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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 1, 2015

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Today is part 2 of my interview with author Jeff Katz.

He is the mayor of Cooperstown and the writer of the wonderful book Split Season about the fateful 1981 baseball year.

We talk about Fernando Mania, Billy Ball, Steinbrenner and the Expos.

It is a turn back the clock episode 1,012 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mark Teixeira, Taijuan Walker, Welington Castillo, Matt Harvey, Adam LaRoche, Marlon Byrd and Kendall Graveman  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 31, 2015

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Gail Burton/Associated Press

The trade deadline has come and gone.

The Giants and Mets walk away looking good. The Padres? They look kind of confused.

It is a beyond the closing bell episode 1,011 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Brandon Phillips, Eddie Rosario, Max Scherzer, Carlos Carrasco, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, Jon Niese and Matt Shoemaker all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 30, 2015

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Deadline deals are becoming insane.

I give the Cardinals the benefit of the doubt even though I am confused. I am glad the Mets don’t get damaged goods.

And I recorded this BEFORE I found out David Price was dealt!

It is an already obsolete episode 1,010 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Troy Tulowitzki, Bryce Harper, Corey Kluber, Jon Lester, Brett Lawrie, Chris Archer, Lucas Duda and John Lackey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 29, 2015

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Boston Herald Staff Photo by Matt Stone

 

Pedro Martinez had a wonderful number retiring ceremony, even if the arranging of the numbers in Fenway Park is a bit off putting.

Wade Boggs needs to have his number up there.

Plus Jonathan Papelbon’s trade does not have me confident in the Nationals and Cole Hamels will probably end up a Dodger.

It is a retired number episode 1,009 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Sonny Gray, Curt Casali, Noah Syndergaard, Joey Votto, Trevor Bauer, Brett Anderson, Aaron Hicks and Dexter Fowler all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 28, 2015

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

What the hell are the Blue Jays doing?

The team desperately needs pitching, so they trade for a shortstop. Am I the only one confused?

It is perplexing episode 1,008 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Kris Bryant, Curt Casali, Lance Lynn, Kevin Gausman, Carlos Gonzalez, Mookie Betts, Alex Wood and Mike Montgomery  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 27, 2015

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Getty Images

I loved loved LOVED the Hall of Fame ceremony.

Then again, I always do. This year was different though. My guy, Pedro Martinez, was honored.

It is an unapologetic loving episode 1,007 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

David Ortiz, Eduardo Rodriguez, Carlos Gonzalez, Jacob deGrom, Zack Greinke, Ezquiel Carrera and Jay Bruce  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 26, 2015

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Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It is time for the SUNDAY REQUEST!

There are many things I would do in all sincerity. Most of my changes would simply revolve around justifying votes and the credentials of the voters.

That plus Cueto, Hamels and Cowherd in a jam packed episode 1,006 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Cole Hamels, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Gonzalez, Shelby Miller, Joc Pederson, Scott Feldman and Johnny Giavotella  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 25, 2015

 

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Greg M. Cooper / USA TODAY Sports

Bill Mueller’s legacy among Red Sox fans has been short changed. Imagine how 2004 would have ended without him!

I wound up having a disagreement with a Red Sox fan named @commycon about that topic.

Plus I give the Mets faint praise for an OK deal.

It is a giving players their due on episode 1,005 for The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jose Quintana, Andrew Cashner, Trevor Plouffe, Carlos Gonzalez, Mike Trout, Patrick Corbin, Chris Tilman and Chris Coghlan  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 24, 2015

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Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The A’s had 7 All Stars in 2014. After today’s deal of Scott Kazmir, only the injured Sean Doolittle is left.

Michael Conforto is heading to the Mets. But their lineup needs a savior with at least one at bat above Double A!

It is a Flushing Centric episode 1,004 for The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jose Altuve, Clayton Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen, Ervin Santana, Mike Napoli, David Price, Ian Desmond and Bartolo Colon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 23, 2015

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USA TODAY SPORTS

The A’s had 7 All Stars in 2014. After today’s deal of Scott Kazmir, only the injured Sean Doolittle is left.

The Astros made a smart deal to improve and the A’s did the right thing by selling at the peak value.

Also, I talk about gum throwing and styling at home after a grand slam.

