he knows that ty is a great high-ball hitter. with markakis, i wouldn't care who's on deck, as long as i tried to get wigginton out. better fast ball hitter when he had a couple of swing outs. >> gary: swung on and that ball is back at the warning track wall and -- good-bye! home run! ty wigginton, his second of the series, a two-rbi homer to make it an 8-3 orioles lead! >> jim p: said my job is to make it tough for the manager to take me out of the lineup. he's doing that. watch him get the pitch. it looks like a slider that stayed up a little bit. just reaches up and end up hitting to deep left center.
he hit the other one off sharp side. are those important runs. >> gary: what a series for wigginton. fouled away, markakis. a four rbi game, a double, and three runs scored. that's in this ball game for ty wigginton. and the oriole have their 1 10th hit and an l-3 lead in the ball game. orioles now the most hits they have had this season in 11. gets that taken care of as they try get out of this streak of having lost nine in a row. markakis will take the pitch and that is going to miss. and the count goes two balls and one strike. it was coming right at them on wigginton and wigginton teed up. 2-1. markakis towards sending
>> jim h: hi, everyone, jim hunter and rick dempsey getting ready for os xtra. three outs ato go and good pitching, timely hitting and outstanding defense. >> rick: i've got everything crossed now. >> jim h: that rabbit's foot. >> rick: if we hold them to less than five, we're in good shape. wigginton, a great game. >> jim h: os looking for the win. let's go back to oakland for the exciting conclusion and rejoin gary and jim. >> gary: all right, jim, let's see if they can finish it off as jim johnson will be after his first save and a two- inning one if he can get it
here. a lot more room to breathe with. 8-3 in the 8th inning and retired the side in order. rosales will lead it off. he has struck out twice and hit into a fielder's choice. buck and patterson -- due up for the as. >> jim p: he's probably happy matusz left because of the breaking ball. >> gary: mar case will get it. one down. still time to text your vote for at&t player of the game. vote for a, b, or c. 44% wigginton. 51862. results on the os xtra postgame show. >> jim p: i think ty may have downed the stretch they come with that two-run shot. >> gary: think he got a lead by a he. one down. here's buck. single and scored. he struck out twice. and johnson with the pitch away.
the orioles -- much nicer plight in seattle if they can come to this one. second base. just off turner. that will be a base hit for buck. those added runs, two in the 9th inning, so important. here's patterson, who had one at bat. single. came on. >> jim p: at the time of the game -- if you're justin turner, obviously you have the speedster at the plate and you want to make sure you don't cheat in and over for the double play because it's more important to get one out than two. probably play in a little bit because eric patterson can run. he has speed. >> gary: hitting just .143. very few at-bats, primarily a
bench runner. >> jim p: you have seen over the years young player that seem to do well at aaa when they play every day, struggle sometimes in the big league when they're not everyday plaifers. >> gary: dave trembley hoping they get their second win and get their first win against the left-hander. brett anderson the pitcher of record. the young phenom lefty for the as gave up six runs and eight hits over five. swung on and got him. johnson gets the second strikeout and there are two down in the bottom of the 9th inning. >> jim p: jim johnson said the second best pitch is the change. he pulls the string and strikes patterson. bats way out in front. he already swung and the ball is just arriving at home plate
-- great reception, great location. >> gary: two away, top of the order. raja davis. makes the pitch for the strike. davis made a key mistake in this game in the 7th inning when he went around second base too far on a hit by sweeney and izturis thought turner and caught davis before going to second base. >> jim p: it was a heads up play. turner covered the bag. i don't know what davis was thinking about. >> gary: nothing at the time. >> jim p: no reason to go anywhere past second base, trailing by -- >> gary: johnson's got it! and this game is in the books! and the orioles have ended the losing streak. they come away with an 8-3 win in this ball game.
that is going to feel a whole lot better. matusz 2-0. anderson 1-1. and johnson get his first save of the season and very effective in getting it done. no runs, no errors and one left on. for johnson, that's two innings he works to come away with the save. that is just what the orioles needed here in this ball game. >> jim p: so again, it's a matter of did you play in concert? you have good starting pitching, bullpen, timely hitting, the long ball -- you have it here on a beautiful day for baseball. more beautiful is the fact that no longer do you have a lose streak but a one-game winning streak on the line. >> gary: let's go down to amber. >> amber: i'm here with tci wigginton, four rbis. you top it off with the homer.
you get it started in the 3rd. you like what you saw from anderson? >> yeah. two guys in front of me put up hits and you try to keep it going and fortunately left the pitch over the plate for me. i was able to get it right. >> amber: you end the losing streak. >> we have a lot of baseball to play. you know, i think this early in the year everything is supersized or whatever. you know, we just have to keep playing baseball and good things often. >> amber: you had the best spring training of your career and we're seeing results in the field. you said you want to make it hard for trembley to keep you out of the lineup. >> jim h: think about it every time in the lineup card. i want to play the right way andings will happen. >> amber: you said you like playing behind matusz. enjoy it today? >> absolutely. so far this year starting pitching has been overall gray. it's up to us to continue that and keep everything rolling.
