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Chuck Knoblauch | Average To Savage EP111

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This is the one hundred and eleventh episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Chuck Knoblauch former MLB player. Paul Guarino talked with Chuck Knoblauch about winning the rookie of the year and world series with the Twins, playing the New York Yankees dynasty team, and what he’s up to today. 

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This podcast interview with Chuck Knoblauch was originally recorded on November 4, 2020 

...this'll is the average to savagepodcast with Paul Guerrino. Everyone in anyone athletes, celebs andmuch more. What's up, everybody? I'm back for another episode of the averagesavage podcast. Our special guest today is Chuck Knobloch. Chuck, what's goingon? Not much, man. How you doing, Paul? Good. Appreciate you coming on. Yeah, Iknow, I know. We've been trying to plan this for a while, so Yeah, it's been aminute. I'm glad to get it on. Uh, yeah, actually, let's just go back in time to2000, I think. 2011. When I first started PG Sports, you were the firstactual pro athlete to wear PG sports. And, uh, growing up. You were one of myfavorite players. So, like, I don't remember. I think I reach out to you.Maybe via Twitter, if I recall. Yeah, it was Twitter. Yeah. Yeah. So whatlike Well, what made you respond? Like to May? Because I was, like, at thevery beginning, I wasn't like anything yet. I know. I don't know. I just did. Iguess I had a good vibe about you. So, you know, let's just go into yourcareer like What was your first memory of playing baseball? Oh, man. Um, probably little league. Um,just overall, I knew I was good because I was, like, one of the best guysplaying, uh, in the league in our little league? Uh, e I don't know. I just I just I washaving a good time out there, and I was selling at it, so it drove me toe. Wantwaters? Yeah. Yeah. Then going into, like, high school and all that. Likewhat? Like one When did you know, like you were ableto like, when did you knowyou? You thought you could go pro and like Then what was your recruitingprocess like? Um, well, I mean, it seemed like everyevery team I was on, I was the best guy on the team growing up, and I startedrealizing, man, like, play this game, you know? And when I got the highschool, I guess that's when it got real serious, you know, thinking aboutcollege or getting drafted about pros or whatever. Um, but yeah, I mean, Iwas just one of the best guys on the field all the time, and, you know, and I said I was having fun. I wasdoing I was having fun high school. It was looking good, like before, Like thefall of my senior year. I went toe Phillies, um, pro day or whatever. Youknow, whatever they call it on. And, man, I ran like a 646 60 which isflying, and I was looking good to get drafted and they were on me, uh, eveninto the spring. And then we build the third game my senior year. I broke myleg slide in the second. It was a weird play. I struck out it was a wild pitchand there's a guy on second on our team, and I was going to go to second to getthe throat of me so you could score. And I didn't realize the catcherthrough to the picture and the picture...

