Author Archives: Paul Francis Sullivan

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 25, 2017

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In the latest episode of The Teams That Should Have Won, I cover the Oakland A’s.

There are a lot of A’s teams that frustrated their fan base over the years. But only the 2002 A’s could have given their fans a Hollywood Ending… literally!

Cue “The Show” on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 24, 2017

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I lost a podcast and ALL my Text Messages today.

Maybe that is a lesson… maybe I need to shed things and move on.

Live for today on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 23, 2017

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Dallas Green died today. He may not have been cute and cuddly, but he woke up two dormant fan bases and gave them something to cheer about in the 1980’s.

Paying respects on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 22, 2017

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Some teams pick badly in the MLB Draft.

But two teams whiffed on picks where they could have put a star in a pennant winning situation.

Essentially they are the Darko Milicics of baseball.

It is a crapshoot on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 21, 2017

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MLB and their on line production can learn from how Disney and Indiana Jones handled home video .

Hi Ho Hi Ho It is Off To Work We Go in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 20, 2017

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MLB blackout rules are insane.

But MLB blacking out all of Canada? That is insane.

The great white north is honored in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -March 19, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

I totally get why these would be considered the Good Old Days.

It is funny when you considered at the time it was consider the End of Days.

Enjoy this nostalgic look on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 18, 2017

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The latest installment of the Teams That Should Have Won is the 1993 San Francisco Giants.

The Giants have had a lot of near misses and a lot of recent titles. But a win in 1993 would have been something really special.

Memories of the Stick in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 17, 2017

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Changes are coming to the podcast and I ask you all for suggestions.

But as I look at what I have accomplished with the daily podcast, I wonder something: What have I been talking about?

It is time to reflect on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -March 16, 2017

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What managers are currently worthy of making it to the Hall of Fame? Which managers will get over the hump if they win the 2017 World Series?

It is a resume padding episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 15, 2017

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What kind of legacy and careers could Lymon Bostock, Jose Fernandez and Nick Adenhart have had if their lives weren’t cut short?

How much of Roberto Clemente’s and Thurman Munson’s beloved status had to do with their untimely deaths?

A what could have been episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 14, 2017

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Welllllllll folks. All things eventually come to an end. I am not going to end the podcast. But the daily aspect of it might be no longer feasible.

The most important days of the podcast are the ones in the off season, where I can help fill a void.But after 4 1/2 years, doing 365 a year might no longer be possible.

I won’t be going anywhere… just might be reducing the workload to once or twice a week… you know… like a normal podcaster.

But man, this has been one of the most fun things I have ever done in my life.

Gaining respect for Ripken in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 13, 2017

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On the campus of UC Berkeley, I talked about Tommy John and how his career and impact on the game as a pioneer had more effect on the game than many Hall of Famers.

I did NOT risk my body on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 12, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for

 

Seriously baseball. I don’t want to watch the WBC but how the hell can you black out the people who DO want to see it?

I make reference to slapping fish together on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 11, 2017

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THE TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON series continues.

It is tough to feel for the Yankees and their misery needs to be graded on a curve. But I have no doubt that Yankee fans would have given anything to add 2001 to their World Series collection.

27 is not enough on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 10, 2017

IMG_9302New cutting edge technology we use to enjoy entertainment is nothing new to young adults. And baseball can survive if they put their old wine in new bottles.

From the campus of UC Berkeley, enjoy this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 9, 2017

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The Tigers might want to rebuild, but they are stuck with the brilliant Miguel Cabrera whether they like it or not.

Bless you Boys on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 8, 2017

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All things being equal, I would have been a Pirates fan. I have always gravitated towards them.

The current version of the Bucs are at an agonizing crossroads.

Celebrate the Fam A Lee in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 7, 2017

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Rays pitcher Chris Archer has some admirable sentiments about the WBC. But I think that a real unifying lesson can be found with how baseball is already set up.
It is a melting pot episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 6, 2017

Some teams find themselves in flux between identity shifts. I illustrate that by shaving my beard.

I take blade to face on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 5, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

The WBC is well meaning but even its supporters can’t separate it from a spring training game.

I have ideas how to fix it, but if it goes away, I won’t be sad.

Evolve or become extinct on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 4, 2017

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THE TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON: The 1993 Braves had the momentum, the pennant chase, the build up and the perfect combination of beloved players. They should have been the team to win it all, not the 1995 team.

A what could have been episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 3, 2017

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The vastness of the cosmos is helping me deal with the inevitability of the Red Sox losing David Price for the season.

We are all on the pale blue dot on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 2, 2017

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Baseball is meant to be a diversion or a distraction from every day life. But often the players, the key distractors, have real life interfere with their production on the field. Jake Peavy, dealing with a prolonged divorce is the latest example of reality colliding with fantasy.

Finding the truth half way in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 1, 2017

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The NL East will be won by the team that doesn’t break down. Meanwhile new Washington reliever Joe Blanton has turned his nice career around and could become a closer option.

Reinventing one’s self in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Enjoy Joe Blanton’s home run in the 2008 World Series.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 28, 2017

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Mike Trout might never be universally recognized and that MAY just be a product of the current way we consume culture. Meanwhile Mike Scioscia might have outstayed his welcome.

Adapt with the times in this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 27, 2017

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From the World Series to the election to the Oscars, nothing seems predictable anymore… and a certain amount of predictability is critical for baseball.

Black is white and up is down in this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 26, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

Max Scherzer certainly has had a peak and highlights worthy of Hall of Fame merit.

But he needs several more years of it and some early warning signs are troublesome.

Courting immortality in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 25, 2017

teamphoto_1978THE TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON: The first part of a series on the podcast that I will do for the next 31 Saturdays.

I look at the teams that if they had won the World Series, they would have done so under the best circumstances and with the best collection of players. First team I cover are my Red Sox and I look at the 1978 squad.

First of a month of Saturdays with this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 24, 2017

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A lot of people don’t like Field of Dreams. I get it.

I still love it and the reasons why I do reflect that what we love and what we consume, including baseball, do not exist in a vacuum.

No guilty pleasues in this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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