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March 14, 2024 6:07 am

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Those are the basics. Also, we would not stand in line for two hours for Chick-fil-A, but maybe that's just an hour part of the country because we're getting phone calls apparently and messages from Texas and other parts of the South and the Midwest where Chick-fil-A service is much faster. This is not a knock on Chick-fil-A service. When you have 200 people in your parking lot, it's impossible to go quickly to serve them all within the span of five minutes. So I certainly understand that there are some places where Chick-fil-A's are not inundated so that the line is all the way out the parking lot onto the highway.

Just saying, I've never seen one that doesn't have a line when it's actually open. In some cases, people line up before it's open. Reminds me of when Krispy Kreme first got to Oklahoma. I was living in Oklahoma at the time and there was a brand new Krispy Kreme and they were all the rage. And I'm telling you, people were lined up an hour before the place opened to get the donuts right out of the oven.

I mean, they're delicious. Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme, right. That's special.

Special. They are good. So is Chick-fil-A. It is.

It's really good. I just could never stand in line for two hours or sit in my car for two hours. And I don't understand why so many people do. You would never sit in line for two hours for a Whopper.

No. No one's sitting in line for two hours for a Whopper. Ten minutes for a Whopper. Unless it's the only place to eat in the span of, say, 80 miles.

Well, that's one thing. But Chick-fil-A's are in large metro areas that I see them and they've got lines not just wrapped around the building. The parking lot is full. It looks like Christmas at the mall. It's insane. Every day. Every single day. Every hour of the day.

I've never been able to go to one in New Jersey because they've always got massive lines. And this is not even lunchtime necessarily. It could be 2.30 in the afternoon. Oh no.

Yeah, irrelevant. Well, the breakfast. They've got breakfast now. I don't know what time they open.

I would guess like 8 a.m., 7 a.m. Hm. That doesn't fit our schedules. No. Well, on the way home. But I don't pass one.

There's none by me. See, that's where I think the problem is here in the Northeast. They're not as abundant. Supply and demand. Right. Supply and demand.

Good accounting principle. By the way, update. In our latest show poll, St. Patrick's Day has overtaken selection shows. The drama builds. So this is how it started.

Oh, don't you love? I actually love those posts on social. How it started.

How it's going. Those are fun. I've never been able to come up with a clever one. So I haven't ever done one.

But I do enjoy looking at them. Can we come up with one for after hours? How it started. Shoot, I wish I had a screenshot of when we started our Facebook page and how we had no followers, of course, because it was brand new.

And now a screenshot of how many followers we do have. It worked. That would work. That'd be fun. Would work. Would work.

People are coming out of the would work to follow our Facebook page. Nice. Right.

So the greater attraction on Sunday is the question. Is it the selection shows and Jay put a basketball in place of the S because it's meant to be plural. I actually did have it.

So on our Facebook, it says shows. I was like, I did put two S's. I deleted a hoop.

I was next to the basketball. Don't you hate that when you can't tell if there's a space between the emojis or if there's a space after the period at the end of the sentence and you go backward and then you delete letters, too. And of course, there's no edit button. Don't cross Elon Musk. Did you hear what happened with him? He'll get rid of shows off of live shows off of his social media platform.

If he doesn't like your line of questioning there. I don't know if you know the former and this is not a political statement, so don't take it as one. I don't know if you know the former CNN talk show host Don Lemon. I know the name. Okay, so Don got bounced from CNN and he did a he joined Twitter, similar to what Tucker Carlson did after he left Fox News. He now does a show on Twitter X. Sorry. And I'm not sorry. And Don Lemon apparently sat down with Elon Musk for what he's calling a very respectful interview.

Next thing you know, no more show for Don. Stop it. Can you do that? Uh, he owns the platform. It's a little bit like an owner in the NFL cutting a player. I mean, isn't that like a free speech platform? I don't know. It's privately owned, I guess. Right. This is not a it's not a government owned entity.

It's Elon Musk. It's the same thing with Facebook, right? The government can say whatever they want about these, and they can maybe come up with some rules like antitrust this or, you know, um, deceitful business practices that, uh, oh, spell selling our information to the Chinese. I mean, these are all things that violate different laws.

But ultimately, these are privately owned companies. Scary. Yeah. And so you can't tell Elon Musk.

People have tried. You can't tell the man how to run Twitter. He changed the name for heaven's sake. So what did he ask him? Where did he get so I don't know.

