Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: Mon #, 2019 (Pt. 2)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: Mon #, 2019 (Pt. 2)


WELCOME BACK. WE ARE RIDING SOLO TONIGHT SO CALL 412-575-2600. MINNESOTA HAD A TERRIFIC REGULAR SEASON BUT THEY’VE NOW LOST 15 STRAIGHT PLAYOFF GAMES AND EVERY TIME THEY SEEM TO DRAW THE YANKEES AND THE YANKEES HIT THE BALL LIKE CRAZY AGAINST THEM SO THEY DID IT AGAIN TODAY. INTERESTING TO WATCH STEPHEN STRASBURG LAST NIGHT FOR THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS WITH SIX REALLY GOOD INNINGS. THEN THEY BROUGHT IN MAC SCHERZ ARE, ONE INNING AND STRUCK OUT THE SIDE AND THEY GOT A BIG WIN AGAINST CLAYTON KERSHAW SO WE WILL SEE WHAT IT MEANS IF IT SHOULD AFFECT. AND THE OTHER SERIES THE ASTROS RIGHT NOW ARE TRYING TO GO UP TO-1 ON THE RAISE AND IT’S FUN TO WATCH HIM PITCH, HE DOESN’T MIX HIS MESSAGES. HERE IT IS 99 MILES PER HOUR AND HE HAD SIX STRIKEOUTS IN THE FIRST INNING AND IF THEY WIN THEY WILL BE UP ON THE RAISE. THE RAYS HAVE HAD A GOOD SEASON CONSIDERING WITH CREATIVE TRAITS AND CREATIVE ACQUISITIONS, WAIVER WIRE AND WHATEVER ELSE THEY DO IN TERMS OF DRAFTING AND DEVELOPING THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE THAT IS QUITE EMBARRASSING TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. 412-575-2600 LET’S GO OUT TO GARY . HOW ARE YOU? HELLO. MY QUESTION IS, I THINK HANDS- DOWN IN THE AFC NORTH THE STEELERS HAVE THE BEST DEFENSE. DID YOU SAY HANDS-DOWN? SEE YOU CONVINCED IT’S BETTER? I CLEVELAND IS REALLY GOOD BY THE WAY. I DON’T KNOW HOW IT WILL STACK UP AGAINST THE STEELERS LONG- TERM BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PLAYMAKERS. THE STEELERS ARE CERTAINLY PLAYING DEFENSIVELY. MY PROBLEM IS THEY HAVE TO KEEP THE OFFENSE OFF THE FIELD. IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE ON THE FIELD TOO MUCH. WELL THE OFFENSE NEEDS TO BE ON THE FIELD MORE AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS THROUGH BALL POSSESSION. ANGST FOR THE CALL. THE LAST GAME MONDAY NIGHT THEY DID IT IT WASN’T SO MUCH A RUN GAME, YES THEY RAN THE BALL BUT THE NUMBERS WEREN’T ALL THAT IMPRESSIVE. WHEN YOU TARGET RUNNING BACKS 16 TIMES AND THEY MAKE 16 RECEPTIONS THAT IS GOOD STUFF. BALTIMORE WILL BE EXPECTING THAT TOMORROW SO I DON’T THINK YOU WILL SEE IT BUT THEY HAVE TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED. I THINK THE TIGHT END, WAS REALLY GOOD WITH ONLY ONE WEEK OF PREPARATION. I EXPECT HIM TO BE BETTER. VANCE McDONALD WILL BE BACK AND IF THAT’S THE CASE THERE ARE TWO GUYS THAT CAN GET TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. JAMES CONNOR WILL PLAY EVEN THOUGH HE MISSED THE MAJORITY OF PRACTICES THIS WEEK. THERE IS A LOT TO LIKE ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE BUT THEY’VE GOT TO DO IT TOMORROW. WHEN YOU ARE ON THREE