Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 16, 2013

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Ted S. Warren – AP

Nori Aoki left the Royals for a one year deal with the Giants.

I am not sure why the Royals are being so cheap. But I think it is a smart move for the World Champs who could be setting up for an even bigger move.

It is a review the pennant winners episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 15, 2015

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Photo: Rob Grabowski – USA Today Sports

The Oscar nominations are out. I find a way to tie them into the Hall of Fame vote and Paul Konerko.

How do I do that?

It is what I do on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

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My New 2015 30 MLB Parks/183 Day Record Trip Is Revealed (226 Games)

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The count is in, and it may increase a little – or decrease a little.  It has taken me about a week’s worth of hours to formulate this game plan.  I have had to revamp the itinerary several times for cost and time considerations.

I initially had wanted to spend the first few months on the West Coast, however the parks are too far from each other.  Once I established that was a problem, it made life easier.  Factor in some great scores on tickets for the Red Sox and Phillies, and I am looking at a ton of games on the Eastern Seaboard.

Highlighted in my April schedule are 12 Doubleheader Attempts.  Yes I am crazy, but this a good way to put a lot of games up early while I am freshest.

ESPN has also placed its first 5 games for Sunday night contests and surprise…the Yankees are in 3 of the contests.  I am attending 4 of these games as part of Doubleheader days.  The only one not consisting of 2 games is the MLB Season Opener at Wrigley Field on Apr.5, 2015.

I have slated to see most teams at least 3 times at home (except for Tropicana Field which I will see 2x), and all teams at least once on the road.  I will see Citizens Bank Park, Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Miller Park, Safeco Field, US Cellular Field, Nats Park and Citi Field at least 10games or more.

There are 46 Doubleheaders in the 179 games played, with potentially more coming on the way.  I could have a few taken away with my schedule projections as well.   Right now the Royals, Padres, White Sox, Astros and Indians have not placed their start times yet (Shame on them, LOL). Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 14, 2015

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Photo: Walter Iooss Jr – Sports Illustrated

Former Texas Rangers second baseman Bump Wills who talks about his days with the Texas Rangers and their super talented 1977 squad.

It is a Lone Star State edition of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 13, 2015

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Brewers.com

Would you pay $1,000 to go to a dream game for your team?

I must say it would be tempting.

Meanwhile I got this Tweet.

Dave Stewart introduces us to the concept of No True Scotsman.

It is a logical fallacy edition of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

 

 

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Confessions Of A Ball Park Chaser – 2015 Edition: Why I Will Attend 220+ MLB Games This Year Part 1

 

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Donnie Baseball holds the record for most HRs hit in a 8 game HR streak stretch ever – with big flies in July of 1987. The Yankees 1B also would establish a record for 6 grandslams in one year that campaign, (since tied by Travis Hafner in 2006. Mattingly knocked in 23 RBI with those 10 HRs.

Confessions Of A Ball Park Chaser – 2015 Edition Part 2: Why I will See 220+ MLB Games in 2015

 Confessions Of A Ball Park Chaser – 2015 Edition Part 3: Why I Will See 220+ Games In 2015

When I was a kid I wanted to be baseball player for the New York Yankees.  Don Mattingly was my favorite hitter.  Funny saying this as a Canadian, where our national pastime is hockey.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved that sport too..  Just not as much as baseball.

My mom was talking me to my dad’s fastball league games when I was in a stroller in the late 1970’s.

By the time I was 3, my 2 older brothers were already playing baseball and I was hooked.  It wasn’t too long after that I was joining them in practice.

For the next 16 years I ate, lived and breathed the sport.  Some real life issues popped up, and I never recovered from injuries sustained growing up.  I still can’t play recreational baseball because of a deep concussion history.  I turned my back on the sport live in late 1996, never coming back until 2005.  Now I am about to go my 4th epic journey to all 30 MLB Parks in the last 7 years. 

This season, I will be live for a game every day all year.  So how does one come to this lifestyle and crazy fandomness?  We must go back in time…..

Quick Blurbs:

From Ages 10 – 15, I  would hit baseballs to my dog every day.  He was an English Springer Spaniel named Patches, and he was the quickest outfielder of ALL-Time, and handy when no one else wanted to play ball in the rainy winter months in Vancouver B.C, Canada.  All I had to do was to bring a towel to wipe the slobber off of the baseballs.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 12, 2015

AP Photo - Ted S. Warren

AP Photo – Ted S. Warren

 

Andy from High Heat Stats returns to discuss the Hall of Fame.

