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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 23, 2017

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Building up to Oscar season, I watched the only film connected to baseball: Fences.

Besides being a great showcase for two wonderful stars, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, it also allows a supporting cast (especially Stephen Henderson) to shine.

As a baseball fan, it also shows how we use our own experiences to paint how we appreciate the greatness of players in the past and the present.

Yeah it is worth seeing.

Also listen to the great podcast Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period.

It is an honor to be nominated in this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 22, 2017

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I listed my thoughts on the greatest players in each franchise’s history. I realized that Francisco Lindor has the outside chance to become the greatest player in Cleveland Indians history.

It is there for the taking.

It is a legacy episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 21, 2017

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The Cubs won it all last year. Perhaps you heard. But let’s savor how infrequently a team wins in the year they are SUPPOSED to win!

Perfectly timing titles on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 20, 2017

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It is Presidents Day. Will we ever have a baseball player President?

Why not?

Hail to the Chief on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 19, 2017

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On Twitter, I posted YouTube clips of the person I declared the best of each franchises. People today call that a GOAT, Greatest of All Time. I am not ready to use that term.

Goat still means something bad to me!

But the reaction I got to the clips inspired The Sunday Request

Try Johnny Bench? Honus Wagner? Wrong? Um, I have given this some thought. I am just trying to get some healthy debate about something that ISN’T politics on line!

Feeling like a goat on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Here are the Tweets with the video clips.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 18, 2017

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The card of the day for Sully Baseball was a Mark Davis Topps Card. I bet you do not know this, but he is a Cy Young winner once traded for a Hall of Famer and another time dealt for an MVP.

I am POSITIVE you didn’t know that.

Pad your resume on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -February 17, 2017

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Former Cleveland Indians All Star reliever Sid Monge joins the podcast today.

We talked about his days with the Tribe and the Tigers, his 30 years of coaching and what other sports he could have mastered.

Passing on knowledge with the AL Pitcher of the Month for July, 1979 on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -February 15, 2017

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Alex Reyes looks like he is going to have Tommy John surgery. These Tommy John surgeries are driving me crazy. Perhaps this is a case for good, clean PEDs.

Get a legal edge on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 13, 2017

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The Astros need to go all in. And that means taking Zack Greinke off of the Diamondbacks’ hands. Meanwhile I have all sorts of tech issues.

Testing Testing 1…2…3 on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 12, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

 

This is the stupidest idea I have heard of in a while. There are ways to improve baseball that don’t involve starting a runner on second in extra innings.

It is a “Don’t Break What Isn’t Broken” episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 11, 2017

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Mike Ilitch has passed away. He was everything a fan could want in an owner and helped make the Tigers a point of pride in a difficult time for Detroit.

Now that he is gone, what will the fortunes of the Tigers be moving forward.

It is a Motor City episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 10, 2017

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Will Jeffrey Loria sell the Marlins? It looks like he might! And if it happens, maybe the Marlins will finally have a chance to grow a fan base.

I take my talents to South Beach on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 9, 2017

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The Giants wonderful bullpen was kept together for probably one season too long. But as it is broken up, salute the 4 rings of Javier Lopez, bid farewell to Sergio Romo and possibly welcome back Brian Wilson.

Even year or Odd year, it is a San Francisco episode of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 8, 2017

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The Cardinals may have missed the post season last year (barely) and have flown under the radar this off season. But sleep on this team at your own peril. They have a combination of veterans, young players, and a bunch of comeback candidates poised to make 2017 fun for the Red Birds.

Two little birds are perched on a bat for this episode of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 7, 2017

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Atlanta has become a city synonymous with sports suffering, especially after this Super Bowl. Maybe a rebuilt Braves team can turn that around.

It is a George Peach edition of the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 6, 2017

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The Super Bowl was so boring and such a blow out that I decided to do the dishes and record a podcast while my sons made their lunch.

With such a lackluster post season, I realized that baseball’s worst post season in MY lifetime was 1989.

And with the Falcon’s title, the Braves were taken off the hook and can rebuild at their own pleasure.

Little did I know that while I was recording that, the Patriots were staging a comeback for the ages.

Guess I should know better than to count my chickens before they hatch. Everything I said in the podcast became obsolete. But I am going to share it anyway!

I try to guess sports and fail in the process on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 5, 2017

img_8848For this week’s Sunday Request, I am going to answer multiple Tweets.

Yes, I could have just focused on the positive. But sometimes you need to shine the light on the negative.

And seeing the cavalier and dismissive attitude we see towards domestic violence, especially by the coverage of Aroldis Chapman, the shrugs by Hal Steinbrenner and the covering up by the NFL shows that too many people are on the wrong side of history.

That and a few Super Bowl Sunday thoughts and admiring those practicing softball in February on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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