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Chris Antonetti on "Stalking" Brian Cashman, Game 7 of the '16 World Series, Tito Wagering on Scrabble

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Chris Antonetti on "Stalking" Brian Cashman, Game 7 of the '16 World Series, Tito Wagering on Scrabble

"In the baseball type PODCASTS pontiacs in from his home studio in Connecticut Taylor Schwenk on buster only in working from my own studio just north of New York City and Taylor had another episode to episode last dance last night. I did you see me on there. I was on there. Did you notice you work? I did not feel ashamed. Admitting that we're we're you I was on there. I told you I think I was at the press conference. When Jordan announced his first retirement right went into baseball. And I knew exactly where I was sitting in on so it was kind of looking like you know what aside there in the back of my head with his at that time still had all the hair intact very cool nice little little peak there in our Guy Tito Francona was on there and he was talking about things that he already talked about on the baseball tonight. Podcast which he had more time. He's stories to us a lot better than they were in the last dance for sure he got shortchanged and that was posted on Friday. If you want to go and find those Today we'll be talking with Chris. Antonetti the head of baseball operations the Cleveland Indians. And he's got stories about how the Blockbuster Trade for Andrew Miller in two thousand sixteen came together in a bad game seven of the world series including a major league baseball suggestion that both and Theo Epstein were very much against that night but first a few notes official Major League Baseball will cut its two dozen. Twenty draft to five rounds is owners looking to save costs in the wake of the corona virus. A push for fewer rounds over the objection of Front office officials is according to sources who spoke with our Jeff Passan Kylie mcdaniel. The plan which had had been relayed to scouting directors will allow teams to sign an unlimited number of drafted players for a maximum of twenty thousand dollars. A draft is expected to begin on June tenth. We'll be talking with Kylie mcdaniel about all that on the podcast on Tuesday. Our friend Jesse Rogers wrote over the weekend players believed that the risk of a return will be inherent due to the ongoing issues related to the pandemic and compensation should account for that the quote from Yankees Catcher and executive board member. Chris I and etta it goes back to not having fans in the stands. There's no fans in the stands. There is an intrinsic risks. That players are going to undertake. There is an intrinsic risks. That support staff and coaches are going to on support staff and coaches are going to undertake and we should get fairly compensated for taking that risk for the betterment of the game yes they could put a plan together but the players the owners have to agree on compensation and they are entrenched. Japanese baseball hopes to start their season in June. We'll get more information about that in the days ahead and I gotTa say if they're struggling to protect people in the White House. I don't know how they protect two thousand baseball players and staffers Taylor. You saw the news in recent days about people in the White House are testing positive where people get tested more than certainly just about any place else in this country yet. It's it's pretty interesting that I mean throughout all the I mean I feel like we're at such a weird place in this country where it's like. Are we going back to normal? Are we not in the place where they need to make these decisions? They can't keep those folks safe. So what are they gonNa do with these players? Some chatter from I do a golf podcast as well and You know the word on the street with the golfers you know. They're they're ready to take the risks so I wonder if baseball players just kind of feel the same. They're just like we. Just gotTa do it. We just gotTa get back to work in and give it a shot. I don't know how much weight that kind of general opinion will hold when they're making this decision but It's pretty interesting to see how it's all GonNa play out for sure. Yeah I'd say this a lot fewer golfers than baseball players like you know it would be hard to get an absolute Consensus to that And some something that. I think. Every player would participate in. But we'll have to wait and see we're going to get more information on that as the week goes ahead before we get to grow cyanide and be sure to listen to jalen. Jacoby the after. Show the recapping episode seven and eight of the last dance with director Jason Hare. We finally got some baseball talking episode. Seven which we just reverend sewers. In appearance by our friend Terry Francona talking about managing Jordan in Birmingham. Check out the after show presented by State Farm and at and T. Wherever you get your podcast if you yet to do so check out our interviews with Tito Friday let's get to Sarah Numbers Day reporter and a producer for MLB DOT com. Sarah coming up. We'll be talking with Chris. Antonetti the head of baseball operations the Cleveland Indians and GonNa ask him about Game Seven of the two thousand sixteen world series which the Indians loss but obviously a really big game in baseball history. I don't know if I have. It is the best game ever. Which one do you consider to be the best game ever? That's a really good question. I mean I will certainly say that. It's the best one that I have had the honored to be at so it certainly a six out in my mind for that reason but I don't know I mean I guess that for game seven. I always default to that bumgarner performance because it was just so incredible but in terms of the actual although that game was closer than anyone ever realizes because all you talk about is Bumgarner. You don't realize how close the game was. But you know both these had some back and forth tight game type of situations which I think is just you know exactly what you want in game. Seven hours was interesting because like two thousand sixteen. This series itself wasn't nearly as tight but then game seven was so incredible and then in twenty seventeen game. Seven was pretty much. A laugher was done in like the second inning but the series itself was so tight we had the walk off and all of that other stuff in that Dodgers Astros series. So I thought it was funny like that sort of doctor position of those two where the game seven wasn't as good in two thousand seventeen but the overall series probably was better along those lines. What do you have on game? Seven in two thousand sixteen. Which of course had the Rajai Davis home run in the eighth inning? And then you had the rain delay. And then you had the cubs winning an extra innings. Yeah so I mean just in terms of memories. I've got some great ones of the home. Run and of that rain delay we were. They're doing baseball tonight and sportscenter out with ESPN and we were in trailer. That was basically a parking lot behind. Where the stadium was and we get a feed in there. Were a little bit ahead of what everyone's watching at home. You know only a couple of seconds so you sort of know what's happening a little bit in advance but because of the position of our trailer which was right outside the stadium. We knew even further in advance. What was going on because we would hear the cheers and we were getting ready to go to the field. We'RE GONNA DO POST game. The cubs are GonNa win the world series. This is also great so much history and then we hear this crazy. Cheer Rajai Davis says at the plate on like Oh my goodness I think this game is tied a think something just happened and Lo and behold we see it on the TV. You know a second later. That was just like one of those chills kind of moments when something bad happen and sitting in a room not seeing happened that second and seeing the second later on the TV and we spent the rain delay in the old visitors bullpen at progressive field. Because they changed the bullpens they moved them to kind of in center field. You can see them when you're looking like from the batter's eye out into center field. But they used to be on the field level and they turned into the Stephen Area. And that's where we were taken because we had to be ready to go on the field and do our post game show immediately when the game ended and we went there even before the rain delays started and we were just standing there with some fans who are just standing there with their ESPN broadcasters chatting. I remember them chatting up Carlin just and whoever else and that was a pretty crazy place to witness all of that happening But I also took the wind probability from those final few innings there so entering the bottom of the eighth inning when the cubs were up six three the cubs had a ninety three percent chance to win the game and it went up to ninety five percent when Leicester Got Linder groundout and Napoli to strike out and then Jose Ramirez hits a single ninety four percent. That's when Chapman comes into the Game Than Brandon. Guyer hits his RBI double it drops to eighty six percent for the cubs and then Davis. It's the two run homer ties the game and it's forty seven percent chance for the cubs so the Indians finally have the actually higher percentage chance to Wentz and at the end of the ending. It was fifty fifty the lowest that the cubs win probability got two in that game with thirty five percent. Because in the top of the ninth. Remember there was a little bit of action for the cubs and Dexter Fowler. Grounded out to end the inning with Jason Heyward at third that was the lowest that it was for the cubs drop to thirty five percent but then obviously it went back up. The Indians didn't do anything. The cubs scored the next inning. After the Randall. And everything else own. My God net now the cubs won the world series. And so you know twenty thirty years from now roll. This Chapman Could be invited back and throw a first pitch in Wrigley field. Can you imagine the reaction to him if they lost that game? I know I mean it was incredible that that's what I was thinking as this was happening. Like this is the guy this is the trade they made. That was the we are going to win the world series trade. We've talked about it so many times. It wasn't a trade for the regular season. It was a trade for game seven world series. And here he was doing that. I mean you think of you know there's such a history of outstanding relievers honestly doing something a little bit wrong right there and it costing team or world series. I mean you can think of Mariana Rivera. He's absolutely hall of Famer. No question Everyone voted for him. All of this stuff and you two thousand one so I was thinking. Is this his moment like that? So good for him for the vindication for sure exactly all right Sarah. Great to talk with you later in the week. We'll be talking with Gary Cohn. I is one of your favorites from S. N. Y. Mets Broadcasters. We go along with Broadcasters Week. Thanks for doing awesome. Thanks unless you're having buster Christianity's the president of baseball operations for the Cleveland Indians and and Chris. Thanks for taking the time to join us for some storytelling and then and helping to distract us. My pleasure buster. Always great to be with you still. I've been talking with some of your peers. One of my favorite questions to ask them is. Give me a big deal that you talked about but it didn't come together and Sandy Alderson told me about offering a roster spot to get Michael Jordan on the Oakland Athletics and when we talk to Ned colletti he talked about feeling like he nearly pulled off a trade via in the summer of two thousand eight off and it was very interesting because I asked him after he ran through it and he ran through the fact that owner Frank mccord didn't improve the trade and I said I know you were having really positive conversations with Chris Antonetti but do you feel like if he had said yes. You would have gotten the deal done. He goes you know. Chris seemed disappointed when we pulled out of the talks. Because we didn't approval on it. But when you talk to Chris ask him if we would've gotten ceecee if we've gotten approval for that. So here's what you in the end of trading him to the brewers how close were the dodgers. The dodgers were close. They were one of the final few teams in it. In fact we're going back and forth late in the night and as I remember Ned had he'd like some dentist appointment at one point where he couldn't access his cell phone and was like panic that he would miss out on the deal and then his cellphone died Qiming. Who is the assistant jam at the time had to reach out to call us to try to figure out where things were so It was close. The dodgers were definitely in the thick of things and She she could very easily become a Los Angeles dodger. So if if they had the deal that blew up because it didn't get approved at that have been on the table. Do you think that he winds up? With the dodgers that would have been the consideration for us. I think at that point we were trying to up to kind of the best offers from teams and at that point the brewers and dodgers had emerges the top three teams. And what we were seeking to do was create offer from the dodgers. They could actually move forward on then. We would have weighed ad against the deal with Milwaukee but they would. It would have been a really tough decision for us. All right now In that case you guys were sellers in the summer of two thousand sixteen you were buyers and a trade. You made that year for reliever. Andrew Miller helped to take you guys all the way to game seven of the world series that year. What was so unusual was is that the Yankees for the first time that we could ever remember. We're actually sellers walk us through sort of how that came together for you guys. If for a while I felt I was stocking Brian cashman because I was calling him almost every day Trying to get a check and because he had a number of players that were you know he was talking about at that point in time and he cash is always awesome deal with because he's so transparent and so up front And You you knew. And he was really clear from the listen my responsibilities to work through and understand what the market is for our players. You know there are a lot of things that we need to work through internally before we get to the point of the being able to move forward so I'm happy to stay engaged. Happy to connect with you but just know this could change it any minute and we could decide not move any of these guys and that was the case through the time literally the day that we traded for him His ability to be able to move forward on that. Was You know uncertain? Just because it was such an unusual position for the Yankees to be in and obviously required considerable ownership conversations on his end. How quickly did you guys wind up? Agreeing to the prospects of WanNa being the deal A Sheffield and of course. Clint Frazier It took quite a while. Negotiations took. I'd say more than a month that whole process took I think we narrow down? Some of the primary pieces cash was really clear for your needed to be in it. We talked about fifty different versions of things I remember we were closest. We were I felt. We started at a chance for him Actually it was on a trip with my family. At a at a resort was on a rock climbing wall I took a phone call from cash just to make sure I didn't miss it At that point in time to talk through The some of the secondary players we might be able lineup on following that call felt we were Optimistic or be. Got Some sense of optimism. We might be able to to close things out so you literally were on the rock climbing wall. You're I'm guessing your kids might. Hey Dad come on. Let's go. I was literally next to my daughter on a rock climbing walls. Two Person Rock climbing wall and we were kind of trying to raise up to the top and at that point we were neck and neck and I stopped. And obviously there's a belay so you're on a rope you're not gonNA fall off. And she kept going. She was happy that you want and I was happy. 'cause we were closer to getting Miller now down the stretch for that deal to be made a couple more things you have irons in the fire on other relievers. You know. Plan B's if you don't get Andrew Miller and if you remember the Yankees actually won a series of games close to that deadline as is that being thrown into the mix as to whether or not they're going to trade Andrew. Do you remember any of that. All I remember that vividly actually Yeah we were in again Castro's credits to really upfront and said hey the way we play this weekend. I think they were playing Tampa at the top. You said that could be really intellectual for the direction we decide to go so he and he literally said. I am sure we'll end up on this. You know at that point he was talking to Hal. Steinbrenner and said we'll have to see where this goes but from baseball standpoint. I think we're moving towards something. We'd recommend you getting ownership approval. Something that I I really need to work through deliberately and how we play this weekend could impact their thoughts on how pivotal do you think that? H- that getting Andrew was for. How are you guys made it that? Postseason no question. We would not have made it nearly as far without Andrew. I think our teen as it was going into this. The playoffs in two thousand sixteen. We lost the number of guys to injuries at that point and Andrew just shouldered such an extraordinary load for us throughout the postseason and We relied on him so heavily and he hit so well obviously evidenced by you know his championship series. Mvp is a reliever and not only the amount of innings equality of innings he pitched in how pivotal those were the Games we played so without Andrew. We wouldn't have been playing in the world series now. How Much Terry? Certainly there was a lot of focus on on. Tito for the way that he handled your guys bullpen. Especially in the first two rounds of that postseason how much of the structure that you guys came up with. What was talked about going into games in other words? Was there talk of. Hey if we have the certain situations certain matchup in the fifth inning. Maybe this is something we go to. So we talk about quite extensively prior to acquiring the injured versatility that he provided the fact that he not only dominated left handed hitters but right handed hitters as well so really could be using any leverage spot anywhere in the game and for multiple innings and that was one of the reasons why we were willing to part with such a premium. Prospect package was because of exactly because of versatility and also. He's such a self. He made that he was willing to pitch whenever they being mattered and didn't need to. Just wait for the eighth or ninth inning. So we talked about that extensively when we acquired and then going into the postseason that was clearly going to be one of our strategies. But we didn't do it on a game to game level. Obviously I've got great and trust and Tito to determine the best times to players in the you know for a position for position Netafim for success and. I'm not sure there's anyone better in the game at doing that. Tito so the game to game decisions. We'd left for them but on the vision for the role. How intricate could impact. Our team spent quite a bit of time. Talking about in talking with Your pairs the years. They talk about October's being a time when they feel absolutely helpless. I mean you are at the top of baseball operations for the Indians but in that one month you know so much out of your hands. What's that like to watch as day-to-day basis? And how much you sleeping? You know. It's so there's so many emotions. Obviously at that time of year. You know in our seat at that point. A lot of the work is done. Once you get through the advance scouting meetings and preparation. There's not a whole lot you can do so. You're watching the game like anyone else and the emotions. You know you had the roller coaster of emotions. I think one of the things we tried to do deliberately as as a staff and as an organization during that postseason time. Let's make sure we enjoyed the ride. I think we all were cognizant of the fact just how special that team was. How special some of the accomplishments they achieved together were and we wanted to make sure we just. Didn't you skip to the end and not enjoy the journey? So we try to be really deliberate about it. We involved are you entirety of our baseball operations and organization inviting them. The postseason world series and Try and create a lot of moments and memories and I think if you talk to a lot of people within our organization despite the final outcome and not winning that last game. They'll look back on. That is an extraordinary time and Some great memories to cherish so when when the last out is made in the American League Championship series and you guys are propelled to the world series. What do you remember about that moment and what you did right? After that it we were in Sweet Piranha watching with our few members of our baseball operations. Then you know Paul Dolan and his wife Karen were there and I did. I remember turning gave Mike Chernoff a huge hug and then there were lots of hugs and high fives and there was one sweet in the ballpark. That was celebrating and the rest of the Rogers Centre was pretty quiet so Those are some special moments. And then the thing. I'll I'll remember after that is in the clubhouse there are some great moments celebration but the the class and the dignity of Mark Shapiro to stop down and and congratulate US. And the moment we share together Was something I'll always remember because marks not only been incredible mentor for me in friend but also was a huge part of building that team and I know he's you know he's disappointed that his team didn't win but came over and and we shared a moment. I'll always remember marks words during the time game. Seven of the world series one of the most memorable games in history in part. Because of your guys come back what are you? Can you describe what you remember when Rajai Davis hits the game? It's a game tying home run. That game was so hard. Because you know we thought we were. Well positioned in lined up with clues on the mound again and our our bullpen. We felt we were in a decent spy. And you guys that we had relied up to that point just. They weren't at their best that day. Which is certainly understandable given the workflow that they had absorbed to get us to that point. So you know there was there were some moments of pretty quiet leading up to that and then you know we started to mount the comeback. You can feel the energy pick up a little bit and a little bit more and a little bit more than you. You saw Chapman. Maybe wasn't as sharp as he possibly could have been and then when Raj connected on that home run down. It was the loudest I've ever heard. Arkham. I'm sure biased of that because of my affiliation with a team but it was bonkers in the ballpark that night and was bonkers and sweet where we were watching game and it was really a moment of euphoria. They're very few moments. You have like that but that was that was one of those and then immediately after that you got back to the reality of like wait. Games tied. We've got a lot of work. Still left to do both surreal experience by baseball career. So far when a Theo Jed might turn off an I had. We descended into like this dugouts. We behind the plate and like we had just in game seven of the world series. The emotions were all emotionally spent. The games been a roller coaster. Raj just hit the home run and now we're sitting in the suite behind Behind home plate and Theo and I were just looking at each other like really a rain. Delay Right now and rob actually at one point because they were uncertain. The weather forecast Fox was wanting us to just you know if it looked doubtful. Just stop the game there and pick it up the following day at eight o'clock you're kidding that would have been like a drag race. You know exactly. Imagine that so a theater. Our just like we need to finish. We need to finish the game tonight so again. You're competitive. Theo's competitive in that moment. But you guys are collegial. And that sorta over over strips everything else. Yeah Yeah Oh absolutely I mean it was like yeah. Were like no. It was just literally just because again the way the series went in the emotions. Now we're all exhausted at the end of a long season and the way that game played out with rollercoaster of emotions. We were all just gassed to have the rain delay on top of it. It was kind of hard to believe and then when there was some conversation about stopping that game and trying to pick it up the next day at you know at at eight o'clock or whatever the time was we were. I'm not sure either one of US would have made it to the next day. At that point I ask Dave Dombrowski after the Tigers played the red sox in two thousand thirteen American League Championship series and I asked him the following Spring How long did it take you to sort of get past that loss? And he said normally I got past he said I get past these losses very easily. But if you remember that That series between the red sox and Tigers Tigers ated about eighty percent of it like it seemed like every game. They're starting pitcher. Was carrying a no hitter into the middle innings and yet they lose that series and he said it took him a long time for you as a competitor. Because you're not getting into this without being competitive How how long before you able to turn the page from that world series? I'll let you know when it happened. Buster no it is. I mean you look back and think about your replay. The game and just different things that could have gone You know the other way and Sometimes think back and Rewatch game game seven in its entirety. But I've got enough memories to know how close we were so Yeah it's something I still processing think back on from time to time. Will you think you'll ever watch it all the way through I think I will. I mean I'm sure I will at some point. I mean I love baseball. I love the game. Obviously the drama that it was a special time for you know those of us within baseball operations repair and my family. And we had a lot of bonding memorable moments along the way so. I'm sure I'll look at some point. I just haven't had the had the courage to Re-watch it yet tell me about the first time that you laid eyes on C. Sobat THE SO. I was a young Young assistant in baseball operations and had been drafted a couple of years before and I mean. I'm sure you've probably heard the stories that see when he signed with the Organization of not using seems on the baseball just kind of getting in and throwing But by the time I had seen him you know he had started to Really matured because he's such an extraordinary athlete and I know it may not look when you first CECE CECE. But he's extraordinary. Athletes obviously an incredible. The intelligent guy so his learning curve was about as fast as any player or any pitcher that that I can remember. I remember sitting behind the plate for Who's a twenty year? Mehta's you may the team at Spring Training Charlie. Manuel will pounded able for him. And it was just left-hander huge physical athletic guy with up to a hundred miles an hour. Great Great feel for a change up and a you know at the time at developing breaking ball but when he clicked it was it was something special so It was you knew you're watching something and the start of something to what what could be an incredible career deceased credit. He reinvented himself a few times throughout our along the way but it was fun to see. And there's I'm looking forward to today. He's inducted into the hall of fame because he certainly deserves that. That honor I'll always believe he's the best team that I ever witnessed But I wasn't on the inside the way you were. What are some examples of see is a teammate that you saw all there are so many? I think I mean if you talk to those other. People that have acquired fi or been around whether their managers coaches clubhouse staff. They'll all tell you the same thing they're they're making me and I think she was the first person to you know when something went wrong he'd stand up and say hey. I need to be better but I also need you to be better. And because he held himself such a high standard and how he worked how he prepared how he competed that. And how much? He cared not only about his own performance. But the team's performance that gave him the platform to lead and he did that. Such extraordinary way and found a way to connect with every player and was a unifying guy a unifying presence in every clubhouse who has ever in from the time he was eighteen years old with minor leagues all the way through through his final years with the Yankees. Yeah that was part of the pitch. Brian Cashman made to him. Was We need you to change our clubhouse? We need you to to pull all these groups together. How how did he do that Chris when he was in your clubhouse he generous if he cares genuinely about people and I think people knew that she cared about him and like I said he? Would you set the standard by the way acted? He's not one of those guys you know. There are people all the time to talk about. I mean they talk the talk but don't follow through and she. She was one of those guys that they did. And I think he earned respect with the way he acted and within a clubhouse he found ways to connect with each person on an individual level and that allowed him again. The ability to win there needed to be a tough conversation. You already had the relationship in place to have those. Tell me about the first time you laid eyes on Francisco Lindor. Yeah that was That was an instructional league You know at the time. Obviously I had seen all the video and had seen All the information we had when we you know we redrafted him but did not see him live and told Instructional League and when you saw him the first thing that stands out is just the enthusiasm for which he played the game. I mean he had you. He loves being out there. He loves competing loves thing. That's out probably more than how much he loved the practice And how much he just like being on a baseball field? And then you could just see the athleticism. His actions have shortstop The way he played the game stood out at the time. It wasn't evident and I'd be lying if I said it stood out on the way in which he impacted the ball. That wasn't his strength of his at the time he was seventeen. He had some really good ingredients to hit. But I wouldn't have sat there at that point that hey this guy. Going to hit thirty home runs in the big leagues at some point in time but his presence on the field his enthusiasm immediately stood out. And I want to ask you. Lastly about Terry Francona. I remember when I worked on Sunday. Baseball within for that one year. I didn't really press him because I was a team-mate about what he wanted to do. But I assume because he'd had so much success with the red sox that That he would wind up with a big market team and then when he saw guys he said to me said listen like going back and you know this is like family for me. What are some some experience? You bad with Terry. Francona your manager Tom. So grateful and thankful that Tito had that perspective and was willing to partner with us it Back in two thousand twelve because at the time we were coming off very rough stretches and organization and hadn't been to the playoffs in a few years and We knew we needed to get better. At the major league level you we needed to improve our minor league system and we also are cognizant of our market realities and Tito from day one that I want to be part of the solution. I'm energized by those challenges. I'm not intimidated by them. And I want to be part of helping you know the organization rebuilt and from the day he arrived. He's lived up to that and more and share this before but as excited as I was in the day we hired him on even more excited eight years later opportunity to continue to work alongside him. Because he's a hall of fame manager and he gets a lot of recognition for the tactical things that he does on the field. And how successful is he is. But he's also an extraordinary leader for an organization that helps bring people together and help unite people. And he's been a he's had such an extraordinary impact on our franchise over the last eight years it because he's so easy going and everybody likes him and You know he's so welcoming to people whether it's players whether it's member of the media. I think that part that gets lost about him is how competitive is Can you speak to that? Yeah he has that the self effacing humor but he brilliant. He's extraordinarily competitive and he's a great athlete. He's the type of guy that you watch him. Pick up a golf club and swim club or just pick up a basketball and shoot it. And you're like wow that's a good athlete. And he hates to lose. I mean it doesn't matter what it is. It's cribbage before the before the game if it's baseball if it's shooting free throws he he he hates losing and And but he does it in such a great way in the way he he makes it fun. And I think that's one of the things that makes it so enjoyable work alongside. Tito is not only have all these great attributes but he's a lot of fun to be around. I consider him a close and dear friend. Have you ever played a game with them of some kind whether it is golf or whether you are shooting free throws Oh yeah we could we play scratch? We'll play scrabble on his on his phone and yeah he'll-he'll compete in scrabble on his phone. So he's not want on it. Yeah usually he'll wanNA wager on and I'm smart enough not to do that. But he's very competitive on everything. All Right Chris. Why appreciate you taking the time? My pleasure buster always ready to catch up bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for Mundy our friend savage and the beast at savage and beasts writes in one year for Mother's Day. I took my mom to Yankee Stadium. And we sat about thirty feet from Bernie Williams her favorite player in right field. It was a great day. Do you have any favorite baseball memories with your moms and I was actually thinking about this yesterday. Unprompted for savage beasts and shout out to Kathy Shrink because I was in second grade and it was my birthday and being the Gullible. Seven or eight year old. I was. She said I gotTa pull you out of school early. You got a doctor's appointment. Were getting ready to go. She said You WanNa put on your your Oriole's hat before we go and I was like. Yeah sure whatever mom threw it on a picked it up off the bed and underneath were two tickets to game two of the against the Cleveland Indians. Quite memorable birthday. They lost that game but a great time and always remember that one with my mom. Yeah so you you and I are in the same ballpark at the same time. I was there that day or not. Yak. Yeah I absolutely was there For me I've told said in the past that I'm the only member of my family among my siblings. My parents who sports the rest of them can't stand sports. I'm the black sheep. I talk about cows. I talk about Pumpkins I talk about managing fields with my brother But I never talk about sports but yet my mom was the one that really got me interested in baseball. She got me book on Sandy Colfax. When I was eight she got me. My first packs of baseball cards. The first baseball card I ever saw was Gary Sutherland. Play with the Houston Astros and I told the story about how on the morning after Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's record. She left a note for me on the kitchen table whatsoever. I came down to go out to the barn in the morning. She wrote out the details from the night before that Hank. Aaron broke the record and she wrote. The crowd cheered so my mom was absolutely instrumental for My interest in baseball which he probably be regretted in later years when she found herself tripping over my stacks of baseball cards right. Well led you to your career in the manual today. Maybe maybe not all regret there from your mother out. Only we got one from Aaron Iran San Diego. He writes over the years. I have heard in tried some wild ways to break in a glove. Some of my favorites include. Put it under your mattress or baking it in the oven. What is the weirdest way you've heard an MLB player break in a glove? You know what In THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. I think we're GONNA have on a person who'd be absolutely perfect to answer that question so Taylor. Let's hold errands question. four. Let's say about two weeks from now. I think we're GONNA get this person on. He will give a purpose. Ganster by the way I was just going to mention just for friends who listen to podcast My Mom's name was Mary Lincoln me. Oh that's okay But just in case people who who know me were like. Who's this Mrs only person whoops all last one for a heath writes in with Major League Baseball Losing Revenue Dacoven Nineteen? Do you think this will speed up the relocation expansion process if so do you think Portland will get a team through one of those options? He notes the Portland. Diamond Project is one such movement vying for a baseball team in Chile. I think it's GONNA slow it down like we've talked about. How can you imagine if you're the Tampa Bay rays or the the Oakland athletics? And you're looking for help support in building new ballpark. Good luck with that right now. with where the economy is in this country generally speaking but I do wonder if in a couple of years once the situation with the economy get stabilized if it may accelerate. Because you're going to see Major League owners having lost a lot of money during this time are looking for ways to fill in In one of those ways is to sell a couple of expansion franchises so I think you know within four or five years. You're going to hear more talk about that interesting that'll do it for bleacher tweets. Subscribe to this podcast. Wherever you listen to podcasts and tune in tomorrow we got Dan Schulman telling some phenomenal stories. I can't wait for everyone to hear busters interview with him. Yeah this is the beginning of what we're GONNA call broadcaster week. It might actually spill over longer than that. But we have some great guests lined up As we talked with Sarah Gary Cohn of the Y. Network doesn't mets games. 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#181 Charlie: How Patience Suffers from Selfishness

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#181 Charlie: How Patience Suffers from Selfishness

"Welcome everybody it's time once again for the next chapter with charlie hedges as he explores turning the page on his life and yours. Hey charlie high all on the show today producer. Paul and i do a deep dive into that vastly ignored virtue of patients. Typically we just don't do well with being patient. I'm reminded of that old prayer lord. Give me patience. I need it now and interesting. Discovery might conversation with producer. Paul was that perhaps. The greatest obstacle to patients is our natural proclivity for south. Snus we fall into that ever so annoying trap of thinking that life is all about me what i want or perhaps what. I feel that. I need almost always takes precedence over anything else fascinating. I hope you enjoy this thought provoking discussion and perhaps even discover some tools for learning to be patient. You might employ in your own life so on with the show. Tell me what was the last time you received an email that just set you off the sporting this morning. Oh yeah how is that well. I got an email that. I could suddenly get in and get my vaccine done if i could get there in thirty minutes. A slight drop everything of waited for a month day after day and finally like lucky news. It's today but the bad news. Is you gotta get here now. Or who knows when you get it again so So did you drop everything off. Course absolutely rearranged everything raised over there to get it. And i just thrilled but yeah so look say so now when you look at it in hindsight was that it was that big of a deal what you would have thought at the time i got disrupted my whole life here. Oh yeah your whole life for one hour. My whole life has this. They can't do this to me. And that's a subject. I wanted to talk about today. You know i want us. I want us to discuss this subject of patients. You're going to do this quickly though. Because i don't have the patience to talk about this for very neither do i. Anybody else so we'll just we'll just quickly say we were Somewhat patient and doing all right. But you know i experienced the same thing last night with an email. It was not about kobe. There was an experience that was troubling. Email that indicated things were not going my way and you know really all it. It really is all about me and and if you're talking about when we when you say me you mean me. Everybody is about me though I i'm talking about myself and And then you know you know what my natural response was. I wanted to respond immediately to that email and give somebody come in the mail or my point of view because because things are not going my way and if it really is all about me than my way is important way no matter what i put in now fortunately as i was typing that impulsive enough will i read it to my wife pam Which is always a wise thing and i. I have learned with achievable mission. I do that with a fam- can you look at mine to here. And she reminded me that she said. You know honey I don't believe i would send that require. William saying don i. I don't. I don't think that's gonna do you any good and as i thought about it even more likely it would stir up flames of sort of air responsible anger and frustration on. Everyone's part and then we just get into this deep regressive spy row where it gets worse and worse and worse and that is one of the reasons i hate email you and me both is that another example i give you. This is slightly different when maybe not as life and death as my earlier example obviously a lot of shows here and i was trying to set up a meeting. We have a new show. Steiner's tried to set up a meeting with him. And we've been going back and forth an email about tuesday to thursday three about friday at one and finally i just call them up and i said can we just talk about this Can we quit shading emails. And the talk for thirty seconds like human beings and they were so like. Yeah i guess. I mean what an unusual experience. Yeah what an unusual experience to just sit down for a few seconds in hash this out and then we can move out rather than going to the effort. I throw one out and twelve hours later. You give me a response three hours later. I give you responsible ping pong back and forth the whole week in. Your blood pressure's going up and my blood pressures growing up and the shows getting closer to starting and we're no closer to having this meeting. Oh oh and it. And it's it's worse than the and and emails get longer and they get impossible to read because of the length and then we're getting testy with each other over. what what. What are we getting testy about here. What are we getting ticked off about here. Yeah i i sort of started a new plan with With the charity that i work with that. I become increasingly involved. There's a lot of e-mailers. And if it's information i need to know that i want an email. That's fine right. There's anything what your opinion on this discussion. I just turned around. Rather give my opinion. I make a phone call saying we can discuss this in seven or eight minutes right over. What would take an hour of trading back and forth typing and emails miscommunication misunderstanding. There's no tone of voice they can't read the non verbals they can't and you can't clarify immediately exactly because you got so many issues that you that you come up with and i it all has to do. Maybe not all of it but it is largely has to do with patients. How patient are we to consider an opposing view. How patient are we to consider if we feel that we are wronged by somebody to sit and consider that. And i am looking at now. That patience is one of the most sublime yet most difficult of all virtues. What's the prayer saint francis. My mother always taught to me. God give me the serenity to accept the things. I can a to change the things i can in the serenity. Accept the things. I can't something like that. It is something like that. God gave me serenity to accept the things. I cannot change to change. Things i can and the wisdom to know the difference. There you go my goodness she drilled that into your door care remembered rally. They never had the to go to. Aa meetings again and it says said at the beginning of everybody. It is head to to just accept. Oh except an answer to not want everything quick. Pass it's like. It's like the prayer. I used to hear as lord give me patience. I want it now. That says it all that says it all that Any and yet you know it's not you know. We were talking about email. But but his patience over circumstances and events in life that we view as distractions or diversions. For more we're trying to go. I don't have time to go there. I don't want to do that because my goal. My plan is to accomplish. Whatever i have set and this does not take me there now i have to do an aside has had just wrote a blog on direction versus destination and saying if direction oriented it gives us freedom to move about to move in a certain direction. But it's like. I was told one time heading west. This company said we know were headed west but we don't know if our destination is. They were in new york if our destination to saint louis. La or seattle so they don't know the destination when you set a destination you want nothing to get in the way yeah and you would not have liked my driving s. I'm trying to race to my covert appointment already. Upset that i've had up in my day. How dare they but thank you. I've been waiting for months to get in there and somebody dared to pull in front of me and go little slow. Somebody dared to look like they didn't know where they're going. When i pulled up to the center and i was just so pure which just get audubon worried. I am on a brings out about paul. What do you think that is but what do you. What do you think the core driver of that is. You're leaning back in your chair pondering. I'm not quite very often. You caught me on that in here. I'm not no. I seem to experience that more as i get older. I'm less patient. I'm less willing to wait. You think i'd be more willing to wait. Because i've learned you can't rush everything but when i want go summerbee summer do some particularly. If it's there's a certain period of time i gotta get there get out of my way. Everybody and everything that stops me slows me down raises my anger. You know. I think that is seems to me. That has a lot to do with that again. That destination mentality that i have an objective of place to be a thing to do and it has to be done by in this certain period of time or by some deadline. That's either false or sometimes a real deadline. But even real deadlines have flexibility and and if anybody gets in the way of that. They're getting in the way of my plan. What's important to me what's important to me somehow. They're they're they're they're attacking me they're blocking me and i think it's i do say it's something bigger than i do say it's accumulation effect. We're so so many things we're not in control of. Oh my goodness social media. Our lives are calendar. Wait wait let's back up. let me says it is. What are we in controlling serious. I want to be in control of everything. I wanna be. I hope i am. I'm controlled life. I think yet. That's why you're a hoarder laurie. I want to be in control. I aspire to be in control and the minute. i'm reminded i'm not in control. I'm frustrated. i'm sorry. I'm attacking. I'll give you a perfect example. You know. I don't like to fly when i do fly when i'm forced to fly. I have to really psyched myself into it and say this is going to be a picture of. This is gonna be slow. The plane's going to be not gonna to be on time. You're gonna miss your connection the bags not gonna arrive. I mean all these things. Start thinking i start to accept yes. This experience is going to have all of those except it get over it. It's not gonna be fun. Knocked be pleasant only one. I accept those things dry. Then my surprise. Oh the bag made it. that was. That wasn't bad. Oh the plane didn't crash. Oh okay it's sort of like scott pex. Great quote from the road less traveled the opening. Sentence is that I we have to admit his life is difficult. Once we admit that life is difficult. It is no longer quite so difficult. That's and that's and that's what you were saying. That trump yet this flight could all these negative things are going to happen and then when they don't then you're pleasantly surprised. Yeah but. But i think i think on the other hand talking about what you when you were talking about about things getting in the way there is a certain freedom when you don't have your objectives in your way in mind there is a freedom that is a beautiful freedom to accept what we would call interruptions distractions diversions. They are not interruptions in the economy. That i deal with in the in the economy. Those are all part of the process. All these this is not a diversion. This is not a distraction. This is not an interruption. this is your real life. We terry talk about lunchtime. Yeah that exercise. He quotes all the time. Re sort of send somebody out. I forgot how it goes but he started. Send somebody out in the woods for while in the come back. And what did you see in there like nothing you know it was. I was looking for something. No you weren't looking at things. I didn't send you to go. Look for some in good. Send you out to go. Get a pale water. I just sent you out do you do you. I don't know if you've recalled. He said in our last podcast that when he would visit joshua tree they would give him a guide. But it's not not a personal guide that guides you it's guidebook right and the adults had all these places that they had to go check right then. Goto place sit down. Ponder what do you see this beautiful. What moves your heart. You know trans supposed to be. You gotta be you gotta see this a vista and you gotta make the this tree. And you've got to feed this rock and you gotta. Here's all our landmarks. You gotta make sure to you talk about this when you go to europe and other places you get on that mentality o k. It's the tour bus. Now we're gonna see four mark the drills and three more this former this and that's and that's all gone you know i i i experienced that and now that i've seen them a cathedral is a cathedral and and and if i see it that's nice but but i am now going to experience cultures experienced something different and so i'm ready for surprise for something new but but let me talk. Let me talk about an experience. That i'm having right now and that In the charity. That i'm working with his walls of life right Our ceo has to take a is taking a little bit of a hiatus. He still really involved bud. Other members of the of the charity are taking charge. And take you take. He's got a step off for one. You guys gotta step we. He has to step out for a while. He'll be involved but he s step up for awhile and the rest of us have to step up which means for me is volunteer. Xiv now looking at the workload is becoming a full time job and so my first inclination was. This is taking me away from the path that i wanted to go on that i. I have sort of a path of of teaching coaching misery. Even you who were wandering and trying to ponder the roses along the way and be open to surprise. You still have a destination. It's a direction a direction. Okay it is a direction these are i. I have no idea what the coaching would look like. What the mentoring would look like what the audience would look like. I just know there's something there's a message that's being given to me in process but anything that sudden you came up with this either fell. There was an inspiration or or an idea. now something has presented it that the diversion. It's a distraction. Seems like a diversion. Have as i'm already in the process it is not a diversion. It is a keen sense of teaching. That whatever i want to coach would ever i want to do has to be has to be involved in every day life in the ordinary life in this world and i have to integrate because a lot of my work is going to be spiritual work this is the integration of the spiritual and the real life if i only live in the mystery and the spiritual life. I'm no earthly good. There's nothing that. I can do to help people but once i experience i can translate this mystery into everyday life. This is a learning experience. And so i feel that the call that this is not a distraction. This is actually a a learning experience. This is teaching me to do what i wanna do. Better when i teach it. I will have experience of having lived with it. I will live with these times of impatience in these times of wanting my way. This thing with my charity is not a detour. It's it is a god sent. It is god sent exercise looking to give you another way to look at it please. I this is always supposedly. John lennon's quote. Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans precisely. This is life happening. You have made other plans. You've i'm headed in this direction. And now you're being diverted pulled blocked stopped whatever and all of that. We find frustrating. We don't have the patience. Tunder stand or accept that in and that is really what is required his patients but once i found that i understand that it is not a detour that is part of the process. It's life. I no longer need patients that is that is the cure for my patients. Because i'm heading in the direction that i wanted to head. This is just part of my path. I'll give you another example in my life. We haven't talked about much on this show. But my i only have one daughter and i adopted her when she was ten She's brought up in a in mexico and of foreign village who's brought in the country illegally beat up fell into foster care and we set out to adopt a child from foster care and so when we started the journey and made the decision. I said this can be easy. Got money. I don't have a criminal record. Stable relationship able job. I'm must be ideal where we'll have a kid by tuesday and month after month. After month bordering on a year we got. Nothing was wrong with me. We saw take control the my with the agency were working through catholic social services. Were good catholics every month. Not not the free this month. We're we're we're working on it. I don't like this. I can take control the process. What can we do their kid fares. You can go to you. Can they have kids running around the park and you sort of pick one out. Sherlock is going to pick out a puppy at the you know. Aren't you saw. I was horrible books. You can look through trying to trying to take control of this process. Isn't going like i thought it would come on. let's go it was only when i surrendered and let go let god all that kind of stuff i've been taught but i guess didn't really believe and i just sat back and my rough could saying it'll happen when it's ready. I don't wanna hear that one. That does not make me happy. I wanted to sounds like a good counterpart she is and when and she re i finally had to accept like maybe it's not gonna happen and okay i'm just gonna stop thinking about it. Entrust we've got good people working on this and if it's gonna happen it's gonna happen and it will happen in god's time not my time and when the right opportunity presents itself took us almost a year to find somebody and most of it we were doing nothing except me running around acting like i was in charge of this thing in terms of any of it. That's not unlike when my wife. And i decided we wanted to have a child and we were not that young. I believe i was thirty nine and so that would make my wife a few. You're just a few years younger than me. But you know the female body as thirty five at the female body at sixteen is a baby making machine you re the baby make but a female body at thirty five is not a baby making machine so we had to go to a facility doctor right well you know. I patiently went with that and we. We had miscarriages. We had issues that will do and at one point. I finally said enough were done and so my wife agreed. We told the doctor were done. And after we told the doctor were done the next month we got pre. I've heard that story so many heavy. it just was. It was just crazy when you quit trying. It happens and and again in my economy that is divine intervention and that also has to do it also has to do with with my psychology and how my psychology is is an with my wife is impacting our physiology You you're your good american male. Were not brought up to just sit back and see what happens. We're taught to take charge and it has been damaging paul it has been it has been territory terribly damaging i think i i love much of the way we are raised. I love. I love being goal oriented. I love having some objectives in life. But they must be soft goals because our goals are always moving targets. Rarely you never set out to be an engineer. You set out to be a publicity agent you set up to be a publicist something. Yeah that that was. There was something different than this is going to be a rock singer. And and i. You know i i was going to be. I was going to be an executive. And then i was going to be a minister who knew would be coaching executives that i would be managing baseball teams and that i would be the vice president of a charity but you know there are some who do it your son. When he came in and told his story a couple of times i mean he was pretty intentional. You said ten eleven. He said mommy and daddy. I'm going to be a professional baseball train. Like yeah okay. Yeah this week are going to be professional baseball. But no i'm going to be professional baseball player and to achieve what he did become a professional baseball player to a certain degree he had to have that kind of drive that kind of singlemindedness kind of focus To get there had he wandered might not have made it. I agree but you know what kind of patients he said to have during the process broken relationships. I mean he. He was with maggie all the time but that was not smooth running some of the time because of his ego on the road and focus our. I got this about me. Or i want to go. I know but i gotta do this. It's the goal is comes first and and now maggie has to be equal in that so they've got it. During the season. The goal has to be baseball offseason. The goal is maggie right. The goal is taking care of. His wife. Said took a while to get their plan. He's and he sat as you know we as we have said he said tremendous successes and tremendous week and call him. He says i'm a failure you know at at hitting i'm a failure and i needed and i'm working on that but that's not part of his goal that said that's an obstacle. Detour could cause some people to quit the sport but he traded. Oh my goodness. You're you're all so horrify. Participles retreated two dozen times the life but he got traded once. And everybody's like yeah. Yeah so that was. That was that was An interesting time but we really were. Were very glad for the trade right now. Very glad because because under your analogy every trade every move every divergence opens up a new possibility learning more about a whole wording working with tito francona and the and the indians and tito francona one of the best managers in baseball. He's got a whole new experience. He has a whole new five has everything that he would not have gotten as you said if the organization that he was at So why again to we see change and obstacles and everything as bad and we see focus and determination and single mindless and taking charge as good. Because that's what that's what our parents taught us. That's what schools. We were educated that way we were improperly educated. We were not educated to be problem solvers. We were not educated to be adaptive adaptive flexible Somewhat risk taking knowing that knowing the take risks are going to take you on these diversions and sidetrack which can be dead in which can be you know learning. I let there. But they're not seat. Here's is going to be my argument on that. They're they're not dead ends their dead ends. Gold centered but character character oriented. They are not dead ends their character builders the things that we do not achieve. Our accomplishments are if we're totally aware and that we patiently reflect on that. The thoughts turn out to be wonderful learning experiences. You know how many times have you read that we learn from our failures in our mistakes more not from our noth- from our successes. Yeah because their successes. We don't grow from her success so we've arrived there that all the time in here we do a lot of business shows and they're always talking about you know. Hurry up fail. you're gonna learn more from the failure than your and yet. We're not taught to embrace failure. We're not taught to seek failure. We're not taught to talk about failure in we're taught to just focus on winning all the time sess straight line. It's a life as a straight path. I was taught And you know you come up with an you go to school. You come up with something you like and you're good at and you find a career and you build it for thirty or forty years. I know you were raised on that. Tell me how much that come. True zero and how much that has come true with people that you know zero. It just does not use example of my son. he's probably closest to closest. Yeah but his interior life is totally different than what he was a decade ago. I mean it's it's night and day what he has learned interior wise. So that's why. I'm thinking if we just take a moment to sit back and think about what is going on. Let's take let's take the the right in the moment email and let's take the long term career diversion right. The the short term email the annoyance is is a microcosm of the macrocosm. Is that. I want things my way. My way is the right way. I've worked my tail off to get this done. How dare you come and interrupt. What i'm doing because an heard her heart for it. I want it now. i've worked. I wanna now. I just wanted to begin with. But do i do want it now. And and i'm going to Discuss as we close out the podcast. I'm going to discuss some antidotes to this. That may be helpful. Lift a you take a break in. Your religion is a big wreck a little break. Okay hang on. Because i didn't have you got me talking so much. I didn't have the break music up here. So give us a vamp. Remind us again. What the topic for today is and then we'll vamp into a little music is waiting for patients. And it's also that we haven't even talked about. It's the embracing of the ordinary k all that more right coming after this. Hi this is charlie hedges. And you're listening to the next chapter with charlie today producer. Paul and i are talking about patients but in a very broad sense of patients. Were talking it in a in a microcosm of mike. Can you be patient when receiving an an offensive email and then can you be patient when your life seems to be distracted by journeys and destinations. That don't seem in sync with where you want to go in life and yet those are also times to to express patients. And so i you know i want. I want to carry on a little bit more about about patients that i have learned in the last year. Now in the take a breath. And see if i'm patient enough to listen to these here. Okay i'll cut you off. Don't worry at all seriousness. Don't we want reduced everything down to all right. I'm glad we listened to this. Now gimme the two or three takeaways. Get to the point the give me the we all wanted drive to that point i want i want to just do one more set up to get to that point because we are going to get to that point. You have alluded to this several times. But i wanna do it directly. I as the listeners. And you know had been pursuing the mystery of god more than the knowledge. And although i'm i'm reading very very deeply into the knowledge which doesn't strike me as something with quick answers. It seems like a process that you have to be patient with as you dive into mysteries by definition don't have answers by definition and that i believe life is a mystery. Yeah life does not have answers. And i see york street of call it god collett universe call it source. Call it whatever whatever you want to call it. There is some orchestrating the say entity that that is divinely giving me opportunities and as long as i know like this detour that i'm working with a charity is not a distraction. It is a divinely orchestrated plan to get me the destination that has been set for me in collaboration with the divide. That said lot. You are accepting that. These things aren't obstacles that are keeping you from something but something that may be showing you something you need to know at this moment. Oh paul last night in my thoughts before you know the candlelit room. And i i go to my thoughts before i go to bed. And we're turning into a good catholic here. i know with my crucifix not campbell. I'm pretty good candle. yeah. I've got my my communion set up so i'm not a good a candle a good of his good anglican there. I mean good catholic. They're good angle. And i can give myself communion But but during that time i had an opportunity to really consider what were the issues going on and quite honestly when i saw my responses to email. I was embarrassed. I was embarrassed by myself to think you know it was just all about you charlie. It was all about. Your pride. didn't think about one single other person. What their opinions are that. They had really really valid opinions yet. They were not. They do not agree with mine. And so i. I got angry and then in my time Meditating and considering this. I realized it was my selfishness. My prideful nece my need to satisfy my own desires not the desires above me not the higher level desires that cause peace unanimity and costs and cut and and and result also in progress in in a movement forward and it was. It was deep learning i was. I was truly truly saddened in noticing. That i'm thinking at my age and as long as i've been doing this i should be passed all that. Yeah right but i'm not struck me I find. I'm getting less patient. You'd think i'd be more patient as you get older. I find myself being less patient. Why do you think that is i. Maybe i don't wanna get too deep but maybe timely running at times running out in life. So what are you heading for that. You're going to can't go. I can't suffer fools. i can't waste time. i can't wander. I gotta get more laser focused You know what if. What if suffering fools is part of your gerald. Charlie charlie charlie. I don't tell me that because it is. Because how are they fools. Well in the kobe case they're disorganized their chaotic. They're they're confusing there. All the things. I hate about life. I wanted to start enough. They're trying to figure out their system. Yeah but i don't care. That's they had six months to figure it out. No they didn't. I don't care whether they come. I would it comes to paul is it comes to. I will say the words again. It comes to our selfishness that we are what matters and that my goal is more important than anybody else's goals or processes and if you don't fit into my preconceived idea of what is like i'm gonna be pissed off because you're not obeying my rule right and they don't they don't know your rules and quite honestly they don't Quite -scuse me give a shit about my about. You're doing about my role. I'm talking about your all my goodness. Yeah but this is the right rules now. If you go back on that and you ponder that you meditate on that you will see. I guarantee you will see the selfishness and egocentric nece and it will be embarrassing and that can be a learning for you in the future. I i was embarrassed. How rude i was trying to raise over to get to the thing. I must cut some poor lady off. She doesn't know. I'm in a rush. She doesn't know. I gotta get there and five minutes. She just wandering along like she does everyday. She's in no rush. I'm the one in the rush. And i'm mad at her because she's blocking me and they're still going to accept you if you're five minutes late. Oh yeah exactly. So let me give you another thought to just popped into my brain zinnias have to do with trust. Trust everything to do with trust. God trust the plan trusted. It means something. I don't trust a lot of things anymore here. You're anticipating where i'm going and that's right where i wanted to go this. Is everything about trust once again we get biblical but but this is everything is about trust of god. Everything is about trusting of your howard higher power over yourself and that is setting the stage all for your love and for your growth. It is not setting the stage for some sort of divine mandate that. You're going to accomplish you. Know saving the world it is for what is about you. What is about your relationship with your self your relationship with other people and your relationship with whatever you may call the divine those are those are the things that are being impacted by. Our selfishness is called. it's called the small self. it's that that ego centered selfish. It's all about me self. As as opposed to the unified self that is unified with the cosmos unified with humanity unified with other people and in doing so. We have much more compassion. Knowing that we're not just the only one but if we do not have patience to sit back and think of that considered that and then move forward with that knowledge were just. We're screwed you know we're we're going to live our life angry. People are picked. People live typically in the ones who live in anger. The root cause of anger. I believe is fear. Yes i agree and it is fear you know of what it is fear of not getting things my way or not understanding the plant. Nobody tuned me. Why is this happening to me. God i can't help to think of your friend. John bash came in as a guest. Another to show here on the station. Church hurts and and the and is all about what is show is okay. So we've all had bad experiences in his case with church the church let you down. The church abused people. The church misused people. The church leaders are humans and fail and fall and all these things. And maybe they weren't there for all these things. S hand glorious overview. Yeah but but the hope the hope of it is and and what do you do quit. Give up stop. That's a lot of people done. I'm not going to church. And moreno believe in god. This life didn't work out the way. It is a managed to god a mad at my church. I blame everybody. I don't understand it. unlike it. I quit his examples the most stunning when our ball got a couple of them. The sons a quadriplegic sense quadriplegic. Handsome successful on the path. Your son dives into his pool. Water hits his neck and suddenly comes out a quadriplegic and they had some of his friends on the other day and he said took me a long time to accept this long time to have the patience to see where this going eastern. I hate to say it in some ways. I'm a better person than i was before this happened. That's like really i would say. He's a better person. he's a different person. would he would. He prefer another circumstance. Sure absolutely but he is a better person as a result right because he is learning the ways of life right and acceptance and trust and all these things that do not come easy. Some of us are really forced to face these issues. And i just wonder when we're really forced with the tragedy with the big diversion with the big failure with the something that didn't work out. Do we quit or do we trust and go on. That's kind of the genus. his show. Well let's continue from there and let's Let's wrap this up. Okay and i have instead of just our conversation you know. I have five ideas. Okay of how we deal with and we can discuss each one of how we deal with lessons. Learned from lack of patience and quick to anger quick to be frustrated right and and the first one is right in line with what you have to say as you might dissipate The number one curfew cure for me is trusting god or the universe of as long as i trust in that in that what is being being presented to me in my path that i then must deal with that. I is my responsibility to deal with. Uncertainly getting assistance and getting aid but his my responsibility to deal with and let's use the charity once again. This is not a distraction. This is a wholly integrated venture in my life. That is going to make me a better man. Make me more qualified to do what i am. Beginning to see the callings. I don't know unseen my direction. But i'm just beginning to get clarity and i can see how this is going to impact that so much and even if it doesn't impact that it's impacting me as an individual is letting me know of my selfishness that it is. It is not about you charlie. There are others involved and that i must be patient in this process going through the process of divining. Is this the will of the divine or is it. Charlie's well something you should do a show and sacrifice because sorta reminds me of that. We're not brought up to think of sacrifice we we admire. The person throws insults on the hand. Grenade that trump's saves the baby on the track does something in some levels. Were we admire those people. But i think few of us would want to sacrificing. And i think that's an interesting question paul but i don't think it really fits right here. I'm just saying that. It's a part of that trusting. It's a trust that you this is where you're supposed to be. I didn't want to be here. But i guess i gotta be here. I gotta do this. You know i i have to do. I have to do a bit of explanation on this. We're trusting. We're trusting. In the love of god that god created all of creation was created so that god could bestow love upon his creation and received love by his creation and every time we do not allow ourselves to receive the love of god and give the love of god it is that is where the offense is that is the heart of the root word of not root word but of the word sin it is not so much about action as much as it is rejection of god and as long as i understand that is what's going on in this process is god teaching me to depend on him trust on him and further embrace the love of god. The more beautiful life is the more serene my viz the more confidence i have in life that that it is it is specifically not just for my good being that. I can accomplish what i went to accomplish. It is about relationship that is that is key in status with. That's what trusting. God being in some bigger picture seeing the different light believing. There's some purpose to this. Oh there is an absolute purpose purposes love. I mean it just there. There is no other purpose in life. But that's all. I love to hear your other cup three or four other things so you get a bad situation or you get a bad email. I've already. I've already alluded to this. If you are going to respond to it and you find yourself responding negatively understand that's only going to create a regressive spiral. It's only going to get worse than the other person's gonna respond bad badly going to respond even worse. I don't know how many relationships have been broken up over email or social media. I think it's the sin of social media. It's it's it it prompts you to do a quick emotional knee-jerk reaction will screw you and then they say will screw me. Screw you you. You're deleted from my facebook and suddenly were at each other. And what are we even fighting about her. Yeah so that's why i recommend. I recommend a twenty four hour like a day before you know when it's really serious and you can you when your iras up and you can feel your buttons have been pushed. Put it on a twenty four hour. A night oversleep and i guarantee when i've done that. I my response is entirely different. The next day. I read it with different eyes. I read it calmer. I don't read it from my emotions. Life looks different. And and i strongly encourage that when you are inclined to respond negatively and it doesn't call for an immediate response and you think an email recalls no email recalls calls for an immediate because a lot of people don't even look at their email again. That's of texting and social media. It seems to suggest seems to demand in our mind and immediate response which is damaging which is terribly damaging and therein lies the next role which really which which impacts this last rule of waiting. And then i read. Oh there is a wise book. A little wise book of saints and stories that came out once a week and one of the ones i read said words that have stuck with me for forty years and said when communicating with other people if you have difficult or tough things or harsh things to communicate to another person say them do them in words so you can dialogue or i believe that there are certain things you can't send some. I read about people who divorce somebody by facts that leave them in a voice message and say we're done. You're fired there were through. I can't believe people do certain things demand face to face and the other on the other hand. The writers said while you say the tough things verbally right down the good things and publish. How proud of them you are. That's how well you think they're doing how you appreciate their friendship. That will go your building into the emotional bank account and you're making incredible deposits in the emotional bank. How touched where people take the effort to write anymore to really send you something. I have actually a file right here of little things. People have written about this radio station or somebody's station and it isn't a big file. I'm not saying that people don't like what but that's such a rarity that people write a letter to the station to write a letter to us and thank us for some. I'm so moved that i'm moved to save them and instead they went awry and how you can change once. I get that all the time. Yeah and it's just it's just an though So so you say the difficult you write. The wonder that's beautiful. I really it. It really is because we have such an emotion. We we have such thing called emotional bank account and we have deposits and withdrawals and you need three to four deposits minimum for every withdrawal is more like five or six deposits for every withdrawal. So your bank account is full when you make a withdrawal you still have. You have a bank account. Then that's in the that's in the black not in the red. I just think in my own life the few times people have written something flattering. It just stuck with me. I've saved them. They're mementos When people have written nasty things to me. I throw them away. And i don't i they might stick with my brain and bothered me but i don't hold onto them in the same way that i hold onto a happy thought. A friend of mine sent me a workbook that she had written on Following a path of life and it's a workbook so it didn't require you know reading a hundred eighty pages but it took maybe thirty to forty five minutes to to read it. I took notes. And then i write down. I wrote down what i liked about it. She was stunned said. I've never received anything like that. Anybody's actually read and edited and giving me feedback on on what worked in it. I mean she just she was incredibly moved because no one does that while. I will tell you as you alluded to. I did public relations many years ago. And i did it. Start off in the entertainment. Hollywood working with famous celebrities and tv shows and stuff and i will tell you that the movie studios track fanmail seriously because they think that for every person actually took the time to write a letter about how much they loved that shower that movie. They're speaking for a lot more speaking for a lot of people. Yeah so let's go to this go to the meditative techniques that You know i meditate daily and and it is to take. You don't have to take ten twenty minutes of meditation. Take one minute two minutes wreathe deeply and try to get your mindset on an entirely different open subject and in you know sort of an unknown subject. Try to release the emotions that you can to the degree you can do that. You are freeing yourself up to tap into the true beautiful self rather than that small egocentric selfish self but breathing there. There is something amazing about breathing. We don't we don't believe we don't bring you're taking a deep breath as you're talking about this here at somehow makes you just slows. You down in with your nose and out with your mouth. That's the that's the technique When i get panicky in an airplane. That's what they always tell me to do. Dr controlling your breathing as you get into a panic attack and the last thing that i have so you know we talk about. We talk about trust. Twenty four hours say tough things right pleasant things breathe deeply and then another one is just to think is just think if i have a negative perspective about my so called detour in life or a negative perspective about a particular email. The someone sent me. And i want to respond that. I don't want it to ructions roy. Don't want these emails. I wrote quite frankly. If i have a negative response i have to ask myself. What the hell am i about to do right now. And what might be the consequence. Yeah just ask. Are there consequences to what i'm doing. And if you see nothing but negative concept's are not negative consequences. It will impact your decision to move forward and to say. I need to sit on weight on this. I need to be patient on this. So you're leading to a future show. Which is about thoughtfulness of something you and terry allude to all the time purposefulness To have that we just live our lives in such a knee jerk reaction yet and his purple purposefulness. Not in. what do i want. Not in what i went to accomplish in life but who i want to be yeah right. It is very different. Not what i want to do or achieve. It is who i want to be internally. What kind of person do i admire. The so. Many of our counterpunchers are active. Pr are we've been taught that and so that's the purpose of this podcast and talking about this is to encourage folks to think differently. Think out of that productive box that we're talking taught in schools. You get this grade. You studied this. You answer this. You're on the road to success which is just baloney. You're you're you're somebody gets in your way strike back if somebody comes at you fire back you know. We're not taught to just sit back and take it. We're not taught that were taught to turn the other cheek but few of us do you know we're we're not even taught that well paul. I think i think the church sometimes is guilty of not really. The church is can sometimes be very judgmental. Rather than rather than aligning with love and aligning with the will of god and aligning with god's desire to have intimacy with with his creation right. It's not a line. it's all about thou shalt not thou shout nuts. And that's why that's why i like And and what kind of wrap up the the teaching on this. That's why i kind of like in the new testament the beatitudes as the new testament version of the of the ten commandments and foul. It's wonderful blessed. Are those who mourn weep hunger for thurston righteous song for peace for hunger for purity Both of the peacemaker. Yes and and it's it's not blessed are those who honor their father and mother and don't commit murder now. those are truth. I'm not denying the truth. Of those i'm saying they the the fulfillment of those come into jesus had to say in the beatitudes. It's not the blessed are those who fight their way and accept no. Bs lester those who get their wet plaster those who get their way. That's what we believe. We may not be taught that well today has been an interesting talk on patients and a number of other things. I've i've thoroughly enjoyed our talk ball as usual. Thank you for joining me in his prospects for bringing these ideas up good. I appreciate that. I also want to thank our listeners for tuning into the next chapter with charlie and and i would ask you to please be sure to check out our website at the next chapter dot life thought com or dot net. It's thought life. Liffe and on that site you will find our weekly blogs and podcasts and you can if you wish you can always subscribe and make it even easier to excess to excess either one. So that said until next this. Is charlie hedges signing off by for now

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Terry Francona with D-Man and Carmen

