Mar 9, 2017|
More on the WBC, and your first dive into fantasy baseball this year.
World Baseball Classic talk, and Linfield Prof Chris Keaveney joins the guys to talk Japanese Baseball.
Chris joins the guys to talk about Japanese baseball and how it ties with their culture. Also talks his new book!
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Hey Mike Lynch here and I'm Patrick Harris you probably like baseball which is why you're listening to this this is the hot corner podcast look like satellite baseball I guess I'll tune in based. Pretty neat so thanks to its limits is brought you buying your local less Schwab tire center doing the right things since 1952. Base. Well. He's bull and much more. Sorry. This is the hot corner where terrorism lynch and deep dive on baseball on the hottest topics in sports. Now we're euros for the hot corner country terrorism might flinch being new to the club how do you feel about the way things have gone from the Indians so far. I'm the only winner on the team. The rest of the losers do what choice but first blow hot corner with the Arizona win Shaw and ten ADP. Playing long like a mom girlfriend. Welcome into the hot corner. As always it must feel Wednesday must be Wednesday but it must be a special fund Wednesday. For Michael and I are joined in studio as we are usually once or twice a year by the great big John it six panic fellow. And theologian little comeback win the when the calendar turns green and thoughts turned to baseball we can count on a meat comedian Fleury out hot corner. To preview the season it's become part of my baseball barometer. Yes yeah beginning of the season visit here and then we always meet after the all star break Europe and kind of talk about the first half and then. We meet usually at the end of the year if not for protesters this year would have met at the end I guess I was on the way. To do the post the post season wrap up show. And the protesters the social injustice that was Meehan for protested in Portland kept me. For making my appointed rounds but. I'm here today. And I'm happy to be here and looking forward to some not some hot corner I think I made it home after the show at 9 PM and I live in north Portland I think I made a home before you left your spot on the 84 and yes I'm pretty sure you didn't check my brother that was the one texted me easy driving by 84 jump in the car. This isn't going back the other way it was funny right I was like I have to just hit right Eric and I can make it home but all the way down to Lloyd synergistic forever so that that was awful no such problems tonight no traffic. I'm here early and happy to be invited back so thank you gentlemen. It's almost like you're gonna have double the takes. Because you've missed the last shall see you have to shows worth of pot takes to get into one show why don't load the listeners wanna hear my hot tubs just won the World Series analysis or. We'll skip that what I did come I didn't run tonight bearing gifts. Lou we talked about. I mentioned earlier this is kind of a baseball barometer moment for me I mean I know pitchers and catchers report is big right but for me. When the baseball season begins three things happened one the first night that the Mariners are on that night and I commend my couch and watch them. Those about a week ago that has dug out not to miss manners 7151. Our Josh iTunes yeah I'd love arranging my entire day for the 7 o'clock first pitch and that happened the other night. So that start that was like baseball Israel my kids came downstairs they saw a baseball on and there are like gap. And I will talk to dad in November. Recruitment so that that is a big moment for me to is this. Coming in here with you guys this kind of kicks off. Or on the barometer earlier baseball season for me and then three for me and I don't know I'm assuming you guys when you were kids this is the same way too for me. Part of the baseball season is opening that first pack mole a really good and it does the new year baseball Carl my job and so I know I know it's not good radio maybe we can do during the commercial for Jim Purcell. But what I have brought here tonight I have not opened one of these yet is I have three fresh packs of 2017. Tops. Baseball cards. You cannot start the baseball season and tell you already know bush package car without a good salt is salt 2017 series long John your gifts are the so maybe during the break or maybe during the break here this first a couple of segments will open the taxing the Truman Rican shared the blisters if we gotta brag about our cards emails we can get who get somebody good so. Now let's it's baseball season. Well I can't act there there's a feel good doesn't it doesn't just feel yes the energy is in the right direction there's a player on the front of these Topps cards that I can't recognize because he's not smiling profusely as grounding a ball to third base and throwing for the last out in the World Series that's kind of how it should have been on you have should be that