...turnaround through it. It was high. Andas soon as I was getting there, the guy jumped at second base and, like my myshin hit his knee, then that acted like a hatchet on my on my tibia, my leftshin, And, uh, man, that's the worst pain ever felt in my life. And it waslike all the blood in my body rushed to that area. It was, like hard to Iraq, E.I mean, I didn't know. I didn't know. I've never done anything like that. Sobasically, I missed my senior year playing, and, um, I had verballycommitted a U T. University of Texas and then I didn't really like to coachhow he was present himself like, Oh, man, you you ought to be honored theUniversity of Texas recruiting you. I was like, Yeah, I was in the in thegroup before I broke my leg. We were up in February March 3rd. I broke my leg.We're up in February and it was cool and everything. I thought it was coolbeing recruited by them. And, um, it just dawned on me after I broke my leg.Really? I didn't want to go there, you know, I went toe end up going to TexasA and M. Um, and that whole summer and fall, I didn't do anything I didn'twasn't released. Thio start working out fully until January. So I had to, like,make the team I'm making, you know, get do well because everybody had the wholefall of my freshman year in college, too, to do their thing and like, sizepeople up. And I wasn't able to compete it all so and the junior shortstop thatwas there before me. He came back for a senior year. He didn't sign him. So Iended up playing center field my freshman year in college, Um, which wasa blast, and I got 255 at bats or whatever. My freshman year, which ledto find, you know, going back to shortstop my sophomore junior before Isigned. Yeah. So, yeah, going back to high school. You did. You did getdrafted out of high school. Uh, after, I mean, obviously, we're recovering. Sowhere you just like I'm not saying like you weren't signing regardless. Well,it's interesting because it came down to my first day. It ain't that my dadwas, like, just go to school, you know, they were trying to get me to come upthere, because once you go toe a class A college class in your ineligible toson. So I went up there and my dad didn't even tell me the final offer.They made me but they like back then, You know, I end up signing after myjunior year for 100 and 20 but they offered me 75 going 75,000 beforecollege started. My dad didn't tell me that. I just told him no on his own.And eso I was kind of bummed about that, but it all worked out. Yeah, Yeah, forsure. Yeah. Just for reference for people that are listening. I was in,like, the eighties, so it was It was worth a lot more money than it is now.Oh, yeah? Yeah. Ah, lot. I don't know...

...what it would wait to today's money,but yeah, 75 grand. Nothing is nothing now that these guys but, um s Oh, yeah,then going into Texas A and M Um, just like, you know, after after your junioryear, Um, like what? We're worth projections on you for like them. It'llbe to get drafted. Um, well, every year that past, you know, it was better andbetter. Eso I knew I was looking good. My junior after my junior and man, Igot picked in the first round 25th pick by the twins and they weren't even onme that I didn't talk to them at all. So it was kind of out of the blue, but,um, it was awesome. Yeah. What was that feeling? Just liketo be a first round drafted. I was awesome, you know? I couldn'tbelieve it. You know, it was cool. Yeah. Yeah. Did you like being 25th like,Well, what were your projections like? Because I wasn't. I wasn't I was evenborn yet. So what? Like we're their projections, like, like, were you Wereyou happy with that? The 25th overall pick? Did you think you're gonna gosooner? I didn't know, man. I was happy to be in the first round. I think itwas 25th out of 28. Then I think there were 28 teams. It was before theexpansion of Dell Berets and Arizona Eso I was 2015, 28 but first round ofthe first round, I thought it was cool. Um, but eso I end up signing, like inJune after, you know, a few weeks after the draft, um, and end up going toKenosha, Wisconsin. I was playing shortstop still, and then after that.After that summer of playing, I went to what's called Instructional League inSeptember and October. You know, the minor league seasons, usually over atthe end of August on the instruction Lee started in September. I went downthere and worked out at shortstop the whole time. And then the the majorleague season ended and the big league coaches came down and all of a suddenthey started working me at second base. And I was like, What's the deal withthat? Yeah, it was kind of bummed about it, Um, because I had worked so hard atshortstop leading up to that leading up to them coming, like in late October.And, you know, it took me that offseason, realized okay, they're doingit for a reason. You know, They you know, they want me toe get to the bigleagues fast, I guess, by playing second. So in 90 I went to big leaguecamp, but there was a lockout and the major league baseball. I mean, the bigleague guys were locked out of spring training that that spring. So I was inFort Myers at, uh, minor league camp until big league camp started and Iwent up there. And, man, the first day I got there, we were playing in Houston.I was like, All right, cool. I'm gonna sit on the bench to check this out. Sohe put the line of up. I'm in the...

