maybe I'll pin ****.
This brings up Randy Rosa Rain.
Now who grounds one in the second there to make the play key.
Hernandez Kershaw Another 1 to 3 inning at fourth of the night.
Yeah, Strand or still trails by five. Do up for the Dodgers.
123 at the top of the order with bet Seeger and Turner Game one looking like it's gonna be the lawsuit.
You hear me? What's Thank Can you hear me? Bed.
Yeah, I hear you.
Rough to say the least.
Yeah, it's but that Do you agree that Kevin Cash shouldn't have pulled? He should have pulled glass now, like 34 batters before he did, he was trying toe like I say, squeeze a lemon, squeeze the juice out of them as much as he could.
You know, it's important.
You should have pulled them earlier.
I agree with that.
It's interesting to me is that Dave Roberts picked Kershaw to start this game.
We all know Kershaw is a great picture, but then again, Oh, my.
His postseason career stats are Let's just say interesting, and I I find it interesting that he started.
I think that Dave Roberts has blown, you know, multiple World Siri's, um, winds for the Dodgers.
So this is gonna be an interesting world.
I think Dave Roberts just has toe make the right moves, for example, starting Dustin May last game.
That was another interesting move by Dave Robertson.
As you saw, he was pulled in the first because he was on two days rest.
So I think, I think the manager for the Rays, that having a manager, um, what's Who's the Rays manager consolidation? Oh, yeah, he I think they have up on that because I've seen the whole season that, you know, the razor razor great pitching staff, that Glass and Al Yarbrough.
Who else? There. It's now.
There's, um who is Charlie Morton? They got so many pictures on that stuff, and I think they have the up.
The saddest thing about, you know, the face of that they're matching up with the Dodgers is that they have one of the best offenses in the league.
So it's just gonna be you.
They have to be really careful with who they put out.
In my opinion, Yeah, it was really interesting because in the Rays, Astro seriously Astros had hit 2 75 going into Game seven and the Rays were hitting 209 The Rays offenses has been so stagnant this postseason crazy that they beat the Yankees.
The Astros? Yeah, I'm glad they did, though.
I wanted to see a new face last time we saw him.
2008. Was it? Yep.
I think Andrew Friedman was there.
GM who's now the GM of the Dodgers of the president of the Dodgers, which is very interesting.
I think you're a little behind.
Yeah, I am behind you.
I'm sorry to spoil it for, you know, Fine.
I'm assuming that is now 71.
Oh, Josh Fleming in to pitch for Tampa Bay leading office.
Mookie Betts swings at the first pitch.
Deep right field.
Back goes Renfro out of here.
That's hardly knowing the result, isn't it? Yeah, looking back, he's just dominating the race, and I Yeah, he is.
He's been so amazing this postseason.
Glad that, you know, I'm not a Dodgers fan, but I'm glad that they brought him to the team so we could see him this year.
Obviously wasn't going to do a lot with the Red Sox, so I'm glad we get to see him in the postseason.
Oh, yeah, That was Red Sox pitching staff.
This season was a mystery.
And it was really a lot of guys who were pitching for the first time in their careers in the minors.
Renfro see him try to climb that wall.
Wait about 10 more feet.
Corey Seager pops out to Joey Wendell.
So, Fleming, two in a row with one pitch at bats.
It was a bets home run, and then a Seeger pop out to third base.
But interesting fact, that is his first home run since September 18.
Yeah, he had He had all those home runs early on.
He was Really? Yeah.
They just they haven't decided who on embassy for you.
I'm not gonna call this.
I want you to call this.
That was very e.
Think you got lucky, but about half a foot, it's Justin Turner.
There's ball one from Fleming, Bases empty.
One out and on deck is the cleanup hitter, Max Muncy.
Fleming, the 11 turner rips one into center field care Meyer back, and that hits off the wall.
Wow, an extra base hit.
Stand up double for Justin Turner and Fleming coming in.
He's really struggled.
His first five pitches is that was less than a foot away from getting out of here. Probably.
Oh, we got months.
He's ripping one into right field.
I'm sorry to call this early months.
Is the right field over Renfro's head? Here comes Justin Termer Turner.
Months into second trading places with Justin Turner one out bottom of the 6th, 81 Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Losing right Max Muncy is one of my favorite.
Not a big fan of lodgers, but Max Muncy fun player to watch.
So Josh Fleming is just letting the Dodgers goto work.
This is really hard to watch, but, you know, sometimes these games could be a blessing in disguise.
The Dodgers possibly getting all their offense out of the way Exactly.
They've been hot, though this might be their fourth.
Well, we don't know that the outcome of this game, but this might be their fourth win in a row, coming back down 31 against the Ronald Acuna Jr led Braves.
Yeah, City of Atlanta Going through a lot of tough times.
The Hawks haven't been relevant for quite a while.
The Falcons starting owing five along a few big leads and then the Braves losing that 31 Seriously, I can't imagine living in the city of Atlanta right now, but here is Will Smith, the non Scientologists first pitch all up and end.
Now, Kershaw must be feeling really good right now with the state one leading a lot of rest.
Oh, yeah, Kershaw is his offense has given him playing him 10 from Fleming Ball outside.
I would just pitch Fleming the rest of the inning, regardless of what happens because you're down seven.
You just want to save the bullpen.
Arms for Game two.
Yeah, this gotta make that investment.
You know, you never know what could happen, even though down seven runs, we've seen the Dodgers, although they have the best offense in the league, score 11 runs in that first inning against the Braves that started there.
31 comeback, um, last Siri's So you never know what Tampa Bay could do.
Obviously, they don't have the same off plants as the Dodgers.
But you never know what could happen.
Yep, it's all about making those business decisions.
And right now it's looking like the Dodgers could take a 91 lead with a sac fly, even a sac fly.
Well, I think we got a all thrown on the field.
You will be coming up to that right now.
Yeah, you see those Dodger bands getting that ball you're about your about to come up to? It was very interesting.
There's Flora in the bullpen for Los Angeles.
We have run around, not a sack private score.
Excuse me, is there is a stoppage in play? Look at those Dodger fans how ecstatic they are.
And so that's a problem.
They should be thrown out not only because they threw a ball in the field, but because of Cove in Exactly.
I agree completely with that.
If you look, do you follow man by the name of Zack Hample on? You know the guy catches all the Is he there? Oh, yeah, he's been He's been there in Arlington because all the games have been in Arlington.
Um, he do***ents, you know, on YouTube for all of you who who do not know.
You know, his the games that he goes thio and he.
When he went to the first game, he saw that there wasn't a lot of, you know, social distancing.
But what they did do Thio help.
The players was put a barrier about the first 6 to 5 rows, um, in the bleachers in Santa, right in left field between, and put somewhat of a barrier between the players and the fans by blocking off those first five rows.
So that's a very interesting step that MLB took right.
You know, the NFL and some part of the SEC of and following the guidelines.
FCC, Sunbelt You know, you look at the way hate to say, I hate to say it, but the teams in the South in general have not been following guidelines.
