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Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hits 661st home run, passing Willie Mays for fifth on career list
"Lead the Rangers forwarded to Albert Pools. Has hit a pair of home runs. He now has six this year. Couple of R B eyes for him.
Fresh update on "willie mays" discussed on Rachel
"Thiss is the Hall of Fame highlight with Reds historian Greg Roads. Eric Davis joined the Reds in 1984 and People said he could be the next Willie Mays. Well, you know how much raw talent a kid has to have when they start comparing you to Willie Mays. But like only own players, Erik needed schooling in the ways of major leaguers the right way to go about the game and a Dave Parker Eric found his mentor. Parker was 33. When Davis came up with the Reg the Cobra, a veteran who had played on championship teams who had MVP awards, who had become the proverbial leader in the clubhouse, and an Eric Dave Parker saw a future superstar who just needed a little tutoring. Parker included Eric in his batting practice group. He advised Eric on his wardrobe even bought him his first big league suit of clothes. He started calling Eric son Parker led Eric drivers pores on ly for short trips, Eric recalled, But still it sent a message and Eric found ways to pay him back. Eric and center field in the aging Parker and right when balls were hit in the gap. Dave would take a couple of steps and then just watches Eric streaked after the ball. Go get it, Sonny and yell. And more often than not, Eric ran it down and Dave would kill him is they ran off the field, son, you're going to make a whole lot of money someday. Eric Davis and Dave Parker, both Reds Hall of Famers, Come on in and see their plaques..
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Know, guys like Willie Mays at an Alabama high gear Alabama. They weren't They were not men of Means s O. Anyway, Desmond. Also he's into stuff about being violation in high school. He claims that his team Would chant white power before they took the field. Oh, my God. Where was this in Florida? What do you know what I mean? Dude, I hate hearing that. I know it's all about anyways. Finally, with a pregnant wife and four young Children have lots of questions. Moments where I need to be right now. Okay? Says home for my wife home to help home to guide home to answer my older boys. Three questions about Corona virus and civil rights and life. Wow, to be there. Dad signed Ian, Desmond Ian Desmond Going deep man. Well, I mean, this is I mean, I think everything he said, is valid and everything. He said, you know, should be looked at Coke's good player to He's hurt the Giants on the number. I was in the middle of a sentence right now to the Waterboy said. I don't want to, like, be happy. The guys were deciding. This is unsafe. But all these games drop it out. You know, we had Mike like he was a D back with, you know in Desmet was Iraqi. I'm not hurting bye bye dudes in lineups another team, saying, I'm not going to play ball this year was a tough out. He's got out. He plays everywhere. Yeah, Yeah, He was a player. I'd like, See the Giants get but then get him. But anyway, here's Jeff passing on the fear of this Corona virus, Positive testing the fear among those in baseball who are you know the most bearish about this? Let's put it that way is that you've got people coming in from all around the world or Florida or Arizona or Texas or California who are going to be bringing infection with him. You've got guys sitting on planes together who have one person coughs in the air against research. Lated Who knows what that's going to end up like these air Worst case scenarios thes air doomsday scenarios, But they're also somewhat realistic scenarios. And they're things that people in baseball are dealing with right now, before players get to spring training, and before that first set of intake tests that are going to be taking place, and they're really give baseball a picture of just how many people in the sport are infected now and have been infected in the past. Yeah. There you go, man, So we'll.
Fresh update on "willie mays" discussed on New Yorker Radio Hour
"When I was an intern at the Washington Post, I was sent off to do a feature story on a writer who might always loved and still do. His name is Roger Angell. Rogers to baseball, writing what Willie Mays was to baseball playing fleet elegant and everyday player who never fails to astonish you, which is why he was elected as a writer to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. At the New Yorker, Roger Angel is nothing short of royalty. He's been publishing in the magazine since the Second World War. His mother was Katherine White, the magazine's fiction editor. And one day Roger would take her chair. Editing the likes of John Updike and Beatty and William Trevor. 20 years ago, I sat with Roger one night in the left field seats of Shea Stadium, eating popcorn, drinking beer and biting my nails. It was a glorious night. Yankees Mets. A subway series. It was Game five. And as it turned out the clincher for the Yankees and in the locker room afterward, awash in champagne, the Yankee manager Joe Torry, greeted Roger As a visiting eminence appear. We left the locker room soaked in Dom Perignon. Now I'd like us to lift a glass to celebrate Roger Angel one more time. Pretend you've got some bubbly at home because he's turning 100. Roger joined me on the radio hour a few years ago, and he was just 95 at the time and a collection of his work called This old man. All in pieces had just been published. Roger. You practice non fiction as it were by night. And fiction By day For years and years. You were fiction editor of The New Yorker. To this day, you read short stories for us and in the fiction department. Is this bred in the bone with you? I think I think some of our listeners will know that your mother really had singular responsibility for introducing serious fiction to the New Yorker, Catherine White. And you must have grown up. A hearing about this process going this process. Mind my stepfather was e B white, who is baby white and running for the magazine every week, and my mother and stepfather is house was full of galleys and pencils and race or rubbings and And conversation about the magazine and about Harold Rustin and about the writers of the day and sure, I paid close attention. But I wasn't planning to be a New Yorker editor or to be a New Yorker writer planning, wasn't it? I was hoping to be maybe a boy natural herpetologist at first. First name, but I didn't pay attention. Tell me about this old man By Roger Angel. All in pieces is Roger this old man. Roger Angel on pieces. Well, I'm a little tired of the show from the title already. But tell me about the book itself. You've got in here some obituaries that were published in the New Yorker Online. You've got, um, a couple of long sustained essays. Some baseball writing well. I wrote the piece this old man Ah! I started the piece in 2013. I think light late in the year on DH, I think have you long about February? Something like that came as a complete surprise to me just plopped it on my desk and I wrote it on different pieces didn't quite know what I was doing, and it was about Physical ability, and it starts off with a description of my my arthritic hands. And which would you say the tips of your fingers look like they've been the subject of torture by the five point my forefinger at you like a pistol and fired in for your nose. I hit you in the knee but describe some some of them or everyday abilities of age. And ah I didn't quite know what I was doing. But I knew that loss was at the middle of this that I had lost my wife of 48 years I lost a daughter on DH Ah Belova Dog of carols and mine. Went out the fifth floor window in the middle of a panic was jumped out the window, the fifth floor and was killed. Losses for people My age are common. Let her see wonderful poet, lost his son and wrote a great book about last year. And he says that anybody over the age of 65 as the £100 bag of cement of loss on his shoulders, so I don't know how to touch on these subjects. I don't know if I wanted to even And I did so actually, through the loss of the dog. I described the death of Harry's his dog and then threw in Carolina. Well, we couldn't get over waiting for him. And he lay in our bathroom between us on the floor next to the next back and forth, and I said, We're also weeping for my daughter. Callie, who committed suicide or coffee is earlier. And events that would know he couldn't just get our minds around in any way, but it was for both. But I don't want to dwell on this. I don't want to make much of this because everybody's experienced loss and There are many changes of moves of this piece. I patched the thing together and I love some of the satyr paragraphs that are hard to take, often followed by a joke or a lighter moment. There's some actual jokes in there. Is OK, because I like to take shows. I count on sharks myself. I'm known to tell jokes, and and there's also the opposite of loss. There's new love. Yes, and this was happening..
"willie mays" Discussed on KTOK
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"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Four Willie Mays plaza tickets furnished by the San Francisco giants opening day is here in San Francisco on Friday April third giants Dodgers greatest rivalry in baseball opening day is a San Francisco tradition don't miss out get tickets at SF giants dot com what about been doing during the break I have been going down a Dennis oil can Boyd wikipedia warm hole I forgot that Dennis oil can Boyd like Victor okay enough to the extent that he would do it before games well on may eleventh nineteen eighty six prior to a game in Oakland checks out boys smoke crack before taking the mound to say how he did that day what look it up oculus is look up those in his twenty twelve autobiography Boyd admitted to extensive use of cocaine games are intact okay thank you very much G. Musburger the boy admitted further further minute extensive use of cocaine and crack while he was playing in the major leagues and said he was often under the influence of the drug us while pitching the eighties manners while I'm under the influence of Hey Hey Hey I'm under the influence of picking a pickle as we're doing this segment I could tell you change hands thank you David and thank you to merry and it's amazing how many people can fit in the control room at one time saver brother some real tight just a piece of brisket just a little bit Sturgis there's plenty there there were some you know I I always love listening to to curse perspective because I just feel like he doesn't give you she asked the cliche Pat answer he is asked a question he thinks about it and you feel like you're getting like kind of like his organic cancer like the same answer you'd get if you just ask them a question that he didn't know was common at another time and when he was asked about you know this in the weirdness of the of the whole corona virus and and being a basketball coach and coaching in in an arena that's partly filled in a lot of people are afraid and there's a lot of concerns I just thought he was very honest in and how he kind of described it to saying you know kind of like this is unchartered territory and none of us really know where this is going and you know it's it's a first time experience to be a fan of the NBA game where this is the backdrop and this the first time he's ever gone through as a coach and so because I were gonna all going through it even in our different roles at the same time and I just thought it was great to hear him kind of say that instead of having to some saying cliche or some point it's just not him and just kind of one of the reasons I appreciate Steve he he thinks about it give your thoughtful answer and it's always somewhat you know very from the heart I don't even know if you have a cliche when it comes to this you know there is a cliche when it comes to selling noon yeah yeah I'm not even sure what it would be I just want to ask him if he thinks you know throughout this whole thing without fans do you think that will that'll be beneficial to the underdog to favorite I'm not sure I think everyone's looking for an edge I I've tried to help people out how long those lines were not along those lines lines of pun intended Hey I what I want to know is no fans we are going to be able even though they're gonna keep the normal atmosphere with music during game play and whatever you're still going to be able to hear more as a television viewing audiences we all will be going to be able to hear more with no fans in the arena then you would with fans in the arena she got a call back this does he if he feels the need whether he wants to do it to to get his team kind of pumped up or he's genuinely mad at the officials in the officiating does Steve go full barrel Scottish Steve break a clipboard knowing that every word is going to be able to be heard but everybody watching on television in the buffer zone is no longer there if we could read lips we can't hear when you can hear it this you really give it to him if he feels and that's the necessity you mother I see when I get a T. there literally everybody heard me call you a horse's rear end yeah you know he did go to summer league his first year with the wars he could summer league in Vegas and not a lot of head coaches even if it's a error first go around coach summer league but he wanted to because it is a first time head coach and he wanted to get used to the rhythm of the game calling the plays time outs ATO's all that kind of stuff but there were fans their their fan and in fact there's way too many fans for my taste it is summer league game is like what do people do when you're in Vegas go do something there shows you can gamble there's great restaurants and you're watching the damn summer league game they're paying money like twenty Bucks still what summer league games or more yeah which it still boggles the the mind for me who played in summer league and now the it what it's become in Vegas is just wow Hey there it's it's hard to hard to imagine but again I'll go back to what is said to start the show I don't think anybody knows what to expect here how could you know what to expect when when something happens for the first time you have no idea yeah no reference point there's nothing there it's so look again I'll be there and I'm as interested as anybody I wish it didn't happen I wish you didn't have to have to happen but being that it is going to happen I'm I'm fascinated by what it's going to be like are you gonna change you can change at all because I've I've listen to broadcast and to the culture when you might be sitting closer to the floor then yeah I think I probably will yeah it's a color shirt I try to be somewhat professional that's because people are not but Tom you say things occasionally on the broadcast that I know Tim pretty well he cracks up pretty hard I mean are you gonna do you gonna what are you gonna try to tone down the humor so one of the players are laughable if you make the players laugh in the middle again without feel good about myself I will yeah I got I got a chuckle out of the players ever to hit the good when I use that one again marquise crazy dog that I don't know let god is do what I do that's all I can do but it will be again it's gonna be bizarre it's bizarre world the and I think we probably will sit down low because usually were up top because there's not enough room down low or they'll be plenty room tomorrow I mean I I could check out I told him I'm going to do is put on a mobile headset does move around a bit like Bob euchre moved over here I'll be there I'll be everywhere get all the angles call in the game and so I mean again it feels weird not because it just because we're doing it we're the first ones to do it that is the first game in the NBA to be played without fans and I don't know when the Max starts a measure in the big west starts I just read on Twitter that the big ten starting tomorrow is going to have no fans I don't know if they're gonna do in the pac twelve different figures Vegas with the Vegas will kill any virus they gave already have several so yeah exactly that I could do this Vegas you kidding me everybody should be dead already weird we we will be fine which Vegas would give this a we killer we need people's money they trust me so I don't know what's going to happen a I I my guess is by it wouldn't surprise me if the pac twelve phone line it's a big and does it now that is in the mac that is in the big west that's the big ten and they're doing it so with the ACC do it well the SEC do it big Jeez and with a big he's still would look if there if if this upon line I don't care if it's a Vegas and not the pac twelve and a half to do it because everybody else is is doing it L. at the the mother of all tournaments has done at the NC double a tournament has done it for men and for women as I mentioned there are some teams there is a arsenal in the premier league they're gonna cancel game for two weeks I gave the word we're done so I don't know where it's gonna be where it's going to end what does it do that but doesn't believe the baseball season which is a little more than two weeks away my guess would be yes the we're gonna see baseball games played without without fan so it's just it it again we've never experienced anything like this with experience or lack of fan support but not knoll fan support as in zero fan support and it would be different if you're playing in a gym you're not you're playing in an arena or you're playing in a stadium they give you had no fans down in Tempe down in Scottsdale okay maybe a little weird but now you're talking about stadiums that hold fifty grand was digestible Dodgers stadium look like I mean this is like us yeah massive facility that has nobody so again no one's gonna know until it happens and it's going to be it will be a little more weird that Martin to be that first game and I'll be doing the the first Gillis I think I will be unless someone calls as of yet we don't need you know don't really central personal time you are you are to us you're singing at that because I I want to see somebody I want to see Eric paschal cracking up at the foul line Kathy what I can do I'm trying to check in that'll be my goal I I what I'm about to say with no joy we know glee I'm just pointing out a fact on that you will be a part of history you're gonna be the first one of the first people to broadcast an NBA game where there were no fans but I mean you're gonna be part of a trivia question you'll be doing interviews process for the next twenty five years that's that's that's bananas with us will raise them to be on my tombstone in April I'm getting cremated I won't have a tombstone if you say it's not it's the I'll I'll put a post it note on there and remind people of that fact malls are shot in the third quarter next he came on KNBR one oh four five nine.
