Wow, another great get, guys. That was a lot of fun to listen to. Second in candid details only to Javy. Loved the Lasorta anecdote.
Hard to decide where to put the inside scoop on Bobby. To be honest, it cemented a couple of things I don’t like about Cox. But the language he used to describe a team of good players sort of self-managing unless something bad came up made me wonder if that might not be a reasonable way to manage good players after all. In other words, while I feel safe in assuming Bobby has been a detriment to the non-great Braves teams, maybe I can cut him some slack on the lack of championships during the run.
… then I recall he’s the latest to confirm the X’s and O’s shortcomings of Sir Bob.
No, he surely stinks. Bob, that is, not Sid.
Encouraging to hear that Sid feels well taken care of alumni-wise. Maybe after Glav’s and Smoltzy’s #’s are retired and Chipper retires, and Bobby… maybe some year soon it will be more greatly understood and more functions and pomp will arise.
Again, great job with the interview. Went after the juicy stuff with great tact.
Loved the interview…both actually. I was hoping you would ask Conrad about his lack of batting gloves. Did he ever wear them? I know he wears them when it’s cold now but has he gone through stints where he tried them and didn’t like them? Could he just not afford them early in his career? Also sad his wife missed the grand slam. Speaking of wives…I really hope that rumor link about the Wertleys isn’t true.
What will be worse for Cleveland sports fans, LeBron going to Miami or watching their former starting rotation in the WS again? Curt, LeBron is definitely a coward. He should never be mentioned in the same sentence as MJ.
As for the Yankees, can we really be that surprised. I assumed Lee and Crawford would be wearing pinstripes in 2011, but it looks like Lee will put his on a little earlier than Carl. I’m with Ham, at least he didn’t go to the Mets or Sillies. I would rather the Braves get Willingham at the deadline. I can’t wrap my head around the thought of the Braves actually having a real clean up hitter (Dunn).
Eric Stangel (Head Writer & Executive Producer) for late Show with David Letterman) Tweeted the following: :”Keeping my two year old daughter up to see the LBJ special. I want her to see the exact moment our society hit rock bottom”
Kate, I don’t really see that this is a great deal at all. Cliff Lee is a top-8 starter in the majors. With life left in his career. He is a proven commodity. Seattle is getting the top prospect from the Yankees farm system, which is one of the thinnest in baseball. The Mariners should demand more. They are dumping him. Hate to go back to it, but the Rangers have two all stars coming out of the Tex trade. Cliff Lee is a player that could make them the clear favorite to win the WS and more importantly the Rays were hot for him and that knocks them back. The Mariners are lessening their demands when they could be increasing them.
Mariners say no thanks. Reds? Rangers? Boy it’s nice to not need pitchers. Curt, do the Yankees really need a farm system? Can’t they just let everyone else develope players and buy them seasoned instead of grow them?