I believe the Big 10 in the Pac 12 or not, allowing fans, uh, in the stadiums this season, which is we again.
It's just factual that the Big 10 and Pac 12 or better academically than the SEC, it's just it's it's tough.
It's tough to say it like that.
But even looking here in Arlington, I just saw the kid who got the ball back.
Nobody was wearing a mask in that camera shot and they weren't distancing.
And you wonder why the numbers are going up in Texas? Exactly.
And I think the exact Hampel also referenced another rule that the MLB has put in place for the fans.
You are supposed to wear a mask it all times unless you're eating, which is a very interesting guideline because, you know, you could be eating.
You could be snacking on peanuts the whole game and have your mask off, right? I don't know how, really It prevent the spread of Cove it.
So it's hard to, you know, hard toe put fans in the stands and prevent coronavirus from spreading.
But we're not forcing anybody to go to the game.
So right and I don't know if you've been thio any games during the pandemic, but I did. I went toe one.
It was the Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins game, and I'm sitting that what they do is they cover up.
I don't know if they're doing this in Arlington, but they covered up the seats that weren't up for purchase and all he left the ones, and they were all 6 ft apart.
But I was sitting two rows, um, from the top, about 40 yard line.
But the people behind us are one of the guys is not wearing a mask the entire time.
It's on his chin because he's just, you know, he's got a drink in his hand the entire time.
But that's an issue again.
You make a very good point with the food so much leeway.
And not only that, the ushers that most of these stadiums aren't enforcing it because we see these fans game after game without masks, they're not being thrown out sm.
You, though, did have to throw it.
A lot of students a few games back in Dallas for violating rules, but it just needs to be enforced all around the country.
We're all in this together.
This isn't a this isn't just Texas.
It's, um, completely agree.
I completely agree it's really tough, but it's nice to see that there are at least limited capacity in Arlington for the world.
Siri's, but probably not a lot of Ray's fans because they're not going.
There probably are geese amount of Dodger fans just because there are a worldwide team.
The Rays, of course, just mostly in ST Pete with the fan base.
If that exactly something I found interesting about the raise.
I think I got an update yesterday about this.
I heard that Wander Franco, the number one prospect in the league, is being called up for this world. Siri's.
That would be That is nice because Willie Domus has really struggled at the plate.
And I believe I did see that, as Austin Meadows says now, come in to pinch hit for the cleanup hitter Hunter Renfroe, who is had a tough go with the plate tonight.
The 100 from Floro Meadows rips that one foul, and you look at the average.
Is tonight lower to hundreds lower, 100 for this raise lineup? Exactly.
Just about to talk about that.
You see, in batting 1 14 in the fort.
Is he in the four spot? Is that what it says? Yeah, Now he's the he's pinch hitting for Renfroe, always pinching and got it.
Didn't even realize, but yeah, batting 1 14.
It's unfortunate it sight to see that, but I think the Rays have kind of run out of options And also I don't think they wanna put a lot out there right now.
They know this game isn't going in the right direction.
Get to game studio with, you know, not a lot put on the field, you know, don't want to really get through their bullpen.
They just want to keep, you know, just get through this game as fast as possible.
Yeah, I would expect a lineup change tomorrow.
E believe Game two is tomorrow, and then they'll be really packing these games in.
Yeah, I would think that Brandon Lau will not start because, yeah, he was the best player in the regular season, one of the best second ba*****t of the league.
But he hasn't done anything at the plate.
He hit one home run and that's been about it.
I would like to see Mike Brosseau ever started the second base, but knowing Kevin Cashel, you'll just make the wrong decision when it's so obvious.
Okay, Game two is tomorrow.
All that six innings that will more than likely get the got night.
Flora has beautiful move on a two seed.
Wow, I'll come up on that pitch, but Florida's you've seen cuts really hard right.
It's a very beautiful pitch to see.
I see a floral pitch, but that that's that to see basketball is cutting hard, right? Reminds me of dust in May.
If you've seen him pitch.
Yeah, Dusty Maze.
Solid as well there.
Floro the pay off pitch Meadows swings and misses.
First strikeout first recorded out for Dylan Floro.
Now it'll bring up the five hitter Manuel Margo.
Nothing doing tonight besides that cure my our home run in the Rays lineup.
So Kershaw, in six innings through two hits, the one earned run on Cure Meyer solo shot and the difference between Kershaw on glass now tonight was the walks.
You really Both of the categories air similar because Glass now didn't give up that many hits.
It was all about the walks.
He walked six batters.
You can't walk six batters when you throw under five innings.
Exactly. Is about to talk about that.
When you look at the go ahead.
Oh, Margo. Base hit in the center field.
First base hit tonight.
Rays have a runner.
And what's really interesting is if you look at the run toe hit ratio, it's once. One.
You know they have eight hits on the night, and then it runs.
So they've been very efficient at the plate.
And I think it has to do with those walks like you talked about.
Yeah, the glass.
Now it's Curveball just wasn't working at all tonight.
And I mentioned earlier in the last broadcast if I would like to see the ball to strike ratio on Glasshouse curveballs and what percent of them went in the dirt? Because I'm sure that it would be a least 40% of them that went in the dirt and a 3 to 1 ball to strike ratio.
It's just rough night on the mound.
Probably won't see him until maybe Game Five out of the bullpen, but he's got to get a lot of rest.
Here's Joey Wendell, 10 pitched.
Now that one is also blowing in on the slider.
Give out of 20 count hitter's count for Wendell, the 20 Wendell fouls that one away on the sinker runner on first.
Margo, after getting one up the middle, I'm gonna let you call this one, okay? All right.
Floro, set the 21 That's a fastball outside of 94.
So, Wendell again, a hitter's count.
Well, im two pitches out of you. It's interesting.
Got to do something with my TV.
I don't know what's going on on the deep left center back his bets at the wall and he can't make the catch was actually Bellenger, But Margot rounds third, and he will stay.
So, Joey Wendell, with an extra base hit, maybe they'll call this an error.
I believe they're gonna call it an Eric came off of Bell, injures glove right in front of the Rays bullpen.
So you're gonna come? You're gonna see this replay right here.
You decide for yourself.
I believe it will be an air.
Yeah, it should be.
But yeah, it's interesting, because during the regular season, I noticed that the scorecards were very lenient and calling errors hits.
Maybe I just haven't noticed that in the past few years, but that was just my judgment.
Regardless, Joey Wendell standing on second with one swing of the bat.
The Rays can cut this to a four run lead, but it's really a Domus who has struggled at the plate throughout the postseason.
What exactly one out.
This is exactly what the Tampa Bay Rays want to see.
We got your man batting up.
That's up to plate.
Somebody who you wanted capitulating Brosseau.
I bet they're either pinch hitting Brosseau or Brosseau Choi or you'll be happy.
Okay, I'll be happy.
I kind of like you being a headed kind of O G man Choi pinch hitting for William Thomas.
