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21
Oct

Dodgers vs Red Sox in the World Series

And then there were two!  For the first time ever in the long history of Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox will face off in a best of 7 World Series.  The Dodgers took care of business against the Milwaukee Brewers in game 7, after a pair home runs by Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig. Bellinger was awarded the LCS MVP, becoming the youngest position player to win the award.  In this episode we break down our predictions for the series, along with the advantages and disadvantages on both sides. It took about 3 months, but if you’re an avid listener of the show, CT finally comes back with his official rebuttal of killing the win.  Spoiler alert: We are keeping with win on life support for now (take that Brian Kenny).

Congratulations to the Dodgers and Red sox, and good luck.

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17
Oct

The ALCS we needed, but not the one we deserve

We are spoiled as fans. Here I was reminiscing about all the yankees vs redsox moments throughout history. I was just accepting that the most popular series in the playoffs had ended last Tuesday.  And then, on a potential home run by Jose Altuve in the second, that was ruled out because of fan interference on a Mookie Betts play - it finally hit me how big this series is. The top two teams in baseball are facing off in a 7 game series! Aren’t these the kind of matchups we’re always asking for? Almost every game so far has been close (thank you JBJ).  It’s only the 4th inning in this game, and it’s already been intense. The point is, for how ever many years in a row now, we’ve had some pretty amazing matchups across all major sports, but it’s never enough!

But enough about that rant, are the Astros cheating cheating? As of right now it doesn’t matter what the Astros did or didn’t do, because nothing is going to be done about it until they finish their season.  In other news, Manny Machado saw some Kyrie Irving highlights and decided to break some ankles of his own. Clayton Kershaw sucks at sucking in the postseason. Alex Bregman makes every play at third. Ron Darling is hard to like.

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15
Oct

ALCS Game 1 Reaction

After only 1 game against the Houston Astros, it’s already looking like a must win for the Redsox in Game 2.  Their savior? None other than David Price. Not to mention the NLCS is shaping up to be a classic as the Brewers and Dodgers are tied at 1-1.  Both games close til the very end. Game 1 in the ALCS was interesting and left us with a lot of questions, mainly about Chris Sale and his health.  With Price’s struggles in the playoffs and the possibility of falling to Houston 0-2 at home, this really is “David” vs Goliath. In this episode we also touch on a few Yankees topics such as Didi Gregorius and players they should acquire in the near future.

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10
Oct

What Happened? with Katie Sharp

In special edition of Welcome to THE SHOW, Manny talks to Katie Sharp of River Ave Blues and The Athletic about what happened to the Yankees in the 2018 ALDS against the Red Sox. Then, we recap the 2018 season, including the bright spots we look forward to seeing more of. Finally, we look forward to 2019. Who returns to the club next season and what pieces, if any, should the Yankees seek to add.

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10
Oct

“Ninety Percent Mental” with Bob Tewksbury

Bob Tewksbury was drafted by the Yankees in the 19th round back in 1981. In his 13 years in MLB, he played for NYY, CHC, STL, TEX, SDP, and MIN. He has a lifetime 110-102 record, 3.92 ERA, and led MLB 2x in BB/9. He is notoriously known for being a cerebral pitcher. He got by with his pinpoint control and by trusting his fielders behind him. In 1992, at age 31, Tewks was selected to the ASG and placed 3rd in the Cy Young voting. He was most recently a mental skills coach for the San Francisco Giants. Before that he worked for the Boston Red Sox.

 Today, we talk to Tewks about his newest book “Ninety Percent Mental” where he explores the psychology behind baseball. We talk about how a technique called mental imagery and strategic thinking can maximize performance. He breaks down how a pitcher’s strategy changes throughout a game. Also, we explore how Tewks uses these techniques with MLB superstars like Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, Anthony Rizzo, and Rich Hill.

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10
Oct

Next Stop: Championship Series

And then there were four. The division series is officially over for both leagues and we are now in championship territory.  For the most part, everything has turned out as expected. It’s actually been a pretty boring postseason (except for the redsox and yankees fans).  Teams like the Braves, Rockies, and Indians seemed highly unmatched against their opponents.

As for the Yankees, after stealing a game at Fenway they could not capitalize at home or even force a game 5.  Out of all the matchups this postseason, these games kept you interested for the most part and it never seemed like either team would run away with it.  On this episode we try and make sense of the last few days and give our predictions for the championship series.

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8
Oct

ALDS: Yanks/Sox Games 1 & 2 Recap

The Rockies and the Braves are looking flat in their respective series. The Brewers are playing like the best team in the NL and the Dodgers are living up to their status on paper. In the AL, the Indians trail the Astros 2-0. Can the Indians bounce back and make this a series?

On to the MAIN EVENT. The greatest rivalry in sports is living up to the hype. The Red Sox and Yankees split both games in Fenway, and Eovaldi is set to face off against Severino in game three in Yankee stadium. Who faces more pressure? Who’s favored to win? And why the hell does Eduardo Rodriguez annoy the crap out of CT? All of this and more in this jam packed episode of the best baseball podcast of all time.

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4
Oct

Da Yankees Win in Rocktober!

As expected the yankees took care of business against the Oakland Athletics at home.  Aaron Judge instantly makes an impact with a Judgian blast! Should we #killtheopener? Also, ROCKTOBER is upon us.  The Colorado Rockies pulled off the upset after losing to the Dodgers and having to travel to Wrigley to face the heavily favored Cubs.  Tune in to hear our take on both games and our predictions for the division series.

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1
Oct

“Baseball Cop” + Eddie Dominguez

Decorated former Boston Police Department (BPD) Detective, former member of the FBI drug task force, former Resident Security Agent (RSA) for the Boston Red Sox, one of the founding members of Major League Baseball's Department of Investigations (DOI), and author, alongside Christian Red and Teri Thompson, of "Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of America's National Pastime," Eddie Dominguez joins us for a special bonus pod.

In “Baseball Cop,” Dominguez shines a light on the inner workings of the commissioner's office and the complicity of baseball's bosses in dealing with the misdeeds compromising the integrity of the game. We get to the bottom of it all.

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1
Oct

Postseason Preview + MLB in Hot Water

In this episode, Manny and CT break down the MLB postseason starting with TWO 163rd games. One between the Cubs and the Brewers, and the other between the Rockies and the Dodgers. Then, the Yankees take on the A’s in the AL Wild Card. Who is favored to win and why? Also, we discuss why it’s Chris Sale, not David Price, that is the key to the Red Sox success in the postseason.

Finally, A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings. Find out why this might rock the baseball world very soon!

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