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Host Chris Rose discusses baseball's hottest topics with Angels outfielder Torii Hunter and Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson.
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Yeah. Prevalence and benefits. You do that cheap seats on foxsports.com. Here's heroes Chris -- Hello everybody and welcome to a brand new addition to the cheap seats here on monthly benefits this is still respect with baseball bats and today we have a -- from the American League west. Torii -- he's now flexing his muscles in right field with the Angels. You won't believe what happened in the first time you've played organized baseball. Plus the Rangers new dates C. J. Wilson. He's gonna feel off the best Bobble head in the bigs bar none. -- it's been awhile since we have welcome back our first guest but he's like family around here so we get a big hug it is time for another segment. With the gold -- now right fielder. Of the Angels spiders web amateur -- honor what's up my friend how are -- Was a good it was gone -- yeah out what we appreciate you joining us today because at the time we're taping this you guys have just flown in from Minnesota what time did you get AM in the morning. We've got him like 3:30 AM and -- -- give -- to talk to you you know every gas so. I can sleep houses wanted to really talk to you and have a good time with. I gotta tell -- for a guy who's got no sleep you still look this pretty that's amazing. You know -- cataclysm while remote base and are in general road and sick of bloggers and I'm good ago. The -- the light towers clean it's okay up there is -- Niedermayer but I don't do it under now we're we're -- are right so you just got your first look at the twins' new home. Your impressions. Amanda places. Salsa or may not to me you know planned to match you know while those years. I desire a soccer draining that was a dream for me and I just a walk up to this stadium when -- angle inside the stadium. -- was -- dream come true you can see the finished product right there front and -- And now -- our plans of the the new stadium and I does is everything that I dreamed up. Well it really in my opinion it doesn't compare to the metrodome I -- the metrodome that place was -- was -- callous of me need look around and the com Beyonce and just the great feeling you would get when you walk into that building. It was. Attached not it's okay I didn't think Iowa and there wasn't like that imagine -- top Merrill we had a -- batting -- it was made out -- net. We bought our own weights. Assigned to be shot and outside you'll adore you go win his legs. Dole no sign noted in AM. And out of the Mets don't most but it is now as a lot of memories there as some dimension you -- you always keep with people that target CEOs Austin. Did you played a few years out in Anaheim now and still when you return to Minnesota. Every time even in the third game of a three game set they're still given you're standing ovation I mean that's that's -- goosebumps. And does met his -- I must love they have format there and I have a lot of love the stands out there and and not just they knew that I was down their own time it's an -- And then images don't work out. I was -- then you know target stadium there are different mentality at a small market mentality. Then but now it's like as Landis is big market mentality these guys -- ready to win a -- out every game. It made it would've been no rhino -- I'm pretty sure they wanna kill me there. Well -- they're given almost 200 mil to -- our. And they pride could have thrown a little loose change your direction. Hey good game you lose I can say they gases -- Angel petty cash and or somewhere -- But after this I don't know what I'm have a great semi here in LA man the fans of brought me in look -- open arms and not I'm having a great -- we sell out every game. And I Hernandez is also minor. Yeah noted there's no doubt that it's a great experience for fans and players like whenever they go out to Angel Stadium but this year it's been it's been -- kind of a rough go. You aren't exactly where you wanna be in the standings and for you personally. You went through -- major change -- mean they finally it's decided to move you from center to right field. Do you wake up some days here like I can't believe I'm standing out here in between a first and second baseman. Bad and when when they -- me about it they -- just settle does that do you you can do it and you Lauren. MS NB three days men -- really make that decision house sit now toss and turn and all night you know still the man now I'm still -- -- testosterone at Bryant. Non actor plays and have children and now but I. Our outfield deep vessels was terrible -- had to get some speed out there and Peter -- wonders you know assassins guys I've seen. Ever and or not I. I'm definitely still -- and that was out. Instead of -- me -- right. I can take care about it -- right hillside