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September 21, 2022 2:03 am

JR SportBrief Hour 4

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September 21, 2022 2:03 am

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Baseball. America's game.

It's about connection. And now, with Apple TV Plus. Friday Night Baseball.

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It's about connection. And now, with Apple TV Plus. Friday Night Baseball. Comes home. You're listening to the J.R. Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio.

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That's Rocketcan. I can and I will be here with you for the next hour. It's a four-hour show. I get started 10 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 p.m. Eastern Time. 7 p.m. Pacific. Thank you to super producer and host Dave Shepherd. Thank you to everybody listening all across North America. The show people have gone judge crazy. Like, oh yeah, he can go here.

You can go there. Well, what I do know is that Judge hit his 60th home run tonight. He is now the the Triple Crown leader in the American League.

316 average. 60 home runs went away from the American League record and 128 RBIs. He's playing out of his mind. And so it will be any day now.

Barring some type of freak accident that he goes out there and he hit 61 and it's it's amazing. And there's also a I don't want to call it a looming threat. It just sounds so bad when you talk about the possibility that he might either a tie the record on Apple TV or be break the record on Apple TV and Major League Baseball has said we are not going to change the distribution of Friday's game when the Yankees take on the Red Sox.

They will not do it. And so, yeah, there are a lot of people who don't have Apple TV and it has recently been brought to my attention. And we briefly mentioned this last week. So Aaron Judge might break or tie the record on Apple TV. There's a report now that Amazon Prime, which last week went ahead and in streamed and shared its first Thursday night football game. That Amazon Prime video is also interested in college football media rights. They're taking a look at all the movement going on and and all of the new realignments and teams leaving for here and there. The Big Ten ain't no 10 anymore. It's just the big whole country.

Amazon has been linked to the Big Ten. The Big 12 and whether the hell is left of the Pac-12. We are really moving into a place and a time.

And what a shock here. You may have to stream. And where's the consolidation for all of the sports that we want to see? NFL isn't moving off of a Fox and ABC and NBC.

It's staying there. But yeah, one day, I don't know, it could be 20 years from now. Who's to say that everything forget sports, but just everything is in streaming. We are wired society, a wireless society.

Shep, do you have any long-term concerns when you think about just everything going into an Apple or an Amazon? That's just the way the world goes, no? It is the way the world goes. I feel bad for the Generation Xers and the Baby Boomers that have the comfortability and the familiarity that just sit down. It's unreal. And yeah, I hear you.

But there's something to be said about just sitting. You talked about this in your monologue on Monday, yesterday. The NFL ticket going down. Oh, don't get me.

I'm looking for my email with my refund. Right. You among other millions of people. And JR, the other thing is I'll say this. When you, you know, the Thursday Night Football thing, forget the fact that you got a college football guy calling the NFL games, but I don't want to get into that one with you. Yes, sir.

Now, you can't change the channel. That just seems wrong to me. I feel bad for the individuals that are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s that this is not accessible and familiar to.

Yes, I do. For us, it's fine. Because we grew up like this. I had a rotary phone growing up.

Well, so did I. But we also grew up in an age where- Oh, the changes. We had the computers before our teenage years. We had access to those.

Whether it was in a public library, public school. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Computers were crap years ago, though.

They were. Couldn't do anything. Do you still have a floppy disk? No. There's a floppy disk somewhere in that studio on the floor there. I know there is. I don't think so. Do you think- No, you haven't been behind the scenes in a long time now, JR. Do you think that we can find a floppy disk here on this floor? Is Paul our zoom-in in the building?

If he is, or Zach Martin, we can find something, for sure. A floppy disk. There's a floppy disk here. I just realized there's a Motorola. Motorola, there's a two-way, there's a Blackberry. I got Blackberries at home. They're in a drawer somewhere, but I got a Palm Pilot somewhere.

I remember those. It's a brick. Are you going to bring a Beanie Babies next? Pogs, Beanie Babies. I have a Super Nintendo in my house.

