Brian and Cousin Pumkin are talking baseball (a lot of baseball) as they break down Disney's The Rookie. Based on the true story of a high school teacher and coach who sets off on a journey to make the Major Leagues at the "old" age of 35. Starring Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Angus T Jones and Jay Hernandez. Also, Brian talks Jacob DeGrom.
[Editor’s Note: Army Mad Scientist is pleased to present our latest episode of The Convergence podcast, featuring our interview with proclaimed Mad Scientist Jason Sherwin, CEO and Co-Founder of deCervo, discussing the science of quick decision making, how deCervo blends gaming with science to help individuals make the best decisions in high stakes and complex environments, how these technologies have enhanced professional athletes’ performance, and these technologies’ potential for enhancing Soldiers’ performance — Enjoy!] Jason Sherwin, Ph.D., is a founder and currently serves as CEO of deCervo, a neuroscience tech company he founded with his research partner, Jordan Muraskin, Ph.D. Since starting in 2014, deCervo has provided cognitive training programs using neuroimaging and customized phone apps to over 15 Major League Baseball organizations, over 60,000 baseball and softball players worldwide, the umpires of the Major Leagues, and the officials of the National Hockey League. deCervo has been an Army research grant recipient since 2017 and Sherwin himself has done contract research for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory going back to 2011. Continuing to apply its novel approach to decision training, deCervo is currently launching apps in law enforcement and tennis training to complement its suite of five other apps for decision training. Analyzing quick decision-making is done by providing simple stimuli to people, imaging their response and its speed, and identifying how their brain reacts to different inputs. This can be accomplished by having a subject listen to a song with an unexpected, abrupt key change; not only do brains show a reaction to that unexpected change, but trained musicians’ brains produce a stronger response, as captured via electro-encephalogram (EEG), than a non-musician’s brain. deCervo’s apps for baseball players use accuracy measurements to estimate how well the user discriminates between different kinds of pitches. This approach is an evolution from using EEGs, and shows that non-invasive methods can be just as effective in measuring responses. Improving athletic prowess on the playing field has direct implications for improving warfighting prowesson the modern battlefield. Emotion impacts all decision making, but deliberate decisions are more susceptible to influence from emotionand often require simulations generated by video or AI to produce environments that are closer to real life. For Soldiers, decisions often need to be deliberate while dealing with fear and strong emotion in dynamic, austere, and potentially lethal environments; training for this kind of decision making requires teaching people how to respond quickly and correctly, despite emotional impacts or inhibition. Military decision making can involve simple decisions like target detection, but more often requires the ability to make complex, deliberate decisi
Episode 183 - Andre David is a retired Major League Baseball player who played for the Minnesota Twins in the 1980's. He played in 38 games and had 13 hits with 1 home run and a .245 batting average during his career. His sole home run was hit during his first official at bat in the Major Leagues. Andre currently serves as the assistant hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals.
The Chicago White Sox have acted early in free agency and signed starting pitcher Mike Clevinger to a deal. Clevinger figures to fill the vacancy in the back end of the rotation that was filled by Johnny Cueto last season. Join Herb Lawrence and Sean Anderson as they discuss the big move on the CHGO White Sox Live Show. TIMESTAMPS 1:52 - White Sox sign Mike Clevinger (pending physical) 9:20 - Can Ethan Katz “fix” Mike Clevinger's delivery 25:15 - Do the White Sox need a lefty in the rotation? 28:20 - Clevinger's nickname is Sunshine from Remember The Titans (which Sean hasn't seen) 42:20 - Happy Birthday Eloy Jimenez 43:00 - Eloy (Dominican Republic), Yoan Moncada & Luis Robert (Cuba) playing in the World Baseball Classic? 45:30 - Clevinger has been a top 20 starting pitcher in the Major Leagues (2017-2020). Might be a great bargain signing 52:15 - Drew Carey was in the Marines/The Price Is Right etiquett BUY WHITE SOX TICKETS HERE: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941... TAILGATE WITH US: https://bit.ly/3SRS03z SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/CHGOSports WEBSITE: http://allCHGO.com/ BUY MERCH: http://CHGOLocker.com FOLLOW ON SOCIAL: Twitter: @CHGO_Sports Instagram: @CHGO_Sports Use Code: CHGO for 50% off 2 or more pairs at https://ShadyRays.com - Buy One, Get One Free. Check out pinsandaces.com and use code CHGO to receive 15% off your first order and get free shipping. GET OUR FREE NEWSLETTER: http://www.allchgo.com/newsletter Check out FOCO for merch and collectibles here https://foco.vegb.net/CHGO and use promo code “CHGO” for 10% off your order on all non Pre Order items. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit https://athleticgreens.com/CHGOSox Visit https://weberinc.sjv.io/CHGO_Traveler to get yourself the best grill for tailgating from Weber Grills! Visit https://dkng.co/chgo to sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook using the code “CHGO” If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800- NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visithttp://ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. $150 in Free bets: New customers only. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 pregame moneyline bet. Bet must win. $150 issued as six (6) $25 free bets. Ends 12/31/22 @ 11:59pm ET. Stepped Up SGP: 1 Token issued per eligible game. Opt in req. Min $1 bet. Max bet limits apply. Min. 3-leg. Each leg min. -300 odds, total bet +100 odds or longer. 10+ leg req. for 100% boost. Ends 1/8/23 @ 8pm ET. See eligibility & terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms. When you shop through links in the description, we may earn affiliate commissions. #WhiteSox #ChicagoWhiteSox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this Backwards K Pod Bonus Show, Jake Robinson sits down for an honest and poignant one on one interview with former MLB All Star Shea Hillenbrand. Listen in as Shea gives an account of his childhood, his rise through the Major Leagues, and his abrupt retirement with millions of dollars on the table. What Happened? What went wrong for this reluctant superstore? Afre a harrowing near death experience in a van, Shea was forced to do a judicious, self-inventory which has led him to be a better husband, father, and overall person. The former slugger now is reaching out to lost souls around the globe, in an effort to help everyday people tap into their maximum potential. This is an interview you are not going to want to miss, this IS NOT your everyday baseball interview. #SheaHillenbrand #BostonRedSox #ArizonaDiamondBacks #TorontoBlueJays #MikeMussina #RoyHalladay #OrlandoHernandez #DavidWells #AndyPettite #HideoNomo
2005 Murray State alumnus Hal Harrison Gibson III, better known as Tripp, has come a long way since his days growing up and playing baseball in Graves County, Kentucky. He, his wife and their two sons now call the Pacific Northwest home. However, from the first of March through the end of October each year, his stretches there are few and far between. After serving as an umpire in the Major Leagues for nearly 10 years, this year's call of duty was extended even later into the fall when Gibson got the call this October to, for the first time, officiate the World Series. From umping Murray State Racer baseball games while still a student himself, to working his way up through the minors, and finally launching a storied career in the MLB, Tripp talks to us about what it is like to take his turn on baseball's biggest stage. We'll learn what it takes to get there, the special skills required to make an MLB umpire one of the best, how one handles the pressure of calling balls and strikes during a World Series no-hitter and how he was able to use his national platform to direct the country's attention and resources toward Mayfield, Kentucky, after the deadly tornado destroyed his beloved hometown in December of 2021. Sponsored by the Murray State University Alumni Association and hosted by Murray State Director of Alumni Relations Carrie McGinnis and 2019 Murray State graduate Jordan Lowe, The Racer Alumni Podcast: Stories from the Finest Place We Know gives you the chance to connect with your alma mater and others within our global alumni family. Racers are 80,000-strong. New episodes drop on the 1st and 15th of each month. Subscribe today and spread the word! Not a member of the Alumni Association? Membership makes this podcast possible. Join today at murraystate.edu/alumni! This podcast was produced with the help of Jim Ray Consulting Services. Jim is a 1992 Murray State graduate. He can help you with the concept development, implementation, production and distribution of your own podcast, just as he has done for the MSUAA. The views and opinions expressed during the Racer Alumni Podcast do not necessarily reflect those of Murray State University, its administration or the faculty at large. The episodes are designed to be inspiring and entertaining.
