Oct 26, 2013|
The normal weekday morning gang are together on a Saturday live from Busch Stadium to preview Game 3 and talk about all the x's and o's on John Farrell's plate.
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Now are 24/7 Red Sox World Series coverage continues live from Saint Louis -- Dennis and Callahan had presented by foxwoods resort casino and brought you in part by northeast electrical distributors and Bigelow tea on Sports Radio WTI. Greetings from saint Louis Missouri we are coming to you from me sun splashed Busch Stadium cloudless deep blue -- Very agrees temperature expected to be -- 68 perfect day. World Series game number three sadly the -- -- When it's going to be using us. And unnatural it really is you know the players are all here everybody's announced a lot of that I have breakfast looking at the witness and what a perfectly -- did a play based and it what's temperature -- that's going to be 64. It's on its way to 64 now couldn't be better could not be better for fall baseball and and yet and wait for the sun go down in the chill in the air and which -- going to be. And I 32. At 32 to I want to the schedule right now I'm sure there's a day game here somewhere looking like baseball look at World Series game five. Seek game at today's game three right Busch Stadium in 07 game four Busch Stadium. 0815. Game five Monday though it -- have -- back in Boston about Wednesday. Now up that's 807 about Thursday that's -- seven the sophisticated military this what indicated what time would you like to start this game. -- now 2 PM at least sixty rate it'll be 63 European its networks for me it's 46 right now the game starts at 1 o'clock in case goes a long we don't get a sunset I wonder what we have a -- 1 PM is 61. Yeah which is fine -- I am pleased that doesn't start. 88078. 7074848. At 8 I was 7 o'clock warmer 5252. -- mental and then it drops 10 PM 45 so it doesn't. You know yet. It won't be that bad it's not in his lungs -- -- -- rain is no clouds it's it will be that -- -- -- -- much better than yesterday morning was the coldest day in Saint Louis since April 2. They said yesterday via it was a new year this year this year. All the state 2013 if we didn't have to scrape the windshield with Kirk's a money clip that's true warning to -- later. Well sure why. I I looked up the -- I got here first look at the back parking lot and I saw some band. But about six or seven -- if there's an all that it will slide open the door and dump it's getting a hard ass out on pavement. And he crawled on his hands and knees in the elevator and just -- can run just about ten minutes bill reeking of cheap perfume and sex if you told Berkman hand heading this trip do you gonna participate in an orgy -- Yeah I would have been stunned yeah but I'll tell you what the young and you've told before they're great if you if you haven't tried to get herself and I -- and. Like your analogy wondered what you do those six girls and someone's gonna turns up they take care of himself. It was obvious this was like something out of a fairly rose more quickly didn't it didn't conclude reach any kind of dramatic conclusion acted. We got the escorted -- table at this fine restaurant Chester pop up on the hill like oh yeah Jesus on the no not knowing that whimsical Charlie great nose job I don't -- ghetto -- to get get get hurt -- very -- very good. Very good very expensive they spread -- table and we look at purposes -- for real missile would like to tables in the quarry and the other one -- five. -- Midwestern -- testament -- dollars and they were. Forty the rule for the late late thirties later 35 to forty was like and we -- -- since those sweeping set up is there like amateurs and if you don't -- -- particular -- with a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and they -- -- and they were drinking and -- -- -- -- -- the real death as the first -- contact. The boss Kevin Kevin is the boss creepy how he's single and available unaudited -- yet he's this but you -- -- -- -- -- -- that little by -- they get voice yeah it's very radio how you do it yeah yeah that awful and then when he said do you know why am all of our that are out to Kevin grant from W. Okay. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But back to the bathroom whatever happened happened and -- But as -- this if you haven't told the you know the best part you -- -- lead to this morning to. So I don't take the pictures minute hands -- and mostly we will have a lot of that we had a good time -- -- girls he says. They hold the one girl. She and won't -- off the -- Carter. Off the charts couple on the black community this matter is optical until you know there was no there was no it Obama's -- Well let's put Arctic yes and there's at least one question -- just take a -- ten years ago ten years ago we've gone girls gone wild you guys these pictures. Really that to ten years ago I went to ten years ago. I don't tells a mile away -- all about. What are German and bring her back and am married -- a ten year. Take years ago I'm fantasize well addiction by went back and fitness to work very easy. And I was by myself Africa Mike Tyson nice fancy Italian joint you know yeah -- diet for dinner you probably hit it. Chicken are getting people's temperature it was actually it was really good CB. I did that I did and India will play you know play it is and strokes I -- that box I so you don't simply put the -- for yeah. So you know I plan is going into the shadows aren't -- you're right -- but let's put -- multi industry it is on his fortunate as well because -- what your vote but I plucked the meatball right out in public league -- -- all. The whole thing yet but he moved and -- and he says I can't eat anymore and I just left if -- -- if you don't ultimately you've had -- -- like half gone. And I -- here's the -- I've got to move your smartest guys that you weirdo it's that he wouldn't go that is that food that's not that weird -- just didn't bust your balls -- -- I have a lot to like deal last. -- while he lives just familiar -- you're like well yeah it was repetitive or anything -- -- well. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He gets in my elbow -- Yes he -- yet because she did -- she got -- -- the lumpy push you a lump -- I would get wrist wrist movement album will not is available now know grab the grab opponents say grab I'll talk about it. This isn't grabbing no I don't just like I feel like the the -- that they don't care -- she was ten years ago we wouldn't girls gone wild and saw and so Iliescu the the important question here. Separate checks no no no big guy the big the big -- are -- are so shallow that we now love we love definitely. -- he's not a 180 -- yeah and -- and we did KG didn't have alligator arms out Taliban and tell Ryan and I were ripped him yes I -- -- I told these guys that talkers you drive all day you did say that so they went. -- they're ordered everything empathize picket line. -- one Grimm had a by the collapse yes -- this pumpkin beer thing and implement would be but it's it's got a book but I agree I three -- Yes. It did and then let me jump of any posts. All right they did staggering job he's slimming its definitive pattern that. Mineral and he's here. Era and didn't deserve. To be known that he was -- that point I would agree more I mean I didn't know appetizers yet. -- -- -- -- -- got -- -- corporate so KG picked the whole thing up whole thing up always built -- Dick it was -- expensive ballpark. Two great divide by 1234. Seven days to check for 65 while it was ridiculously expensive the view we got real -- because this specialty became with a bone. Like accident like official moment like a -- not supposed to be the only man to be there but no I hop and a -- -- it would no pasta. And a bowl it was a huge piece of -- and it was so good. And I felt bad report Jeff was tortured -- already that we do what's in the restaurant I'd brought up -- -- -- good about it. -- that I could do about it but it was interest and it was so Franken good. And that it but it was DuPont was what 33 -- You've heard of feel pumped 33 don't know. It's -- it's got -- -- I -- as -- my long lost once you get what you pay for yes you do get what you -- we got what he -- -- Even better but he said he bought the -- -- showed dinner in -- -- -- so -- right I'm fine regardless of the -- I was on the -- yesterday up there I was in the -- -- -- -- all the -- I had a great -- yesterday. -- it didn't follow me on Twitter of course while it is an act apparently sure there are no tweets from the top of the -- to know what to do -- all there are from up there. Sure there were I missed that and -- Picture bush -- from the arch they put picture of the Jones dome and I said look closely easily because she Brett Farr reporting for work a -- always thought -- are stuck in my drag all I setup for a similar picture from the top the other again. Who need to be told to get back to the -- and now it's came out this morning might have -- morning oh. Via surrogate to wait late last night and didn't finish my tour. But it began the day looking for the arch spot that hard to find out if you thought I'd get your blood on -- network really to be couple hours but I found it speaking Bloodhound. There's a fountain -- -- -- this out yesterday to see it flowing red. Cardinal blood water really eighty shooting up to the air the entire like -- that it's coming out of it's filled with red water -- yeah they're taken. Our veterans who Vinci code that's means something does alarms were symbolic deal that would be real blood focused always said that buckled his arms -- -- hello -- -- morning oh whoa whoa yeah. Just touch -- update on this sort of probably a little bit yesterday yeah yeah. You -- -- -- and all I've blown everybody went to a meaningful action don't fall short term you've got all of these tweets rocketed -- -- -- -- sock puppet that's fair fair rush I don't listen to what I've -- a crime indictments and I was -- I'm not sure why. Finally did that salt did. Tweet to Michael reported on their show on the on the buckles was at Mass. General our league history. -- -- claims on Twitter. That -- co host Michael -- I got right here on the air at WE TI Brent WE ETE guy said Clay Buchholz was at Mass. General I don't. Always set it on the air not but salt tweeted. And Eric -- its offices teleport was a source tells Michael asked -- the buckles was at MGH today while the team was in Saint Louis. This was seventeen hours ago sort that the twelve hours -- -- 10 o'clock. I mean typical -- proper caucus bought OK so. That kind of it's a little white people talking about it that you see Buchholz here playing long toss uniform from moderate