It still works. I won't get you started on Game Boys. I have Game Boys, Super Nintendo. I got PlayStation.

I got the old PlayStation. Oh, it's hooked up. It works. Yes. These things work. They collect dust.

I don't play them, but they work. By the way, and I give you credit for holding back on this and being somewhat reserved. Shame. Shame on Major League Baseball if they're really going to not just double down, but triple down on this. Something that we have not seen clean in 60-plus years. A Yankee doing this to a former Yankee. I get it. You're giving me the money signal.

I get that, but come on, JR. This is history. This is why they don't do commercial breaks during presidential debates.

Because this should be beyond monetary gain. This should be America's pastime. It still is to some degree. This is something that 90% of baseball fans have never truly even witnessed. This is special.

Come on. Are we surprised, though? We're not surprised. It's baseball. This is what would make sense.

I don't know what these people think will happen, and I get it. Apple TV is paying to broadcast this game. Apple TV does not have to say anything to Major League Baseball with, oh, no, go ahead. No, they don't have to. They're paying for it. If I buy something, it's mine.

It's not for me to share. Now, having said that, this is still a partnership. Major League Baseball can go ahead and approach Apple TV, and who's to say that they did not? They can approach Apple TV and they can say, listen, we know this is what you paid for, but for the betterment of your long-term investment into the future as well, we're going to ask that you at minimum either, A, allow the local market in New York to broadcast the game, being the New York Yankees and the Red Sox. Maybe they don't care as much.

And then second of all, from there, we're going to ask that you at minimum allow us to break in for judge at bats on MLB Network. You know, when you have a historic moment, why don't you want it maximized? Why? Because Apple is paying you for it? Is that good for business in the long term? It's not like Apple is hurting for money. And I certainly understand Apple saying, well, this is how we attract eyeballs to us. And this is the part that sucks. Maybe they just don't care about people who won't see it. Maybe this is a deal that they care about for the future and not the short term. And unfortunately, in most businesses, you think about the people who are your customers, not necessarily the people who aren't.

And that's always been a problem for baseball, you know, taking for granted the people that actually care. It sucks. Ryan is calling from Rockland County. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Ryan? It is high.

It is far. Let me tell you, man, J.R. was crazy. I was on the fourth train back. They were chanting judge's name on the train.

It just going crazy, man. I was at the game. Now I heard the kids gave the ball back. You just ripped up the lottery ticket.

I can't believe that. You know, I mean, I know Reggie's down out in Houston now, but he used to have Reggie like go out there. You know, you're going to give me judge. You're going to get the autograph bat and everything and all this stuff. I can't believe I remember one guy Reggie went out there for A-Rod, one of A-Rod's home runs. It was four hundred something. Guy wouldn't give him the ball.

It was a little nipping and tucking out there. If I would have caught that ball tonight, the 60th home run. I know Reggie doesn't work.

Let's say Reggie Jackson came out. I said, Reggie, listen, grab a couple of beers and sit with us, because Stanton's going to hit a grand slam and we're going to walk right out of here. I wouldn't give that baseball up for nothing, man.

That ball starts at a minimum of a million dollars. And I can't believe they gave it up. It was crazy. It was bedlam with the left field bleachers. That ball almost went into the bullpen. So if it goes into the bullpen, it ain't worth nothing to the fans. But those four college kids, the one kid who got it.

I mean, come on, you get caught up in the moment. You know, they bring them right into the clubhouse. It's going to meet judge. And they just didn't think about it, man. They ripped up that lottery ticket.

What are we going to do? Well, they're going to do nothing right now. But when they wake up tomorrow, if they're having a few beers at the game and stuff, they're going to say, I just ripped up the lottery ticket. That's what they're going to be saying. Yeah, they'll get over it. Nah, you don't get over ripping up the lottery ticket.

Really? I don't know. I mean, maybe it doesn't mean I don't give a damn. But it's OK. All right, Ryan, I think they're in college. They'll be OK. We can help with the tuition. The tuition's expensive.

