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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On the Red Sox playoff chances

Sep 27, 2013|

Millar joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the Red Sox as the regular season comes to a close and discusses the great tribute to Mariano Rivera.

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I joining us on the eighteenth the outline our -- -- talk more right sock in Baltimore Oriole Marlin a bunch of others. Kevlar joins us Kevin what little power you. Model or are you get your money as teh market to talk to you guys. It's good to talk to you my man and we we we've been having this discussion recently I don't wanna put. Words and in him but it's mouth right now case August will let it play out and you just you can respond as much said earlier finger -- the best closer of all time. -- he's a gentleman by all accounts never met the man myself but. Stories that guys who have met and played with off and covered him until the tweets last night from the beat -- crying. Seem like an amazing amazing guy. Deserves. Whatever accolades you wanna throw him as a team as a player as a fan base. Whatever you wanna do. But I'll admit I'm glad this. Rivera -- sort of winding down and coming to an end watching through the clips today. I realized I. Got -- -- what we don't want that. That's so I am with the send off for Rivera now the knew what the player you still like the original commercially saw. About hump day right you know it's not watered down we just. Gave that sit over saturated moment. And on their right now prepare. After what I saw last night and watching millions the clips today and realizing this gonna happen with -- it -- with Jeter next year. FC -- she's tired of it as wanna see the moment anymore. So he's proud of the Mario rare moment so and meters. One much outside back porch. Delivering blooming onions for Outback Steakhouse. And he's got an opportunity. To basically. Experience. And he's a great quote of the -- ever seen. Panic channel. And it's basically. A mean people are haters everywhere else but spectator by me because this -- it would even at times. Step quick UConn Lester -- -- but. The moral of the story is it enjoy it enjoy it with open arms appreciate it. This man has given forty years to hurt you and they are very spoiled not realize what a have the the man on they will next year when the whole -- And not a strike on machine like Mario put -- forty years. I'll go back one sec is -- hiring currently a match in the blooming onion the -- we're gonna get an application Kevin. -- get cute too cute you but the local route delivering Lions but. You're the reliant. Again that's in the conversation today at 88 yard Weis said -- night. It's a there was a lot for Rivera any deserve what he got last night and you've talked about a lot lose talked him out of the lot when you're the best closer ball time. You get a get a certain sendoff by at the culmination of a thing got -- -- mayor says more about me but it says about Rivera but from Minnesota to Boston here to Houston this weekend. Yeah I and we I have had my fill of a Rivera sendoff not the player himself but the son -- -- the send off for him. I understand where you're going you know there's talent Hubert out -- let chipper great. It period but at some point you're like OK out great chip you opt. Why Alberto to pit stall out a lot of -- because not competed against mark however I know the kind of many years. That what stands for I think he's one guy that makes you better as a person. Being around here. I think he touched a lot of guys like that it presents. And I think that's the big difference about Mariano Rivera aside champion -- it -- we seen. They'll still might be ready next YouTube because yankees -- near Boston and I guess there's a slight chance that. Derek Jeter can we get the same thing next year and Red Sox and give Morse. Out an awful the self help in the pro thickness and -- animal -- So what will -- Davis I'll tell what it's like you put this playoff picture because. We've been -- an awful lot about. You know the Tigers. How -- but the impact -- Cabrera in what he's doing this month Mickey how we changed that team. Are you concerned now if each is sort of has walked around and limping around the same guy that. Yeah I'm needless to beat BQ. We know that but I would like she McGee helped keep -- -- Detroit Tigers and they'll get my -- all -- this guy it hit on one -- we psalm 8800. -- You want to really panic owner -- more. I think you know you -- now -- -- maybe you know play a little left field. You yelled -- -- not real tight they have played extremely. Perfect down the stretch he also beat her into that situation you wanna -- tighten up all present and itself as a big part of that so. Ali and that when you get a rat's butt and yet we saw them they were they swept the first the first round and and work on the time. Put a World Series at that time it was up and make a commitment that will result there's a -- -- a question mark right now I think. A consulting target that you could be playing well. There's a major question mark at the end of the bullpen for Terry Francona is Indians crisp Rezko roughed up again last night the ERA is now 433. He says he's not gonna bill from him he's got Masterson pitch out of the bullpen and I know all that Kevin but I -- an irrational fear this quite Francona team like got a that's the team not wanna -- come to Fenway a week from today for that best of five with him as top of the rotation without offense with cuteness and Santana there in the middle. I view them as a pretty good wild card team and it could be a frisky team like the 06 Cardinals if they get on a roll here how do you view the Indians this year. I'm with him it's a team plane to bastard but like I told you guys bet on the front or right Albion are -- -- scary. Chris -- -- alarming you know he's got zero congress or are you -- but they didn't get a couple they -- And you get the day out on the playoffs you know just got to give the ball. Masterson called but this team that that stepped