LestersLegends Returns to the Airwaves with Audio
This is an update to a previous post. I have secured the audio for the interview. If you are interested, click the arrow below. It may take a little while to load so please be patient.
I was fortunate enough to be asked to talk baseball on Sacramento’s Sportsline 1140 KHTK AM with Grant & Mike. I was a little nervous as it was just my second radio interview. We started off talking about Ken Griffey, Jr. in the wake of his 600th career Home Run. I was asked if Griffey had stayed healthy would he be approaching 800. My take was probably not 800, but he very well could be giving chase to Hank Aaron’s record. Next we turned to the Yankees and the Joba Chamberlain situation. Although it may help their rotation it leaves a gaping hole in their bullpen. Having to rely on Kyle Farnsworth is not a pleasant thing. They pointed out that the Yankees have used Mariano Rivera twice in games that were tied, which makes very little sense. We finished up talking about the San Francisco Giants and the disparity of Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum’s salaries. I pointed out that although Zito isn’t earning his keep based on that high salary, he had allowed 3 or fewer Runs in six of his last seven outings so at least he’s giving the Giants a chance. When addressing Lincecum I pointed out that it’s not uncommon for young guys to produce far beyond what their salaries would dictate, and that the new trend is for the smaller market teams to lock up their guys soon rather than later (Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Braun, Evan Longoria for example) so they don’t have to pay the ridiculous contracts (Carlos Silva – $48 million over four years ) when their players hit the open market.
All in all, I think I did fair for an inexperienced interviewee. It was a rewarding experience and one I wouldn’t mind repeating. I am going to try and track down an audio file of the interview, and if I get my hands on it, I’ll post it on my site.