I picture one of my other ones were almost slipping and falling and and smiling as he throws you know one of my other things is I was you know I I don't like keep the checkbook when I use my debit card you know I try to keep it internally you're not like to keep the checking account a little flush or your round up guy so yeah totally out yet so it's going to feel like I got a good idea about how my bank towns doing. And the other day I was just checking to see you know like I just paid rent saws trying to look at you know what. What would financial situation looking and a look at the number remind me. Title though some friends and spends makes ammonium isn't an otter box and then check the log and there was a 112 dollars where that. Oh it'll be TV we have our. Oh. Same moment I'm screaming or on the house my girlfriends like what are you free and proud about my. All. I had to say we don't match however much we will why I was paying off my credit card. And I was like why he's been so expensive. It's I didn't spend how much money in a might only go to the activity that exact MLB in new York new York and a much. A but I do watch BA he's on my computer at every other game because it's baseball season yeah. So it's like the greatest 112 dollars ever spent analysts say you that email I don't know what do you do it and at what I answered absolutely you're the email they send you are you mentioned in this antitrust lawsuit ya you know because it actually affects you the most run because your mariner fan right doesn't really affect Mike can I but it was like this big antitrust. Lawsuit that people had filed for the blacking out of your regional which is really who went we yet that's ridiculous. However it would they they. Did it perfectly. There were like hey how much and not sue us and we not like sixty bucks off. How does that sound just like well yeah I doubt Dulles android will slowly increase of but it will be about six years and so give backs expect he'll press annoyed. I was getting in anyway so we're like that's been around cheaper MLB dot TV that's a problem for future Patrick can turn Patrick is loving this deal grind and you we all know that current Patrick is more important than future factor without a doubt romance. And if you lose yourself too much in today's age you won't get to tomorrow's age. A locally though we will continue our trend creating things for upcoming shows leading up to opening day today's theme. Gonna jump into surprises. Who jumps off the map. And puts their name on the radar will get to that the first hour at the top of the 8 o'clock hour with a big John in the house it's finally time. For your 20s17. Hot corner Mariner's. Preview lie off Mike Lynch and I'm might fight. Yeah maybe. Because we he has a distinctly different view of lead you 1017 weeks at a little bit last week about the 2017 mayors will we hear you've got some so some big news to drop on us feeling good are really good about him this year. Will also be Joseph Paterno is a little different internal. But it's will also be joined by a couple of cats from the north and northwest independent baseball league and 45 minutes to give you scoop on the upcoming league season. Did you used to play and miss the game these guys will give you info on how to give back and you can always takes a shot five after a five. That lets you interact with us throughout the entire show you can also find us on Twitter mikes at Mike Lynch 27. Big Johnson Kenny gad Jason Kenney that's CU KAA and EC. Myself a PD 085. And our fantastic producer mr. Joseph Fisher if he's still paying attention at Joseph fished three that's a five as CA do you struggle with. Even spelling your own name when people ask you as well. No not so much. Can't stand him I was impressed how easily rattled at RBI guys I practiced I was I was prepared in fact I thought you were gonna pause. And let me read it and so I was prepared to jump in that sometimes people leave the C out there's an extra hey can you were that was beautiful. I'm working not a lot of guys are beautiful Amir for you my friend. When we come back will get into surprises that we think you're gonna happen we'll start with teams it will eventually into players we'll start with the National League it's 712 and this is Portland sports leader to an eighty the fan. This is the terrorism when John Kennedy. Just cracked open our Topps baseball cards here one that was fun. Now let's talk don't know I think the three of us are pleasantly side of the building trades. Q answers prayers little country did trades gurus and more gifting vs training that oh in the red shirt and I IA I am I don't care anymore about the show I open my carting out of Francisco indoor card so related bondage most Jack's guy ever he was pretty giddy. I was that's kind of funny how that worked out right there and John had a manager of the year Tito Francona which he gave to Patrick because he's beautiful. Hum I know John are both both. Wolf they were all three beautiful bald man so it's okay I also