I ain't thinking about tuition. They're thinking about what they're going to do when their parents aren't watching. Nah, they're going to be thinking about that thing and that million dollars they're going to get for that baseball. That's what they're going to be thinking about. OK, Ryan.

Well, you know, they're young people. They got plenty of time to make that money up. Not when you get a million dollars landing on your lap. Oh, my God. Ryan, what are you, a criminal?

Are you a thief? I mean, are you all about money? I mean, sheesh.

Nah, that's come on. That's the entire free enterprise when you talk. Oh, my God.

Ryan, I appreciate it. Judge going to sign for minimum wage at the end of the year. Well, he's a minimum wage. No, they get afforded. How's got to come out there with two million dollars? That's besides the point.

It's not we know what judge makes doesn't have anything to do with the student. You never know, man. Not everybody has the same mindset.

Does everybody want a free million dollars? Yes. Yes. So are they going to kick themselves? Yeah.

Oh, man, we missed out. Are they going to joke about it? Yeah, probably. Are they going to kick themselves until they start balding in another 20 years? Probably not. Well, it would help with the toll coming over the Washington Bridge.

I heard they came from Jersey. Oh, yeah. Going over the bridge has cost up. Well, Ryan, you got all the money. Give them some.

What is the toll? Sixteen bucks going over this? Well, I think I think they should have kept the ball. I understand. Sold it for two million.

I get it. I didn't live merrily after a million dollars. Ain't enough for anybody to live merrily ever after. For a lot of people.

Yes, correct. A million dollars will go a long ass way. I'm thinking about a life time. I don't know what these kids will be doing. For a lot of people. It's not everybody.

For a lot of people, especially in the New York metropolitan area. I don't know. These kids might be bankers.

They might have a million dollars that they can make on their own volition over the next 20, 15 years. I don't know. That's just me. I prefer to make it the hard way.

And maybe I'm on drugs. I'd prefer to make it the hard way. Baseball fell in my lap.

Here's my free meal ticket. I want to sell it. I don't know. I'm not I'm not into memorabilia. I'm not into stuff like that. I just I don't I don't care. I don't know. I'm in a different position.

I can't say. Kyle, let's call it for Marilyn. You're on CBS Sports Radio. I hear you, man. What's up? Hey, man.

So what kind of all agree with you? Hey, no big deal. No big deal. No big deal. I love you, man. I love you. But what I'm saying is OK. What is the streamer stuff?

I live down in Baltimore. All right. We got to deal with that.

I don't know if you know all about all that math and stuff. Oh, I mean, an exports never. Yes, I know. Oh, it's the worst. It's the worst, man. Literally, literally. OK. You talk, Kyle.

The reason there is no. Are you calling me from a walkie talkie? I might be hearing it still sounds. It sounds like you're it sounds like I need to hear a beat by you're going to call the police on me. Oh, sorry, man.

No, it's bad. I got I'm sorry. I got to put you on hold. I don't want to be that much of a jerk.

I did. He's still here. It's not like he called me from a walkie talkie, like I was waiting on the little chirp in the. And then like I was supposed to bleep him back and then it's just like, what are we doing?

Walkie talkies are nice. We go between. I know. No, no, man. I know what a little squirter.

That's that's what he sounded like. I don't know what the hell I got to say. All I heard was mass and I'm like, yeah, I know. Yeah, I know. I mean, Title nine said there's a state resource code, but I'll tell you what, man.

They're tight. Exactly. Let's talk to Rich. Well, he's calling from Chicago. What's up, Rich?

I don't know where the hell Rich is at. Hey, shut that. The guy who caught the ball, he's a college student, right?

Yes. He's 20 years old. CCNY College.

It's a community college in New York. He's a freshman. He was in the bleachers.

He's done a bunch of interviews since. I will say I don't think somebody who's been working for 15, 20 years gives up that baseball. Absolutely. OK, so we're both in agreement on that.

