5.15.18 Gwynn & Chris 4 PM: Padres Flirt With Perfection and Cano Suspended 80 Games

Tuesday, May 15th

5.15.18 Gwynn & Chris 4 PM: Padres Flirt With Perfection and Cano Suspended 80 Games

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The old ones we get a line drive left field favorite T. I'm afraid to work Darrell for a base hit. Jordan's line seven and a third perfect innings would never score. You don't hear he did it go fire. His salute the 47 year old right hander from South Carolina. That's it was sort of cargoes Huntsman. I don't know for me to calm the crowd started to allow and then and into the pits Trevor. Slaughtered downwind I think has had a solid play into the it was a good blitzer. There's a core of thousands of hits along with Philip there again. Acela Tony Gwynn junior winning Chris on the error following a brilliant performance by Jordan Lyles this afternoon united pinnacle park 22 up 22 down Tony five outs away from a perfect game. They asked him when he was started thing about serving game he said bad about their in the seventh inning ice kind of started thinking perfect game. When a southern Rockies lineup today be honestly there really Charlie black and one in the lineup. God I told you Colorado. The worst hitting Colorado team that they've put on a field may be in their history but no I would never expect Jordan miles to go out and throw. Seven and a third perfect inning I mean. The most impressive part to me was in nineteen straight strikes he threw from my desk fourth through the sixth inning he was in complete command I mean he threw the ball. As good as you can possibly throw he was he was locating the baseball very well. I thought early on that curve ball is dynamite like he that's the best curve ball that's still a curveball that got him selected. In the first round and he saw kind of spots of it in Houston. And ended in Colorado. And I think listen to what he had in mind before his first start. When things he said he was trying to bring with them was continue to be on the attack and that's what he was he was getting there early that he had something like fifteen straight. First pitch strikes or something like that he did and listen when you when you get ahead. It makes the job a little bit easier to accomplish and in the fact that. He was spot in the ball up were everyone at two and you heard Grassley Lopez say there in that there in an interview that they didn't really use the changeup. Very much at all didn't have to you have to off balance because everything was a spot on fastball. Little cutter every once awhile with a mix and that's Larry it'd be curveball going. The only. And I know he says it was a good pitch but that last pitch to Trevor story if it's down he gets a ground ball because as elevating even though was located on the outside corner well. It's up in the zone and it allows Trevor story. To kind of flipped a ball on the left field but. Otherwise he's only thrown really one bad inning since he's become a star that was a first inning of his first start back since then he's been he's been dynamite. Yeah and I wanted to make sure and get your thoughts and because we went over it and Jesse's. When he announced it sitting in other indeed eat the outfield was deep in the ball fell in. But I can't say yeah I guess that at all I looked at it I watched the replay several times I I don't think the Padres. For playing too deep I mean it's Trevor story wasn't like Cordero was back was against the fence. It wasn't like he was in in San Francisco when that ball fell in or anything like that this was he was playing Trevor story. Knowing he hits the ball hard far most of the time yeah he put on seven the best position possible to be able make a play but. Lizzy their story did a nice job he kept Obama line and it dropped in there was no way. French secret or Islamic. No no second guesses today and I like the Arizona game when the Tyson Ross almost had a no hitter in France she. Took bad little hesitation step in the bogon over his head and I'm sure he felt terrible about that there. Nothing to feel their ball terrible about. This afternoon except for the fact that it's you know 31 hitters now I I'm stunned by that I mean when we looked it up I'd. This may be looked at Robinson element like 2820 nice wrong right. Yeah it's thirty I think they add that anyone did he have a franchise that's is getting is getting as old as the Padres glamorous as didn't and they haven't had a no Gator yet or perfect game in jets starters non -- some 12 hitters in their somewhere and it just happens to be thirty of. For the firing the government's incredible and he came Chris Young once threw a perfect game for seven and two thirds innings. Does the longest of pondered ever thrown a perfect game the first 23 outs. Member Christian of course and I Jordan miles is 22 outs today before giving up its Trevor story so. That's how we begin things today employ any coming on the program Padres are headed to Pittsburgh we will head there as well Joseph starchy. From our sister station and they're not 973 the fan in 937 the fan. Now talk about the surprising pirates are getting ready to welcome in the Padres. Show really kicks it up there and you know 5 o'clock our market levels gonna join us holiday able huge announcement today we will let you weigh in on that. In the 6 o'clock hour Tony. I am very excited about this. Because it's not often. That you get the number one guy in any sport to come on your program and be as gracious is this guy is. But the number one guy in the sport of horse racing is Bob Baffert yeah he is the guy and he is the trainer of justify who won the Kentucky Derby. And it's going to be going for the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday. He