up to lag right now and their client bet that anybody. So they artist Gary -- when you're a role they all. It's August oh ball it just roll and when you struggle in the Raiders have played. Bad of late and they get a big W -- I would at all or a home run and to keep with the game. You know they haven't played well and they all have a situation outer space and a very hot team. Who you know might be that element at that -- the big leagues. And yet that can get we -- allowed World Series that's what's scary so I'm with you that the swagger. And there's that there's X-Factor of this team is playing good. What about the 53 and eighteen record against sub 500 teams and I know -- hot this month but they are. But to afford -- -- one of thirteen in one Houston Minnesota Chicago -- they're hot but. Are -- good and I still look at tip peseta had their their -- above better team. I'm with you -- blew me as a resilient our. A powerhouse by any means -- negate each parent and they are hot club they'll. And then what they've done this year you know start you know they've won a lot of baseball games. And they crossed the parity in baseball battery and even steal this slam not quite got there you. There's a slammed a team they all have holes this question mark somewhere other Red Sox are -- To be the best club by Albert tiger you still have that Pete and street for. With Miguel and fielder yet or wherever that market Redick has been a big game what fractured your map rotation but. Cute games that are probably better blocking a bit rest and -- Oakland -- what are they now the other on that so it's going to be a bunt play. We're talking Camelot I gotta ask you can ever you is their radio on the background that the GPS he got around -- your rookie year TV what what is going on in the background there. It's it's a great question we are -- -- -- and I'm gonna show live from you and I got on -- -- become an object but not today. On the ball much gonna watch -- what's gonna watch said he wants more. Not -- now and I got my body have a cellphone to my right YouTube there's so yeah I got my hands up all my all the sweeter. -- to got a business guy or is there a -- off. I just what more to -- the go -- yet soldier goes with the greatest Davies or seen in my life with that zero. Does is does did it feel like like any -- I didn't. They've been a great Yankee till it was all bubble. I'm not -- you know I really know any different about models on and Larry returner wants adding that the spotlight like -- -- come -- it's like a boxer so I'm gonna have to the first court and -- Any that a lot of -- -- also looking at two classy guys. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Earlier this week yeah a lot of fun yesterday talking about this Carlos -- thing camp and I've never seen work catcher Brian McCann. Goes third of away up the third baseline and blocked a -- from touching on Gomez never touched on the still gave them the home run. Whose fault was that whole scenario and and we -- abort your buddy gave cap Ronnie gave said. We need to get the point we have hockey style fighting you got the pitcher in the battered dropped gloves and fight model model one all want it. And squared away these instances they don't yell at guys anymore and of these stupid baseball brawls like Jeff got sick gaps that we can -- shall we should just throw down open right there in their slot and. It was unbelievable I have never seen anything like that I don't think any of the -- you seem to meet him at one ally like what just happened and what were so bad for him. Took great scoop it up at bat and you'll realize that post game interview he saw him -- -- two months ago. And obviously if you look at all the help -- why of course. You know all -- more you have the -- knew and kids are a lot and it's not the right way to act by any means a way that you've got they've backed by a pop. He try to get Almonte pitched up a little my second pick and go deep that's ultimate payback but I don't. Yeah LeBron can't -- that play he never touched all got credit for all but we've never seen like that. I certainly agree with Kaplan let's let's let's take another step your CU get you get -- gets hit. But if I won't say about her -- he's too classy in anybody be given his tie at the thought -- and Bob Wickman hits you with a pitch like the third time in your career. You it's instead of yelling at him -- Wickman goal model model on the mound he take care but like men are you OK with that. I'm OK with especially Bob Wickman can that valuable -- -- -- united in my front load so all of this whole story has. Is that you have find guys that you really want to get somebody in the -- not political about. Jimmy Connors they -- brawls are a little bit silly because it's like a bogey. And ask -- what it's a big part out if you want somebody give Matt Matt. Believe me you get somebody I don't want Pampers haven and rest assault. Jose Lima what you liked the way Jose Lima. Basically struck about there's -- and important we're walking out of our clubhouse and -- Saban who was our on our game tomorrow back in 2000. Met Jose Lima in the parking lot -- -- -- should you ever choking up on the mound again I -- And it was like man there are no cameras it was just I mean -- -- -- lately and I'm like oh my goodness this is the way we were all. Like to get guys that match. Our team. We know he's happier here or -- -- player and I your TV started your radio it to bust we gonna add a couple of years our commissioner. A Major League Baseball Kevin -- -- good possibility oh my resume and that 2000 if you're right Torre or at least eight. Are you looking at talking to the next Commissioner of Baseball writer putt and I lol are you that might sit. Who you beat my little doubt it give you -- -- got out but that's what the Sabres are sure she'd take the track so that certain Clark aren't that argument. If I can deliver those of blue and onions on the same but I have two jobs there that wants -- but always -- kind of big picture you'll be reactionary at all not at that position so worked out good at what what time is you -- tonight