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It is the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. Hope you had a tremendous Monday. I'm going to be hanging out here with you for the next three hours. So if you're on the West Coast, be in the mountains, you'll be in the Great Plains. You could be in the south. You could be in Canada. You could be here in the south with me. You could be in the Northeast, Midwest, everywhere.

You could be on an island right now. I'm just happy that you're here. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia.

Super producer and host Dave Shepherd. He's holding it down in New York City. We know we're marching towards the Sweet 16. I'm sure your bracket sucks.

I'm pretty sure it was busted all the way back to the last week. But at least we got some good games. We got a little bit of beef. We got teams and coaches who are already already changing. Like right before the break, we talked about Rick Pitino going to St. John's University. This man was waiting for the right opportunity to move. And it happened.

So no big shock, no big surprise. He didn't have to lie to everybody about it, but he did. That's the Rick Pitino way. We talked about Ed Cooley. Ed Cooley moving on from Providence. He's now going to stay in the Big East, stay in the conference, and he's now going to be the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas. He's going to try to have more success than Patrick Ewing, but that should not be difficult. Tom Izzo is heading on to New York City to the Sweet 16. Unfortunately, Bill South, he didn't even get a chance to coach. Poor guy.

He had stents in his heart. And then, wait a minute, how about this? I got to interrupt myself. We got a lot to do.

Cam Newton wants to come back to the NFL. We'll talk about that. It looks like Daniel Snyder is finally going to be forced to sell, and maybe Magic Johnson is a part of the ownership group that buys the commanders. But the WBC is going on. Japan is going to take on the United States of America in the WBC final. That will actually be tomorrow night. And so, what happened here?

Japan came back to beat Mexico in the WBC final, and so we'll have Japan versus the United States of America. Hey Shep, have you watched a minute of the WBC? A second? I can't lie, JR. I have not. No. No WBC? I'm just not, you know, the Edwin Diaz, that kind of just made me sour on it.

It was a freak accident, I think, but I mean... I just have never gotten into the World Baseball Classic. Am I alone on that?

No, I'm not a fan of it. I don't care. Got it. Here we go.

So here's the deal. See, these are some of the things, like, Japan beat Italy 9-3. Come on now. Mexico beat Puerto Rico 5-4, and now Japan... Well, as a matter of fact, let's take a listen to the final score. Japan just walked off, hit a home run to beat Mexico, and now Japan is going to take on the United States of America.

Tuesday night, in Miami, Florida, at the World Baseball Classic Final. This is the final call, courtesy of Fox Sports 1 and Joe Davis. Cracked in the air, deep center field, Thomas on the move, it's off the wall, Otani's in to score, here comes the winning run, Japan turns it around on its last breath. Okay, so here's the score. Japan won 6-5.

That's your final score. And so if you want to watch the United States of America and Japan play baseball tomorrow night, knock yourselves out. Shohei Otani will obviously be starring for Japan. He will not pitch. That much I know. They do not want that man out there throwing a baseball, but I'm sure he will go out there and swing for the fences.

Tonight, Shohei Otani, if you should care, he went 2-4, and he sparked the rally with a leadoff double. Congratulations. What does this do? This is every four years, right? This is how often this comes around, Shep? Four years? I believe so, yes. Yeah. Yawn.

Congratulations, Edwin Diaz. He'll still get paid. I heard Steve Cohen will take care of him and send him a massage therapist and a nutritionist. When you have $100 million invested into you, I'm sure they're going to take care of you.

And JR, just for accuracy perspectives, I'm sure you already know this. So it was supposed to be held in actually 2021, but there was the deal with COVID, and that was serious back then. So it missed a year, so now it's obviously 2023. And the next event, for anyone who cares, is going to be 2026. 2026? Yes.

For the WBC? You're absolutely correct. You know, I had folks, I just, I randomly asked people on Twitter, I said, are you watching? And I had folks telling me they love it.

