It was all right. This is one one night. Did whitey sit around. Like after games with the writers would you literally beers and just sit in the office and bs or with am i imagining when spring training especially like that After the game once in a while he off your beer afterward but didn't have much time then during night games especially but he would answer all your questions and if he had more he would answer them again the next afternoon while he was doing his charts he was getting kind of. You'd like somebody to talk to while he was doing his he. He was his own lyrics. Seeped kept colored puck at colored pencils for each different pitcher and worried. Pitch was hit. You know and what the result was out or hit And you can get even better information then weren't many. What was the only one newspaper for the most part. It was quite a pleasant time and He he didn't take note of the fact that the a lot of the scribes. The missouri grow with me during the their stand. Saint louis he says. I you know first night. S a bunch of questions. Growl hamworthy grill. Second night not asking too. Many questions is not before third night. Golf i'm again and come in any questions. I'm asking all the questions you guys do anyway. Meaning were wrong over. The missouri grill was legendary right. That was not just sports like post. Hang right it was For a while it was actually the globe democrat hang out when the global existed and we had a little place called the press box right across the south in the newspaper on the talker. They're actors even call twelfth street then have done and then the globe folded so we ended up taking over. The grill are spot. That was number our spot until the early eighties And you'd have umpires broadcasters and writers and especially the umpires writers kind of formed a fraternity. Because they're all on the all opponent team for the players you know that they didn't hate you but they'd have to like you either you know and you're all sort of on the enemy side. You mentioned the templeton and rehab when hernandez deal went down. I've always been curious about this. How much did everybody know on the outside. It was a terrible trade. Made no sense and whitey for years didn't say anything and then it came out there were drug issues and hernandez talked about. How well was it known even in the media world and was there any temptation. I gotta right why. They made this move. You didn't know a lot of information at that point. When the trade was made you didn't know I guess there was some suspicion and Then as we went along you know hernandez got caught up in the pittsburgh drug dry where it was it was out there who was one of the seven guys. He in parker of dale berra and a few other. Tim raines i think a couple of other guys. I was in that smith at three cardinals center and But you didn't know and and it look like at. I was hoping to trade him for ray knight which would have been a better deal but houston didn't wanna do it. I think he was with houston. Then so it came down to. Neil alan.

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"tim raines" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

05:07 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"I do think he can contribute down the stretch for you. Don't you think he stopped at least the capability of the top 20 outfield. It all seems very positive on alloy him. And as and now I think that people that dumped him in April are going to regret it and let me quickly ask because it affects one of my teams. The Atlanta left fielder who was on the deal with the finger and then did something he shouldn't have. Would you cash him in right now? I have him Atlanta labor at like 25 bucks, But I'm going to keep him I think And maybe he'll produce in September, But again, he he could be suspended. So I don't I'd have to ask you whether you really have that option. He has to be 60 Day. D LD or l? I think he is. I don't think he's 60 Day, I'll I think he's restricted list. And if he is, you can't do it. Right. So would you drop them in an ESPN standard, then? Right? This goes to so for tell Wars you can. I believe if the players on the injured list or on the sidelines for an extended period cut the player and get fab? I would, yes. That's another case of gray area. I lean towards it being lengthier because we just don't know these things, and they have not historically been getting settled very quickly. There's no reason that that MLB should raise through it. I would Kaltschmitt Yeah. All right, moving on. Now. Let's talk about hitters of the hitters of the first half was on Monday's show, or Tony and Vlad picture of the first half. You know, Jacob, the ground is number one guy for points leagues and on the player radar. Kevin Gausman was like 1/15 round Pick Freddy Peralta is up there. Chris Bass is having a great season. I just have a tough time going against the ground for this, even though he was a first round pick and arguably the first picture taken at the moment, every draft do you agree with that? He's putting up historic numbers. I wouldn't fight. Beyond that. I will pick Kevin Gausman just based on you know, and you've said this many times. It's the value relative to cost. On Draft day. It was a large divide between these two players. That's the only reason I personally pick Gausman, but I think it's clearly one of those, too, By the way. Zack Wheeler for a very big year exact. Wheeler has had an exceptional year. They don't think he's getting enough. Kudos for well last night might have cost him a start in the All Star game. So the Graham is not going to go to Denver for the All Star game. He wants to, and and he he shouldn't. He should be focusing on the Mets, frankly. Maybe Taiwan. Walker will be the replacement. And then Wheeler started last night at Wrigley Field and his defense again, let them down and his manager, probably so, but we did have a great first half of the season, and I like to see him in the in the Austro game. When I was growing up. I used to love the ulcer game because I would see my player remember we couldn't watch every game. Okay, The only the only chance we have is like Monday night baseball on ABC, TBS of the Atlanta team. And then I would watch the Phillies W G. N you could get the Cubs get the Cubs. But, you know, like in the office like it was cool, like I would watch Schmitty every day and Carlton, But in the All Star game I could see Oh, that's a guy I've never seen before. You know, there's Alvin Davis or, you know, just an example. Like Or, like Bob Horner, you know, like he didn't get to see everybody And you never got to see like you were nailed guys. The Yankee I was in. No, I didn't get to see American League players. You know, I like watching back Then in the eighties who I love the Ulster Game just to watch Tim Raines play. Yeah. Yeah, because you didn't get to see the Montreal players as the New York Yankees fan. It just wasn't going to happen. The only time is if you watch some of those Mets games when they came to town. I didn't even know where Seattle was growing up, and then, like they have a baseball team and Toronto has a baseball team and I'm like, Oh, I want to see their players and then I don't remember how I was saying Bruce barked in an all Star game, But maybe he was there. You know that that helped build your fan ship now Seattle being your new team, right? Well that end and baseball cards. I mean baseball cards was the other way. It was like seeing like Mariner. But then you know, like here comes Bruce Box. He's an All star at 79 or whatever. And then that was the game the day Parker throw are wasting time. That was the name of the kingdom. I have to give you the random question, though Oldest Stick of Topps baseball game you've eaten I mean, I've never had one. You've never eaten any of the comment of the packs. Really? I've never actually chewed a piece of gum in my life. Wow. Oh, I see. I haven't in a long time I gave up come well over that, probably two decades ago, but very different. Never had come that I've never had come out of the pack never had gum in any form. I've never had coffee in any form. I've never had coffee so that that doesn't strike me as the weirdest of things, but The guy, aren't you? I I enjoyed I've had gone. I don't do it regularly. I don't had. Yeah. Never had coffee. I've had baseball cards ruined by a piece of gum. Oh, that the last. That's why they took it out. I hate that. I wish they would put it back in. That was part of the fun of the packs. Really lightweight. Um, all this government I not Not old. Good friend of mine. We were opening these up about a year ago. 1988 tops and he ate the gun, and I warned him not to in advance. He older than I am. Yeah, That's a problem. That seems so advised. 32. It was no. It's 31 year old gum. He ate it, he said. It was Dreadful. It was dreadful and idiot. Shocking. 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"tim raines" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Baseball

