WEEI>On Demand>>Kevin Millar, MLB Network, joins Mut and Merloni to explain how he feels about the Ryan Dempster situation

Kevin Millar, MLB Network, joins Mut and Merloni to explain how he feels about the Ryan Dempster situation

Aug 23, 2013|

Millar explains how he feels about Ryan Dempster’s vigilante justice against Alex Rodriguez. Tom and Lou also get Millar’s take on David Ortiz’s recent comments on Dempster’s decision to hit Rodriguez.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

I welcome back here they show continuing aren't guaranteed seat filling in Mike Nowitzki medical bought. We are an -- -- country club along with little -- Get ready for the US start that no 1 o'clock here of the eighteen holes for a cause tournament does spots like WB yeah. Down here is now global golf. We'll have on how we got to guys pretty good golf for joining us certainly not a -- Mikey Adams who we just saw Mikey was making the rounds here very focused and getting ready for is. This competition into the PC if you're heard more Lars -- impersonation. 1001. Note here record. I want you whether he buckles of seven straight starts where he could get anybody out like a tax write them I mean -- a lot of my. I -- like it. -- I -- like fifteen and all -- season with a one area that -- O'clock called latte what a picture about -- -- baseball Kevin. He's the man everybody loves them Kevin ball large joining us now on the AT&T hotline -- leads don't -- like my and it's due today. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- As normal one and it was. Also -- or. -- -- again. These things change on a daily basis -- you know that. There. -- -- estimated year you're pretty tight with mr. Ryan Dempster. And soul with Adams I'm -- curious on your thoughts of what happens in baseball with him. This erotic in Mexico. What it. It is this the bottom line he repeated bottom line radio key people all okay yeah piracy. Here or major or. And the first page. I backed driving our debt -- -- -- Beaumont Texas and down the suspect Eric -- a mile Atlanta -- -- first -- and the apostle. I'm glad that like it's. Okay so shocked everybody a record and they're like oh my administration's current. In the next few picket or brought -- accused acres and a real broke them. After all -- probably Ryan probably -- maybe not a bad thing. I mean just means -- Work and Ryan now you got to have Brian what. I think them all of this story everybody has an opinion about it. What he liked it -- they keep it for all the players that are not -- and and not not cheating and all that. You're here -- the voices of all the clean players. That was that -- formed from Ryan Dempster. And then you have the other side -- It's -- here that you can crush your -- equipment brought the game you -- thought West Coast road trip homelessness -- crackles. Really guys exe in the mall you'll think of it like that and yet he should've been thrown out if they'll -- -- you don't have a player. And yes. The union have to protect Iraqi -- active at suspend a player so we have opinions everywhere the moral -- -- He did and it was gone and we're talking about one player and I got hit by an 88 mile an hour fastball off double that raise their -- we -- And players hit all the time coming and little all the time every day and we just Albright our brigade for a few weeks ago we hold -- on purpose so it. Happens in baseball what do you like or not. -- I'm I'm with you I didn't mind it maybe it's because I've struggled in your feelings towards me and -- with so be it. You know -- so all that team up they're playing good baseball come and in maybe it brings them a little closer together me. It's a different team with different lineup but if Ryan Dempster will Pedro Martinez and drove them and said I still shut you down -- comes out lost that game because -- Gave it up in the sixth inning and ran out of gas not because there really brought that team together. That's really woke them up I mean sorry -- -- -- planet that was -- for six when duke went in to sleep. Well that's not strange that the bogeys that were talked to Ryan -- -- can -- the most that he could shut down and then run and scored two credits. -- district court to throw up a battered and some people like gets some people like it's part of baseball's modern opera or whatever pitch. -- the first pitch was behind the calf muscle felt pretty funny. -- definitely got the what you got a way the way it was certainly wasn't trying to hit anybody or heard anybody you know 8588. These days have a hundred. And it could you know concerned again but yeah that's the bad part was if you do let go check out the light captured couldn't do it and that's what part but work. Now David Ortiz comes out and you know it was going nuts now the last one priority is David Ortiz -- -- says. -- Iraq because of the contract and Ryan Dempster. Shouldn't -- thrown at them at dinner with the A-Rod over the weekend in Boston people get up and arms whenever we have ever bigger bears go out for. Hot here with Enrique Wilson 2000 they were exposed at -- -- you know Kevin if you're sick you can't -- go to social wise if he can't play baseball we don't like that your -- Were there the whole Ramon Ortiz come out with once again another man's opinion run. That's Ortiz it's and we saw lectures it's and it's not right or people wishing everybody else has look at whether a lot of wrong were allowed to have an opinion. And Ortiz felt that that was right but -- got a great -- there's not going to be any. Turmoil in the Red -- club plush dual two great guys Ortiz -- don't -- sorties opinion and -- don't friends. It's been hard for me to talk about -- attempt to block the vote -- for last week you know. It's always had to leave it right after an Albuquerque Campbell great. -- -- -- -- the