This is a great move.
The best move Kevin Cash has made all night.
So you call this to you knew this was gonna happen.
This is very interesting.
It's interesting that they're putting them out there down 81 But then again, they have 3rd and 2nd with one out.
Good pull closer.
Oh, yeah, Once you get past Kershaw, anything's fair game, but it's some bullpen action.
It's Victor Gonzalez for loss and from Dave Martinez.
E was big from Dave Martinez.
That'll do it for Floro.
So it looks like Gonzalez will come in and inherit 2nd and 3rd and 1 out.
There's the second time tonight that a bullpen pitcher has inherited a really tough situation, your bro with 1st and 3rd, 1 out and now Gonzalez with 2nd and 3rd 1 out.
Just we got on Thursday night.
Eagles or Giants? Mhm man, Eagles or Giants.
I'm definitely not going to watch.
That's, you know, I would give it to the Eagles.
Giants haven't looked pretty at all this whole season, either of the Eagles, but I give it to the Eagles with Carson Wentz.
You know, it's still a good quarterback.
Yeah, I really think that Philadelphia is going toe win That division, especially with Prescott out in Ezekiel Elliott, has not been.
This has probably been the worst start to a season through the first six games, and I think you know what I read.
I think I read the fact that the that division is 5 18 and one on the season combined.
It's really you know, it's yes, it's the division with the worst teams, but it is also, at the same time, an exciting race because it's the only division.
The FC is the, uh, NFC West, but the NFC East is they're all within one game of each other.
It could come down to the last week? Possibly.
But the crazy thing is, an NFC East team will be hosting a playoff game.
Yep, though more than likely be the four seed.
And I really think will be the Eagles that either, uh, 6 10 and one or 79 and one but team going the playoffs with a losing record.
Yeah, and you know, I've argued the other day that it's a flaw in the playoff system, but at the same time, it really isn't because it's if you win your division, you deserve to be in the playoffs.
Yeah, talking about playoffs.
You know the playoffs, especially this year.
What do you What did you think the MLB did? And what did you think the MLB did as a It was a good job was a bad job with this playoff bracket in 2020 because of obviously coronavirus e.
It was a great decision, and they should continue doing so because more teams and the more fun it is, it's also more money.
The more games it's, it's a real smart decision.
But of course you have the 21 seeds playing each other in the world.
That also raises questions about the 16 team playoff, but this is forward with it with some, maybe some adjustments.
The wild Game one game, which is what I really agree.
You know, it's very interesting baseball.
Unlike and unlike the National Basketball Association baseball, truly, anything could happen.
You know, you saw the Rays pick up at the end of the season and pop in and almost three Atlanta Braves, which just lost in the last Siri's.
But the Trevor Bauer led that team.
But I think 13 or 14 consecutive wins something, something like that. It was ridiculous.
And, you know, they almost beat the Atlanta Braves in the first.
Siri's going to the 13th inning, 00 It was a you know, it was a pitcher's race.
Pitchersduel, Um, so, unlike the MBA, anything could happen.
That's something interesting about this playoff bracket this year.
You know, I believe that it wouldn't be a tuna one theater, one in a one seed.
I thought it was gonna be, you know, maybe a three and a four seed, something like that.
And you know, obviously it in something.
They have to be careful.
They're not careful about something that's really interesting about this bracket because anything could happen.
Yeah, this This year we've had the two seed Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup, the one seed L A Lakers when the n b A Finals.
And regardless of who wins this, it's gonna be a one seed that what's up to football? Which it probably will be a one seed again.
The three out of Barroso's in there for strike one, but I know you were pulling for the Clippers.
Yeah, I was pulling for the Clippers.
Speak about 31 blown leads.
That was very unfortunate for the Clippers and the Jazz as well.
But the Clippers were honestly, I would think, the favorites in the West tied with word they were.
You know Vegas usually gets, even though Vegas, I'd like to say Vegas are people in Vegas or not fans of the game, but they're usually right, And they had.
I believe the Clippers in the West didn't even make it to the NBA Finals.
Either team didn't make it to the NBA Finals, so that was, you know, very interesting that Vegas thought that wrong this year.
They're usually correct.
So something to point out there It's really unbelievable that Vegas is able to dio.
I'm just pulling an example out of left field.
But I think it was N C State that played West Carolina a few years back in football.
N C State beat him 41 Nothing.
The spread was 41 a half.
That's just criminal.
How good they are.
They're spreads there. Unbelievable.
There's the three tuna Brosseau rips one into right field.
Coming around to score is Margo as well as well, Joey Wendell advanced a third.
So the Rays attack on their second run of the game, runners on the corners with one out.
So at first to his G Man Choi.
Because at first they were gonna face Randy, uh, Dylan Floro.
But then they put in Gonzalez, so they decided to put in Brosseau.
So I wonder if choice still available because that's very rare to see a pinch it and then a pinch it before the first pitch was thrown.
I believe Choi is still in the game.
Is that correct, or is he, um, to see what I'm looking at? The box score for? On MLB dot com, It says that Choi pinch hit for Adamis, and then Brosseau pinch hit for Toy, which I don't believe is correct.
And you're about to like this, this next play.
But I don't believe this is correct, because Troy didn't even face the first any pitch.
So I think he's available in this game.
It'll be interesting to see if Choi returns to are just well, it wouldn't be returning.
It would just be coming in.
But it's runners on the corners.
Care Meyer homered earlier tonight, Gonzales set the 10 Pierre Meyer lines this one.
Same places brought so in the right field.
Coming around to score is Wendell.
The Rays within five and with one swing of the bat can make this a come up, then somebody who either homers or strikes out with Mike Zunino.
I really think Mike Zunino is built for this situation.
Yeah, two strikeouts on the night.
Yes, like you hinted he is a home similar.
A homer or strike out type of guy.
All all or nothing is Mike Zunino, who is a Florida Gator graduate.
Now he's able Thio play at the highest level.
Uh, huh? But Nino.
He could get his first world.
Siri's hit first pitch from from Gonzalez.
That's a ball low.
They're actually two former raised that are in the dodgersbullpen stab with Adam Cleric and Jake McGee.
But there his action, I believe it's Pedro Bias, who is warming up? Gonzalez delivers the 10 that's ball too low and in raise, trying to make some noise here in the seventh.
They've done so far with two runs here.
Brosseau R B I single that brought home argo than a cure Meyer R b I single bringing home Joey Wendell now a mound visit from Austin.
What? I would think that the d A troll going forward is also a possibility.
Universal designated hitter.
That's you know how many teams they're going Thio willfully put their picture in the lineup.
I know that the Mets have you Go ahead.
Oh, you might only see that from one or two teams.
I believe maybe somebody like the Arizona Diamondbacks with Bumgarner.
But besides that, you're not gonna really see that that often, right? I really think that the universal D H roll it was was a good move for the shortened season.
If you think about it, this this can could have been totally different If it was not the universal D H.