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"And the unpopular could still. I think it was I. I remember the scene vividly. He actually was walking off complaining and he got ejected. I was selected. Okay how what happened? Well Yeah I've ever younger up so these guys they've got that earpiece in and you really don't notice the timing on it because timing's pretty good to come from up in the press box down an fire so you don't really notice. A lack of timing and the pitch was almost balanced part. Here's strike you all strike. The hitter turns argues with them apart. Point of the press box saw nene ended up at checked out of the game guy was so upset And and when you look at that replay even though the ball spouse there was a little portion of the bullet might come across that line. And that's going on so I always tell the story crew cal I got much. Starting Soon I came up and so the California the first year and call. Pitch dug-out screaming at call. The pinch was up a little bit. They screamed they lowered it a little bit cold one low the teams yellen and when they stopped yelling. That was my strikes. See I trust that more than any technology of today. Well like I say these guys do a great job. I'm old school. I I still put the cameras tapes on all the time because I love much in the history of the game and All school I'm not a real fan of stuff that's going on. I think the batter was giants prospect. Jacob Hayward Yeah because I remember watching him down in the bullpen and I think Steve Costea was down there and I'm watching him and he stayed in the bullpen. He's not took them a long time to leave the Dugout user meeting which I got upset with the apart scream out getting them out there and start watching it in the bullpen from the press. Box over talking stick and the guy is still sitting in thought. You get one more objection. I got out of my seat. I went down to the bullpen. And you know all those young pitchers in the boy of applied. Us supplies sees me come a nice guy. He said he just left. I want to just one more. That's pretty good now. These are wonderful stories but one thing I didn't ask about is your childhood is a giants. Fan who you talked about maze. But what other giants were your guys? And and how often did you go out to the stick? Oh and and what games do you remember? I mean nine hundred and sixty two obviously was hours. That was the year when the giants lost to the Yankees in seven games. Yeah my dad took mainly game seven and I remember. He wasn't a smoke cigars down. Everybody was smoking cigarettes at the. He's walking around nervous wreck but You Know Mickey Mantle Yogi Berra and all those guys and stuff so was pretty exciting for me and I never really hit that ball. I doubt I remember jumping on the field after the game. I wanted to get up close and see what these you don't worry about. That was that was great but I mean growing up. I mean me Kirkland Felipe earlier mccovey I mean you know it's funny because I- mccovey Fan Willie's than I ended up calling pitchers on them. You know it's funny. You think these guys are so much older than this and all of a sudden a gap and you probably you probably powered Barry Bonds in new -pired bobby bonds now. Many speaking of game. Seven and sixty two mays at that double the right field. It was a soggy field. It had run Roger. Maris's the right fielder. Mattia LOU IS ON I. He goes to third. Willie gets a double. That's two outs. In the night. The giants are down one. Nothing mccovey comes up and lines to bobby. Richardson game overseers over but Willie says to this day. If he were the runner rather than the hitter he was score. He would not have just gone to thirty. He would've blown right by the third base coach and scored. Absolutely you were there. Would he have scored? Yes or no I say I I say yeah I mean not remember that moment but there were so many times our studies one of the greatest baserunners I've ever seen. Willie didn't look at a coach. Willy willies always watch runs. His eyes were on the ball and it didn't eat it. Breaks stride and he cash. We just got a foul ball. Scott to the computer had smoked the booth right next to ours. Really got Miami busted or computer to monitor anyway but like I said we'll take basis when no other player just one. That's basically the age old question. What's the best tool? I mean you series. What is better than the next there? What what does the best he can say? What is it Willie? I think about apartment stuff and I thought about watching some of these great players and they were always a step ahead. What am I gonNa do with this throw or whatever and I thought that when I heard I would try to think ahead of the place. I would be in a position or was able to get to a position. Well so they're still trying to fix this monitor but your father wants more before he scouted and signed Willie mays. He played shortstop for the Indian SPEC in the twenties and thirties. Now he came across babe. Ruth ty COBB. I mean really. Yeah your father played in gains in Babe. Ruth was barreling into him at second. Base tire spikes high at second base. Yeah Yeah Oh my God. I Look Retro Sheet on poet. Small box scores and look at those Yankee things on my dad's McKay with they stop at one of my dad's he he didn't tell a lot of stories and stuff you know. I wish we rely about. Ask THEM A lot more questions. But why number one story talked about. Babe. Ruth came in and took him out at second base sheets and and carry my dad off in a stretch and so after the game. My Dad's late in the trainer's room and incomes Babe Ruth. Since how you don't kid might. That's that was one of the greatest moments of his career. I mean because they look theft. Babe Babe Ruth was just such an idol to all those guys. My Dad used to tell me that when the Yankees when they were playing the Yankees and they were taking batting practice. The team's never left. It was kind of like a McGuire deal fans will come to watch batting practice with teams leave when they was hidden and stuff and I remember telling that story McGuire because he was getting a little frustrated in ninety. Eight opposite. Out Watchmen Washer I to watch. Because it was unbelievable what he was and so I told him that. Story About Myse- Marcus enjoy that I said because I'll give you the story of Babe Ruth. My Dad my dad had sit on the teams would come. And that's an honor your so. So he played against. Ruth and sign maze. With how could he do better than that? How do you follow up? Hey consign me because you you played some ball. I couldn't hit the curve ball. How how how good was your dad? How what kind of Ballplayer was he? I think he yeah. He was a lot of speed You know good field shortstop I think he held the record for longtime for most putouts. Something in a game. You know really only big lakes for four years when it was a pretty good players back then so. I always thought so. That's something just to get up there. It's an amazing story. Ill that he. He managed in the minor lakes and then scout from Boston. I and another guy that he signed was Mel Parnell. Pretty good so so went from your your father to you and by the way one of your two sons and I remember writing. The story played with Ricky Henderson. Not In the big leagues but with the San Diego Surf. Dogs and independent baseball. And Willie. I mean ricky in his forties just didn't stop playing no and one of his teams would San DIEGO SURF. Dogs and your son played with them. Yeah Terry Kennedy. Was the man against Terry any side at pepperdine with the dodgers and when he was a pepper nine. Hebrew roommates buddies Noah lowry and Danny Haran were roommates and so when he signed with the dodgers Kennedy was Working with the dodgers at that time so when he got red what address any minor leagues with the Rockies and then after being released. I think you'd better weather in entertaining in flora and Kennedy wanted a month's team so we invite him down San Diego and rookie. Who you're scrape the kids. Yeah I mean he he he absolutely loved it to this day. I recently spoke with them. How much he enjoyed. He enjoyed that as much as playing in the big leagues because it was like his childhood. That's that's basically you? You don't play for the money wasn't a business. You play for the love of the game and you know what I see overnight with a look at them on amid still put him out there and yet he would. I always always used to tell them. I said Ricky. You're GonNa Miss Your Hall of fame. Induction. 'cause YOU'RE GONNA have a game. You're ricky story where we're at New York Ricky's up. The bad is what the mets then and I called a strike one on becky steps out of the box and says he doesn't think that strike reassert strike and took up mass strikes back in the box talking to third. I either third person with ridden. That's precious I could go on and on but Eddie you got to write a book. And that's what they say. Well thank thanks so much. This was an extreme pleasure to go over a roots in the game. Your father. Your son. three generation of MONTAGUES. Congratulations on a wonderful rear entry. Thank you for listening to this. Episode OF GIANTS SPLASH Henry. So men and I will continue providing podcasts throughout spring training and into the season the giants splash is a production of the San Francisco. Chronicle support the splash and all of the chronicles great journalism by signing up for a chronicle membership at SF chronicle dot com slash pod..
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Dressing these locker and stuff and you know you that high pitched voice. I spend each. It's up and he pulled a brand new club out of his locker with Reuter Glove and gave me and I was like I was which do William as well. This is another story so my way and this is one of the box until this story that on my way home from seals stadium. Slow exciting stuff. I'm like waving the glove out the window. This really base. That's that I get home at. We're halfway hold on. My Dad said well he says you're left handed and your brother. Jerry's right handed my brother. Jerry was a good ballplayer and then I ended up with my younger brother ended up giving him the glove and I think that love got picked off at the playground within a month and Yeah yeah that's the saddest thing have but all these years later and we're watching the angels the giants in Press Booth at Scottsdale Stadium. Here it just a couple of hours ago within the clubhouse in you sat right next to Willie mays the man that you idolizes a kid the man who gave you a glove and fifty eight the man. Your Dad's signed in Nineteen Fifteen. And what a world you're still his buddy. I still yeah you know I still. I like listening to the stories. Well he's always been great but not only myself but my brother's a family whenever around he's always you know Just great that send I tell you a funny story vendor at Candlestick Park One day. At least the hitchhike all over the city and into the river and stuff and hitchhike on. I'm GonNa tell my parents at that time but I got dropped off in third and towels when. I'm walking to the Ballpark area. There at that time and I must have looked at a place because all of a sudden this Cadillac pulls over and offers me a ride. I look in and it's Willie. Mays who had no idea why was but just knew. This is a kid. Walk into the BALLPARK. Probably works out there and I understood that he did that number times and when I opened the door I've got well he said I'm Eddie of you all your Eddie's boy and stuff and when you say walked to the Ballpark you meant candlestick park. You didn't mean that other one right there on third kin. No candlestick yeah. That's what I'm saying. That's a long walk from third down to ten trying to hitch. But that's okay so what we all these great highlights I recited what about a lone light. I mean there must have been times that the motions just maybe just overwhelmed the moment and got you an empire unit player nose to nose back back in those days. It was real baseball right because you could argue. You wouldn't get ejected oftentimes but now. You can't say much at all because once. Ya Plays reviewed it's Gospel. You can't go back stiff. Otherwise you're tossed. Yeah and I liked it back. You had your arguments and stuff and I remember Bobby Cox we. We'd go nose to nose and stuff and and said the bobby's type of guy I talked about it Atlanta and we parked in the parking lot. The players parking lot there and we'd be nose-to-nose he's gone and screaming and yelling and but I always said if I see him in the parking lot and I had a flat tire that night. He helped me change higher. That's how bobby was you know. These are two famer. Yeah there were a lot of times. You know the arguments I've ever time in L. A. and I tossed vern rapp was a manager of the cardinals and I tossed him out. Ballgame for arguing balls and strikes in the dugout. I got his coach. Sonny Roberto and then Lou. Brock came up to bat and he was going to jump on the bandwagon. I call the pitch down the middle of play the strike a new step out. You know to show me up to get back in the box. He didn't get back in the box. I says pitched the ball through the nets pinch strike too. He wasn't even in the box. And then the next pitch. I tossed him him out in the game. Remember those three guys in one game and I remember after the game. I came in the dressing room. They're dodger stadium. I get the phone rings from his Cell Phone Sur- phone rings. There was Giacomo calling me. Go wait a kid. That was awesome. That's wonderful another great story. I recall if drew Jose Cardenal. Now you ran him like twice in one day three times in two days right. This is fantastic. Yeah Yeah well I can count the second one so it was at first base where I think Zia Palm Springs are used drive down there for spring training okay. Cardinal rounded first base wanted to second base but he missed her space by three feet and he got the second basically standing there and They appealed to I and I called him out and he said a few choice words that I throw them out at so argument soon and he goes to the dugout and in those days and I don't think they do it anymore but pitchers when they finished the game or player they go run in the outfield. Do their laps. The Games go on so Carnell because the dugout said. He's out in the outfield. During running this lapse so I stopped the game and I said I said Herman Francis Imagine Saharan. Hit Him off the field. We're not starting a game and Herbert goes eight Kenny. Can you run? I said hey can run all the way to the bucks and I said it so loud. The crowd got a kick out so the following day. A triple A. Jim Quick and rather CNN big on par through just working three men and we're standing before the game outside the locker room and the cubs Oklahoma steer buying Harthill came up the runway and he spit till quicken best us. But I went in and told the crew chief on the satellite say Ryan. We get out there. You GotTa don't let him in the game. He's dumb and Rani said you can't do that. He's not waiting today so we got out of the home plate. Luciano took the lineup cards. Some peanuts lowery and looked at me. Let me see your lineup parts. The delighted person was quote. Cornell's name and give me your pen and across Carnell in the lineup and we heard Franks came out told him the story and Herman was fine with with what happening. That's great so I guess I was three times. I might be a record. Yeah we'll have more of our conversation with Eddie Montague right after this. Hello Heather Knight. Hello Peter Hart Lob you may have heard from the east coast media and even the White House that San Francisco has literally become a toilet and we completely disagree. The big event podcast is becoming total. Sf and we're going to highlight what still great about San Francisco will interview colorful characters share history pay tribute to our favorite. Sf movies and just have fun. Listen for the cable. Car Bell Total. Sf wherever you get your podcasts. The mets and red SOx game the grinder to Buckner the. Weren't you the right field on fire? What happened to the ball? Well so I was in right field. John kindles working first base. And you'd figure in the game's over here Pinson. The play and Millie went down the field that I think he peaked yet. I'm not sure but looking was pretty quick and you know what I'm not sure whether or not the ball through his legs and then So that was game six and Marty Barrett second baseman started. Come over and get the ball. Game was over now run sport. I said I got it already. So I picked up the ball and took an address from I put a little mark on it and the next day got rained out and for game seven. Come back the ball pocket. And the mets come back and win game so after the game I remember Johnny McNamara was one of the first guys are locker room. You came in a nicer and stuff you know. That stuff happens but Then Arthur Richmond. Who worked for years with the mets and then also went on to the Yankees wonderful man so he came in. I said already. I said I've got something for you. I said this is the ball that wanted for you. This is the ball at went through buckner slake slob and eat him. WanNa take it all right so you worked for them in Columbus you deserve more than I do so keep them up so he took the ball and about a year later he called an ASS. Suze that ball. He says we're thinking of action. Offer charities outcasts and he had no problem free probably had about five six thousand dollars. It's my wife and Hopper Hawaii watching. Espn at morning. And they said record dollar amount for baseball went for maybe three thousand dollars and that was the ball and Charlie Sheen the actor Bonnet Charlie Sheen. Wow No regrets. No that'd be in my addict just pfleger industrial since that I think ball sold over again so last time zones half a million dollars so if you if we move onto the modern game again you know the strike zone with. What can you say what? What are the developments with the Automated Strike Zone? We now we have the newer technology the Hawkeye rather than track man but It seems like it's coming And maybe the umpires going appreciate this. But the rubble empires. The technology is so advanced that there's part of the game that doesn't ever want that human element to change but there's another part of the game that says well maybe the computers in the technology and the Hawkeye A system could could even get more right than the cars are getting it right and the UMPIRES. Get it right. Ninety nine percent of the time. They're well over. Ninety almost ninety eight percent recommend you know behind the plate and on the basis. It's about the same there. Percentet`y you know being a supervisor. I got to watch this and I have to review all the plays all the time and it's amazing like I tell them Mike ever supervising. I've been doing this night. Here's the supervisor and you know the last couple of years I can't remember play being missed. That was really outrageous. Maybe one or two OL Southerners Bang Bang. I was put down report super slow as a super slow flight. tells these guys they get down to the dubs because they all want to get everything right and it's how we work. We work like that. You don't want to miss anything and just you can't beat the camera you can't beat that guy slide into second base and coming off a half an inch and they're going to keep the tag on right. That's not what it was. What's meant to be but you know what they're dealing with and replay. If they see that being changed I think the person they're okay with replaying. I don't know about the new system. We're talking about automated strike so we we did that down and fall this year and impress me so much and there was some batters and we saw some video of the replace where it was definitely not a strike but it was called the strife right and there were arguments.
