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Red Sox Catcher David Ross with Mut and Lou

Feb 17, 2014|

David Ross talks about his relationship with AJ Pierzynski, the loss of veteran pitcher Ryan Dempster, and Jon Lester's turnaround.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Where here in Boston liberal audience. Gets to do this time Mir space way to Fort Myers snowstorm shows up. That and lose in fourth -- and he's alongside our Red Sox catcher David Ross there with wild boys. I was gone when you guys are too. Which just let me join a weather -- down into -- out there and trying to present their case you're talking about time they dictate through -- above your off season World Series champion. The final few got a constant role of top of the seventh first section. You with the play and always will delightfully. Alicia did should put that in my car have been a good about it I have got to -- -- the -- all swollen head now -- -- was busy I mean just. You know as a backup catcher never did and that kind of attention and I got this off season and and just you know going here and there are doing a couple of talks -- time tomorrow grass and here in there and I was. It was different for me so maybe it became really busy but fine. Actually lost all the time not doing a stability like it did happen to me you know I mean like. I don't know when that offset end or two women is -- them in fortieth marrying Leo home but. Yeah this is one of those things a monster on to this year and and work in and you know I'll be 37 in a month than just trying to get myself in the best shape -- -- to -- the young. Trenton there is a lot of talk about turn the page already here right with thought you guys and I think that. What they -- impressed me was you know there was a lot of noise coming years and you sort of put that out and -- there was so much urgency on -- day to day basis to win that night. That helped to take away that other noise you dealt with last year it did. The re peat stuff is the noisy here in this year does that same approach help you deal with can you repeat question. I think the personality of our group you know the personality of like you said last year are our biggest those street -- was no more three in a row so when you got guys that come -- each day worked their tails off. Lay it out online every night. Go to home that nine to come back into the same thing that's a personality than last year of as a group I think will be the same personality wise that group so should. They should I was out really well you know how baseball -- yet turned a page really fast on everything on a loss on a win. You know there should be no carrier over so hopefully. That's what we did really well last year and -- with this what you said this is this can be the same kind of got things can be a different positive spin on. Say David so a Saltalamacchia heads down and -- at BellSouth also. And so agree AJ Pierzynski is is this -- ask your input or you know if this is a good fit for the locker room and -- teacher input at all. On what is the guy they should bring in an edit in if they do. Is this a gotta you've ever played with her. I I haven't wolf for so I had -- -- that play with AJ before a displayed against steam I knowing his resume is really really well I know I know he's you know got some some stuff that. The people say about him but got -- for a couple days down here any C they're a great guy I know wants to win his resume speaks for himself. A -- did call me then call me on on a few guys say they had guys and you know the there's a lot more and goes into it than just David -- is a pinch hit balls -- another catcher and then there's you know money and all that stuff but. I I I get in my opinion are the guys just as as a competitor I knew any guys again in my opinion and I think he does that with with a big group and an -- gets some feedback so. You know you know about AJ but. When I started doing my research has some guys that play within -- -- -- different. To different things and and actually you know you don't really like you when you play against him but. There next time with a teammate of mine and I hated playing against him when I played against it in college so. He you know it is kind of weather delays soared to eat you see a different side of guys from the other dugout that you do when within your teammate. Yet how much you guys. A what does that release of have to be utilizes the calico. A quarterback center exchange you guys really need to be worked together allotment or is it you guys conduct going do your own thing. Yeah mom I don't know that's a great question as far as I don't know that the quarterbacks that are. Analogy I don't know that I can't relate to that but the hump. The -- baseball so I like to be friends with the other catcher we talk so much and I guess you're you're right the quarterbacks and got to hang out together on the roads and in and do their thing. That's how it is at the other catcher we were in the same drills were working only. There's only a few guys on the field that know what is coming that we got one exception Napoli but. No -- how hard the catchers have to work in the actual work we have to put in an article we take a lot of protect our own little fraternity which -- a lot of pride that. Select offensive linemen you know is all about all the all the blame when things go bad a -- on the glory with things have it's. We like we like that role and -- I get to know him in and we do need to work together to some extent but he's gonna play his game Romo learn from him. And hopefully you are maybe a little a -- -- for me. Hey David it's like I'm curious when you found out that Ryan Dempster who gonna step away. From baseball and we -- heard stories now the last couple days of what he meant to the team I'm looking for your best. You're able to tell on the air story of what Ryan Dempster a -- that clubhouse next last year. Man I'm gonna miss that guy is -- but I mean what a great. Teammate and he made everybody better the best -- pain in his. We guy we landed in Wi -- I can't tell you all the jokes we landed and we landed in Toronto and he's from Canada silly walks affirm buses or talk on the Mike. And he had that whole bust he was talking as hairy carry voice. And he was talking and given us like a tour of Toronto as we drove into like a thirty minute tour as we drove into the city from the airport. And I literally I had never I mean saw -- in. To to ask him questions to interview and -- into different people I mean he was just put them. A show on is the first time he just kind of you know let -- -- personality out M -- I've never witnessed anything better than that although he's going to be greatly missed as far as a competitor teammate. A person on and off the field just a quality quality human being. Every calorie on the mind of its Chicago and -- aren't loses Dubai murder -- audio. CNN and what do you do me any sort