We just we just heard a caller. Yeah. It's like I get it. Right. Oh, my God. Oh, you give up the ball. Oh, my God.

Oh, my God. He's going to kick himself. That's not in his that's not in his I don't think. How old is he? 19, 20 years old. He's 19.

I believe he's I believe he's 20. Yeah, that's not. Yeah, it's not at the forefront of his brain.

He's not thinking about his mortgage. Well, the brain in the human in the human. A person's brain is not fully developed until the age of 25 years old. Yeah, but that's besides the point.

No, no, no. But to your point, the only thing he's thinking about is what does a Yankee fan do in this particular moment? Right. And when you talk about the Yankees, the only player that's given you a semblance of joy, let alone all the joy he's given us this season has been Aaron Judge. So you're thinking about, you know, you go back into your inner child, if you will, and say, you know, the Jeter's of the world, Reggie in late 70s, Mantle in the 50s. Those guys are mythical.

Aaron Judge has now reached that iconic stature. So if you are 25 and younger, you want to see your heroes happy. And so you give them home run ball number 60. You and I were keeping that baseball and in conjunction with those great players were saying, by the way, we want to keep the baseball. But we want to we want to include you in this. You know what I mean?

Does that make sense? Yeah, no, I probably wouldn't keep the ball. You really wouldn't, truthfully? No, I'd probably do something more charitable with the ball.

That's OK. But you would leverage the baseball to find a way to create some kind of balance and do good for society. But you would leverage the baseball to the utmost way possible. Yeah, but I make the Yankees and then beat down. So it wouldn't it wouldn't be so much about, hey, I got this ball.

Ha ha ha ha. Like I know the people. I see it's different. My perspective is different.

Right. I know the people at the Yankees. I know the community relations people.

I know the people in PR. What's his name? Jason Wright?

You know what I'm talking about? He's really good. He's doing it. He's been doing it forever.

I know that. Jason Wright. Who the hell is that? Jason Zillow.

Who's the Yankees? Yeah, he's at the top. He's the main guy. And he's been doing it forever. And he gets back to everybody with a no thank you.

Maybe you're different. Most of us in the meeting, the rest of us guys, he'll always get back to us and say, sorry, we can't accommodate. Thanks for thinking of us. He's like the Raymond Ritter of the MLB.

I was just at Yankee Stadium a couple of months ago and we were there and we were doing work with Special Olympics. That's fair. You know, so it's a little bit different. Like I don't give a damn about no ball. And this is me personally. I don't give a damn about the ball and how much money it could make. You know, I can go ahead and go make money. If I can go ahead and catch a stupid home run ball and turn it into good for other folks and not do it. That's not everybody's thing.

And I'm not mad at anybody. It's all about money. Everybody got bills to pay. But the 20-year-old who caught the baseball tonight, what is he thinking about? He ain't got no mortgage. This guy doesn't have a mortgage. He probably doesn't have kids. He's not thinking about his next meal.

Yeah, sure. He's in a community college. He probably got a meal plan or ticket. By the way, if there's one knock that you can really put against Aaron Judge this season.

What is it? Unlike that Pujols guy at 42 in St. Louis, when they caught.697, Pujols said, no, keep the baseball. It's going to be worth a whole lot more to you than it's going to be for me. I'm shocked that Judge didn't take that same position. We don't know that. I'm a little – well, we do know that.

We know what? Judge just signed autographs. He gave autographs to his kids, Kessler and his friends. But he didn't push back and say, no, this is generation – because Aaron Judge is very wise.

And he is flawless in terms of how he treats the public and the media alike. That ain't no knock. You don't think so? No, that's not his play. Who cares?

I mean, that's up to the individual. What is he supposed to be? Is he supposed to run around, be the moral police for himself and everybody? No, but I do think when you're an Aaron Judge or an Albert Pujols, you understand that you're one of one. I mean, listen, you teed off Pete McCarthy with this. You talked about billionaires.

Pete McCarthy took the bait. He says, by the way, speaking of future billionaires, Aaron Judge went for number 60. Aaron Judge is going to, at some point, honor off the field, accumulate over a billion dollars.