and Bobby gonna let him take care -- that so. It it definitely helped us out economic team down all of our. -- don't wanna do is win. Are having individuals stuff our need is that rained Justine. Yep and that's what Torii Hunter has been about since day one -- We don't foresee had to serve a little four game suspension for. For the issue of it. I just wanna note did you go home and see the highlights and we laugh and a little bit -- like I can't believe I lost my mind. I guess yeah and I'll -- I'll -- the video of the highlights and then now. And that's -- out an appeal you know I cannot you know I was upset at first on my alma Olympic kit and thank god I'm not listen nobody's looked at a video says I'm guilty. Pop ups. So I'll be -- you know I'm I'm a guy out. I know a lot of kids look up to me im not. I have a lot of Q is -- -- -- country and you know but I have a passion for the game I haven't asked what a game up the likes wants taken away from me. Mechanic mechanic it sealed up in and I knew what are some things -- said you really what is it guilty. Well let's admit it as you said you've got a passion for it and that's why when your guy that has as much goodwill built up as you do in this game. People are gonna say okay you know what's so Torii Hunter lost his mind for second it's okay. That something was an acid gonna anger management why don't -- May I gotta I haven't asked by the game you sit and play out sometime when it out becomes say go to outback come out of jump up on the blue Monday -- want to comment. And now I. I'll just have so much that's what his game and that's what that's what comes out when you have a pass -- again you don't just don't. -- back to the dugout and say what time I get paid tomorrow. But -- it's gonna pay you also have a passion for the Dallas Cowboys. Are you a little worried. That Miles Austin is now dating Kim Kardashian and. Oh what just so. Best idea let it go. In he's been let Beck go kiss -- -- see. Where we are yet it is not a senior lettered. It. Jumbotron holdout and she brought some good luck. To New Orleans last year and Reggie Bush right they want it also may be you want her along for the ride. Yeah you can look at it like that man because you know. Yeah he's got -- so he's got some dragons you know -- now I don't know he wants the you don't -- -- -- an epic mis lead they go get somebody else to grow in its surgeons are great innocent girl. Pop pop up no. You didn't just say grape in missing girl I mean I think -- process some other girl. Broke right. You know you you baseball players are very superstitious. If guys start dating. Mega mega stars out there and they're not playing well. You guys start look at it your teammates a little funny insane and dropper right. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Still way from where you can colorless lot. Let's stay away from her you know they'll let us see it -- bring it to the court the clubhouse or are not up the ground out but to the game or anything like that. This is don't don't bring go around in a Morris -- we'll lose so. Yeah you know I don't know about a -- everything like them but it's. In my -- Ronald. Oh boy. -- -- -- To Pretoria in your. Rihanna Jim -- pretty old lady don't. And I like you not pay them in a -- -- your team is not not gay marrying him more elated and I do you know. We're back and picked it up. I love it doesn't. I love it they despite eighty we've found a guy eight over in Japan who can flat out go get it I don't know if you've seen this video. Ours is that you have seen at recent right arm of the wall yeah out there would you that would need to get this catch. I don't tell -- Top five and gave -- straight. Into life. That's pretty abreast of the net so tours never -- right -- Zambrano walked twice. He kissed him on this Spiderman right there. Did you -- You just went third person on me you just said that's something that -- never done. Yhency come on talk like Greg Anderson. Tartar they haven't done -- not -- -- yet you looked pretty impressive man enough to my kept that I got a dose. Els wanted to best chances says Gary Matthews or he accidentally get called a ball. -- He did say accidentally got and that's great that is funny brought back. I what's going out with a Torii Hunter project these days. Well you know Soriano projects are mum always have something going on and not we're we're always know build and build and baseball cards our country where we're -- scholarship discusses. All over the country so -- you go to -- learn how to. Project dot com and always argue information updates of everything that we're dorm at the time being. Very good keep up the good work -- sorry get out of here remembers trivia time where we ask a question about Q okay let's go hey look at me. -- -- how many consecutive games did you start. In center field. Before moving over to right field this year. Are admired good losing -- and asks. -- -- sort movements were right meal. Well let's try