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"Hello and welcome to the giant splash. I'm John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle and we welcome Special Guest Eddie Montague to the podcast. Montague is a longtime pyre. Who's now an empire supervisor? And we talk about the possibility of a robo up in the majors. Some recent significant umpire hires and his baseball roots. His Dad played in the majors. I Babe Ruth. Anti calm and as a scout he signed a kid from the Birmingham black barons named Willie mays. So we're with Eddie monarchy and Eddie one of the most decorated umpires. I think in history who has great roots In the bay area in San Francisco to the giants and even to Willie mays. And let's get this right out there. Eddie your father also named any Montague Was a scam. The giants back in the nineteen forties the end. He visited a Birmingham one day to check out a kid named Alonzo. Perry who played in the Negro Leagues for the Birmingham. Blackburn's what happened with Alonzo. Perry and your father. And that's couty mission well. The giants sent him down. The Look. Look at Alonzo the power base when I believe in. My Dad liked them a lot but he saw this young kid and I think Willie was only like sixteen. Lee always played with older older fellas and and he saw this kid and he just caught his eye right away with his screen instincts. Power His arm everything about a man so My Dad kind of forgot about Alonzo and after Willie is an amazing story. An city with Eddie Montague the longtime umpire he umpired in the in the major leagues from Nineteen. Seventy six to nineteen ninety nine. A San Francisco native grew up in Daly City. You have two thousand nine two thousand nine right and now is enough supervisor and you could see him in the press box at all giant home games for the most part sometimes over the as mostly in San Francisco and you know that there's been some news lately on the Umpires Front We've had some retirements. Jeff Kellogg Dana. Demuth Cedar Strong Everett in four guys for longstanding fell type. Two of them Everett and Kellogg believed to be empire supervisor. Yes yeah now also in the news. Perwin Danley. Who I went to school with at San Diego State and played with Tony Gwynn. He was an outfielder. Steve Sales those three guys by the way played in the same outfield at San Diego State all reached the Big Leagues Tony as a ballplayer. Cronin daily has no partner. Steve Sales as a trend with the Oakland A.'s okay. I didn't know that three paths to the major leagues. Three different ways. Tony Gwynn's too. And they all play in the same outfield back in the late seventies early eighties but anyway Kirwin Danley has been promoted to true chief as has Alfonso Marquez. Now What's interesting? Their historic and wonderful. Is that Dan? Lee is the first African American crew chief and Marquez is the first Latin American true chief. What does that mean to you Eddie? Wit and what an inspiration for for kids. Who See these guys in the elevator roles? Yeah well you know I work with Kirwin plenty. I came up and terrific you know. He's got great instincts. Whose BASEBALL ALL AMERICAN DOWN. There said he wants an undrafted. All American yeah. Yeah and he you know he's got great instincts and he's he's taken the role the last couple of years filling in as a crew chief and has shown a great job you know. He's very passionate about what he does. And so I think he's going to be an excellent courage yet it it. It's it's great to see you know like anything else is. Why wasn't this done a long time ago but anyway it is progress now You had some wonderful history as an apart- now everybody envisions empires as the four guys. Who have no friends out there except for themselves? Yeah but your history is amazing. I mean when I go down the list you were there when Pete rose past ty Cobb on the all time hits list you were there. When Barry Bonds hit a seventy I seventy second seventy third home. Run in that final series. Giants dodgers at at the Ballpark in one. You're there for Lou Brock's three thousand. You were there when Kirby Puckett hit that home. Run in the ninety one series. And you're there when when when Wilkie Wilson it that little roller up the line and bill buckner didn't feel too cleanly but some amazing stuff. Food highlight as a as an art. Like your most memorable game good or bad while I think. I think you know when you think back the Pete Rose thing always stuck in my head of that one night and I can see it like I was there today and and it was at certain times a night when the sky was just beautiful sunset and goodyear blimp overhead the flash bulbs or flashing and the Heat's versus bat. That's when he broke the record you know. Hit a line drive to left field and I remember The game stopped little. Came out and son. Tommy ells first base coach and Steve Garvey and I just stood back there in watch and it was really emotional especially when he came out and hugged his dad and stuff like that little turnaround Garvey and so it was great. It was great moment in past tightened up and my dad played against all my dad. My Dad played for Cleveland. So I thought that was one of the highlights that I was a part of it it was. It was the reds Padron. Steve Garvey in those pictures because he was the padres first baseman that year there shall through the Bitch and actually sat on the mound which criticized for yeah later during the ceremony. But that's another story What what about your you grew up a giants fan right. You're born in San Francisco. You grew up in Daly city and your your father raised you. You Seal Stadium Right. You were there the first couple years when the giants were there. I am before. Yeah I've been all three openers opening date. David Seals Stadium. My Dad took me opening the candlestick park and then I opened up behind home plate as higher for the new ballpark. So yeah so it was pretty lucky to have all that stuff happened and But I've never seen stadium.
Lone Voter Who Left Derek Jeter off Hall of Fame Ballot Keeps Vote Private
"Was that baseball writer who chose not to put Jerry cheater onto a hall of fame ballot there's more from CBS news correspondent but Michigan the baseball writers association of America released the balance of three hundred fifteen hall of fame voters Tuesday all included Derek Jeter's name so the one hall of fame voter out of three hundred ninety seven who kept Jeter off the ballot and kept him from being a unanimous pick like his former teammate Marianna Rivera last year has chosen to remain anonymous Yankee fans were incensed that Jeter wasn't also unanimous pick but he's in good company some other hall of Famers not named on every ballot Hank Aaron Willie Mays and Babe Ruth not too shabby
"willie mays" Discussed on Giants Splash
"You need a closer or are you. Open to rotating that position or even used in your best best reliever in a higher leverage seventh or eighth inning situation where we'd see a stereotypical closer into twenty twenty twenty things a little too early to tell John I mean I think we want to see see what our our roster looks like heading into spring training. I think we've got a lot of possibilities right now. For the sixth through the ninth and we'll look to be creative to to find the best fits for each situation now do von seems to be a a real wildcard linear. He was really impressive. toward the end of last season at Ed both short and second but he so athletic he could do a lot of things that I was the outfield particular Centerfield do see him roaming around the diamond or is he the in the mix at second base with the Solano and the newcomer Gilmer Sanchez. We see it as we see opportunities for playing time as as merit based so We see Yohmor and we see DEVAN. We see Solano. No no as competing for playing time. We see some openings in the outfield and so for that reason we're excited about let's see what do bond can do in the outfield as well and these are conversations that we'll continue to have with with all players. Are you looking For the second baseman to be more defensive minded or more hitting minded because Sanchez comes as a raining. Gold Glover From the white sox where he was wonderful on defense but maybe provide the pop that you might be looking for with this lineup. We're excited about Sanchez's Sanchez's Defense contributions and he's also put in quite a bit of time with with Justin belief. One of our major league coaches Spent a good deal of time with him. This past offseason working through swing adjustments Those swing adjustments Yohmor has been pretty committed to and we're excited to see what those changes producing spring training and in the regular season. Speaking of the new coaches have they at all met with or at least spoken with all the veterans. Including you know buster Posey in Crawford and belt and Longoria. Here's been a lot of work done so far John so Longoria and Crawford both have spent time with our hitting roof in the cage in Scottsdale Buster and some Marjo have both been here in San Francisco had an opportunity to talk to both of those guys. They're both working really hard into to put their bodies and their minds in the right position to have success in in twenty twenty But all of our coaches are making consistent contact with with our players That's that's true for me as well. Some really good conversations with with our players already. Pablo Sandoval is a giant again. Yes or at least he will be resuming. His Rehab with the giants opening day. Seems Unlikely I don't know maybe I'm wrong. But he's A. He's a bit ahead of schedule. But I think opening day is is certainly certainly ambitious given the circumstances right you met with him in Miami off season did that Lead to the signing here or was that the introductory Conversation you had and would you expect from him. It wasn't for sure that he was gonna be back but he does as Bruce Bochy said many times provide a lot of personality in leadership and Enjoy those sure so Collaboration always leads to the signing of players As far as Pablo's lows impact on on the clubhouse I don't think it can be discounted. It's a it's a big thing. He's he keeps the mood life. He knows how to to inspire his teammates and have been example of that. When I went out to Miami and I sat down with Suarez Anderson and Pablo Pablo double had a a really mature perspective on how to handle that conversation he knew when the right time was for to take control of the conversation but he also also knew when to tee up Anderson and Suarez so that I was able to get to know the three of them together at the same time? He's just he's a mature but also very lighthearted joy filled athlete. And then I'll say this as when we came in with the phillies Pablo. Oh was dangerous coming off the bench swing and a good bat and he. We always had to account for the possibility that he was gonNA come up in a big situation and and we knew that he was going to be a grind of a plate appearance. And so yeah I mean He. He had a good year last year with the BAT. And I'm excited for for him. When he's fully healthy he would that be made with Epi June July? Would that be August. Do we know. I don't think we have an exact timeline yet I've I've seen videos of Pablo. He's he shares awesome and he's excited about his progress so he's throwing fairly aggressively at this point And obviously he shared some videos. Swing swing looks good. Looks in good shape. You mentioned Anderson is one of the three met in Miami. Which Anderson was the Sean John Anderson? Okay in Tyler will be ready for the season. I don't know exactly where he is in his time. Line right now but I can get that information for you okay. Anybody else Smiley anybody else. Who is questionable? annable for opening day smiley healthy okay. Yeah we're we're good to go there. Okay Okay and Darren rough another newcomer. Who spent the last last three years in Korea? Yeah hit some home runs. Eighty plus I don't know if that's the level of AAA or what but eighty five home runs. Eighty five home runs. Let's first baseman slash corner. After would you see of him. You nailed it on heat. So in in Korea the numbers he put up. Were really impressive. I I think three years in a row were was nine hundred opie s and I think at least one of those years was over thousands so he was able to to do two things. He's very well that we value number one hit for power number to get on base so and Darren we had some exposure to Darren when I was in player player development with the dodgers many years ago And Look I mean I'm not sure how much of the performance from Korea the last couple of years translates it's two major league baseball but they're certainly reason for optimism. Where's this going to get? Its power This is a tougher ballpark park to hit them. Most if not all and the numbers on the offensive side last few years haven't been impressive on the power side with. Where are you going to get your our our job as a major league? Coaching staff is to take the pieces that we have in this room. The athletes that we that we have in this room in on our roster right now and try try to turn the dial up just a little bit We are a player. Development Focused Major League coaching staff. So one way for us to to get a two to power in our lineup is to improve swings improve swing decisions And continue can you to to make adjustments to get the most out of our our very talented athletes. I think there's another level in another gear in some some of our veteran players. And I think that we're GONNA do everything necessary to develop the the young players that are still coming into their own and I think in Strips Ubon Jalen Davis dickerson. Like these are slater. All of these guys have have some pretty high ceilings. Yes you have a relationship with Kevin Pillar. Yeah we We both come from the same part of California. Yeah Yeah we've stayed in touch over the years. Now he's a free agent yes Farhan told me that before spring training. He's expecting one or two more outfielders in the mix to bring in church and I'm wondering if You might shed any light on whether he would be somebody you'd like to pursue or have I know this. Isn't you know party. Part of your Gig you manage. The team brings the players in but with no and your relationship with other players who have come in. Let me drop that name. Yes so I I'd say I respect the work and the job that far on and Scott hairs are are. GM have to do which which is to decide on on what the roster is going to look like and it's my job to be a thought partner with them on those decisions but then also to I fully support and and get the most out of the players that come into the clubhouse in our on our major league roster rather than speaking to individuals I can speak to characteristics heuristic value I value and respect hard play gritty play Fiery play guys that are tough and that are gonNA scratch and claw in grind for every possible advantage so rather than speak to anyone individuals individual. I can tell you that the character characteristics value. Are Those understood. Some of the characteristics centered on. Roy Does maybe the last thing would be. What could you tell giant Ryan fans about the twenty twenty giants that would make them encouraged after three straight losing seasons here? Yeah I think the thing that comes to mind immediately is when teams get on their charters to fly back to their home cities after playing three game series in San Francisco Cisco we expect for them to be exhausted because of our grind our hustle our determination and our fight. So I think that's brand of baseball. That giants fans can get on board with and one that our clubhouse our players our staff will be proud to play and I think that's an that's an entertaining brand of major league baseball. Well good enough. Thank you very much thank you. Thank you for listening to this. Episode of the giant Splash. We'll have more your podcast leading up to spring. Training and throughout training camp giant splash is part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey Cooper is editor editor in chief. Follow me on twitter at Hank Shulman or you can email me at. H SCHULMAN AT SF CHRONICLE DOT com support giants splash channel great journalism with a subscription to the San Francisco Chronicle there are print and digital editions available find out more at SF chronicle dot com slash slash subscribe..