have the see you the last two reigning American League Cy Young winners in Dallas cycle and recourse LO IST pitchers that probably won't be starters in three years but they have hardware idea aipac to Nelson Cruz and I give over to John viewers appreciated. I also got in this is just fitting my favorite non Yankee. Is Paul the judgment and I got a cultural Ricard let's opportunity happy interject your brother junior and for all your deductions out there are literally nearly. John you don't think that's right. I did didn't he vets that was probably my best card player wise I got a monkey best. I do get a matter Adams from the cardinals he's kind of a player like. Sunny today. On Aaron there. Really didn't look around a long fly around and trade rumors this offseason I'm hoping he really comes back this year didn't go anywhere and then I got a league leader Albert Pujols which is always solid. What so by league leader do you mean it's special card yet says American League lead now here's here's the problem is. What is he leaving Willis says league leaders and then you turn on the back in its RBI that he was third in the American League yeah. So so one. League leaders today and I feel like the card should say that it really should save one of them lead yours. But he did have a 119. That's that's pretty sought I think like 87 of those were against the Mariners so it. I may leave anybody out there and listener land wants to trade. Or the Albert pools card and I'm not emotionally tied to a well you mentioned the great carting out. Was move keep bad so we'll start with our surprises kind of right there I think it would be easy to say the man took what's second and MVP. Third in MVP maybe Yahoo!'s third lost out to Mike Trout which is always a tough tough cat to beat. I'm gonna go to bed but I would say that if we're sir it was surprises and a little bit of a recap lesser I'd say one of the great surprises player wise was moved keydets. Yeah almost yeah I guess so I think for beaming young kid just can I just lump all Red Sox are guys together all the bees to others. It's funny because. Move he bets is the name that you hurt is psyche came out and lower right we knew he was supposed to be did you spoke to be good but he hadn't done that yet and so going into the season and I thought you look at those guys and and Red Sox had a few of those guys. But to do what they did I think does qualify as a surprise it gist. You know it's one of those that it didn't come out of nowhere but he finally you you know they say the when the light comes on comes on. And clearly for Betsy came on mustered just a phenomenal small publish his. Really far and away favorites in the division last year and the Red Sox just wanted to it wasn't I mean it was close at the end but you kind of dispel a direct talks are gonna get it. Betts was great Bradley was great Bogart's was amazing last year he led the jail on average for a long time boy he's a guy think of all them killer b.s as the real deal right I also think he was the most surprising too because we've seen him kind of being consistent. Early in his career and his last year blew up completely. I I love boot you bet I love I've. Pains me to say. I love the young guys in the Red Sox they're so fun to watch and I'm going to grow to hate them because they're gonna turn into the next David Ortiz and they're gonna be the Yankees every single time to play him but. For now the fumble much into them. Anybody any other kind of players you you thought that kind of jumped out at Qian had great seasons well there's a couple of guys in Colorado for me. I did you make you won the batting title for relief. It's a really stupid way but he won it the Rockies venture for the last three games we could hold onto the 349 or 348 hours gutless itself. Let's let us some somewhere Ted williams' frozen head is rolling over in the tank Tony Gwynn is super pissed her so that is so gutless when who is did you Mayhew nobody knows but you have been a National League batting average last year and that's why he was a surprise. Now you know who he is we didn't and being in the season same goes for Charlie Black men. One of the six have been Julian good outfielders they have on that team for some reason not for every year round that team is good right everybody but they have like nine outfielders if we do not need to make it very easily fix their pitching staff by treating. I don't know Carlos Gonzales or Charlie black and a black and A 324 last year. It was really vitals and I'm having. The good hitting team in the never good season but a good hitting team. Earner couple couple in my surprises. One with the Mariners flavor one without. Guided. And it's not so much that he was a good player I'm going a different route here for me was Ian Desmond. Yes shortstop means career came over to Texas course the bitter rivals of my beloved Mariner's. They just moved and outfield and has never played out he'll never played outfield before and they just thrown out there. Right and this is