Feb 25, 2017|
Dan LeBatard comments on Magic Johnson...also baseball is back!
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Did I just gave in the look so I said what's it would seem with the kings did to cousins and what the markets did to the blazers. When equal LaMarcus and the blazers was. Knowing that you. Didn't have your mind made up I don't think the markets went to the blazers and said a week before he made his decision I'm coming back rent it sounds like the moon if you believe DeMarcus Cousins. Sounds like to Sacramento Kings. Two days in a week before word told him you're our senator p.s you're not going anywhere and then didn't inform him of the decision. That's BS that did LaMarcus Aldridge fed told the blaze all along. Bet you're not sure what he was gonna do but they he did let them know before you sign that was the whole nick pontoon trade. Then went down with that too restraint they knew that that was a 5050 proposition and they rolled the dice on it. Sounds like DeMarcus Cousins was told one thing and then two days later. In his own words I got stabbed in the back I can move all yanks have that. He can be lying if possible knows. But did so Mike's lead brought to seven innings good point it's kind of like fly a diva was even. Sort of surprised by it may be end because the owners like you know we've. But he he'll deal and you know why would because why he said if you believe him that he had to better offers two days before. Just this just goes to show you would have a mess of an organization the kings were let him keep your pitcher ducks in her news in the what's going on. Armed stops guess by the way Philadelphia. Pat were so stupid. We are sports hosts we should know that. Yes we should know how many people Khamis full Balkan hole right and I still don't after only is stadium had no idea right. What doc Carey stadium where who doc here says that matters so to the people who came assigned to in the aren't really don't. No not really you know the Martins did say is coming back but that was long before. The decision like behind closed doors they knew that that they were trying to get him to stay in the state they he never says I don't think he ever told them no. IA I'm candy staying now. Behind closed doors they knew that that was one of those let's cross our fingers and hope for the I think they thought that they keep getting this day. And may have been even a little bit surprised that he left but now I'm you know he says stuff in the media like you now wanna be the best of the best places ever Yucca thing in. Dumb luck it is you know. I think he had his mind made up the whole time that he was leading but he never released he never said that may be one of those things to we've all had this whether it's breaking up with a girlfriend her or whatever tough decision you you're making. They you in your mind may not want to make that decision you may not want to come to the realization that deep down if you look inside you knew all along. The U we're gonna make it just took you awhile I don't lead that was an easy decision by any stretch of the imagination. For LaMarcus suited to make capital openly remember he took less money I think it blows and and left to go to San Antonio I don't Italy when you leave that kind of money on the table and you leave a legacy in you know you're gonna burn bridges hourly that's easy for anyone to do. I think he was he from because. Is Texas. As these kids down there are some things was mom too ridiculous bomb Perez from there. And then you won again winning team and I just don't think hero like Portland effect he soulless house like two years before. On his contract was down. National sort of sign I still think even and again I go back to the relationship thing you're a bit of bad relationship it's still hard never admit no I've never have is. Never even when you are innocent really in my relationships as it is wonderful and perfect. Even when your situation whether it's at work or her or you know they have personal nature I it's hard to leave. Some new you've invested a lot of years and I don't think those decisions are ever. We we move on. On T damn monitor. Now damn avatars on ESPN. Radio yes. And he says he's the Cuban guy played as the TV as well he does the with some immunity issued as of his dad and highly questionable is can't program our Dan looked OK I lied to by the way I would like to offer by a support and that I enjoy the Dan Levy church okay. I've never really consumed him much he is one of my favorites ESPN percent on the much about it. But he's on their. And he had really similar take deductible what both you nine. How you how you and I reacted the Magic Johnson being have been lakers yes he said what you got here is a testament to the power of fame. And a testament to the power of modicum of charm because Magic Johnson is charming. But Magic Johnson was given a late night television show because he's famous and charming failed in eleven shows Magic Johnson was given a head coaching job of the lakers because he's famous in charming. Failed in sixteen games Magic Johnson not interesting as a broadcaster given broadcasting opportunity in broadcasting opportunity. Because he's famous and charming and now. He gets to run the entire lakers organization because he's famous in charm. But he wasn't good at any of those jobs