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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

08:12 min | Last month

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"NAP tally, Williams joins us on sports byline. He is interviewing recording and cataloguing every living African American player from the turbulent I twenty five years of Major League, Baseball's racial integration, and that would be between nineteen, forty, seven and nineteen, seventy-one and Williams, and USC professor Daniel Durban have created the project and interviewing one hundred eleven African. American baseball players about old injustices and the lasting humiliation that many of them faced and many of the stories have never been told before and others will not be told until later on as Durban and Williams were told, you can only release them. After I'm dead, I would assume Naphtali that it's important and it's an interesting project. But what was the motivation for doing? Thank you very much. Really isn't important an important project one one of the things we look at as reminds us of how important baseball America at the time. It was it was the game and it was a pathway to help enfranchise so many different African Americans, and so there's so many stories that need to be told. And we know that we're losing those players all the time that it just made sense. This is what we need to do this. What Baseball Mental America. So we need to make sure we captured that part of American history and that's the thing is Jeff is African American and minority players, but it's also the story of America and American? And then it was also just important that all of these players are amazing and they had so much impact on the game. So just out on its own, those things make you know this was the right project to do. You said something interesting you said I wanna go back and let those dudes say how they felt what was happening talk about how much up baseball and talk about how much it meant to them what did you find that did mean to him. You know all say baseball was everything it really was and I specifically asked the question of what it meant to them, and also they mentioned that community because it gives us a really good context because the way people think about baseball. Now you know it's this village millions and billions of dollars involved with players, billions in the industry. So people are sort of removed from that space. But when you're asking them, it was the thing that they. went to bed thinking about that they woke up and the morning thinking about and it actually had an impact on the community. It was what people talk about the barbershop. It was what fathers with their sons and it was this community building space. So it really was everything and so it's important to let people know that it's at those times before all the money is involved it was the there's something that that inspired them in their hearts. Were you concerned in any way that there'd be a disconnect between you and talking to these players from a different generation because of the fact that maybe you did not relate to the times that they grew up in or maybe to the sport. Well you know it's funny because I you know you mentioned dusty Baker when we talked earlier and Morgan and I've talked to both those guys and they're fantastic and different players. But my feeling is that this is history African American history. So and as we place that in the context of America itself, it doesn't matter that I'm from a different generation than those guys or that I didn't know everything about baseball like all of your fans I'm sure no all of the stats and all of those things I. definitely don't crane to know that. What would I do know is I understand what's Happening in America at that time and how important it was and that they broke ground for all of us for all of us to play other sports just looking at education and being looked at as men. Of Color, who were full Americans? So that's something that's important. No matter what. So yes, I was intimidated because, of course, you talk to Joe Morgan or talking to dusty like just the other day I interviewed Orlando Cepeda and you are. In all all their accomplishments but that just makes it may mean so much more and I think that they feel that I think they recognize that there are other things that you know there's there's other sports and other ways doing gauge that these guys their stories matter and I think that they really relate to the fact that I that me cited this is this is a piece of the peace of mind history I've got work on this because. I can feel it. Yeah. One of the things I would observe is the fact that all of those players, the hundred and eleven that you're interviewing probably see this as a bridge, a bridge from an earlier time to a contemporary time and I really think you had an advantage Neftali because not being connected to the period of time that they grew up. You were kind of seeing things for the very first time and it was important to them to be able to explain to you and others who had not been through that period of time What it was like am I correct in that observations? No. You're totally correct because when you I mean truthfully I've been with these and I've seen them break down in tears just talking about what they had to go through and what it meant to them, and just just for for your listeners and for everyone hundreds up really understand. It's not just the guys who you know Willie. Willie mays in life Willie mccovey like the guys who are the best and who were the greatest of the game. All of the players faced some sort of adversity and so two likes let them get that off their chest and to let them really talk about how much they love the game and appreciate the game like those are those are just magical moments so. I think I think it is a different perspective from coming in and and really really connecting with them and I think I'd seriously they. I think a lot of the guys have told me stories that they have told their own kids because they say, Hey, you've got your kids. You don't think about it. You don't really want them to have all that on you but We're excited that you're doing this project because it's nice to get it off your chest. Talk about the good times and bad times and also gives the context where baseball is right now. So you know I have no matter what I'm totally honored to be doing this project and working with them. You know. Know as well as I do that transitions usually come slowly and they come somewhat easily. But when this happened in baseball, it was really kind of a shock to the system Jackie Robinson in nineteen forty seven. What were those early years like for the African American players? There's so many stories just you know. It was so hard for them. It was so hard for them, but I will tell you this. They all talk about how Jackie set the standard for them and they knew that they had all of the African American community on their back and you know as we all know, Jackie had to permit to make to make that transition for them and they all knew that they need honor Jackie and they need to honor the African American community and that if they did it do the right. Things, it would blow the chance for their chosen play, and for the way that you know African American men and women would be looked at. So there's a lot of pressure, but they they all they all rooms indication, but I'll tell you they told me just scary stories of being chased down the road by you know, take members or just equal in towns where they did. They didn't like them or like having Americans play at all. So I mean I can tell you stories where. You guys are talking about you know especially, especially, minor league ball about people throwing things at them. I'm from the stands and watching the you know how tough segregation was players who came from different parts of the country especially, the you know the the the California guys, California guys going and doing you know playing in twenty and my leagues and being in the South I mean. The stories are incredible. I can actually tell you Just things just thinking right now one of the players had had said to me I get out there and I didn't understand like a Jim crow south and I didn't understand what Martin Luther King was really talking about you know, of course I I heard it on the radio but I didn't really face the but he said I get there was..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on 105.3 The Fan

105.3 The Fan

06:16 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on 105.3 The Fan

"Remember that rocket mortgage can J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things. You have to bend the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day and I'm like, You know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown Wass Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians call my man, Lou Brown he was working at Jiffy Lube He was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy, and remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then he said, I'll have to call him back. He had to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league You can call up 855 to 1 suit for 2 to 7 are tweeting cdot hairs and or CBS Sports radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major league. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things all around to his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know this stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. So I don't think that I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with the guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly that he's an unknown guy from prison. Then he's like, Hey, where'd you play ball That last year, the Fall League, California Penal Like what? That you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy like you are, Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. Does not would rig while big Bon Wass with a 29 year old convict that is enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time, the Mets and the Yankees Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I plan on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And in Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys were sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up and think about trying to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in the scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says, How about uncut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't happen. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:06 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things you have to Been the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day. And I'm like, you know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown was. Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians call my man, Lou Brown he was working at Jiffy Lube He was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy, and remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then he said, I'll have to call him back. He had to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league? You can call up 855 to 1 suit for 2 to 7. Our tweet Me Cdot Harrison or CBS Sports Radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major League. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things hold onto his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know this stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. And so I don't think I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with the guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly that well. He's an unknown guy from prison. That he's like. Hey, where do you play ball That last year, the fall League, California Penal. Like what? That you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy I like and you are, Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. That's not what Rick Wild thing Vaughn Wass. He was a 29 year old convict that it enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time they met to the Yankees. Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I plan on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And in Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys were sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up and think so. I tried to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in this scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says, have a name cut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't happen. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