this is part of my mariner and next you can do it trust us we have Noory Oki. I can supposed to be good wasn't although he had a decent towards the end of the year but in this and they just thrown out there all star. Don't think you wanna try out film sure it is Geneva is a season like 324. How amazing Colorado right to add to that out and their movement then I got the play first they're gonna get us could I thought why not so that was a huge surprise to me I kinda he's player I like in Washington. So when he came to Texas I got to watch him a lot man they spend their chips on trader they had to know that Kim was good does that play Ian Desmond go right they could have got him on the cheap no one wanted Damon and they couldn't conflict and a year and then my other surprise with the Mariners flavor was might one of my new favorite players and India's tests are closer as -- fans know. I he was the name that was talked about he was our number one pitching prospect. I'm but it never been above double play. And nobody I had never seen him pitch and I just it's a name you hear about as you read about their prospects and about early about the third way the third quarter pole. I indices to photo moved him to a reliever. And I'm mariners fans know that we have a bad history of doing that when we drafted Brandon Morrow instead of Lincecum. They did that with him they made him closer in the bounced him back and forth and he just ended up being a dumpster fire. And not so that's kind of what Americans thought was going on this is our best pitcher in a system that doesn't have good pitchers. What's gonna happen and as you guys know he came up and was lights out. Why can't tell you how many times watch in MLB tonight whether it was Heidi watney horror. Buster all the knob buster. MLB network that was like this Diaz to beat is blue jays who else grows so hall. Or throws a 187. Mile an hour slider really really impressive last year tired a little bit at the end of the year. But that's normal for young guy he's the full time closes here I think he's going to be awesome fantasy players. And if you can draft DS try to give them the Khmer Rouge going to be in a lot of games this year he's gonna blow a save opportunities but. As a personal Mariner's fan that was my biggest pleasant surprise of last year was any ideas and August saw DS for the first time. While while I want my pursuit of mariners in which was last year against the Astros I didn't see them play on TV at all and he comes I think you're some before it was a closer it was in July so wanna see wasn't closer yet you have had given him he was in the eighth inning and he just struck out everybody. When all three actors can mop up on any sort out the side and it was just like. Turn your head war what is going on. I don't want nothing new says Kyra there's a slower game and all the sudden this guy comes in and his electrifies the whole stadium and watched who was this guy. And turns out he's their closer and throws a 103 miles an hour you have what we'll chat a little bit more mariners did the 8 o'clock hour but I mean that closer position is. Got to be huge for this year. I mean it has to be it's been a bit of huge weakness over the last few years. That Diaz on the back babble and has done to make you feel better yeah well it's one of the things I'm gonna tell we'll talk about here in the second hour than a minute try to convince Mike to come on over to my side of the Mariners can be good this year mariners led the league last year. In one run ball games and and the bullpen including Alaska and with the lead league in wins or lead league in total in like amount of one in amount of owner they were thirty and thirty minutes 61 run games they were thirty and thirty some part of my. A closer makes you feel you can go 45 and well and 86 wins last year and I didn't somehow change five of those 31 run losses the united a look at a wildcard you looking at division will will think I got rules to make that it will make that prediction here in the second hour of the show come so. I wanna get to get away from the player aspect for a moment and let's look at some of the teams that kind of jumped out and surprised us last year I mean it's easy to say teams like. I don't I think everyone knew the Indians were gonna be good I don't think anybody realized until they swept the Red Sox they were gonna the World Series tip but people coming knew they were gonna be decent. What's what are some of the teams that even if they didn't make the playoffs teams that kind of surprised you frankly. Are looking back in the standings from last year there's really only one true team of surprise and I wanna give Joseph some more for the since the Orioles. The Orioles are a team that looked good on paper. Hitting wise but always seemed to finish around 500. They're very consistently average. They've got great players like Manny Machado and Adam Jones etc. but. They just never seem to do it in last year. Granted they lost the last year they made the playoffs