Fantasy Focus Baseball

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Baseball

"I'm going to keep him around by do think he can contribute down the stretch free. I don't you think he got at least the capability of top twenty out all seems very positive on illinois him in as now. I think that people that dumped him in april. We're going to regret it and let me quickly ask because it affects one of my teams the atlanta leftfielder who is on the deal with the finger and ended something he shouldn't have. Would you cash him in right now. I have him in leno. Labor at like twenty five bucks. But i'm gonna keep him. I think and and maybe he'll produce september but again he he could be suspended so i have to ask you whether you you really have that option. He has to be sixty day detailed. Or l i think he is. I don't think he's sixty day all. I think he's restricted list than if he is. You can't do it or would you drop them in an espn standard. Then right. this goes to so for wars you can. I believe if the players on the injured list or on the sidelines for an extended period. Cut the player and get fab. I would yes. That's another case of gray area. I lean towards it being lengthier because we just don't know these things and they have not historically been getting settled very quickly. There's no reason that that. mlb should race through it. i would cashman. Yeah all right moving on now. Let's talk about hitters of the per- hitters of the first half was on monday. Show otani in vlad pitcher the first half you know jacob degrom is number one guy for points leagues and on the player reiter. Kevin gaza was like fifteen th round pick. Freddie peralta up there on chris bassett's having a great season. I just have a tough time going against the ground for this. Even though he was a first round pick an arguably the first pitcher taken in a moment every draft. You agree with that. He's putting up historic numbers. I wouldn't fight you on that. I will pick kevin guzman just based on you know. And you've said this many times it's the value relative to cost on draft day. It was a large divide between these two players. That's the only reason. I personally pick osmond. But i think it's clearly one of those too by the way could us zack. Wheeler for a very big year. Zack wheeler has had an exceptional year. That i don't think he's getting enough kudos for well last night might have cost them a start in the all star game so degrom is not going to go to denver for the all star game. He wants to and he he should he should be focusing on the mets. Frankly maybe taiwan walker will be the replacement and then wheeler started last night at wrigley field and his defense again. Let them down And his manager probably so but we'll have a great first half of the season. And i like to see him in the all star game. When i was growing up. I used to love the also game because i would see my player and we could watch every gate okay. The only chance we have was like monday night baseball. Abc tbs of the atlanta team. And then i would watch the phillys. Wgn you could get the cubs cubs but you know like in the like it was cool. I would watch schmid e every day. Carlton but in the all star game i could see. Oh that's a guy. I've never seen before you know. There's alvin davis just an example. Like or like bob horner. You know like he didn't get to see everybody and you never got to see like you were nail guys yankee i was. I didn't get to see american league players like marching back. Then i love the all star game just to watch tim raines play. Yeah because you didn't get to see the montreal players new york yankees fan. That just wasn't going to happen the only time if you watch some of those mets games when they came to town i didn't even know where seattle was growing up and then like they have a full team. Toronto has a baseball team. And i'm like oh. I wanna see their players and i don't remember how was seeing bruce bach the all star game but maybe he was there to help build your ship now. Seattle being your new team right well. That and and baseball cards baseball cards was the other way it was like seeing like mariner. But then you know. Like oh here comes bruce bach these and all star at seventy nine or whatever and then that was the game day. Parker throw are wasting time ingram. I have to give you the random question though older stick of tops baseball game. You've eaten. i've never had one. You've never eaten any of the government of the packs really. I've never actually chewed a piece of gum in my life. Wow i see. I haven't in a long time. I gave up gum well over probably two decades ago. We're very never had never had a lot of the pack. Who had come in any form. I've never had coffee in any form. I've never had coffee. So that doesn't strike me as the weirdest things. But the golly you i've enjoyed i've had gum. I don't do it regularly. I don't have yeah. I remember at coffee. Baseball cards ruined by piece of gum. That twice took it out. I hate that. I wish they would put it back in. That was part of the fun of the packs. Wait all this. I met matt old a good friend of mine. We were opening these up about a year ago. Nine thousand nine hundred eight tops and he ate the gum and i warned him not to an advanced older than i am. Yeah that's a problem. That's that seems oh advised thirty two. It was no. It's thirty one year old gum. He ate it. He said it was dreadful. And it was dreadful eighty-eight shocking all right. That's a look down history lane here for us. And more eric's weirdness Homerun derby i just.