>> amber: thanks a lot. enjoy the win. >> amber: thank you. >> amber: gary? >> gary: we hope you will joins tomorrow. game one against the mariners -- bergesen against fister. our coverage on masn 2 begins at 9:30. os xtra beginning and game coverage at 10:00. for jim and amber and our crew, i'm gary thorne. we'll bid you adieu as the orioles win 8-3. this has been a masn presentatio . how it all happened -- jim? rick? >> jim h: welcome in. jim hunter and rick dempsey with os xtra postgame, presented by verizon. everyone can exhale as the os win 8-3 and yes, it was, in fact, a save situation but the orioles snap that nine-game losing streak and now tomorrow they go to the ballpark to win
two in a row. what it's all about, really, is snapping the streak to move forward. >> rick: well, you really did. the orioles did everything they needed to do -- a lot of back- to-back hits and when they needed them, ty wigginton with a big home run. everybody through the lineup -- seven of the nine hitters had at least one hit on the day and others hit the ball hard. this is what the orioles have to build on from this point right here. tomorrow, go in to try to have a two-game winning streak in seattle and get things going but matusz was awesome today. >> jim h: let's look at the game recap as the orioles got the early lead. top of the 3rd, no score and ty wigginton with two men on and he would double the opposite way. just went with the pitch down the line, so two runs score. orioles have a 2-0 lead. top of theth, 3-0 birds. montanez up the middle, driving in a run and 4-0 orioles lead. top of the 5th, reimold, who d.h.ed and batted cleanup, got one.
it's all the way to the wall in left center field. this went as a two-rub double to give the orioles a 6-1 lead. bottom of the 7th is a key play -- everybody knows how unlucky the orioles have been at times. watch this -- the ball off the glove of ohman but izturis catches davis around the bag, flips to turner, who covered up there and got the out and the orioles win 8-3. the wigginton home run in the 9th added a couple of insurance runs. matusz had the second win. anderson, who hadn't allowed a run in his first two starts, takes the loss. orioles in this game -- you see there the third, fourth, and fifth they scored. first time this year they have score in three consecutive innings and it's also the first time this year they had four consecutive hits in three-run rally in the third, a big day at the plate. wigginton and markakis. the was behind matusz. >> rick: he set the precedent off the bat. he was gonna throw strikes. this is what he has done, his
third quality start in a row and everything was on the corners. he had their hitters so off balance, three ks in the 1st, struck out the side. any time that oakland as had anybody on base, he seemed to be able to come back with the pitch that he needed to get a big strikeout at that time. you see chavez, no chance. matusz picked up the ball club today with an outstanding effort. >> jim h: matusz, 6 1/3, eight hits, three runs, walked one, struck out eight. he has 7, 8, and 8 strikeouts. going back to last season, he is 5-0 with an e.r.a. of 3.40 but a big day for the orioles as they win it by the final of 8-3. finally get that elusive second win and snap the nine-game losing streak. we'll head back to get more as we rejoin -- what did adam jones say? jim palmer shows up and the team wins? coincidence? i think not. let's get more from gary and jim. >> gary: whatever works.
you know what i mean? whatever works. you have to fly to the west coast -- fly him to the west coast. they come away with a victory and from time to time press pressive. they actually controlled the game. >> jim p: yeah, with starting pitching. they bet a very good left- hander. you can talk about all the money he will get over the next four to six years but at the end of the day, they did what they hadn't been doing, good starting pitching. they got the clutch hit. they played great defense. all in all, what you need to do to win games. you know, you also do it against the team that beat you nine in a row here in the oakland cool sew yum, a team -- sol key yum, a team playing very well. sweeney kept the streak alive but wigginton with a big afternoon with the bat and they got hits they have not been getting. >> gary: that's a big series for wigginton with seven rbis. he hadn't had the opportunity to play prior to injuries
coming. now he's moving all over the place and doing so, continues to play good d and at the same time provide the bat. orioles get that and as he said to amber, now it's to build on the road trip to move along and put some wing together. >> jim p: we have seen him play for the mets -- pittsburgh. you saw him against the oriole in the american league east for tampa. he seemed to be a guy that understood the game. he knows how to win and wants to win. i thought what we're getting now we would get last year. i think he tried to do a little bit too much earlier in the season last year, had a very good last two months. he can play a lot of things and can hit the long ball, which he has shown he can do. for a team missing parts of the offense, he's a big guy dave trembley can plug in and play so many different positions and do it well. >> gary: the starters have better numbers than last year and hopefully that will slow up in the one won and loss column with bergesen hoping to follow matusz in seattle. jim, rick, back to you. >> jim h: thank you very much.
the sea gulls are look for a meal as the orioles win 8-3. let's look at the at&t player of the game as vote by the fans. a tight one -- ty wigginton pulse it out late 46%. matusz had will be leading late in the game but wigginton with his big day -- 2 for 5, a home run, four rbis. ty wigginton is the at&t player of the game. why not? not only did he have a home run in the 9th, he got the lead in the 3rd.