Part 1 with Chris Smith can be heard on Apple Podcasts230 inningsSpring Training & First Yankee bullpenA crunch in his arm throwing bullpen & misses first year with the YankeesYankees organization treatment is top-notch - great help from Greg SprattWorking out, side by side with other injured players at the complex w/ Yankees Kevin Youkilis, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter & Mark Teixeira & Mariano RiveraSharing a Cold Tub with Derek JeterGood teammates & leaders, It will motivate youNew York Yankees 2 Gulf Coast League (GCL) – very eye opening experience Justin Pope – Yankees Pitching Coach helped Chris retake the mound with a new mindsetMust be willing to work & have coaches who are willing to invest their time & experience with you 2014 Chris is now pitching for the Charleston River Dogs, an Affiliate team. Feels the Monkey on his backGave up a home run to Mike Yastrzemski in Low AChris gets promoted to High A in TampaPlaying in the minors with Aaron Judge, Mike Ford, Mason Williams, Dante Bichette, Gary Sanchez & Aroldis ChapmanPitching to Yankees catcher, Kyle Higashioka Aaron Judge “one of the nicest human beings, not just in baseball but on the planet.” Grinding away with good friends in High A, Sleeping on air mattresses and paid very littleGood year in 2014 with Trenton ThunderOff to Major Leagues as a back up in 2015 Yankees Spring TrainingChris pitching speed 93 to 94. Gave up only 2 hits and 1 run during Spring TrainingChris gets released by YankeesChris signs an independent contract & returns to Louisville and plans to go to the Kentucky DerbyYankees Pitching Coach, Danny Burrell gives Chris a call and re-signs him Chris breaks into the Double A Yankees teamFuture with The Blue Jays, Trades Vlad Jr. remarks on Yankees - "I would never sign with the Yankees, not even dead." - Weakens leverage"You're not just playing for us, you're playing for 29 other teams . . . "Special Thanks to Chris Smith for sharing part of his baseball journey with us. We look forward to having him back soon. Chris is a Real Estate executive and can be reached at email@example.com Chris is also on Instagram BaseballBiz can be found on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcasts &@TheBaseballBiz on Twitter Please like, subscribe and remark. Let us know your thoughts about the show.Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"Research sources included:Wild Things Dream Team: : Chris Dugan, Observer-Reporter.comChris Smith Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Smith_(pitcher,_born_1988)Chris Smith on Baseball Referencehttps://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=smith-011chr
Travis Hafner is today's guest on the Post Game podcast. Travis played twelve years in the Major Leagues with the Texas Rangers (2002), New York Yankees (2013) and most notably, the Cleveland Indians (2003-2012). The former first baseman and designated hitter describes growing up in rural North Dakota and making it to the Majors despite not playing organized baseball until college. He discusses his MLB-record for six grand slams in a season and the origin of his nickname, Pronk. In addition to sharing memories of his time in Cleveland, Travis details his time with the Yankees--most importantly, finding Jesus Christ in the Bronx. Travis describes the significant role Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera played in his spiritual growth. You will be encouraged as he talks about his faith, family, and post-career activities. Be sure to like and subscribe to the Post Game with Paul Golden podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.For more information and to financially support the podcast, go to www.PaulGolden.org
Frank Robinson was the first black manager when the Cleveland Indians hired him, but there was another black player who managed before Robbie . . . . On November 4, 1948 Jake Powell, 39, former big league baseball star, shot himself to death in Washington police headquarters late today while being questioned on bad check charges. Powell had been picked up at the Union Station the complaint of a local hotel where he had been staying the past three days. After Powell was taken to the check and fraud division of local police headquarters and during the questioning police said he asked permission to leave the room for several minutes. Police said he stepped outside the door pulled out a 25-caliber revolver and shot himself once in the chest and once in the right temple. With him when he was taken into custody was a woman who identified herself as Josephine Amder, of Deland, Fla. she told police she and Powell had planned to be married during the day, but later changed their plans. But Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, to whom the ballplayer had been married several years, said she was still his wife and as far as she was concerned there had been no separation. On November 4, 1889 — After a formal meeting of representatives from all National League chapters, the Brotherhood issues a “Manifesto” in which it claims that “players have been bought, sold and exchanged as though they were sheep instead of American citizens.” This bold statement constitutes a declaration of war between the Brotherhood and major league officials which will soon explode into the formation of the Players League. 86 years later . . . . On November 4, 1976 — The first mass-market free agent re-entry draft is held at the New York Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson, Willie McCovey, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Gene Tenace, Nate Colbert, Rollie Fingers, Don Baylor, and Bobby Grich. McCovey and Colbert are the only two players not selected, but McCovey will catch on with the Giants in spring training and have a banner year at his old first base position. Jackson will go onto star for the New York Yankees and win two World Championships. Fingers will have several excellent seasons for the Padres and Brewers including winning an MVP and Cy Young award. Baylor will go to win an MVP award. On November 4, 1959 — – Ernie Banks wins his second National League MVP Award in a row on the strength of his 45 home runs and 143 RBI for the Chicago Cubs. Eddie Mathews finishes second. What really made 1959 special for Ernie was his defense, his 3.5 Dwar is the highest of his career, he will be rewarded with a gold glove in 1960, but he was much better in 1959. Fun fact from 1955 to 1960 his 248 home runs were more than anyone else in the majors, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. His 5 Grand slams in a single season is still tied for the single season record in the NL. And was the MLB record until 1987. On November 4, 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks win their first World Series championship. Down a run to the Yankees in the ninth, the D-Backs rally against New York closer Mariano Rivera, winning on a single by Luis Gonzalez, 3-2. Tony Wolmack had tied the game 2 batters earlier, doubling down the right-field line. It was the first time since 1985, two twenty-game winners start Game 7 of the World Series when Yankee right-hander Roger Clemens (20-3) faces Curt Schilling (22-6) of the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. Sixteen years ago, Bret Saberhagen (20-6) of the Royals squared off against Cardinal hurler John Tudor (21-8) in the Fall Classic finale at Kauffman Stadium. The four-year-old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, end New York's string of three consecutive World Championships. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling share the Series MVP honors. The Arizona pitchers are the first multiple winners since the Los Angeles Dodgers trio of Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager shared the award in the 1981 World Series. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network will vote this game the 9th greatest game of the past fifty years. It was the first time since 1985, two twenty-game winners start Game 7 of the World Series when Yankee right-hander Roger Clemens (20-3) faces Curt Schilling (22-6) of the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. Sixteen years ago, Bret Saberhagen (20-6) of the Royals squared off against Cardinal hurler John Tudor (21-8) in the Fall Classic finale at Kauffman Stadium. Birthday boy Dick Groat Born: November 4, 1930, Wilkinsburg, PA The acknowledged leader of the Pirates, Groat was a good-hitting shortstop with great range. He helped Pittsburgh to the World Series title in 1960, and after being dealt to St. Louis, played for their World Championship team in 1964. At Duke Univeristy, Groat was an All-American baskertball player who spurned offers to make professional basketball his career. In 1960 he was named National League Most Valuable Player, when he won the batting title. Best Season, 1960 groat staved off challengers to win the batting title with a .325 mark. He excelled at Forbes Field: batting .363 at home and .290 in road games. A singles hitters, Groat had just 32 extra-base hits, one of the lowest marks by an MVP winner, but he was sure-handed in the field, as usual. As he did much of his career, Groat hit well against southpaws: .376 in 178 at-bats. After he slumped in July, Groat responded by hitting .373 in August and .344 in September/October. On September 6, a Lew Burdette pitch broke Groat's wrist, sidelining the shortstop for nearly four weeks. He returned the last weekend of the year and played in the World Series. After his playing career, Banks became the first African-American to manage in the Major Leagues on May 8, 1973, when, as a coach, he took over for ejected manager Whitey Lockman during extra innings of a 3-2 win over the Padres in San Diego
While Kauffman Stadium may be the sixth oldest stadium in the Major Leagues, it has remained one of the most picturesque ballparks in all of baseball. Originally called Royals Stadium, the venue broke away from the multi-purpose, cookie cutter stadiums of the day, and proposed something that was outside of the box thinking. How about building two stadiums virtually across the street from one another? One stadium to house the Royals baseball team and one to house the NFL Chiefs.... What a concept? This is the in-depth history of a baseball stadium that has stood the test of time and has influenced the way we watch sports live today. #HarrySTruman #TrumanSportsComplex #KansasCityAthletics #KansasCityRoyals #EwingKauffman #RoyalsStadium #KauffmanStadium #NewYorkYankees #JackieJensen #MickeyMantle #GeorgeBrett #BretSaberhagen #CharlesFinley #ConnieMack
Adam was lucky enough to interview 1980's Mariners 3B who is famous for his Charisma, Intelligence, AND Blooper Reels. He is notably famous in Bloopers for going down on his hands and knees and blowing a bunt foul. Lenny had an incredible baseball career. He grew up in Compton, California at Centennial High School, and ended up playing at Arizona State where he was drafted in 1970. He played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with stops which included the Yankees, Mets, and the Mariners. He hit over .300 twice in his career and also stole 30+ bases twice.Video of Lenny blowing the ball foul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLroDoPFdWYHe is also often on Reddit's front page for a difference occasion when a pitcher through at Lenny (and various other teammates). Lenny laid down a beautiful bunt on the 1st line and the pitcher picked the ball up, and Lenny "Trucked" (tackled) the pitcher, causing a major brawl that cleared the benches and the stands.Quick Clip of bunt:https://twitter.com/uniformcritic/status/1302099711638335491?lang=enThis is the legendary Lenny Randle, who was a pioneer for leaving the states to play baseball oversees.Here is Lenny's Website:https://lennyrandlesportstours.com/?fbclid=IwAR0adTYZ04Fteag3JZbskYE41yBw5kYrY8wxYNs6tJ0hZx8qiwQ9KbG941E
https://www.patreon.com/AdeptusRidiculoushttps://www.adeptusridiculous.com/https://twitter.com/AdRidiculoushttps://orchideight.com/https://www.collectiblesquids.com/ code: ADRICThe Leagues of Votann have emerged from the depths of the galactic core. To face their armies in battle is to stand before an armoured avalanche that crushes all in its path. It is to be appraised and then brusquely dealt with by attackers who see you as little more than an obstruction to profit – or worse, as a hated nemesis whose annihilation is worth any cost. To their partners in trade and war, the Kin are invaluable allies. Yet those they deem a risk to their peoples' survival face destruction, meted out with the same relentless rigour that the Kin apply to all their undertakings.Support the show
On this episode, Scotty and Tim are back to wrap up the 2022 Wind Surge season. The Wind Surge had another epic season coming up just short in the championship series. Although, it is another year of coming second, Wind Surge fans got to see 4 Surge players make it up to the Major Leagues by the end of the season and 16 players overall. We saw a complete game no-hitter, and it may never happen again. We saw more walk-offs, milestones, and amazing talent at Riverfront in 2022, but what is your favorite moment? In the offseason, Riverfront Stadium will not be empty. It will host at least 4 high school football games, and maybe a couple more attractions. Thank you, Wichita, for another great season, and here is to another one. Enjoy another episode, and as always, #SurgeUp!