in the wild card game. In a really tough AL east really competitive Bailey's direction that the entire year and they were annoying. To play it purely for me as a Yankee fan when they played the oil loaded American League east it was just. It was they were just a nuisance and that's closer in baseball who should have pitched in the in the you know wild card game. Partial or total Buck Showalter will never live that down I don't I noted doctor are you going to us again the next. Our eyes icicles NGOs on the floor I still contend in what was sure a week. Cy Young class I will still contend that that may national on the site an exact removes the Cy Young winner in my mind over Purcell. When he went doesn't mean anything anymore gross so the fact that he got it mostly because he got a lot of winds as kind of silly to me gross. But Britain was perfect right in area 49 for 49 of the public three runs all season you know all year I don't know how we didn't win. And I don't know how Showalter didn't put it protection your confidence is at the mortgages and that's good. Well I don't right. What do you Ubaldo instead of that Britain home quickly for me some teams that kind of surprised me I was surprised that halfway through the season as they continue to have that starting rotation. Taking hit after hit the Mets still 187 games. That is true I liked the Marlins push at the end of the year they kind of fell flat but I thought for a minute there they might sneak in. Yeah I mean. I don't know if I would truly call the Mets a surprise. In the season yes but we expect that I'd I'd I called them to win the division last year because of their rotation was so good. But I thought did a great season in DeVon the Dodgers didn't make much sense to me. I don't know how either of them it made the playoffs I saw how the Dodgers win the NLCS they still don't know how him in the NLC 91 wins they were not a good team not a good team so reader Dave Roberts is the best manager receive in a long time. Which may be true wash manager of the year in the National League by Washington continues to you based choke job in all of baseball well let's or is it. Since the last four years. But the Dem in the met the dobbs in the mats. Were surprises to me and how good they've played. Based on the circumstances I just didn't understand I didn't I didn't get how they were so winning I'd quickly give a little bit love to the New York Yankees to. I think everyone thought they were gonna be abysmal last year will and then and they rattled off what it led to see us thirty needed 84 wins I do think they're gonna begin. We'll spend their unity each. Rash especially in I'll go Argo my surprise for the Yankees was the lasts maybe two months of the season because. They traded off their players and clearly went into young you know rebuilding mode. And then those young guys all came up and were stars mean those you guys were bowlers for cost almost every single one right. And so inches almost won rookie of the year by pulling in thirty games you know and so if you're if you're an anti Yankee fan and I I don't particularly care for the Yankees but. There's part of you that's watching them like yes finally the Yankees suck. And they got to rebuild like the rest of us in their trading and then everybody they give is awesome and I'm like I Simon and that's the good guys have been zapped him right and then they just did jet went back but. You know whatever your childhood back in our number one prospect in number five prospect and number thirteen prospects and at a more and yet there's gonna be in their bullpen this year. I like this text real quick on the 55 through five. We talked about under achievers last week but I kind of like how this ties in the White Sox were surprisingly bad. Yeah we talked about right I wanna look at more deposits and surprise here it's. But yes you are correct they were surprisingly well and terrible and that would surprise in China when I was looking at along the same along the same avenue in the and they weren't horrible they finish 500. But one of my big surprises last year on a negative twist was the royals. I thought the royals I mean coming off two World Series in a row. I didn't under the rules were still gonna be really really good and Astros bright indeed console held a little bit so. Alt all the bigger the White Sox and they wanna they saw rising I'm always willing to hate on the south side right there is one more that I have. That was surprisingly bad in that sense. It was the reds. I actually didn't think the reds are going to be the worst in baseball may almost work. You have Joey bottle Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce in the lineup was very ill look. And who I got a part of today most on the Phillies. I was at Phillies yeah the same color red team when the same bad read Tim has been a guy Iglesias who got hurt middle ear who boast zero starter M. That is I was shocked at how badly right and expect to make the playoffs but. They were. What was that they