...lineup in second base. I never played agame in second base, so I was freaking out a little bit, and I was like, Man,it's only right into the fire. And I remembered the first ball that they hit.It was, uh, Ken Caminiti was on first and man, he the gag me, I think wasplaying short. He gave me a feed, and I went to throw the first, like seeing abig old guy coming at me. I'm like, Holy shit, you know? Wow. I fuckingthrew it away, you know, Threw it down the right, the line. Uh, so that was aneye opener for me. A second base in the big leagues slide. You know, that waswhen you could actually play baseball back then where they can't play now. Abunch of pussies. Now, you can't even take out a second a second base, youknow, Um, but Yeah. So and I continue to play until the season started. Youknow, I got sent down W which I knew I was gonna make the team in that spring.I didn't think anyway. And then I went and played, uh, secondbase in Orlando. Um, Orlando rays were called in double A Southern League and man as my true mind league experiencebecause we drove, like, 15,000 miles that summer and spring and summer,traveling to different places. Orlando was the furthest team away fromeverybody. Yeah, that's crazy. E heard stories about minor leagues. I know.It's, uh you were only there for a short time that you were only there fortwo seasons. You never. You never went to Triple A. You just went straight tothe O. E. I went to spring training in 91 went off. You know, I had a greatspring. Yeah. Laden team. Yes. So, like, going into that 91 season, I know youwon rookie of the year, but like, what were your expectations for yourself? Oh,I didn't know when I was playing just day to day. I didn't I didn't have anygoals or anything like that. I mean, you start this year, you wanna hit 300or 3. 50? Whatever. Um, but yeah, it just kind of unfolded in front of me.Yeah, And then just, like, take me through the whole season. Like when theRookie of the Year and you won the World Series your like, your first year.Like playing in the pros. That's like, Incredible. That's crazy. Uh, DerekJeter did the same thing. His work yearly. They won the World Series in 96.Um, so that's what we had in common leading up to me going to the Yankees,but yeah, with twins. Um, man, it was awesome. You know, it was a greatseason for me. I think it to 81. And, uh, my one home run came that year offMike Messina, August 31st 1991. Uh, just before the season ended. I mean,we have a month left in September, but at least I hit one my rookie year. Um,but yeah, it was It was fun, man. It was awesome. You know, when in theworld Siri's being rookie, the year was amazing. Couldn't have done anythingbetter. Yeah, I mean that Z I mean,...

...yeah, you literally can't. Like yousaid you can't do anything better. Yeah. Then take me through. Just like, youknow, what was your overall experience, Like, just playing for the twins. It was a great place to play. I mean,the city was nice, Um, nice and clean. The people were all right, you know, alittle weird. When they saw you out. It was like, Oh, my God. You know, it wasfunny. In my rookie year, I could go anywhere I wanted to before theplayoffs started. Then once, because back then the games were really on allthe time, like they are now. You know, locally, they would be a little bit,but, um, once we started playing the playoffs, it was on CBS, and, man, itblew up from there. I couldn't really go anywhere after that without peoplerecognize me or whatever. So that was cool at first. Um, but, uh, yeah, itwas great. I mean, through the nineties to 96. It was It was a lot of fun. TheMetrodome, you know, it was basically I looked at it like, you know, you'regonna play every day, no matter what, no matter what. The weather was outside.You're gonna play every day. And I love playing in a Mexico. The turf was fast,and it just suited my game, you know, basics and the gaps and stuff like thatHit doubles and triples, um, and played well defensively. Also. Eso you won,You won pretty much everything. Got a gold glove, a silver slugger, your 44time all star with the twins, And then you get traded to the Yankees. So, umyeah, What What was, uh what was that? Like, just to get traded to the Yankees.And And then what was What was your, like, initial thoughts when you firstgot traded to the Yankees? Um, yeah, I actually my agent. You know, we lostlike we were losing bad, like the last three or four seasons. I couldn't takeit anymore. So I asked my agent see if you get me traded because I was in amulti year deal with the twins at the time. So, um, I get my agent could negotiate a dealfor after I came to the Yankees before, because if you get trade in the middleof most of your contract. You could leave after your first year that theteam you're traded to, I mean, go elsewhere. So they wanted to see if Iwanted to stay after, because they wouldn't trade it for me if I didn't.And I agree. Thio that deal to stay. Um, and, man, when I went to New York afterI got after I got traded, went to New York and went in the Yankee Stadium,and it was just a different field for me. Is I knew I was gonna be a Yankee,because before it was like, rough coming, there's a twin. You know, youdidn't know if you know if they were gonna throw batteries at you or whatyou know, or golf balls or what golf ball hit behind me once, when I wasplaying with the twins, uh, at Yankee Stadium, I was like, Man, what the hell?I looked the empire I said. Then they stood dump on me because I don't knowwhat kind is it? Okay, cool. I'm gonna put him on pocket. You know, the umpirepicked it up. Put in this pocket that was the title list or whatever I'm like.Jesus, man, the help. Um but as the...

