2016 Philadelphia Phillies
July 24, 2016 | Leave a comment
The Democrats are in Philadelphia and the Phillies are in 4th. Our PhD Committee talks about Philadelphia while Ed interviews Joe Connor about things to do in America’s 5th largest city and Rich Baxter from fightinphillies.com about this year’s Phillies. Farley makes his grand entrance as he arrives from South Carolina at the close of the podcast to keep his episode streak alive at 355.
2016 Minicast – Summer of ’68
July 20, 2016 | Leave a comment
Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever.
From the beginning, ’68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country. Pitchers were dominating like never before, and with records falling and shut-outs mounting, many began hailing ’68 as “The Year of the Pitcher.”
Meanwhile in Detroit—which had burned just the summer before during one of the worst riots in American history—’68 instead found the city rallying together behind a colorful Tigers team led by Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, and Al Kaline. The Tigers would finish atop the American League, setting themselves on a highly anticipated collision course with Bob Gibson’s Cardinals.
2016 Cleveland Indians
July 17, 2016 | Leave a comment
The Tribe is in first and Trump has arrived for an historic GOP National Convention. Could Cleveland be at the intersection of the NBA Finals, World Series and the White House? Our PhD Committee shares their insights about what to do in Cleveland while Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Coblitz from burningriverbaseball.com about the Indians.
2016 The Famous San Diego Chicken Re-broadcast
July 13, 2016 | Leave a comment
On March 22, 2011, Ed Kasputis interviewed Ted Giannoulas aka The Famous San Diego Chicken. This interview was originally scheduled to be released during our San Diego Padres podcast (Episode 49) but it was so good that we produced this special edition podcast. The Famous San Diego Chicken is the Babe Ruth of sports mascots. During this 39 minute interview, you’ll better understand how the genius of Ted Giannoulas has forever changed our ball park experience.
2016 San Diego Padres
July 10, 2016 | Leave a comment
We’re in San Diego checking out the Padres and getting ready for the All-Star game. Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Connor aka Mr. Sports Travel about his home town and Nick Lee from friarsonbase.com about his Padres.
2016 Minicast – Exploring Toronto
July 6, 2016 | Leave a comment
2016 Toronto Blue Jays
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San Francisco Bay
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2016 Minicast – Miracle Ball
June 22, 2016 | Leave a comment
Ed Kasputis interviews award-winning writer and filmmaker, Brian Biegel about his documentary, Miracle Ball – The Fate of Bobby Thomson’s Legendary 1951 Home Run Ball.