20 Episode results for "Walker bueller"

Starting 9 Episode 206 - WS Game 3 Preview

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Starting 9 Episode 206 - WS Game 3 Preview

"Toback. starring. Episode. Six. I mean it's game through the world series tonight. We've already done a podcast. We're giving you all fucking baseball content you could ever ask for. livestream during the Games, you got podcasts immediately after every single world series game plus you get your regular scheduled starring nine podcasts as well. I mean I don't know I don't know what else we can do for the grounds crew besides giving the shirt off our back which by them fucking sweating what is going on almost November? Sweatshirt you've been wearing that red sweatshirt for the last three days I think you own another one I mean when you work from home, it doesn't matter I haven't showered in like five days. Fair, I'm looking every other day guy now, who cares I was two to three times a day early wake-up shower done after workout shower. Before we go to bed shower three times now fuck I'm lucky to get one in every other day I haven't worked out probably since July maybe June probably June I walked around back the House the other day up to the office and stared at the the weight rack and Shit Yeah and then my got hot because the sun was beaten on night left anything into that. Into that that's What did you do? What did you do with your day off with no baseball like what is that like? Oh my God. Oh, you want to know what? Here's what I did on my day off with no baseball I went to the park. With my family and then from there went to pick out either a bed or blueprints for a bed that I would be making for my small child and from there let's just say about ten minutes into walking around the furniture store I had to leave. I went and sat outside of the furniture store or child was all over the place sliding down the slide on all these beds like wanting every fucking bed in the place castle this castle I lost my fucking mind which is why now I'm staring down the barrel of a very dark off season. I don't have anything to look forward to during the off season. Jarod. There's nothing to look forward to like your pan. You're making all either. What do you think I? Have I don't even have dog. There, have nothing to look after I have nothing I'm going to be I'm going to be looking at these two small kids looking at me like, Hey, make life fun and I'm like well, there's no fucking baseball one. fucking base. What do we? What do you want to do? So I don't know at least the process of figuring that out is something. I put on. Netflix. Last night and I was like these are all the same fucking movies that were here during the last off season. There is nothing new. There's there was one documentary that piqued my interest the one about like. How Social Media? Side today it's like cool I'll watch that and then I still got four months to kill but you don't even need to watch that because it tells you everything you already know that tells you they're looking at you through the cameras. It tells you that they can hear you. It tells you that everything is geared towards U Market Target Marketing you already know all that we already know all that. Do you think like the same person like watches me watch porn or do you think it's like a team of people that are like, what do you think he's GonNa pick today multiple teams and they have set up to alert. Anytime, you hit a list of some of the sites that they're like, ooh, this could be a compromising facial feature here. Let's go to that boom. So yeah. When they see port a pop up and they see you poured pop up, they're like Oh. Yeah. Activate Camera. Let's go. Yeah. GETTING GETTING OUT ROCK DRILL RIGHT? That's exactly what happens I know it had like every time the channel changes starts to fuck up fuck and like I I'm hitting the button and it's just not working hitting a ball I know that they've activated the camera on my television all gathering around on the other side of that TV going how long how long Throws it or gives Powell how long do we? Because we don't want to do it another thirty seconds he could fucking. He can hurt some So we know we know we have to play it safe. That's what's happening on the other side of my fucking day I know it same thing with my phone when the no one looking for my phone, they've activated the cameras in my home and they're like Oh this phone search we can tell by the body language. Let's just keep moving this. Team be if you can activate that sound the one that makes them think he's hearing it, but he's not do that. And then I'm fucked. So they have a great book in date every day these sons of bitches on the other side of the camera where can you apply for these jobs like I? Want that job I wanna be the guy that gets to like fuck with people and like turn on cameras and Shit. I mean I would I would be nails at that there. There would be nobody better than me at that I had. I had a roommate believing we had a ghost for a year and a half. Easily because I. would just move his toothbrush. He was very anal eighty are not add She's I. I, O CD OCD. And I would just move it into the next little hole over. And it would fucking throw him through a loop. The rule loop I would turn one hangar. In The Opposite Direction. So all of his shirt's hanging one way one hangar the other way. And just lose like did I do the? Dude I never gone in your room why I don't go your why would I come on who sets up a Cana fuck and water on the side of his door to make sure nobody's doing in your room? How am I getting in your room? What breaking I'm breaking? India. Room wreaking havoc on you mentally. It's going to be an interesting off-season and. I don't know I just I don't know I don't know. I. Think you know what I gotta take. I. Think I'm going to. Partake in an activity this off-season like I'm going to pick up a hobby that I've never. Explored before. Really Yeah I don't know what it is yet, but like I feeling going to be like. Oh He's into that now. Okay. What should he get into too big Game Colin Turkey calling. I don't want to like. I don't want me I wanna Moose a one elk. Caribou call out of you and then I want. A Turkey coal that's what I want you to be able to do. No fucking will drop the Caribou. Go Duck because I like birds too so. Call. Turkey. Call Moose Paul Elk Paul. Don't they have like whistles for that. Yeah. But you can do it manually, which means out in the Wilderness, left your own devices. It's you and I. I'm on the sled I've got strapped to your back and your trudging through the snow and. Paul, I could just yell you rock at giving up. Give it to me and you fired off. I blast a couple of mallards out of the sky we eat. Good. Because you. Maybe I don't know that I'm going to pull up like a outdoorsy. Type. Hobby. You, I, mean I I don't know if you understand this you could do that anywhere like you don't have to. You don't have to make that noise specifically outside hone that skill right there from your couch. Yeah that's true. So. I'll be honest I don't. I don't know if that's GONNA be it. But okay now you put it on the maybe list I'm not gonNA put in the show pile. Workshop. I'm kind of worried about this off season because like last year. Last, year we had. The winter. Meetings. We had the celebrity softball tournament. We the eastern conference like we had. We had a bunch of Shit lined up during the off season to make it feel like Oh baseball season never really they're not any games, but we have trips plan would make an all this content now at the pandemic, if there's no games like what the fuck what am I gonNA do. We got covert. That's what we got. We're GONNA have to think of something. Content wise like what can we do in the offseason? That's GONNA. Help US pass the time until opening day. Maybe, we start doing. skillset challenges or something over the Internet. where I do something. Maybe. Yeah. Got To challenge people to get their to get their live ABC's going. That's what shoutout Hunter Green I don't know if you saw this but he is doing something where. A pitcher for the reds coming off Tommy John. He's going to be having actual live at bats. So you will be able to sign up and face hunter green for a small nominal fee that will go to charity and he will then sign the ball for you and you'll be able to walk away with the experience of having faced hundred green and a baseball to commemorate that time, and I just gotTa say after watching some of. Some other baseball creators. Utilizing the live AB approach. It warms my heart. It warms my heart because. Because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I don't doubt that there's. A thought anywhere that says, you know what? This is fucking phenomenal way to engage fans to engage baseball. It's great content. We should be doing it and it's been adopted and I mean we've seen Trevor Bauer adopted and take it out with his teammates. We've seen other guys do it, and so it just it makes my heart feel good shot to the bullets bald guy. Ball. WHO Go start working up a repertoire. That's what you can do in the off season. Interesting. I mean I feel like what's ball is not? Is Not. My thing like I don't think I'm going to ever become. A Guy. because. I just Sir I don't. The heat. Straight. The Shit Oh come out of your hand hot. If you have an idea of what you're doing I, don't have an idea of what I'm doing. That's what the seasons for jared don't get bitter get better. FIGURE IT, out Maybe I'll refinance my mortgage is well. You should. You were just telling me about a place that's got A. It's got gotten incredible deal you've been looking at. Because obviously, you're the one that's in this market here. Can you tell me more? Of course I can. Because cross country mortgage, it's America's crazy good mortgage company. They, make it easier for people to get the financing that they need own a place of their own especially first time homebuyers military veterans in people with less than stellar credit actually have perfect credit. 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Whoever wins his game wins the world series you asked me if I had the balls. To say that whoever wins game three wins the world series so I'll ask You Dallas? Do you have the balls. To say whoever wins game three wins the world series. Do you have the balls to say that? Yes I. Do I've got a nice set of balls to? Dodgers tonight. Because sixty, nine percent of the time jared the winner of game three. When's the holes on to win the series? So. So yeah dodgers won game three in two, thousand eighteen, and then that was the only game that they want. You remember that Ooh not sometimes numbers are just a matter of starting point jeered they were part of the thirty one percent. But sometimes they are very reflective and indicative of how things may go no doubt and so you are saying you have dodgers tonight and you have dodgers in the series. I just. I think Walker Bueller I think we're GONNA I. Think we're GONNA see a special out how tired of those fucking pants going to be though We're going to be able to see his with his federal order guaranteed. Like I don't need to see Walker bueller breeding on the mountain. You show me a shot of him waist down. Give me some inner thigh I'll tell you this fucking pulse rate I'm here for that I'm very excited for that. I'm very excited for. Its It really is. A showdown a big game pitchers like this is Charlie. Morton. Versus Walker Bueller, both of them have a sub to for the postseason. Charlie Morton as a sub one, half a buck and run. So yeah, lots going to be made a lot is going to be made but Walker Bueller is tight pants and his blazing fastball. I think we're in for a treat tonight I. Think we get a coin flip game tonight. I mean obviously the edge will always go to the dodgers. Because of their offense but just from a starting pitching standpoint I think we're in for a nice little treat I don't think that we're GONNA see. How it was Blake Snell and he's cruising along is he's got a no hitter going, and then you look at the box score after the game like Oh four. I understand that thought I understand that cinnamon but remember. Charlie Morton had the same thing happened to him, but he got yet sixty six pitches. Right Sixty six pitches. So that was also a do or die game. This one is not. We'll talk him sixty six pitches in game seven, sixty, six, pitchy. And I get the game seven. That's. I'm the one who's been telling folks. This is how the rates are going to run things. So don't be shocked when it happens this is Charlie Morton handled before. This is what's going to happen moving forward. You saw it with as well I just think that this is. One of the better opportunities to have. That That more traditional pitching matchup where you've got guys that you could see maybe get a little deeper into the ball game and you're not going to be. Just sort of waiting. For that leverage situation to pop up where they might be going to the bullpen I think we might see an opportunity to maybe work out. Of A jam if they're in a jam in the middle to latter stage of their outing. I. Think that Walker Bueller. Right now like walk bueller against the raise offense or Charlie Morton against the dodgers offense I like. Walker. bueller against the raise offense. Walker Bueller. You big. Walker. Bieler SIMP-. Would you would you would you go as far as to say Dallas that you're a fucking SIMP-. Walker bueller absolutely not. Would not even approach? Would you say Dallas that? You're just a big old fuck in simp-. You wouldn't say. Would, not say is there is there anyone in Major League baseball today that you would say I'm SIMP- for Player X. As, missiles. Ardo. Your simple. Maybe. Match Chapman, your SIMP-. I. I think I I, I have the responsibility of storytelling the Oakland shirt. Sure. Sure. Sure. On NBC but on Starting Nine Years You don't get paid to to suck off those guys. And then even I'd go as far as your your Bob Melvin simp-. Three time manager of the year. I'm just a guy who likes good leaders. That's all it's. There's nothing wrong with. Like I'm a I'm a taller glasnost now simp-. You. Say Yeah. So there's nothing wrong with that you know. I I Walker Bueller is capable of I know what Walker Bueller has done in the past I know what Walker? Bueller? has going for him as far as mindset and a dude who is one of the ball dudes a dude who is extremely aggressive in his attack plans and is confident confident in what he can do in. This game this moment right here is is geared up for Walker Bueller to take advantage of and take that next step into his His legacy. Meaning because what does this is eleventh or twelfth start in the postseason? Don't like that and. And we're talking about games like this like thinking about the way that Kershaw has been dissected. Okay he's winning games but when was he winning games? What Games were they? How impactful were they in that moment? Well, this is a pretty big game, right? Because we've talked about the sway for the team who wins game three, who's the guy on the mound going game three or four you and what does all of that look like and for me that is a potential hallmark moment for Walker Bueller to really stamp himself in the minds of baseball fans as a postseason commodity that you can get used to seeing and again it's like the. Slowly, passing of the torch, Kershaw is doing what he's doing right now we're talking about that and appreciating it at the same time you're giving an example and Walker Bueller what the future is going to look like for the dodgers as well. So when you're having those conversations about, why are they so good right now in you're seeing Kershaw's doing and what Buehler's capable of that lineup and you're asking yourself, what is it like in the future look? No further than the guy taking the ball tonight. Yeah I was actually just thinking about Walker Bueller. House I didn't he start gained through the world series in twenty eighteen. And he did what he did. You remember his line. Oh, that five and. Seven innings. Seven in England. To hits zero earned runs no walks seven strikeouts he was fucking. Nominal. In game three of the two, thousand, eighteen world series. So he pitched. He pitched seven innings that night and the game ended eleven innings later. Oh. Now's awesome. What I mean like. I was incredibly Eh. You're there. All eighteen all eighteen we were there and and it didn't feel. It didn't feel like a Chore Your I mean like I feel like maybe if you're going to I mean it's it's the world series obviously but. They were. They were good innings even though there is no, there's no run-scoring except for the fucking Ian Kessler Fire and one stands for no reason I. Mean the Red Sox Won. That series, five games and nothing. Because they had at one I, think it was like a thirteenth whatever the fuck it was but great game. Walker Buehler's nails. So he has world series experience and. He dominated against a far better lineup than he'll see tonight and game three. So My expectations for Walker Bueller are very high. But I'd say they're just as high if not higher for Charlie Morton and I know who you taking game three who Tampa? You're rolling with. On episode two of five and three quarters. I said because you asked me do I have the balls to say that whoever wins game already wins the series and I said no, because I think, Tampa wins game three but the dodgers winning seven. Balls. `less that is no I just have my. I have my. My map for how this plays out. So after Bueller Morton gained three pivotal game. Not, sure what it looks like for the race. But it's Aureus for the daughter. And you have to love that. You do this is a kid who's been able to start and give you what you needed come in from the bullpen and lock it down three innings. Of what one hit or no hit baseball dude been ridiculous, and this is the game so. That's what makes this approach interesting Moving forward. You've had the day off. You've got your starters lined up for game three. Where does Dave Roberts decide to? To Interject in game four with Aureus if it's going poorly If he if the team is not winning. Is. It an early hook to get to the bullpen but let's say it's a to nothing ball game. In the fourth inning fifth inning, he gives up a runner like are pulling him if he's gotten through the work efficiently. Or hitting that panic button with areas. Is it a matter of get him out of there now because maybe we can come back to him later if we're not able to win this game and utilize him in a leverage spot, like are you committed to worry as being your starter for this game or is it merely a means to an end to to get to match ups? How are we? How are we approaching I? Think? It's I think. What we saw with Dave Roberts in game seven of the Anna. Elsa. Was that they finally let him manage with some feel. In with the Reids like you mentioned like, what if it's like to nothing ball? Well, it's like, okay. How do we get to nothing like was that? was that like in the second inning where it was all right second pitches, the first Ab leadoff knock, and then I first pitch to the next batter fucking to run bomb but then it was just efficient the rest of the way. That that stuff can happen but if it's if it, that's why I review that. Yeah. If you're like to run is because it's right it matters. It matters how he got there like did he labor? Did he walk a guy now base hit runners at the corners they bumped a guy over. So now it's Got Second and third, and then you walk another guy. Now the bases are low. Now it's a base hit and the gap, and now the two run score like that's that's an inning where it's like we're building building we're building we're building to nothing can happen like that are to nothing can be this death of thousand paper cuts. because. It can be it can be grinded out at bats a walk grinded out at bats an out, grinded out, bats a homer, and now like over the course of eighteen to twenty pitches, you could have two runs scored, but you could also throw two pitches and have it be to nothing as well. So that's why I gave you that to run nut to work on is and you nailed it how how did we get That's what's important and that's why I said what does Dave Roberts do how and when does he interject himself if that is the scenario and that's what you have to pay attention to is what outing looks like. But don't you think don't you think that the rays lineup like if you were to bet if I told you I told you right it's it's to nothing Tampa in the fifth. How do you think we got two to nothing like the raise lineup is more likely to just sock you in the jaw with for that to nothing then to like grind it out, build it, build it, and make you labor like it's almost like whenever whenever they stack their runs it's like stealing your lunch money like it's never really like we're going to just fucking pummel you and this and that it's usually all right. We got guys on base and maybe it's a knock and then a quick homer and from A. Keer Meyer not power. Power Guy. But we're GONNA fucking these. When we can. Be The random guy who's gone third for three, hundred, thirty seven or whatever it was in October and Larry pops the bar right like out of nowhere and now it's rolling. It's like, Oh, well, that was the guy that I frankly wasn't even worried about and now it's nothing because of that right? Like I don't get that run back even though I didn't account for him right? It's still one nothing. He's still popped me and I'm still kind of looking around like Oh shit. What happened? That's why that's why I said it's important to figure out how this is going to get at the end of his outing or how he got to the end of his outing and what Dave. Roberts determines to be the end because I think deploying him later is something that the dodgers are thinking about and I think that Dustin may plays a role in how they are thinking about using areas because right now, dustin may has pitched himself out of the circle contention for that for those leverage situations and that is just gain that back what is is, is this thing that it can only take one appearance to gain that trust back like if if you say, let's just say hypothetically right Tampa goes off and it's like a seven to one ballgame and you bring in dust and May to get his confidence backup or whatever, and he gives you three shutout innings with four strikeouts. No Walk. He's back in right back in baby right back in right back in and. Maybe not back into that one run moment. But right back into like we don't have to avoid this guy. He just got his shit together. We just saw exactly what we needed to see, and sometimes it's about having a guy in A. Big moment meaning the world series a big atmosphere. But the game situation. Is breathable and that seven one lead. That's that would provide is. Big Game Atmosphere World Series gotta get these outs. We could very well win this ballgame. We've seen comebacks that have happened pretty crazy this year so. If, you can keep us here. We might have a shot with his offense. And if he does that. The Dave Roberts looks at him a couple days from now goes you know what we need to keep the ball game right here. Da May he showed that he's got the ability to do that there's no reason we can't go to him right here. So how do you see game three playing out because I think we're both pretty high. What we're going to see between. Morton Buehler Buehler. So you have the dodgers handing it off to Arrhenius to go up three one in this series. Yes, Rios takes the game. Takes the ball at game for with a with a with a chance to make three years lead with a chance to make it three one and it sounds to me 'cause we don't even know. WHO TAP is going to go with for game forks I think they went. Clause now was game for in the in the AL CS yet. Glasnost. Game Five right. So, I know I don't know. Where Tampa, like if you if you're staring if you're the raise and you're staring down the possibility of being down three one in the world series, can you can you afford to go bullpen game there? It's not a matter of what you could afford to do. It's a matter of what you are capable of doing who do you have down there that you're going to run out there for that extended start. Is Yarbrough the guy you're handing the ball to and looking to get four five innings out of I don't think from from from the start. So if not. You're probably looking at him as a way to circumnavigate a left ear. So that POPs up in a situation later down the road. So now you have to start to look into the back of that bullpen and think all right which one are you boys can can get this party started early I think it's something where they like does yarbrough start no, but does yarbrough get the most innings? Yes that makes sense just. No absolutely, we try to set the lineup to favor the guy who's going to becoming an afternoon. So we. We set you up and you plug in all these lefthanded hitters. 'cause we started this right hander and now we bring Yarbrough in and maybe he has a little easier time against these lefties or whatever. That's the that's the theory. And again, that's to avoid. Guy Who might be giving you that extended outing. Being seen by the meat and potatoes at least the first time around from the other team leading back to the earliest outing and it being to nothing how did we get there? For yarbrough. He could be entering the game already. One nothing because he got for someone got pop to nothing because it got popped and now you gotta get those innings out of him and that's where you would love to have him because you're down got eat these innings. Don't WanNa, burn the leverage guys early on in these spots. So y'all got answered the bill I'm going to tell you some right now dowse. I want you to remember what I'm about to say. Please It's being recorded. Going into game five of this world series. We're going to be tied. Game Five we're going to, we're going to be tied going into game, five? Mark. Mark my mother fucking words I have at thirty four minutes and thirty eight. Your words have been more I. Feel like most predictions that I've thrown out have just been true the entire postseason I got thrown anything against the wall that didn't stick yet so I don't believe that. That's what have I said that didn't come to fruition. I don't know I've said I don't believe. I feel like you of all people would be someone that would remember something that I said didn't come true. No, you see a lot of things that aren't true like what? I was just going to follow it up with I. Don't have a bag big enough to keep them all in one place. Well I'll tell you right now dowse. Actually you know what? What. Tell me why don't we kill? Bet. then. Let's. Let's do it on the street because I don't have anything in my mind yet and I know that you don't either. So your mind immediately goes like, Oh, I can't think of anything super creative right now. So let's do something horrible. No. Let's come up with something on the Stream. By the way, we're streaming for every single game starting nine twitter account Barstool sports blog. Stream for all these world series games for the entire time we actually had Brian Wilson drop in from the motherfucking clouds, which was an awesome surprise what a great little rendezvous, what a trip down memory, the memory lane that was to have ways just randomly show up at Dallas House for Game Two of the World Series So we'll come up with a little wager during the during the stream. I'm into it. All right and it doesn't like. I know that it shouldn't be fair to negotiate the wager during. Games three but I've already acknowledged. I don't care I'll negotiate during the game. Now, we have to put like the negotiation has to have happened in occurred before a run is scored. No. There's it's it's it goes against me and you have the upper hand anyway because I I think what? It's a tie Puckett series I literally we are literally in I know but you pick the dodgers tonight. Great? Yeah Okay well, I was going to have to happen to you. So if you're if you're right. If the dodgers win tonight or if they're winning then that means in my head I'm already I'm banking on Tampa winning game four. Not, three. That's fine. That's how that would work. If you have anyone is anyone should have an issue with the negotiation having during game three, it would be me not you. Absolutely not it's a fucking tie series guy it's one. Yeah. But in your mind, it's already two one. Let's see what happens came for just because smarter incompetent does it'd be nice to silver. I don't think you have the balls. Don't think you have the balls negotiate. During the balls. I've got the balls I. Don't know if you do. It's all about how you dress it up jared. It's all about how You dress. I guess. So but we'll. We'll see how why don't you? Why don't you tell me how to dress it up. We'll the new normal uniform has a lot of you folks searching in your closets. 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And if all goes, you can answer or if you're only answer is well, that has to be collectively bargained between these two entities if that's the only fucking answer. Let's figure that out right and that's easier said than done because for the Union for the Players Union that's leverage. It's it's I sure leverage like anytime I'd there's multiple things. Coming. Up in the new CBA where there's going to be a lot of. Leverage going one way or the other, and there's going to be negotiating tactics but this one. Just feels like a no brainer to me and because it is I'm not. GonNa. In. This particular I I am a big I told you. So Guy, I'm not gonNa be the I told you so guy. To the National League fans that I've been screaming at for years where it's like dude. Or Madame. Wire in Kevin Clancy is one of the biggest fucking proponents of no D. H. in the National League, which I'll never understand that. There's no way that you enjoy watching a hit or come to the plate. No one joins out of that, and then he doesn't understand new wants of the game bunting moving runners over hitting behind guys creating offense forcing pressure on the he doesn't understand that. You'd be. No wonder get the fuck. OUTTA. Here he can't he Doesn't appreciate what it does. I mean it's like you'll get. You'll get mets fans being the GABBA that Bartolo Cologne home run, and then you'll get the giants fans meals Madison. Bumgarner can hit as well. Here's the deal buddy if if you have the D. H. in the National League. You're more than welcome to put Madison Bumgarner in the lineup. If you think that he's a better option than any other that you have on the bench I'm not sure it doesn't matter that the you have the. Bruce Bocce did it with Madison Bumgarner? The Oakland A.'s in. Oakland. Like, you have the option to do that. If you if you think that this hitting pitcher is the best option for you in your lineup over the other bats that you have on your bench there's no rule that says that you can't use a pitcher as H. No and KFC KFC liking. It is just a stick. That's all it is. That's all that has to be. It's a share. No, you mean to tell me I don't know that stick I. Think he genuinely he's like, Oh, strategy in the bubble Baba he's like dude, there's still the GM baseball without having your fucking hitter as a pitcher like having like a double switch and like all right, it's the sixth-inning my pitchers at ninety one pitches do I go to my? But he's do up this inning and it's a one run game like do we do we pinch hit for him now or do we let them finish the like? I get those things are that's part of the strategy that you enjoy based on. That's part of the game. That's that is does is that is part of a game. When you use the word game, there are rules and nuances to this game different ways that you can win everybody's aware of them and you are. Choosing to deploy this strategy, well, that team chooses that strategy because that's the roster construction and the rules they have to play under. So if you've been a fan of that team or that style of play your entire life, there's no doubt that you can appreciate that stuff. So when when you tell me that he does appreciate the strategy side of that will then maybe I can maybe I can lower can accept that he would like to see the pitcher hit. My point is. You don't WanNa see your pitcher hit you want to see the game strategically played out in that fashion because it is actually your pitcher that has to do the hitting and the strategy around pulling him out or keeping him in the game is what's impacting your decision making on how much you like this those are two different things. Right those are two different things. So if you like to strategy around bunting and creating offense and moving the game along, that's great. The reason that that strategy exists is because there has been a pitcher in the National League that is part of the offense, and so that is how things have gone. This isn't a guy that I can just expect to run into a double here at Papillon oppo and bring around two runs. This is a guy who. He he makes thirty three starts on the mound and he works on bunting in the cage, and so the guys at first and second right now, we need them to get to second and third because we have our pitcher hitting right now you know what? We need to really get everyone on the same page here. 'cause I don't think I've heard. For many national league managers and now it'd be the perfect time. Right because. Before it would have been nice to hear from a national league manager being like yeah. We should have the nationally but now that nationally managers have managed with both Would mean more if they're like, Oh yeah. No, this is way better and then fans and be like, Oh, okay. If my manager wants the D. H. over the pitchers hitting, then then I guess I'm on that side now. Dusty. Baker. Just made a comment a little while ago about managing in the National League being easier because the decisions are almost made for you. Knowing when you're going to be coming out like the part of the lineup and all that. So and what do I always say I always talk about the game telling you what's going to happen the game will tell you if you're paying attention. And that's where dust is coming from. The example, you just used pitch count at this point lineup. At this point, my lineup at this point, the game is telling me to take my picture out. The game has told me he is done. It's not about me and. So now the American League gets rid of that and you find Dave Roberts managing with feel. Right that's what that kind of does so. Whether it's easier or not I don't know. Whether you become more involved and there's more onus on you I. Think there's something to that. I'm excited for that because I feel like we could probably. We could probably get. We could probably get National League manager on the PODCAST, this offseason. Oh yeah easily. Who would you want easily. Easily I I would. Honestly. Give Jay stiegler. ooh. Apparently, he's a really good dude does a bunch of Shit in the community and also he's also yeah and the reason I say him is because. Do you want. Panic. Lament. Club. You want of those dudes catching a fucking ninety six mile an hour here on the female you want one of them out an Achilles trying to bus it out of the box after lane a bunk down I know. Does. He have anybody on that bench that he'd much rather see hit enter one of those guys. Sure. So I wonder how he feels about that I wonder how he feels about. The idea of making a a rotation that includes trevor as well. Questions we should ask questions we should definitely ask. Like A. That'll be something that we could probably chase down. All right. Do. You have any other thoughts before we Say Goodbye to the listening audience before they tune in I, want to get this podcast. So they have time to listen to it before the game starts you have any final thoughts. No final thoughts can't wait for game three right now. Walker Buehler. Bill Walker Dazzle. I. Think he is too. I'm here for it. It's I do feel I. Think his performance. Tonight is better than his performance in game three of the twenty eighteen world series, which would be hard to be better than that. Fuck. The other balls dowse. Yes I do. Go, Walker bueller seven and a third bucket. It's coming over the eight. How many hits allowed? Four hits and he runs. See, that's that's If I say to I, feel like he's not going seven at right but but. By say one I feel like maybe Solo Jack he settled in so say one seven or third one run. Eight punches just eight any walks. To two walks. So we're talking like one hundred, four pitches. I got seven innings. Seven innings, four hits. One. Walk. Zero earned runs. Eleven strikeouts. So so you basically just fucking prices right in my entire life L. O. One oh no, no, no. Yes. Less out. So He's gone seventy. He's not coming back. Hits same amount OUTTA hits. A one less walk and one less rudd. is to run you say one run. I said well, yeah, I got them going seven shucks. I have the balls to predict to shut out you don't. One. Dollar. Drew One. Dollar. I have the balls to predict seven shut with double digit strikeouts whereas you don't. Just. have him doing better than he ever has in this scenario. That's all. We'll find out tonight. Come check us out on the livestream. You can join on starting nine Youtube page starring nine twitter will get you to the periscope. And then after the Game Dallas and I will do A. Quick in emphasis on the quick we usually we said that we're going to do a ten to fifteen minute podcast. After every world series game and the first one ended up being forty five minutes. So let's not do that for game three. Let's do know Rufford Rowdy tonight you have rough and rowdy as well so we're going to have The livestream you can watch live, and then after we do a live podcast that you can watch and be a part of we take questions from the chat when we're done. So joining and we'll see.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1)

"Would what is necessary today. We've got a busy day today to be an exciting for them. Pumped don't might not come in tomorrow. Good smell that I smelled playoffs day to day to day layoff baseball Thursday night football featuring the rams. There's a lot going to joker tonight been OKA. No that's interesting and the bad thing about that though the rams and the dodgers at the same time gotta gotta go to a bar or something have two. TV's you got in trouble if you like not around television no. There's there's two things you need to pay attention to. Both of them are good. It's it's you know baseball. Players are awesome and they're exciting and it's obviously the dodgers so that's the thing but there's going to. There's only sixteen football games. You don't WanNa miss a game because there's only sixty in baseball. You can miss one here in their basketball. There's eighty two of them but football games. Don't get sixteen of these. Things and you only get a handful if you're lucky standalone games in the room you you really can't miss the playoffs either because it's only five games the bar night five gains for the other people wherever gains for us we'll yeah we'll see the dodgers did make the decision yesterday on probably made long before yesterday but the announcement yesterday that Walker Bueller is going to be the game one starter. Here's the skipper doc talking about why Walker Bueller for think obviously all three of our guys deserve the opportunity ah just to Piss the first game with this in the division series. We just felt that with Walker getting an opportunity to pitch the first game also oh potentially a game five gives us the best chance to win. You know in regardless of the opponent. Dave Roberts said the two most important things in those twenty seconds right and one in five the two game one in your game. One Guy is not just your game one guy which is the other party said. It is an opportunity being the guy that watch out there. I is a thing it's really it's. It's an important thing and the bigger thing is that you're one is also your five that if the dodgers find themselves in a winner take all situation. Who Do you want in the Mount. The the decision they made was Walker Bueller funny way to say Clayton. Kershaw says he mispronouncing his name well. I think what what has happened here. especially with with the fan base in in the germs spreaders so to speak always got blame them in this is that here's a guy who ooh like clearly the most dominant pitcher of his generation and he's yet to win a world series title. He's played in a couple but yet to win and I think a lot of people were looking at that because they expect just because he's the elder statesman that he's supposed to get the start opposing posing going like the skippers doing which are best pitcher. Clayton Kershaw still will deserving the opportunity but if you've got a guy who you believe in who oh you trust to take the last shot. You want that guy to take the shot. Why would you bother somebody who's been struggling at shooting the ball and basketball you want the guy who's hot red. Fire can go look at Walker Bueller. He's the guy that you look at and you say okay if I gotta go to him and five that can't use him in three because he won't be able to pitch and five certainly. I need to prepare certain way so I'M GONNA use. He made one to give him all the rest in now. He has plenty arrest when we come back doc if if we have to go to five he's the guy if I doesn't mean that I don't like my other two. It rejected less just means that this guy's better for us and what we WANNA do but a lot of people wanna look at the Kershaw mishaps and point to the real reason why he's not starting the real reason his wife starting is bueller not as mishaps well. Here's a question for you. Gentleman Gentleman's tomato man's yes walker builder and season season of two thousand nineteen had the worst era of the three number one was hinge on real. We assume he's going to win the hanger anytime we're soon he's. GonNa win it number to believe it or not. With twenty nine starts Clayton Kershaw a hair over three and then the worse is Walker builder at thirty starts but why is it a believe it or not when he's pitched will all year long all three of them the pitch no but I'm saying Kershaw pitch h will all year long and I think a lot of people expect it for him coming back in in in When did he get back March. he came back in March a lot of people expected acted him to be. Just you know the guy who finished off the in the last six comes back to the same thing. We talked about at the end of last year when they played game 163. This goes goes back to the same thing I've talked about when we get into the part of the discussion. That's about Kenley Jansen. This comes down to a really simple equation for me and I think this is probably we were Dave. Roberts landed and I'm sure this is where the guys upstairs with calculators probably landed. It's about stuff. It's about stuff. It's not about we are a it's not about this guy's pitch better over the last thirty days or sixty days or ninety days. It's about who's got a chance to go out there and take that bat in jam it down the throat of the opponent. That's that's who it is. That's the guy that can go out there and look. He may get bombed out in the first inning. What happened to the as last night could happen to Walker bueller where you turn around around the ball smitten happens but would also could happen. He could throw eating strikeout twelve guys. The balls never leaves the Infield. Here's that's the ability that he has and that's what they're gambling in on and it's and it's a pretty good gamble. We're going to go out there and they're not gonna be able to square him up. You look at how he's pitched against the nats. He hasn't beaten him but he's got an era under three. He's got thirteen strikeouts in two starts. He's only given up one home run. They don't barrel him. Kershaw gets barreled frequent and the one thing in the one thing being about that as you said he can fan twelve thirteen guys they wouldn't leave the Anfield you go back to Moss Board and football one of the first things you do you get him going. Yeah you get that do 'cause. He's GonNa scare him in the mother. Take notice right. I want that guy to get to football in his hands because it's an intimidation factor as well when you look at Walker could bueller if he's throwing in dealing away that he's capable of dylan that applies pressure to the nets now and they're sitting there going man. We gotta deal with this do man van. That's GonNa be but here's a question for you last season Rockefeller. was that dude yeah. His first career career postseason start was on the road. Atlanta and he got rocks early. He had a bad and he had a bad anybody. It was early. It was the first Brad so we'll find I didn't but I wonder how much of this to get him going and say you know what this give our guy home cooking because not how many times can I turn to them so let's get started and a place. That's most comfortable. He's much better at home than home isn't a road and we saw what happened when he was on the road last season he's a little too hyped up whereas Kershaw has been everywhere including in DC in the postseason and guided him for the road did did he start the first game monroe last year. Blocker Buick knows the dodgers were home game three on the road first road game. That's what I mean. He was the first Rogaine but when you look at it from that standpoint the only place they could pitch him. How veasley is at home because they have home field advantage but the decision was made eight when they clinched. If this is what they were because they've had plenty of time dotcom played a game a real game in no but they've already knew those they are so that decision was already made speaking of speaking of knowing Clayton Kershaw know that the best chance for the dodgers to win the world series is with him pitching Thurdsay. I'm sure his his competitive nature his ego. All the things that make us think that were special in Clayton Kershaw is and has been special but when he's sitting there when he's getting in bed at night and he's getting ready to fall asleep. Does he know that the best chance for them to win. The world series is for him to maybe only pitch once in a series. Does he believe that. Does he know that. I think he he knows was that for him to get ring and erase. That stigma of he's never won before is for somebody else to start game one. I think he knows that he may not ever say it. Any also understand that Walker. Bueller is the flavor of the month. He will use to be the flavor them but he knows he's not a decade a decade. I call it the month you call it. The point is the guy I I also understand that his time as the guy for so long has come to an end he's there. He's not a bench warmer. No He's not going to sit on the bench and never pitch unless it's an emergency. That's not what he's facing. He's facing a situation where he s to come to grips which I believe as a veteran player. He understands as a younger younger guy. That's better than him that he will help him get his championship because he's at the end of his career right now. He didn't think of a more messed up situation mentally key then a starting pitcher who believes that it's better to other people pitch to win because because he goes if he's bear mentally then and we're in trouble because we just resign for nine not in trouble that means that he's coming to grips about where he's at in his career. It's okay to Lynn the hand. Dan is somebody else's say look. I'm passing it alone. You're going to help me win a championship to erase the negativity. I'm okay with that. I think what happens is as the fan base the dirty germ spreaders. They have this narrative. They ought terms of Kershaw is so bad that we can't pitch him. I we can't pitching. I he'll never get it done. You'll never get it done and that's okay. He just wants to win a championship and championship whether it's Hin Hin on review or whether it's a rich he'll or whether it's a walk of Bueller case may be that they have a better opportunity for him to get his championship with other guys. Leading the front still haven't seen him. You concert me. Neither the police the rolling shaggy last year right yeah happy birthday to sting adding who turns and guess what guess in Gus would instrument plays the base. That's so this is when they had that reggae scoffield. I filled those e. I loved the police I love. The police love staying yeah I liked him until they sold out the police yeah once they did every breath you take this over got over. It was just beginning. y'All synchronicity synchronous sting sixty eight years old to wait yesterday. Yeah you can get a chance. Kazini eight years old yesterday celebrates birthday today and it is brought to you by Jaguar Land Rover of Newport beach off seventy-three towards the Sea Visit Land Rover Newport or beach dot com land rover above and beyond very distinctive voice to you know it's the second it's not too into. Asong exact of wish you know you must the wake up just just like not to on the calendar when you don't see your name Exa starting day. That's still bothering you. Sir It doesn't you say was different than football is no different than football. I'm the for ten years of my career as a professional athlete elite. I was the Guy Yup when they dialed it up. It was going to me and if it wasn't going to admit it was somebody else because I was covered. I go to Carolina liner and I'm going down there knowing that this is Steve Smith's deal. They're going to get it to Steve. I'm getting my terms when they come. I'm happy with that. I'm okay it's he's going to help me get another championship because they had just played the NFC championship okay with it. You say well. No no no because you're on the field yes if I'm on the field and I'm record cut out. That's the same thing as being on the bench and not on the mound. It's the same thing I did. I wonder about is he sitting. Is he going to be in the DUGOUT watching watching this game regardless of how it's going whether Walker Buehler's Mohan guys down whether or not he's struggling is thinking. I should be pitching this game. This is my i. I've been here ten years. I'm going to the hall of fame. I'm one of the best to have ever done. I am V best to have ever done it for this team. I by the way here's the thing and you guys know how I feel about Clayton Kershaw but I he had a great season. Yes not where he's down. He's not a broken down shadow of what he used to be is still a very very good but now I would argue. He's their third best pitcher which I think Dave Roberts just confirmed that I was right or at least the split but but you Kershaw I can understand. I'm like this is but but if you if you're putting a game plan together you WanNa scare the lights out of the nets. You do walk Bueller. Ed knows that he does not have the same stuff is Walker Bueller and he knows that so what's the grind. He's GonNa be right about John knows. This isn't germs Berta talking. This is the competitor in me. This is the gym rat in me that I understand the importance of making sure that your positioning your team in the best position that is Dave Roberts job as credit kershaw's job to believe. He's that guy and when you start believing. You're not that guy as a starting pitcher. I'm losing you okay. I'll take this call in line so here's what's coming up tonight. At about five o'clock in Seattle. It's going to be raining and it's going to be about fifty degrees coming up next it's going to be some loss a bad loss arguably one of the more befuddling losses and to be to be fair to Sean mcvay and the and how a lot of losses period right so there's only been a couple make go what the hell was that but the Tampa one certainly qualifies as that so now you're going up to the first division game of the year on the road hostile environment a good good team with a good quarterback and a good coach who's also off to a good start at three and one this feels to me like the biggest football challenge that that Sean Sean McVeigh has run into in his very young coaching career this because if they lose tonight questions for the very first time since he's gotten here questions are going to start to be asked look the questions that'll be asked would be somewhat fair and unfair at the same time. You're you're in the fifth game of the season. You're not out of anything but because he's giving you so much success over the last two seasons. You're starting to see a little bit of crack. You know somewhere or little chip off to paint so the first when you start doing is going into a panic when it's not necessary. I think Seattle was never leaving the pack. They were always going to be around. They've been around for the last couple years. We're not I I can coach quarterback and coach. I mean they've been there the rams of giving you this high octane offense in such a stellar defense over the last couple of years that they have to make some adjustments both sides of the ball. I mean that's just what it is. There's there's wetter. There's a Matthews Junior. There's Fowler this new Luke Paces. There's now a part is defense offensively. A lot of it has gone through Todd Gurley in the past. Were now showing Vani offenses looking at things a little bit different it trying to figure out how to make things work without a healthy girl. That's the question. Nice still in that process. The question is because look. I don't know if there's any coach in any sport anywhere if my running back over my pitcher or whatever it might be the most important position. I have one of the best players in the second most important position and one of the best players in the third most important position. I'm healthy and have all the best if everything's clicking I want to say it's easy but it's a hell of a lot easier. I would think where you make your money in anything is when thing when the when it's not working okay our lines not blocking his wells used to maybe todd Gurley we need to we need a pitch count him a little bit. Maybe this that and the next thing that's when Dan it's time to come up with a second thing third thing and that's where we are right in. I believe you're exactly right or where you are in our believe and I'm believing being most people think I don't like the rams show McVeigh or whatever but I'm believing that he smart enough to make those necessary adjustment. Bill Belichick a a like a Sean Payton or some of the more Andy Reid. If some of the coaches with tenures in the National Football League has had success when they necessarily needed to make changes they made the changes to get the ball in the right people's hands and it'd make adjustment even if you know even if you don't run girly to death that you get back to scoring twenty one points in seven and a half minutes that that whether it's coming from girly or whether it's the you all of a sudden they're putting all the pressure on on on Robert Woods or all the pressure on Cooper Cup just enough that you're you got this high octane offense again and I think people will then change their tune or how they view the thing. I find interesting about Schon. He's had what I think are three benchmark mark moments in his career. Both professionals personally perfect personally. The first difficult thing that he overcame was walking into a locker room where some of the players these are actually older than him. Some players were his age has basically his peers and convincing them that he's the right person for the job that was number one check for number two not getting blow out in the Super Bowl because everyone assumed that bill belichick was just GonNa. Shred whatever he was gonNA come up with and while that is true the struggle they lost thirteen to three. You hand score points all year long. You do understand that the way that we assume Bill Belichick was GONNA do to the Rams didn't actually play out that way. You don't get to say restored you three points three days skip birthday high what three three but we but renee in the fourth quarter apologised we facts we never ever say it that the rams rams defense couldn't do something Tom Brady. We never ever said that never ever said you went into this game about Jared Goff in the office. That's what the super bowls about. They gave points. That's what this is about that. This is Aaron coughing often well three points. It's still where we are. It's very very true. The offense offense was shut down. People with getting people have gotten hired. L Z based on being connected to the Rams Offense coaching tree and people are getting higher here for being connected to the Bella checks tree whose tree is way bigger. We're bill keyshawn because when it comes to the benchmarks in with Sean Lee had to overcome one of the benchmarks was only the locker room number two was as Coachie match up with Bill Belichick. If you're telling me the the scores three three in the middle of the fourth quarter we in the game. I'm not saying that Bill Bella check blue you out. I'm not saying that he definitely on you but you can't. We're going to check on the rams when he's got three points. In the fourth quarter. I'm cussing me and closed those nostrils all right so there's Todd Gurley after the loss against Tampa on Sunday so it's quick turn around the got the seahawks tonight up in Seattle and Todd Gurley that was a section of it but he said it four. I don't call the place place Bro. I don't call the place I don't call. The place is tonight. The guy that does call the plays Sean mcvay finally going to do what we've all been asking for through through the first quarter. This season is give Todd Gurley the ball a bunch. You've got a long week to get right. You've got an opportunity to give jerk off a little bit more time because he obviously that offense is GonNa. Go girly then golf. Not The other way around is tonight the night that we see Todd Gurley run the ball eighteen twenty twenty two times well whether it's Todd Gurley or running back by committee a mix of the three Brown and Henderson and girly I think you're gonNA see all three backs tonight and the reason is is because of the environment that they're in the weather. I think the weather will pay a big factor the way that they gain planning holiday call place you certainly want to run the football in this type of environment you don't. WanNa have a quarterback backdrop and back in the ball slipping out his hands and throw him picks and doing those sort of things up in a in the stadium with the twelfth man you WanNa make sure that you you run in the clock. You want to get the Hell Hell Outta here. You don't want clock stoppage. You Wanna you WANNA get yards you. WanNa keep trying to score touchdowns and kick field goals and points because obviously Seattle's gotta deal with the same sort of climate as well but they're used to a little bit a little bit more a little bit more ramps and I think you know girlie spoke up about him not being him not calling the place but at the same time it's frustration that's frustration because he's getting tired of hearing why isn't he eh the Todd Gurley of old. Why isn't he doing this wising in he feels that he's one hundred percent help again and he's not getting opportunity touches and he has the report is running up on him. He he has his home he salmon. He's coach nobody's doing. He has other people saying man this coach note he's doing. He's reading things the same things so when you get frustrated as a player who relies is on our always told people this. There's only one guy on the football. We're actually but really one. There's two guys but really want on the football field that it touches the football every single play quarterback. We rely on ten other guys to do their jobs for us to get football. girly rely live on ten other guys eleven. If you count the offense coordinator who would be the head coach same thing in Sean mcvay. You rely on eleven guys for you to get the football. You can't do it by yourself. Remember what always bunny is one guy at that. I've ever seen do it all by itself and has bugs bunny. He's good she'd been hall of fame is money on. I Buck Buddy the second book money on Third Alternate Utility player the the question I have last week. I guess I'm GonNa get my answer. Tonight was turn if you're used to todd Gurley this season getting between sixteen and at most twenty carries a game or a week if you will and in a short week do you try to split the difference. He got five live on on Sunday. Does I mean on Thursday tonight. He gets a fifteen sixteen seventeen which makes it more along the lines of the twenty. He's gotten every every week up until then. You're not planning like that. If your game plan like that you game plan to get fired you're not looking at the Tampa Bay buccaneers saying what Todd Gurley touchable twelve times so we need to make up the difference on Thursday night we we're going to lose the Tampa Bay game by getting tired girly the ball so we can roll it was the game but hold on on that's not the lost the game I get it but when you're putting a plan together for conversations they cannot arguments sakes because I don't you know. Won't you reach across the table Willems. They're not looking and saying he got the ball. He's touched the ball twelve times in this game so we want to give him load up more uh-huh Seattle. They're not gonNA coach way because they're not gonNA take a chance on losing a game. Even on eating losers based on that we're not gonNA take a chance of losing a game by not giving girl football oh ball against the buccaneers but I didn't make four against Seattle tonight's going to be interesting because here I'm going to do it. You guys can decide whether or not you want to do it at this point or not. You may not participate if we see a night tonight where Todd Gurley doesn't touch the ball a lot and I think it needs to be kind of a two headed thing that it's Todd Gurley didn't touchable gets Tampa. Neither neither did anybody else. It's not like they gave todd grow the ball five times in Malcolm Bra model now combranch. He got it five to most. It's been pretty even so if tonight tonight we're Todd Gurley touches it ten or twelve times total and maybe he gets another another passer to here or there but I'm gonNA start believing them. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA worry worry about Todd's touches specifically for todd if when Todd Gurley gets ten and Malcolm Brown gets sixteen then we can start having a conversation about pitch count because really it hasn't been a pitch count thing as much as it's been. They don't run the ball thing. It's not that they're going away from tied specifically to give it to Malcolm. Brown and Henderson really hasn't played much at all at this point but they're not running the ball and why it's the align fits that they've decided that this is an opportunity for them to do something different. It gives them the best chance to win but after tonight if todd doesn't have a big night with Carey's touches undergoing assume that they're telling me the truth that it's situational and not health it. Also you got to look back into your archives. Lives in go into your notes from the past and look at when guys get paid at any position what happens is they switched to that. This was to what that position they lean heavy on that so you're saying that golf. They paid one hundred ten so lean on him. They pay girly whatever they paid him. Look what they did. They they get all they can get out and they do that. When they pay quarterbacks all of a sudden they become a air attack and we're GonNa do this when they all all of a sudden get a a a a tyreek Hill Choir tyreek hill. What are they GONNA do. They go off target every chance they get because he's dynamic. In this situation. It's not too far fetched as Sean McVeigh is realizing as Jack Del. Rio said the other day follow the money. All you gotTa do is follow. The money in the money will lead you to what coach is going to do when you follow the money. That's going to tell you a lot about what the way a coach thinks speaks to me jared goff and he's a big night tonight to we spent a lot of time talking about Todd Gurley and Sean McVeigh's use of Todd Gurley. The offensive line has been awful. We'll get into that later. Command real quick nine turnovers leads the NFL gooding number one number one in turnovers after after four weeks for those of you that are not great at math. That's more than two a game. That's too many who are your quarterback can't be given away the ball two times. Sometimes you know what else been bad travis. You'll picks no. That's not true we it wasn't good week for you. took the donut last week. Okay still having a good season. We're we're doing our. NFL pick spread and for those not familiar. We don't just pick games as EASY Z. SEC anyone can do that. We put the spread the point spray with the Vegas cats want. Would you want and we also put a confidence pull on the highest point. You give it your most confident about the lowest oh EST now. You're not sure just a quick recap. L Z still leads the pack with Twenty Six points Travis with twenty and Keyshawn and striking distance at twelve L. striking what did come back to the track. I yeah well you heard US talk about it three and one rams versus at three one guy that feels like a weekend tonight Thursday night we got him. Ob Dodgers. I just might not come in tomorrow. I tell you that right now and it's putting a little alert out there but three one rams at three one whether it's going to be bad as keyshawn said is not that good up there when he played in that weather now this opened as the rams favored ever by one point but it has flipped and now the seahawks are favored by a point and a half points. Have you put into Seahawk. Oh I'm GonNa do I'M GONNA do. I'm GONNA do a a four here with the SEAHAWKS shoplift. GonNa take two four and the reason is is because I don't like the rams so please stop that narrative this out the in the air I think much like you just say it when you go in this environment in this weather in its misty in it's gray and his Dui and ceilings all black in the lights shining your eyes and Claire Glare all the all those sorts of problems and you can't get your offense going against his defense. The way that you have in the past that says a lot I mean it just does in Seattle isn't going anywhere. The Rams have had struggles. They've done well up in Seattle. Sean mcvay is too and oh up there since he's taken over as a head coach but this is first loss up to Seattle the seahawks. Just I mean this home field advantage. Where more do I need to say all right L. E. The leader of the pack at the start calling you that go hit the leader of the path to use it up now after my biweekly to well here's the deal. Sean mcvay A rams have never lost two in a row and it's not because they've had not true last year. They lost they lost it doesn't count we talk in two thousand nine. Yeah that's right. They lose to the GO-TO TRAVIS YOU big boy. I mean I'm going for the Rams always picking their mind for which is why I always end up losing him at the end of the season cover excuses but I do believe that with all of the heat that is on the team in terms of question marks and Todd Gurley in Sean on McVeigh. Have you figure you out in Jared Gov. What's going on with you and the defense given a fifty some points. This is a team that has so many questions and usually really now that I've been reminded. They've lost in a row. They've come back to answer those questions. Resoundingly there will be nothing sweeter for this team and go up beat the snot out of the seahawks remind everyone just who is be all right fair enough now traps. Mister donut all right L Z so here's another this can make you feel better about your pick of the Rams Ready Sean mcvay on the road since becoming the head coach of the rams he's fifteen and three Minnesota Chicago and there's there's one more more than blanking on right now. There's another one New Orleans New Orleans so they're fifteen and three on the road so that's really good news. If you're a rams fan the here's the flip of this Pete Carroll all in Primetime Games since becoming the head coach of the domino twenty five and five hours in born twenty five and five and prime time games so I'm going to take the points. I'm going to take the rams. I'm I'm GonNa take that point and a half and I'm GONNA put that at one all right now the game of Sunday some would argue the game of the week to be the highest rated game on Sunday. That's right now be attending the three in one packers as they travel to Jerry's world to take on the three one cowboys the packers who have lost keyshawn the both coming off their first loss of the season cowboys are favored by three and a half at home travis. I'm going to take the Green Bay packers like the points. I think it's going to be a really close game. I think both of these teams have good defenses. Both of these teams have the ability to score points. I liked it Aaron Rodgers. There's in the packers kind of got on track offensively against the eagles. They've had a week two game plan for this a week plus because they play on Thursday ten days. I'm GonNa take the three and a half. I'm GonNa take the packers there my to pick another pack the leader of the Pack Granny Man. What do you got. I'm going to packers. I'm going to packers because Aaron Rodgers threw an interception to end the last game that macy's mad. I like a Mad Aaron. Rodgers reminds McMahon Mary J. Blige ooh painful. Good stuff comes. Yes yeah so yeah I ah understand. The cowboys have been playing really well but ain't played nobody the packers three and one might be the most impressive three of one in the league in terms of who they faced knew who they defeated in where the defeated them so. I'm going with Aaron Rodgers Manda floor and anger team over game. They gave away and that's my one though are keyshawn well. I'm GonNa Take The Dallas cowboys in this simple implant. I'm GonNa take that three and a half points. I'M GONNA make my to Aaron. Rodgers hunted the Dallas cowboys for a number of years undefeated but in this situation. I think that the packers defensive defenses play well but whenever they played gets a quarterback. That's basically a dual threat. They've struggled defensively against he last year. They struggled this year. They struggle when quarterback get on the perimeter and able to move around if you saw Carson Wentz was able to do to imagine what that Prescott at Home Zeki alien or not missing. They should be missing. These eat ruled out yet tyron Smith. He has a high ankle sprain. He is highly questionable so let's assume he won't play that will be a question mark that. I watched in the game because the left side is is vulnerable as it's the bright side of a quarterback but at the end of the day I think the cowboys prevail they win this football game all right next to the best between the two and two bucks a post Jameis Winston any three in one saints with Bridgewater of the saints are favored by three and a half points. keyshawn yeah saints a winning football game. I'm fine with that. I'm fine with Teddy Bridgewater making my three three and a half points the bucks use a lot of energy coming into the Los Angeles boy. It's not the memorial Coliseum Airlines United Airlines Memorial Coliseum. They spent a lot of energy beaten up. The Los Angeles Rams uh-huh last week but this is a different situation and I'm never going to go against blood so I got the saints. It's my three granny man. I'm got the bucks in this game for revenge. Oh no no I got the bucks because they're trending in the right direction. You you know they're offers have not put anything less than seventeen points. The offense of New Orleans saints hasn't necessarily been offensive juggernaut. Hi It looks as if you might need and looks to me like you might actually need to score to beat the bucks to season and if I'm looking at the way that they they're utilizing utilizing teddy bridgewater. They're relying more on stopping the scoring than actually going out to do. The scoring that to me. Favors the offense. I'm going with the bucks with that and I'm so oh confident. That's my to just now heating up to take my MVP at the quarter pole was teddy bridgewater so I'm GonNa keep that rolling. I'm GonNa take the saints their at home there. It's only three and a half and the idea of James Winston being good two weeks in a row fill me with confidence right in which he misses the saints all the way at the top four just real quick James Winstons to and to the two went on the road go ahead. Do I left travel across the pond mate. What do you say oh. Yes sound like an old broken down those close close. Here's that's right. The bears made three one travel to London to take on Asia's only to the Queen on the Internet so it made if he does have some some courtesy and be quiet while I talk please. Who Do you like Travis Ad. I'm GonNa take to the bears Ariza. I don't love it because they're playing a backup quarterback. I think that those London Games are always weird. Those games can go a million different ways. It's playing in a vacuum over there. Everybody's rooting for the punts and kicks. It's a it's a very strange environment. The raiders are better than they have been in a while but I just can't bring myself to pick the raiders. I'm GonNa take the bears. There's at three okay as a Yogis. I just he just amazing. I got the bears I got the bears because not a good football team and the and even though to bears at three one the laws was seven point defeat to the packers. We know now is a very good team. and that's my three okay night. the trump oh here we go and make this. I'm GonNa take the bears and we're making my one Khalil. Mack heck approve right right not so fast my friend but he's going to prove and he's going to laugh at Jon. Gruden the entire gang as he continues to harass car at the quarterback spot there four and a half point favors. They are playing with backup quarterback. That may be better than the starter so at the end of the day the bears have a long flight back to Chicago celebrate. The raiders are having even longer flight back to Oakland miserable. Charito made that was a very good show. Yes and that was all picks against the spread and we'll see you in flipside back in the states might.

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HR 1:  World Series Game 3!

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HR 1: World Series Game 3!