I have no idea. I didn't. I'm Yeah, that's not my cup of tea. So I didn't listen to the conversation. I didn't. I confess this is clickbait.

I just saw it and thought, Oh, wow. So maybe it's a lie. Maybe it's not true, because not everything on social is true. It's kind of irrelevant on social media.

But apparently he did lose his show, and people are pointing to his sit down with Musk. Wow. And I tweeted him not that long ago about the porn bots. They're everywhere.

No, he didn't. Maybe he likes the porn bots. Maybe he's maybe he's unleashed them like they do with the hounds. It's his way to, like, keep tabs on everyone's pages.

Right? How many porn bots there are. Maybe they're not actually porn bots.

They're spies. That's what I'm saying. Wow. Don't know how he got from selection show to that. Anyway, coming Oh, cuz no edit button.

Jay's really mad that on X there's no edit button. Would you prefer me to start calling it X? I really wouldn't. I really wouldn't. I really wouldn't. All right, we'll be the last man standing.

When it comes to Twitter, twits were twits over here. So we put the new poll up because we're kind of wondering what is more attractive to you about this upcoming Sunday. March 17. If you didn't know, it's St. Patrick's Day. Do you love the food? Or maybe it's just the green beer?

I don't know. Guinness. How many Guinness lovers are out there? Tons isn't Guinness kind of associated with St. Patrick's Day? Of course. Yeah.

So is it the beer? One guy on our Facebook page said I can drink any day. Not wrong.

Yes, it is wrong. You can't drink any day. Oh, like, that's not what you get to do. We work at night. You can't drink any day.

But Jay makes up for it with the kegerator on Fridays. Oh, yes. Anyway, too bad for you. St. Patty's Day is on. You'll have to start at sundown on Saturday. Yeah.

Yeah. Go to a pub and have a Guinness. See, even Aaron Rodgers does it except Rodgers is also a big basketball fan.

Of course, he might be busy prepping for his vice presidency. But which is more attractive on Sunday? The NCAA selection shows or St. Patrick's Day. Now see if I could actually enjoy the food. If I could go have a Dublin pie, or oh my gosh, Irish soda bread at the local Irish restaurant near my town, I'd be all in. But that's a really bad idea. Do not go to an Irish restaurant, especially not where I live in one of the most densely populated regions in the entire United States on a St. Patrick's Day. Bad idea.

Oh, you know what? That might, oh, it's not open on Sunday. Dang it. Well, I mean, I'm glad they're not open on Sundays, but that's that would be the time to go to Chick-fil-A.

Is Cinco de Mayo when no one else is going to? Brilliant. Oh, they'll probably still be crowded. You think? But maybe not two hours. Let's try it.

All right. Well, that's the plan. Watch them offer extra green pickles for the night before St. Patrick's Day and like all people go crazy. Or they offer a Mexican, oh, they offer like Tostitos chips or something with their burgers on Cinco de Mayo. It's wrong.

It's just wrong. It's a conglomerate, if you will. Anyway, we started out, selection show had 90 something percent of the vote. It was overwhelming.

That was apparently the hardcore March Madness fans who could see the hashtag. Now, St. Patty's Day is caught up. You guys have had a chance to stew over it. And you've decided, you know what?

The selection show, I can watch it on replay. St. Patrick's Day, I can only imbibe in my green beer and my Irish food and wear those dumb pins that say kiss me, I'm Irish, or kiss me if I'm not Irish. Jay and I actually decided those are offensive. We think you should be canceled.

Oh, heavens, we don't have the power to cancel anyone. St. Patrick's Day is caught up. So you can find that poll on our show Twitter. I mean, it's bypassed.

It left the selection show in dust. Yeah, it's people who are waking up thinking, oh, it's almost the weekend. They're thinking they're gonna get started early. You think there's any Guinness left at the grocery store? I'm sure it's going. You've got to go get it. You gotta stock up. It's like hot dogs or burgers before the Super Bowl.

Oh, sorry. Yes, Fourth of July. It also sells out a long time. Oh, that too. Yeah, Super Bowl. But cinnamon rolls, cinnamon buns before Christmas.

Learned that the hard way two years ago. Were you looking for fresh cinnamon rolls? Or were you looking for the ones in the can?

No, Pillsbury. Just the ones you put in the can and pop open and just make them on Christmas morning. We went like two days before, the day before, all gone.

