2018 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

November 14, 2018   | Leave a comment

This podcast features baseball sportscaster great, Ernie Harwell.  Our PhD Committee first reviews Major League Baseball’s playoff expansion idea of adding an additional wild card team in each league and then shifts into analyzing who is listening to our podcasts.  Then it’s time for Harwell.  Hear Harwell’s moving 1955 poem – The Definition of Baseball, then hear Harwell’s account of baseball’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World.  Ed Kasputis then interviews baseball author, Irwin J. Cohen about his friend, Ernie Harwell. The podcast concludes with At the Mixer with Marty Allen as Marty relives his most memorable day in radio – Sunday, October 26, 1997 as our PhD Committee gets ready for our next podcast featuring sportscaster great, Mel Allen.

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2018 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

November 11, 2018   | Leave a comment

Greatest Baseball Sportscaster of All Time

Our PhD Committee honors Vin Scully as the greatest baseball sportscaster of all time.  We also remember Seattle’s Hall of Fame baseball sportscaster, Dave Niehaus who passed away on November 10, 2010.  Ed, Farley and Mark then explore the life of Scully and listen to some of his greatest clips.  Ed then interviews Dodger faithful and English Professor, Frank Ardolino about Scully.  We then travel back in time and hear Scully’s words of wisdom during his commencement address at Pepperdine University in 2008. Ed and Farley then interview Cleveland radio great, Marty Allen in the first of a six part series of At the Mixer with Marty Allen.

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2018 Arizona Fall League

November 7, 2018   | Leave a comment

Our PhD Committee is in Phoenix sharing the best kept secret in baseball – The Arizona Fall League.  Ed Kasputis interviews Steve Cobb, Director of the Arizona Fall League and Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor shares his travel insights on the Valley of the Sun.

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2018 World Series Review

November 4, 2018   | Leave a comment

The Boys are back and they just won the Series. Congratulations to the World Champion Boston Red Sox as they proved beyond a doubt that they are a team for the ages. Our PhD Committee examines the free agent market as the rest of league tries to catch up.

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2018 Gulf Coast League

November 1, 2018   | Leave a comment

We continue with our Masters in the Minors Series as we explore the Gulf Coast League. Ed Kasputis interviews Andy Shultz, Assistant Director of Baseball & Business Operations of the Gulf Coast League.

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Is T.V. killing Baseball?

October 27, 2018   | Leave a comment

Is T.V. killing baseball?  On October 9, 1916, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Brooklyn Robins in Game 2 of the World Series in 14 innings.  The game lasted two hours and thirty minutes.  On October 26, 2018, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in 18 innings.  This game last seven hours and twenty minutes.  Were you up when this game ended?

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2018 Arizona League

October 25, 2018   | Leave a comment

We continue with our Masters in the Minors series as we learn about the Arizona League which is a Rookie league that runs from June through August each year.

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2018 World Series

October 22, 2018   | Leave a comment

The Fall Classic is finally here with the Dodgers making a return performance and the 108 win Red Sox looking strong.  Our PhD Committee reviews the playoffs and makes their prediction on who will win the World Series.

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2018 Appalachian League

October 17, 2018   | Leave a comment

We continue with our Masters in the Minors Series and explore the Appalachian League.  Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about this league.

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2018 Pioneer League

October 10, 2018   | Leave a comment

Let’s learn about the Pioneer League as we continue our Masters in the Minors Series.  Have you been to Idaho, Montana or Utah?  Ed Kasputis interviews Jim McCurdy, President of the Pioneer League about the league he leads.

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