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Dan Kolko talks Washington Nationals - on the field, off the field, and everywhere in between.

Dan Kolko talks Washington Nationals - on the field, off the field, and everywhere in between.
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Dan Kolko talks Washington Nationals - on the field, off the field, and everywhere in between.








2.5 Soto-rama, Sneezes & The Injury Bug

LEADING OFF (4:35) - The rain is gone and “Between Innings” is back. Dan dives into the injury bug that continues to bite the Nats; losing two more key players this past weekend. John takes a bigger-picture look at how the momentum might not be all lost and the team is still on the right track. INSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE (21:35) - Following the news surrounding the Juan Soto promotion to the Nationals on Sunday, Mike Rizzo met with reporters at Nationals Park. After hearing all Rizzo had to say...


2.4 One Month In, High Cheese & Bold Takes

LEADING OFF (1:55) - With the first month of the 2018 season is in the books, there is a lot to talk about. The Nats aren’t off to the start they had hoped for, but things are looking up as the team kicks of May. Dan and John dive into a bevy of topics – bullpen, offense, injuries and more – and examine the first month of play for Davey Martinez’s bunch. BAESBALL TERMINOLOGY (19:30) - Unparalleled by any other sport, baseball definitely has a language all to it’s own. The guys dive into...


2.3 K Long, Shrimp Tails & Vote for Pedro

LEADING OFF…WITH SOME POSITIVES (4:25) - With the 2018 season off and running, there is plenty to talk about – both positives and negatives. Dan dives into the emergence of Pedro Severino and what his impact could mean to the club. John brings up the impressive start by the top of the Nats rotation – and it doesn’t stop at just Max and Stras. AND SOME NEGATIVES…. (17:25) - While some mistakes have been made by the Nats, they might not be the biggest concern…we will explain why. Also, the...


2.1 The Boys are Back in Town, Gummy Vitamins & Over/Unders

LEADING OFF (6:05) - After a long winter, Between Innings with Dan Kolko is back for another season. With spring training in full swing, Dan and producer John Harvey discuss all that happened in the offseason for the Nats, as far as arrivals, departures, and what roster spots are still up for grabs. INSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE (27:25) - Dan sits down with the Nats’ new skipper, Davey Martinez. Davey lets us know how his first camp is going, some early impressions of the 2018 Nationals and whether...


18. What Do We Do Now?

LEADING OFF (7:50) - With a lot to digest, Dan and John dive into a crazy 2017 NLDS and the Nats’ performance. Positives, negatives and everything in between - the guys discuss, debate and try to make sense of the battle with the Cubs. ON DECK (47:30) - Now that the 2017 season is in the rearview mirror, John tees Dan up with some of the storylines we will be watching as the winter months tick by. Jayson Werth’s future with the Nats, the managerial spot and how the roster will look come...


17. Nats & Cubs - Playoff Preview

LEADING OFF (3:22) - With the NLDS upon us, Dan has all the latest from Dusty Baker’s latest press conference leading up to Game 1. The guys compare and contrast the starting rotations, bullpens and offenses of the Nationals and Cubs this season, and Dan and John tackle everything else surrounding the start of this five-game NLDS in DC Friday night. ON THE BEAT (42:15) - Dan chats with Patrick Mooney, the Cubs beat reporter for NBCSChicago, to get a Chicago perspective on the NLDS,...


16. The Kid Returns, The Beard Reflects & The Year That Was.

LEADING OFF (9:33) - The guys are back for the final show of the regular season. Dan and John give their initial reactions to the now-know opponent of the Nats in the NLDS, the Cubs. Dan also weighs in on the early returns from Byrce Harper’s first two games back with the club. IN THE CLUBHOUSE (23:20) - Dan’s sit-down with Jayson Werth from the road trip aired on MASN’s Nats Xtra pregame show, and provided a look into Jayson’s thoughts on his seven years with the Nationals. We replay that...


13. The Band is Back, Pen Life & Shark Hunts

LEADING OFF (4:35) - The band is back together! Dan and John discuss the return of Jayson Werth and Max Scherzer to the Nationals. The guys also talk about the expected return of Trea Turner to the lineup and what it means to have the roster becoming whole down the stretch. IN THE CLUBHOUSE (20:50) - Dan sits down with one of the newest Nats, Brandon Kintzler. Brandon lets the Between Innings listeners into to his world as a late-inning MLB reliever – his routines, habits and workouts, and...


