Sports Call: July 17, 2017 (Pt. 2)

WELCOME BACK TO THE ALLEGHENY HEALTH NETWORK NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL WE'RE GOING TO GIVE THE TICKETS AWAY TO THE THIRD CALLER

BELL TWEETED TODAY GETTING BACK TO LEVION BELL HE TWEETED YOU JUST GOT TO BE BETTER I KNOW HE'S FRUSTRATED WITH THE WHOLE PROCESS HE'S GOING TO MAKE $12 MILLION

I DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT IT I'M SURE THEY WERE WILLING TO MAKE HIM THE HIGHEST PAID RUNNING BACK BUT THEY COULDN'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON THE DEAL I DO THINK HE'S GOING TO HAVE A BIG YEAR THIS YEAR AND WE'LL SEE WHERE WE ARE NEXT YEAR YOU REMEMBER HIM SAYING HE WANTED 15 MILLION A YEAR

AND THEY WEREN'T GOING TO PAY HIM THAT THEY'RE PAYING ANTONIO 17 MILLION A YEAR AND I THINK IT'S RIDICULOUS I'D RATHER PAY LEVEON THAT BUT HE'S MORE LIKELY TO GET HURT

BETWEEN ANTONIO BROWN AND LEVEON BELL I COULD ARGUE BOTH SIDES OF THAT LET'S GET TO GREG IN MORNING SIDE HOW ARE YOU THIS EVENING THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL ONE QUICK POINT, THE WEEKEND SERIES WITH THE CARDINALS BEING IN TOWN, DIVISION RIVAL, SEPARATED BY A GAME, GAME AND A HALF, WHICHEVER

I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT THE THREE-GAME ATTENDANCE WAS WHEN THE PIRATES WERE IN ST LOUIS, THE WEEKEND BEFORE THE 4th OF JULY, THE THREE-GAME SERIES IN ST LOUIS 137,000 PEOPLE WHAT WAS THE PIRATES THIS WEEKEND? THANK YOU? I BELIEVE IT WAS LIKE 24 ON FRIDAY WHICH I FOUND TO BE VERY DISAPPOINTING

I THINK LIKE 31 OR 32 SATURDAY AND THEN LIKE 29 YESTERDAY A LITTLE LESS THAN WHAT I WOULD HAVE EXPECTED NOT TERRIBLE BUT I THINK ATTENDANCE IS DOWN

I THINK INTEREST IS DOWN, RICH BECAUSE OF THIS TEAM I'M NOT SURE — I GUESS I KNOW WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DOWN ON THE OWNERSHIP BUT THERE'S NO QUESTION

I THINK ATTENDANCE IS DOWN ABOUT 35 TO 3600 FROM WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND BY THAT SAME TOKEN, IT WAS WAY DOWN LAST YEAR FROM THE YEAR BEFORE I SENSE A LOT OF DISINTEREST FROM OUR VIEWERS AND LISTENERS AND READERS OVER THE PIRATES

I DON'T BLAME THEM THEY'RE ON PACE TO BE DOWN 400,000 I DON'T BLAME THE PIRATES FANS THEY WERE IN A POSITION TO WIN AND MAYBE SOME OF THIS ISN'T THEIR FAULT THIS YEAR

BUT THEY DIDN'T GO OUT AND MAKE ANY MOVES I THINK THE BIGGER PROBLEM WAS LAST YEAR AFTER THEY WON 98 GAMES THEY REALLY DIDN'T ADD TO THE TEAM THEY TRADED NEIL WALKER FOR JON NIESE WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A HORRIBLE TRADE THIS YEAR I HAVE A HARD TIME BLAMING HIM

THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN JUNG-HO KANG WOULD HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING BACK IN THE COUNTRY THEY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT STARLING MARTE UNTIL HE WAS SUSPENDED THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE BOTH OF THEM THEY DON'T HAVE EITHER ONE THEY'RE GETTING STARLING MARTE BACK TOMORROW

JAMISON TYONE MISSED A MONTH AND A HALF TOO WHEN I WAS IN SPRING TRAINING FOR THE PIRATES THEY THOUGHT HE WAS COMING BACK IN MAY THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE SAYING I DON'T KNOW THAT HE'S EVER GOING TO BE BACK

HE MIGHT NOT BE YEAH MY ONLY ISSUE WITH THEM THIS OFF SEASON OR IN DECEMBER AT THE TRADE DEADLINE IS THEY DIDN'T GET ANOTHER STARTING PITCHER THAT WAS ONE THING I DIDN'T LIKE BUT I THOUGHT THE BULLPEN WOULD BE GOOD THIS YEAR

