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Well according to the Houston Chronicle Texans defensive end JJ watt has had back surgery he'll begin training camp on the pup list the physically unable to perform list. Now Lott was the apple sacks leader last season with seventeen and a half he's also the two time reigning. And of all defensive player of the year. He's gonna miss the start of training camp but as of right now he is expected to be ready for the regular season the open against the Chicago Bears the NBA is moving 2017 all star game out of Charlotte. Because of its objections of a North Carolina law that limits anti discrimination protections for we get lesbian gay and transgender people. The league says it hoped to announcing new location for fry her next February's event. And it could be New Orleans Chicago or New York they hope to announce that very soon. Now New Orleans seems to be the front runner but it does hope to take the game back to Charlotte 2019. If there's a reasonable solution to the matter. The sabres have signed 27 year old defenseman Erik berg or Purdue won wait one year two way contract. Bird or pursuant parts of the last two season with Hershey and the H alma may police assigned number one overall pick Austin Matthews to his entry level contract. Bill's first trachea practices one week from tomorrow veterans report. One week from today. Jerome bell will be there. Obviously what's next week some. It's a 100% of football from dawn until my eyes so they're question here better right now are kind of did in Latin. You have things actually irritability. Over camps of the abilities. All of. The pullback was Allen John Murphy last night and do that in you that entire interview on demanded to be GR five that the dot com on demand audio Roger by north West Bank where people. Make the difference Major League Baseball American League winners yesterday the Orioles the Red Sox the tigers in the raise nationally the Dodgers the Marlins the pirates. The cardinals. In the Rockies Biden spelled it when it 32 yesterday their home again to win it tonight 705 Jose Batista expected to be in the lineup. For buffalo sports updates at the top and bottom of every hour or what sports these breaks cents up about GO WG or Sports Radio like it. Yeah. WTI. Sports Radio 515. Hey any of that tonight for the life. Chilly but he's still with the size of the night part of his rehab down from the blue jays. Several five game tonight. If you wanna go see Batista. He's supposed to be in town for all three games this weekend however tomorrow and it's game is already sold out Star Wars night so it's either tonight. More than Sunday afternoon now joining a few Batista and you get two tickets and buys and dot com I will be there. With Macs until yeah my wife and I enjoy it Wi Max loves going to the license keys tot Max the bat flip yet. I have nots. Although I just got a little bad ball settled. Does it and use a lot of times by the third inning we are in the court or area playing baseball with his bat and ball. And he runs the bases and if this happens at home too by the way it's very it's cute but it's cool he. I'll pitch in the ball we'll swing. Sometimes he hits it sometimes doesn't but it's not he runs the bases he thinks that every time he swings he Esther on the basis so we'll run out. Once he gets through lake where first base is imaginary for spaces. He looks at me and he says talked daddy talk I have to do play by play. I have to say he's going to second he's rounding second he's hit third. But when it was the only thing it doesn't matter I have to say all the whole play by play I gotta do it if I don't he tells me talk daddy talk. OK so there that that that's. Needed to eat rats I don't eat he knows it's he knows what I do know. No actually it's a good thing that he runs all the time because have you gotten yet to the strikeout wild pitch pots I have not done that yet Anthony and I shot a third strike up. They hit the dirt rag you can go but I struck out yet but the catcher didn't help on the ball actually got around it right. I am I at least got him pretty much the point where he swings and misses don't run now not I tell. You didn't get it back here he has no he's hit it to run but sometimes I let him go because he just wants the have you explain yet if you hit it value can't run and got a lot of ground a lot of ground on an idea eagle 30550 to join us 888550. Talk by your talk through it. That he do you have. Let's tell him. On the bills would get to the philosophy of the offense is just a moment we. Are taking your calls here this morning is because. One week away from all of the bills reporting for training camp. And I tell you we're talking about just the second one reminder about a event coming up. 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So guarded about much buffalo perks dot com today purchase your tickets for Bruce on the water. Lines on the water Saturday August 20 one AP Democrat park in north I don't want to. All right so what is of most interest to you when it comes to the bills in the go to training camp week from today. What will be the most interest in storage unit will be tracking training camp. We figure for many of you. Tyrod Taylor is act or near the top of your list. The performance of the defense how they look act or near the top of your list which led to our other topic and web poll what will be the bigger story at camp. Tyrod Taylor. Wore the bills' defense. Voted WGR 550 dot com call us it looked real (%expletive) if you voted for the defense as much as we talk about quarterback and we do it every year. I think if the defense. And yet the web Paul has now shifted 52%. Tyrod Taylor 48% defense I would have guessed. Wanna put the web poll up if you ask me I think the results would be. Guest. 65%. Defense 35% tyrant may be 6040. But I would have for sure figured more people surprised about the defense I'm super. Last year and he's he's not. Proven franchise quarterback for now of course not. Bought as a poster a year ago. We know a little bit about Tyrod Taylor and and and what he can do on the football field so I thought should defense to be the biggest. I would also argue I think they. It's tough this is a tough argument I don't know maybe you guys we can debate this but. Defense may be more integral to their their wins and losses this year because of how they run their offense in their their philosophy is still running at the I think the defense is more. Important to their success not necessarily the quarterback. I mean of course it's important I am. Am as a top argument I don't know I don't know which way to go here I would go with the off ice when the quarterback yeah cornerbacks specifically I go yes yes the quarterback specifically I think this is still it's a quarterback driven league and if they're gonna try and open things up this year. Can he handle that. Right and maybe that's why the web poll is what it is because it's still going to be determined about adult way. Dude that's stay healthy for sixteen games. I think it's a lot to ask I think that the quarterback is more valuable because it's always going to be the most valuable but the harder one to predict at least. In our minds because the defense I agree we thought going in the last year that they were going to be the number one defense in the NFL and it wasn't close and we I guess he thought Taylor. Was barely gonna be NFL quarterback and that turns out to be quite good but I think a lot of people feel on solid ground of where. I Taylor is but the defense especially when you lose some talent and the first round draft pick is going to be out for however long. Makes you feel more rocky about it well. I look at that Denver Broncos last year guys and I know it could be out liar understand that but I don't think it necessarily is because we've seen Seattle the last few years. Kind of be like this even though they have Russell Wilson their defense has been their backbone. And I look at Denver last year is it the bills got much better quarterback played in Denver did last year not just slightly better pretty much most of the they got much better quarterback play. And yet the reason they dirty meat that even make the playoffs was the defense. They don't have to have great quarterback play they can be in the playoffs with the same baseline quarterback play they did last year they can't make the playoffs they get the CB principally last year. Unless the quarterback like real lot better he got any got to be much better but I don't. He doesn't he wasn't that last year the defense was middle of the pack. You can make the playoffs I think you can make the playoffs for the middle of the pack defense but yes you've got to have now. Tyrod can't be middle of the pack quarterback now he's got to beat top ten top five whatever top ten for sure. Quarterback I think you can make you can make it work with that most teams are like that Howard but I think it might win it you'll win a super ball and I'm just and you could make the plants. Pittsburgh is like that. Because of what how they run their profits and then Antonio Bryant. I don't think buffaloes in that because they run the ball so much so I don't have to have tyra to it would be great. He can't be much worse and actually he's got these good I think yes to be baseline what he did last year. You've got to have the defense that that should be good enough what he last year for this team this offense. This philosophy that to me should get them in the playoffs as long as the defense performs better. If you're talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers yeah you can't have Ben Roethlisberger had a Tyrod season. Because there and that other structure they have to be able to throw the ball and score points and outscored you. I think this team is a little different emotionally. Well if that's going to be the philosophy again I'm not going to be happy and at and an idea that's recent and I understand it. My job's not on the line if the bills they'll make the playoffs. Knock on wood I won't get fired. But. Circling back to the old Tyrod Taylor discussion. And maybe that again maybe this is why people are voting in that Twitter poll that Matthew has up on the WGR count in the level we have a WG Arafat fifty dot com a bigger story Tyrod. From the standpoint of we got to figure out of this guy can play if he's legit and you don't know that unless you let him throw the ball a little bit more. You assure you you can find out even if you state run heavy whatever you can still find out is thrown over the middle. They wanna throw over the middle at TV does that this year. But can he be a guy who if you have to throw the ball 35 times to win the game for us. Boy this team's pass defense stinks Tyrod go out throw the ball. Let's not worry as much about run and let's throw all the ball today and I wanna find out as do many bills fans whether Tyrod can take that next debt can get into the top ten. Could be a quarterback that's so good that your defense isn't great you can still make the playoffs. If they do that. If it's a carbon copy of last year's offense not gonna find that out about tyrant. I agree I don't know if it's even an and yes you're right they have to throw more that the philosophy of being the most run heavy team in the league. Generally in this day and age that blueprint is not going to be highly successful. More importantly though the it's. That's how they throw the ball where they throw the ball. So teams can't take away. That sideline stuff in the outside deep south especially in force him to go to the middle field he has to be better he asked to progress in that area. But I do think they can still be they can win nine games in my team building ten games let's say. With the same offer to performance they got last year because I believe the defense. That was the reason why they did not win more games now. Your point about staying healthy. Fourteen gauge is probably our what you should expect many starting quarterback in this league I don't think that's unique when he played at all but two games last year. Under the back and look very few starting quarterback started all sixteen games Lester that's normal I know what he did in this week put one of those two. You can playing really can't act on it that no doubt about it no doubt the you're right and I know backups in this league we always Eric can you get a five right record from backups. I think that's. Actually that's good compared to what some of the backups they had to commend mean Dallas was a train wreck when Romo went out some of the other backups that can Hitler look awful. Pittsburgh and Landry Jones and Michael and I don't want a couple games in the right but yes because they're dynamic but but part of the reason part of the thing is though. I should take with them this with a bench or backup because he was so that means there's no good backups and honestly I agree with you. If in Green Bay loses Rogers. And what are right now they're actually good that can go to your point about the defense that you know if you if you are gonna lose your starting quarterback at some point if the bills do whose parent him. And they have to try and make do with the game Manuel. Well there's where year if you've got to really top top five number one whatever if you have a top defense and you've got a better shot. At stealing some games with the game manually quarterback in the way the bills' defense played last year. Public act they got screwed in London by a bad penalty call the end of the game but there's your point about that I'll take about defense now. When it comes to the injuries at quarterback and you you have to play your back up at any point. You can get away with it if you've got a much better defense but the bills that last. Well. I'm looking over the quarterbacks from last year that the ones that led the league in attempts. Looks like eagle about half way down for sixteen games starters the guys who started sixteen games. Rivers. Brady Manning or Ryan. Portal snapper Ken hill. Car Rogers pits Patrick cousins Palmer Winston. And then Newton that's. Russell Wilson that's. Maybe one more leverage what we're we're about we're at about fifteen or sixteen and the rest of the league. At least one game missed by every starter I would tend to think that may be to leave that to the average is about normal so to your point. That's now we're not getting into how good your backup. And look. I said this since last year I know you did you want him off that you want them off the roster and all that I don't personal buying out night life guy but I must say this again and you may disagree with me. Each hit it in the people out there who hate EJ so much are just gonna be calling me names on Twitter even more than they normally do when I say this. EJ Manuel is no better or worse than any other backup quarterback in this league he simply isn't will probably you just made the point. No team in this league. Really has. Any quarterback that you stack them behind their their starter that he stacked them next EJ you'd say oh my god he's so much better he is a he is an average backup quarterback in this league he's knocking at the start. We know that. But that's who we is so now you can't just get rid aiming to allow. And bring an equality a starter quality to be your back up so this point goes to houllier back up is to be honest. It's six or else this latest hope and pray he can get to that one and one that two to be disciplined. But again. I don't think this is going to be day. Top five defense I think it would be better. In the but I don't think it's going to be dominating ware was with pat polar routes which Schwartz and I don't mean to sack totals I mean overall performance I don't think. They'll be a dominating top five defense so having said that then you're going to be leaning on your office if you're leaning on your offense. And Tyrod Taylor to play in every game this season. In all I. And the whole run heavy philosophy now we don't get to that. Okay you're gonna be run at great. The top running back had a whole bunch injury issues last year I'm not sure how many carries LeSean McCoy I'd love for him to get. 250 carries or whatever this season. I don't think he's gonna get what he got last couple years in Philly only get over 300 but can play sixteen games you gonna stay healthy I don't have no idea. It is banged up in the offseason again. Carlos Williams isn't playing in the first four games we're also going on with him. So now we're talking you know Mike Gillis leader. James wilder Jr. or Jonathan Williams that he doesn't run afoul of the NFL for the DW I. You're talking about a run heavy team with questions about their running game and their running back depth and whether the number one guy can be out there all the time so tyrant and a member day Al. Tyrod is a big part of them leading the league and Reggie Bryant Ron 500 yards and that was a pretty big deal that was pretty big deal speaking of the offense. Maybe we can it that you can queue up I haven't its entry if you guys it's very quick and let's see how well you do at this it's quick out it's easy. You ready here's the question it's called bill's already the last known only need for answers here only for. Name me gulf war. Players. On the bills active roster at the end of last season when the season and it. On the offensive side of the ball on the active roster no longer on the team. Point four only if that's amazing they're actually for an injured reserves are injured reserve with Hogan's well that is why that is what he was on the active roster he is one of four who was no longer on the roster. There are only four. On the active roster on the offensive side who are no longer. On the deep and by the way I think that's amazing stat you wanna talk about continuity. That's got to be rare right only four was gonna say there's got to be a tight end but Greg was injured right only two on the active roster the end of last year where Greg and earlier in her heart he was on injured reserve its right yes that's from cut so by the way there's eight total he's one of the eight but there's only four. Active roster. And think about go my position or no offensive line there's one. There's 11. Of its alignment they lose. Sign with the dolphins. He was a fill in at guard and center. Herbert yes. Gregor Vick who Chris Hogan they have a running back while running back was on the active roster at the in the last season they released in the offseason. He was here for a few years. Very good special teams player. 00 will be Nixon movie Dixon OK and then finally clear for. What quarterback was on the active roster at the end of last season he was actually active for a game. Odd jobs that's great to us Johnson. The only four guys that at this list how this is what's amazing and this emotional and NFL players. Josh Johnson will be Dixie crystal McGregor that is disagree. That who's to. Mean for you it is right. Now for us now I'm not real and I said this is not a boost to its not a who's right that's nice that's I mean I met regularly you covered the team I got is an I don't know if you're a who's who now has a thing. If you wanna talk about the guys we lost or injured reserve Hartman was a big loss Tyson Chandler mark these grades here would. As they didn't that they did not lose really anything office Chris opens the only one. And I think he's very replace as one of the things about football roster so huge you know recollection of this layer of ice. Tyson Chandler them. Knicks player then he came over for you know he tried to try out of the bills the bills football summer league basketball camp team you know. He was attack they can't. Real it'll affect training camp. 8030515. To Jonas camp opens a week from today players report what's the bigger story at bills camp Libby Tyrod Taylor. Where the defense what do you think. Eagle 3055 to join us and it's giveaway and shark shall wait actually. Bush pair limited edition church from 26 shirts. Value price 44 dollars general content rules apply every two weeks 26 shirts releases a new buffalo sports themed T shirt. Eight dollars from every sale of the new relief shirt is donated to a family in need you can visit 26 shirts dot com that's the number Q 626 shirts dot com. 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Tonight what that they lost last night to Cornet that they looked to have Batiste in the line up tonight first pitch at 705 and of course we'll have that euphoria and our sister station ESPN fifteen point. I'm here to criticize her or call out the job you do here but I want you ever agree sport here we put up in a little bullet points the headlines. You skipped over stories now when you went I don't see it. I don't US hockey to baseball but you I see something and rob Manfred knowing you are there are three stories there won the buys into one is rob mantra which we'll get to moment. It was another story madam your we have from where you are easy skipped over a story you can't read it. Would you like me to read it for you. Sure I don't know if I'll be listening to you that looks like it says yanks. Lost. To Baltimore. They took. 23 from Baltimore three fourths or three or four fumbles so let's go. I you're right your job in the headlines to read the sports headline and and you seemed ignoring the Yankees. I oh did they play steady now that they are off so well here's sports headlines minus the Yankees result the next update coming up at 8 o'clock. Somebody. And at that time on this issue until a few months. You know the problem we're relief pitchers is that they're so good omelet got nothing against relief pitchers but they do two things to people. But it's changing themselves slowly being down. And our relief pitchers or become so dominant it's a bad parent that they actually. Rob action out of there. After the game the last few innings of the game to go. I'm league pitchers is that copper that he's under active consideration talk about that a lot. That is major league Baseball Commissioner rob Manfred he was on. ESPN radio with Mike and Mike talking about the idea of limiting relief pitchers in the game which would give to your in a moment. Eagle 30550 Howard sell Matthew Jeremy is updates Allen for him. Bill's report for camp one week from today at saint John Fisher what is the bigger story at those training camp Tyrod Taylor. Or the defense. Voted our web Paula WGR 550 dot com on that you can call us two and they don't Treo 550 is always the case we are also talked about we know what's of interest to you what will be the stories of interest you in camp opens up. Whatever else is undermined this morning that you wanna discuss what you've covered a lot of ground already. You know how to call and dial. Real quick someone treated and is the mirth change to twelve to three can't only permit its permanent. As of next Thursday as you point out John Murphy will be on twelve to three. Every day and we are moving Jim Rome to our sister station ESPN 1520 so. You can still listen there if you're Jim Rome they am but of course we'll have three hours of bill stock every day. Merv did promise to call his listeners clones. That's as little bit of a compromise. You know just if you're going through Jim Rome withdraw just may be for the first month. Are full caught Oakland there ago when you call but he added that is a permit change as a the Thursday it's going to be on having local talk called a pretty much throughout the day here. Under the GR and then. And then at night we'll have a little corporal resets and stuff that happened during the day. So all three of us are baseball fans let's talk about this rob Manfred thing I here's how I feel about this the idea of limiting relief which by the way it's in the context of part of it is pace of game average like the Major League Baseball games this year three hours in four minutes it's up. From last year when it was three hours. I. Am all for pace of game issues. I will as a baseball fan and I will tell you sure I get angry when there are. Massive amounts of relief. Pitching moves and well got to bring this guy in the face the lefty he faces one batter stop the game bring the next guy in commercial break he's got a warm up to face the righty. There there are times when managers make me not because I think they over managed lefties Friday. Match up with certain guys it's you know multiple relievers in an inning three guys to get through one inning whatever the case may be slows the game down. Having said that. As much as it makes me nuts there are so many other ways you could speed the game up other then. You're gonna be limiting the amount of relief pitchers you can use chicken fights all many other things to change the pace of the game before saying. We're gonna limit you to the number of relief pitchers you can use in an inning. Because. It takes too much time to trot in from the bullpen and go through warm ups a lot of the new rules are either about his kick in guys in the pants to get him going a little bit like the time in between innings or what the minor leagues and done with the pitch clock. That doesn't even the pitching coach that there's that or the manager you've got to visit the mound from the dugout the minute you get out there on the first up I think they start the clock all those rules are is just saying. We'll talk a comeback. Radical. This would be changing the entire game is going to be changing how it's played for. A hundred years. Everything it does that I don't mind guys being safer late to catch is being run over won't miss that it all safer than your mate washing thing I know I missed that one bit people debated at the time has anyone know I have a mystical feeling when you start saying we're gonna limit the number of relief pitchers you can throw in there. To meet and that's predict it okay well let's I wanna I wanna bring up the other half of what Manfred talked about about the action in the back of the games. I'm all for changing things that have been around for a hundred years that's fine it doesn't hit it to me. Tradition isn't something necessarily it's not a reason to go forward immediately if you have a reason why. It's gonna improve the game improve the sport that's fine but this particular issue this a forced through the trees issue. Look the problem with baseballs up pace of game it's the simply as baseball's boring right now for for a generation of people who are more plugged into their phones when they go to games. Than anything else they're not watching the game it's not about 304 vs 298 is hard to 58 as far as two hours that the Mets baseball. The pace of getting everything they try to do is to speed up the game. I think I don't know what the answer is here guys. I think the issue baseball has more because there's just not much going during the game that's what is. People go to games you can't bring kids to games baseball he's because they have no. No interest for the most part of watching what's going on. Verses being on their phone and plugin now maybe that's the case going to most things with kids but I think baseball is unique. No to meet no complaints about. Really a four hour even college football team that goes to three overtimes because it's super exciting. It's it's action that's right okay he can get to the greater discussion of offense and scoring in baseball but I I will give man for credit on the point again. Matthew you're right I'm not sure how you changes because I don't think it's baseball's job to tell a manager to completely Alter the way he and she's trying to win a baseball game. What he's right about. What's changed over the years is. Complete games are now there are major news headlines at the pitcher goes the distance these guys don't nobody pitch is complete games anymore. They go if you if you get your starter and did it through six. Your happy right maybe seven. You know you get to like 9500 pitchers their pitches this guy's out 67 innings a kidding bringing year. Seventh inning guy and then you bring up your eighth inning guy that of course you bring your calls are in the ninth and Amy last year watching the Mets games right. Pitchers starter threw six. Get your seven great if not then bring in fill in the blank I out of the pen that is Tyler culprit in the eight passengers familiar the ninth boom ball game. I think mentored brings up a good point about the you're going to fresh arms your constantly changing and bringing in another fresh arm. And it is limiting back of the game's action but. I don't think you can make a manager Alter his strategy and a bullpen when he's trying to do whatever you have to do to win the game right and trust me having on the. Some play by play for Minor League Baseball pitching changes many of you wanna choke your rising debt and yet it's really they take forever especially the middle of the inning we're gonna bring in three pitchers that based three different matters and I understand. That that is frustrating to watch his hand. But I group what sales saying is that if they're talking about how old. They can reach out to younger fans it seems like limiting the number of relief pitchers as to no impact whatsoever and how many minutes are they actually gonna shave off here. 23. What would baseball in my opinion baseball means to understand what it is and where it sits in the sports landscape. Instead of saying all we need to Alter this Alter that to get more of this and that and well. From that standpoint people go to the games. From a local TVs and watching people watch the games and not just not well this older audience yeah the the local. Teams people watch them aren't that young guys watch and I see I think that's if you matched Matthew if you go to the game. It's OK I mean it sure your kid wanna go get ice cream he's gonna wanna get a hot dog betting on a date he met when it goes to the mascot who's walking through the stands. But I think when you're at the game. I mean it's mean I took Jonathan. Do you take Max. I don't remember like any game where he talked it turned to me in the seventh inning got on board let's leave the game they're okay how do you get the young kids though. Hey what are under today let's turn the Mets game on TV. The and I can watch the game. Well in my thing at least not at three hours I guess would be if if you're talking about how to keep the sport in people's hearts and minds that are younger and making that experience special going to a game is probably the best way to do it and maybe many people at games are really irritated with the number pitching changes don't look anybody really notices. I think people go to games to. I mean people are on their phones and games right people go to go to see the park. Why why would I go to Pittsburgh right now because I want to care about who's batting fourth for the pirates I don't care about that. I care about going to see the part going to see this city but the going to have some food and having a good time that's what baseball is right now I know but I again. Meet her I don't think the issue is the the fans at the stadium. I think when Manfred talks about that stuff. I think he means that people watch in the game because the stadium. You're you're you're you know. Maybe I am going of the game you're committing yourself to and hang out three hours. But meet gonna have a beverage gonna visit with some people have to come in orchard doing York committing. 3315. Whatever it is I'm going to the game. I think the issue with baseball the limiting the pitchers done about it bothers Jimmy stoppages that. Is losing people at home that are listening to the game or watching the game going. Another pitching change. Well I got 500 other channels second pitch pick from them just gonna go watch something that's a but isn't baseball the type sport that you're in and out all season long. I mean value like the Yankees do you watch every game three hours to note that I turn I turn on the game almost every night literally check at. 7 o'clock A say oh yankees should be on and honestly my my son enjoys watching baseball with me in before he goes to bed a little bit but I will watch. May be a couple innings and then I'll check back in as the game's going on I can't sit there and do it I'll see what movie is on a check back later if it's a really good game. If some if somebody wanna see that or when or all the Chapman comes in he throws hard and like I got to see it. And that's just what baseball is that everyone though I mean like think about what the weather's been like in by I mean it's an amazing ninety degrees sunny you're going. All right you know he get home at 8 o'clock 830 watch some of the game before battery life and I just I am troubled thinking that. To so many people are so dialed in for all three three hours that they're like. Meant this pitching changes taking a long time of another reliever are you kidding me there's probably a number of fans who do but I think where it fits in baseball. This sort of change is totally unnecessary and has zero impact Tim tweets me. People June. All people always trying to blame it on our generation and phone side who has what all people odds I guess I guess that means maybe I talked about the phone at 43 attitude afterwards I don't know maybe that's all I don't think so I'm. Said baseball's boring period yes Tim actually agree with you and that's not the point I mean at all. The point is what I'm trying to say is because I want my pony games but my point is. It's so boring young people who are plugged in this generation and don't go to the game with you know. We go to the game with ball because that's how they live their lives which is fine young people go to games. That's what they're doing instead of watching the game which is a problem for baseball because that's the people those that's the generation that they need to keep an interest in them all not meet. Not me I mean I may be consumer spending money because I'm 43. But the young people are who they need to target the audience to more if they wanna attract people and because they're on their phones a lot that's an example when I'm are you using here. Because it's so boring then that's not happening. Bryce treated in baseball just isn't for everybody you need an appreciation for the strategy in the one on one battles I rice I'm gonna play. The old man card here OK I am. Dyed in the wool baseball fan that was my first sport always to this day baseball's my first true love. I am the old guy that math you'll point out is still watching the World Series on the baseball ratings right. I am the fifty plus crowd that is still watching the game all star game playoffs World Series. I'm Alan I appreciate strategy I appreciate one on one battles I. Guards facing price harper. A full. And I'm telling ya. You can't. Not watching game and seeing multiple pitching changes and got leaked out not out and make another pitching change. It is a problem for Major League Baseball it is frustrating to watch it does slow the game down rob Manfred is right to bring it up. What he's wrong to make a change. Right because you are really changing the fabric that game and I think if the world doesn't you don't have an appreciation for the game Bryce is because you're saying yes. It's really frustrating to watch pitching changes all. Yes and we're talking about reaching out to certain fans knew we look at the NHL all the time and we say there's an obvious thing that you could do. To increase boring they would take us back to an era where guys regularly put up a hundred plus points and people knew. Who the superstars were. And with baseball though. These little tweaks there an iceberg you go to the game and unite the instant replay is not nice for timing game but I mean it's nice flight. Two you know get the pictures but moving a little bit when he's making a pitching change or something only given so much time to go to commercial break doesn't it nice for you. Baseball is just always the sport it's always been boring it's always going to be boring. And where it is is it's just always there for you in the summer that's based all because it etc. I have. If I have a LeBron James and there's no real way to make one I mean and when they. Did that at. And allowed steroid Apollo I thought Bryce Harper I had to wait three right as does have LeBron James type players but the back four to that's right for a pitch once every five days. Well let's think they would run. He tweeted again this is forced entries for you guys seem issues with phones that sabres games he says it's why the buildings quiet no. The buildings quiet as the team isn't good and so you don't have a reason to watch instead of actually beating on your phone. Comic book more than anybody I even know I think I would tell me on the phone too much that's not the problem. The problem is when you don't give an entertaining product in baseball's not entertaining to younger people they find other things to do. And today the thing to do is be on your phone and talk of people. 8030550. Got a line share your opinion on this discussion I want a line call of the day is next on WGR. There's. In games. Good surprises are below us and to pick me up and just couldn't do on the day but my learned from it. And hopefully get back out there and can better chance to win next time. Yesterday is July 21. Is also the first loss of the season for Stephen Strasburg. He was trying to become the first pictures and Roger Clemens Hugo fort you know to start a season. I remember that year 19866. I think Gary. Goodyear for baseball for how and why he's sick and it's that I care so he he ended it was into the Dodgers last night so thirteen. And one. But elect. 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