Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 25, 2019 (Pt. 2)

Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 25, 2019 (Pt. 2)


GOTTA BE EXCITED. PIRATES WHEN 4-2. THEY COMMITTED FIVE ERRORS IN ONE ON TO PASS BALLS. IF THEY HAVE ABOUT 80 OF THOSE TYPE OF GAMES THEY WILL BE RIGHT IN IT. ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO AND GET TO THE PHONE LINES. I WANT TO HEAR. LET’S GO TO ED IN MONROEVILLE. WITH OP-ED. HEY PHYLLIS HOW ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT. AS A PIRATES FAN I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS TO ME IS ONE OF THE WORST SEASONS THIS FRANCHISES EVER HAD FROM THE MISMANAGEMENT OF THE TEAM ON THE FIELD, TO FELIPE VAZQUEZ, TO THE WHOLE — NOW WHAT YOU ARE TELLING US TONIGHT ABOUT THE COACH AND EVERYTHING JUST SHOWS YOU THAT THE GENERAL MISERABLE LIVES OF THE STEAM. I HAVE ONE QUESTION, WHAT IS THE SCENARIO WHERE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WOULD STEP IN AND FORCE OWNERSHIP TO GET RID OF THE TEAM IF THERE IS ANY? JEAN, YOU MIGHT BE BETTER SERVING THIS TYPE OF QUESTION. I DON’T KNOW IF THERE IS SUCH A MECHANISM IN BASEBALL. IF THERE WAS ONE, DRINK COMES CERTAINLY KNOWS FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME. THE PLAYERS UNION HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION OF BOTH PIRATES AND THE RACE ON THE ALLEGATION THAT THOSE TEAMS ARE NOT SPENDING ENOUGH OF THEIR REVENUE SHARING OR THEIR REVENUE PER SE ON THE MAJOR- LEAGUE PRODUCT. THAT APPEARS TO HAVE GONE NOWHERE. SO I DON’T KNOW. DIDN’T THE PIRATES COME OUT AND REFUTE THAT? WHAT WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? THEY’RE SPENDING MONEY IN THE PLACES THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO. THEY’RE NOT SPENDING ON THE FIELD. IT DID NOT GO ANYWHERE. THIS IS WHY YOU NEED A SALARY CAP AND THE SALARY FLOOR. I KNOW BOB NUTTING HAS SAID, OR WHAT I HAVE UNDERSTOOD HE SAID, HE WANTS A SALARY-CAP BUT HE PROBABLY DOESN’T WANT A SALARY FLOOR. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. BECAUSE THEN YOU HAVE TO SPEND SOME MONEY. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY IT WILL FIX BASEBALL AND FIX THIS WHAT IS GOING ON. I AM SURE TEAMS LIKE THE YANKEES IN THE RED TEXT THAT WANT TO HAVE TO SHELL OUT THIS MONEY ALL THE TIME. TWO OF THE TEAMS THAT JUST AREN’T COMPETITIVE AND THEN YOU HAVE — YOU KNOW THE PIRATES ARE MAKING MONEY, THEY CLAIM TO NOT BUT THEY HAVE TO BE OR BOB NUTTING WOULD TRY TO SELL THE TEAM. IT’S JUST COMMON SENSE, RIGHT? THE FINISHED IN TERMS OF OPERATING REVENUE IN THE TOP — I DON’T WANT TO SAY THIS INACCURATELY THAT IT’S APPROXIMATELY IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THEY FINISHED IN THE TOP 12 IN OPERATING REVENUE PROFIT. ALLIGATOR 10 TIMES. WHAT I JUST SAID, A BAD SEASON, THAT IS KIND OF WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER WHEN I SAID THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST SEASONS I HAVE FELT ABOUT THIS TEAM AND THIS ORGANIZATION. NOT ONLY ON THE FIELD BUT OFF THE FIELD AND NUMEROUS THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED THIS YEAR. IT’S JUST BEEN A MISERABLE SEASON FOR THE PIRATES. YOU COULD JUST WISH YOU COULD JUST CANCEL THE REST OF THE GAMES AND MOVE ON TO THE OFF SEASON. WILL ONLY HAVE FORMER LEFT. LET’S GO TO RICK AND EVANS CITY. HOW ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT? I JUST HAVE A COMMENT ABOUT THE