I was 12 years old. I was on a Southern vacation with my folks. I've never forgotten those signs I saw on the bathrooms: "Colored" "White." See, we didn't have those signs in the racially mixed neighborhood where I grew up, so I didn't have a file folder for "colored" and "white." Jackie Robinson did. As America's first black baseball player in the Major Leagues, the baseball field was a battlefield. Before President Truman integrated the military, before Rosa Parks, and before Dr. King, Jackie faced a firestorm of brutal insults, racial taunts, and death threats. But he passed the test, and he helped open a door that helped change a nation. I'm Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about "Black and White and Jackie Robinson." America was talking a lot about Jackie Robinson not too long ago. Thanks to the movie titled after his number - "42." We were discovering there the powerful human drama behind a decisive victory in America's long journey to racial equality and two brands of courage that are in short supply these days. Courage that is still game-changing in a family, or an office, a church, a school, on a team, in a neighborhood. Branch Rickey - he was the Brooklyn Dodgers' General Manager in the mid 1940s - had the courage to sign Jackie Robinson. And in so doing, he shattered baseball's color barrier. His was the courage to defy a culture that's just plain got it wrong. And, man, do we need that courage today to defy a messed-up "normal." Like letting children do and see and listen to what's popular but poisonous. Joining in - or just condoning by our silence - the gossip and the backstabbing. Compromising the divinely established fence around sex called marriage. Accepting that a certain amount of deceit and surrendered integrity is "just the way it's done these days." Or even today's more subtle - but just as destructive - versions of prejudice. Branch Rickey displayed the courage to defy the ugliness around him. Jackie Robinson displayed the courage to deny the ugliness inside us. In a fateful three-hour meeting in the Dodgers' front office, Rickey told Jackie Robinson, "I'm looking for a man with guts enough not to fight back." And he showed him the words of Jesus: "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the cheek, turn to him the other also" (Matthew 5:38-39). That's what Jackie Robinson did time and time again, and he opened a door no one could shut. In the face of endless provocation, he refused to succumb to the anger and the retaliating that was boiling inside. One man had the courage to defy a widely-accepted wrong. The other had the courage to deny his right to fight back, lash out, and hurt those who hurt him. That doesn't come naturally. It's got to come supernaturally. Branch Rickey made it plain to everyone that the Bible was his playbook and Jesus was his Manager. Jackie had a history of doing damage to white people who insulted him, until a black pastor showed him a Jesus whose love really changes a man; a Jesus who didn't just talk about forgiving. He did it all the way to the cross where He died so we could conquer our inner ugliness called sin. That's who Jackie downloaded when he got on his knees every night to find the strength to do another day; a very personal, personal Savior. See, Jesus is the One of whom the Bible says in our word for today from the Word of God in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." See, He changes a man from the inside out so that a man can change his world. When you open your life to Jesus, you start to act like Jesus. He changes you in ways you could never change yourself. If you would like to experience that for yourself and the difference Jesus can make, join me at our website, ANewStory.com. You might be ready for a new beginning.
In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother's Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Brandon Puffer. Brandon's story explains how he went from reaching great heights as an MLB World Series winner to falling to the very bottom, serving 3-1/2 years in prison. He has humbly watched as everything has gotten restored in his life, and he know feels as though he is here to help others learn from his expensive lessons and show that we don't have to let our worst mistakes define us. After a 15-year professional baseball career, four of which were spent in the Major Leagues, Brandon had fallen to great depths and has come out on the other side with important lessons to share with those who might find themselves facing tough obstacles or set-backs in their own lives. For him, recovering from his addiction and hardships meant filling a God-shaped hole in his heart, and he now lives his life with purpose and gratitude for all that has been restored. One of his proudest roles in the life he leads today is being the coach for a non-profit baseball organization that helps young people develop their baseball talent. This is one of the many ways he plans to lead others in living lives they, too, can be proud of. He has been through many ups and downs, but what has been most important has been overcoming these low points and not allowing them to define who he is; his faith has guided him through these dark times with grace, courage, and the utmost determination. To find out more about Brandon or to purchase his book, check out his website at www.BrandonPuffer.com.
Prompted by the enormous amount of single-use plastic waste at stadiums and in the locker room, professional baseball player and environmental advocate Chris Dickerson co-founded Players for the Planet with teammate Jack Cassel. Chris sits down with host Matt Prindiville to talk about the bringing together athletes as advocates and the platform they have to influence change, as well as the challenges of endeavoring to make America's favorite pastime sustainable for the future.Resources:Players for the Planet The Players AllianceReuse Wins at Events resource pageReuse Wins at Events livestream
Fred discusses Major League Baseball pitcher, Jim Abbott, who achieved success in the Major Leagues despite being born without a right hand. He was born on this day in 1967. www.rockysealemusic.com https://rockysealemusic.com/wow-i-didn-t-know-that-or-maybe-i-just-forgot https://www.facebook.com/150wordspodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rocky-seale7/message
The Brewers had a good week but still only gained modest ground in the wild card chase. Some exciting moments in a 3-2 week against the Cardinals and Yankees, including a Garrett Mitchell walk-off, Willy Adames making history and Aaron Judge authoring some of his own. Which team is the likelier for Milwaukee to catch -- the Padres or the Phillies? Jason Alexander continues to struggle, but is there anyone to take his place? Where does Luis Urias fit in the long-term picture? How can Milwaukee replicate the experience of St. Louis right now, where Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina and an NL Central title run have ignited the fan base? Then, JR chats with Kyle Lobner, a frequent author of Brewers analysis who's seen a mountain of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers games this year, and thus has had a front-row seat to rule changes that will be coming to the Major Leagues next year, plus a look at some of the system's best prospects.
