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 redlegnation.com about what the All-Star game means to his hometown.
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.
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.
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.
Pete Rose on Donahue – September 12, 1985
Pete Rose as Aqua Velva Man
October 8, 1973 – Baseball Fight