It's time for the final episode of the year! Our very first Christmas Special.
I am joined by my new friend and colleague Brian Handzel from BellyUp Sports and 27 Outs Baseball Network.
Join us as we discuss some of the signings that went down during the Winter Meetings in Vegas as well as the HOF inductees.
I'll tell you what... Tony La Russa sure gave his opinion on all the criticism over Harold Baines. Drama, Drama, Drama!
Brian and I end the show on a personal note by asking 4-5...
We are creeping toward our 20th episode!
But in episode 19 I talk about resent signings, disgruntled players, new ballpark experiences, a baseball player winning the Heisman, and a very controversial topic...
Banning the Shift!
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We are creeping up on my 20th Episode, but this one is a doozie!
Hardball headlines like new ballparks, player signings, and Knuckle Trivia is back!!
Three controversial topics. I give you my raw opinion on Baseball announcers hurting the game, Addison Russell and the Cubs decisions, and what MLB's partnership with MGM has to do with Pete Rose (spoiler: they are not connected whatsoever).
Sit back and enjoy and I look forward to interacting on Twitter:)
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Welcome to the Thanksgiving Day Episode! The only thing that's related is my emoji dabbing on a gaint Turkey and the fact that I am releasing this a day early on Thanksgiving. I say absolutley nothing about Thanksgiving in this episode. Sorry.
In this episode, I am joined by Pottymouth and Patti from No Crying in Baseball Podcast. I have brought them on the show to talk about women and their involvement in the America's Past time.
Enjoy! Also, Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gooble!
Joining me on today's episode is Sean Norberg, co-founder of Clutch Baseball, a fantasy card/board game for every baseball lover!
Sean shares his journey from inception to production of Clutch Baseball as well as weighs in on some great baseball topics.
Bill James, writer and adviser of the Boston Red Sox makes a controversial statement about payers being replaceable.
We also chat about how the game of baseball is evolving into something very different. It's just a matter of time.
"Please, sir, may I have another?"
You sure can. Here's another guest on The Ball & Mitt Podcast. I am joined today by Bridget Mulcahy author of The Cheap Little Swing blog.
Bridget has worked for many baseball clubs that span numerous leagues. From the Newport Gulls, to the Cap Code League, and MLB teams such as Arizona and Colorado.
A talented writer and lover of baseball, Bridget is a hardball expert!
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I am joined by Preston Phillips of the Just a Bit Outside Podcast to discuss our thoughts on the 2018 playoffs and World Series. Was it what we wanted or were we disappointed?
We also chat about the beginning of the Alex Cora Legacy in Boston, our predictions on the AL East free agent market, and our picks for the Gold Glove Awards.
I make my World Series Predictions (well, I tell you about predicted before Tuesday), and give you an update to all things Ball & Mitt!
Molina wins an award, Astros' fans show their true colors, Manny being Manny, and a whole bunch of accusations of stealing. All in this cool little episode!
I am back, baseball fans! And it sure feels good! On today's episode I discuss bigger ballparks, happier commentators, George Bush's perfect 9/11 strike, and divisional changes. Grab your pine tar and hold on tight, it's gonna be fun!
Hey Baseball fans! I am still alive and kicking. I just wanted to let you know that the Ball & Mitt Podcast is still a thing. Just a lot of transitioning going on as I sell the house, find a job, and move to Denver all with two bum shoulders:)
Now, what in the world is a balk? Does anyone even know? Do the umpire’s even know. It’s hard to say. The issue isn’t even the criteria surrounding a balk. It’s more of the interpretation of a pitcher’s intent. But isn’t this subjective approach the very reason why we tried to objectively define what constitutes a balk. It is very difficult to objectify something so subjective. But here we are. Let's talk about it!
The NL has its strategic, yet often boring baseball and the AL has the exciting yet sometimes chaotic approach. But I think the time has come. The time for the leagues to adopt the DH or get rid of it. And then put the issue to rest. Let’s talk about it.
The game of baseball is changing. Sometimes in ways we may not even notice. I'm not talking about sabermetrics, or "Make Baseball fun again" trucker hats. There are small but vital actions that are slowly fading away. Parts of the game that were once very common place are now just... disappearing. Let's talk about it!
It seems that umpires are missing more and more calls when it comes to balls and strikes. What needs to be done? Since technology has come so far in such a short amount of time, should an automated strike zone, a Roboump, be implemented to better call the game? Sounds all nice and packaged with a bow on top but I think we are missing the point. Let's talk about it!
The words Umpire and Empire don’t seem to have anything in common. In fact, the former rules over its subjects while the later arbitrates between two subjects. But is the first letter of these words slowly becoming the only difference? Are umpires making sure the game is under control or are they trying to take control of the game?
This episode takes a dive into some issues, 5 specifically, that I have observed this year concerning umpires and their presence during the game. Do they need...