Well, you would have seen Tyler Glass now, but while on the other hand, Zunino struck out twice tonight as Gonzalez ready to deliver the to one pitch.
And here it is, like Zannino swings and misses.
Square count the 96 heater.
I'm Gonzalez blows by Zunino.
Waiting on deck is Yandy Diaz Mhm.
I'm assuming I'm not going to like this result.
No, I have not actually seen the results.
I'm just gonna tell you right now, it's a 32 count.
I didn't I don't wanna go ahead because I don't want to ruin it for, you know.
Oh, you actually might not like this resolved.
This is a very unfortunate cir***stances is something you don't really see right now.
This'll very lucky for the Dodgers to get out of this with Onley two runs.
Gonzalez had a beautiful play here.
I'd love to see how fast that was off the bat.
Oh, and the rays air doubled up.
Yeah, Gonzales talking to himself.
If you call it his pitch off the mound.
That would have went up the middle.
And that would have scored another run that would have only been one out man on 2nd and 1st again with, you know, replacing Pierre Meyer on first.
So that's very unlucky for the race.
Indeed, it Waas now the seventh inning stretch, Seventh inning Covad stretch.
I'm gonna check What's mhm.
Well, there's really no other sports going on right now.
Did you hear that? Rondo might be heading to the Clippers on plenty of of going to the Clippers.
Yeah, Another rumor is that Derrick Rose might be going to the Lakers.
So that's those are two very interesting speculations in the MBA right now.
What a crazy career Derrick Rose has had he really, uh, if I If I may go crazy not necessarily a Hall of Famer, but close to a Hall of Fame level, if he really didn't have more than that, just that more than that one significant injury, he's just been plagued by injuries.
Um, and it's been tough stent in Minnesota.
Nice dead in Detroit.
Oh, yeah. Completely.
He's what he's like 32.
Now, let me check he.
I believe he is 32.
Um, I think you got it on the money.
Let me see real quick.
You got on the shot.
Something very interesting about there goes 2000 and eight.
Number one pick in the NBA draft.
And he had an unbelievable career in those first couple 1st 45 years in on the Chicago Bulls.
Um, played with unfortunate injuries after that.
Such an unbelievable player.
But I'm very happy to see him back in the game being successful in Detroit Have, you know, having that at that time in Detroit? Yeah.
He was one of the best players in recent history for the Memphis Tigers.
Lead them to a national championship, but ran into Mario Chalmers in the Kansas Jayhawks.
Man, bringing that name up.
Haven't heard that name since 2013 with the Miami Heat with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Yeah, that was hell of a team.
I don't think that.
And really, this year, the heat making the championship, I can't see them making it in the next two years.
Unless the rumors, if they sign, when you real quick when you look at this play, watch Gonzalez with this throw.
This is very interesting.
You see his throw to second base.
I'm still in commercial.
Oh, God, Now it's a second base.
He almost over under, throws it and it goes to the left side of Believe.
It was Chris Taylor almost by him yet to dive for that.
Yeah, that would have been very unfortunate, for the Dodgers would have advanced with a 3rd and 1st with two outs, something that happened there.
But you know, the Dodgers got lucky.
Very unlucky for Tampa Bay.
But Fleming will stay on the mound for the moment.
Had a tough sixth inning ed.
You Have you seen Polar Express? I have not.
Well, there's an old fat man on the train at some point in the movies is basically like a homeless guy, but he looks so much like Victor Gonzalez and I'm just putting it together.
Larry, if you looked up Polar express a guy on the train or he's one of these one of the coal workers, so sometimes you have these players look like the weirdest people.
But no disrespect to Gonzalez on that play. It was fantastic.
Joey Wendell moves to shortstop.
Brosseau moves to third base so Lao will stay put at second.
But Meadows enters the game for Renfroe and right field, and Randy arose. Arena will stay.
Is the d h the 12 from Fleming? Taylor fouls that one.
Back off the end of the bat.
Yeah, unfortunately, Tampa Bay is has missed Chasse Roach as row for the remainder of the post seasonal they've missed in the entire postseason.
But he also missed some of the last games of the regular season.
He's probably have got the best slider in the game.
Is Fleming throws a ball high? Mhm.
The 22 That's Ah, called Ball three.
Nice looking sinker, though.
From Fleming. Good.
Miss Taylor's two for two with a walk.
They're showing a Tommy Lasorda jersey.
I hate Tommy Lasorda.
32 Taylor goes strike three.
Fleming gets him on the sinker.
Second strikeout tonight for Fleming.
Now you live you live dear Los Angeles, right? Yes, I dio So you know the movie Fletch movie.
I know There's a There's a line in the movie where Fletch says I hate Thomas because with, uh, mhm Chevy Chase, you kind of broke up there.
Can you repeat that one more time? What happened? You kind of broke up there.
Could you say that one more time? Little sort of line chase.
He came in in Game seven and hit That, I believe, is Game seven.
Hit that home run, pinch hit and hit that home run.
He is one of the most clutch pitch hitters I have ever seen.
To be completely honest, he grounds out here to the first baseman for the second out on a 31 count.
But overall, he's been a very, very good hitter.
Um um, coming as a very pinch hitter.
Eso It's very interesting to see him coming to the game on 83 lead.
I would think that they would set him out for this game.
Kind of use them for the next few games, coming up with an eight week three lead.
Now, maybe I'm remembering this incorrectly, but is he related somehow to Keith Hernandez? Maybe.
I don't think so. I'll be your fact checker.
I wanna actually very yeah.
For some reason, I'm thinking that let's meet Hernandez is such a common last name, especially in the baseball world, that is true.
Hernandez Perez Gonzalez.
Yep, very fortunate sign for the Rays.
Getting a 123 in a.
That's right is it was Austin Barnes who is now over four, grounding out the short Wendell making the play do up for Tampa Bay.
Jandi Diaz, Brandon Loud and Randy arose.
Arena Rose Arena has been the story of the postseason, the rookie with seven home runs.
He reached base tonight on his first at bat with a walk.
Something to maybe point out about this match up is that the Dodgers have been constantly in the world.
Siri's well, when you think about it, the Rays of only you know, made it to the World Series.
Last time was in 2008 and they've never even you could back.
Check me on this.
I don't even think they've won a world.
Siri's, um, ever Is that true? Yeah, And, um, for these raised players, this is the first time making it this far, most of them And, um, you know, facing the Dodgers, the big, bad Dodgers that have always been Favorited throughout the season.
Great offense, great pitching staff.
And obviously we all knew that they had a very great chance of making it to this big stage.
The world Siri's.
You know, they're more comfortable.
Here s Oh, this is very, you know, it's It's great to point this out because this is the first game of the World Series for these guys.
You know, they got to get these.
They got to get these emotions out, really experience it in the coming games.
We that's where they can't mess up.
But, you know, they're getting their emotions out there witnessing, you know, history essentially, and they just need to get there, you know, get get calm, get used to this stage.
I agree with you 100%.
This is every game matters, But this is a good learning experience for Tampa Bay.
