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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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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 4, 2017

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One of the most intriguing “What Ifs” in baseball history is the question “What if the Reds did NOT trade Frank Robinson to Cincinnati?”

Truth be told, while it was a HORRIBLE trade for the Reds, it is hard to see them having a BETTER decade in the 1970’s with him as they had without him.

Oiling the Big Red Machine on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 31, 2017

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The World Baseball Classic is going on again this year. I am not a big fan of it, but it SHOULD be a gateway to bring the best and most talented from all over the world to compete on the American stage.

Bring your poor huddled masses and shortstops on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 30, 2017

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Karen Warren – Houston Chronicle

With the Cubs off the hook from their suffering fans, the Houston Astros must now be considered one of the most tortured fan bases in baseball.

A closer examination at their post season past shows a huge number of games that could have been theirs with a bounce here or there.

Houston has a problem on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 28 2017

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The San Diego Padres can be a unique fan base if 35,000 people can show up to PetCo Park a day.

Why not? It is a fun time at the ball game!

Love the Friars on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 26, 2017

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It is the 10 year anniversary of the Red Sox second championship this century. The legacy of the team is not a cute and cuddly one.

Honoring the middle child in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 25, 2017

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The Dodgers have a window of opportunity to win the World Series. They have some of the big building blocks in place.

But this has been a strange off season where they have been big spender to essentially stand pat.

Bleed Dodger Blue in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 24, 2017

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Took a question from Cubs Fan with an 8.

We tend to forget the regular season moments, so let’s savor them while they still are fresh.

Loving the days of Spring and Summer on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 23, 2017

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Sunday, we learned about the tragic deaths of Yordano Ventura and Starling Marte. These were two lives cut short and two very different careers ended in the worst way.

Meanwhile, an awful Tweet by a fan about the death of Ventura made me realize we need to do small things to make this experience of living a little better.

Paying respect on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast -January 22, 2017

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It is pretty clear to me that Joe Jackson has paid his price. But would would that mean for Pete Rose and his Hall of Fame chances?

Place your bets on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 15, 2017

giant-splash-san-francisco-ap9202270238It is time for The SUNDAY REQUEST.

It is hard to make the argument that the region is giving great support to two teams when one of them is always threatening to move because of lack of support!

Besides, supporting two franchises is hard for any city not named New York.

Recorded as I finished giving a friend a movie location tour for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 13, 2017

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It is Friday the 13th, a day that brings up issues of luck and good fortune. Some players had horrible luck. Others had obscenely good luck.

Avoid guys in hockey masks on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 12, 2017

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Spent a great few days with my dad, but we both wished there was a baseball game on.

Baseball acts as a constant friend who is reliable. For me, it is an indicator that things are going to be ok.

Fill the gaps in life on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 11, 2017

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The city of San Diego is now a one team city. The Padres have the city to themselves. Fans need to support them like never before.

It is a Gaslamp episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 10, 2017

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There are no Colorado Rockies in the Hall of Fame. I suggested they trade for Ichiro Suzuki to ensure one player will have worn the CR on their hat and made it to Cooperstown.

But Larry Walker and Todd Helton might put a beloved Rockie in the Hall.

It is a Rocky Mountain High episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 9, 2017

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I would like to see a Padres and A’s World Series. Do you know why? Because California is filled with all sorts of regional insecurities and this would be a great face off for two cities with an inferiority complex.

It is a World Series about Identities with a West Coast Bias episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

For those of you who do not know what the Suffering Index is, here is my explanation.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 8, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for THE SUNDAY REQUEST.

That’s right folks, we live in a world where Golf knows how to play to a young audience better than BASEBALL!

Tee off on line for this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 7, 2016

oakland-oco-coliseumThe football playoffs are starting and there are some playoff teams who do not have a single player I can name.

But I always watch the NFL in January and I do so through a baseball prism.

Thinking of the Boys of Summer in the Dead of Winter on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

For those of you who do not know what the Suffering Index is, here is my explanation.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 6, 2017

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The wonderful comedian Kevin Maher, creator of Kevin Geeks Out, joins the podcast to discuss the horrible and so bad you can not look away 1978 baseball comedy Here Come The Tigers, a shameless, heartless and joyless rip off of the classic film, The Bad News Bears.


There is lots of bad to talk about in this failed family picture whose director would go on to make Friday the 13th… no really.

Ripping off the great ones on episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Follow Kevin on Twitter by clicking HERE.

For info regarding the Kevin Geeks Out live show in Brooklyn about film rip offs, click HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 4, 2017

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Curt Schilling and I may not see eye to eye on many things. But I do think his Hall of Fame candidacy should be debated and his politics should stay out of it.

Opinions versus stats are debated on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 2, 2017

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Will 2017 be remembered as a year for a team’s accomplishments? Or will it be part of a chain of success?

And will the 2017 be a rematch of Cleveland and the Cubs?

Discussing lots of legacies in this Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – January 1, 2017

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Happy New Year and it is time for The Sunday Request.

For a question like this, I could not just make idle speculation. I needed to create a new statistic.

So, as demonstrated in this new Video Podcast, I created THE SUFFERING INDEX, designed to quantify numerically and mathematically which fan base is suffering the most.

But even these calculations found a few gray areas.

Wake up to a new year of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 31, 2016

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So 2016 is wrapping up. It was a strange year, but a memorable one for Cubs and Cleveland fans.

I look forward to 2017 and some new Sully Baseball features.

Crossing T’s and Dotting I’s on this Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 24, 2016

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On today’s episode, I am posting part 2 of my conversation with former Detroit Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon.

He talked about key moments of the 1984 and 1987 post season years in Detroit including the moment he caught the final out to clinch the World Series.

It is a Motor City Episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Listen to Larry Herndon talk about his days in St. Louis and San Francisco by clicking HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 21, 2016

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Jimmy Rollins will continue his wonderful career as a member of the 2017 San Francisco Giants. Has he had a Hall of Fame career? Would have been a Hall of Famer had be played earlier in time?

The narrative meets the numbers on this episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 20, 2016

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Clay Buchholz is no longer a member of the Red Sox, and thus ends a complicated tenure that should be at least saluted.

There is more good than bad on this episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 19, 2016

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AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

The Raiders are trying to squeeze hundreds of millions of dollars out of Oakland for a new stadium. Why does Oakland bend over backwards for the Raiders and not the A’s?

And the A’s should think of breaking up with Oakland.

Things might not be working out on this episode of  The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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