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And after a couple episodes, she was hooked.
Family time is important.
We got both you coming off some family time, so we're gonna just get it started right now.
It's just gonna be some light MLB talk.
Obviously, I was just having some fun here.
So obviously baseball comes back very, very, very soon.
It's launching this week, which is awesome if you haven't seen, obviously are.
MLB department's been doing all types of crazy, fun stuff.
Put out, meet the team articles and a lot of put one out.
I'm sure we'll get one up for Isabel sometime soon.
I've got a new MLB show that's actually alive right now on Twitter multiple.
Twitter's with Jesse.
We got Ryan Anderson on there, too, so that's very fun.
So, yeah, a lot of new baseball content.
I'm super pumped to be talking with these two lovely ladies today.
Two of the newest members of the unwrapped family, Of course, too big baseball heads just like myself.
I'm wearing my Angel City Brewery's shirts, my Los Angeles based favorite brewery that gives me my Los Angeles Dodgers looking kind of apparel.
But yes, I want to start off.
First off, tell me both your guys favorite teams I know.
Ah, Lana, you could start off with that when I know I think we both went to the same college.
We got the Arizona State connections.
I want to hear your baseball roots, you know.
How did you get into it? You know, I'm assuming Diamondbacks, right? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm sorry.
So I got into baseball because I got into sports honestly, overall, because of my grandpa, I just remember, like, waking up on Saturday mornings, watching software with him, like, ever since I was little, and he just kind of started watching the Diamondbacks because we within Arizona and he kind of, like, latched onto it.
And then from there I did to look, I remember going to the games when I was in great school.
My honest earned earliest childhood memory is literally at Bank One ballpark getting appears.
Hold on me at a game.
And then I got a T shirt.
I'm actually on it.
So I kind of just in broader die Diamondbacks ever since they were a purple and teal fabricated colors.
Yeah, I love the old school colors for them myself, but, I mean, the reds reds.
So that's why I'm I guess, Yeah, but why I got into baseball overall was just that I was a kid.
I started watching, and then it kind of just like, kept going.
And, yeah, I know I don't plan on switching ever.
I know baseball.
The hard thing is getting like the new generation into baseball.
It's so tough nowadays because of N.
B A and NFL doing all the cool things, especially MBA.
NFL is still a little behind on some things, but the M o b.
This hasn't changed the game and just so loud, finally starting to see like players that you can get excited about, like you know, backflips and Bryce Harper's and stuff like that.
It's like the's big personalities that you're just like, Whoa, I wanted to know and I want to watch them as they cleared.
You want to be them, But yeah, you know, I think finally we're starting to get to a point.
I think this is a big season for us to be ableto have a shortened season.
I think 180 something games is a lot to handle, you know, for especially someone that's just getting into it.
You want to see the playoffs.
That's when you want to get into it.
But, you know, I'm glad to see you got in early.
I think that's how it usually works.
It's grandpas, your dad or someone that loves baseball is America's pastime.
So they kind of bring you in, you know, is about So what? Tell me a little about your baseball past? Yeah.
Um I hope my hurt now while like, I was playing around to work and I went to a Mets game And what it's one of those memories for.
It's like you've seen so many photos of you at that memory.
But this one, you could kind of you in your own mind like your You just see the view And I can still remember seeing like sitting me What Oldfield open up in front of me, sitting up at the top and seeing a green field and seeing Mr Matt and I'm really loving it. I dont know why.
Thats that kind of movie, you know, usually get it.
Whatever I think I think I loved him on my uncle took with the Dodgers Stadium for the first time.
I think I fell in love with, like the atmosphere before I actually fell in love with the game itself because that you took me before I started actually playing.
They do so much for the way this guy from someone that's route.
I think it was for the love, but yes.
So obviously I really fell in with the aura.
Angeles Dodger Stadium is not a high tech stadium.
Chase Field is much more advanced.
I've been to both.
They like to update it a lot.
Dodger Stadium they like to go with.
Yeah, well, it's the old kind of historical kind of place, and you wanted relish in that, and you can appreciate that to a certain extent.
But when I went to Chase Field, I was like, Yeah, this is super up to date.
Like there is the amount of screens semantic technologies that they have There is just Rahm Stocker Stadium.
So at least that's my experience at Chase Field.
I know you said you're a Mets fan, right? As well.
Well, I'm actually a Yankee scramble like Metz was your first kind of memory kind of thing.
And there's like pictures of me like, you know, you guys here Speaking of the Mets, you hear like Alex Rodriguez J.
I think they're getting a whole group together to try and buy the Mets.
No, I always thought that beard that, like, um, dear Peter had gone to Florida by a team.
And I was like, Why wouldn't you try to buy the Mets of something like Derek Jeter? Is scope perfect for Miami? Get out of here.
He he just Derek cheaters has so much swag to have that what he'd done.
I'm like, he's gotta speak.
Kicked up with his $1,000,000 stags on the beach, watching his team stock, but he's still making the same amount of money.
You know, I like to read some of that same energy.
Like to be fair, I feel like there.
So I got so part of the city, but we're Roger Stadium Dodgers.