We look forward to will be on the ballot NEXT year and praise Ken Griffey Jr but have some thoughts about Trevor Hoffman.

That and more on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

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High Heat Stats

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 11, 2015

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

The Phillies might be right to make huge demands for Cole Hamels. And Phillies fans could have reasons for guarded optimism.

Find out why while I buy Manhattan Clam Chowder on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

 

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 10, 2015

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Getty Images

Talking managers and the Hall of Fame today.

I reference Mike Axisa’s CBS Sports article like crazy in this podcast. You can read it by clicking HERE.

Which current managers belong in the Hall, who is on the cusp and how unfair is it to judge managers based not only on post season berths but also by victories.

It is a fill out the lineup card and watch them play episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 9, 2015

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Getty Images

ESPN’s Dan Szymborski is my guest today. We discussed which teams are having a good off season, who is not, why the Royals are blowing a once in a lifetime chance and of course the bizarre Michael Cuddyer signing by the Mets.

It is a projection episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 8, 2015

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Lisa Swan, creator of Subway Squawkers and Jason Keidel of WFAN both return the podcast to talk Yankees.

Actually we started talking about the Yankees but wound up talking about The Facts of Life, The Blues Brothers, WKRP in Cincinnati and whether or not they should remake The Bonfire of the Vanities.

It is another “Let’s see where it goes!” discussion on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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A Early Look at Future Hall of Fame Candidates

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Craig Biggio finally got his “call to the hall” and should set an example for players who didn’t get that call on their first try. Other notable players are still on the ballot, and should receive legitimate consideration for induction in the future.

 

By Nicholas Delahanty (MLB Reports Writer)  

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The BBWAA elected four players into the Baseball Hall of Fame for the class of 2015: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. This is the first time that the BBWAA has elected four players in 60 years, as these four players truly exemplify what the MLB Hall of Fame is all about.

Now that the official results have been released, we can now take a look at not only some of the guys who will return on the ballot in the upcoming years, but also some future eligible players who present a very interesting case for their enshrinement into the Hall of Fame. 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 7, 2015

High Heat Stats

High Heat Stats

Andy of High Heat Stats joins the podcast to discuss the Hall of Fame vote, Tim Raines, Edgar Martinez and putting aside any steroid policing by voters.

It is a meeting of baseball Twitter minds on  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Go to the High Heat Stats website by clicking HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 6, 2015

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Topps

It is the Hall of Fame episode!

I take a look at my predictions BEFORE the announcement, then I listened to the announcement on MLB Network, then I reacted to the election of Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz.

It is a Cooperstown bound episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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2015 MLB Hall of Fame Voting: Who Deserves to Get In?

The MLB Hall of Fame will announce which players will be part of the Induction Class of 2015. The question leading up to the announcement is which players make the cut in this loaded group of talent.

The MLB Hall of Fame will announce which players will be part of the Class of 2015. With players such as Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez being added to the ballot this year, the question remains as to which players will ultimately make the final cut this year?

By Nicholas Delahanty (MLB Reports Writer)  

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It is very possible that history is made with regards to this year’s MLB Hall of Fame induction class. In the past, the committee has been hesitant to vote in more than three players in one class, and it has been very rare to see more than three voted in at one time. In the past, the committee voted in four players twice (1947 and 1955) and five players only once (1936- the first year of the voting process).

As the decision day quickly approaches, there is speculation that the BBWAA could possibly end the long drought and elect five players this year. With this year’s ballot having a ton of players who could make a legitimate case to be inducted, I decided to go to the process of picking my own ballot (which doesn’t count for the BBWAA), and after taking the time and effort to research my ballet, I realized that it was a much harder process then I anticipated it would be. 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 5, 2015

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Yankees.com

Lisa Swan, creator of Subway Squawkers and Jason Keidel of WFAN both join the podcast to talk about the state of the Yankees.

Somehow the discussion turned to food.

It is part one of a Yankee round table discussion on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 4, 2015

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It is time for THE SUNDAY REQUEST.

Someday there will be women playing Major League Baseball. And chances are the first one will be the equivalent of Jamie Moyer.

It is a hypothetical pioneer episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 3, 2015

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Mark Anderson, creator of the wonderful website MLB Cathedrals, returns to the podcast to talk about Oakland and the new retropark look that is creating a strange cookie cutter effect.