YOU DON’T LEAVE YOURSELF MANY ROOM FOR ERROR THERE. HOW ARE YOU DOING MY MAN? TV RADIO, TV RADIO. IF WE EVER GO TO WAR I WANT YOU TO BE ONE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL. GENERALS. HOCKEY SEASON IS IN SWING AND SOMETHING I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK YOU, I THINK WE WERE BOTH IN AGREEMENT HOW MUCH KNOWS ABOUT THE GAME OF HOCKEY. DID YOU EVER READ HIS BOOK? I WISH I HAD MORE TIME WITH HIM IN THIS OFF-SEASON, HE WAS BATTLING SOME HEALTH ISSUES. NORMALLY WE GO OUT ONCE IN A WHILE AND TALK ABOUT THINGS. IT’S INTERESTING I NEVER HEARD MEDIA ADDRESSES ISSUE AND WHEN THE BOOK WAS BEING WRITTEN THE GUY ASKING HIM THE QUESTIONS WHO WAS THE GREATEST HOCKEY PLAYER YOU’VE EVER SEEN IN YOUR LIFE AND BOB YOUR AND THE GUY SAID WHAT ABOUT WAYNE AND HE SAID YOU DIDN’T ASK ME IF THEY WERE GREAT PLAYERS, YOU ASKED ME WHO IS THE GREATEST PLAYER I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND IT IS BOBBY YOUR WITHOUT A DOUBT. HE REVOLUTIONIZED THE GAME OF HOCKEY. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? THAT IS A GOOD OPINION AND HE CERTAINLY DID. THEN THE GAME CHANGED A LOT BECAUSE GUYS BECAME MORE OFFENSE MINDED AS BLUE LINERS. I’VE NEVER SEEN BOBBY IN PERSON PLAY. I READ A LOT AND SEEN A LOT OF VIDEO. I KNOW WHAT HE HAS DONE BUT TO ME I AM GOING BACK TO — GRETZKY YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH THAT. THERE WERE GUYS AND THEY WERE ALL GOOD. I ALWAYS HATE THIS ARGUMENT BECAUSE IT DIFFICULT TO PICK ONE OVER EVERYONE ELSE. CHANGED HOCKEY AND DID IT IN A WAY WHERE HE INSPIRED YOUNG PEOPLE EVERYWHERE AND I THINK THAT IS THE CASE OF ALL GREAT ATHLETES. THEY INSPIRE PEOPLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY TO BE LIKE THEM. WE SAW A HOTBED OF HOCKEY TURN OUT TO BE THE CASE IN SO MANY PLACES BECAUSE OF WHAT HE DID BY THE WAY AND BY THE WAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY IF YOU’RE WATCHING BY THE WAY. 54 I WON’T EVEN TELL YOU MY AGE. THANKS FOR THE CALL. LET’S GO TO GYM IN SHALER. FIRST OF ALL CLEVELAND HAS A BETTER DEFENSE THAN THE STEELERS RIGHT NOW SO THEY BEAT UP ON THE BENGALS LAST WEEK WE WILL SEE ABOUT TOMORROW. LET’S TALK BASEBALL. YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE EX- PIRATES DOING GOOD ON OTHER TEAMS, IT JUST MAKES ME SICK. YOU ARE SEEING THE TAMPA BAY GUYS BLOWING GUYS AWAY. I JUST IN THIS ORGANIZATION CAN TURN THIS AROUND. WE COULD HAVE HAD THESE GUYS ON THE TEAM AND IT JUST MAKES YOU SICK — PROBABLY PLAYING FOR THE YANKEES. EITHER THAT OR THE LA DODGERS WILL MATCH THEIR PITCHING STAFF WITH HIM. MUELLER MAYBE THE FIRST PITCHER TODAY. THEN THEY CAN AFFORD THAT. THOSE GUYS ALL HAVE BIG TELEVISION DEALS WITH LOCAL TELEVISION IN THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. I HOPE IT GIVES THEM MORE MONEY AND I THINK IT DOES. THEY WERE MAKING 