The trading season has begun and it is episode 1,003 for The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Joey Votto, Preston Tucker, Mike Leake, Edinson Volquez, Adam Lind, Nelson Cruz and Julio Teheran all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 22, 2015

An independent league in Northern California will be experimenting with a computerized strike zone. I for one am all for it.

That and some more David Price thoughts on episode 1,002 for The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Cycle hitter Shin So Choo, Chris Heston, Mark Buehrle, Kyle Schwarber, Bryan Pena, Nick Castellanos, Wei Yin and Gerrit Cole  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 21, 2015

 

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There was seismic activity last night. An Earthquake hit the Bay Area and the Tigers might become sellers. Detroit is showing intelligence and is doing what the Phillies should have done in 2012.

The train keeps moving to episode 1,001 for The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Albert Pujols. Travis Ishikawa, Rubby De La Rosa, Andrew Heaney, Eric Hosmer, Justin Turner and J. A. Happ all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – 1000TH EPISODE! July 20, 2015

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IT IS FINALLY EPISODE 1,000!

Every single day since October 24, 2012, I have posted an original podcast episode. And now the streak has reached quadruple digits.

For show 1,000, I recorded video as well as audio. I performed in front of a studio audience at the Mid Peninsula Community Media Center in Palo Alto, California.

Comcast Sports Net personality Eireann Dolan was my guest and we discussed the state of the A’s and some of the trinkets that she and her boyfriend, A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle, have accumulated over the years.

Plus I give my thoughts on what I would do WHEN I become commissioner. (When, not if.)

It was a fun show and here is to the next 1,000 for The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Dallas Keuchel, Zack Greinke, Jake Smolinski, Andre Ethier, Jose Iglesias, Cole Gillespie, Chris Archer and Shelby Miller all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 19, 2015

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It is time for THE SUNDAY REQUEST

The Astros are in a strange place where the bar is super low for success this season but the opportunity is super high.

They should take advantage of the current AL and go for it.

It is episode 999 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Clayton Kershaw, Randal Grichuk, Garrett Richard, Robinson Cano, David Peralta, Alexei Ramirez and David Price all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 18, 2015

New York Mets' Curtis Granderson heads back to the dugout after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, July 17, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Red Sox season is over and Mike Trout shows why he is the best players in the game.

Meanwhile the very notion that the Mets would not make wild changes to their outfield is nothing short of mindboggling.

It is episode 998 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Alex Rodriguez, C. J. Wilson, Marlon Byrd, Lance Lynn, Kyle Seager, Wade Miley, Kyle Schwarber and Noah Syndergaard all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 17, 2015

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After a Giants game in May at AT&T Park, I wandered around the ballpark and pondered the fabric of the universe and the connections that constitute reality.

It is what I do.

It is a cosmic and Giant episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.



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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 16, 2015

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Why hasn’t the season started up again?

What the hell have are we waiting for?

While we wait, I take a look at my preseason picks and make some more predictions for the second half of the season.

It is Episode 996 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast recorded at Homer Field at Willie Mays Ballpark in Atherton California.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 15, 2015

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David Kohl – USA Today Sports

Thinking about Pluto, rain during the All Star Game and the new In Memoriam Video

It is Episode 995 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Trout, David Price, Andrew McCutchen and Jacob deGrom added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 14, 2015

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NASA

 

Thinking about Pluto, rain during the All Star Game and the new In Memoriam Video

Getting super close to the 1,000th show on this cosmic episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Todd Frazier and Joc Pederson added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 12, 2015

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

 

It is time for The Sunday Request

Andrew McCutchen should be the face of baseball as he is everything positive about baseball.

That and why today’s Red Sox loss and today’s Toronto loss are microcosms of their season on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Taylor Jungmann, Hisashi Iwakuma, Cole Gillespie, Jose Reyes, John Lackey, Carlos Carrasco, Mark Reynolds and Mitch Moreland all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 11, 2015

 

Jeff Katz, the author of the wonderful book Split Season 1981, joins the podcast.

We discussed the events that led to the 1981 strike, why it had a positive long term effect and I compared Marvin Miller to John Adams.