Went to four different stores. So this year, this Christmas, I made sure to buy them literally a month in advance because I was not not having a month on Christmas again. Right. That's a little bit like trying to buy pumpkin the day before Thanksgiving so you can make your pumpkin pie. Yes. Bad idea. You could plan ahead a ton. So that's what I've done now. And in the future, I will.

How do we get on these tangents? Elon? I blame him. And those people who are already drinking their green beer.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Yes. Take our St. Patrick's Day. Well, no.

See, I have to be neutral. Take our Sunday poll. It's Sunday. It's a Sunday fun day.

Whichever way you slice it. Sunday fun day poll. That should have been our hashtag Sunday fun day. So that's on Twitter or on our Facebook page. Our phone number 855-212-4227. No one wants to call right now.

We are wackos. It's day one. The fun just begun.

It's my new favorite drop. Name that voice. Oh, Jay, that's that's it. Don't tell anyone.

You can play it one more time. And people have to send us a tweet or Facebook post and tell us who that is. It's day one. The fun just begun.

Uh huh. On Twitter, a law radio and then take our poll while you're at it. Don't call.

Jay can't get blasted by your phone calls. Apparently Texans are already calling up to defend Chick-fil-A. I like it. I'll have to ask the hubs. Speaking of the Texans, this is the segue.

Are you ready for this? They're in the same division as the Titans. Heading to Nashville.

So Nashville, Tennessee. It's been the object of some ire lately because of what they've done with not just their personnel moves this season, but even going back. Trade AJ Brown, anyone? Well, they are not the ugly redheaded stepchild of free agency any longer.

Boy, do they have a banner day. On Wednesday, first day officially, officially, of free agency and they land one Calvin Ridley. And here's the crazy thing. It's a huge contract. I didn't think the Titans did that for wide receivers. Oh, no, we got to the bottom of it. Jay, actually, if you want to pull that one answer.

Yeah, it's the second question. We talked to Rhett Bryan, who is the game day host and executive producer for Titans Radio, and we asked him why. Why did Calvin Ridley get a deal for four years, $92 million with $50 million, more than half of it guaranteed when they wouldn't pay AJ Brown and instead traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles. And also, why swap out Derrick Henry for Tony Pollard? Now, Derrick can make more money than Pollard, and I bet he's thrilled to be in Baltimore. Who wouldn't want to play alongside the NFL MVP in a run first offense? But if you're going to pay Pollard $24 million if he fulfills the life of the contract and you do have money to spend clearly because you spent it on Ridley, why not just bring back Derrick Henry? Also a question.

We posed those or I posed those to Rhett Bryan in Nashville earlier on the show. Here's his answer about why Calvin Ridley now, but not AJ Brown then. At the time, the night of the draft, a couple of three years ago, when all that went down, they did not have the money to pay AJ Brown. They were still under pretty heavy contracts with left tackle Taylor Lewand, obviously, Ryan Tannehill got an extension, and Derrick Henry was under an extension. They just, it wasn't fiscally financially, they weren't able to do it. And so now, you know, the way things happened with the cap, they kind of got out of cap jail with a lot of those expiring contracts, and then the cap went up 30 million bucks.

And so here you are. And so yeah, they're, they're going to be Titans fans. They're gonna go, well, why did you pay him then instead of Calvin Ridley now and but Calvin Ridley and DeAndre Hopkins and Tralynn Burks and Chigga Conquo and Kyle Phillips. I mean, that's a pretty good sounding wide receiving core already.

It is certainly timing. Not to mention that they do have a Tony Pollard signed for three years, and we'll see how long that lasts. But he's a little bit younger than Derrick Henry. And there's a good answer from Rhett about why Tony Pollard fits better, which is crazy to me because I think Derrick Henry fits anywhere. But he actually has a very technical answer.

Not too technical for you to understand, but it's more about football, actually, than it is about the money, in his opinion, or in his view. So you can check that out on our podcast. After Hours with Amy Lawrence, just Google it.

This is what it's coming down to. We have a site, we have a bunch of sites where you can find the podcast and maybe you have it bookmarked on Spotify, or on Apple or any of your podcast services. Every single night when I go to find the podcast, I just Google it. It's easier that way.

Then you get all the different options. So search for it or tell Alexa to search for it. Our friend Chicago, Johnny, who calls every night. Did he call tonight? No, not tonight, actually. Maybe he fell asleep.

