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Sully Baseball Podcast – At the Angels original home, being positive about the Red Sox – February 15, 2018

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I visited Gilbert Lindsay Park, the site of Los Angeles Wrigley Field, the original home of the Angels. While there, I expressed my enthusiasm about the Red Sox, a team whose fan base seems to be indifferent about.

Let’s be positive on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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The Best Teams In The MLB From 1980 – 2017: The Biggest Question Is, Who Owns 2015 – 2017 Mark? Early Favorite Lends 2 Cubs With 3 Straight LCS Appearances, 1 World Series

A revised list considering the last few World Series winners..

MLB Reports

With 3 straight LCS appearances and 1 World Series – the Cubs can lay claim to the best team from 2015 – 2017. If Houston were to win the 2018 World Series, they could be turned back to the 2015 – 2016 stretch, however Chicago can advance the years if they are able to go farther than the Stros this campaign

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

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There is only so much one can read in an article, otherwise I would make these lists up from the turn of the 20th century. 

As I became older and discovered ways to research the history of the game, my knowledge and curious mind grew for more information. 

I have studied and read baseball stat books and breezed through the odd Bill James novel.

If I ever take a break from writing or baseball park chasing…

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MLB Master Doubleheader Schedule For 2018

AT &T Park in San Francisco and O.co Coliseum in Oakland are part of this year’s first doubleheader opportunity available by ground in 2018. The Bay Area usually holds 3 – 4 doubleheader chances a year to attend full games in both parks.

Each year we write the full doubleheader master schedule to see all games you can in one year (within reasonable driving or ground distance to cover, if not see all of both games). 

This season is no different, although this amount of contests is rapidly dwindling each campaign with staggered start times for a lot of clubs (in particular in April and on Saturdays), coupled with the time per game increasing, it makes it tougher than ever to watch 2 full games at venues.

We will add much more to this list as the year goes on, and definitely one thing to watch for is the ESPN Sunday Night Games TBD’s as the summer progresses. 

Like Ernie Banks once said “Let’s Play 2.”

Tues Apr 3

SF 12:45/OAK 7:05

Wed Apr 4

LAA 1:07/SD 7:10

Sun Apr 8

PHI 1:35/WSH 8:08

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Making Brownies, talking pace of play and not fixing what isn’t broken – February 7, 2018

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I baked brownies and talked about what needs to be done with free agency, pace of play and making baseball players funny.

Plus I looked at some wisdome from @EwokinLA

Making and baking the good stuff on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Solving the Free Agent Situation at Whittier College – February 6, 2018

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While visiting Whittier College, alma mater of Richard Nixon, I took a look at the free agent signing drought. I came up with a solution that included fixing the Mets ownership crisis as well.

I am not a crook in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Interesting Times in Philadelphia – February 5, 2018

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The Eagles won the Super Bowl. That is good news for Philadelphia fans but even better news for the Phillies. With a little pressure taken off of them, they can rebuild in 2018 and be big time spenders when an historic free agent class becomes available next winter.

Feeling some brotherly love in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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The Sully Baseball – Resting Pitch Face Podcast Crossover – February 2, 2018

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Today’s podcast, I crossed over with Kay, Laura and Syd, the hosts of the hilarious Washington Nationals podcast Resting Pitch Face.

We talked about the pain of Washington fans, expectations of 2018 and their love for Tyler Clippard.

Feeling the Nationals love on Sully Baseball.

Follow Resting Pitch Face on Twitter at @restinpitchface

Get all the info about Resting Pitch Face by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Hall of Fame Announcement – January 24, 2018

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I give my thoughts, predictions and wishes for the Hall of Fame ballot and then watch the results announced on MLB Network

Crowning immortals in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Angels with J. Keith van Straaten – January 20, 2018

The Angels have the best player in baseball and signed one of the biggest stars in the world. There is plenty to get excited about in Anaheim.

I invited comedian, TV host and Angels super fan J. Keith van Straaten to join the podcast. We talked about his fandom, Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Mike Scioscia and what made the 2002 team so special.

Giving Orange County its due on this episode of Sully Baseball.

Visit the website for J. Keith van Straaten by clicking HERE.

Subscribe to the podcast Go Fact Yourself by clicking HERE.

Follow J. Keith van Straaten on Twitter by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Minnesota Glory, Pittsburgh Sorrow and Milwaukee Potential – January 18, 2018

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Minnesota fans might see a title unlike any other in history for the Super Bowl on the site of World Series glory. Meanwhile the Pirates are sadly breaking apart. The Brewers should push to win now in the depressed free agent market.

Smaller markets have their day in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Rooting for Balbino Fuenmayor and Stephen Strasburg – January 14, 2018

 

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I want career minor leaguer Balbino Fuenmayor to make the Nationals this year. Plus I think Stephen Strasburg is one of the players all baseball fans should root for.

Lots of DC love in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Rest in Peace, Keith Jackson – January 13, 2018

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The great announcer Keith Jackson passed away today. Most remember him as a football voice. He was also a great baseball announcer. He would have had more memorable calls had Howard Cosell not stepped on him so often.

Celebrating great pipes in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Twins look to raise expectations – January 9, 2018

 

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The Twins have gone from almost being contracted to being in nearly half of the post seasons over two decades. Yet without a title, nobody will remember. Minnesota wants to do something about that.

Thinking of legacies in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – It isn’t Collusion… it is the Free Market – January 8, 2018

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Friend of the Podcast @cu8sfan (Cubs fan with an 8) made a request.

I do not think it is collusion.
I think it is the free market at work.

