2017 Washington Nationals

August 6, 2017 by  
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We boldly predict that the Nationals will win the NL East and ponder if Dusty Baker can lead them past the first round of the playoffs.  Our PhD Committee also shares their insights on the best things to see in D.C.

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2015 Washington Nationals

August 16, 2015 by  
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Episode 319 - Washington Nationals

Washington is burning as an underperforming Nationals team tries to retake the Mets.  Who would have dreamed?  Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Drugan from thenatsblog.com and Frank DiVenti from visitannapolis.org.  Go Navy!

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Minicast – What So Proudly We Hailed

September 14, 2014 by  
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Episode 281 - What So Proudly We Hailed

200 years ago today, Francis Scott Key penned the words for our National Anthem as he watched the Battle of Baltimore from a British Navy ship.  Ed Kasputis interviews author, Marc Leepson about his newly completed biography, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.

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2014 Washington Nationals

April 10, 2014 by  
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Episode 252 - Washington Nationals

Let’s go Nats!  Can 2014 be a repeat of 2012?  Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Drugan from thenatsblog.com. Next podcast we’ll opine from the friendly confines – Wrigley Field at One Hundred.

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2011 Washington Nationals

September 15, 2011 by  
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The Nats are improving!  Strasburg is back and Bryce Harper is waiting in the wings.  We are in D.C. as Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Drugan from thenatsblog.com and author, Tim Wendel about the fastball.  Our PhD Committee enjoys the city where we send our tax dollars but after the podcast head due west to The Gateway to the WestSt. Louis.  Can the Cardinals make the playoffs?

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Kroc Saved The Show in San Diego

July 13, 2010 by  
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Ray Kroc

This week is Padres‘ week with our podcast featuring the San Diego Padres scheduled to be released on Friday, July 16th.  In 1969, the National League expanded with the creation of the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres.  Five years later, the struggling Padres had been sold conditionally to Washington DC area grocery-chain owner, Joseph Danzansky.  Danzansky planned to move the Padres to Washington D.C.  Ray Kroc read that the Padres were for sale in a Chicago newspaper.

The Padres received a telephone call informing them that Ray Kroc was interested in purchasing the team. Padre president, Buzzie Bavasi asked how many people were in Kroc’s group.  The answer was one.  At the 12th hour, Kroc purchased the Padres for $12 million dollars and kept the team in America’s Finest City, San Diego.  To put things in perspective, one year earlier George Steinbrenner and a group of investors had purchased the New York Yankees for $8.8 million.

Kroc Saves The Show for San Diego.

 

Understanding Ray Kroc (1902 – 1984)