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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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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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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Nationals and Compounding Anguish – June 1, 2018

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I got a request from my friend Laura, host of the Resting Pitch Face Podcast.

Sorry Laura, I have to. It is part of their identity. And the compounding of anguish that the Nationals and their fans feel is real.

The narrative can only break with victory. And there is precedent to show that to be true.

Relieving pain in 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 – Birthday Episode – Locked down AL and Free For All NL – May 14, 2018

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On my birthday, I looked at how different 2018 is shaping up compared to 2017. Last year a handful of NL teams contended while the AL was wide open. This year, it is the National League that looks like a free for all while the American League is top heavy.

Plus I gave my thoughts on legalized sports gambling, which weren’t many thoughts.

Blowing out candles in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Going to a Nashville Sounds Game and Seeing a Fight – May 5, 2018

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I attended my first baseball game of the year and saw the Nashville Sounds top the Memphis Red Birds. I enjoyed the minor league setting but also witnessed a fight taking place in an unusual setting.

Out to the ballgame in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Dropping Yawkey Way and Hank Aaron as a Boston Sports Hero – April 26, 2018

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Yawkey Way’s name has been changed back to Jersey Street. That is a GOOD thing.

Meanwhile, I think about an alternate universe where the Braves, not the Red Sox, stayed in Boston and Hank Aaron blossomed alongside Bill Russell in New England.

Honoring only those who deserve it in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Reds Managers and Yankee Pitching – April 19, 2018

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Giancarlo Stanton will get his hits. Don’t worry about him. Yankee fans should be concerned about their pitching depth for this season.

Meanwhile the Reds were right to fire Bryan Price but they should have done it nearly 2 years ago.

Better late than never in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I Sing About Baseball Brawls – April, 12, 2018

I have talked so many times about my dislike of beanball wars I decided to take a new tactic. Today, I SANG about it.

I recorded before and after the Red Sox – Yankees game to show how the narrative regarding fights is always retroactively written.

Carrying a tune in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast: It is never the wrong time to win 7 straight games – April 7, 2018

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Several teams have come out of the gate strong, winning games and making an early statement. The Giants are winning games without Bumgarner, the Mets and Pirates are creating a nice foundation and the Red Sox have won a week’s worth of games in a row.

Coming out of the gate strong in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Ichiro, Musberger and Parrots with my Wife – March 30, 2018

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My wife joined me to watch the Mariners and Indians game…and we discussed parrots, one flap down home run trots, the sexiness of Ichiro, the concept of ugly sexy and the worst calls of Brent Musberger.

Doing the hard hitting analysis on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Andy Van Slyke and Pirate Memories – March 27, 2018

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Former Gold Glove and All Star outfielder Andy Van Slyke joins the podcast. He shared memories of his days with the great Pirate teams of the 1990’s and other thoughts.

Chatting with an All Star on this episode of Sully Baseball.

Check out his new podcast, View from Centerfield.

Neither winning nor losing on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Making the Case for Ties – March 20, 2018

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I take a deep dive in the proposal to allow games end as a tie after 12 innings. It makes sense and wouldn’t REALLY effect the pennant race.

Neither winning nor losing on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Demons Purged and Waiting to be Purged – March 19, 2018

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It is Clayton Kershaw’s birthday. It may be unfair that some of his post season failures hang over his head, but baseball isn’t always fair.

Meanwhile it is the 100th anniversary of the Red Sox 1918 World Series title. I can not tell you how wonderful it is to never think about that year again as a Red Sox fan.

Dealing with ghosts, real or not, on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Sign Them While They Are Young – March 17, 2018

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Veterans might be having a hard time signing long term deals. But the contracts handed out to Jose Altuve and Eugenio Suàrez show baseball’s trend of paying players for their prime is not going away.

Plus some thoughts on an improving Phillies team.

Paying for the GOOD years on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Giants at a Crossroads – March 8, 2018

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No fan base have suffered LESS than those who love the San Francisco Giants. This year they have an outside chance of contending. If they don’t, they need to cash in and rebuild NOW!

Avoiding suffering here and now and in the future on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – I have a vision about the 2018 World Series – March 3, 2018

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In my sleep, I saw a clear and specific vision regarding Game 7 of the yet to be played 2018 World Series. Was it a prophecy? Was it a dream? Should I play PowerBall?

Seeing images of the future on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Yawkeys, The Marlins and The Afterlife – March 1, 2018

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The Yawkey family have left a legacy not worth honoring. Meanwhile I figure out how the Marlins can save the off season and still build for the future and I bring the death of my Aunt Edith into the discussion.

Living a good life on this episode of Sully Baseball.

 

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Let’s get even the fake games started – February 23, 2018

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I know Spring Training games don’t count in the standings. But 2018 has been so stressful that even the fake games will offer us a much needed respite.

Wanting to help friends set up a party on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Pace of Play, Human Contact and Black Panther – February 22, 2018

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Baseball is wringing their hands over pace of play. Instead they should realize that they have already built into their fan base what makes films like Black Panther so successful… a chance to share in communal joy.

Sharing the Human Experience on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Eric Hosmer Contract and other Signing Thoughts – February 21, 2018

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The Padres signed Eric Hosmer to a contract that is too long and won’t make a difference. At least they aren’t colluding.

Plus I look at the Rays dismantling, the Red Sox signing of JD Martinez and Commissioner Manfred’s to do list.
Hey! We are talking about signings on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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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 – 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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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.

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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 – 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 .

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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.

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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.

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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 – RIP Roy Halladay and Hall of Fame Thoughts – 11-9-2017

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Roy Halladay, the best pitcher of his era, suddenly died. I pay my respects to him. Plus I talk about a crowded Hall of Fame ballot and a Veterans Committee that blew it.

Giving credit where it is due this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Game 7 and Saying Good Bye to 2017 Baseball – November 2, 2017

 

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Game 7 of the World Series was kind of a dud but it didn’t mean it wasn’t a great October.

I watched the end of the game with my sons and gave my thoughts as we said good bye to another year.

The offseason begins on this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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