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February 18, 2023 2:02 am

JR SportBrief Hour 4

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February 18, 2023 2:02 am

JR interviews Yankees Legend Bernie Williams about the state of baseball, Derek Jeter and very worthwhile cause.

Salute to MJ again on turning 60!

 

 

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You're listening to the JR Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio.

It's the JR Sportbrief show on CBS Sports Radio. Happy Friday night into Saturday morning. I'm going to be here with you for one more hour. I'm sorry. My apologies in advance. If I could sit here for the next, I don't know, five hours and talk about whatever the hell I want to, I would do it.

But they won't let me. I get started every single week night Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 p.m. Pacific. I'm being joined by super producer and host Dave Shepherd. He's holding it down in New York City. Me, I am minding my business in Atlanta, Georgia. We've had a busy night.

NBA All-Star Weekend is underway in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shout outs to our caller. We just had a caller. He's like, I live in Hawaii now, but I miss Utah. I go back and forth.

I'm like, oh, it must be nice. We talked about the All-Star game for celebrities. D.K.

Metcalf thinks he's Amari Stoudemire playing against Guillermo from, uh, help me out. Jimmy Kimmel. Yeah, Jimmy Kimmel. Correct. Yeah.

Thank you. As a D.K. Metcalf had 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. He looked like Amari Stoudemire.

He was dunking and blocking shots and shorts against other celebrities. But we knew this already. D.K. Metcalf is a physical freak. We also learned today that Eric Bienemy, he has a job. Eric Bienemy is now the new offensive coordinator for the Washington commanders.

Unfortunately, the commanders are a disaster. Still looking for a quarterback. And so if you can throw a football five yards and you live in the DMV, you should try out to be a quarterback because you'd probably be a better option than anything they have on the roster right now. Travis Kelce. He's going to be hosting Saturday Night Live in a few weeks. Good for him. We talked about Tiger Woods. He decided to give an apology for his, uh, what, a tampon issue where he handed it to Justin Thomas. He's like, a matter of fact, this is Tiger Woods apology.

Listen to him. Yeah, it was supposed to be, you know, all fun and games, but obviously it hasn't turned out that way. And if I had fit anybody, it was not the case. It was just friends having fun. And as I said, if I fit anybody in any way, shape or form, I'm sorry, it was not intended to be that way. It's just, you know, we play pranks on one another all the time.

And, uh, virally, I think this did not come across that way, but between us, it was just different. Anyway, Tiger Woods made the cut. So you'll, you'll continue to see him over the weekend. And then we talked about Michael Jordan, who turned 60 years old on Friday. And we talked about the greatness of MJ. And I pretty much said, look, this man has defined basketball, what it is globally in a way that is not comparable to anyone else outside of maybe Muhammad Ali on a global scale, helping to define boxing. And then you can probably look at Babe Ruth as, as defining baseball. MJ is that guy. But right now with a baseball getting underway, people are popping up at spring training.

Other dudes are showing up already injured. What the hell is going on with Jacob deGrom? Texas Rangers probably already regretting that money that they gave him. I want to share with you a conversation I had earlier today with someone who I really appreciate, especially growing up in New York city and watching the New York Yankees. He was, and still is the epitome of class. He is one of the nicest, most humblest human beings you will ever meet. And I say human beings because he's not just quote unquote, an athlete. He's a classically trained guitarist.

He's been nominated for a Latin Grammy. He's just an amazing dude. And he was an excellent baseball player.

A lot of people would say, or not be mad if he went into the hall of fame. Four time world series champ, five time, all star silver, everything. It's New York Yankees legend, Bernie Williams.

He's working on some amazing endeavors. I asked him about the changes in the game. I got to his buddy, Derek Jeter. I asked him about Aaron Judge.

And then I had a conversation about something that's near and dear to his heart. It's the JR sport brief show here on CBS sports radio. Take a listen right now to the convo I had today with Yankees legend, Bernie Williams. It's the JR sport brief show here with you on CBS sports radio. And we're being joined by a New York Yankees legend, five time all star, four time champ, silver slugger, batting title, golden glove.

He's just done so much Grammy nominee. It's my main man, Bernie Williams. Bernie, how you doing?

I'm doing great, man. Thank you so much for having me on the show. Now.