I just mentioned any got all of those jobs by passing a whole lot of people were more qualified because he's famous and John. So that's. I hate. Tend to agree with that actually yet there was very similar to the take that both of us I guess is they who did magic. Is really. Charismatic. In their mail loves him but is he really the right guy to run that organization. And my point was. I I don't like in William whether it's it's it's in college football there's always the sense that you have to hire the former player you have to hire someone that's got ties to the organization in my question is why. What is you don't have to be a former player to be agreed GM. Why why after all these years of ineptitude you turning to magic Johnson and what about Magic Johnson do you believe. Is going to somehow come in woods your experience of running the team. And pull you out of the depths that you've been over the last two or three years because he's famous John because he's famous charm pill problem well Jeanie buss loves a couple people took a real exception yes like Dan the guitar had set. Did some key Shawn Johnson has an LA based ESPN radio show. And he urged DM and return to shut up yet and said the following I can't tolerate the student. I can't tolerate him saying these things about Magic Johnson because his facts are completely wrong. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver says. He got to talk show coming out of the NBA because they were trying a late night talk show with African Americans and he's a guy in the city of LA who everyone liked the talk show business is hard. How many people fail out it. Then he goes on to say I'm going to read between the lines. I'm going to read between lines on this one to me he's saying he's a black dude and that's the way I look at. Then. There's a host guy named. Jorge said Donahoe in sincerest Spain and who's that work is done it's it's there he's he's doing the show with key shot yeah. Saddam though is later Phil was a filling dialect all the national shows he would always be Phil and employs op tempo now polyps that are. OK so he's on the show with key shine and he actually counters key Shawn Johnson. And repeatedly says. He knows dammit retired not a race and he's not a races that he's the basically comes out and says you know he's he's his parents are Cuban said Dan Lipitor is the last person on earth that is a racist in key Shaun. I think that was trump. And her via. That to BA says that in no way is amateur races into Shawn doesn't want to buy. So then Michael Thompson calls yet Thompson was listening and just call they don't show up and he says Saddam now you're pissing me off. You've got to stop defending this led to tart. How dare he question magic credentials and qualifications. When this man is a basketball old genius. What does he want. That ticked me off when I heard that I'm with you key. That was some kind of veiled racist comment there. I need. I I don't understand how this has questioning magic screwed pencils and qualifications I'm with I don't understand how any of this how does that not raise now is how is how is questioning his credentials and qualifications. Not legitimate I don't know. But like it with the help. If you question Larry Bird you questioned John Elway are biggest in the did the more recent one was John Lynch. I when they hired John Lynch is the GM in San Cisco my first thing was why. Why are you hiring John Lynch who's never done this. And your hiring John when simply because he was a good fogler what does he know Bahrain a front office. So in John Lynch was black. Would that make what I said a racist comment let's say they were hiring Ronnie Lott. And I said the exact same thing about John Lynch says that I said about Ronnie Lott would that then make it racist do you think I don't understand how in any way that this is no I was gonna be a white guy maybe I'm missing the point. Well India but that at the same time I would I would never wanna tell someone that they can't. Like like I'm cooler cooler we dare to tell African American man did you feel that something isn't races. But. I don't. I don't get it on this on Michael will bunt turned into calling someone famous and charming. First of all isn't even like a negative it's a two positive words that are just saying why he got jobs. Him in Indy in areas where he didn't have experienced. A tip there's no race tied to that cycle low bar to. We did ID says celeb retired as the basis of magic worthiness on a failed talks on field coaching career to not 25 years of success in business. Phil talk show indicates more about magic as a Boston basketball been building and running numerous successful businesses did the electricity go out live deterred studio last two decades of the twenty cantv knowledge of the best successes. If you're gonna publicly weigh the pros and cons of what a man has done and waved. All not just the part that support your argument. That from Michael well you know that's a good point down there about his businesses he had a he's a very successful business absolutely but I think on the basketball side this is nothing to do with the color of the skin at all I don't think Magic Johnson has just sort of portrayed whether it's through broadcasting through his Twitter. Or. Through coach gene. He has sort of portrayed this like. Will be the