It was the new Clashes Stadium.
Now it's now over.
Yeah, cool visit Husbands like, you know, compared to Wrigley, it has those cool, new new things, even though now it really I remember it was like 2012 and I was going, like, opening day, and they're making, like, a big deal out of like all these changes they were making around in stuff and I went to the last opening day.
Sounds like awesome.
Like, I'm gonna go in there is coming this new high tech place and I swear they just, like, change the color of blue on the walls from, like, Dodger Blue to like, you know, sky Blue.
And I was like, Come on and all you did Like he added, like extra parking sponsored like the far right.
It's just like God.
We did more Dodger dogs were like an inch longer.
A the edge that inches important.
You want the most for your buck nowadays, you know, Start out.
Trader Joe's in there.
Amazing doctor ducks.
So, Alana, tell me, do you have a winner that here? I know people are saying the Dodgers people are saying that Astros People saying the Yankees, there's some team I will die, I Let's start with that.
So I like that better.
So I want to hear both your opinions on the Astros scandal cause I feel like that got swept under the rug.
I feel like the pandemic happened.
Obviously, Manfred fumbled the situation and all this stuff happened.
No one's been suspended.
Nothing like that.
And so swept on the road.
What do you think about it? Cause now the Astros don't have fans to boo at them like they get such a cheap out in this one.
You know, like it's what I want to hear your opinion.
I mean, in my opinion, I think Manfred need still, like, do something like, Yeah, obviously, we have a shortened season.
And if they get whatever like repercussions, it'll count for this, like short season.
And, you know, depending on whatever, what the contractor it says.
But I think like something needs to be done because I mean, yeah, like they cheated the game like That's just it's just it's so upsetting and just at all, like the players trying to cover themselves up about, like this tattoo and something about a teacher, I just Yeah, I think something should be done, and I know that a couple like something Tom Teams came out there like Oh, like we haven't done the same thing or, like other players have like said like 01 Whatever team I played for, like we haven't done the same food is something along the same lines, like Okay, give them repercussions to, like, just because the Astros other in the land like here.
Wow, doing this, I think edit all first.
I mean, I know it's been a long time, like before any of us were around, but there was something called the Black Sox scandal.
And yeah, it was, you know, Shoeless Joe and all these guys that and pretty much they got caught for some stuff and they got really badly punished, like, so badly punished that it was like a really set standard of like, You want to mess around.
Here's what's gonna happen bringing the hammer down and nothing else happened for, like, 100 years.
And then, like, the Astros stuff comes around.
We're like, it's all good, like you do your thing, you know? And now it's like, Wait, wait, time out.
Wait, We just, like, let this happen.
And with Manfred, like, he isn't the most popular commissioner by any means.
But, I mean, it seems like with the way that they went about these debates to get the get their season back, it just seems like they weren't even negotiate in good faith like Manfred just seems like a sketchy dude.
When if you're looking at like the N B A.
For example, you got Adam Silver.
He fear he literally theory the bubble.
It was like, I want to create this bubble.
It's going to the only way we can do it.
We have zero Corona virus cases since July 12th in the bubble.
That's the whole point.
He's the first lead to legalize gambling with them, like he doesn't care If thing Neil, he doesn't care if the fister up he doesn't care about any of that.
He's a player's mind prisoner while wanting to, you know, make it a rule change the All Star Game.
He might even change the playoffs to just a full seeding kind of thing, like college like if you're willing to make those many changes, if that means just yourself being really able to do that, we're being able to listen to others that have really good ideas.
That's a really important thing to have in a leadership position, you know, in any place, you you need to be able to listen to the people that are consuming your product as well as people that are making the product possible and figure out what it is that people want because baseball is lucky to have us.
Three is fans at our age ranging, you know, in baseball hasn't done anything to pull any new fans in in the last 40 years.
Beyond saying your dad was a baseball fan.
Your mom was a baseball fan.
Your grandpa, your grandma, whoever it was that loved baseball in your life.
I taught you that, you know? But what have they done to bring new people in or show that they're changing with the times? Do you know what I mean? Well, and that was the biggest debate, too, When I feel like when Manfred was trying to negotiate with the players about them coming back, it was like we're in the middle pandemic and everyone is sitting at home and you have the opportunity the first, like team, or like, sport to come back.
And you just blew it with this bad and all these negotiations going back and forth so and way could be made that Yeah, they want this new young generation.
But then they just, like, fumbled it again with how little negations and how they went about it on.
I mean, now, now all the other sports coming back, which is great.
But you basically miss this window of there being nothing on TV and the K B O did it.
And everyone like everyone was clinic in the old team and everyone was all obsessed like people were staying up to watch it.
And thats Why is there another baseball league going on in the world and not the MLB? Exactly.
If they're able to make it work, why can't we just copy people's models? You know, something like that, I probably agree, is about let me hear your thoughts on this whole situation with Manfred.
Yeah, well, honestly, I think that's something that you know, I've really admired about a lot of women's leagues right now that they jumped in right away and all these conversations were for they had a really good job being up in getting in early so that they have this year.
