2019 – Washington Nationals

September 15, 2019 by  
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Since May 24th the Nationals have been on a roll and are now playoff bound. Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast about the resurgent Nats.

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2019 Red Barber Re-broadcast

September 11, 2019 by  
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Barber hired Vin Scully

We honor one of the greatest baseball sportscasters of all time – Red Barber.  We explore his life and influence.  Ed interviews and thanks Dale Mugford from Brave New Code for our new mobile web site.  Ed then interviews author, speech writer and professor, Curt Smith.  Our podcast concludes as we remember the Ol’ Redhead and prepare for our next podcast – Jack Buck and “That’s a Winner.”

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2019 Toronto Blue Jays

September 8, 2019 by  
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Who cares if the Blue Jays might lose 100 games?  Toronto is a magnificent city that all lovers of the game should visit.  Ed Kasputis interviews Tom Dakers from bluebirdbanter.com about his City and the future of the Jays.

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2019 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

September 4, 2019 by  
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Mordecai Israel was his name

Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up to become the “Voice of the Yankees“.  Our PhD Committee relives his great life with the help of authors, Stephen BorelliStanley Cohen and Rob Edelman. Our podcast also talks about Cliff Lee returning to the Phillies and notable baseball deaths for 2010.  Then it’s time for At the Mixer with Marty Allen (no relation to Mel).

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2019 Arizona Diamondbacks

September 1, 2019 by  
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We’re in the Valley of the Sun as Ed Kasputis interviews Jim McLennan from azsnakepit.com about the Dbacks and their future.

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2019 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

August 28, 2019 by  
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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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2019 Miami Marlins

August 25, 2019 by  
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Good morning Miami as we enjoy South Beach as Ed Kasputis interviews author, Louis Schiff about his Marlins and wonderful Florida.

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2019 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

August 21, 2019 by  
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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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2019 San Francisco Giants

August 18, 2019 by  
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Are the Giants in the playoff hunt? Ed Kasputis interviews Connor Grossman from Sports Illustrated about the Giants and much more.

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2019 Moe Berg re-broadcast

August 14, 2019 by  
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The Catcher Who Was a Spy

This week we honor the man who inspired the creation of Baseball PhD – Moe Berg (1902 – 1972).  Moe Berg got his PhD in life – through baseball.  Berg spoke 12 languages travelled the world, played in the major leagues and served as America’s foremost atomic spy during World War II.  Berg knew about the existence of America’s atomic bomb before President Truman!  Discover his story as Ralph BergerLouis JacobsonChuck BrodskyLinda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.

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