05/18 3pm - Rex Hudler, Alex Smith, Why Kids Need Sports, Emails.mp3

The Drive
Thursday, May 18th

In Hour 2, the guys are joined by Royals TV analyst Rex Hudler, hear from Alex Smith as he finally addresses the elephant in the room regarding drafting Pat Mahomes, why kids more than ever need sports in their lives, and ended the hour with a few more emails in our email contest.


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I enhanced my. People would would you call that people again that Hud word sorry. Rex toddler cheese and crackers well off royals TV analyst thanks for a great it would. Love hearing the game with the fifteen year Major League that's red and we've got fall. We've got big league championship ball therapy Thursday therapist. Feared then help the people. Can't. Rigs have learned much room. On the drive. Welcome to drive everybody brags that that guys there there's there's an opposite field under the weather. No fun being sick but it's more months I get a test of the royals yankees tonight getting dumped on the map hopefully can avoid this week. Dropped. If you receive Lorenzo gains in the lineup tonight to each week his wrist. Diving for that ball in the fourth inning last night. Tough talk drug. Rex Butler. Are brought to you by Lee's summit dodged what you do and and. I'm doing great. Appreciate you called your little. No my own. Well gosh she. Went to Utah is a bit shorter. 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Any missed a couple of cuff than last night and I are you know Reiner talked on the broadcast that he's learning that position. At the Major League level what have you seen from Maurice a layer that they've maybe you can call me and fans it did. It he's gonna get better at some of the stuff because to me those are things that are fairly simple learning in a Major League curve ball really difficult. But he's knows his stuff right now that did. I'm scratching my head man. No kids or their employers two questions picnics out days in the monies to competitor approach you know sort Chechnya. Personally. That secure the ball and you're in the minors sixty. Six you're unable. Uncle there ordered state yeah Obama Pittsburgh. So. Or a beer. For abortion. And promoted to the next day so. But it our opportunities and it took advantage of Tripoli and actually some good and and I got my shot of the day Easter. Then boom gone. There were the right to select our borders to but I do. 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That's wrecks other approximately seven dodge great stuff from we really appreciate it coming up next Alex Smith as it is the elephant in the room. We'll talk about we come back on the ground. Sixty and sports. What are your views. Is it to us today ties the scorpions them back now little plastic wrap their stay here and drive we used it recently. Jam out of the scorpions on the laws to golf tournaments back in the day when. Before iPods and access to take years you're jam box on the bus with guys in on his question because I. I don't want this to come across as neat. Did benign you get her for being nice couple years older than made. But I haven't experienced my music being referred to music that I grew up with yet as classic rock yeah that state you better yet you would you just embrace it. Well in the beginning to Canada as like the first time years song and it's on a classic rock station right now really. 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It absolutely kidney that I would be mad normally benefits for charity animal and trying to float in the sounds with a with a cooler full of beer that's an island. It's Smith finally addressed the elephant in the room and that being of course that she's gonna draft a quarterback when pat alms. We've got seventeen takes to get in at number ten. And exactly mean for Alex I think. Now we now we can that we can assume that we can we can use common sense and we can say that it's gonna be Alex is job this year but after that. Who knows so. Here's Alex had to say this is Alex Smith. Talked about what he had to say out to pat homes after mom's strategies. You know and all the situations are all different. I I don't think you are shy away from anything he's do you wanna be real right. Beyond us. Moments in an embrace and sometimes it can be awkward period you know it is I think we just kind of brace that he real. Think that we can appreciate that being honest you know that's it's kind of access to him and you know that extracurricular stuff that maybe goes on elsewhere just doesn't take places us kind of environment we have. So yeah I mean that it's it's a troop row he has an and that that she is give them a heads up listen we're gonna draft a quarterback they did it he's got to deal with it. It happened to him in San Francisco but I think it's much different situation. But him reaching out to pat Helms's start at neverland chief strategy for. And the first question I asked Abu Ali was like what's it like that sort of mentor the guys and take your job. And I was surprised by the answer because I'm not so sure that the people at every day jobs and be really excited about. Having. Mentor and train the person's gonna take your gig but I think it sports is a little bit different parts that is because. It's simply that you can't play football here 58 now you you you know. When you surrogate in your late twenties early thirties that the end is near you see in the the light in the tunnel. So. Think that Alex was asked about it's not a seeker audio courtesy of a peace when he achieved. He was asked if he didn't fact now that the chiefs. We're gonna go out and be that aggressive and draft a quarterback. I certainly you know expect. News. And taking it really. Spend. There. Yours and it. But I doubt it I came back and percent down but we. You reached at Patrick Holmes yeah we talked you know and you get. Fluent next. Ends notes in. Front yes. Yep I've really just such. Case I knew it was clicking onto the world and I can remember him