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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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

Baseball Buffet 50

5/18/2021
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. This month marks our 50th podcast. Over five years of baseball buffet! To celebrate, we are reviving some of our favorite last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators Andie Giafaglione, Thom Henninger, Chuck Hildebrandt, and Stuart Shea have selected several of their best bites for your enjoyment. Onto the next 50 episodes.

Duration:00:59:23

Baseball Buffet 49

4/24/2021
Baseball Buffet 49 looks at MLB's Atlantic League experiment in moving the pitching rubber back a foot. Then we analyzed baseball taking the midnight train from Georgia in moving the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver. Next, it's some surprising predictions for the 2021 season. We end with a few last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer and former image master of the Chicago Cubs. --Chuck Hildebrandt, award winning baseball...

Duration:00:30:48

Baseball Buffet 48

3/21/2021
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we looked at the expanding role of women in major league baseball that has been darkened by evidence of long ignored sexual harassment. Next, we look at the MLB’s decision pilot several rule changes in the minor leagues Will the minors of today be the majors of tomorrow? We end our day’s ZOOM dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning...

Duration:00:35:31

Baseball Buffet 47

2/20/2021
Baseball Buffet 47 by Jim Walker

Duration:01:04:03

Baseball Buffet 46

1/16/2021
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we offer our 2021 hall of fame predictions as well as our own personal choices. Will this be the year the “steroid boys,” Bonds and Clemens finally breakthrough the Hall of Fame doors? Next we look at the MLB’s decision to include the Negro Leagues as part of major league baseball. What are the implications for baseball and its history? We end our day’s ZOOM dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of...

Duration:01:02:26

Baseball Buffet 45

12/13/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at the free agent signings that are still stuck in our collective craws. Next we examine what's likely to happen this uncertain off-season. After a quick break, we’ll ask a big question: Given all of its problems, what are baseball’s enduring virtues? We end our day’s ZOOM dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer...

Duration:00:38:38

Baseball Buffet 44

11/13/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at the best moments of the difficult 2020 season. We bring a positive spin to season where testing positive was not so positive. Then we look at three old managers with three new jobs, Tony LaRussa, A.J. Hinch and Alex Cora. Next, we crystal ball the coming off-season. What surprises are in store for the nation’s hot stovers? We end our day’s ZOOM dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of...

Duration:01:01:00

Baseball Buffet 43

10/10/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we look at the most surprising moments in the most surprising season of 2020. Next we offer our predictions for the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young winners. Then it’s a roll of the dice on the big one: who will win the 2020 World Series? We end our day’s ZOOM dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning photographer...

Duration:00:33:16

Baseball Buffet 42

9/4/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we will look at the recent actions taken by major league players to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Is this an historic moment for baseball? Next we will review the impact of this strange 60 game season on pitching. Is it producing more pitching changes and more pitching injuries? We end our day’s ZOOM dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Thom Henninger,...

Duration:00:53:19

Baseball Buffet 41

8/8/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we will look at some startling changes to the grand ole game in a season unlike any other. I know we said that last month but it still true. First, we discuss what we have learned about the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects and what might unfold during the season, if we still have one by the time you hear this podcast. Next we will look at the new 16-team playoff format. Will a sub .500 team win the 2020...

Duration:00:48:53

Baseball Buffet 40

7/4/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we will look at some startling changes to the grand ole game in a season unlike any other. Then we ponder which teams are likely to benefit from the new rules and which are likely to regret them. Next, we’ll consider the impact of this season on the next MLB/player contract. Ending our day’s dinning with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning...

Duration:00:53:23

Baseball Buffet 39

5/31/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we will look at the profound changes coming to this year’s MLB’s very limited amateur draft. How do 40 rounds of players fit into five? Next, we’ll scrutinize the proposed safety guidelines offered by MLB. Will making the player’s safe at home mean baseball will no longer be baseball as we know it? We’ll finish, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie...

Duration:00:54:19

Baseball Buffet 38

5/4/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we will speculate on what the coming major league baseball season might look like. Next we’ll assess the impact of the pandemic on the minor leagues. Can they recover from what is shaping up as a lost season? Finally, we contemplate what changes coming this season might become a permanent part of baseball. We’ll finish as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: Andie...

Duration:00:29:16

Baseball Buffet 37

4/4/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we celebrate our third anniversary with some highlights from the past three years. With all of us Baseball Buffers sheltering in place, due to the corona virus, there is no buffet for us this month. But we hope you enjoy some our best segments from the last three years. --We start with an eternal debate: Pete Rose, Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame. --In our next segment we ask, why do teams keep shooting...

Duration:01:20:45

Baseball Buffet 36

3/1/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We’ll lead off with our nominations for the dumbest things ever said by a team owner or a baseball commissioner. Then onto our analysis of the scandalous way that the Astros and Rob Manfred have handled the Astros scandalous ways. Next a look at what no one is looking at because everyone is looking at the Houston Astros. Finishing, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include:...

Duration:00:24:58

Baseball Buffet 35

2/5/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We’ll lead off with the sign of the times: our all-time favorite baseball sign stealing, giving or missing stories. Then onto our analysis of MLB’s latest scandal of the century: the Houston Astros video cameraing, trashcan banging, sign stealing ways. Next a look at this year’s Hall of Fame hits and misses. Finishing, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie...

Duration:00:27:31

Baseball Buffet 34

1/1/2020
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We’ll lead off with our reactions to Hawk Harrelson’s capturing this year’s the Ford Frick Award. Then onto our analysis of the furious flurry of free agent signings since our last podcast. Next a look a commissioner Rob Manfred’s declaration of war on the minor leagues. Finishing, as always, our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author...

Duration:00:29:19

Baseball Buffet 33

11/13/2019
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We’ll lead off with our reflections on the 2019 World Series. Then on to our very special guest will be Gary Pressy, recently retired organist for the Chicago Cubs. We will talk him about his 33-year career entertaining Northside fans at Wrigley Field. Next we will give our take on the ten the Modern Era Hall of Fame Player candidates. Finishing, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball...

Duration:00:27:33

Baseball Buffet 32

10/19/2019
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. We offer our World Series predictions and hold ourselves accountable for our earlier 2019 division predictions. Next we examine MLB’s annual game of managerial musical chairs and conclude, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning depth of fielder and former photographer for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and...

Duration:00:24:48

Baseball Buffet 31

9/19/2019
Welcome to Baseball Buffet our monthly roundtable focusing on recent baseball events. Today we offer our choices for the 2019 outstanding player awards, examining the consequences of MLB changing its current relationship with the minor leagues and conclude, as always, with our last bites. Our buffet of baseball commentators include: --Andie Giafaglione, award winning former photographer for the Chicago Cubs --Thom Henninger, Editor at Baseball Digest and author of Tony Oliva: The Life and...

Duration:00:27:49