vote online every day at webb webb. vote online every day at masnsports.com to answer the poll question of the day. welcome back, jim hunter and rick dempsey as the orioles win 8-3 to snap their nine-game losing streak and finally they had the elusive bathe base hits with runners in scoring position with two men out. it seemed like once one came, everyone relax and they got several more. >> rick: they did. wigginton came up with a big hit with two outs and the team that saw something that we saw all of last year was that the orioles started to put back-to- back hits together. we saw that in quite a few streaks offensively. they didn't hold up the pitching but this year they have to get that offense going again and you see right there, another base hitt by jones and then tie wigginton delivers the breaker. and they just added from that point right there. big offensive day for the orioles. everyone nick markakis up the middle with an rbi, only had one rbi on the season.
he drives in wigginton there and the orioles go on to score three runs in that inning. >> jim h: two out with runners in scoring position in 12 games. 2 for 44 and only one of those two hits drove in runs -- that was the single by atkins in yesterday's game. today, 3 for 7 and five rbis -- first time this season the orioles put together four consecutive hits and the most runs in one inning -- three in the 3rd, the most since opening night in tampa with a four-run 6th inning. eight runs is the season-high and what was most impressive about the third inning rally, not only did they get the back- to-back hits, there develop two out and nobody on when the four consecutive hits started so the izturis single looked innocent at moment but he came back to get on base and turned the lineup. how often do we here that? >> rick: pretty nice to see although freedommedly had to juggle the lineup. jones did very good in the leadoff position, wigginton
picked the ballclub up. we saw that offensively and top three guys in the order e deb give us a little hope the offense started to click in. mar case had a couple of doubles in the series and he looked very good swinging the bat after a bad day yesterday with three strikeouts. so maybe it's all coming together. hopefully it will be. i they get the second win in a row, tomorrow, and all will be well. >> jim h: the orioles win 8-3. we'll head back to oakland. the skipper is in. >> gary: back here at oakland for the orioles. >> hey. >> gary: a pleasant day today. the skipper, dave trembley, joining us. so finally you will have a night's sleep, skip. congratulations. >> well, good for the team, great for the fans. good for the team. now we can go for the pennant drive. >> gary: exactly. >> jim p: can't get into gear in the northwest. >> >> that's good. >> jim p: talk about matusz -- early lead, the first four innings, got the leadoff batter -- did that better than any
pitcher. looked shaky but had great pitches, even the ball that adam jones lost in the sun didn't bother him one bit. >> jimmy keeps his poise and keeps going with what he does best, locate. he locates with all his pitches and knows when to take a little off and put a little on and moves if ball around. he has very good tempo, doesn't get rattled. he was in control of the game. a very nice job by him. we have some big hits today. we have some big hits. >> gary: ty wants to make it as tough as he can for you to keep him out of the lineup. he's doing that, isn't he? >> he is realistic. ty has been around for a long time and puts it real short and right to the point. dave, few hit, i know i play. if i don't, you know you have a reason to put somebody else out there. that's the bottom line. i like it. i hope like the dickens he makes its tough for me because, you know, he needs to pick it up like a lot of guys need to pick it up because we're much better than we play and this is
a good start for us today. >> gary: is there a sigh of relief -- >> anybody who doesn't tell you that is -- not telling you. it's more than that. it's more than that. i'm glad it's over. now we can start the winning streak and get this thing back straightened like it should be. >> gary: see you in seattle, skip. thanks. >> all righty. >> gary: it will be a much easier night for the skipper after they put the nine-game losing streak. it's yours. >> jim h: thank you very much. happy day, trembley, and why not as the orioles get the elusive second win 8-3 in oakland. and the starter matusz, a very good start. it's kind of funny -- you talk about this all the time, about the leadoff runner getting on, especially if he doesn't earn his way on. in this game today, matusz allowed the leadoff man to reach on three different times -- once was a hit by a pitch 08- 2 in the count, once was a walk and once a strikeout. three of the seven innings, the leadoff man got on, those three
men score and were the three runs. talk about the leadoff man keeping it off and even as well as he pitched, even he couldn't overcome that. >> rick: no, you can't but you call it damage control. we talk about that all the time. when hen he hit a batter -- that guy ended up scoring but gave up two more hits but you know he bared down and that's what he did with runners in scoring position. that's what he is capable of doing. once he starts the hitter off well and gets ahead in the strike zone, it's very tough to sit on the pitch with bryan because he and go to any one of four pitches because he has command. >> jim h: orioles snap the skid. now it's off to seattle. three night games beginning tomorrow before heading to boston. final stop on this long ten- game, 11-day, three-city trip.
point took a 4-0 lead. birds win a final of 8-3 to snap the nine-game losing streak. heading back to oakland now where we are joined and thank matt wieters outside the can clubhouse. from the players perspective -- we heard from the manager -- what it is like to get the losing streak over? >> it's big to be able to, you know, get a winning streak started and be able to win one today. it's good. heading to seattle, we can take some confidence going in there. >> rick: talk a little bit about brian on the mound today. it seemed like every pitch was working and you worked very well together. >> three straight starts he's had that he had good stuff and the last two has been outstanding with the changeup and locating the fastball so if he keeps this going, we'll get a few more wins. >> rick: you know, there has been some writing in the newspaper about the clubhouse moting that the players had privately yesterday. do you think it had to do with the win?