word. Simplicity to him is it's ignorance. He's not that. And he's a great basketball player one of the best of all time but he just. He has not shown if you if he's consumed him in any way out on the NBA again outside of his other businesses only to know what else is a business army on the Dodgers but. What else sees. You were invested in EP built basically. They keep took movie theaters and restaurants he took committed neighborhoods where no one would develop no one would brisket. And he hired. Intercity kids and people that no one wanted anything to do with and him and his business partners built that thing into an empire. And he's been very successful doing that but I don't understand what that has to do with the running the Los Angeles like well he he's not a dummy. But he also if you never consumed him he's not that sharp on hoops now and I think that's where this comes from. It and that's why Levitt hard says what he says that's why you and I said what we said. And and you watched magic. Yikes there again he's magic he's on the greats all time greats when my favorite players grown up but boy I think it's. Totally fair to question if he's capable. Of running the franchise and someone says that's exactly in this is a great point Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time and that guy is a disaster. As a front office men and build in a basketball team and I'll say this about any time you hire. An ex player with zero experience running anything I think that that's that's a negative I said about John Mitchell also ate about Magic Johnson. I stated if anyone wants to hire Peyton Manning is journal manager why. Because he was a good quarter but you I can then here's this don't even compare this to John Lynch lynch deserves the job because he's actually Smart. I mean could you say though that this is. I think the thing about Lindsay I think that comment exactly as I could you say though that this that the lynch thing is being treated much differently. Then the magic thing but I could see why someone would look at angle when it lynch is white. Everything no great hire that he's black vote terrible hire. I think the thing with links those that nobody knows anything about ball nobody was really calling the wind's higher grade higher right I think that's why I'm saying I I think the lynching was. We don't really know if he would be good at that Witten with magic I think he's shown. That he. Guess some people will earn little skeptical of the my phone and asked him just you know than the Kobe Bryant thing in some of the tweets that is just great in I didn't makes a little nervous he went hired Kobe's agent. They do is John Lynch had flamed out as a coach yeah. And just like magic dead there's something to go on to say what ligament what does John Lynch now. Right. Yeah Ike writes I see that there's nothing to go on John Lynch it's a risky hire because John Lynch doesn't have any experience. But nobody can say one my the other. There is evidence with magic that people are pointed at night why why would you hire him. That's international different if it is different I do think in some ways people will treat. Those two hires differently and I was I'm trying to think of you know if race plays a role in that and they his majesty not all of them cut a noodle around with that because I'd I'd when I. With so much said the John Lynch is Smart thing my first thought was who that apps you'd be clear you're insinuating a magic is it magic not that magic is not Smart. It's just that on basketball. I think it's very fair to base on this track record with basketball the question if he is capable of running the entire franchise. Yes and I'm very fair and I don't mind necessarily if if someone thinks that does the criticism of magic is unfair to say I think magic can be good added led. The anchor in the venom they got spit towards liver tartan. And in the race card get brought up and let. Well it's it's it's it's seemed very it seemed off to me and again be a white guy maybe I just don't see it. I just don't see any component to race and I'm trying to there's an open mind and give you a 30000 foot view is Dilfer says. I just don't see where that is. And everything and and I think it was. It was an auto I think on the show that said if you listen to Leavitt tardy he's being critical of all kinds of these tires I think he'd be brought up the bill Bill -- higher the level target has supposedly gone on record. Of being against these sorts of tires and that's kind of my thing. I think we hire ex athletes all the time simply because they're ex athletes and whether that's as a broadcaster whether it is the talk show host. Whether it's is a GM were rolled the front office the whole Charles Oakley thing. Did you were good not smoke there why should we give you a job in your bad that it. I that that's the part I don't under so okay we got that we got a break text iPad through final read some coming up next. Were eighteen on the band. Where I chicken soup got insanity bills. Even text but I feel fine. Can. Elgin Baylor great player France GM Michael Jordan saying he'd we ask why. One needs more to manage. And on court sports talent. Give it my thing is that so brought up with Bill Walton. Got hired as a GM. Wouldn't we be seeing the same thing. When you go I really why is Bill Walton being in general manager