Yankee was much different, it was cool.Um, it was big time there. Um, if you could win in New York, you get, youknow, you're at the top of the world. Really? There's nothing like winning inNew York. Yeah, well, yeah, Well, how was it?Just winning the first World Series. They're, like, 98 which is one I'mpretty sure it's always ranked as one of the best teams ever. Yeah. Yeah, itstill is. I mean, I think we we're better in Seattle that I think in 2000,because we 100 125 I think 125 and uh huh. Somethinglike that, I think 125 107 117. Don't know. Whatever it was, um, I can'tthink about 125 and 50 or something like that. All right. After theplayoffs, everything counted, but, um, yeah, 90 out of 98 was amazing, Man, wewe won games that teams don't win. You know, we were people down in one gameslate in the 7th, 8th and 9th inning. Um, but a funny story about 98. We had,like, some rain We had like, but doubleheaders like four or five splitdoubleheaders in September and we'd already clinched or whatever. And Torycame to me and jittery and said, Okay, what game do you guys wanna play? Youwanna play the first game, the day game or the night game mistake. And I waslike, What are you talking about? Here is where you guys can you play thenight game. You just stay home the day game and chill and get there late tothe stadium. I'm like, what? You know, playing. Uh, I mean, it was weird. Iremember sitting home watching the game on TV and had a game that night. I'mwatching us play. It was crazy because we gave, like, the starters off one ofthose double has done those split doubleheaders. E think the whole time,like four or five times we had split doubleheaders and guys would have offthe first game of the second game, whatever they wanted to play. So that'slike a unique story about 98. For me, it was crazy, like you're sitting athome watching your team play on TV, and you're like, Man, I should be thereright now. But But he didn't want us there, but yeah. Cool thing. Yeah. Yeah.And how was it just to play under Joe Torre? It was good. I mean, he he played thegame and and I remember him telling me, man, I had had no all about how youfeel. Hitting to 22. 50 to 60 to 70 to 80 and 3. 30 when he won the M v p esohe kind of experienced it. Um, unlike mother manager Tom Kelly, he just had alittle cup of coffee in the big leagues. So going to New York, that was a bigdifference. Everybody. All the coaches, performer, big league players. Um and,you know, the amount of respect you gave him was high because they've donewhat you've trying to do. So it was cool. Willie Randolph. You know, ChrisChambliss, Jose Cardinal Lee Mazzilli,...

