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Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster reveals what made him decide to come to Boston

Feb 14, 2013|

Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster joined Dino and Gerry on set and talked about why he chose Boston over other potential teams this past offseason. Dempster also described his experience as a stand up comedian in Boston.

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Again everybody it's a beautiful day for baseball had repaired. But every. Where George's. Well being and caves. And we're going to take a look at some of the -- it's improved Susan -- Dumpster there Hollister that's actually -- whole enterprise. That wasn't Harry -- that was Ryan Dempster welcome back to the yet new faces in new places segment of Dennis and Callahan program virtually legal now Ryan Dempster. Welcome Gloria. Are you like a little far from time to time. Pretty much all of them all the time you want those guys. Gathered every fifth day yeah even that's the kind of fun so your your approach on game -- yeah yeah -- right. Yep I don't want talk -- -- it's it's funny because we've been talking about the there's been a concerted effort to change the culture of something the players have discussed read in the new guys coming in. But they've made a concerted effort to to bring guys in. Who who create a culture and -- contender in that club also hasn't been their for quite some time were you aware that that was part of the attraction for a number of these people like you -- Gomes for instance com. And I I. -- we street articles are going to go where. We're reporting what's your -- and I have a good time and in a -- that we're playing baseball right at curing cancer. Moreover on doctors doing -- surgeries wrote the China. Play game -- on and in the clubhouse discount that mr. should be that way. I think you know what you guys are really good at that -- -- A couple of fund their. That'll lead is good baseball -- did you think translates into wins and losses it's such it's absolutely it's one thing I never understood that. You have -- a bunch of guys and teams went in eight to one. What do they -- on the dollar to laugh for a high five and have fun sure you lose an eight to one and you're doing that it was a bit alternating series. It it's kind of -- releases a more relaxed you are. The more you gonna succeed and mortars that. You go out there and and do well I think he -- you're prepared you putting your work. To do all those things bulletin success. Did you ever have a veteran -- assembly on currency -- -- take this more seriously Salinger. Little too little loops and goofy yet Jim -- -- the senile -- -- right. It was actually it's sexual remark here -- stories we -- in Houston and we're losing sixteen to four. And it was a rookie year he had -- fourteen or fifteen rookies on the team. And a pitcher on the team now calls from the bus but he told joking it was really funny it was it was one of those ones were. You could not -- right now but it was the really wrong time to tell them. And remember we all laughed and we count on the Duggan Jim -- was looking down and I got to -- Leo were true. So it was in the game two wonderful point four. After the game of the restroom if he's double doors and you always Wear metal spikes is her district -- At the door open up and and I can't see what he said he's the -- he let us up but at the end of torture that was really get up for the fifth time. That he went in and around he came back and we'll cities -- his office in. I'm when he came out and everybody be should be guard otherwise he's gonna call the cops and have -- arrest -- her first Major League Baseball. So an academy at that point you know obviously when you are losing you ought to respect -- views he. You know but but at the same timing and have fun out there and and in -- -- -- -- all the -- The joke no I don't unfortunately a. I was gonna ask about. It's pitchers taking that -- seriously when you get to that but since the subject his jokes. We have to ask you about the time he took the stage I believe the comedy connection in Boston. A minute it's it's not not a big deal for a so -- do that Jim Rice used to do a better all the time and and black it all they just a couple of you actually did so a bit I settlers -- -- did standup comedy for an. In front of a crowd with a Mike Copeland like -- night before it stirs the cancerous. With a sperm in the -- spur of the moment thing and yes it definitely spur of the moment. We who I was with my father who -- proposed it weekend Mike lol when Jerome Avery. And they had they had some comedians are very schedule -- Tennessee if anybody wants to come often and my dad's been telling jokes at Lehman Brothers it's remote it is -- We always go to -- -- -- Batman to study Norman it is sort of mass began. -- -- -- -- -- Went to a stage so how many minutes as the -- up there for bouts of agreements little nervous very nervous way in order to get heckled. Com not too bad I mean