Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 7

June 4, 2012 by  
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Our PhD Committee explores the baseball world as they travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City.


2012 Los Angeles Dodgers

April 5, 2012 by  
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It’s time for Dodger baseball and Magic Johnson’s Group to assume control of this storied franchise.  Our PhD Committee talks about this purchase and whether the US Supreme Court will overturn Obama Care. Ed Kasputis interviews Eric Stephen from about the Dodgers and authors, Kevin O’Connell and Josh Pahigian about their new edition of their book, The Ultimate Baseball Road-Trip.  The podcast concludes as we say good bye to LA and get ready for our St. Luke’s Hospital minicast as Ed Kasputis re-traces Moe Berg’s steps from this famous Tokyo hospital.


The Monkey & The Boy

August 2, 2011 by  
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This week is Angels‘ week with our podcast featuring the Los Angeles Angels being released on Friday, August 5th.  You can’t visit Angel Stadium without getting to know the Rally Monkey who debuted on June 6, 2000 when the Angels were trailing the Giants, 5 – 4 in the bottom of the ninth.

Two video board operators, Dean Fraulino and Jaysen Humes, took a clip of a monkey jumping around from the 1994 Jim Carrey movie comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and superimposed the words “RALLY MONKEY!” on top of it.  The Angels scored two runs and won the game.  The rest is history.

And then last week, Red Sox ace Josh Beckett did his Angel imitation with a random act of kindness.  He gave 10 year old Red Sox fan, Dylan Sylvia a souvenir to remember.  We’ll talk about both the monkey and the boy during our next podcast.

Katie – The Rally Monkey

Josh Beckett’s Simple Act of Kindness

Los Angeles Angels’ Team Pulse

Listen to our 2010 Los Angeles Angels Podcast

Past Posts about the Angels


2011 Los Angeles Dodgers

July 28, 2011 by  
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Dodger Stadium is beautiful.  Think Blue as our PhD Committee talks about the Dodgers and their divorcing owners, The McCourts.  Anthony Salazar fills us in on the Dodgers other Hall of Fame broadcaster, Jaime Jarrin who has been calling Dodger games in Spanish since 1959.  Plus the podcast is filled with many trips down memory lane, Jackie Robinson‘s Hall of Fame acceptance speech, Walter O’Malley explaining why he moved the Dodgers and Kirk Gibson‘s World Series walk off home run.  Next podcast will be a special edition on Major League Realignment that will be released on Monday, August 1st.


Jaime Jarrin

July 26, 2011 by  
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Calling Dodger games since 1959

He’s the Vin Scully of Spanish baseball broadcasting.  On top of that he’s been calling Dodger games since 1959!

Born in Ecuador, Jaime Jarrin is the “Spanish Voice of the Dodgers.”  Jarrin was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 making the Dodgers as the only major league organization with two current Hall of Fame broadcasters.  During our next podcast featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Latino Baseball Historian, Anthony Salazar about Jaime Jarrin.  It’s always time for Dodger Baseball.

A No Hit Dodger Win

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers’ Podcast

Past Posts about the Dodgers

Vin Scully

Hope Springs Eternal

“Very Difficult But Possible”

Shot Heard ‘Round the World

Dodger Stadium

The Music of Dodger Stadium

Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911 – 2004)

Santa Monica Pier

The Dodgers’ Song

July 24, 2011 by  
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This week is Dodgers week with our podcast featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers being released on Friday, July 29th.  Ed, Farley & Mark will be enjoying the good life in LA.  Enjoy the Dodgers’ Song video above.

On July 6th, Ed visited Pink’s Hot Dogs in LA.  Enjoy the videos that he shot on his iPhone.

Pink’s video 1

Pink’s video 2

Pink’s video 3






I am … I said

July 12, 2011 by  
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Meet the Mets

This week is Mets’ week with our podcast featuring the New York Mets being released on Friday, July 15th. Last week I went to Dodger Stadium to meet the Mets and sit behind home plate with my good friend Jeff Kornreich.

I first met Jeff as a freshman at Case Western Reserve University in August 1979.  Jeff was the first New York Met fan that I had ever met.  As a Cleveland native, I figured that all New Yorkers had to be passionate Yankee fans.  Jeff set me straight.

After graduating from Case, Jeff moved to Los Angeles and has never left.  A die hard Mets fan surrounded by Dodger Blue.  During our next podcast, you’ll hear my interview with Jeff about his beloved Mets.  It was great spending time with my friend as we watched the Mets lose to the Dodgers.

After the game, as we said good bye, I thought of that great Neil Diamond song as Jeff walked away from Dodger Stadium.

LA’s fine, sunshine most of the time
The feeling is laid back
Palm trees grow and the rents are low
But you know I keep thinking about
Making my way back

Well, I’m New York City born and raised
But nowadays, I’m lost between two shores
LA’s fine, but it ain’t home
New York’s home but it ain’t mine no more

New York Mets Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 New York Mets Podcast

Past Posts about the New York Mets

The Beatles

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