06:09 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on WEEI

"J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things. You have to bend the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day and I'm like, You know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown was. Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians call my man, Lou Brown he was working at Jiffy Lube He was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy, and remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then, he said, I'll have to call them back here to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league? You could call up 855 to 1 suit for 2 to 7. Our tweet Me Cdot Harrison or CBS Sports Radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major league. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things whole around to his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know this stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. So I don't think I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with the guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly that to well, He's an unknown guy from prison. That he's like. Hey, where'd you play ball That last year, the fall League double a California penal. Like what? That you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy, like if you were Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. That's not what Rick Wild thing Vaughn Wass here. The 29 year old convict that is enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time they met to the Yankees. Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I plan on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And in Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys are sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up thinking about trying to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in this scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says, have a name cut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't happen. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio

94WIP Sports Radio

06:06 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio

"Remember the rocket mortgage can J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things. You have to bend the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day and I'm like, You know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown Wass Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians call my man, Lou Brown he was working at Jiffy Lube He was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy. And remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then he said, I'll have to call him back. He had to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league? You could call up 855 to 1 suit for 2 to 7. Our tweet Me Cdot Harrison or CBS Sports Radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major league. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things whole around to his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know this stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. So I don't think I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with a guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly that to well, He's an unknown guy from prison. Then he's like, Hey, where do you play ball That last year, the Fall League, California Penal. Like what? That you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy I like and you are, Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. Does not would Rick Wild thing Vaughn Wass with a 29 year old convict that is enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time they met to the Yankees. Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I plan on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And in Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys are sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up and think about trying to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in this scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says, have a name cut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't happen. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

Sports Radio 610

06:09 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Sports Radio 610

"Remember that rocket mortgage can J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things. You have to bend the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day and I'm like, You know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown Wass Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians called my man, Lou Brown, he was working at Jiffy Lube He was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy. And remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then he said, I'll have to call him back. He had to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league You can call up 855 to 1 suit for 2 to 7 are tweeting cdot hairs and or CBS Sports radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major league. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things all around to his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know this stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. So I don't think that I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with the guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly. That, too, While he's an unknown guy from prison. Then he's like, Hey, where do you play ball That last year, the Fall League, California Penal. Like what? That you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy like you are, Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. That's not what Rick Wild thing Vaughn Wass with a 29 year old convict that is enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time, the Mets and the Yankees Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I plan on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And then Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys are sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up and think about trying to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in this scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says Hello. I'm cut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't happen. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team. A critical member. You're telling me.

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

06:16 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"Remember the rocket mortgage can J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things. You have to bend the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day and I'm like, You know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown was. Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians called my man, Lou Brown, he was working at Jiffy Lube He was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy. And remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then he said, I'll have to call him back. He had to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league? You could call up 855 to 124227 are tweet me Cdot Harrison or CBS Sports Radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major league. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things whole around to his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know this stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. So I don't think that I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with the guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly. That, too, While he's an unknown guy from prison. Then he's like, Hey, where'd you play ball At last year, the Fall League, California Penal Like what? Now you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy like you are, Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. Does not would Rick Wild thing Vaughn Wass here, the 29 year old convict that is enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time they met to the Yankees. Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I plan on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And in Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys are sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up thinking about trying to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in the scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says, have a name cut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't have it. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team. A critical member. You're telling me in no point. He saw his teammate's wife. I don't believe it, Jay..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

06:09 min | 2 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Online in real time. Remember the rocket mortgage can J. Earlier You said that you were a big baseball guy. So I imagine that you love the movie majorly correct. Of course. So I want to pose this question to you guys 855 to 124227 Fully understanding that Major league is a movie, so you have to do some things you have to Been the truth a little bit. You have to do some things that maybe don't make a lot of sense in a really life kind of way. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie Major league because I'm sitting down one day and I'm like, You know what? I haven't seen Major league in a long time. I've been watching a lot of baseball. Let me get back into the baseball mood, so I started watching Major league And this question popped in my head. So, Jay, I want to hear your answer, but this is my answer. The most unrealistic part about the movie Major league is the manager. Think about where Lou Brown Wass Lou Brown was working at a Firestone I don't know if he was the manager. I don't know if he was the owner of the Firestone. But when the Cleveland Indians call my man, Lou Brown he was working at Jiffy Lube. Hey, was working in Meineke. Whenever they call my guy. And remember, he didn't even immediately take the job. He's like, I don't know. I gotta I gotta para whitewalls coming. And then he said, I'll have to call him back. He had to think about if you wanted to be. The Cleveland Indians manager. I'm trying to think of a more unrealistic part of the movie. Now Major League is an absolute classic. There's some great characters, whether it's Willie Willie Mays Hayes are Rick Wild thing, Vaughn. Or Pedro Cerrano. I mean, there was some great all time characters. It's maybe the best sports movie of all time, this side of rocky But I want to know from you guys. What's the most own realistic thing In the movie Major league? You could call up 855 to 1 suit for 2 to 7. Our tweet Me Cdot Harrison or CBS Sports Radio. So J. You're a baseball guy. You love the movie Major league because nobody who loves baseball doesn't love the movie Major League. What's the most unrealistic thing in the movie? From a baseball standpoint? I'm not sure that while things hold onto his closer job for that long I mean the inconsistency. You know the stuff there, but the you know it is almost a liability out there for any team that he's going to be on. So I don't think that I'm a manager. I have the patience to stick with a guy that long. We also aren't even talking about the fact that he was an unknown guy from prison. Exactly that he's an unknown guy from prison. Then he's like, Hey, where'd you play ball That last year, the fall League double a California penal. What? That you could go from prison to the major leagues. If you're an established guy like you are, Vic and you're the man before you go out. People will want to see if you still got it. That's not what Rick Wild thing Vaughn Wass with a 29 year old convict that is enters the major league and then becomes Eric Gagne. Like very unrealistic. I'll tell you another thing in the movie J. It's very unrealistic. You do not have the ability for a walk on tryout for Major League baseball team. You don't I know you work in media? Maybe you know somebody, but next time they met to the Yankees. Are convening for spring training. Just try to randomly show up and see what happens. Just randomly show up and then tell them I'm playing on putting a hitting display. Tell them that And then Let's see if they let you stay there long enough for you to fall asleep. So if you remember in the movie Major league Willie Mays Hayes goes to sleep. They then go and they checked the box. They then realize his name's not on the box. Okay, all right. They then move my man from the dorm. And take the bed outside. I don't know how you guys were sleepers. I'm not sleeping through somebody picking my bed up, setting it outside and still sleeping through the night. I mean, I hear birds outside shirt, but I instantly wake up and think so. I tried to break into the house. So Willie Mays Hayes is in this scenario. He then wakes up in the middle of nowhere and says, How about I'm cut and then no stretching. No warm ups. No shoes still in his pajamas, my man. Beats two other guys in a race who have been doing all of those things and then gets to stay around on the team and then makes the team even though we can't hit That doesn't happen. Is a lot of things in the movie major leagues. That's very unbelievable. Now, J. I will say this I don't know if this happens all the time. I'm not a major league baseball player. But I do think There have been situations. Where someone on the team talked to another team mates whether its current girlfriend, ex girlfriend, current wife, ex wife and had absolutely no clue. Maybe you haven't been around long enough. I believe that had happened. But here's my question to you, Jay. How does this happen at the end of the season like you were telling me that the Indians never had any team function in which Dorn brought his wife? So she was around the team. It's not like Rick Vaughn with some September call up. He was a critical member of the team..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on PTI