A few innings. Somebody asked me if I've started the buy-in. No. Someone says absolutely.

Never thought I'd be enjoying it as much as I have. Pride for country. Competitive. Lots of energy.

We could use more of this in Major League Baseball. And not much I agree with. Because the people who do care about the WBC seem to be enthusiastic about it. Emphatic.

But not me. I'm just, I'm waiting on a regular season to start. They're looking at the ratings, JR. They're good, right?

They're really good. So we're talking about an excess of 60 million people are watching these games. That's a great amount of viewers, specifically with the competition now. Of March Madness.

That's amazing. Yeah, I'm shocked. Well, I think this is a crap time to hold a World Baseball. I guess not, right? Because when you have March Madness going on, at the same time over the past two weeks there's been such a focus in on the NFL free agent activity. Am I missing something?

I feel like that's sucking the life out of this. Well, they are smart. They're obviously not doing it on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. They didn't hold it on Monday, this game.

So they do know what they're doing in terms of scheduling. And it is right before the regular season of baseball, which is coming obviously very soon. And anybody, we know anybody could get hurt in any situation. It's not just Edwin Diaz who broke his leg or tore his knee last week.

I saw that Jose Altuve, he broke his thumb. So, I just don't understand and maybe I'm missing something because, what is it, run too close now to the NFL? Why can't we have the World Baseball Classic after the season to mitigate any potential injuries? If you want to have pitchers, etc. who want to participate, they can still run out there and pitch one or two innings.

I don't think it's going to harm anybody. You probably have a wider pool of who will participate, who won't. Players can try to increase their stock going into the offseason.

Guys who are on maybe not contract years, you probably don't want to pick up a ball. I just think it's odd timing to do this in the spring. But, it's serving a purpose. People are paying attention. You just mentioned the ratings, Shep. I just, I can't get into it. It's like, okay, yeah, United States of America is going to play Japan.

That might be the only game that I kind of put on in the background to watch. And it's not even to see anybody from America. I want to see what Shohei Ohtani is going to do. Because this guy's upcoming season, he's trying to make $50 million a year. If he can go out and, I don't know, have 20, 25 starts, if he can, you know, drive in 100 plus runs and swing for 30 to 40 home runs and have an ERA anywhere close to 3 or lower than that, Ohtani's going to get paid. I want to see if Shohei Ohtani whoops America's ass on Tuesday. And that'll be the reason why I watch the World Baseball Classic. If Team USA wins, I'm just going to shrug my shoulders, we'll play the audio here, and then we'll just get ready for the regular season. Well, JR, you know, obviously, the country that has won this the most. I don't.

Who? It's Japan. Oh, wow. And so, it... Well, how many times have they had it? Three times?

This is the fourth time? You know, it started in 2006. Three. Six. 2006.

Yeah, 2006. And so, when we talk about baseball being America's pastime, you know, it has dwindled, diminished. This is no secret. But it has got to be, by far, the biggest spectacle that Japan knows because it is huge over there. And so, obviously, this is the World Baseball Classic. And so, what this does from an international perspective is huge. We just have so much going on in this country. I mean, we're trying to launch the XFL, for God's sakes, for a fifth-sixth time.

So, that's trying to get legs, and that's not seeming to work. But the World Baseball Classic, they do a lot of ratings. I just don't think it carries over with most sports fans, but it's always going to have their niche for baseball fans. Yeah. Well, I'm a baseball fan.

I'm an American. I don't give a damn about this. It's not. But baseball has lost its sizzle, and it has for a long time. And they can talk all they want about speeding up the game and implementing that in spring training and, you know, the pitch count and all that. But I just don't think baseball is nearly the same as what it used to be 10, 15 years ago, especially with pitchers now, when they go four or five innings. It's a celebration.

Sandy Koufax, back in the day, was going nine innings and then dunking a basketball the next day. Right. So, look, we have had five WBC tournaments.