he did introduce me as the world's during pitcher before world that the Democrats are there. And thanked him for that yet that's so -- it is Esther conscious as they are you still individual jokes with Tom little bit of both. On what your coach who joke. I don't know. By my goatee joke is broad lea. It's actually joke it's by the Scottish -- they finished waiting game rugby and after the Iraq -- the -- sit around their time on the pub. The longest and I wish we're gonna go to the -- and -- of -- what do you see coming out of here with us. He says -- have a very -- you bring your son -- -- overall he's a great time he says okay every race on. But you guys better not make make fun of -- laughing because he has no -- -- not promised Rwanda that we never do. Sailed out above and there have been some Beers in the sitting there talking to -- in the first give excuses man -- and you get big leagues -- live -- a -- tree trunks Felix particularly those -- make one heck of a football player. Then again exodus is Monrovia big guns you know that if that sounds. -- make one heck of a football player you take journalism's. They have -- -- an agonizing since she got gorgeous -- of you know that they're beautiful. You got your mother's face he ticket does a schedule coming up February process. -- a pretty bet that's the subtly funny Gergen and -- like that only time that jump onstage. I think so. I've done did did -- fund phoned him with that Jeff Garland. You did down in Atlanta a one time on -- I'm -- Situation which was a lot of fun. And it Cisco things again and character thing is spot on. That's fun you know for me -- grown -- in Canada we get a lot of baseball games for an apology games and games but. It's a cup games in. You to hear Mary Carey talked about something other than baseball baseball is on. Why. Any trepidation about coming back the American League. None at all. In north at least now you know bombs at. At first when I first got treated over through my first three starts in Europe sixteen runs. That kind of put a -- -- my numbers but you know a figure. You make pitches no matter who you patriots. Face -- DH is totally different countries and pitcher but at the same time. You know it was a lot of good lineups in the in the nationally is you can tell last three years especially on the -- so. You just got to make pitches in the matter we are facing -- Q good pitches more times you have more censored. Are you do you have individual goals as 200 innings thirty starts those numbers you're if you look at. Yeah I think 200 innings is really important for a lot of different reasons you know I think a means you're staying healthy. The you're keeping your team in the ball -- most times. See your your. You're taxing the bullpen -- given them a break and I think as a starting pitcher those are three really. -- import parts and if you do those things he's got a chance school and went while opponents this is a team has struggled mightily last year what's attractive about it to you this year. Tom what's it it's a different team -- you know obviously it's been put together a lot different. You know -- Really really like to -- Earl. Yet in the the possibilities of a while their pitch every fifth day for him. And and the guys that they added you know something that appealed to me in and obviously put a boss and as structures on something that's. You know pretty humbling so I've been really lucky to to be a part of to really special franchise now on the portico entrance the projection here. We've always said that the Fenway Park in Boston that entire atmosphere is a little bit different than than most of the places I don't know what he would agree with that or not maybe be better served answer that if you play there. But does it seem. Different to you and and we also said that some people are built for that and other people are. If they art and Carl Crawford with the famous example of somebody who wasn't just wired right for. The white hot spotlight that was Philly park in Boston you walk. Yeah -- think. You have to understand -- situations -- you have you and I huge passionate fan base from. Who expect to go out there and I think -- You expect to be prepared expect to give a 100% and I think -- if you do that is a big league baseball player if you are prepared you give a 100% that you should get the results -- -- healthy you're gonna get the results that you need because you. You have prepared you know people talk low pressure I was sort of pressures. As not being prepared. You know it's like -- -- have done more what he's doing you're supposed to do which are working and you know whether it's physically mentally get ready for the game -- the rest we'll take care of itself and you know I love situations like plain and in -- and a place a fan -- of -- player and was something that I really enjoy it and -- ability his own players on the report. We pick him up at 21 years old did you think he had this kind of career -- you that because of the -- is littered. We could tell the pitchers and just one day the elbow and some longer in the shoulder and and a guy throws. 