there. It's a lot going on in the thousands of people. You know kind of in overload news when it just myself. You know and and that was really let him have taken that that special time you. You know that damage there. Really from used to come and enjoy there's an interest myself. Yeah plays Condit to get to know each other you know we started today. Alex Smith talked about what he's voted to pat mahomes on. I don't think you can do a better situation that owns covenant without Smith right there and Jiri John Dorsey stable organization. And you know like Alex. In Cuba. You know. You've got. Play you've got to perform. The answer might seem varied obvious to us bite you mentioned that when you talk to Tom Ollie yesterday for the draft that you wanted to ask what's it like potentially. Haven't train and work with your eventual replacement. I wonder if you ask Alex Smith. Do you ever feel like you've got. Fair shake to fully Scholl what you were capable of whether it be your audience entrance video just in general over the course Dierker. Do you ever feel like you truly got that opportunity. Because in both situations. You know he got passed over Colin Kapanen took over took over for him when he was having a terrific scene there's an alias its and then arguably when the chiefs have. Probably their most talented team that they've had since he's been here they go ahead Andy bring in my homes. I wonder what he would say if you asked him do you feel like he's truly got an opportunity. To get a fair shake I think he had. I do too and I think he but I wonder if he feels different all sound like it I don't know I mean I can't inside the guy's head but I think he's been given. Every opportunities being given a stable situation he's been given weapons around him they drafted Travis Kelsey. They had Jamaal Charles when he got in the when they signed Jeremy Maclin they put an emphasis on the offensive line. On the so I think I think I think we look back when we get sort of pass the time when Alex Smith is here say you. Held the job here. Some Playhouse was a division one as a playoff game we don't know what's gonna happen this year so I don't think Alex in any way shape or form would look back and say that he wasn't given a fair shake. And all the opportunity in the world to go out win I really down and you know there's going to be some growing pains with my Holmes went when he starts and I think. At least in the beginning will probably miss the predictability. Of Alex Smith but I I'd I'd I've always been an Al Smith guy I do believe there is a ceiling with him. And I'm not so sure that she can't win a suitable Alex Smith but. I think he's been terrific for the organization he's been really really good quarterback he's not a leak nobody's been really good. And that was not shocked at all I found out the way he handled the Patrick on steel. You know something yesterday. I absolutely love even the hole it was extremely emotional painful for me. On my dale I'll explain that we conduct in the. 610 sports. Yeah. What about the drug let anybody eyes. Those seat today that the but rather a great Thursday it posted on Friday nine to five very. Less than an hour and a lesson that and it's Bryant scored. Well one of the amount of the changes in tonight's game in the series finale against the Yankees. It's operas and DH tonight Alex. Gordon out of the lineup. Quote not play tonight he's not starting anyway probably because they're facing Yankee lefthander George Montgomery. And the fact that George had his struggles of the plate cellular lefty lefty matchup probably don't want Gordon in that line of so. As of our leads off followed by a moose Cain Hosmer. So opera is again at the age Lori Bonifacio as you left fielder or basal layer in right field. Which at second base Andrew B Terry is catching tonight I'd mention Lorenzo Cain I was curious to see if he was going to be the starting lineup tonight he has. I did tweak his wrist. In the fourth inning of last night's game of that ball game so obviously not a big deal Nancy tweeted after the game reminds us that he was fine. The reds are back in line. So yesterday I was off well down to two days vacation when Anna Pittsburg Kansas because I want to watch. My should be step sons regional semi final high school based on those Alley. Twelve inning 21 final. It was decided on three bonds of blocking an error in the twelfth inning and fortunately. I'm only royals is the head doesn't it. Is such a well pitched game icu I was so proud of both those teams it was without southwest take on Mill Valley. And without southwest one 21 kid for. About southwest had known through five innings but. There is it's hard to explain if you don't have it and and keep them on my should be steps and some blood but allow them like. He he's one in my town and so to see. It is you get wrapped up in in what's going on. And you get good response shielded choked up. Yet to update the plate but in the tenth inning to vote of 11 game me. He got a runner over in scoring position heading Immelman and it was twelve. But I saw something yesterday. And is organizing and is heartbroken as I was you know from my sanity steps out of the boys on the Mill Valley team. I salsa I really love. And it releases hero quit he was that my stepson and emigrated to play the starting center fielder about Alina. On the first guy out of the dugout to shake hands with the team that just and the overseas. And and had a tough day at the plate I noticed. And he's a great ball players do but I notice that because to me that's character. And those are the things that I tend to pay attention to games like this and it was the throw victories via either feeders all that stuff assault blue valley southwest gradually set grads to them they went on to win the regional championship they're going state. But I saw happy they were so hard on our boys. And at. And I should hand. But this is great stuff because I saw yesterday the epitome of what sports can do. You know it's physical it's