PTI

05:51 min | 3 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on PTI

"Time people happy thirty. Second Birthday Ryan Tannehill of Boston Miami, Bonanza in Tennessee Tannehill was drafted number eight overall by the dolphins in two thousand twelve out of Texas A, and you've played six seasons in Miami and played for five different offensive coordinators and three different head coaches. This lack of continuity had to be a contributing factor to Tamils, forty two and forty six record, and his rather ordinary numbers, including one hundred twenty three touchdowns and seventy five interceptions Miami traded China Hilton Tennessee in two thousand and nineteen for to low round draft picks. Tannehill was expected to sit on the. The bench and watch Marcus Mariota play, but Mariota Falter, and once Tannehill got on the field. There was no point taking him off. He went seven three as a starter in the regular season, two and one in the playoffs losing to Kansas City in the AFC. Championship Game Tannahill led the League and passer rating to twenty two touchdowns, six interceptions completed seventy point three percent of his passes. One Comeback Player of the year made the pro bowl, and he got rich. He signed a four year deal worth up to one hundred eighteen million dollars, and in Nashville, that's Taylor swift money. I got two words for you, and for him Derrick Henry all right. Tannehill was a number one play action pass in the League. Hello, that means he's dependent on having a fake hand off to a guy who's all home run threat and devastating physically two opposing defenses aright Derrick Henry thank you very much. At the anniversary Jose. On This Day twenty two years ago, the pirates rightfielder uncorked guided missile and the thin air of Colorado to Rob Rocky Sitter Navy Peres of a triple. The ball goes off the law over he ends glove and he picks it up on the warning track as he throws it, you hear the announcers explain look that throw from right to throw his perfect. We can all think of great even iconic throws. Ichiro made a few Willie. Willie mays made a few Vlad Guerrero Dwight Evans, but over the years pirates right fielders made more than their share. I was the Great Roberto Clemente running on him. Was Baseball suicide later? There was Dave Parker. These guys had hoses. The throw to home is the most exciting play in baseball because there's always a run involved, but the hardest throw is from right field to third, and you can't do it any better than did. No you can't Tony and watching those pirates do that. It's amazing that one franchise could have multiple people to them as a kid, a little kid Roberto. CLEMENTI was synonymous with right-field arm. But you know the older. I got mandate. Parker Tony as you mentioned he through so many folks from out there was amazing. An, a melancholy trails to Regis Philbin. We just died over the weekend a month shy of his eighty ninth birthday. He lived a glorious life in television. He was on TV more than anybody ever. He started the nineteen sixties getting a break when he was the second banana to Joey Bishop late night. Talk show that show didn't last, but regis did if he did not invent morning TV talk, he perfected it his shows with Kathy Lee Gifford and Kelly. RIPA were huge hits. People looked at regis as a kind of every man who found himself in a glamorous situation. Situation and struggled to keep his feet on the ground. In the early two thousands, he was picked to host who wants to be a millionaire which became a runaway hit. Everyone saw how he asked. Is Your final answer as if he was rooting for the answer to be right in a word, Regis Philbin was relatable and on a personal note. He loved this show and we loved him. He watched us all the time talking about PTI on his own show. He did five good minutes on our show in two thousand and eight, and they were five great minutes. Yeah. He didn't just watch US I. Mean He gave us advice at the very beginning? Tony knows he was encouraging. He was supporting. The four lions of television who really helped launched his show Maury Povich Larry King Regis Philbin and Bryant Gumbel. Did I get that right? Tony a regis. For us all the time, we miss him absolutely right and we'll bond. You've got an omission. Tony I do have an admission always different kyrie irving for do something I don't like. He contributed whereas committed one point five million dollars a WNBA. Mba salaries of women who opted not to play this season one point five million dollars, good for Kyri and good for the women at us. Go to the big finish. Let's do justin girl lender has a forearm strain, but disputes a report that he's done for the season. Your thoughts man. He's a tough Oh do in addition to being hooper talented I hope you'll be back. Think you'll be back because he says so Shohei. ohtani did not reporting out in his first start for the angels concern to you. Well. He's coming off Tommy John Surgery. Look at this happens second time. I'd be very concerned. We're going to give them one pay us here forty-year-old Nelson Cruz when four for five with two doubles two homers, seven Rbi four runs against the white sox. That's a big deal, isn't it? Yes I'm a cubs fan who's rooting for the white sox. Rooting for the South side is you can't give up twenty seven runs in three games. Where are you guys? Come on now. COYOTES GM John Shaikha quit one week before the Stanley Cup qualifiers. Tone your thoughts. You can't do that you the GM. They're about to go into the plan. No, you can't quit on the way to weaken the help when they get eliminated last one rule Williams. Young. Magic City Lynn appropriate is. Quarantine appropriate. It is you're out. You've gotta come back. You gotTa have negative. Negative, negative negative. That's the deal. On son try to do better..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

