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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

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Bristol, CT

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

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English


Episodes
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Splinker: Paul Skenes Pitches 7 No-Hit Innings; Draft Preview; Ballpark & Beyond

7/12/2024
Sarah Langs joins the show following Paul Skenes’ seven innings of no-hit baseball and plays The Numbers Game. Then, Kiley McDaniel on the evolution of Skenes’ pitching and a lookahead to Sunday’s MLB Draft. Later, Todd Radom has this week’s Ballpark & Beyond, and administers this week’s quiz. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 10:47 Sarah Langs 16:46 Kiley McDaniel 32:07 Todd Radom 43:24 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:17

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Summering at the Lake

7/10/2024
Hembo and Buster discuss the Phillies’ needs, the greatness of a healthy Chris Sale, whom Hembo would vote for AL Cy Young, and his all-time dream Home Run Derby field. Then, Tim Kurkjian stops by to talk about his all-time Home Run Derby field, and the level of desperation facing the Braves, Dodgers, Mets, Mariners, Red Sox and Yankees heading toward the trade deadline. Plus, Pete Alonso on why he loves the Home Run Derby. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 10:48 Hembo 29:34 Tim Kurkjian 47:30 Pete Alonso on the Derby 48:04 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:59

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Crowded Car

7/8/2024
Eduardo Pérez and Buster chat from the Clown Car about Kutter Crawford getting ahead of hitters, the Red Sox exceeding expectations, Luis Gil bouncing back ins a loss, and why Paul Skenes should start in the All-Star Game. Then, Jorge Castillo on who he thinks got snubbed from the ASG, the Yankees needing to raise the floor, if Kodai Senga can return as the Mets’ No. 1 pitcher, and the case for Boston to go for it. Later, Sarah Langs stops by with All-Star notes on Skenes, Heliot Ramos, Luis Arráez. Plus, Buster makes Langs choose the AL and NL starters. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:46 Clown Car w/ Eduardo Pérez 21:05 Jorge Castillo 33:02 Sarah Langs 42:49 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:21

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The Hader Rules

7/4/2024
All five parts of “The Hader Rules” in one episode. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS :34 Part 1 6:22 Part 2 13:24 Part 3 19:53 Part 4 25:51 Part 5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:38

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Scary Athletic Abilities

7/3/2024
Buster and Hembo discuss the Marlins DFAing Tim Anderson, the Giants emerging in the playoff picture, the parallels between the Cubs and Blue Jays, and the unsung Rafael Devers. Then, Jake Peavy on the passing of Orlando Cepeda, and whether the Rangers and Cubs will buy or sell at the trade deadline. Later, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on the evolution of his four starting pitchers, James Wood's grace on the field, C.J. Abrams taking a big step forward with his offensive game, how the Nationals landed on the Padres as a trade partner for Juan Soto, and where Washington stands in the post-championship rebuild. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 6:18 Hembo 26:03 Jake Peavy 41:54 Mike Rizzo 56:18 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:59

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Chief Clown

7/1/2024
Karl Ravech and Buster discuss Gunnar Henderson announcing his Home Run Derby participation on Sunday Night Baseball, the new Derby rules, and what they saw in the Orioles and Rangers this weekend. Then, Orioles broadcaster Melanie Newman stops by to talk about the team's trade deadline vibes. Later, Sarah Langs on the Brewers hitting grand slams, Aaron Judge’s last 50 games, and concern for Garrett Crochet’s innings stacking up. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:05 Clown Car with Karl Ravech 20:21 Melanie Newman 32:06 Sarah Langs 38:31 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:49

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Wilted Sheep

6/28/2024
Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss if the Guardians the best overall team in baseball, the possibility that the Mets catch the Braves in the NL East, their concern for Gerrit Cole, and why the Blue Jays should continue to wait rather than sell now. Then, former agent Jeff Berry talks about the “collusion of efficiency” that’s hurting baseball. Later, Todd Radom shares this week’s Ball Park & Beyond and administers the quiz. Finally, Sarah Langs on Gunnar Henderson tearing it up, the Dodgers’ record when Miguel Rojas gets a hit, and an impromptu quiz from Buster. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:09 Tim Kurkjian 23:14 Jeff Berry 37:41 Todd Radom 49:21 Sarah Langs 57:42 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:37

