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Fourteen straight division titles a world championship and my next guest is at the center of at all joining me -- -- -- -- exclusive is John Schuerholz he's the president of the Atlanta -- great to see you must see you we're sharing baseball stories we're having a good time but.
-- -- -- -- Five years you've won fifteen of the last seventeen games to teams that -- wild card six schemes to go.
You feel lucky.
Where we are playing great ball but make you feel lucky envision what we team's doing well and -- hearing she's been going your way players feel good about it.
Not pressurized because -- -- chance at all and they're playing the -- -- while at the very most opportune time so that's good thing.
And -- -- at the Colorado Rockies -- which isn't ironic given the fact that they had that great run billion.
To the playoffs last year they clinched the wild card they got to the World Series.
Are you looking that far ahead elitist -- got to get the next six games.
We had to get the next exchange for sure we're looking for ahead wild card teams have had to fight for their lives and they come into the playoffs with -- more prepared to win and to compete.
Have to fight hard to survive.
And it serves them well in the post season.
And so that happens the bus would be happy -- that.
Everybody says that if you guys get into the playoffs you might be one of the most dangerous teams because of your pitching rotation.
Three top pitchers in the game right now.
What kind of strategic advantage does that -- you -- -- you know it's improved but it isn't.
Perhaps up to par.
I agree that the first series is a -- sure -- so the depth of your starting pitching.
Isn't as important as it would be in the latter two series the first -- you have to win.
In the decision to restarting your by the but having a depth of starters as we have will serve us very well as it has this latter part of decision.
We have sensational starting pitching a relief pitching is doing a wonderful job.
And our hitters have come into their into the -- right now so it's a great balance we have we -- -- confident and play game at a time we have tough and a night against the -- so -- -- there.
A couple of games against the Marlins and nationals if it comes down to plain silly isn't the first series I feel that that what we wouldn't play the the Phillies are now are saying -- -- -- division so try.
But if we happen to catch the Phillies and tie with them the playoff.
Our system would allow us to be the home teams it would be one games this year if we have the title assistant -- too far ahead or we happened to -- the -- We would have the home field advantage -- that one game playoff if we were to tie for those circumstances they canceled this year about Bobby Cox decided to leave the team tell me about that announcement.
Well it was it was a great announcement because it focused on -- great career he's an icon of a managers a first ballot hall of Famer.
You know I've had the great pleasure of working with him in a partnership by his general manager and he is manager for almost forty years.
And he decided on his own at his own time in his own bidding this was time for him.
He's almost seventy years old he's only 68 but it'll be 69 is expert that.
He was -- -- one -- -- but stay affiliated with us -- some special -- capacity and we're delighted with -- to have him stay with us and -- guys let's deal with the.
This issue which is -- -- -- -- deep recession and -- ballparks are not selling out and he's a really challenging times what are you doing to put fans.
In the seats and to address some of the cost cutting measures that a lot of clubs attacked him.
-- we're doing much of the same thing we've offered does special special packages for fans reduced cost packages for families and on certain nights you get discounted tickets.
We've had one dollar tickets available since we opened Turner Field seven years -- years ago.
Also we're doing all the things we can to show the fans that were sensitive to their circumstances we know the economy and their life situation is really difficult.
-- we're doing all -- -- to keep our -- fans out with an opportunity come to the ball.
-- and be able to afford.
Dave Ramsey dollar ticket night last night speaking of which.
I can you go without telling people we were sitting here talking I was talking about the old days plays to score games of my grandfather and I -- one of the greatest games I ever remember.
Is the pine tar incident with the -- city royals.
You of the GM.
I was a GM and file a protest with the U league president Lee MacPhail and it was uphill the only.
Protest that was ever upheld the on -- ruling on the pine -- was wrong the regulation was mystified by his judgment.
It was that you couldn't use -- if you took the bat to home plate and you use that there was no penalty after that Billy Martin did know that the Yankees did know that but we've filed a protest.
And leave it feels that your right.
And you overturn -- -- judgment and we went back and finish that game went back to Yankee Stadium and played in the inning and a half and we won again.
I say to see how the game -- changed all the steroid controversy or.
Is the legacy the legacy.
The legacy the legacy steroid controversy was a tough time for -- no one can pass through the screening process now.
Best a lot of humidity heat and I and you guys thank you very much -- six games to dig up.
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