to work under -- at the right operate. Now. Sources tell me they're always saying that he took a private plane -- which is possible. I guess that India obviously that would -- -- -- the case and if anyone knows private plans salt and all that's true I don't yeah. And but he was here and throwing long -- correctly. With a trainer eyeing his every move yes. So I -- the question remains if he's hurt if he's right right. And the pressure you know is on Jake -- like never before. Get to. That -- that tweet from salt make it here. So that anybody was asked in the Red Sox organization if there's any veracity to him and we're gonna -- a Miranda got up this morning. Epic quarterfinal today when there's -- that was passed that nobody's talked about it since I think they will find out. You know the pretty simple -- on the plane with a team right now but if he wasn't then it's a story interest interest but. Even if the if he wasn't that means -- checked out of the hospital correct but it could still be you know excuse to have a physical issue. I absolutely. And when the trainers are watching them it's almost like they're admitting it not hiding it does no subterfuge here it's like look. We are concerned that whilst it is a trainer watch. Then Jake Peavy or is there's a medical issue now I'm in a note the there are a lot of details were not privy to but that would be apparent to the whole world that they're concerned about books -- yet physical connection. And that will be we think it's a big issue now what do -- lose. Wouldn't even glimpses in this. There's a good chance that can happen if you look at for another well and it's doing I don't -- I I don't think -- to start mark. I just don't I don't think he's -- and -- -- -- it's gonna happen too much smoke around sent -- -- You brought starts tomorrow night but he could pitch and just be on the short leash maybe pitch maybe pic about a third of the load the bases and -- and there are. We don't know what the physical ailment that we never have we ever known now. Well but I prefer to be -- -- -- only slept have a let me ask you this -- herald over at the diagram. With like his body that you know point in talking to doctors at no time the less you know that happens I don't. -- -- I don't. I don't know what it is I I don't know the details of his physical. Ailment issue. Over the dead arm issue he's not pitching in the World Series because of the dead -- issue it's different than he's actually injured I -- then you start tuchman guys' toughness and that's something that. He's gonna take a lot of what he cannot. What is -- -- -- is some what your big but it it's something words too -- minutes -- that I -- but doctors have -- the world at some overnight and it suddenly and I don't deserve it but somebody needs surgery for. I presume he's not out there right now playing long tossed throwing right I mean they're gonna risk. Even if he scouted either of the darkest sentences here it is this is this whatever and in this denies he's gonna take a beating -- mean this -- the World Series this is. You know this -- opposed to right which Schilling and that bloody sock the you know Beltran second tour plan is everybody will have had some physical issues like. About this this is these next couple of days our legacy gays or both peavy and buckle to is that fair to say legs against for a lot of god awful lot of guys but for these guys in particular witness back to -- so -- and the second thing about tonight's starter. Is it tomorrow at this time are we gonna say Jake Peavy is that guy. Who is just stand that amount squinting and swearing and not stepping up in the biggest game of his life. Or he is the guy that -- confirms and affirms the Iglesias trade and we can all say. That was worth that this guy to -- this guy was a Bulldog when they needed him the most he. Is great on the podium which you admit yeah absolutely huge confidence on the podium in this war. And I keep our eyes this I took note obviously he said I have never felt better. Physically mentally I'm in tip top so why did he suck so bad against Tampa. Was the explanation because he admits that it wasn't they did you know just happen. It is good pitches he didn't make good pitches he was bad you know I was you bet I have a theory -- -- it was bad because this is incredibly intense they're on. This pressure on him like he's never had before he admits that too well because he's never felt this kind of intensity this kind of pressure. You are -- right if he. Falters tonight if he gets knocked around tonight. We are gonna think less subject -- now forever what we're gonna say he's not a big game pitcher. I've heard this theory floated and it makes a lot of sense and based on his personality really aligns with this theory and that is he was not unlike John Lackey in the power outage game. Wait too wrapped up now what's -- stoppage it's a sinker pitch right when you overthrow it stays in the zone you don't located at stays up he's not in 98 mile an -- I don't know if the sinker is not sink in the heat -- at -- and and the theory was that because it was the stage because it was where was outlets. All the pressure -- the jury to Basra to try to -- was too jacked up and somebody said you know what a seventeen minute power delay would have done Jake Peavy the same amount of physiological. Good that it did John. -- -- a