was nice enough to get back to me today he will join us at 615 today. We'll talk about his horse and his chances of maybe. Training another Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert initialization you train American pharaoh as well adapted yeah I mean Baffert is like these is music gets in we're lucky to. Get him on the show today and then Gary seem Jeanne former coach in the NBA now works for the warriors television network NBC. He'll join us at 630 obviously the warriors jumped up one game to none. On a rockets last night. And just my first quick thought on that game Tony Iowa talking in more detail about the rockets and the lawyers. But did you see who is the leader in plus minus in that game last night you know plus minus status as a the point scored in the game while you're on the court yeah did you see you had the best number of anybody and take a guess of who you think it might have been. Of all the players you got Durant had 38 and yet curry out there and tell these guys now. No it was on the winning team that was on the way winner Greg our. Dream on gringo or as a hero always. I mean drain and green scored I think what five points had three rebate price that he didn't do anything last night. Yeah only when he was in the game the lawyers played their best bass. Policy you can fit how he does isn't fit are you want about Dray mind and some of his antics but he set the tone early with a but the faced push of of a pardon in like the very first minute I can just let them know let her listen man he never does become an engineer didn't freelance what Al some type of this well some type of foreign shiver now and then leave that series is it is done and have to change its order for her ross' prefer to rockets. To take this deeper than like every right. Certain I'm gonna just say the same thing I said about the Celtic cavaliers series just continues tonight it's game one everybody thinks the rockets are done yeah and things can change but. Used and is gonna have to start hitting some more of those three point shots I thought the most telling statistic in the entire game. Was it James Harden had seven assists. Which is Melanie normally has. Because he draws so much attention any dishes off to the shooters. But his seven assists. Now one of those was a three pointer right there are all a cappella on wall underneath her two point shots and what you still lives floor. Is for hardened to set up the threes Golden State did not lending that can see there you can see there. There today with their their scheme is a strategy as to their madness that and he used to instill good enough team to win a couple games I think in answer so we'll talk about that. Robinson kanell gets an 80 game suspension I am really looking forward you don't. Something that happy is waiting on look at foursome your thoughts as a former big league ballplayer. On yet another star player getting caught I mean I thought. Every time you think you're kind of through this whole PED thing. One of these stories comes along so Tony we'll have some thoughts on that I'm sure so. We'll get and all of that and we just didn't roll in until 7 o'clock it is Chris LO and it is Tony Gwynn junior it is quitting Chris sales only FM sports station 973 the fan. With noise and just everybody you know it is but ourself and his like you know. Oh Augusta I saw so we don't know and that's what we do that things were like 6% of the ones like no real. You know went some older residents say real. It was splintered into what we. That was Houston Rockets coach Mike and Tony. Commenting on some of the noise that's going on about. Thirteen being heavy ice so yeah one on one basketball especially when it's compared to Golden State were. There's all kinds of pieces moving in office everybody is equal equal opportunity for everybody and when you watch that game last night Chris. It was obvious I mean when you watch how hard James Harden although he was getting into the budget. And doing his thing he had to work a lot harder to get buckets then any of them warriors in on top of that. The others as Shaq likes to call on the others they had no rhythm because they weren't really touching the ball unless the shot clock was under six seconds or so so. It's interesting to me that he feels like that is the way they're gonna beat the rockets. When you look across on the other side and office have been ordered the the Golden State Warriors are making it look far far easier to give budget. Let's say look I mean let's just say this is the lawyers won the game so what they did last night worked and rockets lost the game so what they did last night didn't work and I think it's. I don't think it's right I'm not the world's biggest Dan Tony fan I like the way the warriors play basketball better I'm not a big fan of the iso game. But and any iso the united you know I think we're getting a little I don't wanna get too into it will basically means. There's not a lot of screens there's not a lot of guys running around you give the ball to James Harden you get out of the way you give him some room when you let him go to work and he scores 41 points Soria. And if they double team him he throws it to somebody who's open and that's how the war but that's how the rockets got the best record in the league now I think it would be ridiculous. For them to come into this series. And change what they do best out if what they do best is not going to be good enough to beat the warriors. Then it's not. But to me. I agree with Dan Tony here I think it's it's it's short sighted people to look at one game. And say will what we do out there won't your strategy was terrible yeah well no it wasn't this is what we do. And I read a stat. There was unbelievable to