He does need his beauty rest. He calls, though, and he constantly tells producer Jay that he asks Alexa for it. I was yelling at his Alexa last night, actually. I was talking to him and he was interrupting him trying to talk to me. He goes, Alexa, no, stop it. Turn it off.

All right, coming up. It's not just Calvin Ridley, though. That's impressive for the Tennessee Titans. I like it. Around Will Leviss, they do add a backup quarterback, and Joe has a job.

He didn't have a job this time last year. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Good morning to you. Find us on Twitter. Take our Sunday Funday poll.

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See store for details. It's time for QB news on After Hours. Always. It may be the off season, but it never stops. And just be aware, the NFL's got its owner's meetings planned for the end of March, of course. Let's begin with the introductions of two brand new. Oh no, I should take that back. One brand new, one returning starting quarterback in the NFC South. We did a poll. You all said the Atlanta Falcons are the team to beat in the NFC South now.

But the don't really care. The four time defending division champion. That's the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baker Mayfield.

He and his wife, huge smiles. They sign this new deal with the Buccaneers and they are so excited that they don't have to move again. A weight lifted off of our shoulders from the from the traveling journey that we've been on the last couple of years. For us, knowing how much we truly loved being here and throughout the whole process. We we thought we were going to call this place home in the off season regardless. That's how much we fell in love with the community, the city overall. Just knowing that we can settle in and truly make a difference, whether it's with the organization and throughout the community, that we can truly be rooted and kind of a boots on the ground mentality to make a difference and see that through.

It's a special feeling. Not only does Baker rave about Tampa, but Jason Light and Todd Bowles, they're thrilled about Baker. And as it turns out, they were watching him back when he was in college.

Of course, a lot of people were. He was a Heisman Trophy winner. He was the presumptive overall number one pick to Cleveland. But even going back to a year ago, apparently they already had Baker on the brain. A year ago at the combine, starting around the combine, Todd was hitting me up with a text, a call or come down to my office at least twice a day asking me when are we going to make twice a day.

There's some rules here. We'll do the best we can. He had a lot of confidence in him. He developed a relationship with him when he was with the Jets in the 2018 draft. We had Baker as our number one quarterback in that draft on our rankings, so we had a lot of confidence in him. But nobody had more confidence than Baker. The group we had as well made it so special last year.

Made it a big reason why I wanted to come back here, knowing that we have a lot of the same staff coming back, key pieces. We were close. We made a good run there at the end, but I don't think any of our guys were satisfied. Looking forward to being able to push for a deeper playoff run. Obviously, if it's not a Super Bowl, only one team's happy in the end.

So that's the goal here, is to try and win a couple. Very thankful for this opportunity, and we call Tampa home now. I can't help it. I'm going to be rooting for Baker to win a Super Bowl. I like him now. He's a kinder, gentler, more mature, more professional, just easier, not so friggin' cocky all the time. And even if he is, he doesn't have to announce it to the world that he's the best that ever lived.

And before that, Jason Light. I mean, Todd Bowles, in his office, texting him twice a day. When are we going to get Baker?

Well, that sounds like an obsession to me, but I like it. It worked out for the Buccaneers. One more from Baker Mayfield, and this is to the NFL Network. He did the interview afterwards.

He was asked about Justin Fields, who is right now facing some uncertainty in his own career, and obviously Baker went through that. When the Browns cut him, he had to wait months before he landed in Carolina. That didn't work out.

Then he ends up getting cut there, spending a couple months in Los Angeles, only to then be a man without a country again. So his advice? If you control exactly who you are in the locker room, around your guys, the people that you truly work with and you're around, you control that and you can be proud of that and how you operated, then it just wasn't meant to be. And so for me, that took me a long time to understand that, from a guy that always thought I was in control, I wasn't. So I had to trust God to plan on that one and just make the most of whatever opportunity came next. And now sitting here, it's crazy to look back on. So for Justin, it's not a very fun position to be in.

So you just have to control what you can. Be the guy there for your teammates and your family around you that's going to be consistent, no matter what you're going through, knowing that his opportunities in the NFL aren't over. He can still make the most of it, whatever is next for him. Just hearing that answer from Baker Mayfield makes me like him so much more than I did when he came out. As an entitled, cocky Heisman Trophy number one overall draft pick, the world revolves around me. And I don't think Cleveland treated him well. He played hurt the last season there.

