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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We will work our conversation in and around the luncheon buffet at Tiffin: The Indian Kitchen on Devon Avenue in Chicago. Our regular buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former depth of fielder for the Chicago Cubs, Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend, Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning baseball researcher and Chair of SABR’s Baseball and the Media Research Committee, and Stuart Shea, author of Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines. Your host is Jim Walker, author of Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio.

Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We will work our conversation in and around the luncheon buffet at Tiffin: The Indian Kitchen on Devon Avenue in Chicago. Our regular buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former depth of fielder for the Chicago Cubs, Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend, Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning baseball researcher and Chair of SABR’s Baseball and the Media Research Committee, and Stuart Shea, author of Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines. Your host is Jim Walker, author of Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio.
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We will work our conversation in and around the luncheon buffet at Tiffin: The Indian Kitchen on Devon Avenue in Chicago. Our regular buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former depth of fielder for the Chicago Cubs, Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend, Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning baseball researcher and Chair of SABR’s Baseball and the Media Research Committee, and Stuart Shea, author of Wrigley Field: The Long Life and Contentious Times of the Friendly Confines. Your host is Jim Walker, author of Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio.

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Episodes

Baseball Buffet 27

5/15/2019
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at the vanishing stolen base in major league baseball and if pitchers and batters are becoming one and the same. We will also share our favorite baseball nicknames and conclude, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators and health appetites, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former image master for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor...

Duration:00:24:53

Baseball Buffet 26

4/18/2019
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable on recent baseball events. Today we look the impact of player extension mania on Major League baseball, examine just how poorly umpires call balls and strikes, and recall some of the daffier ballpark promotions. We finish as always with some tasty last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and shutter button pusher for the Chicago Cubs. --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest...

Duration:00:23:04

Baseball Buffet 25

3/21/2019
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable on recent baseball events. We are taking a road trip today to Cuba. Road trip, road trip, road trip! Well, actually a road trip to the 90 Miles Cuban Cafe near Chicago. We’ll be enjoying great Cuban food and universal health care. In today’s show, we make our absolutely certain team predictions for the 2019 season. We know the future, no need to even play the games! We also will offer our take on MLB’s rule changes for the 2019 season and...

Duration:00:29:19

Baseball Buffet 24

2/27/2019
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at possible changes to the national pastime to help it pass the time more quickly. We will also share some Spring Training reflections and conclude, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators and mom’s big eaters, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former strobe flasher for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and...

Duration:00:25:07

Baseball Buffet 23

1/23/2019
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we ask why is it taking forever for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado to sign a contract, look at the new and not so new radio and TV directions of Chicago Cubs and reflect on the occasion of our second anniversary. Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former depth of fielder for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at...

Duration:00:30:53

Baseball Buffet 22

12/19/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at the controversy surrounding Harold Baines selection for the Hall of Fame, MLB’s new deal with the devil, the gambling, oh I mean gaming industry, and just in time for the holidays our favorite baseball related toys. Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former depth of fielder for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger,...

Duration:00:17:50

Baseball Buffet 21

11/16/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at where the free agent giants might land, if Joe Madden is really on the hot seat, and what the 2019 season might bring. We will also premiere a new segment called "one last bite," offering a final comment from each of our experts. Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: -Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former depth of fielder for the Chicago Cubs -Thom...

Duration:00:44:48

Baseball Buffet 20

9/20/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look the impact of sabermetrics on major league baseball and share our passion for baseball music. Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former f-stopper for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend --Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning...

Duration:00:31:45

Baseball Buffet 19

8/20/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look offer our suggestions for getting more balls in play, evaluated the recent trade deadline deals, and decipher what it means when a player is labeled soft. Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former aperture setter for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and...

Duration:00:47:52

Baseball Buffet 18

7/7/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable. Today we ask why teams keep shooting stuff at their fans, offer our predictions for second half surprises, and debate baseball’s most cynical potential player move. Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend --Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning baseball researcher and Chair of SABR’s Baseball and the Media...

Duration:00:21:39

Baseball Buffet 17

5/16/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more Today we look at MLB’s latest rumblings about expansion, the growing gap between MLB’s have and have not’s, ponder if the Astros have a secret pitching potion, and whether baseball has a generation gap in interpreting its unwritten rules, Our buffet of baseball commentators, slash diners, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and...

Duration:00:24:42

Baseball Buffet 16

4/20/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we look at the new Phillie Phanatic, Gabe Kapler, the expansion of protective netting at the ballpark, the early season weather, everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it, and the latest beast from the East: Ohtani how we love you how we love you. Our always hungry baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning...

Duration:00:14:39

Baseball Buffet 15

3/16/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media's coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we look at robotic umpires, the return of bullpen carts and Ichiro, and break outs and busts in the coming season. Our always hungry baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former shutter-smith for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times...

Duration:00:24:07

Baseball Buffet 14

2/23/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media's coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we look at Chuck's experience at Cub's fantasy camp, the slow market for free agents, and the controversy over new rules to speed up the action in major league baseball. Our always hungry baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former pic clicker for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball...

Duration:00:23:05

Baseball Buffet 13

1/7/2018
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we look at the teardown of the Miami Marlins, offer our picks from this year’s Hall of Fame Ballot, and put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame, or will it be Hall of Shame? Our buffet of baseball commentators and furious fork thrusters, include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former shuttersmith for the Chicago Cubs --Thom...

Duration:00:17:42

Baseball Buffet 12

12/7/2017
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we review MLB’s postseason awards, go to war on WAR (wins above replacement that is), and debate if “juicers” should get into the hall of fame. Our buffet of baseball commentators and hungry folks, include: ==Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former shuttersmith for the Chicago Cubs. ==Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and...

Duration:00:28:57

Baseball Buffet 11

11/10/2017
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media's coverage of the national pastime, and more. The baseball commentators and hungry folks recap the 2017 Playoffs and Astros’ historic first-ever championship; look at the recent flurry of managerial changes, expected and unexpected; and discuss radical realignment of the big leagues (“Farewell, NL?”). Our always hungry baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer...

Duration:00:27:40

Baseball Buffet 10

10/3/2017
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we give our playoff predictions, check how well we did with our preseason predictions, and reveal, for all the world to hear, our favorite baseball movies and TV episodes. Our buffet of baseball commentators and hungry folks, include: Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins...

Duration:00:22:29

Baseball Buffet 9

9/9/2017
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we look at the playoff races, why baseball is better than football, and the baseball logos and mascots that we love and hate. Our buffet of baseball commentators and buffet line crashers, include: Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend. Stuart Shea, author of Wrigley...

Duration:00:24:03

Baseball Buffet 8

8/20/2017
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Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events, the media’s coverage of the national pastime, and more. Today we look at the trade deadline deals, offer our versions of baseball utopia, and review the latest drug controversy in Major League Baseball. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend. Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning baseball...

Duration:00:27:42