Welcome to THE SHOW

25
Apr

A Conversation With Nick Francona, Part 1

In this episode of the Welcome to THE SHOW podcast, Nick Francona joins us to discuss growing up the son of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and coming into his own as a member of the US Marines.

Topics include:

(0:00) Fixing baseball's popularity problem

(18:20) Have we gone too far with analytics?

(25:05) Growing up the son of Terry Francona

(35:31) Las Águilas Cibaeñas

(47:10) The US Marine

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23
Apr

S2E11: NL MVP - Cody Bellinger vs Christian Yelich

Topics covered in this episode include:

(0:00) Fantasy baseball talk: Improve your roster with these pro tips.

(18:05) Intro: Are the Redsox ready to turn their season around?

After sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, Nathan Eovaldi to undergo elbow surgery (out 4-6 weeks)

(34:24) Aaron Judge oblique injury is significant - hear our reaction to yet another Yankees injury

(43:25) NL MVP debate: Cody Bellinger vs Christian Yelich

(1:01:00)  Biogensis Part 2? How Antonio Brown may be linked to notorious PED peddler Tony Bosch

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19
Apr

Coming Clean with Porter Fischer

In this episode of the Welcome to THE SHOW podcast, Porter Fischer joins us to discuss his role in the Biogenesis scandal, the aftermath, and how he plans to fix the problem with The Porter Project.

Topics covered in this episode:

(7:30) Why Alex Rodriguez hasn't changed

(20:50) Who is Porter Fischer?

(41:45) "Do you forgive Tony Bosch?"

(55:54) The Porter Project

(1:04:58) Other players in the books that weren't mentioned in the scandal

18
Apr

Talking “Screwball” with Billy Corben

In this episode, Billy Corben joins us to discuss his latest masterpiece, ScrewballScrewball is true-crime drama-comedy about MLB's most recent PED scandal involving a fake doctor, his tan-obsessed client/investor, and of course Alex Rodriguez. We watched it and loved it. It is available to on VOD and playing in select theatres across the country

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16
Apr

S2E10: Episode with the League

Special fantasy baseball episode with members from our league.  This episode is jam packed with a lot of interesting topics surrounding Major League Baseball, and how it might affect your fantasy team.  We discuss free agency, trades, the opener and plenty more. Don't forget to rate and subscribe! 

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11
Apr

EMERGENCY: The Yankees and the Red Sox Are in the “Sunken Place”

After the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox lost their 7th and 9th games respectively, Manny has had enough. Just be warned, this is a no holds barred EMERGENCY PODCAST.

(Start to 8:59) Why finishing games is the Yankees biggest problem

(Rest of show) Why Red Sox starting pitching, namely Chris Sale, is the Red Sox biggest problem.

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8
Apr

S2B9: Alfredo Alvarez on MLB Cuba Deal Being Nixed

In this special bonus podcast, Manny and CT sit down with Alfredo Alvarez, founder of Con Las Bases Llenas, Host of La Semana de los Bombarderos, and contributor at ESPN 990. We talk about the recent deal between MLB and the Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) being nixed. Also, we briefly touch on the Yankees pitching situation.

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8
Apr

S2E9: The Unintentional AL East Episode

Topics covered in this episode include:

(Opener) MLB releases their power rankings and we are puzzled.

(10:23) AL East Topic #1: The Boston Red Sox at 3-8, pitching is falling apart. What’s going on?

We react to David Price's criticism of MLB for poor marketing of black players.

(36:24) Our reaction to the brawl between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

(43:27) AL East Topic #2: The New York Yankees cannot continue to hoard prospects. It's time to make moves.

(51:23) AL East Topic #3: Chris Davis is 0-49. Still owed $92M. A chunk deferred until 2037. Is he Bobby Bonilla 2.0?

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4
Apr

S2B8: The Life and Times of an Artist, Joe Petruccio

In this special bonus podcast, Manny sits down with Joe Petruccio (aka "Joey Paints"). Joe is the OFFICIAL fan artist for the New York Mets. He's also the Official Artist of Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, and Joe Namath. Joe is also a licensed artist for DC & Lucas Films.

In this episode, Manny and Joe cover an assortment of topics including:

(Opener) The state of the Mets and New York baseball.

(18:58) Drawing inspiration from Bill Gallo, working in advertising, and more!

(27:40) The religious experience of meeting Muhammad Ali

(30:12) Talking comics: the DC universe vs. Marvel

(37:30) What inspired "Joey Paints" to pursue his passion for art

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2
Apr

S2E8: Continued Coverage of Opening Week in MLB

Topics covered in this episode include: 

(Opener) Yankees lose Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar. The injured list grows to 9 (Sevy, CC, Hicks, Ells, Montgomery, Didi, and DB). WTF!

(11:12) Red Sox extends Xander Bogaerts for 7-years, $132M. What now with Rick Porcello and J.D. Martinez?

(26:00) Christian Yelich is the real deal! HR in each of his team’s first 4 games, tying a record, and then Walks it off! What took so long for this kid?

(37:00) Nats move up Scherzer’s start in order for him to face Harper in his return to D.C.

(44:55) Man on life support after a post-game fight in Los Angeles