06:11 min | 5 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Cow joins us on sports byline. He's been with me many times. So that means when he joins me. He has another book out, and indeed he does. He is the former sports columnist for the New York Times a Pulitzer Prize. Winning author in his new book is called. It happens every spring, Dimaggio. The splendid splinter and a lifetime at the Ballpark IRA in your many years of watching and covering baseball. What makes an? In the culture of America. Well you know I think that number one. It's plates more leisurely than footfall or or basketball. As far as primary sports are concerned, or even or even soccer and so there's time in between innings that. Fathers can talk to sons, and there's unless you're at the ballpark. And the and the music is blaring, and you can't hear anything but. and then there's the the tradition and history of baseball that is unlike any other sport that we have, and so you know once upon a time it was called the national pastime mostly by owners of baseball teams, but I think that there was a germ of truth to it and and you know even you know people upset too slow or But I attendance is great and look, and and when teams are competing in the in the playoffs, it's exciting and there may you know? As exciting, a sports event as ever occurred, was game seven of the last world series, cubs, and Indians and and I'm not saying that just because I was from Chicago. And Lifetime Cup Fan, but although I've been in. New York for over fifty years, but I. It's it's it's It's an intellectual game. You know it's thoughtful and and they wear. Knickers the way they did that in the in the nineteenth century, so it's it's similar in those ways, but it's it's. It's a beautiful game. you appreciate you know there's nothing for me. There's nothing. Any more beautiful in sports than a shortstop, going deep in the whole to make a play hand, gloving with his left hand across his body, and then writing himself, and throwing hard a long throw across the Infield to the first base, and and just narrowly getting the runner I Anyway, it seems it certainly satisfied and just to back you up I was down at Spring Training I. I was going over in Scottsdale to the giants game, covering that and I'll forget walking behind a father and an eight year old son. The son had a big baseball glove. The father had his arm around his son, and said guess who we're going to see today. We're going to see Mickey Mantle. That is one of the special things that goes from area to area translates very well, doesn't it? You're right? You're right Ryan I. Guess you know and but in football it's. Close to the action in baseball, which is Kinda Nice, the crack of the bat and. And in in in basketball there's squeak at the sneakers and moving so fast, and and the end the bodies are crashing a other the boards i. mean you know best what can be very rough game, but at the sidelines of a football game? It's the sounds are. It's almost like we're a world war. and you know I mean even the punt is though I. See but I've been on the sidelines. They're crashing and smashing. They're snorting but the baseball is just a beautiful for for for me. Although I I liked basketball a lot especially and and football It's it's fun to watch from from a distance but I wouldn't want. Like Joe Nemeth and even Brett Farve They said that they wouldn't. They wouldn't want their children or their grandchildren to play football. I might point out to people that this is a collection of stories, so it covers a vast part of baseball and history and players in everything, but the other thing I like about this book is it has humorous stories in it and I was talking to Willie. Willie mays down at spring training one time around the batting cage and I said what happened to storytelling willy in baseball, and he says it's a lost art, but you in this book have really collected some of those humor stories tell one of them, and maybe you might include in the discussion the Minor League Catcher, who was substituting something for baseball? Be Yeah, isn't it with President, hand and I had a counter right one morning, and I was looking through the papers. And I so I very small item about a A. Class A-. catcher in the Indians Organization and it was in Ohio I believe and and he was, he would throw it off his team because this is what he did it. The end of the season is team was in last place. There was an so they had no chance for a playoffs and He thought he'd bring a little humor to the solemness of his team where it's going wasn't going anywhere. And so he? He got a potato and he shaved the potato to shape like a baseball. And put it in his back pocket. And so at one point, the other team had a runner on third base. And and the pitcher threw the pitch. He caught the ball and very quickly he took the shaved potato out of his back. Pocket is right back. Pocket! And then he threw over the head of the third baseman as if to try to pick off the runner. Well. The runner comes running.

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio

94WIP Sports Radio

02:36 min | 5 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio

"With it no I just got used to it okay on Arab boy we got one more here so here's there's something enjoyable collection warned him before he went to San Francisco one of the things that I miss most about going to the ballpark every day right now is the physical contact right so many of us have gone six plus weeks without any physical contact and so high fives handshakes hugs like a little celebratory moments are so important to me personally and I think they're so important for sport what Willie Mays as like V. greatest handshake on the planet so way more important than anything that he said to me was just the opportunity to to shake his hand and I had a heads up on that handshake from Andrew McCutchen who was we're together in Philadelphia and obviously he was a self storage times player so you can capture data you need to know is that Willie Willie Mays will give you a hand shake off on Willie's got such strong you know powerful hands okay let's see it is so is so it C. I. so gave an intercontinental end instead of us talking about you know what gene so what horrible thing Jean Segura did to get Andrew McCutchen injured obviously gave him a cut you were talking about the strength of will of Willie Mays handshake that that's what we're doing it does a little piece of advice for gave tomorrow will be nice will have their something Gabe took part in that I know you did to that gives feel embarrassed about really something I took part in yeah it is an activity that you both have done well wasn't wishing my mom happy mother's day on Twitter so that leaves it pretty much every other option so we'll we'll we'll see what we get back we'll recap some of the stuff we talk about preview with thing we're gonna be doing tomorrow night on the show and I'll talk about this Trevor Bauer thing did ESPN really screwed up and kind of me Trevor Bauer's life a living hell for a day or so two one five five nine two nine four nine four if you want to get in before the end of the show I'm Tom Kelly sportsradio ninety four W. why they your sports six going to please tomorrow seven for the season Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies with the team to beat the any way out improved eight.