I get all of that. But the last two years have humbled him and now he sounds like a guy who can mentor young quarterbacks. He sounds like a guy that you want leading your locker room. Now be careful because he will headbutt you without a helmet on and put himself in concussion protocol. But this is a guy that you can trust with your team and trust with his own business. And so I'm all in on Baker in the Bucks.

It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Maybe Kirk Cousins has something to say about that. He's also in the same division. The Falcons believe quarterback was the missing piece. They're paying him $100 million guaranteed. Let's assume that's not the only reason why he chose the Falcons.

In Minnesota, it was trending over the last couple of seasons to be in somewhat year-to-year. And as we talked with Atlanta, it felt like this was a place where, you know, if I play at the level I expect to play, that I can retire a Falcon. And that was something that really excited me. And that's certainly the goal.

And you've got to earn the right to do that. But that was exciting to feel like I could get that opportunity here. Later in your career, in his mid-30s, doesn't want to feel like every single season he's got uncertainty. Every single season he's playing for his next contract.

And I can understand that. And the timing worked out perfectly for him. He is by far, was I guess now, the most attractive quarterback available.

And we talked about this going back to last month. Justin Fields, great athlete, doesn't have the same experience, certainly doesn't have that same field vision. Now Kirk is a different guy. He's not going to take off and run. He maybe doesn't have cinder blocks for feet.

That was Peyton Manning. But he's pretty close. He's a pocket guy. He's not going to be high risk, right?

So he's a lower risk guy. But he can be steady. He can distribute the ball to weapons. We saw what he did with Justin Jefferson. And he appears to be exactly what the Falcons are looking for.

So that's really cool. Now Cam Newton can't figure out why in the world the Falcons would give Kirk Cousins this deal. What's with all the sound effects? That's from his show 4th and 1, which we watched him do with the Super Bowl at Radio Row.

Yeah, it's pretty crazy, the spectacle. But he points to, hey, he's coming off an Achilles. He's, what, a $50 million signing bonus.

Why wouldn't you take Justin Fields? Ultimately, though, he echoes what a lot of people around the NFL community have said in media as well. His agents deserve a friggin' raise.

And they're obviously being paid handsomely. But he has made so much money for a career in which he hasn't played in a Super Bowl. And now it's not fair to saddle Washington's lack of success or even Minnesota not getting to a Super Bowl. Two years ago when they won the NFC North, the defense was just abysmal. Kirk had great numbers. Justin Jefferson had great numbers. The defense was awful, which is why they hired Brian Flores, right, for last season. So you can't say it's always on the quarterback.

I hate that idea. But he's never played in a Super Bowl, and yet he's made buku bucks. And here he gets another bag. Did I sound cool? Kinda. I think Cam there was saying that the Falcons should have signed him, too. Right, like, he's in Atlanta. I'm accessible. You don't have to pay for me to move.

That's what he's saying there. I can't make it about me. I'm local. Cam Newton on fourth and one.

Tell me how these randoms keep getting times. Not Justin Fields, though. All right, speaking of guys getting jobs, well, we know that Joe Flacco did not go back to Cleveland. But he does have a new job. Joe has a job. Joe did not have a job this time last year, so if nothing else, winning comeback player of the year, helping to spark Cleveland to the postseason, that earned him a new contract. Joe, are you excited about this? Joe's headed to the Colts. He replaces Gardner Minshew.

Is that weird to say? The Colts need a backup and a veteran backup behind Anthony Richardson, right? He's going to be a second-year guy. He's only had a few reps. It's now Joe Flacco. Joe has a job, Jay. He was on the couch two weeks ago. Joe doesn't need practice reps. Joe probably doesn't want to go to training camp. Actually, maybe he does now, considering that he missed out on it last year. But that's what those five games in Cleveland did, made him a bunch of money, resurrected his career, gave him a job to start the 2024 campaign.

I mean, that's pretty impressive. Yeah, good for Joe. I'm happy for Joe. All right, so Joe has a job in Indianapolis.

He's not going back to Cleveland. That's Jameis Winston. But ultimately, it's supposed to be Deshaun Watson's job, right? They need him to stay healthy. Well, Jerry Judys, the receiver they just traded for out of Denver, he can't wait to play with Deshaun.

I think we can complement each other real well. Deshaun, a smart, accurate quarterback that knows where to put the ball for receivers to make plays. It's going to be exciting just to – I've been watching Deshaun since he was at Clemson. And so watching him play and actually being able to play with him, so it's going to be exciting.