PIRATES. IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IF THEY BRING ALL OF THE MANAGER AND EVERYBODY BACK NEXT YEAR BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, IF YOU ARE A GOOD BASEBALL MAN WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO COME AND WORK FOR THE OWNER AND HAVE A TEAM THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WORK WITH? THAT WOULD JUST BE VERY FRUSTRATING AS FAR AS I WOULD THINK. YES IT COULD PUT AN END TO A MANAGER’S CAREER IF THEY WERE TO COME HERE BUT IF YOU ARE YOUNG AND WANTING IT AND WANTING A SHOT, SAME WITH THE GM OR WHATEVER. THERE WERE PLENTY OF GM CANDIDATES AND MANAGER CANDIDATES OUT THERE WHO WOULD VIEW THE PIRATES OPPORTUNITY IS A GREAT ONE BECAUSE IF YOU CAN GO INTO PITTSBURGH AND WHEN THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOU. I DON’T THINK THAT THE PROBLEM. THEY HAVE MANY PROBLEMS BUT THAT’S NOT ONE JOE MADDON WILL PROBABLY BE AVAILABLE AT SOME POINT HERE. THAT SEEMS TO BE THE PREVAILING WISDOM. I AM NOT SURE THAT’S THE CASE BUT I THINK IF HE IS AVAILABLE, THE PHILLIES WILL BE VERY INTERESTED. BACK TO THE PHONE LINES, WE WILL GO OUT TO BOB IN GREENTREE. IS THIS BOB NUTTING? KNOW I WISH IT WAS. YES I DO TO I WOULD LOVE TO ASK YOU QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE. BESIDES THE BASEBALL ASPECT OF IT, WITH A START STINKING THE JOINT UP LIKE THE LAST TWO OR THREE MONTHS OF THE SEASON, IT’S AN ECONOMIC ISSUE. USHERS, PARKING LOT ATTENDANTS, VENDORS, YOU KNOW, ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE, THEY START TELLING THESE PEOPLE TO STAY HOME. THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE BASICALLY LOSING THEIR JOBS. YES CONCESSIONS ARE CLOSED. IT’S RIDICULOUS. YES, YOU KNOW, I DON’T THINK — IS LIKE BOB NUTTING DOESN’T EVEN CARE. THAT’S THE WAY IT APPEARS TO ME. HE SAYS HE CARES BUT HE DOESN’T SHOW IT OR PROVE IT. HE DOESN’T SAY ENOUGH PERIOD. BOB NUTTING IS NOT AVAILABLE BUT A FEW TIMES A YEAR. HE IS NOT REALLY IN PITTSBURGH ALL THAT OFTEN. HE IS ONE OF THE WORST OWNERS IN SPORTS IF NOT THE WORST ONE I THINK THE RECORD INDICATES THAT. THAT IS FOR SURE. HE SPENDS EVERY ANSWER TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THEY WANT TO BE COMPETITIVE BUT I HAVE ALWAYS SAID AND HAVE ALWAYS SAID ON THE SHOW THA GREAT BUSINESSMAN BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE AN OWNER OF A SPORTS FRANCHISE YOU NEED TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF PRIDE. YOU HAVE TO WIN. YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME PRIDE BECAUSE NOW YOU HAVE THIS WHOLE THE MOST HATED SPORTS PERSONALITY IN PITTSBURGH. UP THERE WITH A B FOR SURE BUT 12 PUNCH THERE. LET’S GO TO JOHN IN GREENTREE. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I WANTED TO DO IF HE WAS COMING BACK AND ALL THAT AND I WANTED TO KNOW [ INDISCERNIBLE ] THE MONDAY NIGHT MATCHUP IS GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE THERETO 0-3 TEAMS. THE STEELERS ARE THE FAVORITE. IF THEY DON’T WIN IT, IT’S ALREADY A LONG SEASON. IT’S INTERESTING IF THEY DON’T WIN THE GAME. REALLY DEPRESSED AS IT IS. THEY ARE ONLY TWO GAMES BACK IN THE DIVISION. I’M NOT SAYING I AM UP ADMISSION BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN THE TUNE CHANGES A LITTLE BIT. WE HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK, MORE OF YOUR PHONE CALLS AND TWEETS COMING UP NEXT, STAY RIGHT THERE ON THE IRELAND CONTRACT

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