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How are you doing? Good.
Um So should we just jump into the interview? Yeah, of course.
I'm happy to do it. Okay.
Um, first question, what made you start a career in sports broadcasting? What made you want starting crowd? No, it's well, no, no, it's all good.
It's they It's a good question.
You know, I think a lot of us, you know, sort of a boy.
We look with the back and think about what got us going.
I just always had a I had a love for, you know, when I was when I was your age, I was doing the same thing.
I was in front of the television and recording myself, turning the sound off on TV and and recording myself doing giant games, things like that.
I could remember my past times homeless, encouraging me to go go out and do more stuff with my friends.
Because if the Giants came with on, I would just wanna I would just want to stay on the wife.
I pretend like I was raw.
Jackie So from that perspective, I kiss you could today that I was I was made for it.
And I do believe that I believe that when we, you know, early in our lives that we're if we're blessed.
And this is true for you to your goals, your blast really have a vision and know exactly what you want.
You know, we're here to do that.
There's a reason you have that desire because, uh, that that's where you know, that's where you're supposed to kind of explore it.
And so I just get out.
I believe that I was I was I was born to do this.
That has had luck did from, you know, as as early as I loved playing sports themselves.
So So I put I put out a vision very early of what I wanted to do, and it's not very well, okay, so you know, you it said on the ah one side care, they are website the You jump started to your career at extra 13 60 in San Diego, you know, how is it like what was it like working there? Yes.
So way actually was not that I did not start there.
I had a career that has spanned from Sam.
Was this little where I went to college? But I didn't mind of the baseball and blinky eyed a hole.
And then I was in Los Angeles for a number of years after, after a period of time working at ESPN, Mayor and I worked with sporting news there.
Ah ah, very close friend of mine, overrun station 13 60 Day.
Diego presented an opportunity for me that that was, uh it was wonderful at the time.
It waas a difficult job as much as I have joined it.
I love working for my my good friend Brian Long.
I I met a lot of wonderful people there, and San Diego is is a great place.
But I did that show remotely.
I did not live there.
A and did that show from a studio with a partner who was in San Diego while I was living in l. A.
And I created some challenges, not the ones that maybe you think like we were Fine, not Rover.
As far as protecting art show.
Uh, but just from a day to day perspective of being a part of a team being a part of a group that has a goal and then also being able to absorb things in the marking out about his day.
Diego, I could do that.
And so that is at a time, made.
It made it challenging that there were frustrations involved with that.
But but But it was fun.
It was a fun couple of years.
My good people, that as very thankful that God, that portion of my career Ah, what was it like working for ESPN? If the end is an interesting cos it is, it is an incredible gift and blessing Teoh.
So I'm there at some point your career because the platform is so large, it presents just an incredible amount of opportunities.
Unbelievable networking opportunities.
I have so many people.
And when you have that, that brand behind Yes, yes, did that very, very powerful also found that sometimes when you're working on ESPN, you could fall into the trial of almost feeling like everything that's going on there.
It has everything that our entire business, nothing makes you feel that way, and they are very, very ah stringent company as faras overseeing their employees and at, uh, making sure that you sell, Send anything out on social media, you know, not in line with their brand and what stops.
Sometimes, after being there for a while, they can feel like a little bit robotic.
Um, and sometimes you feel a little bit like a truth, but early on, like this, that I mean, I would change my thought there at all because it opens up a lot of doors early going.
You get a lot of wonderful people and really grow your profile like they has a broad chapter as well.
Okay, what made you want to come home for the Giants? Uh, what made you want to come home and broadcast for the Giants and Owen can be Are and, you know, have your own show.
It can be Are you know, the more cooler show? A great show of 6 to 10.
Thank you so much.
I, uh I always wanted Teoh.
I was never something that left the back of my mind.
I told you that.
You know, when I was young, when I was in middle school and high school, I put out a vision.
And that vision wasn't just be sports Raj.
After when I was in front of TV, it was already giant can.
And then I told friends, and I still I wanted host a show on Sandy are that was that was my goal.
I didn't meant barely at all points in my career, saying that it was gonna happen.
I met my lovely wife way starting a family in Southern California.
So, you know, there's a lot that goes into moving a family.
It could be difficult on the other.
People were gone, you know, don't have stayed dream of moving somewhere else, made it never really spent much time there before.
It was just always something I kept an eye on.
Always build relationships in the Bay Area because I knew that at some point in my career, I felt like I would be back here.
I just didn't know when and the house with you.
I happen a little bit earlier that I thought when I'm coming out on top in the position where there was a possibility, you know, it wasn't it wasn't something that we were pushing to do yet, but when the opportunity presented it out.
It was It was You know, the timing was good enough and that it was just something we felt like we couldn't pass up.
What advice do you have to my listeners and watchers? And you know, to me the advice that I have for you is there to things.
I was number one.
You said that vicious.
And you commit to it.
Uh, if this is what you want, Dio commit to it.
And what I mean by that is you are, uh you have points where this hard we'll have people.
So you will have people tell you you can't do it, needs business to get into It's a hard one to stay and do so you need that commitment If you really, really love is going to do it.