>> jim h: think it helped and helped us to turn it loose. we can't go out there and, you know, hope for a win. we have to make it happen and i think we were able to do that today and hopefully keep going that the rest of the year. >> jim h: that's a good point because as much as everybody wanted this to have -- nobody wants to get a losing streak -- but the pressure seemed to mount day after day but really, the way to get out of it is what you did today -- it seems the team was more relaxed, some intensity on the field but controlled. >> definitely. you have to go out there and you have to have fun and be excited but payment, you know, when they give you an opportunity, you have to be excited and go out there and take control of it. >> rick: go to seal and win tomorrow so for the first time this year we can talk about winning streak -- can you do that? >> that sound good. we'll try hard. >> we appreciate the visit. have a safe trip. >> thanks, guys >> jim p: matt wieters outside the orioles clubhouse. they will have a nice, pleasant plane ride to seattle. one thing that happened in this
game i am thrilled about is that jim johnson was able to get back into a game after his tough win yesterday when he blew the save and didn't get it done. let's look at johnson's win and going into today where he had a six-out save. >> rick: yesterday wasn't a fun day, considering the fact he has been basically given that job of being the closer and throwing these wild pitches, dave trembley before the game, overthrowing something -- he is veteran enough not to let that happen. dave got him on the mound today and he went to work to get the hitters out. he gave up one base hit but went back to work. look at the sinker on the ball. this is what he has to live and die with. when he is throwing it right, it's almost unhittable. looks like he did two years ago when he was setting up for the orioles -- great day for him today and hopefully we will continue that. >> jim h: here's a look at the bullpen numbers. 0-3 with a 4.85 e.r.a. and three blown saves. today, 2 2/3 innings of
scoreless relief. two strikeouts and a save. i mean, from the mental standpoint of the game that we talk about all the time and for jim johnson so relax, to be able to go out there and erase not only yesterday but dominate -- he allowed one base runner in two innings -- this could be the courage and confidence to move forward for the strength. >> rick: the only thing i have seen that is not where it should be yet is his confidence because as a setup man, he would go out. it didn't matter the names on the back. he threw the ball over the plate and said, here, hit the sinker. at 93 or 94 miles per hour, as much as the ball is diving, nobody could hit it. i think of the situations he was in when manny ramirez, bases loaded, double play -- a jam shot and they turn the double play -- he was doing that night after night after night. he was set in the role. this is a different role. mentally, he has to get the job done. it depend on him. the possibility is on his shoulders. he's not ready for that and he
has to gain the confidence that yes, i have good stuff, trust in yourself to get the job done because he doesn't have to overthrow. he has good stuff. >> jim h: back to the coliseum. amber is with nick markakis. >> amber: you have music playing in the clubhouse. it's been awhile since we heard that. >> yeah, it's fun when you win and we know we need to build on this. getaway day, going to seattle. you know, the good impression and, you know, like i said, build on this and we're starting to swing the bats, pitchers have been doing a great job all year to keep us in there. you know, just build on it and move on and a new series in seattle and start out good. >> amber: that feeling you all just needed a break and seeing tci wigginton in the 3rd inning get that -- those two rbis, was that the break you needed? and after that, the error to
second allows you to advance to third. >> yeah, it was big. today we did a great job with runners in scoring position and two outs. that was the difference in the game. adam jones with the big hit, wigginton with the big hit and, you know, you put things together with two out and especially a guy like that on the mound. we knew he had great stuff. >> amber: do you feel like despite the fact it was a bad start that good thing it's early and not out of it? >> it was good and hopefully we get it out of the way. you don't want stretches like that but, you know, it's just -- it's if you have tough. we'll look forward to seattle and try to win as many. >> amber: some good performances in the past few
weeks. >> our whole pitching staff has given us quality outings and they're doing a great job. hopefully we can swing the bats and build on it. >> jim h: nick markakis had a big day. orioles win 8-3. let's head to frederick where a couple of keys batters are hot. rowels is iting .286. get this, the orioles have been waiting for his bat to come around. billy rowell is batting .353. and how about xavier avery, batting .353 for the season, couple of rbis and eight are ups. billy rowell showing signs with his bat. he is d. hmming for the keys. in oakland the orioles win #-3.