Nate Walker has worked in baseball operations for two Major League Baseball front offices. He acted as a contact person for the coaching staff of the Major Leagues and helped them with pregame planning, game strategy, and statistical analysis. Nate currently serves as the founder and president of Diamond Solutions, a business that provides analytics consulting to softball and baseball companies.In today's episode, Nate talks about how he collects data and information in softball. He also mentions that high school pitchers should focus on creating movement north-south vs. east-west. Nate also mentions that he goes out and scouts high school pitchers or the travel ball scene and his ways of scouting and recruiting pitchers.Free Presentation on how to help Softball Hitters improve their timingTune in to this episode to find out more about Nate Walker.SHOW NOTES[2:37] How did you go from a scout and professional baseball to now working with different programs in the softball world on the pitching?[5:40] How are you collecting data and information in softball? Is it through Rapsodo?[7:17] When you said that, similar to when you were in the front office, are you speaking about just movement plots? Like the way track, man would have different scattered plots?[9:12] What was something that did surprise you once you started collecting some of the data and information? Is there anything that stood out or surprised you?[11:35] If they're focusing on their development, let's say they are high school pitchers, they should focus more on north-south and developing that repertoire than worrying about east going east-west.[13:45] Have you ever experimented with players or had them experiment with different grips? And if so, have you seen any correlation between increased vertical brake with varying grips of pitch or finger pressure on the ball?[15:06] What are some common flaws you see from a Biomechanical analysis?[17:12] What velocity should high school players aim for if they want to play in college, based on the data you've seen?[18:36] Do you scout high school pitchers or the travel ball scene?[23:21] How do you, scout and recruit pitchers?[27:00] What would you say about the percentage of progressive college softball coaches and maybe some of those early adopters you just mentioned?[38:28] Do you do any work with travel softball organizations?[37:37] How many years do you think it will take for softball to be as accepting and open from a technology analytics development standpoint right around where baseball is right now?[40:41] What advice would you give to a high school pitcher?FOLLOW NATE:Twitter: DomiNate34LinkedIn: Nathan WalkerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nashville, Tennessee, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Staates der USA: Music City, Athen des Südens, der protestantische Vatikan, Cashville, - das sind die nicknames, die Beinamen, die Nashville trägt. Music City? Hauptstadt der Country-Musik in jeglicher Beziehung; Athen des Südens? Heimat von 24 postsekundären Bildungseinrichtungen, und, seit 1897, eine maßstabsgetreue Nachbildung des ursprünglichen Parthenon in Athen; der protestantische Vatikan? 700 Kirchen, diverse baptistische, methodistische, katholische Gemeinden inklusive des Verlages Thomas Nelson, dem weltweit größten Hersteller von Bibeln. Cashville? Nun, es wird Geld verdient in Nashville; Nashville ist - im Gegensatz zu Memphis, Tennessee - weiß. Nashville, Tennessee, 700.000 Einwohner, knapp zwei Millionen in der Metropolregion, vier Sportvereine in den sogenannten Major Leagues, die entsprechenden Stadien stehen mitten in der Stadt, demokratisch. Seit gut einhundert Jahren gehört der Bürgermeister/die Bürgermeisterin der Demokratischen Partei an, bei den vier letzten Wahlen stimmte das Davidson County für Obama, Hillary Clinton sowie Biden, und zwar deutlich. Knut Benzner war in Nashville, Tennessee, der Stadt am Cumberland River - und begeistert.
Chris is the founder of Skyline Commercial Real Estate Focused on advising clients regarding their multifamily assets - to maintain and build wealth and forge strong relationships across the Southern California investment market. He previously played professional baseball for multiple teams, reaching the Major Leagues with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2009. Through hard work and dedication, Chris kept earning his way to the next level and achieved success at the highest level. Tune in as he shares valuable strategies on how you could get the best deals for your real estate investments, and how he is able to maintain leads for his business which could be applicable to you too. [00:01 - 11:48] Finding Opportunities in Challenges A professional baseball player turned real estate investor The need for cashflow led him to focus on the brokerage instead of the investment route [11:49 - 17:39] Things You Need to Know Before Buying A Real Estate Buying a unit? Chris shares a strategy to increase its value Regulatory environment for buyers Stay on top of your rents and increase when you can California has restrictive rent control. You need to be within the guidelines Brand new investors must be comfortable with the cap rates knowing it is capital preservation The resilience of tenants to rent increases [17:40 - 17:54] The Keys to Business Growth How to find motivated seller leads Emails and build and maintain relationships Chris on starting his own brokerage How to approach a broker as an investor Ask with no expectations [17:55 - 20:45] Closing Segment The similarity between baseball and real estate is failure Reach out to Chris! Links Below Final Words ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tweetable Quotes: “When you start in the business, it's a grind.” - Chris Pettit “If you're brokering and you're not owning, like, do you really believe in your product?” - Chris Pettit Connect with Chris on LinkedIn and visit Skyline Commercial Real Estate for investment opportunities. Connect with me: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook LinkedIn Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me → email@example.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: Chris Pettit: [00:00:00] What took me, the brokerage drought was the ability to be entrepreneurial, grow your own business, do your own thing. And it's really, you eat what you kill. So whatever you're out there putting in, you're gonna make those returns. Sam Wilson: Chris beta is a localized department, brokerage founder. He assists private clients with wealth, growth and preservation. He also has a background in baseball, investing in taxes, and as Chris puts it, he has all the bases covered. Chris, welcome to the show. Chris Pettit: Hey Sam, thanks Sam Wilson: for having me important in here. Absolutely. The pleasure's mine. There are three questions. Chris, ask every guest who comes in the show in 90 seconds or less. You tell me, where did you start? Where are you now? And Chris Pettit: how did you get. Yeah, I was playing baseball and I joined a couple friends for some very small scale investments. Some single family houses out in it's called the Midwest. One of my friends said, Hey, I think this is a good idea. I said, well, why don't we pull some money [00:01:00] together? And we can buy a couple of these. So we did that learn more about. The real estate side of the business. My background's more on the finance side. So got to see some of the tax advantages, the depreciation, the cash flow, how it worked. Good hands on experience. Finished playing baseball and got into the brokerage business, local Southern California apartment brokerage, and really took me to where I am now. Just started this company a couple years ago with a couple partners and we're moving that forward. So Sam Wilson: here. Man. That's really, really cool. So you're playing baseball professionally, and then you start investing in real estate. Were you guys buying single family stuff, buying multifamily? What, what were you guys buying? Chris Pettit: Yeah, those were single family. And maybe a little bit of the misconception about playing professional baseball is not, everybody's making millions of dollars. So , I, I was not making a lot of money at that time, but I was saving money put away. So we were buying single family little bit in Dayton, Ohio, actually just kind of like bottom of the barrel type stuff for calf flow. Sam Wilson: Got it. Got it. And when did you know you were onto something and you [00:02:00] said, all right, I'm onto something. And now I'm gonna scale into bigger assets. And I guess then of course, you know, , all the way to launching a, a brokerage, what Chris Pettit: led you there? Well, seeing how the cashflow would work on a single family and then saving that up, being able to purchase another one, just purely based off of the cashflow you had gotten to date. And having the depreciation, the ride offs, the expenses, that type of thing, it was like, wow, you could kind of scale this a little bit. I didn't wanna try to make something huge there. And , you know, I wasn't didn't know all the tools that we have now, but once I got into the brokerage business, I realized, well, this actually is scalable. Seeing like a lot of things that my clients have done and how they've grown their portfolios. A lot of people just started from the ground up and individuals have large portfolio. Sam Wilson: Yeah, absolutely. What took you to the brokerage route versus the investment route? Or Chris Pettit: maybe there's both. You know, it's, it's both for me. I, I do believe in investing and the, the brokerage route is an avenue that you can get there. [00:03:00] Obviously you gotta make some money to be able to invest it. So I think that's probably what led me to the brokerage drought over other over say other jobs. What took me, the brokerage drought was the ability to be entrepreneurial, grow