Schilling & Ortiz

January 30, 2022 by  
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We’re Rockin’ in the Free World as we celebrate the election of David Ortiz into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and ponder the fate of the rest, including Curt Schilling. Louis H. Schiff, co-author of Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials joins our conversation to add wisdom and perspective.


Hall of Fame Preview

December 12, 2021 by  
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Congratulations to Buck O’Neil, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minosa, Tony Oliva and Bud Fowler for being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We praise and remember.


The Forgotten Game

November 21, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews John Vampatella about his great new book, The Forgotten Game. Let’s go back to 2004 and remember.


Curt Schilling

January 31, 2021 by  
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A bloody sock, 3 World Series rings along with a conservative world view – did a great pitcher who helped break the Curse of the Bambino have a Hall of Fame career? We debate.


2016 New York Yankees

August 14, 2016 by  
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Episode 358 - New York Yankees

A-Rod has left the building as we talk about the Big Apple and the Evil Empire.  Ed Kasputis interviews  Andrew Mearns from and Peg Zitko from  Go Yankees!!!


Dave Niehaus

November 14, 2010 by  
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Dave Niehaus

Rest in Peace

Seattle’s Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Dave Niehaus died of a heart attack on November 10th. He was 75. He was the lead announcer for the Seattle Mariners from 1977 through the 2010 season.

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”

It was Niehaus who first called then Mariner Alex Rodriguez – “A-Rod.”  The nickname stuck.

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