20 MILLION A YEAR AND THEY SHOULD DOUBLE THAT AND IT SHOULD BE MAYBE TRIPLED. EVEN SO, YOU HAVE TO SPEND IT ON PAYROLL. YOU CAN’T POCKET IT AND DO OTHER THINGS WITH IT, NOT ONLY IS A PAYROLL BUT IT IS DEVELOPING A DRAFT. TAMPA IS THE BEST EXAMPLE OF THIS. YOU CAN HAVE A PAYROLL THAT GOES DOWN 16 MILLION FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR, LAST YEAR THEY WON 90 GAMES WITH THE PAYROLL THEY HAD. THIS YEAR THEY CUT 16 MILLION AND THEY WON 95. THEY KNOW HOW TO DO IT IN A WAY WHICH MEANS YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND NECESSARILY YOU JUST DO IT THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY, YOU DEVELOP YOUR OWN PLAYERS THEN YOU LOSE THEM AT TIMES. DAVE JOINS US NOW. THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP FROM THE PAST CALLER. I WAS GOING TO MAKE A COMMENT, I WAS WATCHING THE ASTROS AND NICOLE SAID WE SHOULD SEND AN EMAIL AND SAY THANK YOU BECAUSE JUST HAD A SEASON AND MAYBE NOW WILL GET TO PLAY IN A WORLD SERIES. YOU MISSED OF THEIR TIME IN HOUSTON. THEY MAY WIN IT AGAIN THIS YEAR AND THEY SHOULD BE FAVORED. YOU HAVE YOUR LANDER COMING AT YOU, THAT IS THE BEST THREES MEN IN ALL OF PITCHING. KERSHAW IN THE POSTSEASON HASN’T BEEN AS GOOD BUT HEY WASHINGTON COULD SURPRISE YOU. HERE IS THE THING, IT IS ABOUT TO PITCHING. IF YOU HAVE GOOD PITCHING YOU DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TO HIT THE BALL WELL ON A CONSISTENT BASIS BECAUSE THE PITCHING WILL CARRY YOU. THE PIRATES NEED A LOT OF PITCHING. IF THEY BRING BACK THE SAME CAST OF CHARACTERS DON’T EXPECT THINGS TO CHANGE. WHAT DO THEY DO? HOW DO THEY ACQUIRE THAT TALENT? THAT WILL BE ON THEIR AGENDA COMING UP. LET’S GO TO PAUL. HI BOB HOW ARE YOU? GOOD. WHAT’S GOING ON WITH YOU? I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT SAMUELS, I KNOW IN COLLEGE HE PLAYED A VARIETY I DON’T KNOW IF I MISSED IT LAST WEEK, I DON’T KNOW IF HE THREW THE BALL — YES HE WAS 3- 3 OFFICIALLY. I LIKE HIM AS A RUNNING BACK. HE HAS GOOD HANDS OUT OF THE BACKFIELD. I HOPE WE SEE MORE OF HIM TOMORROW. IT WAS RIDICULOUS HE NEVER TOUCHED THE BALL IN SAN FRANCISCO. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY. HE WILL BE ANOTHER KEY CONTRIBUTOR IN THE BACKFIELD IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. THAT IS BETTER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT HE COULD DO COMING OUT OF NC STATE. A VERY TALENTED KID AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM PUNCH EVERY NOW AND THEN BUT IT IS PREDICATED ON THE OFFENSES LINE. THEY ARE THE JUMPER CABLES THAT GET THE CAR GOING THEN IT IS UP TO YOU TO GET THROUGH THE WHOLE. WE ARE TAKING A BREAK 412-575- 2600 AND AGAIN WE HAVE A BIG DAY TOMORROW STARTING AT 11:30 AM FOR OUR NUMBER ONE SPORTS SHOWDOWN. JOIN US TOMORROW, IN THE

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