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

10:23 min | 8 months ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Tally. Williams joins us on sports. Byline. He is interviewing recording and cataloguing every living African American player from the turbulent. I twenty five years a major league. Baseball is racial integration and that would be between nineteen forty seven and nineteen seventy-one and Williams and USC professor Daniel Durban have created the project and interviewing one hundred eleven African American baseball players about old injustices and the lasting humiliation. That many of them faced and many of the stories have never been told before and others will not be told until later on as Durban and Williams were told. You can only release them. After I'm dead I would assume Neftali that it's important and it's an interesting project. But what was the motivation for doing? thank you very much really is an important an important project. One one of the things you look at it reminds us of how important. Baseba- to America at the time it was it was the game and it was pathway to help enfranchise so many different. African Americans and so. There's so many stories that need to be told and we know that we're losing those players all the time that it just made sense that this is what we need to do this baseball Metro America. So we need to make sure we capture that part of American history and that's the thing is Jeff is African American minority players. But it's also the story of America in America and it changes and then it was also just important that all of these payers are amazing and they had so much impact on the game so just out on. Its Own. Those things make you know. This was the right project to do. You said something interesting you said I want to go back and let those dudes say how they felt what was happening. Talk about how much they love baseball and talk about how much it meant to them. What did you find did mean to him? You know. All of baseball was everything it really was. And I specifically like asked the question of what it meant to them and also what it meant community because it gives us a really good context because the way people think about baseball now You know there's millions and billions of dollars involved with players billions in the industry so people are sort of removed from that space. But when you're asking them it was the thing that they went to bed thinking about that. They woke up and the morning thinking about and it actually had an impact on the community. It was what people talked about the barber shop. What fathers did with their sons and was his community building space so it really was everything and so it's important to let people know that it's at those times before all the money is involved. It was something that that inspired them in their hearts. Were you concerned in any way that there'd be a disconnect between you and talking to these players from a different generation because the fact that maybe you did not relate to the times that they grew up in or maybe to the sport. Well you know. It's funny because I you know. You mentioned dusty Baker when we talked earlier and Joe. Morgan and I've talked to both of those guys. They're fantastic and a lot of different players. But my feeling is that this is history. And he's African American history so and as we place that in the context of America itself. It doesn't matter that I'm from a different generation than those guys or that. I didn't know everything about baseball. Like all of your fans. I'm sure no all of the stats and all of those things. I definitely don't claim to know that. But what I do know is I understand what's happened in America at that time and how important it was and that they broke ground for all of us for all of us who play other sports for Just looking at education and being looked at as men of color who were full Americans. So that's just something that's important no matter what so yes. I was intimidated. Because of course you talk to Joe Morgan. Or talking to dusty Just the other day I interviewed Orlando Cepeda and you are in all all of their accomplishments but that just makes it may mean so much more and I think that they feel that I think they recognize that. There are other things that you know. There's there's other sports and other ways doing gauge the these guys their stories matter and I think that they really relate to the fact that I decided this is. This is a piece of the peace of mind history. I've got to work on this because I can feel. Yeah one of the things I would. Observe is the fact that all of those players that one hundred and eleven that you're interviewing probably see this as a bridge a bridge from an earlier time to contemporary time and I really think you had an advantage Neftali because not being connected to the period of time that they grew up you were kind of seeing things for the very first time and it was important to them to be able to explain to you and others who had not been through that period of time What it was like am I correct and then observation? Oh no you're totally because when you I mean truthfully I've been with these guys and I've seen them break down in tears just talking about what they had to go through and what it meant to them and just just for your listeners and for everyone really understand it's not just the guys who you know Willie Willie mays and Willie mccovey like guys who are the best and who were the greatest of the and all of the players faced some sort of adversity and so two like just let them get it off their chest and to let them really talk about how much they love the game. Appreciate the game like those are those are just magical moments so I think I think it is a different perspective for me coming in and and really really connecting with them and I think I'd seriously I think a lot of the guys have told me stories that they haven't told their own kids because they say hey. You've got your kids you don't think about it. You don't really want them to have all that on you but were cited that you're doing this project because it's nice to get it off your chest. It's nice to talk about the good times and bad times and also gives the context for where baseball is right now so I I have no matter what. I'm totally honored to be doing this project. I'm working with him. You you know as well as I do that transitions usually come slowly. And they come somewhat easily but When this happened in baseball it was really kind of a shock to the system. Jackie Robinson in nineteen forty seven. What were those early years like for the African American players There's so many stories. Just you know it was so hard for them. It was so hard for them. But I will tell you this. They all talk about how. Jackie set the standard for them and they knew that they had all the African American community owned back. And you know as we all know. Jackie had the two permits and make that to make that transition for them and they all knew that they needed honor. Jackie and they need to honor the African American community. And that if they did it do the right things it would blow the chance for their chosen to play and for the way that you know. African American men and women would be looked at so a lot of pressure but they they all they already. But I'll tell you told me just scary. Stories of being chased down the road Kkk members or just people in towns where they do they need to like them or or having African Americans play at all. So I mean I can tell you stories where because we're talking about you know especially especially in minor league ball about people throwing things at them from the stands and in watching the you know how tough segregation was players who came from different parts of the country. Especially you know the the the California guys the California guys going and doing you know playing in the League and being in the South I mean just. The stories are incredible. I can actually tell you. Just think just thinking right now one of the players had had said to me. I get out there and I didn't understand like a Jim crow south and I didn't understand what Martin Luther King was really talking about. You know. Of course I I heard it on the radio. I didn't really face but he said I get there was it was actually Mary. So maybe we says you know. They're in the south and there's a guy up in the stands and he says you know he's the first ball on my first. Major League first. Major League hit comes to me. Goes right through my legs? He said the guy in the sense is given a watermelon and send them home and he said I just couldn't believe like I didn't know that this is what really was going on but now I'm in the thick of it so that's just one story you know with John and so many other stories with so many different players having to worry and fear for their lives Thinking about their relationship worrying about their wives while they're on road knowing that they've got example but still having all this pressure on them. It's IT'S A it's a testament to the strength of these guys like for me. I'm just lucky to be able to be recording. It and then reminds where we've come from and what we should be doing in the future. Yeah we've got about a minute before. We have to break. But Joe Morgan and I were talking. And he was right here on sports byline and I asked him what the early days were like for him because when he started playing minor league ball with the Durham Bulls. Now here's Joe Morgan. Who has a kid from California and certainly was not anything like what it was down in the deep south like and he told me that when he went and played for the Bulls. The first time you went out there he noticed that all the black people were in one part of the stadium And he saw other things that you alluded to as well and so. He called his dad and he said Dad. I'M NOT GONNA put up with this is dead. Says yes you are and he said He said that was the start of my battle with it. He said But I really got Was able to deal with it and I think the fact that somebody like Joe Morgan and went on to become a hall of Famer and was able to deal with. It was something special. Hold on just a second tally. We're talking Neftali Williams. We're talking about him. Recording and cataloguing every living African American player from the turbulent I twenty five years of Major League Baseball's racial integration. And that will take you from between nineteen forty seven and nineteen seventy-one very interesting project. We'll talk more about it. As we continue the country and around the world on Sports Byline..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Home. Run guys could hit thirty plus home runs and there's just a handful of them and you know i i think when when the numbers really started escalating you know that's the kind of the courtesy you gotta start eyeballing and saying okay. Maybe that's when it kind of started but that wasn't until probably my you know well at least until ninety seven or ninety six like ninety seven areas so i kind of take pride in the fact that i didn't play entirely in that era when i take a look at the players that did not do it like yourself and i already mentioned a couple of other players. What do you think differentiated them. What made them say now. I won't do that when they were aware of others. That were well <music> boy. I'll tell you what for me <hes>. I think i praise the lord i mean i. I was just so <hes> naive to it. All i mean i really didn't know anything about it. I mean <hes>. I was never exposed to anything like that so <hes> i think that was the biggest thing i was never exposed but i think more than that i mean i think it has ask your character and your integrity and i've always you know try to play the game the way and i always did things right and i always kept my nose clean on and off with the i i think those are things and they go with but at the same time you know god bless me talent that i didn't have to rely on something else to be productive at the major league level and i think ultimately that's what when it comes down to is probably vast majority of the guys that were doing it. We're doing it to look to get into competitive edge or you know maybe they weren't <hes> able to play their natural. Natural abilities were enough to keep them at that level and <hes> you know the temptation was too great so <hes> you know i. I don't i as much as i want to say. My character in integrity wouldn't allow me to do it. You know you can't help but wonder what if you're in the spot of that guy that kept going up and down and you know maybe getting a taste eh getting fed down or whatever i mean you know who knows what have been like an issue but i'd like to think that i could have avoided and i think most people would say that <hes> if you take a look out there and you see a a lot of players that are doing and you say hey. Everybody else is doing it in. This is the way the games being played right now. So be it. I may as well joint well and that's true i mean and that goes along along with what i was saying is that you know these guys that are up and down and they're looking at this guy here in this guy's doing it and he's getting up there and he's standing there going well. Shoot you know i i. I guess i could understand that as well but hey you know what i was very blessed. Guy gave me a great amount of talent and and <hes> i didn't need to hit thirty home runs and <hes> you know that that made me uh-huh homerun hitter and they gave me a place in the game and and i'm just i'm thankful for that and the other thing too tim the only people i really feel badly for people like mickey mantle and mike schmidt and willie willie mays and hank aaron to those that one about setting their records getting their marks doing it the way that it should've been done only to have others. Maybe surpassed them in those records because i don't think that that is really fair. Well i agree with that too. I think there's a there's a lot of that that i agree with and <hes> you know as much much as we want to sit back and maybe start analyzing. Who are the culprits who the guys that maybe aren't deserving of the attention <hes> once again until you have the evidence..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

