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Dale and Holley: Steve Lyons 4-11-14

Apr 11, 2014|

Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Our number two dale and -- Sports Radio to a -- you guys know that since we have about been reunited here we have had a yeah. A series of third man and some will be third women and by the way but that third people and in the -- witness. Out of a an extra voice an extra partner and and they will have various sports expertise as some -- only good in all sports by the way in and we've enjoyed. But -- testing the waters with some people but we wanted to introduce you today. To a guy -- going to be with us next Monday and Tuesday in fact. I'm going to be with us for all four hours -- he has just recently returned to the Boston market after an -- island Los Angeles. Steve Psycho Lyons on the line -- how -- But I get I'm glad I'm not funny Valentine. There are. -- trust me unit not wanna have to sit through that. Believe me you wouldn't wanna -- -- -- and at radio stations are still tuning out. -- -- Offense at a at a first ball welcome back to Boston I've had a chance to see a couple of times but welcome back. -- you and I go way back here too and I was hang around just down the first time. Could not be happier to be back in to me. I partly that it's all based sports city and in the nation certainly the most action -- You know. My career tied it into the -- goes a long time I loved it out there but. He just really can't compare that to that are there is not -- love. Of the sport. On the left coast that there is back here and I -- jump right back in. How long was that -- work Steven is this something that came up in the last a few months or. This something you've been thinking about for years to come back here. Well you know I think has really tentative thinking about it since I'd left I'd never really thought that my career would take me out of the area. I got to tell ya. In the major level it's a little bit of that under the weather last two days become a big works out there on the left coast and I can't stand a little bit cold weather. I will never complain about that at all though because. You know it's what it is back here. But I I figured if I had a career broadcasting it would be right here in this town and so I'm I'm really happy to get yet do it. And and not in the give me an opportunity and and you guys to Garrity now hopefully I can make an impression -- and hang around you get a lot. Let's ask about. You know it's about making an impression. I'll Michael Pineda made an impression last night. With a bunch of pine tar on his -- we think yeah I think it was pine tar. And and we were talking about before he came on Steve a job fair organs or anything about it obviously Joseph Girardi -- not gonna say anything the umpires and say anything about. Why do you think that is an is that a big deal -- baseball. Yet not a big deal it so it's a white lie is what it is it's against the rules no questions about it technically. It cheating -- that quote think you look the other way on because you know I look at a pitcher of the hitter. I kind of walked the pitcher to -- -- -- grip on the ball I'm going to knock -- -- one -- his pitches you know like get up and -- on that he can't. Hold onto that generally because normally it's either really hot here at -- it's really cold. Last night it was neither of those cases some guys is. Get into the habit of doing -- they have that you know they want that feeling on their -- all the time it's just the little hacking at so they get a better grip now. Do like think that it quite possibly can't make the rotation that is Leiter of the rookies -- the curve ball a little bit better at Duke but all live with that. Because I walked back guy kinda the one where the ball go -- -- -- -- miles an hour it's a dangerous game it's again it'll. Doesn't -- sport. The worst part about it was that he was particular -- obvious about it and the reason why nobody say about effort against a -- everybody thought about it. If the umpire go out there there's a good possibility the umpire never did notice but he didn't he goes out there. He got overshadowed. And nobody really want to see any of that stuff happening because and you get it in. I'm Lester on the field and I. You know buckle up here but -- looked at have been rumored including court almost everyone is doing something like. Steve why do you think they even have a rule against that. -- old school I think it's in the rule book you know years ago it. I think Michael brought it up you know light of what it actually kinda updated the rules you know they do and other areas. It would -- -- that we don't get me started on that replay. Starting on Monday on that. You have to I would totally great. You know it's I think it's one of those things where everyone just looked -- -- not really big deal to anyone in. And that -- I think you're absolutely right I think at some point someone that she Q okay you know. -- at the big glob of crap all the your hand continue to make it a little on this and immediately went the other I declared I'd look inside -- for a and at first before they really are talking about -- about what they -- I didn't notice and going to without