"They. got a major problem major problem, John? I've got the TV on but I cannot find the remote control anywhere and so you like us found it just found just found it. So we will turn down NFL. Live and get you ready for game three of the world series how you doing man I'm good and there is a ton going on a ton going on. First of all the dodgers lineups out, we'll get that in a second. It is world series game three. I'm dumping I. Know You already said that you think the rays have the upper hand on paper in this game you're scared at Charlie Morton. Just to spite you I'm dumping ten grand on Walker bueller tonight and mythical. On Walker, nice great about the dodgers I gotta get the odds because I don't know a pregame dot com right now. But I baseball bedding is weird. 'cause you gotta go you got to figure this. Yeah. Yeah. But whatever it is, I'll take bueller and I will bet ten grand whatever that gets me even if it doesn't get me a ton of money because they feel good and did you hear the NBA news that came down within the last I? Did I heard it? Yeah, we've got. A fish right a lot like Chris. Boy It is going to happen really really fast man I mean this is. It's December. The twenty second is the opener now for the NBA. Right. Well. They're talking about it. That's what they're kicking around and I thought Mace that there was a chance they would push this and here's why. Remember that the players get fifty percent of all revenue. Okay. Yes. All revenue. What we learned is that when you take these sports out of their respective seasons in other words when you run the NBA finals up against the NFL sure ratings go down. You don't get your bang for your buck remember every dollar that may that's made the players get half an editor over is so smart that I think he went to the players and said, look we can give you guys more of a break, but you're not gonNa make as much money. We're going to run the season's run into August. You guys are all out of the Olympics. It. We should do what we can do to get back on our calendar and I. think that's what this is I think they're going to go instead eighty, two, I. Think they're GonNa play seventy, two, seventy, two games. That gives them all. Of January it gets a February protects they're all star game. I hope this here's the thing. The wait a minute. Wait a minute. Does this mean that they are going to go back into a bubble? I don't know I've heard everything from. Full bubble, which is what they did in Orlando. To regional bubble. In other words maybe have four regional sites maybe one in Las Vegas one somewhere in Texas one somewhere in Florida one somewhere in the northeast I've heard. In their own arenas with no fans I've heard in their own arenas with limited fans. So I think it's right being negotiated. So, supposedly, there's at least one NBA team that is experimenting by using rapid testing the idea of being able to get fans tested and into the arena in time for a game, it would be a process it would take some time you'd have to get to the game early but to me, that's an unbelievable opportunity if you can put in the safest. Way, possible fans into an arena for an NBA game i. mean it would be a shame to go another year without fans getting a chance to be part of this, but it just doesn't seem to be trending to hayward one hundred percent. Clear. So if that's the case, maybe this rapid testing configuring to the way they fill their arenas. Why? No the Lakers Because, we get updates from the Lakers all the time the Lakers are at the mercy of local health officials certain shrug wanted to do that. They would have to get it. By state and local officials, and so it's a dance you've got you've got to kind of go through a checklist even if you wanted to do that, your governor has to kind of get on board. and. I mean. If you if you look at it about half of NFL teams are allowing fans in right now. So there are there are regulations in in multiple states now that that include. Not Allowing there to be gatherings of that size but there are half of NFL teams were they are allowing Sanson. Right but I'll give you an example of something that happened a couple of days ago. Governor Gavin newsom in California gave the forty niners and. The giants and the as the right to bring fans back into the building and okay most immediately. Santa Clara County's put the Kabosh on the forty niners. They said, no, we're not going with that. We think that were were still. Potentially position to get a spike. I don't care what the Governor says the county is overruling him. So there's a lot of that going on you know like, yeah. In the niners were disappointed they wanted to start getting fans in were in Los Angeles considered level one, which means we're not getting fans in anytime soon I I don't I don't think fans are coming in in October or November and maybe not even at all in two thousand and twenty until we may not be until we get off at this level one. So anyway, that's the news about the Lakers could start as. As a few days before Christmas, antastic. Fantastic. Because we're GONNA need something talking to Lindsay Dam like all the sudden we're going to go from the the NBA playoffs in the NBA Finals two world series and then. A slack period although we got plenty of Football PAC twelve is coming back. There's a lot of stuff going on, but then the NBA coming back that fast that's going to be exciting. All right. So now back to the dodgers, which is the big story today game three, nine, that's where you are in. Arlington. Did you hold true to your word? Have you not left your hotel room since the show ended yesterday and you have no plans to do so until you leave for the game this afternoon. It is a fact that I was in my room last night. I did not go I was going to go out and paint the town Beige. But I didn't get the chance to do that instead today. Did you leave your room at any point today other than to go to the vending machines I walked downstairs I'm not hitting the vending machines anymore. Thanks Chris Morales. I'm not hitting the vending machines anymore. I did walk down and get a coffee from starbucks and that was it. Came back to the room chug that. And Relax in the hotel or did you have to bear in the city? Okay. There's there's one of those pseudo kind of starbucks in the hotel, not like an official starbucks, but it's like a hotel starbucks and it's good. It's good. But no, I look I have created a bubble for myself. That's exactly it. It's amazing bubble. Now tell me I got news for you about. That, it may cause you stress or concern. Now 'cause me any stress or concerns cause me stress why are you causing me story? You tell me if it does or not. All right it just down. Roof will be closed for the first time since the dodgers started playing there. So you're now in a giant enclosed room. there. Is No life in air because they're expecting cold temperatures and perhaps even some precipitation. So roof close for game three does that freak you out? No that does not labs. There's so much space between me and anybody else in the auxiliary fresh box that I'm I'm not I'm not afraid of that and by the way it's cold. Yesterday or two days ago when it was game to it was hot man I. It was in the eighties after the game and today it's in the fifties right now. So it's GonNa be cold cold night I understand why they're closed on the roof because it is going to be cold. Bye Bye Dallas. Standards. I would think and so yeah. But I mean I've got so much space between me and everybody else John I. Mean they've done they've done a good job of the you're not allowed to sit with each other like I see Beto durant and he's like a row away and he's like a row behind me and ten seats down hey, what's going on down there find down here Beto I mean that's really what the state that we are in right now they're they've done a really good job. The one thing I'll say is That they've done a the moment, you step outside the stadium lots of people without masks inside the stadium a fair amount of compliance I would say about half the people are wearing their masks So it is not one hundred percent. The ushers are not being airtight on it and saying, Hey, wait a minute you put your mask on I mean I'm I'm not being I'm not trying to be something I tweeted this out during game two I said about half the people here are wearing masks and got a bunch of people comparing me to being Karen. Being. Being such a Karen and I was like, I'm not well, you're telling people take. A, learning authorities, you're just making a random observation. Are. Yeah. Exactly. The dodgers lineups out you want me to throw it out your you WanNa. Take a break first. Let's take a break Gimme the dodgers lineup, and then a stunning stat about tonight starting pitchers. Again, I'm live in Arlington Texas get ready for world series game number three. That's Walker bueller tonight versus Charlie Morton in what is an absolute showdown in a critical critical game Hey. Let me get this in their the just looked at. Okay. bueller is. One forty seven. All right. Okay. Somebody somebody tweet twitter at Venice maze twitter at La. Ireland. What does that mean? If I bet ten grand in mythical money on Walker Miller being one and the dodgers being minus one, forty seven. What do I get somebody film on that? Yeah that means you bet one, forty, seven to one hundred. Yeah, I'm fine with that. Yeah. Yeah. And by the way, I'm in Arlington game tonight going to be at all the Games and I'm live from Arlington. Thanks to coors. Light Mountain cold refreshment keeping California Chill Mason Ireland. Seventeen. ESPN Yeah Yeah, World Series game number three is tonight Mason. Ireland. Show I'm live from Arlington Texas Albeit Globe Y field tonight for the game John's back in L. A.. By the way we've got the game for you tonight. Dan Schulman with the call here at five o'clock on seven to ten. ESPN. And tonight after the Game Travis, Rodgers will do a post game show I'll ring into the post game show. So we're really big night you don't need to, as Morales would say touch the dial. John You said the lineup is officially. Here we go. This is a dodger lineup tonight it is right left right left right left all the way through. Okay. Bets leading off. See your batting second Justin Turner Third Max. Muncie Fourth Will Smith V as the D. H. Lo Bellenger six Chris Cody bellinger's seventh Christina Eighth Jock. Peterson ninth. Mace the one thing. That's interesting about this is, will Smith as the D. H.. If you would let will smith catch you don't often barnes is the guy they rotated out. But. It seems that This. Is Been What they've been doing I, mean. They they've been putting will smith either. Take US and bars as his batting ninth I I shouldn't have said rotated out so he's betting ninth but Are you. So you tell me Austin Barnes is. Traditionally in the postseason, not a good hitter, he is a one ninety, four batting average in the postseason but but. In the first round this year is a little better in the round this year against Milwaukee Played One game. He was two for three. Against San, Diego he played one game. He was two for three. Against, Atlanta he had seven at bats and again he got two hits. Okay and again point. Fives so in Austin and been pretty good. Austin Barnes is batting three, fifty, three in the playoffs right so he is he's actually he's a you want in the lineup if he can get them in their three, sixty three ahead ahead of key K. I Love Kiki. Those guys coming off the bench I. Love Key k off the bench I. Think he is a devastating now are your are your pinch hitters your best pictures coming off the bench you could go along with Edwin. We'll eighty in Rio. So the left-handers pollick and Kika the righties. Just don't want to see another game like two nights ago where they don't get a hit for the first three innings. Right I think you need to to score and you need to score early. Now Mace, I said this the other night and I turned out to be wrong but I've got to be right about it. Tonight, this a low scoring game right Bueller and Morton this is the rose younger under his seven I would bet the under if I had to. Yeah they have combined. Here's Charlie Morton, point fifty seven era in the postseason Walker Bueller Buck Eighty, nine era in the postseason a combined one point three, zero era heading into tonight's scam. So I think we're GONNA see I don't I don't think anybody's necessarily going to score in the early going man I th I think you're gonNA see four or five innings out of both of those guys before they turn it over to the bullpen and it would not surprise me if we were in a scoreless game going into the fifth and you know because I'm saying that it'll probably be eight to seven by that point, right? All right. Because, there's no way to tell now, the one thing I wanted to point out John. This is this is one of the things that makes tonight. So important. Seventeen. In the last twenty, two teams to win game three after a one one start went on to win the world series that means tonight's winner has a seventy seven percent chance of winning it all. Boy If the raise wind tonight I'M GONNA dump a bunch more mythical money on the dodgers I? Don't think they're dodgers lose in this series I. Just don't. I think that this I don't either I don't either. I think they're gonNA win the series. I think. I've thought all along. It's a long series I felt all along that. This is a series that's going to go some time that we're GONNA. We're GONNA worry about a game six or worry about a game seven game six by the way would be Tuesday game seven would be Wednesday. Next week I could be in Dallas. Every time we get for sure we get a game tonight tomorrow and Sunday. We get games every day this weekend. Yeah, we get. We get Friday Saturday Sunday. I'm excited for that I'm I'm you know what? On Earth World Series and I I've gotten a chance to go to super bowls both as fan and media. I've gotten a chance to go to just about every major sporting. Finals you've been. A Cup finals this is my fourth world series side picks a lot of Olympic seven Olympics. I you know what the World Series Is Different and I'm glad that the weather change today I I don't like the world series being played in eighty eighty degrees I like there to be a crisp world series crisp weather I did the world series one year with Vince. Gully. And Jeff Tour Torbert for CBS. And it was that Indians Marlin series you remember that one. Right the. MARLINS ended up winning marlins ended up winning and I remember being in the box area was on that team the AFC was I remember being in the box thin, and then for the first time ever I saw him, it was really cold and Cleveland was wearing a ski cap. Vin scully wearing a ski cap. That's how cold it is with the big windows. Oh well. You're going to be you're going to be climate controlled. You're going to be an indoor building they're putting their harassment roof won't be cold inside, but it'll be cold outside I'm walking a mile and a half to the ballpark and a mile and a half back from the ballpark. So it's going to be double hoodie weather. It's going to be double hoodie weather tonight but I could not be more excited to be at the world series and people have said, are you having fun? You're not going out and see in Dallas and all that stuff you know the truth is I've seen, Dallas, it's a nice town. I'M NOT CRAZY ABOUT DALLAS I don't. I. Don't love going out in Dallas. And the situation dictates that you just play it safe I'm in my I'm in my bubble, I go from hosts, and by the way, this is exactly what players are doing. You know what? Players do John they are in full uniform going to their buses and in full uniform going back to their hotel. Yeah. That's the way the NBA did it to So you change you don't shower at the ballpark you shower when you get home change out of your cleats in your uniform. So they're being very careful and they're really going hotel. Ballpark, hotel. Ballpark I think it's the smart way to go and it's absolutely working and you know this baseball has done after a couple of outbreaks early in the sixty game season. After a couple of early outbreaks, they've really come around at players have become very disciplined and I think just like in the NBA players have to have a complete buying into all of the protocols. If they don't, and this is the problem. The NFL is having guys are not necessarily keeping themselves in a personal bubble. They're not necessarily following all the protocols players in the in the Major League baseball have been very, very disciplined and NFL players are GonNa have to get more disciplined if they expect this season to go on with any degree of success but. baseball has done a really good job in dealing with Kobe and keeping everybody healthy well, and this is one of the few instances ever where social media actually helps everybody because everybody's got a camera in their pocket. If one of the players was to go out and by the way I disagree with you, The Dallas is a fun town I know I've had a blast. It's totally fun but he's Around but there's places you can go that I've been that are very fun. NFL player were to walk in to one of those places he would get exposed. John Insurnace, you stay at five star hotels. When you go on the road I'm staying at the Sheraton. You staying at a at a very, Very Yano. Isn't that reason for me to do what you're doing to stay in the hotel when I go I go out. John My view out the window is a cracker barrel. Look, there's A. House waffle house. Fantastic News. Yeah. I haven't seen a waffle house yet, but I have seen I I'm tempted I'm tempted to go down to the the cracker barrel I've never eaten it a cracker bit I have it's great. In Texas, yeah, it's awesome. I May roll over there. This weekend I may roll over there, and by the way I'm getting all kinds of it's a piece of cake I'm getting. Yelling, you get a cake and you get a chaotic I'm getting all shake. This is not a cake series. May think about this yesterday's Friday. By. Monday the dodgers may win their first world series since one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight it's true by Monday. All God. That's the perfect scenario John. Sunday night come on man. We'd get into all that secret crap you believe. This Qaim going to see credit Sunday night. But you can see a little gun shy after what's happened the three two of the last three years. Yeah. You are Schlep rock wherever you go dark clouds follow. Their dialogue bringing home this world champion. Bringing, home the world series. Yes. Not even you can screw this up. The, excellent. It started with the Lakers it's coming now with the dodgers La city of champions let's go no question I'd Conan next for car ravage from ESPN is going to join us get his take on what's going on in the world series game three is tonight it is Walker Bueller on the mound for the dodgers versus Charlie Morton and after George nells tonight, we will have the game for ya Dan Schulman on the call dodgers versus raise world series game number three, five o'clock and followed by that Travis Rodgers doing a post game show Macer in Ireland seven, ten espn. It is not a song. You just heard you say was. It's not a cakewalk does this is agents said cake it's a cake. This is a tough series. We'll all have cake when it's over I respect Tampa too much to look past AAC. Why are expecting the cake? I love that we've completely changed places. hewer. All I respect the Miami Heat before, and now I'm a respect the Tampa. Guy Please I'd make my grandparents used to live in Tampa. There's nothing there but old people no respect their respect the cake. There are some older, very heavyweight people staying in my hotel who happened to be Tampa fans there heavyweights. Yeah. Meet what meaning they're overweight or they're they're rich. They probably cracker barrel a lot I. got you. Probably probably we're expecting a call Carl Ravitch your any minute you know WanNa get to is. The fact that? Tomorrow in game number four, which which is going to be critical. Now, Julio is going to be a really interesting spot He gave us those three no hit innings back in the. S Game number seven, and now he's moving into the starting spot i. think he is going to have a monster game tomorrow that he's a guy. That's an interesting matchup mason. The Guy Pitching for Tampa in that Game Ryan Yarbrough is is like a complete rags to riches story he signed. For almost nothing he went to Old Dominion and in he drove his old car to Tampa and made the team in two thousand eighteen and I signed for forty thousand dollars, which is nothing and and now going to start against Julio. Yes. Who and reassess is kind of cool story to he came out of Mexico. Marie had ice surgery two years. Yeah. Yeah. And he didn't know if he'd be able to see out of that I now they've fixed it and he And he can see and. I think when the dodgers found him, he said he was seventeen. And so he the he's one of the youngest players in the world series it that's a really good match between two guys who you never would have projected five years ago would have been there. Yeah. No not at all. He's one of the young guns that Andrew Friedman is betting on. That's why you know we talked about yesterday the fact that the dodgers are one starter short You know I wonder what would have happened if thinking about this last night did they make a mistake by going to that bullpen game? Actually I think horrid. We've Iran talking about that. I think so. Or a rod talk. Mistake yesterday by going bullpen, I would've loved to see. Walker Bueller keep the momentum. The Yankees won game one against the ninety three that came into the bullpen game and game to Tampa Bay one in you know Yankees are home and Tampa Bay playing football championships. So my only thing for the dodgers is if you get momentum again, put them away do not mess around three game rest is okay in the postseason I think it actually pitchers can pitch better because they're not charged up but I still like the dodgers in six or seven. And by the way I disagree with them I don't think you throw Walker Bueller in two on short rest I think you throw them on full rest? He's young. He's not been in that situation before he's dealing with the blister issue I think it would have been a mistake to go with Walker Bueller in game two. I liked this matchup a lot I wonder what would have happened if Dave Roberts would have just said Dustin, may you're the starter for game to go out there and do it I wonder if it would have been different story instead Walker Bueller instead estimate was inserted into the middle of the game and got lit up. Do you think he might have been different if he was in that settled role as being a starter maybe but I I think pitching his pitching This. Was the old argument in the NBA where if you bring a guy off the bench, is he going to be a different player than if you start them? I think once the game starts you just start playing so i. Don't put as much emphasis on that as you do by the way, I disagree with a rod to did you hear what he said at the end there? He's still. Six or seven it's dodgers in five. K. Do you have the worst sound to. Whore had had a good one on tape but. We'll do it for me so I could. This is this is the way to officially ghosts. Don't do it as you know you don't. Do you need to do that? Yeah. That was me right. That was just on tape though that might have been you. I own the by the way I, own the rights to Louche I- trademarked whoosh you should break it out. And then Clayton Kershaw what a storybook finish would that be if Clayton kershaw wraps it up. For. A game five goes to and. And wins the deciding game. Doesn't that get the monkey off his back for good? And probably gives them world series. MVP If he has two wins, two of the full deaf yeah. Nobody else is standing out at the moment nobody else is standing out the moment from the from the plate. People have had good moments. Banerjee was the star Game One. But yes. Yeah. I mean he lets. So I think right now if you had to guess the dodgers win, it would be one of those two guys. Maybe. Seger. Maybe, secret seager hit that home run. The other night will Smith has got a home run Chris. Taylor has got a home run they're hidden bombs in a ballpark and I mentioned this yesterday but the dodgers because they played a couple of games here during the regular season. And they played now a total of fifteen games. This year, Globe Life Park, they have hit twenty seven home runs the Rangers in Sixty Games only hit thirty home runs in this part. So the dodgers are they almost have it's weird because they played here. So long they almost have a home field advantage. Well I. Disagree in the sense that well, let's get Carl Ravages Yeah Carl from Espn Nice enough to join us now Karl. Thank you for doing this man how you holding up. I'm doing great how you guys doing. Good. So bad exciting that let's champion right there. The dodgers have been playing a lot at globe life but. That's an American league. Park. So the raise play there all the time during the regular season it seems like wash to me what do you think? Well, just open. So they haven't they haven't played their because you only played. You're so they didn't get a chance to play that ballpark they played in the Ballpark at Arlington, but this is a new yard I look. I don't I don't think the dodgers played enough games to gain the advantage in any way I think tonight it's it's neutralize their experienced by the fact that the roof was closed and the runs are down to two runs per game. The roof is closed I do know this I mean any player-manager anybody that was there does say there's a decided Los Angeles dodger. As the fans the stands there's you know there's ninety percent at dodgers. And ten percent. Raise. Fan. So there is an advantage that way. Yeah. Carl I'm going to the Games and let's go dodgers is a ver. You can hear it very very clearly at critical times during the game Hey, what did you think of Dave Roberts and the way he handled his pitching in game? Two. It's a good question because I at first. I was curious I I was I was it was different I i. don't know that there's I don't know that there's a role here for Dustin, may that they're comfortable with and I think it's a difficult thing for them to figure out I. Think the idea that that he's given up a run now in three consecutive appearances similarly with Anderson on the other side five straight games. I think that the the season is catching up to a Lotta guys the idea that we're playing every day. Until we get to the world series and again we're I I hesitate to to really criticize managers because look when Kevin Cash came out to Charlie, Morton out of a game in which given up two hits at two outs and. There were two on the sixth inning Look I really like this craziness and it worked So I'm skeptical on on Kinda punching managers when it comes to pitching decisions because they, they may have information that we don't with regards to players. Etcetera Etcetera I just don't think that they have figured out the role for May and as a result it makes things difficult for them Carl ravage from ESPN joining his car you cover baseball year round we kind of cover everything. So you'll have more insight on this than we do and we really haven't talked a lot about it on our show, but it amazes me that Tampa is even here. And I say that because you look at the Yankees, you look at the Red Sox you just look at the division they're in and their payroll is so. Just, radically lower, and this isn't the only year they've been good. I mean they've been doing this since Andrew Friedman was down there. What do they do? This is what is it? That allows them to not only compete with teams with much bigger payrolls, but to do it year in and year out. And look they'll. They'll tell you what their system and their system is to identify in a sense market inefficiencies, and that also means how these players are being used by their old teams and they will say, well, they didn't they didn't use Brandon Lau correctly they didn't use Mike Zeno correctly, we we think that the way we use them, we're GONNA squeeze the most out of that orange my difficulty in accepting all of that is You hear Kevin Cash and Eric neander say you know what we do is we? Put our players in the best position to succeed almost suggesting that twenty nine other teams don't do that. That is exactly what every other team is trying his ear, right. But our players in the best position to succeed they all use similar numbers But in the case I think what they do well is they do identify players other teams I, don't maximize don't use because they have guys that may may play more innings pitched more innings maybe used in high leverage situations. You know you discovered Nick Anderson who who'd been released by independently. And he's become one of the more effective relievers. In, baseball th they they hit on a lot of their players where I think a lot of organizations will spend money on free agents and you know for the most part exclusive of the dodgers and the Yankees and the red sox maybe the cubs and cardinals. If you miss on your big acquisitions, you don't have the ability to make up for it. They hit on most of theirs and they're not hitting a place that that that allows them or doesn't allow them to. Acquire other talent. They're really good at evaluating the really good at understanding some of the inefficiencies of a player somewhere else and believing we can turn that guy around and they're they're good at they are good at it and they believe in it and you keep a guy like here Meyer around and he fits the system and there's a culture there. There's no doubt that there's a culture there and It works as long as you bring the right player into that culture. Yeah, Andrew. Friedman doing very much. This I mean he goes. No. Max muncie discovers. Taylor. Jason he released by the by the ROCKIES. Valuable piece. You guys know it's the difference between the dodgers and the raise I think it's going to bear out is is a two hundred, million dollar in their payroll I mean look at the dodgers are a better team they have better players. You name the top five players in this world series. Is, is there any ray on that list? Maybe Charlie maybe Charlie Morton really maybe Charlie. Morton you would've said Randy arose prior to the OCC played no no no no one no way you're right yeah you're right. Carl. In regards to tonight just game three tonight Morton Ziara is microscopic bueller. Ziara is is right next bueller. If he wasn't pitching against Morton would be the story I. Mean You just mentioned the roof is closed, which means traditionally numbers go down I. Know that feeling bases and hit and run all that stuff is out the window in baseball in two, thousand and twenty but I think we could see it tonight right? Like if movie gets on early and Tampa stole a lot of bases this year comparatively. Could one or two runs be produced old school way tonight do you think well, I mean look you know we we. We have made the case and I think I've seen. You know even after Game One and on baseball tonight we asked the question. Is mookie Betts v most impactful non pitcher in Major League Baseball and now you're starting to see others kinda come out and say he's not only the most impactful he made he is now the best player in Major League Baseball mookie Betts one game one, his legs, his legs, and he's one games with defense. So yeah, sure. mookie betts gets on and he's got Morton over there. Of course, you can see him running we we saw the race score without hitting all home runs, allow it to, but they scored runs by by hitting the baseball on the ground and moving runners so it can happen. Tonight is such a great great game and a and a great opportunity for for baseball fans while it's old school isn't it? Isn't it interesting? If you were to ask either cashier Roberts, give me your right deal pitching scenario tonight and think about asking that question to a manage your I don't know six years ago and you had guys like that on the mound the answer's going to be, I'd love to see a complete Game Charlie Morton I'd love to see Walker Bureau giving eight or nine innings. Now you know the answer is God I'd love to see Charlie Morton Gimme six innings and. If it's let me see Walker Bureau give me five maybe six. and. It has changed so radically and these guys both have the ability if they're taken out in the sixth inning, the score could be zero zero. They could have nine strikeouts each and you know more more than likely they're coming out of the game and then it becomes the battle of the Boltons. So yeah, I. I'm so I think it's really really a an important critical. It's obvious swing game and you have these these two guys who were the two best pitchers on their staffs with all due respect to glass now and smell. Yeah no question about that. It should be it should be a really really fun night. Carl thank you very much for coming on. Know you're incredibly busy at this time of year during the baseball playoffs but unbelievable insight and thank you for taking the time. Anytime for you guys. Thank you. Thank you. All right. Thanks Carl. Carl ravitch there? WHO SAYS CALLS TONIGHT SWING GAME? It is a swing game. Cake, critical game cakes, swing game piece of cake. If they win tonight John if the dodgers win tonight, I think your scenario of a five game series is very, very possible. I may send a cake to your hotel room. Okay. The DOT excellent and ask. Sixty eight hundred one of the listeners figured it out. Thank you, I'm betting ten grand in sixty eight, hundred I know it's a bad value. Bet I. don't Care Walker Bueller tonight bring on the cake. I. Kind of next Foia John Last night there was a magical moment in the football game. It involved. Reminded me you. Everybody. Is a little me Daniel Jones had a great moment. We actually have a number of play-by-play calls. Of this particular A. If you've not heard it, it's really funny. Daniel Jones. Couldn't quite make it to the end zone. We'll get to that coming up next for you Mason Ireland seven, ten, ESPN I seven, ten Espn Mason Ireland I'm live in Arlington. Texas, GET READY FOR GAME number three of the world series. It is. Charlie Morton on the mound for the Tampa rays versus Walker Bueller for the dodgers and we got more of that coming up for you make sure you stay. Tuned and The scoop is coming up next for you all the stuff that we haven't talked about yet. But last night, there was a very memorable moment in what would otherwise be an unforgettable I'm sorry a forgettable Thursday night football game between two bad teams, the Eagles and the New York football giants. So this play, you're gonNA talk about I did not see live I was watching the debate. Yeah. Mike Twitter timeline blew up with oath Daniel Jones like Daniel Jones with an exclamation point. I can't believe Daniel Jones just did that. So I thought Danny Jones did something good. Any kinda did he inside his own twenty? Okay. So yeah. I think unlike the twelve yard line and he's fast for quarterback he's. He's as fast as some of the can he can scramble. Yeah. So he took off through a hole. And he's got macy's got nothing. But daylight I was calling it on the radio I would have been. Fifty, forty, thirty, twenty, two all the way till he gets to the end zone, but he did not get to the end zone diddy no, he did not quite get there John and we've got a number of descriptions of this very memorable moment now Jose important what's important to point out here is there is no defender anywhere near him correct he it's wide open open field towards the end zone there's nothing between. Daniel Jones and the goal line. He's just basically running down the field to to to score touchdown. And Well, you'll hear what happens. Yeah. You'll hear what happened. So hate G-O-V, iron. Eagle, let's start with an eagle from Westwood one. Playing to the Scouting Report Shotgun Formation Jones Fake Zip. Now he wants he's got a huge. Three and Jones. Blair learning. Jones had nothing. Green, grass, and run. and. Tip applies what this has been all about. The is down at the. Just priceless now here's this. Here's the Spanish language call. This is from Fox, the poor taste. Better. than. Daniel. Support. Trump persona, your Lassana Christie. So. What did he say? He's going. He's almost oh, he tripped he failed. And that was Adrian Garcia Marquez again. That was yeah. Okay. Here's the last one. This is the giant's local radio call this Bob Papa. Don't judge is GonNa keep it tells is going to run it judge across the. Go all the way. To. Twenty. Recalls. Term Foster Guy. And he walked out. As. Oh Man. We was wobble but they don't bog down. I loved the Turf Monster God him. It was the turf monster have one more. One more. WHO's this? John. Gets a block. Takes off and he has. Tried to scale Brighton Drugs. Absolutely all alone. Any trips? Going to the end zone and ends up carrying as it is for eighty. Touchdown and he tripped himself he's reading Brandon Graham out there, and then he takes it and once he doesn't pulls it. There's just nobody left even Evan Ingram is out there blocking and this is the only way he doesn't score. That is just priceless. That was Joe Buck I think on the corner right in. The moment is so good. We brought you four play-by-play calls of it. and. A lot of people have immediately started. tweeting me with the video of me and the Mace Plant, the celebrity basketball game that we had. and. The very hard foul that I got from Corey Getty out that knocked me to the ground onto face pulled an annual Jones. Yours was worse because it least Daniel Jones had people chasing him. Right, while the other thing, you just fell down like a drunk Daniel Jones had a helmet on that also helps an awful lot. I was wearing no helmet and. You. Weren't more seriously injured actually was that fall I was concussed and I got a stitch in my lip. But other than that I was I was pretty good. It's done me it stunned me for a while and you know I went back into that Game Mama mentality I went back into that game John even after the maze, plant. Now. I just went out there. I said, put me out there just for two minutes. So I can say I went back into the game after that and I think our coach was Jason Collins and Jason said, sure go don't kill yourself. Adam Was An. Awesome. Awesome moment for me but great moment for Daniel Jones. Is will that go down historically as comical and memorable as the but symbol for mark? Sanchez. I think. So but you know the giants did end up scoring after that they scored a touchdown after that. So it wasn't maybe that'll take some of the sting out of it. They didn't blow the game the game at the end. And Jones actually made a great pass after the debate I flipped over there for the end of the game and he threw a pass to Evan Ingraham that would have locked up the game in Ingram dropped it. In Carson Wentz Eagles back from fourteen down to win that. But no I think yeah. I think it'll be the giants version of the butt fumble. Yeah I think so I think. So the giants the jets each get a great moment like that. All right. Again, I'm live in Arlington Texas Getting Ready for game three of the world series. Tonight you'll hear it right here on seven ten espn followed by the Travis. Rodgers postgame show, which I will make an appearance on as well tonight after the game. And coming up next for you is the scoop all this stuff in sports that we haven't talked about yet macer in Ireland seven ten espn.

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"That's right. That's right people. Yet up yet moving all you people that are normally asleep until noon. Wake up, let up. It's a, it's a one game playoff day. Now UNT it's not an elimination, three, one, six, three, whoever wins today. Winston division dodgers or rocky. And by the way, gets home field for the NFL DS correct. The loser gets on a plane immediately after the game and flies to either Chicago or Milwaukee. And if the dodgers lose, they would be doing it with no starting pitching, correct. So this is Steve, you know, I never ever very often must win game, but this is as close to a must-win game without me. One I love as there is swing is enormous. If you think about it, this wing is either you you wait until you can line up your rotation for the start of the NFL deanza each at home, stay home and play at home or get an plane and go to either Milwaukee or Chicago, the Bruce lead one. Right now. So the the swing gigantic and you're right if they have to come up with a starting pitcher tomorrow, it's probably alley it. What's gotta be either Alex would out of the pan or chicken trip day strip day strip day so day. So the the incentive to win today is enormous. And as you know, I bet a major amount of mythical unethical money that the dodgers would not win the division. I bet twenty grand on with you that the dodgers your win that bet you're anti. Dodger could still win that you don't, but so do I. So this is what I'm gonna do familiar with the term hedge. I'm coming with the big, hey, JR. So I put no bad karma out there at all. Okay. So you're coming with a big hedge yet. What are the totals right now? What are the mythical money total? So after the weekend, Mason is still way on top at one hundred and fifty fifty, nine thousand weekend. You went to three. Three to four to two or three with the push? Well, what was the push Rams minus seven. Oh yeah, but I got forty Niners plus ten. Oregon minus appoint Nath account orients. Yeah, or disappoint Napa. Cal USC plus three. Don't remember the Oregon. Yeah, more you had Miami plus seventy did not have oriented Miami plus seven to that was the lose the loser. I didn't have. I didn't have Oregon. I don't remember organ, you're gonna have to find audio evidence, or you wrote this out on my page and then didn't make the bet. Sounds like I don't think you, but no, Greg. What do I have? You have one hundred thousand after the Michigan loss, and I have one hundred thousand after me. Okay, so I'm about sixty grand behind Mason, but I could make half of that up. Thirty grand if the Rockies beat the dodgers today because you have ten grand that they will win the division IV twenty grand that they want. So I literally could cut my deficit in half, but I'm not going to do that. And the reason I'm not gonna do it is Steve in these turbulent times times you heard this a lot on all the news channels. This country is very polarized. I declare, yes on day of game. One sixty three. Yep, that I want to be on the right side of history. Excellent. Being on the right side of history is more important to me than cutting your mythical money lead. Yes, in have I love you know how competitive am I would love to cut your mythical money lead in half. That'd be a huge gigantic from sixty to thirty and would get, but but. In honor of the dodgers surprising me and winning that game Colorado losing in the dodgers winning Greg twenty five thousand of my mythical money. On the dodgers to win today. Now, here's why if I already have twenty on the Rockies, right? So this is what's called a head in big head. It's cover yourself, but I wanna be on the right side of history. So I'm betting a little more in the dodgers the rocky. So I'm actually doing a huge sacrifice here. If the dodgers win, you're going to increase your mythical money lead by five thousand us. I simply am going. I'm going to the other. No, I'm gonna lose five grand if the dodgers lose and win five because I wanted to be on the right side. Right, so, but you've you at ten? Yes, I bet ten so twenty five grand. Greg on the dodgers to win today. Got it. Now may says ten grand on the judges to windy by you. Ruse really an original bed of them to win the division. It's come down to ten Granville the division on today. Now let me say this you to. I want you right now both of you to say Ireland. We were wrong. You were right about what? What just admit it say it? No. Can't do that. All right. Then go back and the tape for Friday. When Mason said my idea of holding Walker bueller until Monday was the stupidest I ever say. Well, they went a different direction. No, I was right. You're wrong. They wanted directly suggested it and you said, I know they signed to do the idea that nice day on Friday that you told the stupidest idea ever I I'm dry. I would argue that somehow I was still right. You are in co- you're wrong and their dog pie. Great. You know you were wrong, right? You'll. I thought that Walker viewership pitch on Sunday, one hundred. And you said it was crazy to suggest otherwise, here's the thing. I still think he should've pitched on Sunday now with retro with with hindsight, it worked out great, but I still don't understand why you wouldn't throw Sunday by the way also done in Pacific. So you haven't today. What change was Saturday night, right? But you lose yesterday and then there's no today. I don't believe I don't believe in holding a starter and by the way, I'm not sure what they did. They must have seen something in the matchups to say, all right rituals right guy for this spot, but I still don't believe in holding a guy. Here's why worked out great, but I don't believe in holding a, here's why the they did exactly what they should have done. Had they lost? Okay. Head retail loss, right bueller pitchers. The wildcard game, which is the most important game of all. That's what you have to know. Today's. The most important today is important to have all eighty. No women native today is the most today. Day, you punch your ticket for the NFL d. s. and home field for the first round of the playoffs today is huge as Unical, but the game you had to worry about we'll Buehler was win win. He was either gonna pitch this game, which as you just pointed out is critical for all the reasons. Yes. Or he pitches the wildcard game. You saved him for the two biggest games of the season. Sunday head Richhill blown up. Then you still have. They did exact hill blown up. Had the game not gone. It's this way they would've just just the wildcard game. They got one game sudden death not have anyway, but why not have two chances to advance when they do right, correct. But had Richhill blown-up yesterday they would not have had. They would have gone straight to the wild card game. Now having said all this. So I went a long way to argue that I was you're wrong in Jurong and you go back and get the tape, you. Ever. Not wrong, the stupid having said all this. Yes, I've a very good feeling about the dodge. Great. You're gonna win. I think that they woke up over the weekend and said, holy crap. We could blow the whole season, and I think they're still in in screw you mode. And I think they man load in the Rockies to what is your confidence level for today's game? Price. Seven. Greg, nine. That's overconfident. Yeah. My confidence level is five, really? Wow, right in the middle you like you like the Rockies mentor. I say flip a coin. It's based now man coin homefield and Buehler homefield keeps it one but don't feel tips at two six bueller tips. Point out. We've got the game coming up for you at one o'clock today, so you can hear it right here on ESPN LA I look baseball is a weird asking right now. It looks like a should be a really good pitcher stool between her man Marquez, bueller. Hartnell dodger playoff eleven to ten. Yeah. For all for all we know it'll be eleven to ten. I actually I hate the pitching matchup both teams should hate the pitching matchup for themselves. I mean her mind Marquez in thirteen starts in the second half of the season has a two fifty five year. A point ninety seven whip one hundred fifteen strikeouts and just eighteen walks in eight and a third innings opposing hitters. Batting two hundred. Against him. This will be the the the right handers. Second start at Dodger Stadium. This year, he's pitched fifteen innings. Allowing just two earned runs on four hits with two walks and fourteen strikeouts that is at Dodger Stadium dodgers this year in those two games at Dodger Stadium against their own Herman Marquez, batting just point zero eighty. You know what I say to your cavalcade of numbers, what bring it on. It's all different now. Join us season on when I hear the other side. Yes, locker Buehler's face the Rockies five times this season. He has to sixty one era and talking about point ninety seven whip with thirty three strikeouts thirty one innings. It all points to a pitcher's duel. I don't think it's going to be it never is never. It's never what you think. Oh, it's Saturday, you know much on the game on Saturday. I went out to mom's house. Yep. And sat and literally watch sports from dawn to late at night. 'cause it was the dodgers game starting at one. Then we rolled right into my mom's friendly os. Notre Dame fans, tobacco survivor bet. It's tonight. Who does he has a city on the road? Got, he's he's, we can't make fun of. Stupid stuff. This is now his fourth consecutive road team, so broken every single rule nannies still going, and then and then rolled into the US game on Saturday night rolled right back into the dodgers. Five, twenty four to twenty. Had they look not good. So you think people are the, they'll still be circling the wagons. Yeah. Yeah, they they need to. I did not think they looked good and all that is a bad AirAsia team and Khalil Tate. And yeah, but I don't know if you saw this, but Khalil Tate basically had one leg I I didn't see any of it. Well, yeah, Khalil Tate. Basically operated on one leg the entire game. He he, his mobility was completely gone. They did a very good job of stopping the run, but they are sloppy as hell that is a sloppy team and they're not going to win out. If that's the way they play. They're just not the toll open on is a mess. Even snapping the ball turnovers that about one hundred sixteen penalties. It was I, I'm not actually that sounds like an exaggeration and it is, but they had a ridiculous number of penalties. They had ten penalties in the first half alone, ten in the first half along those officials were a little flag happy. Yeah. All right. So we're going to talk mostly about the dodgers, but Michael, I did the Laker game Andy ago and I, I saw some things that were incredibly encouraging. I'll tell you what they are next Mason in Ireland ESPN LA. Hey, it's game number one, sixty three today. You'll hear it. Live here on ESPN LA seven, ten along with. I think except when there's a Lakers game on, we'll have every dodgers playoff game. That's the goal we have every we ESPN has the right to carry every playoff yet, and we never know which ones we're going to carry in, which I didn't know about this until yesterday afternoon. When I found out we were going to be able to carry it, which is fantastic. And you know what I said. I said, well, let start at eleven AM. Can we cover up some of Stephen a. and had dancing bony said, cover up as much Stephen as pasta? Why don't we go on ten? I? That's what I said. What about ten AM would identify show? Yeah, who's running this place standard Sam bony back there. I was curious why we're not carrying this game Milwaukee Chicago, by the way, Milwaukee leading one. Nothing because this game is critical to the dodgers future. Well, I think Herman's who where they go with and who they play now, if they win Atlantic comes here right, Atlanta concern, no matter. Dodgers lose. They play the winner of the loser of this game, correct? They played the loser of cubs Milwaukee, either in Chicago or Milwaukee tomorrow. If the dodgers win, then there are home to the Braves on Thursday and Friday in games, one and two of the NFL d I think those traditionally are late games, but we'll see. Yeah, we'll find out last night and San Diego. The first time LeBron puts on a Laker uniform in a all admit meaningless, preseason your whatever in San Diego. But from the tip Mace, yes, there is a different energy while somebody just hit the ball mile. Ow. That is a ton. Is that Rizzo? Yeah, that is that it's about a five hundred foot home run. I was resumed. Yeah. Was it solo creek? Is it one? One one one now? Okay. Here's here's a weird thing. They just put a graphic up on the screen. Anthony Rizzo twenty fifth home run counts. It does count us. No, he plays one more gaps to ruin accounts. Yep. Like for example, Cody Bellinger will get credit for being the first Oscar since two thousand ten to play in a hundred sixty two games in a season, even though he had one game off in there. But when you look back at the record folks, it'll say Cody Bellinger played one sixty two all right till one one brewers and cups. So there's a last night. The Lakers are in the dump in San Diego. Did you reference it as the dump ever? I MO only one time and I really do it was in the preempt show. I couldn't. I. It's an eight g. building. I didn't want to be. They should fix it up, but I'm telling you there is a different energy. This was this was the head Greg pull this. This was the start of the game. This was five seconds into the game, hit the excitement around LeBron is palpable. This building is packed, and now the tip controlled by Rondo alla Mckee, slim, five seconds into the Lakers. First game McGee does so. Well, all right. Javale McGee basically they tipped it McGee tipped it to Rondo. He threw it at the basket and five runner just mcgee's ran to the front of the rim. They run on everything they on may run on makes they run on steel. Yeah, they run on the never walked the ball up the court and let me allay the fears of people say, well, yeah, but they got Killys away. Okay. That's an actually use the word allay. Every Laker starter had a plus minus of plus. Us something. All right. Ingram had the highest one. He was plus Ingram looked fantastic LeBron found him multiple times and Ingram Ingram was minus LeBron Rondo was plus seven called pope was plus three McGee was plus six LeBron was plus one, but here's the thing about Rondo. He played twenty three minutes. Yep. Okay. He twenty three minutes. He had eleven assists and seven rebounds a machine in twenty minutes. By the way, I've never really watched Rondo ally some with the Celtics, obviously a magician. Men really, really a pleasure. Watch the ball. He's a yoyo. Yeah, he's he's really fun to watch. And I can see just from that short stretch, why he has always been such an assist machine McGee finished eight of ten from the field, eight of ten. So I mean, it was just really fun to watch. I don't know how much LeBron's going to play in the preseason. I was surprised to see. He suited up for the second quarter. There he took. He played fifteen minutes, right? Yeah, Rondo played twenty three minutes Kouzmin played the most played twenty four sorted heart heart and and run and Kouzmin physically could. And I kept thinking, man, they're playing insanely fast. They're very fun to watch and they don't have Lonzo who might who's like a specialist employing fat. Yeah, they'll times you say, so I'm genuinely excited about their team for good reason and so they'll play Denver again tomorrow night. They play Sacramento on Thursday night. Both those games are at Staples Center. Then they'll play the clippers Saturday night at the Honda center. And then we hit the road for two games against the warriors. And that's it. Yeah. And then we're often run. I'll tell you what I think just from looking at last night, I think Ingram is just going to be a monster, especially with LeBron finding him Ingram's gonna be a monster. He had a beautiful drive to the basket in the water. He played heat where he changed hands in the middle of the drive and was just a. A beautiful beautiful score. I, yeah, they're going to be. They're going to be so much fun to watch and I can only imagine. I mean LeBron James in San Diego, the town had to be nuts. It was sold out which hasn't been traditionally in San Diego. But the one thing I was going to share with you is the ratings, so I'd somebody pulled the ratings and send him to me this morning. The Lakers game last night. Got a combined three point, five eight rating one point. Eight, four on spectrum. One point. Seven, four on ESPN. Okay. So if you combine those two, you go to three point five, eight at seven pm, right? At seven o'clock? Yep. It did a four point. Oh, combined rating. It was the most watched show on cable last night from seven to eight at seven from nationally in LA. Now from seven to eight case thing about what's on TV watch show in LA behind Sunday night football and sixty. Minutes while news sixty minutes the clippers played at the same time on prime ticket and got a get this zero point zero six. That's approximately one sixtieth of the Lakers audience. Let's just round that rating to zero point zero, but think about this. So that was sick. That was a meaningless preseason in San Diego, and it was the third most watched show in LA. This team is I'm telling you get on board now they there is they are going even when they lose. They're going to be fun to watch right. They LeBron is watching the broaden a Laker uniform. The best way I can put it is it's it's spectacular. It's just, you know, after after guy covered Koby and shag Powell and Lamar, and I go back Laker fan to worthy and magic and cream, and there's magic sitting in the front row Brian, it's it's a, you know what it is. It's much. Must follow. Yeah, you gotta listen to him on the radio. You got to watch them on TV. This team is now must follow because of the combination of the star power with LeBron this magician in Rondo, and then all these young guys, you don't know what their ceiling is. You never know what they're gonna do that basket. They scored that Greg played a second ago happened within three seconds, opening tip. I mean, they tipped it and had a dunk within three seconds who does that? Yeah. When's the last time you saw that? I mean, it's just great. Yeah, no, it was. It was a, it was a fun game to watch the first half in particular with LeBron James, it's exciting. It's still weird. It's still a little bit jarring to look out there and see LeBron James wearing purple and gold, but it we'll get used to quickly because it is, as you said, must see. And so to put it in perspective, we've played that eighth year doing play by play in ten years, aside nights before that. So I'm going to San Diego for eighteen years, not even when we had checking. Kobe. Did it ever sell out? Not one. Really not one empty seat in the building while not one empty seat. Yup. Lined up around the block just again and then they've, they're getting ready. I think they've attractor in Winston swap meet swap meet on member, San Diego sports arena. They always had the swamp. Right? So to let you know what we have in store for you wet Dodger Stadium. Later today end to the fifth one, one, four hour showdown between the doors and comes much too is the division winner and who is the wildcard, and then they'll do it all again in the can't wing. All right. Don't forget one o'clock today. We've got dodgers versus Rockies for you, and you'll hear that game here. It is Walker bueller for the dodgers versus Herman Marquez for the Colorado Rockies means big job for Walker, bueller with guys like low Nolan are not. Oh, and Charlie Blackmon who are just phenomenal. The dodgers coming off a blowout win where everybody got some yesterday in in. Riester's john. San Diego. No, we were not in San Diego. I talking about the dodgers where we were in the dodgers yesterday played in San Francisco, San Francisco, right? Yeah, boy, San Francisco. Thanks for playing. Yeah, they all that angry. Yeah, beat the dodgers beat LA. It looked like it was mostly dodger fans in San Francisco. I come back next more Mason in Ireland. ESPN LA nineteen ninety nine Mason Ireland ESPN LA what is going on? It is game number one, sixty three and up for you. One pm today. Let us make a clarification. We were saying that if the dodgers survive the next two days, in other words, they either if they win today, they play Atlanta on Thursday night, okay. But if they lose, there's once in our under which they wouldn't play it Lanta if they lose the wildcard game today, then they have to fly either Chicago who is the play in game today, then Lou wrench tomorrow. No, they lose tomorrow season's over. Win tomorrow win tomorrow, then they would go to the winner of Chicago and Milwaukee. So that's the scenario, the winner, Chicago Milwaukee is going to have the best record in the league play while Cartwright. That's an easier way to explain it. Yeah. But I'm trying to remember in terms of this is this is good for baseball. You wanna make winning the division advantageous, but boy is it night and day the dodgers win today they win the division today, clean slate, five game series. They right and everybody rests including Kershaw and her shot game one Walker bueller game to Friday, blinds perfectly. He was just four days. Rest Kershaw pitched on Saturday. He'd be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, you're talking about between Mcgann fried, you may thro review in their Greg. What do you think? I don't think they throw bueller on short rest, no bueller. No reason to grow Kirsch on game. One bueller will pitch if the dodgers win today, bueller will pitch game three of the next yet. Right? Goes Kershaw game. One review game two and Buehler game three. And then hill game four. He'll game for. By the way. Can we just I was so disappointed by Saturday's Clayton Kershaw performance, allowing five earned runs was an era. Startle who said you are what you repeatedly do. You are what you repeatedly do that as Aerostat. Okay. At Michael, Michael new Aerostat will really well Michael, Thomson good to know they hung out. So if that's true, if you believe in in that principally ours, we do repeat who are what you repeatedly do, what how many times Clayton Kershaw have to do for you? Realize that's what he is. This is why I camps Kershaw day last year after game five of the World Series. I'm sorry, you blow for lead youth blow. Three run lead this. He blew two leads in this game on Saturday, which was an absolute. We've got to win no matter what game, and they were able to win it. But it was not because of Clayton Kershaw the bullpen by the way is tightened up a lot. The bullpen looks really good all the sudden that my aided the. Kenley Jansen kenley Jansen is back to being kenley Jansen I'm comfortable. I get to California love. I would feel much better if we don't involve anyone other than those three people. In other words, bueller hands it to made. Who has it to Janssen one any of Greg's buddies buyers. Alexander, Scott Alexander is I believe you're you're the president of the Scott Alexsandr Ross? No, no shag was not going to be anywhere this roster. Not an opposing. Alexander has actually other pitcher in that Bulkin could ruin my day-to-day Zach. Rosca Ferguson pro. All right. So I'm hoping Diddy I wanna I wanna straight lineage from from bueller aid to Janssen. That's why you have those guys. That's why you got him. If you've got a t up the bullpen and I completely agree with John, I'm incredibly concerned when they start digging into that pen 'cause I just don't think they ever know what they're gonna find. Exactly. Do you have more confidence in the bullpen than we do Greg? Yeah, I absolutely do. When they have the lead, it's you see different pitchers. The pitchers that you see are actually very good in those situations. Scott Alexander as a lefty, lefty against the left, he gets ground balls. Rosca is a lefty. He's been really good against lefties. Also, Kalem Ferguson's just been good for yourself. I actually feel good about Caleb Ferguson. He's one, especially against lefties. I'm extremely happy with him. I'm Pedro bias who I obviously have. He's been very, very good this month. He's been fantastic even so be comfortable possibly situation. Speaking of heart cents, the the brewers have gotten to the cubs bullpen. They've Joe Madden sticking out. His started, a cubs bullpen is incre. That's now I'd be nervous if I was the cubs right now. Pedro Strope who's their regular closer is not available today, and so they're gonna play mix and match the rest of the way. And it is not going to be easy for them because their bullpen is their weakness. By the way, the Rockies pretty decent in the bullpen. Wade Davis has been really good. Scotto been good. Chris Rusen has been really good for them from the left side. So they've got a really decent, seven, eight, nine combo that they're going to be able to use. And I don't know if we've mentioned this, but the dodgers lineup is out there facing a right hander, is it? Yeah, dodgers lineup is so I can. I can, I guess, sure. Guess away. So they're facing a right hander. Yes. So it's going to be the all left. He line munchies gonna play. I play center Turner, still Turner Machado stain, no matter what. Yep. The curious thing is who's going to play second base key k it is key care nana's who has been. I don't. That's he's like one of the hottest hitters I've ever seen jock in left. Jockey left. Yep. Now right field. Interesting. They gonna let play yes there. Okay, so it's not as it's not as right as lefty. Dhamma dominant. Hits lefties hits right? Handers better than he hits left-handers JAL catching groundouts catch up. Yeah. Okay. So with that lineup, here's here is the dodgers starting lineup, verses Herman marquess jock Peterson leading off. He's three ten, a double in Homer. JT two of eleven with home run max Muncie. One of five has one hit a home run. Manny. Machado has never faced from marquess. Mongrel one for nine Bellinger one for fifteen plea to for nine with a home run key k one for three with a home run. Kika is completely out of control right now. And you'll remember last year in the in the NLC s. three home runs in one game. Hey, Zeus walks. Maybe Jesus walks. That's a parody account. Says Ireland is this game going to be televised and we have to deal with the blackout on ESPN on ESPN of fact, it's not on sports net. Ella all the rest a. will do pre and post like they always do. But the game itself is on ESPN. From this point on all of the dodger games are on TV. We don't need to worry about blackouts. Post blackout world either be on TBS TNT AM ESPN FOX deals. I come back more Mason in Ireland. Next the SPN I- ESPN LA let's hope it's paradise city after the dodgers win game number one sixty three today we gotta live for you here on ESPN LA seven ten and it is a. Greg, are you still in the school of thought that this is fun? Yes. Abs- not fun for me. This is third base for me. This is anguish for me. It's tough, but it's fun hard like I was going to run over to the game after the show. And then I'm like, I won't be there to the fourth inning. I can get home in twenty minutes. So I'm, I'm gonna go home and watch a game today. It, you know, it's possible. I want to suggest this. It's not necessarily good, but I'm going to do it myself. So I would put it out there. You could go right from the dodger game into this Monday night football game, which is Broncos host. Yeah, which is which is fun game. Nice. Eight hour run in the big screen at is pretty good. I might be a fresh brothers night. I'm extremely extremely conflicted because one is every Rams game with me. Is still now I'm finding out a Broncos fan in addition to being a Rams fan, he's always been a Broncos fan. You knew that you went to, I know, but we've invested financially into these season tickets. That's why we're going next week to. They've got Seattle on Sunday and then, oh and boy, that Earl Thomas thing, if you didn't hear Earl Thomas who's been feuding with the Seahawks, they won't get my contract and he, he hasn't gone. He's thinking about pulling a Levy on bell goes to practice about half the time, but he comes up with a lot of big plays, and Pete Carroll loves him because he's a big play safety, broke his leg. Yeah, in the game on Sundays. So he's out for the year and he's and he's a free agent next year. You never got his money. Yeah, you made me think of Thomas who I saw last night, right? Yeah. Go, he's playing for the nuggets. Now. I say Thomas was second team all NBA two years ago. And now he he's playing on a one year. Two million dollar deal. Yeah. And Earl, Thomas flipped, unclear who he flipped off. I think you probably took off the Seahawks. Who never took care right now. He's now he's in the eyes Ahah Thomas boat. He's a free agent without a place to go. And that's like the last memory that sea hawks will have of the legion of boom is Earl Thomas off the field in a cart, flipping them off and think about it because they ran offered your chairman, they ran off Michael Bennett. And now Earl, Thomas goes out like this. Yeah, it's bad. It is bad. And by the way, this is the reason why would say levian bell, man, you you wait until week. You're my fantasy team, but you wait until week, ten dude, there is no reason. You should risk what Earl Thomas did. Earl, Thomas shoulda pulled levian bell, right? He would have gotten paid Denver as a good defense, and they have von Miller attacking off the edge. Patrick Mahomes has thirteen touchdown passes in his first three games, which is an all-time NFL record. How many tonight in Denver on Monday night football, three be good. That'd be sixteen and four game. Yeah. Three I think is off to, I think tonight will be. I think that Denver will be better than we're thinking. They're going to be. And okay. Did I not for those wondering how I possibly could leave the raiders after twenty five years of phantom? Did you see Khalil Mack? I did. I mean, the bears are now three in one. Yeah, the raiders barely beat the Browns. Yep. Khalil Mack, the best defensive player in the league and know the raiders game for a baggage. Nothing just. Riggan believable, but that's a good money. And I came night so we got the Tigers rolling into Monday night football. Yup. And then tomorrow I got a Laker game, I'm having a good week. You know what? Jimmy five grand on the Broncos plus three and really? Yep. Gimme five grand on the Broncos plus three and a half with no defense. Yup. You know what the other way gimme gimme the chiefs all give the three and a half, and that way we have double action, double action. I'll take the chiefs Craig give give Mason the Broncos since we're both on the dodgers. Now. Give Mason the Broncos and I'll take chiefs. Yeah. Got it. Go home and root for the Broncos. Won out. Yeah, but but I'm gonna see if I can get look around, get rid of that. That half is finding, I think the three and a half is what you're, I will go to ring dot com and see what it says. Yeah, I'll live with it but the. Yeah, that's a good TV night. And then tomorrow night we got the also tomorrow night's gay pride night. Get back to me. Yeah. He will grabbing Jason Collins in the third chair, but Riley can't come on. So the Jason Collins in the third chair tomorrow night, they went the Lakers him to speak on gay pride. Am I supposed to be there? You can you want to? It's gay pride night. Yeah, so only one, the only gay pride night they got. No, I think so. I don't know if LeBron bronze gonna play. I mean, we, we may find out today that's now that's a dilemma. It's gay pride net which you would obviously wanna support. I'd want to support if LeBron's not playing, how much do you want to support it? How much, especially if the dodgers are in the wild card game. The dodgers in the wildcard game. Gay pride only goes so far. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, no, that's what makes this. We'll make decisions about if they would've given me like something to do. I would have definitely gonna gay pride night, but they haven't given me anything to do. No. They already have the anthem covered right games flyer. And Jason Collins is accepting an award so they can't give an award to you life when they give you the the, the one gay guy who covers the Lakers award. Let's think about that for. That's a new ward. They should develop Elza easily Laker fan. Is, would they have to give you guys here? I've been here a lot longer than l z overlords in minutes. What's Astro at Mason? Doesn't a share wards that I would never share the through when your name was on. I, the Bob Miller war breaking news. Yeah, that's true. You wouldn't accept the award what his name was, and I hate breaking, yes, hit the breaking news thing. Oh, breaking news. Here we go. Bergen news. Sinks in Chicago. The cubs just put runners on first and second in a one one tie, but there are two outs and it looks like Milwaukee's going to the bullpen. And by the way, Milwaukee's bullpen, contrary to the to the cubs bullpen. The brewers bullpen is awesome. That's the team I want. No part of when we get to the postseason the team I want to avoid the most is Milwaukee until the until the LCS. That's why if Milwaukee were to lose this game. I'm, I'm frigging confused if Milwaukee lose the same game, they go to the wild card and the dot. Yeah, that's dodgers lose. That's. That's what I want to avoid if at all possible in order for that to happen, the cubs and Rockies would have to win. Right. Okay. So in order for that nightmare scenario of yours come through, I think the dodgers are winning today. I like their lineup. I like their pitching. I like now the question is, if bueller struggles, Yup. How much do you give them? Because think about it. Even if. Zijie none. No disagree who I I think you let him if okay, if you like what I learned about the Darvish game, seven of the World Series. I I've said it then if Darvish loads the basis in the first inning, which he did get him out. I said, no, no rope at all for Walker, Beulah. If Walker bueller looks the basis in the first inning I would leave him in. Oh, well, I mean Walker bueller loads basis in the first inning. It's a really, really long game. But at the same time, the bullpen can fro on back toback days. I know don't want him to. Yeah, I've got. I don't trust anyone that bullpen. And by the way I I have no issue. Walker bueller should have the shortest leash that has ever been invented for a starting pitcher. Wait a minute. So leadoff homerun. You take them out? No, not lead off home run. What's the leash back to back leadoff home run gave up. Two runs in the first back. Toback lead of home runs who were Yuli. Yuli for the Rockies Charlie Blackmon Blackman homers. And then the LeMay you or. LeMay Hugh is pretty good guess homers. So it's to nothing back to back home runs. I still don't take walk out. No, I you wanna shortest leash in the history. You've ball one that would be the very Mary short leash. No, I don't think I think as long as he can keep them in the game LeMay Hugh doll air Nado store. Oh my God, doll is so scary. He said at home runs and six of his last seven games. There lineup is so low. If he hits one today, just hope. Nobody's on bass. All right. When the game, you don't score anyway, Joakim seora into the game for Milwaukee. The first of many, many really, really good arms out of the Milwaukee pen, this Milwaukee to win this game. Now, there's an absolutely huge bat and havi bias. Their MVP candidate is up. It has its bullpen versus bullpen. I think Milwaukee's got the best Milwaukee in the Yankees. I think actually I'll say Milwaukee's got the best bullpen in the playoffs. As an assuming that they're going to get there. On, sorry. So in that sense, would you rather see Milwaukee a one game series in the wildcard or an full five game series in the in the division? I can. I do the option of never seeing no do do I have the option of them losing in the first round of the playoffs so that we get we wait and don't see to just play it out. If they say the dodgers lose, they play in the wildcard. Do you wanna see them in? Do you wanna see them that one game or would you rather see them in the five games? You're basically, would you rather see the cubs or the brewers? Easy answer. I'd always want to see him in five games. You get much better odds of getting to them in five games than you do in one that's five games where Christian yelich can go crazy. Yeah. And again, I think Milwaukee's bullpen is is their strength. So five games of the Milwaukee bowl story. Ah, knievel. Who else down there? Jeffress. I mean, they've, they've got just great arms. They Camacho with I. Okay, so biases up. All right. Rizzo's on deck and he's already got a home run. It's three, the counts, three, and one. I would. I would not throw by a strike here. He has thirty four homers in one hundred. Eleven RBI's in your seasons. Hanging on yet. This out jet this out. From here, go right after him. Now this is going to be on best going to be on deck. Is Rizzo already home or bringing a lefty to pitch his? Oh. His, oh. They, I just think buys is super dangerous here you you go. After this, you go after super dangerous. You're just trying to start to outs in the bottom of the six. It's one one between Milwaukee and Cleveland, and it's Joakim story versus havi bias. Just no ever went to. This is the exact same thing. The dodgers are going to face later today. One of these teams is going to win the division. The other one plays in the wildcard game tomorrow. As a matter of fact, the loser of this game host the wildcard game tomorrow. So the dodgers game is even more of a raw deal. Think about it. Yep. If you win, you're the dodgers you win. You sit around in sleeping bed and Thursday. You open a series. If you lost them, you immediately go to the airport and fly to one of these two towns and pitch tomorrow in a bull pen game because you don't have any starters left right? And then you're going to get on a plane and fly somewhere for the first round of the playoffs. Here, here's the three to pitch is going to be a ball. Swung on and. Fastball right down to go after him. You gotta go after. That's a big. All right. So it's their game is not one one in the sixth dodgers versus Rockies will start. We think it will start no matter what at one o'clock one, nine one. Oh, not. So if you're in your car ready to on your way to the game, stuck in traffic has got knows is going to be a bunch traffic that game is going to start at went, oh, nine, no matter what we're getting. You're ready for it here. Mason Ireland, special dodgers pre-game addition ESPN LA.

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

"Hey. Tons of football this weekend. In the chiefs stayed unbeaten is well, the chargers beat the raiders in Carson wh and key the dodgers on the road game three and l. d. s. and it got off to a bad start. My guy Walker bueller had a a rough inning. He actually pitched pretty well. It sounds weird to say about a guy who gave up a grand slam, give a five runs in one inning, but Walker bueller had a terrible second inning. Other than that, he pitched pretty well and the dodgers were in a whole. They couldn't get out here. We'll seconding. He couldn't figure out what to do with. That's for sure. Gave up to grand slam all of a sudden you look up the dodgers Dow five to nothing. As you said, you look at what he was able to do to get out of the get out of there. Kind of, you know, soften the blow a little. We got back in it. We tied the score five, five in Alex would enter the game in the six inning in relief in Saul. His first pitch get bounced deep a bomb dog, whatever you wanna call it. That salami dog, whatever you wanna call it. Deep derived by FREDDY Freeman to give the brains of sixty five lead after getting a ground out before he was removed from the game, like get out. Come back over here with us. You know, lifting LA for the next serious because we certainly can't afford to have those sorts of things go on rituals on the mound this afternoon for us here at seventeen ESPN. It'll be on at one thirty pm prior to that will be Astra's in India Astros and India's at ten AM. Yep. And then after that you got the Yankees and the Red Sox after that all day, long range, baseball all day low. I think we're only show actually working this morning this afternoon and this evening. He should get make good on that. On the back end. Some other day keys, organ update brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. One win a trip to go to the series, just good to beat up and upload a selfish, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the hash tag be WW LA that's be WW LA. Good luck from Buffalo Wild Wings. That's not fair was that we, we gotta work and everybody else doesn't. Let's what happens when you're on the more, but not a lot of games are starting at six warning. We should start covering soccer overseas little EPL. Yeah, we're off in Morton's. Walker Buehler was not great, but I think that one of the things that two things are going to every gonna notice it outs would give up a big home run. Everybody's gonna know that a Kuna hit the grand slam off of bueller, and those were massive. However, there were two other things that happened last night that I think are getting lost in the show. Whenever one Cody Bellinger made an errand centerfield that kind of set up the meltdown for Walker bueller. So I think that that needs to be mentioned because that was a big error that kind of started that whole snowball running out of control. But as but does that really affect what the pitchers doing? Yes, it shouldn't. It shouldn't. It should be one of the things that he look heirs are going to happen. It's part of it. It's it's guys make mistakes, but it started the meltdown and when when Buehler walked the other pitcher on four pitches, he was fully on till you knew that he was just he was in his own head and it wasn't like he was just barely missing the polls all over the place. It wasn't even close that error was a big deal. And I think. Kinda set him off for a minute and kind of put him in a bad spot. He fixed it and got into it after that was very, very good. The other part in wasn't just last night. It's been this whole series. Manny. Machado has been terrible, many Machado's one for twelve. He hit the home running game to, which was nice. But Manny, Machado had a really bad at bat late in the game and a big spot where he could have gotten the tying run in or maybe not to go ahead run in and he's one for twelve key. And I think that we talk about bueller being young. We talked about this in the first time that he's in a high leverage situation, a high pressure situation, Manny Machado as been a member of the Baltimore Orioles until he got traded. The then played a big game in fifteen twenty years. He's never been in a game like this. I think he's going through that whole adjustment process of playoff baseball. They look, he's a great player. I think he's going to be okay. But right now he's been dreadful. Why think the playoff baseball plus he's probably still getting. I mean, I guess you could say still getting used to the National League. I mean, I don't know by now he's with think so, but you know. You know, I it should come, could come should come and it would come for guy like this. He's been a great baseball players entire Bauge league career. I don't see why all of a sudden he's going to continue to stay in this so cost love. He had an opportunity last night, it's as you mentioned to come. The be the guy that get get, get an opportunity with people on base late in the game to pull us ahead so we can get the victory and he failed to do. So. I think it's the same thing that happened to bueller have has happened to Machado through this series and especially late last night there pressing their when you're a young player and you're trying to, especially if you're Mehta Machado, you make the big deal. You're batting in the middle of the lineup, you're the guy that's expected to get that hit. You start to press. You start to try to do maybe a little bit more than you should. And when you start swinging pitches that are in the other batter's box, the way he did at the end against Vince and I get it Viscaya was dealing. He was throwing ninety eight, that slider curve. Whatever that thing is dropping in, there was nasty. But these pitches were to feed off the plate in his. Flailing Adam, he's trying to do too much. He's present. I don't care if it's basketball, football, whatever. If you are really push at it, especially baseball, you're not going to perform well, you can't press when this pressure you can't. You gotta stay calm. You gotta remain a certain way in the way that got you to begin with you, you are Manny Machado because you did things. Don't all of a sudden star freaking out and feel like you gotta chase balls because you wanna hit a home, run a simple, single, a nice ground ball, right up the middle of something, something that will advance the runners all I'm looking for. I'm not looking for a home remedy. Great to win the game. It would have been great to win the game eight to six. That's great. We'll take that but have been great to win it. Seven, six, two. You can't let outwit pitch anymore. I think we've gotten to the point. Like for instance, Walker bueller gave up big home run. He walked some guys lost himself for about an inning or so, but he got it together and pitch to retire ten in a row after that was pitching really, really well. Well, Alex wood came out of the rotation in late August early September because he wasn't pitching well. We've seen him come in and relief. A couple of different spots has not pitched particularly well. We saw them try it a couple of different ways. We saw again last night that gave them another look, gives a home run right out of the gates to FREDDY Freeman, and I don't know if you leave him off the roster for the next series of the dodgers get there. But I think that you have him on the roster for situations where you're up, big down big and that's about it. I don't think you can put him in any high leverage as jank there started to though after with two thirty, they were kind of going bullpen night. Anyway, I think is felt like because there's no reason, five, I was gonna say there's no reason to take him out if you're not doing a bullpen night. That's what that felt all of a sudden. It was five five, right? And he was on the bench and they. And then once you do that, you're, you're basically burning guy every inning and a half. And that's I mean, they went to a one, two, three, four, five pitch seven guys last night. Wow. Then what guy bullpen any? I mean, we'll put because they didn't like that, but you're up five. Oh, they didn't like what they had. That's crazy. He, that's where he is and look the dodgers got back into it at five, five, the dodgers had an opportunity to leave even though they lost even though they lost. They come off the field feeling halfway decent about where they are considering how they got back on track. Here's Dave Roberts talking about the game after the loss creditor guys for for fighting back and there was some big, it's obviously with the with the Muncie Homer and the Homer. Seventh, eighth and ninth we had, we had our chances and those guys made some pitches and got outta some traffic, but argh is stressed them got on base and gave ourselves an opportunity. But we are to take us over the top to take lead again or to take the lead. We couldn't get that one extra hit. So Michael to Nevis goes back on the Braves today. Of course, he pitched in game one. The dodgers roughed him up a little bit. Rich hill goes for the dodgers. His first start in the postseason this year. And again, it's on the, I think the dodgers probably winded the dodgers are. Clearly a better team than the Atlanta. You look at the Braves, have two guys that you sweat a kunia and Freeman, other than that, that's about it have anything. We got a pretty deep. We got a pretty deep roster as everybody continues to keep pointing out when you go from pretty much from one eight, I would say we, we're pretty good at our bad. And then eventually, I mean, like game, well, we did get our. How do you say Foton? Every Fulton Fulton, we got him. Why is that as your for you, then review review. Right Rio. Yeah, I didn't call him right. You know. Like the caller, say Rahu Rehill re re who you, what do you say? Fulton avenue try have trouble with my RS. Yeah, me too. Fulton average though. We got him in game one. So I think that he'll be a little nervous up there knowing that this is a one one a done situation for the brain. So it'll be it'll be a good game for us. Tonight Richie obviously be on the male again at one thirty here on ESPN LA. Weigh in for bats, come around. Hopefully this'll be the game, get guys like Bellinger out of a slump get guys like Machado out of a slump in get these guys hats hot, so we can get ready to go into the next series. Dodgers played three games. They played twenty seven innings had one bad inning. I mean, the fact of the matter is they played twenty innings. They've had one bad inning, and they're scoring runs. They're hitting home runs. They had two more home runs. What is it? They hit two one, five home runs in three games. I mean, they're doing work. They're going to be fine. Even if today doesn't go well key. I still feel great about them coming back, you've got Kershaw, you've got review ready to go and game five. If you need it that this is why those first two games are so important to build the cushion, and you have your best two guys waiting on the back end in the it's it's one of those situations where you look at it, like you said, we get some of these guys go in many Machado's been one war for twelve Homer. Seven strikeouts in his NF point four eight. Eight, seven opium which is doing read dreadful LVS. There's no word houses, Oprah OPR. It's not very good. Let's put it that way. But his MP h. and his SPF NPA said matter because he doesn't. So you're catching on. Never have never heard anybody call a game MPA. What about whip? Remember what whip stands for? What is whip stand for forgot. Oh, we're on his scoring position. She's. I'm sorry, what was whip walks hits innings. Yeah, walks hits in innings. Forgot whip. The Rams had to go through the official NFC west gully yesterday in Seattle. How did they do and what does it mean for key? We'll get into it next. Certainly the morning show with Travis or Keyshawn. Travis. I don't know about no l z. Listen to this song for second, you know, our guys, unfortunately. Yes. You know, fortunately, girls today Keyshawn national plus size appreciation day. Yeah, but why is it big girls only? It's has pluses, oh, I'm not interested in. It doesn't look at me. Key doesn't say it just says, national plus size appreciation day will rush it. Women love to. That's what he's a big, beautiful. Everybody needs love. That's what I'd say. Gotta find love where everyday it's the day for everything we can find them. She loves love, gosh, that that does kind of in at the same time, they show a donuts TV Nazi. Now you're just making fun now you're going. Yeah, that's not cool. Just saying no. See you working over there. Oh gosh, Rams you've been saying. The beginning of the season, they beat the raiders the raiders they beat the cardinals, the cardinal stink. They beat the chargers. It's they didn't have Joey Bosa and it was at home. They beat the Vikings on Thursday night and it's well. They still gave up thirty one points. I need to see them go to Seattle. I need to see them do it against Russell Wilson. I need to see them do it against Pete Carroll defense in the cold and the wet in this, that the other thing they went and they did it key thirty three to thirty one did it for the entire second-half out Cooper Cup in Brandin cooks you on my side. Now you finally in all in on the Rams I'm not. I'm not a never was not in on, but I'm certainly not going to just hand them, Lombardi trophy. You know, they did a good job by going up. There is Seattle fighting hard. Pretty much was in a dogfight, Dan locked at halftime. Seventeen. All. So they were in a dogfight once they're five lead changes. Yeah, five lead changes in a dogfight all game long, but they pulled out in the end. You got to see the grit, the grind. Whatever you wanna call it with with what they do at the. With one the game Jair golf at the helm in the fourth quarter engineering drive down the field for them, be able to score to go ahead and take care of business and get the victory. They made a big call Sean McVay made a big call going for it on fourth down. Here he is talking about what made him make that call. I think just the belief talk about attacking Lenzi and our guys that you could see, they believe they wanted to go forward. And when you have your players that believe you you, you wanna put the trust in them and they delivered that was the right call. I mean, they made it in one the game for him. So it was the right key even if they'd gotten stuffed on that, I still like the call rather than putting it away given Russell Wilson chance to don't. They scored thirty one on defense that we all felt was going to be the best defense since eighty five bears. I mean, this is thirty one points, two weeks in a row or two games in a row this hung on by your defense. So you gotta you gotta just know that in trust. Like you said, you're players on your field this they hail your team to say, hey. Let's let us take the feel. Let us get the little into a half to two yards. Whatever it is that we need for today. We're gonna win it coach. They went out there. Jair golf, got the push. He was able to get the first nail. They were able to run the clock out victory formation. The rest was his Katya right? They give up thirty one points for the second week in a row, but here's the thing they were getting gashed Marcus Peters had a rough day. He got beat deep a couple of times. He picked up a couple of holding Pennells along the way Russell Wilson connected on a couple of long balls. But the fact of the matter was key. They didn't give up any points in the fourth quarter. They still haven't given up touchdown in the fourth quarter this season, and they they are given a points. They've even sixty two in the last two games, but they're not giving them up in the fourth quarter. Still zero touchdowns allowed in the fourth quarter, Sugata big sack, Aaron, Donald started getting a lot more pressure. We saw Cory Littleton, MC two really big plays chasing down Russell Wilson, knocking down a pass that the defense isn't as lockdown knockout as maybe we thought. But when they have to get off the field, they're able to do it. They made some big plays in the fourth quarter. They, they've been able to show the. That you know they ply pressure, Russell, listen, getting him off the spa. These pressured him on all day long. Basically to make him rattled at times where he was throwing balls with her guys wasn't even there. He got a couple of penalties because of that intentional grounding. So when you look at the Rams, you know obviously they they play Seattle in Seattle to go to different next week. Denver lost to the jets by oddly. Not think they lost by it was a bad. Yeah, it was bad. It's thirty four to sixteen thirty four. So three it is back considering they lost it in thirty four to sixteen to Denver game doesn't look as. Appetizing as it did before for the Broncos the Broncos now it looks like, oh, ramp should be able to take care of business in my heart. But again, here's another tough place to play another hostile environment on the road. Can you take the act from Seattle to Denver it without Cooper Cup in the lineup, potentially, without cooks in a lineup with rentals and hearts taking their place? Can you go to Denver and get out of there and not, you know, von Miller baron down in Chubb. Can you do that? So the one guy that made it out of their Robert woods from the receiving trio. He's gonna join us at nine o'clock, stick around for that. He did you ever get officially diagnosed with a concussion in the NFL? Only we rush. No, I've never never had a concussion. You've never had one? Never got diagnosed with have one. Never not through as c. not through high school or never, never. And I'm still crazy say what's when of never. Never never. What about that one? Shaun? King threw. Never back in back in back in player to later almost killed like those plays too. So do you think you never had one or never been diagnosed with one. Football for how long have never been won somewhere along. I've never had any memory loss and when they give you the smell test and never passed everything, fly color. So do you expect brand cook? This is the second concussion member. He got concussed in the Super Bowl and got knocked out of the game. And here we are weak five. He gets hit again. It's knocked out of the game. I expect for him the play cooks, yes, I don't expect for Cooper cupped wha what's the difference? Cooper Cup got strand body, slam his head different and Brandon critics took a vicious. Different vicious shot. He he was laid down for men. He was able to get up in looked like he was coherent to me. I mean to put him back in the game. You're the reason that the NFL's affair together. Yeah, I go back. Get show aspects. That's what it. No, she didn't have a bunch of concussions if you wanna do that. No, I would have done that. He just looked like he was coherent to me and then they were like, but you gotta go into appropriate. He was slaved directly on the turf Cooper cut minute that that doesn't feel good. No, getting hit, feel good at all. But Brandin cooks hit was a little different than getting slammed, Rick, Leone, your, we'll see whether or not one or both of those guys are able to come back for the Denver game on Sunday, but it was it was an opportunity and one that was seized by Jared Goff, Jared Goff. The one thing that he had shouldn't severe one, one of the things that he had not done so far in his NFL career was be behind in the fourth quarter against a pretty good team on the road in the elements, and not only did he orchestrated drive that ended up with a game winning field goal, but he did it without cooks and Cup who are two of the most important offensive players on the team. He did it with Josh Reynolds, who is an. Experienced player. He did with Cadel Hodge. Choose an undrafted player at Mississippi valley state who caught his first ever NFL pass yesterday. He did it with the b squad. Right. Got it done. No, he did, but it just goes, show you his trust those guys. He obviously practice with them enough to feel like because when he threw the ball rentals and it was low grant, I'm like, ham, he trusts you, you know, I just that was the first thing I said it was like, I can't believe through ball to him. You know it. So it's it's a trust fact, and they delivered in now building trust in in all of those things. So they go on to play the Denver's in Green Bay's in a New Orleans of Seattle's. Again, these guys will have some experience and now you can trust them, you know where these guys did play in the preseason day plan to play with him. They didn't play with him, but they were playing at least they got some quasi NFL rep stern that preseason. So maybe that had something to do with maybe Sean McVay is just genius. Everything about that. Maybe that could be the answer. Let's not do that. Genius get fired. How many genes is you going on? The be vis. Genius has five though so far the raiders with another genius. They lose in what was essentially a home game for them against the chargers get into it. Next as quick fix touchdown, Jordy Nelson, Derek Carr came up and quickly through to the outside Jordy Nelson and the raiders have their first touchdown to this game. From the one credit card alignment hand off the Lynch? No, it's a fake and car under pressure intercepted in the end. So they'll bidding brings it up and so excited that it'll be chargers I down inside the four. Twenty six to ten. The final score at stubhub yesterday which was all raider fans key. I mean, raider fans were out in force as you'd expect when the raiders played the Rams during the preseason tunnel raider fans in that game twenty six to ten, they were never in it. It wasn't as close as it looks at twenty six to ten. It was lopsided and the raiders. I know we're looking for the black and silver lining here key, but I'm kind of going over to your side on this one. I don't know if there's any silver lining for what we saw yesterday. There really isn't. The rate is our football team. I mean, I don't care what anybody tell me this team was not that awful year ago. They had some bumps and bruises, and I need tweaks and things, but they didn't need to tear distinct. Now the raiders shouldn't be one in four and in his position this is over. This is all John grooten. I mean, I had the radio on respect. I have the raiders winning four to five games this year. I don't even know that they get to that as I look at them now. I don't think they get to that because you could clearly for me as ex player. I can see what the players are kind of tired of. The salesmanship that's been going on over the last five weeks in, it's not that they're, they're the quit on their teammates or anything like that. I could just tell that the effort disa- feel like these lost the players if feels like that they're not buying into what he's selling. It's just like we're going through the motions and that could happen with a team. Why did they people like to hear that though? Travis because they don't wanna hear the truth, but sometimes you go through the motions. It's interesting the the raider fans are probably as diehard of any group of NFL fans that there is the the raider fans are incredibly loyal to their squad, and the raiders went through when they went to the Super Bowl. Was it to your Tampa team that? Oh, Yep. So after that, I think they had one or two, decent seasons until two years. They went through nearly twenty years of pretty bad football and they stayed with them. This feels a little bit different because as aggressive as raider fans can be even the most aggressive passionate diehard raider fan has to be looking at this younger, keep. This is five games into the new regime and you're talking about geyser Allsteel football. They're letting go the rope ready. It feels like they've decided that the messages stale, the guy is stale. This is year one. In five games in the year, one of a ten year deal Khalil Mack might be the MVP. He's in a different city on a different team, your franchise quarterback, that guy that you've been singing a song about from the more you got there. He looks like he's a bad player. It's a mess. I told Russia's he was trying to be coherent at the bar yesterday with the other people that was around me. I said that I wouldn't be surprised within eighteen games that car will be talked about as moving on from card. Some point eighteen games from now. People start to say, we need to move on from car. It'll be coming from the raiders organization because car certainly they have certainly car in a situation to look like a less than hundred million dollar quarterback. Now top at the Khalil Mack trae is looking like, what other than Khalil Mack, the Astor talking about the picks you're going to be now picking wear twenties, maybe later that Hello? Yeah, you're not gonna get in Oliver. Bolsa any of those guys if they Sakaba was would have been as bad as you would have predicted based on, you know, a year ago in Mitch, Trubisky you say, okay, get a top five. Pick the bear pigs are going to be in top five. Probably win their division of because the winning it. So he's gonna turn on car. The next move for Johnny boy, we've seen it. He market king gone. What more can leagues, but Khalil Mack gun. Michael Crabtree gone that he's got us on. I r you've got a team that's just not very talented. You got team that's not winning any games if Derek Carr is next. If that's the next guy that he starts saying, well, you know, we may have to look at some things. It's not what I thought it was going to be when that when when when he's done shooting holes, Derek Carr. Now, now where's ago? I don't know who's. No, I don't know. I have no idea, but I can tell you the last one standing because you can't do anything Lynch Lynch is at the end of the deal. You more Cooper thirty. One other teams will take more Cooper heartbeat. So you got one guy that you kinda. Point the finger it as left is to quarterback this one guy that's left and then they have to go to Vegas start over again. They will. It's paying eight say he will be gone. Eighteen games from yesterday. You'll hear rumbling noises that cars not the answer. I thought that this would go badly. I thought that Jon Gruden ten years out of the league would come in and be out of touch would be out of sync with the players. And that appears to be accurate. But what I didn't think he is that it was going to happen this fast with five games. It's five games in the raiders or the raider fans aren't even still screaming. Usually the raider fans are you just wait. You're gonna see commitment to excellence. We're going to, you know, all of the things that the raider fans believe in and it's what makes them an awesome fan base. Even they know that this is a disaster. And how many years do you run out the Jon? Gruden is a retread guy who the game just does not resonate with him and the players the way that it used to before you. So this was a huge mistake. We got somewhere right now. He could hide behind rebuilding for. Deluding and that's all fair. I'll give him that. He certainly could say, hey, I'm building the team the way that I want to because all coaches do that is just like the coaches in in Sherm out in in the giants. He can hide behind manning, not being as a fishing as he would have liked. So he could say my quarterback behind closed doors is not giving me what I want, and I certainly could see Jon Gruden doing that. However, that catches up to you at some point. Because if you keep trying to sell that same dance and people aren't going to buy it, they're gonna Finchley fall a love affair with you say, well, this quarterback wasn't bad two years ago. So the raiders there one four and they're cook the chargers. They key there three two, and they look pretty good yesterday and you look at it to their only two losses are to the two teams that haven't lost anybody. They lost Kansas City in week one loss to the the Rams in week three. And, oh, by the way they were in both of those games blown out of either. One of those games in it, and I don't know if you can have three and two team is as a team that's playing really well and that you love. But if there such a thing, it's the chargers because they've only lost Kansas City in LA your three into your essentially in the mix to still win your division cassette Kansas City comeback. Now, earth always do. It seems playoffs. They gotta win playoff game. Stat about they started nine, eight, ten. They've had a bunch of season chiefs have where they've started aid. No, 709 and no, but one zero playoff game. Those zero never mind like a Super Bowl, nevermind a conference here and they haven't won a single playoff game. So absolutely they can come back to earth is supposed to be tired. Rosh tried. Try of key starting Reiter rumor, let's drive Pasadena and Jamal. Jamal, you're on the morning show what's going on. Man, you guys, we understand that the raiders are terrible right now, and there's a lot of reasons for that. Y'all come on speculate holiday team. They're going to get rid of car. Like I mean. Or you or you, or you, hey, wait, wait a minute. Hold on or you listening to us or you hearing us which one? No, no, I'm listening. Y'all do this every week I've been because I never. I never said they're going to get rid of car. When I said is about eighteen games from now you're going to start hearing rumblings about, is he the guy, the answer? That's what I said, said anything about getting rid of him. Y'all get two weeks. I do not hold on Dana. You're not go sit up and just lie or my radio show about what I say. I did not say get rid of does not what I say it. I also said to me as a player who's been there looking at it, they're not buying into what he's selling. I can look at them entail based on body language based on looking at them run up and down the field. At some point, you know, Jamal, you do get tired of hearing the same story. And that as well, but known. Also they get they get tired and lose players. Injure light in there to hold was injured yesterday. I mean, I mean a cold Miller heading feels during the game, like the specs was that the odds for stacked against them from the beginning, no. Rain is gonna win. Next. Thank Jamal. I, it's, it's not. They have injuries, but so does every other team. I mean, the Rams law SuperCup and Brandin cooks yesterday shuttle best receive this every team. Everybody, this is the way that goes in. So you need to have depth or you need to have some flexibility or whatever might run no room and put that raiders mill where they're nowhere try to put the jacket on me. I'm starting a rumor. No, I say it was eighteen games. You start hearing is the answer. Not the no. The answer isn't there. The answer is what comes after Jon Gruden because this it's five games in and they're one four, and it looks Jamal on Twitter already to UFC fight Conor McGregor goes down on Saturday night, and then the after fight in the stands in the doctor gone was what got everybody's attention. Was that bad luck or is that exactly what you have see was looking for? We'll get into it next birthday, nobody's, oh, but there was a fight on Saturday night. Khabib beats McGregor. You actually handled him pretty easily all things being equal. That wasn't the story at all. The story was after the fight. There was mayhem. There were thugs. There was a quasi riot. There was a sucker punch in the octagon. There was Khabib going into the stands mcgregor's partner. There was punches. There was a rest. Three guys from team had been arrested, and then they were least because. Conor McGregor city wasn't going to press charges. His belt could be stripped. He could be suspended. We're not quite sure because it was a hot mess. Afterwards, Dana white. The head of the UFC was asked, how bad was it? After the fight? We were talking about this fight as the biggest fight that USC has ever put on. And then this happens with that magnitude of an audience watching it is this a bad night for the UFC for the sport, very bad night. Yeah, how bad pretty bad. I mean, super-duper really, super bad. I mean the worst. The answer though she'd been call them thugs atom. What else? Prisoners limbs. Hoodlums prisoner. Yeah. Walked up, look like a prison riot out there. That's. The the answer I was in the question though, that with that magnitude of audience watching this is good news. Dana white can't say this was great for our business, but he said, was a super-duper bad. Look for us in it was a bad night for USC, and then he walked off the stage and said way to go guys for the rematch he's talking about, we can do it again, staged no wasn't stages real deal, but now they can resell rematch. They can say, hey, you never because look part of the reason we turn this stuff on same thing with you. Never quite know what's going to happen. Exactly. There's going to be a fight. There's already blood lust and electric in the air, and people get worked up that make you gotta turn it on because maybe somebody will go into the crowd again, was opposed to win the fight though, like, you know. Fatter fighter. He he's arrested. Wrestler versus striker and he's perio- wrestler. So once he got him to the ground, but he's better than Greg, he was that right obviously. Right. You is interesting point that you bring up because pushes Khanna McGregor is arguably the most famous name in that sport. I don't know if he's one of the best fighters in the sport anymore, but now the fact that he got handled pretty easily by Khabib is kind of like we're not even talking about it. We're talking about the riot afterwards like, hey, we should fight again and it's the fight really wasn't close beat, handled them fairly easily, Ryan. Okay. Well, it seems like mcgregor's always in the middle of a riot east on alternate antics. Travis. His antics is the best fighter thing, but his antics or what we would I know him for. Tune in? It was just as pay per view, right? Yeah, he's pay review to watch him. 'cause you knowing do something. Yes, something's that's exactly right. Whether it's him or somebody in his entourage or whatever. There's going to be some on a mayhem that zone. If Conor McGregor is in the building something, even when he's not fighting like the incident where he threw the share Dolly at the bus press conference, gamely conferences with McGregor. Everything about it. He's been good TV. Every might is a little bit reminds me a little bit of tight scenario when he's not the fighter Tyson was in his prime, but just the antics oppressors, the fides, the post game, you know, inter always into white says, I just, I think he knows this is good for business, man. It's great for business. It's good TV. It's must see stuff because I don't care about Kabieh versus McGregor. I don't care if I see that fight or not, but I kinda wanna see what happens. Next time I want. He may go nuts. Again, unlike the NBA NFL people will try and tune out they will tune in for this type of behavior. What is fighting. It's fighting fighting in a ring, not outside the ring. It's combat sports. The you turn on a UFC. You turn on a boxing event because you're you. Wanna see somebody's watch somebody fight another person, and if it happens to spill into the crowd, we're almost okay with it. Whereas flip on a basketball game, you're watching basketball. And if all of a sudden run, our test is in the seats, it's will. I didn't come for this. What the hell's going on this is your point. The lighter went on for that either though. Record. Your larger point is a good one. The reaction to it is more you see, it's cool. The crazy guys major league baseball. Yeah, we expect 'em us. It's not that big of a deal. The reaction is is I think both it's because it's fighting, so it's going to, and then it's the fact that who was fighting that were less put off by. So if it was a backfired and a wifi in there and it would be the same results. If it was a fight, I don't think we'd react to it, but if it was black athletes in a sport that wasn't combat sports, obviously the reaction would be far axe to blur different. Was a black fighter me. I'm such a racist if it was a black fighter in the ring in with the white do who get the blame, nobody. Like, like you said, if it was John bones Jones, white guy. Yeah, and it spilled into the seats. I don't think we're really. We're not going to come back. We're not going to look at these guys. They're out of control. We got thugs run in the sport. We got animals are on the lose. It's not that. It's it's his guys, two guys got into it into it. I love when people describe it like the animals. These people would say. Oh. We don't need them into sport. Well, then you know, it goes from, you know what the words, the other word that gets changed, which would. It could be didn't go after part of conham Gregor's entourage. He went after part of his posse. Yeah, that's the word posse gets dropped and not entourage and stuff tickles me, but it was interesting to see that they could, you know, like a big brawl like did anybody go to the hospital afterwards? Was guys went to jail and let him out, but no, I there was one punch in there that was a a pretty. The guy in the red was a nasty Sukkapat McGregor. That was as McGregor was still kind of trying to recover from nearly getting his head torn out saying to myself. I don't know that that's such a great idea to be jumping Gregor even if he did get knocked out it. It's funny because I think the reason this is a good deal is because we're not even talking about the fact that McGregor got submitted. Yeah, that's not even the. We're talking about the brawl not the in line is the next fight? Yeah, wind in his their biggest star, but he's lost three of his last four fights believe or something like that. You can only give me so much Preska out the the do Floyd one Florida. He lost. He'd. To like, you can only sell the press conference. So many times eventually he's going to start beating people again and he's not doing it. Lonzo ball isn't doing it. Not in the game. Again on Saturday. He did not play LeBron didn't play. I know it's preseason. I know it doesn't count. I know that he's going to play a lot of minutes. I know this. I know that I know the other thing, but I kinda like to see Lonzo ball with his new teammates, but I think it he's doing that at practice. He's getting opportunity to run with them manana floor at times. He's working on other aspects of his game. I'm not so concerned with the preseason. I'm concerned with the health, getting him healthy, getting back on the floor when he's healthy and ready to go. The most important thing when for you guys go from just a guy came, we gotta get him right because I'm not there yet. But I, the idea of wind is Lonzo become a guy that you know what he's injury prone. That's a terrible tagged hit with somebody. He missed thirty games last year. He's not ready to go right now. When does he become the guy that you know, he misses a lot of games becomes injury. Prone elbow hurts in his shoulder. Collarbone pops out in his hamstring ripped off the bone, and he's injury. Pro has to be a different injury. Can't be the same injury recurring injury because then. That's not fair to him. I mean, it's it's just something that's nagging continues to keep coming up. It has to be a different part of the body. It does feel differently though that the way that LeBron changes everything Broncos from these, the biggest stars, the most important thing that's going to go through the championship. He's the guy that you gotta find a Robin for all of these things, but it does feel different in the sense that it was last year. It was Lonzo is going to be the guy to take the Lakers to their next step to take them back to the postseason to take them back to the glory of winning championships, and it does the, I don't know if it was just Lonzo. It was. We got Lonzo, but in twenty eighteen here the free agents. That's what it was all. It was never his to me. It felt like Lonzo weighs twenty was Lonzo plus twenty eight t we're going to get rid of. Dang, we're going to get rid of mouse goals contract. We'll go to sit clam salary cap, broom now with magic and. When magic and rob took over, yes, allows was the top guy, but they always said they were going to get other guy changed. It eventually got to what you're talking about, but it wasn't when Lonzo got drafted when Lonzo went to the summer league when Lonzo was the of the summer league when Lonzo came in, it was lonzo's guy who's number. We're going to hang up lines, the guidelines fan, but my point is this is that it may still be the case, but it feels like now when we talk about the Lakers we talk about LeBron I obviously put that in a separate category, but then it's Brandon Ingram. It's Kyle Kuzma. It's even Josh heart and then by the way, if Lonzo can get right, we'll see what lawns Lonzo is one of the cast of characters now, as opposed to a leading guy because of because of the injury because of the thirty games that he missed. Plus, that's why if he plays the whole season, when he was on the floor, he gave you something to be excited about and showing growth and getting better at each thing. But because he missed so much time, we're focused more in on a time that he missed in the time that he was. There if you focus in on time, he was there you say, okay, I could see what this is going. He's good. You know not good. It's just a lot, but see you look what you did. You said he's good, but he's not there if you can get rid of their lot. And just thinking your mind, he's going to be there, you think totally different of who he is, what is going to bring to the table? You'll still think that the jersey is going to be eventually interrupters. Yeah, I think that was an overreach to begin with, not that where they picked him where they picked him on. In retrospect, pride, Jason Tatum what had been a different choice, but Lonzo didn't need to be hyped like that. And I think this is part of the problem and I I know key. I know for fact, I'm guilty of this that the way Lonzo a lot of things. Well, some of the things I didn't even do accused me of that. He comes in with height because he's local high school. He's local UCLA. He comes in because his dad is such a forceful personality. This for him in a couple of he's gone away. For a a little bit, at least. And then when they drafted him because of drafted him the Lakers who was talking about it Agic and saying these things, it was, oh, he's going to show up and be the second coming of Magic Johnson. So the bar got set so high that it's difficult to almost recalibrate under a more normal. But after Brandon Ingram didn't have to go through that, Brandon Ingram didn't have to do. He was the second pick, but even have to go through that because magic drafting. But what I would say is he still on par to do all of the things that has been mentioned about him. He still there. He still has an opportunity less again, less something comes along that's way better. Not be Rondo. No, no. I'm talking about moving him to another team. You're talking about like a situation less on the comes along this way better. He still impart to do everything that magic and rob said he would. Do you regard him as highly today as you did a year ago today? Absolutely. In the reason is is because I'm not worried about the thirty games because I understand it was health issues. If you think about Seth curry Steph, Curry's took him three years to get right. Sometimes it didn't come in with the became this, but when curry got here curry was we'll see. He's got a bad foot. He small, he skinny. He can shut Stanford saying, I'm going to be a guy who's number you hang up at Golden State. He's going to be a guy that leads them to championships with very different starting get that. But it's still a situation where you, you got a guy who is regarded as this top pick in LA like you say, high school, UCLA, daddy hype, all the yeast that was put on him to blow him up to a whole nother level. He's still on par to tackle those things. There's nothing that says he's a bust because nothing that saying the player that everybody in vision at the number to everything is pointing in that direction except he had an injury. Which is trying to let he'll before he gets on the court. So there's no need to rush them to get him back on the court just because Rondos there. I don't think there's anything that indicates that he's going to be a bust. I agree with you. I don't think that there. There's he's too good of a player to be a bus, but there is a giant question Mark next to him right now. Just as far as durability and health. He missed thirty games. He's not ready to go right now. And you only missed thirty games that I want injury him. It's thirty games of three different Inge what they're spread out over different. He missed one big chunk and then there are two other smaller could be. It could be how Lonzo nineteen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty one years. I don't know how to rehab. I'm not rehabbing properly. So I'm setting myself back every time. I think I'm right. I'm not right. It's almost like a little kid kid tells you. Ouch. That hurts what's wrong. It just hurts right there. Put some ice on it, but really, there's a crack in a fractured air and you don't really know too. You take him to the doctor to really find out that he's really. Telling the truth, you're listening to ks PIN Los Angeles. That's your listening to Los Angeles. All right. The Rams they moved to five. And yesterday just one of two unbeaten teams in the league and they had to do it without two of their wide receivers, Cooper Cup and Brandin cooks both left the game in the concussion protocol. The man who made it through Robert Wood joins us right now. Robert. Good morning. Congratulations on the five. Good morning. Okay. How you doing. No. Well, during this trip now, five or no? Trying to keep it rolling and keep this going five five in. Oh, you also are shocked me actually. I should tell you that I didn't think I would go up to Seattle. Well, I thought that she would have a str- I thought she would struggle, but actually thought you would lose the game just based on environment, the atmosphere, all of those. What you man. The people to background quiet. Though I, I looked at it and I thought that for minute, I'm like the Seattle's glow surprise the Rams the Rams think they went up there and hung whatever y'all hung on them last year in blank, them gave them seven points that this would be a repeat of it and you found yourself in a little bit of a dogfight. We took over in the fourth quarter because cooks in Cup was out of the game. What went into your mindset. We, I think we knew it'd be a bad. We know we went up there last year flooding whooping on and we knew they remember, gonna put up, we'll go fight and they did. We don't about open co game, they knocked out, you know, receivers at that point. I was just. You know, whatever it takes to win a move, moving around plan, deposition, distict offense rather than keep putting points Robert woods, joining us ranch, five after their win in Seattle yesterday, and Robert, you and Cooper Cup and Brandin cooks coming into the game. You were separated by a couple of catches the balls been incredibly evenly distributed so far through the first four games. When those two guys go down, does it feel does a fall to you'd have to do anything different in that second half knowing that you're the only guy left out there as far as those three guys go. No, the biggest thing play my game. Keep. You know, don't fourth anything. Keep making place, play my game and you know the other guys come in and step in and I have confidence in their Bill to make plays where these guys every single day and trust them and you say, Josh came in two, three big plays, right right off the bat. And Cadarache came in a key catch floors, but you know, the confidence in his team in our in our unit is pretty high. Now as you took care businesses, Seattle offensively, you know, I had no doubt in your mind and all that the offense in my mind, all the offense would be able to score points defensively, though you gave up thirty one points for the second straight game, thirty one in Minnesota thirty one to Seattle team. What are you missing on the defense to be that that I don't know, dominate defense that can hold an opponent to, you know, under ten points again. Yeah, I think communication thing we talk about being world class communicators and they they did very great job on the ground and around game. And I show just just get a all eleven guys on the same page, play sound discipline and sticks. But I think the biggest thing is communication get. All eleven is on the same page. You take on Denver, you move to Denver this Sunday coming up on October fourteenth play the Broncos in Denver, Denver loss to the jets yesterday. What are you looking forward to Denver's defense trying to do. Let's assume that cooks in Cup is not in the line of what do you think that they'll do to you to try to take you out of the game. That's hard to find a way I know how though they'll plan to do so. But the biggest thing for me. We just play our game, you know, play play. Our game play consist him, don't force anything. We like our matchups every single day. This this lineup play my game. I think I think it was, oh, well. And I think our big thing that they can take insistent Rams wide receiver. Robert woods joining us on Keyshawn, l, z and Travis take me through the last couple of seconds of the game with Sean McVay decides to go for it on fourth down with there, ever a discussion of not making that play. Now, the biggest thing was I felt like you know, early had two big runs on the play before where I think you know, he, he got the spot, but so I think we're moving ball for moving the ball forward every everything time. So in that fourth down, we knew going to positive yards, but just to put it in Jared pan our captain, our leader team and just to sit off a game like that at their place is is very big, you know, in on their their territory just to sell off a game like that is very exciting and a lot of motions like on the guy Robby mentioned Jared, Goff, and you put the game in his hands. And what about the differences between him this year and last year just to go, then he had a great year last year, but it just seems that he's operating on a different level now. Yeah, he is. I think had his confidence is very high. And as understanding of the offenses. That was higher night coach on the failed. He's able to call plays and make the correct every single time. And when you get to the accuracy, livable and catchable spot, everything Don right in front where you have to run and you know, Kassebaum stride. And I think his his film study and the the style in which show McVay likes to play in the play calling the way he assembles the ball, several different receivers at all times of backs. He just he knows what to do from an offense standpoint cause eat a best offense coordinated you've ever had. I would say so he's very, very creative final way to create matchups. He's always thinking he came up to me and Cooper before the game and thought of new play. But he's just always thinking, always creative and listen to players. And I think the biggest thing he makes place to bring our Billy's building needs to play Robert woods, joining us Aram speed, the thirty three to thirty one yesterday. He had five catches for ninety two yards and Robert eight o obviously we talk about the Rams every day. We cover the Rams every day and it just feels like more and more people from outside of Los Angeles. Getting on board talking about you guys is the best team in the league. What about inside the team does? Do you feel that the feel the? I don't know if it's a spotlight of pressure that comes along with being one of the last couple of beaten teams in the talk of the entire league. Not really got an John out of win, although the media stuff because I mean, we're not we're going well, but we know we take it week by week. I think the biggest thing they have a lot of mature guys know it change every week, like, like you said, we're going to see. I don't have a battle that one out, but I'm a win win. But we know Denver's coming up in this whole week match out and we have to focus in log in. This is our most important game, and we all look at it that way downtime to we could go, you beat the Minnesota Vikings and you had, you know, several days of what did you, what did you do to prepare for Seattle other than what the team was doing. Just trying to get my body back. I know I have the extra day. I know we have to explosive the biggest thing. You know, getting my body, my body back and say, gets a mama sizes in and just studied this study. Our opponent had extra day study, each of their DVD's, even secondary Earl was going to be awesome. You know, they're going to try to switch up the game plan a little bit still play the same defensive, and this just wash their Tennessee's TRAN and fine with expose like we did rubber. What do you do with USC this week? Coming up. What about what about your Trump. Where am I s? E has still rocking with my boys. I know they play well. I felt like this up and down up and down season biggest thing. Just stay consistent, find their rhythm offense. And of course, you know, get the ball favors would do you think the biggest problem at SC is right now is at the offense of coordinating, or is it just overall our style of play. I don't know. I don't know. I watch it, but you know, in in shine from day. And then some days they look slow and some quarter they look amazing and they look unstoppable. Just a Vegas, that's fine, fine. Consistency and find a rhythm, find a flow and really have have stallion identity of of your team. I think Robert woods Rams wide receiver joining us in like mentioned a minute ago that you would Cooper Cup and Brandin cooks and Todd Gurley or getting a ton of catches. And I, it spread out pretty easily win. The play comes in and it gets called in the huddle. Do you have a sense of when it is going to be you and maybe win? It might be somebody else? Or does it feel like every single snap, there's a chance at ball's coming to you. I feel like in this offense. Everybody's confident Billy, they'd beat their guys. And so the biggest thing is like you hear play, you know that number one or two read, it's gonna have the best chance to getting a ball dear. It's gonna be accurate what he's gonna make the read on time. And I mean he makes easy for for us. You know, we would get ads and we know the Balkan the out on time. So when we hit a play car, we we know at that point. All right. It's, it's you your, do you feel like you know, leave in buffalo. Now this your second around, you feel like you died and went to heaven with this offense. Pursuer is like nine like this coming from a Russian offense to a passing offense team who around the ball very well have a great running back as well, but see, but balance due great path and the tag rushing attack and where the offense, where every receivers and facing offense, Robert woods US's third-best wide receiver join us. Thanks for coming on. He Ida let like TV, but Robert woods big game for him. Again, five catches ninety two yards and was the only guy out there in the second half that Jared Goff had a little bit of familiarity. Robert is single season all time leading reception guy at USC. I'm not even gonna. Ask who number one is. I'm not. I'm not gonna give you the pleasure, but when you called him number three, who are you thinking has never to. Oh, I just I, I don't know such as separation between two one out. Have you know what is. I wasn't going to give you the satisfaction but took it with it.