The Mike Trivisonno Show

12:55 min | 8 months ago

Terry Francona with D-Man and Carmen

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

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

Goodbye For Now

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

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

26:06 min | 1 year ago

Greatest Trip Around the Bases

"Baseball tonight the PODCAST isn't the baseball tonight. Podcast for Monday. March two thousand twenty. I'm buster only tape in the podcast today from Port St Lucie the mets camp and back in Bristol Taylor. Schwenk some injury news on Sunday Rangers. Outfielder Willie Calhoun suffered a fractured jaw. After being hit by a pitch he left the field on a cart. Chris Woodward is manager actually left the exhibition game on Sunday to go check on? Calhoun at the hospital. The Astros pulled Justin verlander from his second spring. Start with sort triceps. He was supposed to pitch four innings but he was pulled after two innings. Here's Dusty Baker Manager on Burland IRS. Arm Soreness Esam Salem's solely to the cost of some tests. Just to make sure. He's not on Friday Yankees Manager. Aaron Boone announced that Aaron Judge Has Broken Rib. They're going to check them again in two weeks and see what is progress is. The cardinals renewed the contract. Jack Flaherty for two thousand twenty. They couldn't agree to a deal. This is not really that big of a deal for now but you do wonder how it's GonNa Affect Jet Clerides relationship with. The cardinals is as we move forward. We're GONNA BE TALKING WITH TIM. Cartoon about these spring training injuries in about all access spring training this year but I support for baseball tonight comes from capital one Walmart rewards card with the capital one Walmart rewards card. You'll earn unlimited five percent back in Walmart online. That's five percent back Walmart online when you grab new shades for your beat. Strip new boots for your hiking trip for noise cancelling headphones. When you need some vacation meantime you'll also earn two percent in Walmart stores restaurants and travel and one percent everywhere else when you want all that you need the capital one walmart rewards car. What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital one and a seam heads rejoice. Timmy time this great game or what with Tin Kurkin of baseball tonight and Tim? Coaching COVERS BASEBALL FOR ESPN. And Tim Look. We've got onfield injuries to talk about. And those are important for those teams but not as important as what's going on with the Orioles. Trae man seaney their manager Brandon. Hein made an announcement after their game on Saturday. That Manzini is going to miss some time. He didn't say how much he referred to the medical situation that he had is a non baseball related medical procedure. We don't have more information than NAT. His teammates on Sunday speaking with reporters spoke very hopefully on his behalf and talked about what a great guy is. I've gotten no trae a little bit tim but I know because you live in the Baltimore Washington area. You know him better than me. I'm sure you share my thoughts being sent out to him and hope all's well yeah he's one of the real good guys in the game buster. I've known him for a few years of their for his major league. Debut local guy in every way and just being in the big leagues was so important to him especially to play for the Orioles and now to have this happened. Exactly what this is not sure but He's not just best and most reliable player on the team. He's he's as good. A Geyser is in the game and let's just hope for his sake because the orioles say family say that whatever this is it can be taken care of and we get him back To normal as soon as possible. But we're just GONNA have to wait see The Orioles are GonNa miss him so much on the field and of course in the clubhouse so last week was all access week for ESPN with its exhibition games. This was the last of the four had happened in a game. That you were broadcasting. Freddy Freeman was on first base. Who's GonNa Win Boys? Eighteen also all new right away. What's GonNa Fall? He's Lowes buy actually knows right here. Blocks waiver them look at. That's right the ball. Sydney Air Freddy Freeman breaking from first base. Saying there's waned in. When he slid across home plate he went with a flourish. Tim Pointing up at you guys. In the boots you and Chipper Jones Borough Peres in Matt Gershon. How much fun was that? Well that's one of the greatest trips around the bases that I've ever seen and the look on Freddie Freeman face when he looked at us at the press box threats of hands in the air looked at Raby Eddie Chipper and me and started screaming. It was hilarious and again chipper was up there with. He's like chippers best friend that they've been chocolate at tired bat and trip around the bases but just another reminder great baseball player great base runners know about. And that's that balls in the wind it's sunny and you could tell right away. He knew I'm going to score on this fall. It was high slips and that kind of joy that a star player can show. I understand just an exhibition game. Buster but that's the kind of joy were asking our players to show in plant in the playing of the game we keep talking about. There's not enough personality the game you know. We don't market the players. Well enough that trip around the bases tells you virtually everything you need to know about Freddy Freeman. And that's what more baseball fan he to see. On a daily basis the entire week was spectacular. I did two of those four aims. The it's the most most fun I've had doing a spring training game ever this week and I did mookie Betts. Each of the last two years. I didn't think it could get better than that. And it did. Yeah and to reiterate we did four these games last week and yet we probably could generate tim. A top ten of great moments in just four meaningless exhibition games in the first week of March and this one in particular was stuck out to me because Freddy Freeman happens to be the favourite player of my son. Who is a crazy braves fan? He's fifteen years old and in a sense he's like a great focus group of one for me because he's at the exact age of the fans that Major League baseball targeting that they're trying to connect with and I've told you this before that in past seasons when I've sat down to watch games during the day I invite him to sit next to me. He goes. Now it's too boring because you know what in his generation they have all these apps and he's got his phone. He's got the xbox. She's got the headphones. He's talking with friends all the time. He's not gonNA sit around and wait for two full innings for forty five minutes for something interesting to happen and so he keeps up with the braves. He falls a results. He falls a box score but he finds the batter batter out inning inning coverage of Major League baseball in his word to be boring right well the other day after this happened I was talking to him on Saturday the day after this great run around the bases by a Freddy Freeman and I said Jake. How're you doing today? And he said there's wind. Ed There's wind and I was like what was confused momentarily. And then he said you're not getting it. It was a reference of course to Freddy Freeman. Strip around the bases and Jake says to me if they did that all the time I would watch and my hope is and I wrote about this in a in a Sunday column this weekend. That Major League baseball the Players Association could see the response to that and see all these great moments generated in four meaningless exhibition games in March. And say you know what? Let's push the envelope on this thing. I think you and I would agree. That a Guy. Like nick mark acres famously reticent is not going to be a guy is going to be comfortable wearing a Mike. He's more old school but this younger generation of players guys like Dom Smith and Pete Alonso. They're much more comfortable with the idea. And so I'm beginning to sort of think back on comments I made. Where could we do this during the regular season and in the past? I've said no now I'm like you know what you really could. You really could do it because I think the players are much more comfortable with it than people realize. I agree buster and look. You don't have to do what Kevin Polaki did. The other day with us which was also priceless. We had a microphone on a catcher. In in a major league game granted an exhibition game it was tremendous basically told us what was coming and then when he made a throw to second as he's throwing his. Oh that'd meaning the ball got too much into his palm. He didn't get a great grip. Maybe we don't have that kind of level in a major. Maybe we don't have guys yakking it up all the time but to have major league players miked and explaining what's going on during the course of the game is absolutely tremendous and I agree now. I think all the changes were trying to make baseball to make it more interesting including three batter minimums which I think is GonNa work. Here's something that's right in front of our eyes that everybody wins from the media of course makes it great broadcast the players win no matter how you look at it because they are humanized and percival is in a way that they don't get to do normally and therefore the game wins also so. I think it's time to try this. I know every manager out there will say no no no not in not in a real game. I understand but I think there's a way to do this and I think I think the players association especially should strongly consider this so typically when I post a Sunday Column Tim. I'll get fifty likes on a column when I posted on twitter on the column. I posted yesterday. I got like three hundred and there was this absolute ocean of response for people saying I loved it that was tremendous and I really feel like No sport is better suited for this than baseball. Because there's so many people standing around doing nothing who are sitting and watching the game in a maybe a nick. More cake might not wear the one aware of the microphone while he's in the box but you know what we got eight relievers sitting out in the bullpen. Especially in the first five innings. And they're doing nothing. We have the starting pitchers on their off days. We have outfielder. You have some infielders. Who would be comfortable? I think wearing this during the game. Think of someone like Francisco Lindores. He would love this so no sport is better suited for this and I don't think there's a sport that needs it more than baseball does because there's so much downtime between bits of action. Yeah and we try to to Mike Principal Indoor in Puerto Rico a couple years ago and the most playful manager of all time Tito Francona. Who's a dear friend of all of ours baseball tonight and and ESPN because he worked for US said no? We're not going to do so when Tito's says No. That's when you know this is A. There's a big dividing line between an exhibition game and a real game. But that was two years ago and we've had again multiple all access gave since and everybody sees how great this work and believe me buster for those two games that I did this week. We didn't have to try very hard to get people to get miked up. They were coming to US saying is it. Okay if I wear my carrying the game. The answer is in the Attic. Yes of course and that's why if the players are that much on board. Maybe we should try it in a regular season game and see how it goes well and that would be a case too where I would sit down with. Tito and I'd say look. This needs to happen. This for the overall health of your sport in connecting with people like my fifteen year old son. It would help immensely and you have to begin to reset your expectations. Because you and I know like I use in my column. The example of CAL ripken. Cal ripken the lead set. Some sort of a major league record for signing autographs but the idea of CAL ripken taking a selfie right or sending a twitter. Some sort of twitter post. Forget it. That's not something that he would do. But again these players in this era. They're out there all the time. They're in. They're out there with social media. They're putting themselves out there and so they're much more comfortable with it and this sport needs it all right speaking of all access. This happened in a padres game yesterday. Give Alyssum six in a row retired by Lopez. Grisham stands in a much richer. Five bucks take given the whole thing. Twenty favorite sender. That's offer you really. Wow Big spenders super duper stander. Extra to you yes. That was a padres broadcast mark. Grant Buying Chiro at a padres game. Tim Alongside is play by. Play Man Dr Phil. I've never asked you if you know mudd grant but I'm assuming you do of course and he would be the first one by Chiro during a game and commend the vendor for it. I mean he's he's one of the most play guys you'll ever see one reason. He's a great broadcaster. That's a great mood. So Mark Grant He. He was one of my Go-to guys what he played. He always made me laugh. It's file is doing it again as broadcast. We found out some news on Friday from Aaron. Boone the Yankees Manager. Aaron judge has a stress fracture with a rib and this they feel like it could date back to last September. Give a listen to do Aaron Boone. So he has a stress fracture of the first right. Rip Obviously test to get too tough diagnosis to define so. That's what we're dealing with. Does you know it's probably an injury that dates back this September when he when he does we think through and he talked about the plan ahead. Aaron judge will reassess in two weeks of where he's at As far as you know if the bones healing and hopefully have an idea of what that looks like and kind of reassess and possible that in a month or six weeks that this is all behind him now that they know what the deal is but boy more frustration for the Yankees injuries temp and this is confusing to say the least that we think this happened in September and then near the middle of March they finally figured out what it is wondering what was happening before then because anyone who's ever cracked a rib and I might tiny level. I did that once. And I see with a crack ribbon. I'm not sure I've ever been to that kind of pain that that stuff doesn't go away but this is another bad time for the Yankees. Looks like they're cursed in some way with the injuries granted they play through a bunch of things last year and still WANNA hundred game and I fully expect them to be a great team this year. But this is this is spooky buster that it's happening this often and it's happening to star players not just to the team but for the game so they gotta get this straight they gotta hope it's just two weeks arrest make a decision. Don't need surgery and and get Aaron Judge. Back as soon as possible but who could be optimistic about this with everything? That's gone on here. Late in Justin verlander was pulled from his second spring. Start with a sore triceps. Tim A lot has gone on with the Astros. Since the beginning of the calendar year the firing of the manager the firing their general manager of all the things affecting the wins and losses of the two thousand twenty Houston Astros. This might be the most important. What do you think? Yeah this is big trouble. If there's anything wrong with Justin Berlinger because even though the astros are really good in their lineups going to score a million runs without Garrett Cole. They're not going to be the same pitching staff and now if just earlier is hurt and they lose both at least for a while of the top. Two guys rotation That's a real problem. And Berliner as strong as is and eat is unbelievably strong. He's mid thirties. Now and circle see tricep injury. The maybe it's just a precaution. But he can usually get through things like that and they come out after two instead of going four We really need to keep our eyes on this there in the division with the Oakland A.'s. Right just saw the other day. They're pretty darn good They cannot afford any sort of significant injuries. Just all right Tim. Thanks for doing this. Okay Buster Talk to you soon before we continuous airlines. They WANNA remind you about another great. Espn podcast sports. We'd Katie Nolan. It's a weekly show about sports and all things tangentially related to sports. It's friends would describe it as curious. And a podcast downloaded subscribed to sports with Katie Nolan. Wherever you get your podcast numbers game Sarah Lang's reporter producer for MLB DOT COM and Sarah mets camp. This morning. I saw the braves yesterday. I'm waffling between who I'm to pick between these two teams and I was leaning towards picking the mets to win the division now beginning to wonder. If I'M GONNA wind up picking the braves. What do you think ours is talking to someone about this the other day? I just don't know if I believe nothing that brave starting pitching you know. But then it's braves starting pitching or mets bullpen. You know and what you're GONNA put your faith in because I think both teams offensively will be pretty good. I haven't decided to on picking yet so this is me getting around answer right. Let's talk about the Red Sox who found it last week that Chris sale is going to be out granted depth the period of time. How has this affected? Your is the the Red Sox win projection? Yeah I mean I think it has to go down. I mean. We knew that they at least weren't going to start the season with him. We knew that because of his illness that he came to camps in the fact that he didn't get to ramp up quite in time. But you know Fan. Graphs has limit eating point. One wins right now. Eighty eight point one Which isn't really including Injuries or anything like that to my understanding and I think I think it has to be below that I mean I think that the big conversation with them has been whether they will match their win total from last year. And I think it's going to hinge on this pitching because Rafael Devers had that huge breakout last year. And I think that's going to continue in obviously losing the is a big blow offensively but I think they'll be okay in that respect but Had a good year last year. I mean you have to assume he's the opening day starter. I don't think they've announced it yet. But then you're getting to native Aldy. Who's pretty injury prone as well obviously electric picture when he's on in healthy. But you never know Martinez Perez who had five twelve year. Last year with the twins he had a four sixty six V which tells us the twins defense which was not good last year. It didn't do him any favors but even still you don't know how reliable that's going to be. And I saw that. They picked up calling me hugh the other day and you have to think that's related that he could find his way into that rotation especially depending how long sale is out. But I mean I have to imagine in the lower end of the eighties At least at this point if they're not gonNA have cell year or potentially the white sox have locked up a number of the young players now to extensions in your eyes. What's possible risk reward in all these deals? I mean you know there's always a risk you never know what a player's going to be in especially when you lock them up to these extensions when they're still you know at these young points in their career. There's always a chance that the the year they just had was the best year they're going to have. I think that the reward huge I mean. They have mancado analyst with Louis. Robert Eloy Jimenez to Manderson. They signed to an extension back in twenty seventeen. I mean that's sort of their offense of core is in place they resigned. Jose Abreu to a bit of extension as well with three years. He's sort of the old guard at this point. In you know it sets them up to sign any free agents as they come in. I think that we've talked about how the white sox are sort of the fun new team. Probably not this year probably next year. But you know it's definitely an attractive spot in. I think they're going to be really good at. It certainly gives them a lot less to wonder about I'm curious if Lucassie Alito. If his last year what he had is enough that he could be next on this list because this is notably you know not really their pitchers and that's there are a little bit more on reliable prevent some injuries obviously with Kopach and Gilio had that really bad year two years ago. But I'm interested to see whether that could be next. Yeah Michael Kopech would be another guy right exactly who? Who has so much promise? And we're talking about him the other day and in the American league central preview to come about just what an impact type performer. He could. GimMe the name of a rookie year. Candidates caught your eye this spring. Yes I was. I thinking white socks with a white sock. I was thinking of Louis Robert but I want to go with Pearson. I mean simply because you know. This guy has not pitch in the majors yet. He's already getting. You know the pitching Ninja treatment on twitter. And I think that that's certainly you know eye-catching here's the number eight prospects all baseball. He's the number one prospect in the Blue Jays organization is a righty. He was throwing up to ninety nine the other day. He's throwing five innings of spring. He hasn't allowed to hit yet. It's spring training with. That's still pretty good. He's had three strikeouts in each of his three appearances. And you know. I think we were sort of expecting chalking up that blogger. Junior would win the American league rookie of the year last year. And obviously that didn't happen. It was your Alvarez but maybe this year we get it and the last blue jays player to win rookie of the year. Was Eric Kinski in two thousand. Two and the only other was afraid. Griffin in nineteen seventy nine. He tied with John Casino so I thought that was interesting. I couldn't remember that which means I didn't look it up for a lot but now we go all right Sarah. I think I'm going to pick the braves. Sorry I think I probably am too. I mean how can you pick against Ronald Kunia junior team and just talking with their players all the things that they do well? Y- they've got some concerns. The other thing too is there is lot a lot of quiet confidence about Austin Riley and is bounce back. Apparently he's worked on swing and one player said to me yesterday that he thinks he's going to be an absolute star so awesome. That goes. Maybe maybe not right away but generally speaking all right thanks. Sarah. Thanks so much. For having me about star Bleacher tweets already buster bleacher tweets for. Mundy our friend. Eric E. Esoteric Eric. Zero writes in. Hey guys if you had a documentary film crew at your disposal and could dispatch them to fall any teams twenty twenty season. Which team would you pick? And why Eric I feel like you already know the answer to this. I know Taylor does. Of course there's only one answer to this one the Houston Astros because they were going to be going through something. We've never seen before. Marc Sherman at Shark. Merman writes in Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron judge paid a combined one hundred twenty games in two thousand nineteen over under one hundred twenty combined games for the Yankee sluggers in twenty twenty. Isn't that incredible? That's again we're talking about injuries. I would I would take the over. We don't have any -cation yet that what stands dealing with with. This cap is a major injury now. He's got the history but I'm going to say the over. That's only sixty games a piece. I think they'll do that. I'm with you there Steve At. Lv Gamblers writes in. How do you think the Astros will be handled and the all star game balloting this year? Will they be shunned or will they be sent to dodger stadium for a nationally? Televised Public Shaming. Wow going dark on us the way you did it. I do think they're going to probably GONNA lose some all-star votes. It's I think that's just the reality. I know that because anytime I tweet at like the other day I tweeted out. Something about the one of their players doing something good and exhibition game and immediately there. Was this shoe Nami of responses up. Well yeah they cheated. Well yeah they did this well. Yeah they did that so I do think it's going to cost them. In the eyes of the public opinion I believe so as well. Thanks for the wonderful tweets. Everyone keep them coming. Hashtag bleacher tweets. We have the central preview coming up tomorrow in the Middle East on Thursday. We go. That's it for today. Might thanks today to Tim. Kirch into Sarah Lanes and detailed shrank back in Bristol. Have a great day. Everybody thanks for listening. 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Trevor Sour

Highly Questionable

20:51 min | 1 year ago

Trevor Sour

"Welcome again to another highly questionable week. She's going to be spending with us. WHO's that puppy? Katie Nolan is her. What do you like on the show today Katie fortnight something? I'm actually an expert on all right. Puppy was driven by worse Tantrum Chalice or use impressive. It was childless. It was also childish. It was also flat out impressive. Here's what it takes to get football and basketball out of our news stream a guy throwing the ball out of the ballpark because he's given up a bunch of Ron's. He's competitive. He's emotional. He was bad in that game. They needed him to be good. He scared his second basement basement. He's apologizing here for how unprofessional that was was a temper tantrum but that's not the only apology you're going to get listen to this and count the number of phrases sentences and words that is this guy saying please forgive me a an idiot getting questions ponce couple of things first and foremost <hes> sincere apologies all my teammates my coaching staff <hes> the organization Ann Arbor Fans for how I conduct myself today <hes> unbecoming. It was childish unprofessional. <hes> it's no place for it in the game is didn't result in any physical injury for anybody else. I realized that put people in danger. <hes> more be clear that my frustrations were with myself and my inability to stop the situation. <hes> keep my team in the game. There's not any my teammates. Even though I know that it came off that way I guys every day and <hes> I feel like I really let them down. Both personally and professionally he really went down the list and checked every single thing I think the most surprising thing about the story is that Trevor Bauer apologize for something and then you remember that the trade deadline is on Wednesday and he was probably told you better get out there and make sure he didn't do anything to damage his value in an upcoming trade. I think the most revealing thing is when his teammate was asked about it Roberto res- asked about the apology he said well. That's just him being trevor. Which is the meanest thing you can say to? Someone like imagine you got drunk with your friends and acted like an idiot and the next day you're like I'm so sorry for being an idiot and they're like that's okay. You were just being exactly Lee who we know you to be. It's interesting though because this isn't something that you should be doing obviously it's obviously unprofessional but when you stack the frustration of that outing with him being a guy who's a rebel spirit. Who's actually we got personality? I understand how all those things end up in an emotional outbursts. I don't excuse it but I understand how you get there with someone who is proud and just got embarrassed and is a little scared about his future. Do you see these baseball. Oh yeah there was fear there trevor was going to throw it out of the ballpark or rapid his forehead and we don't totally know given his accuracy on the day whether he was aiming I four. I give him credit for doing what he did. You know harsh to throw the ball over this. Isn't everybody else can do that. Tito Francona couldn't do that couldn't do that. I bet you can't do that. I know that crease L. lows put a damper on the red sox taking three out title four from the Yankees. You may know that she is a Red Sox Fan. She had to feel good through three games but this fourth one hurts and this is why you better be careful. Giving these big money extensions to the power arms. He has been averaged by another pitcher standards. This season is in below average by his standards by quite a bit and in the last five starts he has been dreadful. He got pelted by the Yankees and I would be worried because the red sox are already not as good as the Yankees. If this guy is an himself. They cannot beat the Yankees. He's in a short series. They simply don't have the arms of this guy isn't at the top of your rotation being better than all your other pitchers also worth noting that Chris sales next start. Is this upcoming weekend against the Yankees so not very exciting but look. Let's not brief. Greece passed the fact that they took the red sox three out of four against the Yankees in those three Games scored thirty eight runs which I think given the season that they're having something to feel okay pretty decent about although Chris sale does historically tend to to taper off in the later months of the season which we are coming up on right now so we're not thrilled about that but I don't want to have this like media elitist bias. I WanNa make sure I got boots on the ground the opinions of actual Bostonians so I texted my mom Cami Nolan <hes> what she she thinks about Chris sale after last night she said she said put me down as confident and Chris Sale even though he may continue to suck this season which is exactly on brand from my mother. It was a compliment and also just immediately an insult in case. You weren't worried enough incidentally about the earned run average over the last six games or that performance. I remind you that those were not the Yankee starters who did that to him yesterday. That was their bench unloading on it so we have the different. She's loving misfortunate surprise. How do you listen ascend into the insanity? Be Sat okay. It's no longer Lin Sanity. It's just Jeremy Lin and he's giving what is extensively a motivational speech here what I want you guys to do at home. Is I want you to imagine because I'm not totally sure why there's is this sad piano music behind what he's doing but I want you to imagine that this is Jeremy Lin at a piano bar at the microphone playing the piano as he says this is hard. The homeland life is in English. There's a saying it says once you hit rock bottom do only weighs up by rock-bottom. Just seems to keep getting more and more about me so free agency has been because I feel like in in some ways. The N._B._A.. Is kind of giving up only and after season I had to get ready for this Asia Asia trip and it was the last thing I wanted to do because I knew for six weeks. I'd have to just put on a smile out of have to talk about a championship that I don't feel like I really earned. That's talked about a future that I don't know if I want to have. I always tell myself if I have a son. I don't want him to the N._B._A.. You'll have to deal with fame. You don't have to deal with living your life and having all your failures on display to the whole world. It's really tough to watch. I appreciate Jeremy Lin so much for two reasons from that video number one we're talking so much about player empowerment and how now players can dictate where they're gonna go and you kind of forget the other side of it of the Jeremy Lin's who have no idea where they're going to go and they're just sort of waiting to hear back and number two. That's a guy who just one he was on the team that won and you always talk about those guys is like he got a ring. He must be so happy even though he only played literally a minute in the finals but he's being honest about his emotions and how it doesn't feel that good he mentioned that he felt like he didn't even earn it so I respect his honesty I will also say this is part of a motivational speech so I would imagine it turns around. The point wasn't just that I've got to think Ricky Williams said once upon on a time he was gonna make an emotional speech before his team he was a little afraid that he was going to cry and then he decided to not do it because he was saying to himself. You guys can't be trusted with my vulnerability. We can't be trusted with that. Dude's real pain because sixty five a million dollars in his career he went to Harvard. He's got plenty of options and perhaps you think that he was fine just sitting on the bench but these guys not only WanNa win. They WANNA be the reason for winning. This guy was on top of that sport for about a month month. Once upon a time and now it's thirty it appears that he has to go and look at all the things where he's devoted his self worth all the places where he's poured his life into this. I appreciate the vulnerability but I'm telling you we can't be trusted with sixty five million million dollars and he's writing the bank and he's complaining. I told them I didn't even listen to me. I told you I told you those. Increase your expectation for for Zeon Williamson. David Griffey says he's still growing father's going to do that for the next fifteen years he's GonNa Make Zion Zeon and he's going to hope that it catches on and it's not going to catch on the running. Beard hasn't caught on like away hasn't caught on none of these nicknames catch on but we are now covering officially Zeon as Lebron we are asking whether he's grown too far this way a couple of weeks ago and now we're wondering before he's played a professional basketball game whether he is growing still they'll this way and of course he might be because he's still in his teens. He might actually get a little bit bigger. I would not worry about the Gumbo where the Jambalaya or the Benes I would worry if I were the league that this is headed down the lane and it's not done growing it. It could sound like a good thing that he could get bigger and stronger and faster but I would argue it could also be a bad thing because there is some value in knowing your capabilities knowing what your body can do and spending some time with your body that way and mastering it. If your body is changing I mean how many times have we seen throughout history. Someone's body changes they get new abilities and they take a little while to adapt into the spider. Verse Teen Wolf Big starring in Tom Hanks was awkward. All documentaries all good examples of you can't just all of a sudden grow and immediately be good. You need some time. I don't mean to alarm you but Tom Hanks big. No chance of it being made in two thousand nineteen. The young man doing bad things with a woman no chance that gets me had to take it there sort shoot adults lay of kids about four night now that sixty three million L. dollars a sixteen year old non professional gamer surprises everyone by winning three million dollars and I do think adults have reason to be concerned about how popular this is with young people given that are three greatest addictions in this country the most damaging ones fortnight heroin and cell phones in that order but this guy turned his addiction into three million dollars. You gotTa Salute Him. His life is basically set if he is good at managing his money the way he's good at playing this damn game adults should not not only layoff kids about fortnight. They should get in on the action because the guy who came in second one one point eight million dollars. He's twenty four years old and he's one of the oldest people in the competition twenty four. If middle aged mom's spent as much time getting in on fortnight just a couple of times getting good at it practicing as they do on facebook participating in multi level marketing schemes about essential oils they could be making one one point eight million dollars even if you even if you participated and you didn't win you got fifty grand play fortnight. MOMS go. That's right. Keep your essential oils yourself in the game. What the Hell is for night? I'm loss okay okay so it's a video game where a hundred people ride a bus and it flies and the nail jump the author of it down onto this world and then the goal is to is to fight each other until you're the only one left but the whole time there's the storm that every now and then it just keeps closing in and closing so you have to keep getting closer and closer to each other until until there's just like the small little and you build and you're building and you're shooting and there's all different kinds of guns Great Green Blue Purple you get it you know coming up next on my cell Stevie show and seventy two years old yet dumbbell does your cadillacs to forty five pounds. Each teach green thing forty five ninety on each side <hes> from ninety on that is correct but she's dragging some dragging my son's T._v.. Show is brought to you by Allie. Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the dark inside the other nesting dolls. She has plenty of time to think if we could sadly she has no brain however when most nesting doll here's the GEICO not only saves people money but also has been providing great service over seventy five years she thinks it's obvious you should switch because yes switching to gyco is a no brainer pity in a most nesting doll and her lot in life time to play again. Ended I would like to remind the audience the Miami Heat then that these Celtic Big Three Rad quest young you give us topics and events and then we question them one championship for Garnett Allen Peers one. If the best play you have ever seen from assure stop. I do not understand how J._p.. Crawford got so much on this throw look at this as we check in with Mariners Baseball. I don't think I've ever ever seen this before. Deepen the whole cuts getting that much on a on a fast runner like that guy's not slow beauty. That's already impressive and then he's not even looking. He couldn't have seen pretty amazing. Meena must be thrilled about thirty games under five. Do you WanNa know what me nothing's always not really so. This was amazing. <hes> it was also a play may last place team against another last place team in a game that will ultimately mean nothing some might call that depressing. I call it the peak of the twenty nine hundred mariners season <hes>. I have suppressed everything else. That's happened since May. This is the only thing I will remember debut. Crawford also hit a walk off last night which is cool but also maybe to out on the winning a little bit there guys on T._v.. Well Mark Thank you for that insight. Do you question if there will be a better bumped on this okay. We're very very extreme. has there ever been a better place from shortstop. What are we doing here the the best to ever be probably squeeze bunt situation? Oh Wow my good will hold on. What was the count on the pitch? Go back okay. There were two strikes strikes the word yes so that if he is unbelievable how the answered your question is the Best I've ever ever. My Dad was my coach and softball in the suicide squeeze. It was like you get that back on that ball or don't come back to the bench. That guy did what he had to do. Sure if he missed it it probably would have been a passed ball and the run still would've scored but that doesn't matter you. Did it kid good for you. It's funny her childhood different than mine. She wasn't allowed how back on the bench I wasn't allowed back home. You would have never been up with the game on mobile that would have put in Joey Dago. Who's better at everything than me? Do you questioning this. Weightlifter is a bee's all right. We are checking in on the beast qualifications of this weightlifters. They're going to be an old person toddler. What do we have here how best and seventy two years old yet dumbbells those are cadillacs forty five pounds? Each teach green thing is forty five ninety on each side ninety Liane informed that is correct plus dragging some dragging forty five pounds. I weight lift so I know this is. This is the best twenty pounds on the urge you get. This is making me feel real bad about myself more. Try Day right here really how my father would break ahead doing that. We lost seventy two. How old are you poppy? Okay very good. He's very careful time to play again. Things wessels are superior to cades Question C._E._o.. Knows Oh is what we're doing here and they're not superior. Everyone knows they're not superior. You tell us what's on television. We'll tell you where tree tonight on A._B._C.. Part one of the BACHELORETTE threat season finale. Oh whose voice was wondering that last time too strange voice. I just heard there. Let's see what we have here. I can tell you have concerns. Just we just say this any honest convey how will handed decide between the men. She loves me. This is why don't date people at the same time. I've been waiting my whole wife happy okay but I feel like this has been taken away from me. She did this. Don't miss the dramatic season finale. Can you stop the car. I mean we've all been there. It had nothing to do with anything she was talking about but it is Kinda. Just talk a little spill you intrigue puppy C._C.. Cheek. I don't know what happened but this decision making you gotta make up your mind. Who Do you want to who you want to go out with spend the rest of your life now? This isn't finale faulty marble slowly. That's part one. I love that he said instead of who you WANNA spend the rest of your life with who you WanNa spend the rest of your life. You're going to spend the rest of your life on this person in Ohio Brown's camp need. It sounds like I mean. Is that a mean. He's not enough on all the other show. He's got to infiltrate this. One like some sort of virus. The browns are interesting. Baker Mayfield said stuff listen to how he ended his press availability saleability the other day. You must learn in college preparing for the pros. Don't run from COPS. I mean it's a mic drop. It's great as a great joke and then he just walks off Katie. Are you intrigue. He's not wrong long. I also am in support of a bucket hat anyone in a bucket hat. I'm in Bob. You're you and tree oh C._C.. In Tripoli's these guys Baker Mayfield. It's getting a lot of press done. I mean pretty soon you know he he will have to perform reform and they'll be the N._F._l.. Chris so you enjoy now as much as you can. Wow Wow just total hater just a total hater right. That's all the time we'll have to that. Thank you for Washington he Nolan. We'll be spending the entire week with us. I'm sorry to me or to them. Wait hold on. I mean remember this. Oh Yeah I mean you remember this. You remember this yeah.

