Theriot: 'If I can assume that role...I'm willing to be there'
Ryan Theriot discusses his role as a mentor to the younger guys.
It's always fun inside these -- the series are always fun out and -- -- -- -- -- good -- -- my career and and you know this was no different very intense and a great way to start the way Barry Zito got things going on the first game of this three game set for you guys how important is that tone -- for you. Yeah I mean certainly important always is is big when that first game you know and especially in a series like this. Very threw the ball great offensively we scored -- much rounds it was a good they are. You're usually young guy that you take a look at an infield you all of a sudden become that the great beard DL young guys you work with him so -- I mean you know -- Saint Louis and I'm one of the young guys and I get over here and and -- and it's so ops that's hours of baseball you know you. You get that teams have a -- young players -- and vice Versa but yeah you know it's it's a fun girl to be in right now so do you find that you. Maybe sometimes Mench or some of these guys you know it's like to have a tough bad batter may be tough inning in the field do you take it upon yourself to talk to get a 100%. Tom you know I feel like that the game's given me a ton of knowledge and on the very fortune record -- for some great teams. I'll win a World Series and playoffs have gone so. You know I think have a lot to offer -- and yes if I can assume that Rolen and guys who don't know us and I'm mom I'm more than -- be there aren't you mentioned some of these playoff runs I was looking at the managers you've done what he got the Russa. He had an alum. Torre and vote cheat how they'll different what -- sends us all you dusty isn't there's over the Cubs dusty for the Cubs. That's a pretty successful managers right there what I -- how are they different I -- -- -- Qualities you know it's. I think you can look at those guys track records in and and then see that they've been doing something right you know with. We -- was tough love you know Lulu expected. The best every time you know and and knowing us and -- can handle that personnel love I -- -- as a manager. Thomas thank you got the best out of me in and everybody has players. You know and then it. Tony the most most prepared manager remember her in my life I mean. Just ridiculous how much time he put in. You know to each game and and match ups and lineups are -- -- -- always in his office was a glass is unknown. And not just scribbled on pieces of paper in my knew what the heck it was that. You know I was doing that you know I Cubs showed an odd time because it was -- that transition phase and LA. -- is right before before he retired so it seems kind of turmoil Manny was saying and mountain and it was just a weird time to have Joseph so I don't think I got them. You know -- at a great time to really make a judgment on them. You know -- many -- -- coaches. Coaches that are good mixture of all and all those. You know it's Obama on Mota later got its very constant in his in his attitude. Again and as a player you always want a manager did that nose is is giving you good five I mean you don't want to. You wanna see him kicking and throwing stuff in and you know because we're all feeling it too you know -- any we feed off his calmness I believe. Come you know had your first few months now I think upright get a -- -- in the season aren't they're all Smart physical renteria on the lineup that has beat us and it makes -- Do you -- management. Are you not. I don't know. We'll see. I don't know maybe. Mean after young kids you know in the end it's definitely yes and and that's that's that's the most important thing in my life and also you know -- here in so I'm not gonna sell it short. Aren't so -- and he's forever in baseball you've been on that side of it on the side of it can you compare just what this driver is -- you get a real sense for. Cubs White Sox there that's pretty intense you know. At their place. Was always was always pretty intense. It's. Shoot man I don't know. I guess same as we have we don't have too many the end because White Sox was I was always a good win -- you so much fights and stands there. You know fighting has -- that fans think -- -- -- I -- those guys you know but it's really. Not the case at all and and now. It's -- -- games this -- this was better because because it first and second place. Thirty focuses me it means something or each and every game means something -- -- -- right and buddy and on Wednesday could immediately share of first place in this whole thing. But LSU you guys did pretty well he won a championship there would you suggest to a high school kid. To take the college route. If they're drafted. Although -- to the minors. That's a great question. Brother was an agent for awhile so we sort of both sides are trying to get kids sign in and -- Tom LSU is -- zone. Most cherished time baseball us you know I could ever have one of the college World Series. I -- in my life. You know it's right there in my backyard and that Russo has asked the -- ten -- campus if I was a position player I would say go to college. 2000 pitcher you know. I India suffered choice. I believe that there's only so many throws and an arm and and so you're gonna have to do something medically and -- just facts. So yeah I mean. Comes -- and I guess a financial a financial deal you know if if if money is something that there's an issue. You know and vice Versa you don't get a degree in and you never have to worry about it again so not. I'd say a 100% for resistant or go to school. But pitcher you know there's there's some other questions or bring them and it's a real serious stuff I understand your jokes certain. We'll kind of funny stuff -- are you just keep them loose or. I wouldn't salmon jokes now Larry Jones here quite keep it loose lets enjoy myself no look pass him in series. This is you know gifted to have fun and if you can have fun out here playing ball in addition to doing so. Which I enjoy myself every day and if it means. You know -- some stupid -- taken all of Crawford's. Flair that he had seen and not let him where I did yesterday I. Take his cleats and has. -- things it serves no purpose and his necklaces that serve no purpose. If that if it means doing that you know so many didn't. Let us make him better player and that's sort of semi committed Christians and that player back in. Random acts of kindness can do it Brian scenario take you won't hurt a team thanks for joining us thanks as percent.