ALTHOUGH, TONIGHT, VERY GOOD WATSON STRUGGLED NICASIO STRUGGLED AND PHILLIPPE RIVERO COMES IN AND BLOWS PEOPLE AWAY YOU SEE THE CURVEBALLS HE FLEW, HE HAD NO CHANCE

WASHINGTON WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HIM BACK THEY TRIED WITH MELANCON LAST YEAR HE DIDN'T WIN HE MOVES ON NOW THEY HAVE NOBODY

THEY TRADED YESTERDAY FOR A COUPLE GUYS I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY'RE GOING TO HELP THEM I THINK THEY'D LOVE TO HAVE THAT DEAL NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT MELANCON WAS JUST A RENTAL PLAYER

BACK TO THE PHONE LINES, DEREK IN PITTSBURGH HOW ARE YOU DOING, DEREK? CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION, THE QUESTION IS, THE PLAYER HIT THE BALL, HE CAUGHT IT AND HE THREW IT IN THE RIVER, HE CAN'T DO THAT THAT WAS JUST A FAN THAT'S WHAT THEY DO IN CHICAGO THEY THROW IT BACK ON THE FIELD

THIS GUY THREW IT IN THE RIVER IT'S A SOUVENIR BALL YOU WANT TO KEEP IT BUT LET'S GO TO JERRY IN HEMPFIELD TWO COMMENTS

FIRST OF ALL, EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FOR THE COWBOYS, WITH ALL THIS TROUBLE HE'S HAVING I WOULD GIVE HIM FIVE-GAME SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY NOW AND NOBODY SHOULD SAY WHAT WE SHOULD HELP THIS YOUNG KID HE JUST GOT IN THE LEAGUE THAT'S EVERY YEAR

THAT'S GONE THAT SHOULD BE DONE WITH AND THE HOUSTON TEXANS, THEIR DRAFT PICK THEY CAUGHT HIM IN A CAR WITH DRUGS AND A GUN AND THERE WAS NO FELONY

IT WAS A MISDEMEANOR HE SHOULD BE GONE FOR A YEAR BECAUSE OF THE RUNNING BACK, FIVE-GAME SUSPENSION, THAT'S OKAY ALL RIGHT THEY DID THAT THERE'S TIMES YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN WITH THESE KIDS

YOU CAN'T SAY WE HAVE TO KEEP HELPING THEM AND HELPING THEM YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THEM EZEKIEL ELLIOTT THIS IS A MESS HE'S BEEN INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC ABUSE THING

NOW HE WAS IN A BAR FIGHT THE OTHER NIGHT HE WAS INVOLVED IN A COUPLE CAR ACCIDENTS I KNOW ANYONE CAN BE IN CAR ACCIDENTS BUT IF I'M THE AND OBVIOUSLY YOU COULD ARGUE HE WAS AS GOOD AS BELL OR ANY BACK IN THE LEAGUE LAST YEAR TOUGH SITUATION THE HOUSTON RUNNING BACK TOO THAT GOT INTO TROUBLE FROM TEXAS, HIS NAME IS SLIPPING MY MIND RIGHT NOW

I FORGET HIS NAME HE GOT IN TROUBLE HE HAD A GUN ON HIM BUT IT WAS REGISTERED IN HIS NAME I UNDERSTAND, THESE GUYS MAKE ARGUMENTS WHY THEY NEED GUNS I DON'T THINK THEY DO

NOR DO I DON'T GO INTO PLACES WHERE YOU NEED GUNS EXACTLY AND THE FACT THAT YOUR FRIEND HAD THE MARIJUANA AND NOT YOU YOU SHOULDN'T HANG AROUND THOSE PEOPLE

I UNDERSTAND TALKING ABOUT ELLIOTT HE WAS OUT MAYBE IT WASN'T HIS FAULT BUT HE'S THE ONE THAT STANDS TO LOSE EVERYTHING

SOMEBODY'S DRINKING THEY FEEL LIKE THIS GUY IS AN NFL STAR HE'S NO TOUGHER THAN ME THEY PICK A FIGHT THE PLAYER GETS INVOLVED THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING THERE

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED YOU HAVE TO WALK AWAY BUT I GUESS IT'S TOUGH TO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK GEORGE WON THE — GEORGE FROM MCKEES ROCKS WON THE TICKETS,

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