me. James Harden scored twice as many points on iso plays this year. As any other player in the league. Tony it wasn't even close I mean it was like 11100 points to like 500 was the next guy so. This is what they do and they've got his they'd cap you you build your identity during the 82 game season. Ridiculous. To need to go out after one game and just trash the whole thing I think. Very very fair point Tony Gwynn junior Chris L you're listen in the waning Chris on 973 defense. I agree with that I mean this I think. To compare those numbers pardon have been twice as many iso points there the league is changing now work. Back and you know the ninety's it early two thousands through that was how the NBA was played it was iso ball down low with the big name. Suck the defense and kick out. Back catching running Kress Carcillo Tony Gwynn junior earned don't forget our Twitter account 973. The fan esteem. Jordan Lyles putting himself in the middle of today's poll question. By nearly pitching a no hitter. I don't think he would have been part of this question yesterday Tony now. The question is who has the Padres best pitcher right now but after these two starts. Do you gotta put him in the conversation double vote yes he may get a couple of votes get on Twitter. At 97 through the fan SD. And vote in our poll will give you the results a little bit later on. Among the discount it will make way for you here and give you the first shot at this thing. At Robbins can no eighty game suspension Major League Baseball. Testing positive banned substance. He will not even appealed the suspension. And I don't know as a former Major League ball player. Your thoughts on this story and did the fact that this kind of keeps happening in Major League Baseball every time we think may be in the back of our minds it's all gone away. I think we need to get that thought Alomar is that it's gonna go away forever 'cause it's not I mean there's always going to be people. Who are quote unquote trying to beat the system. There are always going to be people believe it or not. That are cautious enough when taking products that argument to him by dark and this is this is real life right I mean. People play baseball people also have other health issues even if they are athletes. I was I don't know whether Robinson is telling the truth and I'd I did my own research are on the particular. Dire ready Kia pop for it it's for for Rosa my frozen meat I biggest per narrows the mind for Rosa might end. High blood pressure medicine it's used borders is a bunch of different health things aides used for. And you can get it through your doctor if papers Friday that being said. You get a big booklet. Every single year win. You view your your enough on the forty man roster and even when you're not a forty man roster you get a booklet and it has a list. Of all the different things you could take Eric you even have to look into that list you can call players Jane tell him off your bottle whatever it is you're taking and they can tell you. So there's so many resources. To be able to. Trying to get around as they have a TUE therapeutic exemption which allows guys to take things for actual health reasons before something like. Supposedly way. Com. Protestant and I was going to be he had a health issue he should have gone through the right processing stood. To an eight to get that TU in this wouldn't be an issue so to me he shouldn't appeal it because at the end of the day. He's responsible for what he puts in his body that is the bottom line and this could have been avoided. Teddy just put a call under the players' union or opened the book himself. And found out exactly. What it was he was put in his body so regardless of his reasoning whether it's the reason he gave his real or it's a lie. Dinner date he could've avoided it. By just getting it TUE England due to write process. That's where I'm at on this I mean. Again guys are gonna always are going to be guys who always are trying to beat the system are going to be guys there are. What's the word I'm looking for that are cautious enough about what they're putting are paying attention to the rules or though the does the no the no goes for which you can take. Period. Let me say something and and you tell me how wrong or right I am. And you may just say Chris you're completely off base here and if that's so I want to know that. If you get caught by Major League Baseball. Testing positive for a banned substance. I have been told. That you almost have to be kinda dumb to get caught and what I'm saying is. For roast some wide. Is a masking agent for other performance enhancing drugs. And that's what I was told and that's what I learned about this probably most dire addicts are okay end up being masking so basically. To put that in layman's terms a lot of guys take the performance enhancing drugs. Then that they take the dire rhetoric which in this case is for roast some hide to mask that so that it won't show up on a test right. If you get caught it's because you messed up you didn't take your masking agent at the right time or you forgot to take it. Or what have you. Robinson Cano gets an eighty game suspension because. He made a mistake. And the mistake was not not knowing what you put in his body I think he knew very well what he's putting in his body the mistake was. That he forgot to take is masking agent or he targeted the wrong time now tell me in my. I can't say either way does it best that is that is the issue at hand is that you don't know what somebody's. We're we're somebody's head is or what they're up process was when this happens so you could be a 100% right. You can also be a 100% raw within in the day it doesn't matter whether with a reason was for. If heating go to the