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Fresh "giants" from Mike McConnell
"Brad Paisley in all your favorite artists. The latest weather forecast from news radio 700 w well. Clear and cool this morning Sunshine to start today the clouds will spect increased later on high today Gets to 69 Clear skies tonight with 46 Tomorrow Partly cloudy chance for rain. A high of 65 radar is clear this morning. And it's 46 degrees. Artist. Updates at 6 30 on Brian comes news Radio seven W Celebrating 172 years You'll fall in love with retirement living at Maple, No Village. Hi. Good morning. It's 67 700. Well, double you Last read. Stay game Wass against giants 2012. One's one o'clock your time. It was the last game right giant swept at night. What was that? What? That Syria's go. The Reds won the first two and San Francisco is what came back and lost three straight. And since that's what it wa Sai was a letdown, Half Yeah, two up on the road. Thanks for bringing that memory back. Then again, I asked for it Didn't I sure didn't think I did. All right. So what do we got? We have Mr Jeff Dillon. Just standby going to check the markets here and What impact? Maybe that debate would have on the markets today and Jennifer catch Mark as well as our weather just ahead are headed back to the postseason. It's the Braves in Game one of the National League wildcard Syrian today at 12 noon were streaming the action on the I. Heart radio. Listen on your home speaker, your phone online and on $700..
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
"A live action version of one of Disney's most popular animated movies is getting the sequel treatment you have to take your place as king Disney hopes to get lion king another place among box office giants it is doing a follow up to last year's live action version of the movie at the helm will be Barry Jenkins who directed the Oscar winning movie moonlight Disney says the movie will be kind of a prequel to the photo realistic remake which was popular with movie goers though not a favorite of critics still alive version of lying king which starred beyond say Donald Glover and James Earl Jones raked in one point six billion dollars internationally and it ranks as the seventh highest grossing film ever I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Carole Baskin is eliminated from 'Dancing with the Stars'
"With the stars week three was Disney night and Carol Baskin is out surprisingly she struggled with her Samba which was more like a casual walk. It was terrible. What everyone to know I did not watch it live I want everyone to know. Because was Disney. Just I saw. On Brand Carol is that what? I'm animals you know she couldn't. She made them weak Sushi ended with only twelve points landed in the bottom two and eventually went home Jason. You're sad about her going home. Like this giant factor, people keep voting. To I, kind of thought. I don't think tiger king fans like her so I don't I don't think. Some somebody's feel bad for. The professional dancer. Partners. But You You have no chance of. Her? From, the beginning get her you gotta get a pro athlete or somebody had big social falling otherwise you have no chance here she is by the way revealing on dancing with the stars Carol Baskin She was raised a fundamentalist Christian and told the dancing was against their religion. Was Talkative Sense. So it was something where I tried to resist it in every way. Starts Today. Really. have. A Interesting
LVMH Countersues Tiffany Over Merger
"Business report. Luxury giant LVMH is countersuing Tiffany LVMH canceled their $16 billion merger is saying it was invalidated by the Corona virus pandemic Tiffany suit Now LVMH is suing Tiffany's saying the business has been mismanaged and is so deeply damaged that their
Uber spared from London ban despite 'historical failings'
"Uber can continue to operate in London for now last year regulators there decided not to renew the ride hailing giants licensed to operate but yesterday the company won its court appeal of that decision our reporter Sam Schechner has more. Regulator said that they had found instances in which unauthorized drivers swap their phones with others, allowing them to pick up writers themselves, which is obviously a a safety issue. Uber's been operating this whole time in London but under the threat that they could be shut down if their appeals don't win and so they court found that has implemented new safety protocols and while not perfect, it is fit to hold a license in the UK. For Uber London is one of the company's biggest global markets and the news comes as Uber is working to build trust with regulators there and around the world under former CEO, Travis Kalmyk. The company often pushed the regulatory and legal envelope to try and speed up growth and in doing. So they often clashed with lawmakers Kalmyk departed as CEO in two thousand seventeen and left the board the last year. And you may remember that Amazon had to postpone its annual Prime Day sales event earlier this summer at that point, the company was struggling to keep up with the crush of orders as the pandemic set in. Now, we've got a new date for prime day and actually it'll be two days October thirteenth and fourteenth while the event normally helps pull in sales during the lull of summer shopping this year, it could help the company break its fourth-quarter earnings record retail analysts are expecting a big showing because of the combination of Prime Day holiday shopping and the general consumer shift to ECOMMERCE.
The Body and the Mind,
"Let stri something right now. Close. Your. Eyes and imagine a bright yellow lemon with a kitchen knife beside it. Okay. Do it right now? Now in your mind's eye see the knife cut the lemon in Hof. Watching. DROPS OF LEMON JUICE SPRITZ into the air and at some point in this visualization. You will begin to salivate. involuntarily. This is a classic example of the mind body connection. The image of Lebanon, in the knife and the lemon juice was no mind. But the saliva. who was a secretion in your body? So your brain doesn't know the difference between an imaginary lemon and the real one. The brain then triggers salivary glands it doesn't matter. Whether. It's in the lemon other real one. Your mind does know the difference because you're not your brain, you are using your brain. Important. Point With giant my colleague Rudy Tanzi also made in our book super brain. The brain and mind react simultaneously. And almost instantly to each other. Because, in fact, the brain and mind our one process just as wave in particle, a one entity or mass and energy one entity or space and time on one entity. Soul, it is impossible to locate where one ends and the other begins.
David Attenborough gave Prince George a fossilized shark tooth
"Renowned environmentalist and broadcaster David Atten borough has given Britain's Prince George a giant shark tooth fossil. After a private viewing of his new documentary at Kensington Palace, the seven year old prince, he said, You've been quite intrigued after receiving the fossil from the 94 year old Attleboro, who says he found it during a family holiday to Malta in the 19 sixties.
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
"There were 7 18 7 wins 18 losses against teams that were over 500. If you look at all the playoff teams there, eight wins 20 losses. How far can these Giants go? If they do get into the playoffs? And what are your thoughts against his three game Dodgers series? The first round if and when they get to l. A on Wednesday? Well, I don't know if anybody would pick the Giants to win that. I don't think it's it just it's just not not a reasonable way to think. I mean, the Dodgers were the best team in baseball there 25 games over 500 there one through nine with power hitters. They've got Kirsch on and bueller lined up. They got a bunch of right handed pitchers, you know, adjust in May and Johnson against the Giants, right handers. Stacks up really kind of comically. One sided, however, Marty, it's baseball, right? I mean, what's the point of serious when the first one, but if they be Kershaw behind behind God's man, I mean, you know, that's that's the great thing. They go in your record book? Look up. 1951 look of 1962. Yeah, and this is a you're going to write it. I hope it's Giants Dodgers. You'll write a great story that you will write an amazing story. About about how these teams have played before and how the Giants were written off before to the very last pitch, and they ended up winning and winning penance by doing it. So my feeling is Bruce. You got a lot of lefties. The Dodgers a lefty oriented. We've seen what Kershaw was done before. It's a baseball game. That's all it is. Anything can happen. Yeah, three runs in the first inning off. Kershaw is like, whoa, what's going on here? And all of a sudden, people say, Gee, we didn't see that coming. Yeah, and it's very I wouldn't say it's unique to baseball. But you know if you get an NFL Matchup kind of the best in the worst. He had a pretty good idea how it's going to come out or an MBA. The Lakers are playing a team that's you know, they can't win a game to save their life. If you had a fair idea, but the baseball and we've seen it so many times. You can just knock you on your own your song on your seat her off your seat. What's What is it? Something like that happens. It's the shock. That's it. Come on the Mets and the Orioles 1969. How about that? Yeah, the miracle Mets. They weren't supposed to get there. They weren't supposed to beat the Braves, then Henry Aaron, and they did. And then next next thing, you know, they win the whole thing. And you know Cleon Jones and Tommy and me and Tom Seaver and all of a sudden the team that have been so unbelievably bad. It's like, Wow, these guys are really good, and it turned out they They were very good for the for the next several years, But that was that was a miraculously kind of thing that you know it goes back to the miracle Braves, you know, back in 1919 14. That's correct, George Stone, the miracle Braves. Yeah. So The history of baseball. It's filled with great stuff like this and completely improbable development. So we will watch with great anticipation.
San Francisco Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
"Of course, a disappointing lost by the San Francisco Giants. Today. 62 to 6 runs nine hits in San Diego two runs seven hits for the Giants three home runs by but Padres in this game two T's hitting his 17th. On. Tommy Pham had his third and then Mitch Moreland hit his second. So back to back homeruns solidified the wind in the ninth inning. Ah, big loss, and I think it was kind of a hangover yesterday after that, the second game of the double hitter. When the Padres came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on the trend, Charism home run and it just took the life out of them today. They just didn't have any spark with their bats. They just couldn't get anything going. Ah, baserunning steal by Du Bon and the fifth there was a blunder. They're trying to go from 2nd and 3rd on his own. He got picked off a third and they only had a couple chances there in the eighth inning, but the baths were silent. They only had seven hits on the On the day belt had to used Rimsky had two floors had won and Durban had one. And that was it, So their offense kind of been stymied. It just looked really dead today that this just looked defeated before the game even started. So we could talk about that game because a lot of things have happened now since the Giants lost 6 to 2 There now. 29 30. They must win tomorrow. That's the first thing the Brewers lose or the Brewers wind and knocked at cards to 29 29. The Giants will win. They'll be forcing ST Louis to play a double hitter on Monday at Detroit. Then the cards have to drop both games for San Francisco to get in. It's a scenario the Giants are eliminated with the lost tomorrow automatically. So 1st 1st things first they need to win to Marjorie Smiley on the hill for the Giants. We still don't know who the Padres they're throwing out there. There might be a bullpen committee game that means nothing to them. The Giants need to put a win together somehow some way tomorrow and watch what happens. Milwaukee is playing ST Louis. They beat him today.
Brewers do nothing to help their playoff chances by splitting doubleheader with Cardinals
"The Brewers find themselves with their backs up against the wall time running out in the MLB regular season. The Brewers are a game out of the final playoff spot in the National League to get into the playoffs. They're going to need some help in the final two days of the right your season, but most importantly, they need to win their last two games, pitcher Brent Suter says. The focus is on themselves a little score washing the second game just because it's right there. Very, very large, but we're just thinking ourselves like all we can do. Is control we can control and go on when so, Winning is a big big here. Rules Cardinals, Giants and Phillies air fighting for to a playoff spots.