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HR 2 : It's Opening Day

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

44:10 min | 9 months ago

HR 2 : It's Opening Day

"Ooh, it is Thursday. It is opening day Thursday. It took it till. For us to. GET NEAR L Z, but we're going to see Major, league, baseball, the counts tonight and the dodgers are a part of it, and even more importantly than that. They're going to do it with their new. Three hundred and ninety two million dollar man mookie Betts signs a contract extension, the second biggest contract in Major League baseball history second to Mike Trout's deal. He signed not that long ago and what a way to kick off what his already a weird season, but now the dodgers have one of the best in baseball locked up for the next thirteen seasons. Yes and you know what I am here for all of that. Here for all of that I mean we had a lot of things. Look forward to coming into this year. Out at sea before the pandemic. And, then we had a lot of these forward to just in the midst of just thinking about the bubble, the compensation that started way back in April about maybe coming to Air Zona Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. Now even though we won't be there. When we watched tonight. Knowing that the core of what we see is going to represent this city for Lisa decade because there's no way the Niagara Lucky and cody bellinger volunteer right no way that Wa- computer is not going to get A. Deal. We are going to see the very beginnings of damage, which is crazy travers, because we're talking about coming on the end, and maybe winning an eighth consecutive division title, and now I've just now beginning to think about a without the be dominant. Yeah, it's weird, isn't it? But you're right you're. Right. This is a team that by any any measure at all should be at the end of your window right when you've won the division seven years in a row, you cannot honestly look at this and say Oh, yeah, we're still right in the middle of it. That doesn't happen I. Know that the braves had that run with thirteen, but we're. We're talking really extraordinary circumstances to win even more than one or two in a row. Three in a row is pretty remarkable. They're. They're looking at seven, and it feels like and you said it, but it feels like it changed yesterday, and it feels like it's not going anywhere because the addition of vets that hit me back up a little bit. This run that they've been on has been the Kershaw run. Okay for better or for worse than almost always for the better. This has been the Kershaw run. Best Pitcher in baseball multiple CY. Young awards end EP Hall of Fame Career and he's been the backbone. Backbone of this run for the last seven years, and even going a little bit further than that, but it feels like from today moving to whatever's coming up next that backbone is no longer running through number twenty two. It's running through. mookie Betts. It's running through bellinger. It's running through Walker Bueller. It's running through. Guys like Cory Seager, and this young core of guys that are absolutely at the at the beginning of their primes or right smack in the middle of it in this. This is the beginning of another run. It's just that the number one the first one never actually ended and this one feels like it's going to include world championships that this one would be the the dodgers missing out over these last seven years has been disappointing a couple of them just absolutely gut wrenching, but if you've got bets and bellinger and Walker Bueller and Cory Seager, and all of the other players that you have around him in this team doesn't get it done. It just it's inconceivable. It's going to happen. It's going to happen. It Oh. There's this this doesn't feel like Chicago. CHICAGO, the very beginning, they had finally broken. The Kerr's one. They had a lot of really young talent. Even though they had an MVP and never felt as if Rizzo and Kris Bryant and those guys, they were young, and they were talented. It just feels like this collection of that. We have the dodgers and the talent level. Is this better? Better than that. And, so, that's why still so bullish like normally I. Don't get caught up in hyperbole of August the beginning of a great run because sports happen. But this go round. This does not the beginning of a great one, even though they're already are in the midst of the great love that signing yesterday just. To be a Granddad to take my kid. My grandchild to a baseball game. And be able to look at her or him and say. I'm old enough to remember when they only one seven division types. You're so silly. They've always one of these twenty in a row. What do you mean? You're right I like i. like the comparison you to to the cubs and Kris Bryant was a great player. And you look at some of the you know having pies, and these guys are great players, but what the dodgers have did is different. is in his early twenties and already has an MVP in his pocket Lewke. Bets is on the right side of thirty. A couple of years has an MVP and world series in his back pocket. But what this team has that really very few teams do have is just an. An absolute abundance of really talented pitchers really talented. pitchers are not Clayton Kershaw. Right that you look at guys we. We've talked about Bueller all the time. But you. We've all watched. These guys. Pitch Dustin may is the real thing this. asya gray the pitch the other night better than it's going to do some work in major. League Baseball Mitchell White. We saw a couple of nights ago. He was lights out. Tony Godson. Who We? We really don't talk about very often. That is eight every fifth day in the major league. League pitcher that you run out there and you have a really good chance to win. We'll talk about. Julia reassumes pitched for the dodgers for a couple of seasons. He's like twenty three years old I mean they've got this entire roster of guys that are incredibly young and talented, so we know they're gonNA score runs, but it's not like they're going to be given up a bunch of on the mound either because it's not like. Hey, we've got Walker Bueller, and then we'll figure it out from there. You've got Walker Bueller. Bueller and then I just named another four five or six names. Those guys are going to be the for the dodgers, or they're at least assets to go get other proven major leaguers at some point. This is another credit Andrew Freedom that. They filled this thing up on the field on the mound in the dugout with Dave Roberts. They just really haven't missed a shot. Since these guys started running the show other than having some bad luck, questionable decision making a game, which is just part of and Cedars and Juniors don't. Cheaters for sure Alvin Cedar I remember from the outside loop. moved. Bouma bull twice Damn Cedar. I remember before moving to La. Thinking, what a horrible mistake! It works that God grant you go! That I was like. If you get two of those guys, you can win. You just got roll with them because we have seen it too many times before. We just witnessed it this past year. Two arms in the postseason. You can win a chip. and. I thought once that go I was? Going to be is going to be a rough ride now like the best decision that could have ever made. You know and now it feels. You know leading Zach guaranteed. Go was the beginning of the dominance and not the end of what could have been. Crazy. They look. That way they got out of the rank business at exactly the right time he had another couple of. Good seasons and Zachary is a really good pitcher, but if you said to me, Zach Cranky at super high dollar, or you want estimate, it's a no brainer. It's a No. May unless it's a WHO do you want to pitch? Tonight got one chance to save your life baby. I'll take the veteran guy at that point, but if I got to play the next several seasons, give me the kid absolutely. I want eight seven seven seven ten. ESPN your thoughts on the signing of mookie Betts Elsie. Here's the question. mookie Betts has an MVP and his twenty seven years old. Cody bellinger has an MVP and his even younger than that you forget. Cody bellinger's been major league baseball for less than five years. He's been in major league baseball for less than five years played in a couple of world series been a National League Championship series. MVP been the National League MVP last season, the guy that hit over three hundred hits, a bunch of home runs led Major League baseball in war last season. He might be the second best player on the. This is what we're talking about. It's absolutely crazy. And the and I keep going back to this. Because this is an important aspect of it and the guy who people think might be just as good as if not the better we put them on is. Because we don't need them right now. I CAN'T I. Understand that I think about like the way that the Lakers slowly brought in Koby. Right, so they get koby and he doesn't play. A whole lot doesn't start you know he's looking here. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah other guys who were drafted ahead of him. I plan big time minutes and the Lakers Kinda had on ice because we had an extra quick. Eddie Jones with start at that position, and it was like a luxury. And then once they were ready to lead Koby. Go, you could bring them back. It was just a rap, and this is the way I feel about you know everything. I'm hearing about Gavin. Lux It's like we may have the better of the three on ice because we don't need them right now. What is this going to look like? We take them out? Overnight? Let them defrost. Give it to put it on the grill. Falling first of all, you're supposed to defrost in the refrigerator. That's how you create bacteria by leaving out of the counter. You Ain't sippy. You're supposed to do it inside I. Don't want you to get sick. I care about you. I WanNa make sure that you're healthy. So that's the first thing I'll tell you. Gathered locks is an incredibly talented guy. I think everybody in the dodger organization expects him to make all star teams in the future. He's not going to be better. McKee bats or cody on cody boundaries, but this is this four seasonally to all star games an MVP rookie of the year and. MVP Like I mentioned and Mookie Betts is better than him. So so I mean. If if Gavin locks turns out not to be better than Belcher or or or bets, that doesn't mean he's not awesome. That means that those guys are two of the thing about it right now. You've got two of the top. What what? BET IF WE'RE GONNA agree. Buki beds is the second best player in baseball. What's Cody bellinger? Fourth I mean we're. Worth. Say Forthright right because you can't be MVP. Of the season and then be below fair in terms of best players. Yes. I'm trying to think of other guys. I'm taking Astros. Guys had thrown in the trash because I don't know what they are. If they don't have their buzzer system attacks, so take all of the Astros players off the board, the only other guy that ams thinking okay give me him instead of balance right. Now Nubia took is Christian. Yelich right. That guy is that due to yeah, but he looks weird. Arcade Science. With Travis, the APP when I think about these days I? It's a full circle three sixty listeners. This is three sixty marquis. Who's on your billboard? Since doing all the big type entities whose oprah go to sit down with? He's got a weird look I don't know if I want to do that. I don't know. Coney balancer. We're I'm. 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If you want to get in and get your thoughts on the dodgers. lookie bets for the next thirteen years three, hundred ninety two million bucks. This is a whole `nother part. We really have kind of got lost in the shuffle of everything else. That's going on ranch. The chargers had a new building so FI stadium. That's where we're going for our first call Rod. You are on the morning. Show what's going on. Good Morning Gentlemen, everything good. Thank God. We can pretty greg good. Well Go. Go ahead Oh. Yeah, no I wanted to get my thoughts on the trade. You know I'm I'm stoked man. I feel the same way. I felt when the Lakers got Lebron James We have lookie bets. We could lockdown cody bellinger Walker. Bueller we're going to be set for the next decade gentlemen. This is a really good day last year. The year before I thought to myself we can't get any better. That's the same thing. I'm thinking again Utah. Hoping for big thing is this next decade because you don't go dodgers. Thanks right. Yeah, look, this is this is. Not only did they add the second best player in baseball? But they set themselves up for the long term, and like you said something I think it's incredibly important. Last segment sports happens right it. Every team that's thought they've said of the set themselves up for a ten year run. Stuff, no better example of this I, think than the rams that when the rams were when Shauna gay up, they win the division Atlantic clips and you say they're gonNA. Come back the next year. They're going to be better and they were, and they end up in the Super Bowl. And you're thinking okay. In the Super Bowl in just his second year. We're on and miss. Is Sports happens? Here's here's wiping. The dodgers are in such an extraordinary position. There's no question that they're gonNA sign. Cody bellinger. There's no question that they're gonNA. Sign Walker Bueller question that in the event that let's say something terrible happened. Want to say a name out loud. Let's say somebody has a career altering situation. Let's put it that way. The dodgers. We'll find the next guy. They've already proven that they can find the next guy. They've already proven that. They're willing to spend money on people that they identify as the next guy. Big On Bryce Harper, he just made a different decision. They went big on Mookie Betts. They're gonNA. Go big on the other. Two guys and more importantly arguably is that they can identify the key K Hernandez. They can identify Chris Taylor. They can identify the maximum Muncie. That's why they're set a for a run. Equally to the fact that they signed star players that they've got people make great. Great Decisions and that's the reason why your aren't percent correct drivers, and that's the reason why when we talk about the Rams I don't have as much a down. A Debbie Downer sort of feeling about it because I. Believe in less meat I believe in the scouting team I believe they shown an ability to find the gems citing the number. One overall pick doesn't make you a great GM. Know? What makes you a great GM? It's finding that guy that went to that here. Three school that only one four gangs. And notice I could we could do something with that. That's we you make your money and I think less has shown that. And I definitely think. The dodgers bad backs Muncie. You have to understand. This man was work at Costco. Like this is where he wasn't his career. And to be able to see that and to be able to work with that, and then for Max obviously put into hard work in order to take advantage of the situation, but it wasn't a situation that he hadn't had before. He had been picked up by other teams before. It just didn't work out. He still found a way to a championship team and he's still find a way to become an all star, and I'm going to give the dodgers credit for seeing the potential that. That's work makes a great GM. I WANNA put numbers to that. Because your points, a great one Mac muncie played in the major leagues for the Oakland. A.'s in Twenty fifteen in two thousand sixteen didn't play Tom Forty five games in his rookie season, fifty one games in his second season and hit a grand total. Of Five home runs okay. He hit five home runs. He hit three. His first year to his second year did not play Major League baseball in two thousand seventeen. You say it again did not play Major League baseball in two thousand seventeen. The dodgers say. That Muncie do. We'll take him. He shows up. He hit thirty five home runs. In two thousand, eighteen turned around last year, hit thirty five or more home runs in twenty nineteen. He's hit seventy home for them in two seasons after hitting five for the as in two seasons with them. That's knowing the that guy is not a five home. Run Guy. That's a different guy. We'll give him bats. We put him in our system. This is going to come together and it worked out beautifully. There's more than just Muncie. There's Christina Chris Taylor was just a dude. In Seattle, he's HE'S A. A right? He was just, but he wasn't. He wasn't a guy that was a difference maker on whether or not, your team might get to the world series with the dodgers. See has been I mean it's not just a guy. It's all of their guys, and Oh, by the way when it is an opportunity. That's a no brainer, right? mookie Betts who would want mookie Betts? They get it done. Get it done. They signed a big dollar deal. It's done for the next thirteen years. You don't have to talk about whether mookie Betts Asleep it or not. Yeah. They've shown a tremendous amount of patients. They've been aggressive when they needed to finish. They're very good at ignoring the birds. You know people like Travis and L Z she shot at. People who are like what if they do? We need. To do that and. Maybe just maybe they know what the hell they're doing and we need to just sit back and be patient because as much as you want to criticize Dave Roberts. Managers, since he's been hired, has been more successful. Nobody consistently successful. Yeah, so I mean when you when you think about the fact that they've been so disciplined in both are seeking a free agents, big name and small way. They go about their business. They will run franchise a complete one eighty. For what they used to be known as for the. How do we talk him? Do I don't like calling him by his. Park parking lot guy. Marking Guy Yeah Yeah. That's a good one. Parking Lot guy was running the show we're. Way from parking lot guy. Let's just pretend that never happened because the dodgers go all the way back to when there were Brooklyn with branch rickey to when they came out here to La, and they had the o'malley's running the team here, and they had a long run of not just winning championships and win one in the sixties would. Work incredibly competitive in the seventies went to the world series multiple. Times. You can get it. They went to in the eighties they they had a long run, not just winning, but being one of the best run organizations in baseball that every year the dodgers were almost never bad once in a blue moon. They'd have a team. That didn't win very much, but it was rare they were the they were the envy of just about every other organization at baseball, and then parking like I got a hold of them in screwed it up badly with they're backing out. They are again one of the best run organizations in OBI. back-back imagine rights to say. And it's and it's and it's great seceded act. I don't want to sit here and Chirp and we got Mukhi. You guys screwed. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. That's what Yankees fans do. Yankees run get Giancarlo Stanton and go. Yeah, we're GONNA DOMINATE BLAH. Blah Blah Blah Blah, and then you're still waiting. See of kind of pan out. I'm not GONNA do that. What I will say is that. We're better than the Yankees. Because our ability to find hidden talent has proven to be better than a Yankees especially reads the history really good at getting the obvious main. We're really good exuding all the names. So tonight opening night against the giants. I'm going GONNA fast forward tomorrow morning. Six o'clock zero Travis in the mornings, final score giants, five dodgers to are we singing a different tune or A different tune because of one game opening day goes way because baseball is. Score. Yeah, that's the final score I thought that was the first. Five. To. A whatever. No we don't do less than nine runs. Apparently, that's. Asked. To just assumed that was the first or second any store. Now you're telling me that we might get like handled on the first game of the season. I'm not going to be worried, but I'M GONNA. Lakers first game in a season. I'm watching now. I'm a wireless. Let's see what you do at Kershaw's Jersey if he loses. On that. Smoked I'm talking about them losing a baseball game which they're going to lose twenty baseball. Even if they played great, they're GonNa lose twenty times right I mean they go forty and twenty, seven, fifty, nine and one fifty nine one. I say forty five and they're I. Think they'll do fifteen times of course sixty game little season. If this is the first one you know, so be it, but if it's one the first three then I'm freaking out. Well. This is how quickly it turns and I don't think that it's a four game series opened the giants. Let's say it's two to okay. Let's say to lose to and either okay now. You got to go to Houston. I'M GONNA. Say This not going to say often, but I'll say it right now. The Astros are good. The Astros are cheaters, but they also have some really good players so going into Houston for your next two games. Let's say split those two, and now you're three and three. You've played ten percent of your season in your five. By the way yes. Ten Games would be a arrogance that would be seven games or six games. Excuse me you'd be three and three. That's ten percent of your season right there. What do we feel in there? I'm. Panicking. Because either that means that they're going to get off to a slow start, which could put a lot of things in jeopardy? Other teams are a little bit better than the division than we thought. Because if we're three and three that means we dropped some to San Francisco, which they're. Suppose the awful. Awful. Then maybe this won't be an easy division win as we originally had considered so, that's the reason why I'm panicky plus I just don't want to lose against the Houston anyway. I don't want that. Our rather every game to the giants and sweep the Astros. We will see we're going to talk to Horeca Custodio. He covers the team for the La Times. He joins US next on the morning show on seven ten ESPN. Opening Day Twenty Twenty Major League baseball season is tonight at dodger stadium against the giants joining us right now. The man who's on the beat for the L. A. Times for Casio joining us here on the. Good guys? All Right? What's the brother was a good day in the. Buki Buki we got Mogi. Can you talk to us about how this deal came down? And Talk to a quick, because I just looked at major league. Soccer matches down, and and what we're looking at is yeah. It was not good, so please tell us how did this get done? Yeah so basically you know. They traded for movie. the beginning of February report spring training You know hoping that he would be a guy, not just for this season. He would've be just a one-year RENFRO, but he would be guy that would stick around, and it could persuade them into the stakes. Obviously, things got complicated. Shut down they topped on contracts, according to the freemen talk contract in March before spring, training shutdown, and then five or six days ago last week, negotiations resumed. mookie wanted a deal done before opening day to avoid any distractions an and they figured it out and got it done yesterday. Korte Custodio joining us here on the morning show we obviously with the signing of Mukhi. Bets in in knowing that the dodgers have won seven division titles road. It feels like they're getting ready to go on another great run. Everybody's very excited very positive as you look at this team. Where is the soft spot? Where's the spot on this team? The Rossi know what they could be a little bit better right there. Yeah I think I think there are two spot you know offensively position player lies the team as really no weaknesses. They're very each you know one through nine with the d. h. now and you know guys coming off the bench and all that I think two spots or you know they're starting rotation This team is historically in the last few years. Is that a lot of debt? You know they lost hundred and. They try to catch him my Ada. They traded for David Price and Mookie Betts. He decided not to play the season. So now you know you got Clayton. Kershaw you've got walk could be looking after that you've got you know maybe it. Proper question, March know Julio Diaz has big potential, but he hasn't done it yet. As a starter at the major league, Ross, stripling bounce between the bullpen and the rotation. In the rotation, but he's also been bumped to the bullpen because the dodgers believe other better pizzas and he wasn't supposed to be in this rotation until praise was left, decided not to play. And then you've got Alex, wood, who had? Back injuries last year. WHO has of obviously shown us? Potential here in la, but there's no question marks of in the rotation and end up being the final question mark remains the back of the bullpen You Know Kevin Jansen sort of regain. can improve on what he was last year last year was his worst year in the major leagues, the questions, Blake driving and Joe Kelley, you know I think the back in the bullpen is the question mark? Real quickly. Follow up on what you're talking about with the rotation and some of those guys beyond Kershaw in Bueller, if because of the shortened season, if some of those other guys, you mentioned whether it's would. Linger those guys. Could we see Dave Roberts? Juggle, that pretty quickly and go to guys like Dustin May Tony and could we see them? Go into that rotation early on these guys stumble out of the gate. Yet so, that's something that I think we're all sort of figure out. How quickly will these managers in this instance day Roberts sort of not blow it up, but quick names. You know we'll takes to starts. We'll take one week. You know this is a sixty games teasing every game conflict, two and a half times as normal so yes, there's a chance that they may think. We're GONNA see best in May pretty out of the gate pretty early, taking up some some innings. He's probably GonNa piggy-back Walker Bueller in Houston on Tuesday meaning he did come in after Walker maybe two three four innings. Dustin mayor early on, but Tony Gaza's an option down the road. Just I agree as an option down the road. different guys younger pieces. They don't have that veteran sort of guy waiting in the wings. You know case someone tears waiting. To come in and out, they got young. Prospects don't pieces. I want to go back again. Hey, to the signing of Lewke, because he gave an answer that raise my eyebrow, which was simply being asked. If the Boston Red Sites had offered similar deal or the exact same deal, would he have been a red sock just as easily, and he didn't finish, they give the answer he just acknowledged was interesting intriguing question. So, what is your sense with that being coy? Are We lucky to have lewke. He could have easily been a red sock. Where are we with this? Thing both right I think I think the answer was telling. He also mentioned yesterday that this is in this entire process going back to the red sox where you know making. A contract extension offer. He wanted fair value. I thought the him last week for a bit for about twenty minutes for story I wrote. You Know He. He said he liked Boston asked him. You know as being a Boston talking anyway. Being a black like no I I was good I, liked it there. You Know I. Have Friends there all that stuff he he enjoyed his time in Boston He just felt he wasn't getting fair value. And the dodgers come in and dodgers had money. You know they have this. This cable deal, they There's no gate revenue, but every year to lead the league in attendance. they got no money on the books. No guaranteed money on the books that between twenty two. This is something been quick carefully. Planning to do is getting a guy like Mukhi. BECKS OF A long-term starting into a big deal. They try to Garrett Cole over the off season. The gadget members. He's like six years ago, but yeah, that happens by Gary, Cole- and and Mogi Bets fits the bill. The factory player he the I mean from all towns of your good dude. He works. You know works as bite off He's one of those guys is good at everything he does he the guy that they felt comfortable, building around and getting a whole ton of money to. You know obviously the these are decisions that are a little bit down the road, but I guess you can never start thinking about it too quickly. You've got to pay cody bellinger at some point. You GotTa Pay Walker. Bueller at some point does going as big as they went with. New Bits affect at all the dodgers like you said they've got money and they're willing to spend it. Yeah I don't think that's going to affect them much I. Mean Salinger I believe isn't a free agent so after twenty twenty three I mean they got time back like I said earlier back the twenty two, no guaranteed money on the books. Nothing only like arbitration. Guys so they'll have money. They should add money. We'll see the landscape of. We'll see the baseball escaping the next couple of years. You've got the CPA come up. That's expiring after Twenty Twenty One. You gotTA wonder gate. Revenues GonNa take a hit. You know next year are going to be allowed back in how many fans things like that but I expect? Dogs have no problem you know paying. You know whether decided to pay all those guys down the road that not that's another matter, but they wanna tell you about a cody bellinger. I assume they can't. Who Do you think in five seasons will be face of this franchise. And Five season so twenty seven right now thirty two. Mookie I, it's GonNa be became Mookie ballinger besides I think those are the two guys they build around and you know it's. It's hard for me to say that. Walker dealer is going to pan out the pitcher. Things happened with pitchers. Every everyday players position players are more. Likely to pan out 'cause you know, arm injuries can be can be. Rosman so I think it's GonNa be bellinger and Best I. Think those two is going to be the face of the franchise yesterday. MOOKIE was like hey. I'm full, not being face of the franchise and just a play ball, but it's not how it works. He's going to be the face of the franchise. He's the one making the money he was. The Star isn't when kids are GONNA WANNA be when they grow up all that stuff, so I think it's going to be between Belgium back to two of the four guys who've won MVP. He's the last two years there superstar baseball so I think it's going to be those two guys. By the end of this deal. How many grandkids do you think I'm going to have trying to plan? But a time with these because of a long time. Thinking like? Thinking about Yeah, I was thinking about that thirteen this year plus twelve more. Concerts to be able to watch PG thirteen movies it's. It's. It's. A long time. It's a long time You know if everything pans out. He's going to go in the hall of fame as a dodger. He's GonNa. Be A guy out here. You know. He's GonNa be. Like any LAKER dodgers great right? The idea of sat back at Dodgers Stadium and all that and it's still alive still wrestling with that notion 'cause you know twenty four. Days ago, I was like. He'll be ready for sixty games, and then he'll go to the highest bidder you know this winter and I might be the dog that might not be all of a sudden if the dodgers and it's not just here for a long long time, and like Olympics are going to happen and Super Bowl and Eastern here so. It's GonNa be at trade. Horeca steel joining us here on the morning show, he covers the dodgers before the Los Angeles Times. How long do you think were? Hey, until we see Gavin locks back with this team points second base every night. Yeah, that's question. It's tough to answer 'cause. He came late so he can look and look right in these in these. You, know scrimmages and the exhibition games, but there's also the. The notion that the dodgers if they just hold them off the roster for a little bit his service time will. We'll take a hit in the neck and get an extra year control so I wouldn't be surprised if he's on the roster in the middle of August second week of August. or you know what they find that they don't really need him at the moment, they're you know they're doing just fine with Eka Chris Taylor and and Max Monte at second base. Maybe they say we'll wait it out with this guy because you know. The roster is a third thirty men lost it today, but after two weeks it's down to twenty eight. I believe in two weeks after that it's up. It's done at twenty six. These guys aren't going to be adding guys. You know they're going to be subtracted. Guys, you know. Obviously an injury changes. The equation and lots will be up here if a position player gets hurt, but I think for now it's sort of just looks kind of figuring out his swing. A little bit be showed up late to the training camp, and there's also the service time. issue I guess. I. WanNa flip the script a little bit. You're really talking about the other people, but I wanNA talk about you. One of thirty, five, thirty, six credited. People who are going to be a stadium. How are you going to be able to report? Without having the usual access that you've basically built your career on, how tricky is going to be for media because going forward? And, Alex behind good answer i. I'm somebody doesn't. It's we're GONNA have to figure that out Yeah the first few weeks training camp and he's actually Michigan's have been interesting in the sense of. You know the access. It's not so much as Having, the access necessarily would like interviews, and it's about just like being able to small talk people, and just being around guys and seeing someone. Hey, quick question, and that can lead to something you know. We have none of that you have. To, ago for exists. The perfect example Yuki Beth is nine. and Dave Roberts, US. Hey, where's Lewke? He's fine just the rest day. Yeah, he wasn't at the stadium. He was getting a physical and all that you and a normal situation scenario. We pick up on the fact that Hey, well, we don't see movie here. Where is he and that leads to more questions than you know hey? Why the line 'cause we can't see you know. Doug Alex from where we are and all that stuff, so yeah, the coverage is GonNa. Suffer a little bit a lot of access, just being around different people, but you know we have to get creative and. I think people are just are thirsty for you. Know watching his team reading about this team in any sport. Really you have on my left there. You know I was watching the clippers game yesterday like it was the final so I was. You know no doubt coffee. I'll just like all right cool. You know I was really happy just to watch sports I. Think People Are GonNa feel that way. They just kind of be consumed by something other than everything going on. you know the the Kovic stuff and all that I think is gonNA. Be Happy to sit at home. And Watch Watch sports dodgers. The sports are back tonight. Dodgers opening tonight at dodger stadium against the giants core. Hey, Castio, joining us here on the morning show. Who always fun to talk with you. Thanks so much. No problem. Yet you got it. He couldn't be more right by the way I. Mean I. I was excited when Golf came back. I was excited when MLS comeback, but this the dodgers this season, this team coming back come on man and it starts. Tonight can't wait Ford. Take it or shake is coming up next Ardell Z.. Let's start with the topic of the day. Of course we're talking about Mookie Betts McKie. Vets will still be the best player in dodger uniform. Ten years from now taking her shake it. Shake, et. Sake, but but but that doesn't mean he won't be valued. That doesn't mean he won't be a great contributor. It just means he won't be the best and listen. He won't be the best because of age. He won't be the best because other players will get better. A new guys were come in, but he's going to be the best. Because at that point. He's GonNa be the man. He's going to be the MVP of the world series the dodgers. He's going to be the one that is the breaking of occurs. He's going to be a made man in the city. He's going to be the face not just of the dodger franchises, but depending upon how Anthony Davis is marketed over the next ten years. He might be the most famous athlete in the city. So whether he's been three hundred or not, but the time we get to the ten year mark, mookie. He's going to be able to write his own ticket anymore I agree with you on all of that, and that's why I started with ten like this one little bit more challenging five years from now, Mookie Betts is the best player in dodger uniform. Take it or shake it. Why are you asking her questions? Fun. Segment! In Five Years Willie thirty two year old mookie better than a twenty, four, twenty, five, twenty six maybe. Spend. A thirty year old cody bellinger I was GONNA say or thirty year old, cody, bellinger and I'm GonNa say yes. Yes, that's how you play. But not with both hands. Next nine. All right, let's go to an NBA topic. Let's take a listen to Jalen rose. Who has said he's got a prediction on a potential upset inside that it'd be a bubble Celtics over bucks if Kemba Walker and Gordon, hayward can stay healthy. The Boston Celtics have a legit chance to upset the Milwaukee Bucks because when these two TS matchup. Nobody can stop the Greek freak anyway, but these guys have multiple guys that can put up twenty points on a given night and be a problem for any team in the league. The Celtics will come out of the East in the Orlando bubble. Take shake. Smoke is elsia focus. I GONNA. Take it. I'm GonNa take you because I'm really really. On what's as in Tatum is and what he's on his way to becoming. And I, know that that clip. You had a whole lot of Jimmy Jabaar. Kemba Walker and Kimball is nice, no doubt about it. But when I see Jason Tatum and I've watched the way that he's progressed, and I see who he reaches out to during the all season, and when I talked to him, and when I've seen the way that he's grow in the separate time, he reminds me so much. Of early Kobe and I'M A. Him To have a similar sort of breakdown to postseason, and it could very well be this year. It's Jason Tatum that you need to be afraid of not. All right, let's go to another NBA topic right here. Veteran teams will have a huge advantage. Clang Front of no fans. Take it or shake. Take. Take. Take it combating? Veteran teams just have been through so much. Especially veteran teams were guys have bounced around a lot. That's when you really have an advantage. Because essentially you've been broken down to just know what this is. You don't have any delusions that you know your. This is your franchise. You don't have any delusions that the fans here for you and without the fans you can't. You don't have any of that. Why because very play before different scenes? and. You've realized that they're not cheering you cheering the uniform anyway. It's not really. Develop that that sort of sense of reality. It's a lot easier to detach yourself from the crowd factor, whereas we just happened to the young Lakers at the very whisper being traded. Away on. Actually. Great for them. Let's try one more quick one here. Another NBA topic we saw Bulbul put up sixteen year in six for the nuggets last night. The nuggets are a little interesting with the addition of Bowl Bowl. Take him shaking. Take! The ball. And take it. They're interesting. That's different been championship caliber, but they're interesting I. Want to see what he does. I want to see if he can laugh I want to see if he can do what he did. During a scrimmage, which is bring a rock up real comfortable. Just pull up my keys K B. Around like what? This is what I do, so he's going to make them more interesting because right now, even though Yochelson very good player. He's got boring. He's you know he's in? This is he's no. They can be boring. Active. Right right, but so makes him interesting. Sixteen ten and six right out of the gate very quickly here, Major League, Baseball and Marta Sheriff was talking about whether or not in obese can have to intervene on half of the Astros. Listen I don't think the royals are going to want to. You know hit guys with the basis loaded even in a summer camp game, but the third one is the one that really bothers me, and even though it may not have been intentional if you start seeing astros players getting hit up in above the shoulders in the head in the hands Major. Major Baseball's is to shut it down right away. This sport already has a black guy right now. Amongst the fans, there's a lot of people out there. That didn't like the Labor strife in the back and forth, and there's even more people that if a Mulligan and get sixty games. Let me watch sixty clean Games I. DON'T WANNA. See the astros getting left and right and I. Do believe that Major League baseball will step in if this is a problem, NLP has to protect the Astros in the short and season ticket or shake it. Ahead! Out. Of It. Breaks neck I'm badly shaken. This big military taking a damn astros take the game. That's what you needed to do. You need to protect the game. Protect the Damn Astros. What kind of bull is crab? It's bad. Racks as if they protect the freaking astros. leery about partaking in a game unbeliev that is a take it or shake it with both hands to use your ear. And my and my thesis I'm putting on. Every. Awesome. Action in Orlando scrimmages. We just mentioned Bobo right there. There are going to be some challenges ahead for all these teams. That's next on the morning show on seven seventy ESPN.

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Mark Prior

Off The Mound with Ryan Dempster

19:36 min | 5 months ago

Mark Prior

"Come one come all. it's time for the off. The mound with ryan dempster podcast presented by sloan. I'm your host ryan dempster. Today i'm joined by former cubs pitcher teammate. That's right and twenty twenty world series champion as the pitching coach of the los angeles dodgers mark. Pryor but i. I gotta tell you about sloan's no touch hand washing technology. It state of the art second truly in a league of its own and couldn't come at a better time so we want to thank them for providing that technology to people out there everywhere so we can wash your hands and stay safe. Well this guy was as much fun to watch as anybody. I've ever played with dominating stuff just recently won a world series with the angeles dodgers. So let's go get it and go off the mound with mark pryor. It's great to see a congratulations dude. Appreciate it thank you. How's that feel world series champion Feels pretty good. You know It's still kinda. Stick it in in reality citizen when you get home because you go back to be a dad but you don't you think about you take a moment to think about all the things that went into it. It's a refund excited for everybody who's involved speaking everybody who's involved the number one guy there. That's been the number one guy for a long time clayton kershaw. He's had these ups and downs in the playoffs and at times. I feel like wrongfully criticized. Was it extra special or did it feel extra special for him for him. Finally getting that ring for sure. I know he's some nestle number. One goal asai. Nbp's in in obviously every year. The numbers that he puts out our incredible. But i think the thing for him is his goal was always been. How do we win a world championship in this my third year. I mean that's something that hasn't changed is the moment i met him back in twenty eighteen two to all the way through the ups and downs of the last couple of years in reinventing himself. You know whatever that exactly means but basically more importantly just coming out of healthy this year Know his goal is to try to win a championship. whether one hundred sixty two so a lot of things. I know lot of gratification. Las action were really hard. These huge that organization. What they've done over the last decade he ted lilly when i former team and then he went to l. a. And he talked about clayton just like how how much he works his work ethic. It's tireless the example that he says he just constantly leading by example he's passing the example onto walker bueller. Julio year yes these two young kids talk about their transformation. What you've seen out of those kids and how they're kinda that next step now. They're at that next level. And the thing i mean that's the beauty of you know as you know you know when you have these older guys. Especially when our stylish. They've been in one place for a long time in the clubhouse. You know we go. He goes and walker has been around for the last three or four years. He came up with them. Never wash their friends they throw together they workout together at times and i think walker walkers motivated to be really good but walkers motivated great And be the best in the league And i think his motivation is also to to live up to the expectations. That clayton is setting for himself as well as the staff. And so you definitely see the influence in walker. His preparation is approach to pitching way goes act batters san jose Who is at a little bit different. You know a track young kid. Her major shoulder surgery ups and downs the the limitations from enemies but going into this year all the way back to to last october the message was to him was like look. It's your ears your time now to take hold your spot in the rotation in east and a lot of time working Wasn't maybe as easy as in the beginning of the year but the man it hit off at the ends and i think we'll obviously wanted to win it for everybody but i think i know the influence at quietness adult. Hamming really wanted to help him. Get over the top and i mean he was playoffs. I mean i'm beast. I don't think anybody ever saw when he did come in. We knew it'd be specially be a big part of it but what he did a game seven in game six. It ranks up. There is some of the most remarkable things. I've seen on baseball field. I do do you feel like you have a little bit of understanding. Now what larry rothschild felt when he had you and woody in the rotation. Because you like you got yeah you got it easy you look at the stat pitchers you guys. You can just sit back on arms crossed on the bench and just every once in a while make a trip to the moon. Well yeah. I mean larry yes you know felt like it was dusty at times you know a couple of injuries walkers blisters and couple back spasms but yeah i mean definitely i have much more appreciation and sympathy and empathy for all coaches that. But you know whatever i put those coaches through. Because it's real real when you when you walk in and you're like oh boy. This guy's not going to be able to post today. So but on the flip side it is is so fun to watch these guys go out and perform. It's nerve wracking. But it is fun to watch these guys perform. 'cause they're they're a special special group. You know career wise your career shorn because of injuries everybody knows that you know and it's unfortunate because you know you were such upset pitcher in the big leagues but a lot of people that could send him in a different direction. You chose the path of getting the job in the front office with the padres and then a pitching coordinator with the padres bullpen coach for the dodgers and then big league pitching coach. Kind walk is through were you were you thinking like i want to run a team or i want to be a big league. Pitching coach one day How did it all kinda just take place in your your path to being a big league. Pitching coach right time. Right place in some respects. You know. I went through a lot of comeback attempts. I guess be the last few years in the minor leagues. You can kind of tell us some of these pictures city louisville all talk it scranton and honestly a gave me perspective in a in a much more appreciate you know much more appreciation for the game and it kind of brought me back to why we play in started plans kid. Call it Because i really enjoyed my time. Obviously didn't get to the point where i got back to the big leagues but my last year's pawtucket louisville where some of the most on a pat plano long time albeit in chicago. You know it was just goes back to the plan for the game plan for the competition. You know being a good teammate. Those kind of things. And you know when i got done when i finally like shoulder was like done died in louisville. You know. I got a random call from the gm time the padres and asked me what i was doing. You knew i was in town and the dust out starter. They were just use place in a feeler maybe for coaching. Maybe for whatever conversations kind of happened over the next couple months as it look guys want to get back into game in committing learn something nothing concrete right now. Because i don't know what i wanna do and so fast forth. Things kind of snowballs got a taste of a lot of different departments in baseball operations. Museum comes in igic. We interviewed a lot of pitching coordinators. As they flipped over fire department and you know lo and behold by the winter meetings Offered me the job and sat around. Talked about it for about a day. Is something i wanna do. It started. so that's kind of how it got started in a really just enjoyed being around players under players trying to impact their their lives in their careers. Anyway i could as well as trying to help. Coordinate pitching coaches in in. Help them in their careers Bridge the gap to office. Lloyd learn and let me that to l. a. I was very fortunate to be able to work on a rick. Honeycutt watch watching him at his craft. The last two years and guys bee's He spent ten twelve years. La obviously grooming a lot of really good pitchers and building a fishing culture Hopefully i can continue on pass on the knicks coach when that moment happened. I you know. I remember texting glenn rush right afterwards so happy for prior like we were so happy for you So many cubs fans. We're happy for you because you had so many great seasons here in chicago. And i know how much the fans appreciate. You hear re bummed out no parade or do you just go. Sit in la traffic for a little while to feel it well. La traffic is even less than normal traffic. So that's not a bad idea. You could just parade down. The five still takes time. You know you get the chance now. As a pitching coach to win a world series and so happy for you but stepping back and kind of taking a trip back coming up as a chicago cub and playing in chicago. What did that time mean to you and your career. I may i mean i was young back. Then you know people ask me tie. What was the like twenty. Twenty one. When i started. I didn't even know what i was in in. It and i didn't even know what i was doing. Probably back then also focused on like. How do i get the next next day had life. Is nick my next star. You know and i didn't even like nestle. Quik my head of unrealizable going on in appreciate. Sometimes you know what we were doing. The grew let alone where i was. And you know just count the sixers pliant but I think for me. I think we're all byproduct of our life experiences and i went through some upset. Winston threw some downs in chicago We always talk about as coaches. You know how to handle adversity adversity. Probably us as maybe as well as now You know at times. I got better. Sometimes i got angry. And so. But i think all those things put me in a position to share my life experiences as a coach now in one of the things that i always kind of say in philosophies and i started this when i was in san diego i'm going to have probably all the answers to answer every player's question but one i feel like i'm willing to go ask the right questions. Somebody else might have answered. I'm willing to say don't have the answer. But i'm also willing and i think it's important to find somebody who can relate to that person because i don't believe my voice is always the right voice for everybody so if i can find the right person in at least get the message through that person iraq coach. I think we're still doing our job collectively as But i think a lot of the ups and downs. The you know being on raw being out being independent ball being hurt. I think that allows me. You know leased of bridge relationship early. Start relationship with player And they're not all clayton kershaw the kind of have this very rocket rise and they stay there. I mean some guys come up and then they struggle and they go back down and i can relate to that in some ways You know we have another guy. Who had tommy john or late this year. The second one. I can relate to have multiple surgeries So i do think all those things have helped me. I guess formulate my you know my voice as a way to put it. I think for you. You know relating to guys on having to live up to other people's expectations you know like passing that along. You're only expectations that matter or your own. Yeah yeah i think s alternate And it's even more today in today's social media There's so much more focus on and there's always a lot of focus with everybody specifically in chicago or even any big market team But now it's so immediate in these guys are connected and engaged as they should be Was that also comes with a lot of people that will take some shots at you in in it. I know that gets to some guys at times In his i think it's human nature to admit that it does but this is how you go out and say look you know i can only be you know as good as i can be and really try to focus on your crafts and what it means to be a good player it means how can there be ever or something that maddox always told us when he was with us. He's like how good can i be today. And some of the messages. I try to relate to players like look. It doesn't matter what you don. Five stars doesn't matter what you do in the next ten stores like. How good can you be today against the san francisco giants as should be your own folks. How can you be in your bulletin today to challenge yourself Speculation as reasonable to be a major league pitcher in so i think we start focusing more land than he starts hopefully be able to turn off the ways they can at least hopefully down to the point. Reagan you know what the other skill takeover you can be who you are and you weren't with the dodgers yet so i can ask this question in two thousand sixteen when the cubs finally win the world series. Something that you guys came close to as a group we came we had good team and no four again five but we never quite got it done. Who were the people that you are. Most happy for thrilled. Four when the cubs find aside from gary stark and owed home and tom. How many gary startling there though the guys of probably because those are the guys that are still still around i was. There is a lot of those guys that are behind the scenes. The ushers some the front office guys in gym joe and guys that you know the juicy on day to day a lot of people that work behind the scenes whether baseball officer business offs and for people. Who don't know gary star. Can tom otis our managers for the team or were and then wrote. Danny mueller's are now. People are wondering at home with those guys weren't on the team. I don't remember them. No one day call guys now obviously back. Fortunately it was. It will take my family. We went back to To the three games over at home for world series. For the first time. I've been back to wrigley field. I think For a game. Probably since i played there no sits So that was unique and just sitting stands watching gain Something i'd never actually done. They're actually watched a game from the stands so there was a lot of cool moments about that. But i think like you said all gary stark notice the guys that are into trenches at day in day out the clubhouse the guys in the front office really happy. Those guys didn't know all the time you know. There's nobody that i played with. You know. I know we know what they went through to get to that point and what an for them as a team for renovation and ultimately what the city no fans it was i was glued to my tv. I don't probably watch every world series game you normally. But i watched every every playoff A specifically the world series. I was it was. It was a lot of fun. And i was really happy for everybody. And now you've got to have all that fun out there in la guys finally got that ring. That's awesome stuff here in hollywood now like you're out there so are you going to take over for keith hernandez with the just man commercials. Because i noticed you let it go a little grey. What you graded up. Do you go a little die during the season. No no this is. This is all natural from the governor of keeps. That's three kids right there. That's what that is. That's three kids is a lawsuit at some people have died. The black bar like dude. I'm just well. I guess i'm blessed with with a lot of you. I guess it's a good thing. So i was asking about the peleton earlier and the reason i'm saying because you're you're cavs dominates so i don't even when when the guys are kind of giving. The young pitchers are kinda throwing it out. You're give me a little something. Do you ever go in the weight room and just press it just to just let them know. Well yeah i still. I still some grief about that but you know one hundred rooms with us. He has some pretty impressive calf. So we've got to bro our weight around at times if anybody wanted to give some brief so yeah they're still there and said l. agha's work one on. It's not gonna happen but we're my pants down now while more comfortable so i don't know them too much sunday i will but i'm in the one dollars. I was just curious. One thing i did have to ask you talked about it like it is pressure eight for these young kids in the social media world like somebody can say ten nice things about him and the one person says some bad and then we get all mad right like why. Are you saying about nobody. Here's the ten nice things you do. You have a burner account a twitter burner account where you can keep track of everything. That's going on there. You need one. You can just keep writing. Nice things about the guys. I should neither can eat accounts to keep track growing my kids. My kids are more up to date on stuff. mind yeah. I am a real thing. I mean these guys would be coming after games. You're like dude. This hosted on twitter. There like you had checked out will bring me the phone. Because i don't have it. So i need to know what's going on but an approach should get up to speed but at one point was it was it was to me rather holes. Didn't have time to go to bed. Well keeping up with things. You guys won the world series. We kept up with that. It was awesome to watch. I was proud for a lot of the players there but like many people here in chicago pry. We are so proud for you. The journey been on remarkable to get where you are now in back in the big leagues leading the ship of the at the pitching coach. Congratulations man well-done appreciate it. Thanks for having me. It's a won't get old. That's for sure until the first game for next year. That's great stuff right there for mark. Pryor man always great to catch up with him too long for sure so happy that he finally got that world series trophy. Wouldn't incredible journey to get back there to your more conversations like the one you just heard. Please download and subscribe to the author with dempster. Podcast on apple podcasts. 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HR 2 : Giants vs. Dodgers tonight!

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

46:14 min | 8 months ago

HR 2 : Giants vs. Dodgers tonight!

