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Fun Is Good. That has been the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club's motto for 32 seasons. They are a minor league baseball team that has become known for their wacky, crazy, and sometimes outlandish promotions. From a nun giving massages during a game to ballpark-wide food and pillow fights, they are always trying to come up with that next big idea. Funny In Theory goes behind the scenes of the St. Paul Saints Entertainment Team with Entertainment Director, Joshua Will, and Vice President, Brand Marketing & Experience, Sierra Bailey. Together they will share stories about the entertainment side of the St. Paul Saints; they will talk about how different promotions came to be, strategies they use for coming up with ideas, behind the scenes details of games that fans haven't heard before, and, more often than not, they will get sidetracked and go off on a hilarious tangent. Because, like an on-field promo, no matter how much you plan for it to go one way, you never know which direction it may go. So join us every week for a good laugh and some insights into the world of the St. Paul Saints.

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Fun Is Good. That has been the St. Paul Saints Baseball Club's motto for 32 seasons. They are a minor league baseball team that has become known for their wacky, crazy, and sometimes outlandish promotions. From a nun giving massages during a game to ballpark-wide food and pillow fights, they are always trying to come up with that next big idea. Funny In Theory goes behind the scenes of the St. Paul Saints Entertainment Team with Entertainment Director, Joshua Will, and Vice President, Brand Marketing & Experience, Sierra Bailey. Together they will share stories about the entertainment side of the St. Paul Saints; they will talk about how different promotions came to be, strategies they use for coming up with ideas, behind the scenes details of games that fans haven't heard before, and, more often than not, they will get sidetracked and go off on a hilarious tangent. Because, like an on-field promo, no matter how much you plan for it to go one way, you never know which direction it may go. So join us every week for a good laugh and some insights into the world of the St. Paul Saints.

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English


Episodes
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Steve Hoemann | EP 111

7/3/2024
Send us a Text Message. You know him, you love him, he's the Coach! Steve Hoemann, who plays the character of "Coach" during Saints games joins Sierra and Josh on this week's episode of Funny In Theory. Hoemann has been with the Saints entertainment team for over a decade and is a quintessential Ushertainer. Saints fans can see him on the dugout and on the concourse barking orders at fans in order to get them more involved in the many chants he leads. Thank you so much for listening and as always, be sure to follow us on our social accounts to get episode teasers and updates.

Duration:00:49:53

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Josh's Potty Problem | EP 110

6/26/2024
Send us a Text Message. We're halfway through the 2024 MiLB Triple-A baseball season, and things at CHS Field have never been "wetter." Hear about how Mother Nature tried everything in her power to delay and/or postpone the six games the Saints were scheduled to play against the Toledo Mudhens last week, but ultimately failed. Listen to the tale of how Joshua attempted to take a shower Sunday night but failed due to the systematic breakdown of his home's sewage system. Cringe as Sierra spins the yarn of the men attempting to flirt with her before the infamous Sun Country promotion. As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to follow us on social media to keep up with new episode releases!

Duration:00:19:05

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A Moment of Power | EP 109

6/14/2024
Send us a Text Message. Saints summer is in full swing, and so is this week's episode of Funny In Theory. This week Josh and Sierra recap the first jam packed full home stand of Saints baseball. Topics discussed include; Josh on what it was like picking up dog poop on the field, Sierra posing a question of Latin diction, and why Star Wars night is the best. As always thanks for listening, and be sure to stay tuned for future episodes!

Duration:00:30:37

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Ramping Up | EP 108

6/7/2024
Send us a Text Message. This episode of Funny In Theory features updates on what the casual Saints fan would have missed during the past two weeks of the team being on the road. Indeed, it may have been a while since Saints baseball has been played at CHS Field, but there were plenty of special events inside and outside of the ballpark that the Saints staff was occupied with. Thanks for listening, and as always, be sure to check out our social pages for episode teases and updates on episode release dates!

Duration:00:29:45

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Yaba-Daba Don'ts | EP 107

5/22/2024
Send us a Text Message. What do Gedde Watanabe's stalker, a discount Fred Flintstone, and a maniacal potato thrower have in common? They were all at Saint's games last week! On this episode of Funny In Theory our two hosts talk about the dos and don'ts when going to a St. Paul Saints game. Spoiler alerts, having fun is a "do", while stealing one of the grocery carts for the Cub Chuck promotion is definitely a "don't". As always, we appreciate you listening, especially if you've been listening since the trailer episode! If you want more, we can GIVE you more. All you have to do is look us up @funnnyintheory on Instagram, X, and Facebook.

