Flying Squirrels Insider: Season 4, Episode 5


>>>PRODUCTION FUNDING FOR FLYING SQUIRRELS IMPOSSIBLE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY… >>AND JAMES LIMOSINE.>>HELLO ONCE AGAIN, EVERYBODY WELCOME TO FLYING SQUIRRELS INSIDER. I’M YOUR HOST, JON LAASER. WE’LL TALK ABOUT A SURNL FOR FLYING SQUIRRELS BACK NEAR THE TOP OF THE WESTERN DIVISION STANDINGS. BEFORE WE DO, WE WELCOME IN OUR UTILITY BUDDY. INSTRUMENTAL IN PRESENTING SAFETY MESSAGES ABOUT NATURAL GAS, STORM WATER DAMAGE AND CALLING 811 BEFORE YOU DIG. VISIT RICHMONDGOV.COM/DPU. YOU SEE HIM ON FSI FIELD WE’RE GOING TO JOIN BY JAMES LIMOUSINE SQUIRREL OF THE WEEK, JACKSON WILLIAMS. AND ALSO, TEXT FSI 63975 YOU CAN WIN SOME FLYING SQUIRRELS FREE STUFF THIS, TEAM GOT OFF TO A POOR START, WITHOUT SAYING NOW, THEY’RE THE HOTTEST TEAM.>>LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID IN APRIL. NOW A LEAGUE THAT IS 286 IN MAY, LED TO 17-9 RECORD THIS MONTH.>>KNOCKING IT DOWN, JOSH OSICH 9 AND 6 SO FAR. HE’S BEEN FANTASTIC, ON POINT, AND HOW MANY MORE SAVES WE COULD HAVE HAD.>>SO BASED UPON OUR ANALYSIS, SQUIRRELS ARE WINNING BECAUSE THEY’RE HITTING BETTER AND PITCHING BETTER. WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK TO THE BULL PEN TOWARDS THE END OF THE SEGMENT, LET’S JUST RUN THROUGH THIS. YOU TAKE THE TABLE SETTERS, KELBY TOMLINSON.>>HE’S HITTING WITH AUTHORITY AND HAS ABILITY TO STEAL BASES. COUNTER THAT WITH A SURPRISE IN RANDO MORENO WHO HAS BEEN A THRILL TO WATCH. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE STARTING MIDDLE IN FIELD FOR EASTERN LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME IN PORTLAND.>>DID ANYONE NOTICE THERE WAS A TWINKLE IN JAY’S EYE WHEN HE MENTIONED RANDO MORENO? >>YES.>>HE HAS BEEN A STAR, ABLE TO LAY DOWN BUNTS BUT IT’S JUST AN INTERESTING SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES TO COME FROM REALLY NOWHERE FROM AUGUSTA AND SAN JOSE TO HAVE A THRIVING SEASON HOPEFULLY, MORE STILL TO COME FOR RANDO.>>MACK WILLIAMSON CONTINUED TO GET GUYS OVER. WHAT ARE HIS THOUGHTS? >>IT’S BEEN ABOUT LEARNING. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW KENNY JOYCE GOT HITS AND TALKING ABOUT WE DON’T RECOGNIZE HIM. THE AMOUNT OF TIME THE SQUIRRELS PLAY THE SAME TEAMS OVER AND OVER. TALKING ABOUT PITCHERS, THOSE PITCHERS HAD TO MAKE THE TRANSITION. WHAT DO WORKING FANS DOING. CAME TO LIGHT. JUST DOING EVERYTHING.>>GUYS IF EVERYBODY 1 THROUGH 9 WAS HITTING EVERY NIGHT, THE TEAM WOULD HAVE WON 20 GAMES IN A ROW AND EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE MOVED ON. 3, 4 SHUFFLE HELPED MAC WILLIAMSON. WE SAW DOWN TO THE SIXTH SPOT BUT THAT SWITCH HASN’T BEEN BENEFICIAL.>>YES. DELFINO SCORED THREE HITTERS. WILLIAMS HITTING THIRD, AND THEN, STRUGGLES FOR DELFINO IN THE FIELD. THOSE TWO WERE CONNECTED FOR MITCH. THE SQUIRRELS HAD TO BRING HIM DOWN IN THE ORDER OF EVENTS. I THINK THAT IS GOING TO BENEFIT DELFINO GOING FORWARD.