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30
May

Random Drug Tests | Robo Umps + Mark Simon

Carlos Gómez questions MLB drug policy. Are drug tests random? What’s your take on Robot Umps and tackier baseballs? Should MLB just legalize the use of pine tar? Also, we talk to Mark Simon, author of The Yankee Index and Senior Research Analyst at Sports Info Solutions, about killing the error, advanced defensive metrics, and pitching command ratings.

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28
May

BONUS EPISODE: Breaking Babe Ruth w/ Edmund F. Wehrle

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28
May

Juiced Baseballs | The Hanley Drama | Edgar Martinez vs. Jim Thome

A team of scientists commissioned by MLB released their report on Thursday and confirmed that the ball itself is largely responsible for the increased number of home runs. We try to understand it all. Also, Hanley Ramirez is DFA’s by the Boston Red Sox. What’s really going on? Finally, who would you take? Edgar Martinez or Jim Thome.

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23
May

The Opener Strategy | Goldy vs. the Humidor + Matthew Kory

RP Sergio Romo (I say Joakim Soria in the show...smh) starts two consecutive games for the Rays this past weekend. Are the Tampa Bay Rays using Brian Kenny’s “opener” strategy? Paul Goldschmidt is having the worst start of his career. Is this it for Goldy? Also, contributing writer for The Athletic, Matthew Kory, joins us to talk advanced stats, Red Sox baseball, and why managers don’t have that much of an impact on a team.

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21
May

PED Double Standards | The Mets Dilemma | Red Sox Power Surge

Why do we ostracize some PED users but not others? Are the Mets contenders or should they blow it up and rebuild? The 2017 Red Sox ranked 27th in Home Runs. The 2018 Red Sox rank 2nd and Mookie Betts and JD Martinez lead the league in HR with 15. What’s with the power surge?

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17
May

#8: Say it Ain’t So, Cano | Sosa vs. McGwire + Doug Latta

Robinson Cano is suspended 80 games for a banned substance. We break it all down. MLB sends Zobrist a warning letter asking him to cease wearing all-black cleats. Seriously? The Joey Gallo shift and how to beat it. Also, we talk about players and stories that seem to be going under the radar so far this season. Then, we talk to our next guest, hitting guru Doug Latta. The man credited for turning Justin Turner’s career around. Finally, we revisit the 1998 home run battle between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in this weeks edition of “Who Would you Take?”

Next week we talk to cancer survivor and founder of Thunderheadz, Owen Nannarone. You won’t want to miss that one. New episodes available every Thursday during the baseball season. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, or Podbean to never miss an episode. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Like what you hear? Leave a rating and write a review.

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10
May

#7: Greatest Team Ever Assembled? W/ Ace Smith

Matt Harvey is dealt to Cincinnati. Will the Dark Knight rise again? Star players like Kershaw, Cueto, and deGrom are dropping like flies. Are they really hurt, or are organizations taking advantage of the 7-day and 10-day DL? Several teams are in need of a short stop and Manny Machado is on the block, where does he fit best? Also, given the revolution of analytics in baseball, should the criteria for making it into the Hall of Fame be changed? Then, What has the man who ran Governor Jerry Brown and Senator Kamala Harris’ political campaigns been up to? Writing a book about Negro League stars like Satchel Paige playing in the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s reign. Averell “Ace” Smith’s new book, “The Pitcher and the Dictator,” details the story of what some call “the greatest team you’ve never heard of.”

 

Next week, the man some say is responsible for turning the career of some prominent MLB hitters around, Doug Latta joins the show. New episodes available every Thursday during the baseball season. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, or Podbean to never miss an episode. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Like what you hear? Leave a rating and write a review.

“The Pitcher and the Dictator” is available in bookstores across the US. Also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

2
May

Episode 6

For the first time in baseball history, strikeouts outnumbered hits. What’s causing this and is it bad for the game? Also, will the real Didi Gregorius please stand up? We give out our monthly awards for MVP, CY YOUNG, OUTSTANDING ROOKIE, and TEAM TO BEAT. We debut a new segment called “Balk Off” resulting in an epic rant from CT. Finally, who advances in the second, round one matchup of the Steroid ERA Bracket challenge? Also, who would you take Alex Rodriguez or Gary Sheffield?

 

Next week, author of “The Pitcher and the Dictator” Averell “Ace” Smith joins the show. New episodes available every Thursday during the baseball season. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, or Podbean to never miss an episode. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Like what you hear? Leave a rating and write a review.

 

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