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"tim raines" Discussed on The Lab

The Lab

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on The Lab

"That's what made it fun for everyone. You mean it was a bad idea to have an owner that an owner that hired a mafia hitman to stalk your highest paid player that contributed to them losing. I mean gas weird but it sure also that team. Let's not forget it wasn't all the young young. They have wade boggs. They had tim raines. They had like all these murli hounds. All yeah ruben. Sierra they had all these like mercenary old vet free agents like they were not plucking young team by the way. I also don't think the comparisons quite fair because the. How many of these did montreal win. When there was only sixteen lake not bunch of all same. Not quite right that's true you got front-load for when there's an original six that's just heart it also. I mean it's not like it's not like mlb was thirty teams when the yankees were winning most of those titles. Either more than six right. There's more than six for sure. Six good ones though. I mean amazon team. You going back to the ninety six field. Errol strawberry is is a bunch of ringers. I mean granted. They had good young core. Is it corey. Perry the darrell strawberry of hockey. Wow process that when people were like did look at the qisas like a more lovable team. That year is was more. What i'm trying to say. I think that's true. And the atlanta braves of ninety-six could be basically the tampa bay lightning if you think about defending champ team that has been sort of dominant for the past half decade. I think that's i liked that comparison. Sarah i think that that's an interesting comparison making making hockey commentary. And i think this might be the oldest team to ever win the world series just just for the record. The only player according to baseball reference in their starting lineup who is younger than twenty five was derek. Jeter in fact only like two others were even in their twenties. They're old. I really liked that. You're fixated on like team makeup here. Like the team composition to compare them and not like their states in the world at the moment which was my point. I think just giving any kinda underdog narrative to the yankees is clear elite. A trigger for me. I guess as we all witnessed in real time for me too. That's why. I thought it was so bizarre to think about like this canadians team doing what they've done in just these playoffs and if you don't know the context of history it'd be like oh my god. This is like such a amazing plucky underdog story and then you remember they are the yankees of h l. Does it matter that. Like the whole candidate hasn't won a cup thing since they last won it forever go like does. Does that play into this to do. You think are are people will now. We're going to be like english. Speaking canada hasn't won a couple. It like the calgary flames. I think yeah. Well there's certainly a fun story Despite their despite their many of the past right yeah absolutely though they also looked slightly outmatched.