Given up, they've also fought back quick, 123 innings from Fleming.
The Raiders got some runners on and two runs in the top half of the seventh.
But now, at the top of the order, anything can happen with this Dodgersbullpen.
Yeah, so one thing to talk about.
I think I just saw this in the commercial.
The Ballenger arm bump.
Did you see that last game when he popped his shoulder out? I did not see that.
So after he hit a home run, he celebrated by, you know, bumping arms with other people, and he bumped his arm a little too hard.
I believe it was with Kiki Hernandez, Enrique Hernandez and popped his shoulder out during a celebration, and the craziest thing about that is he has popped his shoulder out in a game before and hit the home run in that game.
So that has happened twice for um, it's a weird staff that has happened twice for Cody Bellenger.
Yeah, Ballenger is now Homer three times in his first four at bats in his career against Tyler Glass.
Now, so I mean that I don't know if that's ever happened, where a player hit three home runs because coming into tonight, Bellenger was two for two with two home runs.
I'd be interested to see of advanced stats and info could get that going.
Yeah, so I can't imagine, regardless of if somebody's done it before, it's amazing feat.
Pedro Bias in the pitch for the Dodgers.
That's the first pitch fall that Gandhi, Diaz and Cody Bellinger has been.
You know, he hasn't been.
I'm not gonna say he hasn't been himself, but his last season was unbelievable.
And, yes, he hasn't been as consistent as last season, mainly because, you know, this is a shorter season, but he is really starting to show up in these playoffs.
So that's important.
He has pops this 10 pitch up.
Coming in to make Hernandez for the first out of the inning, the Dodgers now five outs away from taking Game one of the world Siri's.
So bring up Brandon loud.
And I really think that if Brandon Loud doesn't reach base here, he just has to be Sat tomorrow.
Yes, to do something or just put him at the bottom of the lineup.
But then again, do you think they're gonna pick by? Came from the bomb? Do you think they're gonna Yeah.
Do you think they're gonna pitch bias in the eighth and the ninth and just try to get him through? He's usually one in and yeah, there I was thinking that too.
I think he'll pitch the night.
No reason to pitch.
Jansen really isn't.
If the Rays don't, it depends on if the race score twice.
Then I'll put him Jansen.
But if they score one or less, and yep, And if you look at the shift, this is very interesting.
Yes, you have the second baseman usually playing ****her back than the other positions.
But if you look at the shift Oh, my u C KK Hernandez almost in the outfield.
Yeah, they've been doing this Thio Brandon Loud tonight, which is I'm not sure why, because Brandon Lau has struggled to hit it out of the infield.
You see the shift with Turner? There's the 02 Brandon lower rips this swan, just foul of the right field line.
Could have been extra bases for the former Maryland Terrapin, but he'll have to head back to the box.
Nice swing, though.
02 bases empty, one out on the top of the eighth Dodgers on top of Tampa Bay, 8 to 3 by a set.
02 And that shift comes into player.
It's gonna come up right now for you, but that shift does come into play, as you see with Kiki Hernandez, somebody who had just talked about being positioned perfectly right in between the right fielder Mookie Betts and word you would normally play the position at second base.
So ball goes right to him.
12 Liao pops this one up and correct.
Perfect shift for the Dodgers.
Kiki Hernandez under the routine catch.
Two outs now and the Rays were really the team that made the shift.
A big thing with Joe Maddon and the Joe Maddon era.
He was big with shifts, and it's become infectious around the league, especially in the postseason, where been able to see it in the most important moments as Randi, a rosary that comes up and as the game A Z game progresses.
We see you know more more statistics in play with baseball.
You know, if you look at football, you know those the quarterbacks usually have something on their risk plays different, you know, type of statistics, stuff like that.
We're starting to see that in the back pocket of MLB players, which is a very interesting part of the game.
They're starting to look at that and see where the hot zones are for certain players where they hit it, where they don't hit it.
So you know you're seeing statistics coming.
The coming to play in the MLB more and more often, no.
Yeah, and adding on to that.
A few years back, I went to a Liberty University of South Florida, game out of Tampa, the weirdest for each at that would take it out and read it for at least 30 to 45 seconds. Keep behind.
Liberty University is a very religious school.
Maybe they were reading a Bible verse, but I don't know exactly e money, the Lord said.
Hit a triple the 20 there's a that's in there for Strike one.
Meanwhile, the Liberty football team is hot there, 50 out in Lynchburg, Virginia, but they play Virginia Tech in a few weeks.
That could be a rude awakening or a huge upset.
Possibly liberty could be in the top 25.
They were able to beat cookies.
The 21 arose arena with a blast into left center field, maybe half a blast.
His Bellenger is under it.
That'll do it, but the top half of the eighth, very important people away, very unfortunate for the Rays that they have six hits, three runs, somewhat fish.
And I would say to be completely honest, You know, sometimes you know, for example, Trevor Bauer's team in that first Siri's that they had against the Atlanta Braves had e think it doesn hits and only had and had no runs.
So, you know there, there's someone efficient.
But when you look at the Dodgers eight hits, eight runs, that's extremely efficient.
I think it has to do with glass.
Now walks that you hinted to you.
I'll tell you right now with the Rays lineup tomorrow night, I would have Kevin Kiermaier leading off.
He is really hit well tonight after he had somewhat of a wrist injury, missed two games in the Astro.
Siri's came back in Game seven, went over 33 strikeouts.
Only had one ball maybe hit to him in the field.
But the home run in the rip single you have toe put him in the top of the order because Brandon Lau, no production tonight, probably for the rest of the spirit, was not on the L.
C s roster, but Brett Phillips is now on the world.
Maybe he starts tomorrow night, but that's still too much of risk.
He's pretty young, and there's a good chance that does start tomorrow with Renfroe sitting out.
But I would have tear Meyer.
Margo hit fifth tonight.
I would have Marco heading second tomorrow.
Because Cash always switches up the lineup.
The Dodgers usually have the give or take a few players.
The same lineup order, if that.
If that makes sense, something that I've seen from Dave Roberts that I don't know the Tampa Bay Rays do, because I've watched him as much to be completely honest, but they try to go Lefty righty lefty righty.
Um, is that what the Tampa Bay Rays do? Have you seen that? Or they just isn't an arbitrary, arbitrary but isn't a Is it a just random lineup from time to time with, um, Tampa Bay Rays? Do they put? I think it's a mix of arbitrarily and playing the matchup, because I think this entire season, I don't know if Kevin Cash to the same lineup in back to back games get well eventually because 60 games.
Yeah, Kevin Cash is known for changing up his lineup like nobody's business.
Like G Man Choi, who lead off in many games last season at first base, it's rare to see a first baseman leading off.
They're usually either it in clean up or third, but they record with Ji Man Choi, leading second player with walk and two steals in a single inning.
And the last time that was done was in 1921 by Babe three.
Stolen bases in and was New York football giants Wow, New York baseball giants Very well.