Bowl Games 2019-20: Schedule and Predictions for Top Upcoming Games
"We're talking ball games he's around March here I'm Susan Burke as we want to know what you think about any and all ball games were talking red box ball because the fighting Illini our plane in the red box full talk or text three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred now as we're talking about rob just even going to a big ten game as it is is so much fun so much going on that date you can't see from the TV so to speak and while a bowl game in the bay area sounds like fun to me I I just want everyone to know that I did lobby to get us out of the red box full wasn't quite in the budget maybe next year exactly maybe next year but I I did try and try well it we make the Rose Bowl next year and they they've they've got a Serra send us folks there I think so they were you know like you said a lot of fun things going on and she's there's no shortage of of things that the the fighting line I have been involved in since the touch down the other day in San Francisco I know they've had a lot of fun Brian Barnhart was telling us when he joined us earlier voice of a line I basketball and football for that matter they bend Alcatraz and they've been doing charitable work all sorts of stuff sounds like you're having a children's hospitals yeah and you know I also want to mention that the Dallas Mavericks are taking on the Golden State Warriors tonight why do I say that because the fighting line I will be there they're gonna go enjoy the basketball game tonight as well that's right that's right they are going to go see that game I think you know just from an outsider's point of view I I think that's a great way to take these players minds off of the fact that they've got a huge nationally televised game yes coming up when they take on cal of course again you can catch right here on WLS AMA ninety ends look a whole lot of stuff going on out in the bay area I absolutely I mean first of all it wouldn't be a game without a pep rally right no I hadn't the twenty nine th the first bowl of men open to fans is the pep rally redbox bowl pep rally that's at noon at Justin Herman plaza and Market Street that's a famous street in San Francisco it's free and it's public and a chance for fans to have a great time middle of the later on in the evening at least I'll dare in on on the west coast that is the bowl bash at the bay that again will be open to the public in that it'll be it'll be a good time at some located at oracle park now I'm not sure exactly where that you want that's twenty four Willie Mays plaza that's good for the giants play I have a baseball team so that'll be that'll be fun and and you know the the good times continue to roll on the the following morning well they do that's the game day run club so that happens there actually embarking from embark could there plaza I think I said that correctly and the guys are staying at the Hyatt regency and so they're gonna run on over to the where all the action is happening the run is open to everyone it's four miles so you have to be ambitious to join in that activity well I think it's important to to give a little bit of history of this game date run club it's actually hosted by you'll vie athletic director Josh women he threw this out on social media a while ago didn't know how would go but he's a fat guy he played at the university of Illinois and now he's the athletic director down there in Champaign so sorry I wanted to go for a run on game day he does it every morning prior to the games and the next thing you know as is usually the case with social media this thing catches fire so all the sudden people started running with him so this is the game day run again brought to you by the athletic director Josh women who was just just very very passionate not only about the football team you know which he played on which just anything involving a line I sports he's he's front and center cheering them on so that'll be fun Embarcadero plaza a huge tour stop in San Francisco so that'll be it'll be fun to watch get the people's feedback on on how that goes well right in place with that run and that's a stress reliever you know much like the guys traveling to Alcatraz and going to the game tonight and all of that it's a stress reliever but you can't stay too late at all the pregame activities if you're gonna run for my word to the wise there's also a pre game party looks like I'm the game day at ten AM yeah so that'll be a good time as well and you know as we said that we think that we think that tell you my fans are gonna be out there in full force the they travel well and in that you know nothing like going through a bit of some lean years to make a G. P. people's interest and get out there and support you're fighting a lot of little be fun three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred if you got a prediction on the red box bowl again as the fighting Illini face the California golden bears or you know any of the any of the bowl games still yet to come in fact one E. is under way it is the peach bowl chick fillet people that is between the top rank LSU Tigers and the fourth ranked Oklahoma Sooners and I think Justin said he pretty made a bold prediction he said that Ellis you wearing fifty up on the Sooners I think this game at least is the way it's playing out right now is going to be a little bit closer than predicted Ellis you just scored it's still in the first quarter you're about ready to go up fourteen seven on the Sooners the but the big one tonight in in our minds Susan second ranked Ohio state at thirteen and no big ten this year taking on three Clemson that's going to be a that's gonna be a big match up it's going to be big and like you said a lot of these these games today really too close to call our I I don't even think he the experts know exactly who's gonna win who's gonna who's gonna make it yeah I I just don't you know the so called the so called experts they didn't really do much by Illinois this year with some other point spreads and how they kind of I guess disrespected them I would like to say well Shalom right exactly so yeah again the marquee matchup is going to be is is going to be huge and it just kind of a little bit of a history of claims and and Ohio state the Ohio state they've got they've got a little bit on the line here not just the fact that they want to win and go on to the national championship but the last time they faced constant was back in two thousand sixteen it was new year's eve out in Glendale Arizona Clemson crush them thirty one to nothing in urban Meyer said after the game not only do we embarrass ourselves in Paris the whole state of Ohio well our you got that right yeah and this is one of their first appearances in this poll are college football playoff to have their own my time I'm talking about Oklahoma part yeah I know that's okay yeah no we're do where does did send stuff to keep track of these days but look that's gonna be a good game of the one that's going on right now is Ellis you and Oklahoma hi you know it's just in these teams are so evenly matched we talked about it earlier I don't think it's you know overstating its when you say that I really like the top four teams this year and as they kinda you know get get themselves into that national championship of formation I think it's some we want to go with I think it'll be Ellis you're not really going out on a limb here because they're also even the match I think it'll be Ellis you and climbs in in the championship game just we think you're racing around so somebody thank I'm going with Justin we have I said I know but just since our fabulous producer he is just a few more minutes to go here wanna thank Brian Barnhart he joined us earlier he calls the games for the university of Illinois does football and basketball which by the way you can also hear basketball on WLS AM eight ninety and just really looking forward to the weekend to the game absolutely and we have basketball tomorrow right we do skip all tomorrow tomorrow night and other well Hey we're talking we're we're in need deep in football talking red box full everybody's so excited that we're going bowling we're going bowling for the first time since twenty fourteen and we're all excited about that and you can hear both football and basketball right here on WLS AM eight ninety pregame started to write does yeah warm the fans are going to warm the faithful examines so that's the time to tune in yeah definitely that's definitely the time to tune in and and then we have more sports programming for you and full coverage of your fighting Alaina North Carolina agency there you go that's to start though I for some reason I have to start time mixed up one o'clock so the pre game will be a little bit in advance of that and you know since Brian is out in San Francisco I think a good friend Scott Beatty who join us on the show before you might be doing the call of this game I don't know but I I think you might and we'll get on him because it's so it should be decent game and then you just touching on basketball briefly since we we started talking about it then after this game against North Carolina agency of finding a line I really get into the bulk of the big ten schedule after the first of the year on January second more specifically they take on Michigan state Purdue Wisconsin writers northwestern that's an instance big ten team then they played two again Michigan Minnesota Iowa and then you know then it's obviously it's conference schedule so it'll be interesting to see they they're off to a good start as well they are they absolutely are and how we should thanks god also for his contributions and helping us out during football season yeah yeah well he's he is good and he falls in on a daily basis and really knows the ins and outs of a few of our football and I wanna call amount for predicting that you know you know I was gonna we were all day we were all depressed at one point in the season it was kind of a roller coaster season has we've touched upon and he did he did say the vibe down here is not good he did say that yeah well if is down in champagne right right my special thanks first of all to Justin we only who's helped out with the shows yes we did two during the bye weeks this season and then this one leading into the red box ball again two o'clock pregame on WLS AM eight ninety on Monday as the fighting a line I get set to take on the cal bears twenty one oh six and six cal bears seven five on the season
Mets phenom Alonso wins NL Rookie of the Year
"Minute the Mets Alonso and the Astros Jordaan Alvarez were name rookies of the year last night however unlike Alvarez who was a unanimous choice Alonso received twenty nine out of thirty votes the lone dissenting opinion belong to some dummy named Andrew back early of the athletic wrote a detailed albeit wrongheaded explanation entitled hi Mets fans please don't hate me for voting for Mike Soroka over Pete Alonso stagger Lee was wow that's Rocar allowed only fourteen homers what could be harder in today's majorly climate he wrote with its top Flite balls and thirty homers seven hole hitters tend to be a rookie pitcher back early principled independence wants him with all those knuckle heads you didn't vote for Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Willie Mays and Tom Seaver on their hall
Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies
"Some Austin red Sox for the last Major League Baseball team to integrate nineteen fifty nine twelve years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier the red Sox actually passed on signing Robinson in nineteen forty five and Willie Mays a few years later punchy green was Boston's first black player he recalled years later that he got a standing ovation before his first at bat at Fenway Park pumsie green died Wednesday he was eighty
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists league isn't juicing the balls
"Good point September jar gassed he joins us longtime baseball insider I thought rob Manfred did a good job today talked on a couple of different platforms MLB network on radio also at the podium about the baseball's not being Jews he had to do that it's an integrity issue and he's confident that that's not the case even after Werner landers comments what was your big take away on that topic I have a proposal and I know the commissioner pretty well and I know he won't do it so I'll give you my proposal I say that on Friday when the sport resumes use last year's baseball take last year's baseball but I know that there's enough of them out there take last year's baseballs and use them for two weeks exclusively at the end of the two weeks compare the amount of home runs that are hit to the number of home runs and hit the two weeks prior to the all star break and then we can have a definitive conversation I have asked outside best general managers are best players are vast reporters what's up with the baseball since everyone has a different theory it's the cover is different the insides different delay things different that this is different I've heard a million different things and no one knows definitively and I'm not expecting anybody to know and what man for it you know and I've been very critical of Manfred and you know I'm not trying to say this to plug a podcast but on my sports to French podcasts he has been accused of being involved in the Cuban player trafficking issues he's been accused of allowing David or to use to associate himself with wanted criminals even he's done a lot of things on his watch that I have been very critical of it might gonna sit here and say without a shadow of a doubt there's something going on with the baseball there's something going on with the way the hitting is going the launch angle aspect of baseball has crossed this game and I told you these numbers twenty eighteen baseball had eleven thousand less balls in play in two thousand and eight we're not talking about the nineties the eighties the seventies I don't want to hear an old man saying who's better when Willie Mays in name Mickey mantle were in the game but that's not the argument the argument is this board is drastically different than ten years ago Manford should
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"This was an example. I don't want anybody to get upset. It's still scoreless at the ABC's center that six seven minutes into the action and right now still scoreless that the sharks are playing with a bird in hand. I know that it's a scary bird. It's a fragile bird. Because you know, if you lose tonight, you go to game seven and immediately anything can happen, but sharks have a bird in hand. They have an opportunity to close the series out tonight on the road. But if they don't get it, then they come back to the tank for a seventh game. So we'll keep an eye on that one for you. And again, Kirk reader joining in ten minutes to get into what was just a wild series. And then also celebrate Willie Mays birthday Willie is eighty eight today. I'm feeling like there's some good synergy going on here because this is a fishery the year where I am half Willie mazes age every he's eighty eight I'm forty four which is my craps number. So he's like two hard. Now. That's the way I look at it. So so good for Willie and honor him, we found a. Great old clip. I thought was hilarious from the old TV show homerun derby. And I don't know how many people are familiar with this. We're not talking about what they do the day before the all star game. There was a show that I mean, it goes way back, and I mean, you know, this is only seen in black and white. I watched it as a little kid and even men what I saw it as a little kid. I'm like, wow. This is a really old show. What the heck is this thing? So you'll get the gist of it or there's a host that would actually bring on to superstar athletes. You could never do this today. Can you imagine the difficulties of getting Bryce Harper and Mike trout to agree on a day off to show up in some ball? And do homerun derby. It's amazing because it's not just like, oh, we got two guys to hit home runs its Willie Mays versus Mickey Mantle ticket. Listen to this..