Duration:00:36:43

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Not Complaining | EP 106

5/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. On this week's episode of Funny In Theory, our gracious hosts recap the back half of St. Paul's two week home stand. Josh receives encouragement about the name of the ball pig, Sierra contemplates why adults need baseballs, and they both agree that getting inebriated during a Wednesday afternoon day game probably isn't a good look. As always, thanks for listening to this episode of Funny In Theory. Be sure to follow us on our socials @funnnyintheory for teasers and updates!

Duration:00:37:48

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National English Language Day | EP 105

5/2/2024
Send us a Text Message. It's been a while! But we're back and in the midst of the longest consecutive stretch of games the St. Paul Saints will play at home in the 2024 season! This episode of Funny In Theory details the first 6 of 12 games with everything involving weather and wasted air time, to giveaways gone awry and the people that just can't wait their turn. It's all fun and games on Episode 105 of Funny In Theory! As always, thank you for listening and be sure to keep up with all the action on our social media platforms (Instagram, X, and Facebook)!

Duration:00:38:34

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Gratitude | EP 104

4/17/2024
Send us a Text Message. On this episode of Funny In Theory, Sierra and Josh recap the Saints first full 6-game home stand against the Triple-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Cubs. We discover Josh's big error on his debut as Saints solo PA, Sierra's moment of serenity is almost trounced, and burning a starter is still not worth delaying a game. As always, thanks for listening to this episode of Funny In Theory, and be sure to follow us on all your favorite social media platforms.

Duration:00:37:52

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Opening Week | EP 103

4/10/2024
Send us a Text Message. On this episode of Funny In Theory, Sierra and Josh recap what happened during the opening of the 2024 Minor League Baseball Campaign at CHS Field. Thanks for listening and as always, be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and X for all the latest in @funnnyintheory!

Duration:00:26:43

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Siblings and Solar Eclipse | EP 102

4/3/2024
Send us a Text Message. This episode of Funny In Theory previews everything going on in the world of St. Paul Saints Baseball as they head bravely and courageously in the first full home stand of the 2024 Minor League Baseball Campaign. Sierra challenges Josh to a game of "Guess the Celebrity Siblings", Josh provides us with interesting whale facts, and the solar eclipse (kinda) hits Minnesota. As always, thanks for listening to this episode of @funnnyintheory. Please feel free to follow us on social media for teasers and updates on future episodes.

Duration:00:29:34

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We Don't Know What We Don't Know | Ep 101

3/27/2024
Send us a Text Message. This week on Funny In Theory Sierra and Josh detail the rough week that is Minor League Baseball's Opening Week. We here the laughs of the most adorable Primrose Student you will ever hear played over Sierra's phone on this podcast! Josh contemplates his mortality, and Sierra is adamant to live to be 100 years old. As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to follow us on Instagram, X, and Facebook for more of @funnnyintheory!

Duration:00:38:43

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A Century of Yapping | EP 100

3/14/2024
Send us a Text Message. Well folks, we finally made it to three digits! Happy 100 Episodes from all of us at Funny In Theory! This week Sierra and Josh go back in time and try to guess who said what out of context clip from previous episodes. Josh recovers from a recent illness, Sierra plays her annual game of promotions Tetris, and the 2024 MiLB Triple-A season draws ever nearer. As always, thanks for listening and be sure to keep up with Funny In Theory on all of our social media platforms @funnnyintheory!

Duration:00:36:22

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The Eric Simon Experience | EP 99

3/6/2024
Send us a Text Message. On this week's episode of Funny In Theory our hosts sit down with Saints Ticket Sales Account Executive Eric Simon. Simon began with the Saints as a full time intern in 2021. Immediately after the 2021 season he transitioned to a full time role in the sales department at CHS Field. Simon graduated from North Dakota State University and is the biggest Kirk Cousins fan you will ever meet. Learn more about Eric Simon on this week's Funny In Theory! Thanks for listening to this episode of Funny In Theory, be sure to keep up with us @funnnyintheory on X, Facebook, and Instagram!

Duration:00:39:27

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Shanar McGillicuddy | EP 98

2/21/2024
Send us a Text Message. No, that's not her real name. But we do get to know more about Saints Ticket Operations Manager Shana McGlynn this week on the show. McGlynn will be entering her 4th season with the St. Paul Saints after she started as a Ticket Sales Intern in 2021. If you've ever had a problem with your tickets, chances are Shana's been the one helping you out! She makes sure the Saint's box office and ticket portal run smoothly. Get an even deeper insight into what that entails on this week's episode! As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to keep up with Funny In Theory on social media for updates and teasers on the latest episodes.

