7.19: Chronicle Live -- Javier Lopez
Javier Lopez talks about the upcoming visit to the White house and the Giants bullpen.
I mean it's a privilege anytime you get invited to go to the White House you know it's an honor and not many here people in this country get a chance to do that media commander in chief of our nation and you know I enjoyed it we had a great time actually happy to be going at this point in time as opposed to we didn't 2008 we -- criminal spring training was. Approximately 35 degrees in Washington. So we're freeze and think -- it was a sunny day but you know obviously you will be -- be a little warm out there and Washington going to be -- that makes -- president. Went to high school in Fairfax not too far away your dad was in the FBI and that was your lifelong ambition to tibia. Agent in the FBI. Yeah there's anatomy obviously is Lydia a lot of people like to grow up and do with her dad didn't you know my dad being an FBI agents and New York area they grew up in a lot of people worked and the government military what have you. That's just how northern Virginia's -- and so. That's what I wanted to be if I couldn't -- aspirations -- becoming a -- -- Major League Baseball where it's gonna wanna be an FBI agent is still have time to do both -- Cameron -- at a time on the FBI's side but it's trust -- I think about it the lots and that's what they put the time and never -- ought to be an FBI agent gets you -- get antsy before -- 37 because He only -- one years the work of its mandatory retirement at 57 so yeah if you -- given -- time to -- -- get in. At 37 that's about a. You're not gonna make a unity pitch in -- 470 you're going I think you should have been all star this year but a lot of I did take me inside that giants' bullpen because Brian really kind of dominates things you guys don't even have a real bullpen here you watch the game in the banks and rundown but. On the road you're all together so what's it like to hang out with a with Brian and the guys in the -- watchable game. Well I mean it's it's great that everybody has. They're little quirks a little nuances I think it's funny it'd just be hanging mountain and get all the personalities together and won one space it's great you know I think. Brian obviously dominates the headlines and He showed he's a closer he's missed a tremendous job for us and you know the rest of us like to just basically. Do our job and kind of not be part of limelight has given their mean Romo might say something different He he's he's he's got their bunch -- You know He all of us just put in our time we do we do will we know we can do we know our strengths and our weaknesses and always try to compliment each having to. Of all the Bryant you're psych major at the University of Virginia she's got some pitchers to personalities to analyze -- observatory. Romo and Wilson are having as much thought as it seems out there yet definitely am -- obviously winning just breeds. Good energy and everything like that so a lot of the guys are. Doing well and obviously when you win everybody seasons take care of themselves are guys gonna have a good year and you know numbers aren't an issue it's just a matter of how we're gonna win a ballgame and you know again it's it's fun to get down there kind of stir the pot we'll have a random topic for the day and you know stir the -- down there and CC -- takes them takes the time you we have random topic well it -- be anything from you know just tucked near broadcast team here that -- it's in TMC. Stuff going on them some like that my pop up -- might see a video on the Internet -- like agency dead and what do you think a bit and go from there and you know to be current events to his -- Duke didn't. You know -- it's tough to focus on baseball for nine innings especially for anatomy pitching so later on in the game so we try to pass the time and and we have a good bullpen that displays -- each -- real well. And Bryant is obviously a very intelligent guy but you are as well if I had -- game of jeopardy hard -- you against BUNC. And I was Alastair baca who would win that I think you hang -- I'd like to pick out and with a but I don't know I mean he's. -- is that beard I think it's -- -- the second brains he's thirty up and me on that one but I'd like to -- -- I would do all right but yet he's very smart very intellectual guys in. And it's just -- it's fun it's fun to get those conversations -- obviously he's a great pitcher but in my opinion the Giants do not win. I don't even know about the Atlanta series certainly not the Philadelphia series -- the World Series without you. When you're at the White House -- bring a little video quarter and then take a look at the swings of Ryan Howard and Chase Utley could you know starting next Tuesday we from the day. You're gonna have that for the next three days. Appreciate they get trust media research is already being done right now we're where is the study just study group Serbian held up in the locker room right now FL Meyer basically in their picture taken up the lefties and that's going to be a tough tough task obviously. Visiting the White House just a little bit of a wrinkle and it's him and it's on the same town but in -- Phillies that's a far whistle get up there and we'll try to take care of business turnover -- It's going to be a fun series in you know meant maybe it's. Just a little appetizer for -- defends. Might be another another October matchup lindros wasn't.