It's a pleasure. It's been a while since we connected, Bernie. The last time we spoke, we were still trying to figure out what was going on with Aaron Judge and his contract.

I think we can all take and breathe a sigh of relief. The man is staying. He's going to be here a long time.

Yeah, yeah, I am, too. I mean, I think this is definitely one of the guys that comes once in a generation that the Yankees were so fortunate to land. And I think he's going to end up playing most of his career, if not all his career as a Yankee. And for personal from personal experience, I tell you, there's nothing better to be involved in sports. And I was involved with my whole career with the Yankees.

And I have so many opportunities, so many things that have happened because of that, just because of that. So I am very happy that Aaron is in the team for a while. They're going to build a team around him. They already made him the captain.

I cannot have a better representative of the club and a better face of the franchise of him. Bernie, you played your whole career, as you said, with the Yankees. There was a point in time where it felt like you were going to leave at one point. Like how close were you to actually not being a New York Yankee? I think at the time, I think I was pretty close.

I think I was sort of had that what I would call now the well, I guess I got started. But the Robinson Canal sort of kind of, you know, attitude as far as thinking that I was being a little disrespected by the Yankees. And, you know, the contract negotiations did not go the way that I was planning.

And I was feeling very frustrated. And I have good offers from some good old friends from the organization that have moved on into other teams. You know, the biggest offer that I could think of was from Buck Showalter when he was with the Arizona Diamondbacks. And they brought me there, man. Mr. Colangelo brought me there, brought me down to the clubhouse that they had a spotlight on the locker room with my jersey and my number there, you know, and I was like, wow, these guys are serious. But at the end of the day, I started thinking back on what, you know, the Yankee organization has meant at that time in my career, you know, having the opportunity to go into the postseason and winning all those championships weighted heavily in my mind. And the time that, you know, the Diamondbacks were still a team and trying to, you know, reinvent themselves, actually invent themselves, not even reinvent themselves. They were in the process of putting together a team that actually won, you know, in 2001. But in 98, 99, it was just about, you know, trying to do what was best for me and my family and choosing to remain a Yankee was definitely the best decision that I could come at that point.

Well, Bernie, we're glad that you did so. As we think about just Aaron and the rest of his career, we know the Yankees are now getting into spring training. We saw him just fielding grounders at first base.

That's pretty much some of the first images that we saw. Do you think that's a future destination for him as he gets older? I think so. I think as he becomes, you know, a more experienced hitter, I think there's not going to be any doubt about the fact that he is going to be a legitimate slugger. He's going to become even a better hitter with time. But playing in the outfield definitely will take its toll on him and his legs and he overall, you know, endurance during the season. So I wouldn't see out of the, you know, realm of possibilities for him to take some, you know, take some reps in first base and maybe they'll give the team even more flexibility with him in the lineup. You can play the outfield, can play any position in the outfield, right field, left and center, and he can play first base and DH. So there'll be a lot of spots that he will be able to contribute to, you know, with the lineup and give him Aaron, boom, a lot more flexibility when he's putting that lineup together. Bernie Williams is here with us, the JR Sport Brief Show. Bernie, can you still go play some outfield? I know the Yankees could use some help.

There are probably some other teams that could use some help too. What do you have left in those legs? I have one good swing left and I always leave it for all-timers day. That's it. That's all I got. I spent most of my time trying to make my mark in the music industry now, trying to play some tunes and having a great time sort of reinventing myself as an artist and as a musician. So I have no complaints about my career.

I left it all on the field like they said and I'm happy to move on and still be related to baseball but those days are way gone. Classically trained guitarist, I might add, Bernie Williams. When is the next show, Bernie? I gotta hit one up. Next show is gonna be, I'm gonna have a brief appearance at the Love Rocks concert on March 9th at the Beacon Theater.

I may have an opportunity to play with people of, you know, the caliber of James Taylor, Pat Benatar, I mean, you know, a whole bunch of people there. It's for a great cause. God's Love We Deliver. It's a charity that has been sort of in place since the AIDS pandemic and they're basically food pantry.

They deliver food to a lot of people in Manhattan and do a lot of great good. So I always say yes to these concerts and from a personal sort of selfish standpoint, it gives me an opportunity to kind of rub shoulders with some of the biggest acts in music right now and I've been very fortunate to be part of that. So March 9th, I'm gonna be there.

