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Sully Baseball Podcast – Beginning Baseball From Africa and Ending ESPN’s ERA – April 28, 2017

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Gift Ngoepe (pronounced Ngoepe) could open new potential talent in Africa for the future. Meanwhile ESPN’s influence on baseball was great but could be done. And I cover the 1981 Reds, another team that should have won.

It is a world wide episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 26, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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James Paxton pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 9 Tigers as Seattle rolled to an 8-0 final.

Shin-Soo Choo got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 and scoring 3 as the Rangers blew out the Twins, 14-3.

Julio Teheran pitched into the 7th, allowing 2 runs and getting the 8-2 Braves win over the Mets.

Maikel Franco got 3 hits including a key Grand Slam to lead the Phillies past the Marlins, 7-4.

They all owned baseball on April 26, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and drove in 5 as Seattle bombarded Oakland, 11-1.

Gerardo Parra drove in 3 runs with a single and a homer to help the Rockies pound the reeling Giants, 8-0.

Marcus Stroman overcame early trouble to threw a complete game, allowing 7 hits, 1 earned run and 1 unearned run to give the Blue Jays a 6-2 victory over the Angels.

Ivan Nova pitched 7 solid innings against his former team, striking out 7 Yankees and getting the 2-1 win for Pittsburgh.

They all owned baseball on April 23, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Chris Sale struck out 13 Blue Jays in 8 shutout innings, allowing only 4 hits. The bullpen blew his lead but the Red Sox took the game in extra innings, 4-1.

Steven Souza Jr. missed the cycle by a single, driving in 3 and scoring 3 as the Rays clobbered the Tigers, 8-1.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 Braves in 7 innings, walking 2 and allowing only 2 runs, earning the 3-2 decision for the Nationals.

Maikel Franco reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 2 to lead the Phillies past the Mets, 6-4.

They all owned baseball on April 20, 2017 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Braves stadium and Angels team that should have won – April 20, 2017

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One of my most devoted listeners asked me a question.

The Braves new stadium seems nice but kind of what they already had. Meanwhile I discuss the Angels team that should have won.

Travelling down the state of California on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 13, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Travis d’Arnaud reached base 5 times, drove in 4 including a 16th inning homer that was the difference in the Mets 9-8 win in Miami.

Jimmy Nelson gave the Brewers 7 innings allowing 5 hits and 1 run and earned the 5-1 victory over the Reds.

Aaron Hicks homered twice as the Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 3-2.

Jason Vargas pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 8 A’s batters to get the 3-1 decision for the Royals.

They all owned baseball on April 13, 2017 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – What is good changes plus remembering the 2006 Twins – April 13, 2017

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What we consider to be good and bad used to be objective in baseball. But was it ever really?

Plus I remember the 2006 in the Teams that Should Have Won series.

Less objectivity and more subjectivity on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 11, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yoenis Cespedes homered three times and added a double, driving in 5 in the Mets 14-4 blow out over Philadelphia.

Robbie Ray shutout the Giants into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 scoreless frames, 4 hits and 8 strikeouts to earn the 4-3 decision for the Diamondbacks.

Christian Vazquez collected 4 hits, including a double and a triple, scored 2, drove in 2 and stole a base to help the Red Sox thrash Baltimore, 8-1.

Matthew Boyd held the Twins to 1 hit and no runs over 6 innings, striking out 6 along the way. He earned the 2-1 final for Detroit.

They all owned baseball on April 11, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 8, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Avisail Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the White Sox handed Minnesota their first loss of the year, 6-2.

Kendall Graveman took a no hitter into the 7th before it was broken up with 2 outs. He finished with 7 innings, 2 hits and 1 run, earning the 6-1 win for Oakland over Texas.

Aledmys Diaz slammed a pair of homers, got a third hit, drive in 4 and scored 3 in St. Louis’ 10-4 blow out of the Reds.

Jhoulys Chacin pitched shutout ball into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 scoreless 3 hit frames and earned the 2-1 decision for the Padres over San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on April 8, 2017 

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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 – April 1, 2017

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In the latest installment of The Teams That Should Have Won, I look at a franchise that has had a lot of near misses.

The Mets have lost some heart breakers and some big time stars came and went without a ring.

But the team I picked for the Mets could have built on past success and possibly could have avoided the pitfalls that would emerge in the ensuing years.

It is the second to last DAILY episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 31, 2017

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ESPN evidently came up with the same line I have been saying for years. I chalk it up to parallel thinking. Meanwhile Nationals pitcher Blake Treinen is the closer and hopes to do what no Washington pitcher has ever done.

Slamming the door on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 30, 2017

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Prolific and wonderful baseball writer Stacey Gotsulias returns to the podcast.

We talked about Red Sox and Yankee memories and she explains why she wanted Dave Roberts to break his leg.

The rivalry is alive on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Stacey on Twitter by clicking HERE.

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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 Archives Mar 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2017 (Episodes 1590 – 1620)

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Paul Francis Sullivan (please call him Sully) does a podcast 365 days a year – unless it is a leap year – then he will do another 1. He has done a show everyday since Oct.24/2012. This to date represents a streak of 1589 days consecutively heading into Match  of 2017!

Past the CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY are episodes 1590 – 1620 of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

We will also archive all of his podcasts to date (in coming weeks) so they are easily accessible for all his fans. Check out all his Archived info here.

Our website followers have grown larger each year for his podcast.

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To subscribe on iTunes, click HERE.

To subscribe on SoundCloud, click HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 28, 2017

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A few years ago, Jurickson Profar was the consensus best prospect in baseball.

Now he is a man without a position with the Rangers.

Jurickson Profar could still be a star shortstop… maybe not in Texas but in San Diego

Proposing moves on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 27, 2017

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Recording on a day that was a lot windier than I realized, I honored the late Todd Frohwirth. He might not be a name you remember, but he will be remembered by those that he affected.

Showing worth on this episode of The 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 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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