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Evolution of the MLB Dress Code & Spring Training Storylines | Chapter 49
With spring training well underway—Steve Karsay and The Chosen Lawyer take a look at some of the key storylines to follow! We also look back at MLB dress codes on the road and the decision to be away from the game!
World Baseball Classic Legend Karim Garcia on playing for Team Mexico WBC | Chapter 48
Karim Garcia played for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in 2006, 2009 and 2013. In today’s chapter, Karim shares his insights on Team Mexico, his favorite WBC moments, scouting the 2023 WBC tournament and which teams have the best chance to come out on top
Karim Garcia Describes His Complete Baseball Life Journey | Chapter 47
Karim Garcia is a baseball lifer after playing 24+ years of professional baseball across several continents. In today’s chapter, Karim joins Steve Karsay & The Chosen Lawyer to discuss his baseball life journey from signing with the Dodgers at age 16 to wrapping up his baseball career in 2016. Karim Garcia played for many teams and wore many numbers along the way. Find out the real Karim Garcia story!
MLB Teammates Karim Garcia & Steve Karsay Reunited After 20+ Years | Chapter 46
Karim Garcia & Steve Karsay played together with the Cleveland Guardians (Indians) as well as the New York Yankees between 2001-2003! Today, the former MLB teammates reunite for the first time in over 20 years to discuss baseball memories! The real story behind the Yankees Red Sox 2003 ALCS brawl with Pedro Martinez, the feeling of playing the Marlins in the World Series and even the famous Garcia quote from the movie Moneyball!
Review of the New 2023 MLB Rule Changes | Chapter 45
Changes are an inevitable reality of life, and Major League Baseball is no different! For the 2023 season, MLB is introducing the Pitch timer, Defensive Shift Limits and Bigger Bases. Steve Karsay, former MLB pitcher and coach, analyzes the upcoming changes and the likely effect they will have on the game.
Will the 2023 World Series Champion Come From the NL East? | Chapter 44
After a very active offseason, the Braves, Mets and Phillies are prepared for a battle to win the 2023 NL East Crown and possibly the World Series. Trea Turner signed with Philadelphia, Justin Verlander is a New York Met, and Sean Murphy got traded to Atlanta. Steve Karsay and Jonathan analyze each team’s moves and predict who will come out on top!
Scott Rolen 2023 HOF Election & Predicting 2024 Cooperstown Inductees | Chapter 43
Scott Rolen is headed to Cooperstown in 2023, but why did he make the grade? Today we look at the 2023 MLB HOF vote totals and who fell off the ballot. Looking at the numbers, Bobby Abreu compares very strongly to Tony Gwynn and deserves HOF consideration, plus looking ahead to 2024 and whether Adrian Beltre, Joe Mauer, Chase Utley, David Wright and Matt Holliday should be voted in.
Tommy John Surgery and Throwing Knuckleballs Is Not Always the Answer | Chapter 42
Jim Morris and Steve Karsay discuss the pros and cons of Tommy John Surgery and the misconceptions of throwing the knuckleball! Find out why there have been hardly any lefty knuckleball pitchers ever in baseball and the reasons why you must always have a Plan B in your life plan!
I Made My MLB Debut at 35 Years Old | Chapter 41
Jim Morris is back on The Chosen Journey as he shares his stories and thoughts of making it all the way from teaching high school baseball to playing Major League Baseball with Tampa at the tender age of 35 years old!
The Story of Jim “The Rookie” Morris | Chapter 40
The Jim Morris story was told in the Disney movie The Rookie, and Jim Morris is the author of two books, including his newest release, Dream Makers! Jim Morris joins Steve Karsay and The Chosen Lawyer to discuss his Chosen Journey, from the football field and baseball diamond, teaching high school and what it took to achieve his dream and play Major League Baseball – Get ready to be inspired!
Updates on Which MLB Teams Carlos Correa and Trevor Bauer Will Play For in 2023 | Chapter 39
Unreal MLB developments come down the pipeline during the holiday season as Carlos Correa appears to be headed now to the New York Mets, and Trevor Bauer has been reinstated for the 2023 season: Will he pitch ever again? Steve Karsay and the Chosen Lawyer analyze what transpired with Correa and the Giants and Mets, plus whether Bauer will pitch in Dodger Blue or for any team again in the future!
MLB Free Agent Signings Analysis Aaron Judge, Carlos Rodon, and Many More! | Chapter 38
Steve Karsay and the Chosen Lawyer analyze many of the huge MLB Free Agent signings, from Chris Bassitt to the Blue Jays, Carlos Rodon gets 6 years from the Yankees and Aaron Judge gets 9 years, Sean Manaea and Ross Stripling to the Giants, the Red Sox sign Keley Jansen and Mastaka Yoshida, Taillon and Bellinger to the Cubs, Josh Bell to the Guardians and Jose Abreu signs in Houston!⠀
Carlos Delgaldo Ready for Cooperstown Induction | Chapter 37
A huge congratulations to Fred McGriff for the announcement that he will be inducted into the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown in 2023! The talk now turns to the debate of whether Carlos Delgaldo will receive his HOF consideration as his numbers mirror those of McGriff and whether Delgaldo will receive his plaque one day!⠀
Review NL MLB Award Winners 2022 | Chapter 36
We are back this week with the NL Award Winners in 2022, including Paul Goldschmidt MVP, Sandy Alcántara Cy Young, Buck Showalter Manager of the Year and Michael Harris II ROY and some very close votes in the National League and breaking down the other candidates in the voting mix this year.