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Young And Successful

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Young And Successful

"Baseball tonight, the podcast. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Monday. Twenty seconds two thousand nineteen BUSTER only produce every day, Josh macrey and today, it's a baggage claim Monday and just outside of baggage claim at LaGuardia in the parking garage in my car first off Josh because you always like it when do podcast and the when you sound. Yeah. Makeshift studio. Tomo soundproof. Yeah. That's great. Except security cars going pass me like six times wondering if some weird person sitting in his car talking to himself because they have no idea, you know, what's going on here. They don't know. We're doing a podcast are you greatly relieved by what happened in over the weekend? The Red Sox go into the Trump and they take three in the first place race. Yeah. Buster I'm feeling all right about it. And I have to say, I think we're totally responsible for that. Because if you remember the headline that came out of Friday's podcast was hey is David price rights. Should they be shopping? Mookie Betts slide continues. Clearly, everyone in the Red Sox clubhouse saw that on social media, and it really fired him up going into that series against Tampa. Yeah. It was poster board material. Somebody you know print it out something from. Up on the board. Yeah. Exactly. And yeah, I felt good yesterday writing with my Sunday column. The lead was here's what a Red Sox firesale might look like if they want to doing that. But I think you noted something in there to the whole conversation was started by David price. True. True. Does he was musing to our friend, Alex pier about what might happen? If the Red Sox didn't turn it around. We'll over the weekend. They certainly moved in that direction. Here's what it sounded like three all on Sunday. The Red Sox having one Friday having one Saturday three all on Sunday Christian Vasquez at the plate. You delivers. Swain a drive to centerfield date care Meyer, going back still going back reaches that makes it over the shoulder catch but cleaning deep enough to score the Ron nevers come on Chaveas. The third was a great catch for the Red Sox lead it four to three. Joe Castiglione w e ninety three point seven fan. Boston wins that game for two three. They sweep the first place. Tampa Bay rays in our friend, Alex Cora Red Sox manager talked about understanding the sense of urgency. You gotta get those guys. You know, a lot of people have to New York for the grand slam. You know, they were talking about this weekend was kind like the biggest we, you know, April, you know, but we took it like just another. I noticed God there and try to win the series. And we had the extra incentive that we loved them. Yeah. I I'm raising my hand here. Josh you can't see me in the parking garage and the Guardia raise, man. Yeah. I was among those saying this was a really big series in April. No question about it. And the Red Sox came through it Braves Indians in Cleveland last night on Sunday night baseball. Josh Donaldson had himself a day against Shane beaver a one one hit the air center field. That's well-struck. Chase it back Martine at the wall. Looking at it here. That's hard a gone. Josh Donaldson his third of the season. And just like that the Braves jump out one to nothing the one to ham left field. Good Saleh's backing up turning looking and it is gone. Josh Donaldson, hammers one over the high wall in left field. Three run blast. His second Homer tonight and the Braves of opened up a five to nothing lead bang. Boop. Shabby the legend on ESPN radio those calls yet. Josh Donaldson got a bunch of breaking balls. And then he hit one in that first at bat for a home run. And then his second about it got a high fastball, and he crushed that is well the Braves run out ahead max, freed was terrific on the mound. But there was a good development for the Indians over the weekend. The return of Francisco indoor to the lineup and he came up in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday night. And this is what happened. Fly live down the left field line that well-struck on its way. Frit Cisco Ling doors got the Indians on the board. His first home run since coming back to action first of the season. It's eleven one the door will touch on. In Texas a wild game between the Rangers and the Astros and the bottom of the third inning. The Rangers broke out to men out the Andrew third underpins swings and field going back to this left. This shot. Clears visitors thin. Dr. Hundred is second home Hon, the Texas ranger, then here's it dry by Logan, foresight, peak intellect usage, Brantley back to the wall. It's gone. Ticky. Vicky. His first home run in ranger uniform. It's seven to one. That sound from one of five point three the fan yet Texas had a huge lead ten to one the Astor's came all the way back and then the Rangers win this game in Milwaukee a great series between the dodgers and the brewers Christian yelich still doing a ton of damage. Couple of home runs on Saturday on Sunday a game started by Clayton Kershaw yelich came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning is young. It's a high fly ball to right center. Going back on his Bellenger at the wall. He leaps then he makes the catch what play by Bellinger as a week up over the top of the wall and yanked one back from yellowish. Tim to ever an five seventy LA sports. So yeah. Christian yelich thirteen homers this season. He's also had two homers robbed one by my trout one on Sunday by Cody Bellinger. The brewers would still come back to tie the game. It was five. All Cody Bellinger came to the plate in the top of the night. Cody swings drives one to right failed. It is. Jer tortures lead at six to five home run number eleven for Cody Bellinger, who rod one from yelich earlier and hits one of his own. Jim never and five seventy sports. The day. Of the day was at Yankee Stadium. But the talk on Sunday morning was not about the game of the day. It was about what happened with Aaron judge in Saturday's game when he had to come out with a an apparent oblique injury. Aaron judge had to leave Saturday's game. This is what it sounded like. The way George. Slowly first base to third is talking. The judge. Heard something. I base some pain. Pain. Michael k on the yes network. Judge went to the hospital on Sunday. Aaron Boone the Yankees manager talked about the injury drained oblique pretty significant strain in there. So he's next couple of weeks of kind of be a lot of just the healing process. So I think, you know, one once we get through these first couple of weeks, then we'll have a better time line for you. But it'd be kind of a right now. So he joins an injured list. That already includes Aaron Hicks and John Carlos Stanton, and Gary Sanchez and Greg bird and Miguel. Do har- Adele chances and Luis Severino the Yankees playing with a lot of guys that they didn't necessarily think would play major roles at the beginning of this year on Sunday. One of those guys Clint Frazier came through for the Yankees and the bottom of the fifth. Pretty. Milton. Mike. Okay. And the yes network. Yeah. They were in a good spot with a five oh lead. But you know, what happened the Yankees bullpen gave it up one one. Alex swings? Drives it high in the air deep to right? That's a way back and that Paul is God Paul brought on the royals have chided. Alex scored continues his great start at two thousand nineteen does your gets into one and he lasted high. Paul is gone. Homerun hundred dosier and the royals are in front six to five. Wow. Wow. Steve physiology, six ten Casey SP. But you know, what happened the Yankees came back in the bottom of the eighth June. With an say. Scares six six. And Austin role mind would come to the plate again in the bottom of the tenth inning the scores. Still tied six all. Center. Two. Six years. And it was after that win that Aaron judge. I spoke with reporters he was asked about a timetable for his return. There's no no timeframe for anything right now. There's no need for one just kind of going based on how I feel and was kind of progress from there. He was asked what was going through his head when he suffered the injury. I can't say that on TV, but. It wasn't good. You know, just thinking about you know, the team and situation we're going through. I was one of the out there for them. So getting that taken away his this. Keep in mind. Aaron judge suffered an oblique injury before he missed the last eighteen games of the two thousand sixteen season because of a similar injury. Let's get you. It seem heads rejoice. Timmy time this great game or what with Tim kurkin on baseball. Tonight. Tip coaching covers baseball free SPN, Tim, I'm in the parking garage just outside of the Gordy airport where the heck today. By the way, it's a really great life. You've carved out for yourself BUSTER doing podcasts from parking lots and from luggage stands and everything else. I am in New York. I did baseball tonight last night. I drove from Bristol to New York. Listen to the game on the radio boob. And Chris singleton kept me entertained the entire way. And tonight. I've got the Phillies at the Mets, and hopefully it doesn't rain and we've got hankins area in the booth. So it should be great fun. Yeah. That'll that'll be that'll be great fun. And I also wanted to talk about Jacob degrom. I picked up some stuff over the weekend and situation that I'm talking about tonight. First thing is you always get the first crack at the poll question of the week and the poll question for this week because we have the Indians against the Astros in Houston. Next Sunday when their careers are over which of these four players will get the highest vote percentage for the hall of fame. So this is kind of puzzling. And kind of a projection going to give you. Four names of players, which is going to get the highest vote percentage when their names appear on the ballot for the hall of fame. Jose altuve bay, Corey kluber Francisco Lynn door just in Berlin. You got to choose one of the four. Could we find something more difficult than that? Buster. The second basements, go into the hall of fame. We talked about this last week Francisco Lin door is a switch hitting shortstop whose unbelievably young who's going to be a first ballot Famer and just barely enter essentially is a hall of Famer already. So to answer your question. I'm going to say that Lindores or is going to get the highest votes, and I'm because master testicle projection here, but Al to base going in the first year and Berliners going in first year also and at this moment, kluber is not going in. But he's got a long long way to go here. Still and he might go in. But at the moment, he's the clear fourth those other three are virtually impossible to choose from. Yeah. I if I were to vote now, I think I would vote for two. Josh you want to jump in here. Among those four when their names appear valid in the career. Zoolander who gets is percentage. I'm going to say L to I'm gonna say to just because of where he is already in his career and all the potential that he still has left. Yeah. I would agree. And I just Tim. I wanna I wanna ask you a question. Do you think we need to launch an investigation with the our weekly pulled because I want to tell you about some circumstances that happened Friday into Saturday our poll question for this for last night's game was which team is the best rotation of baseball and the voting on Friday evening was really close. Okay. The Astros in the Indians were very close together. And then overnight there were ten thousand votes cast. And I think about ninety nine percent of a more for the Indians. The Indians wanna burning way with the thing. And I'm thinking that some foreign power may have somehow interfered with our weekly poll question. What do you think it sounds like it somebody stuffed the ballot box on the poll question? That's not a healthy situation BUSTER you'd better get to the bottom of that. But in the end in the end, I think they got it. Right. But as we talked about last week, it's gotta be complete health for our caress, go kluber beaver and cleven jer. And that's not the case right now. Bieber got hit hard last night. No kidding. You were there. But yeah, I'll still go with the Indians. I think they got it. Right. But only when everybody's healthy. Yeah. What a great weekend for the Atlanta Braves against the Indians. They were down on Saturday night in the second game of double header came back scored five runs in the ninth inning. And then they blew out as you said Bieber on Sunday night, they're hitting the ball over the place. Josh Donaldson had a great night graded vets. And then the lineup. But I think the moment I'm always gonna remember came later in the game. It was after we did an interview with Ron Washington from the dugout in which wash head the headset on and then when he was done he put it over railing there and Ozzy Albi. Sat down at the end of the dugout and was listening in on the headset. A to the conversation, and he heard them talking about him. And you got this big grin on his face. They began talking back to the booth. Nothing was scheduled everything was impromptu, and he starts answering questions back about his contract from Alex Rodriguez. I've never seen anything quite like that. But I don't know if we've ever seen him, but anybody quite like him. Yeah. And this is good for baseball. Buster that someone during the course of a game can be mischievous like that. And it's so classic that it's is the Albee's who has such a playful way about him. And it's even better that it's Ron Washington because everybody there, of course, loves him everybody. He's ever worked with his loved him. And nobody and I mean, nobody is hit more fun goes to the Albee's or anyone else then Ron Washington. So to have a little fun with him. I think was was really great. And I think it speaks to have the Braves do things that team. A lot of fun playing the game. And given the degree of difficulty of the game. You better have a little bit of fun while you're playing otherwise, it'll just eat you up and spit you out and the Braves are not going allow that to happen to their team. Yeah. With a big grin on his face. Ron Washington told me he's never heard any human being talked more than all be does. And he said, the funny thing is is that, you know, you'll interject something. And you don't think he heard you and then two weeks later as he will quote you back to you and wash ago. Wait, you heard that in all that stream of talk that you had you actually absorb that information and say, yes, and I will tell you this flat out that their members on that staff who were offended by criticism of Ozzy for that seven year thirty five million dollars section that he got because they say look this is a kid playing with the screwing his elbow. This is a guy comes from difficult circumstances. He's got thirty five million dollars in front of are you kidding? Of course, if in if you're in his position your thinking about taking that deal. So that was interesting to hear their perspective on that. I'd say this after watching max pre last night pitching for the Braves him. I think he already is one of the best left handed pitchers in baseball because of the combination of stuff which reminds you of a very young Clayton Kershaw fast. Ball and with command in the mid to upper nineties with this tremendous curveball. Pitches with his fastball. The top of the zone the edge of his own. And then he throws that curve ball. Roberta press headed a bad late in the game in which he threw 'em curb all after Koerbel after curb, all and Peres Roberta was trying to get to that. And then he dots. The inside corner with a ninety three miles per hour fastball. It was like you could see Roberta presents a catcher sort of admiring the sequencing in admiring, the quality stuff that this kid has right. I've heard a similar comparison that easy young Cole hamels. Maybe not maybe with a sharper breaking ball, not as good a change of. But kind of the same idea. We can't forget Cole hamels through pretty hard when he first came up. But if you're compared to Clayton Kershaw or two Cole hamels you're in pretty good company there, and that's for max freed is right now. And another reason that the Braves are so encouraged about where they're going and once they get all this young pitching healthy and back on the field there. Going to be a really interesting club. And last night was a perfect example from what I've heard drove in driving in just how dominant he can be when he's right? Yeah. No question in Josh Donaldson after the game was talking about the great composure that he has on the mound, and he's going to become an important part of this rotation as we move forward. It was crazy play in the Oakland Athletics game yesterday. I know you're you saw on TV today given lesson Hernandez at the plate the fish to him. Swung on a high five all left centerfield Laureano back going back to the track it right to the wall the ball carries. And he. The ball goes all the way back to first base. He throws it over the bag. It's backed up no throat a second. Do you like them? Oh my gosh. Eight sixty AM the answer your basic eight to two two four double play Tim involving a home run saving catch and a throw that was over the first base bag the catcher backing up the play picks up the ball and throws out the guy at second base. And I thought it was interesting. It'll be dot com sent out this video with the headline greatest double play ever. And when I off I watched it and was amazed by it. And then I thought no that wasn't the greatest double play over. I think the greatest double play ever for baseball. How about buck Martinez with a double plan? I know you know, that one well, of course, book book Martinez, tag, two guys out at the plate at the same time and broke his leg in the process. That's the game. Is that the play the play? Well, I saw I saw Bo Jackson catch a fly ball in left field. Wait. I got it wrong. I can't go there because I can't remember if I've got it. Right. But yesterday BUSTER was that was absurd Laureano did yesterday. I off to take the Homer away. We can't forget how high that sense is in Oakland. So he has to go way up to catch it. Then even though it's not recommended the throw he made from the warning drag airmailed I base in the air by mile and then the key number in. There is to as you said eight to two four that the catcher doing the right thing. There is backing up that play that was as bizarre as bizarre double play as you'll get. But not as good as buck Martinez, breaking his leg and tagging out two guys at once. And if I remember correctly, what happened was is that buck got run over on a collision at home plate the way. The game used to be played. He got run over at home plate but held onto the ball and tag that guy out, and he's lying there on the ground writhing, his leg shattered, another runners coming forward any tags him out as well. That's what happened right? Yes. That's exactly what happened. So he didn't just break his leg on the play. He broke his leg on the first leg. Pardon the pun of the play. Meaning the second tag didn't break his leg. The first hag broke his leg. And the second hour was made by catcher making a tag while. He just got his leg broken. That's what made that as amazing. Double plays. You'll ever see. I was watching that game for the Yankees on Saturday. And when you see Aaron judge take that swing and immediately grim issue. Like, oh my gosh. Like, you can't believe that he's coming off the field and some of his teammates told reporters after the game. I think it was Brett Gardner said. His first thought was Aaron judge never comes out of games. He's never heard any saw when Aaron got to first base. He turned and shouted an expletive which you don't ever see from him either. He came off the field. They haven't put a timetable on this injury, Tim. But this looks like it could be a significant type of oblique strain. I series of leaks train route forty six weeks if it was longer six to eight weeks, it wouldn't surprise me. And if you ever seen anything like we've seen with injuries with the ANC he's this year. Well, thirteen guys on I L BUSTER. And as you pointed out yesterday sixty six percent of their home runs from last year are currently on the. Injured list. So no, I've never seen. This many key players go down in such a short amount of time all seemingly with a different injury. This one, of course is the most damaging because it's the best player on the team. And it might be a month if they're lucky it could be two months if they're really unlucky here. So let's hope for the Yankees sake. And for baseball say that he's only out for a month. But just another reminder BUSTER how easy it is to get hurt playing this game. And when you get hurt playing baseball, and you have to do baseball skills, which are so so precise. You can't play the game. When your body doesn't work games way. Too hard for that. And that's the spot that the keys are in to borrow a line from Vince gully the team picture should be an x Ray. That's how many injuries you've had this year. Yeah. You always hear manager say look everybody gets injuries, and you have to work through those. I can't remember a situation where you can draw up the field diagram it every position place. Some all the way you can with the Yankees with the guys on the injured list. All the way around the field from first base with Greg bird third base with Miguel and new horror the outfielders with ellsbury Stanton. And and with judge now. And with Gary Sanchez behind the play Luis Severino on the mound. And if you wanna stick it closer on that team, you got delegates. It's absolutely crazy over the weekend. The Blue Jays had something really cool happen. And at something really horrible happen. I, Freddie these made an unbelievable play the I mentioned I saw this was from Dan Shulman, our friend on Twitter saying you have to go and check out this. Great play by Freddie, Galvez, give listen. To pitch in the air towards short left field. It comes Freddie goes out. Fair handed Graham out of nowhere. Freddie. Galvez going back from short makes us spectacular defensive play. The Blue Jays are out the bitch. They can't believe what the veteran shortstop just did. How about that sports net? Five ninety Tim in the pantheon of barehanded catches where would you put that one? Well, that's one of the greatest plays. I've ever seen shortstop make period. Now, of course, Ozzie Smith has the greatest barehanded play on the Jeff Burroughs ground ball to his left. He dives ball hits Divet and bounces back behind him. And he bare hands a hard it grab all while. He's diving so ozzy's was even better than Freddie Galvez. I think Freddie's was better though, than Kevin Mitchell's down the left field line many many years ago when he was with the giants even though that was an amazing catch at least he was facing the ball when he caught it Galveston. Remarkable. And that he's running back, and you know, how difficult that play is on that ball hit over your shoulder for a shortstop with the left field or running at you thinking, I might get killed on this play. And so that was remarkable. And of course, the Omar Vizquel barehanded play to save. Chris Bazi owes no hitter that was pretty impressive to but I'll put this second behind Ozzie Smith play and slightly have Kevin Mitchell play. That that that's pretty good standing. So that was the the good thing that happened to the Blue Jays a bad thing match shoemaker and making a play tears his else ACL blows out his knee. This is someone who has had so many injuries in his career. He was off to a really good start for the for the Blue Jays this year. It just breaks you heart. When you see situations like this. Yes. Especially for match shoemaker who fought so hard to come back from getting hit in the head would line drive. We did his game the other day in Boston. He's off to a great start and for him to even pitch again after having emergency brain surgery after getting hit in the head with a line drive is just is just so sad that he's out for the season when this season had been going, so well, but at least we know with Matt shoemaker that not too many people are tougher than that guy to come back period from being it he will come back from this. Knee injury. He will pitch again. But what a sad thing because he was so excited about resurrecting his career it done it. So well and now he's going to miss the rest of the season. We had words on Friday that major league baseball came down with a one game suspension. Four Tim Anderson, of course, was involved in that bench-clearing stuff that happened between the White Sox and the royals last week Anderson thrown is bad and celebration. And then when he hit a home run, and then the next time up he got hit by a pitch by Brad Keller of the royals. And according to our Jeff passan it was for yelling at Keller, and I'm not gonna say this explicitly. But I'll give you as Jeff reported weak and word, and I thought about this Tim over the weekend. And I think for the first thirty six hours after this boy that is a slippery slope for major league baseball to go down to police players for words that they're yelling on the field. And he could imagine that if you're going to suspend a player for something like that. What else could you suspend a player for when emotions get hot when the players come together on the field or? There's a strikeout, and there's a confrontation that I it felt like main my initial thought was this is just not someplace where baseball necessarily wants to go. And then I had some conversations various people about what took place on the decision making on this. And does not to me. Look, this is in the workplace, and you have one person yelling this word at another player in a workplace in a public setting like that with feel Mike's on a certainly those could back up Joe west and reported to major league baseball. And then he think no I in my place, a work that would not stand in the newspapers that worked at that would never stand with one professional collie yelling something like that at another. And I I get it. And I get it. Why major league baseball? They're going to be some words that if said you're going to pay a penalty. What do you think? Yeah. And this is a very slippery slope for me. For everybody else. But I think in the end baseball made the right decision here. You know, their words you can't say an empire or else you're getting thrown out of the game there. There's certain words just can't use no matter who you are what culture you're from anything. And I think that was the case here in this baseball just making sure that it's not just your actions on the field. It's your words on the field. And it's it's a very tricky thing. I don't pretend to understand how this works. But I think think baseball did the right thing here. Yeah. And if the homophobic f word was yelled now on a baseball field. I think you'd be suspended for that. I think there are some other words that you would also be suspended for things that as far as baseball's concern you cannot say in the workplace. Josh you've heard the opinions. You know, what was said, you know, what was rendered? What do you think? Yeah. I mean, I think you guys hit the nail right on the head. When you said, it's it's a slippery slope. Just because I in the field of play when it comes to athletes people are I don't want to say allowed to say. But have said for years things that would not be allowed. If I were to say them to my boss or a colleague. And so if you start saying to grown men, you can't say that. Where do you stop? And I agree that Tim Anderson and other people should not say that word and should not use slurs. But where are we going to draw the line? Well, I guess I maybe it's the place of work. Like, you're if you're playing a wreck league basketball game or even let's say a pickup game. And you know, things are said that seems to be different setting than you're in the workplace. Right. You're sensually representing this industry. And I think that's where they probably draw the line. Josh, what do you think you don't wanna feel to play? I mean, it's the same thing. It's it's I just came up with the example off the top of my head. So it's not the best one. But things happen on a field of play that don't happen in your cubicle at your office. I mean, it's just the nature of sport. If people were to do what they do in a boxing ring on a football field down at kinko's. They'd be arrested. I mean, it's just it's it's different. And so I think if you start policing players what they say, and what they shouted each other in the heat of the moment competition is different than your everyday Monday through Friday. Tim, I want to ask you about this. I thought more and more about all these extensions that have been sign. I talked with more players about what's going on. And I've had more players point out to me the boy with all these players under contract through two thousand twenty one through these extensions. The potential leverage at the union could use a labor situation and threaten to strike probably is not realistic anymore because they would not follow through the individual players may not neces- port necessarily support something like that. And big picture when you go macro level. I think that what's going on here. The last three years might be the greatest shift in power paradigm between major league baseball in the union since nineteen seventy five when any Messerschmitt David Nellie wonder arbitration decisions and the union wind up winning free agency. That was an absolute landmark decision in it started decades of victories for the union in this struggle. The hunt going. Labor struggle between the union and major league baseball. And I feel like what's happened in recent years is a complete wipeout for the owners, what do you think you like the comparison? Do you think it's ridiculous? No, it's not ridiculous. Seventy five was bigger than this clearly to me because of the landmark decisions there that free agency was essentially begun, not just with Kurt flood, but Messersmith McNally so that was bigger than this. But this is really big. And this is really important. And I think you're key point. Here BUSTER is that this is going to with all these contracts signed this is going to keep us away from a work stoppage in a much better way than I felt about this a month and a half ago, and that's good for the industry as we've talked about BUSTER a lot of these young players have no connection whatsoever to labor issues to a work stoppage. They don't know what it's like. So for them to say, well, we have to do what the guys did before them when they never been through this. And now they're making a hundred million dollars over the next seven years and they're twenty two. Two years old or they're making thirty five million. They're not going to be willing to give up the money that they were just given in order to make a point for people that you know, they don't even have a connection to when it comes to labor. So I think that's the really important point here. And yes, I think the owners have done an excellent job winning a bunch of these negotiations. But you said it earlier BUSTER how in the world can Ozzy Albee's be a loser here when at his age without the greatest track record in the world just was given thirty five million dollars. That's pretty darn good for a kid that grew up with no money, and now has security for the rest of his life. Right. I got a fun exercise yesterday. We did an interview with Terry Francona in his office in my idea was going into this. And it was fun because you've been in his officers so much cool stuff in there. He's got pictures. He's got mementos. He's got a Hank Aaron picture. With he and Hank Aaron there's a thing with Jackie Robinson. He's got so many pictures of his daddy's got a Browns jersey with his name on the back. He's got a Billy Joel signed baseball in his office. And so we had the cameras follow surrounding. We went from from memento to memento to memento a lot of cool stuff. You've been in his office. What what jumped out at you there? Well, he's got the greatest office ever, of course. And every picture every jersey every autograph ball has a story that is just typical and great Tito. But I'm gonna have to personalise this a little bit BUSTER because he's got his bobble head of him riding his motor scooter. Okay. Guys, have a bobblehead with them holding a bat or glove. His is driving that stupid scooter around town, which he does. And I drove on the back of that scooter when we did a game they're a couple years ago. And it was the single stupidest thing I've ever done me. And Tito driving around the ballpark in his motor scooter, and before I could get off the obvious line. He just looked at me when we got on the scooter, and he said, this is dumb and dumber. It's even worse than dumb and dumber you and me on the scooter. So that's my favorite piece of memorabilia in his office. Although all the pictures of his father and the great stories he tells about his father are clearly the most important things in his room. Yeah. I asked him about I was getting stories about different people that he knew about Michael Jordan of David or or tease about dust Madrid and asked him about, hey, you know, obviously a lot of success with. The Red Sox, whereas you stuff there and the opened up a cabinet, and he showed me that he had all the Red Sox stuff down there. He said because a lot of the pictures were from two thousand seventy today, we've beat the Indians in two thousand seven a lot of the people. I worked for were with the Indians in two thousand seven how would that feel them if I had a bunch of that memorabilia, so I totally get that. And as with all of his stories, he told him with a great smile and a great laugh, right? And with Tito, you cannot tell a story that Tito cannot top those people are calling. And those people will usually embellish their story to make it better than yours to say, hey, I can top that will in his case he can top any story that you tell or I tell 'cause it's happened to me dozens of times, but every one of his stories is true. And he can remember every one of those stories. That's the beauty of Tito Francona. All right, Tim. We'll have fun tonight. Thanks for doing this. Okay. See you soon. The always will. He was too short to play basketball. But will never listen, the we'll let his work ethic. Do the talking for him. Always Jim always running drills will new where there was a will. There was a way and he was will. But then after a second child was born he realized the pros were all way better than him. So we'll give up and buried his high tops in tearful ceremony. But one day he heard that gyco could save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch, which was awesome. As I mentioned, Tim Kirk chin, I got to visit with Terry Francona in his office talking about some of them mentos that are in there. Give listen to some of our conversation. I really wanna do interview in your office because you have so much cool stuff in your office. But we're gonna start out here. There's a great picture of you and your dad, what did you like about going to the park with your dad when you were kid? What did I like I mean when I was old enough to where I could come to the ballpark with my dad. My punishment was not coming to happen once in five years that's much alike coming and he used to give me a dollar, and I had to figure out how to make that work for nine innings. And I knew every usher I knew every ticket taker I knew the clube I knew everybody in every ballpark from age seven to eleven so what was it one time? He didn't come the park. What happened I acted up one day? And and I know it killed my dad to not take me. But he didn't take me. And it it didn't act up again it had its affect and he passed away last year. What do you miss most about everything? I know how lucky I was in this not just my dad, and my folks, and my I was lucky they they taught I didn't even realize tied grew up in left home. How lucky I was you know, like, it didn't matter you, I was taught to treat people with respect and didn't match. What color your were what you know. And I didn't like us. I didn't realize until you. We've only have like that everywhere. Now, I saw this yesterday. And I didn't realize 'til yesterday that you're fischel number right now is number seventy seven. Yeah. How did that come about? Well, yonder Alonso came you wanted to be seventeen and I don't work ever worked top as you know, anyway. So it's no big deal. But I didn't wanna change like my underwear my shower shoes. So I went from seventeen seventy seven put the thing over and I'm good to go season. So over here, you got a ball that was signed by Billy Joel, you know, what I knew you were gonna ask me that I have no idea. How I got that ball huge Billy Joel fan. But I have no idea where the ball came from. And I knew you're gonna ask me. I I haven't met him. I would love to. But somehow, I have a Billy Joel ball. I got it. You managed Michael Jordan in the minor leagues famous again, anything from Mike Lynn here. Not in here. I do have a LeBron's. It's like his hand with a bronze basketball as about one hundred fifty pounds. And I have it at home. And I treasure it. But it's at home, and it's way too heavy to bring in just for your interview. What's the the best thing you learned from Michael, Jordan? You don't have enough time. I learned so much. I mean, he I always tell people if I learned as much from your feelings as much for me as I learned from him that he was in a good spot because he mean talking competitive intelligence team, he he had it all and the biggest thing was his respect for baseball. That's what hit me the most. And it's what made it work. So well how much keep in touch with him actually text every once in a while every so often. If something funny happens or something good happens. He'll he'll should be taxis. Pretty good about that. So you're famous for how much bubble gum you chew. And I get actually ask that question on Twitter. They ask how many pieces per game gives the okay until you brag a little bit. You know, when you've arrived the bucket down dug out the kids undo the gum for me. Because I go through it so fast, and it it I take a lot of ribbing for because you know, if I'm that lazy? I can't even do my own gum. But you know, I I have a bad habit of two hundred Baco, and I don't want kids to ever see it. So I wrapped up in gum, and it just it because I don't want. It's terrible. I'm trying to cut down on it. When you have ninth innings like last night. It seems to go up, but I'm trying to back off as much as I can. So only pieces every game. No really way down. Like, I mean, really. Oh my goodness. At one point. Didn't you all like eighty it could be an that's not an exaggeration. Yeah. Because like shoot so hard. I started gagging. I gotta spit it out. You know, you look up small ball. Baltimore. Something in my mouth again. I bet you had three or four last night. I'm getting better. I'm getting better. You got anything in here from Dustin Pedroia? David ortiz. You don't want. Yeah. Do I got some stuff over here? You'll want. Here's a hard thing. Some of the stuff from the Red Sox that I really treasure. I have down in here as you. And the reason they're in there is because no seven we beat the Indians. I don't wanna have all oughta wanna like. Yeah. In your face, guys. I worked for now. So I kind of put those down their favorite to draw a story. There's so many I think the way to encapsulate him though, is if I had a kid in my office like a make a wish kid or something, and I yell at him across the room, and he come in, you know, and he'd ripple his shirt and he'd go kid. This is the body of an MVP. And he just it's like that's him. Like he was so. Humble. But so any could make somebody feel so good. Same thing with RT's. Ortiz could come in and light up the room without smile and put people at ease just with that smile. All right. You got a cool thing back here picture of Hank? Aaron in you, what do you remember Al this? Okay. So my dad played with Hank in Atlanta. And there's a picture that I have in my house and Hank is sitting in the dugout with my dad never messing around. And he was pointing at something, but he ended up signing, and he goes that's where I'm gonna hit it. I mean, so yeah. So when Hank came to Cleveland a couple years ago, I got that. Because my Hank Aaron walked on water when you listen to my dad talk. So for me to get a picture with Hank actually, Mr. Aaron mentally to me. How cool was it? I'm guessing he probably told you some things about your dad, and he he my dad played cards on the plane together a lot they they're pretty good friends. So that meant a lot to me that he. Remember, there was a time in Atlanta when he was being honored he walked over and said, a low, and the fact that he took the time to do that. Really? Maybe feel good over here. He rose. Yeah. What's that's opening day? Okay. That was one of my few smiles that year. But I hit a home run on opening day. And Pete, you know, I played with Pete in Montreal. And I played for him and Cincinnati. I don't know how many guys did that can't be too many. And I know peace had his, you know, whatever have. But for me, he might have been the greatest teammate you could ever have. And I would have run through a wall form Seoul, this pictures, really special to me for you one of the things that always made you good as a manager was the fact that you sort of ran the gamut as a player, right? And so you could relate to guys in the bench. I I. Yeah. I mean shoot I was a a high draft pick. So I know how they feel. I got release five times. I know they feel I was platoon. I never played. I went in for defense. I got defense for I feel like I should know what guys are going through. Now, if I don't communicate that well shame on me. But I feel like I have an advantage because I've lived through it. So being in Cleveland, you got a lot of cool. Cleveland stuff Brown's naming the. You know, what they gave me that? I'm not a complete more on. I'm biggest nealer fan there ever. Is. I grew up in Pittsburgh when you grew up in Pittsburgh Steeler fan. I'm not like I said, I'm not the smartest guy. But I'm gonna more on. I put my Browns thing is your interaction with LeBron. When he was in town. You know, what he he the one to a game one day? I like week after my hip replaced SABA sitting in the front row there. But I wasn't moving. Very good came over at halftime gave me a hug, you know, you try to keep your distance respect. What other guys are doing? But I love watching the interaction stuff for him to take the time to walk over. And do that. I thought was amazing. All right. Tito, thank you. What a great off ball. Buster. I I'm glad you feel that way. This is. I mean, this some people say home away from home. This is my home. We'll be back in a moment with Todd raider. But first reminder to check out the fantasy focus baseball podcast on Monday show, Aircar bell and tristen cockroach put their fantasy spin on a busy weekend in baseball, including Christian yelich tear in. Impact injuries and surprise pitching performances. Find it wherever you get your podcasts. Todd Radim is the chief executive of our weekly quiz. Graphic artists. Work can be seen ballfields all across America all around the world. Todd welcome this week hitter. Buster how are you? I'm doing great. Okay. We've been doing. It was your idea. It's a great idea. We're doing ball cap every week and this week we have to talk about the Lanta Braves cap because when I was in Atlanta, recently, I got a cap to to as I've told you my going from ballpark to ballpark. I've been trying to round out my collection. I did not have an Atlanta Braves cap, and this there's some complications in this one because my son Jake who's fourteen is a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves. And I told him going into the weekend. I'm like, you know, I'm thinking about getting a Braves cap, and he initially was like you can't have one you're not a brave fan. I'm the Braves fan, but I got one because I'm older than he is. And I got more money than he does. And I came home all week. We got to play wiffle ball after we got the cap, and I'm like and whenever he played with a ball like he's the Braves and some other teams of sometime aware Rockies cap, sometimes giants cab, whatever I'm like, you know, what I'm gonna wear Braves cap out there. And he was not happy about that. And I'm like, yeah. Feel like Tom glavin today trail in like. In like, Greg Maddux pitching against your FREDDY Freeman it's been a bit of a civil Warriner house. I can imagine. And when I thought about the Braves topic I thought of Jake knowing will that he is a Braves fan. And you know, I know that there's a certain amount of competition that that takes place in your house. Buster, I understand, the dynamics. And I thought that might be an issue. Yeah. You're one hundred percent, right. It has been an issue. I don't think there's going to be any issues though in talking about this cap. I look I don't think it's in the same room for me at some of the you know, the dodger logo some of the classic logos. But I always liked this cap. It's a classy look. And when I you know, this is the closure is test. Clearly, this is the cap that associated with union some of the names cliven and Maddox and take all the way back to Hank Aaron because this is the cap that the Braves I war when they moved to Atlanta in nineteen sixty six, and I think also about what I termed the del Murphy. Ears. You know, those those on off years in the very early eighties. When the cap was Royal blue and that same a was white with a red outline a little bit of a different look. Yep. On percent and Joshua let you chime in before we get to this week's quiz. Let you time in whether or not you think I was being a good father doing that. Like stick it in my son's face poking him in the eye hundred percents. Yeah. No, yeah. Yeah. You have to assert yourself as the alpha. No question about it. And I I love the briefs hat. I really do. I like the modern one the navy with the red the red Bill and the cursive capital, a, I know throwback. Things are trendy. And I do appreciate that the Hank Aaron era lower case a and the Royal blue. But I think the Braves look is is so clean so bold. And classic. You know, if you I loved their white, they're all white uniforms with kind of extra wide piping around the jersey. I just I love their look. Yeah. I mean, you I'm sorry BUSTER I was just going to say I'm gonna just dive right into the scrum here because Josh hit on something. I think that's important the rid brim for the Braves caps there. The home caps. I think are far superior to the all navy agree that little bit of color breaks it up and to your point the home uniform with the trim around the piping the extra wide piping the beautiful script letter forms the cap really serves as this beautiful matching element to those kind of timeless overall well-designed uniform the yellow twine around the around the Tomahawk there. It's gorgeous. Yes. Yes. I was gonna say thanks Todd now feel bad about him purchase. 'cause I got the old navy. Blue are colorblind. How do you follow that you guys lead on the whole Rockies cabinet? I bought the Braves cap. You guys are saying that's done Salat loser. What? Oh, what a lizard. We'll be texting your son any second. Now. Yeah. You know, what I this is like a mentoring candidate thing. I think he tried to put it in my head a little bit to get to compelled me to give him my new Braves cap that ain't gonna happen. All right. Let's get to this week's quiz. All right, guys. Here we go and just to review the standings. We've got Josh up by one as we take it into. I believe it's weeks five here, which one of the following teams has never worn pinstriped uniforms as part of their regular set. Is it angels be the Astros? See the royals or d the dodgers have never worn pinstripes as part of their regular set. Angels astros. Royals dodgers. While and I have to go first because in the midst of a dynasty, and that's that's a rules. We I'm going to go with see the royals. It's the royals. Wow. You're both. Yeah. Just that you have some hope I was gonna screw that. I did. I thought you were going to go dodgers. I was holding out. Hope you're just because of that classic white and blue look good for you. Good for you. Thank you. Wilbert robinson. That's right. Yeah. It came to mind. I'm like now they've done that sort of thing. Absolutely. We'll well. I maintain as we as we round into may don't talk about it. Like, you ready to clinch your something? Okay. Stop talking about your dynasty anytime you'd like no that's not gonna thanks for doing. This always great to talk with you. All right, guys. Thanks a lot. Bleacher tweets. Birth gleacher. Tweet of the week BUSTER goes to Chris Coley. Coley underscore, Chris Chris BUSTER, we currently have surprising leaders in all three American League divisions. Which of the current leaders has the best chance of actually winning their respective division. Yeah. The race. And they're they're really good team. Josh agree with me. There's there's zero question about it. Eric is next at esoteric Eric zero. Hey, guys. I just noticed. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting atop the NFL central and if only given up fifty nine runs this year easily the best in the majors. Do you think they're staff is built to last or is this just an early season trend? Yeah. I think it's built a last look when I built that poll question last week, and you know, which rotations the best in baseball. I explicitly wrote in there that the toughest omission where the pirates rotation in the metro tation and all week. Let me tell you something on Twitter pirates fans wore me out especially the pirates kept on pitchers kept unrolling zero after zero after zero in their in their moving up to the top of the era listed in major league baseball. You know what? Well, earned pirates have a really good rotation. We talked in spring training about how if the pirates we're gonna make a move. It was based on the strength of that group. It's terrific rotation hundred percent. Kyle Benning next that Kyle underscore bending BUSTER if you had to build a team from scratch, and you got to choose one star outfielder to build your team around looking at age, and what each player could offer you for the foreseeable future. Who are you taking a kunia Bellinger? That's judge trout yelich. That's a great question. And I'm going to say that I'm this taking your question you're building eighteen from scratch as of today if you were like able to assemble an all star team than to me you start with trout, obviously, if you're building team from scratch today would take some time Ronald Kuni junior out of that group. No question in my mind because he's the youngest at age twenty one. And man, he so good. And he's going to be phenomenal. Just because if he's the youngest group, that's why would pick. Josh what about you? Yeah. The youth makes a difference. But you gotta figure my trout has won seven eight prime years left. You know, so. Yeah, that's enough for me. If it was at the point where like, all right. He'll probably give you two or three more great years. And of course, we don't know under guessing. But I think, you know, considering what might trout's ages you gotta figure he's got seven or eight good years left. That's enough. For me. If I'm building team. I still go with trout, finally, okay? Ashton moss at Ashton moss. Thirteen wants to know if. It's crazy to say that Trevor Bauer is the best pitcher alive right now. He's in the conversation. But I still the best pitcher in the planet title for me still belong to Jacob degrom. I know he said a couple of beds starts and always talk about how I feel like the the best pitcher in the planet title is a work in progress. But I need to seem struggle a few more before we'd not come off that pedal stool, how about you Josh same same. I I agree. I think there's a little bit of overreaction to the last ten fourteen days or so when it comes to come. He's still the best in the game. Keep the Bleacher tweets coming use the hashtag Bleacher tweets. Yeah. Speaking to ground before we go. I just stuff I heard over the weekend on Friday the Mets talked about. How Mickey Callaway mentioned reporters is elbow is working. They talked about how he's gonna fly back to New York and have an MRI in his elbow. That plan changed. This is what I picked up over the weekend that after he pitched that game in Atlanta last weekend. He got strep throat. He was basically bedridden for four days. They began to give him some antibiotics. He felt terrible. His whole body was sore. And so. When he played catch his elbow was sore. The Mets are confident that degrom is. Okay. They don't think there's a problem with the elbow and keep this in mind when he greeted at really long extension at the end of March. He, of course, was checked out had or is at that point in his elbow checked out absolutely cleaned. So it seemed likely that something significant would have happened between then. And now, we're probably get more information about that later today, but I can tell you the Mets are confident that he's going to be okay. And a lot of the soreness, the aching that he was feeling was actually related to the other illness that he had that's it for today. 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Hinch <hes> you know what a job that he's done <hes> he was named the manager manager prior to the two thousand fifteen season when they made their first playoff appearance so i mean this guy's like tito tito francona of the houston astros to playoff appearances last time they were in the playoffs was losing that world series of being swept out of that world series under phil garner in two thousand five year before believe that they actually want a playoff series for the first time prior to that swept out in one one three games to one in ninety nine three games to one ninety eight and swept out in ninety seven so <hes> they didn't even play play a game with an opportunity to clinch a single playoff series until they advanced to the gas and in heartbreaking breaking fashion they took a three games to two lead into game sex and they could not beat the saint louis cards. They handled it the handled it just fine in two thousand five but again they were swept in the world series double of the <hes> big names that you might have seen from the houston astros recently you know l. All about you know jason castro jose altuve a dallas kaikal justin verlander a year ago but go back a little further royals while was a legend lance berkman workman patrolled that centerfield when they had the hill the flagpole out there. They've done away with that at minute maid park and i think that that is exactly a common sense move <hes> ricardo oil dog. Oh roger clements game there for a little bit it was it was him and pet the kind of buddy system from the new york yankees downed play in their home the state of texas and busy oh and bagwell there forever ken ken candidate steve <hes> steve finley jose cruz dickie thon. If do you want to go back a little bit before my time all right. That's enough on the houston astros. We'll talk more houston sports on the other side. 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Major applewhite hasn't really proven even anything yet but when you see kevin someone being hired away by texas a. and m. and then the the brass ring. Tom urban urban gets a job offer from the university of texas. Those are jobs that you expect your head coach to leave your program full. <hes> and you know our briley. Els was successful despite the fact that you'll learn what he was a little further down the road <hes> great great program that they've got out there in the american athletic conference. They've <hes> they played well in the conference u._s._a. And they've played well in this new conference that that are in <hes> they beat florida state in one of those neo coveted new year six games <hes> and a great sith gregoire junior was <music> a great quarterback on that team. You don't kevin someone's last year. There was a lot of talk about that team going undefeated. He actually played larry fedora southern mississippi team in that particular conference usa championship and it hasn't been although they they haven't lived in the fast lane there in houston <hes> this is in boise state where they just reel off seventy six you know seventy wins in seventy six games or whatever it was chris peterson dot did that was so crazy and then he went to washington and prove that he was a little more than a fluke. You know when you've got people thinking that boise state is what led led to chris peterson success <hes> not necessarily boise state itself but the lack of competition that they had in the western athletic conference and then <hes> in the mountain west conference when they did move over there but <hes> for a team from the american athletic conference grants and arguably you know what's really the difference between being the first team out of the power five and the last he last conference conference in the power six. It's just a matter of distinction and affiliation and something that worked out because of probably basketball even though half your basketball membership doesn't feel the football team <hes> you know i think that there were favors done to the big east <hes> courtesies that were not extended to the american athletic conference wants louisville departed for the a._c._c. the atlantic alantic coast kaffirs so <hes> you know and you feel bad for the houston's and cincinnati's that move up there why get the carpet pulled out from underneath them once they move up into certain conferences houston was never in the big issue was in the <hes> conference u._s._a. So they've always been kind of amid major ager and the other teams in town there the rice owls john heisman coach there they play for cotton bolls going back <hes> <hes> you know going back into the forties and the fifties <hes> seven five overall at bowl play. They did win the conference usa championship <hes> again. This is rice. This is the rice owls <hes> they wanna conference u._s._a. Championship in two thousand thirteen they had a conference title in nineteen ninety four but before for that nine hundred thirty four thirty seven forty six forty nine fifty three and fifty seven <hes> they consider s._m._u. <hes> the cougars as well as the university of texas to be their rivals six <hes> six olive eric ads for the blue and gray but houston largely not a factor <hes> what you're talking about college <hes> football or even cinderella's within the sport <hes> i grew up on the houston oilers the houston oilers cincinnati bengals the pittsburgh steelers. I'd love the cleveland. Browns all played in the a._f._c. central division in the eighties. Please and you know what i i came into football. <hes> very close division. The browns wanted to eight eight in nineteen eighty-five. They won the division again in eighty eighty six and eighty seven but houston always a thorn in the side is very difficult to go down to the astrodome and play they have problems figuring out the running game they had <hes> mike rozier from nebraska for a few years <hes> they had alonzo highsmith lorenzo white but <hes> that was really on inconsequential. That's glendale because jerry glanville liked to throw the brock around. They had a guy in warren moon could do it <hes> they had haywood jeffries. They add drew hill. They had curtis givens of a few years later. They got webster slaughter over from the cleveland browns <hes> they were always gritty eighty a._f._c. central matchups whether they were playing the bengals whether they were playing with steelers or you know that that clip coming back by the way was from nineteen eighty nine i playoff game in the astrodome or the steelers went into the house of horrors as it was called back then and you know they they ended up winning winning because it was pittsburgh in the playoffs and historically that's what pittsburgh does in the playoffs but jerry glanville perhaps best remembered for you're just being so laid back a buddy ryan once upon a time got into a fight with kevin gilbride on the sidelines lines on the astros or the v. astros the oilers who played in the astrodome they stuck around until night the nineteen ninety seven season when they took the oilers name with them temporarily to memphis but the state of tennessee the tennessee oilers <hes> they were just the same in their first first few years in tennessee eight and their first two years at tennessee seven nine eight eight in their last two years in houston and you know what could be the recurring theme komo is a jeff fisher jeff fisher the extremely mediocre painfully mediocre at football coach of both the houston oilers and the tennessee at issue oilers eventually the tennessee titans. He wanted to a super bowl. He didn't win it. Houston does not have a championship in football unless you go back to the the first couple of years that the oilers existed in the a._f._l. They won the championship. Those two years only the super bowl after they moved to tennessee a c as a cleveland browns fan. I can feel you on that. Ally baltimore allah tennessee. I'm sure that there are there's little love lost cost for the tennessee titans in the city of houston especially now that they have a division rival in houston texas. We're gonna take a quick break. My name's shepherds sports overnight america and we'll be right back. The second goal miller barely touched as he goes vietnam for houston touchdown. You're listening selene to sports overnight america. Thank you <music>. Restrictions may apply plans and cost coverage may vary protecting my car for details in these hard economic times. You've you've got to do whatever you can to save money. 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You're supposed to celebrate your first victory in in hey series of some sort if the basis for that is the only time he's you've reached previously that you'd been swept out but that was the case for the houston astros against swept out of the two thousand five world series four games to zero at the hands of the is the yen led chicago white sox socks <hes> bill garner the manager of that team. <hes> you know you talk about two thousand five. The texans were just starting up the rockets. Were trying to get it on <hes>. I think that's around the time that the you know they were putting all their eggs in that tracy mcgrady basket and it didn't work out two thousand five around the time that the y'all ming comes into the league so <hes> a lot of exciting actually yami came in a little bit earlier and that's the name from the houston rockets to remember for a long time but <hes> james harden got to be his own alpha separated from westbrook and durant very very early in his career and <hes> you know six years in in houston i think that they've finally have a team around him that complements him well and it doesn't ask him to do everything at the same time and i think james harden hardens game needs the brakes and it also needs to identify by number thirteen as the man <hes> you know i was fortunate enough to see hardened play a game or two <hes> ethically level for arizona state. He was was nice enough to stick around for two years and you'll he needed that second year. James harden a good case for dot going not defaulting to the one and done. I understand that the money's is there but if you can stand to <hes> deal with the college life for another twelve months a second year is probably fairly early beneficial to you but let's turn the page a little bit you know we talked a lot about the oilers prior to their departure for the state of tennessee <hes> you know oh and how they had they did not go to a super bowl <hes> they they want to a._f._l. Championships back in their early times and add you know they always just playing a tough a._f._c. Whether it was the buffalo bills cincinnati bengals are there are teams that you don't think of today today as very fierce competition but that was the emcee it was science in it was odd. Jim kelly was john elway. It was pretty cool for them. <hes> that was a time that pittsburgh was down a little bit <hes> they went from mark malone to bubby brister meanwile lyle the oilers and i'm going back to the oilers but they had a you know a great quarterback in warren mood <hes> there reborn and forced to you play against the former semblance of themselves twice a year so <hes> i'm sure that the titans here it quite loudly from the new you local houston bans but <hes> team that they've been able to embrace to a certain point they are a team that seems to have a ceiling of maybe maybe winning on wild card weekend generally losing <hes> you know we go back through there and it's not a long history. He goes back to two thousand two. It took with them. <hes> it took them until two thousand seven to have a five hundred season in two thousand nine gary kubiak led them to nine and seventies and <hes> david car <hes> derek cars older brother derek carr plays for the oakland raiders but they both went through fresno state david car the first pick <hes> out of the the <hes> collegiate draft in franchise history never had much of a line there in front of him and <hes> he often struggled <hes> <hes> he he had a <hes> buckeye in his backfield rushed for five hundred twenty nine yards. It was not a great first season but slowly the texans accents were able to add pieces of the add a little bit of stability in their running game with diamond in the rough and dominic williams. <hes> andre johnson was always a staple well. There was the team's best receiver basically his first eight years in the league <hes> they had steve slayton rotten brandon was early rusher and that jose sign of not very good times <hes> they did they did have steve slayton run for a thousand yards in two thousand eight and arian foster her of course <hes> three years in a row of just putting it up for the fourteen hundred yards in two thousand twelve twelve hundred year before sixteen sixteen eighteen when he first came on the scene in twenty ten ben tate took the torch from him <hes> foster round they had blue and now they've had lamar miller <hes> out of the out of the u <hes> quarterback spend a struggle at hopkins and andre johnson made it very <hes> difficult to criticize that receiving core but they've never really been about their offense there in houston monday always a very defensive minded team in in fact you know i took a trip to houston in two thousand thirteen right before the n._f._l. Draft and we're here at ready to go to practice and i think that we have plans to go to the breakfast club with a k. Very popular spot almost two popular for for us to grab breakfast on a saturday morning and get on with our day so <hes> we planned beat it to a spot called baby barnaby which just happened to be around the corner her and <hes> while we're waiting for a table as you do on a saturday morning when you don't get out of bed until ten thirty <hes> you know see you die standard button-down shirt on talk walk gene standing in the middle of the street and i you know i di tappa a friend of mine that i was with and they said that look like wade phillips like yeah kinda does so you know we <hes> we move on from that conversation. We sit at the table and the the owner of the restaurant is serving us and he of course ask us. We're football fans that tells us that we just mislead phillips but in fact that we did not miss we did not miss them at all. We saw him in the middle of the street. We didn't have a lot of conversation and i didn't really dissect his defense and tell them how how you could do better on the xs and os and <hes> you know he was done in houston after that season. That's <hes> that's when they built brought bill o. Rien over from the us from liane penn state program <hes> he had experienced the <hes> you know the belichick tree there in new england and is still the man there. He's got his quarterback right. Now i think into shawn watson shawn watson brilliant rookie year the games he played he was among the most outstanding in football puts up those fantasy fantasy football points and if he could stay on the field he's gonna put up real points and look out. If your idiot apple is in that division asia look out if you're tennessee in that division jacksonville man that's tough out. I don't know that houston's on jacksonville's level at this point. The only thing that houston has going for them is that i think that they're going to have a better quarterback. If jacksonville keeps rolling blake bortles out there but it's tough to fire guy like blake bortles of your the jacksonville jaguars because he just took you ten a._f._c. championship game that you know arguably the jacksonville could've defeated the <hes> they they did defeat the pittsburgh steelers but <hes> they just couldn't beat the new england patriots in other road to the super bowl. Maybe that changes in the twenty eight thousand series but i i in the present tense based on what we've seen that based on what we've project to see jacksonville just wasn't enough. Maybe maybe houston passes them that giving them that credibility just yet that could change three or four games into this <hes> two thousand eighteen n._f._l. Season but <hes> billow bryanston lanston done a pretty decent job there <hes> this team has been to the playoffs four times in their history as division champs in twenty eleven and twenty twelve in both cases they lost in the divisional round <hes> they lost the wildcard game in two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen they lost at the divisional round and that was a brutal brutal defeat brian hoyer just not ready for primetime year ago a little bit of a offseason j._j. Watt or all that hype and you know. I be remissed if he didn't speak of <hes>. The efforts put together by not just j._j. Watt what what all the organizations that gave money and everybody meal that bound together as a community whether it was the astros on their run to the the world series <hes> whether it was j._j. Watt <hes> i'm honestly modestly raising what was supposed to be you know a couple of thousand thousand couple of hundred thousand that turned into twenty seven million for the city of houston and appropriately so and these are all very controversial choices but it was very appropriate for sports illustrated the very popular magazine that's been around since the fifties to <hes> deploy mccoy both jose altuve from the houston astros and j._j. Watt from the houston texans on the cover of their sportsman of the year edition of their magazine. I thought that that was <hes>. A solid decision doesn't really single anyone out but doesn't really take away from either one one of them and i think at the end of the day the entire city of houston kind of shares award for <hes> their outreach in the way that you know again they they stuck together to rebuild. They helped each other. They you know they pounded on church doors and insisted that you let these people in you. I've never had to deal with that kind of <hes> aw whether tragedy in either cleveland ohio or phoenix arizona so <hes> you know when the levees break whether it's katrina whether it's harvey <hes> <hes> you know whether it's the hurricanes that hit the <hes> the eastern seaboard <hes> just a few years ago. <hes> you know all hurricane sandy. I believe it was was <hes> you know those are tough times but you know the the the stadium shaking in san francisco shook again recently only by the way <hes> shook again in may of twenty eighteen but obviously the very famous world series ian nine thousand nine hundred ninety that was played under tragic circumstances or the new york yankees they came up short against the diamondbacks in two thousand one but <hes> they had one of those runs you. You know if you'll buy tragedy the boston red sox. They won the world series in twenty thirteen so not a huge surprise. I think that everybody was able to kind of absorb. The blow that the texans took you're not just a football crazy town used in your ear and all routes sports down. You're you're gonna for n._b._a. Championships you've already got a world series in your back pocket. <hes> about the texans gets into the playoffs and maybe get you one of those. That's lombardi trophies that would really stick it to the ownership there in nashville right now. If the <hes> the expansion texans win before the old houston oilers do the houston oilers that were uprooted from where they always belonged in the city houston teams that used to exist in houston or used to be called one thing about the houston colt forty five's existed for three years ears and they became the astros but whilst ninety six games in each of those three seasons expansive as tough appreciate appreciate when you see a new team come into the league because you see that the <hes> houston texans they were not successful for a number of years years it was just short of a decade before they go nine and seven th that didn't even come with the playoff berth in two thousand nine of course you know you also have to mention in the houston rockets of years past they won every title that michael didn't in the nineties apologies to the spurs who won in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine but <hes> to to win those in-between years. I know that your your largely forgotten your bumped for a o._j. Simpson car chase he's back in one thousand nine hundred four against the new york knicks so <hes> nor respect that team they lost the houston rockets couple times in the eighties but in the nineties they got together. Where can they do it. In the twenty s that's the question that remains to be seen but stay tuned for years houston rockets in the n._b._a. Playoffs in two thousand eighteen my name's jeffords sports sports overnight america more on houston sports right after the break. We'll be right back. The savage from the gone bruce ellington came in for fuller emotion. One of three set up to the left. One to the right savage back to pass does the middle tha the touchdown touchdown houston chat on the twenty six yard short up over the middle from. I'm tom savage to bruce ellington. This is sports overnight america back when you struggle with credit card bills every month. You're not just in debt. Debt is all around you. 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There are over any houston texans so a lot of lot of decision making maybe nolan ryan's face gets on that but you know bread word tom herman limit andre ware these guys that have all done things in the city of houston on the field of sport over the years lots of names to be recognized. I don't know that we can come up with a definitive for but <hes> houston rockets looking to try to win an n._b._a. Championship for the first time since nineteen ninety five the astros looking to repeat and houston texans looking to spirit in the faces of their old friends in tennessee my name's jeffords thanks for listening to this houston edition of of sports overnight america more sports next hour on the sports byline broadcast up the you're listening to the heartland newsfeed radio nip work at live dot hotline newsfeed dot com. This stream is supported by advertisers and contributions by follow us on facebook. Twitter and instagram's rams the public news service daily newscast for wednesday august twenty first two thousand nineteen. I'm eric tag off the trump administration gratien weekends banking regulations and events this weekend mark the four hundred anniversary of slavery in the united states. <hes> i today president president trump signals. He's looking at possible. Tax cuts amid signs the u._s. Economy could be slowing down while speaking with reporters on tuesday trump indicated take a temporary payroll. Tax cut is one action. His administration could have in the works. This comes after several senior white house officials denied to the washington posed. They were discussing such a move trump and other members of his administration have been quick to point out that the economy still is booming and unemployment is at a fifty year low. Oh however economic indicator showed trump's prolonged trade war with china is adding to fears about where the economy is heading economists also say tax cuts would only provide a temporary impact but another move by the trump administration is fueling anxiety as well consumer groups are warning that new financial rules goals will make a recession more likely after the trump administration moved to dramatically weaken banking regulations. Suzanne potter explains on tuesday. Federal regulators approved proved major changes to the volcker rule. Carter dougherty with americans for financial reform says the rule was put in place after the two thousand eight financial crisis. The golden rule was to ensure that banks. If they gambled they did it with their own money that they did not leave taxpayers on the hook or they did not create instability in the financial system. The volcker ohka rule prevents banks from using money to make bets on market outcomes traits that are backed with taxpayer money by the f._d._i._c. federal regulators appointed by president trump argued the changes will give banks greater flexibility events marking the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of slavery in the united states will take place in virginia this weekend on august twenty third sixteen nineteen. The first ship bearing enslaved africans arrived at point comfort now fort monroe in virginia many consider at the moment of dark part of history. That's shaped this country forever. Kathy spangler executive director of the weekends activities says the events are designed to help us confront front the rules slavery has had in our country we forged a great democracy and we also forged disgorge on the earth and slavery and to be able to be open about that added have conversation around it and not be separated by it is what we hope for this event and the ongoing conversations it will forge ceremonies honoring the african americans who lost their lives to slavery will kick off friday morning at fort monroe. All activities are free and open to the public. This is diane bernard. Reporting according this is p. S. reproductive and civil rights organizations are hoping to strike a final blow against ohio so-called heartbe be bill. We get the story from mary. Sherman senate bill twenty three vans abortions. If a fetal heartbeat is detected which typically is around six weeks of pregnancy. The law was temporarily blocked from going into effect on july third pending the outcome of a legal challenge on tuesday. A motion was filed asking for a permanent injunction to prevent the banned and from taking effect in the future. Jennifer branches counsel for the plaintiffs. The law has been clear in this country that a band this early in pregnancy. The prior to viability has never been allowed so the judge should follow the law that already exists and declare the statute unconstitutional national fifty two percent of ohio voter said the oppose the heartbeat bill and a recent quinnipiac university poll and sixty one percent said they agreed with the roe versus wade decision that affirmed access to safe and legal abortion is a constitutional right north carolina's marine fisheries commission is expected to vote thursday on a proposal that would play certain conditions on shrimp trawling in order to help juvenile fish in the atlantic ocean. The new rules would allow the state to regulate the times when shrimp could be harvested managed the coastal areas open to shrimping and limit the size of shrimp nets tim guests wicky with the north carolina wildlife federation says destructive fishing practices have harmed the the health of the state's fish populations on average for every pound of shrimp harvested. There's an additional four pounds of fin fish harvested harvested in wasted supporters of the proposal say putting caps on shrimp trawling woodson commercial and recreational fisheries on the road to recovery by reducing juvenile fish deaths and giving them the opportunity to spawn at least once before being harvested nadia ramlogan reporting a new poll shows that utah women ranked last among the fifty states the amount of money they make compared to men data from steady by y._m._c._a. Utah and the institute for women's policy research found the so recalled wage gap for utah women with fulltime jobs was just sixty eight point nine percent of what similarly employed men make ten percent lower than the national average jaren jackson jemison with y._m._c._a. Utah sites variety of cultural policy based reasons for utah women to have fallen so far behind not until we start to look at what are some of those gender under norms going on in their home life but then also how do we make workplaces more family friendly so that both men and women can take care of those needs will really start to see that gap closed and and that's really where our policy focuses jemison says the study finds women often bear much of the caretaking burden in families and that can have a major effect on what jobs dobbs they take or how long they keep them and that was mark richardson with our final story. I'm eric tag off for public news service. We are member during listener supported and online at public news service dot o._r._g. His or its overnight america what to talk a lot about the in two thousand eighteen baseball hall of fame class which included highlighted anyway by longtime the atlanta braves larry chipper jones longtime cleveland indian played for a number of other teams the white sox twins within the he cleveland indians division just off hand the philadelphia phillies dodgers acquired him for a little bit and it the plate for the baltimore orioles toward the end of his career hit six hundred home runs. <hes> definitely worthy of the honor was jim thome e trevor hoffman. Now we're leading the closers in the leading the right guys. It got trevor hoffman in and then vladimir guerrero and ad. It's gotta bother a lot of people his plaque has him wearing be cap. The the los angeles angels of anaheim california california's. I'd like the california angels. Joel's i like the idea of making the quote unquote los angeles unquote chargers into the <hes> california chargers as well the expos. I mean they might be in baseball back. In montreal. I gotta idea if we do bring baseball back to quebec and it has not to make them the expos again. I don't think that they should have to go through. The new ballclub will deserve a new beginning and here's my ideas that we make them. The montreal monarchs on the team that jackie robinson played for the affiliate of the brooklyn dodgers was the montreal royals. We can't have that but i reveal. Lets definitely can't city had a uh team called the can't city monarchs. I believe so. I think there's a lot of symmetry baseball could honor jackie robinson. They could return baseball hall and they can do something something really cool in the entire process but that's some time away. Let's talk about the path through the future. 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It's hard to believe his argument gone for five years at freddy. Freeman did a good job before moving over across the field there it atlanta's got plenty of talent between lean albee's and swanson. They're going to be able to find third baseman. No i remember guys like bob. Horner play at third base back on superstation days for the atlanta braves but chipper jones saw the yankees had like five guys like that guys that were there for the entire run and only one of them l. a. s. andy pettitte arnold repair pitchers bernie williams derek jeter or hey prasada some other guys that were near they were there for part of the right scott brosius tino martinez tino martinez was there for all of the all of the i four titles back when they won ninety six ninety eight ninety nine hundred thousand trevor hoffman part of that nine hundred ninety eight world series i mean you can't capture the late nineties as a major league baseball at least with jones tomi and offman because i mean and especially as it relates to the new york yankees he's even though there are no where yankees president yankees have heavy in fluids on this class. Jerry jones saw the new york yankees in the fall classic in nineteen ninety six and nineteen ninety nine. Jim thome team eliminated the yankees. He's in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven and trevor hoffman's team the nineteen ninety eight padres well. They were really no match for the nineteen ninety eight new york yankees betsy me add like reserves of of tim raines darrell strawberry robbery chain so you'll she'd spencer got call up and knocked the cover off the ball in the rich richard with that particular ballclub chili davis jim thome e and trevor hoffman was for a very long time in the shadow of tony gwynn the tony gwynn retired you know pass away obviously and trevor often kept on saving games now he pitched other teams as well told we left the indians after the two thousand two season upset some fancy vans drew parallels with lebron's decision and told me departing earning the club but you know he loves charlie annually five and when he goes over replace or charlie daniels and then he gets it's treated back into the division interesting career that the jim thome e six saito was the final home run tally six hundred twelfth six hundred zero home runs when i was a child now you know there's there's some distance and they're not not as much as there is for some of you out there but there's some distance between by childhood and you know where we are in the present day. Three is was aaron at fifty five babe ruth at seven fourteen at willie mays at sixty. That was the six hundred homerun club. You've added so bad at mcguire. Are the gate got in there. Jim thome me gets in there jim thome you never you never had an allegation against him stick. I don't really he ever remember hearing any chipper. You know when we talk about the the yankees players that were there for the entire championship run. We i think that you could you really have to just go to the top of the rotation. Glavin maddox malts matic addict smoltz glavin. It's smoltz was a different type of player to you know obviously a <unk>. All those guys are officers as is bobby cox mississippi different things now. Jim told me you know he's part of a couple of different eras of cleveland cleveland indians baseball you know he was one of those prospects was brought up in <hes> like ninety two ninety three and eh tried to play with third base 'cause yet paul sorrento yet eddie murray yet richie sacks in yet a bunch of guys that you wanted to play first base yea guy that can play third base and they tried it with told me for a while and then they ended up getting that williams ninety seven. They ended up getting travis. I fragment from ninety eight to two but you know told me you think of in the same breath that you think maybe al rebel manny ramirez reserve in cleveland. You know we've added like seventh or eighth in a <hes>. I on a stack team in nineteen ninety five did tell me lofton schedule by aired abell lofton the bad part mark pardon me murray paul sorrento sandy element junior jim thome me manny ramirez alamar told me and ramirez in in the bottom third of that line of now and don't let me oversell elmar twenty pain. You caught more games that year. He hit a big home run to the playoffs. All these guys part of postseason teams. I imagine guerra played the postseason with the angels at some point just because that had ill west. I mean the last well obviously the last champion from the l. S. review the houston astros world series champs camps as last one in nineteen eighty nine. The astor's never one prior last year is the the rangers have never won the mariners have never won so and angels you know they've won in two thousand and that was it so the he's have a bunch but they don't belong to northern california and prior to do that. One that they got will roost at eighty nine. I'm drifting here because those those teams don't have a lot to do. It's just it's just that it when you think of all the teams that have been to the world series usually come out of the central or the east at least the american league nationally the ryen iraqis seven padres in ninety eight and eighty four closer padres history goose gossage the other world series appearance eighty four gossage a different type of closer gossiping obviously a hall of famer but jim thome we jim thome as the going to be the probably only hall of famer that was exclusively almost exclusively exclusively at cleveland indian ramirez. More is a red sock. L. rebels career was too short. Kenny lofton played for too. Many teams wasn't i'm good enough. This might be last indian. You see in the hall of fame for a period of time omar vizquel. I guess you would consider terry. Francona three francona would be as a manager and as a red sox manager for that matter. Jim told me just kind of seems like he's the guy that came up through the the insists that played in nineteen ninety-one in what would it have been aa high akron canton akron canton indians aka the little indians came up the game reggie jefferson idiots fan or mariners fan. I don't know that you remember reggie. Jefferson probably part of the big trade i think i think that he might have actually been part of the trade that brought the skill to the cleveland indians feelings for me. Talk about how you bring up. Iran locks right belongs in the hall of fame. I know that you don't like him but it's not the hall likability at slalom fame and in this case fame with the attachment of faith because you played major league baseball because you played professional baseball but if alex rodriguez doesn't get drafted by the seattle mariners omar vizquel might not be expendable piece that was a big glue lupis to the indians run and maybe jim told me is a little less significant. 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That's eight hundred nine three two fifty five seventeen yeah sir this is sports overnight america with your host jeff fringe all right so tell me jones guerrero and hoffman everything but alphabetical order order but i'm talking about these guys all adopted into baseball hall of fame on july twenty ninth and so modern era for a ballot recipients also dr jack morris alan trammell off of the detroit tigers in the <hes> <hes> mid mid eighties early eighties tramples career started in nineteen seventy seven the same year as jack morris they they both came up with detroit and stayed there for a long time in fact allen traveled played till he was thirty eight in nineteen ninety six jack jack morris played until he was thirty nine in one thousand nine hundred eighty four he was dash lasting we pitch for was the cleveland. Indians went ten six that year. I'm not sure what the expectations expectations on him were but i was most definitely a law season that nineteen ninety four season jack morris rule champ with the the tigers with twins and what the trump bluejays in one thousand nine hundred he's he he was on the team entitled to ring in ninety-three as well well <hes> but did not pitch very much affect performance for detroit in eighty four the twins wins in eighty seven twins and eighty seven twenty there now he was still a detroit news of yes he was eighteen and eleven with detroit in nineteen eighty-seven the only sunny here with the twins when eighteen in twelve in one thousand nine hundred ninety one in the twins won the world series in seven games. I mean talking about count the rings jack morris qualifies man jerry champion more than we've run technically eight carried he he carried that nineteen ninety-one quincy postseason performances of all time i mean madison bob gardeners in that class and it's hard you know i mean you want jack. Morris and you want join john lackey games out in madison bob gardner. I there's other players that you'd rather have it shortstop. Stop and i think that tops out. I really think the trammell is a tough sell. I understand the <hes> dynamic with him. Whitaker are and whoever's playing first base and so matty much matter. If he had time brooklyn's over there they probably overlapped with with <hes> drafts for the aforementioned drivers rhyme in there for a for a little bit trammell bench coach with the cubs bench coach with arizona diamondbacks. I got an interim tag earn interim ma manager label for the year. That gibson was fire. Another eighty four detroit tiger team was incredible. I never have the numbers right but they were they. Were really good out of the gate. In eighty four you knew wasn't going to be anybody else in the american league east in nineteen eighty-four off to a tremendous start my dad. He's told me thirty seven and five. I know that that's a little bit off. While the april april they were eighteen into the may they were nineteen and seven thirty and five thirty the <hes> thirty five at seven thirty five and six thirty five and five lost a couple there in late may but they ran hanway with that american league east they were up they were up double double digits most of the second half of that of that season and and in that season jack morris was <hes> he was a leader. I would say that he was their best. I player <unk> treasure. Nineteen eleven started thirty five games nine complete games. One of them shot through two hundred forty innings that year he was there he was there worse but <hes> they got it done by just mash of the baseball gibson with twenty only seven home runs a year lance prayers to catcher with thirty three back when he didn't he would not everybody had twenty five home runs jet women knocked active knocked the bunch out of the park so they were good but they were good ball club but it's just the fact that there's a lot of time in the career jack morris i mean he was with a double digit games. Every year seventy nine through nineteen eighty-eight a a tenure stretch. We want a minimum of fourteen games. It's working at seven in one thousand nine hundred eighty one. That was a shortened season but he started twenty five games. <music> led the league in walks. I wanna say that that's a thirty eight. That's that's a high number. That was probably wait. One of those things we didn't want to lead the league <hes> through two hundred ninety three innings in one thousand nine hundred eighty three when he was twenty-eight remember or he didn't start winning titles until he was twenty nine and one that last one with the minnesota twins when he was thirty six years old i would say worse is deserving tram less oh and of the floor on the traditional ballot mature hoffman's probably the one that you think of the way flagware postseason yeah he was there. Here's in the postseason little bit pretty much <hes> most of the twenty two thousand 'oughts after he left montreal two thousand four with the angels not great. You had a buck sixty. Seven oprah's was still at seven. Oh two one home runs six r._b._i. Struck out four times uh-huh that was three game sweep against the red sox five. The angels are knocked off the new york yankees in a five game series and they went on to play the white sox. They ended up losing to the whites because it it was the a._j. Presents series <hes> osa. They ran the red side. They ran the red sox. A lot. In the postseason black were alone with the angels four. Oh seven oh eight. Oh nine the world champion <hes> new york yankees he goes over to texas and it was the tampa bay twenty twenty ten apartment. They actually beat tampa bay and they and they beat the yankees. Jhansi at championship just the giants lose an antibody that year so with texas and with the angels flagware saw the postseason trevor hoffman finishes his career with us six hundred one saves over eighteen seasons average thirty ninety year over the one hundred sixty two game average sixteen years with the padres two years with the milwaukee brewers. There were about good two years forty seven saves saves in at age forty one forty two couple of coupler blur twenty eight appearances with the marlins. That's <hes> that's exactly what you can put on your resume but you're often than cy. Young voting in ninety six was an all star good handful of time six six seven times. An all-star finished high in saigon building finished second in two thousand five the second in nineteen ninety eight deserving recipient if you're going to put the closers in chipper jones. He's a world champion. He's the only world champion champion of the bunch in fact knock it off toby's indians in nineteen ninety five if the braves now on they are looked at as losers despite all the regular season success they don't get that title against cleveland indians in nineteen ninety-five forget about those atlanta braves talk about them like talking about the vikings and the bills. It's our quick break. Look ahead to what's on the ballot for twenty nine thousand nine as far as down goes my name's jeff rich in the hall of fame addition russian sports overnight america wanna goes <music>. 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Do it right for less than start with lowe's offers valid for eight twentieth soil offer excludes alaska into white u._s. Only the now back to sports overnight america with jeff rich aren't everybody we are back and we know the twenty eight hall of fame class jim. I'm tony chipper jones trevor hoffman flat world alan trammell and jack morris looking looking ahead to the two thousand nineteen valid. I got edgar on there for his ten. Th time you've got fred mcgriff on there for the the tenth time and <hes> in twenty eighteen <hes> some of these guys. Let's see i mean edgar. Martinez was closed seventy percent. We've seen roger. Clemens barry bonds schilling you get to the point where you which is raiders. Just not like these guys infor justifiable reason a lot of case edgar martinez you don't like him because he was a designated hitter. Play the game both ways but that doesn't rule out your pitchers irregularly pitchers see what were the big number nine thirty three career oh p._s. Three twelve career batting average everage doesn't matter but it's just to dismiss. We just say it dismissed the low ones when player can contribute otherwise three hundred home runs twenty two hundred hits. That's what's going to kill l. Edgar is you were exclusively offensive player in. You didn't hit that milestone. That's going to sway a lot of voters in a different direction. Tommy john wins two hundred and eighty nine games. It's close but it it it. It ain't it and when when you look at the three thousand five hundred standards are no longer the standards in pitcher standards are going to change drastically because of the way the game amos change and i don't know if that rolls out certain stars that are notoriously five six seven guys versus the seven or eight and a guy's but every voter is is quite different clements unlikable p._d. The accusations very bonds detto curt schilling p._d. Not an issue but <hes> post playing days political commentary. That's why he's not like omar vizquel. How were they had twenty eight seventy seven even career to seventy two hitter opiates at six eight at's <hes> that's well well below the offense of numbers but you realize that omar vizquel was not quite an offensive player so you missed last year with you'll drastically thirty seven percent of the vote for omar vizquel in his first year so let's see if the second ballot he gets some momentum larry larry walker todd helton are bull ilori walkers his ninth year about dot todd helton's in his first larry walker with a ah career opium of hot night sixty five three hundred eighty three career home runs only again only twenty one two thousand one hundred sixty hits. You got to play a long career in order to get into that hit range that you need to be it. I'll fred mcgriff if you don't like by now how four hundred ninety three career home runs to would we look at him differently if he had seven more home runs about the mandate ramirez mary ramirez five hundred fifty five home runs two thousand five hundred seventy four hits three twelve <unk> career batting average wjr and the <hes> the o- pius ups at nine ninety six. He checks all the boxes to get over the steroid. She'd thing maybe manny ramirez is. A jeff kent great complimentary player. I don't know that he's author gary sheffield. I'd something's gonna have to blow me away. The ninety seven career. Oh piazza's fairly impressive probably should have given us three thousand hits. I mean i was another full season or two for sheffield. Philly wagner closer quickly dismissable bull scott rolen sky rolling in his second year on the ballot. I eight fifty five o obviously for third baseman <hes> you. We need to set the bar not approach it. <hes> sammy sosa six hundred nine career home runs grill bs of eight seventy eight career. They're batting average to seventy three. He should be it should be and if you can get over over a lot of other things ostra jones. I think he comes up short. Audrey jones with the two fifty four career batting average four hundred thirty four home runs sounds like you know just when did this happen. He's one of those players. That's a little too quiet to make the kind of noise that he needs to make roy reality. I mean roy halladay. Obviously he wouldn't be there to receive it but reality is a picture that you have to look at. That's maybe comparable bowl to the three hundred game winners of the past two or three hundred zero five with career e._r._a. Of three thirty eight royality dominated for the phillies and for the toronto blue jays even though the blue jays weren't quite successful franchise helton. You've got the chorus factor but if not for that twenty five hundred grits three hundred sixty nine runs. We're not gonna pay too much to the stolen bases in the case of todd elton career. Oh p._s. Of nine fifty three should be course factor or not. Ah eighty one games on the road every year royals wall miguel tejada yup when you go down to vlasic lonzo kevin youkilis kevin youkilis was an integral part of the red sox success eight sixty one career p._s. By one hundred fifty one six hundred eighteen r._b._i.'s he's a player that will get some sentimental love but i don't see a going along way. Freddy garcia vernon wells two okay ted lillies not a hall of famer travis hafner jason bay or not hall of famers. There's michael young michael yang surprisingly good eight eight forty one herrero p._s. Two owner owner twenty two career home runs. You know you always seem to come up big in the moment though the rangers never won the world series michael young player that i said her ryan dempster webster not jon garland is not ramon hernandez darren oliver want pierre activity aktau yudo tell jake westbrook cousy contributors came with all the fanfare in the world and your vitoria. That's your complete valid now. Let's kind had a pair this down to. You know what we're looking at here rivera's in. I don't think that there's a question about rivera i. I think that it's possible aggregates it but based on the fact that he hasn't gotten it yet. I don't know if he just stays on the outside looking in about halladay l._a. Was so dominant his time but you know what where is the bar for pitchers halliday sets it received and schilling. I need to get individually. I don't really understand. Maybe just wasn't exciting. Neither shilling for that matter and who she is now is it's kind of a kind of wild card this whole thing guilt schilling might be better off if he just out of the public i just looked at him as a baseball player or what strange strange gaps in virtually success zecevic not very good teams and that was back when we're judging by wins and losses and it really took him pitching for the diamondbacks wanted again for the red sox four for winning multiple rings to put him in this conversation now very bodies roger clemens or pasta and i would throw alex rodriguez in this group even though they're you oh he's the latter is not going to be on this ballot obviously very bonds as the most home runs the the sexiest stat and all of the sport no championships great great years of pittsburgh great years with san francisco lata accusations from the time that from the time that he broke mcgwire's record the time that he broke aaron's record wayne went through ruth. All all of those record-setting days for very bonds are looked at questionably and i think these writers have to worry about you know with the transparency of the ballots. It's writers may have to worry about how they're going to be read by their readers. If they ignore the outside factors regarding very bonds now roger clements roger clemens is a layer that was dominant dominant for every team that he pitched four and it's balan malysz. That's boston toronto the yankees the astros the yankees again and maybe the astros again roger clemens had a long career. He's the only player ever to strike out twenty glare spice in a single game not not that you know forty guys in a game but to do it twenty batters in a game twice twice. Its shortlist of players that have done that period. He's he. You know he's on there twice and i realized that you you don't make a half aim career based on two games but i think that that's kind of the exclamation point on the dominant pitcher that roger clemens was in that nineteen ninety seven season that he had for the toronto blue. Jays was nothing short of incredible so those guys are just going to be issues of morality issues of ethics ethics. You know helton larry walker. You know they've got the course thing going on omar vizquel not enough offense of numbers ozzie smith lee appreciate those guys are <hes> caps. You know there's a house house in your neighborhood for sale. It sells rex amount of dollars. Suddenly your house is worth x. Dollars based on that sale based on the comparable sale. If you get it you know if you get a preciado an apparition you get the wizard and you get more skeleton and and how about how maryland mcguire i think that one domino has to fall to allow the rest of these go through and dan looking the other way on proven guilty now very not proven guilty but barry bonds is in the eyes of many guilty of p._d. Abuse mayor ramirez was caught on on multiple occasions. So how do you look at him because he was probably a good player without bonds just like a lot of these p._d. Guys with great numbers. They were great right anyway. They were just made artificially greater by p._d.'s and that is a judgment call and that is up to these sports writers america to be arbiters of how you keep guys in progressing. Keep guys out of the hall of fame. It's all a fun game. It's all judgment. 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We're talking hall of famers and we've talked about the good ones we talked about some of the great ones of course about <hes> the most recent class here in twenty eighteen. We look dead twenty nineteen. Let's like the dregs of the hallowed halls of cooperstown new york where the baseball hall of fame is white sox fans tell you the two least deserving members of the hall of fame are audrey dawson and ryan sandberg other are the shortstops snubs who don't care the middle infielder snobs who don't care for the likes of rosetto and ozzie smith. Jim rice was an interesting one like jim. Rice bleed some good red sox teams in the seventies and eighties and he doesn't belong there bruce suitor gossage career brought up <hes> rollie fingers. You know good closers split. You know there's a lot of debate over. It and i think that you just need to let what is let it be because it is so heart is so exclusive. It is such a difficult membership to acquire ed. You often have to put in fifteen to twenty plus years just to get considered. I'll edgar martinez can't get in i. I think that that is a difficult situation because you do want to reward the complete baseball player but how could you ignore something like edgar martinez. Yes jim rice bellyache. The little bit you'll ricky henderson went in albert. Bell thinks that he should be it. It's a it's a big thing. It's the it's is the place that you wanna be when you're playing career is all said and done but congratulations to all the new members and existing members of the hall of fame good walk to those on the ballad ballad twenty nineteen and that's going to do it for this edition of sports overnight america. My name is jeffrey. Stay tuned for more sports next hour sports byline broadcast network. You're listening to the heartland newsfeed radio network at live dot heartland newsfeed dot com. This stream is supported by advertisers and contributions by follow us on facebook twitter and instagram dams along the public news service daily newscast for wednesday august twenty first two thousand nineteen. I'm eric tag it off the trump administration asian weekends banking regulations and events this weekend mark the four hundredth anniversary of slavery in the united states. <hes> i today president president trump signals. He's looking at possible. Tax cuts amid signs the u._s. Economy could be slowing down while speaking with reporters on tuesday trump indicated created a temporary payroll tax cut is one action his administration could have in the works. This comes after several senior white house officials denied to the washington post host. They were discussing such a move trump and other members of his administration have been quick to point out that the economy is booming and unemployment is at a fifty year low. Oh however economic indicator showed trump's prolonged trade war with china is adding to fears about where the economy is heading economists also say tax cuts would would only provide a temporary impact but another move by the trump administration is fueling anxiety as well consumer groups are wanting that new financial rules. I will make a recession more likely after the trump administration moved to dramatically weakened banking regulations. Suzanne potter explains on tuesday. Federal regulators approved approved major changes to the volcker rule. Carter dougherty with americans for financial reform says the rule was put in place after the two thousand eight financial crisis. The golden rule was was to ensure that banks. If they gambled they did it with their own money that they did not leave taxpayers on the hook or they did not create instability in the financial system. The volcker occur rule prevents banks from using money to make bets on market outcomes traits that are backed with tax payer money by the f._d._i._c. federal regulators appointed by president trump argued the changes changes will give banks greater flexibility events marking the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of slavery in the united states will take place in virginia this weekend on august twenty third sixteen nineteen. The first ship bearing enslaved africans arrived at point comfort now fort monroe in virginia many consider at the moment of dark part of history. That's shaped this country forever. Kathy spangler executive director of the weekends activities says the events are designed to help us confront brought the rule slavery has had in our country we forged a great democracy and we also forged a score on the earth in slavery and to be able to be open about that ad and have conversation around it and not be separated by it is what we hope for this event and the ongoing conversations it will forge ceremonies honoring african americans who lost their lives to slavery will kick off friday morning at fort monroe. All activities are free and open to the public. This is diane bernard. Reporting according this is p. S. reproductive and civil rights organizations are hoping to strike a final blow against ohio so-called heartbe he bill. We get the story from mary. Sherman senate bill twenty three vans abortions. A fetal heartbeat is detected which typically is around six weeks of pregnancy. The law was temporarily blocked from going into effect july third pending the outcome of a legal challenge on tuesday. A motion was filed asking for a permanent injunction to prevent the ban from taking effect in the future. Jennifer branches counsel for the plaintiffs. The law has been clear in this country that up band this early in pregnancy prior to viability is never been allowed so the judge should follow the law that already exists and declare the statute unconstitutional national fifty two percent of ohio voters said the oppose the heartbeat bill and a recent quinnipiac university poll and sixty one percent said they agreed with the roe versus wade decision that affirmed access to safe and legal abortion is a constitutional right north carolina's marine fisheries commission is expected to vote thursday on a proposal that would play certain conditions on shrimp trawling in order to help juvenile fish in the atlantic ocean. The new rules would allow the state to regulate the times when shrimp could be harvested managed. The coastal areas opened a shrimping and limit the size of shrimp nets tim guests wicky with the north carolina wildlife federation says destructive fishing practices have harmed the health of the state's fish populations on average for every pound of shrimp harvested. There's an additional four pounds of fin fish harvested interested in wasted supporters of the proposal say putting caps on shrimp trawling would set commercial and recreational fisheries on the road to recovery by reducing juvenile juvenile fish deaths and giving them the opportunity to spawn at least once before being harvested nadia ramlogan reporting on new poll shows that utah women ranked last among the fifty states the amount of money. They make compared to men data from a study by y._m._c._a. 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Komodo should probably mentioned who statistics komo is like crate. Well like also joke. Crack right is definitely not so touching so toshi komodo was the creator of bitcoin writes in. It's a pseudonym so we don't know who is that person or persons. <hes> dropped dropped off the radar basically back in like twenty seven. I think it was. I wasn't following crypto then so i'm not sure the exact time line but it was on their early lee and bitcoins we've had bitcoin without toshi longer than we had bitcoin with so toshi oh yeah much much longer and nobody really knows what happened to the real associ- so there have in recent years like probably retired a multi-billionaire or he or she is dead. <hes> one of the people who was earlier i guess this this person's sites hal finney as his <hes> his inspiration in creating bitcoin it coin and a mentor to how finney and a lot of people believe that this how any is actually <unk> or was the toshi komodo. He's now dead interesting <music> but you know we've obviously people want to know right like if there's a secret people want to know what the secret is and so clearly there's a lot of people out there who want to know who supposedly not komodo is and so there are a number of people who want to claim that they are potosi nakamoto. I would love to know who saito she is but i don't think it's ever going to happen. I think it's a secret that is going to remain a secret for the rest of humanity's existence. Well that would be the best bet if that were the case i think for for the actual actual person who is not komo because essentially that person if they are revealed would become a target by the government's absolutely not just governments ants but anybody else this whoever this person is purportedly has access to upwards of a million bitcoin which is like ten plus billion dollars worth of bitcoin according to what i've been reading today. It's quite a lot. I thought it was more like one hundred ninety thousand ish but yeah evidently this no not fake toshi well paul toshi fake toshi these this guy he claims it was nine hundred and eighty thousand and i've seen that backed up elsewhere elsewhere that may have as much as a million bitcoin to his name which is actually a seventeenth of what is currently available. There's just over seventeen million billion bitcoin out there decentralized well. I mean it is decentralized shore. It's being in held mostly by a lot of different people by hundreds probably hundreds of thousands of people around the world but you know clearly whoever it is the creator is should have some fair amount of these things i mean it was relatively easy to mine it absolutely they were mining on c._p._u.'s laptops initially and he even shows in in this post post that he made on his website which is basically it seems like it's just going to be some sort of a marketing ploy for some new coin that this person is going to release <hes> <hes> i have read through his what they got quotes around it which is weird. My reveal is what it's called and it was a two-part series. It was going to be a three part series but they took the third part and combined it with the second part. So all that came out yesterday. A sign of really bad planning the whole thing thing was sort of fast. There was one point at which the site was crashing probably because it was getting a fair amount of visits but you know it. It just didn't look professional that this godfather of crypto currency couldn't even put up a website that could handle a little bit of traffic and it's the posts are coming through a p._r. Person so the claims good the claims to toshi hired this old guy for p._r. Some old dude named ivy tv who works out of new york city which is a strange name for a man but you know i guess it's possible sure and so the posts are actually being made by the p._r. Agent apparently so it's my reveal as told to this p._r. Agent by this person claiming to be komodo and and it looks interesting it looks like something i would enjoy reading but it also looks like it would bore the crap out of the average person because it starts getting into numerology yeah which is really strange and the and again i've read through these things and a lot of people would say was total title wasted time but you know it's interesting to see what somebody who would claim to be. One of the most important figures of our time right likes to toshinaga modo. Oh jet no doubt about it is one of the most important people in the modern age agreed right because because bitcoin <hes> and now crypto currency in general has completely changed the way money works the way <hes> you know it is a paradigm shift in how we think about money in that in that is now decentralized in that money is now distributed across thousands of individuals all around the planet the control of that money his is decentralized in no longer necessarily beholden to banks. That's correct which is a positive thing because as being showed us in the two thousand recession two thousand a seven recession they can't be trusted to do anything rational or logical sensible. No they worked for the government. They do and all they're interested in. It's becoming wealthier and wealthier healthier at your expense well. There's nothing wrong with being interested in becoming wealthier sure <hes> you know and the banks aren't all bad people like there's some decent people working in banking <hes> they they probably don't work for the biggest off the banks. You know like jamie dimon not a decent person the guy in charge of chase bank <hes> but you know some of the local bankers they they're doing their best in an industry that is just riddled with government regulations and it's not to say that banks offer a bad service overall. It's useful for people to be able to hold their money in a more secure location. That's useful. That's worth something but crypto has more secure. I would argue yes. It is more secure and on the other side of than ownership of a process whereas banks will loan out your money and they will reach in in and take money out of your account if they feel. I get if they're told by the government. They certainly will do that. In the united kingdom they passed a law allowing banks to take up to forty percent of people's deposited money arbitrarily. Wow don't have to justify it if they want to. They can just reach in and grab it so oh. I'm not a i'm not a bank hater. I've certainly had some negative experiences with some of them. Because of the fact that i am a seller of of bitcoin <hes> and as you you've been doing a lot of bitcoin cash sales over at local dot bitcoin dot com we'll talk about that later <hes> but overall i think that they they serve of a valuable purpose for people and that's why they for the most part still exist however it's nice to be able to leave that behind that we don't need that anymore in in order to have and to to store to use crypto currency so you can completely get away from using these banks and you can take care of your own security but on the downside taking care of your own security means that you don't have anyone else to blame if something if something goes wrong and that's what potosi here the new the poor actually claims he has lost the nine hundred and eighty thousand bitcoin that he says that he mind signed on old laptop a decade ago by misplacing evidently the hard drive what we talk more about what the his claimed story is of course this this means that he can't access the bitcoin so therefore he can't move the bitcoin which would of course be rock solid evidence that he is indeed sa- toshi amazing how that networks coined that has never been moved since it was mind so we can talk more about this silly person coming up absolutely i'd what does he hope to get out of this complicity my question of listening that publicity their work out too well for roger right roger right cry craig right yeah sorry well. 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These people just are certain ones that have gotten more attention than others and this is the newest it didn't take long of course for twitter to began looking at this and just tear into it leading off with an examination of the actual writing style itself which would ordinarily be a fair criticism but as it points out there on the website that he created it making this claim in the first place the person making the claim didn't actually write it. It was written by someone else who did some interviews with him. That's that's the claim yeah p._r. Agent that the supposed- souto she hired to represent him yeah. He's not especially good. Writer is worth pointing out. There's quite a few grammatical mistakes and things of that nature that you wouldn't expect somebody with a p._r. Firma to make so there are differences in tone and in uh the grammar and just it's written and run on sentences. It's just generally a mess. It also looks relatively unprofessional. The nakimora who created bitcoin breaking bitcoin has the technical capabilities to create eight more robust website. I would think so. I would like to believe that is his but evidently he's making the claim that he is in fact saito she she and he lost the nine hundred something thousand bitcoin that he was supposed to have saying that they were on his hard drive and he lost it well. He claimed in the article just to give a little more detail that the hard drive that had the nine hundred and eighty thousand bitcoin lean on it was sent to a repair center because something went wrong with the laptop in question toshio komodo could it repair his his own laptop contention and of course the contention that he wasn't smart enough to back up his wallet all it with nine hundred eighty thousand. I mean at that time nine hundred and eighty thousand bitcoin probably wasn't worth a whole lot but regardless he did not do do any due diligence on this whatsoever could not repair his own laptop. Now you know if a motherboard fails on a laptop. That's a tough one to to repair. You got to get at the same board and switch it out and you probably want to have a repair center do a job like that generally. It's a little harder to work on a laptop than it is. Say you know a desktop sized computers so they're taking out the hard drive. That has your nine hundred eighty thousand bitcoins on it is not any more than four screws well inside the device. Yeah i've seen backs of of laptops take several screws to to remove but regardless you know the claim being that <hes> he just left this hard drive in his laptop and then they replaced the hard drive when doing the repair job on the laptop and afterwards he was just he doesn't even mention in his story that he even tried to call them. He didn't even the way the story is written. Stroz sorta shrugs. It's gone. I guess he didn't even like if i'd lost something like that. I my first thing would i that i would do would be to call all circuits city or whoever it was to sheba or wherever it was sent and say <hes> yeah i'm gonna need that that hard drive back but to also so be all sorts of development papers technical writings and things like that on this laptop that he would probably also want independently of the bitcoin in his value. He did claim that the hard drive was encrypted encrypted well. Maybe the numbers of the universe told him that he's this is not it was like he saw that he did it at best. Buy and and best buy has seven letters and seven plus six plus five because of the date or something told him that it was seventy three seventy three is a no because it adds up to one zero and somehow that's on an off in their forts ends and often therefore he shouldn't because numerology for those tuning in what you're referring to johnson is that this guy this proclaims the toshi says he's fascinated by numerology and actually when you read through these these writings that dominates donates talk about adding numbers together and names and what the numbers in the name stand for and then you sum up the numbers and they like means something to him a bunch of quasi mystical crap that the that the actual situation komodo never even alluded to that's pretty early bitcoin newsletters not at all yeah. I'm gonna guess that just to see encryption does not equate to having to be into ridiculous numerology not really the same thing yeah and he doesn't even really tout himself as a programmer very you know like he doesn't suggest here that he's a particularly good programmer or anything like that in these <hes> <hes> these letters <hes> later he says he went and worked for the national health service so he became a bureaucrat in the you can a u._k. U._k. Yeah that's where he was living. So that's one of the other strange things because like you know <unk> motto i understood it was somebody who is like all about undermining the the government's and the bank. That was what i understood yeah. I've never actually sat down to read the bitcoin newsletters and all of that wrote but people who have read them or at least claim to have read them represent him as someone who was very much anti-state. Maybe not necessarily an anarchist but he saw the problems with the state having this level of control over us as expressed through the control of our financial system. Yeah i mean basically this is just a load of crap this new but this is totally helier load of crap. It's unusual. I mean the guys getting more attention as a result of the way he went about this and kudos to him. I guess if some people able fall for this. I don't know how many people who read through this will actually like get into it except for people who are already into numerology and they'll they'll their response to be like doc. I always knew she was a numeral. Just that's true especially here. Go ahead say. I like to hear this guy's theory on nine eleven toshi theory yeah sure sure do porto she that was the best name that i saw him being called on because he's poor now because he lost all the nine hundred and eighty thousand bitcoins and then didn't apparently didn't bother to mind any after that was really weird about when i'm reading here his claim about this hard drive my everything was wasn't that hard drive. It was military grade encrypted and password protected yeah. Don't don't you like right encryption software there so toshi <hes> why would you use <music> military grade encryption rather than it encrypted this hard drive personally you know i just came up with a new theory based on the way. You said that just made me think this <hes>. Maybe maybe actually donald trump that is associated. It's police. She puts us. That's cute. Let's definitely not not this. I farted james caan. James caan is his name. He changed his name to the famous actor his real name. The one he was born born with at least is like allow khalid. There was also the changing birthdates as well as you see. That didn't birthday yeah. There was multiple birth dates as well ability. He added three years to his subtracted three from nineteen seventy eight to nineteen seventy five because the numbers didn't add up numerology and he found that we'd be a great way to ripped it. Just luna sits tripe. I look forward to reading this trip. Though it sounds i like peering into the minds of matt. Yes that is fun. It could be fun to read what crazy people have to say but we're not gonna read it on the air yeah absolutely atrocious eight five five four five zero three seven three three. What do you think about this latest set. I am giving away one hundred dollars in bitcoin cash on september twenty nineteen. I'm not giving it away because i like giving away money quite the contrary contrary. It's because i need a favor. 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Okay i visit us online at freetalklive dot com <music>. This is free talk. Live talk radio that you control. Give us a call eight five five four five zero three seven three three with you tonight. It's aria johnson and ian johnson. Why don't you tell us about local. Dot bitcoin dot com already local dot bitcoin dot com or actually i should say bitcoin in dot com has launched a trading platform at local dot bitcoin dot com allowing you to buy or sell bitcoin cash via dozens of payment methods like pay out out pay pal then mo bank deposit remittances or meeting in person with cash there are no i._d. Requirements this out for and to use the site and all communications between buyers and sellers are encrypted finally a global trading platform that respects your privacy visit local local to bitcoin dot com to get started treating bitcoin cash again go to local dot bitcoin dot com. Do you happen to use the site johnson. I have not. I used the site yet. 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It's gotten since one thousand nine hundred sixties which actually gives me a little bit of hope because i honestly don't understand how anybody he could support the idea of the state murdering people or just the general idea of repaying evil with evil <hes> the latest gallup poll showed that forty one percent of people oppose is the death penalty while fifty-six favor. That's actually quite a high margin and i think the trend is showing that it may get to nineteen sixty six levels which was the last time that the majority of the people polled showed opposition to the death penalty <hes> but i think a lot of the people that support the death penalty are right in their motives but i hate way question is framed because it's always framed as you know do these individuals that committed these heinous crimes deserve to die and <hes> i think a case could be made that certain people might deserve to die but the question should be framed does does anything give the society the rights clinton individual to death. That's where my caveat would to come in <hes> because deserve to die subjective determination and i don't know who sh- who should have that right to make that determination about someone else i would say say that no one should have that right because none of us are going to be free of personal biases and indignation and whatever else motivates people to go. No this person needs is to die <hes> yeah i understand why some people you know the emotional aspect of it you know for example like if somebody were to do something really terrible my way for my family for example i would probably yeah. I'd probably want that person to die but you know if it were if i were looking at it from an objective active state of mind. Do i have the right to do harm to them or does anybody else have the right to do harm to them or should they be placed in an area. I i can understand placing them in an area where they have have no possibility of interacting. You're harming the general populace but i don't understand why so many people are just in this. You know state of mind where they're just like you know fry the bastards words. You don't understand why people want to punish us sensible criminals. No i don't understand why people would be so supportive of such an extreme punishment and it's some kind of a blood lust in the same way that people would come out to see a guillotine somebody getting their head chopped off back in the day. The people are excited by that. We're we're animals right. So we behave primarily like animals. That's right so i mean i mean the most vulnerable person you know who's closest to you right and then imagine that person being raped and murdered and then imagine how you would wanna feel about the person who did that to them right. I mean to me it's like why is that hard to picture why you would have you know under what circumstance you might have bloodlust to understand it without relating to it. I don't agree with it. I understand because ah anger is a very typical response. People jump straight to anger from wherever you know something bad happens. They get mad right. That's just like like the normal response for people and you have to in my opinion. If you want to be more civilized if you want to be more <hes> kind to other people than you have to rise above the sort of the natural human response to get angry and lash out and get violent and 'cause then you're just lowering yourself to the level of if you know what was done. You're not rising above anything. You certainly aren't going to fill whatever hole is inside of you that you've lost if you lost a loved one to something i like this better. It's inappropriate to fill that anger right as much anger as you want until you're done right but don't don't allow it to control you. I think the distinction yeah to me. I'd rather forgive the person than hold a burden for the rest of my life <hes> <hes> you know that will never be fulfilled yeah and that vengeance that we build into the quote justice system certainly won't fulfill it and i think people also earnestly though think that that the death penalty is cheaper so they're saying in prison then then imprisoning someone for the rest of their life which because somebody stays in prison for the rest of their life they're going to have to be fed and clothed and medical and all that stuff and maybe it's a you know. A young person is committed the heinous crime so it's going to be a good sixty years that they're gonna have to fed and clothed and you would think oh it would be cheaper just end right then. Nobody should have to pay taxes to take care of this person. Etcetera etcetera etcetera except for for the fact that the appeals process and the actual cost of the execution is actually much higher than in most cases actually housing housing and clothing and feeding someone from go ahead. No you go ahead hope. I just don't understand that kind of line of thinking in people because because i don't think that the justice system should be in its very nature you know i don't think it should work as a deterrent so much as it should worked as something rehabilitated now you could make the argument that certain people like serial rapists murderers you know may not shouldn't really be allowed into general society but for a lot of smaller crimes even some domestic abuse abuse situations. All people can be rehabilitated. I mean you look at norway's prison system for example. They take away their freedom but they don't take away their life. They're they're not allowed to make their own decisions but they're not put away for you know their entire lives and they don't act like hey. You know you do something. We're going to ruin your life. You know what if they would prefer for death while apparently jeffrey epstein did. I don't see why anybody shouldn't be able to just take their own life. I mean if somebody wants to if they're in a terrible position. They've been sentenced to life in prison and they'd rather have the quick way out. I say let them have it as an auction. You're suggesting youth in asia as an option if you get life imprisonment of if they wanted to even if it's not life imprisonment even if it's twenty years or ten years yeah i'd rather die. Let them kill themselves. Why shouldn't shouldn't they be able to the position. That suicide should generally be allowed to write. I also of that position. Yeah i get a lot of crap for supporting suicide clinics if somebody wants that option so long as they're not in a position where they have some sort of mental defect. They can't make that decision. Well awesome <hes> jones. Thank you so much for the call. You've given us quite a lot to think about on the subject of the death penalty the justice system johnson. I wanna go back to something you mentioned a moment ago about a class of people this group of people who views the death penalty versus life imprisonment as a matter of money. That's that's sick. Are there people calling them out on this like hey you are here weighing the cost of human life but you're talking about people i would say mostly that would probably be a group of people that are far more on the far right. I'm i'm sure there are people on the left who probably think that way to the more extremely status you are right the more likely you are to believe that it authority authority is justified in whatever form of justice that authority decides to meet out right so <hes> if you're a ah have committed a crime your worthless garbage that you know is just part of the system to those people. That's what the line of thinking horrifying what people <hes> do can do and their defense of their belief in the state. Let us know what you think about the justice system eight five five four five zero three seven three three again. That's eight five five four four five zero three seven three three hunters anglers campers and survivalists get back to nature expand your horizons with the highest quality most versatile unique slingshots and sling bows on the market at slingo dot com slough bo products or compact and models start from just seventeen ninety eight. 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There's no truth to it whatsoever because it turns out l. lockheed martin isn't going to so you bombs for your bitcoins. You need to provide them with u._s._d. So tara's when they do acquire some sort of crypto crash they generally find it to be unusable but that's not the case according to yahoo dot com well well. It's actually a story that originated at the new york times and i tried to go to their website and it's i don't know sometimes i can access their stories and sometimes the i can't see if i can pull it up in a private browser here so courting to the new york times yeah. They're locking me down all alright so anyway. The summary here from yahu dotcoms decrypt finance report is that crypto currencies are becoming increasingly popular popular as a method to fund terrorists according to the new york times citing a research paper written by stevens dolinsky the executive director of the middle east media research research institute a nonprofit the tracks and translates communications from terrorist groups. The article suggests that crypto fundraising terrorist organizations is becoming more common as groups is look for ways to raise cash that avoid banks and other intermediaries times also reports that hamas a palestinian fundamentalist group based in the gaza strip pez set a website to collect bitcoin donations the website which has been active for months contains a single video slickly animated and translated into seven in different languages appealing bitcoin donations amass has two distinct wings the dawa it's civilian arm and the ease dean al qassam brigade gade its military arm. The ladder is listed as a terrorist organization by the u k australia and new zealand the u._s. However does not make that distinction in regard some us in its entirety eighty as a terrorist organization. The website in question has been set up by the militant wing known colloquially as the qassam brigades the video on the website. It actually makes the claim that quote bitcoin is a currency that cannot be tracked unquote which is false false and when i first i heard that i thought this must be like a c._i._a. Front neither that or they really did not do any research whatsoever on the video that they produced well. I'm looking into this organization here. Memory is their acronym dusty middle east media research institute. They are based as a nonprofit charity in washington d. a._c. Okay and they receive quite a bit of money from the u._s. Department of state's office of international religious freedom in the bureau of democracy human. I'm anne rice and labor so they're toting water for the federal government. Yes that would be my conclusion because you got to wonder. How does a company that monitors terrorists communications unification's make money you know that's not a marketable skill set not really so the government pays them to essentially and judging from this the government that pays them to say that terrorists are using untraceable bitcoin this kind of interesting so i was looking up to see like there have been a series over times of like maps that will show like terrorist attacks and locations and sells about where they they happened in one of the a terrorist attacks. They see listed here right twenty four fatalities in burkina-fasso. It's a could to goo department and burkina-fasso. I don't know exactly where that is but apparently it was an al qaeda islamists grab suspected of the suspected terrorists who the engaged in this but the tax describe is unidentified militants launched an attack on an army unit killing twenty four soldiers and wounding seven others the heaviest loss for the army. I mean it's a senator characterize this terrorism yeah. They're characterizing this terrorism. I'm wondering how many of the terrorism statistics are them redefining because they don't want to show combat losses as combat losses so there are fatalities in a terrorist attack doc as opposed to losing in a battle annable battle <hes> it's an interesting speculation is certainly is evidently eight this video that you're talking about where they were for bitcoin currency that cannot be track invites donors to send money to bitcoin wallet. That's right. It sounds like like a a scam. I don't know but it either. These people are totally ignorant of what bitcoin actually is or this is a setup and somebody wants donations to be made to this address. Some governmental agency like the c._i._a. Wants to begin tracking who who would donate eight money to this particular fund that would be my guess you won't necessarily know who is making those donations unless you can track the wallets your yeah but so much stupid enough to do this would be stupid enough to buy the bitcoin on mike coyne base or something and turn around and send it to a terrorist group yeah yeah so i just thought that was kind of interesting and this is clearly a propaganda hit against bitcoin. It's appearing in the new york times times one of the world's most foremost newspapers out there <hes> and it's just an all out attack on on cryptocurrency and on bitcoin and you know we shouldn't shouldn't be surprised to see things like this. You've got bitcoin now at close to eleven twelve thousand where it was it today like eleven something thousand ten thousand anyway. It's over ten thousand today today. It's it's an expensive thing and it's catching on and these governments of the world they they know they can't stop it but if they can basically siklie slander it or live live and bad mouth it enough to where you know people are afraid of it because if they can create in people's minds this this connection or association with terrorism simultaneously providing people with libra. That's why same time that's the facebook want. The government is pretending to hate but i see no reason whatsoever to think that government is actually not a fan of the facebook crypto <unk> really you think the government likes facebook's idea eh yes why because it's a way for facebook to co-opt the crypto currency idea while keeping it under state control. It's a way way of them making a u._s._d. Coin without actually making the u._s._d. Coin well. They're not gonna make a u._s._d. Coin facebook crypto supposedly going to be backed by what what they call a basket of currencies so it should be some sort of a mix of various different fiat's and others so-called safe investments sure how does facebook doc make. It's money congressman. We sell advertising ah yeah. I don't know i mean there's there's definitely no doubt that the facebook book point we'll be tracked. It will be trackable. They will have a database all about who's buying it now. They're spending. It and they'll know everything about that. In the government will certainly utilize that whenever it uh deems fit to investigate somebody for something so it will end up becoming a tool for the government to track but i still think that the responses sponsors you're getting from people in the government system are are honest like they don't like it. They don't like the fact that their currency could be upstaged and and there's a good chance that the facebook currency i don't think it's going to dominate the world or anything like that but it could give people an alternative that isn't strictly dollar-based and that's not a bad thing and it does to some extent harm the interests of the government because it it lessens their viability viability. I guess right like oh. It's not a dollar coin. It's an everything coin. Worries me is because facebook has built an audience of something like two billion billion the people that's two billion people that they could if they wanted to send a push notifications to or whatever just constantly bombarded you to sign up for your lebron account yet. Come on sign up for an account and probably half is like our clean but it's backed by facebook's. Get your next. Get your your next tuber ride for twenty percent off. Just open up your libra account and i think it's going to be successful. Terrifyingly successful all open an account. If i'll get twenty percents off i intend to purchase libra. I'm as an investment and not as a philosophical purchase or anything like like that would be a really good investment. Though because since it's labor would be a terrible investment. I'd say it would be much potentially much more useful as medium of exchange change but sustainable coins so it's not going to be an investment right. It can't be staple if it's dependent upon the amount of money bank facebook has in the banks which is how it's been character well. It's their intention into make it into a stable coin and one article mentioned it being a stable coined. The said its value is going to be dependent on the amount of money. That facebook has in the banks yeah. I don't know how to see. They have a white paper. That's out. I have not read the the white papers so there's there's more information to be gleaned and we're still just kind of speculating anyway because because it's like a year away from actually happening that's interesting. I didn't know that they had released the white paper. The last i heard about this. This was all being leaked from size sources like papers out. It's been out for more than a month awesome awesome. I will have to look into that. What do you think about libra. What do you think about crypto currency in this nonsense from this quasi-governmental agency that terrorists are totally using quote untraceable untraceable bitcoin eight five five four zero three seven three to wake up in the morning whenever you want and work in play whenever you felt like it date women under your terms instead head of societies be a completely free man live a completely free life. You can live this way. 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We are member listener supported and online at public news service dot o._r._g. Re seven three three with you tonight. It's aria and johnson indian so johnson luxury beliefs coming to us from the new york post. I started reading this when i was outside just now and i find the implications of it when when i in that very limited timeframe to actually sit down on and think about it to just be mind blowing yeah i read this story and i was taken aback by the i don't know the leaps in logic that are performed very acrobatically in the story so i definitely want to cover and see what the take is. I think that it's manipulative but let's just get into it so a story here by rob has hunterston from from the new york post who goes on to say a former classmate from yale recently told me monogamy is kind of outdated and not good for society so i asked her aw what her background is and if she planned to marry and she said she comes from an affluent family and works at a well known technology company yes she personally intends to have a monogamous monogamous marriage but quickly added that marriage shouldn't have to be for everyone. She was raised by a traditional family. She planned on having a traditional family but she maintained the traditional families are old fashioned in society should evolve beyond them what could explain this so basically she has all these beliefs but it doesn't actually put them into to practice practice in her own life and so she's saying hey. I can understand that sure who's especially any libertarian. I believe that anyone should be able to use whatever substance but it whatever substance. They won their body for example. I don't do it myself but i believe everyone should have freedom. I have a principled support belief in freedom which means making some decisions that aren't not necessarily going to make for myself however we wouldn't necessarily say that using using drugs will make the world better place ryan sure she's saying some drugs i would. Maybe say that too but she's she's saying that these ideas starkly. I have said that. I believe that if you know alcohol was replaced with marijuana absolutely the world via better place. I think that's true yeah replacing them both with shrooms. We'll make the world even better. I don't agree with that but my point being that here she's making this claim. According into the author that monogamy monogamy is not good for society but yet right. She is engaging in behavior right so he goes on to say what can explain this. In the past ast upper class americans used to display their <hes> social status with luxury goods today they do it with luxury beliefs and i find that to be an extremely profound statement johnson i gathered from your synopsis of the article that you generally disagree with it but i find that disparity between the statements of the upper class. If it's true that you know non traditional families are destructive while they maintain traditional family structures and promote <hes> actively where they are adopted by lower classes as a mechanism for them keeping the lower classes from rising above into new stations. I don't think that there's that level like i want to go through this story before we get too far into it because i think yes. I don't necessarily agree with this but i don't entirely disagree with it either but <hes> so he goes on to say here people care a lot about social status in fact research indicates that respect admiration from our peers are even more important than money for our sense of wellbeing. This has become a thing with younger generations right like the monopoly for millennials game jokes about it by instead of earning money. You're supposed to earn experiences right in that game and of course people we're all about likes on social media young people because they don't have any money to actually spend well. We feel pressure to display status in new ways is this is why fashionable clothing always changes but as trendy clothes and other products become more accessible and affordable there is increasingly less status attached to luxury goods. The upper classes have found a clever solution to this problem luxury beliefs these are ideas and opinions that confer status on the rich at very little cost well taking a toll on the lower class. One example of luxury belief is that all family structures are equal. This is not true evidence. This is clear that families with to married parents are the most beneficial for young children and yet affluent educated people raised by two married. Parents are for more than likely are more likely than others to believe that monogamy is outdated. Marriage is a sham or that. All families are the same well. That's that's factually correct. Evidence is not clear that families with to married parents are in fact the most beneficial for young children. You can really yeah you can have three buried parents or remarried parents five married parents. There really isn't any evidence saying oh no we need just to just to. I think they were comparing to versus one so yeah. If you're going to say hey that having more parents than to beneficial. I think you've made me you might be right as long as that's a loving relationship between those people and stable but wouldn't you agree though that there's a big difference between having two parents or more and just one parent well. If if they're contention here is that you know <hes> monogamy is outdated outdated than what they're effectively. Implying here is that monogamy is superior to polygamy or the author of this article michael by jumping straight from a discussion of marriage into how to married parents is preferable for young children. You may have been suggesting that more unlikely people who are affluent coming from monogamous married family. I don't think he's thinking outside of the box and even considering three four or five five parent families. That's pretty. That's an unusual situation. That's exactly what he's trying to get at. No i don't think so at all typically when you when people talk about marriage they're comparing pairing it or or a relationship like that <hes> two parent household. They're comparing it to a single parent household or foster children or whatever in which case i think everyone would agree that. Having two to parents is better than those other situations. I think he's lost comparison of traditional beliefs. <hes> you know <hes> to non traditional beliefs and <hes> making a comparison of the stability of those traditional <hes> after you know the the beliefs of typically affluent people right typically people who are coming from i would say <hes> monogamous hetero relationships of the past just because that's historically been the sort of modus operandi most of the world in terms of <hes> how society has treated those people in terms of money and allowing them to rise to influence and power so it's kind of a chicken and egg exits situation when you are making this kind of comparison and that's part of why i think this argument that this guy is making flawed because i don't think that it's again. It's because the chicken egg situation. If you're basing everything based on what affluent people like their beliefs it's like did the leaf spring them to affluence or is the affluence you know was it there in advance and it's just these beliefs are being passed down so i don't think you know again. I don't think that instead surly surly the beliefs that are causing the affluence in some cases for some of what he's talking about so he goes on to say upper-class people donna luxury belief to separate themselves from the lower classed last relaxed attitudes about marriage trickled down to the working class and the poor in the nineteen sixties marriage rates between upper class and lower class americans were nearly identical but during at this time affluent americans loosened social norms expressing skepticism about marriage and monogamy so you know he's saying again so this is another thing that indicating getting that lucid loosened social norms <hes> talking he is attacking anything that's outside of what it would be traditionally considered normal nor normative. You've and he's claiming that it was upper class americans that somehow propagated these belief systems. It sounds like yeah. That's what he's the lower class. That's what he's claiming. One of the two groups has reach you know they they control the education system the state and all of that so they had a belief system that they did want to push then they could do so while the lower class more. It's not different yeah yeah so he goes on this luxury. Believe contributed to the erosion of the family today. The marriage rates of affluent americans are nearly the same ames they were in the nineteen sixties but working class. People are far less likely to get married. Furthermore out of wedlock birth wicks birth rates are more than ten times higher than they were in nineteen nineteen sixty mostly among the poor and working class moreover this yeah there's so much more to talk about because he's got other examples that absolutely have have to be dove into eight five five four five zero three seven three three. What do you think about the author making the contention. That monogamy is outdated eight five five four hundred fifty free. 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It is indeed good to help me take bitcoin dot com come to find out how you can get started taking bitcoin at your brick and mortar business help yourself by helping other people help me take bitcoin dot dot com so we've been talking about luxury beliefs and concept from the never heard this before the condition is that affluent people seldom have kids out of wedlock but are more likely than others to express the luxury luxury belief that doing so is of no consequence yup. I feel like that's misleading. You know i don't think as being born out of wedlock that is necessarily the problem as much as as being born out of a stable environment because so many of these people who are born out of wedlock are born born to seventeen year olds eighteen year olds people who are not prepared to raise a child right and i think the problem there is people having kids too young age not whether or not they're married sure i mean that's just a question of unplanned. Pregnancies can happen to affluent people who you know their families. Don't take care of them. You know that can can happen to write so affluent. Family is more likely to be able to take care of being able to is not different. You know there's a difference there between ability and willingness pulling nece right so sometimes affluent families. They're like you're on your own. You know like by you know that that can happen. Sure what's a forest in quotation marks abortion be the most likely scenario in those sorts family depends on their religious beliefs right well. Does it does interestingly enough year. Another luxury belief is that religion is irrational or harmful armful members of the upper class are most likely to be atheist or nonreligious but they have the resources and access to thrive without the unifying social social edifice of religion. I don't even know what that supposed to mean they can. They were the unifying social oedipus of religion the suggestion that you you can be more successful if you join a church that that would be the suggestion. Is that an and. I don't think that that's a wrong suggestion at all. It's it's probably one of the strongest ways to tie into any community. <hes> is to join a church and to get to know everyone in the church and the community and deliver relationship but that's just networking yeah but it's really easy source of networking right. Okay you know i mean it's a good joined the lions club or <hes> you know can what's your religiously affiliated organizations. Are they train them so i have no idea let's get into the phones. We've got vegan calling in from utah began. You are on free. Talk live. What's on your mind. Oh hello how's it going. What's on your beliefs so i'm just calling on not <hes> cons of trying to push the begin. I just wanted to call and talk about why think within the next few years where there's three five or everyone is going to be pretty much. Everyone is going to be vegan. Vegan really what the conferences are going to be of that. I want to hear this. Why is almost everyone going to be vegan in the next decade so the reason eh first of all no one needs to meter derek well no one. No one needs to eat those things but they're tasty. No one needs to eat vegetables either true true darryl. You'd never eat vegetables. I would like to say i agree with your premise but not your time line all right. Let's keep this going. Though i want to hear the rest yeah so i mean human plant and don't how do we had a co host seriously for years. There's here on free. Talk live who never vegetables. I mean it wasn't overweight then he was quite over but he didn't start hold hold on. He didn't start eating veggies when he lost the weight. Though oh he didn't know okay you just started out as a plant human humans plants lance but we don't need that. I'm not saying vegetable plants too. So are you talking like plucking some leafs out of a tree here. I mean so which is a change. What is it car carbon monoxide carbon dioxide to oxygen a human being carbohydrates to power their brains so if you don't eat plants not true value rain with keystones <hes> no you you cannot live without some kind of plant without without carbohydrate. You have to have carbohydrates <hes> but regardless only argument like you said in <hes> for that anybody can have is is that it's t._c. And the thing is that's a really weak argument to say well. I'm gonna i'm gonna cause suffering and death of animals just like enjoy so you're all right with causing suffering plants though well plants don't have nervous systems so they're not suffering. How how do you know that so. How do you know they're not suffering. I've heard i've heard plant scream when you kill them. You just can't hear it okay but regardless uh-huh yeah you just don't want to hear that you actually studies that but communicates and that one plant can actually react due to harm of nearby plant plants field. How do you feel now you laughing in their pain. Are you laughing at the plants pain sick man. I mean the reality here is that life fees on life so you're going to have to call suffering to something if you want to continue your own existence right so if it was proven to be one hundred percent true that you were causing suffering to plants by eating them. What would your position be starved to death again. Human pappy plans to to survive we we cannot we don't we don't eat or they're yeah you're not willing to. You're not willing to kill yourself in order to to help the poor plants out no okay no. I'm not so it's really all about you. That's not ah okay but it's not it's really a again. It's it's very hard for people people who eat meat to have a good argument. You don't need to eat meat so or you don't even plants either. I mean you can just sit there and die. No well let me let me just finish up. I want to get three points quake. You can disagree with me if you like. Another thing is the majority of vegans are women so if you're a single male and you want <hes> hookup. You're going to have another thing to eat. Hold on hold on hold on johnson this challenging you here. He's saying that's not true. I will say this. It does seem like at least on the dating apps that there's a lot of women that are into vegan slash metro. You dated a former vegan yes and if you converted her we now both when she has lost a significant amount of weight nice. I am diabetic and have to iki though because vegan diet is not not compatible with me to be able to eat anything that i would have to eat so restrictive. It would be ridiculous and that's interesting. 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Three seven seven three three are humans rampaging murdering animal slaughtering eating other animals or can we go feast in the fills like the cattle with you tonight. It's aria and johnson and ian and let's get right back into this discussion with vegan vegan. Are you still with us. I am yet perfect. <hes> <hes> you were making a point there before we went out. I would like you to recapture late the points that you were attempting to convey generally. I think he's trying to convince folks folks that. No one will be eating meat in. What did you say five ten years anywhere from three to ten years. I'm thinking that's really optimistic. I would say possibly within the next five hundred years. We'll see that certainly within the next thousand but i think breath. I don't see it happening in this lifetime. I think there are probably still be <unk> outliers. There's always going to be the pro meet group. I mean even take you underground living in the sewers burgers. So how did you come to this time. What do you see changing changing in the world today. That makes you think in three to ten years. No one will be eating meat or dairy products. So the biggest thing thing is is gonna be nutrition and and i know when she was saying that <hes> there are <hes> unhealthy begins there and yes there are there's definitely junk food vegan <hes> they eat garbage. The cookies accused donuts and fries <hes> but really <hes> the healthy vegan diet is no oil poultry plant based diet and it's scaring people their disease during a heart disease. It's cancer. It's carrying <hes> it's not gonna create regardless. It's curing during diseases and we have a disease epidemic in this country and it's starting to go around the world as well and <hes> and it's also so beneficial for the environment. It's cheaper her. If you eat a healthy <hes> vegan diet diet. I thought that these health food diets costs more money. I've seen those organic food prices. No no no just three right. How much is a pound of right if it's not organic thing when you're killing like bugs and caterpillars right well. I hate to say that you can. I call instead being. I'm actually not vegan. One hundred percent whole hopefully replanning. I'm i'm not i'm not a hardcore vegan against killing bugs. Whatever so have you heard of nature -tarian ism i. I think i've run across that term. There's a doctor. I think what is it permanent. It's essentially now. It doesn't require awesome but it's essentially for the most part almost vegan diet where the gogol of the diet is to consider <hes> the nutritional value of the food in other words how many vitamins and how many fighter nutrients and macronutrients is are in the food vs and the society of the food to versus the amount of calories so essentially you want to get the most nutrient dense food for the calorie and then bump bump that up so that's the primary food that you're eating so <hes> it would be green onions mushrooms berries seeds nuts and a little bit of fruit it does well and not not you know things like bread or you know <hes> too much meat or dairy or any of that well. I did that diet for a while and it's supposed to be that way. You know wait melts off view. I gained weight. Wow everybody's different. Everybody's different and i my body is super geared to take the sugar out of anything. So carbohydrates of any type in that diet is heavy on beans and i eight you know just turn beans sugar but just just how i work unfortunately so <hes> yeah not all these. The stuff has not. Everybody is the same yeah. There's not one solution for for everybody out there but you truly believe mr vegan that that everybody's going to go in this direction as long as they choose to do that. I don't care i checked quickly as long as they don't do this to their pets people out there making making their cats and their biggest need to burn in hell for eternity well doctor actually onboard they can actually eat you will kill your dog dude. You will kill your dog. You will make it miserable unhappy and it will lose its hair. It will die in misery and i haven't read i. I don't know if there's any essential menial habits. They need for me. <hes> humans don't get any essential amino acids from me so <hes> all my research says were herbivores. Humans and dogs are different species well. I'm gonna tell you right now. I mean you're really caring about the you know. The the the life of of the dog just put a stake in a pile of vegetables in a room and let the dog make the decision and then you'll find out what's diet is right because you'll naturally getting get a choice. I love it and really really quick. I just want to let you know i think the world is going to go vegan and i think this is. You're gonna see drug companies. <hes> losing tons of money as getting healthy and the medical industry is going to be <hes> become all understand your mind yeah. It's you know your your snack. Cakes aren't going anywhere. Neither are your you know your nacho fries and this is a man who's never worked in restaurants restaurants fast food. Grocery stores is never observed. What people buy in what people eat i mean come on man you don't you're talking about but if you look at if you look at a europe beginning zooming they have their thirty five million speaking there now socialists as well. There's nothing they'll starve one way or another seventy. Five million is nothing but i'm just you know. I think it's a great industry into regardless what you're not. I think it's a great industry investing. I definitely agree with that. Thank you for the call tonight. We'll have the beyond burger thing blew up their stocks crazy. I mean there's no doubt they're the the vegan slash. Vegetarian products are better now than they've been in the past yet. They're going to become more competitive. <hes> you know the beyond in the impossible companies whoever those people are obviously they wanna make their products more efficient. They wanna bring the price down they want. I'm sure they surely they want their burgers to be the same price or cheaper than the meat version and if you can make a a vegetarian burger that is competitively tasty and competitively priced then you will start to gain converts whether or not you're going to convert everybody come on. Everybody is never going to do the thing you want them to do. Ever he's never gonna libertarians. They're never gonna become vegetarians or whatever it is you want everybody to do. Life just doesn't work that way and here's the easy libertarian answer this right. Why why why is there such a huge difference between america and europe right. It's the government stupid. It always is so what has happened so the government in the united states is subsidized unsubsidized first of all dairy but also corn and potatoes are the most massively subsidised vegetable and and what has happened. Oh we've we turn all these things right that are subsidized by the government into sugar and the difference between what has happened in europe. Europe eats tons of meat tons of bread tons of cheese off things that should be making them huge. What's the difference. The difference is in the united states and this is just so flatly just obvious if you look into it at all. There's sugar added to everything everything everything things that you wouldn't think should have sugar them saracho catch-up. You know those are obvious obviously have sugar every like pick up almost any salad dressing. You wanna eat healthy and be vegan. Pick up your salad dressing because your salad dressing is probably loaded with sugar. You know oh you're going to have a soup rights. It's nice salty delicious suppo. They probably added sugar. Why because salt and sugar together with the combination of a little bit of fat is addictive so everything is loaded with sugar in this country yeah that would be a simple reason that the rates of obesity diabetes have increased as they have throughout the last several decades the reason why nobody's nobody's going to give up on the ice cream anytime soon i love burgers if they have salt and sugar in them and the fat and it's making me addicted to them that's fine. I enjoy enjoy it right. What's wrong with a good juicy. Hamburger followed by an ice cream cone. I mean those are two of the best things in life. I i think though that when you're aware of it as a huge difference of when it's product that you wouldn't think it's going to be in that. They're adding sugar to secretively but he was saying he's going to go away to meet was going to go away but also dairy is going to go and uh-huh okay well. I don't know what vegan ice cream tastes like but i bet you. 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I would say veganism his absolutely a luxury believe leafs. Absolutely i was going to suggest that it that it was but then again if the prices keep coming down of these products it will no longer be a luxury belief well the what makes it a luxury belief as this author has characterized them is that the upper class will talk about how great you know. Veganism is is on that you ain't do. I see so what's going on with my magic mud. So my magic word you want to talk about an affordable healthy alternative live to these chemical toothpastes and such. It's a black tooth powder and it's made of charlize coconut shells in benton night clay. It's clinically leap proven to whiten teeth this. Their original product is the tooth powder but they've since come out with toothpaste and mouthwash all natural products available at most health food stores by by the way <hes> sprouts c._v._s. natural grocers and even walmart's natural beauty. I'll you know when you've made it to walmart. 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I know michaela as i'm straight teeth diet and and i i don't know that <hes> that jordan father it's actually taking taking more than just beef but <hes> chee chee had the us and elimination diet to find out what she could eat when she was younger. She very very intelligent person. Dislike jordan peterson and i don't know if i agree with your characterization. Jordan peterson is very intelligent. I don't know anything about him very much. If you don't think that's gonna tend to avoid avoid pickles who i don't think our intelligence so what about this guy's family. I'm sorry i missed what they found out that their health. It was dependent on them. Eating meat aren't their diets. I mean johnson studied. A lot of these diets aren't through these diets where they specifically specifically eat a bunch of meat like bacon and whatever else i mean. This is actually true of of diet. That's there's acute genetic diet. That's that's mostly where you're consuming less than one hundred hundred fifty hundred twenty carbs day depending on the level level which you're you're. You're eating at the old atkins. Diet atkins is much more lenient than kito especially. He knows is really key. Ah atkins would be considered like a low carb diet. Maybe an higher protein level. A kito is specifically a high fat diet specifically eating a lot of fat along with a fair amount of protein and severely limiting carbon. Take woman michaela. She's she just had a baby. A healthy baby and i don't know if for the babies yet not meet all lay but i would imagine attention not well. You know i get i i would imagine she's uh meeting breastfeeding so indirectly may need only and and you know kerr experience i in our. I listened to a couple of video. She had an amazing discovery experience. After having bury you know just depression and and terrible health p had she had rheumatoid arthritis for something she had joints replaced waist as a teenager geez you know so there was definitely a health problem and that health problem according to her and she looks good good now is is is going away and she needs a one hundred percent g. She doesn't even saul pepper iran. I don't think that's gross yeah whatever it is. It works sh. She thinks that's what helped her then. That's great sure there's a lot to be said about the placebo depot effect anyway her solution what she eats she chooses basically take a slab of ground beef. Fry it up and eat it. This is what the ocean oh. She prepares it. Maybe sheets at raw. Some people eat the stuff rob. Nothing fact is that that ti did the full elimination diets and everything that she was eating she took it away and saw what happened and then she would you know what it back and eventually got down to where she could eat beets and she was more than fantastic. So what about you about slave. Are you gonna go one direction or the other. You're going to go all vegetarian vegan. You're gonna go all be for delight variety. I've been i've never saw my life. I don't see any reason why should say that. I'm leaning away from carbs. I've almost eliminated you know fred and and we from his house has it helped you know i i you know during like a couple decades ago i <hes> i i was so handicap up by by inflammation my hits that i that i couldn't walk aw and and now i can i can get around. I ride my bicycle and even though its elected cosell after pennells girl heels the glenn that's right for you know i it made a difference and <hes> you know i lost weight aiden. You know they put me a low carb diet when i was in jail and i actually gained weight when i was in jail. Thanks for the call tonight. Appreciate it. I i am fortunate in that. I can eat whatever i want and not gain weight so the whole dieting thing is fascinating need to me because it's also true that what works for one person isn't necessarily going to work for another. I would not dare to suggest that most people could spend a month and a half living almost entirely entirely off burger king could not gain a pound like i once did but it happened to me. I actually when i first saw a long time ago as a a lot heavier than i am now and i had lost a considerable amount of weight eating actually largely at burger king <hes> but burgers salads essentially chilly so i would guess and i wouldn't have any dressing because of the dressing has sugar in it right. It's there's all these hidden sugars and things so i would get a burger with mayonnaise and and <hes> just on a better lettuce and occasionally you know maybe some kind of vinegar or lemon or something like that but <hes> essentially i was having burgers salads longest time i'm and that was a good way of losing weight as well but i think it also depends on besides just what you're eating and how much you're eating but lost it depends on your level of physical activity to assure. Are you doing a lot of walking or running. All the time then you're going to be able to have more calories you know as your job is sitting in front of a computer screen all day and then you don't do anything else. You're not you have to limit yourself to something. Thank frame so veganism may in fact be a luxury belief to get back into that ah it seemed to me that it is because i don't at the moment at least veganism isn't cost effective for the lower class for the poor. Oh regardless of what they call her earlier said i know from experience that just eating vegetarian is more expensive so i can't imagine how much more expensive it it is to find a belt that isn't made out of leather to find shoes that don't contain leather. Don't know if i agree with that because you could easily rice and beans and rice beans. Maybe some basic stuff like bananas something that you can get a lot of that stuff but those are not healthy vegan diet yeah true. I guess that's true <hes>. I'm just saying sort of saying. I guess there's some staples apple's you could supplement with to add on top of the expensive vegetables. Meat is really pricey still together. We're going to go that far. You could just eat nothing nothing about rice all day. Every day beacon right true it takes a little more than just actually calorie consumption not anti of nutrition more to talk about on this subject and other awesome subjects apparently the u._s. 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We we are member and listener supported and online at public news service dot o._r._g. This is free talk. Live talk radio that you control tech control of the airwaves talk about whatever is on your mind toll free number's eight five five four five zero three seven three three with you tonight. It's aria and in johnson and ian so let's get back into the story about luxury beliefs and this r._t. This author making the statement that in the upper classes of society at least here in west what we're seeing is that they propagate these ideas that they don't actually follow blow themselves well following. These ideas is what distinguishes the upper class from the lower class. Maybe not distinguishes wishes that that's an unfair characterization of what he said but he saying gets destructive to follow these practices that are being put forward by the upper class and it's not following these entrance because they talk about these ideas but they don't actually put them into practice right so going non <hes> here he said <hes> one of the things just to recap. He's like another luxury belief is that religion is a rational or harmful members of the upper class are most likely to be atheists or non religious but they have the resources and access to thrive without the unifying social edifice of religion places of worship are often essential for the social fabric abrek of poor communities denigrating the importance of religions harms poor affluent people find often find meaning in their work. Most americans do not have have the luxury of a profession. They have jobs. They clock in the clock without a family or community care for such a job can feel meaningless then. There's the luxury belief that an individual decisions don't matter much compared to random social forces including luck. This belief has more common among many of my peers at yale and cambridge than the kids. I grew up with in foster care or the women and men i served within the military. The key message is that at the outcomes of your life are beyond your control. The idea works to the benefit of the upper class and harms ordinary people but he suggests that only the upper class people believe that in the first place and that people from lower class backgrounds tend to believe that it's more about hard work than random adam luck he says disbelief is more common among many of my peers at yale and cambridge. Well remember number. This is what they're saying that they believe in. I don't know that <hes> says that would just be humility right. Do you think upper-class people tend to believe leave that it was just luck that got them there <hes> i don't. I don't think so no that's that's what they tend to say. That dude i saying that or is he saying that the belief is being being stated as more common amongst us. I i'm not really sure the way he's phrased this particular one. He says the kids who grew up with in foster care or the women and men. I serve within the military either way. It's luck man may or may not even be a thing that exists but hard work is certainly beneficial official to an individual and i would say that a lot of people like you so you think about this right on the left. You know people who are wealthy. They're like you know. You didn't build that not in your control. Oh you didn't the hard work you know. It is becoming right awesome. Common belief now right of the elites that it's this hard work doesn't do anything right isn't it. I mean i might as well keep in mind. I'm from mississippi mississippi which is extremely religious. I've seen people family members posts about oh. I did all of this and all this. I'm so grateful that god gave me this job. God didn't it gives you that job and what they're doing. There is pointing to an external force over which they have no control mom rather than claiming credit for you know being their hard work made the luck right like you go out there and you do the work and you create opportunities are opportunities. Come up based on the things that you've done yeah and you see the way you bring that up as as again why don't necessarily agree with this this article on its face because i've seen this before right and especially with you know obviously you've seen this before this this type of it like manipulative belief so one of the places not to bring up this but one of the places that this has been very loudly reflect professed recently that i've heard one of the people i've heard most loudly professing. This kind of a belief system is christopher. I can't well so <hes> you know may or may not have think transpeople. It's on let me see if i'm gonna let me let me guess what you're gonna gonna say here about cantwell former host here on free talk live listeners that don't know he kind of made a name for himself recently in recent years by becoming a nazi which is one of the reasons reasons why we got rid of him because he turned out to be racist but can't well. Are you gonna say holds. The belief that drugs are bad but also does drugs yeah of course well. There would be an ex kind of an example of roger cantwell's. Also somebody's like trying to say that the elites are trying to destroy the social structure of the country there right so there'a era. He doesn't have a white wife. He doesn't have any white children right but has children but he is also yeah so it is it's it's funny. It's almost the exact thing that this article is saying is what can't well saying in the form of a luxury relief right like it's kind of interesting because yeah i mean this whole like oh. Oh it's all the leader trying to destroy family structure. The elite are trying to destroy religion and and the the there's a culture war and you know it's like it's just this to me. Just sounds like a new tactic to try in reintroduced some very old arguments that have been being made for a very long time and i think of like i think people like rush limbaugh and bill o'riley riley. There is a war on religion. There's a war on it's like yeah really is that you know like okay. You know. This is just a new angle on that same kind of the thing and saying it's the leads it's now. It's the elites that are doing this. It's just but okay so i still find it really interesting. I don't totally disagree agree with everything that's happening here or that's being said here. I think it's also interesting this whole view of luck and you know religion and and you know those are common beliefs amongst a lot of successful people because there are also common beliefs amongst a lot of intelligent people write it did not believe in knock luck and not believe in to believe in hard work into believe means that you're going to make decisions with your life that are rational and focused assed and you're not going to go out and say for example buy a lottery ticket. One of these like most least like it's the dumbest possible we'll economic decision that you can make it is heartbreaking to see people do it every single day many of whom are not particularly well off right exactly and so they do you know and so you know these types of beliefs the beliefs that your work hard and you're you're not going to focus on luck. You're going to focus on making opportunities for yourself there. Those aren't beliefs that are being preached because they are poor. That makes no sense. They're the people wealthy people believe these things because that's one of the that's the way they got there. It's not because there's some intent to harm aren't people now. I will say that. I don't totally discount this because i think that there is also a possibility that there are there is a classic placid. A generation of people who did get wealthy through hard work through believing that religion is bad believing that hardware over luck in ah some of the views that this guy covered in terms of thinking family the family values are family is believing in kind of like libertarian beliefs on top of some of this other stuff but that the message wasn't passed on in a complete way and that there are plenty if people out there who like to perritt beliefs and will parrot things without even really understanding the meaning behind them his thrice of socialism in the west yeah so so i think that there are plenty of people out there that might be parroting things and not actually practicing what their parenting and that does not necessarily mean that there's this intent like this luxury belief privilege. That's being preached. I don't i don't know but if there isn't then how did that idea make its way to these people parroting it in the first place. 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All sound like some sort of a devious plot that that all of these luxury sri beliefs held by wealthy people are somehow a plot to keep poor people down right well he. I mean this. I think is is part of maybe this white privilege thing. I don't know he goes on here to say white. Privilege is the luxury belief that took me the longest to understand because i grew up around poor whites often members of the upper class claimed that racial disparities stem from an inherent advantages held by whites yet asian americans americans are more educated have higher earnings and live longer than whites. I don't think that's an accurate assessment of the white privileged position. I would say they believe the disparity stem from inherited advantages held by whites but not necessarily inherent because this is racist white supremacy by a different name came to say oh well whites have these inherent advantages. That's a simple white supremacy. There may be members of the upper-class who are racist in that way. I i have no doubt there are sure we made one president so he goes on to say you can't do that. I did neither neither did i but <hes> he goes on to say yet. Asian americans are more educated. Have higher earnings live longer the whites affluent whites who are the most enthusiastic about the idea idea of white privilege yet. They're the least likely to incur any costs for promoting that belief rather they believe their social standing sorry rather they raise their social standing by talking about their privilege and i this one is one of the ones that i've artist time arguing with two because i do feel like that is going on on a lot yeah. I think that's that's true that they're like oh. White privilege is horrible. I'm so bad privilege. You know that they're really publicly shaming themselves. They're really trying to actually raise their status mostly insidious. It's a new version of manifest. Destiny is the white savior complex that has been then in some portion of the white population going back since the i don't know when virtue signaling the word yeah yeah. It's the same thing that motivated andrew drew jackson to say oh we have to educate these people of the philippines manifest destiny all of that kind of nonsense as oh what the black people they can't lift if themselves up out of poverty they need us yeah and then it's nonsense and then that's the most harmful possible thing that can happen is is not a <hes> fostering work and just trying to poorly manage charity so he says here in other words. Eh class whites gain status by talking about their high status when laws are enacted to combat white privilege. It won't be the privileged whites who are harmed poor. Whites sights will bear the brunt well first of all. I don't know what he's got in mind for laws to combat white privilege but that sounds pretty scary. It does yeah well. I i would be interested to know what sorts of examples he has in mind. He doesn't list any probably i would guess <hes> things like affirmative action <hes> reverse. It's racism reverse racism type. Laws says it's possible the affluent whites don't always agree with their own luxury beliefs or at least have doubts maybe maybe they don't like the ideological for coat that they're wearing but if their peers punish them for not sporting at all over town they will never leave the house without it again because like with diamond rings designer clothes of old upper-class people donna luxury believe to separate themselves from the lower class these beliefs in turn produce real tangible consequences for disadvantaged people further widening the divide justice fashionable clothing will soon be outdated so we'll today's fashionable beliefs in the future expect the upper-class to defame even more values including ones that they hold dear in their quest to gain top dog status now so so interesting testing theory. I want to say that so rob henderson right as rob henderson who served in the air force is a p._h._d. Candidate at the university of cambridge is what the article ends with yeah. You mentioned going to ivy league school so i thought it was interesting because he also earlier said that he was adopted so i just was like okay so i i want to find out what is this so he's p._h._d. Candidate for psychology. He's a psychologist so i looked into this because i think this is a really interesting story and it's talking about physical philosophical beliefs. It's in the new york post host. This is a rare incidents of somebody. Who's a little different so i wanted to see like a little bit more information so i'm like what what other stories has rob henderson written for the in europe post nothing. He's never written for the new york post before. This is his first story and it's really good for so i was like okay. So who is this guy then so i look up apparently his former writer for the new york times and i went to read and what do you think this guy's background is. Besides just the the is a left-wing well. No actually actually he's conservative. He's talks about coming to conservatism because the he went through the foster care system from through multiple people who who parts of his name all come from people who have abandoned him oh wow and he became a conservative so this is like he's he's basically espousing the the same exact way the camp well whitby as passing these types of believes so just thought it was kind of interesting. <hes> you know weird history white privilege. Which is it real eight five five four five seven three three crypto wealth adviser coke. If so as you're crypto currency advisor been investing in technology stocks for over twenty ears have they left the corporate world and retired or are they still trying to make a weekly paycheck have they produce six-figure results for their customers in the past thirty days and very importantly are they a member of the digital currency council. 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It was seem according to reason dot com got the story here and and you have in front of you is that you know we just need to involuntarily confined people against their will. Yeah johnson brought this one in last week. It didn't get a chance to get to it is an important <hes> issue because involuntary psychiatric treatment is a thing and so basically anybody who wants to can have you committed. I mean it's already eh something. That's not that hard to do it. Everywhere i mean that's the that was the case in florida. It's everywhere in florida they. They're called different things so in florida the baker her act right. That is not what it's called here. I couldn't tell you what it's called in new hampshire but it's you know our s._a._p. Something or other i spend but essentially a law that allows people go to the police department imagine a say. Hey this person's adrain themselves or others and you will put you in a crazy ward for for up to seventy two hours. This is appalling it. This is the way things are and so trump apparently is proposing that that be made easier because it seems pretty the dam easy right now. Here's the story from reason dot com. Jacob's solemn the old n._r._a. Slogan says don't guns don't kill people people kill people yesterday while responding to the mass shootings that killed twenty two people in el paso and nine in dayton over the weekend. Donald trump offered a dubious variation on that theme quote mental wilderness and hatred pulls the trigger not the gun. He said although the president's speech was scripted that line was illogical as well as ungrammatical for one thing. I've never heard anyone claimed that. The gun pulls the trigger. There's no need for the altar here to nitpick that. I think everybody understood what trump meant and i'm not sure he says how that would work in a non cartoon universe for another. It's plainly not true that quote mental illness and hatred unquote. Pull the trigger or do anything else for that matter. We should not lose sight of the fact that mass murderer is volition behavior as tempting as it may be to speculate about the killer's motives or mental state the president offered to theories quote but must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement so this is essentially the government having the power to pointed a finger at someone who say you're crazy. You're crazy off to yup the psychiatric wards you go right until we decide. We want to release you yeah and you know how do they determine whether somebody is quote mentally disturbed what is considered to be mentally disturbed johnson on off the air. You're pointing out that we might get rounded up as libertarians for being oppositional defiant which is a thing that they've put in the <hes> what the d. from with authority son but this in the book that book with all the diseases into homosexuality they took it out. Yeah it was in there and like the fifties it was you could be involuntarily confined for being homosexual. It continued with being trans until the eighties or the mid nineties so oh you know anybody. That's cheering this on. If there are republicans who are cheering this on they should probably be very very concerned because if you give the government or if the government takes this level of power over making it easier to voluntarily commit somebody then it's only a matter of time before it's used against you absolutely but i mean sitting there picturing it used to own the lib tards right social. Liberalism is a mental illness what they love to say okay well. Let's pass a law allowing us to the point our finger at somebody and call them mentally. Ill just what we need is reeducation camps in the united states because that's what we did. We'd be talking about oh well. He's trump. We would have the best education county so so trump also decried. The quote racist hates that seems to have inspired the pass el paso shooter in practice. Those two explanations may be hard to disentangle quote. These are sick. People said trump's chief of staff nick mulvaney on a._b._c. news recently. He added that referring to the el paso shooter quote you you cannot be a white supremacist and be normal in the head. Unquote mulvaney thereby demonstrated the malleability of psychiatric diagnosis diagnoses and the danger of letting them determine who shall be free and who she'll be subject to involuntary commitment. What is normal you know. I don't think it's normal normal in the head to be a white supremacist. I don't think it's necessarily dangerously insane but normal to my experience certainly not abnormal mole for sure being trans equally abnormal but i don't think they're t._v. Who are abnormal should be locked in a crazy ward. I agree entirely. I think that using those words in this context of you know oh well he's mentally ill because they're different as ultimately all it is the government having the power to point people and say you're different. No no. We're going to kill kill you them which no no. It's not gonna kill you. If you resist the reeducation kill you yeah yeah. That's true. I mean this is what the chinese he's government's doing right now. To the irs muslims in northwest china mulvaney <hes> demonstrated the malleability of psychiatric diagnosis and the danger of letting them determine who shall be free and she'll be subjected to involuntary confinement under current law shaped by civil libertarian concerns about that danger states generally have to show oh by quote clear and convincing evidence unquote that a candidate for commitment because of mental illness poses a danger to himself or others this would be after the mandatory mandatory twenty four to seventy two hour observation or the seventy two correct so just on the say-so of somebody else you can be involuntarily committed for for up to seventy two hours. They take all your guns right to defend yourself away from yourself. Well they take you put you in a crazy award for sure and you're saying maybe after the fact that they would they do that. Well certainly certainly during that definitely would with the rise of what they want. You know the red flag laws which is just the accusation. I ain't got threat. I think that in order ordered to take your guns they'd probably have to have a court hearing in that case johnson like permanent like permanently to take your guns but to keep you in the crazy ward after seventy two hours they generally have to go in front of a judge and then make their argument to prove their case that you are a danger to yourself or others. Forest is for observing your behavior of your sorry. Go ahead well in california. We see something very similar. Where if you're charged with any sort of domestic violence whether you're guilty or not if your wife simply says you hit her you receive a letter saying that you have twenty four hours to sell every single weapon in your possession. Wow and you have to present that to the court. You have have to present the receipt showing that you sold it simply by the accusation. That's crazy matter. Get out of california and essentially what they're arguing here is that this should be broader not simply including domestic violence in california but anything the government says is danger yeah a belief in white supremacy or any other abhorrent ideology is not enough to meet the test of posing a danger to yourself or others even though it might occasionally motivate murderous violence the risks of going down that road should should be obvious to anyone who values freedom of conscience and freedom of speech. There's more. I don't know if i would want to agree as like an there's probably a pretty strong connection between apparent ideology and it going down a road leading to murderous violence. There are connections. I don't know how blatant they didn't. They are or how definitive they are. It could be possible. There are peaceful white supremacists. 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Lack of sleep induced by by an acid trip sided that time time didn't exist anymore and the need to sleep day. Yeah yeah kids. Don't don't not go to sleep. It's very important but anyway yeah so i just like to say i'm glad that you're you're still here. Thanks so i appreciate you weren't able to kill yourself and maybe if you hadn't been committed. Maybe maybe you would have true so that's the case but and i will say this time is not real. It is just a construct. You still need these still need. Honestly i learned my lesson very very hard lesson but i did learn it anyway going on here <hes> so talking about what reason dot dot com has to say about this and they say while trump seems to think it should be easier to lock people up and forcibly subject them to psychiatric treatment. The clear and convincing standard of proof is according according to the supreme court required by the fourth amendment the thing to be proven however varies from state to state so there is some room for adjustment there under florida's boorda's baker act for example the state has to show by clear and convincing evidence that there is a step quote substantial likelihood unquote a candidate for commitment will because because of mental illness quote inflict serious bodily harm unquote on himself or others in the near future alabama similarly requires quote a real and present threat of substantial chill harm to self or others massachusetts by comparison requires quote a substantial risk of physical harm unquote to self or others without reference instant timing and new york's standard is similar. That's scary standards kirkeby. Oh you felt suicidal six years ago or whatever you're going to be involuntarily committed when trump says we should quote reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts acts of violence unquote he may have in mind loosening the standards for commitment by reducing the requisite level of risk or imminence of harm but that would not really better identify identify potential killers it would just cast a wider net in snaring more harmless people as well as more people with perhaps more homicidal tendencies so the idea if we want to do that you know if that's what the trump administration wants to do that involuntarily confide everyone and you will have the biggest net. You need right. That's so is this right. Though i okay well. We're not finding enough of the crazy dangerous people so let's just cast a wider net to catch more people and then by definition will catch more dangerous crazy ones of course that doesn't really pan out because the more people you you put into this system the more difficult it'll be to accurately assess them all because you're loaded with people to look at in question and put through whatever tests that they they put them through and of course that would be an excuse to grow those bureaucracies right. Oh we've got more people coming into the state eight hospitals so now i need to build more wings and make this place larger so we can serve these customers. I imagine the end result would be something like psychiatrists psychiatrists being in every public school throughout the country you know so that if they find someone who is disobedient to the established authorities oh look we we can get them now in the camp for the weekend yeah he'll he'll love it. Just go to the phones. We got david from new mexico calling david. You're on free talk live yeah. You're making the point that i was gonna make you can't have a system like that. Because the <hes> took totalitarian governments have used the mental hospital the thing the allegations being crazy in order to lock up their opponents forever. The far left communist has done it in the far right to tell a -tarian fascist has done it well then. What do you mean you can't do that. That's what they've done so they could do it again. What i'm saying is we can't allow it. We can't allow them to gain any ground owned ongoing back that direction because dangers all of us and they they have used they've already proved the powers that be when when people get into power whether they're left or right they they use that and so we can't allow them to do that. They're scary idea because you know these guys. The only solution they have is to drug people up right so if they determine that something is wrong with you you've got the rain belief system. They will likely force drugs upon those people while they're in captivity. They have a they have a million. They have a million things that they can do to block you. First of all there there's criminal law and there's civil law and the reason that they wanna do you make these kinds of laws lock people up voluntarily is because they don't want to have to come up with the evidence to a criminal standard in order to convict somebody in a criminal court in order to lock them up either in a mental institution or in a prison and so what they do is they go on the civil side of law and they write a civil law that says that we're we're gonna take your we're gonna lock you up because you're crazy or we're gonna take your guns because you're crazy or in my case. They disappeared my children twelve years ago. So here's a real example whether whether ah involuntary commitment for your mental state or whether taking your guns under red flag laws or separating you from your children <hes> they they will use they'll right civil law in order to so that they don't have to meet a criminal standard in order to separate you from what they want to separate you from celebrity need meaning freedom or if they want to separate separate you from your gun separate you yeah and good luck fighting it. If you can't afford a bevy of attorneys high-dollar attorneys good luck going up against against these civil attacks right. I'm living proof. I've been fighting for twelve years in the case is still alive. I'm still fighting and i still haven't been reunited with what belongs to me nor my children with what belongs to them so you know it's a perfect example of what they can and they can do now yeah and they are doing now and this will make this so much worse. Any kind of i'm sorry one final point is when when when they do it <hes> the way that they're proposing to civilly commit somebody or to simply take their children civilly take their guns away as opposed to criminally concur in a criminal situation they have to they have to come up with the evidence to prove prove their case before you're subject to their law on the civil side they they subject you to the punishment before they ever make the case and what that means is that it's arbitrary is capricious and criminal side the there's a you have a lot better chance of having a an objective standard apply to you. It's still not good but on the civil side. You're what you're doing is. You're getting therapists in there to use their subjective opinion as opposed to an objective opinion or objective active evidence. Yes they'll say well. We have objective psychological testing that we've done and i would argue that even their psychological testing is not understood for sure good call. Thanks for sharing that. Let's <hes> with us here tonight for what it's worth. According to reason columbia psychiatrists milestone estimates that one in five mass murderer shows evidence of psychosis that doesn't necessarily mean mental health specialists would've would've dean them dangerous enough for commitment quote over thirty years of commentary judicial opinion and scientific review argue that predictions of danger lack scientific rigor so yeah. You just can't really scientifically say anything about what somebody might do but we'll be able to in the future with all of the data mining going on we will have a is and algorithms that can scan through people's facebook facebook profiles and say oh. This person is overwhelmingly likely to be a mass shooter. Let's end voluntarily confined them now in fact even linked to a story that talks about how psychiatrists are terrible at predicting violent behaviors. This is a pretty scary box to open. 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We've been visiting with joe camp manager of agrivisor on our f._d. Prophet offered watch yesterday was the last of our daily conversations now this weekend but the one before joe took off on his motorcycle when east indiana antidote to michigan back through indiana illinois up to wisconsin minnesota iowa even into south dakota yesterday day we visited with him from omaha with from sioux city omaha by way of des moines taking his wide of a route as possible and seeing as much of the corn and soybean in crops as possible using hit the jackpot in very many places but yesterday was about as close says he could get. I'm actually seeing some great corn here and that kinda comprise. I expected that would be the case but we are talking about with elevator managers over farmers here the possibility that some areas of northern iowa woah the north west drive is it that's too close to south dakota because again we're dealing with the weather issues during the planning season and <hes> <hes> issues with not having a lot of rain here recently but you get kind of into iowa proper in that dark western section and and then down on into the center of the state you are saying really good potential here in some cases record potential so that's nice to see we got some good looking corn here you know as far as progresses concern we will be a little bit worried that delayed but not delayed here like in other spots along the curragh. I've noticed thinking about all the ground that you've covered and thinking about one hundred sixty nine to the acre and thirteen point nine billion bushels socials from your eyewitness account <hes>. What do you think he's saying. I don't see it or possibility or what do you think at this point. I don't see it also in part because i haven't seen some of these states. They're going to make up a big. You know big yield and then help up up to have this total overall this year so we won't be down much as we could be if we're only harvesting corn from the midwest from these states that i visited <hes>. I think you know if i were to get deeper into nebraska. We find some really good cori- in nebraska one st that's kind of lead the way here also the southern states jason particularly texas. That's something we've got to keep an eye on because as harvests roles there we do have a good indication that that crop is is a strong someone and we saw that in their most recent numbers from the government that ache texas had not only <hes> a good yield potential markdown but they had acres games on the the previous year that are going to help with production but i'm not seeing it from the sense that with all of the variability we have and the ice states in the midwest as a hole is just it's just a hard stretch for me to think that <hes> you know these big contributors <hes> will allow the car and yield to slip by only three eight point nine percent production as a whole down only three point six percent so you know. I think we'll get more of that. 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And chief meteorologist price anderson who was watching some heavy arraigned the going over all the way from the mississippi just heading east and southeast and we're looking at rainfall amounts are going to be anywhere anywhere from one to three inches <hes> so this is <hes> going to be possibly damaging. I mean as far as you know the associated storm winds and so forth but on the other hand we know their crops are delayed so <hes> any moisture that they get is going to be useful and i think it is going to be <hes> generally beneficial official around of rainfall the we get with these storms so it <hes> certainly is pretty timely from that standpoint absolutely nobody's he's gonna turn down august rain at all so how does forecast look as we head into that for farm progress show for next week next week is going to be a little a bit on the showery side tuesday and wednesday and we could see rainfall totals around <hes> a half an inch <hes> during <hes> tuesday and wednesday of next week the the next three days in central illinois are going to be <hes> certainly <hes> pretty rainy and we could see rainfall totals in that one into two inch category. We're going for about an inch and a half right around decatur in macon county. <hes> next week is going to be lighter but <hes> there'll it'll be some wet ground obviously by the time this batch of storms is all done by thursday thursday afternoon so i guess we're thankful that it's a permanent insight now indicator because that could be muddy situation if not it really could and <hes> and it it is not going need to be <hes> the degree of intensity that we saw when the show is in boone iowa last year because there were just some <hes> rip roaring storms that move down and actually close the show <hes> on tuesday last year <hes> that's not going to be the case <hes> this year in illinois annoy but like i say it's going to be <hes> on the cloudy and kind of light to moderate rain side so it but it's still not going to be <hes> an impossible <hes> event van by any means. I think it's gonna be a pretty good time of it overall. Let's then go onto the next topic. Of how late will this season the will. We avoid loyd what you longer term september forecasts well. Our call is <hes> a little bit different possibly quite a bit different than the no forecast the was posted last week because from the noah's side of things the month of september looks to be below normal temperatures over the northern plains as part of the northern midwest and then for the remainder of the midwest outside of eastern ohio equal chances of <hes> above normal or below normal temperatures and that includes illinois so maybe a little bit <hes> tentative <hes> in that presentation our call is for a september temperatures will be above normal over the majority of the midwest and then in the northern plains northern midwest from central minnesota north near to above normal so our thought is that the <hes> major feature during september is going to be kind of muted round of <hes> cooler air trying find work in out of the canadian prairies generally the the weather pattern will be governed by <hes> a very large area of warm high pressure over the north western in half of the u._s. Along with the northeast and that those who are going to combine to keep our temperatures quite mild during the during the season our thought is that <hes> <hes> frost occurrence is going to be right around a normal date at the earliest so i don't think we're going to have a premature <hes> end to the season and that's favorable considering considering how delayed crops are i do think that <hes> it means that we're not gonna get a whole lot of <hes> infield drying this year because of again the late start the we had <hes> from all the flooding last season and so the result is that <hes> harvests is going to be a season that requires more grain drying or use of propane pain to run the dryers and i think a lot of producers have already started planning for that price anderson meteorologist kirby wagner is the assistant director dirt transportation and local government here illinois farm bureau talk about harvest season also september one is an important date for those who will be hauling grain during harvest season triggers and what we need to know about the upcoming harvest season degrees degrees. It's september one is almost here just start but <hes> september one. This year triggers the harvest <hes> essentially the harvest permit being available it used i used to be called the harvest season emergency permit <hes> will the law on the books changed where now this permanent becomes available september first every year so there's no need for the governors declaration to occur these permit just become available to allow farmers to haul in overweight load. Has that changed then. How long does that go so september. One through uh-huh december thirty first permits are available during that time period <hes> the only difference between <hes> this year in the last couple of years is that governors declaration is not required. I heard <hes> so now the permits available to haul up to ten percent over your gross weight weight and registered wait so those three forms of the way dr dressed <hes> <hes> so that permit is is going to be available starting september first <hes> to get the permit you gotta go to the jurisdiction on his road. You're going to travel so if you're getting the states permit you gotta go to ida dot in their permit system online. It's called the i tap website. If you google it it comes right up <hes> they have the manual that shows you how to go through it. <hes> if you're going to get a permit to go on a local jurisdiction and if you're going to go on township road or county road you need a permit from each jurisdiction on his road. You're gonna travel if folks don't find clarification there. Can they reach out to local county farm bureau. Where do they go gurjin to reach out to their local county farm bureau. I'm going to be sending a blast out to our <hes> our county farm bureau's. I have developed a a fact sheet kind of walks you through that permitting process <hes> some things you're going to need to know. You're going to need to know the distance between your axles. You're going to need to know the axle spacing how much you're going to carry how much you wanna be permitted to carry. <hes> i do understand. There's a lot of questions on that. I dot website but it is beneficial. Once you get through it the first time and the arrest just all pre populate so it's not so hard kirby wagner illinois farm bureau for more details. You also contact your local county farm bureau and.