09:45 min | 1 year ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Kids rock this is the just the the glut of material it's amazing every every week there's three new shows coming out to our amazing but it's just where to find the time of the day it's frustrating there's so many things you want to see and leisure and give your entire life over to it you just have to pass on a lot that's right wing Hollywood in toto dot com at your blog what's happening there I have a review of a new movie called the ready or not we'll talk about it next week and it's a new film about a bride who marries into a very wealthy very twisted family and turns at her wedding night is not what she thinks it will be that's the say the least the big twist here if you see the trail to give the whole movie essentially away but it is fun it's black humor it's horror it's a clever I enjoyed it and the the lead actress is we'll talk about her more next week Samaria weeding I've only seen one of the film before she is a dead ringer for Margot Robbie so she's actually beautiful but a very charming interesting actors like she really commands the screens I think we'll be seeing a lot more so is Chris rock in it rock you said it's black humor no no no he's all you have that kind of yeah like a for the guy I guess Harold and Maude with this kind of one of the ultimate black comedies that sort of morbid at times this one and we're too weird yeah for she came kind of a cult film absolutely ready or not you said when you were a kid and you played hide and seek or other games like that where one person is the one that has to keep his eyes closed and turned to the wall whatever so if you're counting to a hundred by fives before you could turn around did you do five ten fifteen twenty twenty five thirty ready or not here I come home we actually say that not only did I say it but that's what they say in the movie because the movie has a game of hide and seek if this that's fine but I haven't seen it so that was a pure gas yeah that's it actually I thought I was making it fun target once in a while you use your your jokes stumble into reality it's amazing those kids things regardless of where you grew up in the country so many of those things we all did and they all lock in like a it's almost like it could be fifty sixty years ago it just all of a sudden you hear it you're back to where you were as a kid again and that you would think growing up in New York where I grew up in you grew up in Long Island so not too far off Long Island Long Island that you are in the city now suburbs Long Island bland suburbs and in in New York there were different variation so after you finished your chant and said ready or not here I come just stops the a few hubcap and then verse your business you've heard of midnight auto supply no I don't think so that was it and New York cultural thing when someone stole the hub caps off your car let's say was a fifty eight Pontiac the driver until you found the fifty and and take the healthcare is a hot cake exchange program the words are beautifully well did you place the call to get yes okay two varieties of it we played fungo stickball in pitch in and stick well you know what I mean no I don't accept fungo stickball and we'd frequently played in in the streets not on the sidewalks I mean you know the cars would pass and have been a side street and you use a home plate was a sewer manhole cover second base was a manhole cover and then every I don't know hundred feet there be other manhole covers which is where Willie Willie Mays was was famous for being able to hit for sewers nice mutated measure the distance that way so these with the cult cultural things that were scripted by right now we were three sewer old guy I was a single set we also played pitching in and I was a picture so that was where I excelled you played against usually a schoolyard wall and when the kids were in school that's a week and you draw a rectangular box for the strike zone yes and then you have two or three other kids on your team in zones so if there were a fly ball you would catch it they weren't wasn't any base running in in pigeon it that's the versa they just kind of zoned single double trouble's home right okay by the way my son Ben who is now a it throws a baseball so hard I can barely catch it he is a freak and really I came up here here's the how we evolved because he's a big hockey player but I just getting into baseball and he just absolutely can the natural bring it he's not my jeans my wife I guess because that it I'm an agent yet Matthew canister tour were working on it okay what I want to start with today what's a good boys was the big movie of the weekend and it did surprisingly well now the rap on Hollywood is that Hollywood is struggling to make comedies and specially with R. rated comedy that they don't do very well at the box up this one kind of changed up that plan to be about twenty one million which is pretty solid and the subject is a little weird for me as I said I'm a data got two kids when my kids is is just in the fifth grade this movie stars sixth graders who are going to their first kissing party which is pretty innocuous they're pretty unsure how to go about this it's sort of age appropriate but the movie itself is R. rated its body it's got a lot of gross humor the sexual humor drug humor with a bunch of I guess eleven year olds and I have to say it was a part of me as a dad thinking I don't wanna be in Mr stuffy but it's a little weird it was wanting to see college kids doing these antics and we're all adults we can watch that but movie about kids with kids doing really an appropriate antics was a little weird and I I think I got mostly good reviews and I enjoyed it myself but what what's your take on that I mean if we've seen kids cursing movies in a bad news bears there's a lot of kind of cursing at times without Mr butter maker but when kids are that young and they're telling jokes that are kind of that nobody I don't know I I feel a little awkward about that I'm not pretty sure about that kind of thing but it doesn't do anything for me okay yeah and I mean it's are more involved and they were in there is there the culture is more adult than it was back in the day so maybe that's part of it but you know I I think one of things I liked about the movie though is that there's a sense of kids just one of the kids like that's the trappings of our life but they just want to hang out with each other and play games and be goofy and silly N. B. six graders in I think well they're going to all this crazy stuff at the core they really when I go back to that which I liked so when they use dirty words there is there are you there of Malvo's get washed out with soap you think but not not at bar soap on screen that's ever happened to you when you're a kid no I I was threatened to me Mike but I never had a case that that I was so filed mouth mom use use Ajax comedy another would you keep the great so it's been worked out thank you okay so twenty one million good about itself is performance yeah learning how to kiss at the age of twelve is out did you play spin the bottle when your kids I would go even yet I think I did and how successful enough I was the recipient of a a bottle spend but that was it a brief we use a bottle of Scotch get in the mood to this movie's really for you not for me and he I think you should have okay do we have a member of the micros and with the club that wants to share a do not we don't know we have one for another mobile to talk but soon gonna give this movie to have drones or drones figures prominently into the filament you know I've seen a lot of clunker comedy this is certainly better by the way this is from the producing team including Seth Rogan who's gonna known for his naughty behavior on screen it is super bad a lot of other already comedies and this feels like a Seth Rogan comedy and you know a big I think people should know ahead of time what it's about what the subject matter is before they see it because it even though a mildly recommended it is a little it takes some getting used to see these kids acting this way blinded by the light yeah new movie no we just saw a few weeks ago McCauley yesterday which is essentially a tribute to the Beatles I was about to strike a singer songwriter who do a cosmic work is in a world where no one knew the Beatles existed they never the music but he does he becomes a superstar when he's singing the Beatles songs and no one recognizes image thinking he thought of it this is kind of a I guess a Kissin cousin to that movie because the stars a young Pakistani teenager in England and he's just kind of getting is what kind of finding himself in life is young man any discovers the boss Bruce Springsteen he listens to what might in a dancing in the dark or that the songs from that big morning USA album and he's transformed he loves the boss it sort of is it speaks to him even though they're very culturally different people in I've got a rock and roll guy from the US and get a teenager in an immigrant community in England but he just connects with him so it's a story about that connection and of course it's a celebration of Bruce Springsteen's music and yes Bruce Springsteen was given the script of this film to make sure he got his approval and he gave his thumbs up so what you can do these things these days let's get the artist that they're still alive to make sure that they approve otherwise you not get the writes the music this movie is chock a block with Bruce Springsteen songs all right so we have a member ID micros movie club was in a help aside we'll get to that right after the break how ever we do have rewards for the club members who happens with movies such as tickets to the Alamos drafter cinema three locations used to be two now there's three little ten and was Mr Sloan's lake and as a our producer lower than was saying before the break so many fun things about the Alamo they often have the street before the movie starts videos that but you've never seen before lots of extra content of course you can have food and drink at your seat liver by the city ninja like servers.

