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MBMB Ep. 57: Jason Grilli talks Unwritten Rules of Baseball, Life After Baseball

8/19/2018
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Former MLB pitcher Jason Grilli (8:45) hops on the phone to discuss Ronald Acuna Jr. being hit by Jose Urena, what he thinks about the unwritten rules of baseball and what he's up to now that he has some free time. Thanks for listening, subscribing and reviewing the podcast!

Duration:00:47:37

MBMB Ep. 56: Erin Coscarelli on Social Media, Building a Brand and Her Career

7/27/2018
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NFL Network's Erin Coscarelli (5:05) joins Mike and Brandon for an in-depth discussion on how social media has changed journalism and how to build your own brand through social media. Erin chats about her career path and gives advice to young journalists. As always, thank you for listening and subscribing!

Duration:01:03:41

MBMB Ep. 55: World Cup recap with Zack Goldman

7/20/2018
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In today's episode, Mike and Brandon break down the Manny Machado and Kawhi Leonard trades before welcoming in Zack Goldman (12:45) to offer his take on World Cup 2018, how the USA needs to approach the next four years and what it was like to be in Russia for the big event. Finally, Brandon checks in with Mike to get his take, or lack thereof, on the WSOP final table. Thanks as always for listening and subscribing!

Duration:01:00:12

MBMB Ep. 54: MLB Agent Joe Longo

7/2/2018
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Joe Longo of Paragon Sports International hops on with Mike and Brandon to chat about a couple of his clients, including Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich. He discusses what it takes to be an agent, how to handle contract situations and much more.

Duration:00:50:56

MBMB Ep. 53: Trump vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Roseanne and Where is LeBron Going?

6/7/2018
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Mike and Brandon try to make sense of President Donald Trump taking back the Philadelphia Eagles' invite to the White House, while also sharing their thoughts on Roseanne Barr's tweet. The guys also talk a little Dodgers and Angels before trying to figure out where LeBron James will play in 2019.

Duration:00:42:07

MBMB Ep. 52: Colleen Wolfe Talks NFL Career, Women in Sports and Social Media

5/25/2018
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NFL Network's Colleen Wolfe joins Mike and Brandon to chat about covering her hometown Philadelphia Eagles, as well as her audition process for NFL Network. She also explains her role in helping other women in the industry and how she manages to balance her use of social media with her views on life.

Duration:00:59:41

MBMB Ep. 51: Gambling, Poker and NBA with Jeff Platt

5/17/2018
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PokerNews podcast host Jeff Platt joins Mike and Brandon to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to effectively allow individual states to decide whether gambling should be legal. The guys also chat about poker in Vegas, Jeff's move from Texas to Nevada and what it was like to interview Coach Pop in San Antonio.

Duration:01:10:11

MBMB Ep. 50: Tony Fiore on Facing Ichiro Suzuki, Life in the Minors and Post-Baseball Career

5/7/2018
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Former MLB pitcher Tony Fiore joins Mike and Brandon to discuss Ichiro Suzuki's career and what it was like to face Ichiro. Tony also chats about life in the minor leagues and what he is doing now.

Duration:00:57:26

MBMB Ep. 49: 2018 NFL Draft recap with Keith Rivers

4/29/2018
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Former NFL and USC Trojans linebacker Keith Rivers joins Mike and Brandon to discuss his draft day, whether he thinks the New York Giants made a mistake passing on a quarterback and why he decided to retire at a young age. Please subscribe and rate the podcast!

Duration:00:46:05

MBMB Ep. 47: NFL Draft preview with Gregg Rosenthal

4/12/2018
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NFL Network's Gregg Rosenthal joins Mike and Brandon to chat about what the teams at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft will do with their picks and if the Los Angeles Rams are the team to beat in the NFC. Gregg also discusses his time at Rotoworld and the rise of fantasy sports, especially football.

Duration:00:58:13

MBMB Ep. 46: Steve Lavin talks NCAA Tournament, Paying Athletes

4/7/2018
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Duration:01:03:40

MBMB Ep. 45: Pedro Moura on The Athletic, Ohtani and Print Journalism

3/8/2018
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The Athletic's Pedro Moura joins Mike and Brandon to discuss the website's model, his initial impressions of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani and the biggest storylines to watch this year in baseball.

Duration:00:49:42

MBMB Ep. 43: Super Bowl LII preview with Dan Hanzus

2/1/2018
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NFL.com's Dan Hanzus joins Mike and Brandon to preview all things Super Bowl LII. The guys discuss whether Nick Foles can go toe-to-toe with Tom Brady and how the Eagles can pull off the upset. And of course, you'll hear all three give predictions on the game.

Duration:00:39:31

MBMB Ep. 42: 2018 MLB Hall of Fame, looking forward to 2019's class

1/26/2018
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After a couple of weeks off, Mike and Brandon get together to break down the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class, discuss the impact of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs on certain votes and take a quick look forward to the 2019 class and see who should get voted in. The guys briefly preview Super Bowl 52 and offer their thoughts on other random news stories.

Duration:00:47:31

MBMB Ep. 41: Dave Dameshek previews NFL playoffs, talks Donald Trump and Jimmy Kimmel

1/3/2018
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NFL Network's Dave Dameshek joins Mike and Brandon to preview the NFL postseason, including which team could surprise us and whether we are destined for a Patriots-Steelers AFC Championship. Dave also offers his thoughts on Donald Trump and Jimmy Kimmel's influence on political issues. Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!

Duration:01:15:43

MBMB Ep. 40: Ohtani signing, Japanese baseball with Erik Schullstrom

12/18/2017
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Former MLB pitcher and current U.S. Scouting Director for the Hiroshima Carp joins Mike and Brandon to discuss Shohei Ohtani's move to Anaheim, the difference between baseball in Japan and the U.S. and much more!

Duration:00:48:39

MBMB Ep. 39: Pac-12 title game chat with John Jackson

11/30/2017
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Mike and Brandon are joined by USC broadcaster and former NFL wide receiver John Jackson to break down the Pac-12 title game between the USC Trojans and Stanford Cardinal, if there is any pressure on Clay Helton with Chip Kelly at UCLA and what JJ misses about baseball.

Duration:00:51:19

MBMB Ep. 38: USC-UCLA preview with Pete Arbogast

11/15/2017
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Mike and Brandon are back and this week they are joined by the "Voice of the Trojans" Pete Arbogast. The guys break down this week's USC-UCLA game, the rivalry over the years and Pete's gameday routine.

Duration:00:45:06

MBMB Ep. 37: USC-Notre Dame preview with Anthony Davis, Lawrence Jackson

10/20/2017
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In episode 37, Mike and Brandon bring on former USC running back Anthony Davis to chat about his success against Notre Dame, his fondest memories of the rivalry and his thoughts on the current USC team. Then, Lawrence Jackson joins the guys to talk about the "Bush Push," his thoughts on the SC-ND rivalry and what he thinks of USC quarterback Sam Darnold.

Duration:01:10:22

MBMB Ep. 36: De Jon Watson on roster development, scouting

10/11/2017
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Washington Nationals Special Assistant to GM De Jon Watson joins Mike and Brandon to discuss the difficulties in scouting outside of the United States, the process of converting a hitter to a pitcher and how much money a player truly is worth.

Duration:01:03:44