>>A NICE NIGHT BATTING IN THE SIXTH SPOT THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF WHAT RICKY OROPESA HAS DONE.>>YES. PAST TEN GAMES, 333. AND GOES BACK TO WHAT THE SEASON WAS. HE WAS PRESSING AND THE GUY IN COMPETITION FOR FIRST BASE JOB. IT’S JUST FAMILIARITY. HE GOT COMFORTABLE, GREAT CONVERSATION WAS AUGGIE. WE LOVE THE GUY.>>LATER ON ON THIS EPISODE I’LL DELIVER A MESSAGE ABOUT OUR GUYS. RICKY OROPESA IS ONE OF OUR GUYS. AND SO IS JOSE.>>YES. SCORING 49 DOUBLES AND A PARJ PART OF THE DAY DEVIN HAS BEEN ABLE TO SWING THE BAT. HE HASN’T SWUNG OUT OF A STRIKE ZONE. JAVIER HERRERA HAS UNFORTUNATELY LANDED ON THE DISABLED LIST. YOU CAN PLUG, PRETTY MUCH, ANYWHERE YOU WANT MYLES SCHOEDER.>>THIS IS A LOT AT THE PLATE. THEY’LL IS A GO PLAY. AND HE DOES IT.>>WE’VE SEEN HIM IN THREE POSITIONS HOLDING DOWN CENTERFIELD A FEW TIMES. ON THIRD BASE A LITTLE BIT. AND LAST NIGHT AT SECOND BASE. JAY YOU’RE THE NEGATIVE ONE IN THE OFFICES HERE. BUT TODAY, DANIEL CARBONEL. IT’S BEEN A STRUGGLE FOR HIM.>>THEY USED HIS AGGRESSION AGAINST HIM. THIS IS A GUY FROM CUBA, HE TAKES ENGLISH LESSONS IN THE OFFICE EVERY DAY. STILL GETTING ADAPTED TO WHERE HE IS IN THE ENVIRONMENT. THE MORE CARBONELL FEELS COMFORTABLE HERE IN THE COUNTRY, AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I THINK HE’S GOING TO HAVE THAT TRANSLATE ON THE FIELD. HE LOOKS OUT OF SORTS AT TIMES I THINK THE SQUIRRELS, THE WAY THEY’RE HITTING NOW, YOU’RE ABLE TO HIDE THEM A BIT.>>YES. AND RIGHT NOW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ORDER, CATCHER JACKSON WILLIAMS. HE COMES OFF A KNEE INJURY AND BECOMES A DYNAMIC PRESENCE.>>HE’S GOT TO MAKE REGULAR A GAME ADJUSTMENTS TO DEAL WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES AND PITCHERS AND SO FAR, 15 TO 39. THOSE NUMBERS IN THE MIDWAY. COMING UP SO STRONG. HERE IS ANOTHER THING, THE PLATES. THAT SEVEN GAMES.>>YES. WE’RE GOING TO GET THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT AND COMING BACK HERE TO RIVER CITY. HE IS OUR JAMES LIMOUSINE LUXURY PLAYER OF THE WEEK. GUYS, I DID WANT TO SPEND TIME ON THE BULL PEN TODAY. STARTING ROTATION BUT BULL PEN HAS RODE TO THE RESCUE AT THE BACK END HE LOOKS LIKE A BIG LEAGUER HERE.>>WE KNOW WHAT A BIG LEAGUER LOOKS LIKE. HE IS IN THAT LINE FOR THOSE GUYS BUT DOESN’T HAVE TO THROW A FAST BALL. A CHANGE UP, THERE IS A PLUS PITCH. NOW, DEVELOPING THAT CUTTER PITCH AS WELL. SO A GUY COMING OUT OF THE PEN, THROWING HEAT. DEFINITELY A BIG LEAGUE RELIEVER.>>THAT CUTTER IS SHARPER, AGAIN, WE’LL TALK ABOUT AND EVERYTHING IS LOOKING AT HIS ABILITY. AND WE BRING HIM IN, HE’S IS A GUY THAT KNOW WHAT’S YOU’RE GOING TO GET. THAT IS WHY THE GIANTS WANT TO BRING HIM BACK.>>THAT DESCRIBES JAY PEDRO RODRIGUEZ ALSO.>>STARTING PITCHERS LEAVE THE GAME, THERE ARE GUYS ON BASE. THIS IS A STARTING PITCHER’S BEST FRIEND. THIS IS NOT AN EASY THING TO DO. HAVING THOSE GUYS BEING ABLE TO BRIDGE, IT MAKES IT SUCH A SOLID BEVY OF WEAPONS.