download it now to get it free through 2010. only on verizon. >> jim h: orioles are off to seattle, opening a three-game series. here's the pitching matchup. >> rick: fister will be on the mound for seattle. you can see his record -- 1-137 but for the orioles, bergesen hasn't been vintage so far this year. he has had some innings that were good and everything but this is right guy on the mound for the orioles to extend the winning streak. if he can get it going, he's like the right-handed matusz out there -- good movement on the fastball, changing speeds well. hopefully he'll be on track. jimmy will get two in a row and we'll be happy. >> caller: back to the clubhouse with brian. >> amber: we learn they will be pesky. [ indistinct ] did you feel you were feeling good and got a
rhythm? >> absolutely. a very tough team out there. one through nine, everyone is putting the ball on play and fighting and i feel like i did a good job today minimizing the damage. and getting that inning and ohman coming in and getting out of the jam was really nice. >> amber: seems like the only place you had the jam -- you hit the batter and then you get the two outs and gave up the two hits -- is that more frustrating when you get the two outs and want to close the door there? >> yeah. it's tough but regardless of how many outs, you have to attack hitters. i babied a couple of pitches instead of throwing that changeup down in the zone like i had been during -- all day. yeah, there's a couple of pitches i want back, obviously. you will have that any game. but it's important to minimize that and be able to get out of the jams. >> amber: how important was the win today? how bad did the team need that? >> absolutely. we were really needing it and have been playing good baseball. we can't get down on ourselves and came out with a lot of
fire. one through nine if the lineup, we came out swinging and didn't stop. just kept going through nine innings and that's the type of team we are. we don't give in or give up and you really saw that today. it's really exciting to get that win under our belt and continue it. >> jim h: os xtra. rick pulls out the win. two in a row and all of a sudden 5-3 advantage. well, the orioles win. the losing streak is over. we'll see you back here tomorrow night. first of three in seattle. have a great rest of your sunday, everybody. other things you can tell people about geico - a 97% customer satisfaction rate. show people really trust us. gecko: yeah right, that makes sense. boss: trust is key when talking about geico. you gotta feel it. why don't you and i practice that with a little exercise where i fall backwards and you catch me. gecko: uh no sir, honestly... uh...i don't think...uh... boss: no, no. we can do this. gecko: oh dear.
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mark tiexiera. first home run of the season came in his 41st at bat. later in the inning. derek jeter didn't play in this game. he was under the weather. so romero got the start. delivered. yankees led 4-2. more than enough for andy pettitte. 5-2 yankee win. rich harden leaves two batters in the game. first time he did that in his career. also walked sick one shy of his career high. pettitte moved to 2-0. yanks open a nine game road trip in oakland tuesday. today brought you by the letters awol. when the as play the os it's a matchup of the team with the most ws against a team with the most ls. athletics already with nine wins. the orioles, 11 losses. that would even make oscar the grouch crabbier than usual.
those four letters together swell awol. on this day the os abandoned their losing ways. the as off to their best start since 1992. orioles worst since they lost 21 straight in '88. top three. no score. two on for ty wiggin son. couple coming home. oral up two. next bert. mick markakis. orioles came in 11 for 87 with runners in scoring position. top five. deep flyball. davis can't get it. two more score. os go up 6-1 and hang on for the 8-3 victory. brian mattis career high strikeouts improves to 6-2. orioles snap a nine game losing streak. ty wigginson fourth homer of the year. didn't hit four home runs last season until june 14th. first earned run of the season.
most in a start since last august 14th. no one has done it longer, no one has done it better. when 22-year-old clayton kershaw threw the first pitch at today's dodgers/giants game, vince scully let listeners know it was a strike. just another call in just another game. only this game happened to be the 60th anniversary of scully broadcasting dodgers games. no one in baseball history has done it longer. from gibson's homer in the '88 series to larson's perfection in the '60s series, no one has done it better. interestingly on the 52nd anniversary of the first game dodgers ever played in l.a. let's listen to this. towers drive to left. >> am i supposed to follow that? i mean, top nine. jonathan broxton to pop to
second. 2-1 dodgers win it. no decision for barry zito. first time he went back to that start of the season since 2003. first save of the season for jonathan broxton. dodgers option russ ar tease to aaa albuquerque. marlins and phils. cole hamels on the bump. top two. dan uggla getting into one. going off the foul pole. solo shot. marlins led 1-0. bottom eight, same score. check out the effort on the ben fr fr francisco pump. four hits all day. then top nine, marlins still up 1-0. uggla down the line. rbi double. florida goes on to win by a final of 2-0. nate robertson moves to 8-0.
jorge cantu extended his hit streak to 17 games, dating back to last season. highest scoring team in the majors despite just one run in their last two games. nats above .500 for the first time in two years. wouldn't last long. jason marquis anything but on the bump. brewers already up three. bases loaded, none out. prince fielder. marquis pulled before recording an out. later craig counsell up for the second time in an inning. bases full one out facing bautista. craig counsell, first homer of the season, second hit of the inning. ten-run first inning for the brewers. that's all they would need as they go on to win by a final of 11-7. jason marquis allowed seven earned runs without recording an out. last starting pitcher to do that, september of '07 against the marlins. last team to score ten runs in the first was the phillies.
