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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 29, 2015

The planets are aligning in the cosmos and for a day at least with the Red Sox.

I experience a link of baseball love with my sons while praising the MacPhail family for a legacy of Hall of Fame management.

 

It is a pale blue dot Episode 979 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Billy Hamilton, Mike Trout, Manny Parra, Cody Anderson, Andre Ethier and Brett Gardner all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 29, 2015

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Andy Martin USA Today Sports

 

The Mets had the feel good story of the year yesterday and are on a winning streak.

Naturally their fans are depressed.

It is glass totally empty Episode 978 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Steven Matz, Matt Duffy, Ubaldo Jimenez, James McCann, Rougned Odor, Derek Norris and Felix Hernandez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 28, 2015

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National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

 

It is the Sunday Request

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An openly gay pitcher is in the independent leagues and a female from France wants to join the international pool.

Being open minded and seeing barriers broken only makes baseball stronger. One of the early people to break down barriers?  Barney Pelty, aka The Yiddish Curver.

It is an open for everyone Episode 977 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

 Yovani Gallardo, Torii Hunter, Tom Koehler, Matt Duffy, Carlos Correa, Scott Kazmir, Jace Peterson and Clayton Kershaw all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 27, 2015

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Sitting on a bench by the Clearwater River in Lewiston, Idaho, I pondered the current state of the Red Sox and how they need to make sure their recent first round picks were worth it.

The river flows steadily by in Episode 976 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

 Edwin Encarnacion, Carlos Gonzalez, Noah Syndergaard, Jake Arrieta,  Corey Kluber, Edinson Volquez, Mike Trout and Dee Gordon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 26, 2015

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Rich Schultz/Getty Images

 

 

Ryne Sandberg resigned from the Phillies. He won’t be unemployed for long. Let’s start a rumor and say that Ryno will return to Chicago… but with the White Sox.

It is a Windy City Legend Episode 976 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

 Brandon Phillips, Jacob deGrom, Jose Altuve, Dallas Keuchel, Matt Kemp, Mitch Moreland and Rubby De La Rosa  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 25, 2015

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Podcaster, Fan Duel Insider and Oakland A’s fan Jessica Kleinschmidt is my guest today.

We talked about the state of the 2015 A’s, the different directions they can go in and how we feel when we find ourselves rooting for teams other than our own.

It is an East Bay Bias Episode 974 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Marco Estrada, Jimmy Nelson, Brett Lawrie, Yasmany Tomas, Adam Eaton, Nathan Karns, Shelby Miller and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 24, 2015

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Sports Illustrated

 

I pay my respects to Darryl Hamilton and then tell my Ray Knight/Cold Pizza ESPN2 story.

I also wonder why people need to qualify things in life as “not perfect” or “not the greatest” even if they are good.

It is a good but not perfect Episode 973 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Mike Montgomery, Nolan Arenado, Carlos Correa, Jason Hammel, Jay Bruce, Madison Bumgarner, Rougned Odor and R. A. Dickey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 23, 2015

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Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

 

Baseball has put their foot down on Pete Rose and his gambling, as well they should. But how do they justify jumping into bed with DraftKings?

It is a Sure Bet Episode 971 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Maikel Franco, Albert Pujols, Travis Wood, Hector Santiago, Brett Gardner, Joc Pederson and Clayton Kershaw all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 22, 2015

 

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Cincinnati Enquirer/Leigh Taylor

The All Star Game vote is a mess with controversy. How can it be fixed?

I offer a solution that will include fan votes, all teams included, advanced stats and still have the competition to be for World Series home field.

It is a looking for solutions Episode 970 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

J. D. Martinez, Yasmani Grandal, Scott Kazmir, Jake Arrieta, Jose Bautista, Dee Gordon, Alex Colome and Matt Harvey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 21, 2015

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AP Photo – Alex Brandon

    It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request

I don’t mind celebrating. I mind the clichés.

  • Also, I talk about communing with nature and Fathers Day on Episode 969 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.Max Scherzer, Alex Rodriguez, Randal Grichuk, Jesse Hahn, Travis d’Arnaud, Mark Buehrle and Jason Kipnis all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 20, 2015

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I am still in Pullman Washington and I am in love with the Northwest.

