Jan 17, 2013|
Kirk, Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino about the offseason, the WBC and approaching spring training with a new team.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Back on the hot stove show in 937 WEEI joining us now in the eighteenth he outlined his chain victory know machine it's Kirk Robin out Harry that. Good -- you here in this offseason what's what's going on. Not so much history are very much so. You know -- As well and are considered it. Obviously the news of today is that you have been named to the to the WBZ team team USA again. I'm interested in hearing what was that experience like the last go round in was there any trepidation or any where you did you have any pause about doing the WBZ this time around. Given that unlike last time you with a new team this go round. All absolutely not in it's our wants to be seen in years. You know to work that that. A letter option chipset in -- -- -- in Thailand it was not certain -- out and you know if the situation is a little -- -- in our -- is -- patents so. You know I think you know ultimately is this element that occurred. Getting myself. You know being there before that situation. And being fortunate. Where that -- You know I've -- myself follicles you know -- older machines so. You know that was the artwork -- Election I -- question. You know fact there are -- you -- your -- right you know me being -- straight -- -- I think that there's going to be about it up be prepared you know people. -- I know that one of the good things about being to use it to meet a lot of the guys that you don't necessarily get to play with the play against sometimes. And I know that you were able to form so our relationship with Dustin Pedroia over the last WDC and you actually fairway and -- so bleak in Miami. Nor can you just talk about seeing him when he did that and what went through your mind and also. This if you had talked to him about the whole WBZ's experience because he isn't gonna. Are -- I think you know any kind but he injured and you know my opinion about the way it happened in trading you know people -- and very well. You know maybe they were spurred him to play in the ball game mode in that situation like that but ultimately I think the -- so. You know that being there by an adult -- you know what it takes -- -- open. You know ahead and bring -- all but not have anybody you know -- -- you know nobody wants anybody get hurt. You know watching dusting your curtain and and you know expert that I mean -- that we are straight and it got a lot of energy. Jeanne in and out and -- -- you know before it -- situation. You know again you know we spoke about it actually be attacked you know about the situation -- -- -- need anyone wanna play it. You know he would sit there you go by yes. You know outlook for quite so you know outlook report that. Chain -- -- joins us here in the hot stove show Shane with the news -- state looks like the Mike Napoli things close to resolution -- to look at the Red Sox here offseason as a whole. As a spring training is what about a month away. I think it's been great. Positions it it may be in better -- -- -- -- and you know. A couple of years there -- You know what and it -- but it all you know what happened and what it's like pat and you know oh when he heard a lot I think that in all not at you know human Charlie and you know any deleted data you know -- yeah and coming up short. And it also evident that your -- -- -- chart for the finger up -- industry in the about the the camaraderie and you know ultimately in the end it's about -- -- I think there's you know a great -- and there's you know from Colby to -- it for you. To guys like Lester buckled in -- and that's what. Foreigners -- have been there will be one and the steps in and they don't need well there wouldn't be. You know what if it's been bought -- -- all coming together being other pieces come together like myself and -- happily. You know getting it up into people in such people on and on about that. It up about and are out you body -- guys have papers I've bought. -- got a -- but he got the most important market I peaceful a couple of people. It's interesting that you bring up the idea that the Red Sox had dealt with a couple of a couple of difficult end to their last two seasons. I know that the Red Sox felt that it was important to find guys were going to be able to handle the scrutiny that comes along with that and that's part of the appeal of -- I think that you're willing to embrace that challenged. How -- that discussed over the course of the over the course of the signing period was that something was it wasn't the case that you kind of through your representatives reached out to the Red Sox and said you know we're we're very interested you know we we know what's happened. We're ready to go in in in Boston embrace that challenge was it something that was discussed explicitly. With by bench Harrington with you and with your agents. An underdog in all cities it's such purchasers early -- -- when you look at it on the game and being able to quiet instantly like -- a -- eight. -- A great pitcher allowed us I going to be market -- -- You know were people arrested immediate stop an -- you know what I tried and indeed better to try to work harder. They tried to you know be a bit and be a better player. I think that you know hey some people are made for a market that that they expect -- -- -- in baseball. You know and Liberia is opening Bible there and -- -- I can't figure they're not going to be but it Michael what are. I get -- -- -- -- -- I walked in and I look -- numbers eight. You know what I -- a lot of respect and anybody questioned the Arabic due to block penalty part you smile that so well but he didn't know. -- -- -- You know on the continued -- so. You know going back in the -- -- that -- again. Talk about Stewart charged up about organizations. Right baseball. You know being ejected in the rest -- -- -- all practical often -- -- it comes to that by tiger -- also. I'm excited oddly for breaking out that he thought there. Where it you know former board there's just four. Saying I talked a little bit about this -- the press conference but it is interest in me in terms of your past abuse switch hitter. Column that is that you took up switch hitting actually when you've got into professional baseball which poll like guys do usually guys he did do it. When their high school college or early on in life that you talk a little bit about that and anything that you've done differently in terms of preparing. Fraud from a hitting standpoint from hitting both sides of the plate. Middle you know. It's arguably -- -- it was fourth. It's -- you know let alone I struggled from you know it from -- -- but you know each and every network I wanna go there and get better or not. Egypt the work but I competitors and I but I don't work Margaret had a I'm posting I mean you know if you look. It's just about figured out. And I've been switching in India LB did you know that and -- are still. Look at each entered the diplomatic process for me you know and having good vehicle to pastrami BP made that surround me. Bet that it. Can help media better hitter. Chain I was just wondering your thoughts and you better relation to here with -- anti Teddy went to the championship game -- -- and -- talked to my Twitter I guess your thoughts here and what's happened. Last 24 hours that. Notre Dame star. To go to Joseph -- you know. -- you know what we're unfortunate situation. And it is -- it is visible -- As. Our spot. So again not much on that once you open development and and more -- about people speculated. And you know produced beat ultimately. And you know I look at Atticus. It's Barbeque Opel is deliberate or where. Who knows the truth I don't know the truth and again it is you know irony about it and it would figure out. You know I have someone comes border and released as well really. Have you spoken to him though since the last day or so. Just to bring it back to where we were starting I'm curious -- thinking about the WBZ obviously it's an honor to be named to that team. That the team USA has has not won obviously in the first two iterations of it. How how much does that get your competitive juices flowing the idea being able to compete for your country. And have a have you had a lot of dialogue with other guys are going to be on the team. About you know maybe maybe seeing teen USA and a ticket to the next level in terms of its competition in the tournament. I mean if you don't mean you know my nature and that's what would -- do that Peter -- you know and so you know I think it's about. You know -- of the boy's real Pittsburgh opera that is -- -- -- with a by -- You know yes we want to win every year you know we go about it that way but if you look at. And I look at the way it is roster has been built back in the -- into the if you look at some other means that -- the sponsored you might not be a star studded field. You know all big names you know like previous years but I think president. It's Qaeda wanna win -- -- that nature in them and gets import and I think that you not speak individual orient. Over the ball when he called me to you know -- it's -- -- but it keeps Ellison spoke to us. Wanna go out there we cannot just go out there wherever you are crushed chest and people are addicted. -- -- -- -- Do so again that's helpful to you know get mobile app but at that format in the -- -- -- a -- and it bit deep in the world. A shame we appreciate your time thanks a lot this -- A chain victory of the Red Sox back after break in the hot stove shall.