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"Get Bryce Harper. A lot of credit his first at bat on Saturday as a Philly. Takes a huge cut at the first pitch draws a five pitch walk. But more importantly, he came out to the theme song that you just heard fresh prince of Bel-Air, which of course, was that Bryce Harper. Look, he gets it rock playing me totally gets it. You know, he's trying to get mad trout to you know, to to sign their neck trying to get Libyan bell. We were just talking about him to be an eagle changed his number and honor of ROY holiday. He's doing everything. He he can be accepted there. He understands how hard it's going to be two to please the fans there because there are going to be some days. Even months where he's going to struggle in the fans are going to be tough. Well, Philadelphia's the what have you done for me lately crowd? Obviously the guys make over thirty million dollars a year. He better have pretty thick skin with a with a crowd like Philadelphia. But I I like what he's done. He's really embraced the the the Phillies fans of the city of Philadelphia. That's classic right there. Fresh prince of Bel-Air opening that is that is somebody's go. Hey, look, how do we how do we cooperate Philadelphian everything that you do that? Could you imagine? He bought a really nice place downtown proper area. Just be down there in the downtown area versus on the outskirts where some of those nice homes are apart. I doubt he will. I mean, there's. Suburb suburbs. I think that's what we do. But it's just a side. We were never very where with with Bryce Harper that maybe he's always had this very fan engaging kinda guy. There wasn't much to draw up in Washington. Besides because it's all politics there. 'cause you don't I don't think of Washington DC is a huge sports city, even ODA is. Yes. And I don't want people are gonna start shoot me tweets. But you know, I know huge cap fans wizards, I don't know Redskins town, but nationals you know, until you win a championship. Well, they've been on the verge close. Yeah. They couldn't do it with him. But but wash DC was always a place where they're very good fans. They weren't controversal Philadelphia or New York, whatever they're very they're very customer customer-friendly thin semi they loved their Redskins. They love the bullets for many years. You think of as you mentioned the nationals out they have baseball back there. They're just good fence very knowledgeable fans, but they're not cuts versatile or or emotional. Here's a emotional like, Philadelphia, speaking of emotional, and and and what what did you just say before emotional? I can't remember. Anyway, what did you say wholesale? These young where over fifty we can't wake up post anyway. Mnuchin I took are better half's to Billy Joel on Saturday night. And one of the big stories that came down was that a rod and J lo God gave finally got engaged. Yes. It was well Jose Canseco who some may say is this is not me. I don't know volley interview two maybe three times in the last fifteen years. And when when you and I interviewed him he's playing in the golden baseball league. Yes. Yes. And some may think he is somewhat of a scumbag. Okay. That's dummy saying it, but some people have because he did a couple you tell all books read it out on players for cheating and using steroids and even talked about, you know, a rod using PHD's. And even said that he did it in high school. Okay. So that's just the way. Out there. Well, he decided to tweet the other day that Alex Rodriguez stop being a piece of blank stop cheating on Jennifer Lopez. Are you timing? And basically said that Rodriguez was cheating on jaylo with his ex wife. Jessica, oh, he put this out there. Yes. Jose canseco. Why we number one? Why would you do that? Okay. And that's none of your business. Okay. And on top of that. Here's Jalen, I'm curious. A rod respond to this tweet at all. Probably ignoring it. And I haven't really. Stop my I could care less you. I'm like sure TMC's all over it. But it's not my not my place. Well, and knowing his background and his history of being a Rod's background history of cheating on significant others. And what have you if I'm him? I'm gonna look there's no way I would take a lie detector test. I would swear on ten bibles. I have not cheered on on with your ex Jose. But I mean, I don't know. I just I just why would you put that out there? If your Jose can't go, I mean, okay. That's not your business. Why would you put somebody else's business in the street? If it's allegedly allegedly