The latest was right now, the one prior to this, outside of COVID, was 2017. So, this is the fifth version of this tournament, and Japan has won twice. And if Japan beats the United States of America, that will have been, that'll be three titles. And you're correct. Like, I'm sure, and we saw this in Arizona and Phoenix, I think last week, Mexico packed out the house.

The fans were absolutely loving it, as they should. We saw the celebration from Puerto Rico when they beat the Dominican Republic, and yes, that counts for something. Maybe the WBC, maybe the World Baseball Classic matters.

Every place, except for America, which probably needs the help here. This is a Major League Baseball tournament. This is what they put together. And I do, I know Keith Olbermann got his ass handed to him last week for his comments about selling t-shirts, and now we got players not from a country representing a country. It's like, loosely tied, how you can be associated. And I agree with him, because this ain't the Olympics.

You can find love and pride, it seems like, everywhere outside the United States of America. Ain't nobody streaming for Mike Trout. Mike Trout playing in the WBC, I'm sure, by the time the Angels season start, Mike Trout gonna be holding his back.

What else is new? And J.R., correct me if I'm wrong, at this point, not five years ago, because we know the injuries have really derailed Trout as of late, the two biggest faces to me, no disrespect to Mookie Betts, I know he's playing as well. Aaron Judge. Aaron Judge, 100%. And then I would say second, who's not playing, obviously, and that being Bryce Harper. The biggest stars in baseball. Yeah, I think Bryce Harper's number two at this point, no?

I think it's Judge and Otani. No, no, no, no, I'm talking about American baseball players. Oh, just American players? Yes, yes, because Otani's obviously playing, we know, you said before.

Oh my God. Yeah, and so those two guys are not there, and so what does that tell you? Is Bryce Harper the biggest American star in baseball, the second behind Trout? Behind Aaron, so I would say Judge's first right now. It used to be Trout, but Trout plays for a team that is allergic to the playoffs, and he doesn't play, exactly.

He plays for like the emergency room. Yeah, and at least the Phillies have made a World Series with Bryce Harper, so to me he's number two. That's tough. That's tough saying. Bryce Harper probably won't, he's not going to play a good majority of this season either. Damn, you just really depressed American baseball. I'm just saying, that's like having the dream team and not having Michael and Magic, and that's what it's equivalent to.

Wow. Yeah, the WBC is manufactured. It's doing a great job, and it may have great ratings, all things considered. It might sell some t-shirts, it's going to sell merchandise and hats, and it's going to inspire pride in a lot of the countries, but I don't believe the World Baseball Classic is moving a needle for Major League Baseball. I don't think anybody is waking up in Japan feeling any different about having to watch an MLB game this season. It's making money.

Good for them. I don't even think going into the future anybody will care any more, any less, because who the hell else is going to wake up and really be invested in baseball? Pick me a country that doesn't play baseball, that over the next, I don't know, 20 to 40 years it's hard to predict that far out, but who's picking up the game? It's not like basketball. I mean, I can look and trace back the growth of basketball over the past 30 plus years, and a lot of that has to do with the dream team, and the Olympics, and going back to 92, and the explosion of television rights, and then moving on into the internet.

It was a perfect storm. I mean, think about soccer, the growth of soccer here in the United States of America. Oh, it's growing. I mean, I can go to an Atlanta United game here and see the place packed out. I can go up the road in Charlotte, Bank of America, I can see the place packed out, but there's still room to grow.

It's taken time. It's taken, oh shoot, not even Pele coming over to the cosmos, even if I want to think back to the past 20 and 25 years from MLS's start, before they were even like a Red Bull, NYCFC, we had the Metro Stars. It's important Kansas City, nothing, there was nothing here. So think about how soccer's growing here, and I can't even see people giving a damn about baseball in countries that don't even play it. They got cricket. What the hell am I going to swing a bat for?

It makes no sense. Anyway, congratulations to Japan. Congratulations to the United States of America. Japan just hit a walk-off home run, and they will take on the United States of America in the WBC final tomorrow night. As far as I know, single elimination game, winner take all. And I guess this country, whoever wins, will be the best of the best, Japan or the United States of America.

