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The Show Before the Show

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In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

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United States

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In "The Show Before the Show," MiLB.com writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

Language:

English


Episodes

#325: That Thing Erie Did!

9/10/2021
Double-A Erie president Greg Coleman discusses the club’s Wonders Night promotion, an event celebrating the film That Thing You Do! about a fictional band from the area. Also, Tyler and Sam recall the impacts the Minor Leagues had on the Hall of Fame Class of 2020/2021, Ben brings details of Hickory’s young but experienced mascot Baby Conrad and Josh cobbles together another edition of Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:41

#324: The woman with the RiverDogs tattoo

9/3/2021
Bowling Green's Leslie Martin discusses a Charleston tattoo she got in a los bet between the two Rays affiliates. Also, Tyler and Sam review prospects finishing strong, Ben gets into the history of Worcester baseball and Josh gets salty in the latest edition of Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:53

#323: Visit from the ZOOperstars!

8/27/2021
Dominic and Brennan Latkovski join the Minor League Baseball podcast to talk about the origins and recent history of the ZOOperstars!, a group of entertainers known across the Minor League landscape. Also, Tyler and Sam break down farm system rankings, Ben previews his trip to Somerset and Josh features a familiar-sounding team in Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:00

#322: Dishing on Worcester food; Top 100 talk

8/20/2021
Worcester VP of hospitality Cody Malone discusses setting up a new culinary scene at Polar Park. Also, Ben recaps his own trip to Worcester from last week, and Tyler Sam break down MLB Pipeline’s updated Top 100 prospects ranking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:15:38

#321: Pensacola’s Crabzilla uniforms

8/13/2021
Pensacola Blue Wahoos president Jonathan Griffith and executive chef Travis Wilson join the Minor League Baseball podcast to talk about the origins of the Crabzilla dish and the “ugly” uniforms it inspired this week. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben wonder where a MiLB version of the Field of Dreams game could be played. Tyler and Sam discuss Adley Rutschman’s promotion to Triple-A as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:05

#320: Duel of the Dishes for Rochester, Syracuse

8/6/2021
Syracuse and Rochester GMs discuss their food-based rivalry, Ben reviews Fredericksburg's new park and Tyler and Sam talk trade additions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:23

#319: Tulsa’s elusive Jack White bobblehead, Trade Deadline

7/30/2021
Tulsa Drillers VP of marketing Justin Gorski joins the show to talk about the club’s popular, yet elusive Jack White bobblehead that has drawn fans from all over to ONEOK Field. Also, Ben tells the story of a NASA honoree now working for the Tennessee Smokies, Tyler and Sam break down big Trade Deadline deals and Josh presents a star-studded edition of Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:43

#318: Rocket City clubbie Bubba Hearn

7/22/2021
Rocket City clubhouse manager Bubba Hearn tells tales of the early days of the Trash Pandas, including ones about how he tracked down some of the firsts in the club’s history. Also, Ben returns with more stories from the road, Tyler and Sam preview the Trade Deadline and Josh gets all medical for Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:53:25

#317: Back on the road with Benjamin Hill

7/16/2021
Benjamin Hill calls in from the road for the first time since 2019 with tales of his trips to Chattanooga, Rocket City, Tennessee and Hickory. Also, Tyler and Sam recap the All-Star Futures Game and 2021 MLB Draft and preview what fans should watch for free on MiLB.TV as part of MiLB Major Fun Weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:15:40

#316: Big Fourth weekend for Fresno, MiLB

7/9/2021
Fresno president Derek Franks joins the podcast to describe the Grizzlies’ Reopening Weekend celebrations and the relief that came with massive sellouts around the Fourth of July. Also, Ben looks ahead to his first road trip of the 2021 season, and Tyler and Sam preview the MLB Draft and the All-Star Futures Game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:56

#315: Welcoming new Americans in Iowa

7/1/2021
Triple-A Iowa’s Scott Sailor details one of the great traditions of the Minors – the Cubs’ Naturalization Ceremony that sees Des Moines-area immigrants honored on the field before they are sworn in as American citizens. Also, Ben provides details of his first road trip since 2019, Tyler and Sam break down Futures Game rosters and Josh brings a rosy disposition to Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:13:55

WanderCast: Franco debuts in MLB

6/24/2021
Tyler and Sam gather for an emergency podcast, all about the Major League arrival of top overall prospect Wander Franco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:24:05

#314: Art of MiLB broadcasting

6/24/2021
Lansing broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler talks about the #DemoCritiqueDay initiative. Tyler and Sam predict the next hyped MLB debut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:00:30

#313: Family affair in Reading

6/18/2021
Tom Hunsicker and his sons Scott and Todd talk about their familial connections in Reading. Tyler and Sam discuss Prospect Moving Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:38

#312: Bowling Green’s Karen Night

6/10/2021
Ben and Sam talk to Bowling Green GM Eric Leach (and a special guest) about the Hot Rods’ Karen Night promotion from last week. Also, Tyler and Sam break down popup prospects, and Josh really ties the podcast together with more Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:25

#311: A Wisconsin Udder Tuggers weekend

6/4/2021
Ben and Sam talk to High-A Wisconsin broadcaster Chris Mehring about the club’s weekend-long Udder Tuggers promotion, Tyler breaks down prospect standouts at the Olympic qualifiers in Florida and Josh returns with a rock-solid edition of Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:42

#310: Honoring a brother in Beloit

5/27/2021
Tyler, Sam and Ben talk to Jim Drnec, whose family honored his recently passed brother Harry with the one-day naming rights to the Minor League ballpark in Beloit. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss which prospects are already showing signs of a breakout in 2021, and Ben details how Minor League broadcasters are calling road games from home this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:26

#309: Beer bats in Myrtle Beach

5/20/2021
Myrtle Beach president/GM Ryan Moore talks to the Minor League Baseball podcast about how his club’s beer bats went viral and how the Pelicans are now selling the ballpark items through his personal Venmo. (Hint: It involves a lot of beer.) Also, Ben discusses how Hudson Valley found a fun solution to a high-tech problem with its videoboard over the weekend, Tyler and Sam recap storylines from Week 2 of the Minor League season and Josh Jackson returns with his throwback “Ghosts of the...

Duration:00:56:10

#308: First week in review

5/13/2021
Tyler and Sam review the first week of Minor League Baseball action, including early prospect standouts and Jarred Kelenic’s promotion to Seattle. The cohosts also look back at Sam’s Opening Day visit to Triple-A Worcester. Ben recaps some of the Minors’ funniest early promotions, and Josh Jackson introduces a new game-show segment. Tune in next week to find out the answer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:05

#307: 2021 Opening Day Megacast (MiLB is back!)

5/4/2021
The Minor League Baseball regular season has returned at last. Tyler and Sam are joined by colleagues Josh Jackson and Kelsie Heneghan as they make predictions for the 2021 campaign. Also, Tyler talks to Triple-A Albuquerque’s Josh Suchon to look back at the shutdown through the lens of a broadcaster and to preview what’s ahead for the Isotopes, and Ben sneaks a peek at the promotions he’s most excited for in the year to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:30:32