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Category Archives: MLB Podcast Network

Any of the 3 shows in the MLB Podcast Network: Sully Baseball, 2 And A Hook Podcast and Triple Play Podcast

Sully Baseball Podcast: Tony Wolters, Requiem For The Cubs and A Great Opening Act – October 3, 2018

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As Vin Scully would say, not a bad opening act for the post season. Tony Wolters becomes the hero and demonstrates why baseball is so wonderful in creating unlikely immortals.

Meanwhile Cub fans will take comfort that hurtful losses like this no longer have the baggage of the Cursed Days of the team.

Turning the page in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – All Tickets Punched and Good Bye Regular Season – October 1, 2018

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FINALLY we know what the National League Post Season picture looks like. And man oh man will either the Rockies or the Cubs regret not winning just one more game in the regular season.

I give the final Who Owns Baseball Tally and make my post season predictions.

Getting this party started on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Going through the last day of the season… or possibly the last day – September 30, 2018

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Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The potential for full chaos at the end of the season was there in the National League. I checked in bit by bit throughout the day as the NL is STILL undecided after 162 games!

Stretching it all out an extra day in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball: Rockies are the Key To Anarchy plus Bryce Harper to the Phillies – September 24, 2018

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Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America

Do you want an exciting final week of the season? Then you better start rooting for the Rockies to make things interesting.

That and Bryce Harper’s inevitable free agent departure from the Nationals might have him wind up in Philadelphia.

Stumbling through the opening in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast: LA Sweeps In While The Rockies Blow It – September 20, 2018

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Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

 

The Dodgers were left for dead less than a month ago. But after taking 5 of 6 from the Rockies, they have a clear path to get back to the NLCS.

Meanwhile, Colorado might regret letting a once in a generation opportunity slip away.

Looking West in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankee Bats Are Not Hot While Tampa Bay’s Pitching System Works – September 19, 2018

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The Yankees should be very worried if their bats remain this dead into October. Meanwhile, say what you want about the Rays new “Opener System.” But it works and since late May, they are one of the best teams in baseball.

Making One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest references in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Deceptively Hot Astros and Suddenly Old School Rickey Henderson – September 16, 2018

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While standing on the Stanford campus, and avoiding a creepy guy, I look at the potential 100 win defending World Champion Astros as an unlikely post season underdog.

Plus Rickey Henderson, with the benefit of time, has suddenly become old school and the type of player kids today should emulate.

Finding my spot in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Let’s Give Up On Divisions – September 15, 2018

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The Indians will be the worst AL Playoff team… so naturally they are the first team to clinch a division.

The concept of geographical divisions made sense once but are obsolete now. And my concept of playoff seeding would provide a ton of drama in the AL this year.

Making tweaks on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Roller Coaster Diamondbacks Season – September 10, 2018

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Are the Diamondbacks a dominant team powering their way into the post season? Or are they a maddeningly inconsistent team who find new ways to lose critical games?

They have been both this year and that could cost them a chance at a winnable pennant.

Running out of time for the snakes in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast: SUNDAY REQUEST – A New Challenge For Theo Epstein – September 9, 2018

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Still driving on the 5 while doing a Sunday Request from friend of the podcast CU8SFAN (aka Cubs Fan with an 8.)

He wants to know which team should be the next great championship challenge for Theo Epstein after delivering to Red Sox and Cubs fans.

He makes some suggestions. I have a thought of my own.

Taking a pitstop in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Searching for the Great Mets and L.A. Dodger Slugger – September 8, 2018

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While at a rest stop traveling up the 5, I realized that neither the Mets nor the Los Angeles Dodgers have a franchise defining offensive superstar. I wondered if Mike Piazza had stayed with LA if he could have been that figure for the Dodgers. And would David Wright have been that player if he remained healthy?

Taking a pitstop in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Thinking of Pitching While Driving – September 7, 2018

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Driving along along the 5 freeway, I began to think about ways to put together a pitching staff that doesn’t require wearing a bullpen down but still tries to keep starters from facing an order more than twice.

I have an idea.

On the road again in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Categories of Champion Players – September 6, 2018

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When the World Series is clinched, a whole team will celebrate knowing they are champions.

There are two categories of champions: Those who have never won one before and those who have.

And in those categories, there are several subsets. Today, I will break those down.

That and being annoyed by helicopters in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Cleaning Up the Steven Wright Mess – September 4, 2018

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This is my favorite part of the year as a baseball fan. It is like Christmas morning every day. Which is one reason it is so frustrating that the Red Sox have decided to coddle domestic abuser Steven Wright and make this month a whole lot less fun.

Keeping priorities straight in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Red Sox Fans… Calm Down – August 27, 2018

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There is a realistic scenario for a series of one game, winner take all playoff The Red Sox have seen their lead shrink in the past week from obscene to merely comfortable. Yet plenty of people without perspective want to panic.

Let me show why any panic is unwarranted.

