2.15: A's Spring Training -- Dallas Braden with Kate Longworth
Dallas Braden tells Kate Longworth about his trip to Asia with Giants' closer Brian Wilson.
Well we got that glove on the -- look at that can only need one being it is time. I'm pretty well and we're doing out by calibrated effort to warm up out of the healthy. Boston. Hello exhilarating collapsing. Adventurous. All of you -- -- this isn't the Angeles question. And speaking to that adventurous side asking players who had the best hockey and then you need and -- stopping you in Thailand -- and. And it was. Thailand's -- similarity Hong Kong China in the towel. Japan and polite. So most people do the world -- -- media days we did he -- and it's out of -- kind of got him right after traveling together. Are we haven't. Significance -- you know. But no you don't we we've just gonna -- like traveling we we both enjoy we will enjoy kind of and no strings attached kind of lifestyle kind of so footnotes bluntly and united get out and just kind of get ourselves and -- really -- -- up the heat in preparation they had little crack down it. Absolutely not actually I had -- us -- through. Post season what's that are appearance after appearance but you know what a that you Sampras is our meeting was -- world but do you know hats off to the did. Well and having that that the other team in the World Series. The Rangers the team you guys played so well and into that area and the last month that they were at Oakland and they do that at the coliseum. That never reached on your mind and even great yeah. Actually. You -- I don't think anybody ever likes taking -- -- to the dance more someone else Kinsler and that's exactly what happened to our own dance floor. So alone you know we're gonna try to make haven't necessarily every move necessary. These ones that are that are against not final dance this year so look -- just didn't melt. You paint that picture on the Mir in the bathroom because that's the first easy when you wake up unless you see him go to bed and I'm tired looking at night ordering a world. Begin and that what -- executions. If this season. -- for me just because of my personal history I think first and foremost is always hell as far as the team is concerned across the board we -- be able to compete in order to do so you have to maintain health. You know what we've we've we've -- -- guys in some key situations in key spots. Our lineup the complexion changed little the pitching -- gonna change. Which is crazy to think because I know we're only gonna get better as a as a whole staff is concerned you know barring -- But it's just exciting time and broken baseball. Let me just stated that case is that you're starting for retaliating to either be at this spot. Going back to support you you had last year really just carried that team on shoulders. So how do you come back this year -- -- that more mature more relaxed out there how did you get that you've -- -- -- him. No where near any more mature now and not at all obviously we're playing -- -- let's be honest it's only gonna get worse from there but. Did -- all seriousness -- we we look forward to the challenge that's ahead of us you know cousin has been a lot of naysayers. Just talking about prices individual performances and how they were. You know how they were kind of overshadowed by some of the numbers that that would lead you to believe that the guys not going to be successful again this year -- you -- -- -- in Canada we understand what we did last year is. -- is exactly what it is that's last -- measles. We're looking to build off that in no way as well last year. Hillary is what happens that's going to affect what we're trying to do this year you know it's just building when you're one of the leaders of expectations that out that that -- chicken and you're not. -- -- you just look at the competitors look at the guys and I've played with. If you guys that are that are vying for that spot. -- -- I know that at the end of the day whoever whoever shakes out in that spot. Is going to be something we can lean on -- I mean whether it's in Helton and it's hard it's McCarthy. Who who knows these guys were talking about guys who have the top of the end rotation stuff. That are battling hurt -- but I mean how would you -- Ending a black athlete and heading into the coliseum. What style they thought they didn't beat me here. -- I mean it's gonna be I'd like to think it's gonna be broke that you know we're all we're all pretty excited pretty young pretty energetic. All we love the game of baseball would like to have one like completed a baseball and I think that's who we're gonna do more of this -- actually just. Played baseball. Playing ball and -- each other and enjoy the competition that we want on an exciting atmosphere -- like -- in the stands he wouldn't try to put upon an exciting brand of this -- -- -- Get an exciting so what's the typical. Did I watch the super what did what's usable -- -- -- in the game. No I didn't like should have been thinking can I -- -- -- actually eating popcorn. Someone on TV all that -- -- -- I don't know I think goes out of the room that I heard a lot of -- a lot of felt that yet and yet she had a -- -- yeah. Maybe -- only problem getting that important answer them got to know Q&A that that's -- yeah. You've got -- -- -- downgraded only entertaining and will be the -- and that the that.