Mike Trout finalizing 12-year, $430 million extension with Angels
"Now as far as trout goes with this deal. This is a no brainer for the angels. Because the angels are about to sign a three billion dollar television contract. They had the money, and I understand the long contracts and baseball usually don't work, but what choice. Do they have Mike trout is that good? You look at his numbers and his career. They are historic and Mike trout, you could honestly argue if you look at his wins above replacement, which is the highest ever in baseball among any active player. You can make a case that might try to kind of underpaid as crazy as that sounds Mike shroud is going to make an average annual value of about thirty six million dollars per year. So not only does he top the largest contract in sports history with the four hundred thirty million, but he also breaks the average annual valued record, which is currently Zach ranked you with the Diamondbacks. He's making thirty four point four million child about thirty six million per year. The contract. We mentioned Bryce Harper last hour trout's deal is more than thirty percent larger than the three hundred thirty million dollar deal that Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies on March second and it best boxers can no Alvarez's deal with zone. That's that new digital streaming service for boxing it beats dissolves deal with Canelo. Alvarez by more than sixty five million dollars. Mike trout is just twenty-seven. He's just entering the private of his career. And we already know. Mike trout is the best player in the game. There's a chance he's going to get even better. And pass it. I'm reading his story now on ESPN dot com. He talks about how trout is already arguably put together the greatest star. Career in the history of baseball. Think about that Babe Ruth Lou Gehrig, Jeremiah GIO, Ted Williams, Willie Mays Mickey Mantle. No player in history has put up more wins above replacement that new stat war that very analytical that people use to compare players do different hours. No player in history has put up more wins above replacement there age twenty six and then trout, sixty four point three. And you know, I've seen a lot of people talk about this contract. Disabled angels. Don't exactly have a great history long-term deals. Remember, they gave pool holes that ten year two hundred forty million dollar deal. Josh Hamilton got five years one hundred twenty five million. Both of those contracts are considered albatross. And rightfully so the difference with trout easy, significantly younger than those guys were when they sign those deals. And the reality is for the angels. The possibility of losing trout is too daunting for them. Right. He's the face of baseball. He's the best player in the game. He's one of the best players ever. How do you not give this guy everything because you need them? And Mike trout, his personality it fits the city of LA it fits Anaheim. You know, he's not on the dodgers. He's not Kershaw. He's not in the media and being covered nonstop like he would have been if he signed with the Phillies that say teamed up with price Harper where he's from. Mike trousers kinda even kill the does this thing and guy's phenomenal. And I think that fits the angels. Really? Well, the other thing is this. The angels are in a position now with that new TV contract where signing trout long-term should not prohibit them from still putting a winning team around. You saw what they did with Shohei Ohtani. They still have players on that team. That are good. Art. Marino has shown the ability to spent three billion dollar TV deal when that kicks in. That is when the angels could start trying to put together a winning team. That is when it all unfold. For my trap because it will be a damn shame. It might trap. Does not get the opportunity. To play in the postseason over the next twelve years. She's been once they got swept in three games that was it. That was by traps postseason, Ron. Two twenty twelve. Has not been back since. So Mike trout as great as he is for him to kinda get the the national spotlight that he deserves. He has to get to the postseason. But baseball's the ultimate team sport. Good as trout is he single handedly. Cannot take you to the playoffs. Aron Texas was winning MVP's. Rangers were finishing in last place. So the angels made the commitment to trout trout signed the deal. And now the commitment needs to be made for the angels to put some pitching around trout for the angels to put a winning team. But as far as this deal this deal to me for trout wasn't oh brainer. He's the best player in the sport. For the next two years. The rumors of him signing in Philly where he's from would have been amped up. And then something that would have been talked about nonstop now. Mike trout us four hundred thirty million dollars. They rip up the final two years of his deal. Give them twelve New Year's
"willie mays" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"I don't know. I mean, I gotta I gotta. Ninety eighty two on base percentage. First career claiming nine eighty two. Okay. China's. Yeah. Well, so we know which rules garic. It's it's Ruth and Gehrig, and and and and Williams. Obviously. And we said Willie Mays wasn't that kinda hitter. I mean, come on a has Willie Mays get in there. Player Willie Mays. What? Quizzing? He just went to those guys and went to William as a hit of that stuff. There's a lot of guys before we may is a hitter Willie Mays all around player not hitter. I mean, come on my way, really man was a better offensive player Willie Mays. I mean this. I mean, especially between fifty one and sixty two it's time close. So I mean, but, but you know, what? Now, you taking Willie's defense base running. But Williams Musial the Mogae oh, Ruth Gehrig. But you got all these other guys to like he got you got the old guys. Like, what are you doing with guys like Cobb and Hornsby? So you got you count. Those guys are not counting those guys. So you know, my point is you're going from guys like Williams with three forty. You can't go to Willie Mays who had three or two. It's not gonna work that way. I mean, he he's not next. First of all you're gonna wind up with very few right handed hitters. But five getting the five I mean, he can't leave Tycom out. So far. How you gonna do that? Unless you the old guys out. I mean, you wanna take it from nineteen forty on. And then try to do five it's a little different and then leave the Ruth's Gehrig's out. And holds villain. What's up? Hey, mike. What's happened? A little sidestep here the rim trade. Yes. Phillies. Yeah. I mean, the guys they got they got left handed at that. The third piece was not in special quarter of a million and international. Honey, the kid out Farrell is at two sixty hitter. He's not a kid. He's he's almost the same age is real beautiful. And the main guys is six though Sanchez, and he's a nice prospect when they were talking this guy earlier in the year. I mean, they they were asking for Gary Sanchez. They were asking for Andrew hot. I mean, I think the Phillies did I mean Geeta just did a bad job here. I mean, they will offering teams offering so much more for this guy. I don't think they can't in it all on this. They got listen they finally had to get rid of them. And they got rid of that, you know. I mean, that's basically what it came down to. I guess I guess they got the best. They could get listen. Let's be honest. She has done a great job with that franchise. So hasn't as much as you love him as a Yankee. Because he's Derrick jeeter doesn't mean. He's automatically going to be good at this. Yeah. I know. The kid Sanchez is a nice player, and he's ranked up there. But the other guys linked to them. I got it was reading into prospects. If they would got two or three on the prospect that was decent. I think the dodgers it more. I think so many teams off more. They got this FanFest. I I don't I it's hard. When you start talking about all these prospects, very hard to know, exactly. Which one somebody likes better than the other when you're dealing with guys don't have major league credentials. You know, what I mean, very hard for us to at least I'll say it's very hard for me to analyse guys that I've ever seen play. And just going on what they did in the mind is there's more to them than what they did in the minors. So sometimes mile league stats are not the best. You know, not the best indicator of talent. Mike in Brooklyn. What's up, Mike? To ask you a question for a couple of weeks now. But now, unfortunately, the time is apropos about Frank Robinson. I noticed that. I mean, I was born in seventy seven really team play. I didn't notice that he when he was traded from Baltimore stolen basis. How'd you dipped dramatically within an injury that he had? The Orioles didn't run their National League the reds ran the Orioles didn't run he was all bakers want something like that thirty to forty for like five. Yeah. Remember, he got he got. No. It's not injury. It's just that. He got to be older. But the Orioles Weaver was not a stolen base guy. He was a three run home. He was pitching defense and three run Homer guy. That's that's what he. Accumulated. He amac's all those stolen bakers when he was traded a following year is it dipped drastically I was just looking at the back of this car. And I'm looking at a that just jumped out at me. No, he never stole basis in Baltimore. No, no, no, he stole. But in Cincinnati. He was twenty stolen base guy early in his career members younger and the National League they ran a lot more when he went to when he went to the Orioles he's hitting in the middle of a power Laden lineup. And we've in the. Him in the lineup. Well, no, he always batted third. But Weaver was a, but the reds were a team that ran the National League, they ran more. And the American League we've applied for the three one home where he was not a guy. He was not a steel guy. So Frank was not going to steal more than a handful of basis in the American League. I mean, Franks all time high for steals who's twenty six it wasn't like he stole a lot of basis, but he's still double digits in the National League. You wouldn't steal anyone. He went to the American League. First of all you got to be a little old. The Secondly we want to run. Tom and lake hiawatha. What's up, Tom? Good afternoon. My dad. Thanks for baseball. Frank, rob? I'm your age of Robinson was a tremendous ballplayer to things you gave a tremendous staff earlier when you said that he retired with a three ninety lifetime on base percentage. I looked it up. The main his five hundred eighty six home runs. He struck out one hundred times in a season once a different world. And I'm like nowadays home run hitter strike out a hundred times before the all-star. Well, it's just like I said, it's a different world people in those days. They valued outs out mattered. You moved run over. You. Had productive outs. Now outs. Don't matter. Leadoff hitter strikeout. One hundred and ten times now. So the game has changed completely. The the disabled list is going on permanent disabled, the permanent deal. Major league baseball will rename the disabled list as the injured list. The league will make the change out of concern that disables for injured players falsely conflicts injuries. All right. The rules of the DL which has gone through different incarnations since nineteen sixty six and now includes a ten day version for short term stays will renew. It will remain the same the source said, but it will now be called the so is now the engine list. Okay. No longer disabled list. So now it is the injured list who cares? Engine disabled where we can Tony Connecticut. What's up, Tony? That great Baltimore team. You remember the four? Yeah. Yeah. That'll be had collected baseball cards that there was a baseball card and called the Byrd bombers came out to following year. They're all on their leg. Listen. They a great pitching. Absolutely. I mean, you're talking about the sixty six and you had the babies, and if you're talking about the seventy one version they had all grown up and the great pitchers. Absolutely great pitchers. Legendary pitches Anthony in Long Island. What's up Anthony? Yeah. Hi, mike. What's happening on Joe Girardi would like five teams that changed managers last year? And you know, listen all the time. You said, you know, they needed to change. It wasn't that. He was that said it was just that you know, after ten years with the same team, you wanna change change up manages to get any offers. He definitely he definitely did. He didn't get one that he liked though. And he's going back this year to do some broadcasting. I think there's a good chance he'll be with me. Once a week this year two we're working on that. So I think he will be. And I don't even know if they'll make it through the whole season before going back. But I think he's going to pick a spot. I think he wants to go to a team where it's also I think his family issue. We know whereas kids are at this point of his life is an issue where he wants to live with his family's an issue. So I think there's some other issues he doesn't have to be taken. He he can be picky. He can wait. And I think that's what he's decided to do. It clearly offers no question. Might be waiting for the cubs agree. I don't know if it's the cubs so much. But I mean, listen, I think. He might have his eye on a couple of situations. But I don't think he was in a rush. And I think he's going to wait his turn. And whenever it comes. They'll take. Glad you're going to have. I think we will. I will work on it. So I think there's a good chance will be on with us this week once a week this year, Stephen Rockland, what's up Steve? Hey, Mike, you know, more. Specifically, you know, you said earlier was a run more. Specifically when Earl Weaver was asked what his favorite playing in baseball. He replied that three. Earl Weaver was ahead of his time. Because now with a lot of the analytics teams, don't like the bunt. They don't like to give outs. A lot of teams play that way where they don't believe in giving about Earl Weaver was that way. He did not believe in bunting. He did not like to give about slight interviews which is. He played for the homeless. Robinson was just a magnificent baseball player period. Just amazed. No question. Great player. Absolutely. Great player. We'll company lifeless outfits on studios pound by town fair tire. And nobody beats town fair tire. Nobody absolutely great player. Mike and Mike stone. What's up, Mike and Mike quick question for you contemporary hitters? For the next two thousand first decade Knicks were in the top five most profitable franchises. And they were one of the worst teams in the league. The why did they have any demonstration that the organization wanna win and they just wanna make money. But I don't think any of the free agent to come here for that reason. Well, listen, the Knicks are the train wreck. The knicks. The Knicks are the most profitable basketball franchise in in the NBA. They're the most valuable franchise in the NBA. They're actually the second. They're actually the third most valuable franchise in sports and their hobby lobby is. That's not true. Mike, you couldn't be more wrong. The only brought in Phil Jackson gave him complete autonomy. Phil jackson. Screw the team. He gave him complete control of the franchise. Everybody wanted Phil Jackson here. He gave Phil Jackson complete control. He brought Phil Jackson any pay them a king's ransom. He gave Phil Jackson complete control of the franchise, which every I was at the garden. The knight. Phil Jackson got announced the place gave him a standing ovation. The place when absolute crazy everybody here. We talked wanted begged dole Phil Jackson. He got Phil Jackson. He brought them in phil- Jackson ruined. A franchise. Now, they got trying to fix it. Now, it was ruined before Phil was here. But we all thought Phil would fix it filled it and fix it. He took fifty million or sixty million whatever he wound up putting in his pocket, and he didn't make it any better made it worse. So now, they got to fix it. Now. Your point on the other hand is the Knicks are worth more than any NBA franchise more than the Lakers more than. Golden state. They also produce more revenue they also produce more operating income. They also produce more profit ultra. For the Knicks on spending money to try to win. They just haven't figured out how to win they've done a lousy job from a management standpoint. They've been totally inept, but they have tried. It's not like they put the money in their pocket. They have tried to spend the money. They just haven't done. Well. Back after this. The average smoker tries to quit up to thirty times..