july 6, '09 in a win against the reds. first took 28 minutes. after the game brewers talking about that big inning. >> i don't know if i have ever been in a ten-run inning on the for. i know i have been on the against. >> showing you what a crazy game this is. we couldn't buy nothing yesterday. and today we put together a great first inning. >> it's not often that you hit in the first inning and you got a new pitcher in already. we put together great at bats in the first. marquis was strulging and we took advantage of it. >> it's the first ten run first inning in brewers history. they needed just one extra base hit, that grand slam by craig counsell. jason marquis becomes the fifth starter since 1969 to give up seven earned runs at home without recording an out. not a marquis performance.
rockies and braves. one day after jimenez's no-no, another good pitching matchup. tied at two in the eighth. unties things. first home run of the season. rocks led 3-2. bottom nine. two on, one out. troy glaus. tries to turn two. check out glaus. down the line. generally not so sweet of feet. he does beat that out, keeps the winning alive. later with the bases juiced, it's the rook. >> base hit! >> jason hayward the two rbi single. rbi 14 and 15. atlanta wins it 4-3. durgen struck out nine over eight innings. takes the no-decision. hitting .426 on the season. rockies had just five hits.
ian stewart had three of them. no racing in texas today. rain forced nascar to postpone its scheduled sprint cup nationwide double-header until monday. sprint series rescheduled for noon eastern. a 2 1/2 inches of rain fell at the track this weekend. forecast monday calls for cloudy skies new york rain. marty smith's staying dry. >> persistent rain sunday forced dmars to push the race to monday. second time in the past three events the sanctioning body was forced to do so. i spoke with jeff burton after nascar called the race. he said it has little impact on previous 100 years the supreme court had been in cramped quarters across the street and the capital. but what i think the shot or poultry is so interesting is, you know, this also has to do with scr six i like in addition to everything else, you know, they kill the nra, which is
basically a failure anyway, but they keep social security, nlrb, so they almost did him a favor. >> and there was some talk in the country that they had done him a favor on the nra. but i think that's something i probably should've pointed out earlier. this question of why is roosevelt would not wait. we've talked many times about how older justices were and you raised the matter of this incredible succession of employment that roosevelt thought. in the end, why didn't he just wait, particularly as some of these decisions he didn't necessarily object to in a political sense, like the nra decision. and i think that it's important to put yourself back in the moment, which is something that i try to do in the book. there was a very real sense in the country and roosevelt shared it, that if they can get some of these things through the court, not simply the programs, but the
very notion of a governmental obligation to provide economic security for citizens. if you couldn't get minimum wages to the court, if you couldn't get maximum hours, he could improve working conditions, if you couldn't recognize labor rights, the rights of collective bargaining, the civil rights work and eyes, that there would be violent revolution in the country. and this was not a far-fetched notion in the 1930's. at the beginning of 1937, u. of a wave of sitdown strikes across the country that become very violent. and there is a sense that if the wagner act is to start down, there's going to be something approaching revolution. one commentator said that when the court reaches the decision on the wagner act, and the national labor relations act, that they would write the decision either in blood or an ink. and they opted for ink. >> and the real revelation to me of reading supreme power, was i was the first aware of the
crisis, but never read a whole book about it. and i kind of always assumed that it was the sort of mad power grab by fdr, you know, who was drunk on power after winning this tremendous reelection and yet there is that element. but your portrait of fdr, you at least understand why he did it, that it was not an entirely irrational act. and i think that determined his contribution to understanding other. just a couple more questions before we go. how about this gem amend the back. i'm sorry to be sending you around. just a couple more. i don't want to deny anyone. >> you said that before 1935 thirds and decades of a court being conservative. before roosevelt actually got his apex, was there and attend the court was not conservative? >> well, first i should correct the record. i'm not actually professor, i just play one on tv, on c-span
tonight. >> i'm not one either, but you can call me professor. >> senator, i'll answer to that. [laughter] >> there's not a great shining liberal. for the court between about the 1880's and this moment when the court switches. there's certainly some important liberal decisions, particularly as i suggested in the area of civil liberties. in the course of action is. zero well in the teens and twenties, kind of a mixed view of state experiments with social and economic legislation. there were really very many federal experiments until it was about god and the federal government under harding and coolidge and hoover generally didn't tank that the federal government should be in the business of passing social or economic reform. so most of it was being done by the state. the court tended to take the
decision. >> you're a little kind. the court was awful. it is sometimes described as the lochner error, after a case from 1905, where new york state passed a law that said there was a maximum number of hours bakers could work. and this is the court struck that down as a violation of the right to contract of these poor immigrant bakers. and you know, i mean, the court as an engine of uncontrolled capitalism. i mean, that certainly might -- >> no, you think him a whole that's absolutely right. and in 1918 you have the hammer decision which overturns a federal ban on child labor to such an extent that it seems that the only solution is to ban child labor by constitutional amendment, which is an effort that picks up steam assorted guys awake. they can pass the amendment again. >> former question from this gentleman here.