folks, we're just making sure it's he's quoted that out there, and we're just kind of, you know, allegedly saying this is this ridiculous. It's just I don't know. Hey, look at me. I've got a connection to a rod. Yeah. He got engaged in jail. But guess what I got some dirt. They go the national choir species of dirt. There's some audio that just got out that. Dak Prescott s- pit bull. A bit off a woman's finger. Put a finger and there's a nine one one call that's circulating out there. According to TMZ sports that calls in February of this year twenty fifth to be exact two pit bulls that he has whenever neighbors and kind of got a little out of hand one of them attacked the neighbor's dog then turned on this woman who was trying to break up the fight between the dogs. And I guess these dogs. Broke into the backyard and one of 'em bit off her finger, man good. I guess she's owns part of his contract. Now, I would say we'll settle this for how about a coup two million dollars never want. How did the dogs get out of his his care? Did they escape the backyard or anti wasn't there, man? Oh, man. That's you know, but there's a court hearing set for the twentieth. Well, I'm sure there will be some kind of settlement out of court that we will sad part is you know, it's typically death penalty for the dog. Yeah. Yeah. If these dogs these these pit bulls I'd have to be put down. So be it. I mean, it's I don't every time you hear about dogs getting into confrontations. It's usually pitfall favor. It's unfair to say it. But they typically as a pit bull. This guy's bad. I didn't see this morning. But did you see the story with George Foreman's daughter Freda? She died parent suicide, no hung herself. Oh, not good to hear that. This is coming off the hills up the amount about that. It's according to the coronary office that about three o'clock eastern that she apparently hung herself. Oh, it's so sad to suicides in in a couple of days. We talked about the the the silver medallist Caitlyn. Yes. She. So yes, she was going on. I don't know. But that's just so. Forty two years old. She's married to daughters. Three can't drank kids eleven siblings. Very very. Suicides have risen us speaker. This you know, it for a lot of folks. But it's been like fifteen fifteen percent this year over the last ten years combined that lots of the studies show that a lot of servicemen women coming back having those issues, but it just seems to be up more. So than ever has. We can only hope and pray that if there's anybody that suicidal. To seek help. I or call somebody that is out that because of some of the awards shows they put that out there as far as the suicide help line this free agency. The rumors that are flying around today are are just it's huge. I it's getting bigger and bigger every single year Jackson. Gets the restructure his deal. Twenty seven million dollars to head back to the eagles. It just yogic harder resigns with Texans. It looks like it's going to the cardinals. Tucson Jackson, a trade as the he's going back as I mentioned, seventh round pick for the bucks. Get in twenty twenty six round pick two thousand nineteen lot of moves. I mean a ton of moves at Humphry signs a four year deal with the titans thirty six million dollars. The I the deal that I think is the biggest right now. I mean, we're gonna we're gonna talk about, you know, safeties defense lineman offense, these guys making money, but I think the one that really sparks my interest as Nick foles, a four year eighty eight million dollar deal can get up to over one hundred million dollar max with a fifty million dollar guarantee. This money is so so huge the whole thing is it's all about the guaranteed money, which is still huge incredibly huge. Remember you guarantee, you you get five million five million dollar guarantee. We'll give you five million or like the first time around with Pittsburgh. He got a bonus. He got his big bonus to get the guaranteed money. That's what you gotta look at folks. It's the guaranteed money that these guys are getting so the fifty million dollars guaranteed for Nick foles over the four years, plus the salary could be maybe three million this year. Then it'll escalate I'll weapon it's about that guaranteed money the life of the contract that they're going to get on a pro radishes update of our it's your call question of the day that is all coming up here in just a moment. But we'll talk some wheels with our boy, we'll talk to some boys with our boy my cursing. Sure, let's talk wills with our boy, Mike heartsick right now. Hi,.