That's from Brown's YouTube. And if you missed my conversation with Darrell Ryder from 92-3, the fan, lots of good deets about not just that deal, but also their quarterback room and everything else. But good for Joe. While we're talking AFC North, Mason Rudolph will not be returning to Pittsburgh. He's also going to Tennessee. I kind of like what the Titans are doing. They're spending a bunch of money. They're working on the offensive line. They've got a couple of pretty high draft picks that they hope to use on offensive line and receiver. But now they've got Calvin Ridley, De'Andre Hopkins, Tre'Lon Burks, Tony Pollard, who will catch passes as well, Will Leviss, backup Mason Rudolph, and then they've also been working on that defense. I think this is maybe a team in what I believe is a wide open AFC South. Yes, Texans. Yes, Jaguars. There's room there for the Titans to compete. Mason Rudolph, sorry Steelers fans.

Instead, you have, well, I shouldn't say sorry. You don't get Mason back. I know you were attached to him. But Russell Wilson, he's your star now in that quarterback room. One of his former teammates, Robert Turpin, actually loves this move to Pittsburgh for Russ. It's just a pure football town, Alex.

You know what I mean? You go to Pittsburgh and it's just all about ball. There's the outside stuff, the distractions, the media is really good out there.

Like you don't have to deal with anything extra except football. The other thing, too, was, you know, not that the other organizations aren't good organizations, but, you know, it's rare to have an opportunity to play for an organization with the level of one like Pittsburgh. And I thought that was important for him to be a part of a franchise with the type of stability that Pittsburgh has to offer.

Well, that part I agree with. Robert Turpin, by the way, it's Amy, not Alex, but Sirius XM NFL radio. But has he never been to Pittsburgh? And first of all, he was in Denver. Why is there so many more distractions for Russell Wilson in Denver or Seattle than in Pittsburgh? We're not talking about Miami, Las Vegas, New York, L.A. We're talking about Seattle, Denver and Pittsburgh. We have a Steelers fan here in the office and he, any single thing they do is, he's never happy.

So I don't know. But the thing is, he seems to make it out to be like Pittsburgh's boring or there's nothing going on in Pittsburgh and all they do is focus on football. I mean, it is a hardcore blue collar city, but it's not like you can get in trouble anywhere. It's not like you can't find distractions in Pittsburgh more than in Denver. Denver is about to get eight inches. Actually, Denver Airport is closed, I think, on Thursday.

Outbound flights. They're about to get snow dumped on them. I'm jealous. That's a little bit of your QB news. By the way, Jimmy Garoppolo did get released and I wondered aloud on my CBS Sports Minute, has he run out of chances? At least for now. Maybe there'll be another gig for him like there was for Joe Flacco, but he obviously got replaced in San Francisco, finally. They wanted to a year before that. But because of his injuries and continually hitting that glass ceiling, and that's not long after he started a Super Bowl for the Niners, Antonio Pierce didn't want him in Vegas and got himself suspended to start next season. So, huh, I wonder if that ship has sailed for now.

I wouldn't say he's in the same category as Cam Newton necessarily, but I would say right now he could be a candidate for comeback player of the year if he signs a contract in December. But you can't cook. Rando, how do these randoms keep getting jobs?

Tell me how these randoms keep getting jobs. My favorite one of all time still is, I'm not 32. I'm not 32. And if you don't know what he's talking about, well, that ship is definitely sailed, but it is fantastic. I feel like that was so long ago now that he's still lobbying for jobs.

That was pre-New England, wasn't it? I'm not 32. I'll give him this. He's very confident in his abilities. I mean, he still looks like he could play. He's a big dude. He's massive.

I don't know if he can punch like Mike Tyson or anything, but he still looks like he's in good shape. All right. On Twitter, ALawRadio, also on our Facebook page.

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I think it would be an issue if there wasn't some anger and some disappointment. This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Dylan Cease may have won it out of Chicago, though I don't know that this is what he had in mind. Do you know the Padres start the season against the Dodgers in Korea inside of a week? These are official Major League Baseball games. The very first games are next Wednesday, Korea time.

That's crazy. Now the rest of Major League Baseball doesn't start until two weeks from today. Okay, so the universal opening day for baseball here in the US is the 28th. Two weeks.