Duration:00:39:26

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Chris Schwab | EP 97

2/14/2024
Send us a Text Message. On this episode of Funny In Theory we get some of the best stories over the years from Chris Schwab, current Saints Executive Vice President. Topics included range from running errands for Bob Dylan, babysitting 13-year-old Patrick Mahomes, and chasing chickens around at a college basketball game. You could say it was a crazy episode! As always, thanks for listening, and be sure to follow @funnnyintheory on X, Facebook, and Instagram!

Duration:00:39:49

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Zane Heinselman | EP 96

2/7/2024
Send us a Text Message. It's an Assistant General Manager showdown on this week's episode of Funny In Theory as Sierra Bailey and Zane Heinselman fight to the death to decide who gets to keep Zane's old office. Ok, maybe they don't actually fight to the death. But this is the first episode of Funny In Theory where Zane Heinselman is featured. Heinselman recently returned to the Saints after a short stint as the General Manager of Forward Madison FC in Madison, Wisconsin. Before his time in the USL, Heinselman was, and upon his return still is, an important member of the Saints front office staff. He was an intern in 2014 and from there as hired full time as the organization moved from Midway Stadium to CHS Field in 2015. On this episode, we discuss Heinselman's years with the Saints, his time in Madison, family life, entrepreneurial ventures, the worst team statistically in the British Basketball League, and STDefense night! Thanks for listening! As always, keep up with us on Instagram, X, and Facebook @funnnyintheory.

Duration:00:52:58

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Mainstream Topics of Discussion | EP 95

1/31/2024
Send us a Text Message. On this episode of Funny In Theory, Sierra and Josh discuss Taylor Swift's relationship status, Sierra has her first baseball season nightmare, Josh looks forward to his visit to the eye doctor, and everyone agrees the ending a podcast takes way longer than beginning a podcast. Thanks for listening and as always, keep up with us @funnnyintheory on X, Instagram, and Facebook!

Duration:00:31:28

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Eddie Coblentz | EP 94

1/24/2024
Send us a Text Message. Eddie Coblentz joined the Saints as Director of Community Partnerships and Fan Services in March of 2017. The New Jersey native graduated in the year 2000 from Georgetown University in Washington, DC with a business degree in Marketing, minor in Psychology having played four seasons on the Georgetown Football team. Eddie's professional career began at the NFL Players Association followed by his initial baseball role with the Baltimore Orioles as a baseball operations assistant. He later accepted a position with ScoutAdvisor Corporation enabling a move to St. Paul where his first son was born in 2007 before relocating back east to join the New York Yankees in 2008. Eddie's time in New York included the opening of the new Yankee Stadium and a World Series championship 2009 season. Four seasons with the Yankees included the birth of triplet boys in 2011 resulting in a return to the Twin Cities. During Saints games, you will find Eddie around the Fan Services desk (Section 105 concourse) or conversing with guests and fan services staff. Eddie resides in Arden Hills with his superhero wife Airika, sons Fletcher, Cooper, Hudson and Nathan. Coblentz joins Sierra and Josh to discuss his background, coming to the Saints, and life as a father with triplets! As always, thanks for watching, and be sure to keep up with Funny In Theory on all of our social platforms such as; X, Instagram, and Facebook.

Duration:01:01:08

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Dan Rooney (aka Chef) | EP 93

1/19/2024
Send us a Text Message. Hello to you! Welcome to this episode of Funny In Theory. On this occasion Sierra and Josh are joined by Dan Rooney, who plays Chef, one of the longest serving and most iconic Ushertainers. Rooney reminisces on life at Midway, discusses the transition to CHS Field for the Entertainment Team, and tells some goofy stories along the way. Music produced by Andrew Crowley. Thanks for to this episode of Funny In Theory! As always, be sure to follow along on our social platforms @funnnyintheory to keep up to date on the latest releases of episodes.

Duration:00:51:57

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Tom Whaley | EP 92

1/10/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this continuation of Episode 91 of Funny In Theory, Sierra and Josh are joined by Tom Whaley. From 1993-98, Whaley served as the Saints’ Director of Operations and Assistant General Manager. He spent two seasons as the Director of Corporate Sales for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before joining the Goldklang Group in January 2001. He was principally involved in the start-up of the Can-Am League’s Brockton Rox and the construction of a new baseball stadium and conference center in the Boston suburb in 2002. A year later, he was on hand when the Rox won the league championship. In August 2002, he returned to the Saints, assuming his current position as Executive Vice-President responsible for business development and was one of the instrumental people in making CHS Field a reality. He purchased an ownership interest in the Saints in 2005. He lives in Lino Lakes with his wife, Kathleen. Three grown children live in a galaxy far, far away. Whaley is the 2018 Board Chair for the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. Whaley has stayed on as Executive Vice-President since the ownership change of the Saints from the Goldklang Group to Diamond Baseball Holdings in 2023.

Duration:00:10:42