problem chatters channels and he didn't do his homework. Either way it's this eighty games I believe that's eleven point four. Million dollars of his salary that's alive and listen there dude the did the bad part for Robinson is it doesn't look good. Now only because again tablet is also 35 right he's 35 this is about the time where athletically you start to decline. And it's easy to say won't was one has to on this one right like. Yeah maybe it looks like you've probably tried to take something and he tried to mask it'd you did didn't go right. And now you got to survey eighty games Ford and now now only that the most important part is your credibility. You're you're. Your integrity is all compromise. Candidate forever. Ed and and that's that's the way it is I mean we're talking about a guy who had a chance to possibly be a hall of fame type player. That goes out the window now does based on what we know from guys in the past I mean they're bonds Roger Clemens Mark McGwire. These things hurt you at dinner date regardless of what the reasoning was because. At the end of day perception. It is reality as it pertains to this particular subject. Yeah I I still all. I mean NIC Mark McGwire quite often I mean he's a coach of the Padres for heaven's sakes semen and dug out a lot before after during games. Solomon spring training. And I believe Mark McGwire is very sorry for what happened I I honestly truly do. I think Mark McGwire has basically said had he realized. What was going on and what he was doing that he didn't even need to do it he still would hit alters your own runs and I believe them because. When he was a rookie hit 49 home run right he was skating is it too so. Mark McGwire really did need to do this he was doing it at a time when that's kind of what everyone was Dylan. And as the top home run guy along with bonds and other C got caught up in it but. It's hard for me to look at Mark McGwire and never just clearly look at Mark McGwire without this coming up. In my mind and for Robinson can no. He says look the here's his quote is the same quote that just about every player has its funny that you said you can go to the players association get a list. Of what you canning can't take yeah I also believe you can go to players association and get an excuse a list of what you should say she and right as your excuse because. He said I have visited playing baseball in the greatest honor privilege in my life I'd never do anything to cheat the rules of the game that I love. Undergoing dozens of drug tests of more than decade I have never tested positive. Four PED. It's the same thing that every guy who's ever been caught. Has sent its the same thing so it's almost impossible for me to believe him. I would be more likely to believe Robinson can no. If he jumped up on top of the highest building in Seattle on top of the Space Needle and screamed out. I am suing. I am protecting my name. I did not do this there is no way I am wrong you guys are besmirched my name for ever meet if I didn't do it. I would let everybody know about how. How well I mean it dated the day this is a a matter of. It not being a false positive or something misses this is attest that is come down it's in his body. Well I might I might I might be willing to explain to the for Rosa mine because of an island that's the part that worries me of bright as they explained medical prop. If it if it if it's real. I'm just coming out say you know I got high blood pressure dozens of times isn't exactly what it is he says it's a little embarrassing bit are you have a little embarrassed actually is worth this you're gonna say that this yeah I mean I don't know if you guys saw Dan Haren. Was on Twitter and some people look at it as defending him but I just looked at as a isn't giving some some perspective behind what he was and a parent the a former pitcher the former pit inferred angels Diamondbacks Dodgers saw and so forth yeah. He said that he had take was taking the same stuff. And because it was such a hassle. To get a doctor. With the TU week as let me tell you would I've had the one of these tea leaves before four for ADD. And what happens is you have to. Go to see a doctor you got to continue as you see this doctor. And it is kind of a hassle to get these types scripts written for you mean you've got to sometimes drive all the way across the county to get some have approved basically that you still have. Whatever the malady is that you need to keep taking this man right is so he would then pair of bases say it was east. Basic switch medications because it was so much of a hassle to get the medication that we're speaking of right now so it it it's a fact that. You can't take this and haven't they or did it and that therapeutic exemption and go through the steps to do it. But if you don't ever go or make something else if you have a oral or that's hard to say if he warns things. I'll tell you I want you to get help we you know we talk about this today in other situations that there's an issue. Please by all means I want every player to get the kinda help that they need. But they should and a date it that's why it done and I don't I told yeah I think the fact that it's an -- down unidentified man that's moderation. That is what leads me to believe that rob. And since no was not really being a 100% truthful here right then you open yourself up to. You know people like Justin Verlander hit you on Twitter basics and then here comes this excuse and 32. In what. And it looks like a great we keep a great shot. Fired at you from across the bow and losing your dessert now pitchers they're throwing pitchers up there and I didn't hit a year now they're looking at you like that's why my slider dad hit an adult to pitch that was