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Now with reaction to the suspension legendary former Major League Baseball player and manager -- disorder.
And major league Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench guys welcome onto the show to -- both.
Comedy -- humor about Tommy I know how much you love this game I've I've been -- dinner with you written and the whole restaurant comes -- -- you.
What do what do you make of this -- I'm sure your opinion means a lot to a lot of people.
Well I I appreciate.
What the commissioner's doors.
He's doing everything in his power to get this sport clean.
That is going to do it -- mostly due to until be becomes.
Time for him to leave.
But anybody that gets involved and well illegal drugs should should be penalized for.
Yeah do you think it Tommy I always understood the rules to me.
First offense fifty game suspension second offense hundred -- game suspension.
Here -- that they didn't release the facts of the case here so -- I'm having a hard time deciding and this is just but.
It seems to go against the written rules president.
Well not necessarily because we don't know the full story about it.
I mean there's more to it probably that we know right now which will come about when the time comes what do you think Johnny.
Well I think -- commissioners using the best interest of baseball here I think he has his own.
He brought his own conclusions at this point you know I'm from Oklahoma I was -- -- will Rogers -- not -- -- not too long ago in Washington DC and -- and I can't I would like somebody just the sort of admit.
The problem we need people that we can believe in I -- -- -- But the politicians we have trouble believing in the business people finances we have trouble believing and we try to lean towards our sports figures.
And -- hope that we can actually believe in them.
That we can trust them to do what they do we are so many great things there's a -- shot it was suppose -- The Longoria is the boy -- I mean you'd have this you know -- go through all of this.
The kid from Washington is doing a fabulous job there so many great stories.
And yet we still have to hear what's going on I want somebody to fallen back on their short if they have to have with bogey abroad so I'm guilty.
The other -- other eleven or whatever saying they're guilty and we know that we Alex Rodriguez who's guilty a man.
Baseball would not go through what they've gone through and come up with -- conclusion Bud Selig is on everything he can to try to get this baseball.
Year and the rest of the future baseball clean and that's exactly what they're doing but.
You know we need somebody to finally just say here's -- OK I did it.
This is my problem I had a problem I'm over it let's face it let's go on.
And Alex continues to believe that nobody rule you know find wrongdoing in what he's done and that's a sad thing that's happening.
We can go on tomorrow after these guys are suspended and they will be basically forgotten -- -- the page.
But we're gonna have to -- over the rest of August and maybe September and listen to what Alex is doing.
And I guess he's you know he will live in his own punishment you heard the crowd tonight.
This will happen with radio with TV with all the media and it will happen with in every park that he ever plays and he -- have to live with that and that's hard to do but.
He seems to be you know have that turtle shell only good draw himself -- and be unaffected by I just hope it gets over soon.
-- Tommy I guess one of the questions I mean baseball's had its scandals over the years with a black shots he didn't even Johnny's teammate Pete Rose who was one of the greatest players of all time.
-- our players role models.
Because maybe some -- that they don't wanna accept that are they role models to these kids because I believe they are.
They sure dude they sure should be you Shea -- youngsters.
Not not want it they're going to be a senator or governor or mayor elect a are -- Charlotte's big Major League even though they want to be -- Baseball players.
Had a Major League players they'll have more of an impact on the youth of our country.
That anybody they will listen to the major leaguers they look up to the major leaders -- everyone else should feel.
Have video role model to the youngsters in our country.
-- -- Well having -- -- -- sort of been the best ambassador in the world is involved in world baseball classics involve every time of the commission needs them.
He's there to support -- and everything else he was a doctor that's the only they have ever disliked about him.
The fact that he was the wizard on the baseball -- was always very important to me.
But -- but Tom is right we we really do -- have a great game going on here are some great races story of the -- it's now going on and everything else.
And this is something just think about this though.
These guys if they're testing them they haven't tested positive.
Within the period of this year.
Because there -- doing the drug testing throughout the system throughout the whole organization of baseball so -- about testing positive.
That's the thing that does -- I wanna hear a doctor come on and say.
OK if you take dvds.
This will give you this I mean he can't make you faster -- can make your reflexes.
Because we have we've we've study -- -- -- -- the national institute of health.
About training the -- to treat the reflexes from the muscles on the nerves and how you have point 17 seconds to make the whole reaction time.
In the period of that point 42 second important seconds while a ball is being.
Who delivered to the plate.
So I want to know why it's happening what it's doing and why these guys are still effective but it.
You know there's a side to it like that but Tommy and I both believe in the game of baseball.
We wanted to go away we're sick of all of this and I think the baseball and and the rest of the rest of you as well are also a couple of let me ask -- one -- Absolutely absolutely when -- shape.
When you still like all those fly balls.
That used the big Claude -- no warning track.
Now go into the stands for the players who are utilizing.
-- what what do you do in the case of Andy Pettitte who did who admitted that he used HTH 'cause he was injured players have a limited lifespan.
Medicine could help them heal faster human growth hormone may be one of them.
Do you think we have to have a full discussion about that and then didn't that I guess -- -- runs up against past players and records at seder Johnny what's your thoughts on that.
Well I mean we're we look at Roger Clemens we've got that we got Barry Bonds we -- -- a due to a mobile or Mark McGwire.
Mark who are -- and Sammy Sosa saved the game of baseball quite honestly -- brought people of Baltimore.
They brought everything back to the game you've ever -- you -- -- have used it once or twice.
There's not to anybody that won't take your cortisone shot.
To get into the game of baseball now it's not a it's not a performance -- it's not a steroid or anything like that it's in a different form.
But yet people won't do that.
I -- -- caught 54 days in a row without a day off and I mean this -- things if -- had a chance to work out in the weight room like these guys have.
I would have hit sixty home runs myself so.
They have the training they have the skill there's no better athlete the way they eat the way they work out.
The way they train the way they're treated and the and the money every day gives them a chance.
To have their own personal trainer.
So the personal trainer comes in and says here's this -- -- blender we're gonna put all this stuff then there.
I'll guarantee you that I have any of the player himself.
Does not understand what all of this stuff that went into that.
And a lot of people got caught up in that -- to be bigger all of a sudden they were trying to be stronger they were they went from three million dollar contracts the fifteen million dollar contract.
You think those guys sitting right now that said -- made forty million dollars in the over those past ten years before this that we're taking it.
The other players association didn't support this.
And they had to wait for the players to get off of it and they gave the players two years I guarantee -- to get off of this stuff and yet there are these guys that are being punished right now.
Didn't do it and they are paying the price we -- they'll come back next year.
-- big contracts and the chance to prove themselves again all right Tommy -- the last four tonight.
Well I think about the the way they have the players who don't.
Or didn't take the drugs playing against the guys -- dead that's not on the shame level on the field.
And that's why they should be penalized.
They should be suspended.
I think that commissioners go in -- out standing job.
He -- -- and every thing that clean up our game of baseball but nothing.
Nothing can stop the game of baseball there will always be the greatest sport in this country.
I don't care what have.
But actually of two minds about an -- the Dodgers plan.
That's pretty good this year that's where we're headed yeah we're intruded on -- day -- heart -- until that two of the greatest guys in baseball thank you both for being with us a -- -- -- -- Johnny Bench.
Tony thank me so much.
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