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"Today in the callahan podcasts. Well it's a big day. It's march fourth. That's known as inauguration day amongst my cunanan friends and the capital is locked down. All the congress people senators have gone home because they're afraid that The cunanan shaman will martius forces and take over the capital and they're going to bring donald trump back. That's all part of the big lie. We will get you ready for that and My crazy congressperson. I oppressors leaving the judge to lower the voting age. Have you ever heard a dumber idea in your life terry. Francona nice guy. tito is He's got a he's got detractor out there. Somebody's calling him up. His son is Exposing poor tito For covering things up in the indians organization Mario nut mario Marusan andrew cuomo does just like daddy kisses manny kisses women any cries on cue another embarrassing day for andrew cuomo and turtle boy is in a feud with little kindy little candy. We'll tell you all about that and more on today's kellyanne podcast brought to you by dc delivery carpet. Your car payment. No problem refinance. Cut that dc when they can help. Lower your monthly payment lower interest rate or both applying easy and they loan experts will help you find the term. The payment that fits in your budget get out of that high rent loan and get the interest rate and payment. You deserve dc or more and apply today dcu dot org slash refinance. Sure by a membership required. I mean let's go. This is the gerry callahan podcast. Today's the day big day. My friends and cuban. On-call this inauguration day. Today's the day. With somehow i assume by chopper. Donald trump returns to dc. Eight eight the choppers gotta go over all those fences and overall at bob wire land in the cap was gonna take to the capitol steps because that's where you get inaugurated and i'm not sure who's gonna attendance because there's nobody in the capital. They've abandoned the place. They'll be the congress. All those weasels voted on some radical bill last night at midnight and screwed. Get outta town because you know. We have credible threats. I don't know if you heard a turtle. Boy are credible threats against the capital. One report said These white right-wing white supremacist cunanan. People are poised to blow the capital up. And i take it seriously. I think they have a plan. I don't know what it is but they have a plan. I think everyone should get out of dc. I think they should make the fences higher. I think makes them. Walls solid concrete walls i should call shake concrete retaining walls around the capital. Don't let anyone near it. They should let no one in dc because this so dangerous. I think you know what i really take. Turtle i think you and chaman chaman cunanan. Viking men is sending signals his supporters. They had a plan to overthrow the government. We all know that they almost did it right. They were this close to overthrown government. It was just like myanmar myanmar. How do you say that. I mean mar- my saying thank you and on shown had a plan he was going to be the new king of the us government. He and his people. They have any weapons. We heard that testimony this week No guns but they had like Flags and and like sticks and rocks and they were going to overthrow the us government takeover. The military get called the congress. No kill they. Were going to take that guilty. And cut the heads off of all. The congresspeople was the bad guillotine. Jerry guillotine when i say guillotine. They're very american view. All it was gonna be like it was going to be like apocalyptic heads we're gonna roll down the steps in front of the capitol. Every congressperson every senator and was going to be a new president and it was going to be a free country. We gonna be free. There was going to be no taxes and stuff like that and there was gonna be no police reform bills or anything which is going to be him as a dictator and i was all in but today i think you're onto something i think we're non chaman chaman chaman is onto something. I think that he's sending signals from the inside right. He doesn't just do press for just two because he elsewhere they do an interview. If you missed it we have the whole thing. We have the coupon chamois. Everyone's been waiting waiting excitedly to hear from this loser. Who painted his face. Red white and blue masterminds. I'm sorry loser mastermind same slash say gayle. King is not a part of this journey. Who's to say that you had to know somebody who knew him. Maybe she's part of. Why are they platforming. Hey that's a good question because that's the new platform of our new federal government under cunanan. Chamois it's all about hate white supremacy gayle king is kind of. She's a white supremacist. We all know that she's just trying to throw us off the trail by with support for biden in alabama. And everyone else but she's in on it. We know that now she talked to today. If you missed it. The cuban on chaman shaman the first. Us citizen to get life for trespassing. No bail you know. No he got organic food which is important. Because that's going to be part of his platform organic food for everybody but cunard shem on this morning i believe broke his silence and i've been waiting to hear because i need orders. We need our assignments. You know what the next step he doesn't. He didn't get to keep his viking horns in prison which is too bad. Because i guess they thought he was going to escape. He was gonna shake the guard viking horn and escape so he's still in prison going on. How long would that be one. Two three months For trespassing and disorderly conduct and vandalism other you know serious serious charges and he should be imprisoned because That was hard for him to plot the overthrow today. Or sorry. senate overthrow today. Just to re inauguration of donald trump. that's why dc's in lockdown. it's been lockdown. That's why they spent almost a billion dollars on fences. And bob wire and national guardsmen and rotted food for the national guards. But it's a big big plot. Today we all just hold on hold up breath and hope the death count. The body count is low. But we'll see anyway. Today's the day that cunanan sean broke his silence. We have the sound. Do we not just just went live just before we came. Been able scrub it. So sorry actually. You know what if. Cbs konare and on conspiracy theories they then we err it right. we're question. We're not gonna get censored deadlock. How were they allowed to do this. Cbs how i was the defense. Well first of all you found it on twitter right or on face talk underneath that twitter always has they remember steve due to trump tweeted. Be like this is disputed information every day. They would do it right dispute. They they flagged everything he tweeted. And how can you not flag this when we know we can confirm that he's sending signals we tell tell you some of the words. He uses the phrases in the video. You'll see. He doesn't have his biking bald by the way you know he looks good. He looks strong. He looks ready to lead. You know it's like you know like nelson mandela gate. Not a prison. He's ready to lead. And i'm ready to follow here. You we get some video. I mean. that's a leader right there when you say that's a guy that you want to follow into battle. Look like he looks like that roussy audrey looking. You're him because he does like leader. Let's let's see from what. What is his name anyway. I don't even know. Yeah i don't even wanna sham on the tickets. Viking horns cape is for his. they don't let them pay his face in prison but today he spoke out with the actually speak to gael free he spoke to a reporter from from. Cbs from prison. And we are ready to get our. We're not. We're not sure we don't know what the you know. They could be a like. You said it could be. This could be a smoke. Sago listened to q. Man himself shines on january six for an attack on this country. Do you understand the atman. My actions were not an attack on this country that is incorrect. That is inaccurate. Entire how would you describe them. Meyer actions personally. Jan-january six meyer actions on january six. How would i describe them. A song and as our shamanism about creating positive vibrations in a secret chamber. I also stop people from stealing and vandalizing that sacred space. The senate okay. I actually stop somebody from stealing muffins out of the break room guys read about the muffins. Honestly turtle boy. I know you and i are both followers. Big believers but. I think he's gonna win some converts. I think when this interview airs goes glow goes viral goes global. I think people are gonna come around. He can tell us about the muffins. No big deal do they not. It's the media. The media is corrupted. This oppressive just like they suppress on online story. This oppressing the cuban on shawmut story. He stopped people from muffins. Podium guy would eat and all the muffins the perfect stage to sing a song while he was at the podium. He didn't there. I'm ready to sing with the acumen. What song point out like this guy is getting a harsher sentence than jefferson. Davis did for meeting actual insurrection against the country under the statues. That's not anymore not anymore anymore. Trope but where those statues were. We're going to build statues of cunanan. It's going to be easy because he's got no hair But he he's we're gonna. We're gonna keep a to keep a tally of the heroic acts that he performed on january sixth. He's a song which soon was lee. Greenwood right what else would you say as soon as a proud to be an american and be stopped people from stealing muffins. He couldn't stop the guy from stealing the podium or stealing the documents from nancy pelosi's office but he did them from stealing some concerns. Let's say more sacred chamber because it was my intention to bring divinity into ring gone back into the senate jake legally. You are not allowed to be what you're calling the sacred chamber and that is that is the one very serious regret that i have was believing that when we were waved by police officers that it was acceptable. He's still believe you're a patriot home. I consider myself a lover of my country. I consider myself a both evert in the constitution. I consider myself a believer intrigued at our founding principles. I consider myself a believer in god or a single. Is you guys pumpkin. But you know what an all seriousness he's gonna beat the rap nixon. Good point it's like. I don't know they wave me in. They waived him in. We have video him entering the senate chambers with security got escorting him he goes up to the leaders podium area and the guy says. Can you just come down. That's the sacred and he does. There's no video of him committing any violent acts breaking windows smashing anything stealing anything. He's going to beat the rap. I'm not sure that's going to lead to a whole new. Wave of violence like it. Will derek chauvin beats the rap in minneapolis next week. We'll have the trial. Which i'm you know we can get into that too but he's got a good chance. I can't believe i'm saying it but they're chauvinist a good chance of beating the rap because they overcharged him and the medical examiner's already said that George floyd had enough fed him to od. But i i know. Let's we'll get to that that's coming. This is more important today. Because march fourth and i and i know people are stupid. People are stupid american. The american public is stupid. We see examples every day but people are people really believing this nonsense about threats. We have to surround the capital of fencing and national guard has been the congress has to join a leave the cap leave the city. They had to work deep in the night last night and get out of the city because they're afraid of cunanan. Jerry believed the media when they told him that a sixteen year old kid in hats smiling at a guy banging. I'm an ace. Was like some sort of racist cult leader or something. They will believe anything. The media tells them as donald trump anything said brad. Kavanagh committed drugged women when he was sixteen years old like. That's the leader of the rebel. Their men. That is fidel castro. Right there nineteen fifty-nine taking over cuba throwing teesta and he's got you know a huge yatesy you don't know because these people so sly and cunning turtle you don't know how many there are. You've never actually met seen a cunanan leader right. I don't know any of is oh stop please like you don't know like you're not a member come on me. I should be scared of it. But i still think there's a guy named q real name when you're not supposed to know okay. He's so smart. You'll never find out live jacob. Chancellor i believe is his name. Jason the really where was he on How come he's not being charged with conspiracy rico. He's leading imprisoned. That's what today you're gonna find out because that's why this Interview drop today. I mean why was he waiting three months to tell a story because today he sent signals. I mean you think that muffins a really. He's really talking about muffins right. There's talking about muffins. He's talking about bombs and missiles missiles and rocket propelled grenades. He's cutting their they're coming. Well just that just to be clear. This is part of a sixty minutes. Plus piece is where that show lives. And it launches today coincidentally so on day. They just thought this week. We're launching a major platform in. There is right there watching their version of news netflix. Or whatever you wanna call it and their lead get for this show. They felt to launch. The entire thing was the cunanan shop. That's their that's their big gun. Happy with the content because he sounds like we thought he would sound he. Sounds like a moron swept up in whatever conspiracy theories dumb conspiracy. Theories slung said a prayer. He's going to beat the rap. He's been overcharged. he's he doesn't get bail now. What logic is that you're right. You mentioned jefferson davis but i said an unmanned could have murdered. Somebody gotta murdered his wife if he had wife and eat and made bail by. Now you know. I mean derek chauvin. Bail right yeah. Isn't that what democrats want is like criminal justice reform. Nobody was the minnesota bail fund shared to get these guys out of jail. I don't believe well. Mike pence started a fund to raise money to bail out. All the they wanted to right. They wanted to put them in the guillotine and and take off with his head. But it's a good point. It's you know why he's in jail you know why he's not getting out anytime soon. You know why so overcharging because he has no support when you burn out. Police stations in minneapolis or burned down federal courthouse or try and portland. You have lots of support. You have the support of the vice president. Maybe maybe even the president who knows. But you have the sport of the media. You'll the support of everybody at cnn. If you destroy small businesses destroy minority neighborhoods in kenosha minneapolis. You got lots of support lynnwood. Now lynnwood organized this whole nonsense. He's he's a good lawyer. He got the covenant. Kids off like why isn't he representing all these people for free. I don't know what he's doing. He's been banned from everything. So you can't from. But the reason cunanan chaman jacob. What's his last name. Jacob jacob chancellory jacob chance lee is still in prison. Es one supporter his mother. His mother was the one demanding. They give them organic food. I don't they just give him regular food and telemacho ganic. What's the difference i always. He knows shaman. Knows jerry like like. I'm my wife brought home a box of cereal last night and said organic and i always go. What the hell is that. Even mean would cereal. And on the back. It explained only one percent of farmland in. us is organic. This is special where they don't use pesticides apparently but who cares. What would you rather have pesticides on your grain. Run your tomatoes or pests. That your choice. Have you have organic food. That means bugs. Getting it. Right i guess. So i digress. I'm sorry okay. So that's important to this nut. He's in prison for trespassing. Got he'll never get out any wants to make sure there were no pesticides used on the on the on the ps that he's eating for dinner with his meatloaf in prison he said i'm starting to think he's not very not of sound mind. I'm starting to fake. Cunanan on man is a little unhinged person watched that interview in think any enrich conclusion that this guy is ill like he. He's not in the same universe as the rest of us. he's he's no different than the guy in the street corner ranting and raving about whatever city and. We're just taking him seriously. This they want to present this guy as the leader of a serious revolution that almost killed literally half of congress right and by the way they're shoving through a legislation and again. They did it yesterday last night in later tonight because they had to get out of dc because he was coming that to me and we mentioned this yesterday shattuck and i talked about the big allies. We've been told a lot of lies in the last year. Most of them about the about the corona about the china virus most to them about things. I mean god knows. She's lied to us every other day know today. Whatever being told lies about the virus and and whatever masks and spread and lockdowns and else. But i've never heard a bigger more transparent lie than the capitals under siege. That this these threats from white supremacists and i mean i've tweeted about it and invariably get these people tweet back and they said don't you remember january. Sixth and my answers. Of course i do and that's why it will never happen again. Because it was stupid it was unorganized. It was a mess. It hurt trump hurt the person they supposedly supported. And it'll never they'll never allow it again. They'll never be another january six plenty more kenosha and portland's in at t foot isn't slowing down at all. But i'm going to say that the white supremacist accused cunanan's whatever you wanna call them. They're not coming back today. They're just not they're at least for now they're done. It's ally you've been lied to. There will be no rights today. There's there's no more muffins to safe. We're all we're all good coupons. Think about the muffin sacred about the muffins. Someone you know. What's jerry nadler's in there. Right now gordon. His face off. Thank that man right there. They obama data gratitude. He stopped from stealing muffins. And you know. I think i think that he. We should all acknowledge he's he's a hero of sorts. He's a hero we stopped. He sang a song. He said a prayer. What's up people from ceiling. The if there were any support for him any you know on the right somebody would be saying this is nuts. He's dressed in curious since the insurrection is what congress has actually been doing a congress this insane before the bills yesterday. The majority of democrats over half voted to lower the age voting to sixteen. We've got the equality bill. They passed the george floyd bill yesterday which basically makes it impossible for police to do their jobs. One horrible thing after another. Nobody's talking about it because all we're talking about. Is this lunatic in jail. Talking about organic food or or. They're lying about an insurrection. Coming today because of white supremacist. It's ally everyone knows alive. There's no credible threats of them. And and i said this yesterday if they attacked the capital today bomb things and like you know like or destroy things like anti for weather underground. They actually attacked the capital. I will apologize but we all know it's a lie. We all know. A congress people are media lying to us. it's just an excuse because they no longer have donald trump. they need a boogeyman. They need an enemy. The enemy is this this shadowy white supremacist. Army that you know and they all go on. Tv they say the same thing. There credible threats. I've seen the intelligence of senior. It's real they know it's not but they need to pretend support for this. Podcast comes from pluto. Tv need an escape drop into pluto. Tv for a world of free tv stream hundreds of channels and thousands of movies and shows all for free. Yeah free no. Subscriptions no fees imagine twenty four seven channels of narcos star trek survivor. And everything else from hit movies to binge worthy. tv shows. The latest news live sports comedy and more. What are you waiting for. Download the free pluto tv app for android iphone roku and fire tv and start streaming now pluto. Tv drop in. Watch free so while you're worried about john. Or why are you. Worried about white. Supremacists people like my insane. Congressperson ianna press. They could say we're going to lower the voting age to sixteen. I believe it was well more. Let's get the numbers on this bill because I believe it was well more than the majority of of Democrats voting for this and the police reform. They wanna get rid of qualified immunity. Which is again insane there was a woman congresswoman. A big. you know large husky congresswoman from florida who gave a great speech because her husband's a swat team medic and this bill will take will not allow to wear a vest. She said a bullet proof vest. She brought the vest to the house. Floor said see this. You're trying to take this away from my husband. It was a great speech. I saw some excerpts. But the you you're so right that under this guy's the white supremacist coming. They're gonna ram through police reform which is not reform at all. It's it's criminal reform helping the criminals and earning the police and when people pay attention they see that but they're not paying attention. They're distracted by the shiny object. Which today is human shama shaman. And this alleged date that cunanan was going to inaugurate. They were to occupy him. Though that we're going to knock your it. Trump told trump is. Today's the day is supposed to back to dc and get inaugurated. I'll tell you. A fourth used to be inauguration day according to the original constitution. Jerry's you know that. Oh is that right. So we're gonna we're going back to it. I guess so. I mean we're going back to the hoover days. That's why they got rid of. This is the twentieth amendment jerry. They wanted to get rid of hoover quickly. Expediency they want to bring an fdr. What would what about archie bunker said man we could use a man like herbert hoover again. He said that. Yeah mr ed. Use a man like herbert hoover again that it was jacob need know welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight. Gr all the sal ran sound exactly like his wife his wife you don't know. Her name is edith You're you're right. The vote was one twenty five to ninety three in favor of lowering the voting age now for democrats. That's wall every single. Republican voted against it. Of course thank god but they don't have the majority so it and leader of this was my completely utterly insane congressperson. She's crazier than aoc or she's the craziest the most committed. She should be committed but she's the most committed. She's a true believer. She thinks everything and anything is racist and has new competition jerry. The chick from missouri right. That's true corey. Bush is is. I mean they're right there to believers they will never ever a compromise on anything she she thinks everything and everyone is racist. And any crazy idea. You have like whatever Lowering the voting age to sixteen. I mean i know some sixteen year olds seventeen zero. I mean the idea that eighteen year olds vote is scary. You know they should be raising the voting age to like forty. That's what i think but can we listen to my insane congresswoman with her mask on the house floor saying why should we should let sixteen year olds people who can't drive yet. People can't drink or have a firearm or people who are still in high school playing video games and smoking weed. They're supposed to vote. The chair now recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. Thank you mr speaker. I rise today in supported my amendment to h r one. The four the people act. Hr one is bowl. Transformative legislation which fights voter suppression promotes access to the ballot cracks down on money and politics and provides transparency to the american people passing. This bill has never been more urgent. We must act to protect and preserve our democracy. My amendment gets to the heart of hr one and recognizes the contributions that young people continue to make to our democracy by lowering the federal voting age. From ten to sixteen years of age. My amendment would enfranchise young americans to help shape and form the policies that will set the course for our future stop stop. I mean the idea that she gets to vote. And oh it's just frightening that voter suppression. We're suppressing seventeen year. Olds jerry right suppressant so my kidman updates the three and five being suppressed. What she the animal but the three year old but the five year old should definitely be allowed to. It's time you know what we're we're marginalizing five-year-old's by not allowing them to vote. Yes would have voted for jerry. Donald trump. I didn't tell them who to vote for. They came for sleep. I go who do you bought one to win. They said donald trump. why not. I don't like sleepy joe. Why not too sleepy to sleep. Well i think that's a job you five year. Old is a boy or girl. The five year old is a girl. She hasn't announced yet but we were going to sink. You sure. Did she decide yet. But for now it's about that time. You know i mean. I for four year olds decide. Dr rachel levine is gonna save us. Say i mean she's not ready to reach puberty but then again you could stop and she can never reach puberty if you decide but you're not involved in that decision. It's up to her yes it is. It is her choice her her big announcement day's coming in a couple of weeks. She's got a press conference held. We're gonna find out. The gender revealed a real gender. And it's truly amazing hundred. Twenty-five democrat congress a hundred and twenty-five want sixteen year olds to vote and understand. Why is that understand. Why i mean if if sixteen year olds voted for for the republican. They would say. Let's raise the voting age to forty five. It's there's no real conviction here. She doesn't mean that she doesn't want them to be mudge realized she means those people will vote for me and people as crazy as i am. I i mean. I i look every time i hear look at her. I say i have neighbors. I have family members who vote for this lunatic who want her making decisions that affect their lives. It is truly scary She she referred to earn a speech before it referred to deduct kindy God and you know those sixteen year olds it would be like ninety nine to one any sixteen year old who would actually go to the polls would be a true believer would like her would be insane but hopefully fortunately republicans only five vote deficit in the house. There's no way they can ram something as insane as this through. But we'll see and by the way joe biden is. He is he is. He said where he comes down on this. I'm sure kamala harris is all in all health as nets net. Let them know nancy. I know we play this game and you know times it seemed a little tedious but can you imagine if donald j trump or even whatever mitt romney or president or whatever and didn't know press conferences none for the first forty five days did no state of the union did no real public appearances where the media has access to him and when he did speak some handler decided when where or if he could take questions. I think. Yesterday's appearance was the most revealing and the most humiliating so far and let's be honest every day. He does something when he had to look the other day when he pulled the card out of his pocket to see how many people died and he just was rambling on any and a few days. Before that said. Why am i here. It's just embarrassing. It's forty five days in and we now all know that he's not really in charge. There are democrats that wanted a bipartisan. A push to take away his unilateral ability to wage war or to wage war every conference the missiles to start to use nuclear weapons lows in the background there every press conference now sitting there nodding like you never saw penn student. It's very clear that this guy sitting up there he doesn't know what the hell does say if he was on his own. He's all lost old man. Who doesn't know what to order at a restaurant. He doesn't know what time it is. What are we doing here. Leader of the free world. And everybody's cool with it because everybody knows that like obviously this guy's not in charge he doesn't know what the hell is doing and eighty million. People allegedly voted for. Oh i shouldn't say that. Eddie definitely definitely voted for eighty million definitely voted for him and there was no foul play at all. It was one hundred percent legit and he earned it. Deserved an all eighty million of very very happy with the choice I i i i mean we got to be carefully. We've been flagged for cunanan support. So let me just say that. I think he's completely lucid and coherent. And he's going to be one of the great presidents of all time and if he if he isn't. I trust every i trust nance with all my heart. Everything about auto is he's gymnasts because gymnasts i mean obviously does golf. He does football. I mean he's a big star. Gymnasts we now know is running the country. That is scary. Yeah let's see you. Thank you and i'm happy to take questions of as you. I'm supposed to do nance whatever you want me to do. Didn't take questions you got that is. It's one thing to say. No mr president we got. We got an appointment. We gotta go somewhere. We don't have time. we're out of time. They just bring the curtain down on this poor old man they just i mean that's not really his fault he's at. I'm happy to take questions so he was willing to take questions. And you know they can Arrange it so only friendly questions are asked and he doesn't have to risk barrasso but they decided a better thing to do. Just flip the switch and bring the curtain down that is million the way you know her name is gonna last year is gonna last four years. I guess was eighteen months. Initially that was the over. Under you. And i talk about it before the over under eighteen months. I'm going way under now because there's why chain like it's working fine. They have this idiot. Upfront friendly guy that you know. Joe miracle likes joe and he has no clue. Brilliant when you think about it he just isn't running anything. There's somebody behind the scenes pulling everything. Whoever's behind the scenes america wouldn't like so the just throw joe up there and you pull the strings and he says what the behind the strings are thinking and it works out well. I was wondering we checked. Like the nancy actually said take everything. I said nancy. Nancy pelosi. i don't know why we didn't pick up on that one. yeah yeah. He was speaking to the Democratic for the house democrats. He's so nancy. Nancy pelosi who older than he is is putting the curtain down to prevent him from answering any questions Well i'll tell you why. And i think it was Dana perino used to be a press secretary Press spokesman whatever for bush. She said this one thing that will upset the media the media obviously totally completely in the tank for the man but they will not like the fact that he never faces them never takes questions never stamps. Before them and make state. I mean they will not like the fact that he is being protected shielded from them. Even is amazing when you consider a guy like trump faces the media. The first question is why you lie so much and everything is hostile. Everything is is negative. He knows if he goes before the media or wife i was leading around by the elbow knows if he goes for the media. They'll say gee what is enchanted you the most about being in the white house. What's is vanilla. Still your favourite milkshake. I mean they will absolutely slurp him up but he still won't take the risk. What does that tell you. Do about joe about joe that he that he won't go before the media when he knows the media is there for one reason only to rub his feet and make him feel good and make him look good. They're part of the same team. Any still won't go before them and take biden is no longer the vegas odds on favourite and looking at it right now to win the democratic nomination kamala is. She's plus two hundred joe's plus two twenty five then is elizabeth warren. No but do you know who. The overwhelming on the republican side is overwhelming. It's trump but trump. i take you won't when they took when they took him out. one poll had donald trump. Junior's the favorite of christ and the power the trump gins. But i think this in a long way to go to santa says doing great easy meetings like third or fourth on that list pence's on that list. Ted cruz is on that list. But i think among actual republicans who are paying attention. I think to santa's is now the favourite. I've known different. Florida would ban if that drugged out socialist one an talk about talk about minimum avoiding a disaster. I saw someone tweet that out the other day. He is what almost happened. They show him passed out naked with the with the hooker. And he's a truck like applied or whatever drug paraphernalia. That goes almost governor of florida. And right now if he were governor. It'd be shut down and It'd be if the whole thing it'd be does that. They'd be unemployment and businesses going under and everything else they. They dodged a bullet and they like our tweeden. Jerry it is the control group it is the oasis of freedom like people are literally fleeing to i. I've never met so many people that are going to florida all the time. Now it's like it's literally a different country down. It's free america in. I say this all the time because people When they tweet a reuter talk about restaurants going under or whatever any business gyms they say because of the pandemic. this restaurant is closing. And i do this. And i know it's tedious but i'm going to continue doing us a correction. It is not because of the pandemic that restaurant would be alive. And well if it were in orlando or tampa jacksonville. If that same restaurant that you know is near. Boston gardner fenway. It's gone or in florida. It would be doing fine so thus it's not the pandemic it's the governor in our case we have a crazy liberal tie-in tyrant charlie baker. Who's not going to be happy till he destroys every restaurant. And i said the stay shattuck and i talked about it and i know you'll enjoy turtaboi. This is gonna be fun watching. All the states. Open up watching liberals lose their mind. Texas opens up for business. Which kinda surprising that had already opened. gets rid of the mask mandate and immediately all these limousine liberals these elitist pompous holes like like gregg popovich and baidoa rock. That half a moron says That greg. Abbott signed a death warrant for the state of texas and the republicans are death cult. That wants to kill people. They don't care president call them neanderthals jerry. The true neanderthal. Thinking is to open up your konami by the way you wanna talk you. If you want to know just what phonies these people are. And i i. I'm i'm hesitant to call baidoa phony. Because he's too stupid to be a phone you know. He can't he doesn't understand he's a phony it's what he's doing. Don't i totally underestimated. I think he looks like a kennedy and he's dumb like kennedy. I mean in. If he didn't look like kennedy he'd be it'd be working at a car wash. But anyway this i want to get to this item before we get to a couple of things In in cuomo gov performance yesterday finally cuomo earned his emmy yesterday crying on cue But it ain't gonna work. But but this to me should infuriate everybody. And i i understand for some reason. We're so partisan and you know the the biden people hate the trump people in the democrats and republicans in the cnn. People hate fox people. But shouldn't we all agree that this story while we are you know. People like o'rourke organ popovich. You're saying must remain in lockdown while we have governors like baker and whitmer newsom still locked us still keeping kids out of school still destroy businesses in the name of science. Should we all agree. It's insane that they released the number one hundred eight illegal aliens in texas at the border were released into this country. After testing positive for covid. They got on buses. They went to north carolina. Virginia new jersey among other places. Good they were just the fact the fact that a country be let them get on a bus. See you let them spread out. It's like one of those movies like you ever see a movie. Contagion a movie about with the stand movie about a virus or voter epidemic and they show you that little graphic thing and it's shows that aligns spread all over the country immediately you know five cases becomes fifty because five hundred and soon few days. It's millions so we are afraid. Still people wear masks. You know alone outside sledding. People are lucky. Some kids aren't in school. You still can't go to restaurants in some places. We're still in full panic lockdown mode. We still have people like you telling us. We're all gonna die at the same time. We release illegal aliens in the we release illegal aliens into the country on buses to bring the virus to other places other states. Shouldn't we all be like alarmed by that upset. By end they have to quarantine when they get through new state so they can't work your new now they call ever loans. That's that's a good question. No quarantining involved. It's and at the same time. The president sort of says it's neanderthal thinking to open up businesses at the same time that he is allowing encouraging people to come over the border and not just don't quarantine a dope test literally test them find some positive and let them go. How is that not a. That's an offensive word. It's a it's commercials it's offensive to people who are caveman and who you know are ogres in general and stuff like that. Why are we using you. Don't -fensive to people with big four hits. Yeah like people who have beard cunanan chaumont guy. He kind of looks like a little bit right right. He he he is. I'd say that's accurate. But that's utter madness but you know we got lots of madness on this today on. This an inauguration day We we. I don't want to say we're going to gloat every day. But we're gonna gloat every day about cuomo because we've been talking about for ten months on. What is what is absent. Scumbag is and i hear a lot of people turtle boy let me. Let me mention a shake concrete before we do. Because i'm to get to that in a couple of things in the time is flying by with you and we got to get to your latest I don't want you wanna call it but your latest adversary. Turtle boy has a new. I have a lot of adversaries. Adversarial doesn't put you back in the nuthouse. 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Yesterday we saw a lion scummy sleazy bullet of narcissistic politician tried to save his own ass and it became comical Cuomo and and a lot of people like me who were on cuomo. Ten months ago listen everything. Janus teen said followed the story closely. Understand that he will never ever do anything worse than he did. Last much twenty fifth almost a year ago when he sent coronavirus positive patients into nursing homes murdering literally wiping out ten perhaps fifteen thousand or more senior. Susan's it's hard to do something in office. Worst than that. You know so much so many worse things. You can do that you can enjoy. You can use a offensive term. You could say there's only two genders anymore things you get divorced you could say You could be a white guy who pretends to be a black cartoon. That would be big. No no you can. You could say that your you could use that jemima syrup. You would think all lives matter. Ooh don't stop status as a family. Podcast we're not going to sell lives matter here but it doesn't really matter what he does from here on in because of what he already did is already impeachable. It's criminal he does not belong in society belongs in prison. He's a monster. We've gone over this time and again what he did. On march twenty fifth was signed the death warrant to steal beta term a death mort for fifteen thousand seniors and the reason he did it is only two things that could have compelled him one he was afraid to make trump look good. If he put the seniors of the coronavirus patients on the ship or the javits center would have made trump. Look good or two you get money nursing home. Owners get money when they die in the nursing homes and he's and they are big supporters of his financial supporters of his. So either way it's just venal it's vile. He's a monster. A lot of the love gov leibel how they any credibility left after this fricken shicho. They've put america through this. This a joke. We've been laughing at that. The cuomo brothers this whole time and they've been putting up like a series interviews. How is that ever allowed in the first place he did. Did nine of us all friendly some with props. Big cue tips. He literally called him to love gove and said. Do you want people to know that you're single and ready to mingle divorced divorced from kennedy's divorced and apparently he's quite the you know quote he's got he's got chelsea handler all moist as through. I don't know if you've noticed but she's too old for a meal in likes them in their twenties in. Hey can't say. I blame them if if they're not at least forty years younger than he is not interested. I mean if the other way around it's a little bit weird as normal sixty year old guy. He's got a lot of money. Famous twenty eight year okay. What was the other way around. It was like a forty year old woman. Twenty eight year old. That'd be different. You know i mean. He lives in albany guys. I mean i don't know what else. Let's right aalto. Geraldo defense was given defended him and said he lives in albany the most boring city in america. And he's single so he's putting his hands on underlings a wide up chicks from schenectady jerry and get on get on tender if you really looking for love But you're right. Chris cuomo we'll go to his grave embarrassed humiliated because those videos of him playing footsie with his brother and giggling at that very moment there was a new york senior citizen. Maybe some you know world war two vet gasping for air. His lungs filled up with fluid. Any took his last breath alone in a nursing home because of this scumbag. That's what's going. On and chris komo's saying you single and ready to mingle their loved gov but anyway he cried on cue. He apologized to whatever who ever heard and he said. I never touched anybody immediately. When he said that the video of the pictures of him holding that poor girl's head in his hands and he's big and she small and it's looks frightening. I said she looks like an isis bride. If if he doesn't if she doesn't submit he's gonna kill her whole family. That's what it looks like. And lots of people like me who've been on this for ten months say who cares about that he killed fifteen thousand seniors. Well i don't care if al capone is going down for tax evasion. I'm going to be. I'm going to rejoice that. He's going down that this guy is going down for putting his hands on young women against their will or ask him play to poker or asking if they elective sex with old man. He's a creep. Pervert a scumbag. We will make sure those fifteen thousand people and their families are not forgotten. We will mention them every single day but we have to bring down. He's he's he's a monster. If this briggs up down if this forces him out of office. I hope they still pursue criminal charges if this embarrasses him then i want. I'm going to enjoy it. okay. I'm going to enjoy the fact that this guy's not gonna wait not stepping jerry. Ralph northam is still the governor of virginia pelosi democrats the only democrat dumb enough to resign. Is al franken and he learned his lesson afterwards. Like they're like oh wait. You don't have to do that. You just wait it out of the outrage cycle the pass and then they go onto the next one. He'll be good trust you will. You will never resigned. You're right he's too arrogant is you. Know he's he's to power-drunk he loves the job. He loves the power you know. He will never resigned but he'll be compromised. What else you'll never be president. He'll never be president. So that's a good thing and i long stays in office. The more humiliated. He's going to be the more humiliated chris. Cuomo is going to be so. Let them stay. But can we play the cut where he starts to cry or and you tell me. Just how phony this is. How just oh. What an actor. He is just ridiculous and you are right. You can find hundreds of pictures of me Making the same gesture with hundreds of people women men children etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me. Kissing people men women it is my usual and customary way of greedy. You know that because you've watched me for Let's just say More years than we are remember by the way it was my father's way of greeting people. The governor of the state you want people to feel comfortable you want to reach out to them I i it's okay to grab a woman by the facing say i i wanna kiss you because your father told you to do so Thirty years ago. Or you know what i mean. This kiss men. I haven't seen any pictures of them. Kissing a man. In fact i see them pick video of kissing a woman over forty now. They're all but that picture that picture. That's everywhere jerry. That was after that. She says he put his hand like right on her. Backside exposed skin address and all that stuff and she was already scared shitless in that moment obviously and then he goes and does that. It's like it's and she said He said can i kiss you to whatever. She is twenty five year old at a wedding reception. Can i kiss you right in front of all. These people and their friend is videotaping. It or taking photographs surprised. You didn't take itself and put it on instagram jerry. But he's so arrogant thinking get away with anything. I think This he's gonna eventually. He won't resign your but he will be compromised and he will be a joke. Hell all his friends the late night comedians. They all turned on him. You know all these all these john all of these a holes who were praising him more loving him were telling you what a great performance he gave all spring and you know who who wanted him to win an emmy and write a book and everything else. They've turned on him his best friends chelsea handle. She's turned him yet but she well. She's still ride them. Jerry would still jump on the love she would say it's a kind of touch you. Oh absolutely governor. Whatever we gotta get to a couple of other things. I want to get to this trying to get to it all week but and then we'll get to your new feud which i'm enjoying so far off. Did you see what terry francona son nick francona. Who's a ex marine. And he's worked in baseball for a number of organizations. He's kind of a candidate guy. He's kind of a truth teller he got. He's the one that talked about alex. Birsh do go the scumbag. Red sox the guy they traded. Mookie betts for he was in arizona when when was involved in that Deal with a young runaway girl got beaten up and they took pictures and anyway he was the one that told the truth. Who kind of. Let the cat out of the bag. The gave was covering it up. And i respect. The guy don't know him but he sounds like a guy who doesn't can't stand can't tolerate a cover up aurelie. The latest story in cleveland is that they allowed mickey callaway when he was a pitching coach for terry francona. To a sexually harassed. Lots of women you know he is thing was sending don pictures which you know that sexual harassment. Is it welcomed dong pictures before and the re one. The reason we got in trouble is the wa- husband of a woman. He said don pictures to confronted him or confronted the indians and according to nick francona terry francona tito beloved. Tito knowing in boston covered it up or allowed to happen. Then mickey callaway. The jig is up. everyone knows. he's a dirt bag. There's all kinds of women coming forward. But he puts a statement out. Nick francona which i couldn't believe and he just throws dad to the wolves. He says you know his father. A story broken. The athletic which is a problem. Lots of people didn't read. Sartre excerpted it was a great story. On how calloway's arrest all kinds of women and he. So he's sending out without asking. I like can i send you one A good question. I don't know if anyone asked them if permission but he said i confronted my father and it's clear he simply doesn't get it. I'm hesitant to get into personal details of my family situation. But my father and i do not have a particularly close relationship largely as a result of disagreements about his conduct some of which has been reported over the years and some of which has not. Now he's talking about. I assume when he left the red sox and the red sox smear campaign was that he was taking drugs so he was. You know living in a hotel. He was banging everything. I mean he was out of control and we all at least i did. I kind of like frank. Kona did necessary like the ownership. Just said it was kind of despicable that they that they lodged this Started this Smear campaign on his way out the door it seemed kind of sleazy well apparently Mick francona his son the marine pilot. Here he says. I've always tried to stand up for what i felt was right even when it is an easy in this case that means acknowledging that my own father and his colleagues are clearly in the wrong. Their behavior's unacceptable and even worse. It's hard to have faith in them to improve and learn when they see more concerned about covering up wrongdoings then addressing them honestly. I don't think this is a problem. That is unique to the indians. I think there needs to be reckoning in major league baseball. Unfortunately the commissioner's office is part of the problem. Not the solution until a truly independent. Outside parties brought in these problems will continue to plague the sport. Come out who's who's dick pic was it. Mickey callaway pitching indians. I And there's all kinds of women who came forward to the athletic saying that he did it to them and on and on and on. He's I think the evidence not sure but i think It's not that hard. Some cans of didn't hands. Yes it's in. his hands. Hands of the commissioner's office. This guy is dead. Man walking mickey callaway. But this doesn't look good for franconian covered. It up it went on for years. It has own son is saying that He couldn't he wouldn't stop. He wouldn't be honest. I guess i gotta say this looks good for the red sox ownership because he does sound like frank conan is not what we thought i mean we knew he was a little bit of a you know character but he sounds like covering up sexual harassment. Just because it's his own pitching coach. I'm surprised nick. Francona hasn't gotten more play but then again we reach out to trump conan called him and he doesn't wanna talk about it anymore probably because he called out his dad and his dad is Obviously as i mean tito said in a statement that he was disappointed that his son would make it public and all that stuff but you know he probably just doesn't want feed it anymore than he already did. Obviously a man came forward to the team to the mets to the indians. He got the job at the mets and a man came forward to the indians apparently because he had enough and said the kellaway set pornographic material to his wife to his own wife. The man why would he care if he did through with the make care. I don't know that's what i'm asking. That doesn't make any sense. So which means he said to the man's wife. Oh the man's apologized jerry. This some expert on. That's correct connoisseur. As the athletic twenty two people and they'd send the calloway's sexual indiscretions permeated the workplace to such an extent that it would have been for top officials not to be aware and then nick franken said yes. My dad knew all about it so his own son through francona under the bus. That is brutal but i guess you know frank conan nick. Francona didn't want to tolerate it. Didn't want to see this go on any longer. So like tito could have just brought it to. I mean he's claiming that he knew and he didn't do anything but couldn't have just brought it to the appropriate people and said are you guys figure it out because my job is to deal with the baseball team you think nick francona would have known that right. If he's there with his dad he would have said yes. He did what he had to do. We went to manage. We went to ownership but they knew this creep was harassing left. And right and i guess he might be a damn good pitching coach because they can't do anything about it but it amazes me guy's got a great career. He was going to be a manager and he. He can't stop sending pictures of junk tube. Strange women that is a bizarre sickness and again when you send all of his rookie at the like when you send the dick your understanding the recipient of this now has you by the balls for your never do anything to them. They will always have something over to you. That can destroy. It is literally the most risky thing you can do. This guy sounds like he's just sending them out. Willy nilly like. Hey here's some dick. How about this. What do you think of this like the into himself. This guy. it sounds. You're right he's he's he's forty five years old and he's still doing this. It's like a high school kid doesn't use as a dumb kid. Midlife crisis think of it think of it you not only turtle boy does the woman have you by the balls forever but so does everybody shares it with you and she sharing it like a woman doesn't just get addicted and just like you know what i'm want to keep to myself now. She tells her friends. Guess what i get the the the creep of the day creeper. Do you think it's pretty big. It's pretty Both names in that. I don't care how good a pitching coach or in the case of you know we've seen it before with others. You are a smart man. You're not a smart man. I don't want you on my side. And i want you work for me or with me. If you're that stupid to do this you know. Your judgement. Is that lacking i mean. Well at least consent. I ask him like. Would you like to see my genitals. Will this help. Will this arouse you. Well this works is this better than the pink vibrator like will this work. You can ask those questions that are just sending you don't just send. What are you thinking. The the angry husband went to the indians and then he went to major league baseball. The commissioner went to the commissioner's office and said you got a guy a pitching coach. Who sending my wife pictures of his genitals. I'm gonna say it's over. It's over just like what's the guy's name was going to be the mets. Gm the local right. What was his name. I can't remember his name anymore. check that because he's one of your heroes. He played college hockey. So davis idolize. He's just as fat loser. Couldn't stop hit a great job. He's about to make two million a year running the mets but he couldn't help himself gary porter. Jared port edison pictures of himself to two girls. Now what's he doing. I think i- sarma making my sub at subway the other day. It's all over because he couldn't stop sending pictures of himself. I before we couldn't by the way like if you're in that situation couldn't you just read out everybody but your father. You know what i mean like. There's enough other strange. But i know what his father they had. A bad divorce was mother on. Your parents is all the rage now since that girl at the capital. That's not true. It's trendy now. I promise. I will never do that. Some can't relate to turning on your parents or sending a picture of my wiener to anybody anywhere. Ever but one thing i can relate to is totally was doing last night. Fighting finding with crazy woke Liberal lunatics who are supposed to be educating your children. When i see store is like what you had last night. I think of the kids. That's the way affect the kids. This person this nutjob. You're fighting with this guy with a check of vera shirt on which is as you point out that is that eliminates him from You know polite society immediately. You cannot be a good teacher a good. If you're wearing a shake vera shirt You're just an idiot. I either total radical or. You're an idiot and this guy is a coach and a teacher. In someone's kids are in his charge right now as we speak. That is frightening as you point out. You know. these he is Got a history of racist statements racist tweets and and and on top of it all. He doesn't like me which is really disturbing. Because shockingly because. I'm a big fan of his. He's a great guy he. He went private yesterday really. Yeah i mean. But i'm already following him so i get to see stuff. It was like when colin went private. And if you fall if you're one of his seventeen thousand dollars you can still see what kevin colin rates but. Yeah i mean. This guy is posting some insane things blatantly racist things on on his twitter all day long on the clock by the way the everett public schools. Jerry are closed. They've been closed because of covid. Nineteen while the casino in town remains fully operational of course but the schools cannot open and during school hours when they're are so busy. This is so much higher by the way jerry. That's all lie. I live with the teacher. Okay the done at eleven thirty. It's it's a big lie this whole thing. That teachers are working harder. And so he's he's tweeting out racist garbage and he gets away with it. Because you can do that. If you're not white you can say pretty much wherever you want. Because they had this loophole where you can't be racist if you're black around you know that i did know that i've noticed that i noticed critical race theory and cena facetiously. It mean like with a straight face. I can't racist black. Obviously can't racist duh so he's just tweeting out the stuff and any normal person if i tweeted out. If you just switch black and white on any of his tweets you'd be fired immediately and this guy gets away with it. And so i put a story out there and he's whining about systemic racism. And i'd like to point out that. The superintendent of everett is women of color. He's a person of color. The principle of everyday school is a person of color. That's the system in everett. The system is what if systemic racism is so apparent so obvious. Why is the entire city of. Everett seemed to be run by people who are not white good question and he doesn't use this platform to spew this in a critical race theory. We all know That is you protected to say. The least cannot call him out. You tried it immediately. They came came after you and you invited him on your life show correct i did. He's coming on monday. We're going to have a debate on critical race critical race theory which means every white person is born racist. That's basically the premise. It's being used to poison the minds. Fortunately the good news is it's kids aren't back in school correct. Yes god forbid. He focused on that a monday night. Good because the school their minds will be poisoned yet. Again by the likes of this gentleman who i and when he attack me. I noticed all i did was asked the question about the jacob. Blake thing we did a show on it like we tried to spot spoke to some law enforcement people and we said what was the proper procedure here. When jacob blake resisted arrest tried to get in the car reach. I knife tried to take off with his children in the car. What were the cop supposed to do. I asked the question that there's racist. You can't ask the question. Jacob blake at a knife was resisting arrest. Two raped allegedly raped. The woman the mother of these children and they did what they had to do by the way. There's never been any charges because the cops followed proper procedure. We know that jacob blake admits he reached for a knife. It's kind of not a not a thing anymore. But apparently the fact that the cup was white and the and the suspect was was not is sharing sharing tmz links that say that jacob blake was unarmed. That's untrue jacob. Blake himself has said. I was armed with a knife. So this principle. Who's supposed to be. Some of the kids look up to is spreading misinformation and increasing racial tensions on the internet. And this just okay. We're allowed to do that. This is this is what god my attention that people to tweet yesterday. He said. I'm always careful of folks who say they feel attacked when discussing race if you are white in this case being attacked as indeed a gross over exaggeration because there is nothing i can do to snatch your thanos like privilege thrown. So basically what he's saying. There is that i i call you racist and you can't object to me calling you racist if you feel like i'm being attacked. That's just your privileged speaking. So it's they found these amazing loopholes. You gotta give it to them well. I'm looking forward to your debate. That will be interesting. Don't you know guy like this is not used to debating is used to getting Not even getting questioned on anything so it will be interesting to hear you guys debate. Hopefully it'll be it'll be several you know like a good civil debate but You can check that out. Check out the blog. The turtle boy did on this subject at tv daily news dot com and you can follow him at t tb underscore aiden. That's right idea in the whole story. Is there if you're interested Turtaboi thanks man. We will talk to you next week. big day. I gotta get to washington. We are taking over the capital trump's on his way i'm looking forward to it so we gotta get to log on occupation and god knows we're all in we are all in but thanks to Dc you and shake now. Having thanks to max and Pluto tv and all our wonderful sponsors thanks to everybody for listening rating reviewing intel telling a friend. I appreciate it. this is the callahan podcast. I'm gerry callahan. And we will talk again soon. Why am i stopping you. No one else stops. I don't i. Can i go home. Good gerry callahan podcast.