down. That's our Robbins can only 26 home runs last year at the age of 34 it's not. It's too bad I like Robinson can now as a ball player but his name will be in the books when everybody else's name and it's not gonna go away now. And like you said Tony if he really has like an eighty. I think we're all grown up enough now on this world understand that people have some days they'll this year is sure there's depression there's eighty deed theirs OCD there's. All kind of stuff any kinds of letters you wanna put my right guys are right he's probably got it. So get your help we understand and don't be so embarrassed about it it's a lot less embarrassing. Than having to go through what he's going through now. And that's why I believe it. You know he probably isn't tell 100%. Truth but I mean as in the guys that the guys that have gotten through this in almost people kind of forgot our guys are just say you know it. I did it. You caught you caught me and he had it comes to mind I was gay doesn't that's one thing in and as I said does that mean he's like ms. Alexander I was trying to get back faster. And this is what I did to do. Somebody it's only that this would help me get back on the mound so I can make a living. And Andy Pettitte. You can read it that much you better respect affecting he just came up and Sharon says this day when he needed to say Andy Pettitte is in a little bit of a different category than a lot of the rest of these guys you're absolutely right is and that's because he came out and told the truth. One right now listen we have Joseph Stark's deep. Are on the line from 93 point seven the fan this is in Pittsburgh Joseph are you go to Daytona going there. Tony I am doing great. Pleasure to be with fear. Pleasure to have you oh and we look forward to the ball club stood facing off against each other come and appear trees so. I got to ask you this. The McCutcheon story. Hannawald Niemi seem like he got a standing ovation every advantage came up in Pittsburgh. When I tell us how that went down it would that we will like to be in that stadium when it was going down. Gotta be honest with ya I was watching the games on PPI don't work radio but even on TV and maybe. Partially especially on TV. It just came across as what it was Rampage Auburn guy. Who really put it that more than any other person to that franchise. Hell really it was a twenty year losing streak one of the longest losing streak. Ever or any franchise in North America any sport twenty years and he was the face of and more than that you know kind of like our country or go for the penguins. They're Bolton war than just great athlete. There are great citizens you know what I mean ever they are great representatives of the city and McCutcheon always carried himself with class. And what images I'm left with firmness career with a time and Italy can't those kits. It batting gloves after the game in center field I don't know remember them back. That's what people responded to reminded David street and Saint Louis last. All that literally every at bat currently standing ovation. But it was kind of the same thing it was a it was just the weekend. Gratitude from cuts. Just start he is well in Pittsburgh 937 the fan now we're 973 the fan Joseph so hopefully we won't mix up our numbers we're looking for a with Padres are on their way to Pittsburgh right now they're gonna play the pirates this weekend and the pirates have been a great story so far in baseball this year thus while wanted to talk a little bit about them but. A little bit more on McCutcheon and just the relationship. That Pittsburgh has with a its athletes I think it's. I think it's special there to a certain extent I've been to Pittsburgh a few times. Happened to do a couple of things did and I'm not trying to drop a name here but I happen to do with a couple of things of Franco Harris. My goodness I mean he caught the immaculate reception 45 years ago it doesn't matter wherever he goes and Pittsburgh. They opened the door for Franco Harris and you know it the love they had for a man date and for star jewel when those guys played there. And because a lot of guys in McCutcheon situation to me could leave go to take the money somewhere else in San Francisco and get booed when they came back home. Exactly and that's happened here when guys have actually done that. In fact it happened when Barry Bonds and took the money sentences no but you know this was different he got trade your left on the and your right about Pittsburgh compelling need to know that when you walk up here airplane and walking to the airport. There's a statute of Franco Harris in the airports. Though. It can't just embraces athlete and a lot of them. I think maybe contrary as to what happens in in a lot of other cities a lot of the legendary expert at least a day here. Either their whole career most of their career you know Frankel left for Seattle pro like you know I don't know after or something. At the calendar it's career but Mario LeMieux scrutiny crowd compliment hey Willie startle. You know guys guys are just embraced by the pound forever and especially when they're really really good people and that's. The cuts in Turkey. Yeah McCutcheon is was is this still one of my favorite players to watch. That it in Major League Baseball it let's start about his ballclub and because you guys blossomed big pieces McCutcheon being one of them care Colby and another one. And yet you guys are right in the thick of it early on in this National League central would have you seen from this ball club that. Has been able to kind of cover up may be some of those holes that you lose and in a coal and McCutcheon. Well Derrick calls it turned into Nolan Ryan. Quickly. Look at this strikeouts per nine innings