Good for them. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We're going to take a break when we come back.

Hey, you know, speaking of the United States of America, we got to go to the Capitol, because things are pretty busy. Daniel Snyder might actually be selling the team, the commanders. DC, or at least Georgetown, has a new head coach in Ed Cooley. And then I have to tell you about Roger Goodell. If you don't like Roger Goodell, too bad.

Looks like you might have to get used to him. More money might be coming his way with a new deal. We got a lot to do, more college basketball. There's even an NBA game going on right now.

The Sacramento Kings, how about them? It's a busy night. And then Camp Newton still wants to play. We're going to get into it all. It's the JR Sport Brief Show, CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

My man, JR, this is kind of like a dream, man. I've listened to you every night for two years. It's the first time I've called. I love your show, man.

You keep it so real, and I love listening to you. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It is the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We talked about the WBC right before the break.

Shout outs to Robert Smiley. He tweeted me at JR Sport Brief. I live in Miami, and I literally cannot tell you the last time I heard a crowd that loud at that stadium. Japan just hit a walk-off against Mexico, and Japan is going to take on the United States of America Tuesday night in that final. WBC, good for them. Congratulations to both Team USA and Japan. Also, at the same time as I sit here in the studio, I've gotten a lot of calls out of Sacramento over the past two weeks, just praising the Sacramento Kings, and with good reason. Right now in Utah, game is just about over, moving towards it. The Utah Jazz are leading the Kings 126 to 120, and so Sacramento able to turn their, I can't even say their season around, but to turn the franchise around, and their fans are pretty enthusiastic. And right now, it looks like they'll end up losing to the Utah Jazz.

And in another basketball news this evening, and that score has actually gone final now, the Utah Jazz beat the Kings 128 to 120. Ja Morant was back in Memphis today. Ja Morant was back on the bench in Memphis as the Grizzlies came back to beat the Dallas Mavericks at home, the final score there, 112 to 108. Ja Morant was eligible to play today. He was held out for fitness concerns, and just to get re-acclimated, I don't think they wanted to throw him back out there right away, Jaron Jackson Jr. put up 28 points, and Ja Morant, it's reported that he will be back this coming Wednesday. The next game for the Memphis Grizzlies will also be at home against the Rockets, and so at least Ja Morant likely to return, and likely to return with a positive ovation.

The rest of the season is going to be very interesting for the Memphis Grizzlies, because Ja Morant is going to be, I can't even say, nagged incessantly. He is going to be, I can't even say mocked. Shep, is there even an appropriate word that I can use on the radio for what he's going to eviscerate it? Is that appropriate?

Yeah, I would say that's a good one. I would say mocked a little bit to some degree. What did they chant to Brandon Miller when he came back for Alabama? What did they chant at him?

Unfortunately, lock him up. They chanted, lock him up, oh my God, at Brandon Miller. I don't even want to think about the things that Ja Morant is going to hear on the road at an NBA game.

I shared with everybody, I went to the Warriors-Hawks game on Friday night here in Atlanta. And Steph Curry is one of the most likable stars, I'd say, in American sports. Has a lot of young people that look up to him.

I never saw so many kids in my life. He's signing the autographs. At the same time, here are your defending champions. Here is, over the last ten years, over the last five, six years, someone who's become an iconic player in the NBA. I have never seen so much security everywhere. NBA security for a basketball game in recent memory, outside of the Los Angeles Lakers. Like there was so much security there. Like it was playoff level security and more for Steph Curry and the Warriors. Ja Morant is going to need security with him at every arena behind him, next to him, and we're going to find out how well he can go out there and just handle adversity. It's going to be interesting to see where he is. He spoke to ESPN last week when he went on that, I don't want to call it an apology tour, but he met with Adam Silver.

