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Episodes

Episode 11 - Batflips, Smoltz, and Boston Knuckleheads

9/20/2018
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On today’s 11th episode we have an 8-year-old starting pitcher, two knuckleheads from Boston, the Orioles unintentionally tanking, Smoltz sounds off, and bat-flip celebrations. Play ball!

Duration:00:41:13

Episode 10 - Division Realignment... And Other Stuff

9/13/2018
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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!

Duration:00:41:45

Another Podcast Update

8/15/2018
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Hey guys! I am back with another new update. I also chat about how silly Michael Wilbon is and how he should just stick to the NFL and NBA. On forth to Denver!

Duration:00:05:16

Podcast Update

8/6/2018
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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:)

Duration:00:04:01

Episode 9 - Lets BALK About It!

7/6/2018
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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!

Duration:00:35:42

Episode 8 - DH Yay or Nay

6/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:29:31

Episode 7 - Disappearing Act

6/21/2018
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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!

Duration:00:28:16

Episode 6 - Say No to Robo

6/14/2018
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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!

Duration:00:31:30

Pop-ups 3 - Mensa Man Project

6/12/2018
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Mensa Member, Nick Elam, suggests several ways to make the game more exciting for fans as well as players. Mensa Man Project

Duration:00:08:48

Episode 5 - Umpire or Empire

6/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:02

Pop-ups 2 - ESPN vs. NY

6/4/2018
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Who's in control of operations at the MLB? ESPN seems to think they can determine the schedule. Where's Manfred?

Duration:00:06:28

Pop-ups 1 - Rizzo's Slide

5/28/2018
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Was Rizzo's slide at home dirty? I pop-up and chat about it!

Duration:00:04:51

Episode 3 - Kill the Error

5/24/2018
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Baseball and its statistics are changing. Especially with the growing popularity of Sabermetrics. Does this mean that traditional pieces of data, such as hits, ERA, OBS, will slowly disappear? In this episode I discuss Brian Kenny's notion that the error is an antiquated metric that needs to go away. I explain why I disagree with his reasoning by addressing six of his quotes as well as present my own solution.

Duration:00:25:16

Episode 2 - The Ballhawk

5/19/2018
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For the past 90 years there has been a troop of men armed with gloves and determination. Patiently listening for that one sound that calls them into action: the crack of the bat. They call themselves, ballhawks. These men congregate on Waveland Avenue, sipping on Gatorade, and pining for the coveted homerun ball. Spectators line the street in lawn chairs enjoying the show. It was fun. They weren't in the way. They weren't a nuisance. They were just baseball fans. But things have changed....

Duration:00:25:49

Episode 1 - Pace of Play Rules 2018

5/19/2018
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The MLB has instituted new Pace of Play Rules for the 2018 season. This is an attempt to not only shorten the length of the average baseball game, but also to help the action within the game move at a quicker pace. Basically, less dead time and more action. These rule changes, although seemingly minor, may have a major league (see what I did there) effect on the DNA of the game itself. This is the MLB's blueprint for making America's pastime more appealing to the casual fan. In this...

Duration:00:28:56

Podcast Introduction

5/19/2018
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Enjoy this brief introduction to my voice as well as what you can expect from each show. Launching soon! Spread the hype!

Duration:00:02:27