2011 Philadelphia Phillies

March 24, 2011 by  
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If you are a Phillies fan, this is your year with a starting pitching rotation second to none.  Ed, Farley and Mark explore the City of Brother Love and talk about the mighty Phillies.  Baseball Bob makes his 2011 MLB playoff predictions and we present our first segment of Where in the World is Dave Matejczyk? as Dave shares his Cactus League trip this month.  Ed then interviews Amanda Orr from philliesnation.com about all things Phillies.  The podcast concludes as we say good bye to Philadelphia and head west to America’s Finest City, San Diego.  Next stop – Padres and The Famous San Diego Chicken!


San Diego Padres

July 15, 2010 by  
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Episode 21 - San Diego Padres

Ed, Farley and Mark are in America’s Finest City, San Diego.  Our PhD Committee explores all things San Diego.  Ed then gets wisdom from James D. Smith III as he learns about the Padres and the importance of having a hobby.  Ed then interviews Brad Horn from the Baseball Hall of Fame as it prepares for its annual Hall of Fame Weekend which will take place from July 23 – 26.  The Wise Guys get back to the future as they battle it out with a baseball history quiz and ponder what would have happened had Ray Kroc not saved the Padres from moving in 1974.  At the end of the podcast, our PhD Committee salutes San Diego Bay and heads north toward Hollywood.  Next week is Dodgers‘ week, think blue.


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)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

July 8, 2010 by  
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Los Angeles Angels

Ed, Farley and Mark are in beautiful Orange County California, home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Our PhD Committee explores Southern California and then reviews the upcoming MLB All Star Game that will be held in Anaheim on July 13th.  Ed then interviews baseball researcher, Paul Hirsch about his beloved Angels.  The podcast concludes as Ed, Farley and Mark get ready to drive south on I-5 to America’s Finest City, San Diego.