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

12:12 min | 1 year ago

"willie willie mays" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Or exclusions may apply. Jeff's around the corner with pictures and catches showing up later this week with our man Kevin current of the post you've been down there already in the sunshine. He joins us right now. Kevin. How are you? Great. Tony good to talk to you. Good to talk to you too. Before we get into the to the Mets and Yankees and Machado and harp. And all that stuff now. Frank Robinson passed this week. Is there is there? Another Frank Robinson in the game today. That's a great point. You know, we could use a lot of players like Frank Robinson and the game. Those guys did besides being great players. They get so many things in the game. So well, they made the game exciting. Because of the way they ran the bases hits the ball made contact hated in the gaps could hit home runs if needed made the defensive plays new the game as you know, played the game smart. And that's that's the baseball. I grew up watching the Frank Robinson Willie Willie Mays back to William as Mickey Mantle. Those games in the in the sixty seventies were so exciting and then later on seventies. When you had the big red machine bench and Morgan and those guys it's a much different game now phony. And I think in some ways, that's why baseball's it's still successful. Don't get me wrong. But I really long for those kind of games, but just so much fun to watch. And of course to just talking about right now. But Roberto Clemente. I was talking all Marvin Irish today at the messy came by. And we're talking about suppose cast because I wrote about it she weeks ago. I thought I it's pretty good. When you get a story. That's fifty years old and get something new, and I got something new from Sobota. We were sitting there talking and he really after awhile you George conversation. But don't forget how many times he's answered questions about the catch, you know, for the last few years. So I wanted to get something new. So we having a discussion about it. And and he started to tell me, you know, I think the glove itself had such faith that club. I so what do you mean? A Yesler pocket. Then it a locker at Mets fantasy can't posted glove out a shows medical love. I got the big block letters. But he pointed a fact, and he showed me the pocket of his glove. He said the pocket was so good. He has faith most of the pockets route is career. It's the ball bounce. It could bounce out sprang out by baseball relate to that. But he's hit the pocket. I'm this. This Rawlings club was so phenomenal that that gave him the extra incentive to make the to try to make that catch allow. So then sixty nine hundred series. Of course, he he makes the ninety. He says I'm ninety five percent to the vibe. And I'd say oh my gosh. Say oh my gosh. Yeah. But he still went for it because he he had faith. And and luckily for him he got there and the ball landed in the webpage. So you go back to that. I'll play and that's what you saw them. Frank Robinson is even like beta pants, and I'm just thinking of guys somebody way back when that just play the game. So exciting so much fun. And and you know, and that's right up there. So yeah. I don't think you're gonna see players like that anymore unless they bring more athletic players to the game. And and and I was talking to come forward today about that as well before I had a great point. He's really got more athletic, and we talked about that. And I didn't realize this about him. But you know, you always take a bow. And he's natural beautiful swaying. But he was he told me he was actually a star quarterback in high school. He had a few. He could've played college college couple. You know, he's probably get some authors serious offers. He might have had switched positions down the road. You maybe a safety or whatever. But his father who was Penn State linebacker told them said, hey, you look at you five years if he played in the NFL you have twenty years if you probably Major League Soccer he opted for baseball. And the point of all this is that you have to have more players in baseball, the players the sports and not just not just totally focused on baseball twenty four seven twelve months a year. So and that was a great thing about some some. From that era. They were good athletes in many sports, Tony Gwynn a guy in my career was a great college basketball player. No. It's the game has lost a great Frank Robinson. Now, one of the lines. Somebody said, you know, he plead he played he was a captain of the high school. A basketball team, and he had a little help with a guy named Bill. Russell though. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly match. You know, I'm lucky in my job. I get to go to Cooperstown. Every year, and we have seen lately, she's been sick. And you and you see that as guys age is that you just start seeing them anymore, and you figure out something's up. But just just sitting there. He was always such a gentleman to to deal with and and he's also let's face it. He was one son of a gun. He's the guy. You didn't my cross? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So we were talking about last night where he's taken the ball from giving taking the ball from Jim Barr. He tried to walk off the Mountie grabbed him. Exactly. I don't see that much on that. I think you know, that competition level is missed on so many levels. And yeah, it's it's you know, I have my poker Reggie about some of those guys as well recently. And I can't report that Reggie told me he's going back to Cooperstown this year. Mo he he has been there last three years, but he's gonna make sure you make the effort to be there from also you mentioned how baseball's changing and there was talk about adding the DACA the National League. Has a face to be bad as the twenty second clock. Yeah. I I I'm not a D H guy. But I am not going to get rid of it. So I was one hundred finally going to put it in the nationally. Do you think next year is the year? Yeah. I do twenty twenty I think you see year. And you know, I I get it. I get it that, you know, the nationally guys are saying and I go to where I like the American League game. I like the national. But so much of baseball. Now, he's just. Notes into league they've lost. Their unique appear are unique appeals to each league. I will say this a lot of the National League owners don't want it. They don't want it. So I noticed Saint Louis ownership is a very against it. They want their style of play and also from a financial standpoint. Yeah. I had a baseball person told me this that you had you at A D H. And you're adding a big time numbers here to your roster because those guys get paid 'cause they have to be good hitters. So I think that's another part of it. But I do think it's coming. It'll be sad in some ways. But at the same time, I think it's I think Berlin. And a good comment