Softy & Dick Interviews

Softy & Dick Interviews

Full interviews from the Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Dick Fain show, which airs every day from 3pm-6:30pm on 950 KJR in Seattle.

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May 15, 2021 23 min
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto joins Softy and Dick to discuss Jarred Kelenic’s and Logan Gilbert’s debuts, the atmosphere in the ballpark, expectations for their early careers, Julio Rodriguez’s status and if we could see him in the bigs, the rebuilding timeline and expectations for the rest of 2021 and 2022, two new players going on the IL today, concerns about Evan White’s hitting, the vaccination rates within the team and in the area...
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University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce joins Softy and Dick to discuss the new Pac-12 Commish George Kliavkoff, what he brings to the new job and his personality, what they were looking for with the hire, what Larry Scott did and didn’t do, the perception of the Pac-12 right now and making it an attractive destination for athletes, current transfer rule and use in college, Chris Petersen’s role and if he should do more w...
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Kraken GM Ron Francis joins Softy and Dick to discuss the team signing their first player, Luke Henman, this week, who is he and why he was signed, what types of players he is looking for before the re-entry and expansion drafts, the scouting issues during Covid and not being able to get as much info, Head Coach hire timing.
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Hugh Millen joins Softy and Dick to discuss Tim Tebow being signed by the Jaguars, DK Metcalf running the 100 meters on Saturday, first impressions of D’Wayne Eskridge today at Seahawks rookie camp and what he’ll be in week one on the offense, Stone Forsyth expectations, Tre Brown and thoughts on Seahawks secondary.
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Former Marlins president and CBS baseball analyst David Sampson joins Softy and Dick to discuss the Mariners bringing up Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert, what the situation reminds him of, the patience on these two guys and wanting to give them time, the most difficult part for each player making this jump, the Mariners long road trying to get back to the playoffs, how MLB needs to market the sport better.
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Daniel Kramer of MLB.com joins Softy and Dick to discuss the debuts of Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert today, ranking the Mariners debuts all time, expectations for Kelenic and what he can do on the field, Gilbert’s stature on the mound, who on the team right now will actually be around for the long term, what to do with Evan White.
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KJR morning show host Chuck Powell joins Softy and Dick to discuss Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert debuts tonight and expectations for both of them early in their careers, just how impressive the two are in terms of rankings by scouts, the ongoing Mariners rebuild being at the beginning of the end, the timing for the team turning around.
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Kenny Mayne of ESPN joins Softy and Dick to discuss why he’s no longer staying with ESPN, what’s next for him, what he’s most proud of in his career, the reaction on social media to the news of him leaving ESPN, the national perspective on the Seattle sports scene and Russell Wilson situation, his Seattle roots.
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Petros Papadakis joins Softy to chat about the ongoing situation after Softy was bit by a dog last week, NFL schedule release enthusiasm today, why Petros doesn’t care about schedule release day, Dodgers-Mariners series.
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Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk joins Softy and Dick to discuss the NFL schedule release today, Tom Brady returning to New England, Tim Tebow being signed by the Jaguars, DK Metcalf’s race last Saturday, having 17 games on the schedule.
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Kraken broadcaster Everett Fitzhugh joins Softy and Dick to discuss the Kraken signing their first player, Luke Henman, Henman’s path to the Kraken after being drafted by Ron Francis in Carolina, NHL stories.
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Storm head coach Dan Hughes joins Softy and Dick to discuss the training camp process for the team and how tough roster cuts will be, the brilliance of Breanna Stewart, expectations for the season.
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John Canzano of The Oregonian joins Softy and Dick to discuss why the Oakland A’s would move to Portland if they move anywhere, the Diamond Project setup and work to make it realistic, the potential rivalry with Seattle, locations for the ballpark, the situation in Oakland and if it’s just a leverage play, the Giants’ impact on situation.
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Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News joins Softy and Dick to discuss if the Pac-12 Commissioner search is narrowing? Oliver Luck’s candidacy and if it’s real? Timing of the hire? Having Oregon over UW in the pre-season Pac-12 football rankings after ZTF was ruled out for the year, who is the best QB in the Pac-12 right now, does anyone stand out.
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Gabe Neitzel of 94.5 ESPN Milwaukee joins Softy and Dick to discuss if Aaron Rodgers has played his last game with the Packers and why, what side the people of Wisconsin are on between the QB and the GM, the deep issues that Rodgers has with the organization, where Rodgers is headed.
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Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer on beating Portland on Sunday and his personal celebration, his halftime speech to the players in a 0-0 game at the time, Stefan Frei reaching 1,000 saves in MLS career, the great start to 2021, an injury update on Nicolas Lodeiro, the defense so far this year.
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Corey Brock of The Athletic joins Softy and Dick to discuss the ups and downs of the season so far and how good/bad are they really, who will be the first .150 hitter to go down to Tacoma, the timing on Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert coming to the majors, evaluating Ty France after his May freefall, Mitch Haniger’s place on the roster and if he will be traded in August, the down offensive year happening all around MLB.
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Jenni Carlson from the Oklahoman joins Softy and Dick to discuss Bookie Radley-Hiles going from the Sooners to UW, ho is Bookie and why did he leave Oklahoma, his attitude and problems there, how he is so liked within the Sooners locker room, Tre Brown being drafted by the Seahawks and his skills.
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Tony Smith from 1010 XL in Jacksonville joins Softy and Dick to discuss why did the Jaguars sign Tim Tebow, if it’s realistic he plays for them, or if it’s just a mentor for Lawrence based on the Meyer connection, Trevor Lawrence drafted and is the instant starter, Travis Etienne also drafted in the first round.
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Former UW and current Miami Dolphins running back Savon Ahmed joins Softy and Dick to discuss his rookie year with the Dolphins and partnering with Myles Gaskin in that backfield, his decision to not be in college for the pandemic-disrupted 2020 season, life in Miami, dealing with the Dolphins QB change mid-season, the current UW Huskies team and RB room.
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