Austin. But he would try to do only a camera off of him and you know -- -- -- clearly going -- they're reaching toward make sure that he. -- pine tar on his fingers and then grab the ball again. I think a lot of people didn't play Major League Baseball most -- people who you who -- listened to you right now and definitely to a less sitting here talking to you. What I know and in this is the big mystery. Okay how much with the game have changed last -- let's say nobody has. As pine tar or any type of in a foreign substances baseball puts it -- in their glove on their arm. Is that still eighty. A dominant performance from Pineda to the Red Sox still struggle on -- over the connect. Flux for a. Well it's a weapon for the lines are what we would be talking about right now effect that the red hot topic is struggling and I'm not sure that had anything to do with the -- or that collectively they're just really struggling right now it's about. But it NAFTA that that hurt for a little while he was an all -- -- Seattle's a great trade that the Yankees need to get this guy and they've they've waited through the injuries. And now he looks like he's back you know monsters like 67 to fifty to sixty so. You know -- can pit and that stopping him make some of the differences so many there's been so many new innovations in all sports. That make the players better. And not even you know the thing that aren't they elect either aren't much better shape than he -- and that they have now the update equipment. -- so many. You think that guys do now that they didn't do 20/20 53050 years ago that make them better player. And you know yeah I think that this little. The little white lies within -- -- -- that everyone looks the other way on because. Nobody really seemed to make and that they -- difference and I think both sides want the hitters want to build up that guy out of control. And the pitcher wants a little bit better grip on the ball. I suggested. To ways that this could've happened. In the crossing of -- third base coaches you know the Red Sox third base coach says to the Yankees third base coaches taking his place. You gotta give some of that pine tar or or even John Ferrell or somebody sending a clubhouse kid over to the other clubhouse get them on your making us look foolish here. My guess is somebody in the Red Sox at something to someone on the Yankees and all of a sudden in the fifth inning -- fans got washed. You know I think that's an excellent speculation there and -- on Twitter last night I was they're running. Duel with a guy who sit and argue note by -- And sitting in Boston lying in bed watching that game right now. I know like Gillick on it in -- settle mud I don't believe it looked in my. But the game on believes it's not that. You know I I'm not that guy that like that sure about ultimate liar before I really know what was claw -- It's such a common practice I think there's there's a good chance to -- -- and something that was technically. Technically illegal. But I think that. The bigger question that's a -- Somebody did a good pick might not an offer of a downer or you know at least -- some of -- thought it was just blatantly obvious and I think that was. What will -- -- or more than anything else. As dale mentioned Steve Lyons and join us a Monday or Tuesday or Monday and Tuesday. So as they would join us some Monday and -- are plenty of time and asked about some of these things but I don't wanna I get your take on the Red Sox outfield alignment last night. I was Jackie Bradley junior in center field yet Grady Sizemore and left. Obviously know Shane Victorino yes -- knob and right what do you think their their best. Lineup is what he did their best outfield alignment. Well you know -- to a victory goes back he's going to be out there somewhere. Daniel -- that the guy who you know he's savant -- rough while right now he's our got all the all of last night. I'm not saying about the way you would want to wish you -- about the way you'd like to you you'd like to have him in the lineup out there somewhere but -- and -- say let. Angle on an average outfielder and they've bounced around between left and right. Sometimes that stopped with a the player you're like well we're not playing today. Outside -- that first start ever last night. But he has course up in now I mean you that'd be he's a tremendous center Spiller excellent outfielder not. A tough transition for him and I think they did it more than anything else because there's quite a lot of room out there and popular Yankee Stadium that you don't happen Boston. And then they let Jackie Bradley who by all accounts and from what I can -- them. There's an excellent defensive center fielder I don't think he's -- speed burner out there by any stretch of the imagination but. Up for young kids that look -- positions himself well and that's a thought let's do -- Brian Butterfield. Who blew everybody around out there. And it's good -- fumbles and they'll track and now. You know what it that would and -- -- the fortieth street I thought I was pretty that the that the secular outlook in the will be either so. There's a lot of ways and nothing you can do out there to make a better player. I think that. That's that's basically Yankee