2016 Philadelphia Phillies

July 24, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 355 - Philadelphia Phillies

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.

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2016 Minicast – Summer of ’68

July 20, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 181 - Summer of '68

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 McLainMickey LolichWillie 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.

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2016 Cleveland Indians

July 17, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 354 - Cleveland Indians

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.

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2016 The Famous San Diego Chicken Re-broadcast

July 13, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 51 - The Famous San Diego Chicken

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.

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2016 San Diego Padres

July 10, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 353 - San Diego Padres

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.

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2016 Minicast – Exploring Toronto

July 6, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 212 - Exploring Toronto

Ed Kasputis interviews Justine Palinska from Tourism Toronto about the city she loves.

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2016 Toronto Blue Jays

July 3, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 352 - Toronto Blue Jays

Happy 4th of July from Toronto as we explore Casa Loma and talk about the Blue Jays.  Ed Kasputis interviews Holly Stewart from casaloma.org and Tom Dakers from bluebirdbanter.com.  O’ Canada!

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BallParkNerd.com

June 29, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 351 - BallParkNerd.com

Ed Kasputis interviews long time lister, Anthony Lorenzo about Anthony’s new website, ballparknerd.com.

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San Francisco Bay

June 26, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 350 - San Francisco Bay

Our PhD Committee enjoys San Francisco Bay as Ed interviews Connor Grossman from knbr.com about his Giants and Alex Hall from athleticsnation.com about his A’s (and Warriors).  Go Cavs!

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2016 Minicast – Miracle Ball

June 22, 2016   | Leave a comment

Episode 154 - Miracle Ball

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.

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