Seattle - Giant murder hornets could invade entire region if left unchecked
"Evasion. Giant Hornets start nesting in Western Washington Be killing species could spread up and down the West Coast scientists here at the Washington University raising the flag about the invasive species, also known as murder hornets because of their significant threat to honeybees and say they must be stopped. Researchers looked at the Hornets native countries, which is Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. And say they're most likely to thrive in places with warm summers, mild winters and lots of rain. Hello, Western Washington, they say of Giant Hornets get a foothold here. They could spread down the West and East
2 Days Left of Baseball Season
"Days of baseball's regular season, The Mets are barely alive in the playoff race, but they're alive. They play a double header with the Nationals down in Washington, D C Today, the playoff bound Yankees or home for the Marlins, who clinched a playoff spot. With last last night's night's win win over over the the bombers bombers coming coming up up tomorrow tomorrow in in the the NFL, NFL, you you got got the the giant's giant's home home for for the the 40 40 Niners. Niners. At At one one o'clock. o'clock. The The Jets Jets visit visit the the cults cults of of fours. fours. Both Both the the Jets Jets and and Giants Giants trying trying for for their their first first win win of of the the season. You're sure w R
EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case
"The European Commission is taking its case against apple to the highest court in Europe, appealing EU court decision from July that ruled in favor of Ireland and the tech giant. Seeking the crackdown on sweetheart tax deals the commission sparked the case by ordering apple to pay fourteen point four, billion in back taxes that have been held in escrow while appeals process plays out. The easy. Now, to argue that the court set the bar for requisite standards, unreasonably high a precedent that will be specifically watched given the drive to create new tax laws governing major technology companies.
Hero Rat Wins A Top Animal Award For Sniffing Out Land Mines
"Well, nevermind Pizza rat about the hero rat CBS scores, but at least Matteo explain British Charities. Top civilian award for Animal bravery goes to a raft. The giant African pouts rat named Egawa received the people's dispensary for Sick animals gold medal for searching. For unexploded land mines in Cambodia. Ogawa was trained by a Belgian organization that teaches the animals to find the explosives. He found 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance in the past seven years and is the first rat to receive the honor.
New York Yankees will start playoffs on road after sloppy Miami Marlins loss
"Three games of the regular season and they will likely Start the postseason on the road, the Yankees and Marlinsfirst of three in the Bronx tonight. Yankees Air 21 in seven at home this season, but only 11 18 on the road J Hop gets to start tonight. Against the Marlins team that's trying to clinch a nationally playoff berth. 40 Niners played the giant
Perennial Plants and Perennial Gardens in Fall
"And I know that not for reasons that you wanted to. But for other reasons at your house, you are redoing your. Some your perennial plantings this fall. Are You Yes, we are under construction for reasons not of my. Choosing. Seal in the past couple of days, I have turned a corner on this and I am now looking at it as an opportunity to redesign the garden at the front of my house. So right now, it looks pretty much like a war zone. There's everything has come up the trees, shrubs perennials, and I'm kind of getting excited about pow I'm going to replant so. That's my silverline I'm glad you mentioned that because this is a good time of year to Redo Perennial Garden. What we want to talk about in our main segment is not only redoing a perennial garden but also kind of standard fall perennial maintenance what you should be doing various methods because as always in the garden, there's never only one right way Yeah but. I often think that. One of the downsides of a perennial garden is that you get it planted and sometimes it seems like well, a lot of work to be honest to Redo it right. So you know I'm I'm looking out at one of my perennial bid, the job pie we has really taken over a big part of the garden. I Love Joe Pye now I love the plan it's very Pretty bad. It's really getting to the point that I should go in there and remove half of it. That's going to take a half of a day with a shovel and digging and lifting and all of that, and it's very tempting to do it. But fall is a great time to do it if I go in now and take half of my Joe Pye. Weed out. Then, next spring, I'm going to have that area that is ready to plant with something else, and one of the reasons that now is a good time to do exactly. That kind of thing is because now you can see that giant swath of Joe Pye in your garden, and you cannot deny the fact that it's taking up more space than you. Originally intended and really you need to move some of it in the spring you can kind of fool yourself because it's not big it's not in flower you can't see its full size, but there's no denying in fall when you look out over your garden, what has grown beyond its bound I'm grinning because it's like Ellen was in my head this spring. because. I was out there looking at the U. Petroleum which is the Joe Pye weed and I was thinking Oh, it's not so bad. You can't do that now. It is so bad. So this is a good time to either remove some perennial plants that have gotten out of hand or it who moved perennial plants that perhaps you put in the wrong spot you know that maybe this plant isn't as tall as you thought, it was going to be and so it's hidden behind something else like all of you Pretoria. Or maybe the plant actually got bigger than you thought it was going to be and it's hiding other things and you really need to move it to another location. Or here's another reason to get in there and do some editing. Maybe that plant is just a little bit too much of a thug and you're thinking, why did I plant that gooseneck loose strife in the first place? This is a good time to pare down remove or transplant, and if you're going to transplant, there are a couple of things you need to do for a successful transplant and the first thing I would say to do is cut back most of that top growth you do not want to be digging up a six foot tall stem, of Joe, Pye weed leave a couple of leaves on it, but you want to cut it back to a foot or maybe eighteen inches and it's Going to be much more manageable for you to dig up that Rupaul in addition to editing out and if somebody is redoing their garden as as you are, it is a good time to think first of all, do I want to rearrange things? Do I want to redesign? Do I really want to put any of this plant back if? I'm? Going to find no, I'm going to have to pair that you Pretoria I'm back again in another five years should is included or should I plant it someplace else entirely so I would encourage people to make those assessments and see if they want to do maybe a little more than just the absolute necessity in terms of editing and redoing
Market Update with Alex Saunders, Nuggets News
"We just recently had bitcoin cross twelve, thousand dollars it ran up you know to to grand over the course of a weekend pretty much. While big money was asleep in, you know out on their yachts. And then it came crashing back fourteen hundred dollars in five minutes who's responsible for these kinds of moves behind the scenes you've been around forever. Can you give us any kind of insight into why bitcoin can be you know more exciting than ever pay pals on board US banks have been cleared to get on board why would there be a fourteen hundred dollar price crash in five minutes? So. As you say up in which the charts like daily, since two, thousand, twelve and. Becomes always been volatile because it it's hard to like get specific value and it's always despite some sentiment narratives. But now we've got these hundred x leverage which dominates trading in markets in volume and a lot of other things are getting their prospect. David from from mix in the lock. So I really try to particularly begin did not even look at that price m a lot of people always say that and not to worry about it but honestly that number on the screen now that we're getting from these hundred exchanges is just not relative. So if you arrive with negotiating OTC you, as you say, we'd probably be negotiating around eleven thousand dollars somewhere in the middle, but we're not wired about the day-to-day process if I'm going to buy million dollars of becoming a few on the weekend and it feels funny. Way Not rookie out Monday in on paying twenty percent less negotiating on seven I average price or something like that and that's why people really need to think about it because these big wild and try it is that you know the K levels that everybody's watching they know everyone stops even some of the exchanges that had against their own customers or whatever. So they can push the crossed this level of volume in liquidities inner on weekends where we've seen a lot of this stuff. You low time it gets pushed up on the weekend, and then he gets sort of smashed back down by Monday morning and it's just these guys. They can push markets around. So Tokyo don't worry about it too much. Yeah outlets, good advice and I think these derivatives exchanges is probably the biggest difference between this bull run and the last one. In fact, the very end of the two thousand seventeen bull run is when bitcoin was launched on Sami futures and bit. Mex- came to live like the literally the day of that was the top of the market. So with these with the huge money being able to make profit in both directions and manipulate things almost in three. D.. As opposed to two D now is holding dead or is that still going to be a profitable strategy for people that are just trying to get into crypto? Absolutely holding is still the most profitable strategy in Atto Ole as I really think you should just be dollar cost averaging into to join the May I'm a huge belaboring Theorem as well, but I guess that's up to you whatever ye locked. But over time these markets growing to an enormous market cap and when you zoom out, it's almost slightly SOCK on as low shots that we look at because of the exponential growth and people just. Tied down in the Diet a diet. All should aboard here or crippled he. Never, GonNa beat the bottom never gonna peak the top and you're getting get shaken outy few wiles. Enjoy the ride, use it to your advantage. You know set some low beads exchange, review the computer. When we have these thousand crash, you know just by a little bit extra from adult cost averaging stack because over time the wires cannot manipulate the process. It's it's going up into the rot as long as we continue to grow, which is going to grow into the trillions of dollars among cap for Bitcoin for these other leading particles. So use that. To your advantage Derby August football, even nowadays fustrating. one-sided caught a thought that we've got to leverage bitcoin people. I'm going to speculate outside D two, thousand, seventeen. That's something that was seeking is GonNa play out but then we saw excited like FDA at high leverage on these outs. So it was like a guy will allow people to. Try to outs on one hundred times leverage will I guess of course, the gravy and you might afford you in Allah and that sort of Chinese and now it's like twenty seventeen on steroids I think he's really going on honestly think that we're about to say all the robinhood tried his diabetes detritus. Most. Countries than we sold, the nasdaq-listed Company mockery strategy put money to bitcoin notes. It's to be I and now wants to be lost. We've seen that now with legendary invest poultry to giants I think we're GONNA say we'd State actors like governments or Central Bank somebody's going to be first and then that he's GonNa, stop the peaceful run lost
The Productive Podcaster | Ep1: How To Tackle A Language Barrier - burst 1
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"High desert then go three Oh four or seven wait and then two, thousand and nineteen with. Where the river cat. So you have five river cat rings. Amazing. Amazing. Well, from the current giants were there for the championships I mean a lot of guys were called up already and they still want it I mean is there anybody on this roster who was there at the very end of the AAA season last year? I'm trying to think I don't think Sammy Selman was Solan was already. 'cause Roger. Leo. Was Up do bond was up and. Was Up. The all worm. Thank like I don't think there was anybody else. That's a male he went. What about you got to know do ban what what about his confidence level I I've never seen that kid come up. Like knowing, he's going to succeed as much as this guy a lot of guys come up I, hope I do well, I i. You know I want to do well but this guy, I know I'm going to do I, want to win a gold glove and Sarah dude, you haven't ever played the position. That much confidence in me he does carries himself that way too. It's it's remarkable. The Guy so confident and and every you know we saw him at first I game I saw him play was with San Antonio. And I heard about this guy and the very next day he was traded. So we just changed clubhouses he went from San Antonio the Sacramento clubhouse. So we got to see him as a river cat after at first time seeing CNN play next days with rare cats it was bizarre. So he just changed clubhouses. Recovering Cohen did with the as and just. Three. So he was with with us and he was he was great. You know and and. You know I think. He's guys he's going to succeed and he's got to. You went to Capitol Christian out here in. Sacramento. After being from under US, and he's just a treat to watch where he plays the secondary short third. Centerfield. Made some base running blunders with us I think at the end of the year and made some mistakes but but learn like one thing I will say like. He learned from him right like I A he. Bring many office is I said, you know you talk to the guy is not gonNa make the same mistake second he's learned from and make The same mistake twice and he was yeah, he's he's a tremendous player and I think it's just just once he gets a feel for the system up there once he gets. Years in really comfortable and he's going to. Put together some some impressive impressive numbers play a a competent kid. That's for sure how about Alex? dickerson. He he he was in Sacramento for a spell after the giants got him from the padres and.
