3.29: 1-on-1 with A's reliever Grant Balfour
-- South Florida tremendous season at last year's final here in Tampa came up with Minnesota Brinkley in Milwaukee. A great here in LA did last year very comparable to what -- with a -- cute 228 ERA the eighth lowest among all American League relievers like -- them -- -- parking lot here at the a's fan appreciation delegate at the Galaxy and I asked them. That he's ever experience editing like this before the Minneapolis Milwaukee or Tampa. Another spring training game and head the other terror and enough you know the campus as the league -- dumb. Guerra made in the Middle Eastern Cheney did it and I culminated today announced. How did -- get with a few fans that though that experience it's. Good good time. -- you had a fabulous year last year in Tampa we reject chronicle I've heard after you signed with the club you -- signed -- I want to say anywhere but a long list of teams draft Q why do you why did you pick the Oakland -- to come to this offseason. You know it's it's a club is got a great young stuff. Not visible thing guys less than -- do you study is gonna go out there and that Greg gonna put in 78 innings denying you so let us not again you know even gone out of their last night trying to get meteoric Ginn and his knowing OK now's not a -- them all up there are -- war causes so up. You know that's gonna help the bullpen along the along the way and keeps his personal the end -- Simply go to Vegas in October prison but there's -- -- Maybe the starters looks like the first seven but just got to get six took us to win a ball game and I'm a little concerned frankly about the last three. Right -- -- -- then obviously a great closer -- -- -- you're 48 save your name is in the next hole what does Bob Garrett soldier Buffalo's last. Three outs look people went take -- might fuel for certain righthander is in there might Q did the last daughter to a ball game. I'm not like the big -- But will dissuade Selig make that decision on -- on the night. You know I think you Bryant did experience. And LA's vinegar because of what I love them the opportunity to do it definitely would. I'll let him make that decision and you know right now taught him -- -- and -- -- off to a -- 900 number Australia it. The last ten days as his thoughts on and on enough so rare announcer you're great. Major League saves but drug your minor league career -- you had double digit saves is it that. -- big of a deal we always hear about nearly toughest outs in baseball -- outs 2526. Point 70 is it that much difficult more more difficult and get not 212220. Hurry to notch -- to think it LA at the charity and this is another inning and take the ball. You know I got there with a lot of pressure on results -- -- Neifi nothing about that sort of you know put out there and take the ball and I think I'm like everything in LA you know and Kansas -- get a guy out onto Internet no matter what you know we're trying to go they're getting each and every guy out the same way no matter what and you -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chronicle live -- twice and had -- hell we -- indeed they beat the -- grant Belfour but I -- -- the playoffs a couple of years ago when you get hitters out you're yelling and screaming at Red Sox guys when the season starts for real -- that like go off and intensity and you and that that -- old rocker guy come out again. Definitely you know plus plus -- entry -- the lights came on pay down. Thought the cameras are on a day in look spot up again at -- it came out night I really -- to -- it and I can tell at the united. Yeah -- Madrid at the area announced this. The stuff to get times look at for the Italy's cabinet the batters do get on the umpires to get back Kurt Suzuki -- guy behind is that who you who you bellowing at. Not just karma so just in this promise a bubble within and not. That's about it just tell you the self focused in them pumped up and other pumped up. -- the play god and notes on them they'll flavor saver for Friday night when C delegates here for real look at both deleted digger and -- that have a great year this year thank you thanks.
Balfour joins Greg Papa for Chronicle Live from the Coliseum.