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Starting 9 Episode #86 - Harper Returns, deGroms Run Continues

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Starting 9 Episode #86 - Harper Returns, deGroms Run Continues

"Welcome back to starting nine never. Eighty six we are not to a week for the major league baseball season birthday episode. It's no longer. My birthday was a great birthday. I my brain is fry like going to the west coast and having like a three hour time difference. And then like my brain thinks that it's like three o'clock in the morning, but it's actually just midnight. It's it's been it's been a complete mind. Fuck this week. You haven't had a lot to be excited about if we're being completely honest being totally honest up in up until up until game three of the series. You've wanted to get back on an airplane and get back to New York as bad as anybody on the west coast right now. Yeah, I've only wanted to really leave because the Red Sox suck. But like, I've I've thoroughly in. Enjoyed not being in the office in New York barricading myself in my hotel room and just plugging my laptop into this hotel TV in watching just random baseball games base. What I've been doing the entire what about the what about the bludgeoning you received on? On the bowling alley on the hard wood of the bowling alley. If you will Jared. Yeah. I don't think that that happened. I think what happened on the bowling alley which you'll see in the starring nine blog was was a tale a heroic tale of a comeback story summer. I I don't know many that are talking about that the summer Saturday talking about summer saying there's going to be a rebranding going along the Saugus gutter ball. I don't know. If you've heard that is no, it's it's a it's actually the vlag will tell the tale of a hero who who overcame. One of the Fuller's in in the country to become one of the one of the most revered bowlers in the country. It's actually incredibly impressive just as long as the good, folks. Do get a good visual of what that final scoreboard. Look like both games. That's that's really what I want that that second game the comeback of a century. Like, I said it was a very respectable score. Someone even called good. Not great. But it was very good for for someone that bold like twenty five in the first game. Yeah. I had I had to hear the nine or the the candle pin bullshit. Jay. The law needed. Don't even because that's not like a fallacy if you if you play kissed you moaning about having to bowl a ball that weighs more than ten pounds. That's what I had to deal with. It's just not real bowling. If I told Jared, do you think you think you'd be better off competing against me in a sport where we through something lighter things that needed to be knocked down is that what you're telling me that are out to it's an art form candle pin bowling is an art form. Jared. I was a professional painter. Have you ever have you ever been camping bowling before j I certainly have multi? Okay. Okay. So you would you can attest to the fact that Carrollton bowling is extremely difficult and nothing like big bobbling. Oh, we'll yes, it is a highly skilled game Oregon doesn't have any skins, and I will say that my favorite part about candle pin bowling. And why I like it more than regular bowling is because the balls are lighter. And I am weak. Which which is why these? Yeah. Is is a big candle Pinner. 'cause because if it wasn't if it wasn't all heaters. If it wasn't on the bowling alley J corrobos. Actually, he decided he wanted to take it to the to the basketball court. So the pop shot. Yeah. Where he got smoked and table hockey, not smoked. None of that worked out. We played evil. Oh, yeah. Didn't even eight oh, it was image ski ball. It was crazy. I was like is this guy like throwing this on purpose? Did he did? He how fine like a Vegas line where he could bet against themselves. So he's now throwing this to make money. I didn't think fence for. Rain. Papi shot record plank. That's what happened after a beat crops. Then he wandered over the table hockey was like table hockey. It's fine. I don't have to wear ice skates. I think I could do this. Well, you quickly found out that you don't wanna play somebody who's parked Carney in Barney games is that. VH one behind the music of that table hockey game. I score all the goals on myself. I could've been playing Ellen over there. And she would have won seven two two. Like, I was just letting them all in. I was like Wendell Kim over there, just waving them all in ping, ping, ping. It was it was actually had nothing to do with Dallas. I looked fucking like laser Ramon Laureano out there. Just. Seed feed this log is going to be fire. Yeah. Now dame? If all that foot has got destroyed though sell. Going to sell long history of that tell you Brinza Brin skill set is going to be immediately put to the test as far as well. She can edit because this is this is got Portnoy baseball field written all over it. Yeah. I mean shot the Brin. She's she's my she's my new Frankie. But yeah, I mean be a real shame. If that just didn't make the cut we have so much baseball footage. You know like that's a four game series Dallas four-game series. See, you know, we don't have time for the kitty shit. But definitely go to the starting night YouTube page, just go to YouTube dot com. Search starting nine actually had somebody when we were at the game on Wednesday night. It was like a there was some kid that was watching us being filmed the whole time. And he was like, what's what's going on here? You guys YouTube channels starting nine check it out. He subscribed. Took out his phone. He clipped click subscribe right in front of my face. Love it love see that which you do boots on the ground type effort. Yeah. You know what else? I love to see tell me a big time. He'll return, you know that. I appreciate a little he'll action. I do your Hewlett heart. What's what's, what's what's your mascot named stopper says they stumper? That's right. Yeah. I don't know if you saw that. Did you see this video Jay? Yeah. Yeah. So. A cake eating contest for stoppers birthday. And it was me versus an A's fan, and we're both like leaning down in front of birthday cake and stop our puts his hand on the back of my head. I was like, I know what's going to happen here. We're both going to go to eat the cake, and he's gonna smash my face into the cake. And then the as fan is gonna have no cake on his face. I know how this ends. Okay. No, no stumper. You're not on not not happening. Okay. I slip out the old slip out as fan gets his his face. Smashing some cake. I'm getting booed by the seventy five hundred fans and attendance. Yuck. It up for the getting booed. But not as bad as Bryce Harper. Got booed in his return to DC. There is some people are saying why why boo guy that that did so much for your cities sit so much for your franchise because he left for way, more money. Like, it's it's not. That you hate him. It's just you know, you don't boost someone that you don't want on your team. They're not saying brew, you suck. Boo. Fuck you, there's well, they probably fuck you. But who you suck? They're saying where unhappy that you're not on our team anymore. That's what those boos are. That's that's where they're coming from your exactly, right. That's where they're coming from in this part of the whole like, you know, where do you draw the line at what fans perceivable get to do or how they get to behave. I would say this is a great example of this is what fans quite literally pay for to go and voice their opinion in this in this fashion because at the end of your boo like at the end of your breath when you're finally letting that last is role at you. There's probably some heartfelt like you just said your God damn I wish she was on our team coming coming right behind that. Because you're pissed because you've been spoiled to see what you've seen day in and day out watch what you watched day in day out feel that energy from this man day in and day. And now, he's gone. And you've wherever you've watched the courtship. Okay. You basically had to play the bachelor with your favorite. Layer and watch twenty nine other teams try to fuck him and figure out at the end, you really had no chance to get that rose and the person that you were sitting right across from in your own division. Yeah. Yeah. You pretty much feeling like they've been dating. Hi, bad. Tighter with. I thought you were with us go climb. And now here it is like it's it's official. You'll forever never come back here. Damn and they're and they're swallowing that jagged little pill swallow hip down. It's not a it's not really the best case scenario if being us because you know, he got drafted a one one doesn't exciting times the Strasbourg one one pick the the Harper one one pick. It was it was an exciting time for baseball in DC. He grew up in front of their eyes. He became a arguably the face of baseball over there. And then he goes to Philly, which you know, if I'm if I'm nationals fan, I sort of have some sort of. Solace in knowing. We were in his head during that press conference. I can't wait to bring the title back to DC. I mean, he that's what he said. He said that in his Phillies press conference that snow. No, I understand what you're trying to do here. Try to fluff. The nets fans. Other. Is there such thing? Feel like when we went to DC there. There weren't like many diehard nets fans like there's a lot. It's a big transplant city, and I get that. But if you're there in in your USA seeing Bryce Harper showing up in the in the home Uni, then it's yeah, it's upsetting. But again like does just out of habit. He said DC had a habit because that's police. He's known. He's right. Oh, I know the young from a boy into a young man in DC. So it's not like he was airing their DC wasn't necessarily on the brain DC has built that brain DC has formed that brain. So you're going to be seeing the tearing down of that DC foundation and a rebuilding rebranding and remolding of the brotherly love, Bryce Harper. Like dude love brotherly love from Bryce. That's where we're go. That's that's who you're going to be seeing over the next ten plus years and the best part, obviously is Mad Max gets them. Twice crowd goes nuts. It's kind of like, yeah. You know, like, I'll put out put you over, you know, I got my money bags, and I'm outta here with three hundred thirty million. I'm leaving spend the rest of my career in Philly. A put you guys over I'll give you your moment to cheer. But then the bad guy in the end how many movies in the end is a bad guy. Win seven nothing. Number seven like the movie seven, I think there's only one that's pretty much it a movie where the bad guy wins hits a fucking coal lawsuit tank into the second deck the bat flip to boot. Go fuck yourself. I'm outta here. I think like BUSTER only it might have been BUSTER is Bob Costas. I think it was Bob Costas was saying something like if if Bryce opera stays healthy throughout the duration of his contract. He's going to play in DC some like two hundred and fifty to three hundred times. So get used to it get used to it. This is he's got a new home, and he does shit like that. And he will do shit like that to you. Yeah. So now, it's fans don't get all bungled up. You're going to see a lot of. Yeah. A whole lot of them which is. I mean, I'm all here for the I feel like last year we were talking about the impending Bryce Harper free agency. But in terms of like, honing in on his actual talent more people were talking about the off the field stuff of Bryce Harper. The contract where you're gonna go versus like this guy hits. Bob's like maybe we should be talking about that. I think we've finally got back that with Bryce opera, which is which is good thing. Because even even idell we've had we've had conversations on his podcast. But like, you know, who's who's the face of baseball. Now, he's talked to what Aaron judge after the homerun derby in seventeen we've even considered Alex bregman and Mike droughts in the conversation because of how good he is. But I think personality has a lot to do with that. But then Bryce Harper after I think after what he does this year. It's kinda like all right? We're back to we're not. We're not ready to dethrone Bryce oppor. He's. And I think the correct word to apply here for Bryce Harper in his role or position or status in baseball. Is there's no doubt. He is the most polarizing overnight organ. There's there's really not a close second as far as polarization because you have so many opinions about what he's worth what he's not worth. So many pins about what he can do who we will be a lot of the pins about what he has been because there's been some great success. And there's been some mediocrity mixed in as well. And there's been some fluke injuries as well. So there's a lot there's a lot that goes on. We talk about Bryce Harper. That's why polarizing is is is a kind of way to categorize it. But nonetheless for him to show up in DC dropped dick the way he did. And just basically dismiss everybody wearing a NATs logo with that bad flip. That's just. The biggest later. Yeah. Do you? Are you getting the growing sense that like this is the year that starting pitchers relievers? They sort of let off on the whole like old man approach that bat flip served something that angers pitchers. I feel like everyone is baffling. They before it was just like the big names are bat flipping because it's like fuck you. I can do that. Because I'm player axe. But now you got guys like Tim Beckham or backflip in every single time. They fucking square one up. I I'm here for it. All and I'm here for this as well. I don't know if you saw Chris archers outing the other day, but he ended up punching somebody out on a dirty fucking slider. And basically mood walked off the mound. And it was foot nominal is ingredients. It's nominal until Chris Archer like gives up a bomb and then cries about them bat flipping. That's the one thing is like you have to it has to be to a street with Archer. It hasn't been that way. Which like? Love to get him on the podcast ask him about that. Because I remember, you know, he'd he's done that plenty of times, I think it was I can't remember who was against. But I I remember blogging about it where he gave up. I think he he shook somebody out, and then he was doing some sort of shimmy off the mount, and then whoever was against got pissed off and you can read his lips. And he was like, I'm just having fun. I'm just having fun. But I also remember him getting very upset when Ortiz you say hit bombs off of him. And then he would say this guy thinks he's bigger than the game. It's like it. It has to go both ways. If you wanna do your shit if you strike people out, that's fine. We love it the fans love it. But you can't then get upset when guys foot. Can't do it. You're absolutely right. And I yeah, I I don't know if that's I don't think that's who arches at heart. I've it's it's documented this is it is. I'm not saying that that didn't happen. I'm saying, I don't think that's who he is at heart. Don't think he's dying on that hill of hitters thing that they're bigger than the game or one player specifically not stood up after like, then that wasn't like a that wasn't like a grudge that lasted longer. So maybe he's maybe he's changed. Yes. That's why says it's not who he is. That's maybe something that he's done in the past who. It's European exact I I do want to say one thing on the Harper situation. And I think that moment, and that that whole scene in DC was was a clean distillation example of the difference between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado or Bryce Harper. And so many other high end free agents like the entire baseball world was locked in on what was happening at that game and every single at bat and like I. I got sort of like chills in a way that like I haven't for something. That's like not a World Series type. When he got when he started pumping up the Philly fans that were in the stands and did the Bryce bow on the road. Yeah. I was like this is this is like everything I could ask for about Bryce going Philly. Let us Peter. Yeah. When you when you heard the mobile Philly, you were like, okay, he's going to be on the east coast. He's going to be in prime time. All the time. He's going to be in a city that like love it or hate it is going to be at least passionate both ways about what he does doesn't do there. And just like everything in that moment was like, yeah. This is why he's like a spectacle and not just a great player. Yeah. That's not happening. Like when Manny Machado comes back to Baltimore. Right. Way, you know. But in fairness like, you know, LA. This is more about Harper than it is about Machado Harper being polarizing. He just Machado just happened to be the other big time free agent. The Arp was I don't even think it's that name another player that is getting booed that mercilessly in their return to their home ballpark. If they leave in free agency like who's that guy right now? We'll nobody into didn't have it's not gonna happen this year. And the only one that you would think about as Machado. But the Orioles fans, they know they're not they're not in the dog was. Yeah. You were here for like, two months. You're just my stepdad for like a couple of weeks. Yeah. Exactly. Was it? I have I have in the notes here that we're supposed to talk about the Red Sox struggles. But I don't I don't have. I'm waking up this morning here on Thursday. And I'm ready to talk about a team. That's that's turned the corner. I'm if you'd like to discuss the Red Sox Dallas Jay got some takes for you. We're back. I. We are so about I'd love to talk about this. I don't know if you're back now, we're back. I don't know if you're back because it quite literally took an act of God last night and God lacking. Apparently because it was not a one nothing game. Like you lucked into on Tuesday. This was a Blake Swihart tank to center field a guy who's gonna hit at least twenty this year. This was Mitch Moreland being clutch yet again, a two run basis loaded. Double the Red Sox literally would be win. They would be oh and seven on the season if not for Mitch Moreland. That's a fact. And they would've they would've they probably would have lost their fifth game in a row. Had it not been for a for miscue at second base on a double play that you know, as part of the game broke twenty genetic. I should've made that play. But even then the opportunity to put the game. I mean, look the ninth inning tie ballgame or whatever it is or eight dinning type all game Mookie Betts comes up in like, I said man NBP's get MVP. He hits a ball a little three hopper. Whatever it is off the third base bag where we've seen match Chapman. Just basically undress every baseball kit to the left side of him at the Coliseum. You've watched it. You've sat on the left side of the Coliseum for the first three games. You've watched him just take anything and everything hit to him and gobble it up actually blog about this. Dallas. Would you like it would you like me to read the paragraph that wrote about this particular moment in the baseball game? Yes. Sure. Do you think that I gave credit to match Adleman or do you think? No. I don't think you get credit to match up. Okay. Well, that's that's unfortunate that you think that an unbiased national baseball. Journalists would do. Thing. Because I there's nothing more that I would love to give him the credit. I said. Still my pessimism. Got the best of me tied at three entering the ninth inning. The Red Sox two runners in scoring position and had Mucci bets at the plate with two outs in a full count outside of that one Homer. He hit and Seattle Mookie hasn't really gotten it going just yet. So I was like this is going to be one of those. We had a moments that we look back on after the as walk off in the bottom of the ninth or an extras. But then something happened. Something went the Red Sox way. Mckie's things grounder down the third baseline. But that's where Matt Chapman hangs out. Oh, you're not familiar that glove of his ain't gold. My man. It's fucking platinum fall on the ground anywhere near this, dude. And you can Mark it down as a whatever he shoes is type put out the baseball gods decided that they were either done with or taking a break from torturing Red Sox fans as the ball kicked off the third base bag shot up in the air. Well above Chapman's head and into left field bringing in a pair of runs. It's a miracle in Oakland. Yeah. It's pretty much would had to play out. We had to have a Christmas miracle and April from a scuffling MVP in order for the Red Sox to get off this night. Because that's what's happening. That's what happens when you and the Red Sox Jerod now that now that we're friends roll into town. Historical shit happens you roll into town last year, you get fucking no hit. You'll leave your bats on the airplane. You roll into town this year? Matt Chapman takes Chris sale. Playable into free parking. And that happens in the first inning and the as hold onto win that hadn't happened. You're you want to know when the last time that happened happened since never do never in the history of the Oakland A's had they ever hit a first inning home run and held on to win the game one nothing. But that's how dirty the Oakland A's. Starting staff has been shoving it directly down the throats. You fucking shout. Aheads? It is been a a dismantling of Mukhi and JD and company when completely ineffective. Yeah. I just remember all the trip that you didn't April last year. And then it's a long season. That's all I'm gonna say it's a long season. So so who am I to fast forward to September or October hypothetical scenario? I'm an in the moment. Type Guiger say why why was riding the wave? Yeah. It's my life. Let you do your think it's almost like I have the MO you're acting out a scene of an optimistic. Young chap only. I'm the director, and I'm holding the script. And I know how it ends. Why? Oh, why aren't you sad? Why don't you panicking? It's like 'cause. I know will good news is the internet's forever. Your time line over the last three days lets us know exactly how you felt Jacob degrom. Are we ready to crown this? No, no, no name name. They name. I have a very specific Red Sox question for you. Oh, rainy concern specifically. Yes. Because I have some Nogues that I cooked overnight. Okay. Over the last couple of days at like share with you and gauge your concern level. Jerry does for those who can't C J. Hey right now, he looks like a mad scientist. He's extremely excited hairs dollar. Here's down got a good flip. All right. Four home runs allowed the season. He allowed four homers over his final one hundred and two and two thirds innings last season that stretched from may twenty seventh until the strike out of Machado to and the World Series. So we've got a long ball problem early on lowest average fastball velocity in any appearance of his career as eighty nine point seven problem. That's a problem obviously, five strikeouts in nine innings, isn't what you want swing and miss rate. Overall way down. However, here's a here's Dallas hit me with it hit me with it. J? Are you hungry j I am feed me? Yet. I cooked up I cooked up a tasty little bug myself as well the other day, and you know, what I just going to run that back for you. Jared. After Chris sales last outing the one the one what you lost the Oakland after Matlin if you go back to the one prior as well when he didn't do well in in in that one either through he threw fastballs. He did one day. We haven't seen him. Do Jay is get a swing and miss one the fastball over his last two starts. I don't know that I've ever seen that from Chris sale. And it was it was one of those things where I was do like, I'm just dumbing through doing my research looking at shit. And I was like I was blown away but blow to weigh like, I thought I was reading shit wrong. And by the way, for a little context for those of you who might say, oh, there's probably it's early in the season. There's probably lots of people who haven't got the swing and miss on their fastball. Wrong on Chris sale has thrown the most fastballs without getting swing in minutes on the pitch Lee. Oh shit. Mike fires and Tyler Skaggs are next in line. And I don't think those guys are one hundred and forty five million dollar type arms. They're definitely different type pitchers deputy guys go about their business a little differently. Jay. That's a great point you make so concern. No, okay. What about what I be concerned about? I mean, he goes out there literally. All right. So we interviewed him. Hold on. Turn and my turn and eight. There's a difference might turn Dallas my hand is up your mouth shut difference. No the difference. My hand is up. That means that means you. Mouth. So we interviewed Chris sale in spring training. And I asked him there's an obsession in obsession with your velocity. When you throw a hundred everyone thinks he's gonna blow as Armagh when he when he threw it when he sits ninety one ninety three Evans like oh my God. He's, you know, his his arm is blown out is, you know, is this is this is bad news is very concerning. All right. So I can live with ninety one ninety three when he's averaging his. Least fast fastball velocity of his entire career. Yeah. It's it's mildly concerning, but one of the things that he talked about was when you don't have your best stuff. You still have to go out there and get outs. And when he had his lowest average fastball velocity against the as he went six innings three hits wondering run so intil that average fastball velocity starts the yield shit. Start after shit start after shit start. Then that's when like alarms are going off right now. It's just kind of like a little page on my beeper like. Spiel a little concerned. I'm not saying I'm not concerned deal. Keep becomes an unmitigated disaster, which he is not. That's when we panic. Plus he he was a slow last year. His velocity to start last season was also trash so think about I think about it Tanaka. I think about to knock because there's just no way that the Yankees. And I said this the minute that the elbow issues came up nocco. There's no way the Yankees are just going to be okay with having paid the money that they paid for Tanaka and not getting what they thought they were getting because what they paid for. And who they have is a pitcher those are two different things they paid for ninety seven ninety eight dopey split, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, dirty split. He's definitely bounce back. But in my opinion, he wasn't what they initially purchased as advertised now think we've seen that play out. So when I think about Chris sale sitting at eighty nine to ninety one making one hundred forty five million dollars. I'm okay with it because I think Chris sale has been worded. And I think Christine. He'll will do a fine job adjusting to a lack of stuff wherever that ultimately ends up falling. Does I'm not saying what we're seeing. Now is who Chris sale is moving forward. That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is as Chris sale starts experience the inevitable decline in Las ity where he ultimately ends up. Is that a place that you're going to be comfortable with knowing what is paychecks look like moving forward because if it three years, this is the Chris sale that you're getting that that would be bad. Right. And that's and that's that's my point. So you cannot be worried about it right now. That's fine. If the transition that we all expect these guys to make like when they're rounding third and their career if that takes a little longer for him to make or he doesn't make it. That's an issue. Yeah. I I don't deal. Silly little hypotheticals Dallas ideal and the reality that six innings one run. I'm gonna take that ten times out ten it's a helpful outing sticking with pitching though. Jacob degrom degrom nation. Are we ready to crown? Jacob degrom as the undisputed best pitcher in baseball. Are you ready to go there? Both of you. Because it's like the year that he had last year historic. And all I heard all winner was there's no way he can top. There's no way he can top. There's no he can tell it. All right. Well, we're to starts in and to starts has not allowed an earned run yet. A walk in each double digit strikeouts in both ten in the first fourteen against all right? The Marlins, but still I mean, the NATs hell of a lineup in DC ten punch cheese there. What are the odds that degrom comes anywhere close to the season that he had in twenty eighteen let's start there. And then we can sort of discuss whether or not where he ranks in the pantheon of of the greatest pitchers that are active in baseball today. All there's no doubt that he's definitely picked up right where he left off this season. So far in this is from our man BUSTER forty eight batters face twenty four punch outs. Eight hit singles two doubles zero homers to walks zero runs. That's filthy. Who tweeted that BUSTER only bust the not that is that is filthy. Yeah. I think a lot of the apprehension and this is obviously completely unfair from labeling. Jacob degrom. And maybe it's kinda weird that I'm that. I'm thinking this. The Jacob degrom doesn't or it hasn't gotten that overall huge hug around him because the Mets just haven't been a team that you. That has been easy to fall in love with. Hold on. Would you agree that? If for positional player a guy that puts up a monster season for a shit team. It's easier to do that. When a there's no attention on you be. You're not going to the playoffs every year. There's added pressure down the stretch in that matters. There's no media attention. But when it comes to being a picture, I don't think it matters. You could be playing for any team in the big leagues. And it doesn't matter like you're still facing hitters that are trying to hit the bejesus out of the ball. Will yet not only that? But those players that you mentioned that aren't great that are just doing their own thing throughout the season. Those players are the ones playing defense behind said pitcher. So when their lackluster performance often, simply also tends to show defensively. Now the pitcher who's out there trying to make living his road is a little rockier is a little bumpier a little tougher to travel than it is the guy who. Can take his one for four and and really not have to answer many questions the guy who's laying up, you know, who's only going five in giving up three. And it doesn't look sexy because he's not getting deep into a ballgame. Or he's not shutting people out because of a miscue or this or that or the other he's answering questions that frankly might not have to if things behind him going a little differently in if things at the plate for his team or going little differently because we're watching Jacob degrom say fuck in happening this year all hit bombs myself. If I have to all start dropping dick anthro in shutouts J feel like when we switched this conversation to best active pitcher in baseball that you will not be on the side of Jacob degrom numero Uno. Am I correct in saying that at least in the way, you phrase the question like, I just I'm not comfortable giving him the undisputed number one pitcher in baseball. Because mass Baxter's is still feel like sure. Hazars track. I know we're living in the moment. But sure is still excellent enough right now and on any given night, perhaps the best where it's it's too fluid. But I do think we're witnessing one of the great pitching runs. And it's it's really beyond a run. We're now almost over the course of an entire full season like that wallets start streak that he tied. Bob Gibson that twenty six straight starts. We're now almost a full season of just consecutive quality starts, and that actually under cells how impressive streak is because quality starts are actually like the threshold for that is just way lower than what to Graham is actually doing right. If you have if you go six innings three earned runs for an entire season your as or four what's four and a half. But I would caution you to laugh at that these days, I would have given you about a ten minute window about two years ago to laugh at that. And now all slap your. Cross the fucking face. If you tell me that you're not taking six innings and three runs from your starter. Based on the way that bullpens have reared their ugly heads in the way that that approach to the baseball game is gone. You give me five bucking starters. That are giving you six innings and three runs and you'll find me a manager that can't get out of his fucking office because he's loving loving the smell of his own skin fire. That's the fucking facts Powell. So then do you both have degrom as number two behind? Sherzer. I would I would I would actually tend to agree with Jay. And and and call the situation fluid meaning on any given night, you could dub one of those dudes the best arm in baseball. And you're not gonna get much of an argument. There's just no way that you can clearly and concisely kinda like plays it home plate. When people don't touch him. Overturn a opinion of this is number one. And this is number two. Did you guys see the I don't I don't tend to like to draw too much attention to nuggets cooked in other kitchens? Did you see the one that Elias sports bureau, obviously, great respect about their nuggets cooked up last night the fifth pitcher in the divisional era strike at least fourteen and Homer in the same game. The list is unbelievable. It's like four people, isn't it? It's it's the Graham senior Bumgarner, and then Carlton, Seaver and Gibson. Yeah. Amazing so guys sexual on that list. We can move right along playing a little pepper here. Dallas. Love it Ronaldo at a Kuna junior breaded up chick. It. Get paper plant eight years. Hundred million dollar extension. This also includes a pair of club options worth seventeen million. So the max potential for this deal a hundred thirty four million over ten years. And when I saw this it's like, I secure the bag, you know, it's like when you think about it on a human level a hundred million dollars. That's a shitload of money you're set for life. But I think this goes through his age thirty seasons. So you have Ronald kunia junior for a decade at a ridiculously affordable rates. So I guess there. There is quote unquote, some risk like I'm trying to fluff. It up on the other side here. There's some risk in seeing one hundred and fifteen games from a player and be like, all right? Here's ten years of security in a hundred million dollars. But the amount of money. Like if Ronaldo kunia junior, but comes the player that we all think that he can and will become he's I mean, those seasons those option years for seventeen million. He's probably making fifty percent of what he could be make those are free agent years. Those arbitration years you get the many Machado's of the world are getting thirty million bucks in one thousand nineteen years. It's like you could be making literally double that. If you go through the process. And it's really easy for that to for that to be said it super easy for those words to come out of people's mouths having not had that offer presented to them specifically, and it's really easy just to speak. Those words thinking. Nothing is going to happen. This world will just he made the wrong has. It has. If everything if he becomes the player. Number. Remember, I'm rewinding back to like six minutes ago where you don't deal in hypotheticals. So hypothetically your opinion is based on him never having to endure a single obstacle in this life in this already has he spent a month on the disabled this last year. Oh, man, what an obstacle. He's got one hundred million dollars here. And my point is should he spent any more extended time on said disabled list and not take this money. Now who knows how the treatment from him in the organization goes who knows how much is invested in his return to the field. Depending on the severity of whatever injury. He may occur in incur, excuse me. And now that future that had three hundred to four hundred million dollars written all over it. What fucking universe is that kind of money just being thrown around to everybody these days. It's not reasons he by stored on my friend because you've watched these Harper Machado deals, go down, and you're thinking that these bags just existed. Every every fucking rainbow, and that's false. We've had free agency shake the very foundation. This game has been built upon or at least free agency has been built upon that is completely changed. And I told you me, and my foil hat believe it's by design and also by design is extension season. What we saw on free agency had to happen in order to get these players into the position they're in now. So when you present them with a decades long commitment worth nine figures, they don't balk at it. They punch you and take the pin from you to cite it as quickly as humanly possible, and you're gonna say, but Dallas he has to worry about the people behind him the players behind him. You really want me to ask twenty year old waddled of kunia junior to worry about the kids that are eight years behind him right now. He. He has been presented with the very opportunity that he's been waiting for his entire fucking life. And he is going to take advantage of it. So I just I cautioned the people who wanna throw stones at his decision making because of what it could because he could be three hundred four hundred million dollar player. Could he be based on what we're seeing? Now. Sure is that a guaranteed a play out and based on free agency. Can you not understand how he can be scared from trying to go through that process? We heard the game's greatest player talk about not really being interested in going through a process in which you're being drug through the mud told how shitty you are or potentially left out in the cold until you're ready to go to work for less than your fuck. It worth. We'll talking about Mike trout leaving money on the table at four hundred million dollars. Plus, you think that that's a fucking conversation of Puna wants to have. I I do think that. Even if we consider the human reasons, which we have to in every contract. I do think this has the potential to be one of the the most. The greatest our allies on a contract team is issued in quite some time. I think like Alber pool holes that original deal where he signed for like eight years one hundred million like a longtime ago trout's deal initial deal that he signed like the one hundred forty whatever million dollars like a Kuna, isn't that player at least not yet? But. I do think it's interesting to contrast like him in the decisions. He Aloi Jimenez made faint raps made that point in about how long he was willing to extend into his free agency. And it's more like it's not a judgment value judgement on my part. It's more just interesting to compare and contrast because I don't wanna get I don't wanna get dark here at all. But you have to factor in everything. And you think about doing about Ostra Taveras about Jose Fernandez right to two hugely bright supremely talented elite future talents in our game. And we don't we don't get to enjoy them anymore for whatever reasons. Okay. And I'm not saying I'm not putting that label on a Kuna junior. I'm just simply pointing out that you just don't know what tomorrow looks like man, you just don't and we're listening to the it. And this is my opinion. I feel like collusion is at a huge part in how the market has shifted and. I'm not saying it's not reasonable to understand. I just feel like not wanting to take your money. When it's presented to you. At the point. It's resented to you seems like you're going to bat for people you should be fucking worried about especially if you're twenty year old kit. So what sort of precedent? Does this set moving four like you see other young superstar as we're not just talking about like a Scott Kingery here. Take money like, you know, before even seeing a pitch in the majors were which is sort of. You know, Ila Jimenez was a guy that surpassed Kingery. This is one year in the big leagues wasn't even really a full year. And he gets one hundred million dollars to sign through his age thirty season. That's a long time to just be like, hey, Atlanta. I'm yours. Well, he's been handed tenure jer. That's what you also need to understand. He's been handed tenure meet writers. Here's your ten years service time, here's your he's been handed a bigly pigeon. Not that the hundred million dollars wasn't going to give him a nice soft cushy landing, but he's also been given a big pension as well. Right out of the gate. That's what a lot of guys play for their entire career to get that ten arrow up. You know what I'm saying? Yeah. So it's I don't know. I guess we'll see how how plays out with guys like maybe like a lot of career junior have one year in the big leagues. Is that something that Toronto says, hey, let's one distinction. There though is that I think at least based on the reporting a Kuna didn't sign for massive money as an amateur. So like this is life changing money for him. Whereas like, the Guerrero family is obvious like Vlad Guerrero, obviously made what he did. So I I don't know that Toronto's gonna get that sort of. Windfall. Yeah. As point j speaking J, the Indians and Tito Francona have agreed to a two year extension. I'd love to know your take your I feel like some Tito praises coming. But I feel like there's also going to be some sort of negative rent. And I'd love to hear it. Some people hit me up on Twitter. And they're like, I love the rampant. It was short. It was like I thought you were going to go longer, and it's fatiguing. Obviously this is a win for the Indians. Like the fact that Francona was ever willing and excited about coming to the Indians in the state that they were when he came was always a boon for the franchise. He was they were punching above their their market level. Their pay grade all of that because he wanted to come to this situation where he was familiar and working with people that he knew an out of the spotlight a little bit from Boston. I as far as I'm concerned like you can nitpick some of the stuff that Francona does. And maybe his over reliance on guys that he's super familiar with Jason kipness is an example there, but the net result is overwhelmingly positive. He's he's good of a manager is the Indians are going to get and to be quite honest with you. He's the one person on the team that I can feel with the perhaps Jose Ramirez, being the other exception that I can feel like an unmitigated on like just straight up. Good about. There's nothing else. I just love. Tito, like, he's a good, dude. He's funny. He's a great manager. And I'm glad that he's gonna stick around and Cleveland. Yeah. That's that's one of those ones are kind of always gonna sting like we're now, I think with this extension. He will have been in Cleveland longer than he was ever in Boston, which is wild to insane. Absolutely insane. Nice. If he kept it off at the World Series. So you could actually be remembered appropriately to. Yeah. But I got a feeling that that might not happen up shunned might not might not happen. I don't deal in hypotheticals fair trade Turner has broken finger. He is on the I L this sucks. Yes. Definitely sucks. When you have a player of of his his talent level sideline for any amount of time. But how does this sort of effect? The the construction of the line now. Okay. So losing trae Turner, obviously affects the top of the lineup. You're talking about your spark sparkplug, right? You're talking about your table setter. Go getter catalysts in obviously the on the defensive side of the baseball to get about how. You don't just plug somebody in that position. That's tough spot to fill. What I hope doesn't happen. Here is the pressure felt by other individuals in the lineup. And then we start to see people trying to carry a team people trying to do a little more than maybe they should. And and now we're in trouble now were reeling again. Right. 'cause that I think that has kind of been the case for the NATs over the last few years is can we get them all healthy at the same time. And if so what does that look like that was good? But it's been a matter of a Rondonia times needing to carry the water. It's been you know, we need ZIM. Somebody's gotta step up. Somebody's gotta do it. So I hope that doesn't become the case again because when you lose somebody at the top of the lineup who sort of allows the offense to go or gets the offense going I feel like that is very real possibility in. It's it's scary. Because I I I liked Patel. This race in the Elliott. That's that's that was going to be my point is, you know, you lose a guy like trade Turner. And it's it's almost it seems like all right. We're down a guy, but we still have plenty of talent on this roster. A loss like that for any amount of time. You're in one of the most if not the most competitive division in major league baseball. So that's it's it's magnified because it's not like a two team race where it's like, you know, we fell two games behind team ex- like, no, you're you're competing with three other teams at least in that division for a division. Crown? We talked about it on the last podcast earlier in the week about how you know, they're the NL central the analysts. It's like one of those. It's gonna be incredible to see which division has three teams come out of it because they easily could have four each commodity it. There's a ton of talent there. So. Yeah. An injury like this it bit. It may be something where it's like, you know, we can overcome this. We have we have the talent to overcome. This do you because there are. They don't have the talent to overcoming. I'm just saying that you you are you're not a better team without trade Turner. No, God art competing with multiple teams within your division. So it is it is a loss that is of note when you're competing with multiple teams for top spot vision. It's also just disappointing because the talk in spring training was that they wanted him to run more. And yes, like we can debate whether running is efficient to run scoring in modern baseball. Let me finish. But what it is is exciting was my was will lie. I don't will. I ran the numbers here in the upper people always. Baseball. Algorithms have different store to count. Well, given that I'm a balanced commentator. I was going to say that we can distinguish between. What is statistically? Beneficial. And what is exciting fun baseball to watch. And trae Turner trying to steal seventy bases in a season is a fun thing for baseball fans to watch and bogus or going for hitting fifteen triples, or whatever it might be. And that's we're gonna be robbed of that for how ever long out, even if my run expectancy table, but. But. April. Third April third if you have April third in the Troy sue Lewinsky who'll come on down get your money of. This. Sucks. I feel so bad for this. Dude, man, God, I feel bad for just because assholes like you are going to file on him. I mean, it's the if you're on baseball Twitter, you have the same reaction. Like are they? You're all thinking it. I didn't actually think it was going to be the first week of April. It didn't even make it through like halfway through the first week of April. It would hurt his like, you know, the fist pump. Like, let's fuck it. Go spring training, homers and. Now this right because those homers in that that jubilation comes from him probably feeling really good him going this. Yeah. It's it's it's coming back from an injury after not playing for a year is homering off the team. That was like, yeah. You're kind of detrimental to our team. So we'll just let you go. And then you go to the team that you know, wears number two for dodgier you sign with the Yankees. I'm sure there was a lot of joy in that moment albeit being in a spring training game but area like this is this is the story of Troy to Lewinsky's later years in his career where injuries have told the whole story and now on April third he is back on the injured list with a calf strain. So who knows the next time that will see him. And then when he comes back. I mean, if you're Yankee fan, you're going to be gunshot. Thank God, they signed DJ LeMay you by the way, like I feel like that was such a slept on pickup for the Yankees. This was a guy that was a weapon for the Rockies for for many years and. Then you bring in Troy to Lewinsky, he's the name, but DJ LeMay, Hugh that was the guy that you should be getting excited about like to Lewinsky was just cut you're playing with house money. If you get something out of them great. If you don't then that's to be expected at this point is career with all the injuries that he's sort of racked up here. But DJ LeMay, Hugh, he might be wanna be too dramatic and say he's a savior. But he's definitely a hell of insurance policy when Troy to Lewinsky inevitably hits the disabled list, you knew that was coming. And now we were talking about a situation before going DD comes back, and then you got glaze over any got Miguel and a har- it's where where we gonna put DJ LeMay who is going to be a bench player. No. He's going to be a guy that's in your lineup. Because you don't know what you're gonna get from gal off for the rest of the year Choi till the whiskeys on the shelf so DD still not back yet. So yeah. DJ LeMay, you becomes a major key cog for that Yankee infield now. That was that was the point of the signing 'cause you expected I mean, obviously need a stopgap for D. But then you expected this. You sure did. Is what it is. There's no statistical analysis to be done here because he's cumulated no stats. Not. Makes it easy to move right along in to what thirty years ago today brought us now yesterday yesterday thirty years ago yesterday brought us. Jared Lee Rama's the kid. One a day was Melrose Wakefield hospital Ellen just fighting like hell in that hospital room and outcomes be baby Ivan. Yep, Clemens was in there, this if you have the barstool book. I wrote a fictional tale about a Roger Clemens being in the delivery room the day that I was born on April third nineteen eighty nine. And that's that's what he gave me the torch passed the torch to me gave me the name the Saugus rocket. But that the second biggest thing that happened that day was the major league debut. Of the kid one Ken Griffey junior which for both the view is that a I mean, you guys are what four years old is that like an I feel old moment because I feel like it's not quite there yet. I don't think that that's one. But to think that Griffey made his major league debut thirty years ago today, that's crazy. When you consider, you know, for at least for me, I can't speak for you guys for me growing up. He was the guy, and that's why I sort of draw parallels to the whole Bryce Harper thing. Because you don't everyone gets upset with Mike. Trout wise it Mike trout the face of baseball. He's gotta do this. He's got a debt. K Griffey junior. Wasn't the best player in baseball. When he was the face of major league baseball at what sort of precedent. You thought was set before. But Ken Griffey junior was playing in Seattle. Think about. Now think about it in in present day the face of baseball being on the Mariners. It's like, that's almost unfathomable thought. But then you go back, and it's like well Griffey was on a team with Randy Johnson. Edgar Martinez in in Alex Rodriguez. Like these were all Stutz superstars legends in this game. So that's why I don't I don't buy into the whole like, well, if he was in a better market, and if he wasn't on the west coast and people could actually watch him like that's bullshit. Like, Ken Griffey junior was everywhere. He was in what he had yet. His video game. It will not came along with the performance early. But there was also a lot of hype surrounding you gotta think about, you know, the very potential for him his father to be playing together. Like that was a massive part of Griffey's debut. That was a massive part of king Griffey junior. You know, be in is now him and his dad are going to be playing in the major leagues together at the same time. Like that is pretty fucking sweet not who was was it since not because the bonds in play together now. Has has there. There's been another father son combo has her. I'm not a hiring percents. Sure. On that. I don't think I've ever heard that like factoid that the Griffey's were the only five there have been other father, son combos. To play on the same team together out on the same team. But I think maybe active at the same time. Doc Rivers in Austin rivers. So there was a lot around. And let's not forget the dude was he was an electric athlete showing up doing cool shit that you didn't get to see every day that you hadn't seen every day that we played center field. Just you know unabashed into the into the fence breaking wrists and shit. Leaping everywhere. Just that fluid smooth swing the hat backwards in the cage as a youngster the bright smile. Everything about him was stuff. We hadn't really seen in baseball. And I mean it makes his debut on bucket five. Not like, I remember. I just remember, obviously, I remember keen Griffey junior. And. Yeah. Like in the cooling, you mentioned the video game. Like, I didn't I didn't have that video game all of my rich friends who had video games had yet. And so I remember going over their house playing video game. But that was a big deal because you didn't even say like do you wanna play baseball? It. It was do you wanna play Griffey? Yep. Or you're wearing the Griffey's like for crisis. I still I have like I tell you right now. King Griffey can keep making shoes Nike can keep pumping out king Griffey juniors. Just like Jordan keeps pumping out Jordan's and I'm buying every in Perry. Throws out period. You own a pair Griffey's right now. Dallas Iona payroll all white crispy hall of fame special edition Griffey's than I didn't even slipped. My foot in awhile. Wow. Oh, yeah. I mean, I'd wear those. Yeah. Crispy, a pretty fire. Jay, would you have any any Ken Griffey junior memories? I mean, Griffey baseball is probably the extent of it. He wasn't like an icon for me growing up. I was obviously a aware of his presence. But as I've said before I was always more of a bonds and Henderson guy for whatever reason. And I don't really know why that is because. You know, I think Griffey was a force in his in his way in baseball. And a way that, you know, very few people have been if any in the way that he changed the way that it's perceived in the way that you behaved on the field. And I think some of it is is just now breaking through in some ways. But you know, I think it's I always think it's fun to analyze the course of guys career and. I think that the coolest thing about Griffey is the fact that you just don't see spectacular defensive players. Even if some of that wasn't backed up by the numbers spectacular defensive players in the most important positions who can hit fifty home runs in a season. Back like fifty seasons. Yeah. Like a center fielder popping fifty bombs in a year and making leaping catches at the wall. I mean, it's just it's everything you could want in a baseball player and. I think Dallas is point is real that. I think his mystique persists to this day in a way that very few baseball players do picture picture guy. Like Aaron judge with like, I don't even know Tenterfield caliber defense, not even just like centerfield caliber defense. It's like oh. Elite video game the sportscenter ever. Right. Tech defense. Thing too. Is that was back when everyone was waltzing center in Griffey was on top ten of re single every single day. Wake up you'd sit down at the table in the morning put on sportscenter would Griffey do last night. We'll find out in the top ten. It's obviously there's where that's the type of player that he was would love to get him on. There were rumors. They were rumors was that. Where were we Arizona? Maybe associates retraining yet. We were definitely in spring training. I can't remember Sarah Zona flawed. I think it was our Zona where we might have been able to do something with the kid. So but that is good. We're now the seasons role on to two week. We're back at it next week will have I think I think it's only appropriate. If we roll with the Kevin power interview. Have it be have it service? His farewell to Toronto. He honestly spoke glowingly about the city. About the country of Canada. So next week Kevin pillar will be on starting nine again. If there's anything that you want us to do with this second episode of the week feel free to tweet any any one of us us three or at starting nine on Twitter. Let us know if there's something different that you want us to do with this episode as opposed to the first episode of the week, which is going to feature our interview. That's it from us. Any final thoughts. Gentlemen. Nothing. We got Twitter questions one. Why aren't road home runs called a way runs or a ours? All hang up and listen Gregg baseball because baseball is territorial and you touch home plate. No matter where you're dropping dick at and where you're dropping. Dick is always home. So that's why it's called home plate you draw. Dick, you make three left turns and you touch home because you're safe at home. This is not a question. It's a statement the shirt should say, quote breaded up and below have to drumsticks on the tits. Noted. But then you then you read it up drumsticks. Yeah. You get drumsticks those aren't chicken breasts. Yeah. There you go guy to know, what kind of chicken you're reading on the barstool store, by the way, store dot barstool. Sports dot com. Type in chicken titties, are they spilling it with teas or dis dis with these chicken hid dis shifted. Also the way what what a turnaround on saying that should be a shirt and bang somebody delivering. Yeah. Yeah. I got I got on it. I I got on the man of the people got on it. And hey, who's to say, I mean, we can have multiple conditions of this thing for sure just that's just consider that your education on the difference between titties and drumsticks. How long will it take for the wheels to fall off the Blue Jays rotation? She's. She's. I don't know. I feel like this is one of those maybe not they're not rounded as well rounded top to bottom as as the numbers would indicate early on. But I think it was Stroman said going into twenty seventeen is the twenty six twenty seventeen that the blues the best rotation in baseball. I mean, the talent is there. I mean, I never agreed with that statement. But Aaron Sanchez in yellow Ray, title, Stroman deep down I know that he has the I mean these two hundred inning guy. You don't get the two hundred innings if you suck. So. Yeah, I could see Stroman Sanchez specifically having a, you know, a great season together. But outside of that. You have. I mean, it's and that's not taking anything away from shoemaker who joins the club. But that's just more about the question marks towards the back end. Once you get past shoemaker or a Sanchez. Everyone a slate him. And. Yeah, that's that's it's really all. It's really all. There is to that. You you touch on what you've seen. Stroman would I expect at a Stroh Yelm in what we know. I mean Sanchez was a guy who I had pinned in for the as sei-yung candidate of years ago. So. Yeah. Mr blister. When he's right when he's not dealing with fucked up Lange's, he's one of these one of the best going, so. Yeah. So yeah. By the way, that Marcus Stroman interview, it's it's a one in it's coming soon, but Kevin pull our next week. Why does run differential matter? You see teams in the teams at the top of the division and teams close to one hundred scraping the bottom of the division. What's with that? I mean, I don't know. A you division, your division matters. That's what matters like obviously run differential gives you an idea of how well you're swinging it as opposed to help poorly. Maybe a the pitching staff as doing or or at you know, it's it's it's literally the best forecasting tool in the game. Like, if you're a I guess fifth is in the conversation. But some when as it when you look at run differential. Yeah. I mean like when you're looking at something like run differential. I mean now is too soon to use it. But yet, you know, you're a month two months into the season. You get a look at that run differential. All right now, I know who's kinda like they're in third place. But they're they got the best run differential in the division. Yeah. They're probably gonna end up. Bumping up a couple spots before this is all said and done. That's what it's really about. It's it's a better indication of future performance than strict wins and losses. Also, take a dispute with this person's characterization. I went back and looked there are basically no examples of teams that were plus one hundred lingering at the bottom of division. That's not like a thing. So we can throw that out. And there are very few instance. There are no instances basically in recent baseball history of teams with negative run differentials winning divisions. And there are only a few where it was really agree. Just like the Rangers from I think it was two thousand fifteen two thousand six fifteen sixteen had very low run differentials just barely over positive. But you don't see the extremes. Like this person was getting it is a good forecasting tool. And so use it use it or don't or don't use it or lose it. We'll be back on Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday birth. Jared safe travels. Thank you for sheet that we about coming out to Oakland, catching all the ELLs. 'cause I mean the Red Sox win today than I'll walk out of here the split. So I don't know if I'm walking out with a bag full else. Ticket thing you're doing is pretty cool Dallas. Oh, yeah. Pants. Yeah. Let me thank you. Appreciate that. Obviously, you guys have been following along on Twitter the engagements been great giving away tickets to every single as home game. All right. Those are my season tickets. I obviously have a pretty decent seat to the ballgame. So instead of me just sitting on those I wanna make sure you fans get to enjoy the game. So if you're an A's fan, it me up I will be doing some giveaways later in the season that'll give some fans from out of state, maybe to potentially fly in and catch your favorite team at your favorite teams ballpark. If that's the case so so tune in. But yeah, the all aboard giveaway is in full effect. And you guys have been outstanding. They have and to to to double down there shutout as very combination. Once again, this is my second straight year of coming to the Coliseum the as very accommodating friendly people. And we did like the like we talked about earlier do the cake thing in between the fifth inning on Tuesday. You know, they they hook it up force in the as fans, by the way. I mean, like, you know, for guy like me likes to talk shit as fans are awesome. Like they there. That's great and bring that up because I did want to say also, keep your eyes peeled. There was a video board message that was actually played on the video board. Jared we do need to get would you wanna touch on that not? I have no idea. I don't really pay attention the video board the usually working probably being thrown out because we've got video of that. It's a nice, it's a nice video message. I was able to deliver to my fridge. Jared. The and the message board in front of the Red Sox in front of the as in front of both fan bases. It was a good time. So that'll be up on the YouTube channel as well. Going to look for that. But or don't use bins. Thanks for being great hospitable host if they had man the rocket and and with the with the giveaway, you guys can do me a favor of let every other baseball fan base know, just how cool of a fan base. We are by Emma. Good time when they show up talk some shit give it to him. But at the end of the day, remember, we're all a part of the same fraternity here. We're all baseball lovers. That's right on that note. See next week. We now.

