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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Thoughts on MLB Commissioner decision 8-15-14

Aug 15, 2014|

Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the decision on the new MLB Commissioner, as well as his thoughts on speeding up the game

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Joining us right now as promised right now is former Boston Red Sox player Kevin Millar now of course with the Major League Baseball network and intentional -- Kevin -- -- Africa anomalous. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm not taking out the Orioles like Jack right now. -- -- to seize upon is that going on right now. Knocked off decide to get the ball with Ford also daddy daycare so those upper water that mean you're plot we had to go getter. Now is trying to figure yet to be doing something that thought maybe you might show up yesterday at the hall of fame induction were Nomar Pedro -- kitten. Joke mistakes when it it was quite a quite a day. There at all I mean you know what if I lived a little cultured in the three hour and 57 and plane flight out of there out of Bennett -- -- Yeah I was there was -- charge where she actually went up there with no way to bring if somebody up with each each guy they're which is kind of sits there rather. -- that a speech it's more -- Q what they we just got to hang out. So it was nice. Taught social and what was -- problem and -- and we acute report that couple got your way with rocket Brett Aldrich that integrate them. Pretty cool -- Well we talked about this with Pedro and rocket both we got their takes no Mars takeaway know what yours is about Pedro vs rockets and who you think the tougher guy was to hit. In your career everything that that we think the better picture was just tossed the bottle -- I mean they listened Pedro Martinez in his prime -- they're gonna break next year you know it in my generation of space because he had the devastating changeup. To go with that 97 mile an hour. The ninety mile an -- ball. Yelp climate in the back in his career development here's a remarkable look back here to dole out yelled to go with just not Bob Arnot all what -- -- they're -- -- -- And that in fact they're little. What the record scroll up and and any time. You know our creator -- seizure on the wrong leader guy but now rock it was big ol' country boy got dominate you with bat all look back here. Yeah you know we are talking a little bit about just they've Roger in the hall -- in just you know what his. You know everything going on BP he's in his legacy Willard whether he'll be able to get in or not. When you think about his career. If you had a -- would you put him through the hall of fame. I think the whole -- in the -- odd it's harder Blake you know. What are -- org you stop wondering who. Appear out there all alone at at the very much at market immediately. Called. -- -- -- All of social McGwire. -- all know is that ultimate you know. Question. And we can -- -- entered her home. Well and nobody nobody knows an -- it's it's a little place it will work understate. Hulu morally right here Geithner that drank alcohol and other tanker and -- playing I don't know why in my opinion to go to get -- That play inauguration and -- an air that we live band and their questions and urged he be or after -- Market -- to -- -- some great players there that you know whether this question or not it's amusing and what particular show. You take this day Roger when -- -- I guess you speak about it more openly and honestly in that narrative his career change or even matter at this point. I don't think about it -- the -- -- in the beginning we -- tomorrow. Or they just. Reverse the cycle I think that's perhaps the battle the society and then ultimately. -- up the truth and you know it whether or whether they tell the truth and knock -- truth and not your judgment because Alexei gringo -- pulling. It's clear people closet you know and it's the truth because we sit back and workshops on the judge everybody situation. Our job but I think get to entertain your honor. If you made a mistake to be able to write your hands say I accept that the game last I made three areas struck are on its except default and excuse. You know enactment and saying we're talking about the society. And what year and you know accused of doing certain things I mean if you get sorry. And not get our corporate bear cute but there's no you know there are called me any credit to your day job -- The total. -- I agree with it wavered at all fame outsourcing best ever play the game and with that we kind of Larry Lucchino was a little bit and -- a stepped around Red Sox hall of fame possibly for -- Manny Ramirez and I Katie would step around it and it. Again like you said it was the morality clause also the Boston it's a tall frame which I don't think it does. We'll look at his career I gotta put him in a Red Sox won no. You know look out I'm in. You're probably after my opinion but I think every well why you know I get you know get on -- home of actress made a bad choice. You are able to gain all time leader in Wrigley but off. I'd -- like -- don't you closer you know back in the air America aren't as they were normal. I think not bipolar I'm doing -- -- every second burger you -- go -- making its EU is -- Good news mobile frame I mean you know it's sort. You look after the of -- are all things. Dick Morris from an intentional talking a Major League Baseball network demands -- Maloney Christian -- middays with them at the united for seven to be Kevin the other big story -- bigger of course nationally. Our rob man Fred the new commissioner. Of baseball and apparently court what Larry Lucchino was saying on the morning show today. -- any it sounds like at least two similar pitches were made from both him and Tom Warner and they had to do was speeding up the game has released part of both of their presentations. What do you think about that can it be done and if it can be done what's the best way to go about doing it. Yeah I think that's the million dollar question I would be -- -- -- we you know reps in games you know you're limited ample. Three dollar and 97 minutes a game to go for -- guys you do the math but yeah I don't know the correct answer I don't know people that you -- clock on the pitch. Council to get the mean that advocates have captured well the other we expect it to release