The Seattle Mariners are in Tokyo as we prepare for opening day. Ed Kasputis interviews Jeff Sullivan from lookoutlanding.com about the Mariners and Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about what to do outside of Tokyo. The Bashful Wife that Wants it All tells us what she wants to do in Hiroshima and we conclude our two part interview with Robert K. Fitts author of the soon to be best selling book, Banzai Babe Ruth. Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Japan and head to Little Havana to explore baseball’s newest ballpark, Marlins Park.
Konnichiwa (Hello). Our PhD Committee is in the world’s largest city, Tokyo as Major League Baseball prepares to open its 2012 season in the Tokyo Dome as the Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners. Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor teaches us what to see, The Bashful Wife that Wants it All tells us what she wants to see and Robert K. Fitts, author of Banzai Babe Ruth reminds us of America’s First Dream Team – the 1934 MLB All-Star team that toured Japan. As our podcast concludes, our PhD Committee refuses to say sayonara (good bye) because next week’s podcast will still be from Tokyo – Mariners in Tokyo.
It’s time for the Cactus League as we remember Whitney Houston (1963-2012) and hear from The Bashful Wife that Wants it All. Todd Cook from Cook and Son Bats’ Blog shares his spring training memories as a Mariner faithful and our PhD Committee reviews how Hoover Dam tamed the West. Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Phoenix and get ready for our next minicast about the baseball movie – Fantasyland.
What better childhood memory than going on a baseball road trip with your dad? Ed Kasputis interviews Todd Cook about his many road trips with his son, Tim and their blog, Cook & Son Bats’ Blog. Go Mariners!
The Mariners are hanging tough in the American League West and our PhD Committee is excited to be at beautiful SAFECO Field. Let it rain. Let it rain! Farley has picked the Mariners to win their division. Rocky II, Dave Niehaus, the NFL Draft, Ichiro and the LeBron James of Seattle? These are just some of the highlights of this podcast as Ed interviews both Arthur Lee and Terrie Aamodt. The podcast concludes as we grab a Starbucks and catch a plane for the Windy City. We’ll be in Chicago for the next two weeks for the Cubs and White Sox podcasts.
This week is Mariners‘ week with our podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners being released on Friday, May 6th. Only two franchises have failed to appear in a World Series, the Washington Nationals (est. 1969) and the Seattle Mariners (est. 1977).
During our next podcast, you’ll hear Arthur Lee remember Mariner broadcast great Dave Niehaus (1935 – 2010). We’ll also hear from the Professor from Walla Walla, Terrie Amodt as she talks about Mariner history. All this and more on the next episode of Baseball PhD.
My Oh My – We Miss Niehaus
Past Posts about the Seattle Mariners
Rest in Peace
In 2008, the National Baseball Hall of Fame awarded Niehaus with the Ford C. Frick Award, the highest honor for American baseball broadcasters. Among fans nationwide and his peers, Niehaus is considered to be one of the finest sportscasters in history.
Niehaus is noted for using the following catchphrases on Mariner broadcasts:
- “My, oh my!” – a variant of former Angels partner Enberg’s “Oh, my!”, used for big, exciting plays.
- “Swung on and belted!” – used on long fly balls that may go over the wall for a home run.
- “It will fly away!”‘ (sometimes “Fly, fly away!”) – used for home runs.
- “Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma, it is grand salami time!” – used for a grand slam home run by a Mariners player.
- “The Mariners have erupted!” – used during scoring outbursts
The Creator of “A-Rod”
Our next podcast will be released on Friday, November 26th. This podcast will feature sporstcaster great, Vin Scully. This podcast will also have a segment honoring Dave Niehaus who loved his craft even though his beloved Mariners never took him to the World Series.
Dave Niehaus Obituary
We are in the Capitol of the Pacific Northwest – Seattle. Ed, Farley and Mark explore the Emerald City and SAFECO Field. Ed interviews Seattle native, Todd Cook about his blog, children and road trip adventures. The Wise Guys battle it out over Mariner history and Baseball Bob (the smartest man we know) throws out his trivia question of the podcast. Our PhD Committee boards the plane for our next podcast venue. We are headed to the Capitol of the South – Atlanta.
The Seattle Mariners are one of three teams (Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals) that have never appeared in a World Series. The video below demonstrates that despite this fact, there is joy in Seattle even if mighty Ken Griffey, Jr. has just struck out.
Our podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners will be released on Friday, September 17th. Go Mariners!!!
Seattle Flash Mob
Seattle is the 15th largest City in the United States and home to the Seattle Mariners. Seattle is about 100 miles south of the Canadian border. It was named after Chief Sealth “Seattle” of the Duwamish and Suquamish native tribes.
Perry Como – Seattle
Shatner Takes us to Seattle
Seattle Travel Guide