I'm gonna try my best to swing on by, Bernie. You're always doing so much to help other people out and awareness and causes. What's going on with Tune In to Lung Health? I know this is something that's very important to you and near to your heart as well. Yeah, Tune In to Lung Health.

Thank you so much for asking about that. It's the campaign that I've been involved with for the last five, six years. It has been basically a continuation from the initial campaign called Breathless and it was all as a tribute to my father. He died from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2001 and Breathless was basically the initial campaign that happened. Tune In to Lung Health is basically a continuation of that idea, sort of broaden out more of the spectrum of what we're trying to cover. We're not only covering idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, we're trying to cover all the interstitial lung disease spectrum, which is probably about 200 diseases that are sort of in this umbrella.

200? 200 diseases that are called, in this umbrella, interstitial lung diseases. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is just one of them, but we're trying to expand our outreach to raise awareness about these diseases.

They're rare, but they're real and not a lot of people know about them, but they're definitely affecting a lot of people in this country. I hear that. And the website for people to find out more information, tune into lunghealth.com. Is that correct?

That is correct. My man, man, Bernie Williams. Bernie, we know that baseball, the game is changing. We got bigger bases.

We have a pitch clock. They're going to enforce boxes. There's so much going on. What do you think about these changes? Is it good? Should they find other ways to attract an audience?

What do you think? Well, I think baseball is kind of like the, in my humble opinion, it's probably one of the last sports that we will be willing to embrace change. Of all the sports that I know in this country, major sports, you know, they're talking about hockey, basketball, football.

Baseball has always been the one that has been the most reluctant to change over time. But it's also, it has to accommodate, you know, the society that we live in and these days, you know, the times that we're living in, I think a lot of people are more concerned with, you know, time spent in different things. I know the attention span has gotten a lot shorter. The days of spending leisure, three and a half, four hours, you know, in an afternoon or at night watching a baseball game, you know, back in the 40s and 50s and 60s and 70s has come closer and closer to an end.

People want that sort of quick satisfaction, a lot of entertainment in a short period of time. And baseball has to adapt to all these changes in society that we're living right now. My concern is that they don't tinker too much with the essence of the game that 10 years from now we don't even know if it's even the same game that we're playing. But I think some of these changes are due to the demands of the fans to have a shorter amount of time spending and being more entertained and having a more continuous action in the game. For the people that are not too familiar with the game, I think that the purists are always going to appreciate, you know, the confrontation between the pitcher and the catcher and that mind game that happens. But for the new people coming in, you know, being fans of the sport, the young people coming out, we have to find a way to grab their attention and gear them towards this great game.

We should not lose sight of that. So I think that, you know, baseball is making changes to try to alleviate, you know, those concerns. I just don't want them to tinker too much with the game. So it doesn't really change that much. But, you know, you're always going to have to hit it, run the bases, throw the ball, you know, do all these things that will never change that makes the game the way it is. But I mean, I'm in favor of some of these rules.

I just, you know, be careful, you know, changing too much of the game so it doesn't really change the essence of what the game is all about. Bernie Williams is here with us, the JR Sport Brief Show. Bernie, you talk about all the bells and whistles and trying to attract folks. We just heard on Super Bowl Sunday that even Fox is throwing on Derek Jeter. How do you think your old teammate Derek is going to work out like as a broadcaster, as an analyst? I think he's going to be great. I think he has, obviously his knowledge of the game is I mean, extensive.

And, you know, knowing, you know, not only the intricacies of the game, but being in a winning organization and having the success that he has had over his career during baseball and post baseball has, I think, I think the time is right for him to kind of maybe just give this a chance. I think he'll be great. I think he has a good rapport with the fans. I think he's going to be fair, tough, but fair. And I think he'll do a great job. I think he has enough knowledge of the game to be able to relate it to the people that don't know too much about the game, to give them the insight of, you know, how people like myself, you know, will feel in a certain situation. And I think he'll be really good at it. Well, Bernie, as we start to wrap up here, there are a lot of Yankee fans looking for the glory years.

I mentioned you. I know you have one good swing left in you for old timers day. There's no Derek, there's no Paul O'Neill. We even heard Frankie Montas is having shoulder surgery. What can get the Yankees over the hump for this year? Well, I think it's really, really important for them to remain healthy. I think, you know, they have done all they, you know, and they still are working on trying to give us a chance to get trying to give the team some death. You know, death, I think, is really important to to protect Aaron Judge in the lineup.

He needs to have some pieces around him that could that could make pitchers throw to him and not throw around him to face the next guy. And I think, you know, signing Rizzo is really important, you know, to that effect, you know, signing all these all these guys. I think they, you know, it used to be, you know, back in the, you know, maybe mid to late 90s or maybe early 2000s that, you know, it was just a given to, you know, to think that every road would lead to New York if you wanted to win the championship. That unfortunately for New Yorkers have changed quite a bit in the last few years. And I think in my humble opinion, the way to go to the World Series goes through the Astros.

It goes through Houston. And I think as long as the Yankees are not able to overcome that hurdle there, they will not be in a good position to win this World Series, you know, from now on. So they need to really emphasize and put their attention having a regular season that is successful, injury free for the most part, having some depth in that in that bench. So when one of the big guys come down, somebody else can step up and take the bull by the horns.

And you got to find a way to be those damn strolls. They're pretty well put together nowadays. And I think you got you got to be the best to be the best.

And right now I think that they're going to have the work cut out for them. Bernie Williams has joined us here at the JR Sport Brief Show. Just to kind of wrap things up, Bernie, I want to let you know about an initiative that I'm working on right now with Special Olympics highlighting different athletes every week on a new show called Agents of Inclusion, pulled together Special Olympics and CBS and Odyssey. Just briefly, what does inclusion mean to you, Bernie? Well, inclusion means to give it doesn't mean to give people a chance to get things.

It doesn't mean to to to like give things. It means to me having an unequal opportunity to having a fighting chance to fight for something. I, you know, baseball for me was that, you know, part of my life that I was fighting to get some recognition, fighting to be a professional athlete, fighting to be a New York Yankee. And the only thing that, you know, it was required for me was to have the ability, but also the opportunity to have that ability to be showcased. And there's a lot of people that have great ability but don't have that opportunity to showcase it. And to me, that's what inclusion stands for. Having that chance to have a fighting chance amongst everybody to have an opportunity to showcase, not to be given anything because you have to earn it, but to have the opportunity to have that fighting chance to fight for what you earn.

I think it's a really important aspect of that. Bernie, always appreciate you and your time. Tune into LungHealth.com. That's where people need to go, huh, Bernie?

That is correct. Tune into LungHealth.com and thank you so much for the opportunity to tell my story and chat a little bit with you about everything. Bernie is the man. When I think about some of my favorite athletes that I have ever spoken to, ever met, Bernie is up there with Pele, Shaq, Kobe.

I'm trying to think who else is just great to speak to or talk to. Like he's there. Bernie is just an awesome dude. Like I'm a jerk.

I'm a nice guy, but I'm a jerk. I don't think Bernie has a bad bone in his body. He's such an amazing human. Go check out the initiative.

Tune into LungHealth. It's something that's had an effect on Bernie. And unfortunately you heard about him and his father had passed away due to lung issues. Bernie is awesome. And if I'm in New York City on March 9th, I will definitely go to the Beacon Theater and check out Bernie on that guitar. He is absolutely amazing.

If you appreciated what you just heard, go to TuneIntoLungHealth.com. Thank you again so much to Bernie Williams for joining us. A Yankees legend, but more importantly, just a good human being here on CBS Sports Radio.

It's the JR Sport Brief Show. If you want to give me a holler, go ahead call me. 855-2124 CBS. I'm going to pull out a few points that Bernie made. I'm going to get some more of your calls here on CBS. Don't move. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. What you have, you can't even put a price on it, is you have a platform and you always handle your platform with responsibility.

And for that, I look up to you and I respect you and I appreciate you. Call in now at 855-2124 CBS. That's a Yonkers classic right here. A little DMX.

You've been eating long enough, now stop being greedy. Thank you again to Bernie Williams. Absolutely amazing. If you missed the interview with the Yankees legend, go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. You know, he mentioned how baseball is going to change with these new rules.