wait for the microphone. >> i was in college in 1937. [applause] and i'm still here. and to round out what you said, there wasn't just roosevelt, there was hugh elon, there was father cogley and, there was townsend, there were all kinds of nuts running around with political theories. and roosevelt had to take that into consideration. >> well, i thank you for that comment. that's absolutely right. the stakes for the survival of democracy is roosevelt put it. as i said earlier, he saw no contradiction between the constitution and the new deal. and he felt that the very survival of democracy depended on getting some of the social and economic reforms for now as he said here we cannot wait for
the justices to retire. so he arrives at a plan that may seem to us to be radical, but to something that she raised a moment ago, he actually felt a considering all the alternatives and i talked a little bit earlier about the constitutional amendments, which were very radical in their unbalancing of the system of checks and balances that actually the most moderate and prudent and reasonable thing to do would be to pack the court. it was clearly constitutional. it had been done many times in the 19th century. it would solve the problem immediately. he would pick justices carefully and it did not do damage as i said earlier to the fabric of the constitution. he really didn't want to tinker with the constitution because he didn't think that there was anything wrong with it. and so, i think that it's very easy to say this was a rash act, enacted hubris. we can say that was the wrong thing to do. we can disagree with what roosevelt chose to do, but he arrived at this decision as jeff
indicated after a lot of debate and discussion with his advisers over a number of years, with a carefully considered just about every option under the sun. they looked at would've been done in the united kingdom. they looked around the world at other acts of judicial reform and what could possibly be done in this case. so it was a very thorough examination goodies from the entirety of his first term doing it and then he arrived at this decision. so it was either rushed or impulsive. they may or may not have been wise depending on the view that he had taken of it. but it was not an irrational act. >> it was so long ago. fox news was just on the radio. [laughter] i'm sorry, did you want to have one more question? do we get one more mike? william banned in google. [applause] great friend. >> jeff, that's a brilliant narrative you told. i appreciate it.
i would say the one justice who is rarely mentioned is how unfixed outcome was also a member of the court and his appointment by roosevelt as chief justice in 1941 seems to me to indicate roosevelt's great respect for the court. stone start with a conservative appointed by calvin coolidge and he himself was critical when deliberations of the court regarding what i gone on. my question really is about democracy. the supreme court is an undemocratic institution. its members are appointed for life and they are accountable to no one. and the exercise of power that can cancel out what the vast majority of americans say they want in a congressional or however. isn't it our obligation to ask questions about our courts and to criticize it and to insist that it be opened up as kerry has opened it up in his brilliant book instead of pretending that this is a group of nine people who operate
objectively and do only at the best interest of the nation at heart? let them defend the federal election commission decision and let the congress as well. [applause] >> well, first, just want to thank u. for being here. there is no one i know who has done more to preserve the legacy of franklin roosevelt dan ambassador banned in google. [applause] in my short answer to your question is enough. last mac i think the core should be criticized and i think the criticism should be questioned. and while they're unaccountable and on the electoral sense, this is the way the courts are held accountable, by constant public discussion about the court is doing and a constant public discussion of the stakes. at one point over the course of this long fight, as you know, felix frankfurter advises franklin roosevelt to take the country to school. he wanted to educate the public
about the court, about its power and the effects of it decisions. and that's something that roosevelt very much to heart. and i think it's something that really every president should take to heart and i want to be clear. i wasn't implying that president obama should engage in a similar sort of discussion. i do think that it's important that his staff members don't see this as the kind of out and out what ago brought that they have with john banner or mitch mcconnell. this is a different thing and they need to proceed with caution. but they should be true to what they believe and they should call attention to what the court is doing, absolutely. >> "supreme power" is for sale at the bookstore. i encourage everyone to buy it. i thank you all. [applause] [cheers and applause]
>> next, a portion of booktv's three-hour life program "in depth." >> i live in northwest washington near walter reid army hospital. and if i go for run, i can run to silver springs from here. it's just a mile or so. so, the nearest subway such as tacoma metro station breadline and not far from here is where they just recently had a huge accident, where nine people were killed. that'll give you an idea of where we are in washington. it used to be an area of the city that was reserved for people who were on vacation.
you know, what abe lincoln was president, his summer place, was now on the ground of veterans hospital. and that's about halfway between here in downtown washington. i think about 20 minutes to drive downtown. and his summer cottage was there, but people who wanted to come even further up to get away from the smog and the humidity all around foggy bottom and the potomac and midsummer would come out here to clear the high lead, tacoma, a little closer to heaven is what it means. and i remember when my dad first came here, i grew up in brooklyn, new york. and when my dad first came to visit this have, he said to me, you didn't tell me you move to the suburbs. i said i do live in the city. it's washington d.c. but the idea that it was a single-family detached house, you know, with a little backyard and a little post is damp out front of the yard, to him
suggested what looks pretty suburban to me. that's a guy who was living at the time on the 22nd floor of a big old and in brooklyn, new york and that's where i grew up. you know, because i'm a working journalist, there is no typical day of working on a book for me. the book has to fit into my other responsibilities to fox news, to national public radio, two columns that i'm doing. two speeches that i'm giving. it has to fit into what is a very sort of schedule, heavily scheduled life. and the difficulty is that i need structure and they need consistency because i think there is nothing more intellectually rigorous than doing a book. so, what it requires is that i get up a little earlier or that i stay up a little later.
