2011 Oakland Athletics

August 11, 2011 by  
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We are in Oakland pondering why the A’s with their great pitching are out of contention.  Our PhD Committee talks about Brad Pitt, Moneyball – the movie and all things A’s.  Baseball Bob gives us his insight on this year’s A’s season.  The Wise Guys share their first time experience at Fenway Park and in another segment of Where in The World is Dave Matejczyk, Dave shares a Charlie Finley story and tells us about the California League.  We then pack up and head east to what may be the prettiest Major League ball park – PNC Park.  Pittsburgh Pirates here we come!


Moneyball – The book becomes a movie

August 9, 2011 by  
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This week is A’s week with our podcast featuring the Oakland Athletics being released on Friday, August 12th.  Moneyball was the 2003 best selling book by Michael Lewis about the Oakland A’s.  The movie version will be released on September 23rd.

Our PhD Committee will be talking about this upcoming movie and all things A’s (and Charlie Finley). We’ll also hear from the Wise Guys as they visit Fenway Park for the first time.

Oakland Athletics’ Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Oakland A’s Podcast






The Smolders take New York

July 19, 2011 by  
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The City that never sleeps

This is Yankees‘ week with our podcast featuring the New York Yankees being released on Friday, July 22nd.  The Smolder family from Toronto, Canada headed south for a baseball road trip to remember. Boston on the 4th of July, Yankee Stadium to watch future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter collect hit 3,000 and a visit to the sleepy village of Cooperstown to salute Yankee greats and Derek Jeter’s future home.  Click here to read their story.

Better than their written account will be their interview as Ed Kasputis interviews Mike and Donna Smolders.  You’ll hear Donna compare and contrast Fenway Park to New Yankee Stadium.  Mike loves Jackie Robinson.  Donna is on the gold standard, only Babe Ruth will do when it comes to baseball idols. The family visited the graves of both as the lives of these two great men continue to inspire fans who love the game.


New York Yankees Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 New York Yankees Podcast

Past Posts about the New York Yankees

Mel Allen

Stephen Borelli 

Red Barber

Meet the Mertzes (& Mel Allen)

All Roads Lead Through NY and Phil

Billy Martin


2011 Boston Red Sox

June 30, 2011 by  
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This week the South Carolina Gamecocks were hot as they won their second consecutive College World Series.  The Red Sox were not as they slipped into second in the American League East.  Matt Kory from OverTheMonster.com fills us in on the team he loves while Dave Brown from BigLeagueStew.com compares and contrast Fenway against Wrigley.  Our PhD Committee is in love with Boston as we say goodbye and get ready for the All-Star break. as the Arizona Diamondbacks become the last team to host the MLB All-Star Game.


The San Diego Chicken has Never Played Fenway

June 28, 2011 by  
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It’s Red Sox week with our PhD Committee preparing for our Boston Red Sox podcast which will be released on Friday, July 1st.  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Dave Brown from BigLeagueStew.com and Matt Kory from overthemonster.com as we learn more about those Red Sox and their beautiful legacy park.

Did you know that The Famous San Diego Chicken has never played Fenway?  It’s hard to believe but true. We learned this fact during our special edition podcast, Episode 51.  Fenway is the only major league ball park that has eluded baseball’s greatest mascot.  When will this injustice be corrected?

Episode 51

Boston Red Sox Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Boston Red Sox Podcast

Past Posts about the Boston Red Sox

2011 Chicago Cubs

Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

Sweet Caroline

4 Home Runs in a Row

Fenway Park

Opening Day Starts Tonight!

Sweet Caroline

April 21, 2010 by  
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Neil Diamond - New York City born and raised

Neil Diamond - New York City born and raised

You haven’t been to Fenway Park if you haven’t sung Sweet Caroline with the crowd during the bottom of the 8th.  In the first video below, sing with the crowd as they sing Sweet Caroline during the 8th inning of the 7th game of the 2007 ALCS.  After the song, the Red Sox scored 6 runs and advanced to the 2007 World Series.

The second video is the ultimate.  Neil Diamond, in concert at Fenway Park.  Only in America can a singer from Brooklyn be adored by Red Sox faithful.  What a country!

Our podcast featuring the Boston Red Sox will be released on Friday, April 23, 2010.

Fenway Park – October 21, 2007


Fenway Park – August 23, 2008

4 Home Runs in a Row

April 19, 2010 by  
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Fenway Park

Fenway Park

It’s a rare event when a team hits four home runs in a row.  But it happens.  No team has hit 5 home runs in a row.

On April 22, 2007, the Boston Red Sox were hosting the New York Yankees when the Red Sox hit 4 home runs in a row.

One of those four Red Sox also hit a home run the year before as part of his team’s 4 home runs in a row.  Who was that Red Sox player?  The answer is in the video below.

4 Home Runs in a row in 2006

Our next podcast on April 23, 2010 will be featuring the Boston Red Sox.

Fenway Park

April 19, 2010 by  
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The oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues is Boston’s Fenway Park.  Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 (same day that Tiger Stadium opened which was originally known as Navin Field).  Below are two videos that can provide any fan with the insight on why 98 year old Fenway is a historical gem.  The first will provide the ambiance of Fenway.  It was shot in 2005.  The second is an example of the excellent hourly tours that the Red Sox provide to the public.  It was shot in 2007.

Ambiance of Fenway

Great Tours

Washington Nationals

April 15, 2010 by  
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Nationals Presidents

Cherry Blossoms,  Congress,  Racing Presidents and your money.  This week we are in our Nation’s capitol where all four can be found.

We start our podcast by making a u-turn and taking a quick jaunt back to Minneapolis to interview Kevin Smith, Executive Director of Public Affairs for the Minnesota Twins.  Kevin gives a a recap of Target Field opening day.

Next Ed, Farley and Mark discuss the great features of our Nation’s capitol and Nationals baseball.  Gina Leo Stingley from Populous teaches us that Nationals Park is a green park in a city on a hill that would make any environmentalist proud.  Ed then interviews Frank Ceresi, co-author of the book, Baseball Americana – Treasures From The Library of Congress.  (FYI.  Library of Congress is archiving all Twitter messages!)

Ed, Farley and Mark then conclude the podcast with excitement as they leave the green ballpark in D.C. for next week’s podcast destination – the green monster at Fenway.


Opening Day Starts Tonight! 8:05 P.M. EST

April 4, 2010 by  
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Opening Day starts tonight with the greatest rivalry of all. Yankees vs. Red Sox in majestic Fenway Park.

Fenway Park

Fenway Park

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