Ja Morant then just sat down with Jalen Rose and he talked about where he is mentally. Listen to this. Me personally, I feel mentally good that I haven't been in many years. I'm in a space where I'm very comfortable. I was constantly talking to therapists. I've been doing reiki treatment.

I've been doing anxiety breathing, different stuff to help me manage that and release all that stuff from my body. Okay. Okay.

All right. What did he say about his mistake? Let's hear that.

After I made a, you know, terrible mistake, you know, being inside a club and, you know, went live, I put myself in, you know, a bad position. And also is, you know, my daughter. It's times where she even tell me if she's, you know, had a bad day.

And I felt like, you know, if she can tell me that and I can be able to go and talk to somebody as well. I'll try my best to reserve judgment. I feel a lot of of what he has said.

A lot of what the Grizzlies have said. It's been handled with with kid gloves. Everybody's afraid to say, hey, man, you just made some dumbass decisions. Grow up. He can't even come out and say, I made a dumbass. I made a mistake. I'm doing treatments for the man. You did it.

You did some dumbass stuff, man. In time. Let's see if he does grow up. John Moran is going to be back on the basketball court potentially as soon as Wednesday. And he's going to be home when he has to start playing out on that road. I hope his maturity level is that a is that a 10 out of 10.

He's going to actually need it. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. This 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Matt is calling from Buffalo, New York. You on the chair. Our sport brief show us up, Matt. Hello. Yes, you happen to be live on the radio. What's on your mind? Hey, what's going on?

I actually was going to talk about the build and Damien Harris, but since you were talking about John Moran, I actually want to say something. I thought that whole interview to me was weak. And I know you said about the the kid gloves and everything, but I just thought like you should have came out way more when you're waving a gun in a club.

And I don't know, especially with all the stuff that's going on with like gun violence and everything. I just thought you even ESPN coverage I watch. I just thought thought it was weak. And I thought he should have been suspended longer than that because I don't know. To me, that was just with his platform and everything was super disrespectful. You don't see like Curry or LeBron or any of those guys doing that.

No, you wouldn't. I thought that he would miss at least the remainder of the season because of how serious everything and the decisions that he made. And it's not just, you know, that weekend in Colorado. It's everything that led up to it. From the NBA's position from the NBA's position and thank you, Matt, for calling from Buffalo. The NBA is just like, well, we ain't got no evidence. We don't we can't we can't say that it was his gun and we don't have evidence. It was his gun. We don't have evidence. He had it on a team plane. There was no charges pressed against him locally from the police department in Colorado. So NBA is like hands off.

We ain't got nothing. I don't think they want to set a precedent for suspending a guy from making dumb ass decisions. But we know how dangerous that could have been if that weapon went off. That's the scary part. And so John Moran, he's going to be back eventually. And he will definitely have to hear about it.

It's just a wild world. It's the JR sport ratio here on CBS Sports Radio. When we come back, I want to tell you about Roger Goodell. Looks like he'll be back for quite some time as a commissioner of the NFL.

And I'll tell you about somebody in D.C. who might be gone. His name is Dan Snyder. Magic Johnson. He might be in Magic Johnson.

Minority owner of the Washington Command. Is that just that sounds weird. We'll talk about it. You are listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. First time caller.

Had to pull over to the side of the road just to make sure I didn't miss my opportunity. Want you to know that I appreciate your candor. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. Hey, I appreciate you listening.

How about that? It is the JR Sport Brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. I'm going to talk about the commanders and Magic Johnson and Cam Newton and Rick Pitino. I want to hit the phone lines first. We got Don. He's calling from Birmingham. My neighbor. Don, you're on CBS Sports Radio. What's on your mind, Don?

Yes, they are. I just wanted to bring you kind of up to date on the Brandon Miller situation. This harassment that the fans give him, yelling to lock him up and all that, all that's done is draw the team together.

They're very protective of him and it's had the opposite effect. But the other night he's got a groin injury. He could have quit and just went on because he was going to be drafted in the NBA anyway. But he stayed with his team because he was part of the team.