whole situation the problem of this all situation Tommie Liddell is that we know too much about Alex Rodriguez suspension. It's the first time has been that public Melky Cabrera ramble on all these guys have played under. Appeal process but we know about the appeal process from about Rodriguez has -- Republican and -- -- -- -- you public makes -- uncomfortable -- -- -- mean they're like. It trainers in the -- -- like. Who cares we know too much as a problem that's the biggest bit. Let me ask you this Kevin because it's their bases you know GR Girardi comes -- -- does that appeal process you know dumpsters and union police it everything. I look at it is this I almost feel like the player might look at Alex Rodriguez and feel like maybe he's abusing the appeal process. It's there to protect the players and we I'll get it but he's not appealing because you think she's innocent right and me in the but that's just my feeling that maybe it was discussed is an accidental it's a lot more than him just being positive for steroids as a lot more emotion when it comes to him. We can't. But I want and that's the good news this whole thing guess what guys we -- back it was nice to see some fire. So big and our ivory I want the first game here in Yankee Stadium. But then you -- spilled out. You to our -- well vs Bob eubanks we can't duplicate. And I can't explain it and it has been allies you know after that would not -- Yankee bluntly I want. I like you are -- Yorker article on your hat. Check out -- -- would be downsized quite a lot stand at all. Their children to good man and probably mapped out what. It's part of now we wouldn't elaborate so -- like -- what are you. Lowered. Why I think -- got a divorce is just the appeal. Isn't that baseball's got to expedite the team and get it done so that this can -- all we need to get this over with so. Everybody -- to a baseball era Dempster everybody can move on because. There's going to be done serving his suspension before Girardi even begins as and that's the weird thing about well I think. Deposition of appealed just of that -- the guy who hit the guy who is appealing could be appealing just keeps playing baseball Oprah. Dempster gets suspended for benefit -- -- and we appeal part of the appeal process. However it's also prop -- the big picture of what it's -- -- -- experience and a bit less support half second now we're talking about and -- later. Get here is that he said right -- different yours you used to sit there talking about it is that your job your intentional talk. If you are a player you know and that nexus whereas a couple of David Ortiz on the unexpected not be -- Alex Rodriguez goes on Tuesday do we want and and be sympathetic ear. But the illegal public with that I would have rather that listened Demps is different mine -- different in my com not intentional talked you don't know common analytical there. Would you have gone there and yet the -- the right opposite voiced opinion but what it's more. -- -- and -- more than that and you never know. I'm sure when they're now a whole thing in the bottom of every -- that in every state and watch Turkey comes out this old -- like right after. It is it you feel that. There's no doubt in my mind the -- -- deals that mark I'll want to say this because it caught in the trap. You need it probably nice little dinner when Iraq which is okay our baseball. Great who cares. But this service this time. And now yeah you know like. Rocker -- -- help ballot -- they've been saying things that don't say anything extra poke or you don't look at my beard and big necklace but. If there's no in the land or whatever. It's not when we're in right now -- got started go back and Iran are still that's about what you know. But from what I know from both of these guys peoples that before now is -- going to be an issue I don't think it is because two individuals. That that are involved you know right -- very well any issue at all with what David said you think you'd have a problem. Not now now now because like experience or opinions and David they require fire up the guy hit a rod was or is great. -- entered a great guide you -- -- better right around them you know what a great yeah I think that's why it shocked everybody. It wasn't how artwork that was drawn out for lottery not saying count our great god like you know there -- some great couple holes right. You know part of -- some -- -- it was an ankle. But it means that perspective that the ankle -- Ballot and actually looked -- and everybody target and -- I was 130 pitch hit him you know and purpose you know. But that stupid little -- in any -- it. But the first pitch was that in my opinion it was financial let's -- -- them and get the -- and look like an ankle went and hurt anybody. I can't meantime we got the Dodgers host the Red Sox here for the next three days and that Carl Crawford's quoted in the LA times thing I want when all three games back in I was saying earlier. That you know they've got out there it's worked real well since they called week -- they've been brought the best team in baseball worked -- great for the Red Sox obviously either in first place so it's a win win trade. And it after this weekend bats the way able talked about it. But this weekend one more time at fox going to be that market is BMW deficit baseball. And it's going to be all about the trade and if you're Gonzales if you're Crawford. Not to -- Punto he was the throw an -- much directed 'cause he's not pitching right now but -- those two guys. A little fired up for this though they can that's going to be on got rid of the bad guys got rid of toxic environment at the club off that's all gonna get rehashed this week -- -- It cannot connect an -- call -- hardly mystery here in the at a higher or four million dollars I think you