cliche to say it's the biggest started somebody's life because often times it's not mean Buchholz OK if he doesn't start here's an art collection and while it is so it's one of those that he would be a pretty much -- -- -- -- that's exactly it really is the biggest start of you -- he pitched game seven. And you know will be the biggest start of life and he knows. We have quite a lot of these guys they think they're coming back next year and they think this happens all the time buckles. The sparkle to the -- when he. 829. Does he think he's pitched again in the World Series and -- are -- -- Rebecca five more -- Lester Lester same thing. PD it's. The note this at the dais he said -- I'm toward the end of my career this may be my last shot at the restaurant right he knows he knows it we know it and the pressures on which is makes it fascinating that it's like watching. You know a guy in the Ryder Cup known that he's not gonna ever you know. Be under this kind of pressure ever again yes -- -- or maybe it can get chipped it. Will he come through. And I don't want to what's next and he has to come through that the threats looks. Will hit more score more and amending it for its last game broke via my guess more than that it Pedroia and and Ortiz out their -- under a hundred -- That won't happen I mean you get to the third fourth starter for Peru. The cardinals. Nice conditions good conditions they'll hit don't you think and -- judge -- Carroll outside for right now day off yesterday and it rested bullpen five innings two runs handled. Yeah I think at what here's a thought that the reason I think it's difficult it is to figure out exactly which you'd get from TV tonight. He has been opposite from himself in each of the last two outings. Against Tampa he went five and two thirds a run five hits and three strikeouts yanked out a little early. Little -- a lot of people's taste but he touchdown -- in that game -- five and two -- -- -- -- against Detroit. Three innings pitched seven run my. -- that I said temple Foreman portrait but he's been tampered with the Tampa game very dramatic -- oil CS US pressure built. He and I think -- right he tried to does he worry as a as a factor doesn't seem like a thinker yet to show much analytical yeah which is make -- think the -- an -- it's things slowdown. And if you make of that and he seemed like you might be thinking too much include thinking about his legacy with this all means and -- will be back here. I love that I thought I hope becomes to a what you like -- I like his style. I don't know how many more chances again I don't know I mean he has one more year with TO -- yeah. Odds of very much against him ever pitching in the World Series again and and by the way he might not pitch in this one again depending on how -- performs at -- you know say Buchholz. Is okay. And he is not when they consider. In game but it -- to dwell so we could do that I buckled up for Lester or five and six and when -- do have seven of talk about too broad availability. Uh oh somebody -- Peavy gets knocked around right. You go to seven games pitched game seven it's Leicester or do brought our dance there or wherever I don't yet know wouldn't -- PL think after two bad starts -- well known it would not be. 61777979837. Dennis Callahan -- broadcasting live from Busch Stadium. Matt looks nice up there phone calls that's what the NC a special Saturday addiction. Lately Dennis and Callahan have been trying to figure out you know -- Yeah. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Somebody somebody was noticeably absent. I thought arrows are such he said it was funny that's what Curtis told me that he put those phone. I remember the days of -- do bits for us from that the those days when I put the kibosh on helping out the deal right broke right yeah -- -- -- -- and -- -- -- do for hours on secondary leads to -- yeah. -- I'm Monica fund those guys know all of let's say throughout cents a -- -- note on notes other -- book at him that enough to try to get talk like they leave you we -- -- a real stuff was that your idea. Now you've got to do -- one of us. Absolutely believe it appointed. Yeah like one. Why your defense yet I ever kept -- that -- element to respect as I wanted change back from my twenty. Listen if he -- was still alive could be so embarrassed at at the right and -- -- human yeah you know what it isn't turning. Reverberate even as we speak that is a special Saturday edition of Dennis and Callahan broadcasting live from Saint Louis Busch Stadium. As presented by our great friends at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Well we're talk about -- on the way into the the break and it's a legacy game for him. Problem you know what we talk that's what you get John here how can hang on -- -- talked to establish stay with peavy for for just a bit. I had a feeling prior to the last game the PP was going to. Step up -- -- it -- ups and missed a it was gonna. Come through come through aren't his money and just get out not spit the bit and he did not and it's strange because generally Bob Byrd wants that that's -- to be. Think committee burned again but don't you get the feeling that that. That this guy has -- in him he is a supremely confident athlete you'd think so or at least -- supremely talented athlete he finds himself on the biggest stage. And weather is a