were 69 before. Did the same record as the Atlanta Braves. In the old Wendy's that's how bad the reds were. It visage to mechanisms oh we come back we'll diving is some players who could surprise us. This year guys like kind of ho Zale to me who really made great campaign last year who can be the guy. This year that's next on tinian the Fannie and keep down in the fan text line. And five went through five and your thoughts but first here's Joseph was sports. This is the hot corner where terrorism wins until an eighty Sosa and. Fifteen minutes we'll be joined by into Wayne from the northwest independent baseball. Just him to chat about the new season. Common now that John can play on and I mean like I can't come 56 and athletic kid from the verbs you might be able to do. I have my field of play you believe ledger rob Dyson Earl may put segments he's fast and slow a couple of short Q distort. Manes media I would think that maybe other short rules quick stubby legs I can get here is you know. She sees little. Go to you claim the stubby legs carton. It at the Pentagon this call I see it. This and I'm saying you have intense scrutiny as that guy and that roster this rapper my time yeah your locker room presence is all violence all hustle your locker room presence your good your glue guy you're not stuck in Lou you're going guides my tangible value and I don't I could place second and feel the ground ball I can't guarantee I get it to first base but I can grounded and I could feel that yeah exactly it exactly get in front of it get down in the front and I didn't count it. Oh we're talking about. Surprises from last year and now we wanted to get into who we think my kind of shocked the world that surprises this year somebody like how polls close failed to play. And no one to John's they are players the lovable baseball will. Just got to showed up on the scene was like gentlemen NDP. Do you actually dislike him no I love out to me he does it that he kills them I hate to be kills the Mariners if he was a mariner I'd gosh I would. I love him anyway how could you not bordering on Ken Griffey junior Edgar Martinez. If he was a mariner I don't know that I'll put him into that class yet but he he's a guy the EU would just love to have on your team he plays in this close -- he plays the game right away you know you have a really expensive second baseman already I know who I love. And and if you look last year was just as good as a great he had a great here I'd love Robby can I said when they signed him. I will love Robby can over the first five years that contracts have been second five years to contract will will talk about how that happened to reroute Rodriguez go. The angels and over pool all right we know out few days ago I don't really I really like out Tuesday and I I joked that I don't like him because he's on the Astros and he's he's a mariner killer but. I don't know how to pure baseball fan you don't like on Tuesday just fund fun to watch. Cute little guys Steve he is and he plays the right way that this teammates love them you would. UN love to have a guy in your team like that him or door then to know. That's a solid second baseman in the west sea and I hate or ever well I don't concede much Jose Batista is my you're my hero he's my been set at at he has my most hated player but no you're right it's a good group the second baseman. Mike is there anybody that. Jumps out to you that you think McCann storms seen. Well so this is I was looking at a list to kind of get an idea of what people are sand sort of throw this out there because I got his card today on my tops a baseball card deck. David don't like ever heard of I got a special five tool cart from the looks pretty awesome. Apparently the Rockies GM is comparing him or calling saying his ceiling is prime Andrew McCutcheon. And last three burst on the scene and it is read the fact is this book real quick. The first two to Utah Colorado hit 315 slugged six home runs and three triples stole five or feed five basis. In his many attempts he also committed just one error six or 7UP the chances through the five tool player who might be a break outs are another outfielder for the Colorado Rockies. Maybe they should trade Carlos Gonzales for any picture at all in baseball please. I'll go real quickly. Only because I'm pissed that I don't have minutes fantasy league anymore I like the idea of you on Mon cada for rookie of the year for the Chicago White Sox. I don't know he's gonna play second I don't know if he's currently third. But a bitchy placed second. The war the Red Sox that's their farm. They sold him for Chris Sale. And he was a guy that everybody said was of the newer generation of the queuing kids the no on. You have to escape your homeland on a raft Cubans he's supposed to be the did. And they can use him. I AI I'm really excited see with his kids like because the Red Sox haven't talked in so highly about him the promises. Dustin Pedroia still plays second. And so he sat in the minors and he looks good I mean