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Well the festivities.
-- -- Major League Baseball all star game are under way in Saint Louis today and this city is expected to see sixty million dollars pumped into it's economy.
The next three days eighties home quite the business of baseball and -- big gathering spot for sponsors cause related marketers.
And of course baseball legends our next guest qualified second for the -- -- -- three Ken Griffey senior played nineteen years in the majors.
He is also known for being the dad to another all star Ken Griffey junior.
And welcome mr.
senior team money for breakfast -- as good morning good to CEO.
Good morning how I'm doing fine in our UI and great everybody's really exciting.
-- game what do you anticipate what's the buzz life.
Well above -- through high right now I mean it's.
It -- all excited everybody's we for the home run derby tonight so that's that's the big thing right now let me -- -- -- second.
Not -- they've got to pick up a move I was border raise the the National League -- nationally -- all the way.
You know there's a lot of talk -- down the players being taxed by this said that a by the local Saint Louis area.
Because of what's been going on with the game -- a recession ticket prices -- cataract.
How did you feel about that.
-- -- -- -- It's taboo about Internet and -- to tax the bonuses that the players -- -- back.
Well that that.
-- you know I mean doesn't bother me in terms of in that fact to me but at the same battle big players will like it.
And I think you know we might bring up that -- is obviously because look -- -- wearing challenging times we've seen some the attendance right typically hear like the Mets and yankees declined because of ticket prices.
But clearly people trying to figure out how to raise revenues these tough times.
Yeah I I've figured that would be the the this situation but.
You I don't know I couldn't tell you exactly who got them out of that situation the only thing now I do now -- that work -- rid of the minor league so.
Will we get -- Players when I was in the game we get -- When we weren't.
I will put it this -- we were -- and every -- we went into we played the game and Milwaukee Wisconsin or New York wherever.
Each player would be intact then so.
I guess it's a new form of I get fed taxation they wanna -- revenue -- every city.
That in the -- is on the you know I guess is guys -- have Moses and make and also I think my guess that would be the situation at this point but.
You know it I guess you would probably think there and watched.
I guess the players union figure that that -- -- -- -- lot.
Yeah you know a lot of focus right now on some of the key players one of which is Manny Ramirez who stepped back into the sport.
What do you make of that story you think the steroid conversation is behind baseball right now is it still in the spotlight.
Well it's probably still owns five that I think.
You know that that the drug testing and all that is kind of really.
I guess the limited a lot of it or you know they're finding out who's going watt or in.
But I think the program that the Major League Baseball and the commissioner of problems that would put together is probably doing its job.
That's one of the things are -- and -- going.
-- on steroids and you know if you do it now you don't -- that this time now you you're you're not very Smart so.
It's working I think the system was working and that's the most important thing right now.
Let's talk a little bit about new and and what's going on down there the next couple occasions some of the partnerships.
That did Major League baseball's involved -- particularly about awareness particularly prostate cancer Tom little bit about your personal story why this is so important to you.
Well it's it's a very poor you know I'm a two year survivor prostate cancer.
The most important thing -- get out right now fact that.
You know if you're in the category.
To your doctor regularly get -- make sure you understand it early detection of -- The other thing is that you know when when you do buy products and drive the pin.
And it's a product that you know all the money that you do want once you vibe that product -- -- product.
It all goes to zero which is -- to in cancer prostate cancer.
And most important is -- the information I have my own story on the depend dot com.
Would people go there this website and they can see exactly what I'm talking about in you know those those little things that wanna get across.
But most important I wanna be able tell you that.
You know get screened early.
And I understand this is something that -- -- your family many of your uncles you wanna make sure that you create that awareness and often times people just.
They don't go to the doctor they don't -- those things out.
Well they don't talk about it either.
Yeah they don't talk about that they they definitely don't go to doctor they feel there OK it's it's.
The -- of diseases really don't know you have it until you do get screened and you find out what what the situation is like if I have two sons.
I make sure I've talked to them junior -- to make sure that.
They get screened every year they get their PSA.
And it's an important thing for me -- I -- Oracle's with the and -- -- family history and like you know my -- -- very aggressive with it and we we found it early and you know I'm I'm -- year so that's the important thing.
Well I'm I'm so glad that you hear talk about it's it's important cause and you know I gotta I gotta leave you like you said -- home run derby tonight that your you you're rooting for the national -- but.
I now I mean you happen know -- the father of the three time winner of the home run.
That you know I mean what do you what is.
Tonight -- Well I don't know love being that I've talked to him a couple of days ago when you go all right but I guess he -- history Dave off these values enjoys -- job that as a matter of fact I think he'll be in Cincinnati and not really sure at this point but.
My granddaughter is playing in the national championship -- wolf is -- -- so I think he's going to be there fifth and then this week.
All that's fantastic -- which had the best a lot.
Thank you so much for joining us today and -- and for talking about an important cause we appreciate will be watching that's for sure.
Thank you very much I appreciate it.
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