of your -- come on and do that was not an N -- if you're about that yesterday we found out also find out. This twenty men texting and it went out we part of that group texting. And went on the off season. Yeah we actually started -- -- may have -- one and let us -- we started it. Agree I think we started with just like some some some different questions on like what. But things were going on the off season what guys are doing as far as commitments if we had any and stuff like that and it got into. I mean everything. Man you know you guys know I always think. I was sent the link of the picture you probably shouldn't opener Friday are likely to -- doing anyway there you really think that I mean I mean there's a lot of those guys wrote but -- that is the same I don't talk time and I've definitely died early selling a picture of himself walk into your list of the city of -- What we're we're -- majesty of they get by it was a group takes a man how to start it is -- by anybody -- -- -- -- in -- -- COK. And then I just got into a lot of fun stuff man -- is fine. From Johnny trying to think of T shirts -- she did this next year in shorts and American flag and Captain America and the hockey team I mean it's been always been all over -- just fine. You know I'm trying to put my kids down a -- my phone just by brains -- fallen off my nice to hand to attract them I -- Sicily surveys and agritech. Jon Lester talked to media earlier house asked -- about some of those mid season struggles you know what turnaround mechanics mental approach -- and to have mechanics he was just. Screw radical back to -- makes me successful what. Take me through that moment -- member sitting download images -- until about we try to him understand who years would you understand that we were. We talked a lot me and him I said now I just said it man if it's 32 bases loaded in the World Series last pitcher to Europe for Obama ninth. He had a womanly body on the duties that fastball away. I -- want to pitch like why why do you not what he go with 98 he says to me. He says because -- established and the whole game. And I do realize right -- like that's his mindset and he's never going away from that and that's where he's had success so the next time I caught a must like. All right this a pitcher you wanna be then you're gonna make that statement. Year ago. And he showed me what kind of heart he has I would say you don't mean can actually I gotta you gotta you gotta have some media have some GeMS. Some sacks to go on Marian on a mean and in the live in there and this league especially the short porch and he did it. And once he did that. It was over because he's he's pound and 94 it in to 97 in the playoffs. On guys in east east challenge in the best hitters in the game and then we need to -- -- to cut it there's a Carter. Saint Louis the best thing -- we realized early on in saint louis' game one. Was they would they came in and Marty off the -- there was gonna take away in -- make into a bar over so we started up backdoor -- and -- sort of -- now and he deals you know. They and in the next time they -- a little closer made him a little bit better may -- AAR one -- hit like three balls hard but. You know we we realize that once they once they commit to that once they hit a ball hard and now I know I know what then later mentality -- go back away. The your first look at these guys are a lot of people Boston picnic here's what. What you think that we get a name a lot but how is difficult is due to talk them before and -- who are you to tell me what you do. He went down I hope they show me that's what we've talked about earlier I just hope they shall -- what kind of pitcher they are what kind of command they have how they like to pitch. It are they are they you -- to the young -- it is hard to judge the young guys early on because they're trying to make an impression. You know trying to -- a coach is nerves. And and I I've been there done that so. And a lot of me you know rather it was even just you know fractures of -- first bullpen spring that we are we -- -- -- -- don't don't beat yourself -- -- the -- you know there's there's there's get a -- and -- give back to what makes you -- And that's what I try to pick up on -- if that -- coach says a little something to on the all of a sudden they start that they start you know put the ball they want I try to pick up on that so. Come may or whatever it is not go out and there on the mound I got to go out there and say hey. You know. Each member of the members retrain them when you know you're. Parts I was fine out of them you know marriage says state back from a you know little things like that if you can follow this little nuggets and their information. It would go a long ways and -- Young catchers that today look at what she bought always because he's in the and they are -- sort of feels like he's on top of the class all his -- -- really -- -- Fluid and he's got a really good changeup really get -- if NF tie break -- ball so. I think fastball command going to be his key. Early on in our thirty -- could control so many got a really good to see Murphy interrupting middle down he's got. He's probably. This close is I've. And he's pretty close to dish British eighties refined his craft just -- is stuff really good ball jumps out of his hand sneaky. -- -- Well David we appreciate the time today out -- out on this are. Is the play for you to manage someday we get all these texts every time become -- joint and several attacks in the same thing all the Red Sox and David sounds a manager once -- a manages -- -- -- -- the -- I don't know. Don hello Graham -- hear what you are when when you're done playing and if you don't show on that gray beard around and pinch in Pittsburgh training. You wanna -- that something you can see yourself doing down the road in baseball. I -- I do get that question ally and then people asked that and I'd I love being around the game I love. You talk in the game and I don't feel like your mantra on the field he I'm -- managing when I'm catching -- they thought that's what I did best in the World Series honestly I just was managing the game and how it all played out that's one of my strengths. Do I want a man I don't Ireland I love competing right now I love a team concept I don't wanna get out his game I love this game if some I would give me an opportunity to manage I'd jump at the chance to do it. I don't know if there's anybody dumb enough to just get tougher Bill Clinton managed. But the odds and -- are tough abandoned some of these in my cadence and these guys you're going to get my foot in the door. They we appreciate the time -- thanks so much and enjoy the rest of the spring training six weeks until opening day. Any time guys appreciate you guys have me on that I enjoy the sun Red Sox catcher David Ross joining us is part of our coverage will be there all week -- is there.

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