sometimes it requires that i simply, if i'm traveling that day, make a commitment to myself with my laptop in hand that i am going to learn something that david adds to the content of the book. so it could be that i'm doing research. it could be that i'm working on a paragraph that i think is key to the understanding of the subject or the larger chapter, trying to refine it. but i make a commitment to myself that no matter what is going on in my day that the book becomes the touchstone, then they come back to it and i will spend time with that vote no matter what it requires in terms of losing sleep words taking time away from another task, whether it's radio tv or newspaper work. to right, typically on a laptop
and save to this desktop here. but a lot of it takes place because i'm moving around and because my wife often uses this space as their office for all of the business stuff that family builds on the light tiered and she plays games on the computer and she's got photos and things like that. this is the place where i save the material, but it's also a place where if i'm truly struggling with the concept and idea, this is where i come because this becomes my sanctuary, this becomes the place where i can feel mostly that i'm at work on the book. if you look around this room, it tends to get cluttered with books because books then become points of reference. so if i'm working on a book, the desk is even worse. i've tried to clean it up for you guys so you can see the computers on the keyboard and the screen, but my wife will
just complain about how junky it is, you know, how can anybody work in an environment? but for me, it would suggest that i'm in my element, i've got my books, you know, cut the things i love in these and the intellectual spark that get me going in terms of my own great team. and you know, that's just to im. i guess that's the way i work. so you know, for example there's three computers here. one is buried under a stack of newspapers here. but there's a third computer here hidden away and then there's this one and the big one. and you know, i can have three programs running. i can be right in and of a computer, for example, over here and then here i can have something like, you know, when i was doing but say the martial book, the martial biography, i would have a chronology of his life, every day of his life played out. so from the day he was born in july of 19 awake until the day he died, every day has a
notation. and if i knew anything about that day, it was in kano, as i call a chronology. so here's a printed version of the chronology of telling you about that are used on the marshall book as a research technique, to list every day in his life and then to lift any advance that i knew about the tip way from that day but in fact chronology starts even before marshall was born. here is the day, july 23, 1867. and the reason i have this and chronology is to give people and gave me, as the writer, a sense of what came before marshall's life. and here you'll see on this day, july 23, 1867 and ordinance providing for the education to children of colored parents of the city of baltimore. and here is all part of what is written as the law of that. and you can understand the kind
of civil rights movement that's taking place in the immediate aftermath of the war in a city like ultima, maryland as black parents insist on some kind of public education for their children. and of course, this is directly relevant to the thurgood marshall story because he is the maestro, if you will, of brown keyboard of education, which in 1954 lederle almost 100 years later is the child, if you will, of this moment back on july 23, the ordinance providing for the education of children of colored people in baltimore. and it would help me in terms of trying to map out significant moments, significant transition and make sure that i was always in touch as they move forward in the narrative talent. and then on another computer, i could have research material that would break out any larger
sense sense, for example, speeches, dark events, supreme court ruling, other works that have been done about 10 could be operating in that for interviews that i did, so that the interviews if i put something on chronology, but says he was in new orleans louisiana on this date and i know that she was visiting with someone and then i go to that person's widow, suddenly i can see that the whole interview with the widow they are and i can say that's the point of reference, that is what i'm looking for him and i can make a decision as to whether or not i want to reference it, it's just background, that you pick up in passing or whether it's an actual quote i want to pull from her and used in the narrative that tells the story along. and of course, the big computer i would use for the actual write in the book. the key i would say to any young person who came to me is that i'm ready to do my first book is
this is not to be entered into lightly. you've got to really believe in the project and believe in your ability to do the project. and so, get ready for those moments of doubt, anxiety, the sleepless nights, the g. why am i sleeping when i should be working thoughts? aiming, they just exist with bookwriting coming you know, why am i so tired? why should i try another hour and you realize you're not getting anything done yourself tired and why can i get up an hour earlier or why am i agreeing to go have dinner with this person when i could be working? everything becomes competition for your jealous lover. and your jealous lover is the book. jeff biggers presents a history
of coal mining and industrial strip mining in the american midwest. he contends that the history of coal production in this country is marked by the displacement of native americans, slavery, unsafe work conditions and environmental degradation. this event is about an hour. [applause] >> good evening. welcome to malaprop's bookstore and café, the finest independent bookstore in the southeast. [cheers and applause] well, on this ground on tuesday evening, i'm very pleased to see such a turnout, that so many of you all have emerged from their respective winter hole to come out and attend this author event this evening, good show. in the interest of full disclosure, i should admit that jeff biggers is a personal friend of mine and a fellow banjo