and I and or if magic was made would magic have been made it GM and any other team. I think people would question but it with the lakers people like well it's a natural fit again it's it goes back to it when a college has to hire a guy because he's a Michigan man or he's an Alabama guy. I just never understood that logic if you think magic the best guy for the job fine but if you're hired magic because he simply. The greatest Laker of all time in people love it in to meet that seems to be what happened here that's why I question. Who Isiah Thomas to us is Thomas was awful. Prolific. Phil Jackson struggling yeah Phyllis a Smart do you have Phil slander now New York interesting. This guy says is baffled as you guys are. Charming too close to articulate and that is code to many. My two cents. I can see that that's why same. It's like it it doesn't come from a place. But I can see why someone would take it from that place yes this when it comes to the drugs that the brunt of the John Lynch thing come and which is gonna get viewed as Stanford white yup button done up in a very presentable. And magic is gonna get viewed is that the street Antioch that they'd be charming jock it's miles Indian you know kind of weeks and smiles. But there's not a lot of substance behind it an idea why he. It would go that direction I just don't see how labored hard to look it there. I am comments I'd well but again Mike the CI IOS is my life. And she says seemed to me like I never. Know why anyone would have a pro. It's it's not about like how you feel is how you feel. That's justified. Because that's your feeling that is you. And you can. Feel how ever you want young pissed off you and a daily basis you preserver or not right nobody makes me you wanna plant one of these write your cycle right nick Tisza a that could be really unfair right but. In orders I let these things you have to understand. Why that person feels that way right. It's not completely out of right field or is it left field. Any rational why can't be had a little fun might try to loves all times like OK you feel this led to the it's it's more about how you act out those. How you act upon those feelings that can that can (%expletive) people off in other words he Jon Johnson may have heard racism and there. Totally understand. That is his feeling OK I'm gonna tell him I should feel the problem is he jumps on the radio. And holes Dan Levin tarred racist yeah and then we we start this whole thing arson and Emma. And I think we're some of this conference comes from a I try to do you both sides and even though I don't. See this is a racist thing I think what happens a lot of times is. If you're black athlete and I know this from from hang around enough locker rooms. One of the things that really bothers them is that it in leagues dominated by African Americans there's this sense and and by the way it's nonsense it's reality. There's not enough coaches there's not enough ownership designed at people of authority. People of color. And so I think that there is a natural defense when someone gets hired. That you protect hero from how you you will come to defense of them because it is sets the subject it's a rock under reform. And you will protect your own do you wanna put. You wanna put that that the fences around that because you're you're happy that finally you're getting someone that's like you. Bits in a position of authority and you'll defended at all costs I think sometimes that. I can lead to may be premature. Lashing out if. Yes I JW said he said key Shonn is wrong here but. We do need to acknowledge an African American people have been said to succeed on raw ability rather than smarts for decades yes. I think at least onto yes. Now Andy you know it's a drag it only imagine what it's like to be. You know sport it's what eighty something percent African American and you look around and deck what we can't coach. We can't be general manager some you know we're not front office executive Lou I don't follow upon us. I I'm gonna take this in a whole other direction look at you make your right hand we have kind of anarchy noble let's do it anyways I mean next though yeah we have to break and we have time their last we have to break David guest next break no you don't pres George Bush on next. George W which weren't great Tiger Woods won't feel bullish proton mass. Now hold on. Don't be mast slipped. What would you Xen the open wheel. What did you set up that I am I gonna have to go podcast the show. I thought they had some you're gonna enjoy you miss I miss that I did message to Michael is this what happens when Mike starts on that crap in their hurts the show Mike. Break. He can break hurt the show up. Thirty hurt it can't it's put so much her putting gas in the car you've RD I'm you know I'm going to give you an example from the national football who. I read this article this week and somebody's making case. That. There's some. Over lying though racism okay and I'll bring that case you when we return on this broadcast facilities. Based on overtime up to Mike. Brian. Time where Isaac can sue god 1088 of them bouquets of Keyshawn Johnson once you. Claim racism I think he's got a better case for this next story. So I told just enough. Switch gears and go to the NFL I read this story just in the dates from a December but somebody treated at night and I