that you know, it really is it should be here for it should be. It should be equal playing field for pitchers for every every leaks up. You know, I will miss it. But I'm not gonna miss it. While I'm gonna go crazy about like, some people might now they start screwing around with the the distance that amount to home plate putting a runner at second base. All this kind of stuff suites like you said three consecutive batters come on. Let's stop it. Stop it. Why would why would it actually thinking about lowering the mound? We're gonna throw a flat ground now. Yeah. Yeah. Well, how about this? They don't and they don't think his this tells me that you got a lot of baseball people don't know baseball because they don't think about the the accidental repercussions. So what are you gonna do if you again, maybe it's a few inches or whatever? But say you moved down back further. These guys a lot of these guys can't throw strikes. So what what are they trying to right? They're trying to add more offense getting more exciting. Well, they can't strike says it is now. So now, an accidental occurrence will happen here. Okay. Well, be walking more people. So it's going to get more born more points. Just get better give it a launch angle a little bit make more contact and do thing and quite a game. Like, you know, the grades for the past like Frank Robinson played the game and play it. Right. Talking to Kevin current of the New York Post. Tell me something. No talk of raising the mound backup. No, no. Low hitters hard for him. And you know, it's all about but just like this. If you raised a good point you bring up if you raise the mound backed up just imagine how much you can increase your launch angle. Oh boy. So now, you can have a needless bigger launch angle. Boy, wouldn't that be exciting fallen there. Oh, man that found a sponsor, Phil. There. You talked about hitting what what's going on with Machado and Harper did the agents set the bar too high in his scrambling for fall fallback position. What what's taken so long? Yeah. Absolutely. I think that's a big part of it. I think somebody agents, I I know the eleven cents they signed a lot of their guys early in the in in the free agent period. Somebody ages are still working on how baseball used to be. And because of the analytics now every team looks at certain things, and the first thing that shoots out at you is the fact that nobody wants to give that long ten year contract anymore who can blame them. I wouldn't give it either. I think one hundred percent right here. And you know, I think it's it's not Machado, and the, you know in the Harper thing 'cause they want in my mind, it's probably too much. But it's all the other signings have some black of signing the players upset, I know thought French drugs talking to him about gives day, you know, the players get more upset because you can't. Really lock into things anymore like you used to. But that's the new world and the agents need to start taking me on a liberal approach there to their players and say, well, this is why my players imports and has happened a little bit to the bullpen guys. Now, they're getting more money than they used to Louisville. Today asked him about you know, just doesn't matter to you. If you start or or relieve, and he said, you know, what I want to do what's best for the team. I don't care. I really enjoyed relieving last year. I had no problems with my elbow. And I think, you know, all that's code for you know, what they're finally paying a believer. So I'll be fine with that. And I might be more valuable to the analytic guys because I can I can swing for reliever to starter. So he chew up more things. So you have to recreate how who you are as a baseball fire, at least me create how you sell yourself. And I think that's what the agents have to do. And it merely they got really get morning. Analytical bandwagon. And let's face it to thing happened here analytics with Harper. He's come crushes a terrible defensive outfielder and a lot, of course, just because of the fact that he probably wanted to give one hundred percent last year because they don't want on run to a wall. And so that sorta tremendously with teams, you know, that's dropped the draft somebody analytics member Sam and Machado. You know, he he he might as well just put up a sign that said don't sign me when he he said during the postseason, you know, I I'm not about Johnny. How are you? So you made a commit ten years hundreds of millions of dollars, and you're not even gonna hustle come on..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio

Boston Herald Radio

13:07 min | 2 years ago

"willie 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..

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

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"willie willie mays" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"I was out absolutely terrible i eat it it just depends on who you are injure and i i do think that you could start a little bit later an you know first week of march third games not this in two weeks to go in february i don't believe that you need thirty plus games to be ready for the season you know you get 20 games and but here's the deal you have pitchers that need to get you know the their arms built up by an euled will build it up you know away from your pitching coach and and you know the the and staff yeah he do it in front of them sir you're going to be all ready to go you're going to be strong but it is the build up in i think that is the only reason why spring training is that long is for pitchers the get their work in the non athletes a non athletes if they make sure they get extra work to build up so that they don't get hurt or you know built up to one hundred utter pitches in the last start maybe eighty seventy eighty and then they they they get ready for the season so uh i don't have any that says it's fine right now i mean you're there at the yard all day long yeah that's what it feels like an it's exactly where you want to be right but then again like six in the morning you know that's how that that's when i showed up because i like give my work done right i would like to slept in a little bit longer i woulda helped out quite a bit look everyone has their their gripes about everything when one guy goes down that means spring change too long you know all yeah we do that every it's every time one old hamstring i don't know exactly what the number of games will be twenty twenty one that's i would lakes a i haven't they lie would think i just wish she was like the old days where like when willie willie mays would talk to me in the uh the clubhouse we talk about all the time like willie what did you do in the offseason by man to play basketball mike when you play baseball is a spring training at a shape then that's all said that's a good point because i think we've seen a shift.

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