"golden baseball league" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"He just realized that you know, he had gave the best you give and you'll come to a point where you go. I just didn't tune that's Ricky's best friend for that not for any bad reason. But is for the fact that they so they wanna go a different way. I think it's just it was a sad ending to the story. I would have liked to have seen him go out on his own terms rather than the game turning its back on him. But the story hadn't ended Ricky Henderson still had one last chance to put on a uniform and go out and play the game the surf dogs at squeak their way into the Golden League playoffs. They did the playoffs in a weekend series. It was like a double elimination tournament. And I remember Ricky was not thrilled with the format because oh that's like my brother's adult softball league. The twenty five Golden League playoffs took place over Labor Day weekend in Long Beach. Maybe steady knew it was finally the end. Maybe he felt he owed it to these guys who were as teammates, whatever the reason Ricky turned it on one more time he causes causing meeting brings us all together and his eye guys. Got something to tell you, you know, just want to have a little talk. You has been carrying me all year. Now, it's time for you. Guys, jump on my back. Sure enough comes out. I bet and Blair field is a monster field. That's right on the water. The Air's thick the well. While doesn't go anywhere. I that bad enough. Homer rookie life during the playoffs. Getting on bass hitting home runs. He looked like Ricky of old Henderson digging for second base. It'll be a stand up double for Henderson. Putting matters that second and third for the surf dogs here in the third. Baseball is like it's almost like a living thing it like pays legends back. I mean Cal Ripken in his final all star game. When he hit that Homer. Derek jeeter hitting a home run for his three thousand hit special to see moments like that. And to be a part of that. And it wasn't on the stage where everybody can watch on TV. It wasn't on the stage where everybody could read about it in the paper, turn on ESPN and see it yet to be there to feel that and see that and being be there with them. And it was the way it was supposed to be the way legend should be. That's the way he should go out. Just like that. Six in the same thing said go captures the first ever golden baseball league championship here at player failed nine to six surf Dazs get the victory and in two thousand and five San Diego surf dogs are champions. I wanted him to go and have an amazing second half of season somewhere, and and be able to go and give you know, some beautiful lovely speech at the end of the game. And and go out on this big glorious stage. I mean, that's the that's the Disney ending, and then it didn't happen. But it still had a happy ending because it was still at the end. It was a man in love with the game that he'd always loved. And there was something really beautiful about that. It's not clear when Ricky officially retired. But he never played another game the ending that a lot of people have been trying to write for Ricky for a long time. It was here. Looking back on it. Now though that season it's the opposite of a punchline Ricky was asked over and over. Why is he doing this? And his answer was always the same. Ricky Henderson still doing this. And your answer is still love to gay. I loved the game. It's hard to argue with that he played more major league baseball games and all three players in history. His stolen base record one thousand four hundred eight bags will never be touched after his year. But the surf dogs Ricky did make it back to the majors. Anderson is back in a big league roster named the Mets staff. Thursday replaces hitting coach Rick down who was fired. And then he returned to the Oakland A's where it all started for him today..
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"Ricky Henderson can actually make it back. You know, why why? I got I got Legg's Ricki, Henderson's knees. Still work. In order to get called back up to the majors. Ricky was going to need to put up big numbers particularly plead to impress clubs. But the problem was that in this league. He couldn't get a pitch to hit eight weeks into it. He already had like sixty three blocks. He told me goes it's not even like they can't even cheat the pitch like it would be like free feet over his head to feet blows me. They were young kids intimidated by throwing childhood hero. Ricky was doing everything he could to stay at the plate. There was one game that I'm par had actually lost track of the count. Go three essay, I know him. Airbud in the states involved this. Okay. It's walter. Do you? No, no, no. It's three it's three because he just wanted to get hit. See what it is. So like up because he he just wanted to hit for weeks. Now, Ricky had been calling his agent daily every time it was the same thing that anyone call from the bigs is anybody thinking about calling me up. I was calling everybody and teams were like, yeah. I love Ricky. I still think he could play, but he's just not a fit over here. We're going with the youth movement. I got some twenty three year old twenty four year old kid who's gonna be playing field leading off for me. So I was getting every exclusive of the owners. I would just turn eighty till two old would night seeing what he is. Great, right. Got really fired up about why wasn't there in could rattle off all of the players that he thought were in lesser shape. But yet still hanging on. He was always looking at the box scores to see who was hitting. And who was fitting that's writer, David Grann. He followed Ricky for a while that season in wrote a story about him for the New Yorker, he would often say like this guy that got this guy over me like he was studying the bucks, the you like in New York real estate. You know, you people looked to see the bitches someone died, and they might get apartment. Ricky was frustrated in growing, desperate. And he just couldn't understand why major league baseball couldn't just give him one more chance. Hey, baby. I have been made. Much it bid right because I can't see that a player. Class the way I played. I could see about. By mid-july, Ricky's numbers started to slide. And now the two offering on the way calls strike with a curveball Anderson's the bend disgust. In a month. Rookie batting average dropped more than fifty points strength three. I mean, everybody has that point of the season when the backfield's heavy or your hands slow down a little bit. July thirty first was obese tree debt Ricky's last gasp, lots of surf daughter over for the call. Lots didn't get that first week of August was kind of the sobering. Realization that you weren't gonna get picked up, and you were going to be there. He got into a situation that he thought it was just going to be a few weeks turn into years and could get out. What do you can get? The report. Please tell me what I want to ask the owners if I had a chance to have a mean with tell me what did I do? I play the game. Will I done to what rep is too was a trap of his own making? But it was also the trap that when he was invincible he'd always gotten out of he'd always got out of the trap. Right. He could always get off first base. He could always outrun you and when he failed he would get right up and do it again. And so I think he got into the golden baseball league thinking, I'll get out of this. I'll steal this. I mean, I'm I mean, I'm Ricky Henderson, but Ricky couldn't steal his way out of this one..