No team had Willie Mays famous basket.
Catch that rival with this team, the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Now we see Mookie Betts up to bat, rips one right into left field.
I would call him the second best player in the MLB.
Obviously, we can't compare them Thio that that the world famous Michael Trout, um, one of the best players to ever play the game of baseball.
Well, what is the What does the future hold for Mike Trout? Will he be an angel forever? Because e tired of losing? I agree with that, and I think he wants, obviously wants to win.
But I think he wants to win mostly, you know not, You know, his legacy as a baseball player obviously is in place with him being such a baseball player, but he wants to get titles under his belt.
And that's how he gets put, you know, in the top 10 top 15 top five spaces.
He has to have titles under his belt You thought it might have been, You know, he might have had a better chance this season with Brendan getting pulled over from Washington.
All you know, on his team.
Heywood had a very good season last season.
But you know, Mike Trout, just, you know, he pulls that team together, and the Angels are just a very weird team to watch because they are built, like, you know, a World Series possible team with Mike Trout. Rendon.
Yes, Pujols is getting older, but he's a very consistent player.
You have a good pitching staff on that team, but you know, it's it's unfortunate that it's not going.
They're not going to the, you know we're not gonna be able to see them in October, obviously not October this year.
But in the reference of right, I I think in the future, possibly the Yankees and the Red Sox will make a bid for Miss Seeger Grounds at the first TS steps on first throw to second.
Wendell puts down the tag wasn't a force out once he has tapped on first, but a double play, and we don't see that that often from Corey Seager.
He's a very red hot.
He's played 13 games besides this game, um, in the postseason and he's hit last, last last Siri's.
He had five home runs, and I believe that is the first time a shortstop has ever hit ever done that in a serious he had five home runs in that series against the Atlanta Braves.
Hey, don't often see short stops with that much power.
Of course, the captain of the infield most most often is just Turner steps in.
He's one for four.
I don't think another reason.
I think Mike Trout doesn't you know, doesn't want to move from the Angels.
Is that yes, it's L.
And it's a great city, but he just signed a $426.
5 million contract with them.
If that's not a commitment, what is right he's Yeah, and plus I think he, you know, it's different from basketball, of course, with Kevin Durant situation leaving from Oklahoma City.
Toe the Warriors.
But it's kind of like that thing.
What will that do to his legacy of Mike Trout is Thio go to the Yankees or something, which would give him Aaron Judge similar Mookie Betts for the Dodgers scenario, Right with bets. Bellenger.
Nothing against Muecke.
But I mean you already joining a team that made it to the World Series two times before, Right? You never see those kind of guys go to the Rays, either.
Well, first of all, because they can't afford them.
And the razor you know a lot about the thing about the Tampa Bay Rays is that they're in this with the Los Angeles Dodgers that I believe have that spent maybe four times the amount of money to raise and spend.
And I saw that Kershaw and Bets alone are worth more than the entire raised roster, because here's the to.
To To Turner, that's a sinker low 94 which will fill up the count of 32 Mookie Betts, the Nashville native, the 32 there is the ball way outside.
Something that's so interesting I'm looking at Mookie Betts right now is that is the chain scenario.
Obviously, you don't see that in, you know any other sport.
But when you look at baseball, you see these heavy chains on these players.
You look at Ronald McCune after hitting a home run and trotting the basis he has this humongous chain around his neck bobbing up and down something interesting that, uh, Manfred allows that.
Yeah, if if I were the commissioner, I would be concerned as a from a safety standpoint, because see a ball hits that it could ricochet into a catcher's I or something.
I'm not a big fan of it.
Even in travel ball, they in most leagues, they enforce the role where you can't wear any jewelry of any type.
Just because it's dangerous, it's You could choke you at some point.
Probably not, but it's just the fact that pieces could fly off.
It's a high risk hazard if you understand what being there and yes, it's a very it's a flamboyant thing, and it's something that you know.
It's a showy thing, but isn't it holding you down If you have that big of a chain, that's the most interesting part about it.
It's like these players want to get us fast as they can, as strong as they can.
And they're wearing this humongous chain.
You wouldn't see that in the 19 thirties.
See, once again, a very fun player to watch.
You know, he few years ago wasn't it wasn't even on the roster.
Sam is walking Ruler.
If you look at Walker Buehler, he was, I think, five years ago watching not even in in baseball, truly and watching the, um, the game from the stands at Dodger Stadium.
He posted a picture, and it's still on his Twitter from like 2014 of watching the Dodger game up in the, um, um, Bird's eye view seats.
And now he's playing on the team he was watching.
So that's very interesting thing that that is really need.
And it's also Brett Phillips is a guy who rooted for the ring is growing up.
Now It z pretty cool to see players that Patrick Kane there's it doesn't necessarily have food.
The Blackhawks, but it's a savers player.
He was at a savers game, and he's about 8, 10 years old, and you could see him in the picture of that card.
That's a future Hall of Famer Patrick Kane and a hockey card that wasn't even met for him.
It's really neat.
And that brings up also.
You know, you've seen the photos of Trae Young and, um, players similar to our age.
They took photos with, you know, LeBron James when they looked like they were eight years old.
So those were really cool photos to look back at and say, Oh, my God, that was me with the player I'm playing against in the league.
Yeah, hopefully I have just unlimited pictures on my phone with with athletes.
I don't know if you do the same to you, Of course.
Yeah, Maybe it Maybe in 15 15 years, I e don't know.
Maybe in five years out of college, I could pitch for the Rays and play against I don't know Ryan, Lamar E don't know if you know that is, but we met him at a bus stop after a spring training game between the Twins and Orioles, but you probably have some pictures with some big celebrities living near Los Angeles.
Yeah, it's it's it's a fun city to live in.
Um, you know, Los Angeles also does bring athletes from all over the world during the off season.
Um, they won one workout.
A lot of the, um uh, not just celebrities, but a lot of the athletes like to do is go to the beach and work on the beach.
Um, in san workouts.
So sometimes I go to the beach and one once working out with some.
Um, I think it was some maybe triple triple A guys.
You know, I didn't really recognize any actual other baseball players.
So maybe it was, you know, guys from different teams I didn't recognize, but obviously didn't recognize Mike Trout.
He's working his butt off sweating.
I didn't take a photo with him personally because I didn't want to interrupt this workout, But I did take photos of him, not with him.
Eso You know, it was very cool to see that I've also walked my trout, play the Dodgers and in the in the freeway syriza's they like to call it.
That was another interesting one.
We saw Mike Trout and usually at Dodger Stadium, every single player in the, um in the like, you know, when they introduced players, every single player gets booed someone, even if you know you're a good player.
You heard so many cheers for because everyone around baseball has so much respect for the Mike Trout.
He's such an unbelievable players.
Such a gift to watch at times.
I know, especially in New England.
But it's probably because he has six Super Bowl rings and, like try to zero.
I don't even know if you prepare in American League Championship Series.
How about that Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady duel the other day? Yeah, that was.