is I don't I don't wanna miss a ticket and off. But Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte but -- -- wanna watch but what time we get that it you know. -- goal -- at 5 eastern time that you -- talking execute it. Texas on the field I hope he got -- watching my black or aren't sure I've got cowboy boots I don't know what order. I don't like to tell -- yet. -- Rose were -- offers Indians the most about. -- -- can always second. Well what did you turned is it 5060 turned on Tuesday that the Pro Bowl every. Forty years old or threw it. Thirty years old black guy. Questioned like that because -- -- -- Happy birthday Kevin -- -- somebody Campbell -- on me you. Celebrated his 42 birthday on -- I don't know if you saw that in -- -- outside. Mark DeRosa kind of was like the interpreter it was it was almost. Mr. Edit text -- actress Oscars and grabs him and I'm sick of New York just like Rivera sick of -- o'clock -- tonight the national talked -- -- -- I got me. We Kevin joins us he's brought you bike about a tractor corporation by meek insurance by common well mortgage. And by golf Smith Tim is down on the cape -- patient talk about Mariano Rivera and I -- -- -- -- that reason. I doubt we are and about him being the greatest I agree with that count agree that Jeter in the same. You know saying because you know they're there to. Two wonderful players but are also good people and I put Jeter in that class because we're only 10 or. He was respectful or you know he we slapped down we came back on where we where you know we don't we didn't and an era looked like -- yeah. Cool and you people respect people like that people -- -- gain their respect -- baseball players injured late you know being. A baseball player like that hamburger everyone respects certain regard because other everyday but it but you're not watch Jeter. Run -- 45 miles. Into the stands when he should've been the one getting that ball originally and that's where our respect for -- because. You know -- played game you want you order spectacle but at the same time you want. People who are younger need to look to you and it's really hard now to look up to people when they're you know -- people upon you know their home run there. There we are looking at each other differently because someone matter that come back and it's not baseball baseball has always been about people get together and doing. Train at the hole and I think that's why this team right now is the team that really remind naval port runs about seven. Because of who they are because they wanna do it as a whole not individually not as you know this guy no way I think I could do better than everyone else because. Based -- -- that baseball had a huge -- onstage from you know all the steroids -- I think that they put more friendly they didn't people who want Willie did you sing and and you know stuff like that that would smoke. It would make people. Stop wanting to not watch it because you know what the seven hour -- Yeah all the odds and you just Timmy I agree a lot of what you Seve used nailed it there at the end it. These players could not make any interactions and all they can be shells themselves and I'll -- a lot more people come back to baseball. If they cut down these game times I'm convinced more than ever that the length of a baseball game now that sort seven. And many which don't get over until 101015103011. O'clock eastern time is -- with some point. Start to read and it's shown already but start to really show in these fan base I think that is that's the biggest thing face the next -- how why shorten it. These games is somewhere around two and a half hours to 45 in the next 1015 years. I get up at 5 o'clock in the morning -- our -- about imam -- you know -- -- 012. O'clock am you know on the morning you have to get up that -- it. It's not necessary I agree the -- -- ball for 25 minute -- pro ball you -- BM are really they are should just throw the ball and how they dealt. Not the best when he you know mark early games Tim thanks your call on a start with the players part of it and agri Jeter is right there I just I in this business -- separate by K a ace managed. Because that Rivera tip of the cap on TV ask Red Sox fans they'd probably rank Rivera likes major ahead of Jeter overall both guys are good guys the good for the game. What's best for the game going forward. If you actually got to clean up that the like these I had to deal which had a three challengers. A speeded up the negative depressed even more your that's a great point or thought about that it is not the length of the game -- adding challenges to now. And a new commissioner whoever they choose to be I saw some of the name it's underwhelming. Young man Fred who's that what the second in command. -- George Bush saw his name thrown out there is potential -- a slow I'd been Republican always younger. Looking of seventy writes he's not enjoyable as doesn't care about black people. You might cared about baseball -- -- -- So I don't know who it's going to be but Tim Tim's point the end just sort of rattled my cage -- that they got to figure I shortening games. And he's playoff game folks get ready and I'll playoff baseball -- -- every morning at 10 o'clock and -- can get a better baseball coverage in the show will be up and lose him. TV and radio coverage after the games and and we're gonna be locked and loaded. But just be prepared that you're going to be go to bed and 1145. -- night 1230 that's playoff baseball on the major seat late last night's. Because the games go longer more commercials. I'm more intense and that's what happens and I get regular season games -- pretty damn lawn as well. 6177797937. That's your phone number the eighteenth tee -- on is 37937. Continue. With your call your thoughts the rare celebration last night and we haven't talked about the Red Sox yet they embark on their final. Series the weekend there are Baltimore what's left year. The Red Sox -- take care of and iron out between now and Sunday afternoon and we'll talk about that with your calls next.

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