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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 29, 2015

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Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

The Royals will take advantage of a mediocre American League. But will they be the so so team of most of last year or the dynamic team of October.

That and I comfort a crying little league player on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 27, 2015

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

I love David Ortiz to death. But has there ever been a player caught in a PED web who has been given a bigger pass than Big Papi? OK, other than Andy Pettitte.

Which makes his rambling and meandering editorial for The Players’ Tribune more aggravating. Just play, be the charming Big Papi and ride off into the sunset! Don’t invite the criticism that you are barely getting to increase.

And maybe more stars who get caught should do what Manny Ramirez did. Accept it and move on.

Meanwhile, I hear from a Twitter follower:

I will… right after this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

To read David Ortiz’s bizarre editorial, click HERE.

To read my 2009 post about David Ortiz, click HERE.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 25, 2015

SIPKIN, COREY/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

SIPKIN, COREY/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Why is it a big deal that Bartolo Colon is starting opening day for the Mets? Lots of pitchers you wouldn’t expect take the bump for the opener.

Plus why the Red Sox might be feeling good about not giving Lester and Ellsbury long term deals.

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

 

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 22, 2015

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

We may never have a perfect system for dealing with rookies and service time.

We may never have a perfect media rights package.

But we can not wring and hands about perfection when some systems can be kept the same and others slightly tweaked and make lots of people millionaires and provide a great product.

It is a “Let’s do what WORKS” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 21, 2015

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AP Photo

 

Yasiel Puig and Clayton Kershaw can rewrite the Dodger record books if they stay healthy. And the Dodger records for hitting are not as impressive as you would think a successful franchise would have.

It is a create your own history episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 18, 2015

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ESPN.com

Phil Hecken, a contributor to Sporting News and the weekend editor for Uni-Watch, joined the podcast.

We talked about uniforms, good and bad, and our collective thoughts about Houston and Miami’s threads.

It is a fashion conscious episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Phil Hecken on Twitter by clicking HERE.

 

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 17, 2015

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Pete Rose applied for reinstatement. It is a formality and who knows where it will lead?

But before you join a “Free Pete” movement, realize that because of Pete, the 1986, 1987 and 1988 NLCS could have a big Asterisk next to them.

It is a Luck of the Irish Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 16, 2015

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Today your pal Sully acted in a movie called “The Wrong Stuff”. It is written and directed by Brett Rapkin, who previously made a documentary about the same subject, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee.

That film, entitled Spaceman – A Baseball Odyssey, also featured yours truly.

I play a mailman opposite Josh Duhamel, who plays Bill Lee. We had fun on the set today, improvised in an unusual manner and I also got to meet 2003 Cy Young winner Eric Gagne in the process.

It was a fun day of movie making magic on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

For more info on the movie The Wrong Stuff, click here.

To check out the original documentary Spaceman – A Baseball Odyssey, click here.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 15, 2015

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

I see absolutely no need to have uniformity in the leagues. Having the DH in one league and not the other is something I love about baseball.

Let the pitchers hit in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 14, 2015

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AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi – Barton Silverman/The New York Times

 

Have some people forgotten to have fun?

How can anyone REALLY be upset about Will Ferrell playing in spring training games?

And who was more fun than Dontrelle Willis when he burst onto the scene? He is retiring and getting his due respect.

Plus I dance while getting a rental car and I explain why algebra came easy to me but geometry was a chore on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 13, 2015

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Did you know Alex Rodriguez was having a good spring training?

Did you even know that A-Rod was AT spring training?

You wouldn’t know that if you were following the Yankees on Twitter.

That and the San Diego Padres rebuilding process continues to be passionate but reckless.

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

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 12, 2015

Twitter

Twitter

Did you know Alex Rodriguez was having a good spring training?

Did you even know that A-Rod was AT spring training?

You wouldn’t know that if you were following the Yankees on Twitter.

That and the San Diego Padres rebuilding process continues to be passionate but reckless.

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

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 11, 2015

USA Today Sports

USA Today Sports

Oh injuries… how they make Spring Training not fun.

Yu Darvish and Marcus Stroman might lose their seasons.

Cliff Lee? His career could be over. It is a big league tenure worth saluting.

Rest your arm and listen to this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 10, 2015

New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Can you imagine being so spoiled as a baseball fan that you actually can’t recall the events of your team winning a World Series?

That has happened with some Yankees, Red Sox, Giants and Cardinals fans I know.

Perhaps that is the ultimate achievement for a franchise: Having titles lost in the shuffle.

It is a mini dynasty episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 9, 2015

Photo: Charles Wenzelberg, NY Post and USA Today Sports

Photo: Charles Wenzelberg, NY Post and USA Today Sports

Two high profile and highly paid former World Series hero third basemen are in the news.