>>YOU MENTIONED STEVEN JOHNSON THERE. MAYBE WITH THE BIGGEST STUFF OUT OF THE PEN. JOHNSON IS SCUFFLING A BIT OF LATE. SO YOU GET THE SENSE NOW THIS TEAM IS PLAYING SOLID BASEBALL. AND GET BACK ON THE ROAD WITH THE LONGEST ROAD TRIP IN HISTORY. ON THAT ROAD TRIP, GUYS WON’T BE BEING TREATED TO WALK UP MUSIC. HOWEVER, THEY’RE AT THE DIAMOND THE MUSIC THAT ENTERS YOUR FAVORITE SQUIRRELS TO THE FIELD OF PLAY. WE DEBUT OUR NEW CORRESPONDENT MORGAN CONKLIN. STAY WITH US.>>HI, I’M MORGAN CONKLIN.>>THAT IS A LONG FOUL. LIKE THE PSYCHEDELICS.>>YOU SHUT THEM DOWN, JUST WALK OUT.>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.>>YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO? >>NO. SOMETHING ABOUT A NINJA TURTLE MOVIE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ >>LAST YEAR I GUESS I PLAYED AT PLAYOFFS AND GOT THE CROWD INTO IT IN SAN FRANCISCO. SO KIND OF LISTENED TO IT THIS OFF SEASON. MY PREVIOUS WALK OUT BEFORE THAT WAS SWALLOWED BY SESHA.>>THIS IS A DIFFERENT SONG.>>BEASTIE BOYS “DO IT”. TO GET STRIKE OUTS, I NEED POSITIVE VIBES.>>I HEARD A RUMOR SOMETIMES, YOU LISTEN A LOT.>>IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE AN UMPIRE SAID THAT TO ME THE OTHER DAY.>>SECOND ONE, GMS. MY THIRD IS BEYONCE.>>I HOPE YOU ENJOYED HEARING SOME OF THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.>>GREAT JOB BY MORGAN CONKLIN. NOW, JACKSON WILLIAMS, OUR JAMES LIMOUSINE LUXURY PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS WITH ME. WELCOME.>>THANKS. GLAD TO BE HERE.>>YOU’RE A MEMBER OF THE INAUGURAL SQUIRRELS IN 2010. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK HERE THIS YEAR? >>GOOD. IT’S GOOD BASEBALL. YOU KNOW? I WOULD SAY YOU’VE BEEN HERE LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW. YOU KNOW? AND THIS IS PROBABLY MORE TAILORED TO BIG LEAGUE SIDE OF BASEBALL. JUST THE SWINGING DAY IN, DAY OUT. IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK.>>YOU CAME IN LIKE I SAID BACK IN 2010 A VERY HERALDED GROUP OF POSITION PLAYERS. A LOT OF YOU HAVE GONE ON TO PITCH AND PLAY IN MAJOR LEAGUES. JUST WANTED YOU TO LET FANS KNOW WHERE YOU’VE BEEN AND BROKE INTO THE BIG LEAGUES LAST YEAR.>>I WAS WITH THE GIANTS OVER THREE YEARS, IN FRESNO, TRIPLE A. A FREE AGENT AND SPENT TIME WITH THE ROCKIES. YOU KNOW, AND WE GOT CLOSE TO MAKING A TEAM OUT OF CAMP. BUT YOU KNOW, GET SOME BY TRIPLE A. THEN GOT A CALL WELL, THE MAIN ONE, TOOK ME INTO AUGUST. I WENT THERE FOR THREE DAYS IN JUNE. BUT WHEN I DO SEE THE FIELD, YOU KNOW, IT WAS EXCITING AND FINALLY MEETING A BACK UP THERE IS THE END OF AUGUST AND MADE MY DEBUT. IT WAS AWESOME. YOU KNOW? A LONG TIME COMING.>>WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND? STEPPING INTO A BIG LEAGUE BATTER’S BOX? >>YOU’RE JUST TAKING EVERYTHING IN. YOU KNOW? JUST TRYING TO GET A HIT, YOU KNOW? GOING TO GET IT OUT OF THE WAY, THAT FIRST AT BAT. YOU KNOW, I MEAN THERE IS JUST TONS OF THINGS THAT MAY SEEM LIKE KIND OF A BLUR. YOU KNOW? FIRST COUPLE GAMES I PLAYED IN. JUST BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING TO DO.