He hopes that the game doesn't get changed too much, but I think it is. Like, we've hit, baseball has really hit the fast forward button. Hey, it's extra innings. Let's put a guy automatically on second base.

Oh, well, we got a guy who steals bases at first base. Well, you can only throw over there. I think it's three times. I think it's three.

I could be wrong. You can't throw over more than three. It's like if we had Ricky Henderson out there right now, he'd have like 200 stolen bases. Like you can't throw the ball over a million times.

I get it. You want to speed the game up, but now they've put so many barriers and restrictions there and just make the pitcher hurry up. They've already got the dude coming out of the bullpen. He has to throw to more than one batter. It's the game has changed. There's a DH everywhere now. Like if I was a fan just learning baseball, like there are so many adjustments right now that have been made recently to the rules.

So many intricacies that I only know and remember because they're just like, what? The shift? Like if you're a new fan of baseball and this is baseball's problem, where they're getting new fans from or the amount of them, they're like, yeah, yeah, no shift.

What's a shift? Well, they used to move all the guys to one side of the field. So there are restrictions on where you can line up defensively. There are restrictions on how many pitches you can throw over to first on a pick-off attempt. There's now a clock on how fast the pitcher has to get the ball to the plate. There are restrictions on how many batters you have to face coming out of the bullpen.

Like there are rules on top of rules on top of rules just to speed the game up. Maybe it'd be cool if the dudes learn how to hit a single. That used to be fun.

That doesn't happen anymore. Maybe it'd be fun if baseball stopped tinkering with the damn ball. That'd be cool. And so I'm with Bernie Williams. I understand change and you have to speed everything up, but if this is what they're doing now with baseball, what does it look like 20 years from now? And I know where it's going to go. It feels like that already. Baseball is going to feel like a video game. It's going to feel like Nintendo.

It's going to feel like a super simple game. Press X button for this result. Press this button for this result. And that's all we're going to get. Fastball, homerun, curveball. Did the ball go over the fence or did the guys strike out?

It's going to have to just move by and move through like clockwork. 855-2124 CBS Mike is here from Cleveland. Hey, great interview with Bernie Williams.

They really touched me and I really understood it. Also here in Cleveland, I give an all you can eat at a Metro park at Euclid Creek for everybody that played sports in Cleveland schools, that played professional football and basketball, and everybody that didn't. And I'm going to include your special Olympic player this year.

It'll always be the last Friday starting in June all the way through October. And I'm in contact right now with United Way to find a special Olympic human people that play these games. And the Metro park will be enough room and I will have enough food to feed them. And whatever we run out of, we will go and get. But you have caused me to put that on the map to include them.

When I started my all you can eat at Euclid Creek from June through October every last Friday. And I'll keep you posted how it's going. Well, don't just keep me posted. I want you to take my email address and I want you know what? I can give you my number because I'm not computer literate to know how to do that because I don't have any my grandchildren over here.

OK, because I really don't. I'm gonna I'm gonna put you on hold and I'll get your information and I'll find out more and then I'll make sure that we find out where we find the right person in Ohio. Special Olympics Ohio will find the right person and I will connect you with them and I appreciate what you're doing for them out there. OK, yeah, I'm gonna put them on the top of the list because I don't know if you ever been to the Cleveland Metro parks run by the state, but there's enough room to get him in and we got the basketball courts, diamonds.

I mean everything is there and it's free. Everything we free from special Olympics Ohio is free. Beautiful. Well, let me I'm gonna put you on hold.

We'll get your information and we'll connect you with Special Olympics Ohio. Thank you Mike. You take care.

Hold on. OK, don't hang up. OK, thank you.

Alright, thank you. Awesome, awesome, awesome. I appreciate anybody who's looking out for it for Special Olympics. Hey, my main man, Marco Belletti. You just heard Bernie Williams. Bernie Williams is awesome.

You heard him talk about it. It's gonna be an adjustment for everybody. How you feeling about this? There's some of them I like, some of them I don't, but I do think it's important for baseball to try to move forward. Baseball is probably the worst sport at promoting their game and everything is kind of bogged down and the fact that everything is like you talked about home run and strikeout and lack of movement in the game. They need to speed things up and it's not about time, it's about pace. So if this gets the game back to showing a little more athleticism and you know I always kind of felt like the shift you should be able to adjust but they couldn't. So the game can't just sit there and be stuck so maybe this kind of gives them a jolt. You can always change the rules again but it's something to kind of jolt the game a little bit because right now it's stagnant and the last thing you can do as a profession as you know if you're major league baseball is to allow your sport to just fall apart and be number three in the country which you probably already are.