curse or blessing that he gets all the -- you know circling around he has and his teammates -- I'm not sure. But he knows this is one of his last opportunity to do that you get the feeling that we're gonna see the good Jake Peavy the Cy Young type JP -- -- Cy Young quality. Or the guy who -- on the mound and you go whoa this is not looking good here in the first or second -- Well promise it's 5050 that's the thing I know lives public confidence in Lester I have a lot of confidence now and -- -- non. It PP four here tomorrow. You know we -- -- just three innings of seven runs I would be surprised at all. I don't think he's capable pitching eight innings giving up one run it probably not -- -- great great Lackey performance I don't the I don't see now I see him it's very very likely that the displays of legal and not an hour and a half into the game yeah TVs walk on after bad start -- surprised militant derby Geithner -- spot is. In this force of four postseason starts yeah -- free with -- 810 point 31. I don't think that's good news outlets I don't know baseball like the -- day goes to right tools that could play either. That group. It would be good for me all three with a ten point 31 -- it that doesn't sound good but doesn't -- I'll have to check with the guys when they get here that -- -- get it they get I don't think that's very good. That's not good that's not good. And like -- BP's it has been Asia manager he'd be just okay like you know they win the game is OK not great. He's gonna start sent. Yeah well I don't know about that because David -- ago how many pitches -- -- -- throws around ninety. Goes five plus it gives up two runs stark in game seven in Boston I think. The pressure was the problem in the sales -- I think we have the world object of feel like it was -- those legacy games feeling he actually said he never. Felt this kind of intensity he's been around long time pitch in the playoffs won -- Cy Young he said he never felt anything like it what. LCS pitch against Detroit. For the Red Sox. This is more listened more at ten. Opens -- -- would you agree the results. That negative results of the pressure can be two different things and one I think it's very negative and the other may not be if you just say. Beat the moment. Had him to amp up. Is that necessarily a bad thing it is that he doesn't perform. If you say the moment surrounding him. Made him pitch poorly made him shrink from it made him plots if you will seek. Would you not agree that there's a difference between watching and just being sold jacked up that you have. But either way the fact of the variables -- that offers pressure right right -- with them again I don't think he's gonna -- -- -- your belief is that all of that was too big for him the other night. -- -- Witness at all so I want us journalist who was listening and keep busy with two texting multi million. Good job. -- -- it's perfectly and it. I wrote. I don't yes but at least it should producing. Wells knew -- god -- -- -- backing up. You write -- -- but one. Year ago. You can't do that spears that I got -- -- I'm sure I don't got a testament. To the second and I. I've been in the office before these guys nice to -- got to make mistakes they would board over -- -- opposite true. That I -- made a mistake he alone knows that. He's got a you're -- you were used on the notes that you're probably had your is that it its sights at my job because we know. That people were trying to coax out yeah let that word is turned -- -- Every shows to a great. Yeah. Well good -- with the -- options -- -- by the correct yeah did you get it we don't like your new boss likes I think anything -- first time along that well -- and I wasn't as you would have thought I was as you can see. You opposed George clone Nikes and you've got up. Policy and lesbians what was that there was at least some sort -- like it follows the funny part. That I'm right and funny so now he's not supporting their shows he has this. It never changes I get in trouble all the time and our nobody else's turn signal problem yet you didn't appear in the bit. Think I was part of -- -- I think well you know what would you read a story. And and an unnamed source right. Tells somebody some great information like yeah I don't know Buchholz is at the hospital or organ and they're a bunch of other quotes in there right. You figure out you know there's a rat somewhere right well we got rid of one -- I think we have an open and amid -- out what went on saying. 32 house arrest so however. It's told someone this is off the record -- some info but it's off the record yes you have many times like whom like we work with or people at newspapers report now people other people. People you know people in the gossip which you don't ever respect that they say that you do you know I'll now now she says -- not as well we have to display says that the Kirk don't. He just yourself right the first thing he says who connect to help. I'm possibly -- just say this I'll be happy to participate in a bit difficult to expect from an and a half yet but it would never be that way ever. Make I would jump others built hardware out of theater where their last night this very expensive very -- -- -- which haven't paid for and a I'm next to Manhattan with phones on the table ring and off the hook Brett and I looked -- dreadful my. Him. In oh yeah