TONY PARKS 009: “Frank Layden, Part 2”

Coach Layden joined the Tony Parks Podcast to talk about the scouting report of John and Karl before they were drafted, coach Sloanā€™s impact on helping those guys get to an elite level, what it was like to attend Jackie Robinsonā€™s first game and the classic player Mike Trout reminds him of most.

00:10 Scouting report of John and Karl before drafting them
04:54 The moment John and Karl had something special was because of addition and subtraction
06:14 Sloanā€™s impact on greatly accelerating John and Karl.
09:48 Growing up in Brooklyn
13:20 Why he is so attached to baseball
14:38 Being at Jackie Robinsonā€™s first game
26:45 Changes he would make to baseball
28:48 Who is Mike Trout most like from a different era?
30:41 Most heartbreaking loss as a fan
31:10 The experience of watching Bobby Thompsonā€™s Shot Heard Round the World
33:05 Karl Malone takes good care of his old coach
34:13 Former athlete, he enjoyed meeting and talking with most
36:30 Why he is so giving