"Okay. The last couple of hours. Last few hours at least at least for the two of us I'm sure that. You and I will I. I like to think that will still talk to each other a little bit, but we're down to our last few whoop. woops, open each hour getting a little sentimental if I'm being honest. And don't worry about it. I'm pretty sure we have a new line up next week. Back. For. A little bit a little bit of sentimentality. We get to stay. The same sex change for Keane. Now so He's still showing US food. He didn't cook. That's because he keeps goes every meal. He does like to show you. Guys. Guys, guys. Did you. There's Pizza New York. Look at this stage. What is what is the first response in always the same response? It's Travis. That looks good. No matter what food is pretty when it. First of all. Roger. Hold. On a second. I'm asking what it is. I'd confirming that it is what I take this I got. I I. It is pretty funny like I do remember yesterday what I saw the Sushi initially, I was like Oh, that looks really good. But Travis winning with the breakdown. Hey, yellow tail. I was like damn travers you. All fitness. I glanced at. Travis clearly. Blew it up and wanted to analyze exactly what was going on look. There are things that are important to you and they're. Reported to me and knowing what that was was important to me. So I wanted to confirm that. I. Had it right. Dodgers, tonight L Z back at it against your favorite team. The San Francisco giants among. The dodgers are they're rolling? I mean, they're playing great baseball right now, they have They're tied technically with the Colorado rockies in the in the West. The flu more games in the ROCKIES have. But you look at what they've got going right now and you look at what they're doing. They're playing great defense. The offense really hasn't clicked the way that you think it might at this point in the season. But what the dodgers have been able to do is just pitch like crazy. They've just been able to absolutely pitch like crazy. They got your going tonight against some Marsha. Doesn't make the best pitcher on this team because he certainly did I'm not talking about so far because that's that's easy. Yes. He's been the best pitcher on his team, and if it's not habits, maybe Ross stripling what I'm asking is, let's say this thing plays out the way that it looks like it's going to, which is the dodgers are going to win this division and they're going to go into the playoffs. Let's say they continue to advance to the playoffs like they have more often than not over these last several years and we find ourselves in a situation where you've got a healthy and rested Dustin May. Walker Bueller and Clayton Kershaw. But you gotta go win one game tonight, which of these three guys you decide you want to run out there because I think he can make a case for all three. I'm going the the one ago with is walk up you're. Going to go with him I, because he's done it, he's got electrifying stuff is not afraid and more importantly. He. I think registers fear to the opposing batter. And I'm a big believer in winning the mental game before the physical game even begins I feel. There's a people may look at us to May and say he's a kid. He may be nervous and not necessarily feel intimidated by his presence. Kershaw's on the end of the spectrum. This isn't a coach Kershaw of ood. This is old kershaw. I'm not intimidated by this Walker Bueller to me is the guy that people think about. As I said he's done in multiple times in a postseason. We know what stuff is. He's competent, and the only reason why he's at the clear cut number one pitcher on the team right now, it's not because he doesn't have the same stuff comparable to dustin may it's because he hasn't had an opportunity to build himself up. Like dust has and Dustin, has maximizes opportunities. So I'm still GONNA go, Walk Builder. Maybe already had the t shirt. I, don't want to buy it anymore. But. He could get. Justin may T, shirt? Well. I don't know if I want to do I. Don't know if I would teach for somebody who should be in Oklahoma City right now. He's gone. Oklahoma. Hold on a second. Let me stop you right there that dude is never going to see a minor league field for the rest of his life listen to. That man will never rarely ever again I'm here to tell you the. Gospel, truth. Yes. Who Asks Manny. Machado. Machado if he if he thinks, it may need more time in the minor. Leagues? Stupid End. With. contract. Is. Dumb, but that guy was going to be sent to the minors and had. Not. tweet this back. During Yoga, it's working. He was doing jail. I drink the. Worker. The the reason I ask is because I agree with you, Walker Bueller is the answer as we sit here on August seventh, because Walker bueller has pitched in begins Games, Walker, book, Bueller Pitch Game 163. A couple of years ago Walker Bueller has pitched beautifully in that elimination game against the mass last year before the bullpen litigator way, Walker Bueller has showed that the moment. Doesn't face walkability. In those moments and we have not yet seen that from Dustin Bay. That is the only reason that I don't think may is the pick because and this is not a slight to. Bueller. At all at all because bueller stuff on a scale of one to ten is is a solid nine, right? He just throws hard. He spots his pitches, they have great movement. He has great lab action and everything he does. But I'm telling you. What may is doing what we would. He did the other day and the sort of stuff that he brings it, he stays healthy, which is the ultimate wildcard for any pitcher. If he's doing what he did to the potters, you can't hit it. Can't, and this is what I was saying about. Walker Bueller a couple years ago. It's just that. NASA's just a little bit better. Clean Kershaw has entered. It's not unlike tiger woods that we were talking about. He's not quite as busted up as tigers, but he's at a point now where Clayton Kershaw is doing it as much. His success is predicated as much on what's going on between his ears as it is with what's going on with his left art. It's his stuff is still good. But the reason Clayton, Kershaw is Clayton kershaw still is because he knows exactly what he's doing is because there's there's no situation that he has ever seen before and gone through it before. But clinkers throw ninety seven miles an hour. Hour anymore at least not very often, you might get one or two pitches up there, but he's living somewhere in that low nineties range, which is fine, which is certainly good enough. Just fine. They're locating the ball who cares right. But but what you just said is why do care as long as he's locating the ball because the second is location starts to wobble a little bit. He's gettable. You can miss your spots. If you're Walker Bueller, you can use your spots. If you're Dustin, may because the ball's going ninety nine miles an hour going sideways. That's why those guys are the number ones and number twos. I know the Clayton. Kershaw sheet of paper is the ACE. He's their third best pitcher right now, and it's it's really not even close. It's not a. it's not close. But what a luxury to have. Oh my gosh. What a luxury to have I? Mean we're. Tiger Woods, and how is Beautiful Watson? Tiger. Woods kind of figure it out. We get to watch to all time greats and Kenley Jansen as well as Kershaw go through this exact same process, and if they're successful doing this, we have rain. If they're successful. Figuring out how to maintain their health and dig guys out and critical situations when they no longer can throw consistently above manufa miles per hour is a is a thing of beauty. It reminded reminds me a lot of watching. John, smoltz. Kenner, reinvent himself. To his. Tommy. John Surgery. Coming back from that, you know he started off as a closer as products as we have before back in the starting lineup and just watching a great athlete figure out themselves when they can't just be an athlete. It's a beautiful thing to watch and we're fortunate. We get kershaw doing. He's on Saturday. and. Sunday. And buehler on Sunday and then Maye on. Monday. That's a murder roll man. This. To the postseason. Well? Yeah. It does feel different that the depth and that pitching starting pitching in particular feels different. Their bullpen has been. A perfect. Basically, I mean, it really has I know the Kenley had a little bit of a rough out in the other day. But they did win the game. You know what? I mean. You don't even home runs. The doctor bullpen is giving up so far to seize played. Games, they'll say how many home runs using the bullpens give. See to. One. One one and they gave up yesterday or two days ago. They gave the first home run. The bullpen gave up all year was on Wednesday against the padres one. Okay. So that's what's happened right now, there's a piece of on ESPN DOT COM right now talking about is this dodger team, the best defensive team or one of the best defensive teams that baseball is seen and all you have to do is watch that same game we're talking about. About and watch what Chris. Taylor didn't let field to say, yeah, I. can see it because you have a shortstop playing left field. You have a Guy Centerfield and cody bellinger, who is the fastest believe it or not? This is true to cody bellinger last season was the fastest player, Major. League, baseball from home place to first base. Okay. So that Dude's cover and a ton of ground. You've got our bets, who is just an unbelievable defensive. Defensive outfielder in right field, you've got a high level shortstop and cory seager who they get time off to be a d. h. because you can throw. Chris Taylor. Packing Their Kiki Hernandes, you got Max months and you can play everywhere. You've got bellenger complete. I face. You've got to catchers defensive catchers. There isn't a soft spot for them right now that that doesn't mean they're GonNa win the world series that means that they're going to win. Win a bunch of games during the regular season because whether they're bats aren't going. Well, what do I care I'm not I'm GONNA give up two or three runs. Well, okay. The pitching's not great. We haven't been credible offense. We can cover it that way. Let's say you get in tight game. You'RE NOT GONNA kick a game because you're left fielder misplayed fly ball and can't throw a guy out at home plate. They don't miss a beat. I don't like stories like this though. No Gary, you're saying, no I. Don't like those espn stories. Travis. Where they're asking, this is the best ever blah blah blah blah blah because those things never finished the deal. I know if the Golden. State. Warriors the best team in the NBA history, and then he loses the tabs. Seattle get too. But. I mean when we were asking after the greatest ever today wants to be three games and he was like Oh, my God, they're better than the bulls, Blah Blah and then walk Into Seattle Mariners. We see the same thing happened to undefeated. Patriots squad. It's just the greatest team NFL history blow and then they lose the super bowl. So I don't like these little stories asking how great we are. Why don't you do a retroactive story that doesn't Goodison sees it through. Let us get a little fatty on our shoulders. Then ask if we're the greatest ever adult, don't don't jinx us like that come on now. Don't ask me questions because. I don't recall the last time that question got answered and it was good. You love you left went off the list right here in town too that the I think it was, oh, five, the Oh five, USC football team, the Matt Line at Reggie phone. Exactly. Yeah, exactly. Last caller football team ever, and this young says dog is not. Well. Don't lie gets eleven at night was unbelievable. Here's a fun way to look at this with the dodgers I. Agree with you. It does feel like you're set you. You're only setting yourself up for failure because if you closed deal, it's like well, yeah. There were the best ever great congratulations. There's only a fall from that position. Take the carry out of it because I think the Catcher is the obvious answer to this question about death you're. So the answer can't be Austin Barnes or will Smith. Where's the WHO? WHO's the air quotes? Worst player on the dodgers of the of the remaining seven guys, take the pitcher out. Take the catch. All of the seven guys, who's the the soft spot on that? She's going to seek for Taylor, but he just want to get. He was he was he just what a game by himself. So let me let me reevaluate the. Man. Regulars everyday players who? Use I, think you're right I, think the answer is who's ever playing left field on any given night. It's either Taylor or Peterson and to your point is Taylor won a game with his arm. The other night and Jack Peterson hit two home runs in that same game. He's those are worse guys. This is what I'm talking about the when you look at, okay, who's soft spot here? Okay. It's the fielder. Well, my left fielder hit thirty seven home runs last year. That's Jack Petersen, he's worse flair. Okay. Cool. mean. This is this is how loaded offensively and defensively this team is because it's not like you've got a guy out there in left field home runs, but can't catch cold place. Pretty good outfield. Complete Center field if you need needed to do. No, we have the best roster. And if this was a regular situation, we could all breathe easier. But we're bad like three or four different opponents in addition to the team that we're facing. We're we're belly. Rona were battling lack of home field advantage because there's no fans in the crowd. Cheer for us. We're. Goes of. Finish the sentence, the ghost of. Clayton Kershaw come on. Let's be honest about. No, no, no. No, I was just going to say and we're battering. You know some. Finishes. Otherwise, very good seasons. I'm never put it all on Clayton Kershaw because the truth of the matter is, is that the number of runners left on base scoring position that I turn his personally have sat and witnessed in dodger stadium? These last four to five years is bonkers. Here's one. Here's one thing that they do not have to deal with with the dodgers. One of their coaches throwing a Nazi arm salute in the end of a game. That's next on the morning show on seven. Ten ESPN. So. Modern technology are at least modern issue we've had this for awhile. Now has has made this a thing where you're watching TV and you say, wait a whole lot run that back again, rewind that. See that again, and yesterday was one of those days those because I was watching sports center last night, and they started doing the story about Oakland as bench coach, Ryan, Christianson, and after the as one game, yesterday team is coming off the field instead of high five and a bunch of guys doing like elbow bumps and whatnot. But Ryan. Christenson, who's The as bench coats? Threw up a Nazi salute. He he had. He had his arm out the way that we know all of us in the fifth grade and eighth grade and eleventh grade or whatever. It is when you learn about World War Two in Europe. Nazism and you saw all the Nazis saluting Adolf, Hitler with their arms outlet at. He, he threw that up there not once. But twice the closer Leeann Leeann. Hendrix is coming off the field and he's throwing that at Hendrickson. Hendrix? Kind of slaps on the arm. The look like what in the world are you doing well, fast forward to the end of the night and he has apologized what I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize. The. As said, they do not support condone Blah Blah Blah. Blah deeply sorry that happened on our field skies gotta go man did this. This seems like a really easy one to me. L Z. If you throw a Nazi salute not once but twice and are doing it with a smile on your face, it's time for you to go work somewhere else. You can't work here anymore. Met Listen. I'm watching this video again. You're not going to not going to. pull me into thinking. You had no idea what you were doing. No, you're not going to have this purchasing. Now. Personally. I find this to be on par with using the inward. Sure. Personally I know some people may feel differently about it. This is how I view it. When you know the history of this country of Western. Europe of Eastern. Europe? We, you know that history enough to do that sort of salute the you know the reasons why that is offensive. And you decided to do it anyway because that is not a natural motion. Like. You don't do that. No, you're. You're emulating somebody. You're imitating something something that's attached to something horrific, and you thought was funny and cute and cool to just throw it into a baseball game because I, we're all wacky. Blow bus that to me. It's on par with. We're all wacky a crazy blah blah blah, and I go walking by and you call me the N. Word in chuckle chocolate, chocolate chocolate chuckle. That's what it is to me. I'm going to do. I'm going to assume that a good franchise were Kinda dismissed that man. Dismiss, them. WE'RE GONNA. See what kind of Franchisee. Okay. Athletics really are we going to see what kind of leadership the actually have because your bench coach? Doing, that is in an accident. It was purposely done. Multiple Times within seconds. And I don't want to be associated with someone who thinks doing that is funny or cool. I just don't. I don't know what the Hell Ryan bring to the franchise side. Shame. But I'm sure you can place it. Well, there you go. I mean it's. He's the bench coach and it's not a meaningless position. It has value, but it's not like you're talking about somebody that you could never ever ever replace. This is an imminent replaceable position and somebody that did something that is. It's the most unambiguous thing. You can see it to your point. Elsie. Did. This is as brazen and aggressive as if he were. Recorded on video calling someone the n word. There really is no difference I. In an effort because of the longer statement was. The word Kobe time, we're not allowed to high five. So our elbow bump and I was just I inadvertently didn't come on. No. No no, no, no. No. You didn't do that. which what you did was you think. Throwing in Nazi. Salute is funny. Then quite honestly. That's the best case, scenario right right. The. Best. The best case scenario is you think Nazism as funny. Throwing a Nazi symbol is funny. The worst case scenario I guess would be the you're trying to like, Hey, look, this is how I roll. This is what I'm about. You know Heil Hitler whatever that that's the worst case scenario I guess. But the best case scenario what you're describing is i. think it's funny. It's like it's not much better at all. Oh. The as billy. Bean is pretty progressive guy and I'm surprised. This is still there, and like you said, maybe they'll find a way to dismiss him over the course of today or the weekend or whatever it is. But I just don't know if you bring this guy in your office to sit down and ask him to explain what it is. He's thinking if I'm hearing anything leads me to believe he needs to continue to work here. This seems like a very easy one to me and. I do think that there's some. Risk in. If anybody does anything stupid fire, they're asking they're gone and they're not like because people do dumb stuff without being bad people that happens a lot. This is not one of the stakes. This is one of those things that just needs to go. And needs to go. There's there's no other explanation. There's no idea by accident is just as he did it twice. And presumably, he was corrected a first time, but then he did it again. So I'm like, say you'd be. You'd think it's funny. And you know I'm not GonNa get all into the political weeds Blah Blah Blah. Blah Blah. Blah Blah, but there is a rise of Nazism Anti Semitism in this country, right? There is. well-documented. We've seen marches. You know, we know what happened in Charlottesville. You know with the white supremacist and the Anti Semitism that came out of that, we know all the attacks synagogues covered around the country over the years. They're EZE rising this. And I'm not saying that Ryan criticism is part of that, Russia? But certainly given the climate that we're witnessing right now. With the rise of anti-semitism. Seen someone do that. So openly at a sporting event as a bench coach. Is Not a good sign and what they were sign is keeping him on. Because that means you find wiggle room. In anti-semitism. because. You can't tell me. You believe that excuse. Only a fool believe that excuse. So the best case scenarios that bench coach, who thought it was funny. Well. That's fine. You have freedom of expression, but you don't have freedom from the repercussions of that expression. He needs to go. He needs to be voted out baseball. That's how strongly about that. Yeah. No. I I completely agree with you. I, wonder if there's an element of this too and I'm not connecting these two things as equal acts of offensiveness because they're not once just kind of an obscene gesture in another one is is painful discussing gesture that Christensen did but. Archie Bradley, a relief pitcher for the diamondbacks yesterday after the diamondbacks into homerun off the Astros, he threw his middle finger up, very clearly clear as day at the Astros in the bullpen like, yeah. Take that blankety blanks. Right? I wonder if there's not an element of these guys that because there's no fans there they kind of lose track. The fact that these are still on TV to people that we could see you because think about. About it. If you're in a stadium full of twenty, five, thirty, five, thousand people you know that eyeballs on you. But if you're used to that and all of a sudden, there's nobody in there and you're just plan. You wonder if they lose track of the fact that L. Yeah. You know what everybody's still seeing everything because if I in a stadium full of people, you wonder if Ryan Christianson throws that salute because I e. Doesn't know what it is. Does he do it? If there's people in the stance or did he kind of lose track? Get you know like we've talked about a million times? Did he just get comfortable lead his true stuff out? Well I, I, I would treat it. The exact same way that we deal with the NASCAR driver was his name. Jason. Whatever. Whatever that. He say that again, holding which I, the NASCAR driver who dropped the ball, right? The video game. Yeah. Yeah. I've put it on par with that whereas clearly, he had forgotten that people were listening with public and he was corrected in real time. But Nascar said, you know what? You gotTA. Go. Your fire you have to go. This is how baseball this is how the Oakland A.'s needs handle. Mr Criticism like you know what? Yeah. We don't want people who think that's funny on our team. Connects to our franchise. We don't have that. That is a line that we can't mess with. The Lakers lose again. Last night in Houston is, isn't the bad shooting or is it maybe something else? Lebron says, it might be what it is next on the morning show on Sen ten ESPN. So I don't think we need to over analyze this too much L. Z. if you shoot two from nineteen from behind the three point line in the modern MBA, you're going to lose, which is what the Lakers did last night. Nineteen threes, which is not very many in the modern NBA. You only make two of them. You'RE GONNA lose so that that's why the Lakers lost last night but. Lebron didn't play last night, but he did say prior to the game that there is an off court issues going on the Lakers right now that he cannot control and that he'd rather not talk about. That's interesting because it look Lebron is not only arguably the greatest player. We've ever seen in this league. He also in somebody that probably has a better understanding of his impact. When he talks of any player in the history of this Lebron, knows that everything he says is going to be analyzed. Lebron knows that everything that he doesn't say is going to be analyzed and when you hear something like that, that was not just thrown in as an off the cuff remark that was done with purpose. It was it was and. You. Know. To. Follow it up with. Well, I'm not going to say what it is. Is. Come. Oh. Come on now. That's beyond a tease that's being mean. We got an issue is off the court, but I. don't want to talk about right now. Why did you bring it up? Why did you want us to talk about it? That's why that's. You know the answer. But why? Why man why we don't we have enough stuff going on without now trying to figure out what is off the court stuff is. You know I wonder if it's You know Danny Green says something about how Avery Bradley appears to be more distance as the bubble. He's not as communicative with the rest of the teen. Maybe that's it I don't know. Maybe. They couldn't get the lemon pepper wings Deliver Majesty. Sin Now those revolts. I don't I, don't know what is could be off the court. But if he's suggesting that whatever it is -nificant enough to that's worth mentioning and may or may not impact with your plane. Then I'm going to assume that he's going to resolve. The troubling information that he's received. Well, yeah. Just for a little bit of background that was in the athletic from Joe Vardon on. I think if I'm trying to to code with. Lebron is a master of breadcrumbs to that. This is what he does that. This is how he communicates times. He could be very cryptic in some of the things that he does. But by just saying, there is an off court issue going on right now that I can't control it I. don't want to talk about he's trying to control it. Right? He's trying to make sure that the his teammates or whoever else are listen. We've got a problem. We need to address this bronze kind of hinting at it. We need to fix this whatever it might be I I I have no idea what it might be. But if Lebron drop that publicly wasn't an accident, he wants it out there at least. The understanding that there's something going on and maybe just as much as it's a message to, US, could be a message choose teammates. It could be a message to the other guys in the bubble with him right now, saying that issue x whatever it is, we need to knock this blank off. We need to stop with this because this isn't helping us. It could be directed to them as much as it is anybody else. In absolutely could be. But even then what is it? You know even if it is cryptic and it's meant for a handful of selected people, what is the issue and is it impacting? The way they play is impacting the way they trust each other. You know how? Exactly as the issue that's happening Lebron, felt it was important to mention playing out in terms of wins and losses. You know. It's it's. You. Don't want to say that he's making excuses. Beforehand because he feels like the team doesn't have it right now, I don't know. It's just that -til point travis. It was purposely done. It was purposely cryptic and he knows full. Well, we're going to badger these players now in every zoom meeting going forward about what he said. So, what exactly is the end game in this situation? You just kind of occurred to me right now. You don't also could be at if I'm trying to be optimistic about this whole thing. It could be a little bit of air cover for them played poorly, right? Look, there's something else going on. You guys don't know about it's kind of out of our control right now that I'm not going to tell you what it is. But this stuff right now, and because it could, it could just need that we're going to get back. We're this will take care of itself. Whatever the issue of the day is is x is yeah. It's going on. That's part of why we're not looking like we look, but it'll go away to allow everybody to Kinda. Oh, it's not just that we forgot how to shoot a basketball. It's this other thing that's. That's out there, and as long as we take care of that, the basketball will come back and I'm not saying that that's what it is that that work. But it could be one of those things because sometimes you say, Hey, look, you're not. You're not a bad shooter. Do Son was in your eyes. The wind was blowing in different doesn't even have to be drew. They could just be one of those things that lets you take a deep breath ago Oh. Yeah. Okay. Cool. I'm going to make the next one. Maybe he's playing like three dimensional chess and that level. Are you into the basketball court with me trappings. Had Trust. Just a youth thing. Everybody does that. Man Okay, good because I. Know Certain Admits Jumpers, wide open jumpers and been like the wind got it, and I was indoors. So I said that. In a variety of ways. Oh, man I would've got that at the. You know if I didn't get FAO by myself, you know little stuff like that. So I like that idea that maybe he's just trying to provide some cover for the poor shooting. You know the Golden State. Warriors. Went through a stretch, may couldn't hit a three. Lever Tonight. The Houston Rockets gone through stretches where they couldn't hit a three James Harden. The low has had. Performances as an individual that we've had team. Shirt for nineteen stuff and things like that. So it's not entirely unique what the team is going through right now. It's just we assumed elise I will. I'll take out own to my assumption that the way we saw them and laughs left was away they were going to start. And even scrimmages, I. Kinda feel like, Oh, well, they're just GONNA, pick right up where they left off that weekend. And they. You know and. And you know it's it's okay. It's okay. It's just so glaring when you see teams like the sons and Portland to kind of knife and through squad and the Lakers who were nineteen squads before the count before the the stoppage. We now struggling in? It was just weird visuals repre hit around, but I need to tell myself off the ledge I need to trust in the power of the Unicorn and just know that these shots are gonNA. Fall. Well there's something else too that is going on. This is the biggest challenge that Frank Vogel is had as the head coach of this team from a basketball perspective. He's been through the death of, Kobe. Obviously is at the top of this list that that happened in the middle of the season and the the entire organization had to deal with that. But that wasn't a basketball thing that he had to fix. That was a life. Think the gun involved. You go back to when I got hired in the the organization was in disarray the. The Magic TV, and the whole thing is is blowing up rob. Blake has been called terrible names that he gets kind of dropped in the middle of that. That's more of a management issue that you gotTa go through. This is really the first basketball thing that he's had to deal with a negative basketball where all of a sudden hold on everybody on my team can't shoot. That's that's we got. We got to figure out how to fix that that. This is the biggest challenge that he's had really from basketball perspective since he's been coach of the seat. Yeah. Because he's GonNa have to figure out from a personnel perspective if no one can knock down a three. then. What are the other things that these players can bring there'll be beneficial for us as keep them on the court. You, know we know Alice Caruso He can bring defense and toughness, and you know he's someone that you have to pay attention to you know in transition and he's also someone who can can can score a little bit on his own, maybe not create his own shot. But if you swing the rock to him, he can do some things with the rock. We know that KC? If he's not shooting threes, he also played good defense. So now comes the part for Frank Vogel has to figure out how to juggle a roster if it's not just about the jumper. And it's about skill sets beyond Schutte, this is intriguing. This'll be fun, but I have confidence in them. There's no. Confidence and no easy aced every test so far. I have a great deal of confidence that will get this one right as well. I, take it or shake, it is coming up next. Let's, start with an NFL take or shake it. Let's take a listen to Mike Tannenbaum who says it would be very difficult for the NFL to get into a bowl i. think that's where you get into things like collective bargaining i. just think that's such a heavy lift because you know again, we're talking about right now ninety players another thirty inches, and then you think about all the support staff and I just don't think Roger Goodell can sit there and wave a magic wand and say, Hey, mandatory bubble. You know I, think we're the NBA had a huge advantage was. It's a realistic number of players. They took over an area where there's other things for the to do, and now with that said, there's been some bumps in the road for them, but I just think given the extent of the numbers were talking about killing the dynamics of the sport. I just think. Really hard to pull that off if you're Roger Goodell in the NFL. Roger Goodell should signed a magic wand and insist that the NFL teams go into a bubble take shape take. Love. Take. Absolutely. Take it listen and it's not gonNA be easy. Is. Not. I. Understand that. But it can be done, and that's the important thing. If you set your mind to it, it can be done I get the numbers I did was required. It may not be a one location situation. But you certainly can't have a few bubbles pop up here and there, and why you can't go to one big Disney property. There are other properties you can turn to to house people. There are other properties you can turn to in which you know I'm sure some of these these properties would love to have a source of revenue coming in because. So many things have been dried up. There's so many resorts that are empty ride down in. PHOENIX. Arizona, area is crazy. Crazy, I'm pretty sure if you caught up the governor and the mayors and said, listen, we want to bring a third of our leak into your city and we wanna be able to use multiple stadiums in college as well as the pros for practices. Are you open to this money? I'm thinking they might say. Yes. Travis. Give, me might say, yes. Work and be creative. I think that there's a little bit of a of a head fake going on here that all we can't do it because of facilities that it doesn't have to be the NBA bubble where everybody goes to the same place. Look at what hockey's doing hockey has a bubble, but they've got two of them. They've got one Edmonton. They've got another one in Toronto. They've got to bowls going. So why? Why not take that idea and maybe even spin it a little further I get that football. You have an amount of guys and you need space that you do not need for these other sports. I, understand. So if basketball has one bubble and hockey has to why can't football have four or six, you know what I mean that it did because six locations is better than thirty two, it's. Better than thirty locations that. So I understand. What everybody wants I'm not asking to. I'm not even asking to do it two or four. You can find something far less than thirty two that makes a lot of sense now that being said I feel. Incrementally better about it than I did two weeks ago in ears. Why is that? Would baseball had their issue when the Marlins what started dropping left and right when the phillies started having some guys when the cardinals started having a whole bunch of guys go, I. Think. That's a wrap. Didn't happen. Didn't happen. They're they're both the MARLINS are back on the field shockingly winning some games and the cardinals are scheduled to go again before too long. Did they got through that initial thing leads me to believe that there's at least a punchers chance. In this I don't love the odds. I. Don't still think baseball's out of the woods, but I thought we were within a couple of days shut this thing down and it didn't happen. No you're, you're right I. mean we're still pulling away. But Baseball is incidental contact sport. Football. drew the chances of exchanges are greater to. Let's, go back to baseball right here. L., it was thirteen years ago. The Barry Bonds hit his seven hundred and fifty six homerun going by Hank. Aaron to become the all time home run leader history ultimately will judge Barry bonds fairly take it or shake. Shake. Shake. Sake, uh, you know who's the most important person in terms of rewriting someone story. That person. Person Right, so if that person's that actually trying to rewrite history like Alex. Rodriguez. Then, you know. Who's going to rewrite it for you and your behalf? You Know Sean Spicer when he left the White House was despised by many. But he wrote his little narrative and he's on dancing with the stars. That's. Very. Dance the Damn Stars Man. This thing up saying the conversation? I don't think Berry has it in him I just think Barry's got the gear. They will not allow him to do what you're talking about, and it's too bad because I don't think it would take much I think it would take just a little bit of the almost as little as this. You know what? I. Wish I would have done things a little bit differently, I wish I could have a do over to he has to say and we'd all go all right. Cool, and we'd because here here's the problem we talk about Mike Trout for good reason, we talk about Alex, Rodriguez being the player that he was our pools being that guy on all these repairs have come through the fact of the matter is I never seen nothing like Barry bonds in my entire life that guy was. was just the dumbest thing I've ever seen on spoke. He was the fastest guy in the lead. He could hit home runs. He hit for a high average and this was long before he blew up his head like thanksgiving. Day, parade right did this was long before he started taking every this guy was a freak and unfortunately I think for even baseball fans. But certainly casual baseball fans, they think a period bonds is the steroid guy a is that, but he's also more than that. He is more than that, but it's up to him to make remain to remind us of that, and if he's not gonNA, do it. You know there's not a whole lot of people in baseball particularly journalists who are going to do it for him because he wasn't particularly nicer than when he was a player. So No, his look fondly on them travelers because he doesn't active wanted to look fondly on them. Yeah. All right. Let's go to a very quick one here. Elza shorten simple. The Phoenix Suns will be eight seed in the western conference take shake. Take. Take. Take Kid from your lips to God's ears. With that. I'm not sure if I'm speaking from the heart or from the by I. Just Know Much Rather Lakers faced sons. So I'm GonNa, take it because I need piece of my. This is my last day on the morning show damage travis, you ain't stress me out. I'm thinking the Phoenix Suns and I'm going to have a smile on my face. All right. So with that in mind, try to stress you out a little bit. It's only thirteen games, but it's also nearly a quarter of the season. If the dodgers don't win the world series this year, it will be the biggest disappointment of the mall. Take shake it. Shake. Shake. Is Hard to be disappointed in sports. This year it's just is man ain't nothing right? Ain't nothing. Right? Nothing's right. Man thing works so damn hard to be able to secure home through the vantage homecourt advantage. Those things matter the numbers, all say they matter every sport was maybe the exceptional hockey which has litany of road teams winning on the road. It's usually in the play offs. The home team pins man those things matter and they've been taken from both the dodgers. Lakers as what does the clippers, and so I'm just GONNA. Say it would be disappointing, but everything is going to likely be disappointing because nothing is right right now. Okay. Yeah, but here's the but. Because everything is different because everything is played in a vacuum or a bubble or Fan Lewis. Theoretically, wouldn't it mean that? Your talent is the only factor. At this point. Your ability to rise to the moment is the only thing that matters at that point that if we're taking out all of the variables like homecourt Latte homefield like having momentum with your home fans, and all of those things, isn't it just about who's got better players and the dodgers have better players than everybody else? Well, having better players important. I'm not gonNA say that that is not. But. Like. One Ronan diagnosis, and it doesn't really matter if the better players play because they're warranty. So I mean when I say anything can happen fluky little things can happen. This is what I'm talking about is not normal and I know they're going to be people who are going to trash the Lakers, for instance in Kershaw and Lebron, if they don't come through and that's their right, I just know that nothing's right and everything is hopeful but nothing's right, and so I'm not gonNA compare this season to other seasons. Rhona thing that's a that's a different category together, very quickly. Z. Your Sport tennis to top ten women's players have opted out of the US Open Elena Spit Alina and Kiki, Britan's have said, no, thank you the US Open to just pull the plug it or shake. Take. Take take. Take. It man, it's like. This is in football. Guys pull out like who? Say. Who these are top ten players. Rafi on the DOS, the damn defending champion. He says, Nah Yuk. Keep that I mean, what are we doing here? What is doing I understand that Serena. Is going to play at least. That's the plan for her right now is to play, and by all intents and purposes sees the only play that Americans really care about. So she's in the court we're going to what? But. Why risk it? Why I just I just I. I wouldn't put it that way. You get a couple more. We talked about. You know the athletes in college football, get some snowball effect. You get more people the pull out and it's like, yeah, with what are we doing here? I would be surprised if that happens before too long, I'm going put your. Level back. L Z are back on top I should sir, how worried are you about what we didn't see him from the Lakers including last night's ugly performance against the rockets that's next on morning. Show seventeen ESPN.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 1)

"We'll just for you. L z. We're starting off with global warming thank you what's the art song it is. Even i know that now did they go back to look at the video again. Yeah and good still good sure you know what it's like. Human a really bad movie about the weather going going mad and and i yeah i guess so it's like that movie. Who's an gerard whatever his name dip i'll do or is it. Dr butler drought button okay when komo geo storm. That's what it was called for that so it's like geo storm to music videos but it included a dance the ants fighter it did not include it in fighting with the well. The earth isn't doing it. We're doing it should be fighting against <hes> people that you know. I use their cars too much or rissole cans what we're doing of course yesterday we spent so much time travis on that michael jackson music video and madonna els these top ten. It's on on social somewhere in case you missed it his top ten music video artists. Yes and people were upset that i put madonna michael jackson even the great <hes> pay the gold news boy lt not he's upset. You didn't have durant durant. Go sit down though rain derain theriault naked videos. I mean they were popular 'cause they. Were one of the most popular being hungry angry like a wolf was okay. I guess talking about exactly besides the hell was that hungary was okay really they were they. They were successful because they were i. Some of the bond kept pouty for the cameras yeah. He did a good roger. Taylor played bass raj is a wolf in the community and and i played race both of those things and he's the one durant it didn't get through it was supposed to be iran. Iran barrage couldn't quite the one. I'm just glad that i knew a duran duran song. It's a win for me today like i'm ahead in the music category. That's that's usually my week by week link today. I feel good about it. You know you were prepped. I i'm glad i'm glad that you're in a good mood. I was a little worried about you. At the end of the show yesterday a little salty salty. You are a little concerned about our boy walker bueller bringing up college junior college yeah. You had a bad start in colorado in may it's going to happen. Yes i brought it up in may because there was a pattern i believe in large sample sizes so i had to go back to may to make sure sample sample size is large enough and he was up and down up and down up and down to the point in which even you admit there have been some uneven performances sprinkled throughout s all i wanted for walker. Were just back to back. Consistent strong starts and that's what we got another shutout. Another brilliant performance was eleven strikeouts council six innings yup. I understand that the padres i get it but they still put on their pants leg one leg at a time yada yada yada yada walker had back to back strong trump performances. I feel better yet. No look the padres are not the yankees but the padres are not the marlins either. The padres are a slightly below average major league team which which means that they've got some major league players. They've got guys like machado. They've got some guys in the lineup. That are not complete slugs like you look at the marlins. It's there's just not much. The padres are a real team and buehler was great now. He dominates them four zero. Four career appearances an era of about a half a run point six four so so that's the team that he loves to see common but he looked great six. It was an easy six innings to those eleven strikeouts ju- fewer than a hundred pitches ninety eight pitches hitches just absolutely looked in complete command and that's what you want from your ace. You know you know we joking. Yeah again lit up by colorado. He get get lit up a couple of weeks ago. By that same marlins team i mean that's part of the reason why i was little concern and i went back and saw that he was up and down up and down throughout the course of the season he'll have a brilliant performance former we were rave about him and then quality throw a stinker or at least a mediocre game. You wanna see a you're gonna run where he can't be hit for stretch. Why because that sends a message to the rest of the league that day is not the day when you have a guy that's up and down up and down you go to the plague on. Maybe today's a down day. She satan but not today when you have a guy that goes on a run and you can't hit him now all of a sudden. He's in your head before you even start. Am i supposed to pause when you call him the ace me because he is right yeah well. I mean no he. If let me rephrase right if you're only allowed you what did he won game one game who put on the mound rio. Oh yeah you go do you yeah i'm gonna do and because of what you said you i will use everything that you just said and kind of flip it though that that clunker and i know that the yankee game was just a couple of days ago and it was the ultimate clunker but that was really been his one start this year that was just like okay that was terrible and here's another reason why this stuff is as good made the velocity but he's he's got four pitches that he can throw at any point in any count. That's impossible to deal with it if i literally have no idea what's coming. That's very very difficult with walker bueller. He's a fastball guy. That's gonna try to alight chips. At least i can try to gear up for that. The other part is to is really has been around a minute walker bueller still a young guy. This is his second full season in the major leagues and i think that's why you you get those uneven performances periodically from him is he still figuring out the ebb and flow of a major league season. This is one of the things that i'm gonna. I'll say something really really nice about. Clayton kershaw right here is his name what what makes him so remarkable and not just this year but over his entire career say this very clearly a- aside during the regular season he almost never had a clunker that you would get the most consistent high level performances is from that guy. It was seven innings. It was a small handful of hits. Maybe a run maybe a walk in about nine or ten strikeouts and you can write it in ink at the start of the game. It just absolutely absolutely never had it even at a young age but i think what walker bueller will get these young guy. He's just getting started so that he has an uneven night once in a while. I don't think is an indication is not good. I think it's an indication that he's young and that's why take you all make sense since obviously the reason why i'm going with walker bueller isn't about the stuff is about the availability to and i know that if i start walker i'm going to have to take out. I know if i start review. There might be that you know. I may have to go to the bullpen early because of the history now not going all the woods are in the world and whatever trees trees left any amazon nakal nose to better hurry. They're going fast he hasn't he hasn't had any of those. You know injury. Moments is the season and the way that they're managing him. Especially you know the occasional <hes> he's got a strain where his body over there over the upper they should just let's go hockey upper body lower body injury. He's got a lower body injury. What is don't worry about worry about a lower body injury. He'll be just fine so they've managed him. Well this season seasons. Hopefully he'll be healthy for the duration just based on the history. We know that walker has been been a guy who hasn't shown as of yet his young career the injury bug. You know what happened last last night. That almost never happens. We saw position pitcher pitch for a team. That was winning. That doesn't happen very often. We unfortunately because the ball's is juice because baseball's changed because of all the reasons we all know a position pitcher pitches almost every night that nuggets from dot com when you run down guys. I need to check it myself before i go with that. I want to make sure that it's actually a real nugget russell. Martin pitched the ninth inning and nine. Nothing game one run. Excuse me one hit at one inning one strikeout and according to rush dot com two way players russell martin's the first position player to pitch in a shutout win for his team since nineteen nineteen seventy. We definitely take that one hundred years. We're pretty pretty sure it could it could have been two thousand seventeen seventeen knocked off one hundred years by the way you know. You're probably got it wrong when i'm pretty sure that's right like if you said to your kid or geico hey. Did you get that done yeah. I'm pretty sure i turned that in. You know it didn't get turned back when we know which beethoven a happy twenty fifth birthday. I just need to double check work. Beethoven's only twenty five apparently all right that was an inch what happened. I mean russell martin things kind of quirky and kind of fun and russell. Martin is a freaky athlete because he can catch you can play shortstop third base like he's a really versatile player. It's been around the major leagues. We gotta be talking what for russell martin fifteen years i bet but you're also talking about putting in your second string catcher in a game that you have a nine run lead in the last assuming a whole bunch of things could've gone wrong. Thankfully it didn't and the dodgers got back on the right side. Travis finally comes clean on his pitching days as with the rancho raccoons storytime is next on the morning show. It is national power rangers. No i couldn't wait a day. You know why travis you probably us yes because twenty six years ago when he seven six hundred twenty six years ago premiered on fox and i loved up to every minute of it i was at that point. I was eight years old nine years old. Which was your favorite range of. Christ was obsessed with the green ranger and i told him i begged my parents to get the power rangers figurine and they got into a fight at toys r us trying to get and they didn't give me one out. They didn't give me the red ranger and on christmas morning. I was like what's this the one hundred fifty dollars for figurine that you didn't want that. I know well you mentioned yesterday. Where about ten years apart in age so so i missed the whole power range i know what it is and i know that one of them was arrested and charged with some say it was green when this was the black power ranger. Why are you gonna black and my brother. I missed it. I missed the powering. You watch it in your all. My pierre rodman some toys from texas. I was in mexico at the time and the real power rangers toys. Don't read one. No i got i got the green one the yellow and the black pan come off and you touched it like a purple one not a power rangers guy. I mean we are too old. I mean not to gawk at people's skin-tight outfit stays. Just the brakes real fast to say you. You say a lot all right. You could've looked up there. It was the pink ranger. Oh i like the power other than murder murder trial. I'm not really up on my <hes> power ranger trivia. You know i have the you know the the other toys and stuff growing up and so when i saw the power rangers like gone i just knock off what i grew up with star wars now will there were a group that was very similar and it was like five of them they voltron oh yeah the lions would come together and form a bigger right sheen votes horrible traumas. That's good that's like. I don't know what this is so chris. Christie wanted the the green ranger yes okay. Do we all had that toy that you wanted or maybe got it. Maybe you didn't what was the favourite toy that you got as a kid. You remember like you wanted it and all of a sudden on birthday at christmas or whatever mine was. The millennium falcon bat was a good one of the big the big one big one tire. I i think was huge. This is gonna sound sad yeah. Oh boy don't ask me questions the rest of us go first about what we wanted. I know i wanna heroes legal down memory lane a young sitting home poor and detroit eating government cheese site lap so i mean that is true so we were getting the new stuff so what time i got i got that's why i wanted a slinky but it was a ghetto speaking and there was a little bit piece in it. My slinky just never went down the stairs. The way that the other kids swankies day did it rolled. They just kind of unravel the plastic one who don't know what they had a couple of ben benny marks in it and the slinky is based on possession precision so any you know goofy peace and you're not sleek. It doesn't seem like yeah so just downstairs kind of brings the whole point of the conversation he is getting teary eyed about eto slinky but thing now you can afford all the slinky's you won the while those jobs you have you just slinky on down to your partners army of slinky's on the top step all the the stairs louis leakey travis. You're the evil knievel toy that you wound up and let go off. Ramps raja's funny you say that the one that i remember having the most fun with and wanting the most as a kid was was that evoke and you turn the crank and then you hit the button and it would shoot across the street or whatever do flips that thing was awesome. That's all we do with raj on the weekend. We just had him on top of the head and they go what <hes> i think i will buy real slinky. Suli party was formed 'nother thing l z missed that i did. The penultimate episode of hard knocks ultimate. Thank thank you so slinky with no kinks. I i did it just to see if i could get him to an ultimate anyway how about this the second to last episode of hard knocks last night <hes> there are two things in the kind of jumped out at me number one is i and i don't even know who to talk about. I don't know whether to talk about jon gruden or whether to talk about the the player that was standing next to john gruden when this happened. Jon gruden walks up to one of his guys and says to him hey can you count backwards from one hundred by threes. The guy says you mean like one two three four dunno backwards from one hundred by threes guy kind of gives him a look and then younger you know one hundred ninety seven ninety four ninety one one eighty eight eighty five eighty two in starts counting backwards by threes and you would think at that point he would stop like that's what i meant. The guy looks at him. Jon gruden looks at him and then he he goes eighty to seventy nine seventy six seventy three seventy sixty set. He goes all the way to zero goes counting backwards by threes and the guy stops injunctions got. This big smile tug in the guy goes man. You're some sort of mad genius because he can subtract jon gruden subtracted on hard knocks last night and a football player of his was blown away by his ability to subtract by threes so key says and i'm going to use that as a cover sometimes they not the smartest of individuals sometimes the knife doesn't quite cut like the other night is sometimes fork fort is really a sport and can't quite get kind of connection edgy want okay. Sometimes burgundy is not really read but you can't tell antique into the good delight yeah yeah. I mean sometimes stereotypes over he'll trails e i if jon gruden said hey can you count backwards from one hundred and subtract by i seven point two five and skip every third subtraction and add it back and then you'd have to stop and say all right. Let me think about this ninety two point seven five. You'd have to stop and think it's subtraction by threes. Okay in this guy was blue man. You're imagining i only hope that he was being sarcastic and gruden could not not have been more proud of himself so that this was if it wasn't the opening scene it was in the second scene fast forward to the end of the show and jon gruden and his wife are at an m._a. A training facility where his son is training to become a fighter and the kids in there any spar and he's working out and working hard and john gruden's washington like yeah. That's a good punch right there. He's he's enfold gruden mode and then just out of the blue twenty four twenty one eighteen fifteen twelve nine six three zero. Yeah it's like hell's what was going on some sort of numerical threats and why is jon gruden subtracting in front of people. Why is this a thing that he does because the cameras are on the cameras are on and he is for better for worse obsessed with looking at the smartest guy in every room and whatever the things he can do to appear that way especially when it comes to the subject of football. He's going to report look that way is our job to laugh at her mission complex but the most telling part of course is that there are guys who will play for him that will be namur d- and even in awe of that sort of performance art that he likes perform not just for the cameras but on the sidelines as well okay i. I'm not the smartest guy in the room but i'm also not rarely the dumbest guy in the room but i don't got counting goes to the the idea of not being able to sniff out the jon gruden is doing an act is really weird to me like i get it. Sometimes guys have a public persona and sometimes it's very very magnetic and you get sucked into it turns out. You know what i was wrong. That guy's really not that guy. I get it happens all the time. Do the presentation is very different than the reality john. John gruden's performance is so ridiculous. It's so it's such a caricature of what you would think it is. I don't know being able to subtract by threes aside ride. I don't know how anybody signs up for that. Is you know what man this guy's amazing it. I it's performance art but it's bad performance art. Well i mean it's only bad the based upon who the audience is audiences familiar with the works of davinci and monet. They'll see jon gruden go and that's trash but if you're not familiar with that jon gruden gora man you really smart is z. Secretly doing a morning show on some other radio mutation we explore the answer coming up next on the morning show once they all the insta- at raj groves uh-huh reverend justino and this is a new one. We don't get a lot of requests to play some fish oh they are. They have a channel on x._m. Like what am i friends a little hippy guy. Hey dave stolberg love. This band go to vegas indy. It's like a junior grateful dead or something you know. That's kind of took over for the dead. When the dead die jerry garcia died. I'd leased yeah. Do you know any fish so i just pulled this one. I don't i don't i have no idea apparently and legendary live band or something well they do those epic concerts that forever play with real instruments people now impressed with that jon gruden count backwards looking at best buy somebody's ability to play an instrument which take some training which takes him discipline as opposed to being able to do something that the rest of us learned in the second grade traction not not that impressive you fish guy no not gonna front dead. No no not chris europe europe guy. There's one sar take yeah. There's a few grateful dead songs. I like like <hes> <hes> aber penn station. I like that song because that's like there's a cool backstory behind that song but other than that no not really it's a commitment. It's a lifestyle it's a lot i'm not really type of crunchy shower that whole notion you know on which musical acts have a culture they become their own subculture right so like jimmy buffett and the people who travel to see him everywhere baird heads prepared has against us what they call the dead heads. There are people travel to dave matthews no matter where he's at hard pass. I don't do the culture you do the the <hes> lollapalooza right or no not to do with long chicago but it's like a festival in one location. I'm not following some <hes> band with one song from the seventies around the country. It's it's i guess the eighties right yeah touch the that was the one one on like oh. I know that song like i didn't even know as the dead because it actually showed up on mainstream radio and that was the one that kinda pumped out about them and then i discovered bill walton yeah i was like oh i discovered their pre shows like i went to one in san jose dingo and a concert just hung out and see just tailgate like you usually do know now i usually. I explored a little bit on this. One boy all right well you mentioned john gruden's remarkable almost psychic ability to subtract by threes this which by the way as certain point you can't do go ahead. What do you mean oh number right. I mean you'll hit zero but you can go to the other side. You get two zero negative three the negative and get it out. I would have blown that raiders defensive backs mind with that but we'll we'll skip that the other thing that jumped out at me with hard knocks last night was john gruden's <music> absolute insistence on making the peterman a thing because they go the footage of the game in winnipeg and mike glennon starts again game. He's not playing particularly well and he puts the peterman in and and to nathan peterman 's credit he he played a really nice game through a couple of touchdown passes completed most of his passes houses. He looked good but there are a couple of takeouts as jon. Gruden is talking to this. I know i like more than you guys and i know i'm the only one around here that thinks he can play and you go back to his quarterback. Quarterback camp thing from a few years ago. Remember jon gruden like nathan peterman more than patrick mahomes coming out of college okay patrick mahomes. I don't know i like fifty touchdowns meals right but he like nathan peterman nathan peterman. Most famously threw five interceptions in one half against the chargers as the quarterback of the buffalo bills defense. They were playing defense offense in his defense. Those were n._f._l. Players in the chargers uniform those guys wearing green bay packer uniforms the other night. Those guys are going to be fixing your tv and a couple of must in his defense. They were catching the ball to. They could've dropped them about fewer uh-huh but again. It's really instructive that jon gruden is is far more interested in being right than in making a good decision because look if you're evaluating football players and you got to figure out your identify in any any given year. You're gonna draft. Maybe ten guys at the mo- sign a couple of free agents. You're gonna miss on a couple happens. It's it's just it's statistic. Probability not johnny boy. He's still bill told ya i told her. I was right about the peterman no he weren't he sucks. It's top indefens- of nathan peterman. I like like saying like that me too in his defense which team he played for buffalo and they're a mess tyrod. Taylor took them to the playoffs that same team team but they're mess okay quite possible not saying it's true. It's quite it's quite possible. We're doing to peterman what we were initially doing to jared gov which is because we were introduced to him with an awful awful team in an awful awful offense of mine and it was nearly impossible for him to look decent listen in that scenario that he is now forever painted as bad q._b. because he's been featured in buffalo. Okay i the the theory sure sure that's what i'm good at. Here's the problem. Let's say for a second. Let's say for a second that the rams decided after those seven games with jeff fisher. They just decided you know what it ain't going to happen with. Jared goff cut him. There would have been a line of n._f._l. Team san come on over here. We'll take you he was the number one pick in the draft. He was a guy that was at worst. The the second quarterback on the board that year behind carson wentz he would have had a lot of tips. Look you got fissured. Come on in here. Nathan peterman hit the streets and the only one who made his phone rang was jon jon gruden and he's backwards and he's fighting for the third quarterback job. Maybe maybe maybe the backup job in oakland so i don't know if the comparison jason is exactly that and by the way buffalo historically for the last twenty plus years has been a tire fire no question that team went to the playoffs that team that he threw five interceptions with when tyrod taylor was the quarterback that team played in the postseason they sat him to say they sat him to play peterman peterman so it seems like maybe the problem is and there's too much nathan peterman then too many guys jon gruden who thinks that can do something with the guy that everyone else says no you can't and you shouldn't you know what else how's the you know. What else is not enough of what i'm bored. Sometimes he's komo. That's why he showed people. You know what we do on wednesdays. That's why we're celebrating hump day by giving away tickets every hour our to the two thousand nineteen big three championship. That's that's ice cubes things. It'll be at staples center this sunday now. Watch watch 'em v._p. Favorite i so joe johnson in the triplets take on stephen jackson and the killer threes now. Here's how you can win. Call eight seven seven and seven ten e._s._p._n. And entered his track gets what question i got for you. What what toyed poor little l z want so bad for christmas s. namely that toy and call number seven wins. That's right check it out. The two thousand nine hundred ninety three championship comes to l. a. This sunday at staples center. Winner tickets are on sale now or catch. The action live on c._b._s. At twelve pm on sunday. Take it away on a waking up with keyshawn and his boys. It's kind of like that milk splashing on your cereal in the morning been awhile since we gave you jeffrey jeffrey osborne friend of the show a kind of i play golf with them once yeah i didn't know either we're at a public golf course in about halfway through it just he he mentioned that he goes a lot of acre games and sing the national anthem and aren't you then my like. My radio background came up and i went are you jeffrey osborne and he goes yeah. I am right. Did he start the saints. You know he was a really nice guy. Nice beard. Oh yeah it was a smooth golfer was a great golfer golfer more than a singer now. Now i mean i would say better singer. I mean this is pretty good. He's written. A lot of songs produced him right ahead. Some hidden talents was the second song well. He was with the wings. No he was a groupie was with. I can't think of it at the moment blouse burn's it's different with l._t._d. Back in love again all those songs once all right. He'll see my goodness listen to very very soothing voice yes because he's still with us. Yeah just played them a few years ago. I said he was a great shape. I should say a few. You said that it had all new your fifteen eighteen when it happened around he's around. That's better logic <hes> so kobe bryant was speaking being at the agency convention in las vegas and he was talking to a guy by the name of patrick bet david who's the c._e._o. And who built this insurance business from an office into a a much larger business with stores insurance agencies all over the place he was talking with kobe about how important work ethic is and the got another conversation about work ethic and shaquille o'neal who would shack he had your work ethic. It'd be the greatest of all time. If shaq had your worth beauty grace of autumn the more he'd be the first to tell you that for sure i mean this guy was a force like i have never seen. It was crazy. You know a guy that size generally guys at that size or a little timid and they don't want to be tall. They don't wanna be big man. This dude was he did not care he was mean. He was nasty competitive. He was vindictive me. He was yeah. I wish he was in a gentleman had twelve rings. You had the work ethic my god yeah. We even be close most and let me ask you. Let me ask you this question by the way i'm not asking this question to create feud between kim. I mean shack talk. You sit down all the time when i say dude if you're lazy in shape i hear you're saying all the time i tell them all the time and you know he does kobe's. I'm going to tell you what's on his mind. That's kobe that's fine. I i've always had a problem with the logic. That kobe was saying there. Yes if you could just take out kobe bryant's nights approach to life in inserted into shaquille o'neal. You would have this this person that was unstoppable. Yeah may but what what kobe's toolbox is is that work ethic and that he was six seven and all of the the athletic things. You just have to have you. Just don't get get. You just can't say you know what i'm gonna work either have that or you don't you don't learn to be maniacal the way the kobe does the way that tiger woods was for a long time the way that michael jordan was being being a maniacal worker like kobe bryant is just as much of a gift as being 7-foot-2 like shack was. You can't say you know if you were 7-foot-2 like me. You would have one twelve rings well. He's not and shack never had that work. Ethic shack for periods of time was fully invested but for other periods of time he wasn't. It's it's always hit me as is a little unfair to say well. Why don't you just have the work ethic a kobe because he doesn't in you just can't swap one thing out for another and and even if he did citizen you're gonna win. Chips in a wilt chamberlain by ostrich immagination was the shack for decades and decades and n._b._a. <hes> he always gave you numbers. He averaged fifty fifty four season. He led the league in assists just to prove that he could i didn't after he just just approved that he could and then he went out and did it wrote did everything possible to win but he will lose to a better team so just because shackleton have kobe's mentality doesn't necessarily means that if you hadn't talented they the translator to wins it does mean though that shack probably would have passed corinne on the all time scoring list it does mean they probably will be leading the league. Comfortabe comfortabe rebounds all the time and maybe five and blocks. That's all individual but team. Success is always dictated about who you have as great individual jorda only has six rings <hes> but he's been the best player for much much longer than that by comfortable stretch takes more it does. I just i've never liked it. I i've never liked this will just work harder. Being a hard worker is a gift just like being some tallest be being able to do the work and then say okay. What else is there to being the guy that is you know those those stories about colby being a you know in the gym at three a._m. Getting shots. That's abnormal in it. It was incredibly functional for him and it led him to become kobe bryant but it's not just something that you know what i'm gonna do. I'm gonna i'm gonna work like kobe bryant no because then everybody would be this. This expansion made kobe kobe wasn't just that he had a soft touch and a quick first step and all these it was that he was willing to do whatever it took. That's abnormal. Most people will do as much much as they need to do to get where they wanna go. They're not looking for extra and shack is normal in that regard. The check did what he needed to do to become a great player to become an n._b._a. Player to become a hall of famer to become a champion and m._v._p. And all of these things but there are ten guys on earth that are willing to work like kobe. It's not just like yeah you know what to do today. <music> i'm gonna turn into kobe registered and it doesn't work like that and by the way there's a difference between working harder and working smarter so just because you're up getting shots. Three o'clock in the morning doesn't mean that's going to translate to actually productivity. There's no science about you know if if you do this for extra hours hours this is going to be the end result. Everyone is different. Every scenario is different again. I mean from a distance. I can certainly appreciate kobe's work ethic. I like to consider myself as a person likes to work hard but just because you work hard and work a lot doesn't mean it's going to translate to the sort of success that you know you hope that we have. You can't tell me that mate robinson didn't work hard. You can't beat five foot. Nothing and then go john and be that type of athlete eventually find yourself in the n._b._a. The one sport way five foot nothing guys should not be anything at all and he was a starter for certain the teams. He's a two time dunk champion. I'm pretty sure he buses as and worked extremely hard member. David stein david stein was the shortstop of the the angels when they won the world series. David eckstein was what you just described five foot. Nothing you know one hundred fifty some pounds soaking wet and by all accounts you look at him. It's that's not a professional national athlete. That's the shortstop on a starting starting shortstop on a world series champion. You think a cal ripken and era jeeter nomar in the those guys look like that roy life. David eckstein looks like anything but that and it's this thing david exe time. Was that guy. That would do whatever it took. He had that what he did. He wasn't six four thousand two hundred and twenty pounds he didn't he wasn't bulging out of his shirt. He was a guy that was willing to do. Whatever it took. That was his gift. You rarely get the physical and the grind wind and the mental and all these things when you do you get kobe bryant breath. Y you get tiger woods. You get michael jordan. Get them michael jordan. That's those guys are so extraordinary you can't it's not legos knows where you just pick one piece off a one guy and snap it onto another doesn't horse linke's or even ghetto slinky. It doesn't work like that. You can't just pick and choose all all of these traits. Some guys get one thing. Some guys get another and very very very few of them. Get them all and you look at those. Those athletes the lebron james's this and you just go all right. You hit the lottery and you invested whale right. That's like cheesy but every now and then we get lucky enough to see one of those cheetahs perform a lifetime because everybody wants to be with the cool kids. We let travis join in for a few minutes next on the morning show.

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis

"We'll get something to reducing. Woo. Chairman. We are three hours away from new masters. No, let starts nipsy hustles memorial over at Staples. Yes. Just right outside are already people were already starting lining up. Yeah. People are starting lineup as you can see to attend your spending. I I'm not quite sure if I'm going to be here for the whole show in leash. I get over there just to work or to intense up both both, you know, my job is to as a journalist is to document what has occurred and yet it's right down the street down the stairs. So nine fifty nine. I think you'll be okay. But can I let the people be might be bouncing earlier than that? Just like interesting. Yeah. Travis hang enough to be great for you. But when I do. We know. But just to let you know. So this morning we were getting in trashy saw was all blocked off. Yeah, they had barricades up at five AM. So I'm coming through it. I'm disarming look nice. I'm dress. Well, here where are you going going to work where do you where do you work in? Well, it's rate over there is L A. And you know, I'm not gonna say what we're next to. But you know, right there at three hundred I I need to get into I damn near sarita for the bad. So they finally let me through but trashy winning share me your experience in walking through this barricade. Mike experience was the same experience. When there is no funeral service. I just walked right in. Nobody said a word to me. I just came to work. I got carded. Did you? Did you have a card? He okay. Good. Okay. You could park in the sink. We tell you. He has a secret tunnel. Here knows ego through the you can find the secret tunnel. There's a free Prius down there for you. If you want it. You go out you got to figure out to get out. You're else you can find a secret tunnel. Visit. And of course, he's hit line of the morning is brought to you by sprint. Do do do. This is an interesting secret tunnel. So in today's news, which is quite shocking to me because it seems like they find their way on our headlines at least once a week the Kardashians. It added again Kim Kardashian wants to take the law into her own hands. And this is how she plans on doing it by becoming an attorney, and she's aiming aiming to have this done within three years. He's not attending law school. But she does have he master plan to take the bar exam by twenty twenty two now, I gotta turn the e and maybe to to you Travis turnaround. You don't wanna tell to read them because. How can you can you be a lawyer without having? I don't believe that. I wouldn't think. So I think she has undergrad very beginning. Do you think she can navigate a test of that magnitude based upon what you've witnessed from her from afar. Absolutely. Okay. You think she can pass the California bar exam. I don't know what I don't know. Okay. So he so I I don't know enough about the levels of what is it? One bar exam is level or one of the more rigorous bar examinations. You're gonna have in really really smart people that have gone the law school, but Dale say time, but. Ashen I'm taking the California bar exam. She just taking a bar exam. If she wants to practice long, California, she'd have to take the part, maybe she went to South Dakota. She might get easier bar exam. What you had? I don't know. I have no idea. What do I think based on all the stuff that I've seen in in everything that she's capable of passing test? See I changed that. I'd say boy said he's yes, I think if she I think if she prepares the and she has an opportunity to maybe pass. She is a clearly a smart businesswoman. Well, clearly, you don't get two rows. Yeah. You don't get to go to. Do that you may not necessarily. Appreciate the roads. She took to her financial success nonetheless her and her family have figured out a road to that financial success not me on call. So I'm not gonna call her an idiot. But what I will say is this. I'm not sure if I needed a lawyer that will be the person I would turn to to get me out of trouble. But it depends on what she's practicing to. Now. She jimmy. Jimmy Maher to be entertainment. She made you damage passed the bar to be an ambulance chaser. I don't I don't know. I are plenty of other types of lawyers out there that have undergrad degrees that went to law school. Look, we're the show the people. So I'll throw it out there to the people. Do you need a undergrad degree to go to law school? And do you have to go to law school to to try and take the bar exam? Like these matters. For instance, let's say you're just some guy that's got a two hundred I q and you just get more than one day and want to take the bar exam. Can I just walk in and take it or do I have to go through all these steps? I don't know if you need a I think you need a visa J D to perhaps be a practicing lawyer. I think I haven't done the total research on it. But it's my understanding that there's a difference between having a law degree and being a practicing lawyer. That's what I'm saying. You can have law degrees. You can have your practicing lawyer. We can get a law degree and not pass the bar, and you're not allowed to practice law. Right. But you can still have these sort of if she wants to work in criminal Justice reform. She can be educated enough to do night the word to do our thing. In a civil suit. Yeah. Right. That's kind of what I'm trying to figure out. What is it that? But she says she's going to. Attend law school in have a massive plan taking a bar exam. So that tells me she wants to be a practicing lawyer because she could take the bar exam. Then you could be a lawyer and not take the bar exam. Just say, I'm a lawyer. I'm just not in not defend anybody in a court of law. I'm just not she's like, volunteering and doing everything pro Bono for people. I'm just not hiring. You're not going to be called the law far. She joy, I'm not going to let her practice law. I I'm clothing in keeping up with the galaxies, not bad, not bad. I let's try Tony see if he's got an answer to this question. Tony you are on the show of the people in the sprint people's hotline. What's up? Eight people Tony. We'll yourself. Yes. You do not have to go to law school to take a logs and law school is strictly a convention a preparation to take the bar exam in whatever state, so you can walk in right up street, and you think you can pass bar exams. You can do it does that do for you that you part you you've passed bar exam. Can you practice law or what? Well, she probably wants it. So that she can maybe she's probably paying lawyers to negotiate contracts to contracts for her, and she would probably want to reserve that and keep that ten or fifteen percent for sale. Do you bet she's gonna go to all the trouble is to save on legal fees? Yeah. But you could do that. Anyway, though, you you don't you can negotiate your own contracts. You need a lawyer to negotiate contracts, which you need is a lawyer to understand the language. Yeah. That's true. But those she'd negotiated contract you probably doing that herself. Then she's getting down to the language that may be the studios or duchy companies are slipping in there. You can't do that to a lawyer. She's probably sick of handing out to a lawyer. She made me thinking she's getting the short end of the deal. So she wants to handle that fun. Hey, here's a wrinkle for you guys. Think about the UCLA scandal. I'm sorry. The US's scandal buying their way into schools. What is she just kind of by integrate? Yeah. I mean, I don't know. I I'm not letting Kim Kardashian handle my legal services anymore. I'm letting Paris Hilton perform heart surgery on me. It's good. He's gonna take your chance somewhere else. I'll go to a guy that went to Stanford to take that guy this. It was to me this reeks of a story in which my latest pitches and Instagram didn't get enough likes some going to say this because I need to give me some attention, y'all. Imagine too much spending too much time to my name nipsy. I'm Kim Kardashian. It I think it's fascinating. It's fascinating to me in the reason is fascinating to me. The reason is fascinating to me because she actually pulls it off to be very interesting. It'd just be why just interesting you took the time at forty years old or whatever she is she. Yeah, she's probably. Three. To go to law school to do all of these sort of things for what though like we want to show your kids to probably continuing education. If she had a if you've got a lot agree. I would just assume it's is faking bogus. They're did. It's not little Assange does need a the. So she had an office. She had a whole building maybe building in Beverley and she's on the tenth floor with her whole law practice. You couldn't I'm good. I'll go somewhere else. Nothing. No, go Keyshawn. Are you trying to sue them? Get on the phone. Call kim. All right. The dodgers have lost three in a row. They're in Saint Louis. They'll finish up a four game series today against the cardinals. And this is the boom in the bus that we've been talking we go that the dodgers they hit a couple of home runs last night. But they lost again dongs all the way the dodgers. Take three take three straight ails max. Muncie and jock Petersen homework for the dodgers who have lost three straight after five game winning streak. A new it could keep up. I just knew I knew at an when all the Magic Johnson turmoil in Los Angeles the Los Angeles Dodgers right hand pitching Walker. Bueller? One. Oh, six point seven ERA early. It's early. That means you got bombed twice twice got once pitched. Okay. Okay. We'll face right hand pitcher, Michael. Wocka, wocka, wocka, okay. Zero zero one point five four. The series final this afternoon. Buehler has not allowed a run in two career starts versus the Saint Louis cars yielding five hits over fifteen innings, which isn't bad. But with eighteen case, wocka Falko walked career-high. Walk a FOX's pointed to okay, all right. Just want to make sure. Is not like q tip co walked career-high eight and six eight in a six two four loss to San Diego on Saturday house many Machado plan. Okay. I just asked that because it San Diego. Yeah. Travers. Remember when I was talking about I didn't really care about the home run. I was more concerned about the runs. We're giving up. We're still giving up the run. Yeah. A little bit. And this is the problem. We don't have shutout this season. We've been shut out. Yeah. But we haven't gotten a shutout. We've got we've given up at least two runs every single game. And to me, this is why I was saying things like let's see what data's kaikal is doing this too. Because even though we felt good about our pitching depth. I didn't feel great about the pitchers execution. So yeah, we got a lot of names that can do stuff. But it was something about that initial series with the D bag that I was like, yeah. But we gave them twenty two runs to. Not that. We thought wasn't very good keys argument was brought to you by keeping up with the Kardashians. Law firm sponsored by Kim Kardashian. You wanna sue them? Call kim. I'm not there with yet. L Z I baseball. There's this old adage that stupid. But it's also very true that you spend the first two months of the season figuring out what you have and use them in the next two months of the season trying to fix it. And then you spend the last two months of the season playing with what you've created. So we're still in that first two months, we're still trying to figure out exactly what it is. Like, can you just read the number that Walker Buehler's era is is nearly one point seven five that's basically seven nearly seven at doesn't mean that he's a seven area pitcher. It means that he pitched poorly once that that's going to happen. So I'm not ready to make any digestion change on twelve games into year games into the year. I I still need to see a lot more. I think they are going to boom and bust offensively. I think they're pitching is really good. I I think what's interesting about today's game. Is that this this again they've played a handful of? Game. So it's hard to get to work up about any of it. But they have lost three in a row. You don't wanna go get swept in a four-game series? Now, you don't wanna do that. And this is if Walker bueller team, right if Walker bueller is our guy if he's the guy that we could pick to pitch an important game. These are the sorts of games, you want the the stopper started. The guy teams kind of scuffling the team's not playing real. Well, who's our best guy? Walker? Bueller? Today's one of those days he needs to go out there pitched seven innings give up a run maybe to strike out eight or nine or ten guys. Not walk anybody and just dominate the game. That's what stoppers do if he's if he's growing into that role. Today would be a really good opportunity for him to show it. They also have played a lot and the stretch there in the middle of a stretcher they play seventeen days in a row. Yeah. Seventeen zero. It's you know, it's like they haven't had a day off since April fourth five six seven eight nine ten eleven that includes a flight from Colorado, Saint Louis. So when you factor that in in addition to the fact that review. Might have thrown things off a little bit because he only gave you barely two endings. So when you factor in the fact, they played very day the rotation got screwed up just a little bit because of the groin injury. You can see why we've been spending a little bit. But I'm still bidding the Cody Bellinger statue. Because guess what guys? He hasn't struck out since April six he's on fire. He hasn't struck out since April. So this is a guy as Keyshawn likes to point out is chopping down would last season swinging at everything he continues to show the patients even through this this rough stretch in which they obviously need some offense. He is still being the patient batter. That he wasn't the beginning of the senior. The dodgers are a really good team. They're going to be fine there. They've got dep- there. It's so early. Even look I know we've talked a lot about this in Joe Kelley key that he has not looked good. He has not been sharp. And if there is such a thing as a boom and bust pitcher, it's probably Joe Kelley throws one hundred miles an hour strikes. Two guys out. But when he gets hit he gets hit. I mean, he he can either be go a month without giving up a run or he can have an era of thirteen the way does right now. I'm not there yet. I I need to see these guys. He had a good day. It was a really good day. Absolutely there on twenty the beginning of the week. He's on fire. He's on fire. They need to win a nice win today. We'd be a good way to settle everybody down. Anthony Davis played his last game for the pelicans here. What message he gave them on the way out? That's next. So always feel like there's something I need to know about the music that we play coming in and bought ninety percent of the time. I have no idea what's going on walkup. Fuck aflame. Like, I said. Extension. One nine eight Dr Battaglia extension one nine hundred walk walk a flock work Affleck aflame. Yeah. Was he hit the Gulf thing? We went to in Atlanta. Somebody was saying he was there was that true. He probably was a bunch of people to I was hammered. So I wasn't. So are you asking people? I thought that you said to me, you know, he was do do, you know, who that is? But it was somebody else. That was the big, dude. Yeah. Was j Cole. I don't remember. It might have been J Cole. That's my dude. It might have been j Colton. Yeah. Right. He's might have been. We was you know, at least I was had some tallow tilt. You could tell by your golf swing? Yes. Correct. Anthony davis. Played probably certainly certainly are. We certainly his last game for the New Orleans pelicans. He's entering the final year of his contract there. Of course, he wants out the Lakers trying to make a move for him yesterday or a couple of days ago. He wore a t shirt that said that's all folks across the front, of course, the looney tunes slogan. I guess and he saying that he he didn't choose it that somebody put that out for him. And he just put it on. I find that really really hard to believe. Yeah. I've really own brought. Yeah. Don't you want out? Just just just own. What is he twenty six? Maybe twenty five twenty six something like that. Yeah. Twenty adult. As in the dote baske- athlete, you typically don't allow people to pick out your clothes, even if you're married, there's an adult athletes, you typically don't do that. So is a little hard for me to believe that heated know, what shut he was putting on. I mean, that's a little that's a bit much, man. Whatever you got called the moment. And now you try to figure out how to get out to say. Yeah, you know, what look at it's time to move on. I I loved my time here you can't even lie about that. If you didn't you could say, whatever you want about it. What is it? What is it? You always tell me what you built different y-, you're different in different than everybody else. Yeah. Some people don't have the fortitude to be able to do what don't wear the t shirts. They're going to have an at you there. You're right. They're going to ask you can read. So as when somebody has the t shirt, and you look at it go. Yeah. Nah. So doing Jesse small boy. So I did a couple of CNN hits. I wore a t shirt that says based on actual facts. And so the eight the anchor says are you throwing Shane adjust? Yes. You were. I said, no, it's not Shane is a direct in. I'm not trying to I'm not trying to be sneaky with it. Yes. Exactly. What I'm saying own it? If you're going to have the guts to go that far, and where some says like, I don't know Jack. I don't care then just own it. Don't try and spin it because people ask you about it later. Well, that's the thing. I don't think anybody's ever offended by something. I shouldn't let me rephrase people get offended by. But if you say, yeah what? Yeah, I've worry. But but what's the big deal when you go? Oh, no. Yeah. Somebody put this out for me. And I didn't look at it in. That's what it's like on. Dude. Again, Travis I try to give you as much inside educational some of these things is I can't help me out not much put players and people in general don't know what it's like to get into the kitchen in Israel hot the he didn't understand the backlash. He hadn't gotten it before, you know, he so all of a sudden the trays stuff in this backlash and get him out of your boo. You suck up. He didn't know what that felt like right? He's just didn't even know to fill the until he's actually in it and people really start to turn against him. It's like, yeah. I really don't like this. Maybe I made the role move in that point. He stuck. He doesn't know what to say. Okay. Alvin gentry did say that he felt his Anthony Davis was given bad advice. Step. See I didn't even hear that part. But I could just personality wise, this certain people man, you could you see it'd be like hit. Then he really would. He really won't. He don't really hear what. Okay. Does he really want build on top of that for second? Because if he's sensitive to the criticism, if he sensitive tone, you're trying to be sensitive to people saying, hey, what's that T shirt? All about what do, you know? Can you handle, bingo, if he's going to put you think the people in New Orleans tough get the Boston? But he he's he's going to. And he never said he wanted to go to Boston. No. But I'm saying that if he's sensitive to criticism about his tee-shirt what's the criticism going to do to him. When all of a sudden, the Celtics lose three games in a row or the Lakers or or the Knicks or wherever he ends up, and it's not like your teeth. It's hey, you know, you're not as good as everybody said you were you're killing this team. Bryce harper. The first day man run. Please fire by the way that Boone was all he needed serious. Any nothing. So when I was with the jets, we were out a low what we were man we were like one in ten at the time or something like that, which I very first year outside. He's rolling first time, I experienced paperbacks with the is cry and faces I walk if people to tell them grow grown men, the crowd cry. They need to know. They man, you know, sorry do leaning over the rail. He's crying old do other do next week and to do with the bag on his face. You suck too. Just like Tom ever seen first time ever seen paper bags? I saw it on television. Right. Meet a watching games saints. Remember the saints as the first time we had the jets, but I was here. Bags in a museum down in New Orleans for the for the funny, you suck too. But again, you just said it a minute ago you or one of those guys that can see that and go man, I never seen that before and keep it rolling and go out and play football. And it's not gonna fact you, and if somebody says, you suck you're either going to not respond to tell them they said, right? Exactly, you're gonna fire back and you're going to go do Joe if Anthony Davis it doesn't like the temperature in the kitchen because of his shirt what happens when he then then the conversation is about his clothing, it's about his play. But when you have in when you've when you have experienced cert- such things, it's a little difficult. Even though this little part of the t shirt has become a little bit of a story. And he didn't know how to answer it. He doesn't know what the next steps. Are. He doesn't know when he comes to LA what's going to happen or New Yorker Chicago or Boston some of these big cities that really care about their basketball. And if he was the wine that, but one of those type of places he didn't e- when you have. Gotten it before you don't know what to expect. It did all of a sudden you're hit with it. It didn't you would say. Well, why would he wear the t shirt always win t shirt because he thinks is cute within once the fallout comes. He's I probably shouldn't have done that. But he never thought about it prior to putting it on. He never thought that it was going to be as deep as it is do you think it's a little bit of a window L C C sensitive. I don't think he's sensitive because he's got one eyebrow. If you're sensitive not notice that sounds like oversimplification, but he'll it doesn't you talked about Mark Davis his haircut this, right? If you're if you can go through junior high high school into college being clouded by one eyebrow. And you are okay with that. Because he never bothered shave it that tells me that you can't handle some level of criticism some level because let's face it. We all are subject to one degree or another to pressure. And if somebody's crown you could you got one eyebrow? One day, you might actually just cut it if you really sensitive. He hasn't cut it. So that tells me that maybe he is a little bit stronger than we'll give him credit for. But the t shirt thing is maybe just in for like answering any more questions about it. And so he decided to Duckie that way. Maybe maybe maybe maybe because if you got like Michael Strahan, if you've got a big huge gap between your teeth, and you never bother fix it. That tells me I don't know if you could fix that though. You can't you can't. Yeah. Whole thing together. Cables and pulleys and all sorts of Mike. What about the free is? We'll tell by longtime got to take two trucks chance on. Folks are saying that the Lakers are better off without magic find out why they say it next. It was planning a little rob when Thursday, rob. Yo, yo if you wanna sue them. Call kim. He he blew it. You had a better line last ran out of ours. You blew it. You want to sue them? Call keenum that doesn't he doesn't want to sue them. Give them a phone. Call kim. There you go. I was trying to do 'em disapprove EM keeping one hundred. But I gotta keep it. If you wanted to. Got more. It's gotta fit on the page. I'm gonna start wrapping like the other guys and just repeat the same word over and over again. What do you think? They. So when I call. Hello. Who's this? Sheets is that what you waste an associate western associated. Hi, this is Kim Kardashian. Whoa. Slow firm and associates is this Kim I'm in trouble. No, man, I'm not gonna call real voyeur. All right. So magic is out and the conversation about who are they going to bring in to replace him is the next big thing for the Lakers. Here's Zach Lowe, and Jalen rose figuring out who that might be. You are the Lakers you have infinite resources, you're still the Lakers despite the six years of incompetence and missing the play of you're still the Lakers. You still have a TV deal that Trump's every other TV deal. Call anybody Namie GM, president of basketball operations of any team that you think is good and can sit in a room with Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant or whoever called that person. I'm going to challenge you on that. Because people keep saying, okay. Look at the UCLA coach and job. You look at the history of their basketball team. They had wooden. They won so many championships there in LA what glory is it to be a member of the Bruins. Then all of a sudden I candidate don't want the job second candidate don't want to job third candidate don't want. They're it's the exact same thing for the Lakers. If I'm are Cebu for. Wa wa I leave the Spurs and go to the Lakers were they have unrealistic expectations. That just does not make sense dishes going to be the debate moving forward because there Bryan win horse had a phrase when we had him on last week talking about Laker exceptionalism, this idea that were the Lakers. Therefore, we're going to get what we want. Yes. That hasn't been hasn't been the case. But it shut up first of all Rosh. Because anytime we talk about the Lakers. First thing you want to start doing this being a, hey, there's somebody quiet. I'm just saying. Cried going. Oh, we're at the Lincoln, Marcus, smart Phelan. Here's what I'm gonna play offs. I'll tell you six years. Travis it a no six years. There's been changing on the gore. There's been a general manager out part owner gone new head coach shuffled in and out. Kobe Bryant old and retired. So it's a rebuilding situation. They're still in. There's still in a rebuilding situation. But what happens is the Lakers just in honesty. The Lakers one of those organizations that it's almost like jealousy sets in it, even though you don't need to be jealous. A lakers. You just want to kick them when they down. And you know, I think that's interesting because the end of the day much like whoever that was with ROY Jalen voice floor. Zach would say that call anybody out there. Yes, you call anybody out there. But everybody's not going to want the job. That's because they're not gonna wanna leave what they have that are going to want to uproot their families all of those sorts of things. But the Lakers made a decision within the last six years to do it the way they wanted to do it in because that's the way they've always done it. I hear you. I think the question is though that the way that you, and I as guys that grew up here and feel about the Lakers a certain way is. Isn't necessarily the way that other people in other organizations in other cities look at the Lakers and especially of late because the their they do have an attractive situation as far as flexibility economically. They do have young players that are are valuable. They do have LeBron James so and then you've got the Laker brand, which is not nothing. But the idea that while the Lakers can get whoever they want. I don't know if that's true just by virtue of being the Lakers. The pitch needs to be the reason you want to come here is because we have economic flexibility is because we have LeBron James and Kyle and Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo ball and Brandon Ingram. That's why you want this job. Not because hey, we're the Lakers. You're welcome. You can take that they pitching it that way. I think that's the way people want them to pitch it. You know, they want it to be one way. When it's not that they're walking in and say what a late because you should be honored to be a part of this. They're not saying that. This is just a swag that come with the Lakers and everybody just saves them. They have to swag and the publicly they're they're projecting the swag now behind closed doors. They're not just saying with the Lakers sign here. There are actually in behind closed doors negotiating listing. All the reasons why a great job to have. But for the public viewpoint. The exceptionalism is still what's being puffed out there. I we are the Lakers, of course, when you look at saying that this the media, that's the public know Sanjay defy. Defy defy put out is various airy exceptional. Yes. It is. Thing. You know, you, you know, when you really hear it when you really really hear it when you bring up the clippers. Yes, when you went when you bring up the clippers. That's when you really here where the Lakers now part of that hats. Show part of that has to use the clippers as true, yes. To people who grew up in LA who who are maker fans there in time live before another generation of NBA fans, particularly I never generation of NBA executive brother who are looking at the landscape of the of the entire league. Hey, man, the clippers like, Donald sterling and Elgin Baylor running the show, they realized that doc is doing a great job. Jerry West is over there and bomb got a whole lot of money. So you can say they're the clippers though, but the clippers but for other people it's like they clinic guessing stuff over there. He's still the Clinton. They might still be the clippers to you. Keep it I agree with those e and the idea of what just went down with the Lakers and magic just pulling the Ripcord out of nowhere. If I'm another executive. I think looking at magic didn't want to be part of that. If Magic Johnson needed out of that. I don't need to be a part of that. He couldn't navigate the game of thrones going on. Inside that building. How the hell am I gonna survive? But if I come in there, and I'd do it the way I want to do it. Then I'll have to worry about surviving because I'm getting those people out. Well, they're taking the jet. They're telling you that. But now of a sudden when it's time to go move a guy out, and they're saying that we really like him. I gotta do is thirty seven to talk on the sidebar because you agree with L. Everyone agrees with you. From you again. What three in hor? Hey, all right. So are they better off without magic some other people some other teams thinks so we'll tell you who next about the sound real old for a second though. They'll make me like this. No. Back in my day day. Well, the reason we're playing because twenty four years ago today or somewhere around there. I can't remember exactly throwback. That's it. I know because they came out after I did the rundown because he was too busy. Arguing came out twenty four years ago. Didn't they released this morning? Radio ago. The soundtrack was released nineteen ninety-five. So we just wanted to clean songs we could find. But they ask them throwbacks. Like, Mary, Jane, what was it? What was the soundtrack to? What do you mean? He said the soundtrack, right? It's a Friday say. I hear you say ice cubes hit Friday about two dozen times. But you can over q. No, I wasn't because you asked me a question you'll have to do better today. I can have a relationship like we did this all day man will from gardenias concerned with your attitude. I mean, it's just this is real, man. So we'll get to Manuel second manual there. It's probably meant. This up food. The idea that the Lakers are better off now than they were with Magic Johnson. According to a story a Eastern Conference team officials said you've got magic who's not even present another executive said and the Eastern Conference. Nobody will call magic a rob out. It's mismanaged. They let Rich Paul run them in circles. This is not uncommon. We're hearing there. There's a lot of talk whispers about magic. And rob that they were not doing a good job prior to magic quitting. And then when magic quit yesterday. They went from whispers to people saying it out loud, not attaching their name to it, obviously. But at least saying it out loud. I I think I don't know if they're better off without him. Because magic while maybe not the perfect guy for that job. The Lakers are any better position today than they were a year from today. Yup. Or a year ago deer goats, it's they are. There are is really interesting, right. Ramona talked about it. I personally have received text messages about it. This is a coveted job. This is a coveted job. And part of the reason why is so coveted around the league is because there's young talent that you can continue to develop or use his trade assets. There is a pick. There is a top three player. There's cap space. Those four themes did not exist prior to Magic Johnson. Deign defensively, Trish true. So when people start to say, you know, they weren't really doing a good job. But when you look at the fees you want as a brand new team president as a brand new setup. Everything is said, that's why shut up. That's why the last segment is foolish. Raj wanted to continue to chime in and talk over us. All the time makes all the sense of the world. Why people that's out? There would certainly want to be a part of what the Lakers are doing not. Because it's the Lakers. It's about what they're doing it where they're headed. Nothing. Six years. The last six years they were not headed in this direction. True. They would this is on arrows pointing up not down. This discussion process started so started our show started Travis the morning show started with us discussing how Timofey MAs Goff and Luo. Dang. We're gonna fit in with a young fellow. That's. Mr. that was a disaster. Look, they're better on the court. They're better on a balance sheet right now, they are they're in a better position. But I did weights in this position. Did you have to work for it? No. I just check the game be cash rise. Ross seems to probably think different so much in the playoffs now and everything. Oh, wait, Dan. Dan, criticism not about where they are on the quarter on the balance sheet. The criticism is the hell's going on in that building. Do I want to go in there and be a part of something that is messy in murky, and there are warring factions inside, but comment. I'm finding I'm coming. I'm getting an opportunity to do what I need to do. You're allowing key. I'm not coming. Okay. Fine, fine. But now you're asking me to come coach for you beat on front office for you. Don't you ask me don't you think Magic Johnson was given assurances that he could do whatever he wanted. I think that that was the case. Yes. A hundred and he left because he wasn't able to do. I don't know that he wasn't able to do it. He didn't feel comfortable. I would say not the same thing. No. That's not the same thing. What's the difference is when you comfortable with doing it, you do it even though he was given it he wasn't comfortable kind of making genie Phyllis certain way. If she if he would outed, Luke in and rob made the if this is factually Chartreux about all the scuttle, but that's going on he wanted to get rid of two people. But at the same time those two people were close to her. Well, that's rain. It's a wink, wink, hey, I really allow you to do this. But if you do it kind of not wanna have steak dinners together. But that's the same thing to me. At least the same thing to me is if you're telling me Travis you can make whatever decision you want. But I know if I make this decision you're going to be displeased with me, we'll send I'm gonna make what I don't really have. What have you make that decision? But what happens is I'm giving you the autumn it power to do whatever if you came at you work for me, I'm gonna give you the ultimate power to do. Whatever. Wanted to write traffic, whatever, you whatever you want. Right. You do it. But over time things might change it. I may see things different like a rash of injuries happen. So it's really not on the coach. Even though yield think it's on the coach we collectively my board in my group. Look at it and say, well, we did give him the power. But it's really not on lewke. Let's keep lewke safe here because all the injuries. Now, you have your cyborg conversation. And you've not feeling if you magic, and you sitting there saying what they told me, I could do whatever I want. And I think he's the problem because any coach can coach a team to some wins. No matter who's on the floor. If you're doing your job, and they're sitting there telling magic, well, it's really the injuries. And rob is doing whatever he's doing with the fax machines on the side, you know, and but that's in. So it changes over time. Everything is not going to be just crisp and clean straight line. I understand that things change. But because think about what I took this job here. Everything's supposed to be. Everything I said, this is the way it was going to go period. We're finding up for but then after a while is running through stop size. You got George. Not listening. Get mad and piled and showing up ails v not showing up. Started all that. So it changes strike quick went on the people's hotline. The spro. Linemen well in Gardena. Well, good morning. Oh, P, man. The passion. I love it. Hey, since you're the half of the lethal jobs in Johnston combination at the university since my man Travis was fielding calls from one Nimes telling people how proud Jeffrey Jordan reston piece should be about being Michael's dead and L's EA, man. Your vibe is just it's off the hook brother. So to the point the Lakers, man. I think you're absolutely right key on this one. I mean, how can you really blame me when all the injuries went down like that? And as far as magic now, I'm a huge magic fan. I'm one of the few things he was better than Kobe. And as far as magic, I think he just beat off to more too much like he thought he could do these and still have the life that he had. But realize man, you know, you've got. A grind, man. If you're going to be a GM, it's a twenty four seven three sixty five day job. And you gotta be scouting, man. You can't just be watching the spart in which a problem palm. You gotta be out there doing the damn work. Just like you guys on the best AM sports show in America. Thank you. Will I prefer the world the universe the galaxy or galaxy? Yeah. I hear what he's like there's there's a bunch of things in there. The the namely the part about blaming Luke. And you wanna make a move to things that sound like they're opposite can be true at the same time, especially in regards to the head coach of team tell you what they are. That's coming up next.