to figure this out together. How many years have you played in the big leagues. I've laid the big raised eleven plus twelve years okay so we play roughly a 160 games a year era. So. You didn't start all those games in -- got a few would DH right over the years you were hurt you are. So let's say on average you played how many games a year hundred and fifty a 145. Rogers 48 some that I understood the you're okay so let's multiply that by ten or eleven. Didn't. So now dinner guests. Say. 11158. You're not even close dude 15121. Games. They're now do you feel old men to -- yeah. Late in the game -- -- -- I just want to play one another to finally have a -- I. Opt. But. My great. Big date. That that's great you know it's funny we ran a great piece this weekend on fox Saturday baseball talking about guys Little League experiences. You have the best answer and I want America to listen to this one this is great. I was eleven years old houses that -- -- and I've never had a Grand Slam before. And now -- -- -- dormant curved line behind me it was like a gift from god and and I hated need to win out apart and I could not believe I forgot to run around the mix. Gosh I did actually I hit upon us and it went -- -- -- out like halfway its league. Home plate and in enough first base and when it went all the does that jump up and down Rebecca -- up. Should not forget the rather there's no yeah. What's it -- nine years old mills let offers first round went. Work or Arab organized baseball. Girls football player MO lack. Yeah well you brought that football mentality to the diamond my friend and nine gold gloves later you are still taken so. Will catch up would be in September -- to the failing go get some sleep a friend. Desserts -- the -- assist total will do our. So Torre and I actually had very similar Little League experiences he hit the Grand Slam and forgot to run. I simply forgot to hit the Grand Slam. -- our next guest has quietly had one of the best second halves of any pitcher in Major League Baseball. Of course everybody wants to talk about Cliff Lee in Texas and deservedly so but this guy's been red hot. Five of those since the break in the area just over two. Last Friday. -- career highs well Orioles inward to his twelfth win of the year back on the cheap seats at C. J. Wilson. What's up my friend. How are you go -- it. Good good good let's see I saw you last Saturday morning right after you pitch the best game of your career. I caught you while you were working out in the Rangers weight room. And he said they were getting your small line. So let's say you know our poll. Was just put up -- -- I barely recognized yet thought I was calling mr. universe. And Hansen's trusted to barbecue. -- don't know yet DL and in the big component being a starting pitcher is even the day after -- -- a great game instructor run and you know work out it's it's kind of tedious -- from time to time but it's -- I think it keeps you safer you know 200 innings or whatever. So that once again one of the many reasons I have yet to pitch in the big leagues. They don't give -- don't don't give up hope yet you know you never -- Really hates you could expand affordable and -- you know a couple of years. So what is what do you think the market is for age 39 year old guy Jewish submarine pitcher who is drastically out of shape. Here's a thing like and I mean years still almost ten years younger than Jamie Moyer so good and don't give -- -- I'm very excited they feel -- feels like 45 series you know he's still he's still I don't know what people also you know either. It's that dared to dream dare to dream Chris Rose yeah. So -- that was an outstanding effort you had on Friday night as I said he struck out a career high 812. You were one out away from your first career shot out. When -- came out of the dugout -- please tell me you were a little test. I hey simply said it I have some good -- them into this this thing when -- agenda in the Super Bowl. Joe Montana is trying to keep guys loose in the day in the huddle. So he needs and on the ballot as a go there it's John Candy. And so for me I'm always trying to -- keep you do lose even in the and in the midst of -- -- does like to molest you know I got this guys over three. And he's like -- a seat. You do what you gotta do we get fleas down near 200 miles an hour gonna get a mouse cells like. I don't you know her mis manager can make that call let you know -- -- a 118 pitches or whatever so I -- there's -- logic against. But you're angry. The little yeah that's a good god that's what I wanna hear what I'd add a Little League game went through a complete game shut -- in on me that's that's what we work or you. Now all I'm with you so -- last time you're on the show we didn't get a chance -- talk about the acquisition of Cliff Lee. And I imagine if there you couldn't -- a better person to have come over to your team beat you could learn from in this league and Cliff Lee right. Especially