your own business, do your own thing. And it's really, you eat what you kill. So whatever you're out there putting in, you're gonna make those returns. Right, right. Yeah. So I saw the, I saw the upside for, in brokerage compared to just like a job. Sam Wilson: Absolutely. Absolutely. and as things get extremely frosty in a, in a few different asset classes, I've oftentimes looked at it and I'm like, gosh, it's kind of a risk free way. And obviously you got your time, your capital, your investment on the front end of, you know, going out and finding opportunities and building your buyers list and all those things, but in its own, right, you're not putting down millions of dollars into these deals and going, gosh, I hope it works out. It's like, okay, once we get it across the finish line, it's kind of a risk pretty way of, of being involved in real estate. So I really really, really kind of liked that, especially in times of uncertainty. So that's really cool. Now you guys are [00:04:00] specializing in the Southern California market, Chris Pettit: is that right? Yeah. Specifically Southern California and specifically apartment buildings. So it ranges the gamut from, you know, four units, which obviously is similar residential, but four to, 50, to a hundred. You know, there's a lot of smaller buildings in Southern California versus . Maybe some other areas. So there's a lot of 10 to 30 unit buildings out here. Sam Wilson: From what I understand, there's not a lot of new supply coming online in your guys' market. Chris Pettit: No, not at all. So the market we work, like I said, is let's call it four to 50 core market. And nobody's building those. Maybe there's a couple people building duplexes or fourplexes based on some new zoning, but the stuff that's getting built is 200 unit 300 unit, 400 unit class, a right in the core business districts on these main drags. And those are just not competitors for the type of product that. Are seeing our investors focus Sam Wilson: on. Right? So tell me about the opportunity right now in your market. Chris Pettit: So a little bit of the difference in our market versus [00:05:00] other markets is, is such a core market, specifically orange county, LA county, San Diego county being core markets. You can't, like you said, no more supply and someone who wants to preserve capital. Yeah. You might look at the cab rates. They're very compressed, but they're staying compressed. They're not, they're not changing. And rents are flying. Some of that to do with the back end of rent control, but rents are really flying up. So there's no supply, there's no rental supply. And then the class a stuff that's coming out is being priced to the moon on the rental side. So any, any nice property, that's a little bit lower density living for a tenant. They're gonna wanna come in and happy to pay a good amount of rent there just to live in the location that, that they wanna live in. And I don't see that changing just due to the supply, like demand and supply. So the opportunity is purely more preservation rather than say. You might be like, oh, let me go out. I can see this quick flip over here in this hot market. You know, I wouldn't call us like a hot type market or cold market obvious. Sam Wilson: So what's a strategy then for a buyer. I mean, you know, they're, they're buying something [00:06:00] four to 50 units, Southern California. It might be a rent control. I don't, I don't know exactly how rent control work if that's by county, if that's by building, if that's, maybe you can even give us some, you know, lightness on that, but what is the buyer? What is the person you're representing? What are they thinking when they buy a building? What's their strategy for Chris Pettit: how to increase value? So their strategy's gonna be growth and appreciation, and you're gonna get there just through the natural and pushed rent growth. The overriding it's a state rent control policy, max of 10%. It's not terrible. Obviously. Sometimes if people are behind then, because an owner's own the building a long time, there is a lot more upside there. Yeah, the strategy is just to come in, purchase the building, get the rents up to market, improve the property a little bit. And not that it's gonna be a significant, like I said, flip, but you're gonna have the value. You're gonna have the value earned in the property and the significant rents providing more cash flow. And you're gonna be, you're also able to get pretty much [00:07:00] core. Sam Wilson: what's it like when you buy a building? And again, I'm asking just as it, as it pertains to more the regulatory side of things there in California, which is a lot of what investors are afraid of. I think mm-hmm oh man. You know, and, and we hear it. I think, I think it gets a bad rap because obviously you're there and you have clients there making money. You're there making money. I've got friends out there making money in the apartment space in Southern California. And I hear it, hear it all the time. We don't invest in California. But what does, which I think is kind of, again, it, it's kind of a, just a, it's probably a bad statement cuz obviously there's opportunity there. But what's somebody doing when they buy a building from a regulatory and from like a rehab standpoint, like what can they expect? What are the challenges there? Do those challenges, present opportunity. Talk to me about Chris Pettit: that a little bit. Yeah. Completely understand the regulatory side and a lot of our clients and owners have some of the same feelings. Like they're not saying I won't invest here, but because they already own here. They're saying, oh, I'm not sure about how this regulatory environment is gonna be for, for landlords, which is a fair thought. So part of [00:08:00] our deal, our job is educating them on what the latest government requirements are gonna be that are coming down the pipeline. We don't really have a say in those things. So it's, it's just keeping them up to date. And how do you navigate that? The biggest thing you can do is stay on top of your rents and increase them when you're, when you can once a year and not, not fall behind. If you're buying a building today, it's not, it's not crazy. I mean, we don't really market to say out-of-state buyers. Like California's a, our buyer pool is the buyers that own in the market that live here and that's the people. Like they wouldn't say, oh, I don't, they already own here. And they live here, so right. California's gonna get you for taxes either way, whether, you know, if you're gonna do both. So if you're gonna live here and you wanna own here, maybe you wanna drive by your building. Maybe that makes sense. But just in order to get there, there's no like crazy regulatory requirements. When you purchase an investment property, you go buy an apartment, building a 10 unit down the. Nothing crazy. But if you do wanna do some rehabs or some or raise rents, you just need to be within the guidelines. And, and they're [00:09:00] really not outside of a couple areas. You know, city of LA is very restrictive. Santa Monica has restricted rent control, Santa Ana and there city, certain cities do have up above and beyond requirements. And those are the cities that people are. Either navigate away from, but like you said, there's still a lot of people that maybe not a lot, there's people that will make money in those areas. And they're more experts in navigating that local environment. Sam Wilson: What do you say to somebody that maybe is a brand new investor to your market? Where do you start them? Chris Pettit: I would start 'em with the sense of. You need to be comfortable with with the cap rates, let's call it, you know, three and a half to four and a half. When now it's probably generous, but you know, you, you have to be comfortable knowing that this is capital preservation. And if you're, if you're buying here, you're gonna start a three, three and a half and push that up quickly to. You know, four, four and a half on your numbers, and it's not something that you're gonna be making this huge pop on right away. But you, you are gonna [00:10:00] make those gains and rents are gonna go say, they go 10% this year, 10% next year. They're a little bit behind. Then you, you will catch up and you'll have the value and it's gonna be safe. It's, it's a safety play really, but we don't work with too many new investors. I mean, you know, , I live here, I invest here. I don't have a, an issue with that for me. It's I want to be, I'd rather rather own good real estate and good locations. And it's not, about today's cash flow for. Sam Wilson: Yeah, that's a good point. You know, and that's a lot of, that's a lot of what people are looking for is that big pop. So I guess just reframing the investor expectation. Like, Hey, you're coming into this market. You are, this is a safety play. I think, as you put it, it's not, you're not here to, to hit, hit your home run. You're here to preserve capital. What is I, I, if a landlord is behind, let's say it's a legacy owner. They haven't raised rents in 7, 8, 10 years. What is the tenant resiliency as it pertains to rent increases? Like do, [00:11:00] do, do we see a lot of buildings go vacant once people are like, Hey, we're raising rents 10, 10% this year, you were at 2000 bucks. Now you're at 2200 next year. You're gonna be at, you know, 44 20. What's that? How Chris Pettit: does that work out? Yeah, not really. I mean, a legacy owner who's fallen behind or just chosen , to do that because they don't need the extra cash flow. Right. New owner comes in. Goes 10% people don't budge. It's not, it's not enough because the building on the streets rent convert $500 more than that, you know? , some people will move and you get natural movement. It's not too restrictive. And then you, you may be able to move people out for some renovations, but that's a