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The baseball podcast for every type of fan. We bring analysis and opinions from all different types of viewpoints, combining new and old-age thinking into one show. Host Luke Manderfeld, along with Robert Stangler, Noah Manderfeld and Nik Budig, break down hot topics, news stories, teams and more while having some fun along the way.

The baseball podcast for every type of fan. We bring analysis and opinions from all different types of viewpoints, combining new and old-age thinking into one show. Host Luke Manderfeld, along with Robert Stangler, Noah Manderfeld and Nik Budig, break down hot topics, news stories, teams and more while having some fun along the way.
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The baseball podcast for every type of fan. We bring analysis and opinions from all different types of viewpoints, combining new and old-age thinking into one show. Host Luke Manderfeld, along with Robert Stangler, Noah Manderfeld and Nik Budig, break down hot topics, news stories, teams and more while having some fun along the way.

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English


Episodes

The Fastball

4/24/2019
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Is the fastball hurting pitchers? How so? We tackle one of the deepest issues in baseball: the good and bad of the fastball. Thanks for tuning in!

Duration:00:29:23

Are Bullpens Ruining Baseball?

4/17/2019
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Today, we analyze the role of the bullpen around baseball. Is the new-age style of deploying bullpens ruining the game? We also discuss our favorite relievers this year and what's going on with Craig Kimbrel. Thanks for tuning in!

Duration:00:26:53

Real or Mirage?

4/8/2019
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What early-season surprises are real? And which are fake? The Stitches Panel tackles six different surprise teams and players and determine whether the start is indicative of the rest of the season. We talk Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Corey Kluber, Jorge Polanco and Tim Beckham. Thanks for tuning in!

Duration:00:28:33

The Prospect Episode

4/3/2019
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Prospects are all the rave in baseball. Today, the Stitches Panel discusses service time manipulation, sleeper prospects and if the hype around prospects is worth it. Take time to rate and review — we always appreciate feedback — and subscribe whereever you get your podcasts! Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:24:57

Opening Day is Upon Us

3/27/2019
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The MLB regular season is oh, so close. Luke and Noah Manderfeld tackle this podcast without Robert Stangler or Nik Budig. We chat about what baseball can do to make Opening Day more exciting. We also touch on our storylines to watch this season. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:27:01

Prediction Special!

3/19/2019
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Hi, everyone! The regular season is upon us, and the Stitches Panel gives its 2019 predictions. Hear our favorite teams out of each division, the wild card clubs and our picks for the World Series champion. We also give our thoughts on the individual player awards — MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. It's a long one, but we hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening! Spoiler alert: Find all of our picks below. We will hold ourselves accountable! Mark our words! Division winners NL...

Duration:00:51:19

They’re Changing Our Game!

3/13/2019
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Hi, everyone! Today we go over some of the biggest proposed rule changes in baseball. Universal DH? Three-batter minimum for pitchers? 26-man roster? We tackle all of that and more on today's episode. As always, if you like us, rate and subscribe anywhere you get your podcasts. Thank you for listening!

Duration:00:30:35

Harper Mania

3/7/2019
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The big kahuna has finally signed! Bryce Harper inks a mega deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Stitches Panel gets a bit heated about whether Harper is worth it. Other topics include the baseball name game, PECOTA rankings and the 1-on-1 debate. Thanks for listening! Name game: 2:20 Bryce Harper: 3:55 PECOTA: 14:10 Debate: 27:15

Duration:00:32:32

NL East Bias?

2/27/2019
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Today the Stitches Panel chats about our weather antics over the weekend, the National League East, which has become one of the best divisions in baseball, and other musings. Don't forget to rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher. Thank you for listening! Name game: 2:57 NL East discussion: 4:25 Debate: 28:25

Duration:00:32:58

Spring Training is Here... Thank God

2/18/2019
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Hello, everybody! Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers reported over the last week, and we have plenty to talk about. Find out what we specifically look for in Spring Training games, and why we're so excited this year. We also talk about all of last week's top storylines. Make sure to rate, review and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening! Name game: 2:05 Spring Training storylines: 4:07 Debate: 20:15

Duration:00:25:40

Free agents hung out to dry

2/11/2019
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Welcome back! The whole Stitches panel is back! We are diving into some of the biggest free agents still on the market. And, yes, that includes Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, two of the biggest names in baseball. Give it listen, and don't forget to subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Time marks: Name game: 1:57 Free agent discussion: 3:25 Debate: 25:40

Duration:00:30:10

Best Division in Baseball?

2/5/2019
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Welcome back! We're here on a Monday (thanks, Super Bowl) and ready to talk about the National League Central, potentially the best division in baseball. The Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs all have a shot to win the crown, with the Reds and Pirates showing sneaky potential. Listen to host Luke Manderfeld, Noah Manderfeld and Nik Budig break it down. Time stamps: Name Game: 2:23 NL Central Discussion: 3:43 Debate: 26:00

Duration:00:31:47

The Greatest Rivalry in Sports

1/28/2019
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Welcome back to our second episode of the Stitches Podcast. Host Luke Manderfeld, Robert Stangler and Noah Manderfeld talk about the Greatest Rivalry in Sports: the Red Sox and Yankees. Listen and find out the answer to our name game and who wins our Stitches debate. Make sure to subscribe and rate on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play!

Duration:00:30:00

Will the Twins Win?

1/21/2019
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We are back! Host Luke Manderfeld and the Stitches panel—Noah Manderfeld, Nik Budig and Robert Stangler—talk about the Twins and their outlook in 2019. Join us for our first-ever baseball name game and listen to the panel duke it out over the question: Is the free agent freeze ruining baseball? Name game: 2:22 Twins preview: 4:17 Debate: 21:02 S/O to Tony Bohnenkamp for the music in the debate segment.

Duration:00:27:47