Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: August 21, 2019 (Pt. 2)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: August 21, 2019 (Pt. 2)


THE PIRATES LOSE 11-1. I WANT TO SEE MORE BEHIND THE PLATE. OTHER NEWS, CHRIS ARCHER WAS PLACED ON THE 10 DAY IL WITH SHOULDER INFLAMMATION. IS SEASON MIGHT BE OVER. IF REHAB GOES OKAY, HE COULD POTENTIALLY BE BACK SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER. BIG NEWS FOR THE PINK PANTHER FOOTBALL TEAM. REMEMBER THIS GUY? IT WAS DOWN TO PENN STATE COCKPIT AND HE CHOSE PENN STATE. HE HAS HAD A COUPLE OF INJURIES. HE DECIDED TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM AND NOW HE’S COMING TO PIT. HE WILL BE ELIGIBLE IMMEDIATELY. MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY. AND OTHER BIG NEWS, BILLY GUERIN IS OFF TO MINNESOTA TO BECOME THE GM OF –. HE WAS THE ASSISTANT HERE SINCE 2014. AFTER RETIRING, HE TOOK A COACHING JOB, DEVELOPMENTAL COACHING JOB THEN BECAME THE ASSISTANT GM. HE WAS THE HEAD GM FOR THE WILKES-BARRE TEAM. THEN ASSISTANT FOR THE PENGUINS. NOW HE GETS HIS FIRST SHOT AT BEING A GENERAL MANAGER IN THE NHL WITH THE WILD. OF US A CALL. WE CAN TALK ABOUT BILLY GUERIN IF YOU WANT OR THE STEELERS. THEY HAD THEIR THIRD PRESEASON GAME. IT IS KIND OF A DRESS REHEARSAL GAME. THE THIRD GAME OF THE PRESEASON. IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THE PRESEASON. MAYBE BEN ROETHLISBERGER PLAYED 15 OR 20. WE WILL HEAR MORE OF THAT COMING UP WHEN MIKE TOMLIN HAS HIS PRESS CONFERENCE. WE WILL TAKE PIRATES PHONE CALLS RIGHT NOW. WE ARE JAMPACKED WITH CALLS. PETE, I LOVE YOU MAN. I WATCHED THE DODGER GAME. RIGHT NEXT TO THE DUGOUT. HE IS THE KOUFAX OF PITTSBURGH. HE IS IN THE BEAVER COUNTY HALL OF FAME. HE MIGHT BE IN A COUPLE OF HALL OF FAME’S. I’M GOING OFF THE PATH A BIT. I WORKED ON PNC PARK FOR A YEAR. IF HE GOES TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECH WEBSITE, THE PARK AT 3.5 OF FIVE STARS. IT COST $250 MILLION TO BUILD. YOU BALLPARKS COST 390 MILLION. REGARDING STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY, IT FAILS ACROSS THE BOARD. ONLY THREE PARKS IN BASEBALL GETTING FIVE STARS. DODGER STADIUM, ORVAL PARKIN SAFECO FIELD. THEY ARE BUILT WITH SEISMIC CODE. THEY WILL NEVER FAIL IF THERE IS ANY TYPE OF EVENT. PNC PARK WOULD CRUMBLE AT THE TRUCK BACKFIRED. NOW I WILL MAKE MORE ENEMIES. FACT THAT IS ANOTHER GREAT STAT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN. HE WAS TELLING ME HE HAD GOOD INSIGHT. IT IS A FANTASTIC PARK. THAT IS THE NICEST VIEW. I WOULD JUST GO HANG OUT FOR HALF AN HOUR OR AN HOUR, JUST TO SEE THE CITY. THAT CALL SHOULD HAVE MADE IT PAST 20 SECONDS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ARCHITECTURE OF PNC PARK. MEANWHILE, THEY ARE GETTING BLASTED. YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT SOMETHING. WE HAVE A MANAGER THAT HAD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT JOB SECURITY. AND A GENERAL MANAGER –. TALKING ABOUT SIMULATING 10,000 GAMES. IF THIS WAS ANY OTHER MANAGEMENT TEAM, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS THE BEST. IF IT WAS ANY OTHER TEAM, — WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED BY NOW. AND THE OTHER TEAM, ANY OTHER WEEK, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN SOMEONE FIRED. YES, MAYBE. THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT NOT FIRING GUYS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE VALUE WOULD BE. WHY NOT WAIT TILL THE END OF THE SEASON. YOU MAY GET PEOPLE ON BOARD SAYING THEY’RE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING. YOU THINK OF IT WAS JEFF BANISTER OR JOEY CORA, THEY MAKE IT FIVE FANS THAT WOULD CHECK IT OUT. THE OTHER THING, THERE IS A STRUCTURE