we're talk -- -- feet. You know one after another explains a lot just -- where -- -- yeah it was seeking -- plate but he wasn't at picking up odd I wonder I gotta take this call you know there's any comeback it's that was my wife and my wife in the -- he dropped -- -- For it on -- full time job that it came from the brains of Joe's our bonds peak -- that's above all you need to contestants the works here. My abilities right part of the purge I think I must -- 61777. I 7937. Let's try to top that purging is when she can get I'd assume you don't really endorsements such numbers that really. Discouraging numbers for Europe Boston Red Sox fans in a state whose post dispatch okay. Today it looks like kind of special section the comes out after you in the world -- right because it's quite the celebrate laboratory yes and tell -- I'll tell you why via red bird fans and called red birds to you know you hear the red -- fans are so confident and also did knowing you're here in -- of the some of the ESPN's -- Saint Louis. You call players by their first names all you can't DA Carlos and -- real yeah all those guys did he do that here it feels like a college atmosphere I mean there. Let's is pitching tomorrow night -- Nancy you know LSE's benchmark Joe's -- the night and also when we come back I'm gonna talk about. The greatest postseason performer. On the -- You don't wanna put too much emphasis in in just immensely enjoying yourself -- thinking -- this is. A -- starting in you you have to go out there performed and that's not the way to go about it as as as I would take it. PS I mean Jamie comes around I'm definitely a reluctant and ready to go. That is set tonight starting pitcher game 38109. World Series being played right here Busch Stadium in Saint Louis tonight eight of 71 pitch joked Kelly. -- -- -- If I'm a -- cardinal fan or a Saint Louis cardinal. Last performance we saw Joseph Kelly doesn't exactly inspire me -- -- Cy Young out there tonight he got his lips knocked off by the Dodgers in game five as ever called that right. Yeah he was bad game five that series real -- yet that's the thing is that I think you're you're competent start tonight you're gonna be okay great start right I. I get everything under -- in you can think it was like sit next to whom rely only on the planet knows so much about baseball I am so ready. Joked Kelly does not exactly have swing and miss stuff there's a good hitting lineup yes Boston Red Sox top to bottom. They put the bat on the ball they can hit right accorded the fan graphs one of my favorites -- Lou when my term in on the with. The contact rate. For the hitters and 84 point 6%. That -- soccer. He doesn't miss many bats says Bernie may -- he struck out only 15%. Of the batters he's faced. -- score and I you know -- Red Sox are scored W doesn't mean you just have to be. Max Scherzer tonight with which numbers you gave five innings of similar needs such as. I think even 536 and through BO OK you know react if you are going to be -- facing. Walker or insurers or Verlander tonight you're facing got to the refs suck directorate where -- or read a 61777. On 7937. Other Davis dropped out on the road again and again we gallery and trying to get to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and talk with somebody about Dustin Pedroia but we show up. Hold it in abeyance for just the help over that you know nobody I'd like it was opened his window lumpy and throw this piece of garbage out and trying to get everybody down below OK that's all -- -- -- just don't get anybody with his computer when you throw out the window. Now what ever it is that David Ortiz channels whatever it is that David Ortiz. Is able to produce in the post season. To create the kind of legacy he has -- without question the greatest post season performer on this stage tonight that's what Jake -- needs to figure out Cilic has often said. It's as simple as remembering to learn how to three. And David Ortiz if you look at it in what. I don't what I mean the solid fan boy here Alice -- pink cap. But we're watching something that you're -- -- while we were in the middle that we watched his entire career we watched a guy in the biggest of big stages. Not stay the same not get worse but -- get exponentially better and we can go through chapter and verse riveting David Ortiz has done this is his I believe. Seventeenth. Post season series that includes 78 games and 340 trips to the plate. He is I believe. Passed Babe Ruth for postseason home runs seventeen -- it -- pat let me finish passed Reggie Jackson. For post season total bases he has passed umps are used to hide Rickey Henderson for runs scored and you know seventy home runs I mention. I read someplace. Fourteen of those meant something but either broke a tie. -- tied the game. -- brought the Red Sox within a run and only three of those for -- seventeen meant nothing had very little to do with the outcome of the game we end. Or loss. Right and he's one of the great World Series players in history obviously that the Siewert is almost one of the great clue what she's likely ten games in the World Series -- three home runs thirteen RBIs slugging percentage 765 so PS 1241. He really has for a typical the Beltran play. Well the great worlds here forget this playoffs are with all these different numbers Bernie Williams yes he's one of the great World