Bob Nightengale

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Or so with that USA today and MLB network. I'm glad I love the WBZ I think it's so exciting I don't think it ruined spring training and I know you've been watching it all what's your take on that. That blasts and at welterweight streak spreading your bluntly all star game. I'm not in itself vote feeding me ulcers game. But it they yeah it's on the upper it's fun to watch and those seats mean everything. Is here environments there it's actually selected in the you know. Not run Alan. But Miami you know it's a quote do. Rico and you're Dominican Republic. It was unbelievable atmosphere I mean it's that it never in my life in the thirty years ago and it. And I you know I I think about teams are dealing get even further but you look at Israel. And I know Ryan Lavar and Weis said it was a life changing experience. For him man and the two upsets and they were kind of a Cinderella story. There in the beginning I mean we're not we're not looking at them now but there was drama. Literally. All over the globe. I don't believe it now hurt. Some. You have to implement it you know. Latin America and Japan beat Agassi and intrigue and you know they did giants I know you'll bear bam there. You know it in the world parents and that little birds ratings agency it is bigger that means some martz. And unity. In the country. Do you think that a lot of people they just today in the coaching staffs and in the front offices. It's just worries them that their multimillion. Dollar. Investments. Are actually in somebody else's hands and they're gonna get heard and not on their watch because for me asking baseball players to play baseball. Isn't any more dangerous than having them in camped think it's a control issue. Not I am Margaret that with complete control. I mean obviously in the car lot more of them on the WTC. Looking at all yet it like it is everything else. It's you're now and edit it what it all what they're. Yup you're the giant and at the oval on an act proper. Another another album art bullet that you know it's and it. By the it prepares you allow one in the air reclining. You are so am I up and fired. Well it's great for eight runs go or what it here. Who no doubt about it and I you know a few years ago when the jets miss the playoffs. A lot of giants fans pointed to the fact that they had too many guys in the WBZ they got and dubbed too quick to me it was just a scapegoat kind of thing. Yeah I don't like Obama he'd be your bare 20 man. I took the part urchins and you know mark that you'll back that you are the first year it we have more players that term and detonated but we've nitpicking that you know the yeah you know. He can't get you to. There are more. Particularly appeared at the blogger and but it is spot on it and say. You know ideally yes that could be me aura. Oreo released this great credit unions I'll pick 1100. I actually agree theory total and I personally know Bob nine Gallup USA today MLB network talking about. On the local teams let's start with the green and gold we are home of the days here. Sonny gray once again is not going to be the opening day starter last time I was because of the stomach flu this time he's got a an injury when you look at the young rotation. The gays obviously are not built for the playoffs this year they won one game more laughter than they did before that but at Vegas they have the wind total around 66 and a half. I think they get at least get to. To seventeen maybe still last place but still I think they're gonna be at least five game is better. Do you see them as a team what some of the young talent coming through and these young pitchers to three years away and. I think that in aggregate all that he went right. A complete backfired. I'm an adult and played down. The portrait of baseball history. You know it's early yet clear it out at Russell. And that's urban street so that is raised them and his back. Edit that rhetoric number well. Yeah I mean you know it's either heavyweight bout life. In yeah that the brig at. So it meanwhile other quality recover that are in and that your circus spent some money. Yet have created to wanna conquer you know what you pedal. Boat. Well Bob not only that but the you know this for years the the ownership of the a's has said we hated here we wanna go to San Jose we don't like the building now it's a completely. Different flavor they have a new president. A new face of the same ownership but now they've embraced Oakland. There what's it like as a national writer Tom no longer hear all the winding. Yeah I mean a ball mark you know that their ilk. Very that spent money. I guess here that they went sports and a complete back yard that they had beat Kansas City in Iowa game while out. You immediately change this. But again. In now at the old Angela stark iron Abner Russell. And interpret shortstop. New York you've got real leaking but at the Russell in the and now than that in your field. Too dark bit in artful. End you know it and now. You appear small market in you skill or trade. Yeah I don't believe me we can think they think about that all the time got more questions for. Bob nightingale let's switch over to the the west side of the bay. The giants as you mentioned Mo Lance and now that was their one weakness last year is they did not have that closer. In the playoffs though ended do you still see them as a a contender once again. Our idea I think that it wouldn't admit I like that not a lot. You know like he should not have a old well there again more expert now but for a tire bowl in them. I'll you get bounced back on it aren't a lot. I did you have every business a year ago. Bewildered. Thank you actually. You know and in their left field out there are gonna have maybe a platoon of Jerryd Parker and and William send now Michael Morse has been raking them might be him. As well let some people have said you don't really need a star at every single position and they could live with a platoon in left field how much weight do you put into that Linus on. I'll let you know apocalyptic it. You're going to be in. In it he did at that mine in the you know all out or you'll. You know you get into an it would not earning a dollar. I'm sure that I'm in right field magic word of that back up on my that would. 08. So oh it would work as part report. And right now if you had you up prognosticate. The or World Series match up would be which two teams. So long ago yeah I think at bat bounced back. Rude Buddha after last year. Went there pitchers not been down now. So I get a guy that bought the Red Sox are people will be in the last year. You'll in the event October. Idea of you are now there's nobody here over there. I would not I would not be surprised at all that these guys like they're it. Jack Chris Sale to the Red Sox rich get richer and I. Yeah they they had but it raised its guidance and what that if you put it in the National League ball. It was a great course net number number you got it back. All right we Revver Bob nightingale read them and USA today and watching and it'll be -- fall on Twitter at the united gal hey Bob really appreciate the time and insights on the weekend and hope we will catch up again real soon. Our that it happened. I it's a very good Bob nightingale national baseball writer and.