Stadium those two guys and left and center. Actually in -- kind of you know I I think aren't trying to figure out who might have a hot hand. That's where does let the rest of his options in right field you know gold -- plays laughter. -- can go out there but right now I think he's he would settle on anybody out in the outfield but he -- my swing the bat that are causing you to some of the schooling about. Steve Psycho Lyons will join us on Monday as a regular here on the dale and Holley show I bet people not that many people remember. You actually played all nine positions in fact you had two relief pitching appearances in your career. Yeah I think it's good -- -- would have predicted by that -- in the daily oil. I don't. I you know like I hit pitching and practical because -- got really good at the other guys back you know that wasn't I was thinking it's like the other he'll play somewhere else and I -- more than anything else that we all note you know that there's -- up people and bought right now remember that I wasn't very average baseball player but. I think they also know that. I looked it. I busted my tail every day I can't play. And I had a really unique perspective on the game because they could play all those positions and you know out yet it was the second base and they get in that situation I -- You know what the catcher you like a year I think that's a lot but I'd -- hit and I sell it and by the way there's no more greater feeling of how work. And to be a catcher stat that -- pitchers on the ball and want it. Thought and that effort of a perspective. From everywhere on the -- which which made a lot more fun for me. Steve Lyons is joined the stable of analysts at -- and you can see him along with. Tom Caron and while everybody else Dennis Tankersley Tim Wakefield Jim Rice. That whole -- Steve will be working games with them all summer along he will join the dale and Holley program here on Monday I'm looking forward to -- Hey hey bill -- fame before I get out of here yeah you guys made the NBA reference there is no -- -- -- ankles look I don't on the ball. I'm kinda at Atlanta. Not everybody does so it's OK now I don't know can you -- now could you ever dunk. I -- to the I truth there had to be a break away. Or breakaway dunk that at a time to gather yourself and get the ball just right. Now are we talking about. We come -- highlight dunks like dunk contest or OK here we got it over the rim. It counts. I -- you know I can get I have to get up I end up because -- on the -- -- You know I'm so when I played other schools and high school low point 61 there at around 63 now actually grew to think about ecology and might but not the -- days were over. The guy -- -- on -- -- -- to the other have a little head of steam built it up I'd like to afford to throw it down but. Didn't happen very often because my greatest fear was I would Maddux and then -- really look stupid but it -- checked. Well I can dunk in traffic Steve on an -- program a program I can throw it down. Ten feet notre. There are. State public at four to see on Monday. All right or do you get to our record is a Steve Psycho Lyons. He will join us on money effect will be here Monday and Tuesday of next week. And has joined the stable of analysts at NASA and already fitting in beautifully -- them and a work -- of the ball park in and -- the process of moving back here and living here full time. He will have opinions about everything it'll be fun that's good -- and they're breaking ankles and breaking up home about. Ai and I couldn't break ankles and Bianca and I had my best ever go home about it I'll go back like racquet Gil -- -- -- I always said I I was the starting point guard on the worst high school basketball team ever put together. My senior year not -- school and -- main guys and winning it all for. That might have some else do with the fact that I was the starting point guard -- character. -- to get -- -- healthcare I don't think so at that time I saw him like that eat some. It makes you when you don't win a game analysts is that here's a profound -- for. Were you don't win a game for an entire season you really appreciate Steve matrix you appreciate the difficulty of winning. Like every single. Victory. I wish you'd been there to tell me this at the time because I couldn't find any positives from the expert coach who -- the -- Yeah but he was only you know partners only as good as is the oldest and he didn't do much for children mr. got okay how about this I mean you know. You probably remember kennel losing basketball. -- -- that nasty the what's the closest. You guys can win. In the last game of the regular season coming into this -- like sixth. -- like that coach coach I wish I had no doubt well I think I lost the game I think I am in it would be all well and good to blame the coach but I stung him and you know there was a bunch of us who weren't that good but I stunk too. 6177797937. -- telephone number. The AT&T text minus 37937. Coming up the atop the RDJ -- is gonna join us. We will lot have him join us talk a little hockey. We will have our final first round music bracket -- ecology bracket that's coming up 455. -- Sports Radio W yeah.

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