little bit dependent on the, the. Sam Wilson: Right, right. That's really, really cool. Tell me about finding sellers. I mean, that's obviously the, the two things we need in this in this real estate are deals and money. How are you guys finding Chris Pettit: sellers? Yeah. On our, on the, on the business side, I mean, we just do a lot of consistent calling and emails and touching base with people. It's a very consistent group of people that we're [00:12:00] talking to, the owners that are local, just trying to build that relationship. And there's not a lot. Let's say people that are just oblivious to what's going on. A lot of people know what's going on relatively. And we, we just want to talk to 'em and see, Hey, is, you know, are you ready to go? Are you ready to sell today? Or what's your impetus to sell? These are mostly long term holds for people long term legacy ownership. And as we know, those are great deals to buy and the most opportunity for upside. And so sometimes it's like building family relationships whenever their family. Whenever that time comes to pass it down along the family, things like that. I mean, you know, the time comes for every. , but this is not a short term lo short term game, as far as location goes, you know, you gotta put in the time, build the relationships here. Yeah. Sam Wilson: Yeah. And that's true, you know, that's true. I think in, in any market, there's not a, there's not a nuance there necessarily defining sellers. It, it sounds like you guys are grinding it out, just like everybody else when it comes to to Chris Pettit: deal flow. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, we are, [00:13:00] we have some younger guys and it's you know, that's, we don't pull any punches there. It's like, no, this is a grind. I mean, when you start in the business, it's a grind. I mean, we're still on the grind and that's what, that's really the only way you're, you're not gonna you're not gonna miss, you know, blatant deals. Right? Tell Sam Wilson: me about your team, building out your team. You said you have some younger guys on the team now, what's it been like building a brokerage and, you know, talk to us about that experience and some of the lessons maybe you've learned in that. Chris Pettit: Yeah. So it was just an opportunity that that presented itself for so myself and two partners. And we were working together before not necessarily doing deals together, but independently doing deals while working together. And so we thought, Hey, this is a great opportunity for us to build ourselves, where are we gonna be in five or 10 years? And, you know, maybe build out, build out some sort of a brokerage it's we're not trying to be this big brokerage house, but having some. More people talking and being able to collaborate on deals. I hear you say someone. Oh, Sam. Oh, what was that deal? You were talking about Sam. Like [00:14:00] maybe I, I might have somebody for that where you're, you're just thinking, I talked to this person that was like a waste of time. Right? They said something, but I, it didn't click for you, but I'm sitting over here like, oh, well, I it clicked for me and they let's, let's put a deal together. And so we're really trying to build. Team environment where obviously you're gonna get rewarded on something you bring in and we have, so we have two other guys that are just starting out in the business. You know, they believe in owning real estate as well. And that's, that's a long term goal. I mean, if we can all switch from the broker side to the owner side, we're gonna, we're gonna be doing pretty well, you know? Right. Sam Wilson: Is that the long term plan then is to, yeah. I mean, transition. Chris Pettit: Yeah, to accumulate and own, own real estate. I think California, maybe getting back to one of your earlier questions, Southern California is more of an accumulation game. Mm-hmm if you can accumulate little bits and pieces of, of deals. I mean, I know I have some clients that are open to me throwing into deals, and if, you know, if I can at the time, I'll do that and just kind of put it away. It's not, you know, it's not there. It's not accessible, not running the deal, but [00:15:00] Hey, it's in the deal. I know that's a good piece of real estate and, and down the road I'll be rewarded. So I think it's more of an accumulation play, but yeah, that's the goal, ultimately, just to own more real estate. I mean, we're believers in real estate and we also feel. I'm a strong believer in the fact, if, if you're brokering and you're not owning, like, do you really believe in your product? right. And maybe you don't. Right. Maybe you're just a sales guy, you know, that's fine too. But Sam Wilson: absolutely. Tell me about cuz that's a nuance a nuance kind of play that you talked about there when you said. How your buyers will rope you in on the deal and say, Hey Chris, do you wanna participate? What's that conversation like? And what would you recommend to somebody that wants to approach their broker? Maybe it's a large commercial real estate transaction. The broker's getting a six, you know, multi six-figure paycheck and they go, Hey, you know, do you want to get in on this deal? How should someone approach you as the broker Chris Pettit: to have that conversation? Yeah, I mean, I think it's very easy approach from the investor. It's an easy question. Hey, do you have, would you have any interest in [00:16:00] partnering in or putting some of your commission? The deal obviously clear, very clear that no, you're not giving it up. You're not giving up your commission, but right. In putting it into the deal And , timing's everything in that respect, you know, like I said, this is my, my job. So depending on where I'm at timing, maybe I just put money into another deal, obviously gotta pay the bills. And so, yeah, it's an, I feel like it's an easy conversation from the. Investor from the agent side. I don't really bring it up that much. Just because it's, I feel it's a little more you know, most people, most people I deal with it's their, their deal. It's like a one person buyer. Right. And maybe, but, but a people that I know, well, I'll throw it out there at some point. Like, oh, I'd be happy to co-invest with you at some time. And so there's a few, that's the way I would frame it as a broker. You don't wanna be telling everybody, oh, let me get in with you. Let me get in with you. You know, it's a little more, I guess I feel like that would be like pushy, but from the investor side, I think if you just ask with no expectations, I don't see the, I don't find the broker being [00:17:00] offended. Sam Wilson: No, no, certainly not, certainly not. I think it's a great way. One to get some buy in from, like you said, either you believe in the product or you don't. So get some buy in from the broker it's a relatively not easy, but it's a, it's a, it's a source of capital, you know, where you can get involved in it. But then I think it also, it also just develops a long-term relationship with your broker where it's, Hey, you know what we're, we're not just doing a onetime transaction. We're we're in deals together for the long haul. So that's. That's really, Chris Pettit: really cool. Yeah. I mean, I think it's beneficial for both parties. Like you said, you put people in, we can be partners and you sold me the deal and then, you know, we'll sell it back whenever the time comes again and we'll make money and go to the next thing. Absolutely. Sam Wilson: Tell me about baseball, baseball, and real estate, that transition. what would you say some things, or maybe, maybe I'll ask this question. I could find the question I was gonna ask you. You know, as it pertained to baseball, what are some things, some, some crossovers from playing baseball to real estate, some similarities you find in, in, in Chris Pettit: between the two. Yeah, the, the biggest crossover, especially to [00:18:00] brokerage is failure. So, yeah, baseball's a game of failure. You fail all the time. You know, you fail seven outta 10 times. You'll be in the hall of fame. And you know, this is a game of failure too. You're, you're talking to people and some people are not, not receptive to your call at that time or anything you're saying, but it's really a game of being able to a failure and being able to maintain your composure through the highs and the lows. This is a game of highs and lows, and that's the same as baseball. So you can't be out there closing a deal. Celebrating, like just won the world series. It's not gonna, it's not gonna pan out. You know, you gotta be back on, back on the grind and work harder. Sam Wilson: That's it, man. That's it? Baseball is a game of failure. Yeah. That's kind of funny. I've never heard it quite put like that, but you're right. You know, the what'd you say, what was your statement there? I didn't quite catch that, but it was something about a hall of Famer. If you do Chris Pettit: what now, if you fail seven outta 10 times as a hitter, you're a hall of fam. Right. Yeah. If Sam Wilson: you have a 300 buck average, you're, you're a hall of Famer, which is that's pretty [00:19:00] crazy. I absolutely love it. Chris, if our listeners wanna get in touch with you and learn more about you and what's going on there in your marketplace, what is the best way to do that? Chris Pettit: Yeah, you can reach me via email or through our website. It's skyline commercial advisors. And I'm also on Twitter. It's CED at eight 15. That's more of a generic following. I do talk some real estate. It's not strictly real estate focused. It's pretty personalized and, and open. But yeah, those two places and email, or my emails on the site, you gimme anytime. Awesome. Sam Wilson: Chris, thank you for taking the time to come on the show today. Certainly Chris Pettit: appreciate it. Yeah. Thanks Sam. Nice to meet you and a pleasure being on the show.