22200. Innings 547. Games that's not normal as. Now there. Know for sure I mean I think when I first came up that I was your gonna play this game forever. But then right away I got a reality check and realize how -- the big -- level was and I think the one thing that I always try to do is just keep -- Comment to make adjustments because. You know people cross a field do for him if he can do that work hard. You know get to work and so that you don't mean anything to chance if you can physics stay physically ready and make it just as mentally. That's hopefully like to keep doing this for a little while longer obviously two years here but you look at it say you can -- to the 4042 lament what what is the number yeah I not allowed to do it to him you know my forties I think that's. You know something in. Is it is a challenge you know as you go along your -- continue five things to challenger push you and you know not just -- -- -- plateau but push yourself beyond it now you know but at the same time he got to take each individual you're not look too far ahead in just get the most I can this year. And then what career and stand up to me company. A little old for said in Libya shepherd. Shepherd. You know it was a shepherd who's the quarterback the contrast with Brady ultimately. Yeah he's the goat -- apparently that that -- -- -- -- is in the six guys contrast that -- quarterbacks battalion right. It Geovany. And -- ago. Is -- yoga instructor and uncle herb Williams back up is the NFL and if he crashed and burned in the NFL -- can think it affected -- in the in just went off the wilderness. That's your plan -- August. What. You're a lot of choices who was -- from the obvious choice was -- tough choice and what was the factor money. Bomb the other factor was chance to win. At this point my career. I wanna when -- That's what drives you won in Florida. Now whenever one has -- between the two of them so all yes so for me you know middle class couple times of the cubs in the it was three you know and you know at least that -- while the wanting it. And they it is true is you go along in your career that's only. So -- care what you major money you've got your time and you wanna go out there and gathering in look -- team and what they ruled that you would put together a team and I think we have it. As get a chance as anybody in the back in -- -- but would instantly in baseball. Did you think in Texas human and that was that the years -- figuring yeah absolutely I thought bigotry and older than the team was doing great networks they -- work though but. You know -- that are really good team down there. I think we got a chance in these. And on good teams that at that club buses and in -- says if these guys were just such. It's sour like guys that could just get along that we could win. Yeah absolutely I've been I think it's a situation where the CK just have a good clubhouse author when games yet that talent whose bottom line. But there is something about it when you have guys that understand why they're there in the right reasons whether there. And do we do things for each other and pick each other up you know you gotta pick a guy up when he struggling. -- how -- he's doing when everybody else on how bad he's doing. You know and and have some fun relaxed those things like man you know we need a break let's go. Have a team dinner let's call goes right to go -- -- just intelligently about it. -- a it -- the standard operating procedure when you go to a new team is that uncomfortable to have to go around and start putting names and faces -- who these guys are in the clubhouse guys and -- how to drive from your apartment to the ballpark how unsettling is that. Yeah that's it it's an adjustment period and I think you know done a few times now. But you know also -- you go to that you can -- here. With the team for a long time sometimes jets internal church in new guys command. And you're the other guy on the other side right so you kind of know that feeling in the lucky apparently it's against a lot of these guys. And so we need your you know them comfortable around them. It's just getting in some areas you mentioned the other opener which is by most people's accounts strictly as ballclub does that in any way. For you what to pitch differently have a different approach to the guys behind you were solid in all the way to the to the -- -- It's definitely nice -- You know you can see here you go from -- number one right you know I'm not a guy who's ever release and AM on the -- back. But always believed that if you put a lot of work in before it yourself mystery -- go go from the get go anyways -- But is is pretty impressive when you look at the arms you have down there hopefully all of America the year healthy he's Ryan Dempster. Part of Boston Red Sox rotation welcome Boston C north we get there thank you are academics write them -- it doesn't tell him we'll be right back.

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