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"Baseball. Tonight. The podcast, the baseball tonight podcast for Friday. October Twenty Third Two thousand twenty working from his home studio in the foothills of Connecticut is producer Taylor Shrink. I'm buster only working from my home studio in New York as we get going. Today game three tonight of the world series you're going to have the dodgers and the raise Walker bueller starting for the dodgers against Charlie Morton of the race and we're GONNA get into that match but I some notes from around baseball yesterday the Players Association announced their players choice awards, Minnesota Twins D. H. Nelson, Cruz who's voted Marvin Miller ended the year Atlanta braves first baseman Freddie Freeman who's Picked his player of the year Freeman was also voted the National League's outstanding player Trevor. Bauer. One outstanding pitcher in the National League San Diego infielder J Cronin worth was named outstanding rookie in Colorado pitcher Daniel Bard is the National League Comeback Player of the year she the Chicago White Sox first baseman. Jose Abreo was the ails outstanding player Shane Bieber naturally named the outstanding pitcher in the Al. Kyle. Lewis the outstanding rookie and Cleveland Pitcher Carlos Carrasco was named Comeback Player of the year. The Washington nationals re signed infielder Josh heiress into a one year one, million dollar contract. I'll say it again guys who settle on deals quickly, this off season are going to be happier because they're gonNA be a lot of free agents out there waiting a long time for jobs given what we're going to see. In the winter market of the teams, the raising the dodgers held off a press conferences. Here's Dave Roberts talking about Walker Bueller I. Think probably he's talking you know I think that just time Walker for all these years he's just kind of easygoing always and so I guess if you came in Clayton on his star day, I'd be a little bit more concerned but Walker, just gonNA come. And Jennifer ramps up his focused. But early on, he's just jovial raise manager Kevin Cash talked about what sets Charlie Morton apart from other pitchers will the preparedness is one but just his overall demeanor the way you've seen him now you've covered him for two years He's the same guy rather it's game savvy or or gang thirty and that's pretty comforting and I think what? It's not just what Charlie does for himself. It's what he does for our club. It's pretty settling We've seen it every every outing we'd given the ball in the postseason for the last two years. He's been pretty outstanding and when you build that type of track record, you continue to have so much confidence in the person the stuff speaks for itself and what he did in game seven All season long it was a little bit of a struggle for Charlie to maintain his stuff deepen games you know through seventy pitches or whatever it was the stuff never wavered and that gives us a lot of reason to feel positive that he's going to be able to go out there. And give us every opportunity to win. Here's Kevin Cash on Walker Bieler. He's tough it really really Donald Pitcher just caught. Some highlights of what he's done will watch some video today look he's got the big fastball similar to like Garrett Cole. I'm not comparing him Garrett Cole just saying that you with the fastball the way pitches at the top of the zone the ride that he gets through zone at ninety eight, one, hundred miles an hour we got our hands full but trust and our guys can build and capitalize on what they did last night get the momentum going at the plate just puts really challenging at bats. Jenner. Coming up on the podcast we're going to be talking to Jaco to Rizzi longtime pitcher and Chris singleton ESPN radio analyst about Walker Bueller in Charlie Morton. Here's Charlie Morton discussing mindset for facing the dodgers and game three I. Think the recognition that the game is still the game and the environment is going to. Impact you. Mentally if you let it positively or negatively. So I think that's the biggest thing I don't think Like the guys over the clubhouse it's The fact that they've. They've been here several times in the past four years. The fact that they're their core group has remained intact. the leaders on their team have have been there now for your for a few years. You. Know they look comfortable out there they look like. They look like a team that has been here before and you know that that's it makes it makes them dangerous. There's Walker Bieler talking about the unpredictable raise lineup probably more they're approaching anything they're gonNA Kinda, move guys around and. You know more more of manufacturing team as opposed to appear slugging team. I. Guess like Atlanta may be so. I think the other thing is you never really know exactly what lineup you're going to get. You know it's not a consistent every single day. Six seven eight guys that play every day so. Just. Kind of trying to figure out what think they may do against you and work for that Rob Manfred Baseball's Commissioner was on baseball tonight the other day he was asked about whether or not a runner at second base in extra innings is a rule that's gonNA stick around as baseball moves into two, thousand, twenty, one and beyond. I will say of the covert related changes. It's the one that seems to have the most traction in the game the player seemed to like it brings a more kind of definitive end to the game eliminates those really long extra inning games in the financing like it the strategies interesting. So I think it does have some traction in the game. He was asked about the economic state of the League. The club's in total lost about two point seven, two, point eight, billion dollars in cash I mean it's a tremendous hit. They did a nice job in terms of preserving liquidity handling the losses. We're going to have an off season where the market's going to operate but obviously was a very difficult year financially for the clubs. He was asked about the status Labor negotiations with the players association with that deal set to expire in December two, thousand, twenty, one labor relations and ongoing relationship like any ongoing relationship. You have tough moments and you have good moments. I'm glad that we were able to make agreements that allowed us to do things like move into the bubble here for the post season and I hope it portends good things for the future now before. We get Jayco Chris Singleton and Todd Radim his weekly quiz checkout season. Two of ESPN investigates the running man tells the story of an obscure former Olympian and alleged serial sexual Predator and how a fourteen month ESPN investigation brought him out of the shadows were than fifty men were physically abused mentally manipulated by their coach over forty years until they banded together decades later to find justice, SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN TO ESPN investigates wherever get your podcasts. Before we move on I want to recommend another podcast last year the Houston Astros record in a massive cheating scandal rocking the sports world and putting the legitimacy of the two thousand seventeen world series when in doubt led, by visionary general, Manager in a front office staffed with mathematicians engineers, computer programmers the Astros went from baseball's laughingstock to world series champions bestselling author and journalist Ben. Writer wrote the definitive on the Astros pathbreaking approach. But as it turned out, he had underestimated how far some. Of, them would go to win now he's back to the story he thought he knew to find out what happened and why the most innovative organization sports push itself not just to the edge but over it here from the people who were there players, the Astros crossed and the unlikely outsiders who helped uncover the truth the edge Houston Astros produced by prologue projects in a presentation by cadence thirteen listen subscribe for free on Apple Podcast spotify radio, DOT com, or wherever you get your podcasts. ECO-TOURISM LONGTIME pitcher. In the major leagues, he was a two thousand nineteen American league, All Star and Jake your last year with Tampa Bay rays with was in two thousand seventeen. What's it like watching them play in the world series knowing some of those guys. Yeah, it's. It's. It's one of those things, right? Kansas City as well too I was there last there in the world series. So I, got to see a lot of those guys make it was kind of like my second time going through it, but you know honestly my time in Tampa. There's only about two guys from the from the team. So on that team with Cure Meyer install so it's a little bit different feeling because. A lot of those guys are didn't fly with, but it's good to see. You know the other people that are still there from the coaching staff The clubhouse staff, the front office air on a really good job of you know crashing that team with all the limitations that they have in place. Also, it's good for the organization, the hall to kind of get back to it and. They put a lot of hard work. That's. Got Him in this position and had a lot of traits no work out for and that's kind of what they have to do to be successful and I think it's all kind of culminating come together for. So tell me about Kevin Cure, Meyer who I've gotten to know through the years. He's one of my favorite people to talk to you in part because of his passion about defense told the story on the podcasts I think it was last week about you know going to Spring Training in Charlotte in Port Charlotte and having a conversation with. Kevin in the morning about defense than going out watching him shag and he's running like a madman all around Centerfield. It's ten o'clock in the morning. It's batting practice and spring training, and he's running all over the place Logan Morrison, swinging a bat and Kevin's catching line drives logan finally hits the ball over the fence and yells out of Care Meyer pets that you blank and everyone can cracks up. He has such passion for playing, defense. He really does and I think he knows got his at this calling card He's game changer on the defensive side. He's had a great honor to go with that. So for him honing his craft uses every possible time to get better. So. Work on getting read and Centerfield BP during the game you really don't get too much time to work on. Work on your defense. So you have to use that time as you're batting practice early work whatever may be to get yourself to work. You feel like you need to be prepared for the game and for a guy who really is passionate about his defense and cares about you works extremely hard at it. Just like you said, it's ten in the morning spring training Sometimes the energy was a little bit low and you have a guy. Utilizing his time as best he can. So he's prepared or trying to get better at something maybe that day he was a wanted to work on your first step or whatever may be. So there's a lot of things that he likes to work on and I've been very fortunate to have him as my center fielder than when I started to soda. I Have Byron Bucks, there's my center fielder. So I have arguably the two fielders in the game at my center fielder since about two thousand fourteen and on. So I've been pretty fortunate over the years. Jake last year, I had a conversation with Eric neander about the race philosophy. In the way he described it absolutely turned on a Lightbulb for me about the perspective that the rays have and I. Think the dodgers have this as well because Andrew. Friedman. Took it from the raise over to the dodgers and Eric said to me when we were talking about, you know payroll differences which the you know the rays are always going to have one a lowest payrolls and and draft picks, and he said you know what the organization's greatest asset is not. Payroll size. The greatest asset is not where your draft picks are. The greatest asset is all of those plate appearances in all of those in. That give you an opportunity to help a player get better and it's pretty clear from the way that they've made guys better and I think a guy like Mike Brosseau is an example That's how they live data day. Okay. Let's find a guy with a particular skill in try to hone that skill and turn him into a really useful player is that was that reflective of what you saw when you're over there? There's a pretty good way of putting it they they have a system they like to get guys that maybe aren't you that as you know. The same by every organization, I think everybody every organization values guys differently. But there I feel like they're a little more in depth with who they kind of target you're not only draftking but free agent signed like drag races I have they've been pretty successful on a level. Those guys. So I think they character is a big thing to them. They like clubhouse chemistry to be up there because you know you're the raisin year financially you have to. People to to you know buy into being the Tampa or making it look like a destination. So they've always had a good clubhouse chemistry with teammates that they tried to bring in coaching staff. It's always been fun there and I think that's what you know. They built themselves on because you know if you're I'm not going there's no organization in general budget say you're low budget organization and it's a very strict. You know you have to do this yet do that type of thing I don't think it works out too well. So they've they've adapted way before that to allow everybody to themselves. Feel the pressure of you know, maybe some organizational philosophies that other teams have and let's guys Kinda of come into their own relaxing make the most out of their players so. They've been successful with trades over the years. We've seen that I think mind might be the only one that they haven't really crushed it on. So I guess I should wear that like a little further my cap but. Other than that, it seems like everything they've done is worked out I think for them. That's what they have to do to be successful when you have a limited payroll that you need is the perfect storm that come together over years of. preparation. I'm GonNa ask you in a moment about the the matchup and game three, which is a fun match up of different styles and personality Charlie Morton and Walker Bueller. But I want to ask you about some of what's been discussed this week by Commissioner Rob Manfred about future rule changes or the question of whether or not they're going to continue some of the stuff. That we saw in baseball in two, thousand, twenty and I just WanNa get your feel on what you think about these these particular rules first off a designated hitter I think there's a perception generally that that will the two sides player Association Major League Baseball will eventually come to an agreement to have that move forward. How do you feel about the Universal de? Age. you know kind of a different. I've been my whole. Just a face that. You know up and down the lineup. So it really changes nothing but selfishly, like I still enjoy hitting, I mean not be that good at it but I know it's not very fun to watch pitcher sick when I still some, it's really enjoy going up there and hitting replay interleague but it's I realized the value that it brings the game and a lot of players like. Play with one of the best in Nelson. Cruz these last two years and you know I think we've really got to see him at age forty still how well he can perform. So there's opportunities for guys like that to prolong career and do it at a high level. So you know it really doesn't change anything for me. I've been well well acclimated to the joke. That one would be something that I'd be okay with what we all know. There's negotiations literally just about everything when it comes to these things, we all know how those tend to go. So hopefully, it gets addressed at some point in a in a relatively. Mild matter. How do you feel about the efforts to trunk eight Games extra innings by placing a runner at second base in the tenth inning or let's say eleventh or twelfth or whatever they come up with how do you feel about that? I could go either way to be quite honest. I'd be fine with it. I'd be fine without it. It's typically not a situation where I'm involved in it just more or less. Getting the game too short and saving arms potentially getting the game over the sooner. But I know a lot of times those at the come into pitch those innings it's it's much more difficult on them. Would just sit here and all right. I got a guy on the second page it's time to. Be a high leverage sewage and so that's one of the ones if it goes one way I define they said. We're going back to the old way I'd be fine with that as well. Seven inning games in cases of doubleheaders, which was a US A lot. This year is baseball dealt with some of these corona virus outbreaks postponements. As a starter I kind of like it 'cause you can potentially save the bullpen get a little rest, but it was. Hearing it from the perspective I've. Chatting about it during the year and you know some guy's made point of. It takes away potentially you know innings for relievers, and we all know that if you have a guy that's an incentive based contractor, whatever it is hold opportunities built stats that takes that opportunity away from relievers and I hadn't really thought about to that point I was just thinking about trying to save relievers in NYC getting people over words in nine in. The latter situation but know reliever why there's a lot of opportunities for guys Chris those situations so I as a starter I'm okay with reliever I might feel differently about it I guess that's my the best way. I can answer this year. Of course, because it was two thousand and twenty, we had a sixteen team playoff field manfred spoke this week he mentioned that yeah. You might not have sixteen teams again, but he does want an expanded playoff field. How do you feel about say twelve teams or fourteen teams? I think it's good for the opportunity they presents teams. I. Mean we obviously the Sixty Games was a very unique one to make the playoffs but you had teams that you know. Probably. Wouldn't say they wouldn't make the playoffs in normal season. There's obviously a lot of extra spots. There's hundred more games we missed out on but you're giving fan bases and opportunity to you know, see their team, the postseason, which maybe there's a lot of teams that hadn't seen it for quite a while. So that's always good for the game you know more teams that are in the mode of winning is good for baseball and could for. Players fans good for everything. So I think it's it's one of those things that if you create more spots might give team sports centers to maybe push a little bit more on you know free agency or making trades or you know signing their young players to keep them out because they want to build a base to make the post season. So I think it's it's a good thing personally but that's just my opinion folks at the team level when robbers talking about this about a month ago in an interview. With the Associated Press he seemed to indicate that he was open to a sixteen team playoff field. I can tell you at the team level folks were going crazy like they were like, no no no no no can't do that. You need some more incentives built in for a team that has the best record or wins the division. You know a first round by if you're the number one seed and not the exposure to the best of three how do you feel about that? I agree there needs to be some tweaking to just you know winning a division is special and I think this year the importance of it wasn't you know nearly appropriate for what would it normally is you know just to be in the everybody had two three game series to open up its there is really no. Difference if you won the division or if you were the eight seat the the the second wildcard team. So you know there needs to probably be a little bit of tweaking the system I'm sure they can figure that sort of thing out because do something to provide the incentive of making a division important and there's a huge advantage to winning division. So from a player's standpoint there, I agree that the needs to be some talk involved that's A. You know you get a by or there's I don't know maybe go back to a one game wild card for the lower teams that you bring them in. You know whatever it may be. I don't really know what what all has been discussed or what could be discussed but I, definitely agree with that there needs to be more language in there that incentivizes in makes winning a division of important. So the race win game, two lakes now throws well in the first FIRST PART OF THE GAME throws up a bunch a bunch of Zeros brandon allow his a couple of home runs. How does that set up the rest of the series in your is the fact that it's split now coming off an off day. I think the important thing was the brandon. Lau Game. He's really struggled in the In the postseason I think it's been well documented but He's finally. Eaten can't his home runs and the to their credit at the top line, this entire time and He broke through. So now that you know they're arguably their best hitter finally has some footing underneath them. I think makes it more interesting. and. Then you see like the dodgers didn't go away the scratch them runs across late made it a close game and I think that's the way. The series is GonNa go there. I don't their the focus is going to be keeping the dodgers offense kind of at bay, which smells did a great job at the other day and it puts them in a good spot. They're able to get some get a lead early and hold onto that lead. So I think it's GonNa make for a really interesting series of bowl teams are firing on all cylinders to go to go the rest of the way. Walker bueller explosive stuff One of the best fastballs baseball starts for the dodgers in game three and then you have the old pro Charlie. Morton who turns thirty seven in a in a few weeks in his last nine appearances in the postseason he has a one four five era. What are you seeing this matchup? Matchups to really tune into if you're a fan of baseball like walkers stuff. So Electric and he's he's fun to watch. He does a lot of things that you know look so natural normal but it's coming in like ninety nine and. League Kerry with you know plus plus breaking balls and it's just here it is. He's going to challenge you and I really liked that as. Charlie. He's incredible. Man He's he's fun to watch. I. Got to talk to him quite a bit the All Star game last year. He's just a very grounded pitcher and doesn't he just enjoys the moment he doesn't like take like it's okay. I need to do better because it's the playoffs he is the same type of person. Every single game and that's what's fun like. Cold blooded out there. He doesn't react anything. You know he's going to go out there and give you exactly what you need and he's gone better as careers going on. So as a Pitcher, you know that's the guy that you look to like going there. Footprints of as you start aging get older. It's like this guy's got better as he's gotten older. So. There's a lot of confidence I think from Tampa side. When he's on the mound, you know really becomes to a game seven. You know who you want to pitch for youth or the raise you're gonNA. Put Him back out there and let him You don't pitch game sevens. He's done for the last couple of years. So because you got to know a little bit, I'm going to tell you a story I've talked about on the podcast before and see if this makes sense because of your experience in chatting with them AJ hinch. The former Astros manager told this great story about how at the end of two thousand Sixteen Charlie was coming off a rough season of. Course they had a lot of injuries in his career and some with the pirates but he's coming off a tough year and the astros come out of the Gate Adam hard we in the negotiations and they offer him a two year deal in Charlie. Quickly agrees to it. You know through his agents and they sit down in the first meeting between the Astros staffers and Charlie, and the first question Charlie has for AJ and Jeff Luneau it looking across the table he goes why would you give me two year offer like what what you know how can you give me a two year offer like I'm not very good was like his tone is that make sense knowing Charlie. Yes. Yes. It does like from what I know and what I've heard about that. That's exactly the type of something I've heard which is you know honestly a cool thing today's game. It's like everyone's trying to maximize much. They can't. They WANNA give much they can and they can tell you why they needed. US asking them. Why me why? Why did I do to get this? That's just. That's the type of pitcher on your team honestly like and then since he's got that deal, it's almost like it was A. Like a reset form of our gate, will I've got guaranteed money now for roughly the first time like I just couldn't go out pitch and go do it and he's he's done it. So I, think maybe that was the key to his success is finally somebody who believed in had gave him something that he didn't even think was maybe right at the time and he's really delivered ever since then so maybe as a career, that's a big turning point for him having that confidence that a team really is buying into heaven likes what he does. Yeah. It's really cool to seem tested. He's had all right jake thanks for doing this and enjoy the baseball over the weekend. Absolutely buzzer U2. Single with nationalist on ESPN radio and this world series working alongside Dan Shulman and Jessica Mendoza singing I love. Well, we got tonight, which is a good old fashioned pitching matchup Charlie. Morton going up against Walker Bueller, pitchers with different styles, different personalities. What do you think? I think this is the. Best Matchup of the series that we're going to see and what's pretty cool is you know here we are game three I know the dodgers don't WanNa see a game seven I think coming in if you ask the raise, Hey, take a game seven right now ticket or leave it I. Think they would say yes. And here's what we could have a game seven as well and reason being I. Know We heard a lot about blake snail sign ward winter a couple of years ago tyler glass. Now you know high powered fastball, but it's really been Charlie Morton that has been. the most consistent the most effortless you know pitching against lineups like the New, York Yankees, the Houston Astros pretty tough lineup. So you know really you know he's the old man Kevin Cash. Calls Him. Dad. He's kind of a dad to a lot of the guys on the team, but we know he's a lot of postseason experience. Really good. So kinda cool that we get that up against the dodgers. you know their number one guy, I mean Clayton. Kershaw, obviously is the long standing you know ace if you will and had a great you know game wander this world series but you know all is Ron, Walker Bueller. So I think this is the treat that we get tonight and it's going to be a lot of fun. Now, coming into the series I, picked the dodgers in six and they had the blowout win game one and I thought they had a great matchup against Blake Snell in game two but they lose in the race win and I. You know if they ask me my pick today, I feel like the pendulum has swung back the other way where I think the rays have an advantage that got charlie potentially in two of the last five games and on top of that their bullpen now all set and and fortified by this off day what you read on it. My read buster is looking you know coming into the series and looking at. particularly the way that it Kevin cash uses you know his arms his bullpen the way that he needs things to go. He doesn't have the margin for error that the dodgers have I I've maintained. that. If you are, you know one run up or tied with a team like you know the dodgers you're losing unless it's the ninth inning with an outer to in your closing the ballgame out because of their ability to to score quickly and in score. So. You know looking at that. I look at where we were in game two the rays were down You know one O in the series and we knew that Okay Kevin cash given the opportunity was gonna be extremely aggressive. The way that you know typically he's been got, you know the high leverage arms and the Game Nick Anderson was in pretty early he navigated to the finish line I look at now we're in a grouping of three games. Okay. So game, one of this next little three games if Kevin, cashes in a situation where he can be aggressive and dictate I would imagine you'd WanNa do that in this game three because. then you give your relievers and opportunity maybe to get break tomorrow and then be ready to go and game five with the same type of approach So some kind of looking at beyond just no game to game but looking at how the raising cash can possibly try to you know beat the dodgers or even just push it to a game seven and because the dodgers clearly coming into the favorites but I think the raise if things go right if they can manage even the little increments of the series properly they've got a good chance to push deep. You played six seasons in the big leagues, and so you know what it means to go through ups and downs Where do you think brandon allows had his now after hitting those two home runs in game. Two. Huge. Lift just just a huge lift off of his shoulder. She's a pretty low key guy anyway. So you don't see the extremes. If you were to see a you know, let's just say trusting within his own team, a guy who's got a lot of personality Willie ADAMAS. See how he is he's smiling happy. So if he was down, you'd really really notice we're Brandao. Yeah he he's been down, but it's not like his upside is just this ball of joy. So you know we could see a wearing on him, but I think in clearly some of the post game interviews the smile that he was able to crack was a lot bigger and you know I think that the clearly the approach that he had in game two was the approach that you know can can breed success even though it's just a little short run here with you know possibly for five more games I think he can be on the right. Track. And if he is that is going to be the difference that they need. They got by without him. They got by pretty much without Austin, meadows through the first the Division series and the championship series but you're not going to beat the dodgers if you don't have production from those guys. Especially when you're betting on at the top your order, you did a lot of the broadcast, the American league playoffs. So you saw the damage that randy rose arena was doing in the postseason, and then he goes into the world series. Games, wanted to the dodgers through a total of five fastballs in the first two games. What do you make of their approach with him? Yeah it's smart. I mean it's advanced scouting right? The the dodgers have done. If watched, we started to see the fastballs taper down I. Think with each round as a rose arena was doing no damage in the you know to his credit seen more breaking balls when he did get a fast ball you know he was pretty good about taking advantage of it but that that opportunity is continued to decrease and especially when he's The guy circled in that lineup that can't let him beat us in. An time were spinning ball. Great everything makes sense to approach him that way. It's just a matter of for me and having watched him he's got power to all fields. You know I'd say half of the home runs these hit in this series have been the center right center field. So being able to trust that you know as as a young hitter that listen, I can recognize the pitch I can if I want to in certain counts, maybe sit off speed and try to drive the ball to right center field. He may just run into one, hit it out again, but he's gone that way. So I think for him, it'd be important. I think you know the raise definitely need him to be able to to find a way to make adjustment or somebody hitting behind him is GonNa have to start doing some damage for him to get some pitches I love the stories you told on radio about cody bellinger and how long you've known just tell that story about the first time he met him in the first time you saw him with a bat in his hand. Yeah. So you know it's it's. It's it's not as surreal. Now, buster I've had a couple of years to adjust to it, but I tell you, we cody bellinger. Arrived in the big leagues scene and really just impressing everyone it was a real. Kind of awkward surreal time for me because you know it was the first. Time the first player that you look back and you say cash it kid was essentially a baby a toddler when I met him when he used to come in the clubhouse plane in. Columbus. Ohio for the. Columbus Clippers, the AAA team, a New York Yankees and Klay. BELLINGER'S DAD who was one of our catchers utility guy. Gin You know clay's wife coded bomb there. They were there all the time you know we families just like big leagues kind of wait outside the clubhouse and you know being still sort of a young guy myself. I. Wasn't even I was married I think it was married but no kids didn't even understand that world of it yet. And See. Claes a guy that was kind of a journeyman he's he's battling and he's trying to get to the big league trying to everything again, that'd be times where you know playing time for him inconsistent which you know wouldn't lead to success at times in you know you'd see him have a tough game man and this like as you know this, how bad this guy wants to get their get the health insurance, get all those things. That you know not being on the forty man roster. Those are some of the things that you know minor league guys were looking for I got a wife I got kids I. Can get on the forty man I get big-league insurance all that. So you'd see some of the struggles at times but never failed you know good game bad game once the kids were Kinda lead into the clubhouse after here comes cody with his plastic bat and he's just His he had these is that were pleading in almost like crying to dad we gotta go down and hit like it's. It's there was no like Klay had no. Chance of of not doing it because cody's like his. Eagerness to go hit was like off the charts. Clay would go down still kinda half uniform and he just flipped balls to his kid in his kid his I mean Klay. Cody is his contact back to ball skills just like ridiculous. I mean he would square off the ball just consistently. So you know he's still he's he had some similarities between his batting stance now is he? Is Dan Z does now. So it's just Kinda cool. But I mean even when I still watch him, there's sometimes I can't believe it. I'm just like, wow, it's just like your life flashes in front of your eyes but still in touch with the family and get the kind of enjoy and celebrate some of the things that you know cody's doing now from for me from a distance because there was so much separation over the years but I I'm a fan in. Fan of the player Fan of the family. All Right Cindy I love those stories. Thanks for doing this. Thanks for getting up. You got to talk to you tonight. Saad rate them the chief executive of our weekly quiz graphic artist. She's working be seated on ball field all across America all around the world or you can go to website Todd Radim, dot com, and of course, todd, and you have a book coming out of Hockey, book on November third. I do buster it's called fabric of the game is the stories behind the names, the logos and uniforms of every team in the history of the national hockey league dating back to nineteen seventeen, a little something different but very excited for November, third to roll around because everybody's going to be focused on fabric of the game. Exactly that happens for those who are totally locked into the baseball world that is election day. All right before we get to this week's Quiz I, I wanted to ask you. Get One of the things that you have done every year since I've known you is you like to go to the All Star game and you like to go to the world series and set aside because you're a red sox fan let's set aside the two thousand and four red sox experience when they won their first world series eighty, six years besides that. Tell me about your favorite memory of going to a world series while I got a couple of. Them Buster of course as you know I've worked in baseball and in sports doing what I do design and marketing for thirty years now. So I go back to the very first one which precedes that and that is being banned going with my dad game one of the nineteen seventy seven world series in the Bronx Yankees dodgers. But since then I think my favorite memory I was hired by MLB designed the scorecard remember those things that Fan. Out For the nineteen, ninety, five world series or travel back and forth between Atlanta and Cleveland saw great great world series really enjoyed it and just real quick I. got a couple of other ones game four of the ninety three world series at the vet in Philadelphia as fans sitting on the seven hundred seats for the crazy fifteen fourteen game subway series in New York I got a ton of them but you're right I'm I'm a I'm like a panda, an animal over here and and. It's Kinda. Weird. Knocking to be traveling this time of the year as you will. What's your favorite piece of memorabilia that you have from from those trips? While I'm not a huge collectibles got buster Ticket stub but from the from the ninety five series Wow, I don't have anything really that stands out I have the tickets there but I will give you talked about four and I'll tell you a quick story I was sitting in the upper deck in right field in Saint. Louis Busch Stadium the night that the red sox broke the eighty, six year streak and Jason Isringhausen, was getting ready to pitch I'm. Pretty sure. It was the eighth inning and he's warming up directly below me. I'm in the front row in right field and he just tosses this ball up right and it's coming at me and it's knuckling and it's moving to my left and right handed and I reached out with all the stretch that I could my Willie mccovey you know stretch every year and I nap the ball with my left hand and. I got a special memory from. Of the two thousand four world series. Nice. That's pretty cool. What and then I'm assuming you you've you've kept that baseball. You didn't do like I did when I got the Willie Davis Autograph as a kid and go out and play catch during mud season in front of a sugarhouse. Huddle Shrine I can actually take a picture of and tweet it out later. It's it's it's a little case and looks very lovely in my office sitting right in front of me. All right. Let's get to this week twins. Right here we go weeks thirty three gentlemen. This franchise last appeared in the world series during the administration of President. Ronald Reagan. Was the reds brewers. Pirates or the athletics last appeared in the world series during the Reagan. Administration. Reds brewers pirates for. AIDS. All. Right. What you got I'm GONNA go brewers. I'm going to go brewers to. Your your both in rare form over here. Yes combining two of my very few strengths. Remember in sequence who won the world series, the other being a someone who loves US history, and so I was able to get that one until I don't know how you got it. But that was impressive I thought you were going to blow that one. I appreciate that I don't know I just. It was kind of guess I knew that the as had been the world series. You know throw darts at all I I've just been lucky to season I'm blown the lid off my secret here but. Stand it. Now, he's going all humble on us after he's won the title I I you know little embarrassed I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me right time. Thanks for doing this. Steak so much. Manfred was on with Keyshawn J.. Will Zubin in the morning answering questions about the state of baseball. I hope he was asked for his reaction to Jeff Luna's latest comments which Luneau distanced himself from the site sailing scandal, the twenty thousand electronic messages that just talked about over and over again, we're a fraction of the evidence. In the case, there was a lot of other evidence electronic testimonial which indicated Jeff's culpability in this matter. Secondly. What weather he? Exactly. What was going on or not is really beside the point after the Apple Watch incident I wrote to all the GM's I put them on notice that it was their obligation to make sure that their organizations were not violating any of the science stealing rules. I think it's pretty clear from the facts that Mr now failed to discharge that obligation damaged the game and as a result he was disciplined he was asked about how baseball flat in the curb and finish the season. The three most important words in our game are great players They have done a phenomenal job. altering the way they play the game on the field and the way they live their lives. in order to to adhere to the protocols, keep themselves healthy keep the game on the field. obviously, a lot of support from club people umpires my staff but at the end of the day is always the case in our game it's about the players. He was asked about how concerned he was at the start of the sixty game season. We had some very nervous days early on obviously well documented the issues we had with the Marlins and the cardinals obviously when you're talking about people's Health you have to be cautious and and It was a genuine concern for me. It was asked about baseball's expectations at the beginning of the season. For the beginning of the season war dead to the union the season was not a great chapter for the game. you know I am sorry that we subjected our our our offense to that but it was very, very difficult situation. I think some of the expectations as to what could be accomplished in the context of the pandemic were just too high and We did resist the temptation to try to bite off too much and got to I think season that was reasonable and obviously we're able to complete. He was asked about the relationship between the Players Association and Major League Baseball and I think that you know it's important to take the perspective Labor Relations. You can have your ups and downs. You're not gonNA see I and every issue once I announced the sixty game season. The cooperation that we've gotten from Tony and the players association has been really really good. they helped us tremendously after the initial outbreaks in terms of tightening the protocols and and you know speaking the players encouraging players, how important it was to adhere to those protocols, and then you know late around in the summer they agreed with us that we should get into a single site you know bubble type format for the postseason we were able to reach that agreement worked through the you know the logistics of that was really difficult and you know required additional sacrificed for players. So you we've had great cooperation from the Union once we got going. Leisure tweets. Already bustard leisure tweets for FRY D. and I I gotta ask you. You had a little downtime yesterday. How'd you spend a man? What are you kidding? No the downtime comes a little bit later today because we at College football tomorrow. SPN. But yesterday, one of doing TV three different shows the part I think he did six radios. It was a busy day yesterday and I watched the debate last night. Okay. All right. All right. So just looking for something non baseball related. So debate. Yeah. I. I. I watched the debate and we probably should leave it at that. Let's move on here Mitchell at Tigers Detroit rates in. Do you think the dodgers regret not through in Kershaw an extra inning in game one so they could preserve an extra inning on their bullpen. Now Mitchell I don't think so and I'll tell you why because on Thursday you had the off day I think both managers were aggressive with their bullpens in game two knowing that they would have forty eight hours before the next game. Next up he case Steinberg, another dodgers pitching question he writes in the dodgers pitching Wednesday looks a like the raise approach be failed miserably and even with a day off burned. How many guys Yeah PK I think didn't go well and I think one of the questions going forward is If. In fact, we get to a game six. How will the dodgers handle that next quote unquote bullpen game you know will go with us in May. We'll be go with Tony Tony Consulate in amador read on it watching those guys is that they look like young pitchers who might be in an over their skis and I am curious to see if Dave decides you know what? Let's go with the old pro Alex Wood and game sex last one for the week Daniel back at gt be rates and buster you expressed incredulity about Lou. Now's claim about ignorance of cheating I'm with you shouldn't we have the same skepticism about crane. I don't think. So just knowing owners they do tend to. Be in the weeds. Moment to moment with teams, and so if he told me that Jim Crane didn't have any personal knowledge that wouldn't surprise me I i. think what Jim Crane does need to own though is the tanking strategy. You know he's distanced himself from that like now that wasn't that what we're of course, it was and also I remember that first press conference last winter when he was asked whether or not the seventeen championship tainted and he said. No AM paraphrasing no, not at all. Of course, it was of course it is and it's going to go down in history is tainted and there's nothing they can do to change that and I think it would be important for folks with other teams. If he acknowledged that already, that does it for bleacher tweets, bleacher tweets on twitter. Please subscribe to rate and review this podcast wherever you listen to podcast enjoy the games this weekend everyone. That's it for today. That's it for this week. My thanks Jake to Christie Todd into Taylor have a great weekend everybody. Thanks for Listening Day safe enjoy the world series and remember hating inequality based on skin color. Something we need to fight against a every single day. 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HR 3: Buehler vs Morton

Mason & Ireland

59:34 min | 6 months ago

HR 3: Buehler vs Morton

"Christmas every day. Three. o'clock. Growl thanks very much. Chris. Morales. A dodgers game number three tonight. I am about a mile and a half from the stadium right now and as soon as we get done with Alden. Gonzales in about forty five minutes I will leave and walk over to the game It's it's a dodger crowd. I can tell you that much there are cheers of let's go dodgers you can hear it at critical. Moments in the game. So the dodgers have a limited home field advantage. They have more fan certainly than the Tampa rays have those games. So there's a there's a little home field advantage plus now played fifteen games there this year. So they've gotten comfortable they know the park although tonight the roof will be closed, which is generally favourable for the pitchers and you think on paper at least the rays have the edge tonight. Charlie Morton, is just a beast man He's got a chance to extend an unbelievable streak. Tonight. He can become the second pitcher to win each of his first six starts with a single team in the playoffs joining lefty Gomez who did it for the Yankees in nineteen thirty two. So Charlie Morton has got six consecutive starts. Allowing one or fewer runs in the playoffs and a point, seventy era through five starts with the raise lowest since earned runs became official. So yeah, he's a beast. He's a monster, his breaking ball, and he will come at you with that curb all over and over and over again he beat US handily when he was with the Houston Astros, just three years ago three years ago. Is that possible? Yeah three years ago. And I you know I love Locker Beulah rocker is going to go out there and throw good game I. Think we're going to get to the fifth inning and we're going to be scoreless, and then it comes down to the bullpens. That's the way I think tonight plays out. My response to all of that is one word caretake. Yeah, I know. I not worried Walker Bueller I mean he's been waiting for this. All year I mean he had blisters he had prob he didn't get to start game one I think that he would thought at the start of the season he would be the game one starter in the world series I think this Walker Buehler's coming out party tonight you'll see. I WanNa see the I mean again, it's going to come down to bullpens and I said at the beginning of the series. John I, give to raise I give the raise a slight advantage in terms of their bullpen. We've seen now all these guys, Nick Anderson and Peter Fairbanks and Diego. Castillo we saw Aaron Loup who's very tough on lefties. We saw those guys the other night we did get to nick him a little bit and it helps to see him. It helps more time. She faced a guy, the more likely you are to figure him out, and so it was good to get those relievers into game two. They're going to be necessary tonight and the dodgers will be able to see them for a second time. It'll. Be Anxious to see WHO's the first pitcher out of the bullpen tonight. Do you think? For us. Yeah. Blake training. And by the way, it depends are the runners on because that makes a difference. You know. Blake get your double play ball because he throws the hard sinker you know he would be good in a spot particularly with a runner on first. I think you could also play You could also go with I. That would be the other guy that I would think could be I out of the bullpen and I'm not as in love with brewster grabher all yet. Everybody. Else's what are you talking about? He throws one hundred miles an hour and he's twenty years. Old Only strikes out five five for nine. He pitches to contact an awful lot. But I think Joe Kelley Been Good Pedro. Bias can be good. He can be goodness situation I think Victor Gonzalez has been really good but in the end it's going to be training And Kenley Jansen, Kenley Jansen close game tonight, GonNa Finish it out. Big Save for Kenley. Jansen if if if it's a close game tonight I, don't WanNa see Kenley Jansen yet outta here. Did you not see him in his last appearance? I saw him the one before that to leave her all in if the. Cutter was low nineties. John Carter was low nineties. Had experienced closing games. He's been a great part of dodger history but so of a Lotta guys who no longer pitch for us. The one thing that I'll say is if whoever pitches the eighth inning? If the eighth inning goes well, I would not necessarily just change pitchers in the ninth for the sake of changing a lot of managers do that. I think that if Like if if the pitches the eighth hasn't gone through the lineup in other words, they're not seeing him for the second time right I mean. If it's If it's Joe Kelly if whoever it is, I want to go to Kenley what I think Kenley stuff in his last appearance was excellent. He look like the Kenley of old I want him on the mound in a save situation. A. People, people that disagree with me, but I only me. Like you but let's say, let's Anthony A ANTI-CASTRO VINCE FROM MLB DOT com. Nice enough to join. US covering the World Series Anthony. If you're a dodger fan and Mason and I both are do you WanNa see Kenley Jansen come into close or not? Going to answer that question with a question, how rested are Blake trying and bruised are. In the situation they're fine. Assume that everybody rested in. Good to go. Yeah, he'd probably you'd probably be third in my pecking order behind those eight. I mean. What What he did in the LCS was very encouraging to say the least but he needed that in a big way and they're they're going to need him before the end of the series, but he would not be my first choice. But in what situation if you're not gonNA, use them in a closing situation what situation are you willing to use Kenley Jansen and you can sit him up to the stance in having. A autograph. Through the way you've gone way to south on Kenley over adjust because the anthony here's why every time that dude comes into a game, my blood pressure goes up. Every single time and it can be like I'm not kidding if it's like seven to three I'm nervous. If we're ahead by four, it's not even a save situation and I'm nervous he's clearly not the guy was two years ago, and because he had a one or two mace because he had one or two good outings means he's due for a bad one. That's a we is just look at the stuff. You gotta look at the stuff. It doesn't the outcome isn't necessarily the most important thing. It's the stuff he had great stuff when he went out there in his last performance rat was vintage stopped by the way that was low nineties cutter Kenley Jansen by the way Anthony. If this thing does go to the bullpens if we're having this debate about who we want to see greater all or Kelly or Johnson. On paper at least do you think that the rays have an advantage in bullpen? Certainly had it in game two those. The benefit of getting routed in game one, they had all their best arms. Readily available game to and use them in game one and just yeah. Over the overall complex in the series I mean the raise go four or five deep in guys that I would trust to finish off a game whereas the dodgers it's a little more dicey and again I mean the series we're gonNA. See all of that. We're GONNA see. You because you know starters don't go deep anymore and Dave Robertson Kevin cash have particularly aggressive hooks with their starters for the most part. So So you're not gonNA nobody's hiding anybody here. We are going to see Kenley and it's just unavoidable but I will say you know, and again he wouldn't be my first choice but his season was pretty brag it. It was pretty inconsistent and his fastball velocity was down is cutter velocity but. We have the you know the the stack cast stuff that the shows that he did have some four ball. You know they're the hard hit percentage etcetera. So you know what we saw today wasn't necessarily like some big fluke It's just you know is it repeatable moving forward in the series we shall see and we will see. Yeah. We are definitely going to find out how do you by the way you mentioned the savings and who comes in last the rays had twelve different pitchers record saves this year. They just don't have a traditional closer model and any of those guys could be the last guy in the mount. What do you think tonight's pitching matchup Charlie Morton and Walker Bueller? It's a good one. You know it's two guys with a lot of postseason pedigree you know Morton even just in his race career has been fantastic on this stage and Bueller is obviously fighting through a blister issue. This kind of affected is pitch makes a bit but you know he's certainly hung tough with it and the LCS round in game six. So you know I I, don't have a prediction for tonight except that. I. Think you know this is a very important swing game in the series i. mean the math just said that if you win a one one time and you win game three, you win the series almost seventy percent of the time. So it's I think it's a lot of fun to have a just a traditionally, really good starting pitching matchup in this third game at a time when. The starting pitching and get a little thin even for a great team with all the money in the world, all the depth in the world, even the dodgers scrambling for starting pitching innings right now. So it's nice to have. You know this legitimate pitching matchup for game three we're talking to Anthony Castro, Vince who covers baseball for L. DOT, com anthony there's a lot of you know like. Deep dives into numbers. You can kind of tell any story you want, but they're gonNA close you mentioned the Er as of the starting pitchers. They've both been really really low. They're going to close the roof during the season statistics indicated that when the roof is closed, the ball tends to stay in the park and the scorecard down a little bit Bill Miller the Coochie for all these world series games traditionally has a little bit bigger of. I'll call it more generous. Strike Zone does all of that added up to low scoring tonight or is that just guys trying to trying to spin numbers to tell a story? That's not really there? All, that points to low scoring, which means we'll have a twelve game you know because that's Exactly but this ballpark has no joke in terms of how it plays with that reclosing close and we saw it in a regular season was the hardest park. They hit a home run in. It's also proven in the postseason to be a good part for robberies of home runs because it is deep and then he got the eight foot wall that that outfielders especially a movie best could scale. So we've seen a lot of great defensive plays and it's ballpark too. But yeah now that the roof was closed, he will play more towards what we saw in the regular season versus what we saw in the last couple of rounds you know where where the ball has been flying out of their more you know they were on more customers thing I think we're GONNA see global field as. An design for better or worse it's it's very much a pitcher's park. Anthony's look at the way the dodgers are handling their starting pitching obviously bueller tonight. Or? Tomorrow. Then Sunday. Kershaw game six, I'm expecting a game six to take place game six right now, the dodgers don't have named a starter and playing with fire. A bullpen game is like playing with fire I've suggested that Alex would might be an interesting play in that spot. Do you have any sense of who might start a game six for the dodgers? I feel like I might I don't know what they're thinking because they have not revealed that but I I think that makes more sense than you know trying this this hybrid model that they went with a game too. I mean, I just see two young kids who really. Did deal for the dodgers this year in May in cancelling and whether they're out of gas or just you know the the moments that you know the stages is catching up them. I don't know but. Know, they haven't had it in this both even combined they have an era north of seven you know and the regular season it was like two point three or something combined. So So yeah, there could be value would it would be a wildcard interest to just because as used much you know. So that's why I'm saying. I mean. They're they're kind of in this weird spot where they are kind of you know scrambling for those out I still GonNa win the series I still think favorite to win the series but game two would certainly proved that you know in the right match up the raise the rates can take you down because they do have such deep pitching staff. Anthony CASTER VINCE FROM MLB DOT COM is with us. Anthony. In game one kershaw pitched very carefully to randy arena. Walked him in the first inning. Struck them out later in the game but the book on the raise was nobody else besides a rose arena is going to hurt you the rest of the rays hit under two hundred in that series against the Astros after what happened in Game Two do you throw that scouting report out because some of those other bats woke up or can you go back to that pitcher rose arena carefully and let everybody else swing away I. Would still be inclined to stick with that approach because you know it is one game out of however many they played by gloss track in this postseason but you know John and they've had a couple you know explosions offensively in this postseason. But for the most part they have been very randy arose arena oriented, which is you know a guy that most of the world had never heard of a month ago and now he's obviously the focal point of the winner. So that's credit to him but not a great credit to them where you know they're they're lineup is generally struggled. To Ninety or so on base percentage of going into game to game to the huge step forward offensively. But the match certainly played into that you know and again I mean wh what they were facing there with the dodgers trying to trying to bullpen their way through that game just blew up on them. So I'll be curious to see if the rays can do what they didn't gain to against A. A legitimate rested starter in Walker Dealer Anthony last thing for you fill in the blank dodgers in blank. I said dodgers and six going in, and now I just take that. You know I again I think that. They're both really good teams they're both can mix and match. So well, they have so many options on their badge, their kind cetera and even though the dodgers were caught short in that game to from a pitching perspective I think there's there so far and away better off pensively that you know over the course of the series I think that's going to play out. You Know I. Think they're gonNA be able to take down to rate them strict. All Right Hey, listen anthony Castro Vince. Thank you very much for coming on. We appreciate a lot man. Guys thanks so much. All right coming up next Lindsey has made up a little game about game three of the world series that's coming up next for you. Bottom of the hour game of games, and still to come Alden Gonzales from ESPN is going to join us. All right. So Lindsey, we get ready for game three of the world series. Floor Stadium before you go to this, let me jump some breaking news in here. Okay. Do it Adam Schefter is reporting that Antonio? Brown in the Tampa Bay, buccaneers are now working towards an agreement. Both sides trying to get it done their steps to be taken on this visit, and Seattle is still in the mix, but the buccaneers have emerged as the favorites so it'd be. Antonio Brown and Tom Brady again in don't they have too many wide receivers down there you have it they're hurt a lot of those guys are injured. You're right right WOW TAMPA BAY in the mix that's interesting I. So so Lindsay's put together some some statements about tonight's game, and then we're going to react to them with either fact or fiction Lindsey what do you got? The dodgers will fail to score a run off Charlie Morton in game three tonight. although first fiction, Charlie Morton's due to get rocked. I think that Charlie Morton's get a pitch five innings he's going to give up in those five innings is going to give up at least two runs maybe three and the dodgers breakdown. The Myth that is Charlie Morton. Lindsey I say Charlie Morton is going to hold the dodgers scoreless for five innings. Tonight. I. Think I think it's a fact I think Walker Bueller is going to hold a Tampa scoreless for five innings. I think tonight is a pitcher's duel. It feels like an old fashioned pitchers door even though everybody is only going five innings. And I think that the game will be decided with the bullpens later on in the game. So yeah, I think it's fact I. Think dodgers will not score on Charlie Morton. All. Right. Next one. owner. Nice Randy. Rose. Arena will finally homer for the raise in game three tonight's fiction they're pitching around him. They actually intentionally walked them last in game two. They're not going to let arose arena beat them. He hasn't shown me anything yet I mean I know I watch some of the other playoff games when he was really good but the dodgers are treating him very very carefully. I also say fiction. It's actually been twelve plate appearances. Johnston's Al Mvp Randy arena hit home run. So it's been a while you. He's do or you could argue that he's cold. All right next one. Off. Walker Bueller will give the dodgers at least five innings in game three tonight. Fact. Yeah that's the fact he's definitely going to give them five innings. He's on regular rest. He seems to have the blister thing under control I. Think he's going to shut down that Tampa lineup and give us five. Kleenex. I think that's going to be I. Think by the end of the fifth inning, the dodgers are going to be a head to to nothing. All right next one. Tonight if the dodgers are in a save situation heading into the nine Kenley, Jansen will get the ball to close it out. Fact One, million percent fact Kenley Jansen is going to be in a safe situation tonight. And what happens when he put in that situation well, I don't know he's eleven of thirteen in save opportunities this year. So I'd say our odds are pretty good. Haram wants you to pull this portion of the tape. Of the disk because they know I don't think Dave. Roberts is going to play with fire I. Think he'll go with whoever the hot hand is could be greater. All could be Joe Kelley. No Kenley Jansen if if it's the situation that you set up Lindsey if it's a tight game late I, think he's going to somebody else. All right. Last one here. The dodgers will win game three tonight. Fact. That's the fact. Yeah. Free it's a huge swing game they they need to win this the. Our last guests at Anthony. Controversies or or what was his name can't prevents? CAST events what he said I think is absolutely right. I. This is a swing game. The numbers heavily favor you if you win game three in a one one tie. So yeah, I think it's an important game for the dodgers to win and I think they will. John. No I picked it is all I put ten thousand dollars in mythical money. Okay. So yeah. Yeah. John's artifact ardy. That's Fiction, to appreciate that I now, coming up right now, Dave Roberts has just spoken over at Globe life field, and we're GONNA pick up some of his comments This is just from. Over at the stadium, day franchise and Dan please that we appreciate you spend a little time with us a what do you expect from Walker Bulow your started tonight after he was very sharp in game six of the NFC s yeah. He was pretty good. What he I like my Guy I think Walker he's different than a Lotta pictures as far as start days he's jovial kind of joke around guys but you know when he takes them out, it's GONNA come out hot. He's GonNa make pitches it's going to be hard He's just really smart really competitive and just love this moment. Hey Dave, it's Dan I'm not sure you what got into this managing thing. You're stretched seven games to get to the world series, and now you find yourself at a nail biter again but I made the statement I think you guys have won this division eight consecutive years but I feel like watching this edition of your dodger team this team has the biggest heart gets knocked down. They find a way to get back up accurate statement very accurate Danny I love our guys you. Know It's a grinder group. It's a very talented group obviously Certainly, there's been a lot of talk about movies done to to our club the culture on the field off the field, and you can just see from the demeanor you guys are on the top step and cheering and playing playing hard defense. We run the basis. Well, we take good at bats and we can pick so really really talented team and just love you to add one of these guys say. What's fresh? You most amount to cory seager because you know a couple years back he the Tommy John Surgery and then when he's on the shelf for that, he also had hip surgery and this guy was the NL rookie of the year back in twenty sixteen in quite honestly you know there are many people who gave up on him returning to superstar form, but he certainly has shown us that what what impresses you most about? Yes we here in Los Angeles definitely didn't sleep. On Corey I think that he's healthy He's playing fantastic defense and that should be a an understated but I think offensively, he's just staying in the strike zone. I. Mean This Guy Really can cover the strike zone with anything left handed right handed. But in this postseason, he's done a good of a job that in him really control the strike zone take walks when he and if they make a mistake, he's going to slug you. Okay. So there is daybreak. Short time ago over a global field. That's courtesy of MLB network. And so day feels like he's going to get a great performance for Walker Bueller and of course, Cory Seager who? They damn near traded this off season has become. Probably their second biggest impact hitter. Yeah, and it's GonNa. Be We at Buster only on our show yesterday and buster made a really good point. I think in the Cory seager and based on his performance this year had solidified himself to be the dodgers shortstop for the next ten years. But he's a Scott Boras client and Boris always takes his clients to free agency. So. We, of course, hear this year and then we have next year and after that, that could be it. So yeah. The. Admire Cory seager while we have them and could be now his point was that it becomes a a really big shortstop class. So a guy like trevor. Story is available guy like Francisco Lindores available all the shortstops come available at the same time. And I think busters point was the dodgers will get one of them. It may not be secret, but they will get one of those shortstops. I coming up next for you. WE'RE GONNA do game of Games John's game today. John is leading in the month of October. He's got seven Lindsay's got four. I've got four JORGES has three John. You want to describe the game gives us a sneak preview it has something to do. With a very famous Los Angeles athlete with dodger. Ties. Oh, interesting. Interesting. Okay. That's coming up next for you and then Alden Gonzales is GonNa join us from ESPN. He's covering the world series as well. We are all over the world series for you. I'm here in Arlington I'll be in the park tonight for game three of the world series it'll be Walker bueller versus Charlie Morton as we've been talking about and don't forget. Tonight, you can hear the game right here on seven ten Espn Dan Schulman Chris Singleton Jess Mendoza and buster only on the call that's at five o'clock, and then right after our ESPN network pregame, our network postgame Travis Rodgers will do a post game show and I'll check in with traffic so it's a big night here world series game three no need to touch the dial it's all happening right here mason, Ireland Seventeen Espn WEGO's Mason Ireland seven ESPN. It is John's game today Ireland leads the month of October Lindsey and I are to back and Is Three back I'm sorry he's four back John What's the game today? Okay. So you guys know that Magic Johnson the NBA Hall of Famer for the Lakers is also a part owner of the dodgers yes. Now, I don't know if you guys follow magic on twitter he has over A. Million twitter. Followers, I love a good generic tweeting. He's the man magic on twitter is very for lack of a better word obvious ernest. He's insanely positive on a medium that is usually ugly and mean, and he also says things that everybody already knows. Correct. So I have seven tweets. Some of these are actual magic tweets. And some made up. You guys tell me real or fake. Okay. Here we go to game. Okay. Right tweet number one. I'm so excited to announce my first children's Book Bronco and friends a party to remember. It's a sweet story about animals with different challenges and abilities based on my pup Bronco Lindsay is at a real magic Johnson tweet or not. I'm going to say it's not it's not horror I'm going to say, no, you're going no mace I am also going to go. No you guys were all smart to stay away. That is a tweet from Tim Tibo. Who is very artists and smart you guys are all on the board. Okay whore. Hey, this one goes to you. I don't know why anybody would ever all caps move out of Los Angeles exclamation point it's the greatest city in the world with the greatest people. To exclamation points, I would never all caps live anywhere else parentheses except the great state of Michigan Exclamation Point. Is that real or fake I. Say. Real Okay Mace real or fake I'm unreal that sounds like okay Lindsay reeler fake. Israel to all three of you. I completely fooled you I completely made that up at it. I thought that sounded like something he might that definitely did all right mace? Yes this one to you. I can't believe six time super bowl champion Tom Brady lost track of downs in their twenty nineteen loss to the bears is that real or fake? I'm going to say that's real. All Right Lindsay. I'm GONNA say fake. George. I'm going real. It is real magic actually did create that after the bucks pairs game highly critical of Tom Brady. All right. Lindsay. This went back to you. Incredible L. A. Times writer Brad Turner road a fantastic article on my friendship and relationship with Laker VP and GM. Rob Pelinka I just want to personally thank him this piece is a must read exclamation point real or fake Lindsey. Say Real. Real Mace I'm also going real one hundred percent real. Yeah. Brad did write a piece about Vatican Rob and magic things you should read it. All Right Mace three, three Lindsey to. This one too Hort. I just tried the new starbucks cold brew with essential vitamins. Exclamation point best drink ever to exclamation points. Try One today. Exclamation points. Fake totally. You think it's fake. Okay. as. I know it used to own starbucks I probably still does somewhere I'm GonNa say that's fake though. Lindsay. I'm GONNA say rail. Lindsey should've gone with the boys. I completely made that one up. That sounds like a tweet that could've come from starbucks itself, right? Okay. So Hor Hey, for mason four Lindsey to all right this next one mace this goes to you. I want to give some love to the Miami Heat for coming out and playing their hearts out even in defeat. Is that real or fake me? That's so sounds like I'm GONNA go. That's real. All Right Lindsay. On if okay, I'm going to. Once again, the boys have it, it was a real tweet for Magic Johnson? That is such a magic tweet. Okay. So Now, Lindsay is out of it. The tie between Hor. Hey and mace you're going down or. Not, I have a tiebreaker. Okay. This one's going to you. I'll go buds topical pain relief keeps my knees going daily after my morning workout exclamation point. Discover, all of the uncle Bud's hemp products at Oracle Buds Ham dot com. Jorges real or fake. Oh Man. Just going to go real. Mace do you agree or disagree? I'm going fake. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. And that winter is. Five that's in there why or so what what would was that a paid tweet I don't know you've never heard him him advertise that I feel like those are all over twitter those videos of famous rubbing on the uncle hemp hemp cream. nope. Nope never seen him so. It is it is a paid treat that he feels strongly about. But that is an actual tweet for Magic Johnson and Lomb is your winter sources that. Is a paid tweet he's like a he's one of their biggest sponsors or endorsers. Uncle. Bud's crane checking out. Your advertising for him I there you have it there is your game of games coming up next for you. We will be joined by Alden Gonzalez from ESPN. He is covering the world series dodgers beat writer. We will get his thoughts on the big game coming up tonight I'll be there It'll be here on seven ten ESPN at five o'clock. We've got the world series for you and we'll talk to alden about it next Mason. Ireland seven ESPN. Sanitary spn Mason Ireland we are gearing up for game free of the world series. I'm in Arlington Globe Life Field. Tonight we're by the way the roof will be closed, which means that over the course of this season they have scored on average to less runs per game than when the roof is open. So we that lines up for what could be a great pitcher stool between Charlie Morton and Walker you're for the dodgers. And actually if you, if you look at it this year and this has only been the the one year that it's open. During. The regular season if you use the rangers numbers three, it's three less runs. So three. Oh. Wow. Those pictures. super-low Yar as. The roofing closed and Bill Miller. The Empire is known. He's the Coochie for all these World Series Games he's wearing the same fraternity. Ucla bill is known to have a generous strike zone pitchers like him so we could be. Having said all this. It'll probably be like that game you sign. Houston where very be a letter to twelve or thirteen to twelve? Yeah. Joining us right now is ESPN. Dodgers beat writer Alden Gonzales Alden how you knew a man. How are you? We're. Walden and. Walker I have a good feeling about Walker bieler tonight at the beginning of the year Alden he was Kinda regarded as is ready to take over for her show. As the dodgers number one starter, he had blister problems late in the season. So he's kind of been. Demoted to number two behind Kershaw what's your feeling about? How BUEHLER'S GONNA Pitch Tonight Obviously I mean these are always impossible to predict because every time I think somebody's GonNa Pitch really well, he does and vice versa but I will say that just watching Bueller in game six of the. It was maybe I don't WanNa see the first time, but it was one a few times this year where it seemed like Walker was really sort of back to being walker dealer that everybody expected and it. Sort of makes sense to. Me He was sort of. Not, fully stretched out at the start of the season he was behind the other starters. It seemingly took them a while to just sort of get his rhythm and then all of a sudden he's got those blisters which have been bothering him really since I think it's been like early to mid. September. So and you saw early in the postseason, the dodgers basically had to piggyback starter every time he took the mound whether it was Julio Maria whether it was in May. And for the first time in game six of the NOCSAE. That wasn't the case his stuff looked great keep in mind and and I'm still I still remember this but. Second inning game six bases-loaded nobody out it seems like that game is beginning to unravel the dodgers season is beginning to unravel and he does nothing but fastballs against the best fastball hitting team in baseball to get out of that. Jim and I think to me that was sort of an indication of maybe where he is whereas confidence in his stuff is I think owing to Austin Barnes is a benefit to him He's he's really talked up sort of the relationship with Austin to work. Really, well, together So I mean I think this is good. This is probably the best version of Walker that we've seen all year. Now how that translates into success against the race we'll see the rates are also a very good fastball heading team. They're also very good at hitting high velocities. So it's GonNa be interesting to see how he attacks. what's wrong with Dustin May. I don't know He was actually really good in that sort of to inning hybrid enroll early on in the post season and lately he just hasn't been. I think with May and gone coming together and I hate to lump them together. But they're both young guys. They're both guys who haven't really pitched in this stage much and they're both guys. We just haven't had sort of a conventional schedule whether it's because it was the dodgers plans Wayne, which is the case with in May whether it was just sort of unforeseen circumstances like it was with Tony Johnstone who you'll remember when he started to the NFL CS, it was his first appearance in seventeen days because the dodgers swept the first round. I think all of that has something to do with it. All of it at least has some as a little bit to do with it. The unconventional schedule it's inexperienced this time of year and who knows what else but I think it's safe to say that at least one of them has to really get right because. It's hard like especially the way the dodgers have been managing their bullpen the way that some of the relievers just simply have underperformed so far they need to main Tony gone they might both pitching a potential game six may might be available out of the bullpen over these next three day. So they need those guys figured out and it's weird because I see them patient and I watched I mean Dustin may especially his stuff is unbelievable and I always wonder like how do people hit this guy but it just hasn't come together from the thing is alden it's not just that they're hitting them. It's that they are scalding the baseball against him I, mean that's that's what I'm concerned about more than anything else. These aren't bloop singles. I mean, even the outs are hard hit. That's why I mean I I don't WanNa, see him again high leverage situation in this series I just don't think we can take that risk. It's hard though because all of their pitchers of sort of had their moments in high leverage where they haven't really performed I, mean Blake China. Who was great all year had moments like that. Joe Kelley has had moments like that Bruce's Dr. Paul even who's probably their most trusted reliever right now has had those moments. I mean Jake McGee was a revelation for them this year and you know he's had some appearances where he's been hit around so. Every given night it seems like just sort of list of like truly trusted high never levers and Dave Roberts bullpen either shrinks or changes. You Know Sometimes Pedro Brian Sometimes, it's not and obviously the Kenley Jansen is a whole other situation in itself so. That's why I say like, yeah, I mean it's easy to say I don't Trust Austin me and I don't want him in high leverage but you go down the list and there are a lot of guys who have not succeeded in high leverage. So eventually, I think that's going to be pitching in high leverage what situation is going to be, but they gotta keep running out there because there aren't a ton of guys who have been lights out for them and that bullpen this month. And you know if you think about it too, it's not a situation I think tonight where. Alden. I. I'm looking at the lineup. I see Austin Barnes in there I understand why they're doing it. The pitchers are more comfortable with Barnes behind the plate and there. Will Smith. But what do you think of that move You know normally, I would say they're giving up a heck of a lot of offense by leaving key K or pollock on the bench but hasn't been okay offensively in these playoffs. I don't know the numbers in I. Don't have the numbers in front of me but I do know that whatever the numbers are. They'd be a really small sample size anyway. So it's not as if I would put my way to them, I will tell you that Austin born has been better about getting on base this season he's had a much higher on he made significant improvements with his on base percentage and controlling the. Strikes of this year. But like you said I mean you're absolutely right I. mean they're definitely making a sacrifice offensively and it's all geared toward walkers relationship with Austin Barnes the way they work together and also Austin Barnes in the league pitched framer, it's something that they've Roberts talked about during the day yesterday that that's just steal that he has. That's you know superior to most catchers in baseball, but also superior will Smith but you know. It's interesting with having the catcher at the h I would suspect that late in this game especially when Walker beautyrest out of the game, you're going to see with Mitt the two catcher, and then they'll just continually pinch at the age they'll have Doug Peterson off the bench they'll have it when reels off the bench if they're facing right handers, they need a right handed bat they gotta do politics they got keeping Hernandez. Suspect that Austin born catching is like I four five innings and then later on the game, they got enough on their beds. especially with the expanded rousers, they could continue to leave pinch hit at the spot. Hey Alden you mentioned Kenley Jansen and I've been telling John I think key rediscovered something in his last appearance he was back to low nineties with the cutter. He looked he looked good i. am of the belief that Dave? Roberts will go to them in the right situation tonight in a save situation. What do you think? I I doubt Joe Golden God, you're yes. Yes I know I know a lot of people might not want to hear that I'm not saying that he is back to being their full-fledged closer because I don't think the dodgers have won right now and I and I believe they've Roberts when he says that and to be honest, I don't know if you'll go to him in a save situation but. I I really do think that they roberts. We'll be saving Kenley Jansen for a high leveraged situation when they have a lead whether it's in the ninth or the eighth or the tenth or whenever that is. But I think the important thing here is that Kenley Jansen is back to being one of those trusted high leverage guys and whether he found something or. Not. I mean, he looked he's looked good his last couple appearances but the thing that's been tough with Kelly Jansen, that makes it. So difficult to gauge that he's just he's really struggled with getting his upper body and his lower body sankt up in his delivery, and so he's he's a big dude and for some reason, it just like waivers on him even more. So these last couple years and when he's not right when he's not fully sync up, it really affects US cutter and so like I don't know going into an appearance how well think up he's going to be because when he think that you see those ninety one hour cutters with action when he's not there black gets hit around and changes the Kenley Jansen experience so. You know he he talked a few days ago about how he's sort of simplified things. He spoke to Charlie Helping Rick Honeycutt about getting back to basics and he liked where he was asked but the key and something that he readily admits it's maintaining that and that's the stuff that makes it so difficult for Kelly in terms of projecting it. Well listen. We. We appreciate you coming out. No, you're incredibly busy at this time of year. Are you still think? Do you think the dodgers win the series so? I always, I'm always gonNA lean on talent winning out I picked them to win the world series this year I probably pick them last year to. Know it's it's. A It's a best of five series right now all lean on talent all the time, but the rays are really going to be a tough out. Hey Alden thank you very much for coming on man. We appreciate it. No problem guys take? All right. There's Alden Gonzales from ESPN and there you go John Kenley Jansen high levered situation it's common it's going to happen openly against this take your blood pressure pills if your blood pressure goes up yeah. No. Kidding. All right. So you're leaving now right you're heading over there I'm going to walk over to the park right now and you guys are GonNa do some cross talk. All right. So Mace you the next time I talked to you the dodgers are going to be world champions Yes rain the weekend Win The weekend. Keg. If it goes the other way if the raise went three games, this weekend don't come back. I. Started take the rest of the John I'll. Walk back how about that? said that one Somebody. Kidding he's totally totally kidding. Walk back. I well, I'm Outta. Here John You and George and L. Z GONNA go at it next yes. Sir Look apart good luck bring home some wins would you please going to bring it on the world champion Shy Cross talk with L Z and Sodano next seven, ten years fiene it is purgatory and it's another hour of power today for Sodano and L Z as they you right into the world series. George and L. Z joining us now l. let me start with you because you're the biggest dodger fan. That's on the line right now if if if it's a one run game. And the dodgers the lead I don't WanNa see him he makes my blood pressure. I. Elsie just bringing him in makes me nervous. Why do you want to see him? You know why new you'RE GONNA ask that question? John? Because, you're listening to Caspian. Laws. A literally. Yeah that's He's got A. Penalty. Yeah. It's gotta be within thirty seconds of the four o'clock. You can reapply when we get to fifty early. Sweet do. There's a rule. Go is fifty nine thirty anything after that is fair game I thought it was fifty, nine, forty, five but anyway. Answer. The then you go fifteen seconds either way. But Elza answer the question like if here's my argument if grabher all or Kelley or who's ever in the game is doing good in the eighth inning if they don't hit any speed bumps, why not bring them in to finish the game in the rather to go to the great unknown Kenley Jansen or first of all, they're all unknown John. You're you're acting only other your activists. pitchers have been lights out they haven't been they. Want he makes my blood pressure go up on site is Kenley why is that? Well, that's because you have history right and your history with with Kinley is much longer than with the other pitchers but that doesn't negate the fact that they all have been inconsistent at times and I think it is up to Dave Roberts to look at WHO's in in the seventh or eighth and see if they can still can go the way he did with you know dead right right but the question of the matter is is If you're not sure how good your reliever has been in the eighth, why are you being hesitant with Kinley in the ninth when you've gone to him multiple times and the recent history? This postseason one was a one run game and he came through for you brilliantly. Because for every time you say he came through for you brilliantly I could name a time where he didn't I mean it's literally flipping a coin. He isn't as consistent as he once was I think it's fair to say. He's not as consistent as he once was but the names that Ireland just gave me are consistent ever. So where do you want once was or ever hit? Well, here's my argument that if the guy pitching the eighth has no issues. Okay. In other words doesn't let anybody on base you saw it in game seven in the NFC s urea student let anybody on base and they went to him in the ninth. Earlier, in the year or certainly last year, they would've gone to Kenley I. Don't want to see him go to Kenley and that's there's a need. I mean, if they've tried some of the guys I and they're not getting it done i. have no problem with going to I'm just saying he's not the first call. Do you disagree with that? Yeah I. DO I mean the first call on Dave to look at WHO's pitching a and to make a decision and if he decided to go with Lian, tonight I don't think anyone has any true empirical data base upon this year to say, Oh, you should have gone with Joe Kelly or you should have gone grow because both of those guys have been inconsistent to. George elected tonight to go to Austin Barnes to catch because he's so good behind the plate with Bueller but. The story the other night was that the dodgers didn't have a hit for the first three innings they need some offense. Barnes's not your best offensive option. What do you think of the idea of going for a catcher basically for defensive reasons and giving up a stick by starting Austin Barnes. Well, here's why what I would say is that you're listening to Caspian Los Angeles. And then what I would then say is because. The roof will be closed today John I. Think we're GONNA we're in for a pitcher's duel. That part clearly, we've seen when that roof is open, the ball travels and I don't think you're going to have as much of that today. I think that you're gonNA find yourself in a situation because of the pitcher's duel that you want to get the most out of your starter and I think they also want to kind of give the bullpen some. I don't want to rest but just give them. A little boost by not using them as frequently as you have right and that's why you have a guy like Walker Bueller as race because you think in theory, he can give you at least six innings, right? So if he goes six and then you can slot three guys after that then you're good to go. So I think it's that I just think that they feel this game because they're facing Morton. By the way Morton's got a zero point, five, seven era in three starts religions and this year it's incredible. So I think because Dave believes that this may be a pitcher's duel. He wants his best signal caller back there and then he would you do it that way would you save? There's also the thing that. We have to in VP's on his team. We have the franchise's all time leader in RBI is in the postseason on this team. Like why are we looking at Austin bronze going? Oh, I don't know. No the other guys need to do their jobs. Like why are we looking at Austin Barnes ahead of time and saying well, if you don't get ahead, you might be the reason why we lose no trust trust he's. Counting for exactly you're if you're at that point that means that we've had some issues long before you get to him in a nine spot, right? So All in twenty twenty is you don't steal. You don't hit and run you don't. But because of all the things George, you just laid out that it's likely to be a pitchers tool that runs will be at a premium. Would you be more I guess what my question would be would you be surprised if mookie betts gets on tonight if they do what they did in game one and try and move him around with steals hidden runs however, they can get them home. No I would I would encourage that tonight because I do think it's going to be a a run could win this whole thing tonight. So yeah, I think that you have a guy like that he is certainly been playing. That style anyway. So you you should continue to do that. Even at the worst case, John He's a decoy, right like you at least get the pitcher thinking that was the one thing about steals like I understand that the risk isn't worth the reward. I, get the math behind it but I think that just having someone out there who is at least willing to be a threat and being a threat doesn't mean he has to take the base every time just someone who is good enough to take a long enough lead to make the pitcher think he may go I think that part of the strategy has been missing and I think he brings that to the table. L Z would you mind if the dodgers tried to do some non traditional things tonight in order to maybe steal run? I you know I am a big believer in manufacturing runs and I think. I think that you know bellinger's a threat because of his speed key case not starting but if he comes and keep your eyes open on him. we have I wouldn't say roster full of speedsters, but we certainly have more than one guy who can't get a crucial still for Zain. So David be wise to throw everything at this team because well, we may have the luxury of having everyone lined up the where you want to from pitching perspective that doesn't mean offense is going to be there for us and we may need to manufacture some Ron some open to that for sure. Okay. Change shipped skies. It leaked out today that it's now. Certainly possible and maybe even likely that the NBA is going to start a couple of days before Christmas they think that they can get back on the regular calendar and they think that. They can play more games this way frankly and keep the game spread out George. You think it's going to happen I think it seems likely that that'll be the case and I think it makes sense in this regard. Okay. You. Own the whole week leading up to Christmas basically because you're opening night will be December twenty second, which is a Tuesday, which is traditional. It's now it's. It's been on Tuesday for a long time. So you have Tuesday right Tuesday is on TNT you get two games right? You'll get the Lakers in somebody and you'll get. Somebody on the East Coast and then Wednesday you'll have espn pair of games and then Thursday. You're back to TNT and then Friday is Christmas. So you'll have the five games between ESPN ABC and you get to own all those days in a row like four straight days of just NBA. In your face while people in theory should home during the holidays l.. Z.. If you're Michelle Roberts or Chris Paul, the people that head the players union are you pushing for this or against it? Well I think financially when you look at the five hundred, million dollar difference that's being reported in terms of starting earlier versus later and the hit that this league taken at the very beginning of the season for the pandemic because of what happened with China Garam Maury I think you have no choice but to try to maximize the restart as much you can't financially but I would say selfishly John and George and I. were. Talking about this not too long ago. My first thought is how unfair this is the Lakers because they have to turn around too quickly you're a reward for having thirty five year old do things. He's not supposed to be doing at this stage of his career, his a happy take a nap and then get up and do it all over again not arrest. This is a map. So I know selfishly I think it's unfair. To the final four teams that played in the bubble. To the Lakers specifically with Lebron is a leader, it just doesn't seem right but I understand why they need to do it because of what happened financial well, clearly, they want to get it back going because Paul George busy complaining about his NBA Two K. rating so they figured might as well just get him out on the court that's the true keep doing trash things. Anything at this point, but he's he's so harshly he's so trash a jason he's not a trash man he's not a trash player, but he constantly does trash things. It. In. There's some rumors out there that they might even move him. We'll see. George, what are you hearing in terms of of how they're going to execute it? Are they still looking at bubbles? Are they still are they considering my? We'll look I. Think the regional bubble thing is a possibility I. Think the one thing Adam has shown right Adam silver is that he's willing to be nimble right and and pivot when he needs to and so I think what they're gonNA my guess, and this is just purely speculation. So if you're aggregating if you're an aggregate or out there, don't aggregate me, it is reckless speculation on my part. My guess is they will probably try to start regionalizing the schedule. Okay and perhaps even Concentrate travel and what I mean by that is this. Let's say they WANNA play heat Lakers in in the first game on December twenty second to just have the finals teams in the same. Match up again and they'll do it at staples center. Right. Right. What they'll do is they'll let the they'll make the heat play kind of a west coast swing basically and they'll play the Lakers and clippers and maybe they'll sneak in like a third team why kings or the warriors right and then get them out of Have them go back home have a couple of days off and then get back to whatever they're going to do. You know what I mean like I think that that will be the way they do it when the Lakers go east if they. Put them in Brooklyn. Put them in. New York and Boston or Brooklyn New York Philly. Right like they'll play those games like that in clusters and I. think that's the way they'll do it. And hope that that works better because I don't think the players. WanNa play a bubble unless it's absolutely necessary, even a regional bubble. By. The way guys breaking news just being reported while we were talking Adam Schefter says Antonio Brown and the buccaneers have reached an agreement on a one year deal language still to be finalized, covid protocols have been passed but Brown is likely to make his debut in week nine against the saints two weeks, right? L Z good mover bad move for Tampa Bay to bring in Tonio Brown great. Move. A great move. Its. He can walk right off the street right onto a field and still easy be top five receivers in the lead. So, I understand that he's got a lot of stuff that comes with them. But the NFL is full of stuff. Amen to that. So so it's not as if you know. In A, we can look at Antonio Brown and go. How could you? George to me this says Tampa Bay is full going for it like they think they think. The. Brady. If you're not fully all informed I'd been now look at it. They went out and you know when all in on running back when they got Leonard Fournette and now. He's coming back this week but it's coming back into the raiders but he's last two weeks. But now if you're a defensive coordinator, they could you know they have all pro tight ends including grunk. Yeah and if you the tight off the Field Godwin Evans in Antonio Brown who do you double cover? You don't you don't have anyone double cover and you have an excellent offense mind as far as their coaches concern in Brazilian. So yeah look at Brady had the guy staying in his house when he was in New England. So this isn't I like to that biggest surprise. I. Do think the Rams did escape something here a little bit because they. Know and I were talking about this before the show to which was. That you know I mean him. He was supposed to go to Seattle. That was what I thought was going to happen at least that was the scuttled but just let her know this morning. Really. So Russell Wilson was trying to make sure that he became a Seattle Seahawk so. Tom Brady got this done and I actually think the rams they the they get lucky here in regards to the fact that Antonio Brown won't be. I also add this caveat. How many super bowls has Antonio Brown one? Think is he was he on that last steelers team that one I can't remember do believe zero. Yeah I don't think that happened. I think he came on, he might have come right after and that was ben's rookie year, right? No, no bits won't to. Toll Yes. Right. The One ben one in Arizona against. I guess my point being is that that one point? Oh. That was Antonio Homes Not Antonio Brown. Yeah. You're at one point. The Pittsburgh steelers had three of the most talented offensive players on one team that defense has had to figure out how to match up against and obviously it worked out for the defenses because that three that trilogy never one right. So just because you know ABC is going down with Tom Brady that yeah, that's a tough team on paper for sure. But if you can get pressure on Tom, Brady doesn't really matter how fast ABS? Yeah. That is a good point I think that Brady clearly is not the same player that he was and again. A minimal drop in these types of sports at this level can be significant I mean he's not drew brees because drew brees looks like he's this close to being washed right and the other part about drew brees. That is different is that he's already basically announced his next thing you know which is always weird to me when a guy does that when he says, I'm GonNa Broadcasting He's going. To go work for NBC, it almost feels like like his heart isn't one hundred percent into we haven't heard that from Brady at all. So I think that Brady is still better than brees like he's not Tom Brady of three or four years ago but I still think he's good enough. But to els point I think that just that half step that may hurt him manned up hurting the team. All. Right. Guys, I know you got old a little less than an hour to lead up to the world series. That's. Power.