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Episode 36, FULL SHOW -- On Wednesday night, the Nats suffered a one of a kind loss in 2022, becoming the first team to surrender a 4-run lead in the bottom of the 9th in their loss to the Cardinals. Grant & Danny try to figure out why closers don't do well in non-save situations, and analyze the future of the bullpen. How well has Luke Voit fit in with the Nationals so far? Grant & Danny look at his time with the Nats so far, and then spin around the Major Leagues biggest stories, including thoughts on the NL and AL Wild Card races as the end of the regular season quickly approaches. Grant and Danny dive into the numbers from recent performances for some of the top players in the Nationals Minor League System, including Jarlin Susana, Robert Hassell III, Mitchell Parker, and more! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 36, Segment 2 -- How well has Luke Voit fit in with the Nationals so far? Grant & Danny look at his time with the Nats so far, and then spin around the Major Leagues biggest stories, including thoughts on the NL and AL Wild Card races as the end of the regular season quickly approaches. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Former Heisman Trophy Winner and current Tennessee State Head Football Coach Eddie George joins Bob Kendrick to discuss how HBCUs powered the Negro Leagues, and why HBCU athletics are on the rise once again, the barrier breakers of football's history, his journey into coaching, and his current work to bring Black-owned professional baseball to the Major Leagues with the Nashville Stars. Learn more about the Nashville Stars - MLBMusicCity.comFollow Bob Kendrick on Twitter - @nlbmprezTo support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and preserve the legacy of Buck O'Neil, please visit ThanksAMillionBuck.comVisit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City - NLBM.com
Sam Dykstra and Jonathan Mayo kick off this week's MLB Pipeline podcast breaking down the latest big prospect callups to the Major Leagues, including Top 100 prospects like the Astros' Hunter Brown, the Yankees' Oswald Peraza and the Red Sox's Triston Casas. They then look far off into the future, unveiling who they think will be the top five overall prospects in the game at the start of the 2024 season. They pick out some top performers in the Florida and Arizona Complex Leagues before finishing off with a Mailbag question about how September callup production can impact rankings. Please let me know if you need anything else. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
My guest in this episode is Brandon Puffer. He is a man who has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Pitching 15 years in professional baseball and even winning a World Series ring to spending 3.5 years in jail. Now he is on a mission to help others avoid his mistakes and show people your worst mistake should not define you. Follow Brandon and be on the lookout for his book "From The Bullpen To The State Pen" in October! http://www.brandonpuffer.com Please support my sponsors! I know them all personally and can vouch for their integrity and quality. -Apparel Lab for all your shirts, hats, mugs hoodies, or WHATEVER you want to put your logo or ideas on! Go check out their website at https://apparellab.ink/ -For website design, graphic design, internet marketing, and more check out McWilliams Marketing at http://www.McWilliamsmarketing.com -Use Patnaik Realty for ANY real estate needs you have. I mean anything! Residential, commercial, property management, investments, acquisitions. He does it all. Call Teek at 256-694-0117 or e-mail him at Teek@PatnaikCo.com -Get your child caught up on their school math with Mathnasium of Madison. Their website is http://www.mathnasium.com/madisonal -Go check out my Amazon Best Selling Book "Relentless Positivity"- https://cutt.ly/Nj7jqNN --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relentlesspositivity/message
This story is a surreal, escapist journey into the true story about how the Savannah Bananas became exceptional by being the exception. This minor league baseball team has majorly passionate fans -- with more social media success than some of the biggest teams in the Major Leagues, and a plan to disrupt the MLB itself. This story is told through the ever-optimistic, yellow-tux wearing Jesse Cole, the owner of the team.Not a fan of the sport? No worries. This isn't really a story about baseball. It's a story about our collective desire to make things that matter -- to ourselves, certainly, but to those we serve most especially. This is a story about what it means to truly build something that is, in Jesse's words, "fans first" -- and all the weird, wacky, wonderful things that follow.SHARE THE SHOW:Help others find Unthinkable in their favorite podcast player by sharing this link: jayacunzo.com/unthinkable-podcast***IN THIS EPISODE:Andrew and Pete of ATOMIC: atomic.site // twitter.com/AndrewAndPete***MORE FROM JAY:Playing Favorites newsletter: stories and frameworks for creating work that resonates.Coaching and consulting: Hire Jay to work with you 1:1 on the most important elements of your brand or projects.Or, hire Jay to develop and/or host a show for your brand: jayacunzo.com/shows***SPONSOR: The JuiceThe Juice is like Spotify for B2B learning: a beautiful, curated collection of the best creators and resources serving sales and marketing pros today. Learn more and try it free at thejuicehq.comConnect with Masooma Memon on The Juice or on Twitter.***CONNECT WITH JAY ELSEWHERE:WebsiteTwitter and LinkedInEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org***PRODUCTION:- Creator, host, writer, editor, sound design: Jay Acunzo- Producer and researcher: Ilana Nevins
Key Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “From there, just talk about being resilient and just really trying to continue to press forward and not be like the people that we hung out with. I didn't want to be in that lifestyle the rest of my life, so that's kinda how I started pulling myself out of the pit.” 3:22“This looks like it's going in the right direction, and they were supportive. They weren't shoving stuff down my throat. They weren't telling me, you know, it was really weird because it was more positive reinforcement instead of negative, it wasn't about punishment, it was about, ‘hey look, if you do this, look at what this will lead to.'” 14:33“Listen, if it's not life or death, it really isn't life or death, right. Don't make it life or death.” 21:05“Just go do what you want to do and really don't ask us to approve it because we want you to do what you want to do. But if you're gonna pick, you better give it 100% effort, what we've been telling you since little league days.” 26:39“That's what I tell kids when I'm talking to them. Be proud of what you're going through because you're learning so much and you're so battle tested. The things that get some of these kids upset today, it's not going to upset you because you've gone down the rabbit hole deep, and you've survived.” 29:43“I tell all these guys the same thing; make each other better. You're going to have ups and downs and it's just a matter of working through them. You chose to marry each other for a reason, don't forget that reason!” 35:15 Guest Bio - Kurt Varricchio redefines the meaning of a difficult childhood in his intimate memoir, Behind in the Count: My Journey from Juvenile Delinquent to Baseball Agent. Whether it was trying to fill his empty stomach with one last scoop of Ovaltine, getting tied to a tree, being punished with a wrench, or sleeping on the rooftops of local strip malls, Kurt's survival is nothing short of miraculous. After losing his father at two-years-old, his childhood commenced in a dilapidated home where physical and emotional abuse ran rampant. So, Kurt did what he had to do to survive: run. And steal. After several trips to juvenile hall and group homes across the state of Florida, law officials, prison guards, and even his own family thought his fate was sealed—right behind those impenetrable bars. Kurt was ultimately removed from his family and placed in Florida's Foster Care System just before his 12th birthday.It would've been easy to quit, but this isn't Kurt. Even as a child, he knew he didn't want his broken past to define him. He persevered, focusing on his academic and emotional development. After graduating from high school with a 4.0 grade point average, Kurt received a full ride to Florida State University, then continued his education at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Master's in Education. In search of a “new normal”, Kurt understood that education was paramount. Eventually, Kurt obtained his law degree and has been working in professional sports since 1995, first in the NFL and MLB, then as a sports agent. Providing a first-hand glimpse of what it takes to transform a chronic juvenile delinquent into a productive member of society, Kurt reflects on his childhood with a poignant examination of the hard work required to battle when the odds are against you. No matter how behind you are in the count, Kurt reminds us that you can always mold yourself into the person you want to be. Show Notes - 0:00 - What I Meant to Say Podcast Intro0:23 - Introducing Kurt Varricchio0:50 - Welcome to Kurt2:06 - Take Us to Your Roots and Early Life3:37 - How Old Were You When You First Went to Juvenile Hall?5:09 - How Do You Have Such a Sharp Memory of Traumatic Stories?6:46 - Concept of Community and Bonding Wherever You Are9:35 - Youngest of Four Brothers11:43 - I Met My Foster Mother at the Age of 1213:28 - How Long Did it Take You to Feel Safe?15:20 - Were There Other Kids in the House?16:58 - How Did Sports and Theater Lead to Baseball?18:57 - What Did You Learn from the Ability to Perform?19:45 - Reflecting on Childhood Chaos Vs. Safe and Loving Environment22:09 - How Did Your Childhood Shape How You Parent Today?25:11 - Where Are Your Sons Today?27:57 - BB Commercial28:05 - Irony of Ending Up in the Field of Law31:45 - Executive to Sports Agent33:48 - How Has Your Background Shaped Your Relationships and Marriage?35:44 - How Many Baseball Players Are You Representing? When Did KVA Sports Start?36:19 - Branching Out to Beach Volleyball: Character and Commitment 39:40 - What Are Some of the Challenges Facing Beach Volleyball?45:27 - Principles of Relationships While Learning Through Challenges51:01 - What Things Are the Most Important When Starting Your Own Business?54:32 - How Do You Get Your Message Out There?56:53 - Thank You For Being Here Today57:46 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Kurt - IG - @kurtvarricchio @kvasportsllcCASA - Court Appointed Special Advocateswww.nationalcasagal.orgBook: Behind in the Countwww.behindinthecount.com or available on Amazon