A-Rod hit a homer for hit #3,000. I explain proper etiquette for catching a home run ball. But I make an exception for the guy who caught A-Rod’s homer.

Then I praised the Yankees ability to celebrate their own, except for A-Rod.

It is a living in the past present and future Episode 968 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Buster Posey, Joe Ross, Albert Pujols, Phil Hughes, Chris Sale, Jacob deGrom, Stephen Vogt and Anthony Rizzo all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 18, 2015

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Jamie Kelly, the creator of The Scoop and radio host on KTSR joins the podcast to talk Texas Rangers.

The Rangers are one of the biggest surprises of the year, and perhaps an embracing of young bats and 20 something arms has led to a revival in Arlington for 2015.

It is a Lone Star Episode 967 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Billy Butler, Todd Frazier, Tsuyoshi Wada, Felix Hernandez, Madison Bumgarner, Freddy Galvis, John Danks and Matt Joyce all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 17, 2015

 

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Credit Julio Cortez/Associated Press

We don’t know enough about the St. Louis hacking scandal. But we do know that people don’t care about cheating in baseball.

They care about being caught and doing something against the law!

The Feds are on my tail for Episode 966 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Brock Holt, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Matt Harvey, Clint Robinson, Brett Anderson, Edwin Encarnacion and Juan Uribe all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 16, 2015

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There is almost too much news going on today.

Bud Black is fired, Google Fiber might be pushing the Royals into the All Star Game and I can’t make heads or tails out of the FBI thingee.

It is an information overload Episode 965 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Francisco Liriano, Anibal Sanchez, Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer, Jose Bautista, Masahiro Tanaka and Jonthan LuCroy all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 15, 2015

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(Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

The loss of Hunter Pence has made a startling impact on the Giants offense, at least in directly.

Plus I wish Wade Boggs happy birthday on Episode 964 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Max Scherzer, Sonny Gray, Juan Lagares, Russell Martin, Cole Hamels, Chris Sale, Jace Peterson and Leonys Martin all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 14, 2015

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It is time for the Sunday Request

@sullybaseball Umps should wear Google Glass that computes strikes & balls automatically avoiding blown calls. @MLB #sickofblowncalls

— GrigorisDouros(@GrigorisDouros) June 12, 2015

I am all for technology breakthroughs that end some of the idiocy of “the human element.”

It is an embrace technology Episode 963 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Giancarlo Stanton, Mat Latos, Manny Machado, CJ Wilson, Zack Greinke, JD Martinez, Kendall Graveman and Ben Revere all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 13, 2015

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Jim Rogash/Getty Images

In the wake of the disaster at Fenway last night, I decided to talk AL East today.

Lisa Swan, co creator of Subway Squawkers, rejoins the podcast and we talk about the state of our teams, mine being Boston and hers being the Yankees.

It is another rivalry Episode 962 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Justin Smoak, David Price, Todd Frazier, Chase Anderson, Madison Bumgarner, Jose Abreu, Danny Salazar and Bryce Harper all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 12, 2015

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Wade Miley got rocked, the Red Sox got swept and maybe it is healthy to realize it isn’t going to happen this year. And Red Sox fans, that might not be a bad thing.

It is a count your blessings Episode 961 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Scott Kazmir, Mike Trout, David Phelps, Giancarlo Stanton, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Julio Teheran and Freddie Freeman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 11, 2015

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Today’s podcast was recorded during the Rangers/Athletics game at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland.

The topics? Fan safety, Josh Reddick and why the Cardinals and A’s should make a trade.

It is a Walk Off Episode 960 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Yasiel Puig, Josh Donaldson, Charlie Morton, Edinson Volquez, Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer and Yovani Gallardoall added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 10, 2015

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(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Royals are dominating the AL All Star Game vote. For some people, that is a problem that needs to be fixed. Um, why?

That and some no hitter thoughts on Episode 959 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Chris Heston, Joey Votto, Masahiro Tanaka, Edwin Encarnacion, Giancarlo Stanton, Dan Haren, Yan Gomes and Eduardo Rodriguez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 9, 2015

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Jeff Zelevansky | Getty Images

Lisa Swan, co creator of Subway Squawkers, joins the podcast to talk Yankees, Red Sox, bad infielders and a stalled American League East.