So the other night he was on the bench with a groin injury and they still scored 96 points without him. But, on the other hand, the university had to hire an armed bodyguard to accompany him at all the games. I think that's a disgrace. Well, we talked about everything that you just said. You updated me on.

We discussed last week. We even talked about him having an armed bodyguard there. What is so disgraceful about him having a bodyguard? His own head coach said that if you saw some of the threats that he received... No, no, I don't mean a disgrace to him. I'm talking about a disgrace to the fans that are out there.

Yeah. Oh, well, I mean, have you seen some of the things people say on social media? Well, yeah, they try to trash talk him, but the guy's made a good stock. And he's going to go on to be a big star in the NBA because he's made out of good stuff. And people need to realize that now and leave the boys alone. Let him play his game on that. He's going to leave him for the draft.

Well, you know, this is a learning experience. And thank you, Don, for calling from Birmingham. Okay, he wasn't found guilty. He wasn't slapped around in the legal system.

He was pretty much cleared of any wrongdoing. And here he is playing basketball. And let me let me tell you something. And this goes to a lot of people.

I don't care who it is. Like, I went an entire year, unfortunately, talking about Deshaun Watson. And I have people calling me, telling me, well, he wasn't guilty. Well, he didn't go to jail. And so, you know, kind of no harm, no foul.

Well, since since when? Since when did going to jail or being found guilty mean that you weren't guilty of making a bad decision? Do you need a court to tell you that?

Do you need to stand up in front of a judge? Do you need to have a defense for making dumbass decisions? And it doesn't have to be involving a weapon. It doesn't have to involve a firearm.

Don't have to involve a gun. In the case of John Moran. OK. John Moran was found guilty of nothing, but making bad decisions.

OK. Brandon Miller here. I think he also learned the lesson. You need to be careful with who the hell you hanging out with. OK. You probably learned the lesson. And I can certainly go way back to someone like Deshaun Watson and go, OK. Did he get, quote unquote, locked up?

No. He's guilty of making bad, terrible decisions. And so in the case of Brandon Miller, I don't think anybody's looking at him and his his basketball ability. Like we know what he's capable of doing when he's healthy out on the floor. We know and understand he is NBA lottery talent, but that doesn't mean what he just went through wasn't a learning experience.

And yeah, people need to leave him alone. Man, human beings need to do a better job treating each other well. I mean, social media is just the it's the pits. It can be both the greatest thing and the worst thing. And we learn that firsthand. And a lot of these athletes who who are young, who are not used to this level of exposure, who are not used to this level of scrutiny, they're not used to the finances and the money that could potentially come with it. It's a big punch.

And you can sit through all of the classes and you can sit through all the seminars. Sometimes it takes that one big punch. But more often than not, let me say this more often than not. Most people handle it, handle it well.

Unfortunately, there's there's an emphasis on the negative stories when someone passes away or someone is in danger. But most people, most of these these young men and also young women, they do a good job handling themselves. And they deserve they deserve credit.

A lot of it. Eight five five two one two four CBS is eight five five two one two four CBS. You know, a matter of fact, as well. Speaking of Alabama and everything going on with Brandon Miller. Alabama football hasn't necessarily been in the clear itself.

Alabama has a freshman defensive back, Tony Mitchell. He was arrested last week in Florida. It resulted in drug and weapon charges.

Quite different from Brandon Miller. Mitchell is facing a charge of marijuana possession, intent to sell. He was driving in a car. The police smelled marijuana. They stopped him.

And that's what it is. And Nick Saban, I guess he wasted and took no time and, quote unquote, laying down his own version of the law. Take a listen to Nick Saban.

Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team on all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstances. And, you know, I mean, guys, everybody's got an opportunity to make choices and decisions. There's no such thing in being at the wrong place at the wrong time. You got to be responsible for who you're with, who you're around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situation that you put yourself in. So it is what it is. But there is, you know, cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.