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"You know, it's the first game is so full. You know to me is is good competition. Especially in that bracket league is whole thin right now. So I think it's going to be greatly on may twenty six thousand five to surf dogs played their first game in San Diego against the Long Beach armada, like a breaking news moment, Ricky was back and it put this small fledgling independently golden baseball league on the map. Pat, say Jack was one of the investors in the league that would of course, be real fortunes pets Ajax. And so we landed him in a helicopter on the field. He got out and threw out the first pitch. So that was like this incredible moment the helicopter lifted off and it was time to play ball. Here's the dichotomy here's Ricky and then everybody else on the team. Game sold out three thousand people all waiting to see if the base stealing kings still had. I bet. Rickie grounds out. Second time of Ricky walks. Then smacked a double just an incredible swing in comes around to score. But that's not what people are there to see. I know that all of us are hoping that he that he steals. The heck. Finally in his fourth that bat, Ricky hits a single and he's on first base. Commodity with we came. We came here to see you take it watching the finger, sir twitching, and he would hang his hand down any twitches for fingers, the fingers, stop twitching, and it gets. Now there goes rookie the to pitch to throw down to second base of Harrison's safely. Stolen base of the golden baseball league goes to Ricky Anderson who else Ricky goes to for three scores of run and gets us deal. That's the slide right there that you always see on. Surf dogs in their next game too. And then later that we..
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"In the spring of twenty five Ricky got a call. Knocked the when he was open for from what Bakley GM, but from this. My name's Dave Cavill. I started the golden baseball league as class project goes back. That's never business school. Dave's league wouldn't be -ffiliated with major league baseball or minor league baseball for that. But it was still baseball. We felt that there were a lot of communities in the western United States that lacked baseball teams because a lot of these cities grown like places like Chico, California, you mayor Zona could be supported with new minor league teams. Everyone thought we were crazy which we probably were the Golden League would consist of eight teams including the Chico outlaws surprise fighting falcons. Yuma scorpions and the San Diego served, but Dave started league would need some sort of attraction to get it off the ground. That's where Ricky came in. And so we would just talk about like what it would mean to play in the league be a part of something exciting, and, you know, promote baseball in a lot of new communities and get young people excited about playing again. Somehow it worked the Golden League didn't. Have a lot to offer. Dave promise. Vicki he would be treated like a star. I think he liked the fact that it was a brand new league that was almost Ricky's league. And that he was almost larger than life in the whole experience and that kind of fit his ethos and who he was. Dave cavalier knew exactly who he was negotiating with and how to get his attention. Ricky had always had a reputation as a player with a huge ego. And generally just kind of a weird guy. He would talk to himself on the field would speak about himself in the third person Bomani Jones is a host for ESPN gentlemen at the Padres once that Dr Regan contract because Ricky with negotiators only deal voicemail. This is this is Ricky calling on behalf of Ricky even what he is big is aged the aging is to be in the third person Ricky used to work out in front of a mirror while repeating his own name. He once asked for a winnebago as a bonus in contract negotiation. Is this true story in the early nineteen eighties? The Oakland A's accounting department was freaking out because their books were off by a million dollars. They realized the GM had given you one million dollar bonus check and instead of cashing at you framed it and hung it on the wall in your house. That's true. That's true. I fell asleep on an ice pack got frostbite and miss three games in the middle of August. Yes. As toronto. Yeah. Missed three games with frostbite in August. Yes. Ricky was perfectly comfortable with Ricky as we were trying to figure Ricky out then there was the moment in nineteen ninety one. When he broke Lou Brock's, basically..