IN PLACE. IF YOU FIRE GUYS DURING THE SEASON, YOU HAVE TO PATCH HOLES. SAY THE SEASON ENDS ON SUNDAY , THAT MONDAY IS BLACK MONDAY. THEN EVERYBODY ELSE IS DONE. THERE ARE A LOT OF GUYS AVAILABLE THAT YOU CAN INTERVIEW AND TRY TO FILL THE WHOLE DELIBERATELY AND SLOWLY, TO BE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN PLACE. I’M NOT A BIG FAN OF FIRING SOMEBODY DURING THE SEASON OR WHEN THE SEASON IS STILL GOING, I AM NOT. I EXPECTED YOU TO GO OFF AND SAY EVERYONE SHOULD OF BEEN FIRED YESTERDAY. HERE IS THE THING, YOU’RE STUCK WITH THEM. IF YOU WANT TO TELL ME YOU WANT TO MOVE ON FROM HUNTINGTON, THAT IS DIFFERENT. I THINK THAT IS OKAY. GET RID OF THEM NOW BECAUSE YOU CAN GO FIND EXECUTIVE. MORE IMPORTANTLY, HIS ROLE WAS DIMINISHED UNTIL AFTER THE SEASON. YOU DON’T REALLY NEED A GENERAL MANAGER RIGHT NOW. THE COACHING STAFF AND GUYS IN THE DUGOUT, I SAY LEAVE THEM GO UNTIL THE END OF THE SEASON. IT CHANGES THE ENVIRONMENT. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PENGUINS. ST. LOUIS DID IT THIS YEAR. BOTH TEAMS FIRE THOSE GUYS EARLY ENOUGH THAT THERE COULD BE AN IMPACT. THEY SAY YOU FIRE HURDLE AND WIN 74 GAMES INSTEAD OF 71. WHO CARES LET’S GO TO BOB IN CLEARFIELD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE PIRATES ARE LIKE SUPERMARKET TABLOIDS. IF YOU BELIEVE IT, WE WILL PRINT IT. AND IS AN OPTIMISTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE FUTURE. THERE WE SAY, IF YOU BELIEVE IT WE WILL SAY IT. THEN GOING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR, PROBABLY AS MANY AS THREE GUYS IN THAT ROTATION COMING OFF OF SURGERY. AS FAR AS PERSONNEL IN THE FRONT OFFICE, MY FIRING THE GUYS IN HIS FOURTH ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR NONESSENTIAL OPERATIONS BUT REST ASSURED HE SAID ANY OF THOSE FROM THE BIG THREE OR BIG FOR, THEY WILL BE THERE NEXT YEAR. THERE STILL UNDER CONTRACT. THANK YOU BOB, I APPRECIATE IT. IF I WAS A BETTING MAN, I WOULD BET THAT ALL THREE HAVE THEIR JOBS NEXT YEAR. I HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING HURDLE WILL BE BACK. I THINK IT WILL BE THE ONES THAT FALL ON THE SWORD. OR SACRIFICIAL HAND. THERE IS NO WAY YOU CANNOT MAKE CHANGES. I AGREE. IF THEY DO THAT, YOU BETTER GET USED TO CROWDS HALF OF WHAT THEY HAD TONIGHT. THAT WILL IN McKEES ROCKS. WHAT IS UP. I WAS A SEASON TICKET HOLDER FOR NINE YEARS I GAVE THEM UP THIS YEAR. IF THEY WERE NOT GOING TO SPEND MONEY I WAS NOT GOING TO. NOW I HEAR THEY’RE PROBABLY PUTTING SOMETHING IN PLACE NEXT YEAR WITH THE YANKEES AND RED SOX COMING, THE ONLY TO GET TICKETS WOULD BE SOME KIND OF A TICKET PLAN HOLDER. JUST GO ON STUB HUB. YOU COULD GO THE DAY OF THE GAME AND GET TICKETS. WHEN THEY ARE 13 GAMES UNDER 500, I AM SURE. I UNDERSTAND, TEAMS DO THAT ALL THE TIME. THAT’S WHAT THEY TRY TO SAY FOR THE PIRATES. YOU CAN GET TICKETS ON THE SECONDARY MARKET. IT DOESN’T WORK BUT ONE OF THE REASONS THEY DO THAT IS I’M ASSUMING ONE OF THOSE YANKEE GAMES ARE REDCOATS OX GAINS IS ON NATIONAL TV. THEY DON’T WANT AN AUDIENCE TO SEE IT THREE QUARTERS FULL OF YANKEE FANS. THAT IS PART OF THE REASON. THEY ARE TRYING TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE. YOU WANT YANKEE TICKET, BY FOUR OTHERS. IN A WHO STARTED THAT, PETERSON WITH PIT. IF YOU WANTED NOTRE DAME OR PENN STATE, YOU HAD TO BUY THE ENTIRE SEASON. I STILL THINK THEY DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IT IS NOT A BAD IDEA. A LOT OF TEAMS DO THAT. THERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CRITICIZE THE PIRATES FOR. IN THAT CASE, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS TO CRITICIZE PIT OR. THAT IS NOT ONE OF THEM. THANK YOU WILL. I APPRECIATE IT.

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