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"Again, it's in seventy, nine, but But yeah and it just hitting I. It's just that's a fun thing to watch and the giants the right handed hitting in particular. You know we you know to me floors in Solano are definitely for real as as solid right handed hitters they're not going to be hitting four thirty or whatever but. But you what's the way they approach things in it's it's no accident in arts right handed. Longoria. Certainly still do things and you know dishonest later doing things and maybe jalen Davidson becomes a factor in all of which made the you know the release of underpants a little more palatable because they're. So they're so strong from the right side and it is it's It's I. I don't think it's accidental, and then you get yeahs Dickerson from the left side and It's it's just a it's a you're right a team that hints consistently has always GonNa be fun to watch. Yeah. That's you know that's been the problem. I. Mean the giants in there. Even in their good years, they would win games four to three and. Five five before and you know the fans were happy because they won. But now all of a sudden you start losing games four to three and three to two, and it's just it's just such a big honor and you you wrote another column that was interesting. It was part of your three DOT lounge three dot launches a big big competitor, the boom boom room. One of us is going to put the other. Out Our head to head I, tell you had to had here but you wrote you wrote a column about how you thought there were two aspects of tradition that should be eliminated. Now, one of them being the you know have names on the back of the uniforms at home which giants have not had that was a Peter McGowan thing and also keeping those poor polls boarded up they boarded them up in right field. To keep the keep fans from congregating because that was not healthy in the Cova crisis but it's had the added effect or the unexpected effect of keeping some of that wind at bay and making Oracle more of a hitters. Park. You still feel that way or did did people screaming at you change your mind completely reverse field on both of them? Very sensitive to criticism. No. Not at all I mean, you know with the with the the names on the backs that's me just in general. It is something that that you need to have. Now admittedly sharp fans remember rising the numbers and they're they're getting all over. If you're city, they should all be identified but there's a lot of fans. and. Know their casual fans that they may not know slater. From Dogar, they just don't you know and shots at the dugout especially telling when somebody somebody hits a home run and he gets back to the Dugout you've got these guys the acting all crazy and it's number twenty two and under twenty nine who are they? Really I mean if they just came up on Tuesday it just doesn't make sense to me and it's going. To be a lot of transition with US club as it goes on, we'd mentioned all those names. Some of those guys are gonNA be big leaguers they're gonNa ever numbers and guys are GonNa come in from other places. It just seems me just pretty obvious that is just put the names on the back of the damn uniform. It's not that yeah, and it seems to be across the board feeling talking to Larry Baer the giants you know all the way across the executive board and really everybody is in agreement there..
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"The teams did not play an even number of games, but you could have a situation this year where. You know the the the mets. Phillies phillies are a better example the. Phillies could end up playing. Fifty four games. For instance, the giants could end up playing sixty and affiliates could have a better winning percentage and they could knock the giants out of the playoffs and I, mean I think that would be kind of I don't think people around here would be happy about that. Yeah it's. There's so much craziness in Snore I mean. The cardinals get in there and they haven't finished their run of eighteenth straight triple headers or whatever it is. It's just GONNA be mad at my attitude on on that as you're just GonNa have to ride with with anything anything that comes down. You just have to go you know what? This is what we have. You know in eighty one. The cardinals and the reds had had arguments with a score as best record the best record in the second half and they both didn't even get into the playoffs and you just by the time the dodgers the Yankees in the world series, it was very kind of a cool season and We can have that again this year. So it's GonNa be weird and the the the one percent is gonNA is gonNA screw some teams but you know to me Henry you you have to win the whole thing this year to make really something that is truly meaningful and lasts and becomes part of your lower. I think just make the playoffs. Yeah. Be Awesome for the giants real side for any team making the playoffs or not making the playoffs you know. It's not it's not like a normal season where at some kind of landmark. Wilno the fun. The funny thing to me and I think giants fans would get somewhat a kick out of this. If the dodgers finally won their first world series in thirty two years and everybody said, well, it doesn't mean as much. because. They only played at sixty games season on the other hand I've heard people say that in some ways they would be more meaningful because of everything teams had to get through because. Mitt. Just to get to the position where you could be the number one seat in the play offs and and get to the play offs you know you'd have to have have to have health. In a year where a bunch of guys were getting hurt pitchers especially because of the Short Ram and you have to get through another round of the playoffs force, you can look at it the other way this could be you know just one more round of the playoffs for the for the dodgers to You know the something you know gag on something and not win. I mean I mean. The I mean you think that the whoever wins the world series can really say, Hey, you know we deserve this championship we looked at like every other championship. It's not gonNA be viewed that way a among the general public. I. Don't think. I think there's a degree of legitimacy too. But just the fact that if they actually finish but you know what I don't think he's talked about it not. Whoever wins this thing? That group of guys is going to sit back and start talking about what they went through mentally to get through this? I mean, there's so much anxiety you know it's it started with a giant buster posey you know just weighing his life options..
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"What will life in the bay area be like in the wake of pandemic and maybe the biggest protest movement in American history were exploring that question in the through line it's a print section every Sunday in the San Francisco Chronicle and online anytime from limited access to go to SF chronicle dot com slash pod. Won't end welcome to the giants Flash I'm Henry. Shulman, giants beat reporter for the Chronicle. My guest is my longtime colleague and Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins, and we're going to discuss the state of the giants and Major League Baseball at the midway point of this truncated twenty twenty season everything from. Joey. Bart's arrival to the giants playoff chances and Fernando tastes swinging at three Oh pitches with a big lead. We'll also talk about the playoff picture as well. Well hello there, Bruce. Thank you for joining the giants splash studios here in the boom room high atop the Myrna Loy hotel why you doing good. You know I I feel trombone solo coming on. Yeah.
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"If indeed, that's a reason the ball travels a little better but we would that be a consideration I know that not hill gang is is quite popular out there but do you think it affects? The wind patterns and therefore the flight of the ball or in could that be on the table for for leaving? Yeah. I. Mean I. Don't really want to speak out of turn Ballpark Kinda decisions or a lot of people would be involved in those but dancer the question. It certainly, a plausible theory for me but I think about you know we we made a number of changes to the ballpark obviously putting the bullpens out in Centerfield You know I think anytime you chain structurally the configuration of the Ballpark you know wind patterns are so complicated. It's really hard to know how things are going to effected. So if if if some wind pattern expert came in and said, putting the bullpens in in Centerfield has increased, the carry out to right field would believe it I'm none of us really know any better so I think. Between the you know changes made in center field. You know not having fans at the park who knows how that affects affects things in the aerodynamics So I think that could be due to a number of actors I. Think we're open to anything I mean certainly I know our players have been very happy to see some that carry out to right field, and hopefully we can take advantage of it at these tapes we have coming up. We'll forearm. Thank you so much for this and thanks for your honesty and willingness to address all these topics much absolutely. I wanted to again. Thank far Hans Eighty for joining us on the giant Splash podcasts, Henry Shulman, and I will continue bringing new podcast as we ventured deeper into twenty twenty season. The giants splash is a production of the San Francisco, chronicle podcast producers. King Kaufman and Allen Johnson, the theme song. Batter up was written.
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"Of the giants organization and a real positive has been the stability of the leadership. We had a lot of people in leadership positions for for long periods of time and You know I think that's one reason why diversity is not maybe as reflected in our leadership but I know all the way to the top of the organization to Greg Johnson and Rob Dean. This is a priority and For Larry Myself as well we're certainly going to make it a priority going forward. Okay. Maybe a couple more I. mean you're coming up here at facing the Houston Astros I mean they're a different league but you are with the dodgers in seventeen, the world series seven games, and you had personal stake in that series What what is your thought about the Astros scandal including in regard to the years you're with the dodgers would kind of made a difference. Can we just go back to talking about Joey Bar? I You know look I, it's tough I. I would echo a lot of you know what dodger players have have said, which is the you look back I mean that was a heart wrenching loss. You know you know in two thousand, seventeen I think it was one of the best world series ever played it went to seven games. There is a lot of close games. There are a lot of Java And you know you you. You're always going to have that what if in your head, you know and that that part of his is tough and obviously for me, I've left the organization you know. So that kind of chapters closed for me I think for. Good number of guys that still with the dodger organization I know that there continue to aspire to win the world series and I think that might help them get some closure on it but you know for any of us that were, there are no longer there I think it's maybe even a tougher cult swallow. So you know I know as an industry. We've turned the page on it and I think MLB's done a really amazing job especially lighter the pandemic in and some of the issues that we have logistically ballparks right now feel very confident that this kind of thing isn't happening anymore and that's really important. But you know I would be lying if I said that you know personally you didn't. News coming out and You know just feel like you know you..