11. Miami Magic, Media Spreads & Living a Deal

LEADING OFF (7:00) - The first of two shows this homestand kicks off with the guys talking about how the Nats are still winning games despite being bitten by the injury bug. Dan also dives into the newly stocked bullpen and how a perceived weakness has now become a strength. IN THE CLUBHOUSE (23:25) - Sean Doolittle joins us to discuss the behind-the-scenes aspects of being traded in the middle of the season - what the process is like, who is involved, and how a player and his family (and...


8. .300 Doesn't Always Mean You're a HOF'er

Leading Off (2:25) - A day after enjoying their first off-day in three weeks (or was it three months?), Dan and John discuss the way the Nats' rotation has pitched to this point in the season, and how Max Scherzer has reached a new level of dominance. The boys also break down Max's near no-hitter in Miami, and give their takes on the workload of the Nats' starters so far. Dare to be Bold (14:30) - Dan gives his take on various bold statements tossed his way by John, including if the...


7. Is This OK, Tony?

As a nice treat, Chatter co-owner and media personality Tony Kornheiser joins us for the show. He built the damn studio, so we figured we’d let him join us. LEADING OFF (4:02) - Dan dives into the long, successful 7-2 road trip out west the Nats returned from last week. They guys also weigh in on the elephant in the room - the Nats bullpen. Tony gives us his thoughts from a diehard fan’s perspective, as well. “IS THIS OK?” (19:25) - In a new segment, Dan poses a situation he encountered...


6. Game-calling and Bold Takes

LEADING OFF (3:15) - Coming off a quick road trip to Pittsburgh and Atlanta, Dan discusses how Daniel Murphy just keeps on hitting, and somehow is flying under the radar. Plus, the boys react to Koda Glover's comments about how after a sub-par road trip, the Nats (and their bullpen) will be just fine. DARE TO BE BOLD (12:10) - In a new segment, Dan gives his take on some bold statements that John tosses his way, including whether Stephen Strasburg is underrated, and if Jayson Werth is more...


5. The Beard, The Ace and Fire Alarms

Leading Off (4:20) - Dan dives into Jayson Werth’s hot start and how 38 is just a number. The guys also discuss the balance between exciting wins and heartbreaking loses. Inside the Clubhouse (12:30) - Dan catches up with Max Scherzer to talk about his game day transformation from goofball to fiery ace, his competitive upbringing and how he handles the crowd noise in road stadiums. From the Bleachers (29:10) - Nats fans check in with some questions for Kolko ranging from FPisms, bullpen...


4. Babe Ruth, B-Listers & Sneezes

Leading Off (3:15) - After a dominant April for the Nationals, Dan addresses some of the negative thoughts felt by some fans, and the boys discuss Gio Gonzalez's tremendous start to the season. Would You Rather (12:40) - In a new segment, we hear from Shawn Kelley, Jose Lobaton, Koda Glover, Sammy Solis and Adam Lind on a variety of (clean) "Would You Rather" topics; including if the guys would rather have Greg Maddux's command or Aroldis Chapman's velocity, and if they would prefer to be...


3. Long Roadies and Quick Hitters

Leading Off (1:51) - Dan recaps the Nationals' outstanding 9-1 road trip and highlights some of the team's biggest positives as they come back home. Inside the Clubhouse (17:45) - The red-hot Ryan Zimmerman sits down with Dan to talk about what it was like to hear so many people doubting him after a down 2016, how he tunes out the negativity, and whether he ever had his own doubts that he could return to peak form. Quick-Hitters (30:23) - A host of players (Max Scherzer, Jose Lobaton,...


1. And Off We Go...

Between Innings w/ Dan Kolko kicks off with its first episode. Leading Off (4:00) - Dan discusses how Blake Treinen is off and running as the Nats' newly minted closer. And just what could 2017 do for Dusty Baker and his baseball legacy? Inside the Clubhouse (17:12) - Trea Turner sits down with Dan to talk speed, speed and more speed. Where does it come from? How did he turn it into a major league weapon? Plus rapid fire fun to cap it off. From the Bleachers (30:01) - Dan answers questions...


Between Innings W/ Dan Kolko - Preview

A quick preview of what is to come on Between Innings with Dan Kolko. it all starts tomorrow, April 4, with the first full episode!