One is the reviled Alex Rodriguez of the team I hate the most, the Yankees.

The other is the lovable “Kung Fu Panda” Pablo Sandoval, who moved from my second favorite team, the World Champion Giants, to my favorite team, the Red Sox.

So why is Alex Rodriguez earning my respect and Pablo is making me think “Shut up, Panda”?

Find out why on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 7, 2015

 

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I recorded today’s episode along a big empty field in Fremont California.

If everything had gone according to plan, the Athletics would have had their stadium and called this patch of land home. As you can see, it didn’t happen.

It is a “What could have been” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 6, 2015

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While washing dishes, I thought of the purpose of the play by play announcer. Are they supposed to educate us or are they supposed to be a companion.

That and and a Ritch Duncan mouse story episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Buy “O Holy Cow!: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto” by clicking HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 4, 2015

Photo: Brad Barr, USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Brad Barr, USA TODAY Sports

Spring Training Games have begun. A change in the baseball schedule can make the Cactus and Grapefruit League games valuable in selecting the All Star Team.

It all makes sense in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 3, 2015

MLB.com

MLB.com

Spring Training Games have begun and they are exciting, if not meaningless.

Meanwhile I try to give Erin Foley good fantasy baseball advice and David Wright gave the Mets a lesson in how to eat lunch.

It is a veteran leadership episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 2, 2015

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Comedian Erin Foley returns for part 2 of our conversation where we talk fantasy baseball, her hatred of A-Rod and all sorts of other things that only two old friends can do.

It is an irrational anger episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Erin on Twitter by clicking HERE

Subscribe to Erin’s brilliant podcast Sports Without Balls by clicking HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 1, 2015

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AP

Remembering Minnie Minoso and his legacy.

Plus it is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

These new manager are so anonymous that I had to look them all up to remind me who the hell they are, except for Maddon of course.

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

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 28, 2015

MLB.com

MLB.com

Today I play part 2 of my interview with MLB.com Rockies writer Thomas Harding . We talked about the 1995, 2007 and 2009 post season, Mike Hampton and the local schools and other high and low lights of Rockies history.

It is a Blake Street Bombing episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Thomas Harding on Twitter by clicking HERE

Like Thomas Harding on Facebook by clicking HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 27, 2015

Photo by John Rudoff

Photo by John Rudoff

Brilliant comedian Erin Foley, as seen on Conan and in the movie Almost Famous, returns as a guest on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast. She is the creator and host of my favorite sports podcast Sports Without Balls.

Erin and I talk about Red Sox, Yankees, Kenny Rogers (both of them), her parents and what would have happened if we had kids together.

Follow Erin on Twitter by clicking HERE

Subscribe to Sports Without Balls by clicking HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 26, 2015

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sportss

Josh Hamilton’s fight with drug addiction was supposed to have its happy ending. But addiction is more complicated than that. And so is baseball’s relationship with things that get you hooked.

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

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 25, 2015

It’s Not Logical

MLB.com Rockies writer Thomas Harding sees the glass as half full for the 2015 Colorado squad. Later, we come up with a new slogan for the team:

COLORADO ROCKIES: It is not logical, but it is POSSIBLE!

It is a Mile High episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Thomas Harding on Twitter by clicking HERE

Like Thomas Harding on Facebook by clicking HERE

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 24, 2015

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The Anti A-Rod vitriol has got to the point where facts and reality no longer matter.

Meanwhile, should baseball’s schedule be shortened to 154 games? Maybe.

It is a “Think differently” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 23, 2015

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MLB.com

Yoan Moncada is with the Red Sox! I have never seen him play. I don’t know what he looks like. I am not sure I am pronouncing his name correctly. And I don’t care. I love that he is on the Boston Red Sox

Plus thoughts on the Oscars AWFUL in memoriam video and how I will do better for next year’s All Star Game.

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

Here is last year’s In Memoriam video from the All Star Game.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 22, 2015

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It is Oscar Sunday. And while I talk a little bit about the Oscars, I will focus on THE SUNDAY REQUEST

The new rules will help. But there are some other ways to speed up the game.

Find out my thoughts on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 21, 2015

Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images

Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images

Today I play part 2 of my interview with former San Diego Padre star shortstop Garry Templeton.

We talked about memories of the 1984 playoffs and World Series and some other San Diego thoughts

It is a brown capped episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Visit Past Pros on Twitter by clicking HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 20, 2015

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

What are match ups we can hope for in the 2015 World Series?

An all expansion team World Series? That has never happened before.

A World Series in Seattle? That has eluded history.

Or what about match up between original franchises that we have never seen?

It is a “Getting WAY ahead of ourselves” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

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