The Wise Guy: Mike Wise on WPL-8/17
Tue, 17 Aug 2010|
It's. Yeah. And I would -- got to anybody -- guys are definitely happy I am excited finally. Price is nice. Stephen is sweet and by all accounts the midnight signings one year to the day by the national Bryce Harper's Stephen strasburg represents the two greatest blessings. From 205 losses in two years but here's the danger. Scott Boras is becoming as big in baseball is David -- was in the NBA the great thing about super agent is once you come to terms of their clients usually have a winner. The bad thing is you're also at their mercy. More than -- cast and Mike Rizzo or even the Lerner family Scott boards is going to have more to do with what it whether or not the nationals and up in the NLCS. Become a contender for the next ten years he has the one who's whispers in his young impressionable stars -- You see how much the Yankees are offering have you thought about living in south Southern California again Stephen and bringing the Dodgers are prod -- the World Series trophy. What happens when who -- of your three best players are represented by the big Kahuna in the sport. As he starts to play chess with the rest of baseball. And as long as you're that team that doesn't wrong -- -- can't any upper his client great moment you cross -- your franchise players somewhere else and there's nothing you can do about it. I always told Patrick Ewing one of Michael Jordan called David Faulk on the other line and says I need a role player to win a title you think he's meeting your needs first or Michael needs first. Food for thought on the day Bryce -- -- signs a record breaking deal attended a great view however the good news. Is that they seem to bad to good negotiations in a row. The -- we're -- harper would result that could pay out what other -- -- -- class because succumbing to Washington. Where you're right he's. All -- presented peddling and it think it's gonna be ultimately do you whether these guys are happier not but I think Boris can have a huge huge. Stake in this so so you have just be aware and where. You are weary and -- who wear the road where I'm aware that road where. LeBron has no regrets about his decision to leave Cleveland even when he callously spurned the Cavaliers fans for South Beach. And will Smith and videos featuring Chris Bosh. Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley. Yeah. And I don't regret ever asking -- repair the oddest Earl Campbell high -- twenty years ago out in the day I don't also regret backing my wife's car at the Verizon Center parking garage this. This morning and running ruining the back bumper. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- If I really didn't regret all those things I would be in denial. And that's what LeBron isn't as GQ article you big baby you take more steps and out cocaine addiction groups and not already. Idiot. Coconut out of this -- brought the brought me just be quiet now at this point is that helping himself. A replica we experts who wore you know regular Sanders -- Roberts in Akron Cleveland. I -- LeBron. It until recently stepped in as a PR guy all I just -- -- not ready you did the charity by credit place and go on I. I don't speak about it you know Bryce harper yeah. And it's usually baseball's clubhouse bumper sticker -- this problem is solid eye black in the -- and you know his little deal that won't happen exhibit a passport had. Hope though he can throw to that idea because you don't wanna be just like now I don't is that. You don't want to make -- our annual. Miami era and he'd be thrown fastball at fifteen years ago next month they wouldn't miss something happened that most of you either don't care about weren't born before or just don't have enough time in your day after hearing KG and shake rattle on about big Allen is -- -- friends. But you need to know about -- -- Johnson if you need to know that five decades ago -- from -- small town in California won the Olympic decathlon and showed off. At the same Olympic village in -- that house Wilma Rudolph Mohammed Ali and a BB to kill the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal when -- won the marathon in his bare feet. You know. You need also need to know that he went on to become an activist and was actually the man along with Rosie Grier who restraints -- -- on after assassinated Bobby Kennedy in 1968. He also need to know how Rafer Johnson parlayed the most depressing moment in his life. And one of the most tragic in American history in the something greater and more lasting. Rafer Johnson attended the Special Olympics first national competition after weeks of living in seclusion he decided to become a founding member of the California chapter because he saw the same determination and those kids has he used to have on that track in -- fifty years ago the last 33 years he's been at her she's national track and field finals -- risk youngsters. Between ages nine and fourteen some of -- never been on a plane -- met people outside their neighborhoods. Before the event so his whole life has been about lifting others up -- needed and because people like Bobby Kennedy Mohammed Ali and John Wooden all who we played four UCLA. Lifted him up when he needed their hand. So congratulations Rick for Johnson it's funny how the lessons of fifty years ago can be so contemporary and timely today. Amazing guy leaves on the shall not long ago with Carl Lewis is also -- I didn't see that -- and his brother is an NFL Hall of Fame. Due to be back for the 49ers this guy could play in the NFL kicker John Wooden at UCLA won the decathlon. In the Olympics just didn't quite a. You and I -- I've been fortunate to talk a lot of I would we -- important people in the sports world. Didn't feel like an honor and privilege to him did you feel any idea who fell short ago as a way yes but any rate that you have congratulations Draper though. What video check out -- in Washington dot com.