Possibly, maybe. I think he will. He will. No, there's no guarantee there. Aaron Judge isn't going to be a billionaire when it's all said and done? The way the players make money today in professional sports and how? He's likely to sign a contract that will take him through the rest of his baseball life, so that's not a guarantee.

Fair enough. That contract will be sub-bill. Can he go ahead and take his money and earn it in other places to do it?

It's possible. But, JR, you don't see him doing something like a Tom Brady deal? Because Aaron Judge, he's charismatic.

He's captivating. What is a Tom Brady deal? When you don't do a broadcast one day in your life and a network is willing to give you $375 million for 10 years.

That's difficult to predict. And those type of contracts for broadcasting don't exist in baseball. They exist in the NFL.

The NFL makes more money than any of these other leagues. That's fair. That's fair, too. That's a good point.

We have no idea. His contract is not going to approach a billion. It's going to have to come in a different space and way. But what Albert Pujols did was great. It's nice. I'm not going to call that a knock on Judge. You know, anybody can go and do it. It's like me walking down the street and you gave the homeless person a dollar. And I walked by the other homeless person and said, I'm not giving him a dollar.

And now I'm getting knocked because I didn't give him a dollar. You were going to host Fordham Kids tonight. Yes. And if you gave them an opportunity, like if they came up with a great point during a break and they said, you know, JR, you should say this. You would be the type of person to say, you know what? You thought of it.

You get on the mic. You take advantage of this national platform that I have and you say it. That doesn't mean that anybody else who wouldn't do it is.

But I see Judge in that same vein that I see you, that I see Pujols, that I see people like that, that understand there's a larger civic responsibility they have in that role. Cut the crap, man. I'm not being serious. I'd rather kick old ladies across the street, OK? Well, you and I both know you've never kicked anyone in your life. In third grade, I didn't listen. OK, well, everyone does something in third grade they're not proud of. He broke my crayons. I put my foot in his ass.

That's fair. Were you coloring the rainbow in our class? The rainbow? Yeah, that's what we did in third grade. Coloring no damn rainbow? What did you guys do in third grade in our class then? We took that big sheet of paper and colored with paint.

No rainbow. I thought you were beyond that in third grade, but OK. No, I don't know. Third grade was a long time ago. How old is somebody in third grade?

Ten? Third grade, well, we turned ten in fourth grade. Oh, I don't know. The only reason I know is because I taught. So eight and nine is what you are in third grade. I don't know.

Gotcha. But you might have been five because you're like a prodigy, though. So maybe that's why your ages are off here. Maybe.

I don't know. Listen, I remember Melanie. I like Melanie in third grade. Hey, Melanie, if you're listening, where you at? Probably married with kids right now. Melanie, come find me.

It's the JR Sport Reshow on CBS Sports Radio. If your name is randomly Melanie, don't hit me up. Melanie knows who she is. She's probably not here on CBS Sports Radio.

You are, though. I'm going to go ahead and take a break and get back to more of your calls. Think about the streaming. Think about Judge. And damn it, it is this football, too. But it's Judge-O-Mania here on CBS Sports Radio.

Hi, Melanie. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, J.R., pleasure to speak to you. You know, just recently discovered your show a few weeks ago.

And just got to tell you that you've got a very easy listening style. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Right before we went to break, obviously, it's Judge-O-Mania.

All rise. Instead of the nonsense he said, shop, well, here comes the judge. Don't play it.

Thank you. We had a guy who called us, and I don't know what the hell he was saying. He's just, he sounded like he called me from a walkie-talkie.

Like he was checking in instead of calling in on a phone. Man, look at this guy. I'm trying to get out of his box, man. You say, whoa, man. You don't play tug of war, man.

Yeah, all that. Let's see if this guy sounds better. Kyle is here from Maryland. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Are you there? Did you call me from a phone or a walkie-talkie? Uh, sir, I called you from a phone. Did you hear me now? You did what?

