Ed & Dave interview Canadian Chris Lapointe about his 60 day U.S. baseball road trip.
Happy Father’s Day from magnificent Toronto! The hard hitting Jays are only three games out of first as we enjoy their city. Ed Kasputis interviews Tom Dakers from bluebirdbanter.com and tour guide Gerardo Patino about all the things to do in Canada’s largest city.
The City that never sleeps
This is Yankees‘ week with our podcast featuring the New York Yankees being released on Friday, July 22nd. The Smolder family from Toronto, Canada headed south for a baseball road trip to remember. Boston on the 4th of July, Yankee Stadium to watch future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter collect hit 3,000 and a visit to the sleepy village of Cooperstown to salute Yankee greats and Derek Jeter’s future home. Click here to read their story.
Better than their written account will be their interview as Ed Kasputis interviews Mike and Donna Smolders. You’ll hear Donna compare and contrast Fenway Park to New Yankee Stadium. Mike loves Jackie Robinson. Donna is on the gold standard, only Babe Ruth will do when it comes to baseball idols. The family visited the graves of both as the lives of these two great men continue to inspire fans who love the game.
Past Posts about the New York Yankees
This week was scheduled to be Blue Jays week but with the release of our first special podcast edition yesterday about The Famous San Diego Chicken (who was born in London, Ontario) we’ve upgraded to Canada week. If you are an American (88.3% of our listeners are), think of the above video from Edmonton the next time you sing our national anthem. If you are a Canadian, feel proud of the example that you are setting for the rest of the world as they witness your love for Canada.
Our podcast featuring the Toronto Blue Jays will be released on Friday, April 15th. In this podcast you’ll hear the enthusiasm of Justine Palinska from Tourism Toronto as she helps us explore Canada’s largest city and a touching story from Dave Matejczyk as he attended Game 3 of the 1992 World Series at the Skydome.
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Past Posts about the Toronto Blue Jays
Today, our PhD Committee is in America’s 4th largest city – Houston, Texas. Ed, Farley and Mark explore Houston. First, Ed interviews Charlie and Sandy Brading about their long time neighbor and friend, Neil Armstrong. Then Ed interviews Jack Moore from Space Center Houston about this 1,000 acre complex that hosts Mission Control. Ed then interviews long time Astros fan, Bill Gilbert and learns a thing or two about MLB’s salary arbitration process. Our PhD Committee then wraps up the show as they leave the former Republic of Texas and cross the border – to Canada. Toronto here we come!