Apr 3, 2013|
Jerry told the guys that the most impressive aspect of Jackie Bradley Jr's debut was his walk vs Sabathia. Jerry also said that the Yankees are simply not a good team right now and that he hates off days in Manhattan.
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What -- back garlic the conversation -- Jerry Remy has brought you by Lexus of watered down new England's number one volume Lexus dealership online at Lexus of watered down dot com. And as always the red dog joins us on the AT&T AT&T forgy LTE and there's the Jerry -- -- -- -- off day in New York City I just spend it Rem dog. I had a hot bat on in my room because construction going on right outside so. I just glad to make sure I was safe here but and it's nice to have an off day you know especially after a win like that you're sitting on top of the world in the middle of Manhattan. No it was funnier than when random exit it was really quiet New York City and Easter Sunday and then Marcelo and -- believe -- that they teamed up poignant said. You don't know how it was in New York City and never left the hotel. Ballot so I guess. -- I'd that we go to LA as a restaurant about a block above -- block away. And I -- -- and I didn't see many people wanna let the rest but that was about 430 in the afternoon so. I guess it was pretty -- is that one of the busiest days of the year but I'd I'd -- Not about you where you were Rem dog an -- matter it's a parade they had in the city didn't go by your room by instruction AJ maybe out and -- a perception of this team in this team's new attitude and chemistry because we've been told since December it's going to be difference going to be a different vibe in -- clubhouse. A different vibe in that dugout but it seemed to be watching that first game and I understand it was just a diet of one game there is a different feeling about this ballclub. Yet they were busy and at all started spring training you know we talked about that Al -- You know everything in spring training -- nice and calm and cool and and they were not a lot of things we saw a lot of those things in the first and the hustle going first of birds you know second home. All things that we worked on and it was nice to see a lot of those things come to the forefront. You know in game one and I you know you're right it's only the first game they haven't lost one yet. But the fact is is that that's the type of play that I would expected to honestly. From this group then you know it's it's it's a good group that. You know -- that want to play. Very they don't seem concerned about all the outside tension maybe you know they just focus on what they've got to do. And it was like to see and get a win -- you know on the first game I mean everybody. Everybody gets nervous up for opening day everybody that ballpark is nervous and it's always good to you -- what do you belt now you know we kind of get into the flow of the season a little bit. After having an off day yesterday and you know play multiple games in a -- so. Yeah it was he knows what to watch I mean they've they've played a very nice game. I you're here a long term got a big picture guy baseball guy. We're not we're gonna talk radio guys so what I don't think until they -- dog Jackie Bradley in the three hole he would mailman. After a couple of the right hander let let let that movement that moved too quickly you know. I think I think it's a perfect spot form right now Livan get his feet on the ground. I you can imagine wood -- it was going to go on opening day you know it is to get out of double -- baseball. Bond that he made the club on the way -- -- the new yawkey and -- -- -- -- -- he was going to be on it but not Shula. It goes with the Yankee Stadium to play his first game in the big league. In his face CC sabathia you know so I mean there's a lot of pressure on this kid is you know right out of the -- and he had a tremendous game. In the in the first game that he played but the you know -- but -- but fortunately he's a rookie he's coming out of double -- baseball. Let's let him grow let's let them you know -- -- which he can do. And you know before we get too excited which a lot of people have you know let's let's see more. -- level and let me ask you this what was your favorite Jackie Bradley moment the wait not wait not to walk in his first at bat taken four pitches from CC sabathia a couple of Portland pitches beating the throw to second on Iglesias grounder or that catch in left off -- of the -- I'm gonna say the walks -- the reason I say that is because you know on opening day everybody's skipped up and and you have a tendency to probably take some pitches that you may be normally wouldn't chase area -- 1015 games into the season. And when you faced a left he likes about he would be able laid up those breaking laws you know I think I I I said during the games and trying to a couple of games that we saw. When it was great to let these people behind him -- -- take about wrecking ball away. And he was right on right on target on and in the eye on those a particular place and all the things he did was good comedic touch. That dug out there he might have too little that he got 67. When he made a catch like that -- you know going deep and real popular Yankee Stadium and then. The big apostle of the -- that. Which we've seen all spring training from all of them. You know all good but would that but -- -- to pick one I -- the walk seasons crazies out you know walks but. When you that excited you know the prospect we get up in the big leagues. Electric and and and to be able stand up area and have and have the patients in the eye hand coordination you know not to. You know not the -- those pitches with a pretty nasty pitches by sabathia. But that was pretty impressive. -- Justin yesterday at the biggest surprise was the up not reading up the rookie in favor of the superstar almost two borderline pitches. Yeah exactly you know and and not enough to get the reputation like that but he could stay up pitches -- draw a lot of walks because. You know that's why umpires value they know guys resplendent you know that probably got to make some calls -- times that. You know probably not strikes but if they don't got -- patient. It's not the -- -- to a but that's that's all know that the process and that's gonna take some time I mean you know he might politically bet it is but I who knows but the fact there's. You know the game one it was awfully impressive -- A kid that composed. Are in that setting. Yup -- it's funny to say that because composer is exactly the right word he's wired just right for this game in fact he was on -- -- yesterday. I asked him that first at bat when he was and also walked up against CC sabathia on a scale of one to 1010 being like really really nervous and one being not at all. Where were you on the nervous -- he's about a two. Really about to blow out a player that's pretty oppressive because. I can remember Mike written about about fifty. -- I think that he said he went to celebrated Applebee's -- dug in and I'm sure you see nothing wrong with that. Well -- -- that'll change in time. Here until it will go up maybe a couple of notches and got nothing against Applebee's caught. A great place to have a post game meal but you know radio they'll. He's -- say he's very quiet. He's very calm he's very self assured and and you know that that's a good sign for a young player he just he just didn't seem an aura of everything. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I can tell you a little nervous Jerry amok again to that though I could tell you whether it is open that's fine that's OK I was too. Let me ask you this -- a little cold water and opened the one thing that frustrated me you -- explain me -- guys still do this you might have done it. -- Pedroia diving head first in the first base. He just can't help himself but mean he always -- he's always done that. And you're always -- you know not to do that to run right through the back it is quicker but some guys just can't help themselves I mean they feel like BBC that bag. And they just wanna get there as quickly as possible and I don't know it's proven -- not proven you know whether that's the quickest way to get the of people say the quickest way is running through the bag. But that's just the way he goes about things we see it. We've seen him do that a lot of ground ball right over the infield where you you know you say geez why he -- after that you know. It's just it's just his natural way of playing the game and unfortunately for him in -- causes some injuries and and the you know you look -- a Peppers they'd say oh my goodness you know. I -- comes a bad wrist -- something or a bad bomb. But you you know you can't change his style. You know -- it's like when guys have gotten her in the past you know I'm I'm a guy like Paul Boller right now -- to be -- and all lanes but. You know that he came back from leg injuries and they told me you know just just don't run -- the first base you can't help all of while that not to run on the first base. He -- -- to replace all the time. So it's just the way they play in the and it's and they just can't change it. Are obviously John Ferrell did it in Toronto on I guess who wants to do it here and that's be aggressive on the base paths in your estimation Jerry. Besides speed what makes a good base runner a good aggressive base runner efficient. Well you know to get out for a space knowing where your populous going to knowing the strength of Iran. Knowing their positioning that's that's so important. And then reading the ball off the bat and and you should all 48 avenue and -- in your mind you know whether you can make third base and not. And if you know all those then you pay attention to detail. You gotta be successful are a lot more than you're not other examples ground balls -- feel with a man on second. You know you run hard all the way you just don't take for granted is going to be the third out of the -- it right you just run hard all the way to look coached by a Q. I mean those easy things you know vote and not difficult but exit bill. Those are things that you have control over. You know like this in you don't have control over and -- but one thing you do have the effort you put into it and all that is is putting effort into into our base running. And you know that's not been made they release pressed very very very broad and spring training. And you know -- -- kind of paid off in in the first. Major besides Jackie Bradley junior performance what impressed you the most about yesterday -- about that game out Leicester getting it done with just two pitches in command a law or. The perfectly balanced efficient use of the bullpen what. You know what I was impressed with -- -- That's what I mean you don't isn't that the bottom of lineup probably not going to be a very long. But what I've got to believe what three hits in the blog yes. Played played good defense at shortstop. And he impressed me quite a bit he was involved in the a lot was going out of that game so. He impressed me luster impressed he had the one inning I thought where he came out of whack a little bit. But he was able to get through that with only a couple of runs. And other bullpen it was you know absolutely lifestyle which which I think it's going to be all season long if they could stay healthy so. There are a lot of good things but you know -- is that oppressed and that -- because. It all talk about him as he can hit it right in that we can come up with three -- knowing that it has Steven grow in the background waiting to come back. Do you think he can win the job Rem dog I mean I -- They're gonna give you the truth yeah I think they've got to give it to grow and see how he goes in and but what the -- glaciers is done during spring training and what he did and I'm. And I it was -- -- Monday. He you know he committee showed people like he's a better offensive player that he was a year ago. View think the yankees are gonna. I'm gonna struggle all year run -- hard to believe this team won 95 last year but they do now have Kevin Youkilis to clean up and Vernon Wells in the five hole. Yeah those minutes is there not a very good team right now the business you know they they they can't win without. Without Jeter and Teixeira and and -- granderson and those guys so you know when you look at the lineup on opening day it was almost like -- a game. Of them coming up from Tampa plant four -- in the spring training game at the lineup look like. And you know that. They be good to bury them early before those other guys replica back in and the question is you know went out they got a -- come back you know nobody really knows the odds of around the other day Al. Different guys doing and nobody really had an answer for itself. Right now there's not a very good ballclub it and and to be a good time to Berrian early in the season. Such a long Johns for tied 46 degrees at the rim -- yet. Because it was called -- -- it is cold here again today but you know that's April but April baseball so. 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