"willie mays" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Eight twenty in the morning, and as always your end the living room with sunny hill, and we've got the board jumping, and we want to get you involved in the conversation, and we're going to say good morning to Joe and Felton Ville, good morning. Warner sony. How you doing fabulous? I think I wanna start off with saying the greatest player I ever saw was where we may as I thought he should have been the first time, you know, unanimous vote. He should've had got every vote. I think well, I think that when the writers were looking at Willie Mays, I think they were looking at two Willie Mays. There's Willie Mays who was flamboyant accepted in New York when he played for the New York Giants. But when the giants decided to follow the Brooklyn Dodgers who then relocated in Los Angeles. And the giants decided to relocate in San Francisco, some of the luster was loss and people don't know this. But one of the reasons that the luster was loss is because the people and San Francisco would not accept Willie Mays because Willie was compared to and thought of being in the same conversation with Joe DiMaggio. And you would say to me will why is that sunny? I didn't hear you. Why is that say why is that sunny? I guess Joe dimaggio's from that area. Joe's from that area. And he played for the San Francisco seals and the minor league. All right. And Joe had showed those people at that time that he was the great Joe DiMaggio before he went up to the New York Yankees became the Yankee clipper. So so Willie Mays had to go through a change from that point of view. In fact, the player that was adopted by the San Francisco Giants was cha-cha Orlando Cepeda. Okay. Yeah. And he was the one that received a lot of the accolades and the people gravitated to him simply because of what I said about Joe, DiMaggio, Willie Mays, whatever. So it took Woolley a couple of years before the San Francisco giant fans began to really appreciate C. Willie for what he was because he was that good. And that may have been a factor in terms of why when he went to San Francisco he didn't receive that. Now when he was in New York, if you remember this there were three center fielders. And the New York media glorified all of them. Do you know the three centerfield is that was in New York at that time? Mickey mantle. Yes. Joe dimaggio. Now. Okay. Brooklyn dodgers. Duke snider. My father used to say Richie Ashburn was as good as all. But that's that's a different Richie Ashburn was but Richie Ashburn as he said he coined this phrase. He said homerun hitters drive Cadillacs single hitters drive Ford and Chevrolet. Why pick? I got there. Well, I got another thing. But I have an answer to your trivia question. I don't have a trivia. I just throw it out. They give it to me. Well, my father, Robin Roberts. Yes. And Jim Bunning. Yes. One hundred game and each leg, and my father used to tell me Joe Robert Roberts was the best pitchers. Pitch like. That's every year. Well, let me give you let me give you let me give let me give you the Robin Roberts before we go because it gave me an opportunity when I started this business in nineteen sixty nine. One of the first letters of note that I received was from Robin Roberts. And he spoke about how he enjoyed. Me in terms of what I was doing in broadcasting, Robin. And I then became very close friends. I'm a huge Robin Roberts fan. Going back to when I was growing up. Right. The year that Robin Roberts won twenty eight games and lost eight. He started forty one games and completed thirty six it will never ever be done again in baseball because they don't play that way anymore. Just like world's records and then Robin Roberts had six consecutive twenty game. We winning seasons. Only ever think guys. The thing. I was calling me about a young man who played in your summer lake for two years. Ryan home scored a salesroom point yesterday and his career at Penn charter high school, and he's a junior, but he played in your leg. And. To start there. And he's such a classic kid. Got. What are you got the ball? There's a ledger from long crush their works who has terminal cancer Iran off the court and made that man's day. He handed in the ball. But I just want to would you say? Would you make sure your make sure that you let him know that I'm very proud of him. Stay in touch with me about him. Okay. Thank you. Joe? Okay. Right. Let's go to Dennis and mount laurel that morning Dennis. How are you? It's a fabulous day and the living room. Really Mickey and the Duke you got it. What a great song. They also made a record of it. You know? Really? Yes. Yeah. I I would have thought that you know, there have been a couple of others Ken Griffey junior ninety nine percent, and there's some others. But how could you not vote for Marianna Rivera be all I don't think that the conversation is not that he shouldn't have gotten it the conversation. I'm raising in the living room this morning is why would these other great? And I'm not naming all I just took a group that's close to me. I can add some players to it. You can add some players too. But how can you have the great Babe Ruth? Who is who is baseball particularly white major league baseball. And he with all of what he was able to do. And I spoke about it earlier. Not only was he one of the greatest hitters and homerun hitters. I live years. He was he was a pitcher good. No. He was a great pitcher. He wasn't good. He was great with the Boston Red Sox. You know, Ted Williams once said, he's he's. Relationship with the press was so bad that he didn't know he was going to get into the hall of fame. Well, that's because Ted was a very proud individual. And he didn't as we would say back in the day cow tail to the media. He didn't do it at all. And therefore they felt that he was resentful. He wasn't appreciative. He should have bowed down to the media. You have to understand at the time that we're talking of these individuals to put it in proper perspective for the people that are listening. This is when baseball was king. We we took transistor radios to grab her school to listen to the World Series games in nineteen sixty six you all those years. Well, you did you did better than I. Because when I did was I used to run home from school because we had a TV in nineteen forty eight. So I saw the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. So I would run home from school because at that time they play the games in the. Afternoon because baseball was a sport that people appreciate it. And they went to see and the parks. It was an outing when they went to the baseball games back. Then people dressed to the nines. They win. It was outing. The you saw the movie the rookie with a lookout. Gimme mars. Yes. He was like thirty five thirty six people. He was young rookie ever. He was not the youngest rookie ever. You know, who the Young's rookie ever was right? Tell me. Satchel page. Oh, well, yes, you're right. He was like forty eight. What's that show was on the Cleveland Indian championship team in nineteen forty eight? I Larry Doby first black in the American League. Bill Beck had that the willingness and willing to take the criticism that came with it to add him after Jackie Robinson had joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. And then he added as you just said satchel page at forty eight. And he still was a remarkable pitchy. Wasn't a picture that he was in his glory days. He could still throw it out. And then off we hear that great hesitation pitch. I don't know. If you remember that he would start all the way, and I'm doing it in studio right now, he was start all the way with one leg. And then he would pause in the middle of it. And then he would throw the ball, and they call that the hesitation pitch. How did he how did he get the nickname satchel? I think that he used to carry a satchel back, then we didn't have bags and things like you have the day. So he probably in most cases, I think I heard the fact that he carried the satchel that was as close and therefore carried it on a stick. Yup. Yup. And don't forget nicknames back in the day came out of environment. The way that you did things somebody. So you do something. And then LeRoy is his first name if people don't even know that. And they they used to go to buses and trains, they were fine planes back. Then. No, no, no, no, no, no. I doubt if the teams of the negro league, I don't think they ever flew a plane. They they drove rickety buses and cars. Thank you train. Yeah. Well, you you know, you had to find a way to survive during that period of time. And that was the love for the game. That was second to none. And because of the love of the game and sport, not only am baseball. But across the board to play competitive sport to play and reach the major leagues in baseball are be a big time. Football player are eventually be a basketball player. College basketball, college football, those sports. Minor league baseball those were big time. Thanks one listing the five original Duffy's deigned entire and Honus Wagner. But who were the other two? Off the top of my head. I can't give you that information walked accountant and Christie Mathis. There you go. Thanks to are the greatest pitchers that ever lived. I'm a baseball. I love it. Thank you for calling in and talking about it, you got all right dentist. Call me again. Bye bye. Let's go to Jack on a cell. Good morning. Hey, good morning, Honey. Hey, listen, one of my favorite all time. Philly would you get down? I loved him when his rookie year when he did great. But I love him even more were they brought it back. I was such a great, but they brought him back. I forget what year it was. But I'm just in touch with what how are doing. Well, Richie is still one that people are lobbying to try to get into the hall of fame. Baseball ritchie. Is act. He doesn't like Richard dick Allen. And the fact is that he played his best baseball when he was traded to Saint Louis, and then the MVP of the Chicago White Sox. Probably of the modern baseball players. I would say of his era. Probably hit the ball as hard as any of his contemporaries. Now, it doesn't mean it goes out to park all the time. But I mean, the kind of rockets the of balls that he was hitting at Connie Mack stadium offer that right field. Ten I can hear now. Yeah. He was a hater. He listened to listen to you a couple of weeks, and you're mentioned in your work is the labor. With the one sixty nine I used to work at a company called William H war. Should I know about where metro? Yeah. Yeah. I put together an apprenticeship program for the maintenance mechanic worked with Franken. Great guy. Yeah. But don't forget the guy. You're talking about Francis j Keane who is Frank Keane is the one who mentored me brought me into the labour field in nineteen sixty. And I like to always add the fact being the first black across the board. And then mentored me in the business for thirty four years, and he was not only the president local one sixty nine but at the time. He nurtured me in terms of bringing me along and roar drug was one of our bigger companies at local one sixty nine. Yeah. Well. And not only that he was a person who knew how to interact with the membership and knew how to interact with the people own the business. I learned so much from Frank j keen and terms of how to conduct what I did for thirty four years. And I'm always proud of this. When I when I think about him, sometimes when you're dealing with problems, and you have a lot of problems when you are a union, and you are the president of the union or you have particularly companies that you work with and people are calling in the shop stewards are calling in and one of the things I learned from Frank and I use everyday life. No matter who it was. And when they call. He would take his calls and go through everybody sometime in that business. People wanna die certain conversations, and whatever not Frank J he dealt with everything that came down. And he also was the person that was most instrumental, and the fact that we had the food houses we had the warehouses of act me food, fair Frankford, grocery all of those places he was the he was the man. Frank was he knew how to negotiate, but he knew how to compromise. Oh, you know, how to say it? Yeah. Just go ahead and the White House could've could've learned something from it. Jack, you have more than made my day because Frank J is not only one of my mentors..
"willie mays" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"A bad guy. I really don't what are we going to defeat them. Stop enough on just you know, he's at my house. I'm getting I'm starting to get the coat right now. It's time for uncle drunk. All the leaf. Sorry. You gotta go. Is pretty wild, though, the way he evolved on the whole world as well. As soon as there's personal gain involved. Yes. I mean, why not? We've all got a price. Somebody will do it. Real quick to. You're a big baseball guy. And of course, Craig is a Yankee fan. Mariano Rivera go into the hall of fame first, unanimous hall of fame vote I ever which is ridiculous. When you think about it? It is in who didn't vote for Willie Mays. Somebody didn't I understand most better. But here's the thing. Is there anyone that shouldn't vote for that guy to be in the hall of fame? Well, if they don't vote for him, they shouldn't be dropped from the Baseball Writers Association. You shouldn't even get a vote. I mean, it's not even close, right? Goes in on the first ballot. Oh, stop that. I'm serious. But you know, what? That's like I believe in it. Either. I was glad to see this do deserve it or not who deserves it more than this. Nobody. One of the reasons I bring it up because I read the Mariano Rivera book, and I watched dominate not a Yankees fan. But then reading his story what he came from. You think bainer story is like oh my gosh. The American dream, man. If you don't know that story that book, you would really appreciate it. It's fantastic. Remember him crying when they won that when he won his first MVP award in the World Series. Remember that remember bawling like a baby? Yeah. I don't either. We you know what I do. Remember what I remember the last time that he pitched a Yankee Stadium. Yes. And it was Jeter that is to other teammates that came out to get him. Yeah. And he broke down. That was was I broke down your admitting. It man you wept. That was Scott. That's very Gillette of you that I know that was incredible moment though, come on Craig. Did you weep when that happened? Yes. Yeah. I did we pay like a small child. It was amazing. I saw Derek jeeter say goodbye the Yankee Stadium to beautiful moments. Derek? Okay. Just stop. We're having a moment here. Go in one hundred percent to sh. I wept. When Rivera got taken out just like, you guys did see except my kids were there. And they saw it. It was one of the first times they saw are you crying. That was a moment. Man. Gosh that was incredible. Did you ever see your dad cry? Yeah. Yeah. Well credit Brian sign freaked out. As you know, his dad's gotten older, you see it more often. Commoner not. But yeah, I mean, the first memory I don't wanna bring it up because it was really sad. It's, you know, one of those things the other thing I wanted to ask you Scott particular about Mariano Rivera, can I get my book back someday. Okay. Just know that if Robbins is in your life at all. And you like, maybe. Loan something to him. Not something books. You're not getting it back. You're just not. It's not coming back. But that's okay. I'm just gonna buy. I'll get it back to you. Jeez. My son's ask how many lawnmowers snowblowers or anything? Suns asked me a lot of times. I still want to read that book did Scott ever give it back. Now..
