“If Glass wanted him he would be a Royal by now. I Know DM, Ned, and the fans want him…#payroll #tradesomeone #makeithappen”
Jay Alou, @JAloujr, Ervin Santana’s agent, responding to a Royals fan on Twitter who pleaded with him to get Santana resigned with the Royals, Twitter
GH: This tweet was sent out earlier this month and it is just now getting a lot of play in the Kansas City media. I first heard Danny Parkins discussing it Wednesday on his afternoon-drive show on 610. Parkins allegedly spoke with Alou but could not get him to commit to being interviewed on the radio.
“The conversation was on the record it just wasn’t on the air.
Jay Binkley, on a phone conversation Danny Parkins had with Jay Alou, 610 AM
GH: This sounds fishy at best. Either Alou is full of BS or Santana has told him to shut up. Either way, I would like to see someone in the media get Alou on the record and not play he said, he said.
“When I see an agent tweet like that, that smells of desperation. People say, ‘What does he have to lie about?’ Well, a lot. He’s the agent.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Is Alou lying about Glass not wanting Santana? Is he lying about Ned and Dayton Moore wanting him? Fescoe tossed out his opinion that Alou is a liar but I never got a good feel for exactly what he was accusing Santana’s agent of lying about.
“I understand why the owner of our baseball team doesn’t want to spend the money on Erv. I don’t think it’s a wide investment. I don’t think Erv is good enough to sign to a long-term contract.”
Bob Fescoe, 610 AM
GH: Fescoe has pulled a 180 when it comes to David and Dan Glass and the Royals. Remember when he worked at 810 and the Royals pulled his credentials for his tough questions to Danny Boy? Well, it sounds like to me that Bulldog has a mortgage and two kids to feed now and that fact has loosened a good many of his teeth.
“In his press conference on Monday, Dayton Moore basically said Santana and Alou were asking for more than the Royals were willing to pay. Solid story given the early word was Erv and his agents were looking for a deal around $100 million. Moore indicated the Royals had talked to them, but ultimately moved on from bringing back Erv after they decided to bring Bruce Chen back to the fold.”
Craig Brown, royalsreview.com
GH: I have no problem with Alou working Twitter and any other avenue he has at his disposal to get his client the best offer available. It is what agents do. I hope Santana signs with the Royals and I don’t care what it costs Glass. Why should I? Glass is going to charge me and you the same amounts for tickets and beer if he signs him or not. Why Fescoe cares should concern his audience.
“Well, I didn’t see the (Missouri at Ole Miss) game. I had a game at the same time that was going on.”
Jimmy Dykes, ESPN’s SEC “expert” analyst, in an interview Thursday morning with The Border Patrol, 810 AM
GH: WHAT? I wanted Steven St. John to jump through his phone and grab Dykes by the throat after he admitted to not having watched the MU/Ole Miss game. SSJ’s next question should have been, “Why the hell not?” Instead, St. John let it go and conducted a worthless interview with an “expert” analyst who hadn’t even taken the time to watch a tape of Mizzou’s last game. I was really hoping SSJ would have publicly embarrassed Dykes to the point of one of them hanging up the phone. Nothing Dykes said after this admission mattered.
“This is going to sound harsh but (Tubby Smith) is going into a knife fight with spoons and it is amazing what he has done!”
Reid Gettys, Big 12 basketball analyst, after Smith’s Texas Tech team took out Oklahoma State last week and then won at Oklahoma Wednesday night, 810 AM
GH: Is Tubby the Big 12 COTY? I think it’s him and Bruce Weber right now down the stretch.
“@finebaum is my man, but there is NOWAY these callers can be real!!! Some of their opinions on Michael Sam are seriously scary. Seriously?!!”
Kirk Herbstreit, @KirkHerbstreit, Twitter
“Over five years in one form or another.”
Danny Clinkscale, when asked by Kevin Kietzman how long he has driven free cars from his radio advertisement agreements, 810 AM
GH: The Between the Lines segment in which this came to light is titled, First World Problems – so they understand that their issues are less than life shattering for most people. But I do think it would make for some interesting reading if someone wrote up a list of the freebies made available to local on-air radio personalities.
“Go to Proflowers.com and look for the microphone and type in…”
Just about every sports talk jock on radio the past two weeks
GH: Valentine’s Day has become almost as annoying as Election Day with the barrage of commercials urging men to buy their lovers chocolates, roses, berries, etc. to avoid a live reenactment of the SNL skit where you grab some dumb little thing from CVS.
“I am NOT taking my pants off for Scotland!”
Mary, Rachel McAdams’ character in the movie About Time
GH: If you want to score some points with your Valentine may I suggest you skip the aisle at CVS in favor of a stop at Target to pick up a DVD of the recently released movie, About Time. If you enjoyed Love Actually – my all-time favorite romantic comedy – you and your date will enjoy this flick.
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