In this Topical Tuesday's episode, I spoke with Josh Satin, who formerly spent 4 years as a professional baseball player in the New York Mets organization before retiring and entering the world of commercial real estate. Now, he serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Gelt, Inc., who is a real estate investment firm with a portfolio valued at over $2B. Be sure to tune in if you're interested in learning about: Who the most important people are to build relationships with to create maximum deal flow The best skills and tactics for building and nurturing relationships with brokers Why Gelt has been doubling down on quality assets and quality markets What he things the future looks like for value-add multifamily and why he believes Gelt will be in it for the long term To your success, Tyler Lyons Resources mentioned in the podcast: 1. Gelt Inc. 2. Josh Satin: Email Twitter 3. Keith Wasserman (Gelt Partner): Twitter Interested in investing in ATMs? Check out our webinar. Please note that investing in private placement securities entails a high degree of risk, including illiquidity of the investment and loss of principal. Please refer to the subscription agreement for a discussion of risk factors. Tired of scrambling for capital? Check out our new FREE webinar - How to Ensure You Never Scramble for Capital Again (The 3 Capital-Raising Secrets). Click Here to register. CFC Podcast Facebook Group
If you missed part one of our special episode with Kelli and CJ be sure to go back and give it a listen. We spoke about each of their personal journeys and how CJ made the jump from private coaching, to laying the foundation to start LEAD. In this episode, we'll dive into getting LEAD off the ground, the decline of Black players in the Major Leagues and how Kelli and CJ are supporting their boys beyond the sport of baseball. For more information about how you can get involved visit leadcenterforyouth.org
Alan Hahn is back and he is joined by Shae Cornette for the day. They get into the weekend around the Major Leagues as the Mets took 4/5 from the Braves to extend their division lead, the Dodgers sweep the Padres & the Yankees hitting a huge wall. They also get into the Edwin Diaz entrance song which Alan has a beef with. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marty Cordova is former Major League baseball player and now in the media business with major people who works with brands like Kevin Hart and Joe Rogan alike. Marty opens up in this episode about his life and how drinking affected him and how he overcame it. He also discusses his success and speaks to his story and what he became from it. Tune in to this episode and take notes – these are life lessons for you and yours. 00:00 Intro 06:00 Joe Rogan and Dana White 11:00 “Timing is everything.” - Marty Cordova 14:00 Real Estate 17:30 Drinking and Drugs 22:00 Bomb: Drunk driving is no excuse now with ubers 27:33 Getting help 36:20 Ayahuasca 46:00 Separating your groups of friends and circles 51:00 Joe Rogan 59:20 If anyone has content they want to monetize reach out to Marty and Bent Pixels
Barry Weinberg, Author of Eating My Way Through Baseball, spent 33 years in the Major Leagues, and he is on with Big Jim Smith who is in for Chris Krok. They are talking about the late great Vin Scully, who passed the other day. Support the show: http://www.wbap.com/chris-krok/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oakland Athletics Paul Blackburn went from a guy just trying to survive in the Major Leagues to being a top 5 starting pitcher in the American League. We talk about what changed, some of his darkest times, and geek out on pitching stuff! Please click subscribe to support our show so we can keep bringing you the biggest and best players in the game as well as have some great conversations with two former Australian MLB Players Grant Balfour, Ryan Rowland-Smith, and all our friends. and if you have time, those reviews really help us out wherever you're listening to this podcast! Enjoy mates! RRS www.thetopstep.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-top-step-with-ryan-rowland-smith--grant-balfour/support
Today we're going to sit down with Coach "Bomber" from powerhouse JUCO, Sacramento City Community College on the West Coast. We are going to explore what it means to enroll in a junior college program instead of heading straight into a 4-year college, among other topics. This is a great option for many high school athletes for a variety of reasons and this podcast is a great listen on the topic.This past year, Coach "Bomber" began his 18th season as the pitching coach / recruiting coordinator at Sac City and he is pretty much an institution on the West Coast at this point . Since coming to Sac City, 49 pitchers have transferred to NCAA Division 1 universities, 17 have signed professional contracts, and 4 have reached the Major Leagues. He is responsible for all aspects of the pitching staff development and coordinates the program's recruiting process.He began his collegiate coaching career in 1996 at Eastern Kentucky University. At EKU, he was responsible for the development of the pitching staff and coordinated all their recruiting efforts. He has also spent the last three summers assisting USA Baseball with the selection of the 18U national team.He has a BA from Sonoma State in Business Administration and a Master's degree in physical education from Eastern Kentucky University (which makes a lot of sense to me, we'll get into that more a bit later).
WGLT's The Leadoff is everything you need to know for Tuesday, July 19. As Illinois hands out nearly 200 new, recreational cannabis licenses, the state has the chance to uphold its promise to diversify the industry. Plus, an Illinois State baseball player who dreamed of making the Major Leagues is now much closer to making that his reality.
This week's topic is about the amazing path Ron LeFlore took to the Major Leagues, which is unlike any other before or since. After a botched armed robbery in 1970. LeFlore would play the game of baseball for the first time in his life, for the Jackson State Prison baseball team, where he would be discovered by Tigers manager, Billy Martin. Within three years of his release from prison, he would find himself as the starting Center Fielder for his hometown Detroit Tigers, on his way to what appeared to be a top shelf caliber career. He had developed himself into one of the most dangerous hitters in the American League. And he excelled at what else? Stealing of course. This is the incredible story about Ron LeFlore. #RonLeFlore #JacksonStatePrison #BillyMartin #JimLeyland #MontrealExpos #ChicagoWhiteSox
As a serial entrepreneur, Clint Greenleaf was approached by a friend in the Major Leagues who brought this his realization that all baseball players eat a lot of peanut butter. HomePlate Peanut Butter was born and investors included several well-known...
As a serial entrepreneur, Clint Greenleaf was approached by a friend in the Major Leagues who brought this his realization that all baseball players eat a lot of peanut butter. HomePlate Peanut Butter was born and investors included several well-known Major League Baseball players. • In every major league clubhouse. • Go to smart people who know what you need to know. • Success begets success. • Early struggles inform bigger success. • The gift of continuing to work hard. • CLINTGREENLEAF.COM TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [4:48] Success begets success. [7:57] Contacts are helpful. [13:21] Paying a price. For priceless insights, check out WEIDELONWINNING.COM To stay in touch with me follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larryweidel/ Facebook: https://bit.ly/34c4Ul1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/larryweidel Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryweidel/ Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more! https://www.youtube.com/c/WeidelOnWinning
In these Crowd Pleaser editions of Food of the Gods we revisit some of our most popular episodes. Now as the third place Giants try to catch the Dodgers in the NL West we thought it a good time to listen again to this episode where Lindsay Berra connects with Leron Sarig, whose job it is to assess and manage the dietary needs of each Giants player. She travels with the team, consults with players, she even takes them grocery shopping and manages the menu in the clubhouse. We find out what it takes to keep up with player performance in the Major Leagues. Meet nutrition guru, Leron Sarig.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This bonus podcast was actually recorded about 6 months ago. Since we're off to a fantastic baseball season, what better time to release this episode than right now? A fantastic show with insights about the game you may not even realize. David Murphy wasn't your ordinary kid. He had a gift. A gift that would take him all the way to the Major Leagues. His story is unique and inspiring! David talks to Rock and Rich about what it's like playing a professional sport, what it was like being drafted in the first round, and what he opens up about what he's up to post playing career. David Murphy is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Murphy was drafted in the 2003 MLB Draft by the Red Sox
Enjoy a Spotlight episode featuring: Jackie Robinson* – The first Black-American MLB player in the modern era. You will hear his journey, struggles, and triumphs as he goes from college baseball to Black-American Leagues to Minor Leagues to Major Leagues. Try FREE access to the Bonus Episodes (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 Are you grateful … Continue reading 8 Spotlight: Jackie Robinson – Baseball Legend [1919-1972]
Episode 12, Segment 2 -- Double-A Harrisburg Manager Tripp Keister joins Bustin' Loose Baseball to give us insight on some of the talent that is working their way up through the Nationals Minor League system, and some of the players who have recently made the Major Leagues that previously made stops through Harrisburg. Subscribe to Bustin Loose Baseball HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 12, Segment 2 -- Double-A Harrisburg Manager Tripp Keister joins Bustin' Loose Baseball to give us insight on some of the talent that is working their way up through the Nationals Minor League system, and some of the players who have recently made the Major Leagues that previously made stops through Harrisburg. Subscribe to Bustin Loose Baseball HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 12, Segment 2 -- Double-A Harrisburg Manager Tripp Keister joins Bustin' Loose Baseball to give us insight on some of the talent that is working their way up through the Nationals Minor League system, and some of the players who have recently made the Major Leagues that previously made stops through Harrisburg. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 12, FULL SHOW -- Manager Davey Martinez makes it official, that Luis Garcia will remain the primary starter at Shortstop, despite Alcides Escobar's pending return. Grant and Danny provide their thoughts on Garcia's hot start (1:40), plus check-in on where Erick Fedde falls into this current rebuild for the home team (5:30). Double-A Harrisburg Manager Tripp Keister joins Bustin' Loose Baseball to give us insight on some of the talent that is working their way up through the Nationals Minor League system, and some of the players who have recently made the Major Leagues that previously made stops through Harrisburg (8:00). To close out the show, Grant and Danny play a game of 'Fair or Foul' with Producer Darris, featuring a series of statements and predictions for some of your favorite Nationals players (50:30). To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Don't miss this episode as the guys speak with the Phillies General Manager, Sam Fuld. Hear stories about Sam's rise to the Major Leagues from a small town in New Hampshire. Fuld talks about his many nicknames and his propensity to crash into walls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices