Aug 9, 2012|
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined Dino & Dale to discuss the Sox disappointing homestand and Beckett's continued struggles. Remy touches on how no matter whom you are; the booing will affect you as a player, what's the key to Beckett's disappointing season, and how impressive Carl Crawford has been of late.
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Our conversation -- Jerry Remy is sponsored by heiress restoration specialist property managers and insurance -- depend on -- cover all the disaster bases when it comes to 24/7 emergency services. And ARS serve dot com to see what they can do for you. And by dragon speech recognition software dragon makes it easier for anybody the use a computer. You talk it types visit get dragon dot com and of course our good friends -- using and Lexus of watered down inviting you to a new level of excellence 1800. Go -- Jerry joins us as always on the AT&T hotline good morning Gerri it's deal of course and dale in -- -- how aria. All right you -- -- but oh hi hell yeah. And got one out might rule more badly that it -- it upon. I. I. Where's the ocean at a young I'm sure you got ocean breezes that it's like 85 degrees and blue skies right. Just let me flaws in the ocean is right yeah can't afford the luxury. You know if you as much as anybody know what matters up to say things a certain way they can't be critical when they could be critical. The get a positive spin on when things are negative. Bobby -- last nights stretched the limits of imagination when he said last night's game. Was not deflating I couldn't think of a more deflating game -- or player of not named Josh Beckett. If I put in that game last night. The whole the whole homestand with a lady I mean you know you come home for ten days. And you cultivate some kind of move on the rest of the vision and you can't do anything I mean you know they play -- basically on all all all standard. Yesterday we just -- opera but then. You know back it was not good you know like you lead -- to believe but I think you know is he healthy I don't know you know I mean it's it's it just wasn't. Whether it wasn't it all at the beginning 33 run together in the first inning has been a constant theme with a Maltese along getting. Giving up runs early in ball games in the team up and fight back so. I mean bowl to me at all the whole almost it was deflating because. Is the one time that I thought it up they're gonna make a move him they got to make a move at all the Aramis and they almost animated. I said -- earlier I don't care how much of a Texas tough guy you wore. I don't care how -- your skin is to be booed off the mound by nearly 40000 people twice in a row has got to hurt deep. Slowly in the end it'd debit as everybody. And and we we've we've that we go back that is in the broad front yeah yeah they are required a lot and he was kind of -- you're going to gonna go out to left field so. I mean it affects you it is known is no question about it -- -- we've all been through that at some point. And in biology and -- you've got to realize significant step back as -- way they -- because I'm not good right now. And you know when I was -- was because I've made errors in the field right didn't get a big run home from. From third base and you know and did I -- about that but the fact that we hear the boos that makes it doubly is back you know back so. Is that pretty at things and not pretty right now is note disclosure code that. And that you know there's no getting around that I mean then become on this road trip and you know who knows what to expect you know you're in Cleveland -- -- an awful. But it seems like we played the competition. -- what was the worst you were ever -- specifically and my guess is before you answer it was probably a specific incident as you said -- -- air at a critical time or strike out at a critical time. I guess and while that's -- temporarily the bigger picture if they are blowing you for being honest baseball team for not like you -- for not what you'd be on this baseball team for two or three or four months of bad baseball including September. That's got to her a lot worse. Yeah it does it it does is that you know and and you know I mean you don't go on I mean he knows. This all started with the Popeye used chicken and NB a thing last year. And he doesn't help himself you know obviously and in an opportunity doesn't do well knows. Either the club well and and and you know it's it's it's it's easy -- to be a likable guy. And that's slipping away of people would treat him right now and in the let's let's -- of the performance as a business. And it has been a prolonged time. And you know when you've got guys let -- back at it must've leading New York bureau you're used to pitching staff and -- -- -- how many wins big up between them. Well so I mean if you're not going anywhere. It's an an evil when they pitch well without getting wins and communal hospitalized three times out. As did very well in my opinion. And the other -- -- so you know when I mean you know you can't honestly together and they're gonna what you can do anything. Can you figure out 'cause I can't why they've got three catchers on the roster and and leave the bullpen as depleted as it was for Valentine yeah. I really don't know it doesn't make any sense to -- I mean I can understand. When they first call them -- because they needed. Some innovative and the -- and I figured that Saltalamacchia would be that the agency -- an -- -- because look he's more than available. But you know when you decked -- like of the Iran disable it should get that's about it disabled list you've got guys out there that didn't work very hard all season long. And you've got -- -- in flux whether we don't know he's a bullpen guy Aristotle right now. It was -- community were credible so the ball back you know also -- -- doesn't make much sense to adapt -- -- a club and and don't let himself has said doesn't like we kept -- club so I have no idea whether Austria. I've been trying to figure this out for a couple months now in -- much better at this than I am -- to have two guys who liked thought were co aces of this rotation. Ball off this far this -- what is going on with those two guys. Right and I -- evidence of where dale I don't know I mean you know wanna what I look at -- you know to me you know its its its velocity I think. In and you know