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HR 1: Should Dave Roberts play Kenley Jansen?

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HR 1: Should Dave Roberts play Kenley Jansen?

"Hey. Seven ten ESPN man. We Are Ready L. Z for a celebration I am ready for this to happen I feel like I would feel more confident if it would happen if Walker Buehler was pitching as I established will open it up the phones to the folks at home or listening in their car at eight seven seven, seven, ten, ESPN. Do you feel Dave Roberts made. A mistake Carney starting Tony gone would you have rather have gone with Walker Bueller on three days rest eight, seven, seven, seven, ten ESPN, and by the way just letting you know if your vehicle for service head your neighborhood valvoline instant oil change home of the fifty minute drive through all change for thirty years over thirty years they provide a quick convenient automotive. 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Is that we go into a gain six with a walker builder, a little less than optimal, and if things don't turn on the way, we got Tony Gossip against southern. WHO If given my choice, I would much rather go with the way that day then laid it out, and that organization has decided as opposed to you know what you're suggesting, which isn't a bad suggestions as George is not bad. It's just from my perspective. The last time you had bullpen game I remember be up. Still almost won that game. And if our bats show up, this is all anyway. I bought a new outfit. got a brand new t shirt kept brand new pants brand new hat. Like I'm I'm going to be squeaky clean. crispy. We're GONNA take care of it tonight. Tonight. Yeah so I I. Don't I hope that's the case and I agree with you that if the if they come to hit none of it matters anyway and maybe gunman does revert back to the guy he was during the regular season when he was incredible. But during the postseason, like for I believe he pitched forty five innings and is your ray was under a two and a half and he had a stretch I think of twenty-something scoreless innings at one point he was incredible but he has not been that guy during the postseason in that. That makes me a little fearful. I, gotTa be honest with you. I mean listen. There's no question that regardless of sports, the postseason is just more difficult. There's no question about it. And that they're rolling out their best pitcher I, get all of quite Blake's now is their best pitcher. Yes. He's their best pitcher. I'd get all of that but I do believe we'd say smell out the game we not. Yes we did. We I mean, chase them up the game. Didn't they win that game? They won the game, but we started to beat him up and he was out before six. I mean I think most teams nowadays though they're doing the out your outlook no no no I mean he he wasn't taking because that was the plan we beat them out. Scored two runs on them? Yeah. In foreign two-thirds. Yeah. So I mean. strikeouts though he was pretty good. No no, he was. He was pretty good lights out. He was actually going with a no hitter into the fifth inning. Yeah. He by the way he had never he hasn't pitched just. So people know he has not pitched more than five in two thirds as entire postseason. Yeah. We got this. We got this job. Your jaw fireworks. Ready we go. Let's go to the phones hosie people want to Chime in on this conversation Dean is in Norwalk what's up Dean? How you guys doing today I'm finally got in and I just had a comment couple of comment. Early on, you're talking about Kenley Jansen, my opinion if do not put Kenley Jansen in the game unless you have at least four, one league because he is going to give up the long ball I like. Kinley. But for the last couple of years, he has gone down and my mets thing is why not go with Bueller this happened to us in game two. Okay. Why not go with newer they're going with their aides you have to go for the kill tonight Yup do not hold dealer to say well, just in case we go to a seven game we don't. Want to think about that. Yes. The dodgers did make a little running game too. But if you would have you in the game, we won that game because he would have shut their players. Now that's all. That's all I have to say I just I don't understand it. Why not go with were tonight Yup. Dean. Thank you so much obviously I agree with you. I'm with meals e I just think I listen I. You know me I I liked when it comes to my sports I, like to play aggressive. Okay. I like the coaches that go on fourth down Those things to me being aggressive to me. I. Like that being rewarded and I just think when you look at Walker Buehler's performance this postseason, the names of the pitchers who have outperformed him. and. There's only look you know three or four or all not just hall of famers but like all time greats okay. In regards to one postseason stretch like this kid is the best player on this team not named Buki Bets Right now. I mean listen. I think that we all agree the Walker Bueller is as. We all feel as if when he's the amount that it gives us our best chance to win. Are we in agreement with that. Yes. So, if we find ourselves in gained sudden, how do you feel about Walker Bueller on the mound. That's the that's the point right? If, you've got to have one game. To Save Your, season. Who would you rather have on the mound I? Know Elsie because they wanted to get. But here's the thing six is there gained seven no, no here are wiknning six. This is why you have to treat game six, lie game seven. It's Kinda like when we were talking about with the Lakers remember game four, we were like they gotta treat game for like it's game seven because then it's like it's an overwhelming lead and we said that about the dodgers to and then we saw what happened. So that's kind of my point base listen Hashtag it's just baseball crazy things happen in a series. Let alone a one game scenario y let it get to a one game scenario when you've got this horse in Walker Buehler who is pitching lights out right now I don't care that he's never pitched on three days rest. I mentioned this earlier. Josh Beckett had never pissed on three days rest and he went into Yankee freaking stadium and mow down the greatest team of that generation. Okay. So I think Walker Bueller can do that I globe life field on a neutral site against the Tampa rays not the dynastic Yankees who cares. I. Don't care what the name of the team on the other side the name side had the best record in their league. and. They mowed down those stinky's that you're referring to sixty. But differ Yankees group like come on we're talking about the Roger Clements David Wells like those guys like those guys were the the dynastic this Yankees team has just a whatever Yankees team and this race team is good. Don't get me wrong I'm not disputing that but they're not that they're not the team that won four championships like they're not. Completely confident as long as we don't see Kenley or Pedro byas anywhere with him by. With the ball in his hand I'm with you on by. Good, draw the line at bias. There was a moment in which I contemplated buying a plane ticket and taking a flight to Dallas jets by up the game myself. Going to matter is, is that I I hear what you're saying and what you're saying and what the caller said and what many people have said makes a Lotta Sense It does. But then I ask myself. If, you put walk Abuna situation that he's never been before. and. He just happens to have Sanit appearance that was senators first appearance in Atlanta in the postseason. Wasn't that great. Now you're gonNA gain seven with what Julio. Clayton Kershaw, you've got a lot of guys available to you. I agree I would much rather have walker bieler. I'd rather just not get to the game seven, but let's get the gain seven because. We will win I believe that we will way I would prefer to sing beat aggressive Pete? Pete. Aggressive. Base running be aggressive with your base Wabi. Pressure on snail how you'd be aggressive johnny and Riverside Johnny what's up? Man. Look all I'm GonNa say is I'm trusting Dave Roberts this whole postseason, the only move that I disagree with him and Julio. And I let him finish that in and that's where it kind of went downhill for us is the wasn't for that. Who knows we couldn't even talking about we finished it in game five. So as long as as long as Dave Roberts pools. When Goss men show when he? needs to be pulled and our bats cut against. Now we could have we should have it in the bag. I Johnny. Thank you for the call. Let's go to Susan in Manhattan Beach Hello Susan. How are you? I'm great. Thank you. Go dodgers. Dodgers. L. The that no disrespect but sports are played to win not to not lose I. think Tonight should've been lights out Walker Bueller and and we we had Kirsch offer game seven. So you know you play to win you re should have gone with our ase that's where I find Dave Roberts to conservative. I Agree Susan. I. Love. Dave Roberts. He's a little too conservative here. Thank you for the call. L. Z. Come on earth. Love Aggressive I. Do love aggressive I am aggressive but I think there is a player And just says when you look on twitter when they went out and got kershaw out of the game five to. They had a plan. And the plan worked. And all of a sudden twitter like we're GonNa win the wearing seriously going what would you say about day an hour and a half ago. About he was an idiot and he was stupid. He even Kershaw aid us. No, he's doing and Yada Yada Yada. Yeah I. saw talking about him like that into Kershaw. And what happened? Yeah not a single run with scored after that. So they have a plan. And the plan is this and just as the previous caller said that I'm GONNA. Ride. Day. I'M GONNA ride with days. This people are forgetting. This man. has taken us to the world series three Outta last. I love him I don't agree with this particular move people are forgetting he was manager of the Year Yeah He was in manager year the dodgers were ravaged by injuries the year he won. Manager of the year planning ravaged by energy that year. And he manages Azoff and managed to get us not just division title. But into the post season and I do believe that we looked pretty damn good. We were in the postseason twenty sixteen as well. We didn't get to the world series obviously, but we still pretty damn good despite all the injuries so has he been perfect? No of course not. But who in the hell has been more successful since he's been hired? No listen I'm not just not part of it, but I can disagree with him. Respectfully, I feel like that's where I'm at right now and look we'll continue this at eight, seven, seven, hundred, ten, ESPN, eight, seven, seven, seven, three, seven, seven, six, and of course, former dodger expert Greg Bergman wants to weigh in on this. So we'll do that on the other side sedan l with here on seven ten ESPN. I'm doing straight Sakina Tonight George. Strait Tequila all night until we ran. Just. Yeah. Just just Tequila. Okay I mean how are you is that your celebration? I'm sorry is not going to be your celebration. If I'm still awake and sober enough to celebrate afterwards. Yeah. But I'm literally GonNa Start Sipping at the first pitch in I'm GONNA kill the bottle by myself. Okay. I'm committed to victory. Okay. With Dr Martin Luther. What liberty or? Files. thicky land. All right. So dodger expert Greg, Bergman is all bent out of shape about our first segment for some reason or another. Former dodger expert Greg, and what is your issue? No. I'm not been out of shape. I just feel like we have to take this whole got kershaw stuff out of game seven like this is a guy who has freaked out upon over the entire time that he's been. You're like Oh you can't trust me trust them but now you WANNA, trust them after only three days rest we've seen what happened. To him after three days rest I, don't WanNa see Clayton Kershaw. Again, he had two great games and that's all I need from him for the entire world series he won two games. That's all I need and I agree with L Z and Walker Bueller is the game seven starter for a reason with Julio Aureus behind him and that's the right way to go. Right. But here's the difference Greg Bergman. Donna giving the giving the nuance because LLC's track record is he's aggressive. You are a chicken bleep. Okay like. What is this is about you win tonight you are a chicken bleep. Walker tonight you know in general, you are risk averse as a person. That's a Longley false. You are risk averse. So begins. With me that's. I wouldn't go with Elliot See. That's for sure. There you go. SCAREDY cat. The bank like do you are you are taking bleep? Okay. That's what it is. So that's I. This is your argument. This is your argument for this whole thing is. My argument about you. I've already laid out my argument for Walker Bueller News time already in the last thirty minutes. So I laid out any further, but I will say this this is the thing about Clayton Kershaw that. I guess lost and the specifically a lot of national analysis, but you can sometimes locally. Because this is a sixty game season. The three day resting that you're talking about Greg I don't think it's the same as when he would be doing a normal year. He's pressured you can see it and yes. Because Kennedy but fresher, the US. Yes. No. Kershaw is more fresh, but he also wasn't very sharp on Sunday. Through. that he got through that and thankfully he wanted only gave up two runs. It could have been way worse and he was not close to sharp. So I I just don't think that I need to see Clayton Kershaw again in a game seven with the with the world series on the line on three days rest when he just had those two games and imagine what happens Clayton Kershaw comes out and he blows some kind of lead or it all blows up in his face and his entire narrative goes down the train. You don't. But my point is this forget about good damage I and game seven Furry forget about getting to game seven to avoid all of it goes start. Your Best Pitcher is what I'm saying tonight. That's what they should have done. It won't matter to L. Point to your point hosie if they hit, it may not matter anyway. But. My point is this like I. If it were me, I'm throwing the best guy on the mound and the best guys Walker Bueller? Best Guy. Is the best guide, but I want the best guy on the best conditions and this was gang. And welcome Buehler. was on three days rest I'll be like, screw it, put him out there three days rest best option, but we're not in that situation. I think I think that if they lose tonight you'RE GONNA you're GonNa and they somehow like. Some fluky crazy thing happens in game seven then you're going to be like we should've started Walker Bueller game six. Lakes. I understand George that the guy had a heart attack in your flight and was fluky through everything off I. Get that. You're. Forget it on my heart on my flight in two thousand and three game four fluky. That was Chris Taylor. Greg Berkman d'appel ganger screwed up the whole thing. Yes. But that was that wasn't Chris. Hainer. That was Pedro by has. Chris Taylor it was also Pedro buys it was also will. Smith. And Patriots? No, you don't. It's just baseball bats. The whole point don't let it get to. It's just baseball. Put it this way. As long as Pedro, by or Kenley Jansen, are not seeing tonight. Get, your drinks ready my. So I hope Schoenberg. Win because to be honest I, want to have a celebration tomorrow I WANNA be able to say la you did it joe won the Lakers and dodgers just like nine thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, I want to have that showed immoral but. Were number one song in one, thousand, nine hundred. But what are your? What was it? Take a guess. Because I lifted a party all the time by Eddie Murphy. No. I mean I gotTa be close though right? Jeez it was faith. By George Michael. Fate that they. Faint the faith that. I I do I would have more faith if it wasn't Tony Gone. That's not faith. Faith is a bleeding things I've seen getting calm your. Things unseen. You know gravity. So what what is today's date today is October what Twenty-seventh. Okay. So let's look at the October. The greatest number one hits in October. Okay. The number one hit this. October was grooving Kinda love by Phil Collins Ruby Love Yup exactly here here. Here are actually the the wait. Here. So October first that we have to reverse bobby mcferrin don't worry be happy. There you go. But after that, the next week was love bites by DEF. LEPPARD. Nine does little ominous and then red red wine. Now, that could be good or bad by you before they can be celebration wine or I need to drink more wine because it's not so great. You know. Free Song was in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, I don't know. I came. I. Said on new. We're talking about trophies baby. Okay. All right. Let me go to Arnold and lacking Yada. WHAT'S UP ARNOLD? So one of the things when debating whether it was your started. Walker. Immoral is. Game seven is bliss. Smell was the best pitcher this series and when you go best on best anything could happen but If they listen to the win tonight the dodgers have their best pitcher for game seven and You know 'cause Blake's no he pitches lights out tonight. It doesn't matter if Walker fuel-efficient for dodgers or anyone you know they could take over the game to win just on his performance alone. So Arnold, here's what I would say to that and I would rather if they're gonNA throw their best, I would rather have the dodgers best out there and take the call and I get your rationale I'm not I'm just saying that that's the way I feel I'm not telling you how you should feel the it'd be nice if you felt the way I feel. That the world would. Felt I felt let me go to JP PICO RIVERA JP. George relaxed gum at other relaxed Tony Guns. Limb was a study this year. Why? Because he knew that he was a starting pitcher in the playoffs he's been an opener. He's not used to correct day. You can be a starting pitcher on full days rest. He's GonNa. Go out there and ball out I. Hope. Saw The game of. We lose a game and you want to have that as in the whole with Walker Buehner and that money either has his. He's the best pitcher in the best pitcher in the National League I think right now. And he's even kill man he he will not get nervous the game seven and also remember. The dodgers are GonNa Lakes note for the second time in the series and with that lineup, these guys are smart. They're great interest. I think we're GONNA win tonight and I think Johnson is GonNa fall out. Well listen brother I. Hope you're right J P and thank you for the call. Appreciate it We will continue this at eight, seven, seven, seven, spn eight, seven, seven, three, seven, seven, six, l. c. told you what he's doing. He's doing straight Tequila they win tonight. How are you celebrating if they win? Would you bring Kenley in? Are you worried about WHO's starting the game tonight? What is your level of anxiety that and by the way the rams are good and we've got laker news all coming up in a second. WE'RE GOING TO BE BACK SADDAM CHELSEA WITH YEAR AT seven ten ESPN former dodger greg expert Greg Bergman very emotional today. Why are you so emotional today the I'm not emotional at all you. You're the one personally attacking me and saying. A WIMP. I, I. But in the break, you asked me to do a look in I said and you're like well. You got all bent out of shape just because I literally said. Tell the audience. Shit if that's what you call Outta shape, then we have to, you're playing at my reaction John. Because your. Yeah. Bradley was no. Yeah the. Brioni was my reaction. He made me sell like ogre when I said that's that's all it sounds to me. You sounded find me man he's. Like. I got. I got it. We're going. Took it. Two separate things and that's fine we can move on yeah. I. Don't sound like optimus prime anymore I. Think you're okay now. My more be now. Yeah yeah, it's still not ideal, but it's fine. So so anyhow. Let me ask you this before we get to before we finish up he's our last segment here. So let me know what our heart is here. Can we just say for one second, just take two seconds to talk about the rams and the Lakers literally for like two minutes here. The Rams. The rams good. Are they good now? Yes. Yes. Okay. Yes. We said it was a mess bed because the Orlando only against the NFC east. Of Football Right. Now. Right. Go start the Tequila. It's fine Bergman and I got this. Embryos. Other I don't know if the rams are good greg I still don't like the bears defense is good but their offense is awful. Yeah I. Don't think that I'm I'm not ready to say they have five wins four of them are against the terrible terrible and seized. So I'm just not ready yet to say anything about that. They'd looked good offensively last night, but they still couldn't really put up too much. So I'm not there yet. Yeah I'm I'm seeing like here's what I think about the rams their above. And they have they haven't graduated to good yet. Now doesn't mean they can't. It doesn't mean that I don't think that they can't get there because we all know how much I love Sean McVeigh. And by the way, Jarod Goff. For. All the people that played about Jared Goff. It could be worse. You could have Mitchell trubisky or nick foles as your quarterback. You could have Andy Dalton right now who's also hurt. So there's plenty. Are the rams better than and the seahawks. Maybe? go. Are they better than the niners? No are they better than the cardinals? Possibly possibly. So it's two maybes and one absolutely not well, the niners just seem to own them is what it feels like the well I mean they're they're a really good team especially offensively, but they have the seahawks historically to. In the division they absolutely have. But I mean, if you're gonNA give me Russell Wilson or Jared Goff, I'm taking Russell Wilson Course. yuks defense stinks the Ram. Stevens. Pretty good. No. Aaron Donald is having quite a year Leonard Floyd really good and all those linebackers you were worried about when we were doing the midday show not so. No the look they're the defense looks really good. Jalen Ramsey I knew he was good but I didn't think he was actually this. He's looking really good. No one's even throwing his side. What are you have more? You're a Raider Fan who do you have more? Faith in. Derek. Carr. Or Tony Gunslinger. Oh Jeez that's just so mean. It's A. God I have more faith in. Derek Carr. Aw. So wait a second. You've been fighting with me for forty eight minutes unchanged. About me saying I don't I would prefer Walker Bueller starting tonight's game and you're telling me you'd rather have Derek you trust Derek Carr more than Tony Consulate in game six of the world series. Clinching moment I, think Derek Carr can run that off just fine. He there's there are some issues but Tony Johnstone here's the thing with Tony Gotland he has why is he stunk during the post is do you think it's What the caller said earlier that is just role. Yes it is absolutely just roll. He had seventeen days off between games before before he started his first game against the braves and in that game that he started after seventeen games, he went three no hit innings to start that off and then kind of fell apart against the braves and then after that, he was just an opener again and he didn't know how to. Go, throw completely out of his realm. So I just I think that if he goes out tonight on full rest, he's going to start off and give you at least three good innings and then you can mix and match between actor. WHO's at the door? The Lakers, I dip out for five seconds. You guys already ditched move on already. Yeah. I asked Greg Trust. Board Derek. Cars is a raiders Fan Tony. Tough. Man It's not an easy clutch. It's a good question. Really, really really throw cody on the but before we depending on him to come in and deliver our championship and. I hope he goes out there and throws nine shutout innings. I just don't trust them as much as I would trust Walker Buehler. That's all I'm saying and clearly greg doesn't even trust more than Derek Carr. Tear cars decent quarterback. All right. I'M GONNA break it down for you guys. One last time. Right. You're in the club, right? There's like ten years ago Janklow. Yeah. Everything's grooving and you see beyond say. Hey Hebei. Young say she's she's you can see her but she kind of a walk away and the security all around and you can do to her. which is gonNA take a little bit longer. As you walk towards beyond say carry Raleigh. Are you really going to ignore Kelly? No you're GonNa talk to Kelly I because she's right there and by the way that's still a win. Tony is Kelly y'all. Tony Kelly and beyond say we get it you rather happy on say she's not completely out of the conversation. Hey, there's nothing wrong Kelly so. I got another story for you ready for this one. Is this heart attack this? No. No. This was about beyond say actually. Yes I definitely want to hear the story. So here's a funny story for you about beyond say so I was in New York for the Super Bowl when he was there, what was it like twenty fourteen or whatever it was. So we're not night on the town with a bunch of friends right in New York and we ended up. Late night we'd had a lot to drink or like. All right. Let's go get somewhere to eat I'm like, let's go down to Tribeca, which is on the south side of New York as you know L Z, there's a great spot there. That's like breakfast all day fried chicken southern food and breakfast it's great called bobbies. So we go to Bobby's it is to in the morning in, new? York? Okay. There are. Two other tables there. Okay. Like. US At another table at the moment, and then there's like a back room that you can look into and see and there's a big table in the back. And all of a sudden we're sitting there and we're scarfing down our pancakes and. And Fried Chicken and who walks in but JC and beyond say and Of bodyguards. and. There's again there's only my group, my party in another party there at two in the morning and they clearly went there because have a place to Tribeca, but also figuring there'd be nobody there. So as all I did was like leaned my head over to try to see if I can look back as I had my phone in my hand and the security guard gave me the death stare and I was like Nope I'm not messing around with this. So. Yeah. So anyway, I have seen beyond saying I couldn't say either so I would go say hi to the other members of destiny's child or sister if I had to. Actually, make this all about beyond saying what they have a habit of doing that because I saw them around three o'clock in the morning and a waffle. House. Jayhawk. Maybe at a waffle house. which you know is just southern cuisine, right? Yeah. Denny's basically yeah. You gotTa love the fact that they keep it. They keep it real at two in the morning. Yeah. It's the morning. Absolutely but I have faith in Tony I have faith in day we're going to do it this year I gotTa do outfit Y'All. Got A new outfit for tonight. Okay. But what if Kenley comes in? Can I? Can I raise you Kenley then. I'm taking the outfit often I'm throwing it out the window. Right former dodger expert. Greg Bergman. Do you believe that what happened to Kennedy was a fluke leg I do? Know. I've seen so many times. No, I. Don't think it's a fluke. He's absolutely he's blown four world series games four. Team again. But you like you don't can't you take these things on individual merit like what happened to him against? Kevin Kerr Meyer where he breaks his bat and then a bloop single after I did walk a guy but a bloop single after that and then you're d'appel Ganger screwing everything up in the outfield. Sure. Did he give up? Did he give up the hit to Brett Phillips that scored the run? No matter what. Yes even though it was a blue pit, he still gave up but that's right at contact. He good pitch. He gave a the Red Phillips. Making it sound Georgia's like, yeah. He didn't hit a layup had a jump shot over it wasn't like I gave him. A layup hitting that bloop shot over second base. That's like hitting. That's like if you're I, don't know who's doesn't bail McGee hitting a three like come on he had a one to count on both arose arena and Brett Phillips and he couldn't punch out either one of those guys I need somebody in there that's going to actually punch someone out. Batty Messing two hundred Yup, I career. But that's Hashtag it's just baseball. Sometimes the gods are not so nice to us my point. Trying and at this point now know. WHO He was great. Two Nights. He was. He was so great I'm sure you felt really good when he gave up that GAM to start inning gave him one single I would say he wasn't great. He was. Punch, two guys out. Yeah. Sing though you were a little scared Mr, risk-averse chicken I wasn't you were. Better, when this is all said and done regardless about com. Can we just all come to Jesus about Freeman not addressing the issue that we've been talking about on air for like two years? Now? What's that? The closer situation we've been having this conversation for DAMN NEAR TO SEASON Seasons now. He doesn't WANNA closer. He's very clear about it just like the rays don't have a closer he doesn't want. Yeah he just wants to. Big Bucks on those kind of guys. Listen. To Year two years, we've been talking about this conversation we came into the season this year asking who is going to be the guy, your guest, the ball in these high lever situations in the postseason. Yeah, l.. Ziegler, compensation for us. This is a new conversation for fans new conversation listeners as even a new compensation for yes. Yeah. I gotTA run. So if you want to wrap this up because we got to close this out. scrappy. Repertoire. You know what? Else? Hopefully, we're just all drinking Tequila tonight okay. Yeah. Listen I got new outfit. Drinking. Yes we got all right. Great work is always empowering through even on the phone. My band listener earth movers packed my router. Okay. Long Story. Story. We'll talk about tomorrow we're done here. Dodger baseball is up next and hopefully a celebration for tomorrow and tonight. Have a great day.

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"It's time for fasttrack one piece of news that came down at the top of the show Walker Bueller will start game one for the dodgers in the LDS US which starts tomorrow at Dodgers Stadium. It'll be bueller versus Patrick Corbin and we'll circle back around the dodgers after fasttrack. Let's see one side side of the coin John. The rams the other side of the coin the other one the seahawks. I'M GONNA pick the Rams uh-huh. I just they look so bad on Sunday. I think that they're going to bounce back. We're going with the rams sounds. Bat Fouls Chat Right Mace in California classrooms. Kids can no longer be suspended from school when they talk too much plan their phones or even for a talking back to the teacher a new law signed by Governor Gavin newsom this month prohibits suspensions for willful defiance in grades grades four and five and bans it in grade six to eight for five years so if you if you say to a kid kid says hey hey. Steve Steve Shut up and do your homework and you say no. I'll do what I want to yard. My boss teach you can send the the principal's office. You can put them in the corner. You cannot suspend ler you cannot suspend them action such as chewing gum playing on your phone tapping happing feet napping mouthing off or being out of uniform may still bring consequences but you cannot suspend them. The idea is to keep the kid in school and not let them get days off when they screw up good hear bad idea to take suspensions off the table as a punishment in grade school so suspension is out you can suspend them but detention and sure you can you give him the breakfast club for two years him come to school and they're in a row who is that guy's name and the breakfast club that Nelson none of it. Who was the teacher that Mr the I can't remember that dude. He was also in trading places. That guy's a great actor but you can do that. What do you think suspensions off the table. I'm okay with that. As long as detention is allowed in other words make the kid comes to school Bergman. What do you think if some girl is some punk kid is is given Riley a hard time. They can throw them out of the class. He's he's giving your daughter hard time but they can't suspend him yeah. I don't think suspension should happen so I'm with. I'm with this what I am. What's wrong with you. Some kids just don't want to be there. What avantis birth is in your kid's class him be there. That's all they want. They have no choice but to be there. This really is breakfast. Nelson kept trying to get thrown out class yeah and they and they kept him around a person with another tension. Actually I liked just to make the kids come to school. You'll get a lot. I think I only had to do detention twice my whole. I I think one time principal vernon by the way Vernon and I got detention once I got once for being late to class and once I got I was talking too much and I got once for winging an eraser at somebody during a racer no during somebody in study hall once a weekday him for miss got. It would have been a better story if you hit. I know I know a little bit fouls. Check I the Korean tour has suspect Korean golf tour suspended current money leader Bio Kim for three years after made an obscene gesture to fans during the final round of tournament this past weekend holding one-shot lead on the sixteen toll of the DGB financial group Volvo Vic Day Goo Ga von Kirk for that tournament Aria Open in Gumi South Korea. Yeah Kim reacted angrily after cellphone ring off during his down swing. His drive ended up going about one hundred yards after the poor shot. Kim turned to the crowd flipped off fans fans and slammed his driver into the ground. He won the tournament but unfortunately the incident was captured on live TV in Korea. Is this suspension too extreme suspended for four three years. What penalty do you think in American Golfer would have gotten for the same infraction and should golf tournaments and force ruled that spectators can't bring their cell phones owns onto the course first of all the the the punishment so doesn't fit the crime here. If this happened in an American tournament they'd slap the guy in the risk with a five thousands dollar fine. This is the leading money winner on the South Korean tour and he won this tournament one. You're talking about after it was over a group Vol Victims Google young yet after it was over. He apologized profusely at one point getting on his knees at the press conference to apologize. This is such a ridiculous overreaction. If John Daly flipped off somebody in the crowd he'd get an endorsement deal out of it. I mean it'd be a small fine Nanno. We know you shouldn't make people have to put their phones away. Hey Golfers I golf. I go whenever I get a chance baseball players. Can you imagine telling baseball players telling the crowd to shut up and be quiet yet. I mean it's absurd. You can't put up with one click of a phone. He'll be like that Phoenix tournament commit. That's really one hundred percent of grain kinds. Annoy couldn't agree with you more and three years for this guy if if think about if you get suspended three years every time commute the F. Word Your career would be over would be done no. It's not an appropriate punishment and these people are snooty in South Korea and this guy you know what I think this guy should do. I think she'd come over here and we'll give exemptions to play an artur. Do you think it's something because I think it's really over the top. It's ridiculously over. Is it something something cultural yeah one hundred percent yeah they. They have better manners than we do. Absolutely I mean 'cause. I saw the guy on his knees. Begging for goodness and I'm like like if somebody did there you would not see them begging forgetting and in some of those cultures in a you know overseas particularly. It's very disrespectful to do anything embarrassing your elders right that that that's what and so maybe the fact that that this guy did it in front of old people and sponsors and TV yeah. I mean God but no three years that's crazy. Mace one year would have been too much yeah. I the if I if I'm the commissioner a fine and if if you want to send an example out of since he's leading money winner on tour tournament take the rest of the month off yeah okay now. That's that seems right to three tournaments three years crazy yes his chest a ridiculous overreaction. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. Mark Cuban tweeted this quote. Oh gotta say of all Media Subscriptions and I have a lot. The athletic is the most disappointing it's like they only hire fire the people they can afford rather than the best they can get when quote later. Cuban tweeted four thumbs up emojis to agree with this tweet from Kevin durant quote truth in the matter reporters have to ask better questions about the game. They have to get educated. They're educated on how to get clicks end quote. I subscribed the athletic and I like it a lot. I like the athletes but do Cuban and have a point here does the quality of reporting overall need to get better people just looking for clicks throw durant's comments out because he's overly sensitive and I think he views the world that way. It's interesting from Cuban because he's had some robberies with different writers in the past and you remember he was the when he he he pulled credentials. I know that he wouldn't let Brian or Andy. One of the KAMINSKYS get credentialled for a game because they were quote unquote just a web writer. You're right but that was back before the Internet was really big so I don't understand I. I'll tell you wonder if he has some grudge with the guy that's writing writing about the mavericks on the athletic. I I will say this. I like mark. Cuban have way too many subscriptions. I pay for Wall Street Journal. The New York Times Washington Post pay for the athletic. I pay for consumer reports. I probably have twenty five different subscriptions. If you made me prioritize them in other words Sumer reports yeah do like when you buy stuff you can get really make any time you have to buy anything you just go. You say I need to buy a blender. We'll give you the toddler lender like yelp. Hope you have to trust you help. Anybody can go on reviews on Yelp but here's the thing if you made me cut my my subscriptions yeah. The athletic might be the last one I would. I read it all the time. I told Tim Carney whose the editor in chief of that. He's a former Laker beat writer. He's up in San Francisco. I told him that it might be my favorite sports website. I read it nonstop and then like the the people they have writing in. La are great like bill orem covers the Lakers yeah yes brian right for the athletic you know Vinnie Bonnie your your does affect coverage the rams. I really like him. I think they're comparable the time now. I've actually cut back my media subscriptions like I finally I used the La Times so little cut the La Times okay so here's a funny story. I I will never cut the times. I've read it. Ever since I moved back to California after Termites sportscasting out is there's just not much to it okay so but here's a funny thing so I was still getting the paper delivered right and I realize I've just taken it and throwing it in the trash because I was reading it it all in line so I called him. I said I WANNA cancel my delivery but I'll keep my subscription and they said well how about just Sunday it. Just deliver the paper on Sunday and I said No. I don't want to pay for it. Just cancel the actual print paper and they said well what if I could give it to you for ten cents cents a week. I said for how long for three months so they told me for ten cents a week for three months but then realized I still wasn't reading the actual they just so. I have all the ads so I call but I wasn't even reading the ADS. I was just taking the paper and throwing it in the garbage so so I finally called and I said guys. This is a waste of paper. Yes it is and and I I don't want to contribute to that so please cancel my subscription and they said okay they still deliver it real even though I no longer pay for they WANNA brag about the circulation but I'm not paying the AD paying for my online subscription but that's it and like in the middle of the week. I'll get it just just weird weird but I I did cut it. I did cut it Oh it's to me fast track. Aright John Game Day operations officials at the University of North Carolina Crack Jokes at the expense of Clemson fans during their matchup pass Saturday during North Carolina played well to during being a break in the action the video board displayed individuals in the stands Clemson fancy with overlaid captions insinuating that they were bandwagon fans so like they showed a woman wearing clemson t t shirt and said thinks that Clemson is in Georgia another one they showed a guy in a Clemson Clemson Hoodie and it's the caption was thinks the fridge is just a kitchen appliance so they were insinuating that all these clemson fans were all new to the party already some Clemson fans have took it in stride others have denounced it as demeaning sending complaints to the UNC Athletic Department. was this funny or on the on the part of the school or people being way too sensitive can can my feelings are her kit. Hey to anyone who filed a complaint with the University of North Carolina Athletic Department over this. Get this stick out of your but yeah all right. Are you kidding encourages. That's like I always liked the people that run twitter accounts who are snarky. Yes we will have fun and go back and forth like the Kings. I used to have a great person and I don't know if they still do or not but most brands most teams will. They'll keep it in the fairway yeah. We'll never ever write anything they you could even be perceived as as fun or goofy. I'd love it if the Lakers and the clippers has gotten a twitter war with their twitter accounts but it'll never happen why because I think everybody stays in the fairway. I liked the fact that North Carolina got out of the fairway. If I was the clippers now is that far behind in terms of Public Lakers debate but still still have it you still pick on them and that's a clipper Darrell. Does a Clipper Dallas a joke right. 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Oh to a fans credit card and purpose on purpose during the dolphins game nathaniel caller caller thirty the three faces charges of third degree grand theft and possession of a skimming device. The victim was notified of the charge by his bank back a short time later. Call your was taken into custody without incident. Police said he had the square credit card reader on him. You just walking around with it. the subcontractor that employs call your is a company called rocket man and this is what they said after the vendor was arrested quote as the chosen provider under of walking vendors across dozens of stadiums we take the matter of security extremely seriously and train and monitor our vendors to safeguard our customers are onsite supervisor contacted authorities yesterday immediately upon learning the overcharge on what was Mr Collier's unauthorized personal device the credit the company issued a full refund and the guest incurred no loss cat. The suspects employment has been terminated got it. Here's my question. How else did this guy. Call your think this was going to end. There's a record of everything you do is a digital literally. How Credit Cards Work Yup. Did this guy think nobody would notice yeah. Normally you and I go to the Dolphin game. Yeah one of US agrees to buy two beers does does he think we're never going to look or never going to notice or going to warn us. Somebody's not going to look at their credit card statement and say hey wait a minute. We just got card hard chart this criminal ever see normally these skimming guys do it do like an office space. They take a few pennies or from everybody. They do it like in a foreign country or place where you're never going to see him again. They do it secretly and then they're often you know exactly where he is such a minimal charge that it they'll they'll charge like seventeen cents two thousand people right and make their money that way but seven hundred dollars for two beers. This genius really thought that was going to work yeah. He didn't even make it through the end of the game. They add arrested by the third quarter. Yeah Dope Yup. Not Smart boss is chat all right. America's first lounge to allow consuming cannabis is now open in West Hollywood opened on Monday. It's called the Lowell cafe brings a bit of Amsterdam. Did the you know where it is city of used to live in West West Hollywood okay. Do you know where no okay. I haven't been there yet all right. I've got ha been there yet. It brings a bit of Amsterdam. It was founded in part with celebrity funding for Miley Cyrus Chris Chris Rock Rock and Mark Ronson for the first time in the country. Customers will legally be able to order pot as if it were a bottle of wine the pot can be smoked in pre we roll joints or vape even as the industry is grappling with a spike in lung damage and deaths linked to vaping so a couple of questions. Is this a positive is it of development. The Pot Lounge is it healthy for the country to pot lounges the way they have hash bars in Amsterdam and should they ever be the allowed to sell both cannabis and alcohol at a lounge right. Now you can only sell cannabis. You cannot sell booze there okay so I have no issues. I think marijuana should be legal. I'm not a pothead you you are the recreational doubt some some but and yet you'll going there this weekend long and strangely. It is one minute away from four twenty. Hey and when you happen to bring this up. I'm sure that wasn't a coincidence coincidence so I have no problem with it. I'm kind of libertarian and things like this. I have as long as you don't getting a car or you. Don't hurt somebody else. If you want to go to a bar and consume cannabis and I have I'm not going in there. Are you okay with cannabis and alcohol being served at the same place. I am except that I'm not okay if those people get in vehicles and of course of course so I will be grudgingly say. Let's try it now. What do you think there's a rule in my family. you can either drink or smoke but you can't can't do both. I think it is a very good rule for life. I am okay. You know it's weird. I drink but don't smoke you smoke but don't really don't really drink no. We're actually following that rule without it being in place correct. You're allowed one vice but not done both. Have you ever done both before I've never ever done both. It is not a fun experience. no. I've had thrown up very many times from the both well wait a minute. What do you think causes you to throw up having too much alcohol and then smoking. It's like liquor before beer. Have no fear beer before liquor never been sicker before making off raising smoke before then or drink and then smoke. It's a good thing to mix anyways but I actually think i. I wonder how many of these are going to be around. I wonder how many neighborhoods will permit a living presidents in Hollywood yet. I lived in West Hollywood for seven years permission. you might as we'll have a sign over when you enter the city limits as anything goes located by the way. I don't know that's why I asked you. I don't know the address my guess is. It's probably on Santa. Monica Boulevard down in in the kind of strip malls are yeah. I could be a sunset Sahil Brea. It's deeper into West Hollywood okay yeah. I'm definitely check it out. I think it'd be interesting. I'll chat all right. I was Miley Cyrus Sir. Yeah I was going. She is unabashedly. A pot is yes sean I was going to it's normally try an alternate between the Uber facts game in the alumni game but Michael funchess's performance was so oh impressive last Friday in the alumni game that I'm bringing it back on the short week. It's kind like the rams having a Thursday game. funches destroyed all comers in the alumni game. I was in his own day so here's how the alumni game works. I will give each greg. Michael and Steve will all get a name as as soon as they know the college that this person attended the if you get on the I guess you get two points. You get it on the other guests at one point and if you don't get it you get buckets. I got a five point swings here. We go greg you get the first one James Earl Jones. This is baseball they will comment raise stutter believe it or not really yeah. Auburn incorrect but not a bad guess find Jamal Crawford one of the great one one players in NBA history. Oh Oh oh my God three seconds one to Michigan Michigan. How cold it out and just like where you left off. Michael funches takes the lead yeah. He's good yeah macy's year she was going to be Tom. Brady so took it away from you all right bunch. CNN anchor done lemon. We're done limb go to college. He looks like an Ivy League guy. We'll say Brown University not a bad guests. That's incorrect mace. You may get this. Lsu You didn't even need. I was going to give you an that's right. Yeah you knew Don Lemon went down. I was going to give you Andrew Whitworth. Did you know he went to uh I did. I did great shack so you yeah the third guy the third guy has been jumped out on them and always does New Year's Eve from his hometown and talks about Lsu Blah Blah. Okay Mace the famous musician. Yanni where I'm out of college I will say he went to Colorado good guess incorrect but could guess Greg Tony Dungy. Tony Dungy went to three Indiana no French. Do you give me another name but you know this was. Tony Dungy's roommate your name Minnesota Thompson how Ramey Minnesota and funches inches is up to two one and Bergman's mount on the board yet okay but greg you get a chance to get to hear all star. NBA All star Chris Middleton that was nice. I'm going to say he went to Boston College. No Lakers guard Alex Caruso ooh man. I think that's the one guy I feel like. I don't know where it went to college. Oh you're listening during Media Day. I gave crusoe really a hard time. Oh Hi not mazars easy. You'RE GONNA get it now. Johnny Mans Accessing Texas. Am and to talk about an immediate all right so it's Mason to funchess to Bergman zero up kiss all right. Stephen Jackson the rams all time leading rusher saving Jackson you get this in a kitchen or oh no threes to one penn state no mace a C Green Lakers forward a C Green Arizona. No want the third one we have. I'm pretty sure it's state state. Yeah you're right. It was scary. Your Yours is going to be Gary Payton of that helped you but you're on the board two to one all right. Everybody's in it now Mace Robert Redford the great actor Robert Redford went to Colorado. Yes wow sound cianjur. You're knocking on the Sundance is born you get so it's now. Mason for fun just to Greg One. You guys got to defend against Mason now. Two point I would have gotten from Stephen Jackson. Okay Greg your first again. Okay I wanNA see ah trying to protect you. Okay Greg Melvin Gordon chargers running back Melvin even Gordon. Oh he went to something like Oh. Where'd he go three to Wisconsin. Yes berggren with two so now it's Mason John Ford Bergman Three funchess to ooh. We do have a game. Everybody's in it okay latrell Sprewell Alabama. You remember him getting choked in. Wasilla okay so now it's really good funchess for Mason for Bergman Three Mason. Is I okay. I'm already. I yeah funds you at that time right. Yeah Okay Mace Keegan Michael Key from key and Peele. I don't know how we we know that. If you get it makes you winning three to Carnegie Mellon not a bad jesper incorrect all right Gregg Karnik. You can get to four if you get this in. You're handing it to funches if you don't I'll be five. I've three three four four four if you get this and I know macy's knows this is not going to get it anyway with Franco Harris. I don't know where he went Penn State. Eh Yeah Oh. This is the first time this is ever happened. I go I. It's four two four two four two one. If I got the question I we've never had a three way tie. At Four. This is excellent. You knew he went to Penn state where you can in the meantime the show from Penn State all right Gregg your I yeah yeah I gotTa Focus. GotTa stand here we go. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood of Mister Rogers flirted in Mr Rogers. Go to college watched his three. Oh you can do it. Everyone else so fast. Say Earn an Auburn guy you that your default all right fine. CH- you're handing it to mason if you don't get it here best player in the Rams Aaron Donald Oh come on God. He doesn't know man no three to one the guests Mace Larry Fitzgerald Ted is the answer in Mason wins the best Grach Alumni Dave Goodwin Roy j thriller Man Thriller Air. You don't Aaron Donald. I got it off that I I got off of Mister Rogers. Mister Rogers went to Pitt Yeah. Yeah that's where they shot Mister Rogers. That's all right very well played. Okay coming up next. We will circle back around to the dodgers. They've announced Walker. Bueller is the game one starter. They announced Richhill as the game four starter speculation about the order of games two and three WHO's going to make the roster. WHO's not gonNA make the roster. How did the dodgers stack up against Patrick Gordon all that stuff coming up for you. Plus the mom the Montana we gave we give your choice of three words. I don't know we'll we'll go over the whole fat okay so it was Monday night. When I heard scream from the kitchen in the Ireland mansion it is lease Ireland. I thought it was such a blood. curdling can scream that. I thought she perhaps without of tennis balls instead. We got a busted pipe under the sink and water was spring being everywhere. Now I of course season handyman. Actually the opposite is true. I had no clue how to put the sink back together. So I did what Oh you should do. I called power pro plumbing heating and air powerful professional affordable. It's who they are. It's in their name power pros local. They're a family owned business when you call them for service they offer free estimates no extra charge for nights weekends and holidays. They're usually in ratty within forty five minutes on Monday. When I call them. I call them at eight thirty. They were at my house by nine zero five fixing my sink. That's what makes them different. That's why they're my plumber. They want to be yours to calm today. Ask about the power special. They'll clean your main drain camera sewer inspection for just ninety nine bucks. All you need is proper for access so when I say powerful professional affordable to they are it's in their name power pro plumbing call eight hundred five eight four four one one one six that's eight hundred five eight four four one one six or visit power pro plumbing dot com tell them John Ireland saint you Mason Jason Ireland latest on the dodgers. ESPN LA I don't forget the Steve Mason Roast is coming up a week from tomorrow October Tokyo October Eleven Commerce Casino Greg Bergman says five hundred thousand people will be showing up for this road one million people you can text the word roast to four zero seven zero five to get your invitation. It's a commerce casino October. Eleven next Friday and let's see O'Shea Jackson Junior Mojo the cabinets brothers our friend. Dave singer a whole bunch more roasting me. Oh by the way birthday shoutout to someone Mason. I are close within Ed Greg. I'm curious if you know who this is. Do you know who Daniel Barrett is. I absolutely know who that is. You do not know Oh who Daniel Daniel Barrett turns one year old today. He is the son Oh yes yes yes berridge rich and Ramona Shelburne as we call them around here. A little baby may seem ace Daniel Turns one day happy birthday. Daniel Fleece happy birthday to Ramona Mona for that to Ramon Job Ramona on Ron Ramona's post on on twitter fleas said happy birthday nicely nicely yes fleet by the way if you're a chili peppers fan flee and Bill Simmons do a long podcast this week talking about the Lakers and his love of the Lakers and cool and and so if you're if you're looking for good podcast check that out flea by the way has been doing some real acting. I talked to him last year at a game he was operate a really good role in a in a movie where he played a bad ass last year but I mean like totally legit straight up really good actor actor of all the famous Laker fans. I think flea is the one who is consistently. They're the most Denzel goes to a lot of games. Jack doesn't come Jack. Nicholson doesn't come as much as he used to. It's either full flea and Anthony Keita's who are both in the Red Hot Chili Chilli peppers. Come to a lot of games but no one goes. No celebrity goes to more Laker games than flay movie. I was trying to think of is called boy erased raced and he was really really good point breaks. He was excellent in point. Wait a minute the remake three now he's in the original also really good and baby driver driver a really good movie love them all right so the dodgers made the announcement that Walker Bueller is going to start game one here is A. Rod on that decision to v the dodgers. That's rich people's problems right DOC Roberts to have Clayton Kershaw or Walker. I love the move with Walker Bueller. He's got terrific stuff. He's a number one. He's electric has high fastball breaking ball but even though he's young he carries himself like a veteran. He has an edge and a confidence. I Love Robert and the dodgers love that move so what that means is and Kevin Garnett wrote a piece for dodgers dot com today he speculated and you know his speculation is really good. that Walker Bueller in game one that kershaw would go game two ru through would go game three and Richhill Dave Roberts confirmed today is GonNa Start Game. Four that means that Walker Bueller could come out of the depend in game four or game five he could also start game. Five kershaw could come out of the pen for game four or could start dark game now. Both bueller and Kercheval could be available for game five and we expect Patrick Corbin will be the starter from the nationals tomorrow night. Patrick Corbin is left handed so let's see if we can figure out the dodger lineup that means. Aj pollock will most likely be in Centerfield Greg. Let me and left and then who plays centre bellinger's center Taylor and right okay does Muncie city play yeah. He's the first race ace now. Lux Alexis left handed ended this where Canadian k maybe or you can put Muncie at second base and start freeze free at first base right. That's another possibility seger at short. JT At third and and so the one in awesome mix who is who was the the pictures. I think there are two of them that we figured out Jed Jerko hits really well. He Hits Strasbourg well. He Hits Sherzer well. So what's interesting about that is he. We didn't expect he had a chance in hell of being on the postseason so you may not this is random speculation. I was just looking at numbers and what's interesting about that is Jerko a right handed batter and both of those pictures. I you just described a right handed. pitchers and the dodgers love to play percentage so mad bady has been excellent as a pinch hitter and beatty is left hand yeah so it's it's either. Jerko or baby's going to get that last. Probably the twenty fifth spot on the on the twenty. I five man roster but we'll get all these answers. Is it possible we won't know the dodgers lineup until tomorrow the Dodgers Roster Gaffe lineup in a pan roster. Yes we won't know the lineup obviously until we know the roster so I mean they're not gonNA leak it tonight. I mean you know in fact. SBN Tonight Dave Roberts said there's no specific there's no particular advantage to leaking in early or to putting it out early and I haven't seen the nationals put out their plan roster either no no. They're not GonNa do it because it's all gamesmanship. Everybody is going to wait until tomorrow. and again that Game Alana is starting a lot of Rizzo who who is does such a great job as the dodgers regular sideline reporter says Will Smith is catching bueller freeze pollock Taylor Taylor and Turner will also be in the lineup so greg that was your second suggestion that they'll replay freeze and they'll make muncie be the second baseman then uh right put Kiki there because Kiki's Kiki's. I don't think they're going to take months. They did that last year in the world series and it was a huge mistake taking muncie and cody bellinger not playing in games one and two mays. Here's something you were interested in that. Alana got put out Sunday's game between the dodgers and the nationals is set for seven forty five eastern four forty five Pacific so it's going to go head to head with Sunday night football and with the L. AFC game right. I don't know the time of the Elliott I was going to go to that L. AFC game to don't don't do do that anymore. Yeah I mean obviously I feel bad for L. AFC. They're at they're just in the middle of a bad time. No Sunday is one. PM Cam for L. AFC so you could you could hear radically if you're a real if you're real superfan you could do both yeah. I'd like to soccer. Games are tight two hours L. AFC's last game regular season game and villa has a chance to break the thing about it. Let's go to that game. It would end between three and three thirty. You just get up to dodger your stadium in that game starts at four forty five. No no they're on the road for that day was right there and watch your exactly all right coming up next we'll touch on what's going on with the Rams Mason Ireland. ESPN la.. Hey what's going on it is it's a big night in baseball American League wildcard game. We've got that coming up for you shamanee on the mound versus Charlie Morton that game is being played in Oakland Oakland and the Tampa Bay rays the winner will have the the fantastic opportunity to lose to the Houston Astros and tomorrow here on ESPN la.. You can hear a baseball in the afternoon then me and Greg will be on at about five o'clock Friday. Oh Tomorrow's rams tomorrow. We're not gonNA be your you. Weren't you and I are done for the week because Friday. I'm flying. There's so much happening here. I'm flying Golden State to San Francisco where Saturday the Lakers in the warriors are going to open the new chase center. They've had some concerts there but the new home of the warriors their state of the art downtown arena has yet to host a basketball game the first it'll be Saturday it'll be televised both on spectrum sports net and on TNT and we'll have before you live here on Espn La Rams tomorrow dodgers Friday Saturday Lakers Sunday dodgers again yeah best time of year boy four Munster Days I'm of of year you more excited about the Lakers preseason game or the doctors postseason Game I. I'm kind of both Yeah Bill. If I WANNA see what Anthony Davis looks like so do I with Lebron Dan so much fun to you. Don't have to pick. I mean like you watch tomorrow night. You got to kind of Juggle to monetize your series tomorrow night. None owed dodger's tain ramp. I know I'm watching the dodgers well. That's because you hit the rams. I don't hate you bet against them. All the time. What are you talking about. This money is because you bet against Jason. I am ran not lie hater. You hate Michael Thompson. You hate the rams. I hate everything it's ridiculous. I love Michael. Why do you put restrictions on. 'em Tom to show last week Michael Thompson last week the ban is lifted poorly lifted it because you you get a lean medical money and you start making up. These BS rules like Michael thompsons limited to segments dumbest segments. That's the dumbest rule ever center for two seconds but that's it. It's over. I'm taking it off no band tile band so Bob Mason no ban Dan good yeah well. It's it's what you're just because you see it was rank was your wing man. All about Michael Thompson is and he's going to be here a lot this year because he's we're on the air and we're rolling right into pregant well that and I had a long talk with Julie at the at the Klay Thompson Charity Event and Julie Really Want Him the hell out of the house. Oh is that right yes. She's had it with him she. She loves him but she says come on okay. I mean I'm not used to having them around for twelve hours a day. Get them back in the studio Orland. What good are you every week. During Rams pre-game I do feel the mom of Mason which has come to be known as the mom and these guys give me a word that is difficult to work into the general flow of something like this okay so we we had a text exchanged earlier today so I'm Greg said Super Calaf racialistic. Xp Aldo Shas which is too easy way too easy yeah. That's it yeah I mean. He didn't know what was the second word second word. All I did was look a tip most difficult words to say in the English language yeah but I can't even say that word it is. Oto Rhino Laron geologist yeah no chance chance then what I gave Mason was the word in the says little iron into it says Quy Pavilion yes so Ceska we pavilion is word that is used to describe someone who is long winded or gay using like people say Howard Cosell was very sensibly alliens Cesspool Fidelia. So did you get any some one. I got one all right. Let's hear it breath what's rattling around in the mind of Mace by New Mace People Sam Dreamer the only in Steve Mason hey this is the mason for Mason an Ireland everyday from three to six thirty on ESPN LA where we are tearing up afternoon afternoon drive time for the mind of Mason or the mom as we call it for short the rams are coming off a disastrous fifty five forty loss to Tampa at the coliseum on Sunday Sunday too early interceptions jared Goff helped put the Ranson at twenty one nothing whole the offensive line a mess. The defense got shredded all that being said in the final L. Two minutes. They were still a touchdown in two point conversion away from forcing overtime before that strip sack and scoop and score at the end of the game now. It's a short week listening trying to coach Sean mcvay that may be better than waiting until Sunday. The Rams had no time to stew over the loss. It was immediately onto game planning for tonight. I talked a lot about jared Goff's terrible doubleday and despite a career high five hundred yards passing a lot of that was because of the early turnovers so Goff's performance really was a huge factor in the loss but Tampa damper which engulfs face all day long they recorded only two sacks but they had nine quarterback hits and thirty pressures that all falls to the offensive line which had its roughest fisk game of the season pro football focus rated the rams is the worst offensive line in the League in game for the new guys Brian Allen Joe no food of struggled Austin Blyth Rob. Haven Stein haven't been good either. The good news is that the Legion of boom has gone and Seattle has recorded only ten sacks so far this year so maybe this is the night where the old line can get back on track much has been made about the rams not running the football Sunday but a lot of that was a function of playing from behind all day Seattle number six against the run so it may be tough to get todd. Gurley gone again guaranteed that Seattle follows that same game plan that the rams offense has been seeing take away the edges takeoff. Take away the outside run takeaway play action turn jared goff into a drop back passer it. That's the way the game plays out can jared. Goff make better decisions avoid interceptions and protect the football. That could be the key to the game on the defensive side. Wade Phillips and his group just need to flush the Tampa game coming into it the defenseless third the NFL in yardage against so the pieces are there for great performance tonight. Seattle's offense has been solid there middle of the pack running the football led by Chris Carson Russell Wilson us off to a great start. You got to account for his favorite receiver. Tyler Lockett and a secondary option has emerged in will d'isly. I've watched the ransom against the seahawks enough to know that Russell Wilson is a little magician. You don't WanNa see Wilson in the final two minutes of game with one score lead. He has money in situations. I like that I say this is a bounceback week for jared. Goff better protection from the offensive line and a bounceback week for the defense to the rams are two point underdogs on the road. I say they win it. Final score ramps twenty four Seattle Seventeen. Don't forget the incomparable estimable Mason and Ireland show transcending transcending afternoon drive tomorrow at three and my being to Ceska Padilla Okay I've. I wrote several notes on this mom all right so first of all the music was better I did. The music sounds a little more Iraq going for you. Get points. You're incredibly credibly honest. Not only did you tell the truth about the offensive line you called them out by name which I was very impressed with so you get points for both of that it was too long. I think that you probably just kept started going and lost track of time like you do. When you live read yes so you lose a five points because it was too long and you referred to yourself. I hate when people from Ohio state say the Ohio State University and if you're okay with that so when you further yourself as the Mason I subtracted five points but but when you go third person it is no good so greg. I give him a solid ninety ninety five points for the Mason five points because it was too long and I don't think he put the end on sesame pedaling while I did. I think it's I thought he did my Padillia. Can you play just the in front of you have to go all the way to go. Yeah we'll get. We'll figure it out but at the same time I have even lower score because of well because you know it's because you spend so much time talking about last week. You barely talked about this week at all the there you didn't get into much about what's what would you give them. I went down to an eighty five all right so you get an average of eighty seven point five Dr Tomorrow at at the end up Dale Young No. There's no in there again tomorrow at three and my two CESKA petroleum their I drive tomorrow at three. Am I being too quick Fidel. Oh I don't hear the end I there. There is no points points card game next E._S._P._N.