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Humbled To Be Interviewed By Cliff Duvernois

The Drozcast Podcast Speaking of Motivation and Leadership

31:39 min | 1 year ago

Humbled To Be Interviewed By Cliff Duvernois

"Today's episode is brought to you by pet angel adoption and rescue. Hello everyone and welcome to the call of leadership podcast here. We're GONNA listen to powerful stories and advice from those in our Michigan Community who answered the call of leadership. I am your host cliff do Vin Wa and my guest. Today he is a success and business coach. He's a motivational speaker. He's a Webinar Professional. And he has his own podcast. His mission help people around the world attained more success amid great challenges which is where we find ourselves right now so he has given talks at the United Way. He's talked to Arby's he's presented at the National Restaurant Association. Many other companies and other great organizations. He's the author of not one but two bucks inspired Howard. Differences are change in the workplace and his latest Book Leadership One. Golden Nugget at a time. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome to the show. The host of the draws cast podcast. Geoff draws. Douse Ski Jeff. Horia good you you nailed that last name perfect and I definitely appreciate that. It's with Duvernois as your last name. And Draws Douse is mine. I think that our names have been missed pronounced a few times in our life. I think I've heard just about every way that you could butcher my last name somebody would really have to be creative to surprise me anymore. Same here if you would. Why don't you share with us? You know where you're from. Where did you grow up? Yes I grew up in a northern suburb of Detroit. Royal Oak Michigan. Of course now really since one thousand nine hundred ninety s until current. It is a very trendy city that a Lotta people go to for bars and restaurants and and really to live now too. But I tell people when I was growing up in Royal Oak especially in downtown. There was the police station. There was a theater movie theater. There was a car dealership in a library and then there was tumbleweeds because there really was nothing else in downtown Royal Oak but rule up their great place to grow up very sports oriented city which fit me. Well since I was very sports oriented growing up and that's kind of you know the beginning of it all is right there. After you graduated high school you decided to pursue public communications at Central Michigan. Why did you? Why did you go into public communications so I was fortunate enough in my sports activity was pretty good? Baseball player was highly recruited to go to college and really had an opportunity while at least there was the thought. I had an opportunity to play professional baseball as well. So to be honest with you. The idea of going into communications was really with the idea that after college. When I was playing professional baseball I you know during those college times I could learn how to interview. I could learn how to be interviewed. I could be after my baseball career. I could be a sports broadcaster and that was kind of the plan going into it. Little did I know that really sets baseball. Didn't work out would use my communication skills but it took a little bit later in life but it finally kicked in in now when you were talking before in about you know going into professional baseball in. What was it? The kind of steered you down this other path. Baseball didn't work out and just because of injuries. More than anything else. Central Michigan okay. Yeah Central Michigan was very good at baseball. Especially during the time that I was there. We want our mid American Conference Championship. Three out of the four years I was there and I had a lot of a teammates at one onto play minor league baseball one to play professional baseball and after college. I just kind of knocked around at some jobs and got into the restaurant industry after trying a couple of different things and spent thirty years of my life and the and the restaurant industry and really my career just kind of gravitated to to war. I Matt Now for many years. I was a restaurant manager so I learned a lot about leadership and I learned a lot about how to deal with people during those times of being a manager of people but also dealing with the customer end is well pray so as time went on and my career advanced and I got into more corporate environment people really started to recognize that I may have this talent for training and development of people and from there really. That's kind of the foundation of where I took off from there because they spent a lot of time in front of classes. I spent a lot of time talking to trainers from different industries as well as other people in the restaurant. Industry just about The restaurant industry in general built that foundation to be able to really feel comfortable about speaking in public and that was really the foundation from there. it kind of took off into the leadership realm because at the end of the day what I realized was is that without good leadership everything else within an organization is really destined for failure. Yeah and the company that I worked for primarily was a franchise type of company. I would tell people if you are a good owner. A good manager of people your business will succeed. And if you're not your business destined for failure and I can't tell you how many times I would tell people yet. They would still fail because they were not good leaders. And maybe it's because they weren't equipped to be a good leader but their philosophies were just destined for failure ride. I think people have this this notion and correct me if I'm wrong but I think people really have this notion. That just a leader's somebody that just tells people what to do and they're supposed to do it. No no question. One of the biggest mistakes young leaders make is they think that the title is where the respect comes from but the title is just the beginning and it really means nothing unless you gain the respect of the people that work for you. You bring up a good point because I. I've talked to other restaurant tours for this podcast. The restaurant business is tough. I worked in the restaurant business. I started off as a busboy. Came a host became a server. And I I go. I would never do that again. But there are some people out there that absolutely love it and for you. I mean you said you worked there for thirty years. What was it that you? What was it that that kind of motivated you to get into the restaurant business in the first place really. It was kind of an innocent reason. I had a good friend of mine that had worked for this company and just for transparency sake. They still don't really want me to to mention the name of the company. That's why I'm not but I got into this company. Based on the fact that I would be getting into a position where I would be doing. A lot of traveling as a franchise consultant. I was twenty four twenty five years old young Guy Unlike Hey I get to see the country and get paid for it. This is great. You know so. I jumped at the opportunity and did that for about a couple of years but then met my wife. We decided to settle down and start our family. So the next kind of generation or the next Evolvement of of my restaurant career was getting back to local here in the Michigan area and running a restaurant for For this particular company and from there was a lot of trial and error because like we talked about my background especially my degree colleges communications. It wasn't restaurant management or wasn't hotel management. It was communication so the road to me. Being a successful leader really is strewn with a lot of failure a lot of success but I really learned the hard way learning all about it in the restaurants. And that's with your employees as well as what the customers you so you were talking before you said that you had worked in the restaurant business for For thirty years yes and that point I think most people would say you know what I got my thirty years in. I'm going to punch out work on my back. Swing maybe move down to Florida are spend the winter months become a snowbird instead you decided to found draws talks dot com what what inspired you to go back out there again. What to to help? People help develop leaders all that experience that I had in the Restaurant Business. I feel was just kind of a stepping stone for the next thing in my life and I certainly am. Not the type of person that is ready to work on the backswing. I still have a lot of years. Left to make an impact on people whether that would be as a motivational speaker or speaker on leadership but it really is just the next level. The next thing that I've built this foundation of a career on and I started getting the bug about speaking an authoring by attending conferences in particular restaurant trainer conferences and watching the people up on stage. Speak and the effect that they had on the audience and realizing that. I had a gift that I had Some talent to actually be able to do that myself and I started kind of debt. Really was my jumping off point where I started talking at Trainers conferences positive feedback is always a good thing. When you're in the public eye feedback is huge right. So yes and I and I got feedback not only from fellow trainers but some of the other professional speakers that had watched me speak and said you know. You've got the ability to do this so I jumped into it and honestly in order to really get taking off in this. It took about an intense here of learning and I started attending sir. National Speakers Association meeting started picking the brains of a lot of people about how to create this business of authoring and speaking and it took a good year of doing that as well as getting the podcast off the ground and doing the youtube videos before I really felt like that I had a good place to to advance from and had my feet underneath me. You know it's interesting you talk about that. 'cause you talked about creating a podcast. He talked about creating youtube videos. What I've heard other people say that this is a good idea. If you're going to launch a business you have to think of yourself as a media company I what was it that inspired you to go out and start just creating all this content like I said the podcast the videos while you did mention and you know there's no denying that this is kind of a second career for me so I was starting a little bit later in life and what I needed more than anything to break into. Speaking business was exposure and one of the biggest bits of advice that I got from some other speakers. Was you've gotta create some exposure for yourself? You've got to get out in the public eye so you can do that by podcasting. You can do that by making a video. Creating content really is is the big buzzword and I think you know that to the whole idea is is creating content so through everything up against the wall so to speak and I do the video blogs and I do the podcasting and of course I do the speaking and and then the next item that kind of goes with that is is writing books and writing from really what moves you. The last couple of years has really been about exposure more than anything else and frankly. I'm not afraid to be in front of the camera and I think that giving off the pier that I'm not afraid to talk on a podcast That that this is it's it's going pretty well. It's working pretty well nice. Yeah because I know that that you've gathered you've gathered an audience on those different platforms and producing content in really glad. That's working for you. I would like to go back to something that you said earlier when you were talking about leadership and You know leadership really is something that I believe as some people had this this innate ability for leadership and for other people you've got to learn but I think for anybody on the planet there's always more to be learned you talked about how you you know you learn a lot from some of your failures as a leader is there. One particular instance where You had a setback as leader. That taught you a very powerful lesson. Yes you can change the names to protect the innocent. I fell into the same trap as a restaurant manager. That many young managers do and that's thinking that the title really is where the respect comes from and all you have to do is open the doors. Hire people in and watch others you know. Make the food deal with the customers and whatnot and that is not the case especially in a customer driven business. One of the biggest lessons that I learned and I actually My Leadership Keno has to do with this story and and my keynote is called. Wash your damned dishes and lessons learned other lessons learned on the power of servant leadership and the biggest lesson that I learned was all. Let me backtrack a little bit. My biggest failure early on was having a lot of turnover I was losing people left right. Turnover is huge in the restaurant. Business or holding onto people is huge so I had to sit back and go. I'm losing people as fast as I'm hiring them eventually. I have to stop looking at me or excuse me I have to stop looking in them and start looking at me. So what I started to do was started to be an example for my employees. I started treating my employees differently. I started serving their needs to a certain level where I took into consideration their personal schedules More than I had done the past rather than just saying these hours. I'm giving you. This is what your work and we kind of worked schedules. I started taking the turns are I started taking my turns on the dirty jobs of a restaurant and that was the biggest thing that included sweeping in mopping floors washing dishes. And once I started to do that. People started responding to me very very differently because they thought you know what dries is willing to do exactly the same things that he's asking us to do. So let's get behind him and from there on my success rate as a restaurant manager changed and went from being mediocre to a little below average to being an excellent manager and episode is brought to you by pet angel adoption and rescue. If you're a pet lover like I am you know. Cats can bring all kinds of joy into your life. They're great companions while you read the newspaper even watching your favorite Netflix show now pet angel adoption and rescue is located in Frankenmuth. They're a no kill catch shelter that diligently works to find homeless kitties loving home. Each cat is fixed vaccinated and microchip before going to there forever and while the cats are waiting for you. They're loved and care for by their superb all volunteer staff so if you want to support pending adoption you can visit them at their patron on page at Patriot. Dot Com slash pet- Angel adopt. Or you can join their community of over ten thousand pet lovers on facebook at angel adopt links in the show notes below and all donations to angel adoption are tax deductible because they are five a one C three nonprofit now back to the show. That's awesome because I'm I'm I'm really a big believer in the fact that you know. Two things is that you know. Culture flows downhill. And the second thing is is you really do have to lead by example so by stepping up and showing that. You're not afraid to do those little chores. Those activities taking out the trash sweeping the floor. Mop in the bathrooms whatever's involved with that are really does. Set the tone for your business absolutely and people respect you way more for it when when you do it like that. Rather than standing standing from above and and making people feel like that year You're to worthy to be able to do those things. So and you know what Cliff that is a idea that is pervasive. Even in some places that you wouldn't expect and it may not be that officers in the Marines. Actually do those things. But they set their soldiers up to succeed based on that principle of all of them being in together and succeeding together rather than being. There's the officers and then there's the soldiers so the Marines. One of the big big influences as far as their ideas and attitude that. I've gotten over time as well if the marines can do it. The rest of US can do it. You know it's interesting. You say that because one of my favorite authors and I pat by his. Podcast is Jukka. Willink I don't know if you've heard of him or not I am Yup. Yeah he is. I got his leadership manual. Probably Bouts six or eight weeks ago and devoured it like three or maybe four days. I thought that was absolutely invaluable. And one of the things that he shared in there. What you keyed on earlier. Was you know he had a commanding officer that came in there? They had a mutiny against him because he was so horrible. The next leader that they got it there they were shell shocked that he would actually take the trash out to the TRASHMAN's yeah they've never. They never seen a commanding officer do that before. And if fired them up a motivated them to start taking pride in where they worked in and how they lived and everything else. So you know you're right there. I think there's a lot of lessons that can be drawn from leadership from the military. No question one of the first podcast one of the first interviews I did was With a retired colonel from the United States Marine. Yeah excuse me colonel. Tom and He's a he's a local guy as well. He's a Michigan Guy Actually Grow up with them and went to school with him but we got back together after many years and he said to me you know the biggest one of the biggest things in the marines soldiers. Eat I that we have to take care the soldiers first because they're the ones you know on the front lines doing the dirty work you know. Being the fighting soldiers that they are and they're the ones who need to be sustained and and we can weaken eight after that. But let's take care of them. I Yes exactly. And and this is probably gonNA sound like a redundant question because you've obviously done a lot of research and the leadership. You have a lot of experience in that arena. Who are some of the leaders that have inspired you over the years? So colonel. Tom Domes definitely one of them and Some of it was because of just seeing him go through his advancement and he went into the Naval Academy from there he went into the marines. He served in Desert Storm and in Afghanistan. And you know the lessons that I've learned talking to him have definitely been an influence. I'm also a sports guy so somebody that if you like sports especially baseball Tito Francona FRANCONA IN IN CLEVELAND. Now but Boston Red Sox and Terry Francona abides by that. I'm with you to some degree. I'm still the boss but you know what we're all in this together and you follow me. I'll take care of you and together. We'll all succeed he. He's been a big influence as well As far as leadership and then some people along the way to my area supervisors or district managers. A lot of people call them as I was a manager in the restaurant world. That knew how to treat me the way that I needed to be treated to be successful. I was not they he he or she was not the type of leader where they make a round hole and expect the square peg to go into it. There was that flexibility as well as them being leaders to understand how I respond to direction and we all succeeded together because of that as well one of the questions that I do want to ask is at the time of this recording and going through this whole covert nineteen and the the president Just yesterday expanded his stay at home order until April thirteenth. There's a lot of people out there that are afraid you know the nerves are just shot and I know at some point in time. We are going to emerge from this for those people that are that are staying home or you know having to deal with us in their family and their kids and a little bit of uncertainty. What from your perspective. What are what are some of the the key lessons that we can take away from this ugly mess while I think that one and nobody in my age group and you know I'm not afraid to say I'm in my fifties have gone through anything like this before right. I mean the last time the world went through something like this was the Spanish flu back in nineteen eighteen through one thousand nine hundred nineteen. So we haven't right yeah. We haven't experienced anything like this but something that I've watched People doing and something that I think is going to be. One of the big lessons that comes from this is really what is valuable and life. What's valuable in life? Is Your family your neighbors your community and really taking care of each other. You hear all these stories now about and my local community. The teachers that are not working right now are going and setting up a places at different schools during the week where the kids who don't have any meals go to you know it's a drive thru situation but they are picking up breakfast and lunch from the teachers who are giving back to their students because you know a lot of these kids just because of their background they don't they don't have meal so that's an example of the community outpouring. That's going on and you hear a lot of those stories and you hear about the professional. Athletes drew brees as an example giving five million dollars of of his own money to help the situation down in New Orleans so there are these stories of people that are giving back because the end of the day this is. I think going to be the biggest lessons. That doesn't matter where you're at in life. What status that you have? This affects everybody. We all need to help each other out through these times and I think I'm hoping that it will last well past where we're at right now. I don't think too much about different sides of the aisle when it comes to politics right now or what people's politics right now. It's really irrelevant. You know. It's it's just taking care of each other right now. Yeah I absolutely have to agree that that's the one thing that I've been seeing more and more with post on facebook on Lincoln even the tone of the commercials on TV has changed where a lot of businesses are you know if they're doing it correctly. They're stepping up and saying. Hey this is how we want to help you and you know and I think that that what we're seeing now is even though we're going through this horrible time. We are also seen examples of humanity at its best. Not Everybody's doing it but I think when you're like you were talking before about the baseball player that donated five million dollars just to help out down in down in Louisiana and there's a ton of other examples. There was something on the news about restaurant tour. I'm trying to. I'm trying to get him on the podcast but the restaurant tour who opens up his restaurant and they're making meals exclusively for first responders. So you know there's so many great examples out there of people that are that are doing really good things and I'm with you. I hope that this I hope this attitude is the new normal. I don't WanNa think that staying home and and being scared to go outside is the new normal. I wanted to believe that you know seeing people come together to help others a lot more than what we were doing before I hope that becomes the no normal absolutely and you know what I think. Deep DOWN INSIDE. I think most people do but we all get You know we all have our path but sometimes the path takes us in a different direction. And sometimes it's the better path so let's just hope as we both agree that things will kind of reset bit when we get back to normal speaking of path you liked to refer to mountain climbing quite a bit in your content so the first question. I got for you is why is why is mountain climbing such an interesting activity or sport for you? Being always been active with sports is still work out quite a bit and once I got back to a point where I could devote some of my own personal time into challenging myself. I started looking at these big boulders. That were you know. Eight ten thousand feet in the air and I thought wow you know what I. I wonder if I can do something like that. So what I found out and the first one that really climbed was in Alaska but I made it was only thirty five hundred feet but that was the hardest thirty five hundred feet that I ever climbed my life flattop mountain for for your listeners. These who've ever been to Anchorage Alaska. That was a tough climb. But there's a certain freedom when you get up to altitude. There's a certain Piece there's a certain calm. There's a certain state of mind that occurs. Kinda naturally the when you get up there. That's May may be climbers high. I really don't know but I think a lot more clear when I get up into those altitude so one of the big lessons that I learned was as I just mentioned sometimes. Those lower climbs are harder than than the the higher altitude climbs. That thirty five hundred foot climb was a lot harder than the seventy two hundred feet that I did in South Dakota and a place called Harney peak. It's just like just like life. Even though the climbs significantly different the smaller ones the smaller challenges actually might be harder than the larger ones. So I kind of equate that mountain climbing into people reaching their goals and there are certain things that happened on a mountain climb that reflect people reaching their goals in life. So I've taken my personal experiences with climbing and and kind of applied that to one of the keynotes notes that I do crush the mountain. Crushed climb crushed the climb baby crush decline. That's IT Freudian slip crushed the client. No worries no worries. What am I going to see that on a t shirt interesting that you say that because my second book actually made some T. shirts that have my sight on it and the title of the book. But I haven't done that on a t shirt yet. Maybe it'll be Hashtag. Crushed the climb. I like that idea even better. I'll I'll give you some residuals on that such a sense. We kinda brainstorm that idea well since you offered. I'M NOT GONNA turn you down. Borough Awesome Excellent L. Jeff thank you so much for your time one last question here if our audience wants to connect with you and and follow what it is. You're doing or check out your youtube videos or listen to your podcast. What are what are some of the best ways people can can get in contact with you? Sure so the ultimate clearinghouse is is. The website draws talks Dot Com D. R. O. Z. Talks DRAWS TALKS DOT com. And you'll find all the information that you need there as far as booking me for an event I have my books available on on the site there. You can get both of the books and you mention them. The top on Amazon. So if you just look them up under my name Jeff Drazen Hausky. Then you'll be able to find them both so you can find those there but if you go to the website then it gets routed to me and then I will send you out a signed copy right from From my home here. So the draws cast podcast is on all your favorite platforms as I'm sure yours is so I- tunes to Stitcher to Pandora too. You know you name it. It's out there and then my youtube channel is the draws the and then the second orders draws Dro's e and that's my youtube channel and you can check out all of my little leadership blogs are Jeff. This has been absolute treat. Thank you so much for your time. Appreciate it and thanks again for you. Know for taking time for us today pledged. Good luck on your podcast. Moving forward and I'll get a hold of me anytime great. Thanks everyone real quick before you bounce if you want to join me on. This journey tillered more from these fascinating community leaders. Then hit the subscribe button at the top of your podcast player and I will catch you in the next episode.

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian and Adam Schefter

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

32:35 min | 9 months ago

Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian and Adam Schefter

"And finally, the very first song ever played on the moon was lie me to the move. Rights favorite like Frank Sinatra. For All these lies information student, the Sports Center on ESPN radio all throughout the day we are happy to have Tim Kirch in and his laughter back I must offer him some condolences. He just recently lost his mother I. Hope I'm not speaking out of school here when I tell the audience Tim, what an extraordinary son that you have been for many many years with your mother living at home with you I. Hope You're okay I'm sorry that we have not talked before now. Well thank you, Dan My mother deserved everything that we gave her because she took care of all of us growing up and everyone says, it's about their mom. But my mom was the greatest mom ever great grandmother ever and the greatest wife ever and even though she was ninety six at the end and in terrible health, it was a terrible loss and but finally she Finally, she's with my dad. I'm sorry and I I know that you were really there for her like she. She lived with you guys for a long time, right? Yeah for ten years. So my brother and I took care of her with some help. So she did not die alone. This is all terrible but guy up the street lost his mom about a month before me similar age and she was in A. Old Folks home and he wasn't even allowed to go in. To, say, goodbye to his mother. So my mom died at home with my brother and I buy her size. Again, my condolences and no way to segue not awkwardly some of the nonsense that we do around here with Tim Kirch and but we are very happy to have him back to discuss the baseball season will be on with us every week as he has been for. Many years was the marlins thing tim in any way avoidable. In hindsight Dan I don't think it was I think we're getting to the point that were understanding that the corona has overpowered the world, the country and certainly baseball. Now, this could not have just been a mistake by one of the Marlins that led to all of this I don't know if it could have been avoided but in hindsight, that Sunday game against the phillies should have been canceled somebody should've cancelled that game once you find out, there are four positive. Tests than that's got to be the end of that. But now, of course, we got the cardinals and the brewers game postponed for today twenty percent of the game won't be played today This is a very, very discouraging situation. How do we arrive in place and I think I read this correctly Tim that the marlins were deciding among themselves with Miguel Rojo says captain deciding amongst themselves whether or not to play after the positive tests? How is that possible? Well, there's a big question. Should the players be making that decision that knocked the decision of the general manager or the club president or the manager or the owner or is it not a major league baseball decision which would be made now? Of course in hindsight but There's just no way that players should have been left to make that decision because they're baseball players and their bulletproof at least they think they are and they think, well, we've got a game today. GonNa play and for them for thinking that way that is their mentality but somebody made leadership position specifically a major league baseball. Should've said, no, we're not playing this game and I think we could have avoided potentially some other issues but I don't know if you could have avoided those first four ositive tests which have led to so much more. Now, what was your level of optimism that they could get through these sixty games before they started and how did that change if at all after three games when all the MARLINS started testing positive? Well. I started about a few days before the season I thought there's a seventy five percent chance that we're actually going to start and hey, twenty five percent chance that we're going to finish and that was based on all the people I talked to the game and I asked everyone of them that question what is the percentage chance we start? What is the percentage? Chance we finished and I didn't talk to a hundred people that I talked to a lot of people and have anyone over fifty percent that we're going to finish the season, and now you have to think that number fifty, twenty, five, twenty percent that we finish I. Think you have to go below that at this point given what happened to the Marlins what now? The Slot phillies are in not to mention the nationals and now the cardinals and the. Plus Dan we are traveling now traveling the first week of the season is leading to even more trouble and the viruses, and just now on the east coast, it seems to spread to the Mid West. So that-that's the discouraging part is it's no longer isolated to the to the marlins does will cain looked like he cites case law when petitioning the commissioner to avoid a trade in your fantasy football league. Does Russell Wilson looked like the husband helping his wife Cook wearing an apron reads. Does Tony Kornheiser looked like a grouchy pilgrim from the original Thanksgiving complaining about the Turkey being to dry. Does Adam Silver. Looked like. Clip a paper clip has from Microsoft Ninety seven. What has been surprising outside of the virus related stuff from the first week of the season. You're not surprised at all that after three games, there were no undefeated teams left in the sport. They write that. That was a bit surprising that you know the Tigers and the Marlins of the orioles were all to in one after three games that was surprising. But speaking again to the beauty of baseball bad teams could be good teams home and away all the time and in baseball. That's what makes it so interesting to me all the injuries, these starting pitchers. Red Flag also, maybe it's just a coincidence pitchers get hurt all the time anyway but you know half a dozen really good major league starting pitchers missed the start or got to be out for the year. That's not good and sorry Dan I've been saying this for years. Now, the base running and the fundamental play the big leagues, terrible players to your stronger faster and better than ever, and they have less of an idea how to play and it anytime in the forty one years that I've covered I've done four games on TV now from my house. By the way and every game, there's an egregious base running mistake that maybe that's in part to a shorten spring training and then a truncated summer camp maybe they're just not in baseball shape all the way around. But there's been some pretty sloppy play and we've had sloppy played for years but that needs to get cleaned up long long after we get through whatever copay is going give us does Mike Gundy looked like the guy who sunbathes naked in Cancun and goes out of his way to make eye contact with everyone who passes by. Does Fisher looked like his Saturday plans consist of wearing an orange shirt to home depot in the desperate hope a lesser man asks him the difference between paint thinner and lacquer thinner. Ask. Tim Stay there we've got some baseball questions for you we're. GonNa. We're GONNA. That one's a really good one right there. Jeff. Fisher look like is Saturday plans consist of wearing an orange shirt to home depot in the desperate. Hope Lesser Man asks him the difference between paint thinner and lacquer thinner. We come back with him coaching after the. Did you know GEICO's now offering an extra fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies. That's fifteen percent on top of what could already save you. So what are you waiting for your baby? TOLD YOU SLEEP IN? Sleeping another half hour. Thanks Sweetheart. Her and you'll change yourself to. There's never been a better time to switch to geico save an extra fifteen percent when you switch by Tober seventh limitations apply visit GEICO DOT COM for details. It's your home speaking and I need you to do me a couple of favors I. could you get that blueberry that rolled under the fridge last week it's throwing my functions way off second thing, bundle your home and car insurance with GEICO. It's easy and we could save money. Lastly, I know you're thinking of painting the nursery back to white but I'm actually feeling this baby blue didn't think it was my color but I m pulling it off Geico for bundling made easy. Go to GEICO DOT COM today. Do any of you know what the setup is behind Kirk in a cody is the setup behind Kirk and when he's on television fake books is he one of the people in the zoom calls that you are objecting to trying to give off the impression that they are more well, read than they are as Kirch in one of the people that we can accuse this of in what's behind you on your zoom calls when you're on television. I'm sorry. We're going to get Kirk on the phone here in just a second but if you're just joining us, Greg Cody is accusing people throughout the industry of trying to give off more intellect than they actually have by putting fake books behind them on a bookshelf when they're on television. Own because I think that it was passing that told us that a couple years ago for for Christmas you sent Tim Kirk because he loves Diet Mountain dew a Diet Mountain dew mini fridge right and we found out through a third party that the mini fridge that was sent to Kirk Chin was a dud that was very loud and made a lot of noise and he would have to unplug it every time he was. Going to do a hit on sportscenter baseball tonight or whatever. Right. So I think that it's real. I also think that even though a broken fridge was sent to in because it was a gift, he would be too polite to actually throw away a fridge that doesn't work and keeps it there and keeps plugging it in hoping that one day it will work and won't get rid of it just because you gave it to. All right. So let's ask him those two questions. Kurkin coaching do still have the broken fridge that we sent you a holiday gift. Yeah, it is foot the half to my right at the moment. This is in the corner of my office I use it kind of as a little desk could put stuff on but yes, I am not turned on because as I told, you usually sounds like a lawn bowler, which could be a little bit annoying the motor is not working particularly well so unplugged and but it's right here. I'm looking right at it. Now we'll. You accuse anyone publicly here of having faked books in their background when they go on television Jeff Passan anyone did who who has faked books in their background. well, I know Jeff and doesn't have fake books in his background because he's a really good writer he's written books before Adam schefter written I think five books. So they're fake books there I don't know I would say nobody has fake books in the background. Okay. You're wrong because Jeff Passan has admitted as much and we are going to have Adam schefter on to accuse him of it in the next segments to gods what do you have for Kirk? Well, tell me. We're wondering is a great point by billy. Have you ever are you too nice or have you ever re gifted a gift that you do not like hey I don't like this. I'm going to give an act like I like it and then give it to someone else down the road. Have you ever done that? No I've never read gifted anything and you guys sent me this refrigerator unsolicited. And just because it doesn't work I am not going to send it back. It was a gift. I would never say to somebody who was as kind as you guys were to me to say, Hey, we're gonNA give you this and it doesn't work to be angry about that would be ridiculous and to return it would be ridiculous. And in here is there any is there anyone in your life you've noticed has given you repeated bad gives because I think what maybe going on here's people know you're too nice to say I don't like this or I don't want this so like they'll go down the street and it's like you're sixtieth birthday or something and they'll pick up a couple of pine contemplate. Tim I got these for you thought you'd love Pine cones and they know you're not going to be like this is just a crap gift. No nobody consistently gives me bad gifts but the family did. I love my family more than you'll ever know kids wife everyone gave me a big green egg a couple of years ago for cookouts in the backyard now I think at anything. That is technical I if I had to read how to use something it's not going to go well, so I tried very hard to get this green big green egg to work properly to the right heat to regulate the temperature and I have failed spectacularly. So it was a wonderful present that I have failed. Attempt to make it work. I can make it work I. Just can't get the right heat I. Overcook I undercooked I. Think at it, and that makes me feel really bad that they bought me this really nice president and I haven't done the right things with a total hypothetical. If a father were to get his grown adult son as a birthday gift a pineapple for his birthday, three dollars and ninety nine cents from a local grocery store, wrap it up and give it to the sun. What would you think of that person as both a gift giver and more generally as a father? Pineapple. I'm not sure that works. I. Love Pineapple but I'm not sure. I'm not sure it should be a gift I got in trouble once by the way for a wedding present but it was it was a present for the groom with a Bachelor's Party type of thing, and I bought him for his new house a Shop Vac. which is like the most handy thing in the world but somehow it got confused that I had given the couple for a wedding present a shop VAC which I would not do for the husband and wife. But for just for the husband of the Bachelor party gifts, I got I got him a shot back. So in the confusion, I took some heat for giving a shot back the wedding. When I was actually giving it to a man has the seventy put in his garage for getting married. Again what do you think of the person who gives a pineapple as a birthday gift was adult son as a father? I don't know the story here but poppy gives you a pineau. It's worse than that. Greg Cody gave his son. Rap Three dollars and ninety nine cent pineapple. You're not. Happy Birthdays. All right. Let me let me give you some more of these. Are you ready? Kirk and it's good to finally have you back does John. Fox looked like the general manager of the Bahama Breeze. Mike McCarthy looked like the dejected turned pike toll booth attendant who was recently demoted to monitoring the easy pass lane. Does. Adam. Silver looked like what computers will create when they take over and form a Cyborg to speak to the rest of US humans. Does Andy Reid looked like a beekeeper. Does. Tito. Francona. Like the guy who excitedly plays his air maracas when the waiter brings him sizzling hot pitas. Does Mike Leach look like a witch who rides a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom Does. Vic, Fangio looked like the guy who gives his daughter a firm handshake on her wedding day. Back, we'll talk to you again next week. Buddy. Thanks the last two weeks. Thank you. Buddy love you. So, Greg Cody has made an accusation echoing throughout the land. A bunch of journalists leads trying to give off that they are more literary than they actually are coating. Make your accusation to the face of our pillar of professionalism. Adam Schefter, go ahead and make your accusation. Well Adam. It's not directed at you soleus rampant and I think you would agree you watch TV I was particularly citing the late night shows where every guest on zoom on a late night show is sitting in front of a bookcase whether these bookcases are authentic were scenery. But either way it just for me gives off a little bit of a pretentiousness a little bit oh look. Literati look how well read I am. Again nothing against you personally defend yourself. Schefter is against you personally. Well. Let me say this forerunner of the Literati. Sports. Supporters. Basically ESPN came into my house. When I started to eleven years ago eleven years ago, and they put him a green screen right above what was a case? existed. On book shelves that I put my books that I had read. And they said, here's the Green Screen T. moves when you do your first take and we get the first time. And I kinda liked the way the books looked I kinda like way the books look and we left it and I don't think let us go there very many people doing live shots in front of the books that was to accidental and so I have up there. You'll notice they're not. Real deep. Rich novels for the most part. There's a lot of John Irving I love him is is a writer fantastic act on Roy and as. but but a Lotta a Lotta sprucer. Basically all those books behind me. I've read them all now on the top shelf. There these like six leather bound books I wanted to get rid of that. My wife did let me get rid of that were basically in that office before I took occupancy of it. So I have not read those nondescript leather bound pretentious looking books that you're talking about on our shelf absolutely have not read those will lead those. Those are like similar classic works you know. What I'm not reading that managed read that but the other. And I can't speak through other people are doing. I'm just doing exactly what I've done that bookshelf. WAS BROUGHT INTO ESPN eleven years go by on an accidental basis. The green screen still sits there. It is never once being used if you're. Could they come take that away and take it out of my world I'll be great and that's basically the story behind the bookcase of this pretentious sports writer. Thank you Adam. We appreciate that you allowed us to waste your time. Thank you, sir. Did you WanNa talk basketball with to what did you want to talk about? Did you WanNa talk about Tyreek Hill saying seven championships for the chiefs? Now I was wondering because Greg. said that I e Adam you watch TV I'm not certain Schefter watches TV. In fact I think he should be a poll question. You don't think he has time for television. You don't think Adam Schefter has the time for it or this schefter watches I don't think schefter watches TV. The way we all watch TV I don't think he's glued to ESPN certainly don't think he's watching television series. How can you when you have four phone stuck in your face all the time there's no way. All right. Well, Adam Schefter is still there Adam schefter. What kind of television do you watch? Do you Binge Watch anything? What do you regularly watch? Regularly Watch almost everything looks. CPS. Sunday morning morning early in the morning. Low, that an honest. I let my wife. Watch whatever she wants which a lot of Bravo. A lot of Andy a lot of housewives shows. On the phone texting. You know playing with my MBA. Fantasy basketball team, whatever it may be at night right? She's watching one of the shows I don't really care. Now there was reserves that I watched reports I watched. The. Last. Dance. Man. So I'm strong series. On we did watch love life on HBO. Max with Anna Kendrick and that was excellent. That was very, very good. I would highly recommend that and we watched little fires everywhere, which is a book I read at one point, which is on my bookshelf and But I I'm not a big TV guy I'm just really not something a great show love that show. All right. Thank you out me. We'll talk to you soon. Thank you for allowing us to waste your time. Departures always yes. Yes. Later Chris. What is it that you were trying to get in there but I didn't have the proper timing there because I'm going to get to the rest of the show trying to get rid of Adam schefter. But I've not been successful yet in getting rid of Adam Schefter. So what do you have for Schefter? I'm just imagining he says, he doesn't watch a lot of TV but when he does, I'm imagining if he's watching a series, he has to continually stop it and say what? What just happened here. I missed it I was texting like his wife is constantly having to rewind stuff I imagine he's the worst to binge show with it's gotta be. It's gotTa be pretty annoying to be schefter on top of all the news. All the time Greg Cody of the Miami Herald probably can't even imagine it given that the biggest story he's ever broken is betraying me to report that I had. Such a lie. A lie, what do you mean? It's such did break that story but like of it is your. Before it's your biggest story, what's your? What's a bigger shit is in my top ten and as I've told you before I, don't want to insult the others on the list by putting them in any sort of rank. I would love a top ten list of biggest stories you've ever broken because I'm guessing the lebatardshow nuptial is probably the top three telling you is that no, it's not the time three it's number one and. If we can't badgering him the second story he's broken we'll be so pathetic. Pathetic. I will come up with a top telling you. You will. You're going to do a top ten list of stories. You broke it because of it for next week. So last time we had this conversation to got you know what he said. Pat. Riley told me that they would've taken their second round pick in the first. That's True. They'll make the top ten but that's absolutely true. All right. We come back with a Greg Cody back in my day and his top ten list top ten stories. He's ever really next week. Chino for some. Ads. Together during the break Greg. We're coming back with the next segment the biggest breaks in. I won't have it for next break research. He's got to go through the role extended. These are already done any. Research you don't how to ten stories in your career that you. Ready next week you're a terrible reporting you're hoping. I. Forget. In the calendar. Billy. So we don't forget because he doesn't have ten stories that he's broken and if he does have ten the bottom five or going to be injured galactically week like if he does. That number seven is going to be something bowling story broke. Baron Davis is GONNA join us in fifteen minutes. We've got stugotz this weekend observations to get to on a Friday. We're going to do that but I it is time now for Greg Cody's, and he's not sure whether he's done this subject before not so I can't wait to find out together Greg Cody. He's back in my day. Now in east and take a trip down memory lane. Guy Greg goody with back in my day. Disclaimers. No roadrunners the nickname the chapparal bird the fast running ground Kuku generally found in the desert the most famous of the roadrunners used to drive Wylie coyote crazy in the cartoons of youth in one episode Wile E. Coyote strapped himself to an acme rocket to try to catch the road runner but wound up smashing headfirst into a mountain. The best thing about this cartoon was that there was never any legal. Warning impressionable young viewers to never try this at home because well it. Went without saying, Hey, Daddy I, need a rocket ship was that some I need to go to the Mojave, desert Mexico and try to catch a chaperone bird back in my day. We didn't need warning labels because we counted on commonsense nowadays disclaimers which essentially are statements that deny responsibility attempt to stem the tide of litigation are everywhere and go to extremes when you buy a hot coffee at McDonald's the Cup warns you the contents are hot. 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A television or movie stuntman showing how it is that can light yourself on fire and then be the stunt man who goes through the scene sort of waving his arms frantically and he watched this but he was too young to know what Vassil Lean was or where to get it. So he just walked out with the can of gas in order to recreate what it is that he just on television and my mother happened to stop him because she was just on the phone as he walked by smelling like whatever it was gas or Turpentine. My brother was thirty three years old thirty, three years old at the time. Did that a Greg Cody mentioned these disclaimers we love it. The happy Ukulele that plays when people tell you about the symptoms include anal leakage. Playoff has been proven to work in the regular season for those who have struggled with moderate to severe post-season disappointment. It is not recommended as the first option. Do Not Take playoff while on. Ranger. Side effects include choking. 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Michael Jordan's Brief, Strange Life in Baseball

ESPN Daily

30:53 min | 1 year ago

Michael Jordan's Brief, Strange Life in Baseball

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

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Run Like the Wind

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

39:27 min | 8 months ago

Run Like the Wind

"Baseball. Tonight, the podcast is the baseball tonight podcast for Monday August twenty, four, two, thousand, twenty, producing from his home studio in the foothills of Connecticut is wink on Buster only working from my home studio in. New York. Let's get right to get a lot to get to today are going to be talked with Tim Kirk Gin and it was Sarah some fun conversation about the Mike Deaf Freddy Freeman and whether or not. The Indians should consider trading one of their star pitchers. The National Stephen Strasburg is set for surgery. After being placed on the sixty day injured list, he will undergo carpal tunnel surgery for his right pitching hand in the days ahead to quote from Dave. Martinez. His manager probably could have taken another shot, but we just needed to get it fixed. We don't want to prolong anything I've heard the explosion of injured list numbers is remarkable I twenty eight days of the season in two thousand, eighteen there were thirty eight pitchers on the I l. in two thousand nineteen forty, one pitchers on the I l. in two, thousand twenty. One hundred eight more than the last two seasons combined twenty. Those are corona virus infections. I have heard from executives that they think a lot of that. The injuries are actually teams players preferring to focus on two thousand, twenty closer Nick Anderson became the latest rays pitcher to land on the injured list beleaguered Tampa Bay. Rays, pitching staff lost Anderson. They currently He's a ninth rays pitcher currently on the injured list and six member of the bullpen and yet the raise continue to roll along the padres and the Astros Zach rank. He was on the mound for Houston and early on, he threw a really slow pitch. Oh been before what that was. Awesome. Fifty. Four he's I think he spun that to to get don't locked it in their. Precipitous has the spile. Callous, and JEFF BLOM on the Astros television network in later during this outing grading one point took a seat on the field waiting for the groundskeepers to come and fix a big hole that had developed in the front part of the mound in the end however, though San Diego padres found a way to win again. Here's the payoff pitch. He does run and the pizzas the towards right Centerfield radic is on the move on the move still going back at the wall he leaps. Out, a home run home run for manny off to run SEAN powdery go in front five to three in the bottom of the eighth inning Machado homers for a second consecutive day and this one is absolutely huge. From Ninety seven, point three, the fan the giants beat the diamondbacks six to one with help from the grandson of a hall of Famer. Had Its skied center. Hit a pretty well starling back at the wall leaps. It's gone. My distress ski all brought on his birthday to put the giants back on top two watch straightaways center that from the diamondbacks Radio, network, Mike you stransky also a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University cubs beat the White Sox to one Jose Abreu though continues to put on a show. And the pitch now by Darvish. Hitting the Aaron deep left field turning watching this one is going to be a way out of Wrigley Field. He's done it again, Jose Abreu is some kind of locked in and his solo home run gives the white sox one nothing lead here in the second inning, you gotta be kidding me. That from wgn the cubs won with a big hit from cal Schwab. Schwab drives one in the air deep right center back goes Robert. This has got a chance gone. Two run. Homer Schwab. Late to one. Pat Hughes on the cubs radio. Network on Sunday night baseball the game ending play phillies braves Atlanta two runs Freddy Freeman at the plate trying to put more heard on the beleaguered Philadelphia Bullpen and this is what happened. Freddy Freeman swing and a line drive, and that's base it on the left center field and over there to cut it off his Quinn one run is in there's the next runner throw to the plate, the tag and out at the plate Dan's be Swanson trying to score from first, and he couldn't do it cut down at the dish and that is the way the ballgame and Buksh Ambience ESPN radio now braves manager Brian Nick. Your came out and ask the empires to check and whether or not phillies catcher Andrew knapp at block home plate that review when against the braves after the game snicker told reporters he was sitting there pretty good. But they're not calling that anymore they need to take that off the book talking about the collision role and just start blowing up catchers again and a lot of frustration from Brian Edgar, at the end of that game. Now, before we get to Tim Sarah today fantasy focus football is back weekdays at ten A. M. Eastern Time Matthew Berry Field Yates to find. You Bella Mike Clare here to help you dominate your fantasy league. Watch a show on youtube twitter ESPN APP, and listen to the show wherever you get your podcast. Don't forget to draft your team compete with your friends and take on the crown by signing up. Now ESPN DOT com slash fantasy football find value others overlook just like Billy beane did for the Oakland Athletics World. Series winning talent is often found. Were you least expect it like Albert pools the cardinals drafted in the thirteenth round? No one expects you to draft Mookie Betts in the six round of fantasy, and that's why you're the champion of your friend group. 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Doing well, we had a fun Sunday night game that ended with that crazy play at home plate the phillies bullpen barely hanging on but during the course of the Sunday night broadcast Freddy Freeman again made the case for players to be miked up on the field because you were part of the broadcast essence spring training with the great miked up moment of all time when Freddy Freeman narrated. His trip around the base is trying to score from first stays on a windblown pop up in short Centerfield. Well, last night he was chatty again, i. this is Freddie Freeman chatting with the phillies and the second part of this is running towards second on a potential double play ball, and he's jokingly screaming at the Middle Infield trying intimidate them give a lesson. I under. Today. We'll. Come here come here. Scary enough. I wasn't yelling loud enough to scare him. Later in the Game Alec Boehm, the rookie for the Philadelphia phillies hit his first major. League homer was a titanic shot into the water in straightaway center field and Freddie bumped into him run into basis. This is pretty cool. Really Nice I on. The good story to why'd Your Ball Waterlog? Hit Four hundred fifty feet center. Really Nice. Bus If they were all like him and I like the players don't get me wrong. But if they were all like him, our job would be even better he such great hitter. But he such a playful normal Kinda Guy Greg Walker. Once told me he's the lowest maintenance great hitter ever seen meaning. You don't ever worry about Freddie Freddie Scott figured out any. Always has he's absolutely hilarious which he showed again last night proving that he takes the game seriously but doesn't mind having a chuckle once in a while and I can tell you about you're you're right that tour of the basis in spring training was by far my highlight of spring training because as soon as ball went up to outs, he said it's GonNa be. It's GonNa be in the wind. It looked like a routine pop up somebody had to catch that. But because of the wind because of the Sun He knew the center fielder shortstop and leftfielder are gonNA have trouble with this ball and he kept running the whole time ten. They're they're not gonNA catch this they're not going to catch, and then they slid into home plate safely. He looked right up at the press box chipper Jones and sit right next to A. And had the greatest file and the greatest point you could ever have, and that's why we love Freddy Freeman. He gets it as much as any player in the game today Taylor as talking to Tim. Now, can you run down that clip and we'll play it right at the end of Tim segment today he's right as he describes them like you know what we need to play that clip again because it was the greatest and he's so down to Earth never forget. Tim about four five years ago he'd be He'd been struggling for a while and and then he started a hit. This was the year that we had that that game in Fort Bragg and I remember talking to them like, Hey, you know what turned around. He said I stopped being an idiot and swinging balls out of the strike zone. And he was just like I was an idiot and just kept on trying to make things happen, and then once they stop swinging balls out of the zone, I got to be a better hitter. Duh and. Laughing about Freddie though when he described himself that way. Right and went the famous takes too long to tell. But the famous time he got trapped in his car during that snowstorm in Atlanta and chipper had to come in like a giant four wheeler to bail him out otherwise would have said I was ready to sleep at my car and he said, and there was a moment there where I wondered am I gonNa make it through the night and yet he told the story laughing like. I guess he can laugh now but he doesn't take himself very seriously until it's time to hit and and play, and then he does that's the kind of guy we're looking for and he and movie better the two best buy cups that I've been around and let's hope we can do more of that. By the way, he's back physically we talked to Brian CITCO the braves manager before the game last night. And we talked about that moment when Freddie came back from Corona virus and spoke to reporters and he was very cheerful and he described his hot high fever and Brian said to his that took a lot out of him. But clearly, he's back going into that game last night in the previous thirteen games, he hit three eighty three. S of eleven ninety six, he was almost the hero again last night before the the final out of the game at home plate right trade deadline is a week from today. It's the strangest trade deadline ever a lot of teams damn. I think are just GonNa sit it out or they're going to do very minimal type things because the financial uncertainty because we don't even know if there's Going to be a vaccine, we don't going to be fans in stands in two thousand and twenty one. But I was not surprised that it was a good move for the phillies to get eats timber who was terrific last it's the braves and Brandon Workman who had a couple of you know a couple of -rupt first days but I think someone who is certainly an upgrade over what they had. Yeah, they had to do something buster are our pal bonds Mike von look this up that and you know this going into last night's game he oak. Against the the phillies bullpen from the ninth inning on this year was one point, zero, nine eight, which is even higher than Lou. GEHRIG's career Opie S. so you look at it that way everyone who came to bat against the phillies bullpen nineteen year later, this year was better that we Garrett that's how hard hit that bullpen has been that they had to do something workman had a really nice year last year everybody's got some really good stuff. So I if you're gonNA, make the playoffs this year, the back on the bullpen had to be upgraded significantly maybe still more needs to be done but they picked up to. Useful arms, and at least they won last night game with one of them. The braves are eighteen certainly could use an upgrade in the rotation and Tim I. You know when I went on my walk this morning I sort of puzzled and puzzled over, you know which guys could become available and a name absolutely jumps out of me that I'm thinking you know what? It makes a Lotta sense not only for the team that hasn't to trade him but also four team like the braves or the dodgers the Yankees to make the investment and go and get this guy, and that's my clever the Cleveland Indians who we know. The Indians during the course of the winner talk to the dodgers about a possible deal cleven juror at the end of the season assuming that don't hold him out for the rest of the year because of the the health and safety protocol violate ones and I and I think they'll eventually bring him back. CLOVINGER would have four plus years of service time. He turns thirty in December. He's not at twenty-three-year-old twenty, four year old guy like Shane Bieber he's got a little bit age on him. He's a terrific pitcher and look teams are struggling like crazy right now to assess value determine value I think knowing. That you know in acquiring team would control in for two more years after this year in addition did helping out in two, thousand, twenty I. think he might be an outlier like I. Think some team might be willing to give up something good form and Indians have a wealth of starting pitching I'm sure you saw that Kid Mitch for them over the weekend he was unbelievable. So from the Indians and I was already sort of open to the idea of trying to maximize clever George value trade value at some point I certainly be enlisted motivated time when teams like the braves could really use some cleven injures terrific pitcher. Right, and normally, I would tell your crazy buster because this kid is really good and you don't trade somebody because he made a mistake and was a bad teammate with one mistake that he made. You don't trade that guy however. Trista. Mackenzie. Came up and became that needs pitcher ever to strike ten and allowed two or fewer hits in his major league debut. The IRA for that club is to seventy six I think they have a wealth of pitching riches, which means they could trade Mike clovinger and get something really good in return and buster I think they can win the world series that they could score a few more runs so trade him Get Michael Conforto that's just the name I'm making up. They gotta go get a hitter and Mike Clever can bring a hitter a quality baby middle of the order hitter her back. in a deal. Now, I'm not saying the mets would make that trade about saying anyone would make that trade, but you have to look at it. Now whether you have won the world series since nineteen forty eight, you've got a great pitching staff desperately need an outfielder that can hit I would at least look into it if I were the Indians and of course, two weeks ago I would have said, don't trade that guy under any circumstance. Yeah, and you you mentioned Tristan. Saturday. That's a guy that when you watch that performance I was just stunned tim by how under control he was you know to see a young pitcher who just had that mount presence and I reach schism Indian people afterward and I said is was that just facing the Tigers bad team and I got back now the kid is off the charts in his post game interview he was off the charts his stuff was off the charts. Now he's unusual looking he's like six foot five he looks like he weighs about a buck ten. He kind of reminds me of and I'm not saying deliveries this way. But in terms the body type, you remember young Ramon Martinez look like a human slingshot, but he is in command. He was really good by the way Ramon Martinez had the longest forearms of any pitcher I've ever seen and I didn't notice it right away. Ever Carris told me after I, met Ramon thirty years ago whatever he said did you look at his forearms I went back and look he's got the longest forearms I've ever seen so that whip action that he would get his curve balls because his arm in the forearm were longer than any other pitcher, but you're right. Candy reminded me a little bit of him because he's so skinny and I know you got aren't likes flying at you like that as a hitter. Can Be disconcerting just another really good pitcher added to that great staff in Cleveland there are a lot of times when you see pictures that tall and skinny, it looks like they're struggling to command their bodies put all the parts together. That wasn't the case I mean he was right and we're right head right. When you're a great athlete, you can do that and you always worry about tall pitcher is he are the moving parts GonNa work and clearly they knew on this kid. All right. The Oakland Athletics they needed just twenty nine Games reach twenty wins a season. That's the fewest games to reach twenty wins since they got there with twenty, six and nineteen ninety, the last the last time they were actually last year they were in a world series appearance. They've had four walk off wins this season most in major league baseball as of today, could you make the case or the best team in baseball? they're the best team in the American League. I think the dodgers are better than anyone not just record wise but the dodgers are loaded but the AIDS are the best team in the American League, and even when the Yankees get healthy we still be saying that buster you know this, they can hit the ball out of the ballpark. They have a great infield defense. They have power arms in the rotation pranking montages and others, and they're both. Loaded with really good flexible pitchers who can pitch in any situation he's Going to be a star and when you've got to corner guys that Chapman and metals and are MVP, candidates are Doreen tippy like every year and play great defense and have the baseball I. Iq. Those guys have at another reason to love love the as right now. All right talk about the San Diego Padres I'll just put it on T. or you. I think after the white sox buster. If there's a game on tonight I'm watching the padres. That's how exciting they have been so far of course, it starts with the shortstop he missed out something last night buzzer. If he had a homer yesterday as a shortstop, he would add more home runs through thirty games than any shortstop in the history of baseball and to teases doing this while being so far at least a great defensive shortstop who can run like the wind and plays with great enthusiasm, and as long as they follow that kid around, they have a chance, but you know the Nelson. People don't even know who he is that guy is really good and you put them with Chris Paddock at the top of that rotation I. Think the big concern is Kirby. H is probably GONNA be out for the year, but that team is really fun to watch and man, do they have firepower in that line? That's teamed him that I think should take a running club injure because they've got a loaded minor league system You know the these two teams, the Indians and the padres of dealt before Brad hand that to me would be a natural match. You put cleven Gironde Padre team that would make people take notice. Absolutely, I just think the Indians are going to want a quality major league hitter it return and I just don't think the padres are going to do that right now. But you're right. They would love to have my cleven. You're seriously who wouldn't at guys so good. Chicago White. Sox, you mentioned him they what a weekend they had. But so they had twenty seven homers in seven Games in seven games man no team in major league history had ever done that. Was They Bray. You became the first player in White Sox history that five homers in two games. No. One's ever done that for the white sox and any kind of major league record with six homers in a three-game series. Only four other guys at down that I had a GM tell me the other day about sir. If I'm taking just the everyday lineup I'm taking the white socks over any team in major league baseball given how much power is there? Speed is their youth is there and but to those guys are locked up for a long time and like I said vom watching fifteen games today or any day and I have to pick one game to watch I'm watching the white sox. That's how exciting they are right now. All right. Every time we've seen major leaguers go to williamsport and played literally classic interact with a Little League honors. It is awesome. They all do a good job, but I must tell you the yesterday when the announcement came out that next year literally classic will be the Indians playing against the angels I thought okay. Those the all time to headliners the literally classic might trout and Shohei Ohtani that's absolutely perfect that could throw Francisco Indoor in there but I don't think he's going to be with the Indians next year but trout and Otani in Williamsport Tim that is going to be so much fun because Mike Trout, at heart he's still ten years old. Right, he's the perfect guy to go to Williams forties the best player in the game. He's the face of the game and he's still got that off shocks. Boyhood enthusiasm, which just radiates every single day and it will even more when he goes through williamsport and then of course, will have Joel Madden. WHO's a Pennsylvania guy the other day about potentially going back he was so excited about that. Anyplace Tito Francona goes he makes it better but. I'll tell you. I'm not sure we'll have a better moment that last year when I saw Chris Archer on the field and I asked him, what was the bus ride like in with the kids that he goes it was great. He said one of the kids came up to be Chris Archer said and said, Hey, aren't you the guy that gives up all the home runs? Yeah, that's me but it's so funny how on our kids are and it was so beautiful that instead of Chris Archer getting upset he recognized that this kid was being playful and was right at the same time. All right. Tim, thanks for doing this. Okay about I'll talk to you soon. Good luck and was we roll out let's say Freddy Freeman from Spring Training. What's this? Win Voice your. thinking. Yes live sports are finally back just like the rest of us, and now they're all getting back on the road again, the stops we make seem more special than before like stopping to watch the game and her friends place or stopping at her favorite spot cheer every amazing shots score and win and between those stops there shell stop in to fill up with Shell v Power Nitro plus premium gasoline. It's their best fuel ever in help keep your engine running like new stop into safe with the fuel rewards program just download the APP or go to fuelrewards dot com to join in you'll never pay full price for gas again and Finally stopping to get snacks in essentials that can save you even more at the pump. That's just a few of the way shell helps you make the most of the stop you need to make see full terms and conditions at fuelrewards dot com in engines that continuously you Shell v Power Nitro plus premium gasoline find value others overlook just like Billy beane did for the Oakland Athletics. World Series winning talent is often found where you least expect it like our pools the cardinals drafted in the thirteenth round. No one expects you to draft Mookie Betts in the six round of fantasy, and that's why you're the champion of your friend group. Don't be swayed by too much tire or come up short by buying two little cooper's are just right. The Best Bang for your Buck Cooper tires undergo rigorous testing and are backed by warranty. You can trust the last for thousands of miles. The Cooper's pride themselves on good merchandise play in a square deal always have always will expensive doesn't mean better better means better go with the Cooper's. Numbers, game. Sarah lanes is a reporter and producer Fan dot, com, and in Sarah as we start, I'm going to order you to rank these three teams in terms of watch ability right now white sox padres, athletics. You gotTA. Go One, two, three. Oh my gosh that's impossible. Goodness. That is the moment you said orders like this is going to be really difficult oh. My Gosh I. Okay. Sorry to the as but one and two is either the white socks or the padres. I feel like it goes back and forth everyday like the White Sox at home run. But then the padres hit a grand slam. Of course, those are the two teams in numbers game today too. So that that gives you all you need to know but also all go white sox one because I miss Chicago a lot and then padres too sorry San Diego and as three, and it's nothing against any of them because it's a three way tie and they're so much fun. University Proud University of Chicago Grant, which is the context for that comment that I made Yeah. But I've been falling twitter feed in recent days and so excited about watching those teams and putting up. Okay. I'm going to put her on the spot. That's why the numbers game. Number. Three's so number three four. So speaking to of those teams. So four is for the number of runs the score on a Grand Slam. So on Saturday, the padres became the first team in MLB history with five Grand Slams in a six game span, and that was two days after becoming the only team to hit a grand slam in four straight games on Thursday there the fifth team with six Grand Slams in a month and August is not over yet and I fully expect them. To break that record and seven this month and as you were saying, they are just so much fun. They're eighteen and twelve. It's the first time they've been six or more games above five hundred least twenty games into a season since the end of the twenty ten season when they finished ninety seventy two but did not make the playoffs they won seven straight games for the first time since June twenty, thirteen I mean they are on all cylinders right now and so much fun to watch. Number two, the number two is six. Now now get to the white sox. So Jose Abreu hit six home runs in the white Sox three-game series against the cubs this weekend, which was a lot of fun to watch again and really exciting for the city of Chicago, if you ask me and so he had a home run in four straight at. Bats from Saturday into Sunday, which is tied for the be record. A bunch of guys have done that nobody's had five straight. We were all hoping in that next bad and then he grounded out but he he hit six home runs in a series which is tied in the most by a player in a three game series since at least nineteen thirteen. I gotTa do it since he up Choi in two thousand, five Sean. Green in two thousand and two. Alex. Rodriguez didn't two, thousand two I'm Barry Bonds in two, thousand one. It's also the most runs by any white sox player in any series of any glance. So not just the three game series in franchise history and the White Sox hit twenty seven home runs over a seven game span that ended on through Saturday, which is the most in a seven game span and I'm all story number one. Number one is three. So this isn't I looked into I. Believe it was last Monday and it was so much fun that I. Think I've updated every single day sense is about Mukhi bets. So mookie Betts has three swing and misses on pitches in the zone this year out of a hundred and twenty six wings. So He Swung Hundred Twenty six times at a pitch that was in the strike zone and he's only missed three times and last Monday. It was one and then you say Kukuchi got. Him To miss onto two pitches in the zone I think on Friday whenever he pitched the ninety seven point six percent in zone contact rate in these also slugging six, sixty, four, he hit another two home runs yesterday. So I looked into this because you don't normally get those two things together that outstanding contact and slugging the ball. So the highest end zone contact rate by any qualified hitter in a full season in the pitch tracking our is since two thousand eight is ninety, eight, point, seven percent. By Marcos Guterro twenty twelve and Ben Revere in two, thousand, fourteen, both of them but they slugged four, zero, five or scooter out and three sixty, one for revere. So the point here is that that's not when McKee bets is doing. So there only been there been eighty-one qualified hitters who've had an end zone contact rate above at least ninety five in that span only one of them slop of six hundred and only seven were even about. Five hundred in that span. So the only one in the six hundred, which is what movie is on pace to be doing right now was Albert rules in two thousand and eight. When he won the MVP, he slugged six fifty, three near the ninety, six point two percent endzone contact rate I know that's a lot of numbers maybe even more so than in a normal numbers game, but we recognize just how standing mookie betts has been this. Pure contact I got to four you before you go it's trying to make the case to Tim that I do think that while a lot of players couldn't get equal value for in this stranger of two, thousand twenty, the Indians should take Mike Levin journey to the mark and see what they could get what he think absolutely I mean, we saw Trista Mackenzie with his ten strikeout debut the other night they have pitching this team that seems to perpetually have more pitching and more more pitching depth and they absolutely need. I mean, they just need to get that team going in any way they can they have a lot of great headers, but it's not all gelling and working their last in the majors and slugging percentage with that outstanding pitching staff, and even if you're to take commandeur out of it, obviously, he hasn't pitched them in a couple of weeks. Now we know that they're still pitching really well and I think that could really. Benefit team and I'm going to give you a question might alienate some of the folks back in Chicago and I apologize well, no actually teeny up on it. So I can't apologize this conversation started about whether or not the white sox may own Chicago and my perspective is now it doesn't matter if the White Sox win the world series is they did what fifteen years ago it's always going to be a cubs. Town. What's your take all my Gosh I seen this conversation going on I. I understand it I, think that you know I think it would be different if we had fans in the stands I think there were fans at Wrigley field this weekend there were white sox fans there especially those first two games as the white sox all of those home runs against the cubs. Then maybe we'd start to get that energy of. You know maybe this really is a white sox town but yeah, I mean you know if you take even the specific baseball conversation out of it when I go to Chicago they go to Wrigley I think they should go to guaranteed rate but they go to Wrigley you you see them in the stands there and you know I think that for whatever reason they seem to have that sort of you know number or Whatever ownership over how the city is but I will forever advertise go down to thirty history and go see the white Sox 'cause also I, love to do so much in college but it's just really fun for both teams to be good at the same time I know Jason Bonetti had a great tweet after the game and I think he just said thank you for being such a great baseball town Chicago and it's really really exciting to see them both being good at the same time like this we gotta get Jason on the podcast sometime this week for sure all right Sarah thanks for doing this thanks so much for having me buster. Split your tweets. Already, buster bleacher tweets four Monday. I one Brian Simpson writes in hey buster. Can you explain this move by Grinky is illegal stall technique? Have you ever seen this before and in anywhere pitcher is getting knocked around can we dive a little bit deeper into your thoughts your buster? Yeah I've seen look it's not unusual when you have a pitcher complain about a whole developing in the mound I remember covering a game when I was at the New York Times David Cone was pitching against Letroy Hawkins in the trae Hawkins of these massive fito sample size fifteen or sixteen, and so by about the third inning David Cone felt like he was falling into a like a Gulch of some kind. And so they would have to bring out the groundskeepers to to work on the mound and you know what? If you're an old pro cranky and maybe the days not going well, and you need a little bit of a break that's that's not a bad thing. Right? That's like a veteran NFL player who suddenly. You know I'm Kinda Sore and then you know to catch his breath but I suspect with green grandkids case because apparently there's been some issues with this particular mound before he was legitimately bothered by the whole amount that is not unusual. Yeah. I don't think it was him just being. I need a break from from getting smacked around. It looks legit. They brought the whole team out there I mean come on Yep. Jacob Stack writes in that Jacob Stack Eleven Kershaw had a vintage performance against the mariners using more curve balls that the secret to his resurgence or is the increased velocity going to make him fall back in love with the slider I think it's a combination of things. It's very interesting and talking with people around baseball. They're like God. He looks bigger like he looks stronger whatever Clayton is doing in his training I, think that's helped him push velocity up, but there's also. No doubt to your point, Jacob. That is the percentage of curb balls and sliders human throwing his gone up and Clayton as someone who you know what if he's having success with something for years that was pitching inside with his fastball if he's having success with something, he'll stay with it and right now he's throwing the lowest percentage of fastballs in his career. It's something around thirty, eight, thirty, nine percent. He's thrown a higher percentages sliders actually and I'm sure it'll stick with that. NEXT UP JIM MS NER at Jim is near eighty seven rates in hey, guys with all the talk about the unwritten rules lately. Are there any you are in favor of, for example no bunting to break up a perfect game. that one in particular, I never had a problem with that didn't know what the whining was like a a hitter who's standing at the plate is for somehow have to take away part of his arsenal is because of an unwritten rule I never understood that one but certainly, a lot of players feel that way I'd say one still I agree with I think when you hit a home run, you shouldn't stare down the Pitcher I. I just I never liked that you want to be happy about hitting home run that's great but don't stick it in his face. What do you think? Yeah I I agree with you on the on the bunting wanted you play to win the game so I, don't I don't understand any of the stuff like it. It doesn't. It makes no sense to me. It would not be tolerated any other sport baseball get with I'll let me give you one that I I never understood, and it would just coincidentally last week wouldn't before our Sunday night game it was a Yankee stadium in ESPN was running Bill Simmons documentary on the Red Sox wanting the two thousand four world series art and coming back against the Yankees in that championship series. You Know Curt Schilling had a procedure done on his ankle and he wasn't right and I to this day. Don't know why the Yankees didn't run on him and it was like this weird thing about. Well, you know that wouldn't be the you know the right thing to do or wouldn't be missed something. But I'm like how in the world a pitcher have a torn up ankle and not one player tries to drop a bomb on him. I. Didn't get that. You're trying to do everything in can take advantage of his weakness even in in an AOL CS two. That's remarkable. That's pretty crazy. Let's go to last one for day Tim continentals our rights and buster. You can only have one of these two pitchers for the next five seasons either Garrett Cole or Shane Bieber who do you pick? Well, I bet you if you were to ask front offices general managers thirty out of thirty would tell you Shane. Bieber and you know why? Because Garrett cold's GonNa make a lot more money. A lot more expensive plus Shane Bieber's younger. I would take Shane Bieber I think it's an easy choice because the salaries there's no question. His stuff is as dominant I. Love this number I looked up the other day. He had struck out his first hundred and fifty batters faced this year. Bieber. At struck out sixty, five, forty, three percent and Taylor think about this number only fifteen times is a batter come to the plate against him with a runner in scoring position in those hitters are over fifteen with nine strikeouts. He's pretty good right now for good good buster. These bleachers are pretty good as well. Thanks for right in everyone. Loved all. We got so many questions in buster I feel like every time it happens a lot of Monday's. Before. We get started like so much talk about it's the great beauty of the short season. Everyone's playing every day and it's awesome I'm loving it. One hundred percent that's it for today and my thanks to share it to Tim detailer Have a great day everybody stay safe and remember hating inequality based on skin color something we have to fight against every single day. Listening. To baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball, don't forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout all podcasts at ESPN. Dot. com slash pod separate will be spoiled tonight the podcast.