Actually it was the third all time meeting and Brady just dominate.
At first, it looked like the Packers were doing well.
He jumped out to that 10.
Nothing lead, but Rogers, through his first interception of the season, was a pick six then from then just went downhill, and the Buccaneers are.
I think, something interesting that I that I read or that I think, Shannon Sharpe said.
This was that was his on Lee fourth ever career pick six.
Yeah, there's no doubt about it that Rogers is, I would think, a top seven quarterback of all time, because it's the fact that he's only won one super, I believe far one I want to say to maybe one.
But you know, the Packers in general, Aaron Rodgers could be either the third best quarterback second best or first cause you have Bart Starr, Brett Farve and Aaron Rodgers easily the best franchise in terms of quarterbacks.
Maybe you could say the Steelers with Brad's John Roethlisberger as Curtis strikes out Will Smith? When's the last time the Browns had a quarterback start 10 or more games in two consecutive seasons? Like Baker, Mayfield will probably dio.
Yep, and I feel like that, you know? And I feel like that team is, to be completely honest, the fool's gold, although I think therefore into right now they seem like they're a fool's gold record team.
And what I what I mean by that is they seem like they should be maybe two in in two and 43 and three.
Um, you know, Baker Mayfield is a great quarterback, but I feel like Odell just does not wanna be there.
Um, and I think I have a feeling he's going to be requesting a trade soon.
Yeah, then also keep mining.
Nick Chubb is out the week 11.
He suffered that injury in the first quarter against Dallas.
He's top three back in the league.
Is what I would say.
He has been dominant since you brat when since he left, Georgia came to the Browns.
He's a yards after contact is where he excels.
They're missing him, but they also have a top 15 back right behind with Kareem Hunt, who has played well this season.
So the Browns have it going offensively.
It's later on the Browns.
The A F C North, regardless, in my opinion, will have three teams in the playoffs.
The division that will have one playoff team will the the A, F C East and that it will be the Buffalo Bills.
I think Cam Newton, in his first season, won't win the division.
I think the Bills are bound to finally win the division again and I agree with that and going back to what you said about injuries, something that I hate talking about because I am a Rams fan.
The Rams loss against the 40 Niners.
What do you think? Because they have been unpredictable team due to injuries.
But also, you know, Jimmy Garoppolo these past few games hasn't looked himself.
Maybe looked himself a little, looked like himself a little bit Maurin that Rams game dominating the Rams.
But overall, do you think the 40 Niners could go all the way this season, or what do you think is in store for them? No, it's it's the issues with receivers.
A lot of young, talented receivers like Brandon I.
You rookie out of Arizona State D.
Deebo, Samuel from South Carolina.
It's just, and George Cadle can only do so much.
But it's also the running game that is been in a question mark with Rahim most certain Tevin Coleman.
They've been out for most of the season.
Most finally returned last week but then got hurt in the fourth quarter.
Jerick McKinnon is another guy who is missed the last two years of his career with Thorne A C L's.
There's a lot of question marks in the San Francisco backfield and because of that, I think that the top two teams at the end of the year in that division will be Seattle and Los Angeles.
That Rams defense has been suffocating most of their opponents with Donald.
Number 99 has been unbelievable throughout his career.
Of Donald is first ballot Hall of Famer.
Here comes Joe Kelly.
Interesting, interesting, brought in Joe Kelly because of Oh, this is not okay.
You're not gonna enjoy that one.
Interesting that they brought in Joe Kelly we were talking about Baya is going the eighth and the ninth after Bias, having that 123 inning.
So it's interesting that they brought in Joe Kelly.
I personally like Joe Kelly as a reliever and outside of baseball for what he did to the Houston Astros.
But But overall, I it's very interesting why they brought in Joe Kelly Meadows rich one to deep center field.
Robbing him at the wall is Bellenger, So Bell Inter takes a run away from the raise.
Their but the wall isn't too high.
It's not like you're at the Green Monster.
So Meadows with one of the best hits tonight for the Rays felons.
ER just makes a better play in the field, and the Dodgers have had, honestly, a home home field advantage here, even though playing in Arlington, Texas, that's because they've been here for the past two weeks playing the Atlanta Braves, you know, in a seven game Siris on they've just made Arlington, Texas their home.
Even if you look at the fans, I'd say it's about a 75 25.
25% advantage of Dodger fans in the crowd, If you just.
If the camera just pans over to the fans, you basically only see Dodgers fans.
And also, this is a big market team.
This is also the first year stadium for the Rangers.
The Rays, of course.
Throughout the season, the Dodgers also played here because the N L West in the A L West.
They only did the East playing the East Central West because of co vid to restrict travel.
But the Dodgers have played here what at least 12 times this season.
This is the first time to raise their playing a game at Global I field.
But actually it is.
I really thought that they would be doing this in L.
A and Tampa because there's only two teams left with limited fans at Tropicana field in Dodger Stadium was really looking forward to that possibility.
But it is what it is. I'm not.
I'm not crazy about what the MLB has done with the bubble for the world. Siri's.
I think once you're down to two teams like with the Lightning and the Stars, Stanley Cup should have been played in Tampa and Dallas.
The the NBA was the only one where I think that you couldn't really allow pants in, because that's because it's such an an inclusive environment.
Such a enclosed environment, you know, um, similar to I wouldn't say super similar Thio Tropicana Field.
But it is similar in the sense that Tropicana Field is an enclosed field and you know, they would have to take that roof.
And I think it's a retractable roof, isn't it? At Tropicana? No, it's it's not.
But regardless, the roof is so high that it would be okay.
It would be fine. Gotcha.
But yeah, it's, you know, it's such a more inclusive environment.
Ah, small environment at a basketball game that I think there was no possibility for fans and it was enjoyable to see virtual fans.
I thought that was a great product.
A great idea that the MBA thought off.
Oh, is Margot's breaks out looking? He thought that he was for sure gonna take first base.
And now Tampa Bay, down to their last out.
And something interesting that I picked up from Skip Bayless is, you know, is the fact that n b a the N b a.
Usually does it.
First, the NFL perfects it, and then the MLB usually makes the most money off of it.
So we could maybe see.
I wouldn't say virtual fans, but more of the billboard.
What? The court cardboard cutouts and that type of thing in the MLB.
I don't know if you see this, but here's my cardboard cut out from this season.
Yeah, what did you have to pay? Like 50 bucks? It was that included in your It was 60 but it was pretty cool because I saw it a few times on TV and plus it.
The Rays win the World Series.
It's kind of like a little piece of history you should go to get Oh, you're going to see this play.
It's a very interesting play, but you should go get that sign next season.
A Seeger throws out Wendell at first game over.
The Dodgers win Game one.
So three wins away from winning their first World Series since, I believe 1988.
Joe Kelly closes it out.
The wind belongs to Clayton Kershaw.
Dave Roberts with the right move tonight putting in Kershaw.
I thought that was gonna be, you know, a volatile situation.