I called you from a phone. Did you hear me now? Oh, man, you didn't.

My little old skinnard, did you? All right, come on, man. Come on. Come on, you can hear me. Yeah, I think I can. Go ahead. Okay, yeah. Sorry about that, man. I was just telling you from basically up in Maryland area. All right, we love our auras up here, all right?

I heard. And I'll tell you, like, the way they're doing matching and the way they're doing our games is like they black out some of our games and you cannot see them. And it's almost destroying the fan base. Like, it sucks. Like, we love our team when we win.

All right, if they win, we'll be there. That's all they have to do. So the games are being blacked out completely locally? Are you talking about they're not on mass and you have to watch them elsewhere? What I'm saying is they're being blacked out locally. Like, I can't watch them on mass and I can't watch them on anywhere around here.

It's literally like you cannot see them unless you have extremely, extremely. Oh, well, that's different. That's I wouldn't go so far to say it's a blackout. Typically, blackouts take place when they're not enough fans in the state.

But that's that's all another explanation. They're still available to watch. You just have to stream it.

They're still there. You can watch it. I get that. I get that. But you're coming from a traditional base of literally Baltimore, Maryland, where literally we all watch it literally locally, like growing up.

All right. And then we're at the point now where you're not offering that ever. Like it's gone.

Like that whole thing is gone. So you're telling us like literally we have to go out and figure out where we're going to watch all these games. And then that you're not going to you're not going to offer a local option like football.

Yeah, that's that's correct. It's it's it's dumb. I mean, I'm sorry for not using a more eloquent word or giving you a better description.

Yes, it's it's dumb. But the fact is, it's the games are available. And baseball look, they've been they've been slaughtering themselves for years when it comes to catering to their existing audience.

And then be more importantly, growing a future audience so they have fans into the future. And so, yes, it's you. This is a this is a massive misstep. And it's not something that is exclusive to the Baltimore area or just the Orioles fans. It's taken place just all over the country, man. And this is this is just it's the world that we live in. Hey, understandable.

Understandable. I mean, we can't we can't sit here and know it. I'm pretty sure it's everywhere else.

But like, I don't know what the Peter Angeles family is doing or what they're doing. But literally, you're doing a disservice to literally the entire community around here. Because, yeah, well, it's bad. We need it back local. It goes it goes back.

And thank you, Kyle, for calling from Maryland. It's bigger than that, man. It's it's Major League Baseball. It's the rights agreements right out of the box. It's what it is. I mean, we can't go back in time.

It's a matter of technology. We're going to bring back three channels that we're not going back to that. Michael is calling from Fort Lauderdale. Hey, Mike, you want CBS Sports Radio? Understandable. I mean, we know Mike is listening to everything except for himself. Damn.

What a great job. He's playing me. He's listening to me and want to talk. It's the general sport. We show you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to talk right after the break.

And then we're going to roll out. You're listening to the J.R. Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the J.R. Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to get off the radio. I'm going to let you know I commend you for what you're doing, J.R. That's great what you're doing, the speaking engagements and talking to these college students. So we need more of that. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS.

That's right. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show here on CBS Sports Radio. Thank you to everyone at Fordham University for allowing me to come through and just drop some knowledge with the students. It's always a great time to hang out with them and just kind of share a little bit of what I know or don't know. Thank you to Special Olympics and Experian for participating and making the media for the movement tour happen.

Drexel University in Philly. I'll see y'all next week. 855-212-4CBS. I'm going to get your calls on the board before Amy Lawrence comes through at the top of the hour to take over. Let's go to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Anytime you say Calgary, you just got to drop the whole thing.

Let's go to Chris. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up?

Hello, Calgary. Can you hear me? Yeah, I got you.

Yeah, you're live. You know, what I really like is the Baltimore Ravens this year. They got one hell of a quarterback and how come nobody kind of revels in that era?