the next connection -- help you make good -- stay in the box one foot. It's therapy have a walk -- and adjust to batting gloves and look up in the stands you know -- whoever. That they're all trying to weigh it all kinds of ideas. But I do think he'll look to your state rob Manfred. Tremendous guy can be a matter. And I think it's here are some decisions are going to be after -- draft I think what you're gonna go down toward greater measures. All content not seek greater -- from what. It would Jackie Robinson's number retired that number ever are just all that different different things that he helped a baseball queen in the game. They're not think we got adequate and -- play all played guitar and play. That play out to the World Series so pursuing directing their -- after a significant factor just beat you. It give I am a believer that you know the pitcher kind of dictates temple of the game I mean. There are some guys and obviously guys like Barley who worked very facets of the pitches that worked very fast but. Did you ever feel like you're holed the pitcher up outside the box -- what does it more is that the pitcher being slow and I think I feel like it's the pitcher more than -- -- hitter. Upload speed actual terrain to me get the ball all -- -- banker walked around about all walked around the clock well. So the -- they dictate the tempo the game they were. Trying to hit. I don't want to bet that one -- Greek temple like Mark Buehrle throws eight mile stretch in their had a you can pretty good temple temple temple me you know what are their what are out. Don't go pick batting practice here if you get -- -- and you're gonna get out what. It to dictate the tempo more than hitter well. And there's up to the umpires actually force the rule that's currently out there are. Right I think you're exactly right up -- acute angle -- and the elderly if you think you'll put that picture to start they'll. You -- below -- air quality if debacle it's -- -- mart target and all go and pick out all but didn't go to a cleaner. It -- -- now don't get me wrong when a picture and I had control Blackberry in the walks start tapping it looked war. You know it's all ball on all eighteen per -- -- -- -- number amount on these branches. Fact that yeah I understand that -- happen but the tactic that single factor. A big giant pitch clock. I know what it's -- -- -- -- -- what would you feel I would give voters that too far -- have an idea to literally put a clock up. I'll start scripting or are you -- a little. -- is that does that simply sections -- -- -- we call them the lock clock right you know once but because we got this argument before about retiring Wade -- is number -- -- -- -- six in the green monsters and you just -- your name embedded with that the 152 clock read and there you -- record record right we're -- now we're not where it -- And that's that's what you love doesn't rejoice that day you opened at number it's -- We don't know the real -- survive you know all we're allowed by press. Well you know you can't so need to know that your -- or don't need to know that when he is thirty years from now to go to federal Iraq. Well the epidemic and OR. You know they get better no doubt plan by everything you're better player really it's not. But it candidate I have allies -- play all of all of us we outweigh our actually pretty bad. We just were very lucky to stay in the big league so okay so different today that that's on -- work here before we just always better when we're not player. What that's assembled this team real quick because I'm a firm believer that if you have a a very good lineup and an average to below average pitching there -- average -- -- you -- win a lot of games or regular season I think it comes out of in the post season but this team now the big one. But five -- six get a lot of looks a little bit better you know got excess medicine there was -- Greg comes back with. Do you believe that I mean do you just think that it's a better team because what people feel like I lost lest you lost Lackey looked they're better now. I don't think the better I'd think that -- much better yes and you bad assets but it is that an outcry you know it and hurt. It got a different Bartlett is a straight that a lot up -- that simply wasn't very good isn't very good they -- talking about 300 point out it's a bit late so you're gonna struggle. And I -- -- escort and run the sort of tamp bay rays you know that they struggle they debate they would not -- Yorkers apple got. And you guys -- -- I'll carry you know it's. The -- just got shifted with some power now that being you'll in the gay marriage ballot could be better but still eat well and -- that we talk about that much. You gotta hit I think the Red Sox look better as an offensive club but they're gonna have to address the -- situation. I'll -- lastly out before wrap things up there guys wanna get your perspective one more thing about Manfred becoming commissioner and whether or not it's just about pace of play or their other things that could liven -- the game make it more exciting make it more of a package. For young players -- we're taking calls and text before about video games they make it is I -- make it more like a video game to keep young fans involved. While. Al Amin. I've been pretty young young -- alternate could play. -- -- But times were or maybe were were a little bit under the star power army would got a huge -- but you know I go back home run derby not discount anybody and -- are reducing much you remember. We will watch Sosa. And bonds and McGwire. And Jim told may -- -- and all like me so I think there were star power right and Griffey junior cap backwards it bombs. -- -- -- -- Now what my voter -- at that level. But certainly not not all wonder if they want ocular colonial went. -- and a bit of debate and what I want him alone in a home run derby so -- I think that. We can you look for a position players like which shot all whopper -- Roland my trust that the games are good place but we we are -- some star power we might you know we -- drop calls span. To -- well because that's what we lean on that right -- -- power. Jeff thanks a lot brought to -- day by heiress frustration specialist and bread and smoke shop we'll talk to again next week enjoy enjoy that time off right. Our -- thank you are -- all right gentlemen are joining us from the boats.

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