The Nwsl has a brand new deal with CBS, and so they were already going to have, um, better air time and, you know, reach rider audience.
But I think the MLB really miss an opportunity.
I think it would've been sick if they have, like, an All Star game.
Like make you know, the top 50 players all go into a locked down for two weeks Ship Malta, Florida, Arizona, and then have you know, a little mini bracket of, like, five team.
I mean, think about it.
Like, look at the UFC like Look what they did.
If you don't want to do a whole bubble.
He went of Florida.
Found a place that was willing to do it.
They put the people in quarantine for, like, two weeks.
They test someone they got there.
They test them day to test them.
Every day you're doing, you don't see anyone or do anything beyond other people that are under these exact same protocols.
By the end of it, you get tested again.
We bring into the facility, we check you again and make sure nothing happened on the way we even wait another couple of days.
Make sure the incubation periods done.
We test you again.
At that point, you're clear.
Your coaches were clear.
Everyone in that building is clear.
You have a clear Corona virus free event.
If that's a one day event, Yes, but you know, if you're not going to do a bubble, that's where it kind of scares me like it's funny.
My mom, like, doesn't know sports very much.
But, like, really wants to, you know, like just and loves that I love sports and, like, will ask me like What does that mean? Even though she doesn't care, she just wants me to talk about it because she knows I'll get happy and like, passionate about it, right? But she was like, Honestly, the stuff was saying about the NBA's sounds really cool.
The bubble like that sounds like in this time that sounds like a really good idea.
She's like, What's baseball doing? And I kind of just, like sit there for a second, like nothing much.
There kind of is traveling to certain places they're not having at one.
They're limiting the travel there, still traveling.
They're not doing a bubble.
There's a lot more people on the teens, So I was like, I don't really know.
I was like, we're just gonna wait and see how baseball goes.
And my mom was like, Well, that doesn't sound like the same amount of plans and the same amount of effort put in by the N B A.
And I go, Mom, that's that's That's right.
That's probably best you said about all day like No, it didn't take much.
Thought Manfred didn't go into.
How are we gonna do this with all the time that we have to create something different than the KBL? We're gonna go copy the KBL, but then wait all this time missed our window of getting new fans just like you said.
Why aren't why isn't every player not miked up right now for this 60 games? We need to hear dugout cameras.
I need miked up.
I don't want any delay.
You think baseball players air talking smack the same ways and an MBA or NFL? No, they're not.
They're very much spread out.
You know, the interaction you have with someone when you're a shortstop in someone's on second base as a runner is five minutes tops, you know, 10 minutes tops, like you're not even clapping hands anymore.
So the amount of area toe to **** talk is probably a little less.
We don't need a delay.
Let's get the raw baseball.
Let's see how some of these guys talk to each other.
Let's get excited.
I want to see Ronald Acuna are you know it's Cody ballons or talk a little smack and then throw the bag.
You know, into the seventh row because no one's in there.
I want to see him do the biggest bat toss you've ever seen in your life.
The badges shatters into a 1,000,000 pieces when it hits the eighth road just cause he can.
There's no fans there.
Why not? Like that's TV? You know, that's entertainment.
I would love to see some of these guys taking stands for social justice and, you know, supporting women in sports and other things.
When you're on a big platform right now, which isn't a lot of people, you need to take advantage of 100% and speak the things that matter, but at the same time keeping the back your head.
How do we get more fans like, How do we keep people to keep watching us past the 60 game season? Because we have people's attention span right now? Where will we in the future? Who knows, You know, and you know that window only stays open for so long kind of thing.
So I agree with you both, and I'm really happy to hear you guys and opinions on that.
I know we're kind of like So I also feel like baseball.
I feel like we're always like we're never in the news for, like, the good things, you know, like first eyes, the Astros on the nose, Manfred and the negotiations.
And it was like, Can't we do something? We're like, It's cool and it's different.
Like how the X and style of the F like Donald, these different things and people really wanted that.
You know that inside look and things like that and that's how I feel.
Like the level in the bubble, you know, is doing so.
These players are making gloves.
Were there showing, like how they're doing way like in the hotel room.
But it's money and it's cool.
That's what we want that Z.
I love what you just said, like the vlogs and all that stuff, to like really bad people into the experience, and it's so fun, like you relate so much better and you really get to feel who these people are, you know, beyond just the athlete.
And like, you get to see how they're reacting in this situation that you're just waiting to unravel like you're sitting here.
Like Like, how is this bubble gonna work out? And then you got Matisse Stibel, who has a legit snow of like the bubble, and it's just he's having fun and he smiling and he's laughing, and it makes me happy to see people doing that.
So absolutely I love what you just said right there cause it's on these players.
So you really get more fans.
Yeah, And I think exactly I think if we were is the MLB like great.
But, you know, we're starting a like a you have your wife deliver, bring a baby at some point during this, and you're gonna go risk this half ass plan that baseball put together.
If I'm him, I'm the best player in the league.
If not top three.
Whatever debate you want to give Lime locked into a lifetime contract, my job security is so out of Jesse and just shooting the **** just like rockin is tonight.
But I'm glad they were able to jump the bone with me.
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