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"To be critical of any player organization that that that had the sprout up because let's face it. It's just ubiquitous in society right now and you know there's It it doesn't. You don't have to be a situation where someone necessarily did something wrong I mean that said I think we are all really proud of our players, our staff how careful they've been how seriously they're taking this you know the leadership of the Teen Austin's later are player Rep You know I think they have the right perspective about this, which is. Look we know that some of this is out of our hands but everything that's in our hands. We're GONNA do the right way. And that's really carried throughout our organization. We've you know instituted family testing You know employees testing even beyond what's required by Major League Baseball and You know just feel like a lot of those measures you know it's it's a, it's a credit to our ownership who? Encouraged us to invest in in testing and make sure R- environment as safe as possible. He sure Farhan you you've been very vocal supporting the black lives movement. We've seen and read your statements. We see and hear your words on the scoreboard before every game along with Kappler's and. Jalen Davis's Yastrzhembsky's Renewals Why do you feel the need to be expressive? You know there's a there's obviously some. Broad things on in society that you know I'm happy to comment on but you know as much as anything. You know I I, guess hearken back to the bill parcells quote. You are what your record says you are I mean you can say this in the realm of diversity as well. You look at the number of African American players that we have at the major league level of the amount of African American managers coaches, Front Office people weaken trot out every excuse in the book about why that is but you are what your record says you are in an industry you know we have to do better and so that's Where you know some of these stick to sports stuff doesn't resonate with me because you know where big industry and you know we have a really important place in society and I think we have to get our own house in order and that's why I'm proud to be a member of the giants organization that to your point is making our support for the black lives. Matter Movement very visible you know, and then from a broader societal perspective I would say the same thing that You know there is a clear need for change in society for a greater sense of racial justice and You know I've learned that you know when you're in a position of leadership in and you have a voice, you have a responsibility to speak up and you know some of the comments that I've made over the last couple of months I've been surprised by you know some of the feedback I've gotten you know recognizing how important it's been people to hear me speak out people in the giants organization other friends that have were acquaintances from around the game and it just..
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"Hi Everyone I'm John Shea of the San Francisco, Chronicle and thanks for joining us on the podcast. Our guest is far Han Zaidi. The giants President of baseball operations and he shares in our wide ranging discussion his thoughts on manager Gabe Kaplan will touch on the dodgers series the fast starts by Mike Disrupt Ski and Donovan Solano the slow starts by one hundred pence and Pablo Sandoval and what's up with Joey. Bar. Enjoy. Well, thanks for joining me for Honda. Days. They didn't well, thank you wanted to ask first of all your impression so far I, mean the offense has been impressive in in many ways including the ability to come back from early deficits never a good thing but the rotation wasn't all that efficient early on you know, and then lately with Cueto in Guzman in La, very promising the defense has has been down obviously leading the majors, Nares and There are some fundamental issues but you know there's been good in bad and as we sit here, the giants are seven and tents just wanted to ask early impressions or we're at the quarter or at the quarter-point. So it's not that early I guess. But so yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head. It's it's been a mixed bag. There's been things we've been really encouraged by certainly like you mentioned the offense, the offense overall but also the resiliency of the offense to come back in in certain scenarios obviously Solano has. Done an amazing job Put Up. Use numbers and gun lot of big. It's for us You know defensively look, we're not a team that has a ton of teams speed. We're not GONNA have a ton of range in the field but I think. An aspect of defense that's been. A little disappointing and has shown up in some Big Times in certain games is you know some of the fundamentals you look up on Donna Roster we've got a lot of really sound veteran defenders who you know will make plays consistency consistently in the field and You know unfortunately, you know in a couple of spots the defense has been noth- a little bit and you know to your point on the pitching staff the rotation is really coming together Guzman's starting in L. A. Like. Invention was phenomenal and Johnny really battled in and did a great job keeping that offense off downs, and again you know those would be impressed start against any team but you know lineup like added particularly impressive in obviously, Logan webs done a really nice job for us, and as those guys Kinda get stretched out more and you know we're able to build up their pitch counts I, see them taking on more a load which I think will. Help alleviate a little bit of what the bullpens. Done and had to do so far. This year we've got a younger bullpen and I think we need to get a position where we can protect them a little bit and so we're we're clearly moving in that direction and there's a lot of positive sides on the pitching staff as well..
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"That was Huey Lewis and the news with the national anthem before game. Three of the eighty seven playoff series giants cardinals at cal State Park. Welcome back to giant splash. Where speaking with you Louis and Huey Bob. Seger tweet it out. After alkaline died recently that really loved. K-line that K Line and maize were two of his favorite players. Have you had some pretty good conversations with other musicians over the years about baseball because th- There's so many folks like yourself in the industry who loved the Game Yet wrought Michael? Keaton is become a friend. We fish together. He lives in Montana to and and he's the Pittsburgh pirates fanatic. So we talk. We talk baseball a lot. There and I remember the old We remember the fires back in the day was startling. All deal out that they're great arezzo and he's he's still open they're gonNA return but Yeah but but LOT LOT MUSIC AND MUSIC. Sports are interesting to say. You know. We're a lot of like we we we spend a Lotta time in coliseums and take showers together and I always hear musician musician saying man. I love the game. I wish I could play that I hear ballplayers say man. I love the music. I wish I could play. There seems to be a real crossover. That's how we first met Joe Montana and Dwight Gooden runny Lott and and And Ricky Ellison at at at the damage at the bare musical arts once and then And they said they. I think they were there to present an award or something we met and they said. Hey looks once you let us sing on one of your songs? We'll let you think he snaps a great soap so we got him just to get. Those four guys came in sang on on. If they're the guys in the back. Yeah it was funny. Actually because you know we use those four guys and And we tripled tracked him. We did it like three times and it sounded like one hundred people and On the next record sport we had a song called. I know what I like. We wanted that same idea we would. We'd have them shout and then we put little harmonies over the top of them so it sounded like a whole big gang of people thinking you know and so we tried a next week. We have something we want to try to that effect so we did that ourselves. We went out shout out. I like but it sounded so weedy compared to the forty niners finally we had to go up to Rockland and taped them singing either like in order to get. That sounds 'cause they're big. They got big voices. You know funny. Yeah well I I imagine you grew up listening to Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons and it just on me A lot of times I used to see you guys hang out with lawn or maybe Lon was hanging out with you At least Bill Gibson. The drummer was their connection with you guys and and and lawn. Oh yeah I I was. I was Russ Hodges as paper boy. In when he lived in Shannon Shannon No valley yeah and then and then But later on we got to know lawn through. I think we first met at a golf serve but when mccovey golf tournament probably and we got real close and Spend a lot of time with him towards the end. Yeah he was. Lying was great yet all the great stories. Oh Yeah One guy and smart and funny and just such a pleasure to hang out with really fun year Baseball Career Huey. I mean you moved your family from New York in Nineteen fifty five three years before the giants showed up. You grew up in Mill Valley Strawberry Point School. Ed McGuire Middle School before they built Detroit. Who Middle School and then you went to Prep School in New Jersey and you play ball there You pitched a bit. You played them short. What was that experience like? All of a sudden you know heading east because you're so young man now is great. You know I had two great coaches growing up one in Mill Valley Clarence Bush who was From insulted from Texas and he was just a great great coach in and taught us the game properly. And then I had another great coach. Lawrenceville called Jim Wa who's WHO's also our poetry teacher English in poetry teacher and it's still alive and We convenes we convene bunch of once a year sometimes to to kind of he gives each is an English class. He does he we did. The natural was one of his favorite books. You know Madame Medicine natural and he he would teach it and as I lay dying also heavy stuff but but but he was a great great coach and And a lot of fun to play with by for I'm only played Infield shortstop but But my senior year We didn't have much of a pitching staff and so i. I volunteered that pitch at work. My way up the number two guy. Wow that's amazing. Career might be too big a word for my baseball when baseball percents. We'll come on. You had a perfect score on the math. Sat and you're going to cornell in the engineering department and you're going to play ball there but thanks cut a detoured from there. Right true to you off bummed around Europe and discover the harmonica music of US Ross. Yeah didn't didn't play it. Didn't go out didn't go out for the team when I go just joined. Bands played music. Wendy the harmonica move ahead of the glove Right then yeah and then but then of course there wasn't over because I came back to. Marin county joined clover and then we had a softball team to play your team. Jose Magnolia we have supple game some some bitter bitter rivalry we had U N. Okay now. Now let's get person you'll know that yet they do now. Yeah that was mid seventies You back yes softball that was before tournaments and leagues. I'm talking mid seventies southern Lorenzo and. Yeah you're playing. The clover band was the green uniforms and Leroy. Jose Magnolia with purple uniforms. I was seventy you know I think we. I think we you guys won. Probably won more games than we did but we drink more beer than you had more fun. No I live for times. Man That was a blast Because the name of the team was clover and that was your band at the time before the guys from clover and the guys from sound holes kind of destroyed with Huey Lewis and the news and that was that was classic Mill Valley stuff. I mean fat factory guys from the original band Johnny. He'll get some shots John Hopper still with you now. I mean. That's awesome sustainability row. Shoot I mean billy and I went to Ed McGuire at the same time because he was a year younger given class. But Yeah we we could say. We grew up together. So that was that. In those days in the sixties and Seventies. I mean everybody was in a band. That was what we that's what you did and it was live music everywhere. It's hard it's hard to fathom now but in those days you know they didn't have near the recorded. Nobody's spun records deejays. It was all live music in clubs and there. Was you know in our early days? In the late seventy mid mid seventies all through the seventies. There was five. Different clubs would have live music