Yeah. You know, Nick Saban can be he could be crotchety. He could be disgruntled.

Get off my lawn at some times. And he's not oblivious to everything going on in Alabama. Nate Oates basically had to apologize for how even publicly handled Brandon Miller's situation.

He had to dial that back. Nick Saban just went straight forward in the head. And his guy, his defensive back, Tony Mitchell, there was no no ambiguity surrounding his involvement. He was arrested. And he has he is facing charges.

And so there is a difference there. But Nick Saban getting right to the point. And Alabama's feeling some heat right now.

Don't matter if it's the the basketball side or the football side. They're certainly hearing about it right now. Eight, five, five, two, one, two, four. CBS. Lee is calling from San Diego. You're on the JR sport reef show. Hey, G.R., thanks for taking my call. How are you doing? I'm good. What's up? Hey, real quick on the world baseball classic.

I think it sucks for. Major League Baseball fans in general, especially if you're a team that. Has a chance to win the championship. And you throw all your good players out there and. Want soda got dinged. And you, you Darvish is going to be pitching against the USA in the championship game, I think.

What do you think about that? I don't think they should put their best players out there. And they want to they want people to watch.

They may not care about you. The team certainly have the wherewithal and the power to say you can't participate. And so do you want to be more upset with Major League Baseball or the teams that are allowing them to play? Well, I just don't think you should put your best players out there to be in the way of. Well, I'm asking you, are you are you more upset with Major League Baseball or the teams for allowing them?

Major League Baseball. OK, why? Well, I want to get past that.

I want to go to the Aztecs and what you. OK, well, what I'm like, I'm asking like, why? You're just like, I want to get past that. Well, why do you why do you bring it up? Like me. OK, you upset at Major League Baseball. Why?

Just say I don't know. I just am. Major League Baseball is not forcing anybody to play at all.

They're not. I mean, a team like the New York Yankees, they have an injury prone pitcher. This man has barely been able to throw the ball the past few years in Luis Severino. He wants to play. He wanted the pitch for the Dominican Republic. They said no. It's simple as that. Padres could have told you Darvish, no, but they understand the importance of him going out there and pitching. So is that why you want to blame baseball?

Because they're putting the players and the teams in between a rock and a hard place. That seems legitimate. Jerry is calling from San Diego. Your CBS Sports radio. What's up, Jerry? Hey, man, how are you doing? It's been I listen to you all the time.

I got to take my wife to and from the airport all the time. Love listening to your show. I love that you speak the truth about everything.

Man, I want to talk about John Moran, man. I really I really think the punishment should be a little bit harsher. If you're out in the regular public and you work at a regular job, they're not going to let you just take four days off. They're going to pound you, man. They're going to they're going to they're going to put you through what needs to be put through.

And you're probably going to lose your job. I'm tired of these athletes being put up on a pedestal just because they could dribble a ball or do whatever they could do. Man, I think I really think that they need to be treated like everybody else in the world. Well, I don't think it's so much about dribbling a ball or being able to shoot it. It's about the money and the revenue that's generated as a result. You know, I'm not asking you out. I'm not asking you to tell me I don't care. I don't think it matters. If you, Jerry, were able to to generate hundreds of millions of dollars, both for yourself and a business.

I don't care if you were an astronaut or you were, you know, picking up ants out of your backyard. You'd get a little bit more leeway. Maybe, maybe. No, it's not. Well, that's that's my that's my point.

It doesn't it. See, it's an unusual circumstance. And thank you, Jerry, for calling from San Diego.

Appreciate the kind words were up against the break. It don't matter that they can dribble a ball. That's what they happen to do when they do it publicly. It's an entertainment property. And so we can't just compare what John Moran does to what I do or what you do.

It don't work that way. I will pick up this conversation on the other side. We'll talk about Daniel Snyder. We'll get into Rick Pitino. We'll talk about Cam Newton. He wants to return to the NFL. We got a lot to do to share our sport.

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