Minicast – Road Trips with Tim

November 17, 2011 by  
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What better childhood memory than going on a baseball road trip with your dad?  Ed Kasputis interviews Todd Cook about his many road trips with his son, Tim and their blog, Cook & Son Bats’ Blog.  Go Mariners!


2011 Seattle Mariners

May 5, 2011 by  
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The Mariners are hanging tough in the American League West and our PhD Committee is excited to be at beautiful SAFECO Field.  Let it rain.  Let it rain! Farley has picked the Mariners to win their division.  Rocky II, Dave Niehaus, the NFL Draft, Ichiro and the LeBron James of Seattle?  These are just some of the highlights of this podcast as Ed interviews both Arthur Lee and Terrie Aamodt.  The podcast concludes as we grab a Starbucks and catch a plane for the Windy City.  We’ll be in Chicago for the next two weeks for the Cubs and White Sox podcasts.


Still Waiting for a Mariners’ World Series

May 3, 2011 by  
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This week is Mariners‘ week with our podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners being released on Friday, May 6th.  Only two franchises have failed to appear in a World Series, the Washington Nationals (est. 1969) and the Seattle Mariners (est. 1977).

During our next podcast, you’ll hear Arthur Lee remember Mariner broadcast great Dave Niehaus (1935 – 2010).  We’ll also hear from the Professor from Walla Walla, Terrie Amodt as she talks about Mariner history.  All this and more on the next episode of Baseball PhD.

My Oh My – We Miss Niehaus

Seattle Mariners’ Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Seattle Mariners’ Podcast

Past Posts about the Seattle Mariners

Dave Niehaus

Joy in Seattle


Playing Catch with Dad

Mariner Moose

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

Seattle Mariners

September 16, 2010 by  
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Episode 30 - Seattle Mariners

We are in the Capitol of the Pacific Northwest – Seattle.  Ed, Farley and Mark explore the Emerald City and SAFECO Field.  Ed interviews Seattle native, Todd Cook about his blog, children and road trip adventures.  The Wise Guys battle it out over Mariner history and Baseball Bob (the smartest man we know) throws out his trivia question of the podcast.  Our PhD Committee boards the plane for our next podcast venue.  We are headed to the Capitol of the South – Atlanta.


Joy in Seattle

September 15, 2010 by  
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Joy in Seattle

The Seattle Mariners are one of three teams (Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals) that have never appeared in a World Series.  The video below demonstrates that despite this fact, there is joy in Seattle even if mighty Ken Griffey, Jr. has just struck out.

Our podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners will be released on Friday, September 17th.  Go Mariners!!!

Seattle Flash Mob


September 14, 2010 by  
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Seattle is the 15th largest City in the United States and home to the Seattle Mariners.  Seattle is about 100 miles south of the Canadian border.  It was named after Chief Sealth “Seattle” of the Duwamish and Suquamish native tribes.

Ed, Farley and Mark will be exploring Seattle during their podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners.  This podcast will be released on Friday, September 17th.

Perry Como – Seattle

Shatner Takes us to Seattle

Seattle Travel Guide

Playing Catch With Dad

September 13, 2010 by  
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Cook & Son

Todd Cook lives in Reading, Pennsylvania with his lovely wife and two children.  A die hard Mariners fan, Cook still considers SAFECO Field in Seattle to be his baseball home.  He travels through the Major Leagues demonstrating his love for both the Mariners and his children.

Cook has taken his oldest child, Timothy to 23 ballparks.  Timothy is 4 years old.  For Timothy, traveling around the baseball world with his Dad has got to be heaven.

Cook is the author of his own blog – Cook & Son Bat’s Blog.  Last week, Cook uploaded his ten thousandth picture to his blog.  He’s essentially using blog technology to write an ongoing love letter to his children.

Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Todd Cook during our next podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners.  Cook & Son are getting their PhD in life – through baseball.  This podcast will be released on Friday, September 17th.

Field of Dreams – Playing Catch With Dad

Mariner Moose

September 12, 2010 by  
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Mariner Moose

The Mariner Moose is the feisty mascot for the Seattle Mariners.  This week is Mariners‘ week with our podcast featuring the Seattle Mariners being released on Friday, September 17th.

The Moose is the first and only mascot for the Mariners.  He made his debut on opening day, April 13, 1990.  The idea of the Moose was selected as a result of a contest with 2,500 entrants.  The Moose was the idea of then fifth grader, Ammon Spiller who said “I chose the Moose because they are funny, neat and friendly. The Moose would show that the Mariners enjoy playing and that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. It shows they’re having fun no matter what the situation.”

The Moose can be seen at SAFECO Field zooming around on an ATV.  Be careful.  The Moose is reckless but he does have his own Facebook page.

The Moose runs over Coco Crisp

Dancing with a (fake) Umpire

Moose and Indians’ Slider both hurt

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