So you got to get some juice in and if it's maybe getting things to move a little bit quicker I'm all for it to try something different. I agree with you it is just so embarrassing and so sad that the league had to adjust rules because the teams and the players refuse to address it with skill. That's like if I don't I'm thinking of an example it's like if NBA players all of a sudden started to suck from three-point land and they said well let's just move the line in by a whole lot I'm like wait a minute you guys can practice it's like if the NFL decided to enlarge the end zones by a bunch of yards and it's just like baseball it sucks that they've had to do this. It is but like I said something had to change because it wasn't going to change from the way baseball players and more importantly management thinks about it because it's analytical.

So we've gotten way too into that stuff and whether you like it or not you got to follow some of the numbers. So if home runs are going to be the way to get more runs across then teams are not going to allow players to run they're not going to allow players to use athleticism because they're going to say it takes too long and it's too difficult to get three or four singles in an inning we're better off swinging for the fences and maybe we'll eventually pop one out in four or five innings that'll give us three or four runs. So if this jump starts a different way of thinking and a different way of playing and you kind of talked about the pick-off move this might promote more running and if more running means more put the bat on the ball because if guys are moving one base hit can actually score a run so maybe it changes the thought process and it gets us back to the baseball that I know you and I grew up watching.

I don't uh good luck you know maybe it will it'd be nice it'd be a pleasant surprise I'm not I'm not so sure I feel like they're going to keep on tinkering and tinkering and tinkering and they're going to make it an arcade let's see I know we're going to have a lot of upset managers we're going to have players beefing and I think this is going to be a two to three year issue with everyone getting adjusted because we haven't even entered into the world of hey the umpire is being told what the the balls and the strikes are and that'll be the the next gigantic shooter drop I think. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here on CBS Sports Radio. 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 JR thanks for taking my call on I'm a first-time calling with a long time listening so first and foremost I want to say I love your show I enjoy the help at night when I'm taking in late shift at my job.

Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio. It's been a fun night it's been a hell of a night we just spoke to Bernie Williams New York Yankees legend we talked about Michael Jordan and his 60th birthday he turned 60 uh I guess today still today yesterday whatever the hell you call it February 17th MJ turned 60. We talked about the MLB uh the changes in Major League Baseball we talked about the NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City the dunk contest three-point shootout all of that's going to take place on Saturday night uh Eric Bienemy finally got a job. He's going to be the offensive coordinator for the Washington commanders Travis Kelcey announced that next week or next weekend I should say he'll be the host Saturday night for Saturday Night Live. Derek Carr will be visiting the New York Jets on Saturday and this will be a prime opportunity I hope he turns on the radio in whatever fancy car they pick him up in because I'll be on WFAN in New York City tomorrow afternoon. I'll be live holding it down from 3 to 7 pm and how about this I think I'm going to open up my show in New York tomorrow about Derek Carr and how it's a match made in mediocrity and so stay tuned if you're not in New York you can always listen on WFAN on the free Odyssey app yeah you can get me for another day and I'll be back here Monday night on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to pick up the phone lines momentarily Shep what do you think about the changes in baseball what do you think about what it's doing to the game Jared it's got to keep up with the Bernie said it the best in the interview it's a pastime that we love and learn over from the 20s and 30s 40s 50 60 we romanticize about it we get all that but you gotta you got to keep up with this instantaneous gratification generation that we have it's not you and me anymore it's about getting generation z and so they have to do everything they can to speed the game up and make it more applicable for hitters and that means bigger bases I know Alex Cora doesn't love it too bad they're the sport number three and like Marco said it's not getting any closer anytime soon they got to do something about it yeah yeah baseball ain't no pastime anymore you can throw that ID out the window let's try to get on as many callers as possible I know someone will get online and then they'll just talk forever yep they will they don't all of every one of these callers here should be listening to me you would think so right Shep yes even even the ones I say guys we're going to get to you soon be ready yes they're not going to be ready there's no way they can make their point quickly here let's try to get an example in Connor's calling from California let's see how much time he wastes I'll keep it short Jared thank you for taking my call I think the rules some of the new rules are basically pretty stupid but some of them are pretty good and that's all I have to say thanks for taking my call oh my god excellent wow Lloyd from North Carolina hey Jared good good to talk to you uh your show is great um I just want to talk about Michael Jordan um I'm originally from Chicago but um best thing I ever seen Michael Jordan do on a basketball court he scored 71 or 73 in a preseason game the next night was opening night in the NBA and scored 67 or 69 also I hate the comparisons between Michael Jordan and LeBron um it's like comparing apples to oranges okay thank you thank you Lloyd thank you Lloyd all right okay thank you okay Lloyd was doing good and then he went off uh he went off a little bit Randy's calling from Pennsylvania go ahead yes sir I'm making sure it's sweet man MJ is the best and everybody knows that uh all that uh how many times your kids uh you've seen kids wearing Michael Jordan shoes and everything else he was the best man he was domination and inside the paint and outside the paint ain't no doubt about that he was the best okay thank you Randy appreciate you Robert is calling from Cleveland you're on CBS Sports Radio uh-oh going once I don't go twice Richard's calling from Detroit you are CBS Sports Radio the ridiculous rules will fail miserably because they're based on a lie the problem is not the length of games or pace of play the problem is the absence of blacks in on the field and in management and they don't want to they don't want to get us in it's all a lie I don't think black white purple pink yellow I don't think anybody cares I mean the game is if you want to say anything the game is full of black people they happen to be Latino who cares it's boring is boring what matters what color does it matter is there a lack of African-American representation in in baseball yeah there's a lack of interest in baseball from a lot of people no matter where they're from sheesh Daniel's calling from Chicago you're on the JR sport brief show hey JR how are you I'm good Dan you you only got a short amount of time go ahead quickly no problem Michael Jordan is the greatest that's it thank you I love it thank you Daniel drive safe Shep can you believe it we did it that's amazing a full phone line of calls in three minutes that's very impressive JR they cooperated look at you man listen you set the bar up the bar high and the callers are going to live up to that task so so good on you man except for that one guy what was it Lloyd yeah I don't think well there was there was a Robert in Cleveland that that I forgot that we still had a segment going and and so uh I said Robert was that the guy who didn't pick up or the guy who didn't pick up yes yes was he there do you think he was there he was there when I spoke to him so he's like Casper the friendly ghost you know um Zach Gill put out a a clip of of our viewer boy Bob from Maryland and it's almost like 50,000 views did you know that Bob from Maryland yeah when you when he calls in I'll point him out to you did Bob offer me his sister in marriage I don't know I think that was rich wait Bob is the older guy Bob Bob hi hi Jenga yeah well don't disrespect him but what happened with Bob I wasn't trying to disrespect him or imitate him in a well what happened with Bob we're run out of time he was running he was basically they were going back and forth about Lamar Jackson and and Bob was saying he was right and it's gone viral I don't know but Bob's Bob's our guy he's not Zach Gelb's guy I don't got no guy god bless Bob and god bless Zach good for them I'm happy but the whole reason I bring that up is because I think when you get to the 140 hour the older guys it's about 50 50 if they're over the age of 70 they'll be asleep by the time we get to them at 140 even if we speak to them at 135 to be ready to go on nobody falls asleep here shut the hell you talking about because it's so late for some of those no nobody falls asleep here what are you talking about he falls asleep here I don't know what I'm talking about you're right yeah who falls asleep nobody talking about nobody exactly it's the JR sport brief show on CBS sports radio is done okay we'll be back with you Monday night 10 p.m eastern time 7 p.m pacific if you miss me you can listen to me tomorrow I'll be talking to New York City about New York City sports at 3 p.m eastern time you can listen on the free odyssey app the JR sport brief show here on CBS sports radio it's done enjoy the all-star break make fun of the dunk contest make fun of everything that will be terrible we'll come back Monday and do it as well follow Shep the good shepherd underscore the JR sport brief is done don't go anywhere here on CBS sports radio Rich Herrera he's coming up next don't move
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