Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 14

November 22, 2012 by  
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Happy Black Friday as we travel the baseball world for another segment of 100 Places to See.  Let’s head to the Motor City, remember the Boston Pilgrims, explore San Francisco for great food and finish at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to see a great sports museum.

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2012 Boston Red Sox

April 19, 2012 by  
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The sinking of the Titanic and the opening of Fenway Park happened 100 years ago.  We remember them both as Ed Kasputis interviews Jason Mastrodonato from the Boston Globe and Joe Connor from mrsportstravel.com.  The podcast concludes as we drive to Baltimore.  Oriole Park at Camden Yards is 20 years old!

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Minicast – Ted Williams

April 16, 2012 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Boston author, Bill Nowlin about Red Sox great, Ted Williams.

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A Collapse They’ll Tell Their Children About

October 4, 2011 by  
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Rangers advance to AL LCS

This week our podcast will feature the League Championship Series on Friday, October 7th.  Who would have thought in the baseball world that the MLB Playoffs would start without the Boston Red Sox?  Red Sox Nation grieves as they’re boys of summer gave them a miserable September (and April).

Ed Kasputis will interview Matt Kory from overthemonster.com about the team he loves who failed to love him back this fall.  Ed and Dave Matejczyk will also review the movie Moneyball.  Maybe Billy Beane should have taken the GM job with the Red Sox?  Was Wednesday, September 28, 2011 the most dramatic day in MLB regular season history?

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Final Baseball PhD Index for 2011 Regular Season

2011 New York Yankees

July 21, 2011 by  
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We have a Yankee of a podcast for you.  The tradition plus the payroll.  Our PhD Committee talks about this franchise’s glorious past (and future).  Ed interviews Canadians Mike and Donna Smolders about their Yankee experience visiting Boston, New York City and Cooperstown.  Craig Muder fills us in on the 2011 Hall of Fame weekend from Cooperstown.  Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor teaches us the 5 best baseball places to explore in NYC.  We then hail a cab and head to LaGuardia.  Next week it’s Dodger Blue and the bankruptcy saga of their owners.  Say it ain’t so Vin Scully.  Say it ain’t so.

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2011 Boston Red Sox

June 30, 2011 by  
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This week the South Carolina Gamecocks were hot as they won their second consecutive College World Series.  The Red Sox were not as they slipped into second in the American League East.  Matt Kory from OverTheMonster.com fills us in on the team he loves while Dave Brown from BigLeagueStew.com compares and contrast Fenway against Wrigley.  Our PhD Committee is in love with Boston as we say goodbye and get ready for the All-Star break. as the Arizona Diamondbacks become the last team to host the MLB All-Star Game.

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The San Diego Chicken has Never Played Fenway

June 28, 2011 by  
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It’s Red Sox week with our PhD Committee preparing for our Boston Red Sox podcast which will be released on Friday, July 1st.  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Dave Brown from BigLeagueStew.com and Matt Kory from overthemonster.com as we learn more about those Red Sox and their beautiful legacy park.

Did you know that The Famous San Diego Chicken has never played Fenway?  It’s hard to believe but true. We learned this fact during our special edition podcast, Episode 51.  Fenway is the only major league ball park that has eluded baseball’s greatest mascot.  When will this injustice be corrected?

Episode 51

Boston Red Sox Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Boston Red Sox Podcast

Past Posts about the Boston Red Sox

2011 Chicago Cubs

Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

Sweet Caroline

4 Home Runs in a Row

Fenway Park

Opening Day Starts Tonight!

2011 Tampa Bay Rays

June 24, 2011 by  
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We are in two places at once, Tampa Bay and Omaha.  Baseball Bob reviews the Rays and Ed explores the College World Series.  Larry Roth and Brett Clements share their views of Omaha while our PhD Committee passionately debates the role of home plate collisions in baseball.  Then it’s off to the other land of passion for next week’s podcast – Boston.

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Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

May 10, 2011 by  
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1918 World Series: Cubs vs. Red Sox

This week is Cubs’ week with our podcast featuring the Chicago Cubs being released on Friday, May 13th. Did the 1918 Cubs teach the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series?  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Sean Deveney about his book, The Original Curse in the first of a two part interview spanning two podcasts.

The 1918 Major League season was like no other.  America had entered World War I.  The U.S. Government had passed a work or fight law.  Major League Baseball started its season not knowing if the U.S. Government would shut it down at any time.  Players were getting drafted and leaving for military service during the season.  Deveney paints a wonderful word picture on what our country was going through and sets the stage for the 1918 World Series.

The Original Curse really taught me many things that I did not know,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “This book is the perfect Baseball PhD book.  You’ll learn a lot about baseball but more importantly you’ll learn a lot about our country’s history.  Deveney’s web site for this book is also a thinking man’s treasure.”

1918 Pandemic

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

Chicago Cubs Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Chicago Cubs Podcast

Past Posts about the Chicago Cubs

Cactus League 2011

Harry Caray – His Best Calls

Harry Caray on Crackerjacks

I’m a Cubs Fan and a Bud Man

Wrigley Field Tour

Jonathan Eig – Get Capone

A League of their Own

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