Ballpark Chat: Shawn Kelley on career, politics, retaliation in baseball and more

Padres reliever Shawn Kelley shares his insights on a host of topics, including his career, Kanye West, “divas” in the game, what makes a clubhouse great, politics, Craig Kimbrel’s obsession with frogs and more.

Here are time codes for specific topics:

1:35: Kelley’s year with the Padres — rough beginning, but strong finish

7:10: How the game has changed; how young guys might be a bit more entitled now

9:30: Kelley’s role as a veteran

11:30: The biggest reason a team will be successful

14:14: The bench clearing incident with the Giants earlier this season and whether retaliation in the game is okay

21:20: What’s next for Kelley and whether he’ll be with the Padres next season

22:00: RELIEVERS ARE PEOPLE TOO

24:30: Craig Kimbrel’s obsession with frogs

 

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