On today’s show, Pat and the rest of the guys are back from vacation with a LOADED show. Pat discusses his trip to Hawaii and gives a breakdown of how he popped the question to Sam in an Avatar-like setting on the island. He and the rest of the guys also discuss what else they did while they were away on vacation, discuss a couple of the documentaries they watched while on break including ‘Abducted in Plain Sight,’ chat about the pothole epidemic in Indianapolis, give their thoughts on the AAF so far, and chat about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day sale coming soon to PatMcAfeeShow.com. Also included are two incredible interviews from Super Bowl week with the voice of Monday Night Football and Top Rank Boxing, all around electric human being, Joe Tessitore (2:01:23-2:21:54); as well as an inspirational interview with Steelers linebacker and 2X Pro Bowler, Ryan Shazier, as he chats about his incredible journey to recovery and how confident he is that he’ll play football again (2:22:36-2:38:51). It’s great to be back. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
ESPN – Whichever team signs free-agent reliever Adam Ottavino will have a confident pitcher.
Assessing the state of today’s game on MLB’s Statcast podcast, the 33-year-old right-hander said that Babe Ruth couldn’t keep up.
“I had an argument with a coach in Triple-A about Babe Ruth’s effectiveness in today’s game,” Ottavino said. “I said, ‘Babe Ruth, with that swing, swinging that bat, I got him hitting .140 with eight homers.’
“He was like, ‘Are you nuts? Babe Ruth would hit .370 with 60 homers,’ and I’m like, ‘I would strike Babe Ruth out every time.’
“I’m not trying to disrespect him, you know, rest in peace, you know, shoutout to Babe Ruth. But, it was a different game, I mean the guy ate hot dogs and drank beer and did whatever he did. It was just a different game.”
Pretty blasphemous stuff this morning from a guy 98% of baseball fans have never heard of. I understand gassing yourself up heading into free agency, and I understand being supremely confident in your skill set, but give me a fucking break.
Adam Ottavino doesn’t seem like a world beater, does he? Pretty middling stats in my opinion. In fact, you know what’s funny? Babe Ruth was a better pitcher than him.
Actually, he was a much better pitcher. The game has changed a little bit since The Sultan of Swat played, I’ll grant Ottavino that, but do a little research and have some self-awareness, pal. Not only would The Babe eat a dozen hot dogs and drink a dozen beers pregame, he’d also proceed to hit an absolute cock shot into the stratosphere off Ottavino. Frozen ropes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a bedtime snack.
Maybe I’m being too hard on Adam Ottavino, though. Let’s take a peek at some of his highlights.
Yes, I cherry picked these clips, and yes Adam Ottavino set the Rockies scoreless innings streak record, which is a commendable feat and something very few are capable of, but let’s pump the brakes on saying you’d strike out Babe Ruth every time you faced him when you’re giving up moonshots to guys like Lyle Overbay and Chris Carter (who struck out no less than 1,000 times when he played for the Yankees).
I respect what the guy is trying to do here going into free agency. The MLB hot stove is starting to heat up a little bit, you spit out some egregious bullshit like this and hope that it sticks somewhere. But Adam, if you come at the King–and make no mistake about it, Babe Ruth is one of the Kings– you best not miss.
Now watch the Yankees give him $70 million just to spite me. I guess we’ll see. Again, I’m sure he’s a lovely guy.. but give it a rest with the Babe Ruth slander.
Shoutout Art LaFleur for being the greatest representation of The Babe we’ve ever seen.
Fox News: Andrew E. Slavonic, who celebrated his 101st birthday on Dec. 1 with his family and friends in McMurray, Penn., has been drinking one Coors Light every day at 4 p.m. for the past 15 years.
“In 1996, he actually started drinking regular Coors beer,” Andrew’s son, Bob Slavonic, told Fox News. “He switched to Coors Light beer about 15 years ago. I think I am the one to blame for the switch because that is all that I have been drinking for about the past 25 years.”
I love this man. A WW2 Pilot from the South Hills of Pittsburgh who just loves himself some beer. Look at this man. He doesn’t look a day over 70. That’s what happens when you mix Yinzer blood with the sweet nectar of the Rockies. I respect that Andrew made the switch from the banquet beer to those glorious blue mountains. I’ve recently started drinking Coors light because it’s in my blood to do so and let me tell you when you see those crystal blue mountains you know you’re in for a treat. You don’t even have to worry about mixing in a water at the bar (not that anyone does) because it is basically beer water. You can drink 1000 of them. It’s so much in my blood that Coors light is the official sponsor of my father coach Digs.
Go ahead and call it girls light, I don’t care. I am who I am and I enjoy tapping the rockies. I was strictly a liquor guy for years because beer was too filling but I don’t have that problem with C lights. I don’t want to live to 100 or even 80 but if I did I fully believe that a Coors Light a day would get the job done. Cheers to you Andrew.