in. Marin County. Yeah. It was unbelievable. In fact my three older brothers played a bunch of music and still do we live up near. The CIPOLLINI is on the mountain. There Mario Your Old Bass player and your shirt from quicksilver and Alex call came out and played a couple of guys from the band Played softball with everybody. That was that was good broil park and Maguire all these fields around the county. No Pires kind of Fast Pitch. But yeah you're right. It was hardcore man. You had good players. You guys were loaded really fun. We look forward to it. Yeah well you're in Montana. Is Marin still home? Is Mill Valley still home? The partially out you know. We have the studio engineer cells. So we we we. We make our records in our our offices there and our hersal space and all that so. I still. I still get there from time to time but I pretty much stay out here in Montana where you know more cheese less rat were. Your parents into sports are baseball. I mean they were artistically inclined. Your Dad was a drummer. Your mom was an artist who hung out with poets. Your Dad was a doctor by trade but loved a big band. Jazz and dixie scenes. Never let my dad played a little ball. He was a caffeinated played. Played a little ball. Yeah I mean he played with me you got. You gave me my start. You know we bleed. Catches was a young kid. Yeah so yeah. Thanks for joining us for part. One of this giant splash podcast with Lewis. In part two we will get deeper into hueys new album weather including a video for one of the songs that features a certain giants manager who three championships and we share a bunch of stories on Hueys Childhood Idol Willie mays and a lot of other cool stuff. Stay tuned for part to the giants. Splash is a production of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast producers King Kaufman and Allen Johnson. The theme Song Batter Up was written and performed by Lauren. Gold and Ray. 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"Know yeah and was this at Pebble Beach Share Nights. Okay San Francisco. Yeah well have a poll beach story. They'll be it I I have. I've played in the world series in this. I'M GONNA give my pal John Richter shout here. Who's the big giants fan lives in Britain Marantz and is golfing friend of mine and he and I were playing at the world series of Golf Sick? It's called the Pebble Beach and we're pretty with Don Robinson because the caveman back in the day the picture and and pitchers and And John Rector says was caddying for me just because we're having fun down there he says all candy for you and so we're pretty down. Robson and John says the Dan he says. When was the last time we talked out? Rose and he says Oh. I haven't talked to him in a while but I'm going to have to next week. Is You know we're going to get fired up again for spring. He says when you met when you when you talk to them mention Dave Righetti because Righetti was playing out his last year with the Yankees. And he's The bay area boy he says and I knew that because Righetti had come to early Huey Lewis a news. Gigs in Palo Alto and we. You know we're we're kind of fans as he was kind of a fan of ours and so on and and That lunches Oh yeah really. No kidding says yeah Well I will then. So next thing we know Giant China Righetti. And and now I read in low cones columns. When he interviews out Rosen? They said why did you sign. Righetti wealth shoot. He's a bay area guys that I never even thought of until Don Robson mentioned it. Oh my goodness so John. Rick Bell was responsible for for rags. Coming over to the giants. That's good that's that's that's our story we're sticking to it. He was a big factor in that in that ninety three team. That won one hundred and three games does get. How manages was the pitching coach for five? Yeah you know. That's that's pretty amazing. He and Ron Wada's believable staying power. That just doesn't happen Because once a manager comes in and he cleaned house as we see right now and brings in his own guys is is loaded still there. Yeah he's only been over mid forties on that stash should date. They should make him manager. I always say yes. I remember game. When Bush got thrown out and manage the rest of the game in fourteen fifty innings and use everybody and it was a managerial coup de Gras and fantastic's and I call boats the next day what he said really know kitten voters as he could definitely manage. Hey he proved it in the minors. When you're ace. Bench coach On Championship teams Is Available and in your you know your often the next guy up but for whatever reason it didn't happen for him when they never they never they never they never go within from within they never elevates from within the always get. Somebody else seems like. Yeah not since Why is that well? It's probably because general manager might want to put his own stamp on things. I mean you could go back to dusty Baker who was a coach share before he became a manager didn't does he coach for the dodgers. All right well. He coached under Roger. Craig Okay Okay. Yeah and you go back to Roger Craig the national anthem through Acapella. Beautiful stuff over the years from candlestick to the new ballpark with the forty niners with the giants. I think you created a lot of lasting friendships with your associations would bay area sports teams but How how did you get that GIG And how how did you start doing the anthem in these parts because was classic stuff whenever you came out to the park and it was often in the postseason on a national stage as well. Yeah I mean I think the first one we did was for the AIDS and they taped it and then they then they kept playing did campaign the tape. Yeah and so And the idea and then you know we got to do it. James niners asset. And we've never done a world series though because the world series has always handled from the office in New York we always we always do the NFC championship game but when it went to the series New York would say thank you very much. We'll take it from here and you know it'd be Mariah Carey. Well were you not scheduled to do game? Four and eighty nine before the earthquake hit prior to game three. We were there but we didn't do the welcome you're GonNa but we didn't do the answer. Yeah Yeah Yeah but Yeah that was the thing about doing the anthem is. It's only you know it's nerve-racking 'cause it's hard and there's a delay and all that kind of stuff and we do it acapella which is hard also but The good news is there's only two minutes long and you get the best seats in the House. Really seemed to have fun with it and you were loose around the field and clubhouse but if I'm not mistaken you can't have had game face once it's not easy. It's not easy number one and in the park with a with a delay that comes out you saying and then you hear your voice come out like a second later. He has strange whether concerts colder than candlestick park concerts. Colder than adults per se. Oh we played outdoors Salt Lake City in the for the for the Olympics the Winter Olympics it was like twenty eight degrees. We played outside. We'll be back with more Huey Lewis right after this short break. Hey Audrey Cooper here editor in chief of the San Francisco Chronicle and we've ramped up the news coming at you from fifth emission except not the physical for the mission since we're all working at home the fifth and mission. That is our flagship news. Podcast were interviewing anyone with anything to say about the corona virus so that you have the latest information as soon as we know it so check it out. Fit The mission wherever you get your podcasts..
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"Hunt But you know you guys got A. He's got a good reputation he's always been one of those storm in the as side kind of guys seems to come up with big hits against Oakland so I think you know it's one of those you look at the metrics and go like maybe but not necessarily an impressive Possibility for this position But I think the as front office went out. Yeah we know that guy. We know who that guy so he may have a little bit of an inside edge but Franklin bredow and Jorges Matteo out of options both came over and huge trades. Obviously bread or the one remaining piece from the Donaldson deal Tale of the sunny great deal lightning-fast has not played in the Big Leagues Bread. Oh has gotten some chances but never really was allowed to sort of settle in and play okay every day so they are also possibilities sheldon. Noisy looked really good and at times and September call up. He has options left all three of summer right handed and vinyl mashing the as acquired as a rule five guy. There's that twenty sixth man spot. I suspect he might have an inside track for the twenty sixth man spot. He's left handed hitting if you WANNA utility guy who's left handed hitter to go along with Chad pender. WHO's a right handed hitter? Maybe that's the spot for him so a lot of things to look at some big name guys from the as prospect list and Tony Kemp a former Astro plus a rule five guy. That is the big question mark and you know. Hey it's the as they could sign somebody pick somebody up during spring training. We've certainly seen it before. They talked about the to the mets as reported during the winter meetings about lowry The mets were willing to pick couple out of that contract. Which I'm not sure they are? I could see that happening. He's a switch hitter. The as no one that would be a an interesting little reunion. You know you know billy will bring him back at some point now Henry. Your number one question That ah I'll do the front of fanfare what what is on tap. You mean Is there is question number one. My question number one is is the giants best player for Twenty Twenty even in the organization And I I tell you I've been doing these five questions like you have. I mean going back to the days where we used to write these out longhand old English calligraphy And send them out to the scribes for proof reading And I've never asked a question like this in the five questions Russians but you know we saw for number one. We saw with far Hans idea last year. He's a tinkerer he will. He's not afraid to use the waiver. Wire he's not afraid to you change the roster at any time and you know we'd so much talk before last season and into spring training about who's GonNa hit where and who's going to do what and then the two. The best players on the team ended up being Mike. You Stransky who they signed the as they were packing their bags leaving Scottsdale for home And then Kevin Pillar they traded for In the first week of the season and they ended up Being the the two best hitters on the team and so I think the key here is that you you can't go into spring. I see I always see people. Putting projected lineups out there and projected win totals and all that. But how. How do you know when it's quite possible that You know there's a player you're out there that the giants had been eyeing who might end up on waivers with another team or the giants have been talking trade with a team but they can't get the trade done until the season begins which just what the case was with Polara last year. And that's what makes this kind of a rebuild sort of interesting and I think that the giants would love up to be in a position where the number one question would be who's GonNa play second base Because right now the giants number one question is who's GonNa play anywhere and You know alw- who's going to be actually paying meal money in spring training to the guy who might end up being their number one player and with that we have gone through the five questions and I appreciate the Susan. This is a lot of fun. let's do this again. Yeah will you mentioned that tinkerers. Henry I mean we are both lucky enough to cover teams that tinker a ton. So I think that will engender a lot of conversations. I look forward to next one. Yeah we should I mean we I should even either come to Mesa this spring or you can come to Scottsdale. We could meet in a demilitarized zone about bat whereas at Tempe Tempe is yeah they'll tempe. Here's the demilitarized zone. Okay Susan great talking to you fantastic. Thank you for listening and stay tuned for many more giant splashing Ashen as plus podcasts from spring training. Which begins this week in Arizona? Giants splash is part of the San Francisco. Chronicle podcast network. Audrey recuperate is editor in chief. Follow me on twitter at Hanes Shulman or you can email me at H.. SHOWMAN AT SF CHRONICLE DOT COM support. The giants splash and a lot of great journalism with a subscription to the San Francisco. Chronicle there are print and digital editions available find out more at SF chronicle dot dot com slash subscribe..
