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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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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

#329: The MiLBYs are back!

10/15/2021
The MiLBY Awards – the annual celebration of the best in Minor League Baseball – have returned for 2021. Tyler and Sam review all eight categories and give their picks among the nominees. The pair of hosts also look at the new MiLB-Marvel partnership and discuss the early days of the Arizona Fall League. Later, Ben brings stories from the Fredericksburg Nationals, and Josh has a colorful edition of Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:19

#328: Gwinnett GM Erin McCormick

10/1/2021
Erin McCormick, Gwinnett's newest GM, talks about the Final Stretch and her new role. Tyler, Sam review the 2021 MiLB champions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:52:35

#327: Wrapping up in Wichita

9/24/2021
Wichita exec Bob Moullette reviews the first season of the Wind Surge. Tyler, Sam and Ben examine the MiLB playoffs from multiple angles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:37

#326: Stalk-ton Aspara-guys

9/17/2021
Stockton president Pat Filippone discusses the club's celebration of the Asparagus Capital of the World. Also, Ben brings stories about the return of baseball to Double-A Somerset following serious storm damage, Tyler and Sam present MiLB.TV picks that fans can watch for free and Josh gets down right sartorial for the latest Ghosts of the Minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:55

#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