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"tim raines" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:58 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"I mean, if you're not old enough to remember Ricky Anderson, I get it. But what an exciting element of the game it used to be. And to pretend that we don't miss it now. I mean, I guess if you're 23 years old, you don't miss it, because you don't remember it. But, boy, the rest the rest of us really, You know, miss that element of the game and need to find a way to get it back. Yeah, you know, Look, I grew up in the era of Henderson and Tim Raines. And, uh, and all that, so I would love to see the stolen base. Come back. I think you know what happened is, uh, you know, the analytics have shown that unless you're unless you're successful about 70% of the time Feeling bases you are. You know, you're you're probably costing yourself significant amount of run. So teams have gotten very risk averse. Yeah, you know, you look atyou and most teams by the way, and most teams are Most teams are very much better than 70%. I mean, that is the interesting thing about this Azzam looking at the numbers, and this is the first time that sees that probably look close that stolen base numbers, But, yeah, I mean, you know the league is the hole that is actually Probably close to 75%. I would guess so. Yes, Yes. So you know that Z. They're making smarter decisions, But, yeah, you know, you would like to see that I think we'd all like to see a little bit more action. In that department because it's very exciting. I think you know. One aspect of it is when you've got, uh, you've got such velocity in this game you got you know, you got more fastballs being thrown. You know that's quicker, Quicker, pitched a home quicker, quicker. The catcher gets the ball the look of the capture and get rid of it. That might be acting is as something of a Detroit but it still comes down to a fundamental but not waste out on getting guys caught stealing on, But I think that's you know there. That's why they're testing these things out to see. Well, you know that. What if we limit to pick off rules or what if we force the picture to step off? Um, uh, the bound book before throwing, and, uh um, seeing it that cannon maybe ignite a little bit more. Um, enthusiasm towards stealing bases. So, yeah, I think we don't like to see more action would like two more contact. Um You know, more balls in play. All these things I think are you know to get baseball back to being the entertaining sports that it could be or the more entertaining sport that could be Um Yeah, we need we need more variety We've gotten very the game is very homogeneous right now. Yeah. What do you think of the game right now? I mean, in terms of your early season thoughts, we turn the calendar to made today and we put April behind us and basically started on April 1st for most teams, so You're looking at teams have played 25 through 28 games for the most part, one of your early season thoughts on what's going on out there and where the buzzes in baseball right now. Yeah. I mean, look, you know, the athleticism in this game has has never been higher. We've got a lot of really fascinating great young players like wrong between you and Junior Fernando to teach junior We've got. You know what are shaping up to be some close division races all across the National League and some surprising teams emerging in the American League. The Red Sox atop the A least I did not have that going didn't have the Yankees in last place. Either at the end at the at the end of April, beginning of May, the Royals atop of central You know, it's it's great, Brave struggling, you know? Yeah, there's a cop struggling, better struggling Cubs expected to struggle I mean, they stripped their search, stripping their team for parts last winter. Trading Yu Darvish and non tender in college forever and things like that. I don't expect the Cubs to be to be a fact. I mean, it will be a factor because I think he like 85 wins or something like that's gonna win that division. Even they might look into that. But I looking at the Brewers and the Cardinals azi the, uh, you know, as the likely winner in that in that division of the top contenders, they're surprised the Giants progress. But far ahead. Zaidi, who was with the Dodgers before the Dodgers hit on so many of those like, you know, random, discard guys that you're the Kris Taylor's of the world and Um The just in terms of the world and to see the giant doing that with guys like Mike, his friend, Ski and Donovan Solano and Kevin Gausman. You know, it's It's impressive. I mean, they're you know, they've had to remake that team because the core that when those championships You know, got old and you know, with the exception maybe of Buster Posey eyes, you know, could could Well be, you know entirely moved on by next year. But there suddenly very competitive and the Dodgers got off to a very hot start. But the injuries have caught up to them and they're really missing. Cody Bellenger. Bullpen looks shakier than expected. Mookie Betts has hasn't been fully healthy. The Padres have got a lot of pitching injuries right now. But they look like get exciting team, but they haven't played. It's consistently is, uh, Aziz you'd expect and what those Dodgers Padres battles the last two weekends, though those were every single water was a lot of fun. Well, I'll tell you what I want to close with this and just get your thoughts as you Azi. This game involves now into You know, five pictures per team per game quite often. And as a hitter, you see three different pictures in your forehead Bats quite often. Is it harder to project What young talent will do. I mean, here in New York, you know, with Glaber, Torres and all the Gary Sanchez has been through and, uh, you know, Michael Conforto and Um Jeff McNeil and so many young players that have had promising moments and look good, But you're saying to yourself, you know, in three years, you know out of Michael Conforto and Aaron Judge in Gary Sanchez and Glaber Torrez and Jeff McNeil and Peter Lanza, who will be the best player. Is it harder in this environment to predict that kind of the Half the player will take given The rules of change the sabermetrics the the different arms in the game harder to get comfortable at the plate. We see the batting averages down. What were your thoughts about that? I don't know that. I don't know that I've ever heard anybody voice it that way that it's harder to protect me. I think you have the game changes the players have, you know, have to adapt, certainly have to adapt to Different kinds of pitching on we've seen, you know, I think even relative to five years ago, you know.