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Entertainment Product

6/26/2024
Hembo and Buster discuss Buster’s idea for the All-Star game, buying Nationals stock, David Stearns’ inevitable trade-deadline conundrum, and evaluating 21st-century pitchers for Hall of Fame. Then, Doug Glanville stops by to talk about the emergence of Francisco Álvarez, the Cubs’ impasse, Willie Mays’ societal impact, and who Doug would take as the best shortstop in baseball. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 15:10 Hembo 31:55 Doug Glanville 52:25 Francisco Álvarez and Eduardo Pérez 53:42 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:43

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Muddle in the Middle

6/24/2024
Eduardo Pérez, David Kohn and Buster are in the Clown Car discussing the Mets finding their groove, the Cubs needing a jolt, impactful position players, Max Scherzer’s return, the Astros sweeping the Orioles, and their memories of Willie Mays. Then, Sarah Langs on Bailey Ober’s complete game and Paul Skenes’ latest start. Later, Jesse Rogers talks about Edwin Diaz getting tossed for sticky stuff, if the Cubs should trade for a star, and which teams in the NL should buy, hold or sell. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:37 Clown Car 19:53 Sarah Langs 26:31 Jesse Rogers 41:29 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:44

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Baseball’s Jerry West

6/21/2024
Buster begins the show sharing his thoughts on the game at Rickwood Field. Then, former agent Jeff Berry talks about why teams signing young players to longterm deals isn’t actually a good idea. Next, Todd Radom considers Buster’s idea to incorporate Mays into the MLB logo, shares this week’s Ballpark and Beyond, and administers the quiz. Later, Sarah Langs on the importance of Willie Mays to her family, Mays’ four home run game, the Dodgers’ big comeback against the Rockies and who she met at Yankee Stadium this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:49

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None Greater: Celebrating Willie Mays

6/19/2024
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick and Buster discuss the passing of baseball legend Willie Mays, how Bob found out about Mays’ death, the Rickwood game turning into a celebration of his life, Mays excitedly talking about being struck out by Satchel Paige, and if MLB should make Mays the logo. Then, Hembo on the Blue Jays going up in smoke, missing out on watching Mookie Betts do something historic, the Mariners burying the Rangers and Astros, and why Steven Kwan is a different hitter this season. Later, former major leaguer Cleon Jones talks about celebrating the Negro Leagues with the game at Rickwood in Birmingham, Ala., playing against Willie Mays in his first game as a Met at the Polo Grounds, meeting Hank Aaron at a school assembly, getting inner cities involved with the game, and his work in the Africatown community in Mobile. 8:52 Bob Kendrick 27:01 Hembo 41:17 Cleon Jones 59:58 Tim Kurkjian on Willie Mays for SportsCenter 1:03:49 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:29

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Landscape-Shifting Weekend

6/17/2024
Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss the Red Sox’s athleticism on display against the Yankees, New York’s bullpen needing help, Boston hoping to emerge from limbo, Gerrit Cole likely returning this week and Mookie Betts breaking his wrist. Then, David Schoenfield talks about the Mariners opening up a big lead in the AL West, Yoshinobu Yamamoto on IL, the Orioles needing another starting pitcher and if the Mets are back. Later, Sarah Langs on the most stolen bases in Red Sox history, the Diamondbacks blowing teams out, Shohei Ohtani’s long home runs at Dodger Stadium and how she’d arrange the top of the Dodger lineup. 9:46 Clown Car w/ Eduardo Pérez 18:42 David Schoenfield 29:59 Sarah Langs 38:27 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:10

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A Fight For All Catchers

6/14/2024
Buster Olney interviews J.J. Piccolo, Executive VP and GM of the Kansas City Royals, discuss what Piccolo sees from his team this year. Then, Buster turns the mic to Jeff Berry, a longtime player agent. Berry talks about what it was like going into free agency with the number one catcher in baseball, J.T. Realmuto. Next, Sarah Langs jumps on the pod to play the Numbers Game before producer Taylor and Hembo preview the Phillies-Orioles series this weekend. Todd Radom rounds out the show with a story about Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, one of baseball's greatest ambassadors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:10

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Born in Bournemouth

6/12/2024
Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Tim’s trip to the London Series and Bryce Harper’s soccer slide. Plus, they play a game of Stable Condition, Life Support or Gone with the Rangers, Astros, Mariners, Blue Jays, Rays and Braves. Then, Hembo and Taylor chat from the New York office about Aaron Judge’s historic performance, Fernando Tatis Jr. emerging as an MVP candidate, and which teams have a shot in the NL wild card race. Plus, Sarah Langs has more on Judge, Gunnar Henderson and Mookie Betts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:28