Series players in history don't eat that he is. Making it caucus for all Ali I don't see -- July I know the subject comes up all the time beautifully in -- it probably didn't in June July and we said planner and a not gonna happen he doesn't have enough time to put up the numbers. And I know there's the PED Spain but it's not a big TD's and like -- -- rugby these days and I think this is -- mean Reggie Jackson's hall of Famer right. If not for the World Series is rejects and ultimately 560 homers yes I -- that matters I mean mattered back and doesn't matter anymore he was fourth or fifth Beverly you're retired you would. Yeah it doesn't matter anymore it doesn't have as many as Mark McGwire. Home runs -- required it's like all different. It's like 60% of the vote different it's it's not different in this regard you know 40400 homers -- -- -- It doesn't anymore you know. And it close so so having said all of that. And this is what we want the -- to -- I have some concerns about the greatest postseason performer was on the field tonight and it is that's follows how many times is David Ortiz played first -- somebody gives you play first base this year you know. Can tell you up top and ran it six times. The last time David Ortiz played first base in a World Series was October 20 to date today. That is the point six so two days from now. It will be an ever except on a whole host -- Sunday the Sunday early international section -- -- go to Sunday paper with a -- -- yet that's right. The last time David Ortiz played first base in the World Series was October 28 2007. Game four at coarse field. Dave Ortiz when he plays first base is not David Ortiz at the plate and there is this concern. That -- split duties taking out of his DH routine would have -- to stay warm in the clubhouse look at that tape she quit swinging the bat what the case may be will not be in play for him. David Ortiz -- playing first base is hitting 158. It's not David Ortiz possible hall of Famer when he's at first -- this year. Or in as it is a Red Sox and first base any time he's played first base every time he's played first base is batting average cumulative. 158. First career. I'm not I'm looking out here that's not right now can't be when he played first as the first -- -- Maybe this year -- what about the policies until the six games this year played first base yes sought fame and his career. Well all of your six times -- it will be you know what there's still nothing you can do about it he still has to be in the lineup and that -- still has to -- -- I don't think there was ever a point where. Ferrell looked at the numbers that you know he's just not producing as a first baseman has no choice you know what he's -- -- and for its Portuguese -- 67 point short. That got you out of it and it's it's cute -- But for now Iran however is a terrible pitch him. That would that -- -- but and Napoli. Thirteen RBIs in his first eight World Series games no one else has ever done that in the history of the game. Thirteen RBIs in his first eight World Series games seven hits in eight appearances two doubles. And thirty strikeouts as a pinch hitter not good as a pinch hitter -- -- you're weakening yourself on a number of levels GAAP and does not as good defensively not -- -- is better. Obviously. In the World Series and it would be any any place else -- it's a horrible. -- At bat guy when he's playing for six games featured in a market bet that's the one market by the too right now please the pitchers not as good and you absolutely. Take a hit defensively no question if you lose Napoli back. Yes it open again what do you do about nothing do nothing he's doing the right thing there is no option is known to. Us. Why not save David. For the biggest about a block he's your best hitter yeah that's why did you want it once when he can -- -- yeah Napoli was better as a first baseman and not any good as they never put -- Benedict met with a better hitter now now. -- -- -- -- -- You could never ever -- David Ortiz in the post -- are spiritual about it last two games you can have two M -- it was terrible against the Tampa. Did that carry over into the LCS when he was on the slot that to yet it would advisors say he. Don't committee that is for pitcher -- walker was scared. Walker that would that was looked to me confident that anybody but Ortiz he is it frightening presents for pitcher for a -- Kelly. Tonight with Ortiz in the middle line -- can never sent -- a big surprise. If he sits any of these three games -- wasn't afraid of them came right out of I think in the East Africa at the -- Macy -- Seacrest thought he was taking the first pitcher did that was -- -- so that everybody else and and Ortiz just outsmart them and crush the ball but. I would be surprised that we get to start here and say I don't think a lot of changes and even three games at the community Nava I think you can see through that the consumer. He's so what does that tell it unfold I don't. And -- stand up. Suits me to make predictions. 61777. -- 7937. It is a special edition of Dennis and Callahan broadcasting live from Busch Stadium. In saint Louis blues are presented by our great friends at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Coming up Joseph Straus Saint Louis post dispatch baseball writer and columnist will pop World Series Saturday night. Game three tonight.