Yeah, Tell yourself I'm gonna stick with this even during difficult times that the second thing I always tell people is to find your authentic voice, all of us out the having as we're growing up listening, Teoh, our favorite broadcasters and we're listening to waking down.
We want to change our voice to sound like that when we start doing our work and it is absolutely a process that everybody wrapped up to go through.
But you want to shake your stuff up its response because what will make you a great broadcaster is your boy, not anybody else's voice being a relatable person.
All of these things are are really, really a port.
And so the student that you can find who you are, what you want to stay and how to do it in your own office. Six point.
That's when you're gonna be ready to really, really move up. Shot.
Um, OK, do you have Ah, a list of light your pot drives prospects.
Maybe like you're taught five Giants prospects that you'd like to see in the next, like, two years.
Yeah, well, I mean, sure, they're very careful I could bring up.
I mean, obviously, Joey barred.
Everybody's excited to see Joey and I think with whatever season does have some fish summer because a big bandage rounds is I think we're gonna see him really, really soon.
And another guy, we could be just really told that you're showing jelly.
I'm excited to see him of the other two that that are that are making at least a lot of new ah lot of noise are Elliot Ramos, the Out Together, who Was a Devil A at the end of the year last year, I think is really playing hard.
The first little guy and the one I have supposed to cry about it take a few years.
Marco, Lucy, Otto.
This guy's just one of these detention scented high talent.
You look around baseball guys like one sodo and I reflected on the baby of a kid.
Atlanta But But there there are a few guys you just by like 8 20 play one you can already see.
They're just next level talent, and I think part the loose down.
I was just one of those guys.
The Yeah, the kid.
Atlanta's Ronald Acuna Junior.
Yeah, but I remember.
I think it was last year on your show.
Markel is your honor for the first time, and you shared that sound bite of the of him hitting his first home run.
And there was nobody in the ballpark.
You could just hear that class off the bat and then you could hear in the background.
Yeah, that's what a lot of minor league ballparks like Man and I love that.
You remember that I actually get comments on that flight if it because just a duty of that town.
And you know, the fact that the ball comes on that there's just time away.
Plasterer Juniors doesn't think it's like that now.
He just like the ball is turned off that he's a different way.
So heart goes one of those guys.
That could be fun.
Yeah, do you think we'll have? We'll see a baseball season this year? If so, what would be your quarantine season? Your dream? 14 season and champion? Well, you know what I hope to see is that the cooler heads to prevail here, that they still play about 80 games.
I think you have to have a least 75 or 80 games.
Should do you feel like, you know, a really season? I didn't go down well with 50 days, feels quicks.
Uh and you know, obviously I would I would always love the Z of the damage way, but I think the more reports say for them right now is to continue to develop talent and identifies talent.
But I think we do, they will be baseballs.
Like I highly doubt that.
How many games? Winstone? I'm not sure I really wish for.
Everybody goes, just just become aware of what's going on in the world.
If they can get the difference, is taken care off, then asked.
Let's start of devastation.
So you like this.
The Dodgers have been trying to win back the Jays.
Wait here in the Bay Area.
Really, We love it.
They're still struggling.
It would be funny if they finally broke through, and nobody really challenged it as a real championships.
Yeah, I heard that on your show a couple nights ago around the Nine Oclock hour.
He said that you said, You know, it would be really cool to see a 50 game season and then the daughters One was Nobody know what the fans and everybody's like, but that's not really count.
Now your favorite Giants classic.
You mean like it could be? It could be a game. A player.
It could be a certain number of games, you know.
Could be I ain't type of classic or classics.
Well, uh, just skiving off your wife.
That always pops to mind.
Because when I was about your age, um, I my favorite guy was Will Clark, and I got an opportunity that have him on the podcast a couple of months ago.
It was a really fun for me on walking him through. Ah, moment.
But I remember, really Wow, was it was really an incredible experience.
Uh, it was a game.
Someone early in his career against the Houston Astros.
It was just kind of a random game, but it would be okay.
A radio on about fellow.
I was listening to the game, and right as I laid down my cash goes, Please keep the radio on really balls.
They want to go into the game.
But I was sneaking in there and I have lived in it and thats so I laid down on the Giants were just coming into the bottom of the ninth inning and they were down five before and had to go to Bombay.
Nice that the Astros pitcher comes out, uh, Sandy Mauldin out and will lead off the day.
Yeah, uh, he had a home run to left field to tie the game.
Just the leadoff spot of the night and then Will Clark with Dad and came to the plate, and he worked down a couple of pictures and give one into the upper deck in right field.
It's absolutely crushed.
It And the Giants won.
Take the five home runs in the zeitgeist awaited, and I had all the time keeping myself silent because I was supposed to be asleep in bed.
Yeah, I listened to the radio.
I have a radio, a warm front.
But I listened to the radio at night, put on a little sleep timer and go to bed.
That's pretty much what I do every night.
So that's gonna help you gonna help you for a lot of years.
Um, I have a great day.
And probably holding you for breakfast, but have a great day.
You goes a lot of blood.
Thank you. Have a great day.
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