That and more on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 2, 2015

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images


If Babe Ruth played today he would be the target of social media anger and conspiracy theorists. Forget Truthers. There would be Babe Ruthers.

It is a called shot episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year!

@sullybaseball Congrats on 800. I can't wait for the annual "resolutionsfor each team" episode

— Bill Stroup (@BillStroup) January 1, 2015

Ok then. Time to list every team’s resolution.

It is the first 2015 episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 31, 2014

 

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HBO

Lots of beer flowing at the game is a baseball tradition. But SHOULD it be?

How much better could the experience of a baseball game be WITHOUT beer? And how much money can be made cutting off from the beer wagon?

Plus my first Hamstersdam reference from The Wire.

It is the last 2014 episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

My 2011 Video about Drunks at the ballpark.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 30, 2014

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EPISODE 800 – What ways can baseball celebrate its past even better? Which former champions and heroes should get their due?

It is a milestone episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 29, 2014

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David Goldman – AP

John Smoltz has a great case for the Hall of Fame. Hopefully the numbers game won’t push him off.

Meanwhile the best way to see Bonds and Clemens inducted is for them to keep living and a few other people to die off.

It is a life and death episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 28, 2014

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Jonathan Dyer – USA Today Sports

Orioles fans might be disappointed with their Christmas haul. But guess what? They were last year as well and they got to the ALCS.

The team is already better and the other teams in the AL East are getting worse.

There is reason for the bird on the hat to smile in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 27, 2014

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Mark Anderson, the creator of MLB Cathedrals joins the podcast again.

Today we didn’t discuss current stadiums, those of the past or those of the future.

We talked about stadiums that were never built but imagined or proposed.

It is an alternate reality episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 26, 2014

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Mark Anderson, the creator of MLB Cathedrals joins the podcast today.

In part 1 of our discussion, we talked about potential places for baseball to expand to or where a franchise can move.

And he was surprised by the support Montreal seems to be getting.

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 25, 2014

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Topps

It is December 25th. HAPPY RICKEY HENDERSON’S BIRTHDAY!

The second best leadoff hitter of his time, Tim Raines, deserves to join Rickey in the Hall of Fame in 2015.

Did collusion help keep him out so far?

Tidings of comfort and joy in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 24, 2014

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I had to do some last minute shopping for Christmas.

While wandering from store to store in San Jose, I wondered which teams should be doing last minute shopping for themselves regarding James Shields and Max Scherzer.

Images of 200 innings pitchers will be dancing in your head for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

(Images – Getty Images)

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Dear Santa: All AL Teams 2015 Wish List (By The Fans)

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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Okay, so it is time to ask old Saint Nick, for some help for teams in the MLB to have their wishes come true.

New York Yankees:

Can someone please knock some sense into the brass in the Bronx to realize they are the friggin Yanks?  Since we can’t bring the “Boss” back to kick some ass, maybe a losing season would force the team to pilfer the payroll, and believe it or not, if Cashman behaves himself before Spring Training, the club could get under the Luxury Tax Threshold this year with a few Trade Deals, and go an attack the 2016 Free Agent core of Jason Heyward, Jordan Zimmermann, David Price and Johnny Cueto

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Would it be too much to ask if the team could just release Alex Rodriguez?  There is no way he should hit his 660th HR in Pinstripes.  Release him before that day, or way prior, and don’t pay him that dumb $6 MIL Bonus.  He ain’t worth it.  Also don’t want him passing Lou Gehrig for the RBI list ALL – Time in a New York uniform either. Read the rest of this entry

My 183 Day/30 MLB Park Trip Will Be About 229 Games.

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I have been waiting for every last team to post their times, so I can mark my way through the entire calendar for game action for every single day next year,

Two-Thirds of the teams have complied, and I am seeing about 44 – 50 Doubleheader Attempts for the calendar season.

From the season opener at Wrigley Field, I will be there… I am attending about 17 – 20 games on the North Side Of Chicago, and many of them will couple a game at Miller Park right afterwards.

Since my brother lives in Philadelphia, and is the hub for doublheaders on the Eastern Seaboard, I will see the most games there out of any other park.

I contemplated basing out of Seattle, but it is just too far away from other parks.  I will still see about 20 games there next season.

I plan on seeing the Nationals in about 12 different road parks..

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