The Rockies are in last but Denver is always first as we explore the Mile High City. Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Connor about his annual Father’s Day Contest and Bryan Kilpatrick from purplerow.com about his beloved Rockies.
Ed Kasputis and Dave Matejczyk interview baseball’s youngest professional manager, 29 year old Drew Saylor about what he learned as the first year manager for the short-season Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Tri-City Dust Devils.
We love Denver as our PhD Committee explores North America’s most isolated city. Ed Kasputis interviews Rich Grant from visitdenver.com about the Mile High City and David Martin from rockiesreview.com about Dave’s beloved Rockies. The podcast concludes as we fly east to the South Side of Chicago in search of the baddest man in town. Let’s go White Sox!
We are in The Mile High City as we focus on those division leading Colorado Rockies. Baseball Bob reviews the Rockies’ success and Ed interviews Kristin Yantis about why Vail is like nothing on Earth. Another great segment of 100 Places to See and then it’s off to the Pacific Northwest to say hello to Seattle and to remember Hall of Fame sportscaster – Dave Niehaus (1935 – 2010).
This week is Rockies‘ week with our podcast featuring the first place Colorado Rockies being released on Friday, April 29th. Baseball Bob will give us his take on why the Rockies are playing so well. Before the season, Baseball Bob predicted that the Rockies would win the National League West. In addition we’ll hear from Kristin Yanits on why Vail, Colorado is so special.
Vail is 98 miles from Denver with an elevation of 8,022 feet. In fact during the first three weeks of any baseball season, it’s possible to catch a Rockies game and then head to wonderful Vail for some skiing.
Vail during Baseball Season
Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead, it’s all great for us. Our PhD Committee is in the Capitol of the South – Atlanta. Ed, Farley & Mark talk about those Braves, then we get some Baseball PhD culture. Ernie Harwell was from Atlanta and Margaret Mitchell‘s paperboy. First Ed interviews Joanna Arrieta from the Margaret Mitchell House as we learn about Mitchell’s life and her greatest work, Gone With The Wind. Ed then interviews Steve Klein from The King Center. The podcast concludes as we say good bye to Atlanta and hello to the highest ballpark in the Majors – Coors Field in Denver.
Ed, Farley and Mark are in the Mile High City checking out beautiful Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies and thin air! Ed then interviews Lloyd Johnson, former executive director for The Society of American Baseball Research. Lloyd walks Ed around the Field of Legends display at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Ed then interviews William Atkinson about his beloved Rockies. Our PhD committee then fuels up the van for the West Coast. First stop, the Big A. California here we come!
For any baseball lover, a trip to Kansas City cannot be complete without a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Located at 18th & Vine, this museum brilliantly documents the rise and fall of the various Negro Leagues that started from 1920.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as featured on CNBC