because everything he does really well as where -- deficient you know like he doesn't walk anybody -- like leading million loss. The Astros like thirteen pitches an inning like seventeen pitches and innings. So I need to learn from him I need I need to have the skills -- that he does and ordered state reach my full potential. And from a lefty lefty China saying. It's usually you have somebody that I can I can draft quote you know that I can learn from minute she's the first lefty. But I never played catch -- That was a better left in -- than me since I've played catch of Kenny Rogers well is a rookie you know. End I was that are really starters and and became president we're similar at all at the time you know so -- prior are very similar in a lot of ways so when imminently -- I think we can both kind of get something out of it in a way that you know has more constructive -- he's throwing like. Aside are ready or whatever you can learn right there -- and so it's it's really gets well. That's coming into this week the Rangers have the largest lead of any division leader in baseball. Do you do any scoreboard watching or is that just this fans that are busy doing that. Yeah I mean I'll be us -- do I do I mean idea is an Angels lose a much. -- -- You know it is there that constructive but at the same time I'm not -- can certainly games and I'm not playing let's say it like today and it. All look up there and see how Oakland goes and see how. Alone see how Ryan and does but I'm also gonna look and see how you it's usually a player doing you know -- -- city jury can replace them pretty soon. And you know how -- -- doing if they score late eighteen runs again. You know -- -- to play them into me so they going to be hot -- you know I think you're always you're always looking around just curious. And I'm also looking at all the other starting pitchers like coach David Price who votes or 62 winner Lester is gophers fourteen of the -- whatever it is so for me it's kind of -- I I watched I watched the other players as well. By the way you -- and truck -- you're you're the first person to ever scoreboard watch the Kansas City Royals in late August. Well -- -- to play it and I know let them -- their. A you never know and I don't let whenever they're really good they would the World Series in in nineteen HRETC there with a win the world is -- self. There 86 so let's let's not kid let's not get to 85 to and that's what -- say listen do you baseball are you kind of a baseball junkie. Yet like really -- and you win us the Jays to memorize that's I was wondering what the Bobble heads are evident action is also it. -- -- -- looks like it is urging her junior and their that I underneath the I see his follow through. You know personal thing. Now what we know your post I'll tell you what we've got we've got your namesake Bryon Wilson who's a regular on the show we talked a little bit about him last time you were on. We've got Torii Hunter. -- runner he's making a a catch your great great catch up Google dogs let me see here -- we got some good -- toll on. I got poppy. I'll be OK yeah so that's big poppy that's not to bed and then one of the more authentic ones. Is -- Bronson Arroyo leg kick. That's good that's really good. Now split it. How does that mean I'm flexible or judgment doesn't step but I thought I can't imagine having it's deflating -- it there that's that's that's out of control. What would your Bobble head do they have a C. J. Wilson Bobble that we're gonna see if I had it all you've got a good to go make a run yes. It's a rather similar but they looked so. It's actually need playing Guitar Hero. For some reason they -- it's not -- uniform it's meaning wearing a regular teacher. Playing Guitar Hero the way the stadium like yours yours ago I call that -- term. Hold -- I'm calling falls on that one. Are you seriously playing Guitar Hero in your Bobble head. I a and 100%. Yeah like I guess word young thing. I'm knocking try to do you live right here my -- won't it won't wear it you've got to having your house somewhere whereas it. I don't know like since since like -- moved back ten years it's been my age you know to organize they used to have just crap strewn all the players that. I think when you're going to be pretty set the. Go forward there are rights week C. J. Wilson is on the clock right now what we're trying to do is find a new Bobble head he's got it somewhere around the house. And I have to be honest with you. If I had -- had made me like right next to whatever interview right. Now by the way look at the kitchen. -- nice solid microwave a top looks like a conventional oven underneath. Not bad this is the cleanest place I've ever seen for a single guy. Yes yes. Wrap up yeah. That is awesome. And that is great what -- what your go to song. Com. I don't know anything anything -- -- as machinists and that I think they had Bulls don't print and it's harder to reader be an actor whatever it was I didn't -- expert. So well armed I'd be the first to -- expert we no problem and then the third one. Was really it was a lot more difficult to actually practice the songs but. Found I I was doing Guitar Hero charity tournaments and so they or is made permanent my -- You know various causes -- -- the area in her -- and we would have liked to have people chauffeured to target return in Lhasa had this morning I. JR he actually would play blindfolded. On expert any -- liked Iron Maiden worsening bag like an 87% up up until you -- -- I don't -- -- -- -- sitting there will take what is this didn't go well. -- -- -- -- -- Alexander zip to practice in order to get this -- in bureau -- religion are you sure your wife really likes you think it's ridiculous what it's like 46 years older now. So it was it was pretty funny and his only goal that's. They're you know get a little charity Judy -- -- -- Lionel bowling league. You have now that's good the out how did that go 'cause we saw Elvis Sanders out there we saw you -- commitment. You like a DJ out there as well as. Nice yet it was awesome to youngsters view it was the it was the most successful only had so far we had like I think 300 people showed up. And two it's a ball and you're on you know we did we did raffles we didn't. On -- prizes analyst at some people want my age three. Com. Like Southwest Airlines structure tickets anywhere in the country so it was pretty neat it was it was a good time and ends you know we raised the most money Rivera is so far for my foundation -- and which all the money goes towards you know children's hospitals I'm sorry that looks to. They're good very good on Friday and now. And speaking -- somebody who needed a little help did have you seen this video clip of a guided attended your game in Tampa. Last week. Now -- you know what happens when guys sometimes they. They enjoy a little bit too much liquid it again. So Heidi is it gap -- I think they're gonna wake him up Watson getting one guess how they're gonna wake him up. Air or airborne good call to me it is not airborne it's the rays mascot. Any ends up. You're gonna love this. To -- he's going to do. -- -- history isn't what you have played for the fifth. -- -- -- How great is that. It is not -- excited to be their alternate at. And maybe -- just can't do we got smoked answers those create opportunities other we -- -- -- down there and we were not happy with at all about. -- -- -- you know what you are happy about. Trivia time as a tribute to miss you smoke the exam last time -- of the top one dollar all right but it. -- my friend you were a fifth round pick in 2001. There are four others who were also drafted in the fifth round in 2001 that are steel -- Did -- five -- five up here. I was gonna say in game one and do you have any idea -- the other three are. Chris -- Now -- yet. Now is oh he just got called up to me yeah you Jackson the ticket for Beckett and bay I liked -- area. So when he's a lefty -- it. Could call so do I even screwed up the question are the others are Ryan Rayburn Brendan Harris and Jim Johnson. Brendan Harris okay cool that's it that's good -- you even answered it the war I got it out of my about. Yeah. Iran are. Our biggest yeah it's. You know they always talk about there's these you know these guys that are picked in the first round you know Mark Teixeira. Does the year's Mark -- Mark Prior Joe Mauer. I'm world into that that draft. And so they talked about that draft being good because it sure and mauer let you know Ryan -- now they're like okay we're in the big leagues -- -- On how is always take credit myself or not be like super duper prospects for being honest pretty good to sit -- this is a pretty good I didn't get like. And got a crazy two million dollar signing answered it and that's I had to work it through. And has very much a blue collar kind of -- -- for. Good job -- Hey listen we appreciate the time one more look at the Bobble head before we go. Austin Hilliard and it's it yeah I like -- like that and everywhere that's solid you are rock star. I Brothers continued successful talking down the road. -- -- -- from C. J. Wilson -- another Wilson who is a regular contributor on the cheap seats we have -- email. Of course it's all about these San Francisco closer writes dear Chris the best of Brian Wilson was so entertaining it should've been called the evolution of the romance though. Throw it a little bad English taxi used while your your great I loved watching -- -- your faces light up when the other says something surprisingly funny. So trying to keep up the good work fingers crossed for the Giants to win the NL west. The -- -- and Sarah. Felt there here's your long distance dedication. For me to you. Actually that's that's about it we just read your email here on national TV. Released on your computer so hopefully that's good enough. But that's gonna do it this episode of the cheap seats to remember. 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