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Yankee Stadium

6/10/2024
The podcast hits the road with a stop in Yankee Stadium for Sunday Night Baseball. First, Buster, Karl Ravech, David Cone and Eduardo Pérez park the Clown Car in the broadcast booth at Yankee Stadium to recap the series between New York and Los Angeles. Then, Jorge Castillo provides an injury update on Gerrit Cole. Later, David Vassegh on the Dodgers. Plus, Ravy’s interview with Aaron Boone. And a special edition of Bleacher Tweets from the bleachers. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS Clown Car 11:20 Jorge Castillo 22:45 David Vassegh 30:48 Karl Ravech w/ Aaron Judge 38:02 Bleacher Tweets 47:45 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:23

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Power On Power

6/7/2024
Jake Peavy and Buster discuss an epic pitching matchup on Sunday Night Baseball between Luis Gil and the Yankees against Tyler Glasnow and the Dodgers. Then, the final episode in "The Hader Rules" saga. Next, Todd Radom shares week's Ballpark & Beyond and administers the quiz. Later, Sarah Langs plays an excruciating edition of The Numbers Game. And finally, Jeff Passan and Buster go rapid-fire on potential trades. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 5:54 Jake Peavy 19:07 The Hader Rules EP5 36:38 Todd Radom 48:11 Sarah Langs 54:33 Jeff Passan 1:08:50 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:01

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Baseball Poetry

6/5/2024
Hembo and Buster discuss if the Dodgers need another bat to win a title, how Guardians’ lineups have gone from liability to asset, disastrous starts from Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, and Tucupita Marcona getting a lifetime MLB ban for betting on baseball. Then, Brewers first baseman Rhys Hoskins stops by to talk about his return to Philadelphia, chatting with J.T. Realmuto behind the plate, William Contreras, when Milwaukee’s offense started to blossom, and how he would feel facing the Phillies in the playoffs. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 12:05 Hembo 29:55 Rhys Hoskins 42:22 The Hader Rules E4 48:18 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:21

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Meet Brandon Crawford

6/3/2024
CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS Alden Gonzalez and Buster discuss famous “welcome to the league” moments in baseball, the Padres losing Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove, the Yankees feeling dominant, and Shohei Ohtani appearing momentarily mortal. Then, Sarah Langs and Buster chat from Citizens Bank Park about addressing the Phillies clubhouse on Lou Gehrig Day, her mom meeting Brandon Crawford and Mookie Betts leadoff home runs. Next, Eduardo Pérez from the Clown Car on why Masyn Winn should bat lead off for the Cardinals and Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins fending off teams from his players. 9:44 Alden Gonzalez 26:45 Sarah Langs 34:05 Clown Car w/ Eduardo Pérez 45:50 E:60 on Langs 57:39 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:18

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All Hands Off Deck

5/31/2024
Karl Ravech and Buster discuss the Mets spiraling, Angel Hernandez retiring and Sunday Night Baseball between Cardinals-Phillies. Then, Hembo talks about MLB incorporating the Negro Leagues’ statistics and the loss of Ronald Acuña Jr. for the season. Next, Eric Hosmer on finally filing retirement papers and the Royals’ 100-win pace. Later, episode three of The Hader Rules. Plus, who did Sarah meet at Mets-Dodgers? And, Todd Radom has the Ballpark & Beyond, and the weekly quiz. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 6:35 Karl Ravech 19:12 Hembo 33:43 Eric Hosmer 44:20 The Hader Rules E3 50:49 Sarah Langs 59:44 Todd Radom 1:08:19 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:46

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Basic Training with Paul Skenes

5/27/2024
Paul Skenes and Buster discuss how Skenes transitioned out of hitting at LSU, handling media attention, his freshman year at the Air Force Academy and the first time he hit triple digits on the radar gun. Next, episode two of The Hader Rules. Then, Cubs manger Craig Counsell offers his perspective on Josh Hader’s usage rules and his contract with the Astros. Then, David Cone talks about tarp sliding, the Cubs and Cardinals searching for identity, Aaron Judge’s slug, and Skenes’ polish. Later, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 9:53 Paul Skenes 23:24 The Hader Rules E2 30:26 Craig Counsell 34:39 David Cone 45:02 Sarah Langs 51:20 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:57