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"tim raines" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"tim raines" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"It sucks for Jimmy Garoppolo because it looks like he's not their future anymore. After signing $100 million deal few years ago here in exact, Wilson is significantly more talented than Sam daughter. Significantly improved bull. The Philadelphia Eagles are going in all out for Jalen hurts right there, not even thinking about moving up. They in fact moved back, which means that they're trying to gain some assets. Puts more talent around Jalen Hurd Tenacious. I want to know why the Miami heat with Jimmy Butler bam out of by you. I want to know why, when you know and all the depot to the mixed If the Nets aren't fully on point. Why can't the Miami heat beat them in a seven game series? The problem is what Victor Oladipo, are you getting Fair. Tiki and Tierney, honey. Third hour. What's happening? Tiki Interior. It's the Tiki In theory show here, CBS Sports Radio. We're covered from Rocket Morgan studio when you need 17 the home buying process with a loan that fits your life Rocket can so baseball tomorrow. Which for me would have meant while really for the first year or two, pretending that I was sick and feigning illness to get my mom to allow me to stay home so I could watch opening day. And then I got to a point that in high school, I was getting away with that stuff, but it in grammar school, and then I got to a point where she knew that I was just, you know, playing, and I wanted to watch the game and they let me stay home to watch it, Which was which was great. Luckily for me on the little guy still still in kindergarten, So he'll be in the crib tomorrow. First pitch one. Oh, five for my Yankees, but obviously baseball. All across the board. I can't wait to watch it all season. I had my fantasy baseball draft this past weekend. There's a lot of great stories, antique. We're joined by a gentleman now, hoo boy. He could go get it in center field, Man. Five All Stars, nine Gold gloves. Couple of silver sluggers. Well could hit it. I want to bury the lead. 12 12 years with the Twins half a decade with the Angels couple of years and Motown's You in Motown went to the post season eight times talking about Tori Hunter is with us now to help us transition into the season. Tory taken Tierney. How you doing, buddy? What's happening? Niki Tierney. What's up, man? Thanks for having me. Yeah, it's an absolute pleasure, but I love watching you do your craft. You were just Ah, great outfielder. Great players we know and one of the good guys for the game, So it's an honor to have you back on the show. It's been a long time, but it's good to have you back. I don't know if you heard me yet. You're welcome. I don't know if you heard me Torrey talking about when I was a kid. I would pretend I was sick and I get to stay home. I'd watch the Mets too. But I did it to watch my Yankees. Not every professional athlete grows up watching the game where you were you a fervent baseball fan is a kid like what was your first baseball memory? Take us back to a young Torii Hunter before he became a name that everybody knew. Man. Um, well, when I was a kid, I was my mom she taught out of the town. She was a teacher, and now I will go to school and then after school, I will go to my grandparent's house who were down the street from the school I was going to and I didn't play baseball or anything. And I was about nine years old. My granddad actually made me sit on the couch with my backpack on my back and the Cubs, you know, they played all day games and the Cubs in the seventh inning, six innings. And there was a guy by the name Andre Dawson. Parole. Jerry Crowe was dripping all of his jersey. Yeah, and I'll have the same thing. I had a girl as well on my granddaddy. I could never understand what he was saying. He always I told you who and sit on the couch. That's all that hurt. That's hysterical. Watch the Cubs and and I grew to become a Cubs fan and And Beth How? In the plan the game of baseball watching $100 in 1988 49 home runs and get the M V. P. So Yeah, he started. He was awesome. The Haughey's ahold of favorite play for the Expos. Obviously great outfield back in the day, Tim Raines, etcetera. Let me ask you this. The I? You just said something that really caught my attention. You said you were about nine or so when you hadn't played when, when you grant that, thankfully because he made you a lot of money by by city behind on that couch by the way. So, too May and we've got a lot of parents listen to the show Baseball season's just starting nine years old to me, Not that it's too late, but baseball's a skill that you gotta learn early. I mean, there's a lot of kids to start playing football late that pop Stephen basketball that store playing late that pop track and field that pop but baseball. It's a learned skill you didn't feel May be overwhelmed is the wrong word. But how long did it take you to actually learn how to hit Because nine. Everybody's playing by the age of nine. That's into baseball by that point. Yeah, I mean, I was a football guy started playing football when I was spied on by played up at five. So we didn't have travel baseball or anything like that..

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"tim raines" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