that it was great you're here good don't get me wrong. But nothing like this I don't know what happened there. And are approaching though they've actually placed in Alberta and so shall our. Corey Dickerson. For Robinson can no. He says look here's his quote is the same quote that just about every player has its funny that you said you can go to the players association get a list. Of what you can and can't take yeah I also believe you can go to players association and get an excuse a list of what you should say speak and write as your excuse because. He said I have ended playing baseball in the greatest honor privilege in my life I'd never do anything to cheat the rules of the game that I love. Undergoing dozens of drug tests of more than decade I've never tested positive. Four PED. It's the same thing that every guy who's ever been caught. Has sent is the same thing so it's almost impossible for me to believe him. I would be more likely to believe Robinson can no. If he jumped up on top of the highest building in Seattle on top of the Space Needle and screamed out. I am suing. I am protecting my name. I did not do this there is no way I am wrong you guys are besmirched my name for ever I mean if I didn't do it. I would let everybody know about how. How low I mean it dated the day this isn't a matter of. It not being a false positives are something misses this is a test that is come down it's in his body. Well I might I might I might be willing to explain to the for Rosa mine because of an island that's the part that worries me of bright as they explained medical prop. If it if it if it's real. How does come out say you know I got high blood pressure dozens of times isn't exactly what it is because it's a little embarrassing their are you have a little embarrassed actually is worth this you're gonna say that this yeah I mean I don't know if you guys saw Dan Haren. Was on Twitter and some people look at it as defending him but I just looked at as isn't giving some some perspective behind what he was and a parent the a former pitcher the former Pitt Stanford angels Diamondbacks Dodgers saw and so forth yeah. He said that he had take was taking the same stuff. And because it was such a hassle. To get a doctor. With the TU week as. Let me today would I've had the when these tea leaves before four for ADD and what happens is you have to. Go to see a doctor you got to continue as you see this doctor. And it is kind of a hassle to get these sorts scripts written for you mean you got to sometimes drive all the way across the county to get some you have to prove basically that you still have. Whatever the malady is that you need to keep taking this man right is so he would Dan pero Basie said it was east. Basic switch medications because it was so much of a hassle to get the medication that we're speaking of right now so it it it's a fact that. You can't take this and haven't they're big and that their pubic exemption and go through the steps to do it. But if you don't ever bought or make something else if you have a oral or that's hard to say if he awards thanks. Earlier you I want you to get help we you know we talk about this today in other situations that there's an issue. Please by all means I want every player to get the kinda help that they need. But they shouldn't he date it that's why it done and I don't I told yeah I think the fact that it's an -- down unidentified man that's moderation. That is what leads me to believe that rob. Once it knows not really being a 100% truthful here right then you open yourself up to. You know people like Justin Verlander hit you on Twitter basics and then here comes as excuse and 32. And one. And it looks like a great we keep a great shot. Fired at you from across the bow and losing your dessert. Now the pitchers are throwing pitches up there and I didn't hit here and now they're looking at you like that's why am I slider dad hit an 02 pitch that was down. That's our Robbins can only 26 home runs last year at the age of 34 it's not. It's too bad I like Robinson can now as a ball player but his name will be in the books when everybody else's name and it's not gonna go away now. And like you said Tony if he really has like an eighty. I think we're all grown up enough now on this world understand that people have some days they'll this year is sure there's depression there's a DD there's OCD theirs it all kinds of stuff any kinds of letters you wanna put my guys are right he's probably got it. So get your help we understand and don't be so embarrassed about it it's a lot less embarrassing. Than having to go through what he's going through now. And that's why I believe that you know he. Probably isn't tell 100%. Truth but I mean listening guys that the guys that have gotten through this in almost people kind of forgot our guys are just say you know it. I did it you caught you caught me I Andy pet it comes to mind I was DA doesn't that's one thing and and as I said does that mean he's like ms. Alexander I was trying to get back faster. And this is what I did to do. Somebody it's only that this would help me get back on the mound so I can make a living. And Andy Pettitte. You can read it that much you better respect affecting he just came out and Terrence is set when he needed to say Andy Pettitte is in a little bit of a different category than a lot of the rest of these guys you're absolutely right he is and that's because he came out and told the truth. One right now listen we have Joseph start keep our eye on the line. From 93 point seven the fan this is in Pittsburgh Joseph are you go to Daytona going there. Tony I'm doing great. Pleasure to be with via. Pleasure to have you oh and we look forward to the ball club stood facing off against each