2022 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

November 27, 2022   | Leave a comment

Holy Cow!

We conclude our 6 podcast series on baseball’s greatest sportscasters with Harry Caray (1914 – 1998).  Caray broadcast Major League Baseball for 53 years. Ed, Farley & Mark review the 2006 PBS documentary, Kokoyakyu – High School Baseball.  Then it’s time for baseball’s greatest showman.  Ed interviews author and former presidential speech writer, Curt Smith about Caray and his legacy.  We then listen as Caray sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the first night game at Wrigley FieldAugust 8, 1988.


2022 Jack Buck Re-broadcast

November 23, 2022   | Leave a comment

Jack Buck (1924 – 2002) called 11 World Series, 4 Major League All-Star games and 18 Super Bowls.  Ed, Farley and Mark review Buck‘s career and make their Super Bowl predictions in his honor.  Ed interviews author Curt Smith about Buck and Marty Allen shares his worst day in radio.


2022 Red Barber Re-broadcast

November 20, 2022   | Leave a comment

Barber hired Vin Scully

We honor one of the greatest baseball sportscasters of all time – Red Barber.  We explore his life and influence.  Ed interviews and thanks Dale Mugford from Brave New Code for our new mobile web site.  Ed then interviews author, speech writer and professor, Curt Smith.  Our podcast concludes as we remember the Ol’ Redhead and prepare for our next podcast – Jack Buck and “That’s a Winner.”


2022 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

November 16, 2022   | Leave a comment

Mordecai Israel was his name

Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up to become the “Voice of the Yankees“.  Our PhD Committee relives his great life with the help of authors, Stephen BorelliStanley Cohen and Rob Edelman. Our podcast also talks about Cliff Lee returning to the Phillies and notable baseball deaths for 2010.  Then it’s time for At the Mixer with Marty Allen (no relation to Mel).


2022 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

November 13, 2022   | Leave a comment

This podcast features baseball sportscaster great, Ernie Harwell.  Our PhD Committee first reviews Major League Baseball’s playoff expansion idea of adding an additional wild card team in each league and then shifts into analyzing who is listening to our podcasts.  Then it’s time for Harwell.  Hear Harwell’s moving 1955 poem – The Definition of Baseball, then hear Harwell’s account of baseball’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World.  Ed Kasputis then interviews baseball author, Irwin J. Cohen about his friend, Ernie Harwell.


2022 World Series Review

November 7, 2022   | Leave a comment

The Phillies had a great month but the Astros had a greater year. Hail to the Astros as they win their second World Series since 2017. We pontificate and interview Jeff Cohen from Baseball and BBQ podcast about his trip to Israel in October.


World Series & a Wedding

October 27, 2022   | Leave a comment

Excitement builds as The Fall Classic is about to begin and we interview Melissa Decker from the West Virginia Governor’s office about Ed’s Baseball PhD wedding. October is a great month.


2022 Division Series

October 15, 2022   | Leave a comment

Other than the Astros, there have been surprises everywhere. We discuss and ponder which teams will make it through the Division Series.


2022 Wild Card Review

October 10, 2022   | Leave a comment

What a Wild Card Weekend with the Padres stunning the Mets and the Mariners taking no prisoners up North! We review with Jeff Cohen from Baseball and BBQ podcast and Ed interviews Farley on his wonderful Viking River Cruise in Europe.


2022 Minicast – Eight Men Out

October 5, 2022   | Leave a comment

Eight Men Out is a 1988 American baseball classic movie that depicts the 1919 Chicago White Sox gambling scandal.  In our first minicast (a short podcast), Ed Kasputis and baseball researcher, Jim Nitz review this must see movie.  Say it ain’t so Joe.