when he when he was pitching you know at 9596. That that's a big difference in 1991. And you'd ever get a and it's just not there anymore I mean you're you know is usually guys pitch in 1991 miles an hour and in the united changeup and 88. Is that the same curve ball. You know I I I just the only thing I noticed over the years. Over the last few years as the drop in velocity though maybe that's normal -- UH you know I I don't know. But I can tell you facing guys that that 95 and 96 of a lot different. You know that a guy throwing ninety intimate set fastball lot more notable even when he's you know you make good pitches. And -- -- as far as bus that goes you know I. To me he's -- a pretty good -- -- and to me he's you know consistently been decent all season long now I you know and that's bounced open. Because the record is not there. But he's he's been in in in cases where pages seven government you know a lot of run support and it seems like he went to stress -- every -- -- -- And one or two mistakes in the game like for example the other night we can look that tomatoes easily mistake he made -- that nine. The other on -- cut cut fastball can duplicate off the -- and they get a run and to me other than that -- but he pitched brilliantly at night game but still couldn't get a went. Jerry I'm not sure what all the options are available to a baseball team whether it be the manager. The coaches the front office with the ownership try to light a fire under a team that is just you know treading water around 500 I guess in no particular order. There's a trading deadline deal you blockbuster they decided not to do that I suppose you could have yet a another team meeting in civil once famously said what happens if you lose the day you have the team meeting. November meeting we -- -- -- -- yes Democrat that Bryant. That the dreaded vote of confidence which just happened I suppose in the old days Earl Weaver could cost the post game spread. -- -- could hit one of their guys a brawl consumer market team met may be a manager gets thrown out to any of those ever work. And what your experience been over the -- years you're you're years in baseball the light a fire under a team. Nothing. It doesn't work you know -- is none of those things work and you know I've been involved in all kind of things I mean -- -- Dick -- as a crime and allowed. In it was wolf food on the floor than it wasn't in and -- and -- summit. Through them through those those times and you know it just doesn't work and the fact that you got to go out and play good baseball individually. You have to you know do the small things in the game medic -- try to help you win games. And you just gotta keep rolling along and in none of that stuff none of that stuff. Makes a huge difference now you know by giving Valentine. A vote of confidence for the rest of the year that put an end to the ground swell coast of taught going to be going to be fired tomorrow. So you know in that case you'd like to understand that that spot that. -- he's going to be in the rest of the year and get used to it you know this is like guys so now how long you're gonna be the guy I don't know. But thirteen meetings usually amount to nothing. Unless the team is not hustling and I don't think that's success of the Red Sox I think they're trying to you know they've they've been battling. I don't think it's a case where there were. You know -- -- -- -- to the emotions I really don't believe that in watching them day in and day out so what's the point have a team meeting. I'd be going to tell you guys that you guys are better than this judge's you know relax and enjoy the game play of the game go out and anyplace some -- that subject but. You know that game and you know let's go on out the window so -- -- I've been through a lot of those two different things and and the only thing that wind just talent. In and in doing and play in the game the right way. And right now you know I. Know if I was meant I would know what to do with the group you know I just. You know just make the last cut and hope that does things click around. Just as managers have to say the right thing in the right way good teammates at the say the right thing in the right way about a teammate who is struggling. A Dustin Pedroia did that last night when when talked to after the game said we can't lose this game tonight because of Josh Beckett which on its face as laughable he could say anything else we lost this is -- team win as a team loses team battled cliche. But in in players additional players hearts apart Jerry. Went when middle Brooks has that kind of game when Adrian Gonzales says that it kind of game Carl Crawford as the economic game. Quietly to yourself in moments of introspection and -- Europe starting grew up there and give up eight runs what do you think about your effort vs their effort your production -- their production. Well it's not effort because I mean he he's giving up on the ballot you adopted try to do bad break in and I think that's what. That's what Pedroia is talking about it he's even given the bad stuff that he possibly can have a baby doesn't Abbott. And you know as a as a as an individual. You feel good about your performance you rattled up guys and a good game yesterday. You know they have to feel good about that forms a problem vision -- -- more people and you need more people feeling the same way going into the next game. And it's hard wouldn't you know when -- when -- history and -- this season basically buried as you know like that it is him. And even less as far as wins and losses. You know it it's in the quasi new every. Before days -- you have to wait to pitch again because you really can't survive the season at this point as far as you know wins and losses but you can go out. Impressed the way a favorable pitching and still altitude when and that's been try to build. I don't sense the lack about the anywhere around here I really doubt -- but -- -- -- -- but it fight but there was. I I don't sense that there's just not winning baseball games -- -- -- in -- and keep keep people -- contributing the way they should be. Josh -- its first inning woes. Along with some of those other teammates are are pretty well chronicled his first inning ERA Jerious ten point 42 -- first inning opponents' batting average is 329 now I norm and asking an unanswerable question. -- all brought them out you think it's psychological