It is subdued rivalry Episode 958 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Chris Sale, Josh Donaldson, Zack Cozart, Mike Bolsinger, Lance McCullers, Eddie Rosaio, Giancarlo Stanton and Shelby Miller all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 8, 2015

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Tom Olmscheid / AP

The Minnesota and Kansas City series starting today is actually dramatic and might have playoff implications… just as we all predicted.

It is a “Nobody can predict anything” Episode 957 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Pelfrey, Johnny Cueto, Jose Bautista, Jay Bruce, Jason Kipnis, Joe Panik, Kyle Kendrick and Kendall Graveman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 7, 2015

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David J. Phillip, The Associated Press


It is Sunday and time for the Sunday Request.

@sullybaseball Sunday Request question. Should the Astros trade away their prospects for Hamels, or stick to a rebuilding plan that works?

— Jim Furlong (@EWOKinLA) June 5, 2015

Why not?
They can replenish their farm next week in the draft and when will the time be better than NOW to sneak in a title?

It is a Now or Never Episode 956 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

David Price, Clayton Kershaw, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Jonathan Villar, Joey Votto and Bartolo Colon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 6, 2015

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Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

How does Lloyd McClendon look at his roster and think “I should bring in my worst pitcher in the 9th inning”? It is costing the Mariners big time.

 

We wrestle the tyranny of the save in Episode 954 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Chi Chi Gonzalez, Carlos Martinez, Adam Lind, Adam Jones, Ryan Howard, Brett Anderson, Joe Mauer and Kyle Ryan all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 5, 2015

A crazy day almost ended the streak, but I am not going to avoid my duties to do a podcast every single day!

And along the way, I implore the Cincinnati Reds to emulate Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars.

It is a better late than never Episode 953 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Adam Jones, Jesse, Hahn, John Mayberry Jr., Michael Wacha, Roenis Elias, Ben Revere,and Dustin Pedroia all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 4, 2015

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A heart breaking end to my son’s Little League season introduced them to the hard but rewarding concept of feeling, both happiness and sadness, about baseball.

It is an open your heart to  Episode 952 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Lance McCullers, Chris Carter, Francisco Liriano, Charlie Blackmon, Michael Bourn, Joc Pederson, Rick Porcello and Mike Leake all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 3, 2015

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AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Red Sox fans need to get a grip. It hasn’t even been 20 months since our team has won a World Series. And the building blocks for a new title are being placed.

Eduardo Rodriguez is one of those pieces. But we need a better nickname for him than E-ROD!

Plus I talk about umps ejecting players and Lloyd McClendon’s use of Fernando Rodney.

It is a calm yourself Boston Episode 951 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Joey Gallo, Andrew McCutchen, Chris Archer, Jordan Zimmermann, Tyler Cravy, Hunter Pence, Mike Pelfrey and Austin Jackson all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 2, 2015

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The Blue Jays need to look at what the 1987 Giants did to become relevant: They overhauled their pitching staff midway through the season.

It is a Hum Baby North of the Border Episode 950 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Michael Pineda, Jacob deGrom, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jaime Garcia, Ryan Flaherty and Nolan Arenado all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 1, 2015

Ann Heisenfelt / Associated Press

Ann Heisenfelt / Associated Press

It is June 1 and the Rays, Yankees, Astros and Twins are all in first place. How the hell did that happen?

It is a play by play Episode 949 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Carlos Martinez, Martin Maldonado, Brian Dozier, John Danks, Vidal Nuno, Paul Goldschmidt, Adam Warren and Manny Machado all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 31, 2015

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It is Sunday and time for the Sunday Request.

@sullybaseball Sunday request. Obviously nothing beats being at a MLB game but if you are not, which do you prefer? TV or radio?

— Mark Mackenzie (@twswbc1948) May 24, 2015

Radio or TV? It depends on the situation and who is doing the announcing.

I go over this while 3 ten year old boys play hide and seek in my house.

It is a play by play Episode 948 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Paul Goldschmidt, Carlos Beltran, Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Frias, Yoenis Cespedes, Ruben Tejada, Aaron Harang and Wei Yin Chen all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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