05:41 min | 2 years ago

"tim raines" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Hood Boom right there, right there. All information that you need is right there. There you go, 3123323776. Let's go to Patrick and Saint Charles. Hey, Patrick. What's up, sparkles? What's going on, guys. Good morning. How are you? Good path. Thank you. Calling. I got two questions for you. I mean, diehard Jon Lester fan. I'm a Red Sox fan. I idolized him. I've met him. Awesome guy. In your opinion, question. Number one is Jon Lester, a Hall of Famer. Uh, it's gonna be very, very close. He gets a 200 wins for a lot of people. That is. Ah, huge Benchmark. If you go back through, there's a few analysts that have made the case that he already is a Hall of Famer. It'll be close well in the modern time, Patrick today 200 is the benchmark because we have to lower our expectations. We will not see another 300. Game winner in our lifetime. This is why you get the Lester's in the mark Burley's and names like that that are possible Hall of Fame candidates because we're just not going to get Quality starts that you know the 275 300 game winner anymore. Correct, So it's a possibility. You never know. Okay if he is elected into the baseball Hall of Fame, what had William where? Boston Red Sox 100%. Why Why not? He want to world Syriza's there. Why would he wear Cubs hat? From my understanding as a Boston Red Sox fan. Jon Lester never got a true good pie in Boston, and that's still a sour taste in his mouth. It's not his choice. Baseball, So I completely understand. I'll set up in Listen after this, but I'm just saying What? I don't think you were about to read back. I don't know if you Specifically pick a team. In my opinion. Yeah, well as again we put you the phone calls is baseball's called Corrector. Wade Boggs wouldn't as a ray. That was the end of that year straight Wade Boggs and a raise, You know Andre Dawson as an expo. No. But Gostin. Well, that worked. But Dawson, it wasn't his choice. We wanted to go in as a cub, and they wouldn't let him because it because Wade Boggs ruined it for everybody right? Because he took the bonus from the res part of his contract when they signed him was Hey. We're going to send you this big money deal. We just want you to go in the Hall of Famer as a raise. Supposed to read sex. Jon Lester pitched nine years for the Red Sox. 110 wins six years for the Cubs. 77 wins. I think the Hall of Fame if he made it with a big if, if he made it, he would probably go in as a Red Sox. Yeah, I agree. Yeah, and what I think of Well, when I think of Dawson, I think I'm as an expo. Was when he was first. He's in that great outfield with Tim Raines, Warren Cromartie and Alice Family and Alice Valentine. Hell's own time. So that's That's what I think of first all black outfield in the late seventies early eighties with the Expos like It was groundbreaking in that market as groundbreaking, so that's sure he should be an expo. As you mentioned, I agree with you that more than likely the two championships Red Sox. Yeah, I think he goes into the Red Sox. Yeah, I think it's 100%. He goes into the Red Sox and I could tell you he's He loved his time in Chicago. He wanted to be here, he said. I'll make any contract deferment deferral, whatever you want. Let's make it work. And they had indicated him yet that this is easy. We'll get this shortcut. Done, right. Red Sox or not. Can't make it over. Oh, wait. The Nationals made an offer. I call him up because if someone asked at the press conference, did the Cubs make an offer? He can't say no. Way too late in the process. It was over. All right back to the phone off ago. Let's go to, uh, Jackson out on the tri state. Hey, Jackson. Hey, guys, What's up, buddy? Hey, Jackson, not a have to agree with Danny here. And I love Jon. Laughter and everything like that. But What Jesse said earlier is this is gonna be a huge rebuilt. We can't even get rid of Kris Bryant. And it seems like they want to just get rid of everybody. And you can't rip it down to the studs. Even in this year like you want to So as much as I love Jon Lester, you've got to stop thinking about it, you know emotionally and think about it as a business. Has nothing do with emotion. You asked him to build your culture. You need to continue said culture. He has told you I want to be here and nowhere else. Make it work. You want to defer some of the money I don't care, and they've indicated to him. No question. We want you to be here. They didn't come to him in October and go ahead and it's the tear down. Do you need to go look somewhere else? He reached out and called the owner by himself, not his agent him twice. And was told Talk to jet. I empowered him. It's all his call. No offer. No offer. No offer. Noah. Whoa. You got an offer way Gotta we gotta react. Make an offer made an offer. Yeah. Jackson from us really handle Jackson. From my standpoint, Jax. I just think that it's a good trade ship. If you do sign him for that deal. Ah, sweetheart, Deal our hometown discount pretty much right for Jon Lester. Then if you want to trade him by the deadline you can because someone will say okay, I can't give you my age, but I give you my high B level prospect. And I don't think they would have done that. Anyway. He would have just retired as a cop. It would have been a swan song. It would have been cool and you would have had this amazing influence on your young pitchers. John, can I increase your chances of winning a championship? We're not what you wanna hear. John because they know I think he would.

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How the Expos can finally return to Montreal