can't -- given. Be -- high fives -- reorganization that and do what he let go Oregon donation went you know it you'll be like but now. It's part of that you -- thirteen your -- -- the earth prime. It's exciting it -- a little extra you want to do well -- offered no doubt in my mind. Wants to win all three games that's just that's what normal normal reaction. You know we are just joke around -- In Netflix -- -- -- injuring at all they treat him pretty get contract wise. And it wasn't old guy anyways that was a problem call you know couldn't stay healthy eight rings also won nine I ever meet so what now we heard about Beckett Lester lack stupid. You know chicken and beer stuff so bet that bet that when it got some players that play scheme last year I mean not so much that they're. I wanna ask you -- again Beckett talking WEEI dot com rob Bradford. Saying it got way too personal for me to quotas that wasn't just like hey you -- on the baseball field it was now hey you're bad person. -- talking about Nomar when it was just time to go. Doesn't happen often but every now and then the fans do sort of -- got to a point where it's personally it really got that way for Beckett in the. I -- in income what happens is players loose perspective on how to deal with the media. Because the media in these kind of -- he's got someone make yet to an extent that mean. If you got a couple of I don't side you're gonna get a couple you know breaks if you got a couple guys that can't stand him because you're terrible sound -- And you and your bitter Bob every time in my pocket deprive you think guess what you're not get any breaks. Nomar and that personality apparently wasn't very good in my -- now -- a great job from -- all remember what he does not immune to watch like that Nomar Garciaparra. But such as Kuwait back it is too early skeptic cowboy slang gunslinger mentality like. You don't have to play the game -- -- put a smile on its baseball we loose perspective on this is a game. We play against reliving that it's kind of money and -- -- that would dreamed about since we are two years old is it that bad guys. It -- that bad would be Oprah or that bad or the one for 25 order for a -- -- our -- spot start that that no. He just give up their departure that he tried to better. But they accountability factor is what people wanna see which like the vibrancy you know it was some honesty watched. I don't wanna see a handwritten paper here -- I don't. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Actually Boston Philly and New York are not stupid it. Ticket talk when -- -- whopper point four out there so that was the thing with Beckett spell that things were you know and remember him Nomar Garciaparra. At times they become bitter whopper no -- While we know Kevin not everybody gets you used to estimate to over all right don't say it I now I always -- -- all its capital are sitting at rendering it down for me in the camera to sing -- from my men whiskey for my horses that was but all. -- -- And that he didn't get it for the rest of your Boston. You know at certain opinion about it -- -- fixed wing in that the power play points or appear about where are meant to rewrite. Talk market -- don't know how to handle that downside when you can go -- Much else -- right. Better to proceed immediately and that in Iowa but. Part of that but you have to know the deal would mean you have an obligation and there's times when you know what they're gonna kill you. You're gonna get back -- shots you know they're all great. Talent guys are still -- -- Not sure. You'll always. Kevin we keep on all their -- gonna want to go to stop the dollars. It's. Manageable lock on five. Nobody's a 100% right and it was that we -- have to have a block and that's the gamblers face. Celebrate the 100 anniversary of Fenway Park there were. 200 players in the history of the Red Sox at more business on the dugout with Pedro Martinez had been given but -- -- with -- because the personality. He is the Boston will be bigger than the -- Kevin moloch it was actually kill it in the speech about like playing in its love and just smiling right I mean having some fun. Because it's so true when you look at the teams. That walk through it of -- basically from 112011. There are winning TC you know that just indict. Very business like they look more like the Yankees back in the days and he did. -- the idiots though. And 2000 what was disgrace as well so just. Parents just in the scene with this team they just wanna see it happened some four. You know they just an interview it's like being accountable maybe snacks and a smile it's just changed the whole perspective. They -- that wave with with Lester takes a dent in the post game you know it's like it's always so serious and that the bitterness does come out you know you wanna see these guys -- just. And that's why got to give -- a lot of people always gravitated to people always enjoyed it because he looked like he appreciated what he had he was having fun. Play in this game didn't take himself all the game too serious and he had. Rare ability to remind others in the dugout and clubhouse to bring that. Out of that's quite play that sales last few years in the -- -- -- in -- Baltimore you know -- and -- you bring and -- rural parts and a why well because he brings so much. If it was a bitter Bob attic and nobody wanted to around a bad teammate he wouldn't of -- played last year. You know again next year router because of what he can bring to a team that attitude no better. -- beard he's got the day off Tom Garrett Phil again. I bet skate hit at overloading review right -- -- country club get ready for the start. Well the eighteen holes were caused tournament WEEI Sports Radio back right after the.

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