It could have went either way with Kershaw statistics in the playoffs, but he had a phenomenal night.
One earned run on Was it six innings or five innings? Six innings up, six innings, six innings.
I'm very impressed by Kevin Kerr Meyer taking Kurchaloi Yard.
I would really like to see care Meyer lead things off for the race tomorrow.
Yandy Diaz did get a hit in the leadoff spot.
He'll probably be in the lineup tomorrow.
Actually, no, he won't start G man Joy, but expect some and it's good.
Also, that the Rays bullpen was not totally emptied was just Fleming, John Curtis and Ryan Yarbrough that pitched you.
You empty the bottom of your bullpen, just half of it. So still.
Uh, Aaron Loup? Not really.
Aaron Loup isn't crazy. Good.
But Peter Fairbanks as well He closed out the Astros.
Siri's? Yeah, and I would have eso.
It's I would have.
Would it be Blake Snell tomorrow? Or it would be, I think Blake Sanel Tomorrow.
Let me check my mom.
Could you please take the conversation to the gas? Was like, Okay.
Wednesday it is Walker. Buehler.
I think it's official that Walker Buehler is going to start tomorrow.
But I think they would match that up with Blakes now.
Yeah, it should be. Snell.
Let me, uh I don't think they put it out, though yet, but I do.
Dodgers would put out that they're starting.
Blakes are that they're starting Walker Buehler tomorrow.
You know anything but they could change their pickup, but I believe it will be Walker Buehler for the Dodgers on the mound.
Yeah, it should be Snell. Buehler.
And then game three wood.
Possibly be Charlie Morton start.
No, it wouldn't be Charlie Morton, maybe.
Well, since the Rays did have a few extra days off after Game seven, it could be Martin.
But I would think a bullpen day would be safe, but we'll see.
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It's been a pleasure with you.
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And so funny thing that people triggered on Twitter.
So because you in honors, you're you're probably a pedophile to Detroit s Troy Aikman and Joe Buck me. That's such a good crew.
But speaking of Joe Buck, nobody works harder in the broadcasting business than that guy.
It's just every night.
He we did the he did the Bucks game yesterday, and then he flies out to Arlington to do this game.
Someone who I have a lot of props for is a Rod.
He's such sometimes as well as Matt Vasgersian, who I believe went to USC, Um, great to great announcers.
Madagascar is one of my favorite announcers.
Yeah, I think the TBS broadcasters frankly, we're so bad if you listen to them.
Yes, for the well, they were just doing the American League, I think, for the most part.
But the thing is, broadcasters that air nationally or that work for a major network don't know as much as the local broadcasters.
Dio like the ones that specialize in one team is that it shows, though.
It shows, you know, sometimes, especially I think Mawr in the NBA.
Yeah, you know, actually, you do.
You see it more often in the MLB, these rosters or bigger, it's harder.
Thio, you know, see a lot of different guys getting called up and called down.
But in the MBA, it is occurring as well.
So yeah, I think the easiest sport to be to do for Major Network is football.
Because everybody knows the Bradys and the Rogers of the world, and everybody knows the main.
There's just not a lot of players that could make a difference that nobody knows about.
The Bills fifth string receiver is the equivalent to the I don't know the back up the relief pitcher that didn't make the NLCS roster.
All right, I gotta get going.
I have one more question.
What do you think of Trevor Bauer? I would love to see me either go to the Giants or to the Rays.
I'll be a really interesting things you say to the Rays.
I don't know if the Rays put in a bid for him.
I'd love to see it because he probably had the best season in this shortened season.
It was a Yeah, everything.
Somebody asked him on Twitter and they said, Would you? Because he's been out spoken hater of the Houston Astros.
Um, like all of us, but just had to put that in there.
But somebody asked him, Would you go the Astros if they offered you big money? And he said, um, he said I'd look at anything, so that was very interesting.
So I think every you know, if you put a bit on him, he'll he'll look.
Yeah, I would like him.
I think it would be interesting if he went back to Cleveland, but I highly doubt that happens.
Yeah, it's weird because he's played in.
Yes, he played in Arizona, but for the majority of his career.
He played in Cleveland.
Then he played in.
You know, Cincinnati has played a lot in Ohio.
I think he might want to get out of Ohio.
Yeah, I know it's a boring state.
Cardio Ohio people out there.
O h i o Once are football players leave the program? They do sketchy things, by the way. Last thing.
So I was watching the Alabama, uh, Georgia game the other night.
I saw that Neil made a nice play.
You know, Evan, Neil.
He's in old line for he's on the online for Alabama and he went thio I m g when we were there.
Um, very interesting.
He was a big dude.
I think he's 3056 like nine.
See the the Onley player that I remember.
Actually, I don't know if you know this story with me, and you know Trey Sanders.
You remember him? I think so.
So we he had game used your Brill Peppers gloves and he sold them to me for, you know, like I think it was 60 or something.
I don't I hope that's not a recruiting violation, but regardless, he's been He was hurt the first year and he said he was gonna win the Heisman.
But I don't know if he's even.
Is he still with Alabama? I hope he is.
I think he's with Alabama.
Yeah, he's just heard.
Or Najee Harris is to think he might be red shirted.
Yeah, that would make sense because he was hurt last year.
And then he's Yeah, he's a redshirt freshman. Okay.
I hope he really does.
Well, yeah, I have no doubt will be in the NFL in a few years.
Because Alabama's produced Mark are not Mark Henry.
Derrick Henry. Mark Ingram.
Derrick Henry. What a phenomenal night.
The other night he is so And Ryan Tannehill, you finally put Tannehill on a real team.
And look what he's able todo the Dolphins.
I mean, I'm surprised with the dolphin dolphin hater. That's hilarious.
Yeah, I'm really shocked that they're starting to, uh, for the next game.
I don't like I love Thio.
Yeah, I think you got to give more time to develop, but because look what they did with Josh Rosen in Arizona.
You threw him into the mix with a tougher line on a tough surrounding casters like the Dolls behind.
For who now? Well, Rosen is on the practice squad of the Bucks.
Oh, there we go.
He's not even He's not even on that.
Yeah, it was fun to see him at u C l A.
It was a great quarterback.
He was, Yeah, he was great.
That comeback against A and M, I think nobody will ever forget.
It's, you know, I want to it to succeed, but we all know that the hardest sport to go straight into from you know, college is the NFL in football in general.
Is you already basically developed as going into the MBA? Basically developed going into the MLB? Yes, you gain strength, but going from college freshman and going to the draft and going into the NFL.
Those players, they're so much bigger, so much faster.
It's such a big jump.
That's where that's where um, met where men among boys become boys among men.
All right, I gotta get going.
I'd love to have this conversation on another night.
Let me text me and I'll jump on.
Um, yeah, for sure, man, for sure. My brother.
Good night. I'm rooting for those rays.
Want to hop out of here? How do I do this? Um, you can you want me? I could just end it.
You wanna end? All right, Go ahead.
All right. I wanna end your street.