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"Tails and. It is heads so accurate. I cannot so you. Can't you hear the difference between a heads and a chance. Okay so I deferred. I want the ball in the second note. I will ask you the first question Nominal so here. We go the the fifth key question. heading into the season for the as and of course these are quite different. TV or two teams and quite quite different places right now. The answer a ninety seven win team trying to win one hundred and Going into the season All pretty much set. The giants are GONNA lose one hundred games based on what all the fans thank So these are going to be far different questions. I think in part number five after the as can the team take steps during during the spring to avoid another slow start. You know. It's funny. He entire twenty three years of covered. The as this is Ben Dan. They're trend. They are late starters. But it's particularly been exacerbated. The last two years each of the last two years from mid June on the as has been the best team in baseball before that they've put themselves a little bit of a whole so. I think the feeling around the team is get going better. You know at maybe an extra five winds wants to the total and and maybe that gets the division but You know easier said than done. Are there steps you can take during the spring Chur spring helps with decision making You know maybe if you have a have more defensive drills or a situational hitting drills as off and maybe doesn't like completely collapsed as it didn't last week the season and But you know what the as are the as I have will follow their usual home. Start and killer end your which funnier at at that too. I remember that Felipe Hailu manage the as the as the expos His teams were always so young and they always came and out of the gate strong and even in spring training and the giants were like an old stodgy team and You know we always just assume that younger teams would get out of the gate faster. I mean a lot of those guys played winter ball They just kind of get their bodies and shape quicker and it's funny to hear an as team that is still fairly young wrong in a lot of spots having trouble out of the gate and you know being sorta like me where I have to be up two hours and eight cups of coffee before I can get going well. Here's one Theory that actually Kinda maybe bear. Some water is that The as have so much turnover typically off seasons. You know that you're spending maybe the first few weeks getting adjusted to each other still because of the turnover in the interesting thing. This year is almost no turnover so that might be the one thing that that it gets them going. Little started now hiring. It seems to me at at midseason every year we talk about you know. Potential deals last year. We talked about. Maybe he's looking at giants relievers specifically Smith not seem like everybody was those guys are gone now aspect maybe questioned her five in fall is the bullpen. Yeah for the giants actually watching his came back. I mean that's an interesting story. He had a player option and He was I. Think all intent on exercising precising it and then. He fractured his finger. Trying to tag a runner in Saint Louis So he really didn't have any other choice. He exercised the option. And he's going to be back. I mean this is. This is an interesting question to me because the bullpen was I mean really the giants down real downward spiral really began after they lost the playoff game to the cubs in two twenty sixteen when they couldn't save a five two lead going into the ninth inning. So they sign Melanson and that just sort of started the cascade downward And now we're back to square one. Nobody really knows who is going to close for the giants I I don't think a lot of people know who the relievers are for the giants of this year. And I mean it is going to be Tony. He walks in The one veteran they also signed a Jerry blevins the former athletic another left-hander and they have a lot of youth in the bullpen. And it's guys some a lot of guys they tried out last year and I mean guys like a Sean Anderson who was a starter turned reliever You have John Dell Gustav de Sam Coon Rod. These are not household names but I think the giants are going to have to find some seventh eighth and ninth inning out. Get some outs from from some of these guys. They've got a rule five game Guy Named Danny Martinez WHO throws up you know in the eye nineties? I mean he's he's a candidate as well Melvina. Don Who's a prospect for the giants WHO also throws in the high nineties? So the giants have a lot of these guys Who who really can bring it And there really is no Kind of rhyme or reason as we know it right now who's GonNa Pitch when And the reason I think this is an important question even though the giants are are not going to win the division this year. They're not going to go into the playoffs. They very well might have their four straight losing seasons. You might think well what does it matter. Well you know what it's GonNa be a long season as it is probably with a lot of youth in fits and starts send you know some bad stretches but I tell you what if the giants do get leads three to five to four whatever and they can't find somebody to consistently close them in the ninth. I think that is really going to make a long season. I couldn't even tell you who the incumbent is right now It could be Tony Watson it it could be Sean Anderson And you know the good thing for the as of courses we. We know who they're closer is going to be but who is is going to catch for this team as we go into a question. Four for the four key questions for the as I mean. Are they going to add a.
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"They were very grateful to get a ride down third street to the chronicle which was a heroin trip in the darkness and there are some pretty menacing characters out there. Look like they were bent on mayhem and when we got to the city I remember Tom. Boswell saying where are we. We were in downtown downtown San Francisco with no lights and that was an experience in itself so we met her way into the chronicle building For some reason that we had complete power outage here The third floor was not accessible. assessable were on the second floor with emergency power in extremely dim light trying to hammer out stories on laptops from the war of eighteen twelve and and it was really really primitive creative and as it turned out we printed just an eight page edition for the following morning. There was only one sport story kind of a staff conglomeration and the work that we did Ernest cornices it was didn't appear then the following day we were still dealing with a power outage and a bunch of US managed to get some pieces into a sixteen page chronicle that appeared the following day and that was It was it was definitely an adventure trying to to pull off something like guess with basically no assets but no. We were all rewarded that we're able to do something and you know basically felt lucky to be all in one piece As opposed to some of the horrors does that were unfolding in in the bay area. Yes in a darkened city That's where all the reporters that's where the teams all came to try and find out what what was going to happen to the world series and and we know obviously that It was sort of secondary to the all the the damage and the death and injuries in the city Baseball was relatively attuned to that. And you and I both had a very bizarre experience. Probably the most bizarre press conference that that both you and I had been into five incident had just become commissioner of baseball upon the death of Bart Giamatti the sudden death of Bart Giamatti and he held a press conference inside a ballroom. Home at the Saint Francis. Hotel with no microphones. No lights no anything. It was actually a candlelight press conference you remember that absolutely will after right you know done my duty and San Mateo on Peninsula. You know I slept at my friend's parents house on the couch. Daly city got a few hours. Sleep came to that press conference difference on as it turns out as I learned in doing this oral history preceding. The press conference was a candlelight meeting with Vincent and Bob Murray and the Haas's they were talking about what they were going to say the president's what they were going to do and Mayor and the police chief apparently kind of burst into this meeting and said I'm not going to be able to send anyone to candlestick to inspect it for a while right. And and the and the well. Not only inspecting the ballpark but also The police required for a world series. As I think that ultimately was why they made the decision to postpone the world series You know at first there was talk about canceling all together which had had that had never her that it never happened and they were talking about canceling moving it out of the year? We're moving it out of the area right finding a neutral site and You know the police the lack the say we need our police elsewhere. We need we need all of our People elsewhere and ultimately the decision was made to restart it Ten days later. And I I got the sense And I don't think this is an original thought that you know that at a p at by that point ten days after I think that people wanted the world series they I needed the world series as a as a diversion to You know sort of sort of get back to baseball now. The giants as had two very different ways of approaching this The giants held these workouts at candlestick everyday they played a couple of simulated games I remember having to take the ferry from the East Bay to get there To to get into the city because of the bridge but the as did something completely different And I did you. Did you travel down to Arizona with the as I did. Not because like I said Susan Foreign Office still the beat writers. I just think she might have But they had talked about doing it. You know within a day or two after the quake sort of realized it was too soon and I think waited awhile. I don't think they went bound for five or six days. Might have been that weekend right because it was. The quake was on a Tuesday. The seventeen th. The series resumed Friday. The twenty seventh which I think we can say given the detachment detachment of thirty years was inappropriate delay. Absolutely my Dad always tells me about the NFL. Starting playing games two days after Kennedy was assassinated. And how horrible no decision. It seemed at the time and it looks even worse now you know given the power of time and detachment so I think baseball made the right decision on many levels the the practicality of not having the police officers but also the respect for the victims and and you're right at some point life needed to go on but not two days later maybe ten days later and the as Were credited for bringing taking their players away to a warm weather place where they were free from the distractions. I'm not minimizing. What happened to the people who passed away and and the damage and the injuries but From baseball since those were distractions and actually in your oral history. You Talk to Sandy Alderson. He told you something interesting from a baseball fan. I I couple of things. First of all he said The Night of game three which I never heard this until recently Steve Kroner actually talked to sandy in contributed contributed to our story That they weren't sure Bob Welch was going to be able to pitch You mentioned you know Stewart and more had had shackled the giants and the first two games and as it turned ironed out Stuart Moore came back and Games three and four given the delay but originally Bob Welch's scheduled pitch game three but apparently he had strained his hamstring. A few days earlier shag ing fly balls and batting practice so the as were not sure at all he could pitch in game three they were going to let them warm up. See how it went and if he could pitch Kurt. Young who more recently has been the giants pitching coach but was on that a staff was gonNA pitch that game So that I had never heard that before that I found that kind of interesting and the other point sandy made about about going Arizona was that he thought at some point. People were going to get past the earthquake. It didn't seem like it immediately. But he's right. Eventually you move on. And he wanted their fans to remember world series victory. You know that thirty years later as we hear we stand in two thousand nineteen that people were GonNa remember the outcome almost as much as the earthquake. Maybe not but certainly people remember that the as role to victory so that was part of their thinking and to their credit. You know Dave was very very involved in the community efforts here and they sold ten. They sold out Phoenix Municipal Stadium and donated all the money earthquake relief so I think they did it in a in in a respectful way and they played a couple of inter squad games in in Arizona. Much like the giants did at candlestick. And kind of got away from the the mayhem or the Uncertainty here in the bay area for a couple of days and then came back and obviously finished off finished sweet. Yeah there's a revisionist history that If they had gotten to play an uninterrupted world series the giants would have no. You're shaking your head. No no giants were a very good team. Diana's team once they acquired Ricky Henderson in June. It's one out of the best teams of all time. And and you and I covered the eighty nine reunion this year for the giants and I talked a lot of the players and they they all said we were GONNA get smoked. One way or another I will tell you the Sir my one of my lasting memories of my life not just of you know that series and the earthquake was when they did resume before game three at candlestick when people were filing in to a ballpark that actually stood up extremely well. The the damage that had occurred to candlestick was it was cosmetic it was like there were some. I mean. People said there were holes that you could look down from the upper deck but that was just the expansion joints doing their jobs and swim and moving back and forth which had the effect of maybe pushing some of the concrete stairs stairs out. But that that's cosmetic that that was not structural. I'll never forget this and and really it. It may be the only time I ever remember crying at a baseball stadium. Liam was when vowel diamond and the members of the beach. Blanket Babylon show They came out onto the field in full costume and Sang Sang. The Song San Francisco which was from an old an old movie and You Know San Francisco Open Your Golden Gate etc.. And that's that's when you you know how it is when you have you know ten. It's like riding a bicycle. You have ten days of this. You're just working working working and you didn't really have a chance to kind of fully appreciate. She ate what happened with this earthquake. And that was the moment I fully appreciate it And I just kind of broke down a little bit in the press box. Now I had mentioned earlier that Terry Steinbach wife in that iconic picture was was crying and he was comforting her but she came back and you actually talked. Talk to her At the You know you actually talked to her for the oral history story What did she say I did? Yeah I mean I know the Terry pretty well from my days covering the as and Mary was always around very sweet person So she had the the the reason behind that was they only have three children three grown kids now but they only had one and child at the time a two year. Old Girl named Jill who usually came to the Games but they decided to keep with the babysitter and Alameda that night Just because it was the world series and want what the distraction of a two year old and so they couldn't reach her you know and they were there for Minnesota and and they were unnerved obviously by the earthquake and ah even though they thought she was probably okay. They couldn't get a hold of the babysitter to confirm that. So that's wise. Mary was so upset. She didn't get Terry said she didn't get hit by brick. She didn't she wasn't isn't physically injured at all. She was just unnerved by the uncertainty of it all And that's why that picture became sort of famous and the funny little story. I'll tell on that or she told me two things one. Her three kids as they went through middle school in Minnesota would take earth science class and they would learn about earthquakes and and in each of their three classes they would be shown the video from the world series and they saw their mother crying hysterically. Oh that's amazing so. She actually apologized to her kids because her kids became very self conscious about this middle school right seeing her on the video and the other thing is she did go back to the world series ten days later when it resumed and she walked on the wives bus US and all the other wives gave her an ovation because they weren't sure she was coming back but she realized after ten days. You need to be there. Wanted to be there to see Terry the NBA's play and it was just sort of emotional. Momentary Reaction Yeah you know and I mean obviously the as have not won a world series this since and You know the giants went on to win three. That remains a very iconic moment In as history when I believe the final out was it was a ground ball to first that The ball was thrown to Dennis Eckersley and he caught the ball and celebrated as she would celebrate. One thing. I do recall. You can tell me if this is true or not. True this is was I do know that the giants and as clubhouses houses were They were next to each other They were you know the two doors were about ten feet apart in the same tunnel down the right field line and the one thing that you know. I don't remember hearing was a lot of screaming the whole Champagne Party and what we were told and I think what was written was that The the celebration was a little bit subdued just because of what that world series represented and for the people who lost their lives said it was that all right yeah. I don't recall specifics but I do know it was subdued. I believe there was no champagne..
