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Domestic Violence and Abuse

Ireland Contracting Sports Call: May 12, 2019 (Pt. 2)


WELCOME BACK. TONIGHT WE HAVE A LOT OF TWEETS HERE. ROB IN GATEWAY SAYS DO YOU THINK MILWAUKEE OR TORONTO CAN WIN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP? I THINK GOLDEN STATE IS GOING TO WIN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH OR WITHOUT KEVIN DURANT. I THOUGHT WITHOUT HIM THE OTHER NIGHT AGAINST HOUSTON ON THE ROAD, A FLASHBACK TO WHEN THEY DIDN’T HAVE HIM BEFORE IN 2016 WHEN THEY WON A CHAMPIONSHIP, AND IT WAS CURRY AND THOMPSON LEADING THE WAY. THEY PLAY FUND MENTALLY GREAT BASKETBALL, MAYBE MORE SO WITHOUT DURAND. I THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD CAKEWALK THEIR WAY, BUT I’M GOING TO SAY MILWAUKEE. THEY MOST BALANCED TEAM. WON THE MOST GAMES IN THE NBA THIS YEAR, THEY HAVE THE BEST PLAY NER IN THE NBA, TO ME, IN GIANNIS. AND THEY HAVE PROVEN OVER 82 NIGHT-OUT BASIS. BUT I DON’T THINK THEY CAN HANDLE 7 GAMES AGAINST GOLDEN STATE. WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE AN INTERESTING JOHN DALY STORY MAKING NEWS ON THIS THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK THAT HAS MOVED UP. LET’S GO TO BOB IN CLEARFIELD. Caller: THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. THE PIRATES SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR THE SUCCESS THEY HAVE ENJOYED THUS PARTICIPATE DECIDE DESPITE ALL OF THE ADVERSITY. THE DISTINGUISH SHES COULD RESULT IN REALLY NOT BEING MUCH IN TERMS OF CON TINDER. BUT ANOTHER DEFICIENCY THAT SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED. THE PIRATES HAVE NEVER BROUGHT THEIR THEIR MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM TOP OF THE ROTATION LEFT-HANDED POWER PITCHER SINCE JOHN SMILEY 30 YEARS AGO. PERALTA IS A SOFT PITCHER, SACRIFICING COMMAND FOR MORE MPH ON HIS FASTBALL. THAT’S A GOOD OBSERVATION. AND POSITION PLAYERS HAVE NOT BEEN MUCH OF A PREMIUM EVER, ALTHOUGH JOSH BELL HAS, DOING A GREAT JOB. BUT THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH OF THAT. THANKS FOR THE CALL, BOB. ANDREW, THEY NEED MORE. IF THEY ARE GOING TO DO WHAT THEY DO, WHICH IS DON’T SPEND BIG IN FREE AGENCY, THEN YOU BETTER DRAFT BETTER THAN THEY HAVE DRAFTED AND DEVELOP BETTER THAN THEY HAVE DEVELOPED. I AGREE. THEY TRADED FOR FRANCISCO LIRIANO, AND THAT GAVE THEM A POWERFUL ARM THE LAST TIME. THIS TEAM IS GOING TO HAVE TO WIN WITH PITCHING, RIGHT? I MEAN, THAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE. AND I KNOW THIS IS SOMEWHAT CONTROVERSIAL, BUT FOR ME, TRYON HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD PICK. AT THE TIME, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD HIGH UP SIDE, YOU DIDN’T KNOW, BUT WHAT YOU NOW KNOW, YOU LOOK BACK AND SAY THAT PICK WAS AVAILABLE, MA SHORTIA DOUGH WAS AVAILABLE. CHRIS SALE WAS AVAILABLE. BUT I STILL THINK IT’S A HARD LUCK KIND OF THING WITH HIM, WITH CANCER AND ALL OF THE STUFF HE HAS GONE THROUGH, I STILL THINK HE HAS WHAT IT TAKES AND GET IT TOGETHER. NO DOUBT. BUT HAS TO BE ON THE FIELD. BUT YOU CAN’T PREDICT, AND IN CERTAIN GUYS, MAYBE THEY’RE SMALLER, THEY HAVE AN INJURY HISTORY IN HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE, BUT THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, HE WAS NOT SOMEONE WHOSE AMATEUR CAREER WAS DEFINED BY INJURY. BILL, WHAT IS UP? Caller: HI, GENTLEMEN. A COUPLE OF QUICK COMMENTS, GUYS. NUMBER ONE, CLINT HURDLE AND HIS GM HAVE TO REALIZE THAT VICTORIES IN MAY ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS VICTORIES IN SEPTEMBER. ESPECIALLY FOR THEM. YOU’RE GOING TO SAY WELL, THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT GOES? YOU HAVE TO WIN IN MAY. I AGREE. GRAY. ESPECIALLY THAT GAME AGAINST THAT TEAM, IN THAT SITUATION. THAT’S NOT YOUR NORMAL, WOW, WE JUST LOST 7-2. YOU’RE UP 6-2 WITH BASICALLY FOUR OUTS LEFT, AND YOU HAVE TO GO AFTER THAT NO MATTER WHAT, I THINK. SOME, BOB, THEY DIDN’T NEED VASQUEZ THE NEXT DAY BECAUSE THEY GOT BLOWN OUT IT’S NOT LIKE THEY SAVED HIM FOR FOUR GAMES IN ST. LOUIS. THE REASON WHY YOU TOOK THREE OUT OF FOUR IS BECAUSE YOU HAD YOUR CLOSER GET THREE OUTS OR MORE IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE GAMES. SO IT WAS NOT AS IF VASQUEZ HAD PITCHED IN, LIKE, FIVE STRAIGHT GAMES. YOU PROBABLIEN ONLY NEEDED HIM FOR ONE OUT. AND I WOULD HAVE DONE IT FOR ONE OUT. HE HAS A GOOD HISTORY AGAINST HUNTER PENCE. SO I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT MATCH-UP IN SPITE ABOVE WHAT I SAW. CHUCK IN UNION TOWN. GO AHEAD, PLEASE. Caller: GOOD EVENING, FELLOWS. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. YEAH, YOU KNOW, THE PIRATES, THERE IS NO LOSS ON THE BOOKS THAT SAYS THE PIRATES CAN’T COMPETE, CAN’T HAVE A GOOD ROAD TRIP, CAN’T STAY IN THE RACE. CAN’T COMPETE FOR POST-SEASON PLAY, BUT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP REPEATING THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST. YOU KNOW, JUST LIKE THAT WEDNESDAY GAME AGAINST TEXAS. YOU — I MEAN, I’LL JUST SAY IT THIS WAY, IF THE PIRATES WOULD TRY TO THINK POST SEASON PLAY IN A CHAMPIONSHIP, IT’S NOT A SNAKE, IT’S NOT GOING TO BITE THEM, YOU KNOW, THEY ALWAYS — THEY CAN’T SEEM TO STAND PROSPERITY. THEY GET TO THE PRESS HIS OF — YEAH, I MEAN, CHUCK, TO YOUR POINT, THEY DID THAT WHEN THEY WON THREE STRAIGHT POST- SEASONS. THANK YOU, CHUCK, FOR THE CALL, ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR OPINION. BUT THEY COULD HAVE TAKE BE THAT TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THEY COULD HAVE SAID, LOOK, WE HAVE THINGS GOING HERE, LET’S PILE ON. INSTEAD THEY LATE GUY LIKE HAPS GO. GREATEST THING, BUT HE HAD A 21- WIN SEASON THE PRIOR YEAR. I JUST DON’T SEE HOW THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WEAR AND TEAR ON A PITCHER WHEN THEY LEAD THE LEAGUE IN THE MOST DAYS OFF, THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF THE SEASON IF THEY’VE HAD MORE REST THAN ANY TEAM IN BASEBALL. SO IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS DEMANDING, GRUELING, TAXING, MIDDLE OF SUMMER. THEY’RE PLAYING EVERY GAME IN 95-DEGREE WEATHER. THESE GUYS ARE AS FRESH AS IT GETS. THEY’RE LIVING IN THEIR FEARS, RIGHT? IT’S THE OLD MIKE TOMLIN EXPRESSION. IF THE PIRATES RAN THE STEELERS, THEY WOULD HAVE YANKED CONNER OUT OF THE GAME AFTER 10 TOUCHES. YOU HAVE TO, IN THIS SITUATION, WHEN YOU ARE STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE, DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN, I BELIEVE, TO WIN THE GAME THAT IS IN FRONT OF YOU TODAY ANDER TWO ABOUT TOMORROW TOMORROW. SOME JUST LAST YEAR, FA FA LIP PAY PITCHED FIVE OUT OF SIX DAYS. I JUST THINK THATWAYS TOO EASY OF A MOVE THAT THEY DIDN’T MAKE. LET’S GO TO PETE IN SQUIRREL HILL. Caller: GOOD EVENING, GENTLEMEN. BOB, LEVEL ASK YOU GUYS A QUESTION. DIE WHOA I DO MANAGERS IN THIS CURRENT STATE OF BASEBALL MANAGER THE GAME TOTALLY OPPOSITE OF THE WAY WAS DESIGNED TO BE MANAGED AND MANAGED FOR ABOUT 120 YEARS? MONEY. Reporter: CASE IN POINT, 2- 1 PIRATES, THE CARDINALS FIRST AND THIRD, NOBODY OUT. TWO LEFT-HANDED BATTERS COMING UP. THE PIRATES ARE IN A SHIFT. HAVE ONE GUY ON THE THIRD BASE SIDE OF SECOND BASE. WHY DOESN’T THE MANAGER LAY DOWN A BUNT TO GET THAT RUN HOME TO TIE IT AND TAKE IT FROM HERE? IT MAKES NO SENSE, BOB, TO ME. I SAW SOMETHING TODAY THAT I DON’T LIKE, AND THE CARDINALS DO IT, BUT THEY’RE NOT THE ONLY TEAM TO DO IT. THEY HAD A SHIFT ON FOR JOSH BELL, I BELIEVE IT WAS, WHO GOT IN A REAL DEFINITELIER, AND THEY PUT YESTERDAY OVER TO WHERE THE SHORTSTOP SHOULD HAVE BEEN. INSTEAD OF MOVING THE SHORTSTOP. A LOT OF TEAMS DO THAT, AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT IS. WHY WOULD YOU PUT HIM THERE? IF HE’S GOING TO PULL THE BALL, YOU WANT YOUR SHORTSTOP TO THE SECOND BASE SIDE. YEAH, IT’S PARALYSIS BY DIAGNOSIS. THEY HAVE A FAT AND ANNA WILL IT IS ON EVERY SINGLE THING NOWADAYS AND IT’S HELPED TURN HITS INTO OUTS. THE PIRATES WERE ONE OF THE FIRST TEAMS TO START SHIFT, AND IT HELPED THEM MAKE THE PAYOFFS IN 2013, BUT IT BELIES COMMON SENSE SOMETIMES. IT DOES. A BUNT SOMETIMES WOULD BE GOOD, OR LEARNING TO HIT THE OTHER WAY. BUT THAT’S ANOTHER STEP PLAYERS DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH. WHEN WE COME BACK, I WANT

Cesar Sullivan

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