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29
Oct

Red Sox Win the World Series

Major League Baseball is officially over.  It’s been a long, exciting season and one thing remained constant throughout: the Red Sox were the best team.  This postseason had it’s exciting moments, but no matter the situation, it just seemed like the Red Sox could do no wrong.  Only losing 3 games in the playoffs, they managed to win 119 games total this season and have cemented themselves as one of the greatest teams of all time.  Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox.

As of right now, we won’t be putting out weekly episodes due to the end of the season. But look out for content on our website and bonus episodes throughout the off season.  Some topics to keep an eye on: Where will free agents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper land? Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr take over the sport next season? Will the Nation League finally add the DH to their lineup? Thank you to all our listeners, and we’ll see you next season.

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25
Oct

Game 1 and 2 Recap + MLB in Hot Water

CT claims that if the Red Sox win the World Series this season, he'll be good for the next few years. Sign us up for that! In this episode, Manny and CT recap games 1 & 2 of the World Series between the Red Sox and the Dodgers. Defense and David Price have played a humungous role in these victories, and at this point a Dodger series win would be a shock.

Then, Manny breaks down his latest article, MLB Scouts Reportedly Target International Ballplayers as Young as 13 Years Old. Is baseball in hot water?

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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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