I also plug The Lords of the Realm by John Helyar.

Letting the money lands where it may on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – All in for Rafael Palmeiro’s comeback plus a Marlins suggestion – January 7, 2018

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Rafael Palmeiro is making a comeback at age 53. GOOD!

Making a comeback all the way to the bigs would reset his Hall of Fame clock and give his career a better finish.

I hope he does it with the Marlins, who I also hope become a safe haven for other comebacks.

No finger wagging on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Nobody Suffers Like Canadian Fans – January 2, 2018

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What fans suffer the most? I would argue that Canadian sports fans are suffering the most because they are waiting for hockey glory as well.

Going north of the border on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Suffering Index for the New Year – January 1, 2018

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2018 has begun and I have calculated the Suffering Index. Once again, the Washington Nationals have screwed everything up by making it more complicated.

Wishing everyone a happy new year on this episode of Sully Baseball.

Here is the 2017 Suffering Index explanation.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Waiting for the seeds of 2018 to Grow – December 31, 2017

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I went to a Little League Field in town and saw the seeds were planted for the up coming seasons.

It made me wonder who would sprout and be the biggest names of 2018.

Saying good bye to the year on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Chatting with Bob Kendrick, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President – December 30, 2017

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This Spring I chatted with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

We talked about the founding of the museum, some of their events and the legacy of the Negro Leagues today.

Honoring the past on this episode of Sully Baseball.

Visit the museum site by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Honoring Jimmy Ring – December 29, 2017

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Chances are you never heard of Jimmy Ring. But had a wild and interesting career involving being dealt for Hall of Famers twice, avoiding scandals and winning in a memorable World Series.

Enjoy this front row to history episode of Sully Baseball .

Read the SABR article by clicking HERE.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Live life like Francisco Liriano, Edwin Jackson and Edinson Volquez – December 28, 2017

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How do you look at your life? How do you look at the careers of Francisco Liriano, Edwin Jackson and Edinson Volquez? Looking at all of them in a positive way is a good way to live life.

Seeing the glass as half full on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Mindset of Marlin Fans with Ely Sussman – December 27, 2017

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I welcome back to the podcast Ely Sussman, editor of Fish Stripes, the Marlins site on the SB Nation Network.

We discussed the state of Marlin fandom and who is optimistic and who isn’t.

In a Miami mood in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

Listen to part 1 of our discussion by clicking here.

Follow Ely on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Follow Fishstripes on Twitter by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Cleveland and Washington thinking October in December – December 26, 2017

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We haven’t even turned the calendar from 2017 to 2018. But the Indians and Nationals, the two most tortured fan bases left in baseball, can be focusing on October already as the Division seems wide open to them.

Getting ahead of ourselves on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Merry Christmas from Dodger Stadium – December 25, 2017

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Merry Christmas to my Sully Baseball followers. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I am giving a gift to you all…

A trip to the ballpark.

OK, so I can’t REALLY do that, but I can do the next best thing. I recorded today’s podcast at a late September game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. I am joined by my friend Michael X. Ferraro, the great sports writer.

We hang out, watch the game, chat and see a few runs be scored.

Enjoy this bit of baseball fun on Christmas for this episode of Sully Baseball.

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While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The MLB Burning Log for Christmas – December 24, 2017

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As a Christmas gift to my followers, I will post a new podcast every day for the rest of 2017.

I make a few suggestions to MLB network for off season programming, especially around Christmas time.

Bringing in the yule tide cheer on this Episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Marlins Baseball with Ely Sussman of FishStripes.com – December 19, 2017

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The Marlins are going through a rough off season, dumping off their star players AGAIN.

I welcomed Ely Sussman to the podcast . He is the editor of Fish Stripes, the Marlins site on the SB Nation Network.

Together we discussed the direction of the Miami Marlins and figuring out the future and the culture of the strange team.

Bringing in the fish talk in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

Follow Ely on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Follow Fishstripes on Twitter by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Getting Depressed about the Mets with Kate Feldman – December 15, 2017

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Today I had the Baseball Prospectus Mets editor in Chief Kate Feldman on as a guest.

We had a great discussion. But what was the tone of our talk about the prospects of the 2018 Mets season?

Maybe I should have this tweet she wrote after our talk speak for itself.

Seeing the glass half empty in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

Follow Kate Feldman on Twitter by clicking HERE.

Follow The Baseball Prospectus local site covering the New York Mets by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Marlins Fans are the Most Loyal in All of Baseball – December 12, 2017

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Is there a fan base whose fans are more loyal and shown more dedication than the Miami Marlins? I don’t think so. They suffer and get no sympathy… in fact their very existence is questioned.

That plus I look at the new statue to Jackie Robinson at the Rose Bowl in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Trammell and Morris in the Hall of Fame and other Cooperstown Wishes – December 11, 2017

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Detroit Tigers stars Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are now Hall of Famers. Whatever you think of that bears no matter. They are in. Deal with it. It looks like this summer will be super crowded in Cooperstown no matter what.

Why not open the doors to Bonds, Clemens and everyone else for a massive Hall of Fame class?

Becoming immortal in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Yankees and Aaron Boone with Lisa Swan – December 9, 2017

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Frequent guest of the podcast Lisa Swan, co creator of Subway Squawkers, joined the podcast to talk about the Yankees and the hiring of Aaron Boone.

This was recorded a few hours before the Yankees pulled off the Giancarlo Stanton deal, so news moves fast!

Reviving rivals on in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

Follow Lisa Swan at Subway Squawkers by clicking HERE.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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