Uh, melts daughter, Modern Don Zimmer,Legend Don Zimmer and then Tory s. Oh, it was good. I mean, it was really goodexperience. Yeah. What about how many How many times did you get to speak? Um,Steinbrenner one time face to face. That was in 2000. And, you know, myelbow was hurting that year. And, uh, so the papers, they're writing likenegative shit that Steinbrenner supposedly said. So he wanted to have ameeting with me. This is before we played Oakland, I think. The first gameof the division, Siri's against Oakland and he kicked out the club housemanager's office, kicked him out of office, and me and him went in thereand it was face to face. And I was pissed because I was thinking He'stalking shit about me, you know, saying that I wasn't hurt. And he said, Youknow, he sat down and he was fidgeting with the guys with stuff on the guy'sdesk and I was like, Man, that's bullshit, You know? You you you know,you're talking crap about me in the papers. I said, You of all people,football players, they're tough guys, you know? You can't accuse them ofbeing hurt. They're not hurt. And he goes, man, I didn't see any of thatstuff. I don't know where it came from. I'm like, yeah, right, man, Right. EsoIt was an interesting experience having a face to face with him, But he I mean,he got like, I was greedy and nasty and dirty, and he loved that about me. Sothat was my one really face to face with him. That's crazy. Um, yeah. Andthen just like the whole just playing with, like, all the great players youplayed with, like, um, just what was that like? Just, you know, and again,winning like the three championships in a row. Um, well, I mean, everybodycould have ego, but it seemed like everybody checked in at the door whenthey walked into the play. You know, everybody was trying to do one thing,and I was win, so it was right, right down my, you know, right down Broadway.For me, man, that was what I was trying to do. Every game is when you had 9. 10,the whole team. You know, when you shut up every day you're looking to win. AndI think we proved we could win. Really? In 1998. Um, that was unbelievableseason. We talked about that, and, uh, it just led into the other seasonsgoing to four World Series in a row, and we should have won in 2001. Man,that would have been something that picture perfect after September 11thand all that. But we did. We played the worst. We played in seven game stretchin the World Series that year. The worst seven games that we played onfour years ago when I was there, we still should have won that world.Siri's really still have cancer, but I don't know where you born in 2001. I'm28. I was born in 92 E. Remember all those? Uh, yeah, but what was just playingalongside Derek Jeter? Like, What was...

...that? Like t Just play with one of thegreats. Good man. You know, he he had a goodtime out there, and he played hard. Um, it was good. We had a good relationship.It was cool. Really cool. Uh, you still talk to any of the guys now?Now, we had in 2000. I can't believe it was two falls ago already. We had the30 year, our 20 year reunion of the 90 18 in New York, and they brought us up.So I mean that Jeter wasn't there. I think he was having issues with theYankees at the time because he's the head of the floor. Florida Marlins. OurMiami Marlins club there called now. But eso I didn't get to see him inperson, but, uh, I talked to some guys. I mean, I talk to other guys there thatthat reunion I was cool. They did it right. And Yankees did it right for us.Um, but now I don't really know. Don't keep up with them too much. Yeah. No, Imeant, like anybody in general. Who? No, any of your former? No, no.Yeah. Any of your former teammates? Um, well, a J. Hinch is my only real friendfrom baseball. All right. Yeah, I'll take it. Uh, What about, like, whatadvice would you give to, ah, young baseball player trying to make aprofessional leak? Um, man, work hard, Play hard, man. Yougot to do that. You gotta do both of those work hard and play hard. And, youknow, don't let anybody ever tell you you can't do something. There's a lotof these high school kids that I coached now in the summer and the falland there's sure to like, like, 58 or whatever like me. And they're like, Man,I'm gonna make it. Yeah, You are looking me man Baseball. You don't haveto be taller. Big for baseball, you know, looking Jose Altuve a two phase55 or 56 and he's m v p of the league a couple years ago. So don't anybody evertell you you can't do something? When you can put your mind to something,you're gonna accomplish good things? Yeah, for sure. Are you ready for somefun questions or, you know, from average to savage, average is average.Why do you wear a number 11? That's the number they gave me in Minnesota. WhenI went up for that in 1990 I went up when the lockout ended and I went upfrom or, uh, Fort Myers, Orlando to big league camp. I thought I was gonna belike number 90 or something like that, and I go on. I have number 11 twinuniformity in my locker. I was like, cool. So I stuck with that. I don'tknow why I was number six my whole life. I think Steve Garvey, I like SteveGarvey back then. Number six winning work for the Dodgers. Um, but incollege I was number nine. I went to A...