happened at it haven't cashed nice I just now. Caught it but it's from the New York Daily News. And it is by a guy by the name of chuck Modi on though never. So Jeff Fisher and Gus Bradley were both fired as NFL coach York's white guy it's rat. Bradley's streak of losing seasons hit four Fisher had a losing record for his sixth straight season. And he got to thinking about Todd bulls he's in New York is the about Todd Bowles who's African American jets coach. You know how Long Will he get. Any looked up. There have been seventeen black coaches head coaches in the NFL. Well site there have been seventeen times and after American coach has been fired. And he said that in 88% of those firings the losing streak hit two seasons are less remember remorse got fired into the bay after one. The only black coach who has never lost more than two seasons in a row. And kept his job was Dennis Green and so. There any talk tonight Jeff Fisher and this is an extreme example but it's a good one. That duty had six winning seasons in 22 year yeah we've talked about this the Jeff Fisher six. Jeff Fisher convinced the world that he was a good coach in the record. Tell you something different. Then. He goes to Lovie Smith Erica and Lovie Smith. Who is now in college I think he's the coach at Illinois lawyer right. 81 in 63 with the bears some. Any had the third worst quarterbacking in NFL history he took. Rex Grossman were Rex Grossman took him chooses Super Bowl. See that's racist right there. And then he took Jay Cutler Jay Cutler and Rex Grossman have never made the playoffs with any other coach but Rex Grossman with Lovie Smith goes is Super Bowl. And Jay Cutler went today NFC title game and let me get flushed in Tampa after how many. That I don't I'm just reading from the article I have to look that up but this says Levy was fired after going ten and six for the bears in 201210. And 6 am people were upset about that. I do remember that. So. And this is a guy. Who was 3628. His last four seasons with the bears. And since Lovie Smith mark Chessman John Fox. They're 22 and forty. Right I mean it by who they were the last time they're relevant was under the sky you know by the way he was fired after two years in Tampa. Two years Jesse area because he said Dennis Green Zone on that a video to losing season closes record to a fourteen and six in ten. That he was I mean he had better it's trending up if you will. And got fire got fired at the years so is this racists I mean is there racism involved here. I what is it about Lovie Smith hit back I was pretty stinking good I do you feel. It in the NFL when it comes due to coach in his Tennessee head coaching yes I do think that there is something there I think that the old stigma. It's hard to dive that. That blacks are athletic that they're not cerebral. Did don't make great coaches I absolutely think that there is an element of doubt this still exists in the NFL because I think a lot of the NFL owners it's a good old boys network. Think a lot of that is still exists I don't know how prevalent it is but the fact you have to Eveready rules of these guys can actually get interviews even. Absolutely I think that that that is is still exists in the NF. He says every. Even very good white NFL coaches get fired every now and then for a variety of reasons been in the NFL discrimination is not really. About one teams firing it's about the league reaction that fire after the bears' Smith immediately interview with the bills Eagles and chargers L passed. When four separate teams given I give the benefit of the doubt in new coach is named mark dressed in Chip Kelly Doug moron. And Mike McCoy that's discrimination. Again I don't know how to quantify all of that I don't know how much it plays into it that I think Andy Reid's scooped up after a foreign twelve record with the Eagles skipped right up down Lovie Smith. And I think Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the NFL. But to his point Lovie Smith should be a head coaching but was a bloody good Lovie Smith was Lovie Smith was a good coach. Absolutely and should still be in the NFL. Now he says the real problem here is not merely that Smith can't get the line of credit of a good veteran coach like a John Fox. Or an overrated one might Jeff Fisher Smith caning get the same respect afforded to Gus Bradley yeah. Look I think there's something there that exists in the NFL absolutely 100%. The medication Johnson street showed towards them prepare for that on in the league and be outraged over that if you are gonna be upset about something. I've this to me has a lot more things to it then the matched Johnson's stuff in the NBA but again I go back to I think a lot of the people making decisions in the NFL. Our rich old white billionaires. And I think that's true I think that exists in the NFL monsters up noble as well and I gotta be careful with this and and how well yeah. Here comes very is a perception. In the league I've even seen from coaches and front office people I've heard. These sorts of things get bounced around. That the stereotype. Of the black athlete in the NFL. Can be one that's a very negative. About their upbringing about their education about their intelligent level. And then it's it's you're viewed more is just a big dumb athlete. I think that exists that narrative exists an NFL mines in way way