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"Hello and welcome. Welcome to a special joint episode of the giant Splash and as plus podcast here on the thirtieth anniversary of a night at candlestick park that none of us. who were there will ever forget? I'm Henry Schulman. The giants beat reporter for the Chronicle and I'm in studio with chronicle features writer Ron Croatia on October Seventeenth nineteen eighty nine. We were both Oh candlestick to cover game. Three of the first and so far only bay bridge world series between the giants and the as at five Oh four. PM The bay area was struck by what what is now known as the Loma Prieta earthquake. A six point nine magnitude Shaker that did so much damage in the bay area killed sixty three people injured compounds in postponed the world series for ten days. This podcast is part of the chronicles extensive thirtieth anniversary remembrance of the Loma Prieta quake. Besides besides Ron and I. You'll hear from our colleagues John Shea and Bruce Jenkins who were there as well you can find. Complete coverage of our thirtieth anniversary remembrance at SF SF CHRONICLE DOT com. That includes an oral history of that night from candlestick compiled by Ron krawczyk including interviews with players executives. In the Mike including will Clark and Dennis Eckersley and we also have audio clips from others who Barrett candlestick chronicle non chronicle of the light. Hi I'm Greg Thomas host of the wild West podcast want to know what's going on with the world's top adventures checkout wild west where I recently chatted with photographer. Chris Burkhard who spends his life traveling to the most remote corners of the world. Some ways I always feel like. I'm just pulled the wool over. Everybody's is always told them like. I'm not good photographer by any means. I've just been the person willing to go to these places. You'll find my conversations with Chris and many more ride adventures. Wherever you get your podcasts wild west? I'd like to bring Ron in here. Now Ron how are you doing good. Thanks for having me thirtieth anniversary boy. I think that we're really this. Also be a podcast About the the aging process and how we're both kind of transitioning into senior citizenship young then we were both young and I was in my second year covering the giants. I was working for the Oakland Tribune. They made me a baseball writer. You're at the Sacramento. Beat now which year of that was was it for you. I was actually backing up. That was Susan Four Nas last year on the beat I backed up on the as most of that year and then took over the beat in nineteen ninety because I was determined only to cover you know. World series champions actually had five good years from nine hundred ninety four. Very the as you know very good team very interesting team full of dynamic personalities But I was writing sidebars during the postseason I was in Toronto with the as and the Al Lcs and then obviously at at the stick that Unforgettable nights and I I was I was the beat reporter for the Oakland Tribune and I it was my second year and I'd covered the one thousand nine hundred eight world series at the A.'s. Were in so. It wasn't my first Rodeo in terms of world series but it was a huge deal. The giants were playing the as it was a world series that people talked about as being not interesting to the people outside the bay area you know other than the fact that you had the bash brothers and the Pacific Stock Exchange Exchange. And you know we all talked about how the networks really didn't think it was anything that was going to garner much attention and then at five. Oh four it garnered a heck of a lot of attention and maybe you could just just. We'll just take turns here. Reciting are most vivid memories of that night. How about you were thinking you bring up a good point that I think it's lost in the history books and rightly so because of the earthquake but before the earthquake hit at least here in northern California? That was a big deal. I mean it's literally a once in a lifetime thing for the as and the giants to get in the world series. I mean I grew grew up in Chicago never happened with the cubs and the White Sox didn't happen to New York until what two thousand and of course New Yorkers thought that was a big deal so it was a pretty cool event sporting event in those that context before the earthquake struck and then obviously acquired a whole new dimension. I was actually sitting in a very small room beneath the upper deck. And I'm one of those makeshift media. workrooms eating a box lunch that we're all used to and going over some game notes and getting ready not a good place to be if you think about it. I mean cement ceiling probably eight ten feet high. Thank God candlesticks stood but my vivid memory is looking up and seeing Tony Kornheiser and I believe it was bill conlon of the Philadelphia Paper freaking out to east coast guys who hadn't been through earthquakes. They they did the right thing. They were in a door doorway and held. But I mean to me. It didn't initially feel any worse than any number of earthquakes we had gone through as Californians. I'd moved moved here at age twelve so I've been through a few in southern California and then a couple of my college days in Berkeley So at first it didn't seem that devastating. And then you start hearing the buys and you go outside and you see some cracks in the upper deck and you know we're getting out about the bay bridge and such and it obviously was a whole lot worse than than a normal earthquake. Yeah I mean my first memory was that I had agreed foolishly to speak that afternoon at a luncheon of a Rotary Club in Oakland and I just remember driving to the the Rotary Club. Lunch in the game was supposed to start at about you know just after five and I just remember thinking to myself boy this is GonNa be a long day. I had no idea and You know the earthquake itself. I mean well first of all it was it was a big deal like you said and The the giants had gotten smoke. The smoke them in the first two games stewart and Mike like more pitched jams the giants. I think scored one run total in the two games and there really was a sense that now that those two pitchers were out of the way that the giants at home actually had at a shot to win. This is completely aside of course with a ten day break with the World Series Stewart and more got to pitch again and That's all she wrote. The thing I remember most is is the press box itself at candlestick. It was really just a football. Luxury box That had that is converted to a press box during the off season. It had some tables but had these big you know kind of fluffy chairs that you sat in and you really couldn't move in them and the press box itself at candlestick it was connected to the upper deck. Structurally you didn't worry about it. But it's still kind of hung over the lower deck. If I stood up and looked out my window there was nothing below me other than people in the lower deck and you had the sensation that the thing could just fall apart and would go diving down into the into the first deck back and I had been through the Sylmar earthquake in Los Angeles when I was eleven years old in one thousand nine hundred seventy one. It was a quake that It was over a seven. I believe it was was a seven and actually killed about seventy people in a brand new hospital that collapsed and I just like you I. It just didn't seem like it. was that big an earthquake but I do remember all the East Coast Writers and mid the midwest writers were trying to get out of these big overstuffed chairs to try and get out and they just couldn't move and they kept running. We knew each other. And I remember Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee the late Nick Peters and I remember him yelling as loud as he could. Don't panic don't panic and then of course yes I heard just like you did like everybody cheers from the crowd. You saw that Famous picture of a fan holding up a sign. Saying something like if you think that was something wait till the giants hit And then my first notion that there was not going to be baseball was when I looked up and I saw that the lights standards were out and that the scoreboard org was all jumbled and I think a lot of us We saw really quickly that the action. The news was now all the way onto the field Did you ever have a sense going to be baseball. One senators quake-hit not really know and it was hard to understand it. I what was happening because you know we're so a accustomed to instant information in twitter and cell phones and none of that really existed at the time so you didn't know right away. One of the people I talked to for the oral history you mentioned was George Kosta. WHO's the head of security and operations at the giants And he said they were trying to put together information in the immediate aftermath around around that police car right behind home plate And one of the you know they kind of said okay. We don't have power we don't have a PA system We don't know when the lights are GonNA come back on or if they're gonNA come back gone and that's when they started sort of going through the list and realizing even before they heard the extent of the damage throughout the bay area. He probably wasn't practical to play a game with sixty thousand thousand people In that facility and who knows about aftershocks so they sort of made a very rational Decision after a a conversation about the situation in you know and and ended up Postponing the game fairly quickly after that and of course the people back home really had no idea what was going going on Because the the broadcast which was just starting was the pre-game show It got cut off and you al.. Michaels was one of the He was one of the announcers. He was the announcer was on the air. let's listen to our colleague John Shea here. At the chronicle he was working for the Gannett papers at the time including the Marin Independent Journal He talks about that briefly at the end of this short remembrance so at five Oh four. PM I was visiting my editor in the last row right behind the plate. I add a bird's eye view of the entire stadium so when the quake hit I saw sections the ballpark. Shift away from other sections of the ballpark. Like the thing was about to come down. There was silence from the crowded. I in then there was a sense so hey that was an earthquake. And we're GONNA be okay and then loud applause like let's play ball. Well no I grew up here so I've been through few of these and none like this. I mean I was not applauding arrest down the steps to the press box behind the plate and tried to check in with the office US then I went down to the field. All the news was happening down. There players rushed out of the dugouts and club houses because they felt safer on the grass and their families families.