mental. It's difficult. Their success there's failure you're dealing with teammates that are like you in a lot of cases. On you have to be coached you have to accept coaching. Just like in any game there are a couple of calls that didn't go each way can go. Each team's way you've got to deal with that you've got to deal with adversity you've got to deal with unfairness. At times. You have to compete. It's physical. And although our team lost that game I just saw so much value. It in in in. What each one of those boys. Were able to experience yesterday because you know we kind of joke about all millennial thing in the show but you know in a lot of times parents in my generation wanna make. Sure their kids and the greatest day in their life every single day well. You beat your season ends. Or slicing getting care and you can't just go back and give you trophy case you lost in a varsity baseball game I mean there's a lot of great life lessons. In the air and I think in my opinion is that it. Sports. And can give you things that maybe other activities in. The problem there I agree with what sports can. And view what he can provide. And some that I've always are reluctant as I I didn't played football. Out of disease football's an example I didn't grow blamed the ball. Out but everybody talks about football was the game that taught in life lessons taught me how to be a man and some and a pick myself up. There's plenty of women that went through similar situations that found something else asks you whether it be something physical or something where they had to overcome adversity. Based on other activities in their life that they were able to then. Bring themselves back up and learn life lessons along the way sports is a wonderful example of all agree that it's. Really the key way for a lot of these younger kids to be able learned. And also. I wonder whether or not. These kids we give them enough credit a lot of the time that kids know when they. Any right a lot of times there's there's the participation trophies and you know especially the younger guys like you get to the high school level that they are anymore which is why I love that I love that. Even at the younger levels I. Know when they've lost they know the difference between winning and losing it and a lot of times it's been tried to be in rain that you know he's still feel good about playing yet to trying continue to keep them going so maybe he gets the point later on. Where they want to continue playing because it feels good just to play. I think we're not giving a lot of these kids enough credit for understanding that they know what winning and losing it is through that I think it jail because I think a lot. The deal until the end. And in and I and a lot of I think the first and the experienced. They feel losing. A lot of times I think in the tendency is there walkway. Because they didn't win a kitten because they've been rewarded. A lot you know four average performance at an OK without. You know up until a certain day to come with a problem that you need to shoot seven year old as a soccer because in play it she gets. Absolutely. You know here whatever recess they have a great school I understand that part that I just think it. You know at some point you've got a condition and for what realizes. I'm not saying it's at twelve years older. Whatever it is that surge in your teenager early teens eat understand it if you want to accomplish something you want to win something you heard it. You know and and and I like exports is such a great job of like. Let's here's what it feels like to fail. Here's what it feels like to get screwed here's what it feels like to be coach because you're gonna be coached by a boss and actually here's what it feels like to work with people you don't necessarily. I have a lot of common. And I think that's that's the part on top bush. You get that from sports that makes perfect sense that you can't get that from. Being in the classroom where if you fail testy filters that is a reflection on your radio you're finally here either study more get better. I mean I'd I played music growing up all throughout my life indeed played in pretty competitive jazz group in them in high school. And there were different competitions along the way that if you didn't win. That was its and you know you got chastised for it so you learned a lot on the way to earth you wanna be the the first chair at I want to Allenby first tenor saxophone share. I had to work my house let's make sure I got there and I just knew eventually I was in good enough to do I tried as best I could. But I learned that if I didn't practice for three hours every day I wasn't gonna get there I know sports is very easy way. For a lot of these life lessons to be learned but I think sometimes we tend to overlook. Other ways that kids can learn to agree I would agree with that for sure I mean there's different ways I just think. You know some of that stuff not terribly physically taxing you know I think when they when you have today. We have to be physical. Let's sure we don't we don't make people run yet well out of sand like I just think Allah that part of it immediately add so here's here's here's a text. I'm honorees. Okay from the once experienced perspective on young kids exactly what you expect from a forty cent no looser. And assume we are stupid that's not true that's completely inaccurate. That's not at all I think he's got a you have to it's a good way to learn life's lessons without. You know it's not in a life or death situation like you're gonna have issues with things and and the sooner the UK and and I of the physical part to me is the other part because. Certain things. Here inside a K sports the outside to move around physical it's great for your body. You know it's great for your brains in the two go hand in hand on my part in mind so. You know listen there are two different things you know that can stimulate Bryant make great I realize that everybody's great athlete and in or not. There on an and