...and M, and there was a senior that yearthat had number six. So I had to turn upside down on the number nine incollege and then in the pro the minor leagues. I was number three in Kenosha,Wisconsin. It able my first summer. Like I said then that next year in bigleague camp I was number 11. I was like, Cool. So I stuck with that. Yeah. Imean, hey, whatever they give you is better. Hey, 11 was better than 90.Exactly. Exactly. Well, I'm taking 92 but yeah, you know, But at least I gota good number. Yeah. What about Who do you think the best player in MLB isright now? Oh, man, that's a tough one. I mean, Mike Troutwould be easy to say, You know, uh, but hot man, there's a lot of good guys,man being in Houston, you know, I love the Astros. And Springer. Yeah. Springis gonna get a bunch of money this offseason. Free agent sprinters fromright? Yeah. Connecticut Yep. Boston or whatever. Right. Connecticut fromConnecticut. Yeah, that's right. Yeah, because I'm from Connecticut. That'show I was saying that. Yeah. Um, actually, George Springer. I saw himplay Indiana and, um, Corpus Christi. There was a tournamentlike a college tournament. My nephew was playing in it, and Springer playedcenter field in college. I remember him in college from that game. They playedIndiana, my nephew went to Indiana, and I remember him then, you know, hittingthe ball. And you could just tell you could tell bigly guys in college, youknow, I could. Anyway, they was gonna be good, but back to the best guy, man.I don't know. That's hard to say. So many guys. We're putting up crazynumbers. Uh, Okay, well, how about this question?Because a lot of people now, since Mookie Betts won the second WorldSeries, they're saying like, he's the best baseball player, But I think MikeTrout? Yeah. Mike Trout's man, He's a stud. He's He's impressive, man. Beinghe's still young to I think he's even 30 yet nice. Twice. 29. Yeah, and he'sgot, like, probably 9, 10 years and probably already, uh He's the KenGriffey Jr of this age right now. Ken Griffey coming up when he was, like, 19and, you know, going off or whatever, but Trout. He's a beast, man. Big dude.Okay, for sure. What about what? Your favorite song right now. Oh, man, I love Juice world. Uh, yeah. I thinkhe got killed, though, didn't he? I think he got killed in Texas. Didn'tdie. Juice world. Yeah, so I mean, he's got some good stuff,man. Tupac too, to Buck. He's the man. Yes. I met Tupac. Uh, in 96 when I waswith Minnesota, I think it was 96 or 97.

Maybe. But anyway, it was a week beforehe got killed. And we were at a club like we played Anaheim. And then afterthe game, me and a couple of guys went up to L. A to go out on the strip. Ecan't remember the club now, but we were like v I P area was upstairs andhe comes walking up. I was like, Oh, shit, man to box. Something going toget shot. I was joking around my buddies and he walked passes and satdown in a corner booth, like down to the right from us. And then he got up.At some point, he was coming over to this man. He's coming over here andtalk to us. And he sat down. He was cool. Tell man two packs that I'm TupacShakur or whatever. I'm starting a block. And Pat Meares and Dave Hollins,like he was cool, man. Nothing like I would think, you know, really cool guy.And then, like, literally a week later, he got killed shot in Vegas. Yeah,that's crazy. Yeah. Yeah. What about what? What about any crazy road tripstories? Uh, not really. Not any I could say onhere, E, I'll say I'll take that. I think about it. All right. What aboutwhat was your favorite world? Siri's one out of your four. Who? I think 98.Just because the team we had it was amazing meat. I mean, like I said, wewon games late like 7, 8/9 inning. It seemed like we were never out of it,never dying. Um, but, I mean, 91 was great. You know, my rookie year rookieof the year. Like you said, um, couldn't have wrote it any better.Wrote a script any better, winning the World Series and being rookie of theyear. My first year in the big leagues. But 98. I knew more about it. You know,I know how hard it was to get there after 91. I thought when we ended theseason 90 once. All right, man, I'm playing with all these guys for a while.They started releasing guys right after the world. Siri's, um but I would say98 you know, 98 takes the cake. You know, first year in New York andwinning it, Um you know, it was good. It was awesome. All right, so I gottaask them the 2020 daughter's team versus the 98 Yankees team who'swinning seven games with sweet sweet. What's That would be a sweet. Maybe weswept everybody in New York. E think I had a record for a while because we wone. I think the record was I don't know, 14 straight or somethinglike that. And I won 16 streaks. We swept 98 1992. No, no, not 2000. Somaybe it was because we won the last two games to Minnesota. Game six andseven, and then we won for we swept 98 99. So I've had 10 in a row. I thinkthat might have been a record at the time. I don't know if it still is ornot, but 10 World Series wins in a row.