other coming up your trees so. I got to ask you that. The McCutcheon story. Kind of world Niemi seem like he got a standing ovation every advantage came up in Pittsburgh. When I tell us how that went down it would it will will like to be in that stadium when it was going down. I gotta be honest with ya I would watch and gain on PPI to work radio but even on TV and maybe. Partially especially on TV. It just came across as well that was Rampage upping it guy. Really lifted that more than any other person to that franchise. Help greatly which was a twenty year losing streak the longest losing streak. Ever or any franchise in North America any sport twenty years and he was the face of and more than that you know kind of like our country or go to the penguins. They're Bolton war than just great athlete. They are great citizens you know and I mean they're they're great representatives of the city. And McCutcheon always carried himself with class. And wanted to images I'm left with from his career with that time and Italy can't those kits. It batting glove after the game in center field I don't know air America and look back. That's what people responded to remind you David Kris and Saint Louis last. All out literally every at bat currently standing ovation. But it was kind of the same thing it was a it was just the weekend. Gratitude from cuts. Just start he is war in Pittsburgh 937 the fan now we're 973 the fan Joseph so hopefully we won't mix up our numbers here could correct it with Padres are on their way to Pittsburgh right now they're gonna play the pirates this weekend and the pirates have been a great story so foreign baseball this year thus while wanted to talk a little bit about them but. A little bit more on McCutcheon and just the relationship. That Pittsburgh has with a its athletes I think it's. I think it's special there to a certain extent I've been to Pittsburgh a few times. Happened to do a couple of things did and I'm not trying to drop a name here but I happen to do with a couple of things of Franco Harris. My goodness I mean he caught the immaculate reception 45 years ago it doesn't matter wherever he goes and Pittsburgh. They open the door for Franco Harris and you know it they'll love they had for a man date and for star jewel when those guys played there. And because a lot of guys in McCutcheon situation to meet could leave go to take the money somewhere else in San Francisco and get booed when they came back home. Exactly and that's happened here when guys have actually done that. In fact it happened when Barry Bonds and took the money in San Francisco but you know this was different he got traded with a year left on a deal. And your right about Pittsburgh and telling need to know that when nude walk off your airplane and walking to the airport. There is a statute of Franco Harris in the airports. Though. This town just embraces athlete and a lot of them. I think maybe contrary as to what happens in in a lot of other cities a lot of the legendary expert aptly be here. You know their whole career most of their career you know Franco left for Seattle pro like you know I don't know I'd have to see or something. At the calendar it's clear that Mario LeMieux Sidney Crosby Clement today will restart shall. You know guys guys are just embraced by around forever and especially when they're really really good people and that's. Cuts in Turkey. We have. The catch and is was is this still one of my favorite players to watch. It in Major League Baseball it let's talk about his ballclub and meek has you guys blossomed big pieces McCutcheon being one of them gear Colby and another one. And yet you guys are right in the thick of it early on in this National League central would have you seen from this ball club that. Has been able to kind of cover up may be some of those holes that you lose and in a coal and McCutcheon. Well Derrick calls it turned him in Nolan Ryan. Whitney. Would get a strikeout per nine innings that he would want great you're here good don't get me wrong. But nothing like that I don't know what happened there. And are approaching though they've actually placed his outburst at some shall our. What Corey thicker than that looks like it was great pickup by Neal Huntington. Francisco or belly is healthy. And it has been the best start this. All star number Digg style penicillin you guys slapped you. Yeah how about that I mean you agree you know ideal start yeah any athlete skull off the map after his first half but. Nevertheless to basically get him for nothing was unbelievable. And I column ran him pretty good at third base. And starling marte is the other key and maybe the biggest key quite frankly that he has come back to. BA star which you really want before when you look at his numbers like I think almost any baseball or taken. Start market for about four years is currently ninety cent without spent about at a power man and he has been fantastic and in the pitching. I've been in about what it's been good enough you know what I mean guys that I'd like to know up Duchardt dark Alley. Alex struggled numbers aren't great nobody numbers are great but it seemed like an up guy except that in a good start. That they're okay and then they got the big board the packer bulk. Vasquez. Who changed its name because. What are his wife told him to write. His girlfriend her older insists there that's when it was our yeah he used to go to earth aren't. His sister told him change his name and so he's he went with that as crazy just argue in Pittsburgh joining us here Parnell pirates in it Josh Harris and I think as well leaders of that team too he's he's been out here. A month and a half. The one constant that I see in Pittsburgh and it started like you said with McCutcheon