We're two weeks. But not even a week until the first games that count and those are between Dodgers and Padres in South Korea. And you can imagine the furor over not just Yamamoto, but obviously international global sensation Shohei Ohtani. Wow, talk about the buzz. The number of fans that will flock or try to flock to South Korea to see him.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. The reason we're talking about Dylan Cease is because the Padres have traded for him with the White Sox. And they get a couple of good prospects. Drew Thorpe, for those of you who are big into following farm systems and prospects. He's very highly rated in the Padres system and highly rated among upcoming prospects. But Cease was the runner up for the AL Cy Young going back a couple of years ago, right?

A couple of years ago. And even though he did have more of a down year last year. I mean his ERA just a couple of years ago was sub 2-5. And he's the guy that certainly you add him to a rotation and it's a major boost.

I like this. As long as you get more of the 22 Cease than you do last season. But even so, you put bats in the lineup and you give them some support and pitchers can look a whole lot different. This is the former Rockies GM, Dan O'Dowd, who actually loves what the Padres have done to get Cease.

Factor in park factors too. He's going to a ballpark now. It's just really favorable to pitch in first the ballpark that he's leaving. He's going to a rotation that's already headlined by Darvish.

You got Musgrove there. I mean this is a great move for A.J. as relates to putting his team in a much better position of winning this year than they were prior to this acquisition. He still has some holes to fill in the outfield but I mean I really feel like this is a great acquisition. He's going to give him innings. He's been durable in 2022 you could argue. He was one of the better pitchers in the game. Took a step back last year.

But his stuff's electric. That's from MLB Network and Dan O'Dowd. So you Darvish and Joe Musgrove, who they love, they gave him a deal. Was it last year? 22 maybe gave him a deal.

And now you've got Cease. And so to think about what the Padres did in 22 and then how horribly wrong it went last year. When they spent all that money. They spent so much money but they had to trade away John.

Won Soto. And Cease is cheap. I mean as I don't know if you'd call him an ace but he certainly could be really good for them. An innings eater if nothing else. And he's only making $8 million this season. That's like getting a starting quarterback in the NFL for $8 million to get a pitcher of his caliber. So yeah, you may not think the Padres are going to compete. And anywhere is up from where they were last season.

They were such a disappointment. They had to get rid of some of those contracts like Juan Soto. But to trade for Cease, he wasn't going to stay in Chicago long term. They were actually looking for trade partners and to do it right before the season starts is key.

It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. Just one more pitching note. Garret Cole is not going to be ready to start the season. So he's coming off his first ever Cy Young award.

And now he's hurt. John Heyman, MLB Network with the latest. Really at least one or two months.

So it could be more than two months at this point. I would say unfortunate news at this point for the most dependable and probably the best pitcher in baseball over the last several years. But he is going to see Dr. Elitrage and perhaps they will decide to do rest and rehab and try conservative treatment first before they do anything more drastic. There was no tear found.

They've done many, many different types of film. He is visiting Elitrage, the noted surgeon, and, you know, eventually they're going to talk about it and discuss it. And Garret will make the decision. It is his arm, but we'll see what happens. It is possible that they will try to rest, rehab and give it a month or two months and see how it goes.

But as we said, at the very least, it's going to be one to two months out. It hasn't even started yet. And already the Yankees are losing guys. Aaron Judge, he also had to go through an MRI. This has been a real problem for them. But to lose Garret Cole, their ace, their reigning Cy Young Award winner, had discomfort in his throwing elbow, went through an MRI. At this point, they're hoping to avoid surgery, but there's no promise. And when you talk about an athlete with Dr. Neil Armitage, Elitrage, excuse me, it's a, I mean, it's a catch-22, right? He's the best, but that definitely means that something is wrong. You don't go to Elitrage for anything other than something extremely serious. So that kind of sucks for the Yankees, but for Garret Cole as well. This is the worst feeling in the world.

That's unfair. That was back when he was accused of the sticky substance, right? He's the one that started this whole flap, Spidey-tack, and then just got shelled after they changed the rules and started checking. He was not good without it.

Oh gosh, rooting for him to get better though. Couple of show announcements if you missed it. We did record a brand new YouTube video at four in Ask Amy, walked down the aisle now past tense, but your questions about married life, oh dear. So that'll be fun. Also, following selection shows on Sunday night, we are really excited. We'll have a member of the Yukon Huskies on the men's side and we'll have Lisa Bluder of the Iowa Womanhoods basketball team.

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