That's what I'm wondering because I got you on, you know, my ticket. I want to just hear your cue on that. Well, I like Lamar Jackson and thank you, Chris, for calling from Calgary. I like Lamar Jackson, but a lot of people don't because they don't believe that a running quarterback, quote unquote, can go out there and deliver a team a championship, even though Lamar Jackson the other day on. Well, yeah, they lost on Sunday.

The Dolphins came back in and to just drop the hammer on them. Lamar threw three touchdowns and I believe 338 yards and he rushed for another 100 plus and had a rushing touchdown. His first one, surprisingly, since I believe last September. I like him. A lot of people in Baltimore absolutely love him. And I think with good reason, we talk about Aaron Judge getting ready to be paid. What is Lamar Jackson? What type of money is he going to make at the end of the season?

I have no idea. David is calling from Pittsburgh. I think he's he's back now. You want CBS, David? What's up, man? Hey, JR. Hey, just wanted to say, Pirates fan tonight. And we that that game tonight left a mark on us. But even at that, just admire the way Judge, not only what he does, but how he does it and how he goes about his business, because he hits that home run, goes around the bases, head down. And it was obviously a momentous home run these time Babe Ruth.

Then when he gets in the dugout, they did the crowd yelling and they get him to pop up out of the dugout and he didn't stay long. And I'm struck by what you've said about him. And he says it. And what you get with him, what you see is what you get. He only cared about winning.

They weren't winning at that time. And just how he handled himself and even on the Pittsburgh side, our announcers tonight remarked the times that he grounded out, how he hustled down the first base line. So I'm sorry we lost the game tonight, but I'm pulling for him. And I just think the how he goes about things, you can't help but admire him. So even though we that the game didn't turn out well for us tonight, he's just a joy to watch. And he's a credit to the game. And then very quickly, I just wanted to mention, too, before I hang up, Maury Wills passed away on Tuesday. So I just wanted to send out some prayers his way and condolences to his family.

And, you know, obviously I missed that part of the game with the base stealing of the 60s. And I admire Judge because he hits for power, but he doesn't strike out a lot. So just just wanted to give him his due. And he's he's a joy to watch, even though he and his teammates did my team in tonight. And I thank you for taking the call and have a great evening. Well, thank you, David, for calling from Pittsburgh. That was that was an excellent call. He was able to get all his points and even put in Maury Wills. Unfortunately, he passed away.

We learned this as well. National League MVP in 62. He slid in everything. And he did it in an efficient way where I could actually hear him. I appreciate him. Chris is calling from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You're on CBS Sports Radio. J.R., much respect.

Love this show. Thank you for having me on. Sure. So, so many topics to talk about tonight.

OK. Aaron Judge. I mean, I'm from Cleveland. We want to talk some Browns later. But I am so I do.

I would love to. But I'm so psyched. I'm pumped. I naturally I want to see a record broken. Everyone from coast to coast should want to see a record broken. And it goes back to Roger Maris, 61. And real homers and much love for Barry Bonds. He did it real, too. And I don't even know what does that mean?

But I'd love to see the record broken. What does that mean? Barry Bonds did it real, too. Like it happened. Yes.

But what does that mean? Well, if you watch back when Roger Maris, he caught a lot of criticism and he didn't have a lot of fan support at the time. And I always felt that way when Barry Bonds was breaking the record, too, like he never it was always negative.

He not he never got a lot of fan support. Yeah. What is it? What does it mean? I'm not asking you about Roger Maris or comparison. Sure. When you say that Barry Bonds did it real, too.

What does that mean? He came to work strong and silent every day, brought it quietly every day, hit dingers every day. And he never was the fan favorite. He had a lot of criticism, but he brought it every day. He focused. I just watched Barry Bonds. It was just the impression I got. He came to work every day.

He hit home runs. That's what it means to do it real, too. OK. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, he was a self-admitted jerk.

But I don't know. He he he brought it every day. OK, I get it. Yeah. He he didn't get a lot of fan support and that across the country there was some negativity, but he kept bringing it every day. Yeah.

