Say it ain’t so, Pete Rose

August 9, 2017 by  
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Our PhD Committee discusses the recent allegations that Pete Rose had an affair with a 16 year old girl in the Cincinnati area in the 1970’s.  Is this the final straw that keeps “Charlie Hustle” from the Hall of FameRich Baxter from Phillies Talk Radio interviews Ed Kasputis about this topic.


2017 Cincinnati Reds

May 28, 2017 by  
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We are in the Queen City celebrating our 400th Episode, sharing memories from past podcasts and listening to Ed Kasputis tell his story of attending the last show of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on May 21, 2017.


2015 Cincinnati Reds

July 12, 2015 by  
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Episode 313 - Cincinnati Reds

The Queen City has set the stage as baseball royalty (including lots of Royals) head to Cincinnati for our midsummer classic.  Ed Kasputis interviews Justin Williams form Cincinnati Magazine about the Reds and Grant Freking from about what the All-Star game means to his hometown.


Minicast – The Great Eight

April 28, 2014 by  
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Episode 256 - The Great Eight

Let’s go back to 1975 and remember The Great Eight from the Big Red Machine as Ed Kasputis interviews baseball researcher and editor, Mark Armour.


2013 New York Mets

July 11, 2013 by  
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Episode 207 - New York Mets

Citi Field looks great and it’s time for the 84th edition of the Midsummer Classic.  Our PhD Committee interviews Joe Strauss from the St. Louis Post Dispatch on his article – MLB’s All-Star Game is broken – here’s how to fix it.  Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor shares his wisdom on the All-Star game experience.  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Queens and head to the City of Bridges – Pittsburgh.


Cincinnati Reds

May 27, 2010 by  
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Paul BernishJoe MorganChris Eckes

The Reds are playing great and are currently in first place in the NL Central.  Everyone loves a winner especially Ed, Farley and Mark as they travel to the Queen City.  Our PhD committee explores Cincinnati before Ed interviews Paul Bernish from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

We then listen to Joe Morgan as this Hall of Fame Red participated in Major League Baseball’s Roundtable Discussion on Civil Rights.  Ed then interviews Chris Eckes, Chief Curator for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum about Big Red Machine great, Pete Rose.  Ed, Farley and Mark then conclude the podcast and get ready for our second trip to Chicago.  This time the White Sox will be the center of our attention.


Pete Rose

May 25, 2010 by  
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Quiet Tribute

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Pete Rose is the all time leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at bats (14,053) and outs (10,328).  In August 1989, Rose agreed to permanent ineligibility from baseball due to allegations that he gambled on baseball.

Great American Ballpark pays a quiet tribute to Rose each night.  Past the center field fence lies two smoke stacks.  Each smoke stack has seven baseball bats which total fourteen, Rose’s number.

Pete Rose on Donahue – September 12, 1985

Pete Rose as Aqua Velva Man

October 8, 1973 – Baseball Fight