>>I WOULD IMAGINE THAT FEELING AND THOSE EMOTIONS WOULD DRIVE YOU TO GET BACK. YOU’RE COMING UP AND OFF A KNEE INJURY. YOU’RE TRYING TO WORK YOUR WRONG WAY BACK AND HELPING YOUNG PITCHERS HOW DO THOSE STEP UP AT THE SAME TIME EQUAL? >>WELL, YOU KNOW BOY NEVER CLASSIFY THEM AS SEPARATE. YOU KNOW? MY JOB FIRST IS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF MY PITCHERS ON A DAILY BASIS. SO WHETHER IT’S A YOUNGER GUY OR VETERAN GUY. YOU KNOW? I TRY TO GET THAT GOOD RELATIONSHIP AND BUILD THAT RAPPER TO MY PITCHERS. WE’RE ALWAYS ON THE SAME PAGE AND FEEL COMFORTABLE. WE HAVE THAT RHYTHM AND JUST GO. YOU KNOW, AND YOU KNOW WORKING.>>THIS YEAR’S HEADLINE PROSPECT IS KYLE CRICK FOR A SECOND SEASON. LOOKS LIKE YOU’VE DEVELOPED A GREAT RAPPORT.>>WITH HIM, I’M SEEING BIG THINGS AND THROWING STRIKES. AND ONE THING THAT I’VE CHALLENGED HIM TO DO MORE IS NOT TRY TO DO TOO MUCH. YOU CAN SEE A FAST BALL HE HAS GOTTEN. EXCEPTIONAL BREAKING INVOLVED AND A GOOD CHANGE TO GO WITH IT. BUT IF HE CAN’T GET THE FAST BALL IT WASHES OTHER ONES OUT. SO HIS BIG THING IS GETTING AHEAD OF GUYS AND HAVING A SHORT MEMORY OF STRUGGLING. AND NOT GETTING THAT MIND SET TO WHERE IF HE FALLS BEHIND A GUY, GETTING BACK TO MAYBE OH, NO. AND REALLY HAVING A SHORT MEMORY OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE LAST PITCH. HE WANTS THE NEXT ONE. HE MAKES BIG STRIDES IN OUR DIRECTION.>>OUR JAMES LIMOUSINE LUXURY PLAYER OF THE WEEK. LAST WEEK THAT WAS MILES SCHROEDER. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE YEAR-LONG CORRESPONDENTS FOR US? >>I WON’T FROWN UPON IT BUT AT THE SAME TIME — >>YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY BASEBALL.>>YES.>>WHEN WE COME BACK, HE’S GOING TO TEACH US ABOUT BASEBALL AND THE ART OF CATCHING THAT PESKY FOUL POP.>>RIGHT. CHAIRS ARE GONE. TIME TO PLAY BASEBALL. OUR FAVORITE SEGMENT HERE ON FSI AS WE TAKE IT TO FSI FIELD WITH OUR JAMES LIMOUSINE LUXURY PLAYER OF THE WEEK, JACKSON WILLIAMS IS WHERE HE BELONGS, BEHIND THE PLATE. AND HE’S GOING TO SHOW THE FOUL POP. WE’RE GOING TO CHECK OUT THE FOUL POP GOING TOWARDS THE BACK STOP. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO MAKE THAT PLAY? >>FIRST, I THOUGHT ABOUT FINDING THE BASEBALL. GOING THROUGH CATCHING, THE BALL GOES STRAIGHT UP. SO IT’S GOING TO GO UP AND COME BACK TOWARDS YOU. WE’RE GOING TO STAY BEHIND IT AND LET IT YOU KNOW ONCE YOU FIND WHERE IT’S GOING TO BE, WE START WORKING TO IT. TO THE BASEBALL. THEN YOU NEVER WANT TO DROP YOUR MASK BECAUSE YOU MIGHT STEP ON A TRIP OVER IT. AND THAT IS WHEN YOU MAKE SURE IT’S OUT OF THE WAY. SO IT’S WORTH IT FOR THE BAT.>>WHEN YOU COME OUT AND INVESTIGATE HOW MUCH ROOM YOU HAVE? >>SOMETIMES, YOU’RE GOING TO YOU KNOW, BE READY FOR IT BY THE TIME THE GAME STARTS AND SEEING HOW MUCH ROOM YOU’VE GOT BACK THERE. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. YOU KNOW? WINDY. AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR WE GET SHELTERED A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE STANDS ARE TALL. SO I WANT TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE BALL IS GOING TO GO.>>SO FOUL BALL, STILL, AROUND THE AREA. BUT FORWARD FOR YOU. IT MEANS ONE CORNER IN FIELDER IS GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PLAY AS WELL. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING NEXT? >>THESE ARE MORE TOUGH. YOU’VE GOT TO WORK OUT IN FRONT OF HOME PLATE AND GET TURNED AROUND TO WHERE YOU CAN GET THAT BACK INTO YOU. YOU KNOW? IF YOU SEE THE BALL UP AND IN FRONT IT’S GOING TO KEEP DRIFTING AWAY FROM YOU BECAUSE OF THAT SPIN. YOU KNOW? SO YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE IT TOUGHER TO GO THIS WAY TO TRY TO CATCH A BALL. AND OPPOSED TO GETTING HERE AND GETTING OUT IN FRONT, FIRST. AND FINDING A BASEBALL ON TOP. ONCE HERE, YOU KNOW, THE ONLY TIME I’VE CALLED ANYTHING BACK BEHIND THE PLATE, I’LL CALL IT RIGHT AWAY. YOU KNOW? EVERYTHING HERE IS MINE. GETTING HERE, IT BECOMES A DIFFERENT STORY. WE’VE GOT THE FIRST BASEMAN AND THIRD BASEMAN CRASHING IN ON YOU. SO THEY HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY. I’M GOING TO FIND IT F I’M STANDING AWAY, I’M GOING TO CALL IT. AS SOON AS THEY COME IN AND CALL ME OFF, I’M BAILING. BECAUSE THEY HAVE PRIORITY OVER THOSE FLY BALLS BECAUSE THEY’RE EASIER TO CATCH.>>LET’S DO THIS ONE TIME. SO OUR SCENARIO IS GOING TO BE STRAIGHT UP OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER TOWARDS THE BACK STOP. GO AHEAD AND GET UP AS IF THAT OCCURRED. THERE IT GOES. MAKES A CATCH. ONE TAKE IS HOW YOU DO IT HERE. OUR THANKS TO JACKSON WILLIAMS. OUR JAMES LIMOUSINE LUXURY PLAYER OF THE WEEK.>>ANY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB HOUSE COMES WITH A RESOLVING DOOR INSTALLED. PLAYERS ARE WALKING INTO, AND OUT OF, OUR LIVES. ONE OF THE BIGGEST DRAWS OF MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY WE KNEW THOSE SUPER STARS BACK WHEN. WE CHEERED BRANDON WELL AND CHRIS HESTONS, AND WILL RECOUNT OUR INTERACTIONS WITH THEM TO ANYONE. THERE ARE GUYS WHO BATTLE FOR US BUT WHO REPEATEDLY HAVEN’T BEEN GIVEN THAT PROMOTION OR RESPECT WE FEEL THEY DESERVE. FOR EVERY BUSTER POSY THERE ARE MORE DARYL MADAYS. AND WE’VE GOTTEN ACCUSTOMED TO THEIR PRESENCE WE RECOGNIZE THEY’RE LIKE ALL PLAYERS THEIR TIME HERE MAY END AT ANY TIME. AND WE ROOT FOR THAT END, IN FACT. WHEN THEY’RE GONE, WE MISS THEM. THIS WEEK, TWO OF OUR GUYS RETURNED TO RICHMOND. BUT THE NEWS OF BOTH GREETED WITH SMILES. FOR REASONS WE KNOW ARE FOOLISH, IT MAKES EVERYTHING SEEM RIGHT AGAIN WE ALL HAD A CHILDHOOD FRIEND WHOSE PARENTS FORCED THEM TO MOVE AWAY AND HOPED THEY’D RETURN AS IF THEY NEVER LEFT. WITH THAT, WE LEAVE YOU, BUT ONLY UNTIL OUR NEXT EPISODE, I’M JON LAASER AND THANKS FOR JOINING US. WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE BALLPARK.

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