The Big Story

10:29 min | 4 years ago

How the Expos can finally return to Montreal

"The Montreal Expos never went away. Expos take the field here at Olympic stadium in Montreal the second game before game series, the Expos left. They left Montreal. They became the Washington nationals. They went off to play baseball in DC while Olympic stadium. Their former home sat empty and decaying the teams famous mascot UP even went to work for the Montreal Canadians because even furry orange monsters gotta eat. The idea of the Expos of a major league team in the heart of Montreal the modern monument to a sport with deep history in the province that never entirely vanished. There were always a few people some of them loudly and most of them very quietly keeping the fires burning mostly they were dreaming. But sometimes they were planning for the Tim's eventual return, and somehow that return might happen. The sport of baseball has changed. The city of Montreal has changed the business of sport in general has changed an unbelievably as cities around North America. Celebrate baseball's opening day today. It is beginning to seem like the team that never really went away is suddenly very close to coming back. How did this happen? How real is it? What does baseball mean to Montreal to Quebec or to Canada? And we'll those fans who refused to abandon their team. Even after their team, abandoned them finally get their happy ending. I'm Jordan heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Jeff Blair is the host of the Jeff Blair show on sports net. Five ninety the fan. He is the co host of the lead podcast with Stephen Brent knows a lot about baseball in Montreal because he covered the Expos for the zette for about a decade and for the global mail after that so it's opening day to day. There's no baseball in Montreal today. Not yet. But Montrealers are very excited this week. Why is that? Well, I think they should be excited. I mean, I covered the Expos from eighty eight to ninety seven on a full-time basis. And I was there when when the team ended up leaving town part of a franchise swap that saw the Expos go to Washington and saw the ownership of the Boston Red Sox in my and Miami Marlins change as part of the process at that time. There was very little support from the local business community. There were there was a very small collection of minority partners who were in for maybe million two million dollars a year, very small. They had been effectively bought out in a leveraged buyout by Jeffrey Loria was a New York art dealer who came in and saw that I think at the end of the day ended up putting in about twenty five million US of his own money into that team and that up buying it. And then when he sold the Marlins that was for one point three billion any that's but at that time. Time when when the Expos left the Commissioner was committed at the time, but ceiling was committed to bringing baseball back to Washington. It was it was a legacy thing for him. The Expos has I mentioned had no local corporate support. There was no political support. I mean, they didn't have a political champion in the mayor's office. They they had no political champions provincially as a matter of fact, when you know, I think when you talk to people who are involved in sort of the post Charles Bronfman area era, the expo is one of the things they'll say is that they were affectively screwed by p q government. There was just there were there was there was there was no reason to keep the Expos and much there. There is a plan to build a new ballpark was completely stillborn. So there was absolutely no reason for the Expos to stay in town. And of course, attendance it had had decreased while fast forward. Now, you have a new Commissioner rob Manfred. Who also even though he's only been inter for few years. Just thinking of his legacy and his legacy is in. Internationalizing the game. You've seen baseball games. Played in Japan. Baseball will play a game at Lord's Cricket Ground. This year the Red Sox and the Yankees. And rob Manfred has said that he thinks Montreal is a viable baseball market. He also thinks Mexico City's viable baseball. Mark in Montreal itself. You have a really well-funded core ownership group, Stephen Bronfman of Claridge investments, the son of Charles Bronfman and Mitch Garber who's kind of a fascinating guy. Mitch when I first met him. He's a lawyer his uncle was a lawyer who represented a lot of Expos players in and around Montreal Tim Raines, he keeps kind of a fixer for them. And I I mean that in a positive way Mitch also hosted a radio show late night. I mean, he was a dabbler really talented guy. He is now president of Caesars acquisitions international, essentially lives in Monaco. And he's on the French CBC French language version of dragons. Dan. He's he's he's a very he is shaker and mover. He was I believe I don't know if he's still as he was CEO of Cirque du Soleil at one point he's got a lot of money scuttle resume. He's got and he's and he's and he's a billionaire. He and Stephen Bronfman both known each other for while that they have they've kept the dream of baseball in Montreal alive. They done it very quietly as is their manners people. They're both fairly quiet, quiet. People very quietly. They had Denny co dare when he was mayor of Montreal who is a huge baseball. I mean, he's an he's a nut. But he's a huge baseball fan. And he you know, he was show up at every baseball event. The all star game the World Series it show up at the Commissioner's office. He he'd go to the Expos or the Blue Jays games every spring spring training just to kind of fly the flag and lobby for and lobby for a team to return to Montreal and the provincial government, both the liberal government. And the new government are very the very comfortable with the idea of entertaining, some sort of public private partnership. So what we have now is. Commissioner who views internationalizing the game as an important part of his legacy. We have people in Montreal ton of money. What we don't have as a team revolt park. Obviously we have Olympic state, and we don't have a team or ballpark. Well, this is going on the tap. The Tampa Bay rays have been have been trying for twenty twenty-five years to get a ballpark built. They play at Tropicana field in Saint Pete. So horrible ballpark that, you know, their their attendance is routinely the worst in the league somewhat bizarrely. They have one of the best TV contracts in the league. But their attendance is generally pretty poor. They have attempted to build a ballpark in different parts of Tampa. The the providence Saint Pete right now is that Tampa's where the growth there is in the area east of Tampa north Tampa. That's where the growth is. Unfortunately to get the Saint Pete you base give a choice of two bridges. So during rush hour access to Saint Pete from Tampa is essentially it's the worst place you could imagine in the region right ballpark last year. There seemed to be finally at least for the people in Tampa. There seemed to be memento. Adam behind building a ballpark in ebor city, which is to to the eastern part of the city. It's an old old warehouse area. And I I hadn't been paying attention to it at baseball's winter meetings or something happened it collapsed. I don't know what I don't know the exact majority just collapsed. So the winter meetings in baseball where everybody in baseball gathers media general managers owners, it's it's kinda like a swap shop trades or made sometimes free agents or talked about and all that there was a news conference call by Stuart Sternberg with the owner of the race and his president, which if you've got something you wanna float as if you've got a trial balloon you wanna float in baseball. You do it at the winter meetings because everybody who writes talks thinks about baseball is there, right? They held a news conference. You know, blah, blah, blah stadium issue in Tampa. We still have a lease at Tropicana field the twenty twenty four twenty until twenty twenty-seven dot that up. But and this was was was very subtle. And I probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't been tipped off about this by a raise official the raise owner. Said listen, we're not getting a park built in tap. We do have a lease right now until twenty twenty seven Saint Petersburg prime real estate in terms of building condos mixed business residential area. I mean, it is a it is a gold mine for raising tax. If there's a crappy building city there's a crappy building sitting on it that we're going to be gone from an in in ten years. So what he did what Stuart Sternberg did was he kind of flipped it a bit. And said, here's the thing. Yeah. We could be here twenty twenty seven. But man, if you guys get an offer between now and then for this parcel a land who knows what the economy's going to look like in twenty twenty seven right? Could be better could be worse. So centrally what he said is. Hey, if you guys get a good offer for this. You know, I'd be willing to cut you deal here to to to help you finish this off. Please. Let me go, please. Let me go. So well that's going on, you know, the folks in Montreal again, very quietly quietly, very diligently. Claridge investments is involved in purchasing land in Griffin town part of Montreal. Which is. Near the peel basin. It's it's kind of an area that's undergoing gentrification. So you've got that. Now, you've got a Tampa Bay rays owner. Who knows he's not gonna stay there? Now, you've got people with money in Montreal in a ballpark. You've got a Commissioner who is committed to this one of the things the tappan though as well, as in addition to all that sort of falling in place, one of the things rob Manfred, the Commissioner says look I realized the reality of the situation now is I'm not going to ask you to build a ballpark. And then give you a team he cited Quebec, cities, and example, building an arena. No NHL team. You said not gonna do that. I just need see the plans. I didn't need the shovel in the ground show me the financing show me the plans haven't nailed down. And we'll try to get a team in. Montreal. Stuart Sternberg owns the raise lives in New York. So what kind of happened in the past couple of months? People started to realize well who says Stuart Sternberg has to sell the raise or Montreal has to get an expansion team. What a Stuart Sternberg said moved the race to Montreal. I live in New York. It's not a big flight. Maybe. I wanna be a majority partner. But maybe I want twenty percent. Maybe bell media comes in for twenty percent char or Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Garber have thirty percent each and away we go. So all these things have kind of have fallen in place if you'd asked me for years ago. I would've said there's no chance of baseball returning to much you're on my lifetime. Now, I'd be stunned. If there isn't a major league team in Montreal within the next six or seven years five years might be a little tight, but just sort of planning this thing out of that. I can see baseball back in Montreal in six seven years at the outside. I'll be surprised if it isn't