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Michael Jordan Loves Calling People Ho (ft. Brandon Walker)

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Michael Jordan Loves Calling People Ho (ft. Brandon Walker)

"Alabama walked the dog walk presented by Barstool Sports. As always we got our Jordan. Recap here redoing episode seven and eight but before we jump into it. Let's talk about our friends at J. P. Graziano listen They've been open Wednesday through Saturday. Big News today. Big Breaking New Sunday night Monday morning. Wherever you're listening to this. They are back open on Tuesdays now. So that's right. Eleven of four or long last with bread. They will be open so push order and now get your muffled out special that ever talking about the Muffler Lettuce special that chartres imported Provo. Sharpen Puerto. Provolone Crocus Hand Volpi Genoa Salami We have mortared and a mile narrow spread serve on D'Amato sesame roles was a little bit of a different bread. So if if you tried to old school lane along nine an sob on a regular D'Amato's trout this one. It'll be a it'll be a nice little change for Ya. Jp graziano Tuesday through Saturday now. Eleven to four Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday. 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Once you got into problems with Jordan I you know I didn't like it as much. I still love it so the best thing on TV. Yeah for sure. I thought I agree with you. I thought six I like five. I thought sixers little weaker. Carl you can heroes. Yeah did I have? Can you guys hear me okay? Now you're good to go okay. I had a little I had a little. Kerfuffle get go on there. No you're good to go now. I'll start off with this little started the episode seven. Carl you obviously we kick it off with Jerry. Krause little fired up Adha Craig. Sager about the backstabbing. I'm GONNA worry here because we were. I remember here. The director talk that there was going to be a cross episode. I don't see where it's going to get fit in now to SOS left. I don't know what you thought about that. Carl what he thought about. You know the Cross episode in General. Coming up yeah. We've said that when started. Was that a big risk with all this hate about Jerry. Krause that side of the story would just be this completely one-sided Jerry Krause is a fucking moron he ruined this whole thing and so. I don't know if we're going to get that. I think what we've got this a slow drip of like here's just how bad and tough. Mj was to play with and work with. Hasn't really been anything on Jerry Krause. It doesn't do any him. It doesn't do is legacy any good. He's still looks like the same jackass he did in the first episode so any of that. Hubbub about him coming back. I don't know well. I think you're leading to the Right Cup. I mean everything's leading to the break of ninety eight balls once they win the championship. And then it's all going to see it. All end are wants wants abroad. That's when you're going to get a lot of cross. Yeah that's true. They maybe they threw that Inda. Help your like remember a little bit because it has it does feel like it has been a little bit since he was Abbot enemy number one in the week one then they kinda roll it into obviously we get a little bit the net series and then they get into his dad. Who I'M GONNA reverse a Brandon Walker here because I don't remember this at all but you know you're the oldest one of US show. He was missing for three weeks. You're member like how big of a deal that was at the time. Yeah it was. It was a big deal. It was you didn't know he was missing for three weeks. I don't think they really noticed are made popular. He was missing until about Middle Week to. It wasn't a they were they were. I think it was like a week went by before they reported it missing so it was not really the huge national story you would think and the the biggest story breaking on remembers when they actually did find that like in a. Creek. I mean. That's that's crazy man. That's I mean you know call true crime. We talk all the time. Like it's like it's so hot in the streets and everyone loves like the Genera. But that's like could you imagine the best player like that happening now. When like how how it was covered. The Natalie showed lop it would be crazy. I feel more more while. Here's the other thing I'd imagine this. The to eighteen year olds had shot and killed Mr Jordan River Story. Goes they see the laxest they follow the Lexus. They WanNa rob the Lexus. They after they kill him while they're going through the wall at they have the moment where like holy fuck. I think. This is Michael. Jordan's Dad because he had rings in the car and the idea them and stop so I imagine being eighteen years old. I mean imagine killing anyone argue. You know when they when they got. I just can't imagine getting the prison and being identified in North Carolina as the two guys that killed Michael Jordan's debt. You're Fox eighteen years old. That's fucking insane legitimately insane. Then they roll into the Frenzy Comiskey Park in the Al Us. I believe it was the DS. But I mean the the streets in the Seattle was in saying it was. It was the and I remember that night. I was in the Ninth Grade. Eddie and I remember vividly because as I was a huge baseball fan and I'm watching the white socks white sox fan and that's series. I don't like the Blue Jays and I remember Jordan being there and they kept showing him in the booth in. It trickled out during the game. He was about to retire. I couldn't sleep that night at bothered the shit out of me. I stayed home from school. The next bothering me completely did a completely take over the game. Like Hey rod said would he opt out in the world series game like There's those stories you hear people like taking over the game. It didn't take over the game because I remember I think. Cbs had the Games back then. Cbs did not have basketball so there was no there was no built in relationship with CBS. To do it but I remember. Espn APP words might have said the score the game and then got right to Mike. Carlo did you take a while to see comiskey popular in like that. Yeah that's wild. Probably the biggest thing though. Mj driving away in the Mercedes. Like what's going on man. I mean we gotTA GO BACK IN TIME. We gotta get some drivers like I. Don't get it. There's this everybody's just fucking Dr Driving off with a Lance episode or last week where it was like Rodman Jug in a jug at a great tasting less filling getting on a motorcycle. These guys just don't get it. It was wild then. The frenzy of the Sweetheart. Everything just kind of went haywire was crazy then lead into the retirement announcement. I'M IN THE AMOUNT OF MEDIA. That was there was absurd. I watched that recently. The local station like a special on it. So I've kind of ready for that but I mean that's the amount of people that was. That was crazy now. I remember I think of sports illustrated might have been the USA Today. There was a picture like almost taken from a drones eye view. Now they're taking from the top of that. Jim Looking down on it shows Scotty behind and everybody showed the enormity of it. It was ridiculous. Were you guys satisfied with how they covered like probably didn't two minutes? The gambling suspension angle would David Stern. I thought he was. He was pretty convincing. He had me. I would say yeah. I think the strongest argument against that is just like. Listen if you're telling me that this was some big time orchestrated thing behind the scenes in still to this day. There's no hard concrete evidence that it actually happened. I think at this point. You just have to laugh up if you think about it. They go back and they tell the stories of him sitting there and talking to fill in him telling people this is going to walk away from the game. I just don't I don't see the conspire I get. I get the conspiracy. I just don't see it practically. I've kind of started burying it when they also bury the The idea to James Jordan was killed because of his gambling debts so they started putting interested then and ramped up when they came back with David. Stern and I've always have believed it. Like it makes a lot of sense. Even though we have no proof whatsoever I though I mean I. I didn't think spending any more than two minutes on tonight. What helped anything now. I could see that then. That obviously rolls into baseball baseball. It was pretty much just a bunch of highlights with them saying like how he worked out and changed his body. The coolest part of that was probably Tito Francona. I don't know. Is there anything? You got an automatic baseball baseball segment. I fucking loved. It was here. We're all the way up through last episode and the beginning of this episode. Michael Jordan story is one of success and he's the king and he's the man while ninety three episode and then his Dad dying was all just negative stuff and bad stuff in the media was just unfairly on this guy. Ninety three and a gambling. You could just really tell. The motherfucker was having fun playing baseball and that had to feel so good. It's hot one hundred percent might probably the thing I didn't know is that they sent him a Aa because they couldn't handle media at the other facilities so that they wouldn't have been at Aa so I thought that was cool and then my favorite quote of the baseball segment was Terry Francona saying. Hey we got a Lotta top prospects. That don't drive in fifty runs. Yeah and I just like to be on. Yeah I guess I'm like your manager. Remember the thirteen game industry. Yeah me neither that was cool that deadly and then the way they kind of spun the story and was like well then once people started throwing them breaking balls and stuff and then he had to readjust which is a classic baseball story. It's just funny that like the Guy. Going through that classic. Baseball story is Michael fucking Jordan at the prime of his basketball career. I I'll tell you this an angle that you guys wouldn't know but I was fifteen and ninety four when he was playing baseball and you guys in Chicago you had Michael Jordan gift. The Michael Jordan for years. You'd go see him play. I never had that gift and the closest NBA team was to me was Atlanta or Houston. I wasn't close at all but that year. He was in Birmingham which was an hour and a half from me so everybody every student every everybody loves sports my age would go watch him. Play in Huntsville. Are Birmingham. I never saw Michael Jordan play basketball. I saw him play baseball. That's why but I you know in south is not an NBA place. It's just you don't have many options. I watched him play in Huntsville. I watched them play baseball. That's awesome just stop and ask you a quick brain like what were you. Were you a Michael Jordan fan? Then then following his career like what was that like advanced growing up I was I was Larry Bird Fan up until he retired in the not. Just I guess as a basketball fan. I never had a team down south so I always just kind of latched. The greatness and I was a gigantic Jordan Fan. I had all the shirts at all posters and when he retired in ninety three I it it bothered me a lot but you know he was still the biggest star in the world even playing right field for the barons. He was the biggest star in the entire world. Yeah that's a good question because you ship for being like a Lebron Fan of follower McClellan to Miami's Alex so did you transition into like being like a Kobe guy or like I'm I'm a Lebron Fan. I latch onto players. Man Like how they play what they are I just never. I didn't have the gift of a NBA team to follow. So I didn't like Kobe. Didn't like shock. I didn't like Iverson and worn came in. I liked him. Now that makes sense for places that don't have a team like completely to me then we of get back into present day I'm going to put a pain in this because I think they're gonNA come back to where they had like a little five minute Scott ferrall segment He kept calling him a Ho that seemed to be the bigger takeover on twitter and his mom talk shit and I wanna say this is where I'm Jay. Thought he was going to come off really bad but people seem to love it. I think anybody but MJ is coming in that second. You think so any you save right now. Brennan shut the Fuck Up. Hope I feel like maybe not in this circle maybe not bartels articles but in real life you get some beat for that monitoring is not going to be for anything he says as true. Would you think all Scott Burrell took all like a champ and I thought that was a very human side of MJ in yeah? Scott Burrell isn't isn't even register on our radar when we came back and we're watching that documentary in some of the first reactionary episodes. You talked like God. It's great to get you know. Go on the stall joke and get reminisce about guys like Scott fucking barral now then you get to see the stuff behind the scenes like Mj went out of his way to build a relationship with Scott. You get to see these little nuggets and Jay was the team's oldest meanest brother like that's just the way it was so the barral stuff gives you gives you very soft inside in the. Mj like he wanted to have that relationship with Braille. He wanted Bush Scotty so his goal. You also see later own. I'm sure you'll get to it at you. Know One player fall back. Got An actual fistfight and Michael. Probably one of that from everybody. Now which is enraged. He alluded to that too. Before I was I was tested them. I wanted them to get fired up. And so that end from there they kind of they go back into time line and we get the Solo. Scotty that team like that. It'll be a pretty fucking good. They were just kind of meshing out of the gate and then get to the playoff series. One point eight seconds game. Scottie refuses to come into the game because it drew up the last player for coach. I mean it's crazy like people. I feel like Scott. He's GonNa get a lot of hate now like again for the fact that mcnabb should it does bothers me but then skydiving bothers me especially if you go back and watch the play just as important of coup coach kidding. The shot is getting the over. The guy guarding coup coach. And so like it's a it makes sense it Scotties the inbound guy the play and it just kills me even now go back and watching that. That Scotty walked out our team. Like I'm crying with Bill. Cartwright there with him so upset about it. What skype did was inexcusable? You'll never live down. He's not living down. He's going to have to try to live it down again. I I'm team Scott. Illness in the facts. Let me let me just clarify was bullshit. And he shouldn't have done it. I shouldn't of set out. He should have accepted on the court. However this is kind of a Bill Simmons take that I agree with skype. Deserve to take that shot Scottie. Pippen should've taken that shot. Phil Jackson drama. Play when Michael Jordan walked away? Scotty Pippin took the team on his back. Average twenty two nine and five and eleven to fifty five win season and how many times it Scottie sat in that huddle and watch the man be rewarded with last shot Michael Up Times so the man deserves that shot sky deserved and take that shop now. He was a bitch the way he handled. It shouldn't handle. That was bullshit Phil. Jackson got shot. The Thought of Bill Cartwright at the end in that locker rooms crying like that's a stupid car. Right was a fucking. I was a fucking spectator for three fucking championships. He was lucky to be true team. Bill Cartwright was ninety. Two years old walking on that same they needed a Dole. He was a center on those teams just because they just looking yellow pages. Well this center is not doing anything. Let's just get cartwright eight. Bill Cartwright fault he fucking care I e fucking cares cried and they said well I guess I don't know they said this Scott to this day is is living that down though you know. That's that's what did you say about his take where he goes. I would do it all over again. Do you think he meant that. They won because like I'll take the personal blame and I think he's still believe Scottie. Pippen deserve to take that shot listen the way narrator with bullshit he deserves all the shitty gets for it. He handled it like a little bitch but bill Jackson should have never put him in that spot to let him take the fucking shot. Addy what do you think yeah? I mean inches. We got we got into a lot two weeks ago on Redline Radio where we talked with one of the local radio guys here who cover the team back Scotties? He's just got his blemishes man. The MIGRAINE game that You know just kind of being an overall dicta people. So I don't know he's he's got a very interesting legacy branded Scottie. Pippen is the ultimate team player in the NBA. In the history of the amid. This guy was second banana and did everything. Michael either. Didn't WANNA do or capable of doing Scottie? Pippen every yet for the Bulls Scottie. Pippen if you need popcorn he'll go do skype. Carry the Bulls right with Michael. But he was he was helping. Michael hold the thing. Michael Steph aside. Go ahead Michael. I give him a bucket shop. I get it in listen. It's one of those things. Where if CUCO doesn't make that than Scotties? Probably vindicated right but he made it and it looked so much worse even still to this day The episode kind of ends there with Jordan tearing up and he pretty much at. Hey listen he justifies. Ever did he said. I'd never ask somebody to do that in fucking which you know. That's that's that's true. Like he was in their buses ass and he was the one of the front lines always then lillies into episode. Eight episodes. Eight was weird. I thought they started off with that. Warranted series the bj redemption. I thought they maybe took a little too much time on that and then I didn't understand because they already. They were passed ninety three. Why go back to the La Bradford Smith Game I? That was didn't think it was necessary but it was just Mike. Small Common Tonight's episode. That was just them. Setting the table for BG Armstrong fucking himself. And and you're right. They spend too much time on vide Armstrong winning a game. One playoff series. Yeah I thought they did because now I'm like his I keep like looking at him. Watch like look and how are they gonNa do this Miller series? That goes to seven games. Are they going to the Jazz Championship series? I don't know I don't but regardless I guess it's not really for me to worry about but I don't know need general takes with them flashing back the ninety three after going through baseball on his father's death you know what I mean. It was just weird to me. Yeah I kind of felt like it was the timelines this is my complaint is starting to come up more and more about the documentary. That like I'm having the timelines jump around and stuff like it is at times a little bit more confusing than I'd like it to be the VJ Armstrong game. I think kind of played into the Horace Grant Angle too or horace grant went to Orlando and then smoked them in the playoffs. Maybe not as much. Maybe that's what they wanted to GATT. Or maybe it was one of those situations where they sat down with. Dj Armstrong and the producers walked in there like do. That was a great three hour interview. We should find a way to use some of that somewhere because our often. Do you hear someone say like yeah. I figured out how I wanted to beat Michael in someone hits a game winning shot over Michael. Basically game winning but game sealing. I do love that the brought in La Bradford Smith. So that's the most random hilarious story ever that Michael. Absolutely torch this kid on something that he just made up out of thin air. Yeah he really did. He admits it at the. I was caught off guard by that. What what what. What was the need to do that? Mike but I guess maybe. Bj comes into play here because this is where we kind of go back up in time on again is where they're talkative meeting at Baker Square. They're just like yeah. Let's go shoot around. Let's go shoot around. Obviously led to the comeback branded. You remember those days like what was Kinda Mater was I always come back. All it was it was. It was tense. It was every night checking sportscenter every night. They're talking about it. I would say it was about a week of will. He won't he and then it was announced he would and that was a Sunday afternoon. Game on NBC. Sports he lost the Pacers but I was all in the first three or four games of his comeback primer favorite basketball games the fifty point game at Madison Square Guard in you hear so much about forty five in. Lahti do it like He. Because twenty three was retired it was it was just simply because he didn't want he want to kill forty. Five is actually worse for skin so I always thought that was a little silly though because there's retired it's it's fucking number if he's back he's retired if he's not retired wasn't number retire. I have a question. Does this contract pay him? A percentage of Jersey sales. There you go visit if you're coming back you're like yeah. Yeah easy way to make a million bucks. I'll be forty five for a week. Speaking up glossed over it and I did. I hear right from the owner that in ninety three ninety four. When Jordan wasn't playing they kept paying him. He did say that. And that's something like Karl. The first thing I thought was all of course rhinovirus going gonNA float that out there like such a PR. Move like yeah. We we did that. Does that lead Creighton. Does that give credence to the fact that he was actually suspended behind the scenes? Kinda does right. If he's not retire how do you? How do you justify to Scotty Pippin? Who's carrying your team about making one point five million this year? Averaging Twenty five points Michael's making three million. He's he's not play he's fogging. He's playing the outfield somewhere. In double again I gotta ask you. What did you think? I'm sorry to go back in time. But we're talking to Michael Jordan questions. What did you think of the Michael Jordan footage of him working out the gymnasium in the gym shoes in the baseball uniform like did you see him hidden in the cage and so as eager by reminding me like high school or something? Jordan got New Jordan. Doing leg lifts. I'm doing light lifts odds I love this. This is what I want to Jordan baseball pants at a baseball hat. Just working on the core of the entire night the night was was the space jam set and the Games against NBA players. That was great. Was that was great that that was real quick before that date then they kind of good to the double nickel game his fifth game back. They plan to the whole magic series. Too terrible turnovers. I mean I didn't. I didn't realize that that was just show like Mike. And then Nick Anderson. Of course with a cocker sang a forty five to look like twenty three and that just kind likes the fired. Every Nick Anderson took his punk ass into the finals. Joke the vinyls away and they got fucking sweat because he missed through free. It's four free throws like fucking DOCO. He can't say anything by okay. Just relax bar fine. That was that was a good fuck at though Nick Anderson Horace Grant Pastor and Penny. I gotta be honest looking back at this. I forgot how good horace grant really was. He was a very cheap piece Toughness down bound inside for the Bulls and then he gave toughness. Oh can do what he can do. He was a very good piece for both of those teams a lot of DADS in Chicago. Horace grant was their favorite player during all this. I understand because he was a was. I mean Rodman. The second three peat was Rodman will horse rate was Rodman. The I repeat it. Sure he was aboard guy he was Kinda getting his ass. Beat against those team sell than like you. Sad leads in space. Jam had a fucking court built for him on the Warner Brothers. Lot The people in those fucking games man like that was. That's what we that's what we needed that was. I would feel if someone who's been kind of dog on the series. I feel like they saw that. That was something that had been. Maybe get them going again. Yeah they just like casually there like at one point. I just saw John Howard. I'm like a breakway dog. I'm wondering I'm pretty sure that's like a year to remove from not a year or two but it's like a couple of years removed from that Just some of the familiar faces. I don't know brand if you if you if there were any faces you saw there that got gave you shockwaves. One House the one that was like whoa first of all. What was your one Howard? Even doing their grow. Reggie Miller wasn't in the movie. Either I don't know why or Miller was there but it was ever just basketball fascinates me because I think they're high level games that we never hear about like football players. Don't meeting they all season and play football against each other and baseball players. Don't go out and play baseball games each other but these high level. Nba guys get together and just play the best basketball. You've never heard of like football players. All we worked out of my house in Florida on the sand right. Yeah Yeah these have wearing cutoffs and just just hacking each other. I love when they cut their like Shawn Bradley played. They looked like there was like a little segment of like Shawn Bradley shirtless. You don't like Dunkin or something about Yeah Shawn Shawn Bradley coming off set in the morning off principal photography and get some getting his ass. Beat by Jesse. There's no chance Shawn Bradley. Played very many of those candy rallies. Just the practice dominance a guy like you know. Did you see Dennis Rodman? Were there to was there. That was before he signed with the or before they traded him. I can't believe Rodney was doing stuff in the summer. You know crazy who knew that so then after. I wish I hadn't cut my hair. We'll have orlands everyone's digital the haircut. No it's just I'm looking at it doesn't it doesn't look but I was tired. Long Hair. Miss a brush. Even though I should on all the time I might get the brushing a minute. Just make you feel better anymore. I hear you. Everyone is getting to that point. We jumped into the KIRPAN. A legendary story has been going on for a while. Where you guys kind of satisfied with how it all went down. I thought Steve Kerr overplayed his hand. That's a I I mean he got. He got punched. The Michael Lewis way more remorseful than I thought he would be felt this big. I hit the smallest guy. There's something to that. I guess my only thing is that can't be the only guy he punched her years now. There's no chance that's the only guy I mean. He was calling. Stop Rail a Ho. Somebody else had to fight back at some point rat for sure for sure then they get into obviously the Chevy to intense season where they basically said the magic series like just fueled Like it was like the best thing that happened to him and he kind of made to lose to win. They Kinda you know. Run through the playoffs. And then that ninety six title game gets into George Karl Gary Pains got some words. That was cool. That's I was. It was cool just to see the Sonics logo on the arena. I'll say that it was cool. Any I remember seventeen years old and I had a big group. Watch party. I twenty people come to my house and watch game one of the finals as big advantage was I bob. Costas was talking about. They said I guess it was all clip but he said this is the biggest mismatch ever in finals history. I don't remember like that. 'cause science were up and coming. That can't they had Peyton. I do think Gary Payton with like a fucking idiot tonight I. I'm sorry I'm distracted because not looking at your hair. You kinda got like a deadlock. Shrimp like the kind of see that in his or you in that girl and all I see a little bit of it. I was so caught up in the ED. You just have a knack for doing this. You caught me off. I wasn't ready. But don't you think Gary Pin came off came off? I thought Gary Payton came off great until they handed the IPAD. Mj If I never saw and Jay's reaction to Gary Payton I would not care at all in the least but like I I would have just been like that was a cool take from Gary Payton. So I'm coming off this high where I'm like man. I didn't know about that about Gary Payton. That's slipped my mind and ninety six like maybe the sonics were pretty good and then they got day and Gary Payton space like the glow the glove. I ain't gonNA with motherfucking gloves over a sixty torched him. I wasn't anything to it. Like maybe writing about the sonics that one two games in the series. De do anything to him. Yeah you're right. They didn't do anything. So and the episode they go into the classic with him in the chain the training room bawling his eyes out and get all the context in a row to watch it all on an hour. It kind of it's it and might a little more to me that she and I will say it would have casino. What Michael Jordan is is the one guy in sports that has risen above like being human. I would forget to human being. He's got he's got brother. He's got sisters he's got kids. Well think about that. Because he's a fucking icon. He's he's a logo. But you know father's Day Tori him up right. What did you guys think of him? Getting pissed at George Karl for say what's up to him at Carlisle over him getting pissed at everything. I feel like it's revisionist history like I was driving down the street and George Carlin's at a red light and he didn't wink at me. Okay but not any reason to get upset. I like I like he looks for any way to be spotted and like he spun that. I don't I don't okay so what happens. It never happens what they're gonNA lose like you know. Like if George Karl came up to Michael would have been like. Get the fuck Outta here. You know like it would look. What do you think would've guessed? Sit down. He you're on George Karl said a good night. What does he mean have a good night? It's crazy man. So that's that's we're at than we end off there with Reggie Miller. He's got a league gentle looking as I wanted to be the guy who retired Jay. I want to take him down. So honestly guys are down there. My eleven year old daughter was watching it with me. She's getting into sports and skin innocent. She looked at me. As soon as Reggie Miller said that I WANNA be the guy that retires Michael Jordan. She said Daddy and I said Ed no so then obviously like I said that's where we're going to give your nine and ten reading into that. The first the ninety ninety seven series against the jazz were to get to the flu game. Anything else you guys are looking for here at the in coming episodes I just quickly to preview and in line with what? Brian was saying about his daughter. As you know did he retire. Michael Jordan we will go and see in the ninth episode. We should see one of the quietest fourth or fourth quarter game seven performances in NBA. Playoff history in Reggie Miller. I remember this correctly. We go back. You'RE GONNA watch a hopefully they. Hopefully we get a little taste of. Just how look as I know. Reggie Miller is a killer in the playoffs in his career. He the fourth quarter and the Bulls game. Seven is just one for the ages. I'm still shot looking back. They Reggie Miller on the Pacers. Were one of the teams that pushed him to seven games. You know that team. They had some young guys ready to go. They J to Jalen rose. We just watched it The other week with Carl. I'm Chris Mullin was on that team. Yeah I'm all Jalen rose there. It was it was a decent will team actually ocean. Yeah two hall of famers. Larry Bird was the coach. You had three Oh three perennial all stars Spitz. Was that all had like a couple of all STAR SEASONS. I believe and then you had the Davis. The Davis twins are brothers or cousins. Even though they weren't related pressure so our going around the table. Everyone like this episode and I mean common up here. Do you think they get to the wizards. That's my kind of burning question. Yeah they're gonNA. They're gonna get to the wizards. Go tell the story Michael Jordan. Without at least it's been environments on that cabinet shock if that's how we're GONNA end though I'll say this is my favorite weekend so I know that might might put me at odds with some other people but this is my favorite weekend. This is where I felt like. It was the most behind the scenes documentary. A lot of the stuff stories. I heard before Dream Team's doubling. This is the most where I felt like okay. They had the cameras early behind the scenes and I got a lot of stuff. I typically did it. I like the first weekend the most just because I just love young Michael Jordan and now. Here's something we've never seen before. And I liked the stories of him. Come in and the cocaine balls and all that This was a good one though last week. I thought it took a step back. It took a step forward. This weekend agreed agreed. Honor percent there for Roy. I the sandwiches almost over. I mean it's literally these five weeks have become sixteen foul game schedule so yeah so next week is that. I don't know what we're GONNA do after that. I don't know I don't know we're to do the Sammy Sosa. Hopefully they'll drop that early for us to just suck and you Chicago Guys Dick. Just giving you everything you want. Whatever we need man likely towards kit. We're so lucky are not doing anything for Mississippi Shit about deck. It's been huge to be fair brandon. We got hired. The first thing that happened after we got hired was cody. Parkey doubled Lincoln and like we've just been in the basement ever since like the cubs everybody sought said so maybe this is our little comeback story. Maybe this is our little. Come out of retirement story here. You guys need something good to happen. I appreciate it. I also appreciate your journalists tonight Brandon. Thank you very much. This is awesome. I appreciate it. Yeah what do you have coming up? How can people follow along Brandon? Oh so we got morning sunshine. Kate tomorrow you guys know case. She's funny shit. I'd pound for pound the funniest person that bar morning sunshine tomorrow. I got all kinds of shit. I'm on I'm on two minute shows. Whatever I'm not. I'm not comfortable with a haircut. I wish I wish it hasn't happened. It'll be about two weeks and it'll start going out and I will like an earthworm anymore. But except to deal with it for a while on Awesome Brandon. Thanks Carl it's not okay. All right thanks guys. Thanks everybody for listening see tomorrow.

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Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

34:09 min | 1 year ago

Hour 2: Tim Kurkjian

"Every week during the baseball see Song E._S._p._N.. Premier Baseball insider joins Dan and stugotz to drop some horrible no leash and take your calls to plus two. I'M GONNA undress you three and three. You're going to undress me for and four. We're GONNA Freak some more Libertad Guides and team coaching on E._S._p._N.. Radio a secret flon operation yes. I'll be some flon really oh. Oh yeah that is distinctly hialeah though I know and let's it a little money in the side. I get what they're doing there. That's a nice job is K._F._C. upset by. This is going to be moneymaker right well no but I don't think he's giving them any of the money good point Eddie Black Colonel Sanders arms you like von. Do I like flaunt. Yes what do you think brother you love it born and raised in the county date Roy Blunt sure that Chris what am I ask. Why are you asking factory-line Cryonics Bay than flawn? Anthony flawed body built by flaunt. Charlie hates flawn right. No Charlie likes fun simulates. Whatever that's why he has seven favorite teams? I don't need to as long Patriots Rams Panthers. What do you think cartoon you think Urchin life-long -long <hes> I've never had it? I'm a really good eater. I'm not the the most adventuresome guy but I'll he almost anything you put in front of me but I'm pretty stanton when it comes to foods. I've never had it really really. It's it's terrific. I mean you went to an all star game. Those base sound here in South Florida the C._D.. And the Ballpark is in Little Havana the I'm sure they sell flawn at the ballpark tim or to k._F._C.. You have to have yourself some plot well. I was too busy talking to Mr three hillside everything as an excuse. What is his name him I want to what is his name? You know it's so funny I. I lose track of his name sometime. It's like it's it's the Oh five is <hes>. I can't remember it's a type of dog type of dog dog. Oh this is so bad just type of dog that used the little dog good poodle Labrador yes labrador Mr Three. Oh five by the rapper named Labrador I love you to it is they would labrador but it's actually pit bull pit bulls. We have one of those pool and I forgot sorry what you have a pit bull well. He's a UH rescue dog but he's part pit bull and he's the nicest dog ever Mr Three zero five day. I'm sorry that's disrespect. Put It on the poll Christopher. Are you surprised that Tim Kirch and things a worldwide famous rapper. That's also known as Mr Three Zero. Five is named named Labrador. Hold me to name a dog. I love labradors. I thought there might be a coup. There wasn't Mr Labrador also but this on the ball Mister Labrador but this on the poll is Tim Kirch insane that he's never had flaw in the most shocking thing. Tim Coaching has ever said Thank you. I cannot believe you've never tried flawn. It's insane timmy the San Francisco giants this is <hes> to me. This is an interesting one right because five I think five or six teams it's ninety seven the Marlins did a twice have won the world series from the wildcard spot and the giants right our three out they want seventeen to twenty one and talks as to whether they should trade Madison Bumgarner which I think is it say when you consider the last team to win from the wildcard record spot was the giants two thousand fourteen at Madison Bumgarner was pretty good during that postseason run yeah <hes> that's why the giants are still looking not looking to make a run at kiss now. There's certainly been Mirage going on here. I just can't see them good enough to beat the dodgers in postseason series but when you're the giants you're finally I bow tie. You Got Madison Bumgarner. You've got these fans into one three times. Starting with two thousand ten I think you have to go for it and I think at the moment they are but they could change direction especially if they lose a few games moving forward here but fellas they wanted five hundred this year at any point wait until they were forty nine forty nine he only other team go deeper into a season without getting to five hundred for the first time and then going on to win the world's to the playoffs four pirates fifty eight fifty eight first night and they got the five hundred Sim. Are you surprised at all that the mets are talking about dealing not only syndergaard but also Edwin Diaz <hes>. I'm not shocked. The mets are big trouble here moving forward forward and they have something drastic if they're going to rebuild this team. I don't guard is out there. I'm not convinced they're going to trade him and the only way they will trade him is to get overwhelmed. The as is the different case teams are looking for closer. He's GonNa come cheaper certainly than syndergaard and in the end <hes> a starting pitcher has or value than a closer that was a mets mistake the aussies as was putting so much into getting one any reliever when syndergaard has so young and so good and pitches more than one inning at a time God. I hate them. Let's go to Kennedy Kennedy. Go ahead. You're with Tim Cartoon Eight Tom. I used to be a big fan of baseball and I can't even watch a single without getting bored. How do I get that spark back in my life well long story Kennedy but we have to cut down on the strikeout us? We have to cut down on the walks. We have to cut down on the homers. We need pictures to pitch to contact. We need hitters to go to the plate thing. I'M GONNA try to put the ball in play. That's the easiest answer it got if the hardest thing to Kane because so many of our pushers now if greened this is how I could so many hitters are now. I mean this how I could see how the change has made otherwise we're looking at another this decade <hes> three plus our games and too many assuming he walks through many strike out than not enough in between let's go to Josh Josh go ahead. You're Tim coaching. Hey Tom you where a lot of shirts and ties address sure. Do you call it at putting up shirt or button-down shirt. Thanks <hes> it's a button down shirt and I thank you. I wear a lot of coats and ties. I've gotten much better at it but yes. That's just putting down. Let's go to <hes> burt burnt. Go ahead. You're on E._S._P._N.. Radio with dip Birgit. Hey Tom the trade deadline is next week in Saint Louis cardinals a fought their way back into first place tie with the cubs ups. Who are they going to get the trade deadline? Thanks <hes>. I don't think they're gonNA get anyone of <hes> of any significance. I think they're going to try to win with what they have. Now I think they have enough to win the division with what they have now assuming Matt Carpenter Osuna the rest come back healthy Goldschmidt continues to hit but I just don't think they're the team that's going to go out and get Madison Bumgarner. I know these moving or syndergaard or maybe even artists other teams will find the pitching that they need the cardinals who will say we need another bullpen. Guy Won't be significant piece. That's how I see this coming with warning. Everything changes at the. Look at the <hes> trade deadline literally Allan Allan and that's how I feel for them to me. Ghirma was getting married tonight. A lot of people are in town. I was invited and I regret I cannot go to it. It is my it's bizarre weekend kids can I haven't seen my daughter a month ed so I'm wondering. Is there a wedding that you were not able to attend at any point in your life where you have deep regret that you were not able to attend it. No I've done pretty well on weddings I. I don't think I've missed anything major. I mean good friends of mine. Got Married and I hated to miss him and the auditors and sons of Friends of mine at this but I but we all understood that there were things in the way the world series or something else so. I don't think anything has ever happened where I said God. I can't believe I didn't go to that. I think I've done pretty well wedding because I consider them to be really important. Tim Tim I want your top. Three Hors d'oeuvres served during a cocktail hour good question okay <hes> anything would walk him. Only I'm in <hes>. I like <hes> <hes> chicken on those little skewers. There's a signature one there to him that I hope you you put in here. I hope so you have to and I love crab ball or whatever they're calling. What I was thinking you gotTa keep in mind? He's in Maryland Guy crabcakes and football. That's what Maryland does but how about the mini hotdogs to pigs in a blanket Gaza's go to Yeah I. I like them <hes>. I've never had a dog another thing that has to come off my list things I've never done. I love hotdogs. I Love I love all that and together. I would love it. I've ever had a corn dog to have corn dog and then wash washes down with some flawn. That's what yeah all K._F._C. Right down here my and love that's great. Can I ask you a quick way with Tim with all the major storylines going on in baseball I have to know what is your pit bulls name <hes> Tito so <hes> Tito's rescue dog so his name was Kito lend we got him so we kept it. Of course I told Tito Francona the hilarious manager of the Indians wins that we got a dog and his name Tito and he naturally reflexively said I bet he poops all over the house static yes that's when we got up and he still does and so we have to dog Magazi- other the one rescue dog old dog. Oh God there's there to the greatest dogs at all right Jimmy Fund segment. We will have a great week game. We'll speak to your next product. Okay guys see students here. 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M. dot com slash lebatardshow subject to credit approval rates includes zero point five percent autopay discount terms and conditions apply and offers are subject to change without notice visit livestream dot com slash Lebatardshow for more information. Here's a little little feud going on here with Odell Beckham Junior and Eli Manning that I find that I five pretty interesting. I do WANNA get back to billy's cocktail hour at some point because I think the things that ten laid out bill's GonNa have none of those like it's going to be a baby. Foods sell teach us. Tim mentioned chicken on the skewer. I like these chicken on the skewers play. It usually comes with some like dipping sauce and like how am I supposed to. I'm trying to have a drink in my hand very hard to navigate i. It's a Napkin. It's just a little inconvenient chug the drink. Do you guys like I love the hotdog so much. That's a good point by Mike. He's right. Yes I've seen hotdogs. I love pigs in a blanket so much I will find the waiter or waitress that has them where they're coming in and out of the kitchen and I will stand there and I will stop that in the entire cocktail Dale our you have to do this you have to you have absolutely have to and not only that here's my second favourite. I'll do the same to the person whoever's trotting around potato pancakes or Mozzarella Zarella sticks. I will track you down and I will find where you're coming in. Where you're coming out? I will stand there and I will wait. I'm with you on the potato pancakes Mozzarella sticks. I like them in general not a big at a wedding and I'm not a big Mozzarella sticks at a wedding. That's a no don't sleep on the sliders. Outsiders had a wedding serve is six at a wedding you just go with the sick and do you have a communal dish in which there is Marinara sauce because if so Yucky do you think I care much in different cinema gun. I'm the reason it's Yucky. I don't think we've ever tackled double dipping on this show. Are you guys cool. Am I allowed to double dip if I rotate the chip I'm cool yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah because some people there's there's judge people. There's people that if you take a bite from that chip I don't care what you do with that ship that doesn't go back and so you have a chip in each hand so you're putting one ship in the debt taking a bite of that ship not talking about literally rotating the same chip so if I bite off the rotating it's still intact and I go into the dip with a part of the chip. That never touched my mouth what I'm saying is I don't care like I'm GonNa Double Dip and if you double dip that's fine if you want to share it with me because I'm double dipping and that's on you well. Actually he had his finger on that portion in a chip. They just double dip precisely right back in Roy optics are so much worse. If you double dip the chip after taking a bite because people for whatever reason think the mouth is more discussing than the fingers through sounds like Roy's one of these judging judges over here I just came into that realization judge who who takes two bites one chip you chip even wide and eat the whole chip. Don't even get me started on you. Were talking before the show. We're talking about NACHOS. He says who's The star of Nacho everyone. Everyone says cheese. It's obvious no guy likes more chips chips. The chip is the star of the NACHO. That's quote Ed on the poll. What is the star of NACHOS chip or cheese? What at the ships big enough to take bites by the way? Is there anything off the board besides the chip or the cheese. Is there anything yeah yeah. It depends like if you got the G- walk on it if you are a cream if you have said our chicken I think the chip is just the vessel on what you deliver all the other goodness in your mouth. I why are you underestimating main vessel. That's exactly right. The chip is the vehicle everybody else has just passed. You don't like the essential I can't other otherwise. Why don't you just order a plate of melted cheese? Don't even bother with he's right the cheese. What he's saying is the melted cheese can't get to your mouth unless it's transported by the chip? No I've had many Nacho. You don't even see chip. I picked that thing up. It looks like I'm picking up a glop cheese. Now there's a chip in there and it's a nice crunch and it's needed too much and so crunchy quick you get into these nachos watchos. No that's a good point. You're supporting your Dad's argument there. Whether you see the chip or not does it matter you don't have that taste and all that flavor and everything all stacked into one unless you have the chip the show WanNa know where you're getting these thirty chips. No I mean obviously you only got a good seven to eight minutes. Maybe ten Max before these get too soggy. Isn't that seventy in that seven to ten minutes. You can have a fully engulfed chip with cheese and it's still crunchy and it's glorious so the essential element in Nachos. Is these salt in the chip without. That little under layer of salt. It's not the same dish it's awful. You're eating gelatinous Jeez with crunch saying like it's a bad thing yeah early is I love. I give me a little bit of cheese on my chip. Don't overloaded where we got to that. I e Eli Odell Beckham. Junior controversy and Steve Bomber sat next. Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting Dole living most of her life in the dark inside the other nesting dolls. He has plenty of time to think if you could sadly he has no brain however when in a most nesting doll here's the gyco not only saves people money but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious you should switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer pity the innermost nesting dollond lot in life you imagine happening but secrets you imagine him just assuming that he's invited into Jay Bilas party and just flying himself out the Vegas I mean I can. I can so see him pulling the do you know who I am card as well. I'm sorry Miami that's what the Party was Mike. How do you imagine secrets just just assuming that he's invited to the Eh the big party and I've read the COSMO article on it and he absolutely pulled the dino who I am was forced to wait awhile under fan because it was muggy but he finally worked his way in there and got content for his morning show? I relieve your seacrest you so you have to pull that card out. You can pull that caller card out whenever you want. I can't believe there's a person in America that doesn't know who Ryan seacrest says he's very visible. I mean well no but maybe the way I understand the security guard because he was American. It was one of the biggest shows in the history of talent but I think I think the security guard probably knew who seacrest was but said hey you're still not on the list like that's it spirit. We're not letting you in Jalen and put you on the list nor today rife. You know who Ryan seacrest his. You're GonNa Tell Ryan seacrest snow. If you yes you can see Chris your your your client is J. Lo in Iraq right and if seacrest shows up there might be a reason. They don't want secrets at the party yeah. What if what if secret says no relationship with J. Lo what I have never met well? No they definitely have a relationship from Jaylo Hammer relationship obviously because he was invited right well no no. I'm thinking that's he was not invited. He just assumed he was invited and showed up because he's Ryan seacrest. Yes breath. It's an assumption did she. Do American idol Jaylo <hes> yes. She got so that's so they do have a relationship there. You go my bed so that's what I'm wondering I think seedcrushers showed up not knowing whether or not he was was invited and once he got the door and they said no then he started saying hey. Do you know who I am. Thinking shows them tax the security person do you think he he shows photos of them. Do you think he google's American Idol Jennifer Lopez Ryan seacrest crafts together and shows it to the security guard. I don't think you can go tax unless you have a Texas exchange. It says you are invited to my point but I wonder when he was so called working the phones. I wonder if he'd like call Jalen directly. Maybe I think I go the picture rap. Ah Yeah like Hey. I'm one of our good friends pictures from the forty ninth birthday that I was if you're him you can play the WHO I am card. That's cool what she did. I don't blame him yeah. I don't blame at all and Secrets Dick Clark of our generation Asian put it on the poll is Ryan seacrest the Dick Clark alarm generation but I do find it funny that if he wasn't invited and just assume that someone would let them into the party that part. I find funny because I don't know if he was invited. He flew in from New York. Yeah it's not just going to go on the women Miami thinking this face will let them walk right at. I think he might do that. I'm with Gregg notions. He's a national treasure and kind man. What are you doing then? Why are you ready leaps why we're both making leads and we don't know the man but why are you Jesus? Oh boy I fought through it why I turned my mic off on two dollars on long and I've lost seventy dollars this week ben where you guys seventeen dollars change. What no you'd sixty two dollars well now make it sixty four? Actually I got a dollar somewhere in here one one dollar one dollar right here Bo sixty one but that I've they seacrest game down here having no idea if he was invited and I'm not certain I blamed he crests for doing that on a raider God I would totally show up not knowing what well first off. I wouldn't be invited but that's something I would do. It is a pretty helpless Noah would it is pretty helpless especially if you're actually on the list when he show up to a place Miami. This happens a lot. Who's been with me who's been with me? Were you think you're taking care of on the list and then you're not on the list. Were got attacks. Here's the guy if I were Ryan seacrest. Though I would show up at every velvet rope in America I would just crash everybody here. I would show but weddings unannounced. I would assume that I can get an everywhere just because of who I am who can do that in celebrity who can do that. Wow like Jaylo shows up on invited to a party. She's probably getting in. Yes yeah. I think a lot of people can't I think I picture Bill Murray believe it or not at his age being able to just smile his way into anything Bill Murray actually use power often yeah on himself in random situations as infamous for doing that. I'll about in sports. I'm thinking in sports who could just show up to any poor Lebron one hundred percent you think he got Michael. Jordan still yeah any party any any party. They let Jordan or Lebron. I think so yeah I think what's a tipping point. Any popular rap drake could do you know like in the N._B._A.. C._J.. mccollum what's a tipping point is oh it's bigger than C._J.. mccollum yeah. I think it's bigger yeah like I don't think Damian Lillard getting into every party shows up to like I think if Damian Lillard is not invited to a party he just shows up to a random celebrity party. I don't think he's getting it right going. Way Might Dame dollar. dwayne Wade absolutely gets dwayne Wade. Is that that line though the way he's on the line he gets in but he's around like I feel like there are some people that have parties at don't know Dwayne Wade by looking but consider. He's married a Gab Union. You know it's a celebrity couple friends caller Gabrielle. What's a tipping point for Stugotz because he loves sport celebrity? Is it like a a utility player as you like like drawing the line and say who I would let into my party yeah where you draw the line and say no. Is it like a walk think about it for a second. Well hold on a second brady getting any party. Oh for sure yeah any party yeah especially with Giselle arm. That's a good point you would let an atom gays but not as assistance let all these anybody with any sort of jets fan Joe Vet. Oh Yeah we're guessing what a weird Dina against it. I was in the entire sack. Exchange is divided yeah or extension British Heart in Bill Salaam Calvin pace the glory years Richard Todd Discount and pay skit in. He's in the only jet that doesn't get his Blair player. Thomas come to super gets in listen. I mean it was a punter and an emergency quarterback Rondo. Hey give me the long list of punters. Were also the emergency quarterback in N._F._l.. History here bud running Nagel and on an awful party. What an awful organization the names were out hero believe excited or coming to my artie Miami Ben in the mets why and punch he's in Andy Chavez? He's an hit a big home run right. You're going to deny anybody everybody <hes> well. Tom Is out he was. He's the biggest boss I figured jets history. Rivas is certainly in redesigned really because he made things better by returning like. At the time that you did not play for the Patriots Yeah you were very wally forces way out of New York when he went to Tampa who can forget the Tampa Bay buccaneers year. Just the Verdean by the jets by Erica gets in <hes> Carla Sena. He's in where do you saw. Where do you draw the line? I think it's Blair Thomas. It's weird strange which Husky Yeah Butch huskey which huskies he's actually Oh yes. He's in its rich Kotite. Although what a great story rich Kotite believe it actually he's back in your I got a great summary for the next wedding guys you wouldn't I believe came to my wedding Kotite. Wow I put him in the wedding party talking about it. I said what was code is record is the jets had coach. I think he won three games. Wow I'm not even I think it was over virtues. I have to check. I'll look at it up to here. We are shut messing the former or anyone on the air an arrow yeah arrow indoor soccer league was big back then especially in Long Island Hotel was four and twenty eight and two seasons. I was right before soccer his dad what was Kotite four and twenty eight best man. Let's get to this Eli Odell Beckham Junior controversy how much controversy just a little bit back back and forth people are criticizing down for still taking shots at at the giants. I think the article that was done on Dow was done five weeks ago so but he has said some stuff here here about the giants one of the things he said Greg was. He's the reason that people tuned into their games. He's the reason that people showed up to their gate right. He's the reason they got so many prime time games right and so but he's also said that he said he also said the reason you watch giant football over the last couple of years it's because many and that's true tune in to see anyone else. I was doing in see him right. Eli Manning caught wind individual by caught wind of it so when asked about it right yeah courtesy of the N._F._l.. Stoke those flames and <hes> and here was here was allies response though Adele foucher yeah but you know what I don't so the reporter had the lead C._D.. Lied to that line and then he lied deliver the lines Kurt Warner. I would have preferred Kurt Warner not have led him there and he lied. You say it on his own yeah you know through but but he said it nonetheless who these who you side with their because I gotta sign with Eli Yeah I I do too and I totally totally side with Eli don't do that don't do that don't do that. Let's say winning powerball ten years ago absolutely means. You should get prime time games years after the fact. What are we doing here first off? This was a great organization before Odell Beckham got there and it was great. It was great. I was GONNA say that it's always been a great organization Phil. Since I know Lawrence Taylor bill ourselves okay. There's a great history with that organization they've done just fine without Odell Beckham junior and without Eli but the fact of the matter is when they got eli they be Tom Brady and the super bowl not once but twice and when they go down really do much at so he's I accept his career. I it doesn't matter when you've done what Eli has done which is to super bowls in that city for that team team while beating Tom Brady both times to win the Super Bowl. You always have that card. You could fall back on yes the the arrogance the arrogance and the franchise that so much Eli because he was classy there. He's just having a little fun. I got no problem with Eli but the self-awareness fairness is probably lacking because Odell Beckham junior was open on every damn play he extended the career of Eli Manning and you'll find out this. You're put this down on a prediction. Eli Manning's losing his job. Early in this show is already a tire fire for the New York. Giants Sciences got receivers dropping like flies at camp already. They got a broken thumb Tornado A._C._l.. It's going to be one of the worst trades ever made you mark my words. They're going to rue the day they decided their culture was better than Odell Beckham. Juniors talent tallboy corey calling me tours A._C._l.. so that's the giants wide receiver Mike Was Mike was talking on Barclays more valuable. That Beckham was take one sake. One is a brilliant player you becoming a jerk saquon. Barkley is a brilliant player right and things were made easier even though it was very hard job because that offensive line especially for the first part of the season was absolute garbage but it was made easier because he did a lot of the damage on check down because that's what Eli Manning does because Odell Beckham Juniors commanding so much attention and still remaining open wide open with a quarterback. That's incapable of getting the ball GonNa rue the day you chose. Does your culture over the best wide receiver to enter the League in years ruin as an incredible player. He's a future hall of Famer and just because he doesn't match the culture of these says the browns fan doesn't mean you're even be right now. I've been in Odell Guy Day once as the brown misunderstood unfairly so and he's GonNa prove that market wrong and there's a lot of people in that market around that team that already know the truth like I think he's GonNa be Great. He is great. He's already great and he's going to be better with Baker Mayfield and he was with Eli Manning. What I'm saying is he's not the reason they got prime time? Games absolutely the The reason is the market Mike Yes. It's the number one number. One media market in America understood N._F._C. East draw the Jesuit prime time yeah yeah they had plenty of prime time games last year when you didn't have a previous season of of that much success absolutely it's the market but he was the star that was marketed. He became an absolute transcendent star with one Sunday night game and one brilliant clean catch the greatest. We've arguably ever seen which still might not be the greatest catch in the history that franchise how about that. I don't know if it's his greatest catch can Odell Beckham junior have the games greatest catch yet not the best catch for his own franchise but that of the ball. It's a little wordy but let's figure out you have tyree before you have people tuning into watching. What's Eli Manning? I'm GONNA do today. No I listen. I'm sitting here telling you that I would tune into giant games only to see Odell Beckham junior okay but that's not the reason they weren't prime time. I it's it's it's a small tiny reason but the history of that organization and more importantly lead the market is the reason I run primetime yeah. You're capturing the New York market. That's all okay well Cleveland's not the New York market they they would have had some prime time games considering how they finished the season last year but this isn't just Baker Mayfield this is Oto Beckham junior and Baker Occur Mayfield Odell Beckham Jr junior's transcendent star. I've said it before he's more like an N._B._A.. Star where he has his legions of fans follow him from franchise a franchise and hopefully he's done moving franchises as hopeful browns fan. Did you see Eli Elizabeth Job. Did you see Dan Jones's first pass yesterday. Eli might be holding onto that job for awhile. Mike talking like five more years. I saw Cleveland Browns t-shirt that I'm absolutely got a COP. It says division favorite the champion cop that when we went to fish in favorite favorite banner for is there a banner division favorite the rafters look. I know I'm passionate and I know him. A homer and forgive me is the first time I get to be excited but look at your forgiven. This Odell Beckham stuff has been infuriating because he's completely misunderstood. He's a hard worker. He's one of the Games transcendent talents and he shouldn't be pose this locker room cancer just because he was frustrated because it's quarterback refused to give the ball because he was in capable of taking a risk. This is giving so much fun when this goes south. Just this doubts that he's going to turn Roy mark this prediction.