he looks all around into play it may be anywhere in the diamond and so as much as it pains me to say much they can on the south side. You offer me and and again no surprise here I'm going with some mariner flavor that we kind of talked about him in in here earlier. But I think if you got a chance to Graham for your fantasy league do so he's a big tall left hander the can throw a hundred kind of took a big step forward last year. This year for the Mariners I think he's gonna be counted on to be that big number two number three guy and irritation and that's James Paxton. I think he figured some stuff out last year with arm slot he's much more over the top now. And again nasty stuff. If you guys remember him kind of his breakout game last year against the angels only player in MOB to strike out Trout four times in a game. Mariners should count on your home for Earl I against so Mikey Trout so I think Paxson takes a huge step forward. On call and fifteen plus wins. Crew and let the big lefty from Canada I think he's my my pleasant surprises this year CD ace on Canada for the World Baseball Classic meld the aces Eric Gagne. I thought it was Ryan Dempster. Plus they're two starters I don't think pat on the charity does come and out he had only persons must go to an open and I thought he was starting. I thought that's why really my could be wrong but I have you seen any of this do you know that Russell Martin you know the catcher -- blue jays he's the play shortstop for team Canada that's what makes the World Baseball Classic great and I think it's fantastic camp as one not wanting Israel is dominated right now and Ryan Dempster is back in the league starting for team can't tear senators is the funniest I've seen and I've seen Ryan Dempster Jason Marquis is on team Israel. I know I saw that and the there is another former met that was plain and team Israel's the other the other guy that I that I I can't think for space I'll Ike Davis. Oh yeah and made prime him now from the eighties was also on team Israel not on team Canada and if we were gonna go our I don't know that he'll be ready this year but the Mariners number one. Hitting prospect Tyler O'Neil. Is is a guy that just for the almost won the Triple Crown in double A last year while he's playing for team Canada and it went Koppel fields. Last night in a Mormon game against the Yankees. Tyler O'Neil is a name mariner fans know you guys should grow. It down because a 2018. He's going to be legit should he be picked up on the Dizzy Dean of the oil that they are. I don't think he's gonna make the big club this year you can stash him I think he's still your way my whole stash the I've just keep an eye on Tyler O'Neil for the Mariners used. He's gonna be the real deal. Are who we come back will be joined by doing from the northwest invent a baseball leagues kind of chat on some local opportunities for you guys tune in that's next at 744 on 1080 the fan. Com do. Hot corner where terrorists away and John sanity both friends and. To sum forty welcome back into the hot corner. After dark. It's Angeles yeah whoa we had DJ fish sticks in the Booth you know broccoli Iraq in the hit beats. We're now joined by Dwayne wagon behind the commissioner of the north west's independent baseball league coming on to talk as the season in rears up Dwayne how you Duma men. Well don't go ahead get maker I'd try out this weekend via look like we're gonna get some clear whether it's still going to be ready but. We think we can put it you know gone then and had about maybe forty bit key players to Italy. Well that's great I mean let's let's stick on the atomic for any of our listeners that are familiar with the north west's independent baseball league mom in once you give us a rundown of what you guys do over their. We are eight semi pro adult baseball league we have two divisions age why is eighteen and older. About 350 players in that division sixteen to eighteen teams every year. I would say he had good 65%. At college the rest varsity high school. From. Then that thirty and older division is more. Not as competitive still a lot of college players high school varsity players. Not. Quite as competitive it's more. For fun it's one night a week week nights where the eighteen and older division is two games a week twenty games season. And it's just heads up baseball I mean is still real competitive. Guys can still bring it and guys can still hit home runs. So personally for me so I'm 27. I MA varsity former varsity high school baseball catcher yet I haven't actually Don the gear endorse on the baton ten years. I feel him in this weird amorphous middle ground right don't wanna be competitive in the semi pro. But I'm too young for the dole leads that is it okay if I'm not great to still be a one of those eighteen ounce. Yeah as a catcher yeah you'll you'll pick it up and you'll get back into the spirit of it within two or three games. It took a bunch of great guys of that that I just love the game in the end to actually pay to play so it is more