too often. Ends. I think that carries through as you. I think the fact that people view a lot of NFL players like that. If they it's gotta be honest it's hard to have an honest conversation about raised his gaga uncomfortable. But if you're sitting there at home how often do you hear. And interviewing NFL player eighty immediately people that their minds go oh gosh wonder where that guy went to school. I can't put two sentences together when one us when a dumb ass team and here's a high profile instant that was probably. Viewed that way. Richard chairman Richard Sherman duck. That there's just this minute he titled uses this label we get spread out over your blind Alley really isn't really Smart dude you went to Stanford yes and there's this perception that your black athlete in the NFL you come from a single parent home that you're dumb as a second hammers. You never graduated college the only easier reading college could you played football you can barely read and write. That this sort of label gets thrown out for everybody in this happens in the general public. And I do think there's an element in the NFL it's still views them that way if these players that way and it's horror. I think for a lot of the good old boys to accept a tax that. You know that that that is a real racist. Sort of narrative that they gets thrown over them did they have a hard time. Shaking news even after they're done playing. Even after they've proved themselves you know coming up the ranks in Buena position coach being the coordinator it is still hard for them to break through that stigma. This exists in the NFL. Of you're just an athlete that's the only reason why you're here is that your you can run fast and you can jump high. Innards yes but it exists in the NFL I think more so than a lot. Leagues UN know what I hate about living right now. Is that we're just not that far removed. From the forties and fifties from really really ugly time and before you know it is not just wasn't that long ago and we wanna expedited. But. This is not. Gonna go to the speed we'd like it too. In how many times do you hear the old southern football coach and you just it's this mentality of well you know dabble a and that's what's good bears let's say. I just. It's it's cringe worthy it is cringe worthy and it's real. It's really exists to this in college football and exists in the NFL. Yeah that old generation and when you're a locker room and you hear some of that seven your just a pasty white kid from Alaska and it makes you cringe. I can only imagine with the kid from Louisiana who sit right next to me that hearing that thanks. Okay coming up next we have a long home run Jason long home run today. Another kind of spot yes they were. It was the first right yeah broke. Baseball back on television somebody hit a ball 600 feet. That's the way not really bad penalty gave every two balls X energy now and a piece it was 1002200. Feet. But after a football over the mountains for 43 on the fan on. We're sizing can sue John Kennedy though. Unless you guys out there you bros but does this show is ready for some baseball yeah. And so reenergize his nineteen is actually. Pretty game. It's shut out. Plus two years removed from winning two World Series three years removed from back to back World Series by bloom. Your team's pretty good alert not mean I was looking at the odds. Yet not look for the rose another isn't a lot of love for the royals either there's expected to be about a 500 team yeah probably look for third best team in the Al central he has a sub division the division is getting good while so the bottom two teams are. Some of the worst him the American noble when you've got to me if you're if you're talking divisions and you Italians tigers royals when you've got three teams that are legit I solid I consider that to be a good division yeah Mike shot up. Just being realistic over here don't worry it's no whale east. That's for sure really sucks. Doesn't it. It's going to be a Red Sox fans everybody else and right sides are filthy. Well the Red Sox on belliard at every year we do this in you corny one team the last Utica that actually. Happened that when. On the net then the Indians were thought of a bit of a decent team and I'll think a lot of people thought Cleveland was gonna be in the World Series last year in this or there's a sexy team whether it's the blue jays of the Marlins. Some it'll do something in the offseason make a bunch of moves and we got all sports Pitts gets he gets excited about them and then they end up flaming out. Yankees he'll be all right and WOK the jays the orange or did the jays tutorials and Janus in the Red Sox the Yankees ice building that's if it does. And it's a very competitive division. But I think the jays are gonna take a step back I have no idea about the Oreo line. My with the jays take is that hasn't lost Encarnacion and they re signed an aging and now batter Jose Batista or find me a better division. Talked about. I may soon. Then mail he's an AL east. May be the top to bottom I don't think there's a better division top to bottom. As you still have used other big heavy hitter in Boston hmm you can't discount the Orioles and what they they've done over the last handful of years. And the blue jays and the Yankees are contenders. There and you don't even know the race mean yeah I Ricky