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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Yankees and Red Sox Sprint While the Astros Run A Marathon – May 10, 2018

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The Yankees are on an unbelievable streak and will probably sweep the Red Sox. But then again, the Red Sox ALSO were on an unbelievable streak earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Astros have been steady and on a 99 win pace and will probably be there when all is said and done.

Concentrating on the big picture 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 – 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 – The Red Sox and Yankees Rivalry is New and Different – April 10, 2018

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The Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is renewed and we have never seen them quite like this. Both teams have won recently. Both teams have new casts. And NEITHER team is favored to win the AL Pennant!

Wanting to see the games start on in 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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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 – 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 – 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 – 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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Who Owned Baseball August 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yandy Diaz missed the cycle when his second double hit the top of the wall, inches away from a homer. He settled for reaching base 5 times, scoring 4 times, singling, tripling and doubling twice with a pair of RBI as the Indians crushed Boston and Sale, 13-6.

Christian Yelich got on base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to help the Marlins win a wild 9-8 game with Philadelphia.

Martin Perez threw 7 shutout innings as the stunning comeback of the Rangers continued with a 3-0 blanking of the Angels.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Astros in 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but the Nationals won in extra innings, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on August 24, 2017

 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking DBacks with Jesse Friedman and Remembering the 1995 Indians – July 1, 2017

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Jessie Friedman, host of The Rattle podcast, joins the podcast to talk about the surprising Arizona Diamondbacks. And I decide which Indians team was the one that should have won.

We find hope in the desert in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Giants for Sale, Bunting in No Hitters and the 2007 Rockies – June 24, 2017

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The Giants need to try and take advantage of all the AL teams bunch together to make good trades. Meanwhile, there is NOTHING wrong with bunting your way on to break up a no hitter. Too many teams are within striking distance of a playoff spot to worry about manners.

Also talking about Ortiz and A-Rod and retiring numbers and remembering the 2007 Rockies.

It is a Rocky Mountain High episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Ervin Santana Quandary for Minnesota – June 13, 2017

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The Twins are in first place and Ervin Santana is a big reason for that. He is also one of the best trade chips in the game right now. Should the Twins go for it or cash in Santana at top value?

Also, in honor of Twins manager Paul Molitor, the Milwaukee Brewers team that should have won.

Should I stay or should I go on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Welcoming MLB on Facebook while Mike Trout is Squandered – May 26, 2017

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Baseball is creeping into Facebook. We are 10 years away from wondering how we followed the game without it. In Anaheim, Mike Trout’s greatness is being wasted. Meanwhile I look at the Pirates team that should have won.

Give a Like and Friend this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The First Weekly Show – April 6, 2017

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Did you miss me?

How could you? I was only gone 3 days! In the first edition of the new weekly version of the podcast, I reminded us how important the early games of the season can be.

Plus in the Teams That Should Have Won segment, I honor the 2011 Phillies, who should have made history. Instead they fell in a heap.

It may not be daily anymore, but it still feels good to float down the River Sully in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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The Last Daily Episode of the Sully Baseball Podcast – April 2, 2017

After 1,622 straight days of doing a daily podcast, never missing a day, the streak is ending today.

The format will change from daily to weekly. But before I make the change, I wanted to acknowledge the strange 4 1/2 year journey that comprised the single most fun I have ever had doing a creative project.

Thanks for these past 1,622 days of joining you and let’s look forward to what the future may bring.

One thing ends as a season begins on the final episode of Sully Baseball DAILY Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 29, 2017

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The first base coach should always be a place for a fan favorite. I make my suggestions for each team.

I yell BACK on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 26, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

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I have no doubt the WBC final was exciting and for fans of the WBC, I am sure it was a huge highlight.

Now comes the hard part: Building on it.

Let’s start the season already on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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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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