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Pedro Gomez "I Still Have The Rays Winning The Series."

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Pedro Gomez "I Still Have The Rays Winning The Series."

"This week at Safeway Shop with your club card and get value packs of boneless chicken breasts for a dollar ninety, nine per pound plus it's the bucket bag produce sale get signature farms, spinach green and Chris or premium. Romaine. Eight to fourteen ounce bags for a buck each. Coming up today three on the candidate who take you up to game three of the world series. Walker Bueller opposite Charlie Morton and we get you set for the Aztecs opener on Saturday right here on Xtra we going three on extra thirteen sixty and FM one or three three. I like Jim Russell plan some Macarena Music because I'm sure Pedro Gomez has not heard Jeff passan taken randy arose arenas name and applying it to this song Jim play If we can real quick here just in case Patriot hasn't heard it. There's a guy who hits his name Randy arose arena every time he takes a swing it. Because some Boina running run the basis he's this fast as the hi Ena. Rose Arena I. All. Right. Let's say Pedro Gomez from ESPN who spent the better part of what two weeks here in San Diego Maybe Patriots still here who knows why would you leave after a couple of weeks? Pedro Gomez ESPN joining us on actually thirteen sixty page. Thanks for the time. It's and Smith appreciate you. Of course, it was twenty days by the way. Man How they get you out of here. I'm surprised. You didn't just take up residency. I'm sure I'm paying California taxes. Aren't we all good point on that one what do you make of your your colleague before we talk about the reporting and the piece that you did on Randy. Arose arena what do you make of your colleague Jeff Passan putting into music? Think that's. Right in Jeff's wheelhouse. He He's a clown and I call him that to his base. In a good natured way. You ever heard do elmo impersonation as well. Oh Yeah Oh my gosh. Just become a huge star people people make request. Now they want passing the show up on their radio shows only as elmo. Exactly exactly. Exactly. now he's. He's a he's a unique dude and he's showing. Personality. Speaking of unique dudes page. Oh, you have a report, a feature piece on randy arose arena. Tell us a little bit. I, love when you focus in on a player to. Cubano. Great story not too far from here with the Tijuana Toros. How it is that this guy is really just burst onto the scene LCS MVP. He's now tied Derek jeter with the most postseason hit ever. So he stands to break that record. The next three days tells a little bit about how randy arose around it became such a popular person. I mean with his back obviously, he became a popular person. Maybe for Notorious reason a year ago when he videotaped live streamed cardinals manager Mike Schultz profanity laced. Post Game Tirade after they knocked off the braves and he was live streaming, it was the first time. I think probably a lot of people even heard his name. Probably you know fell off the shelf and okay forget it, and then all of a sudden you know he shows up in the postseason and is the best player as as titled Last I said on the planet and it's hard to argue that with what he did to both the Yankees and the Astros you know he's he's got some talent. And I think it's a credit to the raise the raise tend to find. Guys that from other organizations that other organizations maybe don't. See The true value in those players. There was almost every game that started in in Petco Park against the Astros seven of nine starting players were acquired trade. Only, care buyer and lower original draft picks. So they they do a tremendous job of scouting and I think. Is a perfect example of that. That livestream that you referred to from the postseason last year does that have anything to do with the cardinals deciding to make them available via trade? I don't think it was the overwhelming reason because you're talking about a player who is still a rookie this year. So you've got five plus years of salary control with him but I can't say that it didn't play at least. A little bit of a role You know Saint Louis is a very conservative area They love their cardinals. So the number one team in town, and when somebody does something to stain the name of the cardinals, it's hard that player to stay there I? Don't again I don't think it was the overriding factor but I'm sure it played a part in the decision to trade him. Pedro Gomez ESPN joining us on extra thirteen sixty last thing randy arose ran for me would just be this isn't I'm not trying to knock AJ prowler. He's done a wonderful job on the international market. He spent a fortune as well, but it sort of it does stay out to me a little bit page that this guy was playing right across the border in Tijuana and I'm across the border a lot going to soccer matches. I have friends who go to Toro's games. Tell me how great it is I can't wait to get there. How is it that the cardinals found this guy? Just fifteen miles south of Petco Park You know they sent one of their scouts there and there was there was word that haters the guy playing for the Toro's that might be worth looking at and. I cannot remember the name of the Scout Right. Now this moment but he was there and he'd liked what he saw out of a rose arena quick bat at very athletic player and he kind of looked around the stands to see if anybody else you're scouting and he didn't see a single scout from another twelve. And he pulled the rose and I he had A. He he already had the front office is okay to spend up to a certain amount. And they said, hey. Would you signed with us for one point two, five, million? And Arose Arenas said, yes and there was really no competition in that in that sense. So. You know. Look Scouts will find you. In this particular case, it was only one but that's all it took. But yeah, he was right there across the border you know fifteen twenty minutes out of where you are playing and and any scout could've gone to see him. Amazing. Page oh we're tied a game apiece in the World Series Game Three Tonight Charlie Morton Walker. Bueller. If you. If you listen to the media one, hundred miles to our north, it doesn't matter that this is tied one one the dodgers are in complete control. You see it through the first couple of games. One World Series look I I'm It's not. You know me I'm not a contrarian, but I picked the race to win this. I. I liked what I saw from them for the past two and a half weeks and you know maybe that did cloud my view a little bit. But I truly did like it and a series is one one. I don't know that you can necessarily say that that one club is in control. You've got a guy. Walker buehler's a tremendous tremendous pitcher but you've got a guy who's a proven October guy going against him in Charlie Morton somebody who has proven time and time again, he is not afraid of the bright lights of October. I. Think Tremendous Matchup You know you've got the filled veteran who is not the big big name, but he knows how to pitch in October against you know somebody that may very well be a future cy young winner maybe a multiple cy young winner in Walker Bueller. So I really am looking forward to tonight's up. I do I'm with you a thousand percent having watched Charlie Morton over the years and knowing what he meant especially with that astros run for however it is that people want to view the I know how they felt about Charlie Morton there's a reason why they left him out there to close down game seven at Dodger Stadium my question for you would be just looking forward tossed it out there. He's a free agent after this year you know on the Padres I know I've got young talent that I would like to bring up and showcase Cetera but if I'm looking for somebody to. Who as you say isn't shy who isn't afraid of bright lights. I might kick tires on Charlie Morton. What sort of interest do you think there would be for him in free agency heading out this off season I think it's GonNa be entirely up Charlie Mar and there was a lot of talk when you signed this two year deal that he was making willing to walk away from baseball and just spend time with his family and have more than enough money to just do that. So that probably will come up again is he willing to continue pitching? Definitely, still have the ability and the talent to I. Think it's GonNa be whether he sees a scenario or situation that he's going to be very comfortable with and say you know what? Yeah, I'll give it another year or so why not but it would not surprise me or shock me or more people in baseball if he says I'm done. Interesting Pedro Gomez ESPN is joining us on extra thirteen sixty. So you picked the raise you didn't. You saw them strike out a million times over the two series that you covered a Petco Park see to me I. Thought Maybe that the offensively Pedro would have a tough time hanging with the dodgers. Was it that you saw before the season started certainly at one one here you're right in the middle of it but what did what did you see specifically from from the raise that made you pick them in the world series? I saw a lot of similar to the eight dodgers against the Oakland. A.'s a club that had superior pitching and not you know not a heavy hitter lineup by any means. But if you have that superior pitching and the raise, not only have it with, you know there three of their starters, but they also have it with the deepest bullpen in baseball I thought that was enough is enough to neutralize a powerful light up with again I I point nineteen, Eighty, eight it was all hershiser. It was Tim Belcher and not really a lot of firepower in that dodgers lineup. Against the club like Oakland that was loaded Kochta bottom at every level. But. That dodger pitching was able to neutralize that powerful Oakland a's lineup and win in five games and I I kinda saw similarities there. Well. I mean a credit to a team that makes it to three out of four World Series Pedro. But if it happens the way you've predicted it this to me this would have to be the the worst of the three losses for Los Angeles if it ends up being Tampa Crown Champs here at the end of it. I mean when you look at it in initially probably because you're looking at a club at twenty eight million dollar payroll. So this season, the pro rated version compared to a dodger payroll. I. Picked up one, hundred, five million so you would absolutely have to look at it. If you're just quickly glancing at it, but it's kind of one of those things where if you just take off the first layer you look and say, wow, look at the pitching, the Tampa has. If they do win it, you know if the dodgers don't win and you, you'd have to say that was the best pitching staff maybe that that they saw among those three that they they played in the world series, and so I, you know samples able to put it will strictly be because of pitching. And Yeah like you're you're right. If you just glance at it, it's like how could they lose Tampa but we've got a lot of quality arms and that again that can neutralize. Pedro. Gomez. ESPN pager. We're glad that you enjoyed your time here in San Diego did you get to do anything fun while you were here or was it all work and no play? It was mostly all working play at a couple of Saturdays off where able to go to pb to a friend's house. And we get some barbecueing watch some college football things like that. Charlie. you know Charlie Moynihan was there. So you can guess how the night wound up but it it was it was fun. It just wasn't a lot of time to do things because they were not as off. Right exactly got a quick thought on the roof being close tonight. I mean I. Don't I saw that making the rounds earlier today I don't know if they're expecting weather you. The ball does not fly as much when the roof is closed that's what I've heard. I this. When I get to this stadium, it'll be my sixtieth major league park that I've ever been to but I have not been to this one. Page. Oh, we appreciate it. Thank you very much for taking the time today a great piece on Randy arose arena. Thanks Darren. You GotTa Pedro Gomez Espn. Got To spend twenty days here in San Diego. That's good assignment. It's a real good assignment. Much rather stay here for twenty days. Then I'll have to go bunker down in Arlington. So good for pay Joel and a good piece to on randy around. I mean that just you know getting in I know that this will be perceived as you know me taking a shot or swipe or what it's not. It's just sorta go. Wow. Okay. That guy was right there cues playing right there. Who Knew. And for those of you will all throughout the years plenty of trips across the border to go to chose. But I've heard that. Toro's Tijuana Toro's that's. That's the action if you like some of the Flair, if like some of the pizzazz, some of the personality that is being more and more. into. The game of baseball today I mean I've heard that's the place to be unfortunately. 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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn Travis and LZ HR4

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn Travis and LZ HR4

"Three one pitch. All the way to left field circuit goes. He here legally buying a drink. But he hit a grand slam in the postseason back back back. Who was that boomer really this, you don't say. You don't say Astros in Indians coming up at ten o'clock right here. ESPN LA and then at one thirty, the dodgers and the Braves right here on ESPN LA game four. And of course there's a game four because game three did not get off to a very good start Walker bueller, lost it in the second inning. He completely lost his control. Walk the pitcher on four pitches, and then you just heard boomer right there with the Ronald AKU. A grand slam call, put them in a five, oh hall that they got out of it. They tied the game again and five couple of home runs for the dodgers. Muncie had one. Chris Taylor had one. They got back into it and key. I know it sounds weird because they they lost last night and they're on the road again today and who knows what can happen in a game five. But I really like where the dodgers are. They played twenty seven innings. They had one bad innings. Well, we don't want it to go to five more rich to take care of business this afternoon. Be done with it. I think when you look at Friday in a way Kershaw pitched a game in the way that they. Did things in that game. Then you roll in Atlanta and Buehler in the second inning just gave up law, gave it all up gave up the goods. He said, take it, they hit the grand slam off of them were down five. Oh, we tie five five. We bring Alex wood in. He entered the game in the six Indian relief and saw his first pitch, get bombed the right field by FREDDY Freeman to give the Braves, a six, five lead it individually. He was removed from the game. I think when you fast forward it to tonight in Richhill on the mound. The one thing that he has to do is give us at least five and a half to six and a half innings of solid baseball. Let the offense take over the rest manufacturing wells by getting guys on bass, hitting home runs. That's the way we done it up to this port last night. We tried to do what we left a number guys late in innings on base home runs. Got your back in the game, though. Home runs dig is back in the game, but which up for home runs. When we clearly had guys position with no outs to just advanced him small Hawley smuggle keys, Oregon. Update brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. If you want to win a trip to go to the series, just go down to be dubs and upload a selfie to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hash tag be WW LA again, that's the hashtag WWL. Good luck from Buffalo Wild Wings. So couple of different things to different pitching performances in two different conclusions. I think after seeing Walker bueller, lose it for an inning and walked the pitcher and give up a grand slam and really put the dodgers in an almost insurmountable five, nothing hall. I, I still really like where he is. I think he's gonna be fine. I think he learned a valuable lesson yesterday about getting overly hyped about having too much adrenaline. Your Seattle Seahawks basic. Yeah. Kind of I'm riding and dying with with bueller, but he retired ten in a row after that after he gave it up, he really settled in and did a good job. I'm one hundred percent comfortable sending him out there for his next start doesn't even worry about comfortable. I think you'll be fine. But when you give a five runs, five runs a lot to come back start. It was a bad night. No doubt about it is har-. It didn't change the way I feel about him globally. I still think he's an incredibly talented guy. I still think that about situation fried he was great too, but what he was going to I feel better about him than I did because he looked fresh. He looked sharp, but here's the flip of this. I don't think he can pitch. Alex would anymore. I know that you're going to be in some games that you're going to need to get an ending here or there from somebody. I don't think it can be him that we've seen him in a few situations now where it's not just that he gives up a hit here or there. He's the, he's he's doing that. He's changing games, right? He comes in one pitch, boom. You're right behind again. And why. Is that what is what happens? Lost his confidence. I just don't think he's he's sharp. He's not hitting. He's not throwing good pitches. He's not getting guys in favorable counts for him. He's fallen behind and when he's not there jumping in earlier in the count like they did last night, I don't think you can pitch him and close games anymore. I don't think you can do it. What what made the skipper Goto would in that particular ending in that particular situation? I think because at that point you don't know how long the game's gonna last the you. You made me trying to get two innings out of a guy instead of doing one inning with bias or one inning with Alexander because it's tied, you might be thinking, hey, look, I might need to get a couple of innings out of this guy because the way that the Braves were going through pitchers, they went through seven guys, nine innings your thinking just about done out there. They don't have a lot of pitchers left if this does go extra innings. Now I haven't advanced because I haven't gone to my guys yet and that he did go to. I think he was trying to steal a couple of innings. That would be my my guess because he's not getting anybody out. And I think Dave Roberts probably came to the conclusion. You know what? No more not with. So you think this was his last opportunity to pitch is? Yes. Day in a close game of close, I think pitchy don't make the next series. Most likely. I don't know. It depends. You need a guy because look in a seven game series. There's probably gonna be one or two games where you're blowing them out or you're getting blown out and you're going to need some guys to pitch in those games too. So I think he probably does it because he's a bridge guy, but I don't think you can put him in a close game anymore. He just has not been sure. I mean, there's a reason they took him out of the rotation at the end of August. There's a reason he hasn't pitched much since then. He doesn't look terribly comfortable in a relief role. And at the end of the night, the dodgers lose. I feel good about the dodgers. I feel good about Walker bueller. The only takeaway was that I don't think he pitch Alex wood and where the negative takeaway. It's it's one of those deals where I look at it and say, you know, you give a guy that opportunity to show he can do. But when we're bringing you into the five five opportunity and you give up the go ahead run on a pitch on one pitch. I can't trust you anymore. I'll have to figure out if that means I have to move their rotation around. Maybe I'll pitch my eight in that situation. I don't know, but it certainly can't happen this way. Again, if we, you know today next whatever the case they're going to win today, they're they're the better team. I mean, they're there. You look at the Braves lineup in other than kunia and Freeman, you don't sweat any of those guys you. You can go right out those guys in new, maybe give up a hit here and there, but there's you look at the dodgers every guy that comes up in their order. One through eight is you better be careful or they're going to jump you. You look at the Braves order Freeman, the other six guys that they're running out there one through eight. I'm not scared. Wait, no matter who went through eight for us, no matter who's in the lineup that day. Is a viable option to do something damage to you. I mean, it could be Matt Kemp one day, pull them get it one day. Only guy that hasn't been able to get it in my opinion or two guys recently, too is Machado in Belgium for whatever reason. I'm not really worried about Machado as much as I am Bellenger. I just think Belgium, whether it's an it, whether the bat is messing with him in the field or the fields messing with him in the bat, it kind of goes together where you look at yesterday, like you said at the second inning career started to unravel with the air situation so it could be playing it could be playing with his mind there as well. Yeah, Bellinger is I, I'm less worried about Manny Machado because Manny Machado is been the major leagues, a longtime in really good pretty much from the moment he showed up. He's been an all star caliber player. Cody Bellinger had a great rookie season. A less great campaign this year, could it be under is not very good in the World Series. Last year you look at the way he's playing in the postseason so far this year, he's really not doing much mature. Chato one for twelve, seven strikeouts he's been terrible, but every time he comes up to bat at feel like he's ready to break out of it Bellinger. Yeah. I'm a little worried about Bellinger just because I was expecting bigger things out of him. The sheer, he's been a little bit up and down beginning to you a little bit attitude with the skipper wasn't paying wasn't doing what he's supposed to do kind of doing his own deal. And now at the end of the season, we're in the playoffs. It looks totally different as well. It's set up about as well as you could hope for the dodgers. They're running out Richhill in in a game four situation. He's a money guy. I like him a lot. They're going with Mike Fulton for the Braves who the dodgers hit around in the first game. And even if that doesn't go. Well, you've got Kershaw, you've got re you ready to go game five back at Dodger Stadium going to do it again to peel back the pigskin that's coming up next. Kida pulled back the pigskin. Goes around it all for powerhouse NFL Monday morning. Time to peel back the pigskin Keyshawn let's start in Kansas City with the chiefs and the Jags the chiefs thirty. The Jacksonville Jaguars fourteen Blake Bortles four interceptions home actually through a couple of picks no touchdowns but the chiefs Dogo big. But yes, that is true. Mojo's it throw an interception one of his two of one of his interceptions with just a great play by the defense in back. But when you look at the cans cheese, they're undefeated headed at division and you look at the Jacksonville Jaguars, you're not gonna win with Blake Bortles lifetime against playoff teams. One in eighteen. You can't win that way. When you Blake Bortles lifetime one in eighteen against playoff teams as the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars Nolanda for net in the lineup, he's he's always going to struggle. He's not the guy. I don't know how the Jacksonville Jaguars think they're gonna advance it to anything with him at the corner. That's exactly it. Did. The Jags are in that no man's land were they're a good team. They're going to win some games, but their quarterback is going to limit them from ever doing. Any significant damage. So what do you do? I mean, do you dump him? Do you trade up like the Rams did a few years ago to go from the middle of the pack to the top and give up a bunch of draft picks because with that dude, as your trigger guy, you're cooked, he's not my quarterback next year. That's all I can tell you. He's not my quarterback you. I wanna I wanna keep my job and he's coach killer. He's a four interception guy, the chiefs you see anything to then the lead you to believe that they're still not one of the two best teams with the Rams they are still wanted to better teams NFL two and three best teams in the NFL. Their defense at times give up some plays. But for the most part, they had that their business, they took care of his if I could outscore you. My defense doesn't matter. This was the NFC championship game a year ago, the Vikings and the eagles the Vikings, go on the road. They win at twenty three to twenty one and watching a little bit of that key. You don't keep them one island, the Rams and one eye on that game. Neither one of those teams looks very good. Well, I thought Minnesota played a lot better than they did the previous two weeks. I thought that they did some terrific things late in the game. They obviously. Played prevent defense gave Philadelphia some hopes of coming back. They gave him an opportunity to win that game because they were playing such salts soft coverage in the second day. But I like I like Minnesota. I think that there this is one of the teams that gotta get going. They realized that the Green Bay Packers are now kind of starting to play lousy, you know in. And so when you look at that and your Minnesota, you like, okay, let's get going. So we could get get a lead on everybody in the division put put your crystal ball into effect and take a look into December, which of these two teams Philadelphia or Minnesota are we talking about is win. It's the best in the NFC feels like one of them will make a giant thinking thinking it'll be Minnesota. I think Minnesota, Kirk cousins will settle in Dallas and cook will settle in the receivers. Start to play better defense, get retooled again, get refocused in, they'll be that defensive juggernaut is let people like to call it the Sunday night game last night, the Texans and the Cowboys that was just a bad football game that neither team looked like they were particularly good. Neither team look like their quarterback. Were doing a whole lot that Texans win the game in overtime, but the Cowboys in the Texans, they're just not good. Why would you look. Yeah, yeah, Jason geared. I that that's over with that. We've, we've done this before kind of Jerry Jones move on if he wants to make the Cowboys relevant. Again, there's a few young coaches that are out there that you can go pluck and take a look at, but did Jason get you gotta you gotta move on from that. We gotta go as well as O'Brien from Houston. Just go, don't go good. Get out of here. No, you look at what the Rams were able to do with Sean McVay. They got it. They had one of these old guys that been around forever that was popular with owners in Jeff Fisher's nice guy that people like to be around. They went out and found a fresh dynamic mind and Sean McVay in a change the organization like that. The Cowboys needed flush it start over, find that new young. What a difference is Jerry Jones, the owner, general managers last president. It's very difficult for a new coach to come in there in control the situation. You're not going to be able to get a guy like that unless they want to work for Jerry, which I can see a guy like Sean Payton in the New England, the New Orleans Saints, making a jump from New Orleans to the Dallas Cowboys. If it opens up this year, I could see that happening just because he has a home in Texas in him, Jerry and everybody really good friends. I could any coach for j. before I could see making that move. And if drew Brees is just about done, why not making that move? Young quarterback debt Prescott that Rosh thinks can't play, but I could see. See, we're Shah paint says, I can. Oh yeah, yeah. What do you see in the lead you to believe he can play was to coaching is allowing him to do certain things. I don't have if I call it play that I know you're not gonna screw up, guess what we win. But if I'm calling plays just to be called a blaze in I giving you any direction. Travis. You'll go out there and do anything. Calloway offense looks absolutely dreadful to Seattle. The Seahawks nearly give the Rams their first loss of the season. The Rams get a field goal from Cairo. Santos late in the fourth quarter, thirty, three to thirty one. You're saying too key. It was. It was a good game, but the Rams are five and they went into Seattle and they beat the Seahawks. What does it mean now? Yeah, means that Roger almost had a heart attack sitting at the sports. Tell you, what did I tell you? Gonna have the Seahawks call in try to see what he couldn't. He couldn't do. You weren't the only one. That's when I got to send my eyes emoji. But I think when you look at the Rams, they d one of the things that I wanted to see, they went up there. Jared Goff engineer a fourth quarter drive in a hostile environment. Little mystic coming out of the air balls was a little bit slick. I mean, you start to look at all and lost two of his top receiver in Brandin cooks as well as comper Cup, but managed the handle business with Robert woods down the stretch along with Reynolds Hobbs. Hodge podge along with hydrogen is well as girly found Everett the tide here. So when you look at all of that, they delivered like they were supposed to deliver, you know, I look at them as a five zero team in within the NFC which is a tough division. But right now, they're so far out in front of everybody else. Both ofensive -ly defensively, this team can't be slowed down in my opinion anytime soon. Jared Goff fourth quarter drive on the road without his weapons. All the thing. You just said, you can check that box. Now, the next box for him is to go win some playoff games that that's the next spot where they gotta get into playoffs. They're gonna get nothing, but that division you've been looking at those guys. You see the cardinals and the forty Niners. Doc fight. Absolutely. All right. Next game is in Carolina. Thirty. Three to thirty one looked like it was going to be a route. The giants got going to little bit there. They needed a sixty three yard field goals, time expires to win that game. This was sneaking good game yesterday. It was in Carolina did their job. They took care of business Cam Newton got him down the field and they put him in position to sixty or sixty yard field goal. But the whole point of the giants right now is, oh Beckham. I mean, that's the big stories. Odeal Beckham creating creating news out of New York, talking about ally manning, he's the problem, but you don't do that to your quarterback. You just kind of you. You leave your quarterback alot. Even though we all know that he's trash right now his career, he's at the end of the road, you just let him go out on his own way that they of what the giants did not take a quarterback. You knew this when you sign on long-term because your habits a rubbing off on other teammates. When you look at shepherd receiver out of Oklahoma, he's a model. He's just a nice little Kia. Now. All of a sudden he's going into tirades and acting out on the sidelines, throwing his helmet and kicking the bench and trash cans. In now people go to point to Odell assay. See he's learning from your behavior. How good is Carolina if they needed a sixty three yard bomb to beat the giants who looked to be pretty bad, get Carolina is a team that plays down at a competition. They always have for whatever we had a coaching thing. Is that just a culture thing? Why? Because you're right, they do. The giants were not a good team. They play down that we've seen Carolina play another team. Good teams. They play up where teams like the patriots and the Rams they just show up and give you the same performance over and over again. But I think sometimes teams, I sometimes teams put their their best foot forward against you. I mean, you got Cam Newton on the field. You got McCaffrey out there. So when when when a team's going to go up against you, they say, we gotta give them our best in their best matches your not so best in it. It looks like that team is in a dogfight with you. When you clearly in sweat book. Blitz to win the lion's head, a twenty four to nothing lead on the Packers. They end up winning the game thirty one to twenty three acu Brasby missed four field goals. He missed a PAT. We saw the sixty three yarder to win it for Carolina, but that's the of the kicker that kicking in the NFL. This season has been dreadful what's going on kicker. I get it that you're a football player and kickers aren't, but this is particularly terrible. Yes, it's his batting miss what, but when you miss five if four three KOMO seriously like this is your job. This is what we pay you to do. You do nothing else all day long except watch soaps in the locker room while we're at practice the playing dominoes and checkers, that's it. Kick the damn football duty upright. It's ridiculous or the snow sense or the Packers, a bad team that just happened to have an extraordinary quarterback because that's what it starting to feel like. I think that they miss them receivers, air Raja's, not one hundred percent healthy, but he's better than most quarterbacks even injured in banged up. I think that the Packers being two to one, they're nowhere near out of nowhere near out of it. I wouldn't even begin to say that they're out of it. Another team much like the Minnesota Vikings that has to just get back to playing Packer football. And lastly, the Steelers all over the falcons forty one to seventeen the falcons key there. One in four, their season cooked toast Carolina, new New Orleans with their that division done. That's it. They can't get back into it even with all the talent they have on offense. You need to figure out Steve Sarkisian if that's the best fit for you long term, if you are, if you Dan Quinn, you got to figure that out because clearly they miss Shanahan from an offensive standpoint. Shanahan took his playbook, didn't take the players. The players are still there, but the new playbook does not getting it done. The Steelers looked good yesterday scored forty one points in or is it going to be? We talk, the patriots are like this. There doesn't saints are like this, that there's always that all he is. There's something wrong with them. Then you look up in November December and they've got ten, eleven, twelve wins the Steelers going to be like that again. But the statements are going up against the Atlanta, Falcons got four people on their starting defense out. So I'm not. I'm not ready to say that the Steelers are back yet. I'm not ready to say that today. Get beyond Bill up and run into a three games after he comes back then I'll know what the Steelers are, who's best team in the AFC north, the Bengals have the best record of they the best team? Yeah. They are. They're most solid. They're the only four and one team in the league. The saints can join them tonight. But right now they're the, they're the most solid team. All right. So there's your peel back the pigskin. Close out games in major league baseball today, a couple of them. You're going to hear them right here on ESPN or get into a plus the dodgers with an opportunity Richhill to beat the Braves, send it back to LA art, send it to Milwaukee. More importantly in the National League championship series, we'll get into it next happy birthday to Macy gray. Z's not here, but he is not a fan of Macy gray really claims. I don't know how she got record. Oh, she can't sing. Kind of flabbergasted that she got famous, but. She did get famous training before she started singing or after. Was what now training to the movie? Yeah, because remember she's in there. She is. Yeah, she's the house that they ransacked with the fake warrant the Asian ra- remember he's got the Chinese restaurant menu and that's the warrant. Remember that's the woman that's that's Macy. Gray would not have gotten that so that that chemical track day came out after. Okay, success. I just wanted to to find out happy forty-ninth, Macy gray, full day of baseball, Roger gear. All right here. ESPN LA starting about ten minutes from right now. The brewers are already through. So the dodgers we hope get to go to Milwaukee after Atlanta and start a series there. We're open to see Colorado though. We don't wanna see the well knee. Look the bruiser better team. That's no doubt about it, but at least with the brewers, you get kenley Jansen in every game. True. If you're playing the Rockies half the series or at least three of the potential seven games we're going to be in Colorado, and I don't know if they would take him or not, but there's a chance that they might not true. That's a good point. I just thought their bullpen. No, that mortgage bullpen to scare me. Have a to me the best in the NL. Yeah, they're, they're really good. I mean, they they had the most wins in the National League. That's where they're the number one seed and they took care of the Rockies fast. Rockies went out quietly and have our VP if we were to vote Christian yelich oh, he missed the triple crown by one home run in one hundred b. I mean, he had an absolutely surprised by the Rockies lack of offense. They went nowhere to runs in the first hand and nothing. You know, it's kind of like we're talking about what the Braves where with the Braves, you think about a Kuna and Freeman with the Rockies. Once you get past story and are an auto, there's not a lot there maybe Blackman, but that's three guys, three guys Blackman. Says, what did you think that. Say black man, he's not Charlie black man. No, the brewers are dangerous and hopefully we get the face them, but I'm looking forward to see the Yankees symbols oxidative jets been a a, really that that's the only series that feels like it's going to go the distance. I mean, the Indians are going to get closed down either today or tomorrow. The Yankees and the Red Sox. The Red Sox won the most games in baseball, but they did not play particularly well down the stretch. The Yankees are on fire and they might have the only offense that's more potent than the dodgers one through nine. Every last guy in that line of can go yard. Every guy can go yard hick. They got guys like Hicks in there. DD near. I mean, just guys when she gets passerby thumpers they've still got dangerous guys throughout their line. What's up with David price mill up with that guy mean he's a great picci's won the Cy Young. I want to say. I mean, he's a really, really good pitcher. He cannot get a Yankee out. He just can't do it all in his head. And I looked up whenever taking them out and I was like, what's not? Not even through the second inning like that is you go into your bullpen net quick like they're going to burn if it shakes out, he could potentially have to pitch game five. Do you even bother. You do it, or do you do not even send him out there and it doesn't matter if it's even though this was at home. I don't know if I would be Jane five. It'd be in Fenway park. I don't trust them again. Hinch Enke's you paying him a whole lot of money to not pitch. And what about you for game? Five dodgers go game. If they have to go game five. Have you changed your mind who you want? No, I think you go through you to start. I think he got a really quick trigger if you need to have one. And I think that the second he finds him because it's his turn to go. You know what I mean? I think if everybody's everybody's on the right rest at that point review in that spot, I think is the right call and look. He gets in trouble. You get him out fat, no more this you Darvish stuff where you let the game get out of hand and hope to come back late. You gotta go get him and then it's Kirsch. So you hope they so you want them to state or hen where they don't go to Kershaw on a short rest? No, I don't think he's good. I mean, the track record is proven. He's not good on short rest. He's we saw him on full rest in game two. He was lights out if you need to go to him, you go to him, but I don't think you start him. I because look review was lights out too. It's not like we're, you kinda scuffled his way through it. He was during money. Yes, he was money. And if you win that game and Rio pitches, well, you got a fresh Kershaw going to game one against the Bruce, which. Confidence level tonight with ritual on, I think they would. I think that they win. I said it a bunch. I'll say it again, they've played twenty-seven innings. The dodgers have had one bad one. They've played twenty-seven really good innings. They had one bad one Walker Buehler got on tilt for ten minutes. He couldn't find the strike zone. He was all over the place. Cody Bellinger made a big error that kind of put him in a tough spot. He didn't handle it. Well, that's it. I mean, they had one bad inning, one bad pitch to kunia and even Al Alex wood who I wouldn't be dying to run out there. Again, he gave up a home run that's going to it's going to happen. They gave up one run outside of the Grand Slam. I, I'm not worried about it. I. Yes. At all. And did you think are unique with the grand slam with my blue Kuna hit it on that on that for a while. I hate to see it come against the dodgers of may. I love the Kuna. Are you worried about it at all tonight? No, I look at it like you couldn't leads off and then there's FREDDY Freeman to batters later. And now those are really the only two batters I'm worried about Nick Marquette because he's had like a post hype, somewhat. Come back. Remember his his height when he was coming out. Yeah, he was a like pulse. It'd be a top prospect. Didn't do that. But he's been solid form very good, but I'm like you other than Kuhnen Freeman, I don't. I'll be a little bit. I like their second baseman, but I, I'll be one guy that I might add to list not offensively, but the Vizcaya new came in a close last night. That dude was nasty nasty, and he made a mess of Manny Machado. He made a mess of a bunch of guys, but they got some guys on. They just couldn't get anybody in Machado one for twelve, seven ks. We, we talked about bueller. We talked about the air Bellenger made, but Machado one hit in the series want just the stats. I'm looking out looking at one for twelve. But it's the way he's getting out like you say, pressing you guys, we're talking about earlier just swinging at pitches. He normally doesn't like try like he's not recognizing the pitches coming in. That's a bit of a concern. It's the way they're one for drop them in the order member. What was it when the Yankees were going against the Tigers years ago, Joe Tori was still they dropped a rod, two, eight in the order. I don't do that because they ride had a sustained slump and there was some things there. You know, obviously that probably wasn't most popular guy on the team, but I don't. I'm not ready to drop much older yet, but unlike, hey, calm down Gama days. I, it's, it's, he's pressing hard. It's two things you forget because Manny, Machado has been an all star from the time he was nineteen years old or did he showed up and it's like, oh, he's Manny Machado. He's been through. He hasn't. This is brand new for him. He's been in some all star games. He's been in some spotlight games here and there because he's Manny Machado. But this is the first time he's ever had. We Walker bueller is a kid, and maybe this is new for him to, and I thought he hit that home run. Was that Friday that Friday night. Friday night and hit that wow, and I kicked called all right. Now we're turning a corner Machado. This is Machado. We pay for this guy. We wanted in a little worried. I'm worried about him. I'm not worried about the dodgers I think they do and coming up at one thirty. You'll hear it right here. The Indians and the Astros are coming up next. And then later in the afternoon, you got the Yankees and the Red Sox baseball all day long. Have a fantastic morning. It's morning show more dogs.

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn Travis and LZ

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn Travis and LZ

"Three one pitch. All the way to left field circuit goes. He here legally buying a drink. But he hit a grand slam in the postseason back back back. Who was that boomer really this, you don't say. You don't say Astros in Indians coming up at ten o'clock right here. ESPN LA and then at one thirty, the dodgers and the Braves right here on ESPN LA game four. And of course there's a game four because game three did not get off to a very good start Walker bueller, lost it in the second inning. He completely lost his control. Walk the pitcher on four pitches, and then you just heard boomer right there with the Ronald AKU. A grand slam call, put them in a five, oh hall that they got out of it. They tied the game again and five couple of home runs for the dodgers. Muncie had one. Chris Taylor had one. They got back into it and key. I know it sounds weird because they they lost last night and they're on the road again today and who knows what can happen in a game five. But I really like where the dodgers are. They played twenty seven innings. They had one bad innings. Well, we don't want it to go to five more rich to take care of business this afternoon. Be done with it. I think when you look at Friday in a way Kershaw pitched a game in the way that they. Did things in that game. Then you roll in Atlanta and Buehler in the second inning just gave up law, gave it all up gave up the goods. He said, take it, they hit the grand slam off of them were down five. Oh, we tie five five. We bring Alex wood in. He entered the game in the six Indian relief and saw his first pitch, get bombed the right field by FREDDY Freeman to give the Braves, a six, five lead it individually. He was removed from the game. I think when you fast forward it to tonight in Richhill on the mound. The one thing that he has to do is give us at least five and a half to six and a half innings of solid baseball. Let the offense take over the rest manufacturing wells by getting guys on bass, hitting home runs. That's the way we done it up to this port last night. We tried to do what we left a number guys late in innings on base home runs. Got your back in the game, though. Home runs dig is back in the game, but which up for home runs. When we clearly had guys position with no outs to just advanced him small Hawley smuggle keys, Oregon. Update brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. If you want to win a trip to go to the series, just go down to be dubs and upload a selfie to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hash tag be WW LA again, that's the hashtag WWL. Good luck from Buffalo Wild Wings. So couple of different things to different pitching performances in two different conclusions. I think after seeing Walker bueller, lose it for an inning and walked the pitcher and give up a grand slam and really put the dodgers in an almost insurmountable five, nothing hall. I, I still really like where he is. I think he's gonna be fine. I think he learned a valuable lesson yesterday about getting overly hyped about having too much adrenaline. Your Seattle Seahawks basic. Yeah. Kind of I'm riding and dying with with bueller, but he retired ten in a row after that after he gave it up, he really settled in and did a good job. I'm one hundred percent comfortable sending him out there for his next start doesn't even worry about comfortable. I think you'll be fine. But when you give a five runs, five runs a lot to come back start. It was a bad night. No doubt about it is har-. It didn't change the way I feel about him globally. I still think he's an incredibly talented guy. I still think that about situation fried he was great too, but what he was going to I feel better about him than I did because he looked fresh. He looked sharp, but here's the flip of this. I don't think he can pitch. Alex would anymore. I know that you're going to be in some games that you're going to need to get an ending here or there from somebody. I don't think it can be him that we've seen him in a few situations now where it's not just that he gives up a hit here or there. He's the, he's he's doing that. He's changing games, right? He comes in one pitch, boom. You're right behind again. And why. Is that what is what happens? Lost his confidence. I just don't think he's he's sharp. He's not hitting. He's not throwing good pitches. He's not getting guys in favorable counts for him. He's fallen behind and when he's not there jumping in earlier in the count like they did last night, I don't think you can pitch him and close games anymore. I don't think you can do it. What what made the skipper Goto would in that particular ending in that particular situation? I think because at that point you don't know how long the game's gonna last the you. You made me trying to get two innings out of a guy instead of doing one inning with bias or one inning with Alexander because it's tied, you might be thinking, hey, look, I might need to get a couple of innings out of this guy because the way that the Braves were going through pitchers, they went through seven guys, nine innings your thinking just about done out there. They don't have a lot of pitchers left if this does go extra innings. Now I haven't advanced because I haven't gone to my guys yet and that he did go to. I think he was trying to steal a couple of innings. That would be my my guess because he's not getting anybody out. And I think Dave Roberts probably came to the conclusion. You know what? No more not with. So you think this was his last opportunity to pitch is? Yes. Day in a close game of close, I think pitchy don't make the next series. Most likely. I don't know. It depends. You need a guy because look in a seven game series. There's probably gonna be one or two games where you're blowing them out or you're getting blown out and you're going to need some guys to pitch in those games too. So I think he probably does it because he's a bridge guy, but I don't think you can put him in a close game anymore. He just has not been sure. I mean, there's a reason they took him out of the rotation at the end of August. There's a reason he hasn't pitched much since then. He doesn't look terribly comfortable in a relief role. And at the end of the night, the dodgers lose. I feel good about the dodgers. I feel good about Walker bueller. The only takeaway was that I don't think he pitch Alex wood and where the negative takeaway. It's it's one of those deals where I look at it and say, you know, you give a guy that opportunity to show he can do. But when we're bringing you into the five five opportunity and you give up the go ahead run on a pitch on one pitch. I can't trust you anymore. I'll have to figure out if that means I have to move their rotation around. Maybe I'll pitch my eight in that situation. I don't know, but it certainly can't happen this way. Again, if we, you know today next whatever the case they're going to win today, they're they're the better team. I mean, they're there. You look at the Braves lineup in other than kunia and Freeman, you don't sweat any of those guys you. You can go right out those guys in new, maybe give up a hit here and there, but there's you look at the dodgers every guy that comes up in their order. One through eight is you better be careful or they're going to jump you. You look at the Braves order Freeman, the other six guys that they're running out there one through eight. I'm not scared. Wait, no matter who went through eight for us, no matter who's in the lineup that day. Is a viable option to do something damage to you. I mean, it could be Matt Kemp one day, pull them get it one day. Only guy that hasn't been able to get it in my opinion or two guys recently, too is Machado in Belgium for whatever reason. I'm not really worried about Machado as much as I am Bellenger. I just think Belgium, whether it's an it, whether the bat is messing with him in the field or the fields messing with him in the bat, it kind of goes together where you look at yesterday, like you said at the second inning career started to unravel with the air situation so it could be playing it could be playing with his mind there as well. Yeah, Bellinger is I, I'm less worried about Manny Machado because Manny Machado is been the major leagues, a longtime in really good pretty much from the moment he showed up. He's been an all star caliber player. Cody Bellinger had a great rookie season. A less great campaign this year, could it be under is not very good in the World Series. Last year you look at the way he's playing in the postseason so far this year, he's really not doing much mature. Chato one for twelve, seven strikeouts he's been terrible, but every time he comes up to bat at feel like he's ready to break out of it Bellinger. Yeah. I'm a little worried about Bellinger just because I was expecting bigger things out of him. The sheer, he's been a little bit up and down beginning to you a little bit attitude with the skipper wasn't paying wasn't doing what he's supposed to do kind of doing his own deal. And now at the end of the season, we're in the playoffs. It looks totally different as well. It's set up about as well as you could hope for the dodgers. They're running out Richhill in in a game four situation. He's a money guy. I like him a lot. They're going with Mike Fulton for the Braves who the dodgers hit around in the first game. And even if that doesn't go. Well, you've got Kershaw, you've got re you ready to go game five back at Dodger Stadium going to do it again to peel back the pigskin that's coming up next. Kida pulled back the pigskin. Goes around it all for powerhouse NFL Monday morning. Time to peel back the pigskin Keyshawn let's start in Kansas City with the chiefs and the Jags the chiefs thirty. The Jacksonville Jaguars fourteen Blake Bortles four interceptions home actually through a couple of picks no touchdowns but the chiefs Dogo big. But yes, that is true. Mojo's it throw an interception one of his two of one of his interceptions with just a great play by the defense in back. But when you look at the cans cheese, they're undefeated headed at division and you look at the Jacksonville Jaguars, you're not gonna win with Blake Bortles lifetime against playoff teams. One in eighteen. You can't win that way. When you Blake Bortles lifetime one in eighteen against playoff teams as the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars Nolanda for net in the lineup, he's he's always going to struggle. He's not the guy. I don't know how the Jacksonville Jaguars think they're gonna advance it to anything with him at the corner. That's exactly it. Did. The Jags are in that no man's land were they're a good team. They're going to win some games, but their quarterback is going to limit them from ever doing. Any significant damage. So what do you do? I mean, do you dump him? Do you trade up like the Rams did a few years ago to go from the middle of the pack to the top and give up a bunch of draft picks because with that dude, as your trigger guy, you're cooked, he's not my quarterback next year. That's all I can tell you. He's not my quarterback you. I wanna I wanna keep my job and he's coach killer. He's a four interception guy, the chiefs you see anything to then the lead you to believe that they're still not one of the two best teams with the Rams they are still wanted to better teams NFL two and three best teams in the NFL. Their defense at times give up some plays. But for the most part, they had that their business, they took care of his if I could outscore you. My defense doesn't matter. This was the NFC championship game a year ago, the Vikings and the eagles the Vikings, go on the road. They win at twenty three to twenty one and watching a little bit of that key. You don't keep them one island, the Rams and one eye on that game. Neither one of those teams looks very good. Well, I thought Minnesota played a lot better than they did the previous two weeks. I thought that they did some terrific things late in the game. They obviously. Played prevent defense gave Philadelphia some hopes of coming back. They gave him an opportunity to win that game because they were playing such salts soft coverage in the second day. But I like I like Minnesota. I think that there this is one of the teams that gotta get going. They realized that the Green Bay Packers are now kind of starting to play lousy, you know in. And so when you look at that and your Minnesota, you like, okay, let's get going. So we could get get a lead on everybody in the division put put your crystal ball into effect and take a look into December, which of these two teams Philadelphia or Minnesota are we talking about is win. It's the best in the NFC feels like one of them will make a giant thinking thinking it'll be Minnesota. I think Minnesota, Kirk cousins will settle in Dallas and cook will settle in the receivers. Start to play better defense, get retooled again, get refocused in, they'll be that defensive juggernaut is let people like to call it the Sunday night game last night, the Texans and the Cowboys that was just a bad football game that neither team looked like they were particularly good. Neither team look like their quarterback. Were doing a whole lot that Texans win the game in overtime, but the Cowboys in the Texans, they're just not good. Why would you look. Yeah, yeah, Jason geared. I that that's over with that. We've, we've done this before kind of Jerry Jones move on if he wants to make the Cowboys relevant. Again, there's a few young coaches that are out there that you can go pluck and take a look at, but did Jason get you gotta you gotta move on from that. We gotta go as well as O'Brien from Houston. Just go, don't go good. Get out of here. No, you look at what the Rams were able to do with Sean McVay. They got it. They had one of these old guys that been around forever that was popular with owners in Jeff Fisher's nice guy that people like to be around. They went out and found a fresh dynamic mind and Sean McVay in a change the organization like that. The Cowboys needed flush it start over, find that new young. What a difference is Jerry Jones, the owner, general managers last president. It's very difficult for a new coach to come in there in control the situation. You're not going to be able to get a guy like that unless they want to work for Jerry, which I can see a guy like Sean Payton in the New England, the New Orleans Saints, making a jump from New Orleans to the Dallas Cowboys. If it opens up this year, I could see that happening just because he has a home in Texas in him, Jerry and everybody really good friends. I could any coach for j. before I could see making that move. And if drew Brees is just about done, why not making that move? Young quarterback debt Prescott that Rosh thinks can't play, but I could see. See, we're Shah paint says, I can. Oh yeah, yeah. What do you see in the lead you to believe he can play was to coaching is allowing him to do certain things. I don't have if I call it play that I know you're not gonna screw up, guess what we win. But if I'm calling plays just to be called a blaze in I giving you any direction. Travis. You'll go out there and do anything. Calloway offense looks absolutely dreadful to Seattle. The Seahawks nearly give the Rams their first loss of the season. The Rams get a field goal from Cairo. Santos late in the fourth quarter, thirty, three to thirty one. You're saying too key. It was. It was a good game, but the Rams are five and they went into Seattle and they beat the Seahawks. What does it mean now? Yeah, means that Roger almost had a heart attack sitting at the sports. Tell you, what did I tell you? Gonna have the Seahawks call in try to see what he couldn't. He couldn't do. You weren't the only one. That's when I got to send my eyes emoji. But I think when you look at the Rams, they d one of the things that I wanted to see, they went up there. Jared Goff engineer a fourth quarter drive in a hostile environment. Little mystic coming out of the air balls was a little bit slick. I mean, you start to look at all and lost two of his top receiver in Brandin cooks as well as comper Cup, but managed the handle business with Robert woods down the stretch along with Reynolds Hobbs. Hodge podge along with hydrogen is well as girly found Everett the tide here. So when you look at all of that, they delivered like they were supposed to deliver, you know, I look at them as a five zero team in within the NFC which is a tough division. But right now, they're so far out in front of everybody else. Both ofensive -ly defensively, this team can't be slowed down in my opinion anytime soon. Jared Goff fourth quarter drive on the road without his weapons. All the thing. You just said, you can check that box. Now, the next box for him is to go win some playoff games that that's the next spot where they gotta get into playoffs. They're gonna get nothing, but that division you've been looking at those guys. You see the cardinals and the forty Niners. Doc fight. Absolutely. All right. Next game is in Carolina. Thirty. Three to thirty one looked like it was going to be a route. The giants got going to little bit there. They needed a sixty three yard field goals, time expires to win that game. This was sneaking good game yesterday. It was in Carolina did their job. They took care of business Cam Newton got him down the field and they put him in position to sixty or sixty yard field goal. But the whole point of the giants right now is, oh Beckham. I mean, that's the big stories. Odeal Beckham creating creating news out of New York, talking about ally manning, he's the problem, but you don't do that to your quarterback. You just kind of you. You leave your quarterback alot. Even though we all know that he's trash right now his career, he's at the end of the road, you just let him go out on his own way that they of what the giants did not take a quarterback. You knew this when you sign on long-term because your habits a rubbing off on other teammates. When you look at shepherd receiver out of Oklahoma, he's a model. He's just a nice little Kia. Now. All of a sudden he's going into tirades and acting out on the sidelines, throwing his helmet and kicking the bench and trash cans. In now people go to point to Odell assay. See he's learning from your behavior. How good is Carolina if they needed a sixty three yard bomb to beat the giants who looked to be pretty bad, get Carolina is a team that plays down at a competition. They always have for whatever we had a coaching thing. Is that just a culture thing? Why? Because you're right, they do. The giants were not a good team. They play down that we've seen Carolina play another team. Good teams. They play up where teams like the patriots and the Rams they just show up and give you the same performance over and over again. But I think sometimes teams, I sometimes teams put their their best foot forward against you. I mean, you got Cam Newton on the field. You got McCaffrey out there. So when when when a team's going to go up against you, they say, we gotta give them our best in their best matches your not so best in it. It looks like that team is in a dogfight with you. When you clearly in sweat book. Blitz to win the lion's head, a twenty four to nothing lead on the Packers. They end up winning the game thirty one to twenty three acu Brasby missed four field goals. He missed a PAT. We saw the sixty three yarder to win it for Carolina, but that's the of the kicker that kicking in the NFL. This season has been dreadful what's going on kicker. I get it that you're a football player and kickers aren't, but this is particularly terrible. Yes, it's his batting miss what, but when you miss five if four three KOMO seriously like this is your job. This is what we pay you to do. You do nothing else all day long except watch soaps in the locker room while we're at practice the playing dominoes and checkers, that's it. Kick the damn football duty upright. It's ridiculous or the snow sense or the Packers, a bad team that just happened to have an extraordinary quarterback because that's what it starting to feel like. I think that they miss them receivers, air Raja's, not one hundred percent healthy, but he's better than most quarterbacks even injured in banged up. I think that the Packers being two to one, they're nowhere near out of nowhere near out of it. I wouldn't even begin to say that they're out of it. Another team much like the Minnesota Vikings that has to just get back to playing Packer football. And lastly, the Steelers all over the falcons forty one to seventeen the falcons key there. One in four, their season cooked toast Carolina, new New Orleans with their that division done. That's it. They can't get back into it even with all the talent they have on offense. You need to figure out Steve Sarkisian if that's the best fit for you long term, if you are, if you Dan Quinn, you got to figure that out because clearly they miss Shanahan from an offensive standpoint. Shanahan took his playbook, didn't take the players. The players are still there, but the new playbook does not getting it done. The Steelers looked good yesterday scored forty one points in or is it going to be? We talk, the patriots are like this. There doesn't saints are like this, that there's always that all he is. There's something wrong with them. Then you look up in November December and they've got ten, eleven, twelve wins the Steelers going to be like that again. But the statements are going up against the Atlanta, Falcons got four people on their starting defense out. So I'm not. I'm not ready to say that the Steelers are back yet. I'm not ready to say that today. Get beyond Bill up and run into a three games after he comes back then I'll know what the Steelers are, who's best team in the AFC north, the Bengals have the best record of they the best team? Yeah. They are. They're most solid. They're the only four and one team in the league. The saints can join them tonight. But right now they're the, they're the most solid team. All right. So there's your peel back the pigskin. Close out games in major league baseball today, a couple of them. You're going to hear them right here on ESPN or get into a plus the dodgers with an opportunity Richhill to beat the Braves, send it back to LA art, send it to Milwaukee. More importantly in the National League championship series, we'll get into it next happy birthday to Macy gray. Z's not here, but he is not a fan of Macy gray really claims. I don't know how she got record. Oh, she can't sing. Kind of flabbergasted that she got famous, but. She did get famous training before she started singing or after. Was what now training to the movie? Yeah, because remember she's in there. She is. Yeah, she's the house that they ransacked with the fake warrant the Asian ra- remember he's got the Chinese restaurant menu and that's the warrant. Remember that's the woman that's that's Macy. Gray would not have gotten that so that that chemical track day came out after. Okay, success. I just wanted to to find out happy forty-ninth, Macy gray, full day of baseball, Roger gear. All right here. ESPN LA starting about ten minutes from right now. The brewers are already through. So the dodgers we hope get to go to Milwaukee after Atlanta and start a series there. We're open to see Colorado though. We don't wanna see the well knee. Look the bruiser better team. That's no doubt about it, but at least with the brewers, you get kenley Jansen in every game. True. If you're playing the Rockies half the series or at least three of the potential seven games we're going to be in Colorado, and I don't know if they would take him or not, but there's a chance that they might not true. That's a good point. I just thought their bullpen. No, that mortgage bullpen to scare me. Have a to me the best in the NL. Yeah, they're, they're really good. I mean, they they had the most wins in the National League. That's where they're the number one seed and they took care of the Rockies fast. Rockies went out quietly and have our VP if we were to vote Christian yelich oh, he missed the triple crown by one home run in one hundred b. I mean, he had an absolutely surprised by the Rockies lack of offense. They went nowhere to runs in the first hand and nothing. You know, it's kind of like we're talking about what the Braves where with the Braves, you think about a Kuna and Freeman with the Rockies. Once you get past story and are an auto, there's not a lot there maybe Blackman, but that's three guys, three guys Blackman. Says, what did you think that. Say black man, he's not Charlie black man. No, the brewers are dangerous and hopefully we get the face them, but I'm looking forward to see the Yankees symbols oxidative jets been a a, really that that's the only series that feels like it's going to go the distance. I mean, the Indians are going to get closed down either today or tomorrow. The Yankees and the Red Sox. The Red Sox won the most games in baseball, but they did not play particularly well down the stretch. The Yankees are on fire and they might have the only offense that's more potent than the dodgers one through nine. Every last guy in that line of can go yard. Every guy can go yard hick. They got guys like Hicks in there. DD near. I mean, just guys when she gets passerby thumpers they've still got dangerous guys throughout their line. What's up with David price mill up with that guy mean he's a great picci's won the Cy Young. I want to say. I mean, he's a really, really good pitcher. He cannot get a Yankee out. He just can't do it all in his head. And I looked up whenever taking them out and I was like, what's not? Not even through the second inning like that is you go into your bullpen net quick like they're going to burn if it shakes out, he could potentially have to pitch game five. Do you even bother. You do it, or do you do not even send him out there and it doesn't matter if it's even though this was at home. I don't know if I would be Jane five. It'd be in Fenway park. I don't trust them again. Hinch Enke's you paying him a whole lot of money to not pitch. And what about you for game? Five dodgers go game. If they have to go game five. Have you changed your mind who you want? No, I think you go through you to start. I think he got a really quick trigger if you need to have one. And I think that the second he finds him because it's his turn to go. You know what I mean? I think if everybody's everybody's on the right rest at that point review in that spot, I think is the right call and look. He gets in trouble. You get him out fat, no more this you Darvish stuff where you let the game get out of hand and hope to come back late. You gotta go get him and then it's Kirsch. So you hope they so you want them to state or hen where they don't go to Kershaw on a short rest? No, I don't think he's good. I mean, the track record is proven. He's not good on short rest. He's we saw him on full rest in game two. He was lights out if you need to go to him, you go to him, but I don't think you start him. I because look review was lights out too. It's not like we're, you kinda scuffled his way through it. He was during money. Yes, he was money. And if you win that game and Rio pitches, well, you got a fresh Kershaw going to game one against the Bruce, which. Confidence level tonight with ritual on, I think they would. I think that they win. I said it a bunch. I'll say it again, they've played twenty-seven innings. The dodgers have had one bad one. They've played twenty-seven really good innings. They had one bad one Walker Buehler got on tilt for ten minutes. He couldn't find the strike zone. He was all over the place. Cody Bellinger made a big error that kind of put him in a tough spot. He didn't handle it. Well, that's it. I mean, they had one bad inning, one bad pitch to kunia and even Al Alex wood who I wouldn't be dying to run out there. Again, he gave up a home run that's going to it's going to happen. They gave up one run outside of the Grand Slam. I, I'm not worried about it. I. Yes. At all. And did you think are unique with the grand slam with my blue Kuna hit it on that on that for a while. I hate to see it come against the dodgers of may. I love the Kuna. Are you worried about it at all tonight? No, I look at it like you couldn't leads off and then there's FREDDY Freeman to batters later. And now those are really the only two batters I'm worried about Nick Marquette because he's had like a post hype, somewhat. Come back. Remember his his height when he was coming out. Yeah, he was a like pulse. It'd be a top prospect. Didn't do that. But he's been solid form very good, but I'm like you other than Kuhnen Freeman, I don't. I'll be a little bit. I like their second baseman, but I, I'll be one guy that I might add to list not offensively, but the Vizcaya new came in a close last night. That dude was nasty nasty, and he made a mess of Manny Machado. He made a mess of a bunch of guys, but they got some guys on. They just couldn't get anybody in Machado one for twelve, seven ks. We, we talked about bueller. We talked about the air Bellenger made, but Machado one hit in the series want just the stats. I'm looking out looking at one for twelve. But it's the way he's getting out like you say, pressing you guys, we're talking about earlier just swinging at pitches. He normally doesn't like try like he's not recognizing the pitches coming in. That's a bit of a concern. It's the way they're one for drop them in the order member. What was it when the Yankees were going against the Tigers years ago, Joe Tori was still they dropped a rod, two, eight in the order. I don't do that because they ride had a sustained slump and there was some things there. You know, obviously that probably wasn't most popular guy on the team, but I don't. I'm not ready to drop much older yet, but unlike, hey, calm down Gama days. I, it's, it's, he's pressing hard. It's two things you forget because Manny, Machado has been an all star from the time he was nineteen years old or did he showed up and it's like, oh, he's Manny Machado. He's been through. He hasn't. This is brand new for him. He's been in some all star games. He's been in some spotlight games here and there because he's Manny Machado. But this is the first time he's ever had. We Walker bueller is a kid, and maybe this is new for him to, and I thought he hit that home run. Was that Friday that Friday night. Friday night and hit that wow, and I kicked called all right. Now we're turning a corner Machado. This is Machado. We pay for this guy. We wanted in a little worried. I'm worried about him. I'm not worried about the dodgers I think they do and coming up at one thirty. You'll hear it right here. The Indians and the Astros are coming up next. And then later in the afternoon, you got the Yankees and the Red Sox baseball all day long. Have a fantastic morning. It's morning show more dogs.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 4)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

41:39 min | 1 year ago

Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 4)