It is a collectively bargained for episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Trout, Joe Panik, Danny Salazar, Mike Leake, Kelly Johnson, Yoenis Cespedes, Kyle Hendricks and Justin Verlander all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

Follow Jeff on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Buy Split Season 1981 on Amazon by clicking HERE.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 10, 2015

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(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Andy McPhail has come on board to help turn around the Phillies. I am not going to tell him how to do his job but… ok, I am going to tell him how to do his job,

That and the up coming Red Sox and Yankees series on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jeff Samardzija, Zack Greinke, Brett Gardner, Yasiel Puig, R. A. Dickey, Kole Calhoun and Chris Johnson all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 9, 2015

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AOL 2 Point Lead

Yannis Pappas, Joel Solomon and Brendan Fitzgibbons of AOL Sports’ 2 Point Lead join the podcast.

They talked about Red Sox fandom, Yankee fandom, why Boston produces so many comedians and their new Red Sox fan parody of Game of Thrones entitled Game of Sox.

It is a blood rivalry episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 Carlos Gomez, Clayton Kershaw, Mark Teixeira, Trevor Bauer, Chris Davis, Jake Peavy and Carlos Gonzalez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 8, 2015

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Connecticut Historical Society, gift of Dr. Austin Kilbourn

I am glad that there is going to be a new baseball team in Hartford. The name Yard Goat? Not sure I am a big fan.

I supposed it is better than the Hardware City Rock Cats.

The what?

Exactly.

Moving closer to Episode 1,000 as The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast marches on.

Marching towards episode 1000 on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Alex Gordon, Andrew Heaney, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Jose Quintana, Adam Jones and Christian Yelich all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 7, 2015

New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Look at how things have changed with how the New York Daily News covers A-Rod since February.

Today I have some All star Game talk, introduce some potential rule changes and comparing A-Rod to Bryan Cranston.

Marching towards episode 1000 on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Jon Niese, Chris Sale, Howie Kendrick, Preston Tucker, Manny Machado, Preston Tucker, Jon Lester and Wei-Yin Chen all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 6, 2015

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Matt Velasquez – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

The Brewers are on an amazing win streak. How much of it can be connected to Bob Uecker?

That and All Star Game thoughts in the latest episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Wilmer Flores, Lance Lynn, Kole Calhoun, Erasmo Ramirez, Yasmany Tomas, Mat Latos, Carlos Correa and Ervin Santana all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 5, 2015

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It is the Sunday Request

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Instagram Follower CHURCHILL BEE wants me to go back to the long lost spots of San Francisco Baseball.

I return to all the former homes of San Francisco baseball teams and try to find any clue that they played there… and it led me to an aisle of an Office Depot.

It is a star spangled episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

 Clay Buchholz, Jeff Locke, Kris Bryant, C. J. Cron, Steven Souza Jr., Todd Frazier and Cody Anderson, all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 4, 2015

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On this July 4th, we see players from all over the world representing their countries in our nation’s pasttime.

Think of what establishing academies and new baseball leagues in new countries could establish! Maybe even a bigger talent pool.

Plus I remember when American and Britain faced off in a baseball tournament in 1938.

It is a star spangled episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Carlos Gomez, Erick Aybar, Gio Gonzalez, Garrett Richards, Clayton Kershaw, Chris Archer, Mark Canha and Andrew McCutchen all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 3, 2015

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CARLOS OSORIO — The Associated Press

 

On July 3, the Tigers are a .500 team at a cross roads, maybe nearing the end of a great run that has yet to yield a title.

They are shuffling the deck which includes getting rid of Joba Chamberlain, who is shockingly only 29 and is facing his own crossroad as well.

It is a midge covered episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Scott Kazmir, Alejandro Da Aza, Jake Arrieta, Neil Walker, Cody Asche, Danny Valencia, Kevin Gausman and Max Scherzer all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 2, 2015

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Tampa Bay Rays 3 By:Todd Carr CC BY-ND 2.0

Three star pitchers are making a return to baseball, all before 10AM on the west coast.

While the AL East is all bunched together at the top, the return of injured players are making me think this could be the Rays division to lose.

It is a come back Episode 981 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Carlos Carrasco, Robinson Cano, Johnny Cueto, Neil Walker, Lorenzo Cain, Bartolo Colon and Maikel Franco all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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