of a lifelong. Drained just keep Bryant. And what he does so what he does play throughout the city. We have Scott Baum stadium which is the Westmoreland park. It just been rebuilt with the infield does brand new and they put a brand new light the city. Finally did that after about six years they they pass that part bondage shoot. Last well maybe about two years ago and the money was put into this is stadium has got brand new lights in the brand new infield as it is going to be great to play. And then yet just stating that we use is over let's start. And that's where the pickles play when they're out of town we use the stadium. We played I don't know Monday. About there age when they're going to be played. At school the only player on Monday's. Tuesdays Fridays Saturday and Sunday and then we have a feel that we use over Vancouver it's the turf field at Luke Jensen. It's it's a great place to play when it's raining and we can get the Amgen. Midsummer. Will go down play it pretty. Volcanoes stadium down on the five where the giants 88 ball team plays. In a few games in there and then sometimes we're able to use the hot stadium last year we each team got a game over there. That we we we try and utilize the best fields that are available to ball players here in the city. That's pretty awesome that you get to use some of the bigger fields to like where the house played do you. Four C a relationship growing worry even. You'll get even more games there because I think part of the cool thing about this is. Getting that experience to play even if it's a minor league park actually Gil played a game there not only are school. Yeah we just have to give weight to the youth players. This is Citi Field over whether pops play. So that be you'd do have priority. And it's great to do that because they're eventually going to be played in early when they get older. Well that's great we're joined here by Dwayne wagon I'm the commissioner of north west's independent. Baseball league and you guys have a try outs coming up a phone number stake in right. Yes we do this Saturday and Sunday the eighteen and older group poll trial from twelve to three each day. I just one day of it it's kind of and not try out due to the weather we have right now we just want to get bit. The guy's done teams then get them practicing and get ready for this season it looks like we're gonna start may twentieth. And where where can I have find all that info like do we you show up over my. And at NW IB Eldorado lord it's our web site. It's either it's a phone app you can do it on the phone you can do it on up a best stopper and I patter of servers or any kind of devised. A hum. We we have up there it dated. To be able to accommodate any anybody that wants to play. And find out about it and that's in WI PO. Dot org it's the initials for northwest independent baseball they. Also crowds or and Sunday at the twelfth it. Twelve to three for the eighteenth and then the thirty and older division both days will will try out between three and six. Sounds sounds awesome it really does I'm I'm super intrigued as one of those things where it's like I never even imagined playing baseball again by having an opportunity like this to just. Have a place for you Kim. Do it and I'll be judged for not being good anymore. It's it's great we get about 4050 banned the game. Hum. We've been written up in the newspapers we've been around since 2009 that was our first season we started with sixteen is in February and by started this season we had ten. And we're going to up to eighteen cents then for the eighteen and older. And then last year we opened up the got thirty and older division for some of the guys that have been in the league since we started it that. Just wanted to take it build a bit easier. And where where the tryouts in. It Westmoreland park they use this small field which is off of southeast Lambert and SE 23. It's. You'll see it it it's next to the top off field. Sounds great doing that it. It's set up then and trying not accommodate everybody we usually get between 30% to fifty people that come out for tryouts. Sounds excellent things are joining us away numb. We'll keep tabs on you will keep prominent information send that along we. Appreciate it I mean that it's a great place to play. We do donate ten dollars for every home run to like juvenile diabetes. We hit it before last year for the leak so that there's a lot of money that went to. Research for juvenile diabetes. Hey thanks for joining us Dwyane will be in Tutsi take care man. All right that is Dwyane Wagoner and the commissioner of the northwest independent baseball league if you're curious or interest in you can jump on NW IBL dot org. A you can find sign up staring get to. I try out times and all that jazz say. That's not mistaken and need umpires is well also if you don't want to label and a beer on the game. Umpires you can try to trial for that to tell you why not if you if you feel and and you love it let's do it this is the hot corner on 1080 the fan.