"willie mays" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"Weren't went to Mike Trenton finished second the other two monkeys teammate JD Martinez who finished fourth Jose Ramirez of the Indians finished third. Not a surprise that Mckee bets won the American League MVP, and he deserved it. I was surprised somewhat by how much he wanted by that he was a near unanimous choice. It's because you are obsessed with Mike trout. That's why you're surprised. No. I think he deserve the MVP without question. I just thought that there'd be still some of the seam heads that look at other stats that would say Mike trout's the best player in baseball. So he's deserving the MVP every year. I thought monkey deserved best player. Even had the those advanced metrics led the believe he led the league in war finished with a ten point nine war. Phenomenal. Incredible. Yeah. That's bonds level. So I'm not surprised that it was a runaway because we've been saying for a over a month now. Well, I mean WBZ's win MVP. So when you feel confident about it. Should be runaway. It should be run away. The only thing that may have worked against Mookie. If people looked at giving more love to JD Martinez his team because even right that's true in this. Well, actually, JD Martinez is the MVP fair point, which I always would go with Mookie because if you look at their offensive numbers slight advantage to Mckee bets. I mean JD had more home runs more RBI. But scored more runs because he was hitting leadoff JD was hitting third or fourth. Mookie won the batting title. But also Mookie Betts, I think is the best defensive player in baseball. Not just the best outfielder in baseball the best defensive player in baseball. We saw that throughout the postseason. Even though we had a struggle. So Mookie Betts is your MVP. Let's take a listen to Mookie Betts when he found out that he won that award. I don't think he was overly surprised, but nonetheless, very, very happy. Here's movie. I mean, it means a lot. You know, it's just a definitely a special award and something that now chairs, but I think the most important thing is that you know, we wanna World Series in bring a trophy back to Boston. Yeah. Great coaches in Boston, Alex Cora did a great job managing. But I wanna talk about your first coach your mom shoes. One. You hit it over their heads and literally way back then how much was her influence as a ballplayer in a person you think about that right now. She means the world. She's my mom. So now she's been there from the beginning. Like, you said my first little league coach. Her and my dad, they kind of said just hit it over their head. When they move in your sister, one of those things that have been trying to do my whole life. And I got to a point where I can do it consistently. Now before we go any further. What's the baby's name introduced us to the baby? This is miss Kinley ivory, she she sleep right now. But she decided to sleep. Now, she doesn't sleep at night. That yellow she slept. I don't know how she still sleep right now. I guess I give her a pass right now. Pretty good month. For Mookie Betts wins the World Series wins the MVP most importantly as a dad to a beautiful little baby girl, silver slugger winner gold glove winner and in two years, it'll be a free agent, and we'll get a huge contract. And I think there's been a narrative that's been built. And I'm not drawing a straw, man argument here, if you just listen to maj yesterday talking about how bad Mookie Betts was in this post-season, how he's not produced in the postseason, and that, you know, would you go forward and give him that seven year two hundred and fifty million dollar contract. Whatever it may be in two years because we do not at Bryce Harper is going to be a free agent this year, and he's already refused a three hundred million dollar deal. So you would think that Bryce Harper Mookie Betts, they're going to be in the same ballpark when it comes to their contracts. Do the same exact age. We'll get into some of the numbers kind of looking at Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts, here's the numbers. I want to talk about Jeb, bats. Barry Bonds Mickey Mantle right? I'm putting him in prairie. Very high guys decent. Those guys are decent. I think the two best players in the history of the sport along with Babe Ruth, Babe, Ruth, I kind of put to the side because again, he played one hundred years ago, and he was a pitcher, and he changed the sport. And he saved the sports so, but as far as the modern era, I think that maze in the fifties. And sixties was the best player bonds in the nineties in the early two thousands of the best player. I'm not saying Mookie Betts is in their class. He's not he say he could get there at some point. At no point was Hank. Aaron the best player was better. As was better because Willie Mays was a better defending year. Or so thank you. May have been a year or two in there where he had better stats, and I think at some point Henry Henry iron was so like underrated and taken for granted that people forget how Grady was but you could make a case Henry iron was a little bit. Like Karl Malone in a sense of calm alone was never considered the best point basketball. He did win to MVP's. But no one ever thought Karl Malone was the best point Jordan was the best everybody. Everybody was so overshadowed by him, right? And then sometimes you give MVP's two other players because you can't give it to the same guy every single year. That was the case LeBron James every basketball. And that's not the case. He hasn't won since two thousand and thirteen so yeah, I would put maze over Henry are better field. A better on the base pats. Look, I think if Willie Mays played his career in Atlanta and Henry played his career in San Francisco. It would be Willie Mays with the seven hundred plus home runs, and it'd be Henry earned with the six hundred plus home runs because the ballpark's, but I'm gonna pick these three different players from three different eras. Mookie betts. Barry Bonds and Willie Mays, and I'm gonna give you their career postseason numbers and with bonds. He really started to heat up later career in the postseason mostly in two thousand and two winning nearly carry the San Francisco Giants to World Series championship. These are the numbers in twenty Twenty-one postseason games and three different years. Twenty one postseason games. Barry Bonds in his first twenty games three years in Pittsburgh when they won the division and got bounced in the National League championship series and Willie Mays who only played twenty five postseason games because through most of his career. You just had the nationally champ in the American League champ from the regular season. That's two teams made the postseason right later is career nine hundred sixty eight you had two from each league. So maze had twenty five postseason games. And here's the numbers to look at batting. Average. Mookie Betts twenty-seven Barry Bonds, 176 Willie Mays to forty seven on base percentage bets. Three thirteen bonds three seventeen. Maze. Three twenty three. Slugging percentage bets three forty one bonds to sixty five maze. Three thirty seven one of my favorite categories, which is on base and slugging combined. Mookie Betts six fifty four bonds five eighty two and Willie Mays sixty terms of power they each hit one home run in that timespan Mookie had four RBI bonds three Willie Mays. Ten that's at the most runs scored sixteen ten for bonds twelve for maize long story. Short Mookie Betts in his first twenty one postseason games was essentially as good if not better than Barry Bonds in his first twenty postseason games. And certainly as good if that made me slightly better than Willie Mays throughout his entire career in the postseason. So the thing is about getting Mookie Betts about he's not performed great in the postseason. He will not be the first more the last great player that had this issue. It happens in baseball. I think people that think that they're going to be like basketball players that take over series or quarterbacks that take over. Super bowl. It doesn't happen in baseball because it's a short sample size in the case of bookie bets. Twenty one games over three years. He's going to have some ups and downs in those periods of time during a regular season and in the postseason. Yeah. I mean, that makes sense that it's again, it's the sport. It's different than the other sports where in basketball. I mean, LeBron is he's over the course of a series. He's not gonna score nine points per game. That's just not going to happen. But Mookie Betts could have a huge Ofra streak. Like we saw happen in the World Series. So that's just the way the sports goes. I would say if you're looking at those numbers each scape for bonds and Willie Mays they would be even more disappointing because especially with bonds you were expecting more power out of him. Right. Lookie bets. I was this his career high in home runs I season. She's had thirty plus home runs. He also at thirty plus home runs two years ago. So. No. I don't think anyone looks at him is why he's a real power hitting thirty home runs. You can also steal thirty basis especially by virtue of the of he's the leadoff guy. So you're not expecting a home runs and leadoff guy. Whereas bonds and maize weren't leading off. No what Willie Mays in bonds with two players. Why I think they're the two best position players with the exception of Babe Ruth is there to guys that could hit leadoff because of their great eye at the plate, especially bonds. I mean, he was Ted Williams at the plate in terms of discipline. But also their speed same thing with Willie Willie Mays and Barry Bonds they could get leadoff. They could hit third because that's where you normally see your best hitter. They could hit fourth because they were all time. Great power hitters with mochi. Mookie could be your leadoff hitter. Because he gets on base. He steals basis. This year is a thirty thirty guy. He also has power. He could hit third. He's versatile. Mike. Trout Mitrokhin leadoff because he walks damn much. And he could also hit third because he's such a great hitter. Oftentimes now what you do in baseball jet is your best hitter hits second. You want your best hitter hitting second because it gives them a little extra a few more at bats than if they hitting third or fourth. So all I'm saying with this as Mookie Betts. Yes, he has struggled in the postseason but Saudi Barry Bonds in his first twenty game. And so two Willie Mays throughout his career. Now, I'm gonna give you the postseason numbers of the contemporary player of Mookie Betts who's going to be a free agent, Bryce Harper rice hoppers played nineteen postseason games. He's got a to eleven average. He's got a three fifteen on bass a four eighty seven slugging which has been good because he has hit five home runs and driven in ten runs in those nineteen games. Eight a one oh PS. So he's done a little bit. Better than Mookie Betts in the postseason. You could paint it that he's done a lot better in the postseason because he has five home runs in one thousand nine games where Mookie has one home run in twenty one games. But Harper's now going to be a free agent. Mookie Betts in two years. It'll be a free agent. And if Mike trout was a free agent. We know he'd be a four hundred million dollars a year play right and youth navy more, maybe even more maybe like, you know, I'm not your partner. Owning this franchise. I own half the tea. Yes, congratulations. You have a new partner, Jordan module, always said that he goes if I played in a while this was before he passed away in one thousand nine hundred eighty said, I would've sat down and said you have a partner now same thing with Trump because he's that good a player. But I think you look at Bryce Harper is going to be free agent. He's gonna get three hundred million. Plus, and I think Mookie Betts in two years if the market is there will be in the same vein. Do you make that long term commitment to Mookie Betts if there's a concern that he doesn't perform in the postseason because my point is next year? They make the postseason. He couldn't light it up in the postseason because you know, what? Great players have a tendency of finally figuring it out in getting it, right? As a career goes on bond struggled in ninety ninety one ninety two. He was not good in any playoff series by two thousand and two. They didn't want to pitch to him because he had figured it out. And I think that same type of player. Yeah. I mean, I've said every time we've done this exercise with going over the Red Sox payroll, and it's going to have to be going forward because you have to look at it for that way. When you're talking about any free agency with the Red Sox over the next couple of years because it's their core is young and coming up contracts, usually. Mookie Betts is the pillar stone of this team. So any any scenario you're going you're going to put forward in terms of how you're going to give money? I think that you need to include Mookie Betts in that situation. He's one of the we see you could even say is one of the three best players in the league. I think you make a case he's the second best. You can't let a guy like that. Go a he's he's a generational talent. And for the Red Sox. So much of what they do is involved around being competitive and marketing, and he's a legitimate star player in the league. He's a legitimate star in the city of Boston. And those players aren't so easy to come by. So in my mind rocking up Mookie Betts, whether you able to extend him or he waits to go free agency, and you had to give him a big deal. That's priority. Number one for the Red Sox period. Everything else is secondary. We love movies, right? So if you get this franchise, that's really good. And you've got to start that's making that franchise work. You got to keep the star. Right. Whoever's playing superman Batman, you kind of want to keep the same person in that role. Now, they've been JAMES BOND JAMES BOND has been what seven different James Bond's. And I guess that that works that way. But if I had to continuing narrative, right, right? I mean say like Robert Downey junior as ironman. He's kinda that's his role. Yeah. Absolutely. And, you know, go talk about the the Star Wars movies like you weren't gonna recast Luke Skywalker. For is it, Mark Hamill? You're gonna recast on solo in the in the regional ones..