or is it physical. I bet that it's -- -- -- you know because the Red Sox in general I've given up more in the first inning in any team in baseball. And and and why is that I mean -- that's -- -- as I've explained. -- get a goes up there would result of one every single day I mean I don't know. You know I mean I don't know what does it change in routine before the game I don't know what your goal would be getting out of the mound. If you don't believe -- for awhile it was him back it was warming up soon. And sitting around too long before the first standing. But the that you might. I mean this is this has been going on with everybody. And you know how do you think something like that I don't know I mean. I've seen you know I've seen pitchers Pedro Martinez would need indeed he did the ballpark five minutes before we start a blog to the bullpen. And -- do it and guys the other guys -- -- you know very early which really was starting for the -- got to be the first guy in the club out. Every day you know so I mean I don't know what the answer is that -- really -- In. You know it's been a problem consistently LC the law you clip from BR open. It seemed like it almost every single game but I I wish I had a better answer for why things like that happened but I I really don't. After a couple of false starts we're starting to see the Carl Crawford that I think they believe they were signing and bringing in from Tampa Bay. Is this finally the real guy and -- do you think the -- reasonably that can continue. Yeah I think I think it does because you know there's -- -- that you said -- -- the -- that that -- diplomatic. And that's -- -- -- right now on what was the it is you know a guy that was a look and feel bad outside pitches all the sudden started at those pitches to the opposite field. Maybe getting used to the way you -- knowing realizing -- -- the ball well again about the law. You know also. That -- police plan right now that Sweeney played out in Tampa Bay Debbie what's what concerns me is this noble thing. You know it just collapses on the bottom of these guys need surgery again and missed one time. I mean that that bothers me a little bit but the fact is he's playing very good baseball right now and and I think it'd help him relax a little bit in this atmosphere you know -- I don't think at any point last year. He was relaxed played in Boston and get up what about side that has snowballed on them. -- you don't like that kind of thing Beckett on the right now so. I think that you know he's -- is success brings you know pulpit. And now -- is that the success I think is couple level here -- little bit better than it has been in the past. Having made really only one major change after the September collapse that would be changing the manager. You suspect since more of the same is continuing for the next you know 34 months after that. If this season plays out the way it's played out so far in the final fifty games you suspect that this is gonna look like a much different ball club come February and Fort Myers next you're -- I would think so you know I mean. I I don't see -- standing pat you know the ownership. As far as I know who wants to win all the time they wanna be in the playoffs every year. It'll be another year of not being in the playoffs which is not good it's been very confusing year. It's been in the you know a year with some injuries has been a year that there's -- communication between men in the players has not been good. It's been a year where you cut the Patrick about publicly support you manager. We've heard stories of play is going to the front office what we've for at all. Things that has been it's been a total disaster related and it's it's it's it's not something you wanna have to deal with it and so. You know if this plays out the way it is playing out right now and they don't make the wildcats spot. They don't you don't get into the get into the -- And and then you know get things turned around. I I would expect a lot of changes I really would. Because I don't think they would again go at the same type of situation. Archer I don't mean to embarrass you here but argue the only person on the planet who did not know -- a light Saber is -- at it. I probably saw this happens at the moment and I know had no idea what that was and what it's what a surprise that he broke. Ya -- big surprise you and values anyway. I don't know what do we get props now you know -- is it's it's getting bad. Hey -- check the title charts for a -- Ohio and I think the surf is up in about twenty minutes and is okay and void once famously said. Jerry and blog blew in over -- the old municipal -- says that's what happens when you build a stadium on the -- I -- here the mother. Gerri one more question speech ever hear what what is it when you -- reveal the contents of what the -- isn't on the bag -- the road I -- the road bag is different from the home bag -- when we -- see the context of what's believed the Red Sox after I had before -- -- -- feature on that. Well let things going right now you -- that associate. It is gonna have to be at least it's seven run lead I think there's been backed himself as you can imagine pulling that thing out. What each season every game and we never get the CNN it's in there -- a -- well. I've visited but the hope of release I do -- see myself bring it always didn't -- five not enough in the state government that it played very well. I -- a lot -- I didn't play very well but that would be really bad. The jury what you should do is set up DO you -- put something like really embarrassing in your briefcase and have for just the moment and it should put out of. Applauded the doubt -- a I I really embarrassing stuff. I don't know what you mean yeah exactly. Allegedly yeah Abuja we got that Somalia you know yeah you gotta be good we gotta gotta be -- art -- dog enjoys a -- -- have -- sun screen on your -- don't -- -- -- -- All right -- -- Dennis and Callahan on AT&T hotline. Sponsored by ARS restoration specialist property managers and insurance pros depend on -- to cover all the disaster bases when it comes to 24/7 emergency services -- -- -- RS serve dot com to see what they can do for you. And by dragon speech recognition software dragon makes it easier for anyone to use a computer you -- it types does it get dragon dot com and by Lexus of Watertown inviting you to a new level of excellence 1800. Collects.