Uh, well, yeah, I'll stop. Pick 98.What about last one? What's something people don't know about you? Um, that I'm down to earth, man. Myfeet never left the ground. And I'm the same guy. Well, I'm not the same guy. I'm betterpersonnel than when I was a kid. But because I was nasty, man, I hatedeverybody I played with and played against. You know, uh, I just had thatdrive, man. I was like, I had blinders on. I was going to the big leagues. Man,you're gonna come. Come, but not get away from me. You know, that type ofthing. But I think I'm down to Earth person. What about like what? Like whatdo you do now? What's like hobbies? And I know you said you were coaching andstuff. Yeah. Yeah, I coach. You guys, they will be there different every year.But, um, you get to know him, and it's It's cool. I didn't before I startedcoaching, I was thinking, Why would these kids listen to me? You know what?Um, I what do I have to tell them? But and they always get on me because Idon't really say anything. You know, after the games, the man the coach headcoach will be like, You got anything to say? Check going. No, I got nothing tosay, you know? So it was It was funny this summer and this fall, the fall wehad a good team by my buddy that has this organization down here, um, called a b baseball. Uh, he puttogether that he took the best guys on in the fall and we had a scout team,they call it, and we went thio Atlanta to play in a big tournament likeperfect game tournament. Um ah. Which is your hats? PG? It's cool. Likeperfect game. And Paul Guerrino? Uh, uh huh. But this one kid came up to me andsaid, Why are you always sit in the corner and you don't say much. Youdon't say nothing. Nobody I said, Well, I'm talking to you right now, right?You know, But, I mean, I have to get passionate about some players, you know,and I'll tell them things. Little things that I like to do are, like,little tips for them that they don't think about. You know, like, I coachfirst base because I like to put tell him into steel because I pick up theway the pictures, like, come to the set or if their feet are spread a littlebit, they're gonna slide step. If they're close together, they're gonnahe's gonna pick up his leg and go and steal. So I have fun doing that. Um, soI'm around the kids, so it makes you feel like I'm young being around these17 year olds. Uh uh, but yeah, that's really what I do.You want to coach, like college or pros? Um, no. If I don't, if I'm not coachinga big leagues now with a J. Hinch taking a new job in Detroit. He washere in Houston for four years. Um, if he couldn't get me a job, I don't mind.I don't want it, you know, and I don't I'm too old to go back to the minorleagues, you know, and ride the bus is, you know, but yeah. So I guess I didn'twant the coach until too late, maybe.

Yeah, well, I appreciate you coming on,and I don't even know you're not active on social media like that anymore, but,uh, just let the people know where? I don't know. They could find you Earth.Anything? Instagram at Edward C 11. There you go. Yeah. What happened? E nouse beyond Twitter a lot. Yeah. I used to be on Twitter a lot. I, you know,have a little drinks at night and get crazy on Twitter. So they burned mytwitter up. Eso I'm glad I'm not on Twitter as much anymore, but I stillcheck it every now and again, like very random. Uh, well, when I when I postedyou gotta retweeted some people see it. Alright, I will. What is your at PaulGreen R p g sports or what? We'll be average savage, but you'll see it. Yeah,again Appreciate it. And, uh, appreciate you wearing my gear thatlonger because e original you gave me a white shirt. E send you some new stuffthat once trash at this point. Now, you might have to send me some new stuff.Yeah. Yeah, I got you, Gary.

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