Understanding what 162 games really means in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Realistic NL Wild Card Anarchy and Choosing NOT to be Miserable – August 24, 2018

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There is a realistic scenario for a series of one game, winner take all playoff games this October featuring teams that have a legitimate shot to win the NL Pennant. That is a cool thing.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox have a shot to have their best regular season ever, which would be great even if they don’t win the World Series.

Choosing happiness in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Wild Wild Card Chase and Who the Yankees Should Pitch – August 17, 2018

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The A’s and Astros are about to play a wild and important series that could have huge ramifications on the American League Wild Card.

When the Yankees play the runner up of the AL West for the Wild Card Game, they need to reverse engineer their pitching staff to win. Two recent additions could be the key.

Giving advice to the enemy in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Using the Average Start as a Cy Young Metric – August 14, 2018

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We know the win loss record is problematic as a metric for pitchers. But so are all the confusing new stats. Why not just use the Average Start as a barometer for the Cy Young vote and base the award on how the pitcher actually performed?

That plus avoiding stupid losses in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankees Woes and Emptying Out The Fridge – August 6, 2018

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Photo – Mary Schwalm, Boston Herald

Sitting outside of Sunken Diamond on the Stanford Campus, I gloat about the Red Sox sweep of the Yankees and point out that some of the problems in the Bronx won’t go away soon.

Meanwhile, I clear out a few unpleasant topics that I have been avoiding addressing.

Fixing all the left overs in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Red Sox and Yankees Rivalry Renewed with Jason Keidel – August 3, 2018

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WFAN writer and friend of the podcast, Jason Keidel, joined the podcast to talk about the renewed rivalry just as the Red Sox and Yankees began playing.

I didn’t realize it was going to be such a bizarre blow out game for the Red Sox.

Fueling the friendly rivalry in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – First Impressions of the Trade Deadline While in San Francisco – July 31, 2018

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While standing outside in San Francisco, I share my initial thoughts of the trade deadline.

The Pirates may have helped themselves the most, bleeding into 2019. The Nationals probably should have seen what Harper could have fetched.

But the Mets botched the entire day and continue to doom their franchise.

Wheeling and dealing by the Bay in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Honoring Poppi Kramer and Examining the Illusion of Baseball’s Timelessness – July 28, 2018

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Poppi Kramer, comedian and friend and guest of the podcast, died this week. Her death affected me as I have strong memories of our mutual love for the game.

And losing her made me examine the illusion of timelessness in baseball and how we recoil when we see that change and finality are possible in our game.

A little sad in this episode of Sully Baseball.

Here are some of Poppi’s previous appearances on the podcast.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – No Outfielders Pitching In Tie Games Plus Wild Days in Pittsburgh and Oakland – July 25, 2018

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The Phillies and Dodgers saw a head to head match up of first place teams end with an outfielder pitching in extra innings. That shouldn’t happen. There should be ties in baseball.

Meanwhile the Nationals season is heading for disaster while the Pirates and A’s are somehow contenders.

Making sense of the senseless in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – All Star Thoughts, Machado Trade and the Glory of Zach Pop – July 19, 2018

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I have some thoughts on how to tweak the All Star Game.

Plus the Orioles did something right, getting quantity for Manny Machado. One of the players Baltimore got has one of the best baseball names I have heard in years: Zach Pop.

Tinkering and spitballing in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I’m Still Here – July 16, 2018

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I am back podcasting after taking a few weeks to deal with an unpleasantness called “REALITY.”

I talk about the Cardinals managerial situation, Jose Oquendo’s resume, the charging A’s and the making of the In Memoriam video.

Getting back on the horse in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Merits of a Four Pitcher Limit – June 21, 2018

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A proposal floated around baseball that would limit a manager to using four pitchers for a 9 inning game. At first I felt like it was a foolish suggestion.

But after some reflection, I think it has some merit.

Letting the pitchers pitch in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball June 18, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

 

Brandon Nimmo led off the game with an inside the park homer, added a standard homer and 2 singles, driving in 4 to help the Mets rock Colorado, 12-2.

Trevor Williams allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings as the Pirates blanked Milwaukee, 1-0.

Shin-Soo Choo homered to lead off the game and got on base 5 times during the game as Texas doubled up Kansas City, 6-3.

Trevor Bauer held the White Sox scoreless over his 7 innings, striking out 8 and earned the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

They all owned baseball on June 18, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Mets and Angels should make a deal – June 13, 2018

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The Mets need to make trades before their assets get hurt. The Angels need to make a splash to make up for the loss of Ohtani and to not waste yet another brilliant Mike Trout season.

They need to talk together and make it work.

Recorded at Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College.

Talking deals on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I stand by my Astros and Nationals picks – June 10, 2018

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We are in mid June. Despite some of the wildly unpredictable records all around baseball, my preseason pennant picks of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros still look pretty good.

Looking into the future on a cloudy day in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Relief for DC and the Mets probably won’t rebuild – June 8, 2018

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The Capitals winning the Stanley Cup tonight has removed regional angst for Washington fans, including Nats fans. But the Nationals still have their specific battles to win.

Plus the Mets need to make a big move now to kickstart the rebuild process.

Taking care of business in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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