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"So We would have to get their approval to be able to do that. But then also you know. I think it'd just be important that You know that they finish up and double A.. And then we can You know plan their next steps. Okay actually it usually goes the other way usually move guys up for a playoff situation. I think you've done that in the past. They probably don't have any rules against that. You know they're not on upward movement. No down where move who've some teams push those limits before so so you have to get exceptions to to move people. Okay and I think I and I talked to Far Han about this earlier You know when he got hired and he he's not necessarily a huge fan about keeping really good hitting prospects in Pitcher's leagues for Very Long and You know I mean obviously. The Eastern League is a pitchers league. I've definitely benefit Sean Jelly to to pitch in that league So I guess this is kind of a look ahead question. You may not have the answer to it But in some of your informal discussions given that these Rama Sandbar are playing playing or will play about three or four weeks in the eastern league. You think that there's a chance that that that they could start the season based on what happens during the winter and during the During Spring Training that they could actually start in Tripoli next year. Yeah I wouldn't rule that out but I think right now probably the the mindset would be that. They opened the Richmond next year with a with an outside chance of Sacramento. That odds would probably point towards Richmond for opening opening day twenty Like I said I think You know the the Arizona Fall League will announce the rosters on on August eighteenth. Actually so you can mark that on your calendar the look online for that. But we're working through those rosters right now and in Barton Ramos or strong possibilities for for maybe even that assignment. In between San Jose this AA sample size Arizona Fall League and Spring training next year. We will give us a really good Sample sized evaluate based based on on those things and we'll take the full body work in pre-game during the Games everything and then and then Determine their assignment for for twenty twenty but I would. I would lean Richmond Without eliminating the possibility of Sacramento. Okay and let's see we make more news here. You'RE GONNA have to replace those guys. Are we gonNA see. Maybe the Seth Corey or Jacob Hayward or Nolan our Knowing Aaron Auto Exceeding Joan Erin auto any one of those guys maybe coming up to SAN JOSE and the next couple of weeks Right now we the upward movement from Augusta San. Jose's probably not not as much as what what we're doing with Barton Ramos and Jelly the right now. Seth is doing everything he can to try to force us to San Jose. But he's doing so good at his development and Augusta Esta and realistically you got the Minor Leagues. You got the major leagues if you're in the minor leagues you're trying to develop and If we feel like throwing seth to San Jose is best for his development will do that but right now everything's just. His growth in Augusta has been so strong this year. That Right now we're just focusing on whereas going to grow the most and He's definitely doing everything he can last month in Augusta to To clean up the last few things that he needs to clean up and right now that teams in in a playoff on as well and he's done a fantastic job of now repeating some really good outings improving command and and we don't want to derail all that by just throwing them to a level where You know now. He might have to feel like he needs to do more. So is changeups moping a lot so sean jelly was a big proponent that he thought of going to Augusta was huge for his development of his changeup. I talked to him about it and he talked about. He said that if he went to San Jose probably wouldn't have been able to develop it as well well because he would have just try to rely on the fastball incur ball against the better hitters but his ability to stay in Augusta and work on the change up kind of aided his success in San Jose. So Oh you know with seth in his command and his changeup. They're coming along so well that you know. Sometimes it might be better just to leave him in Augusta let that develop but also I. I don't WanNA close the door on San Jose at the end either but but sesa guy that we want air on keeping him in Augusta Right. He's only twenty years old or something bad right. He's twenty years old and he's coming on real well well Maybe maybe if you could just for those who don't know very much about him what what is repertoire is aside from the change up How hard he throws what his strengths are? Yeah anywhere from about ninety to ninety five left-handed a pulse athlete recruited to be a member of Division One football team. Byu I think recruited Liam is a safety. So that tells you. His athletic ability is left handed. Like I said but Ninety Ninety five with just an explosive fastball. And A it just plus plus plus curveball so it's It's it's it's reminiscent of kind of if you were to draw a left handed pitcher. I think this is one of the guys you draw up a good size. Good athlete with with to well above average pitches for lefty like up to ninety four ninety. Five Out of a plus athletic body the breaking balls fantastic and then change. Update is coming along very nicely if he can vote at third weapon. Yeah I mean he might fly through the upper level so he's walked a lot of guys but he's tough to hit so That's what's helping this year Kinda produced the lower era. Even though he walks guys Isan as he moves up the walk. Those tend to turn in earned. Run so You know right now. You don't see the runs going on the board from the walks but right now he's the last month you too. He's he's turned into a command artist all of a sudden so it's been a good that's I want to ask about a another pitcher and Logan Web and I mean I understand that During a time you're in suspension. You can You know you can still work out. You can still I presume you can still throw a hitter is in If simulated game situations and I'm just wondering he's he was a guy. We thought we might be able to see at the end of this year before he was hit for an eighty game suspension How far we're back? Do you think that has set is development Not a lot He he's such a hard worker Plus competitor on the mound on. And he he really. He took this news. I mean just really hard confused You Know He. He said all the right things season. And it's it's it's came as a shock to US everything that happened there but you know he basically said this is going to be a challenge in and I'm Gonna I'm GonNa show everyone everyone how great I am. And he went down Arizona through live batting practices to To rookie ball level hitters and he would pitch two or three innings and he just basically took that as his game of of the week and He used as an opportunity to also develop his change up. More in in some of the secondary stuff and You know now. He's went back to Richmond. He's doing fantastic ASPIC We're excited to see him The Sky's the limit. I know a lot of people talk about Dustin May with the dodgers and I really. I've always made the argument that that Logan website very similar more pitcher. Just maybe not quite as tall but You know definitely. I feel like Logan's very underrated okay. And let's the swing by two couple of hitters. Here's Markle Luciano what he's doing in the folly. I'm sorry the folly a Summer League in Arizona at the age of Seventeen Is kind of remarkable. Will I imagine That a lot of people are watching him not just within the organization but outside the organization In as I mean what what can you tell me about what. You've seen a firsthand with Marco in that shortstop by the way international sign last year was the number two prospect. I believe number number three based on various rankings or. What have you seen firsthand with him? Down there yeah just you just don't see kids with this type of Bat. Speed beat and power at seventeen years old. He's very a lean athletic build he. He's his improvement. shortstop stop has been what stands out to me Because you know you come in. And he's a little rough around the edges but he's played a fantastic shortstop and That's our biggest probably area development As far as the offensive game goes We just wanted to get him out there and let him play He hadn't played much Sometimes it's easy to forget. The international kids don't play the High School Baseball or college baseball of any types. You know we're throwing him into the Arizona League and you know he's standing next one hundred bishop and guys like that where they've played. They played in the PAC twelve. And you know this poor kid didn't even get a play for high school team and He's just I mean it's it's been it's been good. We expect it to be good. I don't think any of US expected to. Let's see what he's been doing but now offensively just been a flower beast. He's walking he's driving the ball. You know something that people just don't do ten homers is is really hi for the League and and he's doing the youngest guy in the whole league and it's just it's been it's been really exciting to see development. Is it one of those things where he might have been the promoted to Salem Kaiser if you were older I yeah I think I think it's. That's very fair to say if he was twenty years old or nineteen. Then yeah yeah I think he would have been but he never played in the DSL too so if you play in the DSL all last year then played the this year then. I think maybe that jumped to Salem. Is is a little easier to to justify I still think that at some point this year. We might see him in Salem. Kaiser I don't know we'll send them through the AZN season Just because he's he's forced our hand I I don't think we really wanted to jump up and challenge him that much. But you know some point players force us to and he's doing everything in Canada forces and you do have outfielder. Who is nineteen years old Alexander Canario who you did promote to Salem Kaiser and I'm looking Canada's stats right here? He's actually doing okay. I mean to ninety-one average nine thirteen P. S. Ten Eleven Sixteen extra-base hits a hundred ten at bats. What what can you tell me about his development? Yeah Alexander he's He. He signed a couple years ago played in the DSL one year ACL. Oh last year this year just started out just being looked like barry bonds out their plan and then we moved to the Northwest League. And and you know I think sometimes getting in the stadiums and being in front of People's a little bit of shock especially international kids. They didn't play high school football or basketball with you. Know Crowds in the stands ends and and once he got past that he's been himself again once again plus speed plus athlete Hopeful that he could you know stay in Centerfield. He's got good power our He's a little more of a free swinger than Luciano is. So you might see a little more swing and miss but Just just a dynamic athlete with plus Bass speed and you know what he's doing is just it's it's it's pretty special and you know not not all of it's going to translate to doubly triply or the big leagues but when you get a bunch of these these guys in the you kind of.
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"That was what grade right now especially how to guys we made it a denying here that being being women. Those three or four season is means allow for for for this organization. They i've heard players say that winning wondering makes you wanna win. To which makes you want to win three. Do you want wanna win for you wouldn't find any two more. Oh yeah one for the thumb. Yes it when the when the forty niners played it just a few more questions with pablo sandoval. I know you need to go and get ready for the game. <hes> the the one thing you told me and you told some other writers when we were in arizona and you were you were very successful is that you may be feel like you want to set an example now. You have young children <hes> and <hes> that you feel that you want to set an example for them. Partly you by just doing whatever you need to do in whatever role they give you. Could you explain that a little bit. When you have kids especially boy you you wanna make it a sample linda. Nothing can stop it will kick keep believing yourself killing all the rooms you have and i i wanna be a role model for my kids won't be the that simply he he feel proud his dad that are they. They always believe in him and never give up for things. I'm the guy ago segment dooney in my life that be part of servings of this again then. I enjoy some so many moments many gray days that i'll be having in this second chance so many opportunities that are being taken care of. I think it's true in every line of work that you you when you have something taken away away from you and you get that second chance. <hes> you really really appreciate it. I think it happened to me as a writer. I think it's happened to other players. <hes> is is that really the point here. I mean you get a second chance. You have to appreciate it more. When you get a second chance you out toward more and everything and i prove that the youth still got it and <hes> you know wasn't easy wasn't is in those moments audible when you got the right person next to you got that right person to tell you that when you're doing good when you're doing doing run is not yet bowes. I'm sorry but you need to have balls to do. Take the punch in to get up and keep walking. I keep doing the things you love because the person next year tell you and i give you that bush for your kids for you. Finally for everything that people around was my family. Tell me through that. I was running a aw. Take that restaurants. I really manitoba now key walking with my head up and i kid laver dots a person. We're we're human being we would make me stay. We prefer no went. Make you great person. When you take those those mistake mistake and a human in step at all do have you can't do to be ready for just two more here. One that <hes> you know i think some of the fans have asked me about is i mean you think when you're playing career is over. You would like to coach and maybe managed someday. I don't know i don't know i use spent time with my family. I would love to coach my kid. You know if you'd like to play baseball. <hes> we love to be his goal jbeil one one day one sunday one day. I want to think about it. He goes down to do baseball so i would love to do. I got gray. Mentors bought or jeez meal. As a person i saw fire. I saw family player. You know we learn that in this eleven years. We bought you be part of his career here. In san francisco for nine years miss a lot for me some great mentor now one day. I woke taylor him. Well on one of the things he's done is. He's trusted you to pitch now. You've had a lot of games this season unfortunately a lot of games that have gotten out of hand with the score art when the game starts going to be seven to one eight to one or whatever you actually put it in your mind that hey maybe this is the day i'm going to have to go on the mound this now now yeah because he asked me if you wanna do fund luna though they will we lost eighteen something against he told me don't do it because i even start me and as you know what i want to do is to how wrong he pullman third base every time the our our our stole the khloe about boy oy bring this. Is you know that right starting pitcher pablo sandoval you only have to pitch one game and then you'll be eligible to be taken as a starter in fantasy baseball <hes> <hes> listen. This is <hes> just been wonderful talk and i. I really appreciate it. I know people are gonna love listening to this. Thank.