Wright the RAZR kind of bad blood raise your right rays are good but there's not a better division in all of baseball. I think your eye you do say that the U trying to. Yeah lighted with an AL least ho hum sort of thing I'm just this how I've. I view the division this year I don't think it's going to be is do you think look at your three teams Lara fourteenth last year when 84 games or more minutes a good. It's a good well and had the Yankees pulled their head out. You know played the young guys suitor you know the Yankees could easily been an 88 win 89 when I'm with you because they are. They have the best team at least on paper and saw in the American League. And then everybody else is pretty did Tampa. Isn't but they're even not as bad as like they're not like the Braves or somebody or the Padres are sometime. And so you know you look at each division in the OS is pretty good with the Rangers mariners are now just in the angels and a's aren't very end of the angels are bad and nationals and Mets solid but you know the Marlins are sponsored decent but the Phillies and braves or something sock they do but they have some you Obama. I mean I'd argue the NL last because. Giants Dodgers are good villain Rockies are a little kind of cute team mission in my. DN SOS vs the elite Colorado Arizona San Diego aren't and he did well well it was you know I think it's Colorado's giants. Mike canyon. My sister and most of baseball show I tried to through shaded the Yankees he shined under play at night what's the Yankees win like 96 games we have so happy if they do we have big yankees news today. Erin judge designer promising young studs at the end cats hit a home run today. And they say that it went 600 feet up over those mountains could award. A but it didn't name it they're thinking they don't you know him measure. Spring training home runs now but there's thinking it was over 450 feet in the top of the scoreboard and bounced back into the field. Deed in even in that stadium number that Walsh mortar hit that landed on the top of the scoreboard there legally now. The LA school. Will we see this in the think the World Series or not the World Series but. The all star game it was misleading to me because some of those home runs that they don't like getting over 450 you mean you just launch and and so little ones that seem like towering drives. This they've they've they've projected out to be like for forty or Mike there's no possible way. Like that was gone and it's like the line drives are the ones that they say use the end up going oh they claim 500 feet but you know what the longest home run in in. Major League history is. Maybe five instant change it's 540. And it's famous home run in the video of it is insane it's the Cecil Fielder no Izzy went out of Tiger Stadium and I think it was in the playoffs. I don't know he was Jose Canseco. At skydome. Power any hitter into the fifth. Yeah yeah now that's one of those the end there's no mistaking that Mickey that's a long. Long I can watch that video on the well there's a good passing guys that hit home runs and guys that hit. Did that get out there and just mash and those guys are fun to watch like you go to watch BP which is why I think that the home run derby is the best part of any. All star game. Whatever the you've got all take a home run derby over the all star game itself. Or anything else they knew that still fun to me when Bryce Harper or you know one of these guys gets up Posey Batiste that's a big swinger says it has. When you get up there and watch these guys Stanton is another one it's just I love watching him swing I can watch like I hit home runs. Home runs all day long. And doesn't get old Monty knows can take a medium now. He hit off Mike Flanagan. And it was in the LCS 1989. And headed into the fifty deck at now where is that villagers now whatever that is that's the top deck of a vet put India have been there yet to nor is enormous it into the fifth deck. Jose Canseco was that large that's really throw bud lite bottles of babies from there but yet they real bad reputation out there. For all of their animals. Tennis was too big the nicest people in the world everyone it's collegiate fans the blue Jay fans are little obnoxious yeah. Getting it will mariner fan hates them because when they play it says Safeco. Blue Jay fan there's more blue Jay fans there are mariners fans they'll come down from Vancouver to the closest thing they're gonna get to their team. All right coming up next our Jason quick CSN on Yusuf Nur kitsch tweets making a lot of people like cited. And so Jason will be on the test at up by thirty. Has Oregon football really offered over a hundred scholarships. For two dozen nineteen seems like pad through there offered a lot. Yeah I'm filling all of those commitments perhaps if we have time we can even I get into some NFL free agency you know it's kicking off. March 9 get ready for bad teams to make bad signings would a lot of money yet he's like always. Now I'll list three of the teams that have the most money in it's always the bad teams in and they'll spend it and then in two years to see all these guys signed big contracts will be free agents again. Because they will get cut because they make too much money folks that is what we have planned for you. In our next hour of broadcast will be right back on 1080 the fan.