"WHOA WHOA I wonder what he was doing now he's still performing yeah he's still toured state fairs no that was Damn Lewis man he's still I still plays in the Pebble Beach pro-am every year I was gonna say you're telling you get him Alhaji I wonder why can't my eight was ever taken out in the first place I mean he had been dealing in that game he'd been dealing over the course of the plan what Rick Honeycutt was saying today Roberts but it's Dave Roberts decision to make that if the rams run a play that doesn't work it's not anybody other than I mean that is that's going to go down as like top five not just worse results Kershaw's ever had just worst pitches you're a Saint Louis Zinn is right get into these games that matter like these are the Times where you're really looking towards the manager's decisions and how they go about reading the situation how they go about reading see what is the playoffs are totally different animal in the playoffs it's not play the long game in the math will ultimately pan out in the playoffs it's Clayton Kershaw looks like that's it yeah I mean these are ultimately the these are ultimately Dave Roberts is decisions and I mean this is also something that people like when dot net out if Roberts maybe take him out there it's never know we will never do got a nice dinner over the middle of the plate four hundred forty nine feet later this guy pitches right now and then when you get into this situation this guy goes here's your lineup for today against this pitcher these are the there's not a ton of let me look at this their actual players and Dave Roberts clearly misread it yeah and I think this comes back to the front office again and I think that it's important to continue to put them into the box on this as well because the dodgers are an an analytically driven organization and if you are an analytically driven organization over the on McVeigh's fault for calling that play that you get to make calls in that chair that's the they talk about it all the time when you make one step to the right in basketball of course of one hundred sixty two games and I don't mean this to sound like I'm throwing a ton of shade at Dave Roberts but he doesn't have a lot of decisions to make the decisions are made by the math guys is it in any way because he's a veteran maybe because managers and coaches in general will always fall back on veterans like they will always implicit going from an assistant to a head coach it's different they come to your locker they come to your office after the game it it's it's Rick Honeycutt can offer council but it's not his fault hotline in and Matt Matt you're on the morning show what's up talk about Dave Roberts Kershaw for this go find arms that Dave Roberts will trust because somebody like Dustin may not only could I told you I did tell you before the deadline he's not gonNA do anything in the playoffs league reflexively trust those guys like this isn't just a Dave Roberts thing this is just coaches managers in general which is in part why I was so adamant about at the deadline the captain of a ship has one or the the ship has one captain a baseball team has won manager that you get input from your guys and and we we don't know it just an absolutely huge game boy still got some phone calls i WanNa talk about what happened with the dodgers the dodgers are doing with their manager with the front office? Let's start on the sprint people's I believe so you're on the other end of something that happened to me in the eighth grade I remember like it happened yesterday when Tom need fewer got touched up by Jack Clark in the NFC s go from Walker Bueller to Clayton Kershaw why because Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw and we trust him he also has the Gravitas as opposed to having any type of flexibility you're closer into the game is something that makes all of us wonder what are they doing here in fact we were all wondering why Kershaw even pitching in the eighth inning awesome like you wonder why you don't figure like just keep him in longer like actually stay with what's working I do want to like if I had gotten out if Kershaw I honestly don't know the answer and I don't know if Dave Roberts will ever tell us the truth in this is that how rigid were they going into this game about using kershaw others and when Dustin may went out there want both times the dodgers were behind and even the one time they were behind one run travis you'll agree it's different being down one run the decision making out of the bullpen they've lost faith in Kenley Jansen he simply is not the picture that he used to be but to give up seven runs without getting was already in motion and you wonder okay was that plan formulated by Dave Roberts himself or is that the front office plant like this is what we are going to do we're going in questioning why Kershaw's in there in the first place Dave Roberts had already announced I'm going from Walker Bueller Clayton Kershaw so that was a plan that I needed to pitch two or three or maybe even more but all of a sudden it's the seventh inning and it's a tight game Clayton Kershaw not a relief pitcher Clayton Kershaw is a certain type of take time to ask all of these questions and they're about ten questions to ask from that dodger game okay now here's what's interesting about that like with Tim Curtis indicate in Los Angeles over three to the imaging over three I mean I'm just not that big a fan of the image issue here in series why wasn't he phasing him in the eighth inning so they were a million strategic questions another great part of October baseball it moves slowly of managing a bullpen is by definition improvising. Like you have to be really able to react different things that you're not planning for or they don't shake out exactly and you wonder if the rigidity of the front office or of Dave Roberts or whoever was ultimately the one in charge of making that decision was what we said we're going to do it so we're going to do it the analysts they all do but if you become completely slavish to those analytics you can sometimes lose the ability to improvise and you know part and you just and this was the same thing Tommy lasorda leaving need fewer in before the home run your thing get him out get him out of there this is not going to go blink get him get him out Joe Kelley just four balls in Rhode the math may tell you ed she's just as likely to come back and get the next guy as he was your eyeballs and what you just saw two days prior wonder if just the ethos of this front office prevents them from being able to do that things need to play out the way that Sean mcvay wants to play out this weekend at the Coliseum because the masses to do it as opposed to San we gotta get six outs we got to run lead ha this this is the problem with being analytically driven and that Chris is GonNa come for you now storm in right now like that's when the bit went too far this isn't on any assistant coach this is on the manager of the team second that because what if Walker bueller had pitched poorly and you have to go to somebody in the second or third inning then Kershaw makes sense of the world so you go in there because at that point the NFC three teams or even four in the North are in playoff position you look at the NFC south you've got the saints who out Fast Carolina's when three in a row Tampa dude who is a starting pitcher has had a great deal of success in that role just because you said you were going to go to kershaw second doesn't mean that you have to do it the situation has changed the of okay we had thought about Kershaw but we're now getting towards the eighth inning Miami has been nails during the series go by that's one of the things that's frustrating and and so all of a sudden like in real time you have to adjust your entire mentality and start dealing with the unfamiliar and that's not ideal at all this gets overused a lot because all these teams in all across sports they all use analytics like I like the idea that you know a team goes purely off it's gut or a franchise they do living in the ways that we've expected from Sean mcvay they can't come up with the solution all right week six of the fantasy football season is underway you need to set your line Toyota what about Rick Honeycutt precision making it said you know this is the point that key was making yesterday Matt and it's an interesting question but when he's got Ken to my eighty to face Anthony Rendell who can hit anyone right now and they had adam cleric who face Soto so and did so well early you for your fantasy football weekend and like every single week we check in with Casey Joyner the football scientists Casey how we doing doing great but there are wildcard team where might you have to go Green Bay Chicago Philadelphia Seattle cold cold cold cold jerk off does not play well Nicole so the it's as opposed to being up on they were never going to trust dust in May with a one run lead which makes him in some ways useless in the playoffs here's Tim Kirch in talking about the way you thought they would and sometimes you have to go against the game clan or against what the numbers say or even against your own gut against your own emotions I sometimes the football scientists Casey join join us next you know what that means that means that you need to get on the phone to ask him a question eight seven seven seven ten espn well again like you said when there's actually good teams in both your division and your conference think about where they may have to go if there if the rams let's let's be optimistic in the sense that they make the playoffs is kind of unpredictable Atlanta's stinks you look at the NFC Dallas and Philadelphia or both going to be there there's a ton of traffic in the NFC this is huge on sauce also too they're never and this has nothing to do with in Dustin may won't be good I'm very often he'll be good but I was also very confident they will not allow him to do anything you're you're in a position that you're not used to you you've never actually been in the Sean McVeigh era team that has to claw their way through like they're used to being up at the top looking down on everyone it calls Sam and then go play inside New Orleans against the saints we've seen the rams and Philly we've seen the rams in Chicago it does not look the same as we've seen the rams absolutely bananas fantasy wise have we ever seen a week like that before not to that extent I when you're seeing players go forty and fifty points seven seven seven ten three seven seven six for the football scientists casey join you better call because Andy is gonNA steal most of the time there you go you know what that means you're getting ready Lord I don't think it is this week because I rate coverage by a red yellow green rating were Reynoso player you wanna avoid and yellows and okay player hey it's not just that you need to get in for all these reasons it's who you may have to go play last year set up really well the rams were able to host the cowboys here have put themselves in a place where all of a sudden because of the personnel or because of Sean McVeigh they can't scheme their way out of it like like they can't create be created away and then boom slipped back then what was LASORDA's rationale if you can remember or if you just know what do you think the rationale I honestly don't remember I mean it's something that comes up every few years but to have a couple of three in one week it's just not something interesting that often but it just shows the teams are are getting to the point where when you're looking at green is a player you want to target and this week I've got the rams facing a red rating tithing coverage so this week I think they're probably going to see some reduction and it might be matchup centric as far as their product in warm weather and inside and you start wondering okay if they're three and three is there an issue that they're regressing like as a team are they starting to are they starting oh you're going to be chasing a least two teams at the end of the day win or lose and now all of a sudden this game is coming up the forty niners and you look at hey guys good morning I'm in a PR league and I got three I've tried to fill my flex position and I got the possibility of tyreek hill coming back this week but eight seven seven seven ten ESPN is the phone number eight seven seven seven ten three seven seven six you can also reach out on twitter Roz you got some twitter questions yet rams simply cannot allow themselves to be three and three with a team in their division at five and a and another team we'll see what Seattle does against Cleveland that they're going to be five in one four hundred aren't so between those two if you don't have those players league pretty much not winning leagues let's kick it off in Lakewood and crew with the football scientists what's going on Saturday Sunday or DJ chart junior versus Nolan's in Standard League okay I've had the second most points scored against me in this league which is not my fault I got nothing to do with that one in four fourth most points in league my team's not bad I'm and Anaheim Frank you're on with the football scientist hey guys going all right two questions P P R quarterback Ah Digs I I don't know what it is with him because he's been on the outset in Minnesota and promised I know it's been frustrated by Calvin Ridley but he's playing the Arizona secondary has been just really inconsistent this you're playing him out of those between keenum and and in case keenum or Jimmy G. and on flakes I just need one to start really dig or Emmanuel Sanders things is it GonNa have to turn that into a lead alter pretty soon we talked earlier Casey with Gerald ever the rams tight end who the last couple of weeks have been super productive do you think that's real moving Burg's inconsistent secondary but a tired plays you have to play him because the way the Kansas City vertical passes I'm going hill as long as he's healthy let's go to Orange County arguably the best run blocking team in the League and they want to be a run centric team I don't think I think you'd be a long shot place I could rule him out and Mike Williams I I like the matchup against P my team's not bad but random luck of the draw is having fighting for my life my schedule difficulty according to the computer that does is second you steer against the chargers here in Los Angeles or DJ Chart Junior out of nowhere Jack Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver versus New Orleans had the he'll be at the Patriots last night kings there you go Roger Ataman draftees let's all right here are there any rams you absolute tapes are coming at US Casey as you always see in a Standard League from Mike Love Twenty One Juju Smith against the chargers here my opponent had will Lutts I had whatever defense they were going up against it was like a seven point swing on the computer had going from one hundred percent probably win the tape you seeing teams go to the point where if we have one thing that works they're going and keeping it working and it's I despaired because you've got a lot of players who you think would be performing rated cornerback a shutdown guy you want avoid but he's awesome and terrible and coverage at times there's talk he covers as well as he feels like covering game have a feeling he's going to want to cover as well as he can the League Travis One enforce the number that matters it is the number of Matt I okay week one week one remember the saints will lots kick that game winning field goal right really have to have on your fantasy roster at this point I mean couvert covers the leading fantasy wide receiver so he that'd be somebody in your Ostra I'm I'm looking as yeah I don't think he'd like to question what scientists needs repairs phone why need him back you've you've been looking forward to this ah zero happens fast yes casey is back Casey joined the football scientists Raj let's go back to the twitter twitter verse KC in a Standard League Juju Smith unfunny I need you to pick three of these six and it's very important that you do this correctly tire kill Tyler Boyd Mike Right now is battling a illness he's got they just illness maybe a cold or flu something to that nature so if feeling addicts could have some upside but I'm still Lindsay versus Tennessee I don't like the upside their tendencies defense is a very strong defence and as good as he is compared to all those other guys probably gun-free him pretty low key yeah you you you have the fourth most points in your league and you're one in four yes it's hard to do it's okay it's total bs let me be honest wise I'm not sure that he's GonNa be a QB one for most of the season I just don't see that in his future he's probably gonNA somebody who I'm listening. QB One anymore ah they're scoring points I think most of the ranch players are going to get you're gonna I still think that you're going to have a Malcolm Brown I think he's going to have more value down the road because I just way girlie is playing I think the thus I want to get to the phones in just one second we'll take some on twitter as well but what we saw last week where we just had more than one or two but a couple of handfuls of people just go in and Casey he needs to pick two out of three and a standard here two out of three philly cheese steak hoagie or Car Wash Burrito Evans Austin Act lawyer Phillip Lindsey and Kenyan Drake Three of those six grid Gordon Jimmy d I just can't trust Washington all those changes going on another face in Miami but I really just can't trust him and Jimmy GonNa maybe get in the shooter giving us the Rams Garoppolo in this game but you just gotta third string quarterback on the road against a pretty tough defense I'm still going to risk charts GONNA Hit the points and take him all right in a real serious one from twitter g fish twenty one I'm very jealous of those videos sports the album sports those videos the Huey did early on were we'll get to the rams and the forty niners coming up in just a bit the camera for Philip rivers and Mark Ingram ooh that's I'm looking at rivers and thinking that matchup I'd some faded by said I needed I'm one in four in my Pr League. I have I'm giving up Kamera for Philip rivers and Mark Ingram I got to choose the cheesecake for long because MRS scientists is a huge philly cheese steak van and she wouldn't let me not do that I'll go car wash Rita too because it seems to be the mascot of the show is back and so they don't if they think he's fully healthy they'll get him into greater epic because they want to send the message defenses hey you know you need to be scared of this plus Watkins probably doesn't play so they're down I'm player anyway and they need to get that big player in the lineup all right back to the phones back to Orange County entrepreneur on with the football scientist with Casey so I'm trying to figure out do I eat tyreek Hill Mike Williams or marquees good with Mike Williams and Marc Goodman Goodwin that's the forty niners charges one of the leading fantasy wide receivers this year problem is he could face Marshon lattimore in coverage and that can be hit or miss thing because Marshon lattimore has shown this year that he can be next he's going to get the most curious you trust hill right away coming back I trust right away coming back eight because they're not gonNa let him come back he's going to have to get a one more scam before you come Denver Ganic at Jacksonville Minnesota I'm just not seeing QB one performance out of him so I'm not sure would make that move eight seven seven seven ten ESPN is the number if you got a question for Casey joined the footballs he's a seventeen points whereas good enough for quarterbacks and if you got that you were fine now it's twenty point of view can't deliver that will continue one and I'm looking at he's going to be facing the boards of it but if I have to go between those two I still think that they want Coleman to be the lead back I think they see Brita as it's probably going to be a platoon but if I had to pick between them I think ha you're not wrong enough nonsense Casey let's get down to things that really matter your team yeah get a pen or pencil inver he's going to be facing a good Pittsburgh defense he's got ten or he's got he's got Pittsburgh this week he's got Tennessee come in Chicago Green Bay at some variegated against the pass as Breda or seven Kobe thank you read it or Kevin Coleman Oh man I'm GonNa League got to play both last week and and and we Larry he's not gonna be getting a bulk of the carries up probably actually rule out all running backs and I'm going to go all through wide receivers as long as he'll is healthy uphill doesn't play I would put in probably Lindsey scientists Amani in the bay you are next you're on with football scientist hey you got eight a quick question so apr DVR Pr Thank take this automatically because the dolphins they have the worst officer platinum the league so I can rule it down to five pretty quickly appea- are bullied I'm looking at two running backs from the flex right now are running backs spots I have James Caan Chris Carson who I'm looking to flex he's either more tense get big plays so go Coleman Roy Moore here Orange County and Alex Alex you're on Casey Joyner McCall guys so already messed up Coleman was going to be the lead back he's going to be probably GONNA get the goal line carries and plus I can't trust read it necessarily do it he did last week and hit the one big play and Coleman I think it's just going to be going to be hideously bad here's my thought I think that the bengals are a mess I think Miami is playing as well as they can play and they're horrible accusing to run away with the second one looks human for the first time demarco you know Kansas City is still the class of the AFC west to me and Patrick Mahomes is always dangerous and I don't know what to make Ooh let's move onto the next one Houston in Kansas City Kansas City coming off their who first loss of the season Patrick Mahomes who was last year's MVP and luckily well that's an easy pick for me. I'll pick Kansas quarterback match up that's fun because to Shawn Watson is coming off a monster game and that that guy doesn't have as any weapons around him he doesn't have the town around him he's really good does Shawn Watson is a perfect example of when we go into the draft every spring and you're looking at quarterbacks pick the guy that keeps winning Houston you're good you just beat Atlanta you stopped Atlanta but you lost to Carolina a week before so I don't know who you are where you are they're kind of helter skelter Kogo he's got that catch one hand catch logo I don't think I'm in the market very quickly one of the best teams in the NFC right now yes absolutely that's right now as we speak I'm just saying besides the height besides the commercials on field how much better I don't know so Seattle no doubt the browns just all hype and no Saul hype is it right now as we speak how much better is Baker Mayfield Johnny Manziel wow right Seattle and Cleveland in the mets they're getting towards the end of just an absolutely brutal part of their schedule is it a brutal part of the schedule Demarco or the this is my next three or four years am I going to be doing this with a quarterback who can't get the ball did you guys know he has a logo ob Jay has a catch logo like the Jordan football game yeah pretty good weapon out there with him the android necessarily as many might not go I think that would make that decision for you there for him between Sutton and Geoffrey Geoffrey Minnesota Minnesota a he's probably GonNa Face Zero Zero Casey joyner he is the football side him on twitter as well at Casey Joyner T. F. S. he joins US every week getting ready for your fantasy football weekend Casey as always reeb Mayfield or not that the two of them don't get along their feuding anything like that but the he's starting yeah frustrated because now you've got oh Beckham junior starting to stare down his future going is defense would be their biggest strength season touchdown on special teams defensive touchdown last night that's the game was closer than it appeared if you take those things out it wasn't a game anymore I look New England is going to be in the Super Bowl anybody wanted out me that defense this year and that's something nobody saw coming the idea that uh-huh all right let's start with what we saw last night the New York New England patriots the Patriots are out six game run for a hot minute and it was a game and thanks a bunch forget all right time to pull back the pigskin I do like the pig goat yesterday was a nice change a what I think is really interesting about where we are right now with Cleveland's you're starting to see these stories about frustration frustration from O B j not not that he's angry right lane running back full stresses heavy here right Shawn Watson is coming off a four hundred twenty six yard five touchdown no interception against in the giants are not very good but the Patriots they're out to these old I've said that before and that's come back to be honored put down in the back pocket coverage that somebody I really want to avoid a possible and Sutton's got a he's got a not not incredibly farewell match up against Tennessee but he's not as unfair with match with Xavier Saugus on Jeffrey it looks like Hollywood's not gonNA play this week he's missed both practices or purse to practice the week and I believe he's limited this and this today's practice so it looks like he all the animals here we're we're pita friendly we've got a lot of we've got a menagerie going on here in the studio menagerie started to thank you very bad Atlanta defense and no sacks he didn't act that game for the first time ever not Shawn Watson is that he might get killed in a football game I don't think Dallas is trying to figure it out with Zeke Elliot but when they do when they hit their stride they're going to be just as dangerous as they were last season going into the playoffs so there late bloomer because it's often next game let's go to Dallas cowboys

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Episode #1858 The New Phil Hendrie Show

The World of Phil Hendrie

40:09 min | 6 months ago

Episode #1858 The New Phil Hendrie Show

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When she heard that Brent Cavanaugh was confirmed after getting sheldon game three of the two thousand eighteen national league. Divisional Series Jack Armstrong charges his changes his mind about Walker Bueller. So, this from last year as you know, the National League divisional series, the dodgers and cubs it I don't know whether it's not just got out of that one. They're doing better this year. But let's go ahead and listen in here. Now as we listen to me, myself I me over you know it's all me. Listen to me and Margaret, and you know all the cats here on this show featuring the very interesting notion that What was I don't even remember what this is about. You need to get some sleep Phil Lazier but wait wait ladies and gentlemen filled needs to Maryland donal donnelly drives her car through the front of a liquor store when she hears the cavs been confirmed yes. After Getting Sheldon Game Three Jack Armstrong. Bind about Walker, bueller right. That's sure. You're gonNA say that yes. On the world famous. Phil Hendrie show. Standard got the news that Kevin had been. Confirm. She drove the car. She drove to the front door of a of a liquor store. She drove her car get to do it on purpose built. But. Over to the front door of liquor store. Yes. She drove her car through the front door with liquor store. And my understanding is. That when she got out of the she was stunned obviously and she was shaken and the owner of the store was shaken. Was Anybody hurt? No, there were no no customers at the place. No. Boy is she lucky? Well she may be lucky I don't know but the fact is. There were a no customers and she was fine but she got out of the car. and. This is the kind of I love. The cool calm collected thinking of Maryland. She got out of the car. And then said, are you open for business? I'll say they're open for business. Well, you know. Obviously the man probably at that point could have gone home. And after some discussion he said, yes, and she bought a bottle. Of Twenty Eleven Silver Oak Cabernet. Okay. She bought a bottle of wine but not just. Twenty Eleven Silver Oak Cabernet. You guys are looking at. She's what are we supposed to know battle? Margaret you don't know what general. No I don't is that a good what do they call it a good year? Yes. The twentieth. The also. The two, thousand, four, Mondavi. Look at you boy I mentioned Margaret we're not wine aficionados here I mentioned a two thousand four. And you guys sit there. You, settle down comfortably on your thumbs just go. What a disgusting thought well, you're doing Margaret I don't anything about why and I don't think that means that I've got my. Parked you know. So what about that? The fact that she had the presence of mind to say, Hey. By the way if you've got the two thousand four. All right I mean she's a cool calm and collected customer. Nobody ever said we're talking about Maryland Donnelly who's a friend of the show she is I don't think. I'm talking out of school when I say. transgender. Yes. But we don't talk about that anymore. Okay. Maryland is one hundred fifty thousand percent woman. All right. We're just double checking on that. So she was so shut she we've got her on the phone here. So I don't know what she can hear me in Maryland it's Margaret Gray and Phil, Hendrie and everyone, and we're. Talking about your accident, the other night. Well. I'm very. First of all I believe it no one on earth It actually happened to Saturday afternoon. When you got the news when I got to the US. Yes about. justice cabinet had indeed become justice on and it was a shock what were you doing Margaret's? Excuse me Maryland. When I don't think I sound a bit like Margaret. Right Maryland. Absolutely? No not at all. Well, what is this going to be? Now it's going to be some kind of a bust the no the no longer existent balls Maryland Donald. Shut up Maryland worse. I'm sorry. Can I just ask you this question? You were in the car on your way to the liquor store. Yes. I was just parking. I was getting a couple of bottles of wine for a dinner party that I I had on Saturday night I'm the newest came across the radio. And they said that Brett Cavanaugh was now justice count on. And how do you like that and stick your pipe and smoke it something like this? Commentary shows while I was still. outraged. Where are you surprised I? I can't say I was surprised. No. The first feeling I had. Was One, of outrage. And the need to take revenge on something or someone, but I certainly did not mean the drive by car to the front door that liquor store but was hostile. Yeah. You WanNa. Do. Damage. Yes, I wanted to do some damage but not near as bad as the damage that was done to your head. You know with. All right let let's get off a let's not make fun of but okay every time we got a chance to just be pissed off into rag on somebody I'm not ragging on him. I'm saying that the damage was was. You know significant but I I'm prepared to make amends by Insurance Company was called the police took a police report. Well, how did you explain this? You're not you thank God you went under the influence of drugs or alcohol no I thought. The officer asked me what happened I said? The gas pedal stuck in advertently hit the gas by mistake. I had a bit of an emotional I was on I was very honest with the officer. So in other words, the office took this report now, he could very well. Did it on purpose well, no, he did not He felt that it was a a legitimate You know accident as they say, Oh, the insurance companies have certainly deliver that way. So we're getting a little bit of background here from Maryland Donnelly folks on. She was in Sierra Madre California where she lives the other night when the afternoon Saturday afternoon yesterday afternoon right When she got the news, the judge of buzz confirmed you suddenly just yes. All of a sudden my foot depressed gas the accelerator by car I hopped the curb. got a little bit of rubber on the sidewalk and then right straight through into the Into the liquor store right through the tube to plate glass windows that they had there. been a damage. There was quite a bit of think came around seventy, five, one, hundred, thousand dollars. Well that's just the structure and then about the one. The presence of mind to get, and this is what I found. Admirable. You had the presence of mind to exit your vehicle somehow were you able to get out easily? No I was I had to call had across the window. And and I was wearing a skirt at the time. So it was it was very awkward. The man behind the counter was staring not at me but at a at a at a space somewhere behind me, that's how study was. Well I I approached the counter and I said, I'm so sorry this was entirely an accident. Entirely my fault by insurance company will be informed. Then you hadn't said anything. I I'm sorry it was an accident. And he said to me well, it's all right You know I you didn't say anything he was he was starting to mini said. It's OK gradually came around I. said this. This is an awkward moment to ask you this but are you. Are. You in business to. Make a sale to me I'd like to buy a couple of bottles away. And that's when he said well, you just purchased an entire. Store. I. said I understand then. Good for you, you got your shot in being very serious. You to buy. A. Do do some business getting done. Yes. Absolutely. and. He finally said you really want to I said. Yes. Well, that's what I was telling the boys you bought a twenty eleven bought a twenty eleven silver Silver Oak, and the two thousand four Mondavi reserved by. God Yes. Outstanding bottle. Of the Button W reserve along about a hundred and fifty dollars. So you were going to get these bottles of wine when I knew that I wanted a couple of good cabernet as because. We were going to have A. Quite an expensive Spanish. And, by Spanish, I mean Spanish European meal with a Paiva. Pipe Poop Poop Papa. What what is Papa and Paiva? These are things you can understand general their. Spanish dishes nonetheless. Spanish wine no, I wouldn't drink Spanish wine I don't know anything about Spanish way. So in any event, what I decided to do well, do you have? Any staggered over and he got the one. We're talking here with Marilyn Donald who the other night the other afternoon keep saying the other afternoon yesterday afternoon drove her car right into a the front door of a liquor store right through the literally through the door and took out both sides of the display windows and the car was about halfway into the store. And then you crawled out through the window win over to the owner and the owner the man behind the counter and I asked the part owner. And that his partner was being apprised of the situation. But I, he didn't get into any of it really for the first. Fifty minutes he was just staring into space. Probably wondering what's happening? something. Yes I- alleged that he was. So that's what I I called out through the window I approached the Out through the window of the car approach, some you bought a couple of bottles of wine. Understanding is the security camera at the store has. Of this. Audio podcast but they do have the video of this. I was told by the police that they would have to review the security camera. there is audio. Here's the of Maryland. Going through that. Window. That Maryland. That was scary. That was unbelievably scary. It sounds as you said, you got rubber. But you're spun the rubber on the sidewalk I did because. Let. Let's be honest The news that the justice cabin was confirmed came as a shock to many millions of American women myself included. I like to think that I'm an individual who has her emotions under control. But obviously that moment I did not and when the news came. To a new station. Yes I was one of the talk stations. I heard the man say. Justice cavenaugh has been confer. He's now justice cabinet that was that. Brad capital has been confirmed as an associate justice of the Supreme Court and then I feel, okay, we'll play this. Here it is. H. How many different yeah. Different versions of this you you're saying bitch and. Having a variety of reactions to this thing but how many different versions of this do they have I l I know that I had a couple of reactions as the car I was angry more than anything else angry that I might have heard someone angry that I've done what I've done angry obviously that I damaged my car. Let's talk to the man who is in the store at that time. Gentleman by the name of Hilton's Zach, WHO's part owner? Of The store and Mr Cooke, we're talking to to Maryland Donnelly who drove her car through the front view. The part you're part owner of the store you to collect them up one of the partners well, three partners. Hello he'll. That's Maryland I again many many apologies. It's okay. For Time. Cable to get all you must have been very, very frightened didn't happen. Leading sports page I was leaving. For. Don Nita to see the horses. And I looked up and I saw a lady coming to talk Cobb and I thought this was what she was. Doing yes. That was what by intention was but then I heard the crashing I look up and I see a car and automobile in my store. And I felt for a moment that I would faint. So starting it was it was scary but. The Way, but I felt for a moment that I would faint. The blood leaving my head to my Blaine Elia, Dyke I could do was to sit up like and to try to focus. Trying to focus on what happened right not only that. But time to focus on their figure I saw was crawling through the window. Of the car I realized this was mistakenly on speaking to now, but I didn't know I I thought cop in my liquor Staw-. I. Saw a woman in last call out of the window. and. Sort of than to come over to me. And I was still sort of studying. You did have a foreign look. You're looking somewhere behind me about you had what I what I call and anyone that's been through any as we used to say, excuse, my language feel anyone who's been in the shit you would i. called Thousand Yard Stare. Yeah I could've been I've not had that Vietnam turn. Yes. But it's term anyone anyone who's been endanger is used to looking for danger and a far away place. Yeah So. So he had the thousand yard stare and I came over to you and you've seen to. I felt like I felt the blood of attending to my head when I had. You say, do you have the bulk of course as a nice bottle and we did for ninety nine dollars and then you ask for the Mondavi for one hundred and fifty and the blood fully. Fully Return Your head when you find out how much money you're GONNA make. That is uncalled for. I I suppose that. Makes my dad would. Come back of my head really when we should try it because we've been waiting for years for that to happen I don't know I. I. Don't want you. You're talking about I'm just saying. I but what I'm saying is that. As soon, as I had missed, only say do you have the Mondavi two thousand and four I said you liked this way I I immediately just kicked into my old school because my family's from handled by. The German family. And I clicked into my own schooling that like this them And I still felt a robotic I feel I was holding above my body over and above your body. Yeah. I. Felt as if I was wondering about my buddy at directing the lady to. Divine, you know they said to yes. Ma'am right this way to the deliciousness of demand W., two, thousand, and four. And she said okay. But I was not in my body I was about five feet above my body looking at me doing this. Is Jazz. It was frightening. It was de fighting yeah. Well I am so thankful that no one got hurt. Hey Man and that while there was considerable damage to your store Sir and I know the store that that I used to live Serum Andrei. That don't they know you I don't think I've been in there since but because I've moved out many years ago but. Because it's been a liquor store, but also somebody told me Tina at one time. I don't know I'm just. Very. Grateful that there was no damage where where did you get your close that I? Can I don't know Sir never bite about that okay. But again I'm glad that there was nobody hurt there was considerable damage. We could tell by the sound of that. Now let me ask you how many different. Security cameras do you have? Sir. We have therefore in the front of the store that pointed and we have a the plea that pointed outward. and. That that was that the police access though is because I'm wondering because Maryland, you had like three or four different. Reactions. Well I reacted and there was the initial reaction I had three or four reaction because I had time to have three or four reactions. The whole sound like they're happening when the car is hitting the. You know when McCarthy know what? When hitting the front of the store? Dear it sounds like I said the F. and then you said. The S. Word and then you well, I had a couple of. Yeah I. I don't know that we took all the film footage and so the police have all that they have all the tip accordingly how much. Damage I think. You told me Maryland seventy five to one hundred thousand dollars. That was my that was my insurance companies. Probably more. Always going to be more. Monthly Wednesay? 'cause there was a lot of stock you took out you know. I got out of the car and approached you. I didn't know at the time that you were not functioning properly. I asked you for the and for the silver because I knew they were expensive bottles. I appreciate what you're trying to tell me. That's GonNa make up for you smashing. I don't know how many thousands of dollars. Not, making up for, but it was a goodwill gesture. And now you're gonNA nickel dime this you guys don't want argue about this. Now I don't want to talk about it now, I have to talk to. Long as trying to nickel and dime me, I'm not trying to nickel and dime. On. I wanted to make sure I know. You don't want to argue about this here folks this is something your attorneys for your. Insurance Company attorneys. What do you mean my attorney? We're not talking about having to sue anybody. We're just saying no point in you guys talking about this here on this show. I. Did I. DIDN'T I was spending my own business leading funny papers. Are You I. You said You were reading the sports page. This is interesting. Wait a minute. What are you trying to hold on Maryland? What are you doing what he said he was reading your E. Lee racing for him I know I was leading the comics. You're reading the comics yes. Sir I heard you say you read the Racing Form Santa Anita. I might have okay. No. Because I've seen the funny papers I said I gotta get. I. Always ever. See the funny papers because we get the any time today the Daddy. Yes and the funny paper is obvious on the top. The funny. But you've read the comics. Yeah. Yeah. Yes so do you send your? Sports. What did I say I said leading sports you said, you're reading the racing form. Yeah, you read the racing form because. I don't These are the discrepancies that I think insurance company. Maryland excuse me I. Don't think the Insurance Company's GonNa care whether this guy was reading the funny papers. I can insurance companies not going to because they're going to say that is suffering from post. Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Give me a break? No, no, no, no, no no no. No. You have to be on a feeding into that mcdonagh need to find how you feel and a reasonable Maryland. I'm glad you think Mr Henry but you're not an insurance adjuster What are the police say police told me that if it is an accident then ice ugly. The police did say it was an accident. And I said to them. All right. Thank you. I said, does that mean I have no culpability they said, no, you'll have to talk to your insurance companies about that. But they they didn't cite me they check the car I believe that is going to probably do highway patrol probably look at it. Highway look to see is anymore die any was that any the existing damage to the car you know because if they've been pleading testing diamonds and that means that the car was was was it it was going to. have. An accident. Right. Yeah. What what he's that. I don't point spun it. We're talking with Maryland Donna me at Donnelley, and we're talking with a Hilton Zach. Part of the liquor store that Maryland's car. Inadvertently by accident drove through the door of after, she heard that Kevin had been confirmed. When I heard that that you love your car. Movement for Justice. They should get the secret service. For God's sake but no no no. No. Then I realized she was by an accident, but I thought you were going to like to try to take him out with a cars something. Oh no no I was shocked and stunned, and it's almost as if you you you said, you almost fainted it's almost as if I almost fainted then I leaned forward. And as I leaned forward, my foot hit the gas and into the store Michael. Went. Well. That sounds reasonable. Enough it was a shocking day for a lot of people Mrs God, show you understand now. People don't like. Everybody. Else breath pretty normal. have been been nor even for a guy like be who voted for Donald Trump I realized what a weird day it was and it's just been kept off by you driving your car to liquor store not that I intended to do that general but. I don't think so I'm happy to say that and I totally policemen. And and how are you sir? I. Feel Good. I had. Some headaches and blurred vision I don't know what they tell me that I had ptsd to. What is with this PTSD everyone heading? It is very common. It's a common metal barrel two things to. You know to people who suffer these kinds of traumatic events. You know I've talked to a doctor said, I should go to the doctor to make sure that I'm not. Crack you know like, I'M A. Like I'm case or something whatever. Happens to these No No. No it's not that kind of thing and all you. Yes you did suffer a shock, but it's not like you came back from a war zone killing babies or something I don't know come on William Maryland. Well, that's what most people think ptsd is that's what they. I mean I wouldn't know. Well, thank you very much Mr, Hilton up and Maryland Donnelly. I'm glad that all's well that ends well, try not to make a problem where there isn't one that is the truth you guys are trying to. See. You're both trying to poke and prod and find out where the other person's a weakness. It's only natural when so much money's involved I can tell you I was I almost fainted and I was I had the thousand yard stare you say but. I'm jump. You know you comes to my money man, you're GonNa have to get yourself. A whole lot of not you're GONNA have to get a whole lot of gleese and get hold of elbow grease. You know and a lot of Greece sounds like inserting. Talking about loosening something thank you very much barrel and and and Mr. Suck. That could have been a very, very dangerous event and it shows you I think well, let me ask you something doesn't that speak Maryland Donnelley's mental condition than it does American women well, why do you say that because not every American woman was driving a car through the front of the liquor store we don't know how how people reacted to the news. Obviously, there are a lot of people are happy. There are a lot of people that were angry. In Maryland's case it was inadvertent and involuntary. That's the word. Right there involved involuntary reflex yeah. We've been involuntary reflex catch moon to, but it made it do it. You know what do you mean it made it to it but carr the Carr. The Carr. No. The car didn't go. Yeah. She had the involuntary reflex and then and then made the car and made the car go into the big store. Margaret mock him. Well, what are we talking about here saying that she goes? Yeah radio GEICO's yeah it's justice. Is He's been confirmed and Miss Donnelly. A. Lean forward in car just goes yeah. What is it with you with a man of? The decision, but it didn't but once knew what she had decided and it went along with it and it went along with it Yeah. The corden go yeah. But in its own way when he? Dickman I. Wish however Hugh because like I said You live in Candy Clown came candy clown can be Ken Clown. Candy clan. Yes you live with the Candy Cloud clan. WHO's at Kennedy? Cloud. That I kill some wait a minute man. We'll be right back world-famous Fillon reshow. Fill. Every show has over thirty, five, thousand hours of archive material going all the way back to our days. Well, we've got a couple of hours from W Minneapolis. Go back to our days in Miami and those archives are getting loaded in as we speak, and of course, are nationally syndicated show local show in Los Angeles at Kfi. It's a beautiful thing man. So get over and get backstage pass with for a month with the FI. Yeah. But get when it filling reshow dot com that's philly showed dot com. Your ticket to fun. Absolutely have now Jack You. Lately, we've been doing these part twos and threes which I find really interesting in talking to different guests, and still on the line with us here is Jack. Armstrong is likely received. We do these part two's. Guy On the next day bring him on either breaks cast and well I know it's a little bit of a follow up. I think Jackie wanted to come on and talk about this. Didn't you want to come on and talk about? A couple of things that I think need to be talking about first of all field. you know I was on your program talking up Walker Bueller who the Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher who has been phenomenal in day lake going at the season. He's also been very good very strong in the playoffs against the rockies and so I thought that. He was going to do and I've talked about him like You know I think that he's one of the best that was kids a pitcher. Lookie pitcher Walker Bueller and he's been people have been talking about him like he's the neck, the second coming of San. Colfax. Well, I was one of those people. I was one of those people and. Then comes the game on Sunday 'cause I know that what we're doing here is. Too Short another time, right? Yeah. It's cool. This is Monday for intensive purposes. Okay. And Flip on the radio Tuesday I flip on the TV to see and to see. All. Right. I'm having a little bit of hard time. Gets water something. Glass of. Okay give me some water daisy. I flipped on. The dodger game to look at this guy Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller. Pillar. So. I see him. I look I say. What's going on because it's a five nothing braves. And Busy mcgillicuddy here, who does my nails? I was getting a manicure at the time. That's why that's quite a nice luxury I get a manicure once a month you know that's that's I just do like I don't like the look of I don't like the look of jacked up nails either. So I'm with you on that one Jack Thank you. Guys do that they I don't care I. Let's get on the subject again here. Is Walker Bueller. At. I said the daisy who is doing my fingers I said that might are my. I need more water. You're you're obviously a little emotionally overwrought I feeling. Thank you? I feel as if my credit could. Delete your credibility yesterday my really been. Wrecked because what happened was I looked at his five to nothing dodger. Excuse me five nothing lente. Now, by the way I, see this the Games now tied up five five right. But the fact is this guy who I told everybody was going to be like God. You know you know he's going to be great. Well, what were you? Just some performances I was basing it on the fact that yeah I sent some performances, but now I should tell you. That I also was listening to ESPN radio in Los Angeles Day were saying that Walker Buehler was, and so I sort of went along with that. So now, that's their fault get stuck there. But I was listening to ESPN radio and they said they thought that that was you know what they they thought he was going to be good so I I. Went along with that and you start telling all your friends. I put a lot of guys in the business you watch this Guy Walker Bueller and then I turn it on tonight. And he's getting his he's just getting his rear end kicked all over the place gave up a dinner maybe two. I don't know it's five nothing like I said right now it's five five I don't know if he's still in the game you know general no I don't know he was in five two and then the dodgers stranded right now it's the top of the sixth because again, we're a prerecording this on Sunday night folks. Well, I be interested to see if he's do you know if he's still in the game daisy. We don't know. Here's what here's what I want to say is that. It is. It's him at Bat. Goddess. Bueller. He's a debt. No, that's Beller it's been. Oh, it's. What who cares if he's back pitchers are lousy hitters that's true I. I forgot all about that I just want to come out and say to anyone who heard me talking this guy up like he was the second coming of Sandy, Koufax and lefty Grove Lefty Grover and grover Cleveland you know in. Cleveland Grover Cleveland Alexander was a pitcher. That yeah, I thought he was good. But I don't think I said he was hall of fame. You know what are you trying to get yourself out of here we're talking about. Jack his I'm not trying to get myself out of nothing I. Don't have to get myself out of nothing. You're coming on Hilton. I just want everyone to know that when I talked to him up. But you know he's not that great. He's not that great I don't think I said he was great. I said he's you said Colfax I, know, not quite Well, who did you say I said he did say Colfax but I said. Not. Colfax like through his career, maybe in one of these years or something like that. If he loses a playoff game. What are you talking about? Man Seven Colfax lots world series games but we're not talk about Sadie Colfax do you think this guy? Bueller this this Walker Bueller is a great pitcher or not. I mean I. You the other day you said, he was great. Do not feel that though I said he was great the other day and today. Today you think he's great today I think he's I, don't change my mind on nothing folks. Let me tell you something Jack Armstrong makes up his mind cause this up forever and there's a shot of them right now in the Dugout although they have somebody up in the bullpen. governor anymore would do you know who that is? No I don't know the guy you know and I. I think I think he's great. Not. He's great. Not always he's great. Not Always Jack what exactly. You're afraid of I want people to know that I know one's poke. I got a bunch of guys I walked into the right room today, which is. This little talk the allows it a lot of the sports guys hang out a lot of online guys and the first thing I'm hearing people saying, hey, genius this that this that you're still picking that Ferris? Bueller I said the guy's name as Walker. Bueller. Yes I am. I said and you know what? Go ahead let's put the money under barrel head my God you bet I did yeah. Well, that's why you're having a hard time man. Okay. That's why you're having a hard time your your what what did you bet I? Bet The kids would go. Like. Eight innings. Well it's the top of the six and they got somebody out of the bullpen I. Know that I see they get yourself some water I need more water. Here's my position. This is the position of Jackson Armstrong on on got damaged locker buehler's the guy's name Fucker Bueller I think he's great. Yeah You said the other day was great. It was a great pitcher. He is a great pitcher. He's a great pitcher. ship a man right now he's I don't know he might be might not. So. There's Jack Armstrong Jack a little bit of advice for you man. Oh, here we go. No this is good advice. Get concentrated on being sports reporter. Before you go into the world of opinion, making before you go to the world of writing columns and giving your analysis of things just make sure that you are reporting it properly band I am reporting properly tell me that guy's got a great pitcher. He's a, he's a great pitcher in certain. We don't see that for this guy to say that he's a great pitcher in terms of his. Longevity you know is a hall of fame pitcher. We don't know there's a lot of guys that start out hot arms go bad. And they don't have a career. Who you're talking about now, there was a member of the team Fitch Yeah that kid mark federick never forget he was a world beater for the Detroit Tigers Idaho for two three seasons. Now, who is this guy by the name of markets in the seventies? and. Then all of a sudden his arm went dead. Coo Mark Federick okay. The bird think I think they call them the bird something like that. And federal hissed all of a sudden went nowhere man. So you can't really say you don't really know you have to see a career at work. Okay, I mean. I don't understand they appreciate that but I don't think I need no advice. Yes, you do jack you do because the last time you were on the show you were you you're all upset you were defensive. You really were very defensive about a lot of things and you need to be in to be able to take some advice I'm taking advice I'm saying that I think that Walker? Bueller. Stinks always great. He's great. He's great. Well, which is. A hard time breathing. That's the only thing that you're. GonNa. either. Great. Pitcher. He stinks. So he stinks definitive opinion. No. Thank you very much. I. Think I've had enough of this I got to a woman to. Jack. Armstrong. With another meaningless appearance on our show. Great Money fantastic live encore show tomorrow. and. Today I'm off into the wild blue yonder and God house brand doing look good. Old Lady Cat is not doing good Manso. I don't know maybe I'll have to border today at the vet and. I gotTA. Give her a pill. A canape not me. It's not easy. I know it's not easy. A dog. You can just open it is don't be mouth in put the pill channel vitamins. Should be okay. I hope. So we're famous philander show executive produced by Phil. 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The Sleeper and the Bust Episode: 698 Fireside Chat: Biggest Movers from 2CLs

"Welcome to the fireside chat, presented by Rhoda, graphs and pitcher list, sit back, relax and enjoy Paul spore and Nick Pollock. Hello. And welcome episode six ninety eight of the sleeper, in the bust. It is Friday may thirty-first. I'm your host polls for and it's another fireside chat. So I'm joined by Nick Pollock, Nick, it's going on. What is happened? How you doing spor? I'm doing well man we got we got some interesting stuff to talk about today. I just kind of you know granted through the end of the week here to get to the weekend, but I am excited about this. We're doing a little little check in here. We just had the second chance leagues last week. So we're going to compare where pitchers went in second chance leaves versus where they went in the road wire online leagues in the in the spring because I was about twelve teachers just kind of talk about some of the bigger risers bigger fallers, some check ins on some guys. Right. Visit are going to be some folks that we've talked about at length you and is so people can find previous pods for that. But obviously some time has passed. And so I want to I, I wanna I wanna talk at least a little bit about some of those, and we. We have one guy who entered the top one hundred pitchers brand new one starter. There were actually a few other relievers as well. But by the way, the way, the NFC, does is it makes his relievers and starters, and I didn't quite have time to pull them out. So this is among all pitchers when you hear these numbers, pick, one fifty that would be one, fifty one fifty among all pitchers. As opposed to one hundred fiftieth starts so we can get rid of like thirty or so from that one fifty two twenty since you, would you would think you can do that. You know, at the higher end, maybe the top fifty eliminate seven or so. You know, do some short hand, but it's just to give you an idea the numbers aren't as important. It's just the gains that they've had. So let's dive in with that, that new top one hundred pitcher the one top one hundred starter or the one pitcher, who is a star who joined the top one hundred there are probably more time one hundred stars if I would've taken out relievers, but it's Griffin canning, and he joined he wasn't obviously drafted in the spring 'specially twelve teamer, and he was the ninety third pitcher to go off the board. And you know, he's always had that really scintillating swing strike rate at fifteen percent feeling good strikeout rate of twenty six percent seven percent, walks through sixty eight point ninety six whip you gotta love both. Those, the indicators are preaching a little bit of caution. You got four four thirty eight on the fifth, and then you have three ninety four on the Sierra. Where do you see Griffin canning going the rest of the year? And what do you think what do you think for a workload situation too? Yeah, that's a good question about the about the workload with cannon considering that last year. I'm doing quick maths right now. But I'm seeing about one hundred. Hundred ten last year. Something like that. Yeah. So I'm saying about their out say a hundred fifty or so for canning this year. I don't get too wrapped up in the the thirty percent boost, or whatever you wanna say about it generally when guys comes to the majors. What I've seen is that they say, hey, it was just get him this first season, one hundred forty hundred fifty for garlic of the previous season's guy those forty innings of previous years. They're not just going to stop them at eighty or ninety or something like that. Exactly. So, so, yeah, I would anticipate about one hundred fifty this season. He already has a forty eight in the books right now. And there's a lot to say about canning. Obviously, you're bringing up the gap in Aaron fit because of that two hundred Babb and near ninety percent of them base rates. Sierra brings it down a bit because the the fifteen percent home fly ball rate. But all that aside, I was really excited to see that his velocity in his debut actually stuck around a bit. There was a ninety three point seven we normally don't see that because dren Liz, hi. And then. He went to lower or so. An aunt to write in that debut. He was bringing now did decline as the start went on a bit, which then maybe like, okay, that's really who is going to be ninety one or ninety two. But actually, he's been Cohen, ninety three and change through the year. This far was ninety three point four in his last nineteen point seven and ninety point eight the previous three games. So that's fantastic there. And he has what I call the Blake smell boop Rindt of fastballs going up with two good, breaking balls down that curveball is, in fact, a money pitch by current definition of fifteen percent, plus Ling, strike rate forty percent was swing and zone rate. And then slider has like a twenty five percents winning streak right on its own, too. So I love all three of those pitches. He doesn't mean need to fly with that change if they throws under ten percent chain, you actually remember getting, it got the two out's debut. It's one of those moments where you just have the excitement about a pitch. You don't know what's going to happen with every pitch also through those changes that they roll over to, to I run out, and I'm just go. Yes, this is so exciting. You know, everything, but I know. I have not put any weight on that change up. So I really think that canning is premature Shane Bieber like this is has the night higher. Blueprint of Shane Bieber. Down obviously has taken us up for this year with commanding that. I mean, we saw that Baltimore Orioles star, it was to perfection. The way that he patted his own, and then just use breaking balls underneath now canning is a little bit more embracing the elevation of four seymour's than than beeper does beaver loves to the bottom a lot. But at the same time, I think this might be a bit too macho season for Kenny as he does figure it out a bit. But especially for twenty twenty I'm a huge fan of Griffin candy. Yeah. I really like what, what we've seen from canning so far. Definitely someone that after that debut the swings and misses you just can't really fake that you rarely see guy get that kind of swing and miss, and not have something behind it. Anyone can game? I guess, but it really did look like, and I like when the guys come in there bit more, polished to. Right. This is a guy as far as a pickup, coming out of UCLA a little bit more ready to go as opposed to some of the raargh is more wrong is come up. So yeah, I'm excited about what he's going to be able to I'd put him in the high threes as an expectation and kinda work off of that. As far as the for Griffin canning. Sounds throw a curveball at you. Sure. I'm probably gonna hit though. I don't think it's a hanging curb spike. We did do BP. So I, I don't know. I see curve is tossed. No way he got is that there is another guy another pitcher who is a new topple hundred. He's one hundred exactly. That's why missed him because I was kind of doing under one hundred Spencer Turnbull as the one hundred pitcher off the board. And I do think he merits some consideration. Because think we wanted to talk about them a long time ago. But it's been a while now he's still toting sub three area to ninety seven the one twenty nine whip says, there's no chance that that's going to hold along with three eighty seven fifth, and the four thirty one Sierra, you know, nothing about this is saying sub three that's fine though still getting the whiffs at twelve percent. Clint yielding twenty four percents strike kind of that perfect two point of his swing strike. Great working walks up a little bit your nine percent. Nothing untenable there. What do you see on Turnbull for the rest of the season because I feel like every time. He might have a wobbly start. People are like, well, do I need to get out of this now? And then he bounces back give up those six against Oakland, but it was only one end and he was right back at it again with a decent start against Miami. And then I think it was wobbly early against the Mets and then ended up going seven in only giving up four runs with eight strikeouts. In walk. I'll take that all day even with the elevated earned run average there. What do you think Spencer, Turnball rest of the way the way that you just describing it as like? He's a reverse Fulmer in the way that he's messing up early. And then doing great. Good way to put it is this. I don't know. This is a bad instinct to have, but with a guy like Turnball who's young. And has this Ross stuff, I almost want to just forget about all the basic underlining numbers with him. Whatever he has done this far. I don't really know moving forward. I have to expect he's going to go through some growth and development, and I'm more focused on, okay? Was he throwing this star? He's good with this curve ball, in this star, he's going to sinkers instead of four seamers, or he's working slide or more. I see this entire season as a mixing pot of Turnball stuff coming together to hopefully turn out into good starter so everything he's kind of done up to now. I mean it's a decent indication of him feeling it out. But a three four one walk per nine. I don't you know from what I assess was turn Bobi. He's probably is going to be like a three or sub three walk Brennan guy. I what I'm getting at is. It's hard to tell what we're gonna get from. Turnball right now. All everything that's happened. This for has been this experimentation. I feel from. Yes. And so it makes me hard press. Release it okay to ninety seventy eight with four thirty one what is he and I just give you a massive shrug? We'll see what happens. I'm excited though. His curveball has been so good at times. I remember against the royals you killed it with that page. But actually it's been kind of shaky. It was like ten swinging strikes off of again. See when he got seven strikeouts. But you're right or ten strikeouts in any bounce back for seven against them later. But yeah, it's gone in and out a lot of pitches. That's the thing with Turnball. He's been kind of you're kind of hinting at how he does things differently seemingly, you start that does speak to having a depth of arsenal though, that I do that he can kind of this pitches, working today. This one is inter you know what, what am I going to get out of out of the curve ball today? Do I feel for. No, I can go to the slider sinker slider instead. So I am intrigued by that with. And I definitely think he's somebody I'm holding. I'm not arguing him like one bad start is not enough. Skills is actually really good. I love his four seamer and the more that he recently, he's been throwing more goes four seamers over sinkers, which is great because bad. Just get hate sinkers. We do. I maybe a handful of pitchers. Okay. Fine. You can throw a sinker, Joey Lucchessi and Stephen mats or two. That comes to mind, but turn black, she has cut action on that four seamer, and then paired with a really vicious slider. Those bitches in itself make me very much courage about Turnball teamers. I'm holding on for like you said to for the long haul here with him the curb. Oh, really is that extra pitch that once that gets going? I think you have the kind of same, all we were just talking about with canning and chain Bieber as well. These guys was three pitch mixes to pitches with a good enough fastball. I, I don't know if who would have the best fastball of that lot. I wanna say panting based on how he uses it at the same time, the action on turn bills is really encouraging to is nice. And I mean, I think we can kind of pushed away bieber's as just being hit times. Yeah. Between the three of them. You gotta put. Put you gotta beamer third on rice ball, but I'm happy to see these in the top one hundred now. So we like we like returnable going, we're hanging onto him. Let's move on to some of the biggest risers here. And a lot of these names won't surprise you but we'll dig it on them a bit Jordan. Lyles went from the two hundred fifty ninth pitcher to eighty fifth stool check in on him. I think his last outing was a little bit rough. It was the beginning of the Derek Dietrich show. He only allowed, one of the homers to Dietrich, but Jordan Lyles has been a little bit up and down to starts ago. He had he was cruising. He was cruising through five and then six runs unload on him in the six. In fact, I think the, the bullpen gave up a few of those as well which is always frustrating. I think I feel like it's probably just because I remember them because I'm in on Lyles must grove entire on. But I feel like they're bullpen has really added some runs to my air as in fantasy this year on those three pitchers. And again, I'm sure that haven't across the board. Selectively remembering, but buying large Lyles has been great, even if you look at the nine earned in nine two thirds over his last two starts, that's only got about three. Oh nine like he'd had a one ninety seven before that. We knew wasn't gonna hold. I'm like, in Lyles here. The hamstring isn't anything. Any pitches schedule start on Sunday. We'll assess it from there. But let's let's imagine a healthy Lyles, how do you feel about him right now? What is his best pitch spor? What is his best pitch? What do you think her ball? Curveballs actually is third technically by peeve. Al, if that his rights, I am too. I actually didn't expect to see that one point eight P vowel for that seven point three for his four seamer in. Later. And so it's fastballs doing war. Right. So he's going up zone along with it. And I think the game against the Padres, I mean, then, again the Padres are like the ridiculously easy to explain team, very whiff test. Right. They can get you with a Homer, prone guy can get got by by the Padres, but you're still even gonna get strikeouts from that guy. Well, he got a lawn K's going up with that with that, foresee Mer. And then when he pairs curveballs very deadly. And the reason the slider has a higher vowel is because that's only sixty plus zone pitch. So that, that's a really flexible thing to have as a centrally. The Walker bueller approach in my mind of four seamers going up and then curbs going down underneath a sliders or for, for now for bueller. It's cutters being the pitch that you still strikes was kind of pitching nine in that way. So I like Lyles in that fashion. I don't think that the quality of all these bitches or as high as others that we've been talking about. Which doesn't make him this bit of all Attila that we've seen obviously, of course, the injury the hand and then the, the hamstrings you mentioned is part of that as well. But honestly, a healthy Lyles. I mean I'm totally fine rolling with a lot. He's definitely unable to all teams I still be holding on him through this little stretch. Yeah. He's going to go through a bit of what I cough is going through right now a little bit. But he's a step up Vykov at this point. And. Yeah, I'm happy. If I was the one that Sukhum off the wire. Yeah. Stay in Jordan Lyles right now, again keep close eye on on everything with that hamstring. If he had to kind of get pushed back on Sunday, starting didn't have to face the brewers, don't think anyone would cry. But, you know, hopefully there's nothing long-term with that hamstring. Let's talk some Lucas Jalil man, because he's been amazing. So he is now down to two eighty five era in point ninety eight whip. I mean he is panning out to the level that was expected when he was first drafted, obviously, the, the expectations on Gilio really came down pretty much from from day one. Right. Like you kind of started here when it was when he was a first round pick, obviously got hurt. But then once it comes back from the TJ, he's going to start and then from there, his stock is just kind of steadily dipped down, and then even started to plummet a bit as he put up some poor major league work. Well, he's been an absolute excuse me. He's been absolute beast and it started like in. In a start. Right. Before he got hurt. You only gone only went to into thirds against Casey was pitching really well gets hurt. Mrs just two weeks had the may from heaven, though he absolutely went off in may one seventy four forty six strikeouts. In forty one and a third, he won five and all is well so he's up to seven in one. So getting wins on a lowly White Sox team is very nice has to complete games this year. Let me see what was the other. One of those was a rain. I thought I thought so one of those rain out complete games. So as five inning, let's not overstate that. But the shutout that he has was in. And I think that opened up. Everybody's eyes wasn't really who weren't really paying attention to. You know that's just on may twenty third. They're like. Oh, crap. Right. What? Now. Right. So lido's been excellent lately. How do you feel about about his stock? Are you buying in on this? So, yeah, we were all hesitant because Cleveland Toronto twice, and when he did well, and it was also well in Houston, actually, even after that I was still hesitant. He didn't have the best to w rate during that was again, across cultures and I didn't really love with his secondary pitches. We're doing in that one. It really was this Kansas City Royals one that just totally sold me that was eight innings ten strikeouts. Three in runs. I was essentially just the three shot in the first inning. And then just absolute demolition after that. And that's because you hear about about the three run Homer that he just gave up in that game. So the game started earlier than he thought, right? And he was often hundred percent track on his warm up. Yeah. And so you. It has the rough first inning. And you're probably, you know, it will freak out when God I just picked him rates. Runs in the first three it's just that's it. And then he was really int- for seven more. And he was elevating heat so effectively. And I feel g Lino, right? I feel very late to the party in the sense. I watched one of the stars. Wait a second. This isn't the lead. I know and I noticed that the V arm and not the long arm circle. And obviously, of course, there's athletic article, you know way before I notice all those it just completely passing by. I'm sold on totally sold them. What he's doing that. The key has always been that his fastball has not been commanded well-known, and we thought maybe the slider or the change would be the way to pitch backwards. And the curb would never get there. We knew the Kirpal still isn't there needs to be when now that he has his fastball inside the zone and dominating with it. I mean, we're talking also ninety four ninety five it was ninety ninety three before. And when he got back as good, because again playing right? The change has become his really is. Go to pitch. Slider is now working to that worked against the royals as well. I'm so in on what you leaders doing. He's top thirty for me. Oh, I wrote him I wrote him back on may eighth. And I kind of looked at that one of the Cleveland outings, in detail highlighting three at bat city had where we walked guys and kind of what his approach was and how I was liking. Lot of what is what is approach was sort of some of the stuff we talk about with a Bieber type or Saint don't be afraid to why in the right situation because his walk rate was high to that point, it was like eleven percent. I was like this is not necessarily a bad thing. And since then he's gotten it down to nine percent, which is more palatable. In fact, if you really just kind of look at it on this run dating back to April seventeenth. You're looking at a seven percent, Mark six point six so rounded up for g Lido and the strikeouts in may seven eight eight four, which was in the five inning, quote unquote, complete game nine and then ten he's been a monster. He has sixty nine very nice strikeouts. All right, moving on to our next guy here. Tyler Molly moved up from two forty nine to one four. There's been some love for Molly here and, you know, Cincinnati pitching, they're hitting was expected to kind of make them maybe a little bit of a fringe contender. At least a, a spoiler of some sort. It's been their pitching that's really made them anything right now they're still four games under, but they're starting to play better, the offense is starting to come through a little bit. But they're pitching undoubtedly carrying them entire molly's Benecke piece of that. Tell me a bit about what you're seeing from Tyler Molly. I know you have article plan. But what, what have we got so far? So. So Tyler Molly, I just don't love them. Like other people do, we had actually debate urban debate on the on the discord about it. I where Molly is best acid is fast ball, and that's always going to be the case you wanna see wanna kind of leading into words left-handers, and that's Senate, where he puts it the problem is, I don't trust us curb on is, is changing. It's a split changeup. I think that's going to go in and out for him the entire year this Koerbel at times. I mean there have been times, this completely beautiful blueprint of red up, four seymour's up, and then your, your change in your Koerbels down, and that's great. But I just don't, don't buy Molly as someone that can consistently produce at this level. And we saw with two tests recently against the cubs and the dodgers finally against these two opponents. And he did well against the dodgers. But actually, I think you got a bit fortunate in that one to thirty five been that no home runs them based on your percent etcetera. I didn't really see a guy that was really dominating that much. And that was sandwich to starts a foreign runs against the giants and then six runs against the in oracle Cisco. Yeah. Come on. I mean he didn't eight strike as there too, but it's a home runs in that one. And I I'm not saying the Molly won't have great starts. I mean, we see seven nine seven eight ks he's had this here, and that's not going to go away, but he's going to have a love all Tilleke. I've labeled him as a cherry bomb. That is super sweeter blows up in your face. And I, I know the debate was would you rather have Wade Miley or Tyler, Molly? I'm citing Miley side, personally. He's also gun whiffs just crazy, but he has a twenty six percent last five or six starts for Wade Miley. So if if Wade Miley getting strikeout, he's a ratio guy with that makes him a lot easier to pick over Molly because you were going to strike outs originally. And just think any ratios and wins like you said, Ryan good context. But if you're gonna throw. Strikeouts. He's got nine eight nine in his last two starts a five and seven. Earlier in the month as well. Yeah, I'll take him to take Wade Miley, over Tyler, Molly. But I do like Molly. I agree with you on the volatility, though. I think we've seen it and home runs have been a part of it. And that's. I feel like that comes from being so fast ball, dependent though, too. We'll see this last. Eight starts have been four and runs or more in five of them. See that's that's frustrating. And a one point six hundred per nine is down from one point eight last year. So homers are just part of his game. And that's kinda the easiest way to get wrecked with your IRA these days, or at least keep it from being what we liked to see which is something sub three tunnel. He's at four fifteen with a four eleven fifth and a three seventy one Sierras. So I would use the Sierras, maybe the upside, if he kind of figured out some home runs. We limit the homers other than that you're looking at a low four. So if you can use that with strikeouts. That's fine. But that's very league league dependent fifteen mix or an NFL only or your deeper mixers. No. Some folks play twenty plus teams with their mix leaks because they're psychopath. But I'm when I'm on some not hating. Of course, what's gonna Frankie Montas? He goes from one ninety three to fifty one. So he really jumps up, of course folks are really bought in on on montage here. He's been great for Oakland or looking at anyone one a one twenty whip combo. And he's starting to put some things together. So first couple years, he could get some strikeouts. But he was wildest can be nothing really to, to look at except the occasional decent start. Then last year he put some stuff together ratio-wise for a little while. But the skills were so unimpressive, it seemed like he was really just trying to limit walks and didn't really care how that happened. So strikeouts went away. You know he gave a bunch of hit. It's but you know what he wasn't walking guys this year? He's kind of put everything together. It's got that strikeout rate. It's got that walk right down still and, and Frankie montage has been really sharp so far. Are you buying what he selling? Well, the biggest argument, I've heard abounds monta success. Is that before he was really just throwing seventy seventy five percent? Fastballs, and bowling ball, sinker that he would throw that would just induce a lot of grounders. And actually honestly grounders only forty three percent last year. But essentially, a lot of contact essentially, and that's why you have the lower strike. I read the high ten plus per nine because when you leave that up the bab- three twenty five it's just wasn't that good. Even the Walker was down. But introducing that splitter. And all of a sudden is pitch mix, as much different you have about fifty to fifty five percent fastballs now maybe a little sometimes pushing sixty but that's a mix of sinkers and forcing I love that he uses four seamers finally. Thank you. You don't like sinkers or anti RIA. We are definitely anti sinker. I like the fact that he is really trusting slider. Bit more this year. It is thirty eight percents onery on a swing for strikes. Good amount. It sounds like he's in my office. Doesn't it? This is your first experience with how gifts in. That's get us funny. Sorry. It sounds like he's like literally behind me, like in my Ali, that's just him buzzing off all the bats with his singer, gum. But I know the splitter is actually very effective as a whiff pitch. Twenty percents strike this forty-three percent owes swing. Now. I don't necessarily buy that, that splitter will be there all the time. It is a split fastball roommate or split finger remember that is the most inconsistent pitch out there across the board Tanakh as the best one. Yeah. That's a terrible pitch for him this year. So it's I mean it's been it's been Homer fest, again for Tanaka per per you. So I so with Montas I think he's doing really well right now I don't believe the two eight one year. Ray I think he's more of a like a three four kind of guy about twenty twenty four percent. K right now. Yeah. Sounds about right twenty three. Okay. I think he's going to be solid through the year. I think people that also want him to be elevated more. My ranks I have him just outside the top thirty. I think I think he's gonna some folks there, he, he gets some of like he's a kind of a fan favourite type I think because he's he, he can be flashy with the big heater and he's bringing bringing some strikeouts now and keeping the walks limited. So I think folks really want him to be successful. And so he gets a little bit of extra of, but I agree with kind of tempering where this is going to be because it's not a sub three area. Profile slider needs to be better. It's not that great of a pitch. And if I thought that was a really good breaking ball be so in because he could just then have field day with a synchronous slider. If the splitter is gone, but the slider is, it's fine. It's not great. And without that, then I'm not buying in super high. Fair enough. Let's check in on max freed. Remember we talked about him a while ago. And you actually sold me on, hey, there's actually some K rate upside here because he's, he's finally working three pitches. He's now got his season Mark up to twenty two percent. I think at the time that we, we had talked about it was pretty low. It was it was in the teens and I was just like what is this guy? So I've been pretty impressed by what he's been able to do this three nineteen area, one Twenty-one whip there are some very good factors in max. Reads profile. You know, he's not perfect, but he's certainly good is max freed, somebody that you're that you're going with the rest of the I am. He has gone through problems recently as feel for his the last start for example, against the, the nationals was not really there. Max read is is the best way. He's throwing high ish at least both sides of the plate. But then a really low curveball and mixing, and he brings it ninety brings it ninety four from the left. So I was great rates commanded to. And so those two themselves are great, and then he throws in the slider, and that's a good with pitch. And all of a sudden everything is wonderful. The problem is that he hasn't hasn't really gone on that stretch with everything is there, by the way that's lighter over one hundred this qualifies as a money pitch. Seventeen point five percents. Go great forty percent plus zone. Ray Anna forty one percent plus swing. One of these six batting average allow them well as well just as to icing on that cake. But I really do feel that one is curb ball, is there, everything works out, well, and then it's just even better without slider. Some people are worried about this fading, you see the three ninety Sierra seventeen percent home or viable rate three hundred Babs Eighty-one percent base. Honestly, I don't I don't really see that. That's just a product of, of the low strikeout rate right now. I think he's more like a twenty four percent k rate with. Yeah. Offering this three twenty erase ounds. Right. Honestly, I think he better in the whip department. I want to one right now. I honestly think we. Haven't really seen the full gear of max freed yet, when he can go six innings wanted running, six to seven case consistently twenty four percent strikeout rate overs, last eight starts from X free as well. And that even includes a one inning flame out against the dodgers where he was. He was out after long four hits four runs on four hits in a walk, including Homer. So max read has been very good so far this year, and I'm bought in now we check in on Caleb Smith. He jumped all the way up for one fifty thirty three and we've definitely talked about him. Plenty kansas. Yeah. No, no one. No one on him obviously been been talked about quite a bit. So we'll keep this one pretty short here because I don't think we need to continue to dive in, but he's been excellent. And I guess the question is, do you believe in him as a top thirty guy the rest of the way? I mean he's a guy that before the last where everything was just not working, which is national star. I'm willing to throw that one out. Everything are gonna have a bad pretty much every star has been above seven strike. There's just one and it was six against the Phillies. Everything has been it was six six oh, man. He's so good. It's everything. He just has a slider that can do everything is change that works. Well, and then he elevates forcing it's just they're in a great home ballpark. I'm in. I'm so in. Yeah, I, I really am too, and it's, it's hard to find anything that you can't. You don't really like against Caleb Smith, other than stuff like soft factors like team contact right? You know, which okay that's stinks. But there's nothing you can really do about it. You gotta take the strike outs and the good ratios with Caleb Smith and just continue to enjoy it. If you could sell high feel free to, but I don't think there's I wouldn't necessarily seek out trying to get away from because I don't really think there's any. You know, like major innings limit that's gonna come or anything that I need to get away from I just take this late round pick or waiver wire pick-up, depending on the show is your league and just ride it out the full year. And you're pretty much guaranteed a profit no matter what. Right. So all right. Let's move to some of the biggest fallers here, and these are also some guys that we talked a lot about this, actually a lot quicker than than the risers here. But Nick pa- Ventas back. He dropped fifty three to one thirty four and I gave up two runs in the first inning. And I didn't go on Twitter during that wasn't. Wasn't allowed. I'm sure was I'm sure it was all, you know, Nicoletta still sucks. These these the worst, but then he calmed down, and he was fine. You know, he ended up going five it was three runs in the first, but then he ended up going five striking out five in the final four innings on just one hit and two walks. So we'll be in the first any against Saint Louis, but otherwise good is someone. You're back in on no. I think this, this start itself, like I talk about cherry bombs guys that are volatile and really good. And they're gonna be really bad. The fact that Pavetti was one in the start. It self is just so such a great represents. It wasn't just that I ending. Yeah. The fourth anywhere he walked the basis that he didn't. He got to walk to guys essentially on eight pitches, and then the previous one was Matt carpenter. They got the three no line in the Michigan groundout or fly out or something along those lines. But I mean he was just lost fourth any escaped somehow. But this is the story he's never gonna be the person we want. He's going to also beautiful curve ball and follow up with a fast. He fall in love in that moment. And then it just flutters away and this will not change. I mean look, he's going to have three starts in a row. I'm sure at some point that blaze away and everything is fixed. And then it won't, so I, I just don't want to deal with what do you think? Of him. There was an article written at the site about making him a middle a multi middle reliever. Right. That could work because I know that, that's better fit for me. Both haven Velasco's. Right. Yeah, you six six six Sanches, wait. Never mind. Can't do that anymore. Way late. But, but yeah, I mean, I think it could certainly it makes sense that, you know, because there are obviously in the midst of a two three inning relief appearance. He could he could fall apart too. But I think it would allow them to of course, you know, go all out more and just push push that veto to its max and really pare down to two pitches. I kind of liked it. I thought it made some sense. Totally see the fact that I'm trusting him teams as the starter. I'm all for it, though. That's only only, I'm so selfish in this. I don't care about their roles. Are they going to be a good starter as a starter that I want that if they're not then yet? Yeah. Then do whatever you another big dropper here that, if they ran the drafts again, this weekend, he would drop even further as Chris Archer from forty nine to one away. He's been brutal aero Cohen has obviously if you follow him on Twitter, you've been seeing a lot of his chatter about Kris starter, and how he saying its name value only jump off of this train. He's actually archers gotten a lot worse since Ariel really started to kind of bring them up and talk about his issues like since coming back or even before he had to start before he got hurt, and then out eighteen days and then the three starts since you add all those four up, it's nine, sixty eight era and two thirds with just so many crooked numbers. Nineteen hundred runs fifteen walks fourteen strikeouts. Five homers is Archer still hurt. Is he toast what's going on? I mean, this is this is tenable in any form right now as far as I'm concerned, of course you wonder world wonder. In the beginning, the first firstly weeks, had he figured it out to be finally. Get the field. I just hope. And you know, obviously I had a cream up in the ranks lose a guy that just did four strikeouts, three games and only four runs in those time with including seven inning stringer game against the nationals. All right. Maybe we have to be more attention to this, and then it's falling off a little bit against the giants. And then he got hurt against the dodgers. And maybe this is elongated deal h and yes, I'm going back the deal h I'm still I want the back and it's sticking around. Inches. Hangover. So for those that don't when you come back, you don't start guy in the first start back from the DL 'cause he's still hung over from. He's not really back where you used to be. And it's being extended one as it's been six hundred and three hundred thousand the foreign runs and six walks last one against the dodgers. Exactly. That's the scary. Right. I will say this. I don't think anyone really wanted to start him in dodger star, he didn't look good against the Rockies in Pittsburgh, and he didn't look in Zona. So I find it interesting to judge them so harshly for that dodgers one because we should have a fair point because what, what team should have had him like maybe an NL only way rice. Kinda your force into a corner, but other than that any mixer that started him. Oh, yeah. Of course, manage or or to say, like you deserve this or something. But it was one of those. I know I I'm with you, your point. Thanks, a lot of sense to really not count it, so harshly, because it should have never been in the in the obviously, we wanna see baron, the six walks. Like, all right. Just walk. Anybody can such. It's just do what you want. Just just don't walk like six guys. Now, he's has a sinker back and clearly isn't working hopefully can get back in the forcing change of slider and things or okay? I, I will say that some point Archer is going to have a good start. And make us wonder again for me personally, it's funny, I had sixty to start the year then I crept them down closer to forty after this first three starts. And now he's been pushed back like sixty five or seventy or something along those lines. And it's just because, like with pathetic. It's just it's just another headache. Another John gray type of these, I don't know, if I want to deal with the headache and such a headache right now and yeah, I'm gonna have my new June rankings about soon. Probably early next week probably Monday. And. Archer's going to be low planet simple. He's just going to be low. I'm kind of done with this right now. And until I see something to really believe in, I'm not I'm not going to be there. Let's check in quickly on miles Mike list. I remember we talked about tennis. Another one that you sold me on bought in it. Definitely worked out. Well, he had one bad start sense, rebounded, since the bad outing at Texas all's well, and he continues to pitch. Well, so are, are we still rolling with miles, Michael jinxed me, spore? How dare you? What did I do? The first two starts here. You're talking about. Oh man. Make Lhasa's fix and everything. And then he had allowed seven runs into Texas be careful. I'm I know I'm really excited. I put out a sweet after his latest start because that's slider was as good as we've seen all year. He had twenty whiffs in that last start toward nine punch outs against Texas. Atlantic. Great. And I'm I'm so stoked about meek loss right now, again not again, but I will say this a lot. It's one start and we need to see him repeat it. But that fat that's light of a loss. Ity has just improved. It was up to eighty point six eighty point six was last year. All of a sudden this incredible positive pitch before it was eighty six point five. So all of a sudden, see that hard slider again, things, I think are turning up from eagle in that respect. Also, he was pushing ninety five on fascinated law city last time he hadn't touch. And that's something all your maybe one star ninety four point one on April twenty six so really good to see that too. I'm really excited for the next week a loss that was one of the things we hit on with him. Was that, hey, he's not himself tossing, right? He's got it's got some juice to his fastball, and that slider can be really nasty from us. Mike was so you know. Here we are, I still think that you combine them if people are going to still see the eighteen percent strikeout, right? Which is kind of it's basically matching last year now with his strikeout and walk rates. The hit rate is still high nine point one in the home are at one point seven hormone rates really gonna come down, and so I would operate with Michael says, like three seventy five eight pitcher and go from there and I think it could be substantially lower recipes I really think you'd be like a three thirty kinda guy. So go test your market. I'd I'd still be looking to buy next report. Sela goes from sixty four to ninety eight. I mean as born is boring gets it. Seems seemingly whenever he gets fully written off as when he strings off. Four really good ones. Start to buy back against you and I start to push them back up our rankings, and then he falters again to his credit, I will say, we've only seen one outing of more than three earned runs in his last nine and so it is a three twenty one era in that span, but forty three strikeouts. Fifty six innings. He's just so bland, I think is the problem in, you know, he's not really getting that much support on on Boston right now. He's foreign four, what do you do with the rest of the me? And you know what I'm gonna call him? Toby toby. I mean he's not Spiderman, which is the greatest Toby, which is great because he's not that good because that. The greatest Hobie could really push. Right. Exactly. But I know that his other nickname is, of course, the thief, after what he did just Burland her thief. And I am but yeah, he's just going to be that guy. And I understand that he's probably going to get like twelve wins this year. And there's some value to that beyond the Red Sox might even get more than that continues for right now. And the Red Sox, I haven't been winning games. I mean, now they're starting to win more. But you understand that, and yeah, he's, he's going to go through ups and downs. He always, does those if you need volume go for it, and standard twelve teamers, it really depends on your wire and also what your team construct is like if you're searching for two or three guys sure you're gonna go for oh and not take all risks there. But for the most part, cell is going to be like the last guy and eeking move him for, for in the next hot thing that comes up. Yep. I totally agree with that, Nick, that's gonna wrap us up really appreciate come on talking, and we got through quite a few guys in pretty expedient time. Good for us. Get in in the weeds. Sometimes, I mean, I think, you know, both of us together surprised we don't have more three hour powers come what I think what's happened is that Friday's become busy for both of us. So we have a tight schedule now and we have to say, listen, we gotta be tight within an hour. So this definitely works. I did mention I'll be having rankings out the next week and obviously you do. So maybe next week rankings discussion one, perhaps so all link up for that. But great talking with the another fireside chat. Nick how great week was great hanging with you by the fire. Thanks for listening, today's fireside chat with Paul spore, and Nick Pollick. Follow both Paul and Nick on Twitter at spore in pitcher list.

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