that that's fine too I just this is what I noticed yesterday from my experience that. I saw a winning team in a losing team both gave it their all I saw the look on each one of those they this kids' faces and they went through so much and I can't replace seven innings in high school. The thing went well there's 21 final I saw the state baseball championship last year the six a state game. It ended in nine innings. With a bad throw from a senior second baseman from Lawrence free skate. I watched that. He was in agony something you'll never forget what I mean. It is like I don't know what it was like a big plus for us now the drummer 2000 ban. I'm done they can't really get your face and challenge you like like a coach can either an idol. I think. On a surprising at all accurately as CN patent. And they and they made I'm Blaine out of a movie with with miles. Miles turner miles. I tell I smiles something and died JK Simmons one I taking Simon's won an Oscar for it. Where he was the guy is the jazz coach and he was like physically abusive and obviously to this guy did the movie but I've seen. We're very very intense. High school band leaders and directors that. Will go ahead and get your face the same league coaches laws Ayman. It's again whether you agree with that sort of mindset goes back to what we talked at the beginning of the show but and there's there's people in a lot of different areas besides sports where they're competitive Easter. That you'll get a lot of those lessons whether it's fair or not. What it's for from the tax line the ones that use in the young people don't kid it's insulting that's not true what I'm saying is that young people need to learn. Everybody needs to learn. But it also has to be passed down from a lot of those yes parents with those young people to share if they are learning from a young age that. My son or my daughter. And it is a winner in whatever they dale. You know and it's a reflection of what they say to their kids along the way. Some what they have whiplash is the name of the movie about it via text line at some point they need to understand too that Demi your kid does need to experience at lost understand. Along the way that you're not going to win everything they're not gonna have everything under control. Perfect that's exactly you need cooler nobody wins everything nobody is undefeated except for maybe Floyd mainland which loaded into their own show but. I just I just saw a lot of great lifeless this a lot of great parents. I saw a lot of adversity I saw a lot of guts I saw two teams battle or tails off. And the game ended on three bonds. A balk at an air and season over and so I just. I just do it if it was my little social steady for the day I was emotionally attached to it but and it's done like a mother but. I I just there's so much about yesterday that I really love and continue to read your email Smart email contest we're trying to. Figure out some some more ideas for the 2018. Royals charity auction you can email us at Booth at sixty in sports that come got a bunch of really fun ideas and and and that go way beyond needing Kay ago with the brands of Casey email us. And it grew to sixty in sports iconic and one pair VIP pass to join us for birds watch party at winning streaks and harrah's on. On on May 21. Study came out to ice. It will get too little late I it has lots of baseball right. This study's three brought this to my attention I didn't see this and I stopped for baseball for Arnold as long as you've known right so this study came out. And it indicates that baseball could be in better shape than most people think we'll get to that of the drive we come. 68. In sports really. Welcome back into the it's not. Appreciate you joining us today who. Good conversation around. A high school sports and then drove it through the acting goofy. And stuff that I saw this pin high school regional baseball here. Ice we got some emails. Galley do you Booth at sixth and sports dot com we were talking about the royals broadcast option last night raising over a 1101000. Dollars. Royals charities and McDonnell spoke with some than. That we can. 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Ideas but hey if it makes them some money for January. I'd say this this study came out I think the press releases it it was that Major League Baseball says that allies. Yes they did OK full disclosure got okay so Major League Baseball set up this press release and it's. From the sports and fitness industry association. And they have some dated march considerable. Increases. Of casual participation in both baseball muscle itself while. You know I've fought in I don't know for how long said they not wrong baseball these days while it is got a job to carry three to get these travel terminology go to. Any of these gigantic complex is Ali but the blue valley eagle north. I'm there everywhere make it to play baseball under point 56 games a week a weekend that much but still it's your diet. The play based they had nearly 25. Million participants across the United States and when he sixty. Say it again 25 million participants that's a lot. Big big amount and the reason is that this is because it's the most right of any sport and yet the most of and we think we all assume that it soccer right. I soccer I think it is maybe you get to the lead levels he noted that there's more active participation basketball and football but. Baseball participation increased by seven point 7%. Slow pitch softball or participation increased by eight point 1%. It is continuing to build up enough into when he sixteen casual participation baseball. Rose by eighteen point 1% I love you know a little less than one in five yet. I'm so that's a bunch so almost 20% of kids people play based movie director and a alone. I thought that you manage your air from former Major League general manager for Iraqis general manager Dan O'Dowd is and it will be network. We're gonna pick his brain about the royal situation much more stay with us on the ground.