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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

32:08 min | 10 months ago

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"Baseball tonight the PODCAST. This is the baseball tonight podcast for Wednesday June, twenty, four, two, thousand and twenty, producing from his home studio in the foothills of Connecticut. Is Taylor swing on buster. Only working from my home studio in New York well a week from today, players will begin to report to camps because the Players Association Major. League Baseball agreed underscore, that agreed to the health and safety. Safety Protocol the Union has in four Major League baseball that the players will report when these camps begin to open. Major League Baseball plans to hold a sixty game season beginning around July twenty fourth, some of the details teams will play their for divisional opponents ten times in each of the five interleague opponents in the same geographical area, four games apiece, national league will use the designated. In extra innings, teams will begin with a runner at second base in immediately thought of one team perhaps employing a certain player under those circumstances. We're going to be talking about that with Tim. Kirch and coming up in a hardcore baseball conversation, the trade deadline will be August thirty first less than a month before the regular season is scheduled to end on September twenty seventh. Rosters will start at thirty men for the first two weeks and go to twenty eight for two weeks and stay at twenty six for the remainder of the season is players worked themselves back into regular season shape? Teams have a taxi squad that allows them to have as many as sixty players available to play in major league games. There will be special. Special COVID, nineteen injured lists with no minimum or maximum length of time spent on it while standard injured lists, stance will be for ten days in the typical sixty day stint will instead be for forty five days, and that reality of the corona virus hangs over baseball. The phillies say two more players in two additional staff members who tested positive for the. The coronavirus spiking the number of total members in the organization you have the virus to twelve and according to Denver Post Three Colorado rockies. Players have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Denver Post is reporting. That Charlie Blackmon. The All Star Center fielder. Right fielder now is among those players before we get to Tim, Kirch in in that hardcore baseball talk about which players are, we should be watching in which players might have an advantage in a short season today on espn daily. It's been twenty five years since the first X. Games in that span skateboarder Tony. Hawk has inspired generations here what it felt like to grow sport in where skating goes next that's ESPN daily. Subscribe where every get your podcast. Scene heads rejoice. Timmy time this great game, or what within Kurkin on baseball, tonight Tim and covers baseball for ESPN Tim. We have an agreement. There will be baseball in theory in two thousand and twenty how you feel feeling this morning. Well! Anything is better than nothing buster. Arriving at this point, the way the baseball did was frankly pitiful, but at least we have a roadmap July the first spring training in theory July, the twenty four for the first game in theory. It's got some people excited. That's good 'cause nobody was excited week ago I wish they had come to an agreement, just shown the two sides shaking hands, but at this point I'll take whatever you give. Give me just to try to get baseball back on the field, so it's very interesting. Yesterday, the progression of attitudes that I heard in my conversations. Because you and I do the same thing we spend her days calling people we know. What are you here? What do you know and you're getting their perspective? In Ninety five percent of it is off the record You're getting their perspective on what they're seeing what they're thinking. Thinking and I. Don't know if you had this experience. But the beginning a yesterday I've never heard people more down that I talked to. They were so disgusted they were so appalled by how the thing played out. And by the end of the day you know is, there was this agreement to move for? There was a sense of you. Know what let let okay. We're ready to go now. We got something to look forward to we. We got we got some dates to to look forward to. Yes, we all know the inherent threat that the corona virus you know presents for baseball, and it may well be that the whole thing is going to be derailed some point, but at least we have something to look forward to and possibly some competition so at the end of the day it definitely, there was a little bit more sunshine. What about your conversations? Yeah. I found roughly the same thing yesterday, and you can't come up with a roadmap until you know when you're GonNa Start and when you're gonNA finish, so at least we know in theory when the how season is gonNA run at least in in in a small way. We know it's GonNa Start Say July twenty four and on October thirty first with the regular season. Season ending on September thirtieth, so at least we know now we can start to put the pieces in place and I just think there's a resignation now among the players all right, we couldn't come out. We wouldn't agree with them on this, but it's time to start playing, and now we'll see if they really believe the you know. Tell us when and where that. That they came up with I, believe that a lot of excited about getting back to work again under strange strange circumstance. Yeah, because that's what they do like. That's their life's work in so whether it's under one hundred sixty two games or sixty games, I think there are some players, some staffers definitely looking forward to getting back on the field. I want. Want to ask you what you think and let's go into some hardcore baseball stuff. Would you and I haven't had this type of conversation? Since March the biggest baseball challenge for all of these teams, and just in talking with staffers. They really feel like that. Maybe a separator among the thirty teams is going to be okay. which teams can pull their players together can. Themselves from all the ugliness in the frustration and the anger over the way the Labor stuff played out and get the players into that mindset of playing the. And playing for each other and I've been thinking about this team, so I feel like are especially well equipped to do that. Absolutely I believe the Tampa. Bay Rays are just being around them. You know at the end of last year in spring training this year I think they have that I think the Yankees have that you know the the one guy who is a free agent who might have more at risk than anybody on that team? Is Dj Lemay Hugh you and I know Dj Lemay Hugh. If you told him he was plan for nothing in your backyard. He would do that and I. think that's a good starting place for that team. And you know I do think that the mets. Finished well last year and I remember being around him in spring training this year, and there was just such a great positively I think a lot of that starts with Pete Alonso and his leadership. What do you think about that? Well I totally agree with all of that. Especially about the raise, I believe the rays have the best clubhouse in the major leagues meaning those guys are. They're into everything that's going on in their Kevin. Cash has a lot to do with that. You walk through the Raves clubhouse like every player is as locker as opposed to hiding out somewhere, and they don't mind talking to the media, and they also have a really good team I think that helps to add to others though busters. This is the time where the great communicative managers really shine so. So when Tito FRANCONA GETS HIS CLEVELAND, Indians together. He's GonNa. Say and do all the right things and they're gonNA look at him and say let's go. We gotta go now and Joe. Madden's the same way, even though it's his first year with the angels I believe. Joe is a master communicator and I think he will say and do all the right things so I think both those teams will be all ready to go, because their managers have that way of making sure that all distractions are over there and you guys can just go play. Right, give me a pitcher to watch for you as we start this thing up, somebody you really focused on. It's too easy, but Garrett Cole with the Yankees Buster just. They've waited so long for somebody like that to awry. Then they gave him all that money. and His power and precision really is unlike any pitcher. We've seen in some time now. He struck out a batter in seventy three consecutive innings last year, and I cannot wait for the first time throws a hundred at Yankee Stadium Assuming they play at Yankee Stadium. That's the picture of looking forward to watching I saw him throw a Sim game or a BP in spring training, and it was like game seven of the world series the way he went about things and I think that's the way. He's GonNa Throw every pitch as A. A member of the Yankees now from what I understand, he's basically right now. He's in somewhere between forty five and sixty pitches as they begin this process of the second spring training, and maybe by the end of the three weeks it'll be built up to somewhere in the range of eighty pitchers or so, but that seems to be a great x factor for all these starting pitchers, Tim. How quickly they can they come back? We had tyler glass now on the podcast last week, and he said he'd be ready to go today. Like six innings and I mentioned to an evaluator last couple days and he was like no. And he he said he appreciated Tyler's enthusiasm, but he feels like the reality is is throwing a ball into a net. It's just a whole different thing than being in a big league game working against Major League caliber hitters, but it feels like whether it's tyler glass now or it's Garrett Cole or it's Clayton. Kershaw that's going to be the big question is. How quickly can these starting pitchers get ramped up? Yeah and you wrote at the other day buster and your com, these guys are in such great shape that they never get themselves out of shape, but as we all know, there's a difference between playing in a game and and getting ready to play in a game. There's no substitute for actually playing the game, so no matter how good feel the matter. How much be taken, or how many threaten pitches, you drone. Off a mound in a bullpen in the off, it doesn't prepare you to face major league hitters. That's why whatever we're GONNA call this Spring Training two point zero is gonNA. Be So critical not just to get the players sharp again, but to keep them really healthy, because we know the union is going to be watching that very closely the health of their players because they've been doing that for years. All Right! Let's talk about some hitters to watch. Paulin is on the podcast recently talked about Bryce. Harper's long history of being a fast starter I think tim he is GonNa. Crush it right out of the gate. You know he's chomping at the bed. ESPN DOT com asked us to turn in some. You know who's going to be the you know. The MVP! League, who are the teams you? You're going to be watching. I turned in Bryce Harper as potential MVP in the National League, because I think this format absolutely fits his personality. What do you think? Well Harper in great starter. He always had a great April. And you're right I think he's GonNa come flying out of the gates. I'm GonNa take the second easiest choice here and I just WanNa see where Mike Trout is as far as the whole thing goes as you were telling me the other day, you know he's got a lot of pressure on him. Being the best player in. In the game, they need to follow his lead, and even more pressure on him, and what family situation all good I can't wait to see how well he comes out of the gate, knowing short season I got a chance to go back to the playoffs, but all sorts of other things are swirling around I make all this money on the face of the game now, but knowing him. He'll come out. He'll come out rare to go as he always does to. Other players on the good side, who I think could come out of the gate well about Gleyber Torres, because of the way the season is scheduled, Tim. One six of his games are going to be against the orioles last year against the Orioles. Gleyber Torres has tweeted out Gary Thorne. The orioles broadcaster knows as well. He had three, ninety, four, four, sixty, seven on base, percentage and thousand forty five slugging percentage, because he had thirteen homers in seventy five plate appearances. It feels like it's on a tee for Labor. Tour is in his first year as the Yankees shortstop. Why and the other shortstop for me! Look at is Francisco Lindores. Great Great Player and he's the most joining US Square. I, just watching him play basically happy, but this could be in theory the last year. He plays for the Indian. He's crispy. The final sixty games that he plays the Indians have a pretty good team. Their pitching is healthier because of the delay here, so he might possibly looks like we can win the world series the first time since nineteen forty eight, and it'll be my swansong your Cleveland, even though I think he'd like to stay, but he certainly one guy. We have keep our eye on given where his future is headed. Okay One hitter who I'm worried about is Jose Ramirez of the Indians. Francisco lindores teammate last year he really struggle against high-velocity numbers were ugly He went through a prolonged slump. As you know, and Manny tends to put pressure on himself and I was thinking about that. You know guys who kind of grind away sixty game season. Because if you have three Hilas days early on, that will wear new quickly, 'cause you're gonNA feel like disappears. I'm going to be watching him out of gate and hopefully for him hopefully for the Indians. He gets off to a good start because I could see turning on him quickly. And to that end be real interesting to watch the as the have a really good team. The best team they've had in several years, which is saying something, but they are historically slow starters, and then they all get hot at the All star break, and then roll into the playoffs. Well areas. Go All star break this year, so it'll be interesting to see how that club plays coming out of the gate. When in recent years they've played. They played poorly for the most part in comparison in April. Give me a surprise team for you in the American League beyond the you know the teams that we expect to be at the top of the division's. Well I really like what the White Sox did in the off season I know this is fairly obvious adding that the hitters that they added in Anquan Karnowski on included Louis Robert Lay the outfield. We're going to see him go for the first time. They're going to get Michael Kopech back to the point where maybe he can really help them throwing a hundred miles an hour, and maybe when you have a really young vibrant hungry team here that starting to. To build something That's the team to fear the most in a shortened season like this baby over one hundred and sixty two games. You know that that novelty wears out. Often young guys get a little tired, or they get overwhelmed certain days, but in sixty games the white sox could be a really interesting team especially if they get off to a great start. That's the I would call them the the non contender that I would keep an eye on. You stole mine be and the reason why I picked the White Sox, because you mentioned the talent, but also a third of their games a third, because of the way the schedule, going to be this year are the third of their games against the Tigers and the Kansas city royals to the worst teams in baseball, to that that'll be interesting to see how much they take advantage of that. What about in the National League surprise team for you? Well I. Don't think the reds are big time contenders, but in that division or four contenders for the central, but I like what the reds did what they did at the end of last year improving their pitching I like the offense. They added in the off season. And now you know they've got like six outfielders. That can play every day, so that's another young hungry team that started to feel a little bit at times last year there are team that come flying out of the gate with all that depth that they have so that would be my and I still calm it kind of a mild contender. That could be much more than that. Our colleague Peres, said on the radio broadcast today that he really feels like the padres could be an interesting team especially, because Tim of that dynamic that we talked about a couple of months ago. That a lot of these teams. Now that you're not gonNA have a minor league season in all likelihood they are going to use these innings in the big leagues to develop their best young arms in other words. Give them an opportunity to pitch. We haven't heard that specifically from the Padres, but I know a lot of other teams are making plans along those lines, and the padres are loaded with high ceiling talent, and you can see those guys manifesting. What do you think? Right and they've got a pretty good everyday lineup around. Then it'll be interesting to see how for ten for data to tease. Junior comes back from the injury. Which I'm sure he'll be fine. How what kind of adjustments he'll make in his second major league season. How Manny Machado will help him along. And how Manny Machado. For their sake, we'll take another step forward as a leader and everything else so yeah, I, think the padres aren't interesting team. Team in the National League also but buster. Let's face it. Almost. Every team is interesting now because of the short schedule we, we know that one sixty, two, sparking Anderson always told me is the greatest barometer because you can't fake it. One hundred, sixty two, you are where belong after one sixty two, but baseball's the only sport where subpar teams get hot for forty aims play really well for fifty games, but after once e to they just. Just get overwhelmed, but in sixty games I think it's going to be a free for all, and for our viewers out. There could be really really fun all right. Let's talk about a couple of rules that are going to be in place, and I do feel like we're getting a window into baseball's future The in starting in the tenth inning teams will place a runner at second base in order to give improved the chances of them. Them scoring. We know that in recent years, baseball front offices have really started to hate these long long extra inning games and they feel like that. There that baseball shouldn't have to put up with any more I feel like ten that this is almost like a trial. Run into what baseball's future is going to be to try to limit the number of extra innings. The base that are played in these games. What do you think? Yeah. I think it's a trial run and I think it's eventually when I say eventually I don't mean ten years from now I mean sooner than that. It's going to become a rule in major league baseball and I am against it. I'm sorry I. Don't like ties in baseball. I don't like. Doing manufacturing something like this. It's not necessary, but right now it's it's perfect for right now. Because this is the strangest season that we're ever going to see so now, use all of your gimmicks now, because because of the credibility of the season is doubt about or what given all the strangeness of its. Let's see. If it works. I'm against the idea. I think it's a mistake. But if it, if it goes over well, I wouldn't be surprised. Baseball said starting in twenty twenty two. We're going to start doing this. You know, gave Kappler the manager of the giants I know him well. I gotta believe that in the back of his mind. When he saw this rule in place. He's thinking I have Billy Hamilton. Yes. Yes absolutely, he's wear and you would tell this for years. What a dangerous weapon! Billy Hamilton can be just as a pinch runner and a great defensive center fielder. Even if he doesn't hit, he can be really valuable, so you put him second all time and I haven't score from based on a fly ball knows yes, that's a very interesting dynamic. What that speed can do all right Universal Da? Da to go down in history that Sean doolittle. We'll have had the last sanctioned bad for a pitcher that was during the world series last year. even though the players in the major league baseball didn't come to an agreement to start the season. They worked back into a tim. Because both sides want this one guy I'm interested to watch using this is Justin Turner of the dodgers. Will give an opportunity to be on the field more in a sixty game season, and to be in the lineup every day and I think he'll absolutely love the opportunity do that. What do you think? Right I think you're right. I'm going be watching you. Own Assessments of the mets Justin Chaos! Those legs are good enough to take four and Fassa game. I don't think those legs are going to be good enough to play the outfield every day, but we've seen the number granted. It's been a while, but we seem the numbers when he plays. The mets are pretty darn good. If you if he shows this spring or this summer that he can really hit still, and then you could just use him as the. The Everyday D. H.. I. Really helps the mets anything. Jump out at you with the health and safety protocol was which is so extensive, told the story in the podcast yesterday. How one of the people who read it said he got about a third of the way through, and he was like I had to stop. It was just so overwhelming, and it's so detailed including the detail that no player or manager can get within six feet of an umpire while arguing and if they do that, they would face suspension. Yeah Look Buster. I'm all for health and safety. It's got to be first and let's put it all out there, so so everyone acknowledges we covered every base here, but we're going start as bad guys spitting on the field or high fiving somebody just reflexively I'm just not sure that the way to go. I think eventually we're just GONNA. have to play play the game and understand that certain things are. Are GonNa Happen You. Guys have been doing it like that every day there were seven years old. So I think we're GONNA. Need a little bit of flexibility on some of these are really stringent rules, which are there for reason, but we have to be careful not to make it, so it doesn't even look like a baseball game more all right just to put a bow and the Labor stuff. The sentiment I heard yesterday after the two sides couldn't come to an agreement. was you know what we gotta get new brokers at the table? There has to be significant change with the people at the table in the eyes of people, rank and file around baseball. 'cause they said it's just the fact. That baseball was dragged through this over the last two months, and they didn't reach agreement they the sentiment that I heard was something needs to be shaken up significantly. What about you? What type of stuff did you hear? Well I heard similar things. I talked to a couple of players who were frankly thrilled that they were going to start to play again, but you know they wondered quietly. Why didn't we take one of these deals? And that's what troubled me would've been so much better if they agree to. Something rather than just have an implemented schedule, and maybe if they're holding out the players well, we didn't agree because we were GONNA file a grievance and we all know grievance is no guaranteed thing to win, and it could take several years if they just didn't agree on this in order to file a grievance. I think that was. That was a bad reason not to agree. All Right? Tim Well Guess What we get to talk about baseball again. Thanks for joining me. All right buster talk too soon. So a cool thing happen on this morning's K B O. Broadcast David Buchanan, a pitcher for Samsung who used to pitch for the phillies made an emotional announcement on the broadcast while talking call ravage in order. Give a listen. How is how is Bradley? Do in our are actually doing i. mean I know that the that get over? There was a challenge everything now settled down. To be honest. Take My. I gotTa take my time saying this on. Their actions under the weather right now. She got sick a couple of days ago. It's not cool that everything's fine with that. Umbrella zone of weather. But. She was joking around by saying this asked her if she was serious. I'm glad and say. Ashley is pregnant and we found out. About a week. About a week ago that we're having a baby girl. So. We're super excited. They static. But The bad part is is she has a high risk pregnancy and. She actually has to go home. Like next week with Bradley. So it's been A. Pretty Emotional trip for me I'm trying to. Lose it here on camera for you guys but. So that's that's pretty tough, but we're trying to enjoy the last couple of days that we have and. You know. A double edged sword. It's GonNa Stink, but we both know in our hearts. That is just. Is the right. It's the right thing to do. And? The ultimate outcome is Bradley's going to have a sister and you know exactly for. Eight and a half months, or whatever the timeframe is year, and the family grows congratulations on that and I understand the Thank you, you said. The double edged sword here, but that's that's fantastic news for you and Bradley actually congratulations. That's really neat. Thank you very exciting. Here's Tim Kerchuns daily baseball fix about Joe. Dimaggio. On, this date in two thousand twelve Jim, thome hit a record thirteenth walk off home, so we will celebrate the walk off home. Bill Mazeroski hit the biggest and most famous walk off ever engaged seven of the nineteen sixty world series against the Yankees. He had one walk off in his regular season career. There were so many other famous ones Bobby Thomson Joe Carter of this. David freeze and Kirk gives us. Ted Williams three walk ups in history or so Lou Garrick with Charlie, Culbertson, who has twenty three career homers has walk off home. Last year the dodgers became the first team ever to get a walk off homer in three consecutive games, all by rookies, and in two thousand Sixteen Tyler Nick. When was the last player to have an inside the Park Walk Palmer? Nor cash has the most career homers three, hundred, seventy, seven without a walkout, but jd Martinez active has to thirty one without a walker. March to share a has a walk off in the postseason, but the last home run that he hit his major league career number four nine was the first home run. He hit as a walk off in the regular season. I had never heard that term until Gibson his his off of Dennis. Eckersley in one thousand, nine hundred eighty eight pastor, the game eckersley called a walk off home where I said. What does that mean he goes well. Guy Hits a homer and everyone walks off the. Bleacher tweets. Already buster. Bleacher tweets four Wednesday. I stop Andy Peterson at M.. A Peterson writes in lots of talk about some in the twenty twenty one agent class scene out a twenty twenty mlb restart to protect their free agent value. Is there any chance twenty twenty one free agent contracts, and beyond will have a cove inspired clause on pro rated pay and incentives, Andy. It's interesting. You ask that I actually began to ask yesterday of agents like. It for two thousand and twenty one. If I were an agent representing a free agent this fall, one of things I would ask for is a signing bonus like we heard about how. The mets! Just coincidentally he wound up having a lot of his salary for two thousand and twenty and a signing bonus, and guess what because of that he was paid immediately, so if you're an agent for a free agent, one of the separators in the bidding might be which team is willing to give up some of that money upfront, because unless there's a vaccine found, we're going to be back having the same conversations next February and March about the coronavirus, and whether or not we're going to start a season. Fascinating, stuff at lonely painter wrote in replying to your tweet about gleyber tour is slash line against the orioles which you referenced talking to Tim he asks. Will a batter four hundred this season that be exciting. Yeah! There's no doubt that the chances of this happening increase because there are fewer games. You know you're not gonNA. If somebody gets really hot, you're not going to have to carry that out for a long time. And of course the last time anybody is registered a four hundred season in Major League Baseball Nineteen, forty one ted. Williams hit four zero six. Look. If someone actually does it this year, I think everyone will sort of place a mental asterisk by that, because it's a shortened season, but it will be interesting to watch to see if someone does off a hot start. Last one up for today. Tim McLaughlin at TMC L., A., he writes in Hey buster this morning. My five year old, Matilda asked if we could listen to baseball tonight, thanks for helping foster the next generation of baseball for giving my daughter and I one more topic of to connect over great stuff. Tim thanks for for letting US know. Shout outs. Yeah. That's really cool and I gotTA. Tell you I'm wondering now, but still there's GonNa wind up being a high profile lawyer or maybe negotiator, because it feels like a lot of the talk that we've been having is about that stuff, and it's cool, but we connected with her even when we're not talking about baseball. Skin love labor law when she gets older. Better thanks for rain in everyone lot a good tweet, so keep them coming. Right, that's it for today. My thanks to Tim Taylor have a great day. Everybody thanks for listening and remember hating inequality based on race or monsters. We should fight against every day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight podcast. If you're playing fantasy baseball, forget to listen to the fantasy focus podcast checkout off podcasts at ESPN dot. COM SLASH PODCAST separate. Baseball tonight the PODCAST.

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"Is baseball tonight the podcast. This is the baseball tonight. Podcast for monday march aids two thousand and twenty one. I am buster only working from my home studio in new york chill twinkies working from his studio in the foothills of connecticut. We're only twenty four days away from the first pitch of the season and taylor. We're gonna be talking with tim curtin today And i wanna make side that would. what's that buster. I'm going to ask him whether or not he's aware. What was said. In the oprah bombshell interview with harry and meghan last night. What's going to be your about that. Oh there's simply no chance that he knows anything about harry and meghan markle the royals. No no no. Yeah yeah no. He was watching spring training baseball last night. Where's their games on So i i will bet you a meal. Okay okay all right. I will bet you meal. Because i'm kind of on the fence on it. Tim occasionally surprising stuff seeps into his brain like you would be surprised he might even be a little indignant when i asked the question of whether or not. He was aware of the interview last night. Interesting okay well. I can also see him watching the nba all star game and paying it. No mind so couple of avenues. He could've gone last night. We'll see. i'm excited dan. Well you are on the record saying ten knows nothing about the interview. We'll be hearing today for baseball. Royalty clayton kershaw and dive into the detroit tigers as we wrap up or american league central preview before we get to all that we talked last week about fram. Dez is broken finger on his pitching hand. And how it looks like you'll be out of while over the weekend. We learned that force whitley has been told he needs tommy john surgery so for the astros. A couple of big hits which. I'm sure motivated them to work at a two year deal with jako to rizzi who is the best available free agents We have not gotten the financial terms on that but jayco to rizzi going to the houston astros third baseman. Jose ramirez ashfield. The friend mill raise broke kobe. Nineteen protocols and so he they have now been isolated from the other indians players. Any as manager. Terry francona detailed. How jose ramirez. Andreas came forward about breaking the protocols. The other day actually played the cubs. They they drove over like they're allowed to do and then they think wanted to get a haircuts and medical people learn about it so they asked him about it and then he volunteered that they had actually gone to dinner. And we're indoors and it was. He and jose knows a number of other players and people but so we we sent them home and we self reported to the leg what they did and then turn it over to the leg and we're following waiting to hear back how we need you know. They have not had access to the two to us from that time. Now we're waiting for the league to tell us what we can do and when we can do it and we'll be talking with tim about that situation what he thinks about how that played out. The washington nationals released reliever jeremy jeffress sprint specified personnel reasons california announced that it's going to allow limited fans at mlb. Ballparks the rules take effect on april first which is handy. Because that's the first day of the baseball season. We'll just have to wait and see where the respect of counties are in relation to the corona virus to determine how many people can actually be in the ballpark's charlie morton hit ninety six miles per hour on the radar gun. He struck out three in his braves debut. He looked really good in on sunday. Soda brett gardner against the phillies average. Now is ryan ruko yes network. Darvish debuted with the padres strikeout with mary. 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I was washing the nba. All star game again speaks to just how shallow in myopic i am in my life buster. I've never hid the fact. I love baseball. Love basketball steak and everything else and even though my mother god bless her was born in england. We've talked about this old royal family. Many many times i watch these guys. Don't get it and shoot shots from half court last night. Half court buster. Dan makes me the worst. Most uninformed person in the world it's okay but I read a couple of things online today. I was fascinated by what happened last night in my wife watched every second so i will get. I will get an update as soon as she wakes up. So what did you read online. Well then ultra. I read somewhere. Oprah was as good as jordan when he closed out the utah jazz. Whatever that means jordan was getting hit. A jumper against byron russell. The win the game. So i assume that meant that oprah was grade and that maybe meghan and harry were hiding something along the way i don't know i just know i read a little bit and it was very interesting. What did you learn about. Harry and meghan moved to read this morning. Well to be serious for a moment. I think it's really hard being in the royal family. Yes i win i win. I don't know that callans. Oh yes it does okay okay. He knows some substance. There tim taylor bit against you. Taylor thought you'd have no knowledge of what happened. I said no. I think tim. We'll have a little bit of knowledge was kind of on the fence about it but that was our bet. You want it for me. Thank you. I'm going to take you to dinner on taylor's tab at some point very i don't think my minor details Play i know boeing on a ruts idea a watching the queen years ago listening to my mom and reading a little bit the smart i am so excited woohoo. Yes him you now. We've been friends for so. Because i and i know you so well right so you know. The cleveland indians very well. And yesterday we learned that Jose ramirez in frame mail raves violated kobe nineteen protocols. And it's kind of an ugly headline and i. I sent out a tweet when i found out about it. But i gotta tell you after this long and how this was handled were basically the indians and they asked them in these two guys immediately said yeah we did that and then they sent him to the side. This is different than last year when my clemenger wasn't honest with them about what happened. This is m sent. Yup we did it now. I don't think it's that big of a deal. Tim i agree. It's not good but what way better than what happened last year. They self reported themselves one guy. They went out to dinner at an enor- place which in i have done a year. That's not the point. The point is indians tito francona joel meanness a year ago. Egos are health and safety. Protocol is like nobody else. We really are strict with this. And we learn that for mike clovinger now we learned it again with these two guys but this is different. I'm not saying they're innocent. I'm just saying at least they were honest enough to say the blue. The indians reported this to major league baseball instead of the other way around. And i think that changes a lot here. I think those guys will be back. I think they should be back. Let's hope they learned their lesson again. We all understand. We're not getting through this season unless there's enormous discipline shown by everyone. Yeah and to me in terms of the timing of this like these guys are off the appeal for a few days in early march. We see this every year where somebody's got like a sore arm or you know some minor hamstring issue and they just sit down for a few days and everything's fine so the timing of it isn't a big deal at all. They're going to be fine. Both those guys are going to help the team this year. Lord knows they need them to help the team this year but again just a reminder is dan's are not fooling around on subjects like this learn that a year ago we learned that with clemenger we learned again but this is not same situation right over the weekend. The houston astros agreed to terms jayco rizzi. Who is the best available free agents. And that's not surprising considering what happened to france as with his fractured finger. And what they learned about force whitley. I love this signing and i gotta tell you. I'm surprised in the end. The jacob rizzi got a deal of just two years. Yeah he was the best free agent left on the market east. He's an above average major league starting pitcher and he's really going to help the astros now again. The valdez injury is significant. At least for the moment in can expect justin burland or to come back and just carry the day whenever he gets back if he gets back and now we pretty much know for us with these gonna add nothing. They needed another starting pitcher of us with over easy in with the other injuries. In issues you have to put the astros in the hunt. In the american league west the as bullpen is really good. it's been rebuilt by losses of hendrickson semi brings them back to the pack. A little bit. So i think older easy gives the astros lisa fighting chance to win that division and make the playoffs Because they needed another starting pitcher and they got the best one bill. And i feel like that sometime during this year probably by the time we get to june or july there are going to be contenders who will look back and say. Why didn't we sign this guy to a two year deal. That's that's all he got like to me. I had the same reaction with jackie bradley. Jr. signed jackie bradley. Jr. a good player and every day is bringing value on defense. And i ain't jake is a good major league pitcher and i'm again i'm surprised that He winds up getting a two year deal and they'll be contenders at gretna. Making it yet. Now this stories irrelevant. I think buster about when we did the or rico game couple years ago francisco. Lynn door hit a home run in front of the home fans and ran around the basis. Like he just won the world series. And i certainly had no issue within given the emotional situation that the nor was it. He hit that home or ovaries. In the next day. I was standing right there. Odor easy walked up. Francisco lender said look. I don't know if it matters. But i have no problem with what you did. Running around the base. No problem and told me a little bit about jake over risi is in. It was a bigger picture here in just a guy maybe being a little too flamboyant run around the base. He recognized how important that was. That run was for the for puerto rico given everything it had been through with hurricanes and everything else me an injury that you're locked in on early in spring training i gotta tell you After reading about alleged bregman having hamstring issues in january and having linger now that one for me the timing of it and knowing how players can have recurrences with hamstring injuries could be touchy. That one i have a red flag on. Give me an injury that you're locked in on about that too buster because especially for a little. I uses his legs hamstrings scan the last man. They can go two months. You just don't feel right and you can't play their base in the big leagues with bad amstrong. I'm gonna look at jared kelly however who heard his left knee on a swing. I only bring that out. Because i think this might. I don't know. But i think it might be more a couple of weeks and a couple of days and the interesting part with him is couldn't wait to see him in spring training and he's he's taking really good swing so far given everything the kevin matter set up here. I was hoping he'd made the team. I was fascinated to see what the mayor's would if he was good enough to make team. And now. I don't think we're to get to see that story in full bloom and that that disappoints me. That would have been one of the great stories to watch for the next three weeks. And i gotta say You know about his situation. I wanna make this absolutely clear. I am not around. That team have not talked to jerry. Dipoto have not talked to jared but when you read the quotes following the diagnosis. I was like boy. This is exactly the type of situation where the potential distrust between the player and the team. You wonder how it's going to manifest Where you have the player who already feels like based on his comments that the team manipulated service time. Jerry dipoto talking about You know how it's going to take some time for him to heal he. He didn't say it was going to be on a long period of time but county came out and said he's only going to be out a week and so when i saw the difference in how they cast this. It made me winced a little bit. Tim and that's again one guy. Keep our eye on that just because the dynamic is different given what happened a couple weeks ago club press so last week you'll have tony hit a monster home. Run for the angels won over the batter's eye. He was thrown one hundred miles per hour and alive batting practice. And i made some calls in recent days like boy does he look different in Watching him on television you just. What's more physically looks stronger. He's put on fifteen pounds. And from what i understand. You know the angels of course been very careful with them in trying to workout schedule or where he could be a two way player This year in perriman asian just took over as the general manager of the team. I think they're basically like you know what just just Be aggressive go out on a daily basis. Prepare with bolts. So what he's doing. He's not in the past he. He's played catch separately from the other pitchers with his translator. And this year. They're saying going workout with the pitchers do the pf. That stuff david side session. You know you can do that and when you get that done. Go take batting practice. And let's try to reduce these rules like he has to have x. number of days off if he does this x. number of days off that they're not locked into him pitching just once a week they're going to monitor day-to-day like they do the other players and men. He looks great. Tim buster again. That's not a wine ear. This is we're not being in spring training really can't see the guy up close. He might look bigger on tv and he looks bigger to me which you don't ever really know and don't take any of the way you see a guy. Take his shirt off in spring. Training byron. buxton did this a couple years ago. I went oh my god look how big he's got. But we can't do that at the moment. I think getting bigger is a great thing for him. What has always struck me about him. Is how graciously is rohnert. And how fast he is and he's a but now to be bigger and stronger is only going to help him. As a hitter and a pitcher puts a more weight on that tall lean frame of his and again buster events at four hundred fifty feet and control hundred miles an hour. You have to keep that going as long as you can. And i'm sorry. I know you gotta keep a melody above beyond everything. But i don't see why he can't pitch one nine in d. h. The next and that's what the angels are considering doing so this year and i think it's worth a try at one evaluators in the spring. Say to me the days of the spin leader wrath. Those are over like he he you can tell he looks strong. I am interested everytime. Gary sanchez does something on the field. So foreign spring training how many players are chiming in. And let's face it. They're being ask questions on zoom calls by reporters but boy. They're talking up. Gary sanchez and reading quotes tim. I'm not taking them at face value. I think this is a case where the other players understand. How much criticism gary sanchez has gotten how the debate in new york was whether or not they should move on and get another catcher and i can tell you there were folks with other teams. Who thought the yankees should move on because he struggled so much defensively but at the very least His teammates are being supportive in gary's doing some nice things at the beginning of camp right. I think they're supporting their guy. Who's been absolutely crushed the last couple of years and frankly deservedly so because he hasn't very good behind the plate and now his offense has taken a a move in the wrong direction. I still can't couple of years ago. One of those guys was average judge at his fifty overseas. The best seat on our team is gary sanchez. So that he could not have lost that skill over the last two years but they he took not catching garrett cole and everything else i think. They're running to his or we'll find out if the did the right thing by hanging onto him this year. I think they did. What were the options. Trade him for minor league player. Dam let's give him one more chance seeks if he can find that swing because when that's his right he still has remarkable two minutes left. Got two questions for you. I the national league west. What's trevor bauer. Over the weekend hitching with one eye He closed one is he was pitching. You talked about wanting to challenge himself. I don't know anything about that. I do know he looked great. And as i was watching that tim i was thinking. You know what if you look at these teams and you apply logic. I don't know how you pick anybody else. Other than the dodgers to win the national league west. I don't know how you pick anybody else win. The world series. That team is loaded. It's so loaded on with you buster. I mean last year. They're era lead over. The reds was point eighty two. That's largest gap. I two in the history of the nationally and now there's a chance they're pitching pitching's going to be even better because trevor bauer showed up. Tell me where the weakness is on that team. It went forty seven and thirteen won the world series in their better forty. Three and seventeen won the world series. They're better than they were last year. You can't pick anybody else if you told me at the end of the two thousand twenty one season that the dodgers began to flirt with some of the all time win records for example the ninety eight yankees one hundred and fourteen two thousand one mariners one hundred sixteen. If you told me that they wound up in the neighborhood. I would not be surprised. What about you well. They're definitely gonna win over a hundred games. I'm not going to one hundred ten. The pirates are good. And there's some depth in the national especially in the east by I thought the dodgers. I love him even more than i did last year. Which is we're going to be running the your clayton kershaw interview from the other day. The rapid fire. Gimme a favourite clayton. Kershaw anecdote well. This was my favorite part. The other day i asked him. What new hobbies ceased developed during the pandemic and the warranty and very seriously looked into the camera said well my creative writing skills and my artistic drawing skills have gotten significantly better. 'cause i've been working with my children we've been working together on the same. So just jokingly asked so. Are you better at drawing than your kids. And he's no my six year old daughters way better than i am then. Had this wry smile on his face he said. I'm just about as good as my son. Charley he's four really and now he's almost as good as his four year olds all right. Tim always enjoyed talking with you. Especially on days when you went to bat for me. Who yeah usually lose them to you. Buster one in. Taylor were going to go to my favorite restaurant no matter what i just. Don't drop by trade this time. Okay all right. Sounds good as i mentioned tim. Curtin did an interview on zoom with clayton. Kershaw please a lesson okay clayton. What is the biggest thing you learned from playing through a pandemic in twenty twenty. I think that's not just like a baseball thing. I think sports in general are more important than the game itself. You know and I think i've learned that from you know being in quarantine for that time and missing watching anything on. Tv's or two related and so especially after playing this season realizing that it gives people a way to escape from whatever's going on and be able to watch something that Maybe their families watched. Maybe there grew up watching with their whole families in their house and so To me i think. I learned a lot more. That sports means a lot of things. There are a lot of families new hobbies. Have you developed during the pandemic and the chlorinate my creative writing and drawing skills with my kiddos have gotten a little bit better. I feel like. I have the ability to color and draw a lot better. My rainbow is probably second to none. Now you know some of my make believe in my magic nation has gotten a lot better with my son. My star wars my star wars knowledge has gone up quite a bit as well. So there's some good things they're playing. Can you outdraw your kids or they better than you. You're getting better. no. I cannot draw my daughter. She's sick since you've already way better. Then charlie charlie's floors charleena ironbound on the same level right now i would say very honest. Okay switching gears What was your reaction to the trevor. Bauer signing excited. Yeah i was. I was fired up. I think he makes us better bottom line. And i'm excited to get to see you know how he goes about it day to day but i mean overall i was just excited at what your thoughts on the current state of the dodgers padres rivalry man. I i think. I think we're too good teams in. It's going to be a fun year playing against each other. But i don't know how rivalries start. I don't know what that means you know i. I guess. I thought the giants were arrival. And now you know the diamondbacks arrival and now you know the rockies have been good so i don't know what that means other than were to good teams trying to win a division wine as you know. Team repeated twenty years as world. Champion says that discussion in your clubhouse doc mentioned it in our In our opening kind of meetings for spring training so we know it's a challenge winning a world series periods of challenge Back the back. But you know. I don't know if a lot of teams have had this talent coming in that we've had been so we like our chances. So when you look at the twenty twenty one dodgers. What do you see to able to win. Another world series. okay Is the most exciting player in baseball in all aspects. Correct or not pitching. But i would say yeah everything else. He's pretty exciting right. Okay do you know what your average spin. Rate is null I do not think. I know i think my fastballs of maybe a little bit above average may be. But that's really all. I know it's not that important to you to know that stuff question you know. I think i mean deeper answer is. I'm still learning. You know. I think even today after a bullpen and was asking about different things with vertical movement and break and I don't think any of that can supersede. And i test and what you know is a pitch and things like that. But i do think at times when you're not sync up different things like that having a baseline for what you do well in knowing those numbers and trying to get back to those numbers can be helpful. And that's what. I'm learning okay. This is harmless. It you had to build the perfect dodgers pitcher from all the dodgers. This year's all the pictures. How would you do that okay. So you'd have to go like just flat out arm speed and you go with walker. Obviously and then. I think you try to find like the perfect body for a pitcher and i'm trying to thank you for that. I mean probably like dustin. May you know like tall lanky Strong six five in mike. And then what you look for you. Try to build pitches after that right so best like best Best breaking ball. You know bowers got really good breaking stuff. We have a lot of options. You know best changeup. Split-finger could go tony johnson. Their best sinker. I mean we got like seven guys throw unbelievable sinker. I mean you probably go with training But you know grammar all throws one hundred and two mile an hour sneakers. Well guys are pretty good. Yeah we have a lot of options to a pitcher. That's for sure okay. Very good clayton much. I desperately hope to see you in person this year. I'll i'll do my right. It'll happen. I figure will i'm excited about is using that covers the detroit. Tigers be dot com and jason the tigers with a new manager that year. Aj hinch taken over. Ron gardenhire every manager has his own style. What feels different with. Aj i think the attention to detail and it's so dig against garden because it you know. He had a huge impact on this team. As far as in the right direction you get the sense that. Aj his taken a lot of what he learned in houston in terms of analytics in terms of the little things adding up to mean a lot in terms of the bats. And what you saw from houston in terms of their progression to becoming a disciplined team. That could bill. Hit the ball for power. And he's trying to translate that to dettori. You've got a lineup that is in transition and has been at or near the top of the league in strikeouts at or near the bottom of the league in walk drawn for the past few years and it feels like that part of the attention to detail i when they signed robbie grossman. I thought that that was like the signature event of the tigers off season other than hiring. Aj felt like okay. Aj's trying to change things here. He bringing in a veteran who he knows from his days with the astros he's bringing a hitter. Who's more patient. And he's kind of hoping this This rubs off on some of the younger players they develop. Yeah yeah robert. Kind of the the model is bad for ray. Aj if there is what and that you know. He's he's obviously disciplined. He's a tough ad that but he's also able to do damage when he connects what is looking for. He's not just you know you keep preaching that he doesn't want guys to simply go up there looking to draw walks to get on base man over the next guy you know he wants guys feel dangerous up there and you know robbie's been example and it's early but he's already been preaching that philosophy and giving tips to some of the younger hitters. Riley green has talked about learning a ton from robbie being in the same batting practice group days learning what to look for pitcher or pitchers. Tipping pitches You know how to approach guys that certain types of repertoires you know. And that's that's invaluable and that's something that frankly. The tigers have lacked in retail. I think we're gonna be talking a lot this year. About miguel cabrera You know he's not the player that used to be a lot of injuries in recent years but as you know he's just thirteen homers shy of five hundred first career. He's just one hundred thirty four hits away from three thousand What what kind of condition would it be seen in him as he gets ready for this season. You hate to get optimistic because we've been down this road before one but he does look in good shape he's moving around well You can tell. He's taking this seriously in terms of wanting to play for based on occasion. That's been a Incredible motivation for him because being almost exclusively d. age for the last season half worn on You know he. He doesn't feel owes much of a part of the action when he's just going up there for his at bats then going back to the dugout or back into the cage or or back into the clubhouse and You know this these being pushed right now and you know. He's he's also talked about in my friends. Interesting about being more vocal about trying to be a more vocal leader which is a change for him. After leading by example for a lot of years You've heard him more out there. Both in terms of susie awesome and in terms of trying to teach guys the right way to do things and trying to pass on. His knowledge is at bad after you know seventeen eighteen years in the major league. So i don't think anybody's gonna pick the tigers to win. The american league central especially given the improvement with the white sox have had how good the twins have been in recent years. The indians bring their pitching every year. Even the royals were aggressive during the off season But gimme a couple of young players to watch within. The tigers organization doesn't have to be someone who's going to be on the opening day roster but really important players in terms of the team. Moving forward. I think somebody will watch right away is schuylkill. He's come in and you know there's an about The he's coming very serious age as noted about wanting to rule when rotation spot in wanting to take some of the hard lessons he learned last year and getting roughed up a little bit and putting that into practice. Consider and you know. He has a chance to a lefty who song hard. And he's looking to establish himself. He has a chance to make a big impact You know even from the outset even with the innings. I wanna call them restrictions but the the innings cautioned that they're throwing up on these guys not wanting to ramp them up too far above what they did. Last year. there was no minor league season. I school could could really do some damage here and As far as a hitter go. I think really castro looks like know even with some defensive questions you know. There's there's a lot of patients being exercise with him. And i think you're seeing a lot of potential offensively to not only be a good hitter but to be a real run surp- from these guys these impact and spring training. He's showing a lot of confidence and he's a type of which hitting dangerous are bad they can really Be showcased in the major against type lineup. Last one for you and this is actually one about two thousand twenty two. And i wish i could remember where i saw. I saw this social media to give credit to the person who had the idea. But when i saw it i'm like yeah i think that's going to happen A lot of theories that Part of the tigers rotation next year will include justin verlander. Maybe coming back to the tigers to finish up your career are you buying. It is a possibility. Yeah i by about ability you know. He he's beloved in. This organization is beloved in the city. And this is still even with the influx of all these young pitchers you know this is still going to be an organization. That's probably going to be looking for a veteran or to help. Lead these guys along next year and you know they didn't find anybody to big long term deal Yes they do. Have matthew boyd. Who could be here next year unless they They treat them or do something else. But daniel north is up for free agency after next season We're still looking to see what What goes on with former going forward. You can make a rotation spot pervert lander and you know we've seen the impact he has on guys and would it be a chance to win a world series right away. No i would be. you know. One of the Drawbacks is that it's not necessarily a plug and play situation. Where you at him and then you immediately will to content deep in october. But if you're looking to make a statement that you're serious about getting back into the postseason you know that's a pretty strong statement to make and i think With a short term deal. Yeah i think it would be A statement the same would be interested making and of course he's going to miss all or almost all of this season after having tommy john surgery last season and Who was his manager of these previous his last manager about aj hinch after who who You know of course Let go by the astros replaced by dusty baker but aj and just know each other well now as you say he's beloved in detroit. He's probably worth more tigers than any other organization. And i do think at some point some of these numbers it becomes back healthy and his feeling good some of these numbers that are out there for him to go and get the tigers probably be an organization that would work within to give them the best chance to get those numbers so i i. I'm going to be intrigue next next. Offseason when when burland becomes a free agent. All right jason thank you. Thanks every on. Her bleacher tweets already buster bleach tweets for a mundy first up. We have our guy. Brian stoneking and i should've led into this without any words attached but he sent in some bird sounds you can hear him buster at school sweat a man. I love that we gotta you know what we move forward. I i hope more people sit in bird sounds. I wonder what that first bird sound was what what kind of bird that was because that that those early the early sound you heard in that In that bite. Those birds centered aggressive. Imagine cats hearing that sand and be like whoa watch out. Yeah and he's in southern california so they could be your round birds you know. We are specifically for spring birds. But we'll we'll take it thanks. We'll take it. We'll take birds. Yeah absolutely thanks for the sound school next we got. Pk steinberg at pk. Steinberg rates in there was some talk in the off season that the would be made differently for the season. Are you hearing anything from pitchers filters hitters about that yet. No because they don't have access to them. I was talking about this with a evaluator the other day about the strange situation. Baseball's in where you know. Apparently these baseball's are going to be different and guess what the the folks down have access to it. Can you imagine if they were to like tell the nba players. Oh yeah We're going to have a different basketball this year. But you we're not gonna have him widely available during a preseason with me. That would be insane. But that's the situation we're in and it kinda underscores how crazy this whole situation is with the baseball in recent years how it seems to be changing and no one really there's no transparency to it and i think there really needs to be. Don't mind the man behind the curtain. Here nobody yeah exactly. Next up we got injured crusts at crufts underscore andrew rates. Hey buster brother feel about your lawn obsession. I get that mealy andrew probably knows my brother based on the nature that question. My brother is a logger in the state of vermont. A farmer i wanna say owns one hundred acres and so. I'm sure he is greatly amused. When i start talking about my little lawn here down just a new york feeling like you know what my brothers become a flat-lander those are fighting. Words are fighting words. And i'm sure that he and his heart probably feels that way gonna throw a curve lachey last one for today. I have a little sound drop here. Is this person saying hello to you buster. Because i'm keeping that in the sound bank right there. do you know now. i don't. that's bryce harper. That's your best buddy guy from from your interview. That's how he greeted you. I thought that was so nice that he sounded genuinely excited to talk to you. Well you know what we got to talk on friday and then we talked to get on saturday on another project so briceno were hanging out over the weekend now just getting. He was actually great though both interviews he gave a lot of thought. and Pitched himself into it which is pretty good good stuff from bryce harper and good stuff bleacher. Twitter's thanks for rating. Everyone please do. Subscribe to review this podcasts. Wherever you get your podcasts. That's it for today. My thanks to clayton kershaw to curtain jason beck until we have a great day. Everybody thanks for listening. Stay safe and remember hating inequality skin color something. We need to fight against every day. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball check out the fantasy. Focus podcast wherever you. Listen to the podcast. The baseball tonight podcast. Do you own or rent your home. Sure you do. Fortunately geico makes it easy to bundle your home and car insurance. 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"Baseball tonight is presented by lincoln. Jobs is baseball tonight. The podcast this is the baseball tonight. Podcast for wednesday april fourteenth two thousand twenty one producing from his home studio in the foothills. Connecticut is taylor. Swink on buster. Only working from my home in new york and taylor. I'm excited about today's podcast. They've schoenfield in politics are going to join us. But i'm also excited about our jackie robinson. Dave podcast tomorrow. Yesterday we take a long interview with brian. helen who wrote and directed the movie. Forty two About that production about his conversations with rachel robinson about the late great chadwick boseman about a particularly wrenching. Seen what a good guy. Such a great guy very generous with his time. We weren't one hundred percent shirt you know. You never know how interviews going to go and how you know open. Someone's going to be but he buster you you cut them open with the best of a man. I mean he really. I think he was a little tepid at first but he us porn out good stories. It was great man. He had tons and look one of the cool things about him. He's so self effacing and understated in all you need to know about that. Brian won an oscar for adapt best adapted screenplay he wrote He was part of the two man team that wrote l. a. confidential and. Here's the speech he gave after screen. Legends jack lemmon and walter matthau announced. He was part of the winning duo. I here's the announcement from walter. Matthau and the oscar goes to brian. Helen and curtis. that's the announcement and then. Here's brian speech. You guys have seen oscar speeches. Well here's brian's a My son's relentlessly play with action figures at home and i am constantly left out in. That's all gonna end tonight. I'm bringing this guy home and just for kansas city tonight. This is now. I'm going to be called an elroy in my house. Thank you very much. And that was it taylor. Twenty one seconds concise. His children will never forget that. I loved it. Actually i did too. And i don't think we're going to run this part of the interview that we did with him but i asked him about that he said. Yeah you're a writer. He was great. And i think folks are really going to enjoy the conversation. We had with them about the making of the movie. Forty to one of the cool things is. He's not a baseball guy and yet he wound up making this phenomenal baseball movie. Right news notes today. The first one is is really crappy. cleveland's you. Chang showed anti asian races message that he got on social media after he made an error on monday one of the messages referred to the shape of his eyes and another referred to the corona virus. Those irradiates who did that infielder matt jaffe has joined other chicago cubs players in the covid. Nineteen related injured list Pitcher kyle hendricks scratch from tuesday. Start versus the brewers adamant abundance caution after the right hander wasn't feeling well bad news for the seattle mariners for james paxton. He's going to undergo season helming ending elbow surgery. The mariners are not specific about what kind of surgery it is. But you would have to assume there's a chance it's tommy. John surgery paxton is thirty. Two years old he left his. I started the season the second ending. After just twenty four pitches Christian paci exited the braves game on tuesday night with left groin. Tight tightness was not apparent when Paci began feeling discomfort the rookie center fielders off to a slow start fernando tad tease junior on the injured list for the padres working his way back from a left shoulder issue padres manager. Jayce tingler gave an update. I can tell you To tease continues for as he looks. Good Libere simulated game today. That maybe five or six at bats days definitely not any so defensive work and things that to do But you know it's been it's been encouraging you know as long as you know. We don't have any setbacks or anything like that. We just to keep progress in ramping at the intensity day and so far is too unwell. This was a need note that came out yesterday. Fresh off pitching the first no hitter in the padres fifty two year history. Joe musgrove has found out his achievement served up of affect his family as well. The right handers family owns and operates a coffee shop and the suburb of alpine california and padres fans have been flocking there since moscow through is no hitter against the rangers in arlington really cool. According to mlb dot com the astros are finalizing a one year extension with catcher martine maldonado. That also includes the best option for two thousand and twenty three right. Let's get to the good stuff. Bandy alarm mike yastrzemski at a moment and the giants game. Hi dr great. Dwayne keiper on the giants television network. The i texted him. That there's no question monkey stransky. If he was a cow he would be jersey and dwayne type or another farmer I don't know if he agrees with me. But that's the case. The marlins had a good day against the braves coming back and former brave. Adam duvall had a huge game dayton to vall a high fly ball left centerfield racing back in. Crt at the wall goodbye homerun number two on the night for duval. He's not in seven in the ball game and the marlins blow it open. It's fourteen to six point gap ner nine forty winz. The mets swept a doubleheader. Marcus stroman was great on the mound of game. Two and he got health brandon. Nimmo the pitch to name a line drive bay senator right field giving chases harper laura's into score is to score grow comes in for harper author. Goes neto a two run single for brandon nebo and the mets have increased their lead to three nothing here the bottom of the fourth data from wcbs the blue jays and the yankees marcus simeon had a moment for the jays soviet fly ball to left drifting back. This pause. marcus syrian. That fall just kept going and going and going and it carries right out of the ballpark. His fourth old run to give the blue jays a four. Nothing lead buck martinez describing part of a blue jay. Seventy three win on sportscenter. Five nine fan and the red sox played the twins through snow yesterday. It was two top of the eighth inning and this happened three one pitch coming to bobby swings ripped sweater right fail fair ball basit role get carter. This will get a royal home. Kepler grabs the carom and into second with a up slide in his second. Double is bobby. Dalbec cop out the seven eight nine years today as the red sox lead for the first time three to two great joe castiglione on w. ninety three point seven. Fm the red sox won that. Game sept forty two. They have now won seven in a row. Now before we get to a david schoenfield. Paul bikinis is back and so are your favorite teams and players. Catch the best in the big all season on. Espn plus with more than one hundred seventy live. Mlb games featuring every star in every team in the league sign up now at espn plus dot com slash baseball in the fantasy. Baseball season is underway. That means fantasy focus baseball with eric. Interest is a must-listen for all fantasy. Baseball managers follow fantasy. Focus baseball wherever you listen to podcasts. Workum show shell maine coon to their show. Welcome to the show baby. You're in the show with david. Schoenfield david schoenfield. Who covers baseball free. Spn hey i'm good. Buster wayne for big snowstorm. It's gonna hit us tomorrow. What are you three to five inches here in connecticut. Oh my god. I had no idea of beautiful day to day. I'm getting my second vaccination. And then i plan on playing basketball with my son and you're telling me and i may two weeks ago i took my snow blower. I put down in this area. We have all of our stacked. Would you're telling me. I gotta pull that out. Yeah mine's like in the back corner of the garage to remove all the shovels rakes and did that thing out although it melt after day right but it's never too late in new england for a snowfall that must be karma payback because i was watching the twins red sox yesterday and laughing at the hitters. The snow you have occurred to me. That's no is headed right for mean you were used to it unfortunately yeah exactly So maybe tomorrow. We're not going to be doing that great. The dodgers are rolling. Here's cory seager in the first inning last night. Lots centerfield back towards the season. That was a great joe davis on the dodgers television network in the second inning. Here was chris taylor. Taylor hits back to center field and so the dodgers went on to have another blowout win there now. Nine into they have a run differential thirty Just eleven games into the season tonight. Projected it out at the current rate. This is with the pace it there. On the current pace the dodgers would finish one hundred thirty two and kersey and they would have a for rental of plus four forty one day. They are crazy good. I feel better about the fact that before the season started. I said that. I thought that they would approach some levels at the ninety eight yankees did. Yeah look i'm pumped about them potentially chasing that one hundred sixteen win record. I doubt it mentioned my beloved mariners. Aber thousand here's the thing they're on this pace early blah blah blah but like to highlight said i for one of the year for senior. Mookie betts and he came back last night but he missed like half their games. He had a sore back. Cody bellinger's kenley jansen. He's not really a lockdown closer anymore but they're nine into that's how good they are. I don't even think they're playing as well as we might see them. Play at some point. It's just an absolutely dominant team and absolutely have a chance to be one of the the great teams of all time. Let me see if you agree with me. On this part of the reason why i really feel like they have a chance to to challenge some of those benchmark. Besides the fact that they're great team but that ninety eight season part of the reason why the yankees absolutely dominated was that the league was so polarized the first season of the tampa bay devil rays and the yankees destroyed them like and kansas city was really bad in the yankees destroyed them and they destroy the oakland athletics in the national league. You have that same kind of dynamic we got the rockies diamondbacks the pirates. You've got some teams that seemed to be really bad. And you feel like when you watch. The dodgers play the rockies. You can't imagine how the rockies are going to beat them. Yeah right and so nineteen games against colorado. They can you know clean up against them. Sixteen in three seventeen in to arizona. I think might be a little better. But they can clean up on them. We'll see how good the giants are. You know i've mentioned this before. Or even though we know the padres they're going to be good remembered. The mariners one hundred sixteen. Oakland won one hundred games that year. So you can do it even though you have another tough team in year division luck. They're just so deep. I think we're a long ways from getting to this point. But how hard do you think. Buster dave roberts pushed them look panella back in one when seattle a chance at that record. They wanted it and he didn't rest his regulars much at all even though they had the big lead. I don't think dave roberts will do this. We'll do that once. we get to. August and september. But they're so deep. It might not matter right. And i agree with you. I don't think he would push them. I think that that That they will continue to run their system which includes resting their players a lot but i also agree with you that internally suppliers will begin to push for the mark if they actually begin to get closer to the yankees hundred fourteen wins ninety eight or the the mariners. You know hundred sixteen wins. The players will begin to to really drive that push and that that's what to steal covering that nine hundred eighteen. That's absolutely what distinguished them You know tony muser was the manager of the kansas city royals at that time Very small market team and he told me that when he went out in the winter after that season and he would do like the fan caravan. There'd be royals fans he'd be like oh there's yankees all they do is by players and it's not fair and tony said. He found himself defending the yankees saying. No no no. You don't understand what's great about this team. This team plays so hard. And in tony's is he loved the fact that the yankees took the royals as seriously as when they played the red sox and so when they obliterated the royals. Tony took that as a compliment. As opposed to teams. To sorta slopping along i the mariners did you know. Going back to the yankees. I see a lot of similarities. Remember back in ninety eight jeter. Andy penn rivera bernie williams. These guys were still pretty young in their career right but then they had the mix of the veterans like paul. And that's what this dodger team is right. All the young homegrown players early in their careers but then they've added that. Trevor bowers some of the veteran players. It's a nice mix. It allows them to push each other and not take a day off in. The dodgers are not gonna take a day off this year. You mentioned kenley jansen. You know look great so far. This year I did radio in la yesterday. Ramona shelburne our colleagues. Espn asked about you know. Do you think that can lead to closer in two months. And i said yeah i think he will be because this team being so dominant really will give them a lot of time to sort through this and try to make this work. David has often abe. Roberts has often said this team is best when kenley is the closer and part of the reason. Why a salary right there. Only johnson to be the closer. And so when you're this dominant boy you can give them rest. You can work with him. You can probably You know try to grind through when he's having slumps it's buys more time for them to solve issues. Yeah and we all know what the big question there. I don't think janssen's even gonna pitch so poorly that roberts at some point as no choice but to take him out. The long-term question is obviously will. Dave roberts have confidence in him in the playoffs and we got all season to work through that clearly. Blake trying to better stuff corey. Knievel's look and kind of like he did a few years ago and he was one of the best closers in the game. We had six months of figure that out for now. Janssen's the closer he'll be fine. Trevor bauer last night. Seven innings nine strikeouts. One hit it in watching this. It did feel like he was sending a message. The one was a sweet but you know so the end to then he retired the last fifteen or something like that in a row. Yeah this is one thing i think. We all speculated on these starting pitchers they want to one up the guy that just dominated the night before right. So that's another thing that's going to keep this team going. Bauer somebody asses start your. Who's the more likely cy young guy. The dodgers kershaw bueller. Bauer bauer's my guy. Because he was so good last year in the wants to prove he's worth that forty million or whatever they're paying him this year. I totally agree. And here's another reason why. I don't think he's going to be protected. The way the other two guys are and i don't mean that it's a knock on clayton kershaw. You know. but he's older and he's had physical issues and the dodgers will Easing back when they need to walker bueller is a huge part of their future and they're going to protect him. Trevor bauer he got eight yeah. The bullpen is is so deep. They don't have to push any of those guys but we all know bauer wants to go seven or eight or nine every game out in his pitch count isn't going to be as big a factor right a really cool matchup that you wrote about piece on. Espn dot com. Today last night between shane bieber. Lucas giolito tell me what you saw. Yeah that might end up being the best pitching matchup. We'll see all year bieber. Nine scoreless innings. Birth giolito fuss. Exactly what we expected. More so bieber became what the just the third sixth pitcher ever to start a year. With a ten more strikeouts. He threw eight innings. Buster throwing eighty six pitches. So that's why he lasted through nine. He he just throws first pitch strikes to every hitter but he. It's not always a fastball. Sometimes it's that curveball. Sometimes the slider the white sox just had no read item and the one thing. I'd say both these guys. It's a reminder. you don't have to throw ninety eight. They throw hard but they top out at ninety four. they're not necessarily just blowing their fastballs. By batters they locate. They mix their off speed stuff. Just a clinic and bieber's interesting to me. Because i mean you can't find a pimple on his two thousand twenty season triple crown To win the cy young award. But you and i saw the same thing as he went down the stretch. I want to say his last one or two starts in the post season it was pretty clear that hitters were beginning to anticipate. Some speeds are as breaking stuff Particularly that cutter and he was getting into problems with some pitch counts. So what you just cited right there. The efficiency getting ahead in the count is something that probably. I'm guessing in his mind. This year was a really important thing for beaver. You're right that is exactly how teams kind of attacked and last year trying to get him out after five or six innings. The white sox you know now. There are very hyper aggressive team. So we'll see how he does what he has to face. You know the yankees or the astros teams like that. That are a little more patient but he was throwing that all of that break and stuff for for strikes last night. And he's doing that. you know. The biologist moves so much he. He's going to be tough to get ready to play music. We're gonna play a game dave. We're going to call face value. Let's do it all right. This is in regards to early small sample size and i always sort of laugh at that phrase because Some people if there's a statistic that they don't like they'll go well small sample size When small sample size become appropriate sample size. I guess it's it's when you decide is the consumer whether it's enough to satisfy you need. I'm gonna give you four Sample size of of numbers. And you tell me which one is large enough in actually reflective of. What's going on so here. Are the four sets of numbers. Washington nationals two wins and six losses cincinnati reds. Seven wins and four losses. The indians six and four. The red sox seven in three among those four which small sample size is actually reflective of a larger trend the nationals. I am worried about especially after watching stephen strasburg. Last night lowest average velocity on his fastball. Of any start in his career only ninety point seven. He said it was just early. Season april stuff. Small sample size stuff but There's just concerns about the depth on that roster. Yeah and all winter as we were preparing for the season And they were making moves. I can tell you folks with other teams like that defense not gonna say any saves and it was interesting. You mentioned strasbourg. He and dave martinez took issue with a camera that was pointed down the runway that showed strasbourg kind of rubbed his neck and shoulder in a leading to questions about how he's feeling and i read one story today. Which said you know they they dismiss. That is an issue that this potentially could be an issue. Will you and i know if they if there was no issue. They wouldn't be upset. Yeah yeah you know it. Statistically by game score the second. We're started his career to be fair. You know they had guys like josh bell and college horror that just got back from the covid list. A little unfair to judge their start. But i think there were some concerns about them heading into the season and they haven't resolved inputs yet. So you surprised me. I thought that you would pick out what i would have picked that out of that group. The indians at six and four that to me is reflective of a larger trend. I it feels like that every year when the indians have to move on from star whether it's trading and trevor bauer mike. Clemenger francisco indoor. Everyone's okay well. The indians are going to go away since tito francona took over as manager. They'll win ninety games every year and great pitching which is why i think they're six and four stars reflective of what they can do over the course of the year. Yeah i think the experts including us a lot of us were readily to dismiss them. You know after trading. Lenore and carlos carrasco but terry he gets the most out of that team every year. We get it going to score runs. But they catch the ball and they pitch in. I think they have a pretty good back into the. And and i don't know if the twins and white sox are necessarily gonna run away with that division either so it could be three team race. Yeah with the royals. Also being connected discount kansas city. Yeah and polling the other teams down by these teams. Get the heck out of each other. Dave thanks for playing phase. Now you. I will do it again next week. Buster when the sample sizes are slightly less small jumping into the numbers. This is hembo knows on baseball tonight. An endle- is paul in bikinis and researcher. Dsp n he's haunt show on the show. Get up and you guys know the rest. So i won't go through it again. It's just terracing for him. All right hembo you send me notes before your segments. Every week and this week one of the things you want to talk about his hobby or bias over the last two seasons heavier bias has played seventy games and and then has ninety three strikeouts against eight walks that is the worst ratio among two hundred forty three hitters. At least one hundred fifty plate appearances over that span. But what concerns me even more. Buster is the lack of damage. He's doing inside the strike zone. That was once his strength by owns a swing and miss rate of forty four percent. On those pitches this season it is twenty one percent higher than his career. Average entering twenty twenty one and by the way to put your numbers in perspective eight walks and ninety three strikeouts. You know a player. Who's who doesn't seem to be evolving last couple of years ladimir guerrero junior this year. Eight walks eight strikeouts so very different. Alright gleyber torres gleyber torres hit sixty two home runs in ages. Twenty one and twenty. Two seasons alex rodriguez is the only middle infielder to ever hit more. But that's not the labor for. I've seen the last. Two years has played fifty two games. During that time it produced a total of twelve extra-base hits slugging percentage of three thirty seven in the night percentile among regulars and no shortstop buster has cost his team more runs than torres. Hats ease minus ten in defensive runs saved. There is just no redeeming quality to his game right now. I do wonder if after this year you will see the yankees dive into the free agent market and try to grab one of these better. Defensive shortstops wil myers head to leave tuesday's game against the pirates. Because he had right knee inflammation. Something popped up during spring training. You hope that he's going to be better going forward because man he has been tremendous not only this year but he was last year. That's right we'll myers has arrived in this time. I think it's for real. He is blending better. Pitch selection with just absurd contact. Their he ranks. In the eighty four th percentile the season chase rate only eighteen percent that would be a career low by a long shot. Over the last two seasons boxer he ranked second in your new favorite stats ru ocean which measures total bases for as you know he has sandwiched on that list between one soto and like trout pretty good company yet. Pretty excellent company. Now this one. I get the feeling of going to inject for my all statistics class from vanderbilt But you're going to try to make the case about one player being really really important in baseball. Yes i think Byron buxton might not be the most valuable player in baseball. But i think a number suggest that he might be the most important. And here's why over the last three seasons nineteen twenty and twenty one. The twins are ninety two and forty three with a plus two twenty seven run differential when he plays and over that span. Buxton ranks thirty second among position players in wins above replacement despite raking two hundred and sixty in games played buster. He's just got to stay healthy now. Dr larson who is my stats. Professor at vanderbilt would argue with you that you know what the twins even though they've had success with buxton is it so much greater than their normal success that you would go Yeah this is a big difference making player. Here's what i would say okay. So what actually was most interesting to me about. This is that the twins run production in games in which she plays versus. Does not play is actually pretty similar. Which crazy is that over. Somewhat significant size of game sample size of games they average the allow about running a half fewer per game when he plays now. Obviously you can't shut up anywhere to all of that to centerfield defense but there is no question that his glove in centerfield matters a lot so much so that it could actually affect pitching staff how they approach hitters in today attack the strike zone in such a run and a half difference per game and what you allow when he plays versus what he does and minimum was enough for me to flag it. Bring it up. Dr larson would appreciate your defense. Right there Very interesting because in recent days the braves have been losing starting with that terrible replay. Call the one against him. On sunday night but ronald kuni junior. It seems like every night is showing off incredible skills. I am obsessed with the idea of a player. Going fifty fifty and run of the kuni. Junior has the goods to do it over his last one hundred and sixty two games. A kunia has forty eight home runs and forty three stolen bases right now. He ranks in the top ten in both barrel percentage which is the frequency with which he makes ideal context and average sprint speed. So we know that he has the tools to. I think his biggest roadblock if the fifty. It's probably the fact that in his last one hundred sixty two games. He's also struck out two hundred five times so he'll likely need more trips to first base and fewer empty bats. They get there. What do you say. I would agree with you. I would say this. He's improving in a lot of different ways and brian set gird. The braves manager told us the other day that ah kunia always has funds playing. Said i don't know how this is possible but it feels like he's having more and more fun and you an energy when he plays and here's something kind of go for you to think about you know we're doing these In game zoom interviews. What will run them that we do. During the course of the week. Today i get to tape an interview between ronald kuni. Junior and ozzy albee's on the other so one of the questions. I think i'm gonna ask ozzy because you know they're kind of like big brother little brother you think ronald can go fifty fifty and i'm curious to see what his reaction is going to be. You better ask him that question. I think it will be one of the coolest things ever forty. Forty years in a row is a remarkable accomplishment. Only done by a handful of people fifteen thirty would be on another level. I think we're probably almost guarantee him the mvp award all right hembo. Thanks for doing this later. Boys bleach tweets already buster bleacher tweets for a wednesday. I w. Have jeremy t at jeremy to meany he writes in other than garrett cole yankee starting pitching has been awful causing the bullpen to work hard early in the season. How long can they go before. They make a move or or three four. An upgrade to the starting pitching. Yeah jeremy i think they would wait until the middle of the season. Because let's face it if you go and try to make a move now. It's going to cost normal leg. They also have some options From the minor leagues that they probably would explore and also. Just take a look at the american league. Standings are kind of bunched up. The red sox won seven in a row but generally speaking. I don't know if there's a team we look at and say that team is going to run away and hide from the rest of the division. So there's time for the yankees to work this out except pk steinberg. He writes in should baseball. Consider the implementation of tie ballgame after an indian or three or extras. Just call it a tie and move on question mark. What do you think he. Can you better run and hide. I suggested that on a sunday night broadcast a couple years ago. And my goodness on social media i got khrushchev. Talking about that. You know for years and years. They that point system in the nhl I don't i don't think that's something. Baseball would consider an nhl. Should go back to the ties. I think americans just Fragile about winning and losing. Can't handle a tie buster in my opinion next. We have trevor dining at t. L dunning he writes does major league. Baseball need to address the extra runner rule on extra innings in the all the mets and manipulated the rule to make lynn door. The extra base runner. It's fine. I think it's fine As you know they were going through an experimental period. Here i i look at that and and look if you can find ways to to put yourself in a better position so be it. I just like the fact that putting runners at second base and we're not having twenty a games anymore. I used to think it was kind of fun. And now overtime my thought on that as evolved. What about you taylor. Yeah i'm with you. i said i'm in the ball games. I feel like all these people complain about extra innings like get over it. it's the ship and sailed. I think that does release tweets. Thanks for writing in everyone. Your tweets on twitter before we go. I want to say best wishes to Great howie rose. The longtime mets radio broadcasters attending to a personal medical issue you was not doing the mets doubleheader yesterday and everybody's looking forward to having a back at city field. That's for sure that's it for today. My thanks to taylor today to hembo have a great day everybody stay safe and remember hayden inequality skin color did something. We need to fight against every single bag. Thanks for listening to the baseball tonight. Podcast if you're playing fantasy baseball check out the fantasy. Focus podcast wherever you listen to podcast. The baseball tonight podcast.

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Paper Boy: Tim Kurkjian

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Paper Boy: Tim Kurkjian

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