Home runs every day. He admitted that he brought a lot of that upon himself. I mean, yeah. He didn't get fan support, but he was out there just being a jerk to the fans and the media.

But he didn't get a lot of fan support. What chicken or the egg? Jamie, call her from Maryland. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. What's up? JR, I listen to your show every night as I drive home from the casino. I work there. You are the Stephen A. Smith of the radio.

And that being said, that's why. Here we go. Here we go. No, wait a minute. You're already cutting me off. I am. I am. Because. Come on, man. Be quiet.

Why do people call in then? No. Well, you can you could do two things. You shut up. I didn't say I didn't tell you to shut up. You can either hang up or you can stop and listen. What a what a guy here.

He's still on the line, by the way. Golden, I've been with you. Be quiet. No, I've been quiet. Be quiet. Well, be quiet. Listen.

I know all the other listeners. Stephen A. He's still here. Man, this guy was in middle school.

He had its own. Be quiet. He's still here, by the way. You're the Stephen A. Smith of the radio. Stephen A. Smith started on radio years ago. I will tell you this.

I'm interrupting you because I think this is something very important to share with anyone. OK, I am J.R. of the J.R. sport brief, not Stephen A. Smith or the of the radio. This man was on ESPN a long time ago and he's doing what he does on TV. I am J.R. of the radio of the J.R. sport brief show. Let's see if this guy, Jamie, can actually have a conversation or whether J.R., you shut up.

You're cutting me off. What am I, the only person that will talk to you tonight? Jamie, what are we doing here? Watch this guy insult me. It'll be fun. Let's see what he does.

Stay tuned. Yes, Jamie. Real quick. I just want to know what happened. Where did he go? Yes, what happened, Jamie? Can you still hear me? Yeah, I can hear you now.

Go ahead. So real quick, as a Ravens fan, unfortunately I have to receive... I don't know what happened to him. Jamie? Hello?

Yes, you're live. CBS Sports Radio, the J.R. sport brief show. J.R., sorry about that.

So real quick, my only point real quick, because I know you're short on time, is I know, as a Ravens fan, how the Ravens team has been constructed. Eric Dacasa, the current DM, who was under Ozzy, I'm just wondering where that fell apart. Hello? God bless. What happened to him?

Shep, I don't know what happened to the guy. In all seriousness, I can say on the record, you're a much nicer person than Steven A. Smith. I don't think we love that comparison. Is that fair to say?

I don't think that's a fair comparison. I've met the man as well. We're two totally, completely opposite people.

Very much so. He's black and I'm black. He's also 20, 30 years older than me. But you guys are just much different. You have much different styles. You're about as chill as they get on the radio. Yeah, I'm not out here yelling at them.

I do, but I'm not like this guy. His nickname was Screamin' A. Hold on. The Defensive Player of the Week is sponsored by the Navy Federal Credit Union, proudly sponsored by Armed Forces, DoD, veterans and their families, members of the mission.

You can learn more at The defensive player of the day is the guy we just spoke to. This man called and said, hey, JR, you shut up. And then he's telling me, sorry, three seconds later. I'm like, I don't know if that's defensive, offensive.

I don't know what the hell that is. It's like, what are you doing here? One call. He's telling me to shut up. And look how much fun I have. A guy called me on my show and told me to shut up. And what did I do?

Nothing. Listen, I'm going to sleep well that night, regardless. Call and tell me to shut up. I'm going to actually find it hilarious.

Like, come on, I don't care. That's the magic of the night because Aaron Judge is also going to sleep very well tonight. Yeah, he's going to sleep well. I'm going to sleep well. Shep is going to sleep well. Everybody's going to sleep well.

It's like Oprah giving away cars. Handing out, well, not melatonin, but I'm going to sleep great anyway. Listen, it's the JR Sport Reshow, CBS Sports Radio. I'm leaving. I'll be back with you tomorrow, 10 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 p.m. Pacific. Thank you all so much to super producer and host Dave Shepherd. We'll be back tomorrow.

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