Teddy Bridgewater doesn't mind waiting a year to grow under Drew Brees
"Bridgewater has a blank future with the saints. He has a clipboard. Future drew. Brees does not get hurt. Repeat that does not get hurt ju- grease has been with the New Orleans Saints since two thousand and six out of a possible. One hundred ninety two regular season games. He's played in one hundred ninety. So teddy Bridgewater is going to do this year and he's a pro quarterback he's going to do is going to carry clipboard is gonna put that thing in his ear. You know, he's going to walk around on the sidelines, Nick navy down the road, but drew Brees a hall of Famer. He's not leaving it. Well, I think he has a legitimate future with the saints. For this reason, you keep entering juries never got hurt, but he's thirty nine years. Old contract is for two more years of Benchley. It will in Virginia. Reason, as we know in football. Unfortunately, it only takes one hits Bridgewater, do I want to be on the jets with Sam darnold who is going to walk in and be the starting quarterback and the jets are hoping for you know, the next ten to fifteen years. I'd rather be new ones. I think he's a pretty good situation, especially for a guy that was a starter for two years, but in the immediate future. Clinton? Sally, he's never gonna. Got the
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"To tacked on after that Deport dave To be mentally healthy to work next episode here. Nicely done that was six sixty one from Barry. Bonds there that was on. Opening night he tied Willie Mays at opening day in, San Francisco and then the next night passed him opening night, fireworks nine of course Me passing Willie Mays that put him third all time on the home run list short, of of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron tremendous. Day out there on Saturday night people checking, in on the text, line two five says bonds is an all. Time greats, leave him out of. The hall would be a disgrace. For baseball as you would be a racing an entire. Era of baseball too good there that's from. Walter and the nine to five seven or. Seven says. We're talking Clayton Kershaw pitching around against giants. Says BUSTER sees Kershaw pretty well throw him, over at first. Base I'd imagine that's what will happen BUSTER in. His career I've got the numbers for you right here lifetime against curse at. Twenty five for one oh five. That's good for a two thirty eight average he has bested him a couple of. Times but you're right you wanna see BUSTER in, there at first base you also want to see, Nick Hundley and they're thirteen for, fifty three lifetime that's a to forty five average so I'd imagine you'll see him in. There plus helmet stick the ball pretty well yesterday. At triple drove in a. Couple of runs did a great job handling the kid, that said when BUSTER win a Bumgarner pitches you usually. See BUSTER buying The. Plate so. We'll see how the giants work this thing out today let's get to some of this sound because stuff from the weekend was, a lot of fun, and don't worry forty Niner fans we got stuff for you. Also Isaiah Thomas got into a little. Bit of hot, water Isaiah Thomas number two. The new Isaiah Thomas not not the original yet Dave wiping the sweat off his brow God Thomas is, in it again now this one got into. A little bit of hot water Dave talking, trash into social media, about the Cleveland fun stuff we'll get into. That in, just a minute but. I want to want to put. A bow on this Barry Bonds because I do think. It deserves our attention by the way also. Four away checks in on the text line. Asking why. Was why was flying Fred Lewis on the. Field for the bond ceremony if you didn't, get a chance. And Marty this is great you should check this. Out Cambier dot com mardi got a chance to sit and talk to you. Too Fred Lewis this weekend or. Or Friday afternoon in the dugout Fred Lewis if you remember. Outfielder for the giants. Came up probably the end of the bonds I, want to say five six seventy probably played with, giant so seven oh six to, nine somewhere in that range Wasn't decent player. Was kind of the air bonds in. Left field he was supposed to, be the. Left fielder remember he hit for the cycle on, mother's day with the pig sweat bands and the pink bat. In Colorado he was a decent player pretty good player and then his career just kind of came to an, anti, went and. Played in Japan for a. Little, bit I think was with the Blue Jays for a. While, but he found, out about this bond, ceremony and paid his own. Way to fly out to San Francisco. So he flew out to the. To the city decided he wanted to be at the ceremony. Somebody with the giants work on getting them a, field pass. So he was hanging around the team and, the funny thing was on Friday he was sort of the sort of the Belle of the ball everybody was excited the Fred Lewis. Was in town he's a guy who's not really around, the team anymore so I thought that was pretty cool you'd imagine Fred Lewis? Young African American ballplayer there just aren't tons, of them must. Have had some ties to bonds and and. I just thought it was cool that he felt like he. Wanted to be here in paid his own way you gotta respect that. Day I really do I like that I was, just looking at up here Fred. Was a giant for four, years he go bad to seventy, seven batting. Average, I'll take a two seventy seven hitting He was a guy who. Was one of those guys who like he. Was out of options and then may maybe teams just didn't want, to take a chance on a fourth outfielder. Who you'd have to pay a little bit. Of money but that was just kind of like maybe they went with with guys who wanted to they wanted, to try, to work is out left field or I'm, just not sure why he never got a contract in two thousand I think he's last year with the. Team was owned nine in two thousand ten they just didn't have a roster spot for me, county got off the team just because they were they were. Out of space and then you might. Have used them you could Houston probably. Down the stretch wherever they went and got Jose and of course. Cody Ross and. The rest of history I'd say. Two thousand ten worked out pretty good seven or sentences. Fred Lewis was solid for a minute. Yeah he was he, was he was a solid player on on some bad teams which I think creates a not a great a great group of memories surrounding him but Fred Lewis not about ballplayer at all to own is is bond. Is only love by giants. Fans the rest. Of the nation. Can't stand him but that this was. About giants fans that's what retiring a. Number is four you're not retiring, in baseball. Why that's where the hall of fame Comes into play why the, rest of the nation has not put him, in the hall of fame but for. The giants to, say if he's not going in that we're gonna take care of it I'm on board. With that so let's get to some of, this year Dave the Willie Mae stuff. Pretty incredible stuff Willie Mays grabs the. Mic on Saturday and wants. To? Stand up and speak for himself And he tells the. Story about how he just sorta sort of took very under his wing and and bonds used to hit him when. He was a kid and say hey let's go hit I wanna go hit I wanna go hit I want you to teach me I wanna watch. You and Willie Mays made a. Comment that I think all of. Us should pay attention to he said, I taught berry to be proud I've taught him to. Be a proud man and mardi LA had Eric Davis berries friends pretty cool thing on. Saturday and he spoke with us about how he knew from young age. That berry wanted to be the greatest of all time from a very. Young age this was a goal, of his I, want to be the best he not only have the natural ability but he had, the drive and determination to do, so Willie Mays kind of talks about that tells the story about. When he was a kid. Somebody told me that bonds get hit the. Ball. Further than he could I didn't know. That he.
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Typo That when you get there, USA mad how did I? Get here and I want him to have that auto me something happened. To him so I'll be had all the pick and San Francisco going all over. The country both, this guy and he, is very. Very important Thank you Vote this guy in it, is very very important to before that willy hit the preface those remarks, by saying I'm not gonna be, around forever, you know so a an emotional heartfelt plea by the great hall. Of Famer one of the greatest to ever play the game Willie Mays for directed toward the the voters for the hall. Of fame Get Barry Bonds in that was Willy's emotional plea here tonight Bonds himself also had an emotional speech and one of the things that he he was able to do, straightaway when he took the microphone, was, to thank his godfather the great Willie Mays Willie say hey No, secret out special you are to, me And I'm thank you for your love. Guidance and support of me all these years and while, my dad isn't here, to celebrate with me It means the world to me Let you are love you Day bonds. Directing comments to Willie Mays he. Also credited the Pittsburgh Pirates they were over there in their dugout, on the third base side the franchise with which he, started his major league career and this is what he had to say about the. Importance of that his career I truly think it was meant for me to. Start my career in Pittsburgh The worst thing you could do was be a hometown boy and failed I had a lot of Trish in here tradition here and pressure to live up to If it wasn't for the preparation I received. In Pittsburgh I don't think I would have been ready to be successful here at home Yeah so Very Interesting words there from Barry Bonds about how important it was for. Him having grown up the ABI of a. Giants. Great Bobby, bonds the godson of an all. Time. Great Willie Mays and to be here in this. Area he just was not ready for. That he also came on the air later with Dave and and me and said the same, thing he just was not ready to take on that amount of. Pressure and so the Pittsburgh gave him a chance to do that entirely different environment where he was not just the the Shaun of of of a great player and the godson of an all. Time. Great so Barry Bonds who showed aside of his personality that he does not usually show in public and it was an emotional. Speech he did start to break down several times talking about his late, father his mother about Willie Mays and so many people who have been so important to, him including Jim, Leyland the pirate Manager onto whom he broke into. The big leagues who made the effort to be here today and also talked about how important he wants to him and and the also brought up somebody who is not here Bill Burton who. Was. At one time I'm big league manager and longtime outfielder in the big leagues when he was the outfield coach when berry got. There so berry brought Bill Burton and how important he was to Berry's, development as a big league player and then finally he saved these words for giants fans, themselves thank you, San Francisco You are my family Thank you For making all my. Dreams. Come true Thank you Barry Bonds thanking the great. Giants fans there was a surprise moment that Barry was not told about beforehand Aragon gonyea who back in two thousand four was the great closer on a show young. Award winner he put together a string of saves at not even Trevor Hoffman, ever approached and there was the legendary night April the sixteenth of two thousand four here in this ballpark when gonyea came on the guy who threw so hard who had stuff that was almost unhittable the great pitcher with the great stuff against the. Great hitter the great swing as my. Crew microcode so aptly put it and they showed that confrontation on the big screen before gonyea actually took the microphone and said some words about that legendary matchup giants versus dodgers great hitter versus. Great pitcher, and we, of course. We're here That night to broadcast that. Moment on, the radio, ready pitches John Sanofi a waitress What a moment it was has guy was throwing hundred mile an hour fastball the one that he hit for, the home run came in at one hundred. Miles an hour. He hit one the came in at, one hundred, one and he he acted the San. Francisco Bay foul he was a little too quick on that one and told the story of the Genesis of. That legendary matchup those of us who were, here that night we'll never. Forget that one it didn't have a big impact in a pennant race or a post-season or anything. Else like that it was just too great players at the height of their powers matching up and gonyea told the story about how they had been. On a tour they were on an all star team that went, and played overseas and they talked about if they ever had the chance really like to. Have that battle and that was the way. It played out and as, it turned out the guy in the dodgers still, won the game he had the The the luxury of a two. Run lead at the moment so berry hit the Homer to make it a one run game but it was just one of those moments to save. Her a moment to remember and there were so many tonight Barry, Bonds number twenty five retired by the giants the tenth number in the giants one hundred. Thirty six seasons of play as both the. New York Giants and San, Francisco Giants the tenth number to be retired congratulations, to Barry Bonds I'm John Miller Shane good. Night now from AT and t.. Park remember tomorrow's game a one zero five star 1205 the pre-game show and the giants beaten. Here by the pirates in this. One four to nothing The right hire can have such an impact, on your business so crucial to make sure. 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"willie mays" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"I'm a little leaguer and my dad is lucky enough to be an acquaintance of shaw kinda indirectly through god he play college ball with so when bob shaw came into town you get tickets to kinda mack stadium and he and willie mays we're both towards the end of their careers and a long story short she comes to dinner at our house bob we're in a little house in philly and all these kids are peeking in the windows like major league player in any way we to go game he is a relief pitcher at that stage of his career and gets in in the extra innings and gives up the game winning home run to tony gonzalez remember that so he's down in the dumps using the showers we gotta go pick them up to take him the airport and willie mays comes out and we we ask about bomb because he's really long in the locker room and my dad's talking to willie mays and i'm like looking up in awe thinking holy crap talked to willie mays willie go he says bob not feeling too good to give up the game winning homer and had to go to the really had to go and get on the on the team bus and i look out my dad i said dad how do you know willie mays and ultimately my dad says son everybody knows willie mays and that is a good story like my story is very much like my dad just had the guts to pretend you don drysdale told don drysdale and there you go i got to meet him he gets me willie mays not bad well ray we got in the course of just under two hours one thousand eight hundred and thirty six votes on my twitter page nice enough people are listening yeah or they're on twitter one or the other at real glenn mac now the question what bringing the d h to the.
"willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"And ali downtown brown playing right field he had a great arm but on this one he threw it into the dugout sending the winning run of west parker across the plate and the dodgers win it in the thirteenth inning two to one as an amazing game during this game willie mays had a chance the throughout a runner at second base but as he told me many times tito went dropped the ball otherwise willie would've had someone at first second third and home maybe one of the most amazing fielding games in baseball history and in giants franchise history so willie mays as jim murray says they should make willie mays play with handcuffs he may lead the giants infield in assist this year jim murray the great hall of fame columnist from the los angeles times so at the end of the day the giants are twenty two and ten they end up in first place they they lead houston by three when this season ends the dodgers win the pennant by game and a half over the giants the giants and the season eight and one the dodgers five and five but to go down the stretch the dodgers needed to win that last game with sandy colfax beating jim bunning in the phillies six to three to win the pennant while the giant waited at the airport to see if they were going to have a makeup game they tried to tie the dodgers but the dodgers win the last game behind colfax and go into the world series against the baltimore orioles in this game one show montana adding seven hits a run no walks five strikeouts frank lindsay two and a third three hits a run unearned one walk and two strikeouts for drysdale nine innings eleven hits a run no walk seven strikeouts paranoia ski a couple of innings and full reagan a couple of innings to get the win the giants leave fifteen on base in this game the dodgers leave seven and of course willie mays foes out three of them on the base paths one of the.
Dez Bryant, Nfl and Ryan Shazier discussed on Get Up!
"Here's john carlos stanton he got into the act for the red hot yankees yesterday homering twice off dallas who has been inky killer it stanton's thirtieth career multi home run game and sal the red hot they won eleven out of twelve pitches it's out over the plate and aaron judge getting the same kind of looks i'm wondering when these pitchers are going to start throwing inside the sanchez jean carlos stanton trying to get them off the plate as if they can extend like that it's bombs away for the bomber meanwhile no one though in baseball as hot as movie bats three home runs yesterday leading doing into five four win over the royals it's his fourth career three home run game that passes ted williams for the most in franchise history so just look at this he surpasses ted williams in red sox history and he is also catt now has more games with three hold on and and get get ever ever had had babe ruth ever had willie mays ever had seems impossible and yet it's true football news and we reported this earlier this morning kamboi tight end jason witten who had been wavering on this decision is retiring from the cowboys and he will join us at espn is an analyst for monday night football he's an eleven time pro bowler because eleven hundred and fifty two passes in his career for over twelve thousand yards after being drafted in the third round in twenty two thousand three excuse me out of tennis the big part of this news is the balance of power in the nfc east shifts right they may get zeke elliott for entire season with their losing dez bryant they're losing jason witten that's not gonna make back prescott bit of quarterback no the dallas cowboys were into the team to be in this in this division going into the season and now they are even less so and then we have this story another one that is relatively new into our newsroom we also ryan shazier of the steelers walking out onto the stage at the nfl draft.
"willie mays" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"About it they're about to announce tomorrow the hall of fame voting for baseball and two of the greatest players who ever played the game of baseball perhaps the greatest pitcher whoever pitched in the greatest hitter wherever hit roger clemens on the mound and barry bonds barry bonds hit more home runs not only in a season but in a career than anyone in baseball history more than his godfather willie mays more than hank aaron more than babe ruth more than ted williams warned everybody he's not in the hall that's because he has been convicted so many times a steroid abuse how many times have been convicted never and the idea that barry bonds were who is widely believed to have a abused performance enhancing drugs and roger clemens ditto that they are both not in the hall of fame and a berry perry bonds won the mvp seven times and he's not in the hall now what does this have to do with james franco everything james franco deserve to be nominated for best actor he he did it was a just a stunning performance and you can see how stunning at the very end of the film in the very end of a very funny uh very illuminating and actually very warmhearted movie of the disaster artist they set up james franco recapturing scenes from this awful movie the room along with the real star and director of that film tell me we so and james franco captures imperfectly and also the sort of charismatic madness of the man and it is non charismatic madness it seems to me because of accusations that turned up against him in the current fury of a hashtag me to ism the james franco's excluded a by the way of the bad news continues for woody allen with other people and and again to the very best of my knowledge no recognition for woody allen here either who has his own problems um the other thing about this year's oscars they are so past the oscar so white mantra so many non white male people nominated in every major category that's something that should upset us i will take your responses and any nominations you have for the best or worst trump sawn coming right up let's declare loud and clear this is what i want this is what i need the michael medved show this is what i desire one eight hundred nine five five seven gene.