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As pressure mounts, Trump's ex-attorney turns aggressive

"We'll back to, him in a minute right now eighty two degrees on. Peachtree street Atlanta's most accurate and dependable forecast is coming up they, county deputies asking for the public's help and identifying a suspect. Posing, as one of them this sheriff's office. Says the suspect pulled over a seventeen year old girl Thursday night at the west McIntosh grant road intersection described as. A black, man in, his early thirties driving a dark. Colored vehicle with two flashing blue lights he came out of the car wearing dark sweats or workout clothes approach the teen girls car and tried to engage in conversation luckily she was able to safely drive away Cheryl Castro WSB account Hoon couple facing serious charges in the death. Of a woman's three year old son. The gbi I says, Twenty-six-year-old Olivia grooms and thirty two year old Robert elder have been arrested. On one count, of murder in the second degree and one count of child, cruelty grooms brought the little boy to the hospital. In late may, where he was pronounced dead short time later Breaking news I I this is. W SP twenty four hour continuing news new tension between President Trump and, his former attorney Michael Cohen Mr. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Now saying that Cohen may have violated attorney client privilege and is, in great danger of being disbarred over his tapes of conversations. With, Trump weeks before the election ABC's Tara. Palmeri tells us Coen's team is firing back I just spoke to his attorney Lanny Davis who told me quote Mr. Giuliani seems, to be, confused he expressly waived attorney client. Privilege last week and repeatedly ended accurately as proven by the tape talked and talked about the recording forfeiting all confidentiality WFAN news time is seven oh two we now try to go back to Jay black in Cooperstown Have you just imagine any kind of small town parade that you've ever. Seen in the movies. Or on a painting well that's what we have here Cooperstown but instead. Of local war heroes chemistry you had the legends of baseball, making their way through, downtown Cooperstown this tiny little village and. We're, just bulbous away from seeing Chipper Jones because. Appearance here for the first time Tim Raines. Rolling biased. Right now, at a big f one fifty four pickup truck, we've seen Hank Aaron earlier at the chronicle on. We just. Saw Greg Maddux, Tom glavin. John Smoltz Bobby Cox Phil Niekro all the Atlanta Braves ladies that are enshrined in Cooperstown they've made their way here to taught of Atlanta Braves fans despite the. Fact there are six players getting probably about half the. People here are supporting Chipper Jones. He'll be inducted tomorrow we'll, have, live coverage starting eleven AM right. In front of the induction Chipper goes into the hall of fame at one thirty.

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