and knows ball players. But it also started with the arrival Clint Hurdle as the manager to me in Pittsburgh. And he's still there and the pirates for many years I mean from like Chuck Tanner and the we are family team of 79. To Clint Hurdle it probably went through fifteen guys trying to find the right manager there Pittsburgh. But Clint Hurdle is fit perfectly. And I think maybe that is another reason why the pirates haven't dropped as far as people thought they might. Yeah he's a guy who just as steady as they go and really acting turn as club I also to a player. And that's why his voice doesn't get old and I think he's done a great job opera but he did their job last Q so when you look at the injuries they went through. And everything that back club or he's the kind of float you know beginning of August they were backed 500 walker got hurt again. And he's just been steady you banker or have a one patient here. What they're planned against the cardinals and then all of a sudden the cubs went straight credit that they can stop the good they went for street gave crappy. Crap beat a great. But it had to contend with that. But overall I mean. Again same thing that Obama cuts in this franchise debt nobody in game there on a one year losing streak Clint Hurdle. Great huge roll in in getting them back and still I think they're really good job. Who whose blue moon is the one guy that nobody's talking about on this roster. For depart. Well I think Richard Rodriguez. Checked out his number you know the Balkan at the beginning of the year wasn't very good. There blown an awful lot and then escape they literally picked up off the scrappy. At age 28 he's got some like 23 strikeouts to walks. And just today or inflicting damage or concert in and not be their setup guy anymore before basket. So Richard Rodriguez you guys are expecting that all this skit. This is that. A lot I would say I am sure and then I think Jordy Mercer is really steady player short bus looked at leader. A lap down Bradenton government spring training. I don't know what he's got a good five from the extremists and and everything that about McCutchen it's true but I also think it was true that he was unhappy here last year and so what Erik Cole. And I think that their departure. Help. Some of these younger guys have forced some of these younger guys. The step into a leadership role particularly if you look at that poll all go and market pull up those numbers aren't great. But he got off to a great start and carried them about two weeks. And I think those guys and other younger guys have stepped into leadership roles and I think the club out to much more enjoyable place for players to beat. Because they're not that McCutcheon Argo weighing over everybody including him. Pittsburgh Pirates. Just a game out of first place winning already tonight six nothing over the White Sox. There are very good at pleasant surprise story in Major League Baseball just argue from Pittsburgh thanks for the time joke. Thanks very enjoyable is from the Padres this weekend I'm sure will we'll try to take it easy on you guys. Of the moderate well. Everybody loves pantries and and its allies. Like code in there are days when you look out there. Remember the local partner in America or why. That's sweet that's great Joseph thanks so much of the time and weaken. Help you out at all out here in San Diego let us know. Thank area is just start you from Pittsburgh. I I thought this the citizen las McCutcheon and everybody they were like cellar dwellers for sure will he cheer I knew or not I. I knew from watching them they'd be able to replace a beam you start to see it coming when they moved. Mark tail over to send their name moved McCutcheon in their right it just Martina can suspend some McCutchen had to go back to center but. You could see that they had a plan as far as McCutcheon concern out so that when does surprise me is much. But. To be able to be to stand stand to be able to give up a guy like Gary Cole. And I know he hasn't been he wasn't very consistent aimed certainly isn't wasn't the pitcher. That we're seeing in in Houston right now to lose an arm like that they usually hurts regardless. Of how inconsistent he may have been. But yet they found a way I've I've always been a big fan of marte and Hairston. I've always respected. Majora Jordy very very much as well because. He's just he's that kind of steady shortstop that an old school it's kind of you know it hits around 250 to sixty. But he's gonna make every defense of play that the that's routine he's gonna make a few spectacular plays in the process. He's just a heady ballplayer I've always like watching him play. Name. A starting pitcher on the Pittsburgh Pirates other than nova to stop the top here Trevor Jackson. Who Trevor gentle. Note Trevor Jackson there's traveled willing tour fairways that's right medicine but what I'm trying to get back yesterday. They are proved that you can get it done with a bunch of guys. Just a bunch a guys and that's you know one of my frustrations. And put it down on the Padres date just a Great Dane Hamels had a no hitter and all that. But the pirates of the kind of team that I look at and say why can't the Padres deal little bit more like that organization right now because. The Padres have some talented young players sewed the pirates. The Padres had kind of a no name pitching staff this year Soto the pirates. But the pirates your game out of first place and you know we were not. A game out of first place we're not there yet but it will work closing gavel every patient be patient we're we're gonna go to break here we come back we're gonna have the Big Five at 5 o'clock here on 973. This thing.
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