It’s time for the All-Star Game as the Royals continue to be the Royals. Our PhD Committee raves about Kansas City and Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about All-Star Games past and what makes Kansas City special. Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to the City of Fountains and hello to Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
We are in the City of Fountains focusing on the Kansas City Royals and beautiful Kauffman Stadium. Harry S. Truman Library, World War I Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum are great sites to see. Ed then reports from Omaha about the College World Series. Byron Motley gives us insight about his dad’s career as an umpire in the Negro League. Our PhD Committee concludes the podcast with a good bye to Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha and a hello to our next destination, The Mile High City – Denver.
This podcast contains a double dose of baseball heaven. First Ed, Farley and Mark start the podcast in the Gateway to the West, St. Louis. They explore the great history of the St. Louis Cardinals and their wonderful baseball savey fans. Ed interviews 88 year old, Cardinal fan, Ed Marcou. Marcou has followed and loved his mighty Cardinals since 1931. Ed then interviews, Dan Morrissey, Vice-President of Marketing & Events for the College World Series of Omaha, Inc. The College World Series starts on June 19th. The PhD committee then remembers Cardinal broadcaster, Jack Buck as they listen to Buck’s powerful 9/11 poem. Buck read this poem to a sold out Busch Stadium on September 17, 2001. The podcast concludes as Ed, Farley and Mark prepare to drive cross state to the City of Fountains and home to the 2012 All Star Game. Kansas City, here we come!!!