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Jeff Blair, ex-MLBer Kevin Barker & Blue Jays broadcaster Joe Siddall discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

Jeff Blair, ex-MLBer Kevin Barker & Blue Jays broadcaster Joe Siddall discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

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Toronto, ON

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Jeff Blair, ex-MLBer Kevin Barker & Blue Jays broadcaster Joe Siddall discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

Twitter:

@TheGarfoose

Language:

English

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One Ted Rogers Way Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3B7 416 870 0590


Episodes

Oct. 30: The Season Finale

10/30/2020
We wrap up the season by checking in with our listeners, with topics including the Blue Jays’ off-season, Tony La Russa’s hiring by the White Sox, and potential rules changes (including not running the bases after a home run?!?). Also, Barker’s Bundesliga Picks! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the […]

Duration:00:47:23

Oct. 29: The White Sox Hired…Who?!?!

10/29/2020
Jeff and Kevin discuss a pair of fairly impressive names becoming available, and the breaking news of the White Sox’s hiring of Tony La Russa as their new manager. SportsNet LA’s Ned Colletti discusses the La Russa news, and the Dodgers’ World Series win, in addition to what’s next for them. What’s the most important […]

Duration:00:46:37

Oct. 28: A Wild Ending To The World Series

10/28/2020
Jeff and Kevin discuss Rays manager Kevin Cash’s decision to pull Blake Snell in the 6th inning of Game 6 of the World Series, which led to the Dodgers coming-from-behind and clinching the championship. Sportsnet’s Buck Martinez on Cash’s decision and the Dodgers’ win. We also delve into Justin Turner being informed of a positive […]

Duration:00:46:25

Oct. 27: Game Six

10/27/2020
Jeff and Kevin preview Game 6 of the World Series, and discuss what to expect from the Dodgers and Rays. 1983 World Series MVP Rick Dempsey – who caught the final out of the 1988 World Series for the Dodgers – discusses his memorable October moments, and Dodgers SPs Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler. The […]

Duration:00:47:30

Oct. 26: Wild World Series Weekend

10/26/2020
Jeff and Kevin recap a memorable weekend in the World Series, including Game 4’s crazy finish, and the Rays’ gutsy call to attempt a steal of home in Game 5. Rays TV studio analyst Doug Waechter delves into the weekend, and takes a look at what to expect from Tampa Bay in Tuesday’s Game 6. […]

Duration:00:48:24

Oct. 23: Mookie Betts or Mike Trout?

10/23/2020
We preview this weekend’s World Series matchups. The LA Times’ Bill Shaikin on how Major League Baseball reacted to the Miami Marlins’ COVID outbreak to get their season back on-track, and on the Dodgers heading into Game 3. Who would you rather watch play: Mookie Betts or Mike Trout? Barker’s Bundesliga Picks! The views and opinions expressed in […]

Duration:00:47:43

Oct. 22: Brandon Lowe Hits It High

10/22/2020
We discuss the big nights of Brandon Lowe and Blake Snell as the Rays even up the World Series with the Dodgers at 1-1. Aaron Loup steps up for the Rays! What, exactly, is an “ace?” We compare the Blue Jays’ pitching staff to those of the World Series teams. The views and opinions expressed […]

Duration:00:47:17

Oct. 21: Clayton Kershaw delivers a Game 1 win for Dodgers

10/21/2020
Jeff and Kevin recap the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series opener with MLB Network’s Carlos Peña and ESPN/Sportsnet MLB play-by-play voice Dan Shulman. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of […]

Duration:00:47:14

Oct. 20: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Arozarena?

10/20/2020
We preview Game 1 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers. Sportsnet World Series analyst and former AL MVP Justin Morneau discusses the matchup, and how Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw should approach facing Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena. We discuss what Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could potentially learn from Tampa Bay’s […]

Duration:00:47:08

Oct. 19: It’s The Rays and The Dodgers

10/19/2020
We discuss the Rays-Dodgers World Series matchup – as predicted by Jeff ahead of the season – and their respective LCS wins. Rays TV studio analyst Orestes Destrade discusses Randy Arozarena’s breakout postseason, how he could see Kevin Cash managing in the World Series, and how Tampa might just be the City of Champions! The […]

Duration:00:48:10

Oct. 16: The Perfect Swing

10/16/2020
We discuss Clayton Kershaw’s struggles in Game 4 of the NLCS. Astros play-by-play voice (and former Rays TV reporter) Todd Kalas discusses the ALCS, and whether the Rays are boring. How have the shadows affected the LCS? What’s it like to face four different pitchers in four at-bats? The views and opinions expressed in this […]

Duration:00:47:19

Oct. 15: Kevin Was Right!

10/15/2020
We discuss Kevin’s prophetic statement about the Dodgers’ offence following their blowout Game 3 NLCS win over Atlanta. We delve into Dusty Baker’s managing as the Astros stay afloat in the ALCS. Blue Jays RHP (and long-time Dodger) Ross Stripling discusses what he’s seeing from his former teammates in the NLCS, his time in Toronto […]

Duration:00:46:00

Oct. 14: Tough Day For Jose Altuve

10/14/2020
Kevin dives into Jose Altuve’s defensive struggles for the Astros, and tells a story of getting into his head defensively in his own career. Atlanta takes a 2-0 NLCS lead over the Dodgers, though Kevin’s still got hope. ESPN’s Chris Singleton discusses the impressive Tampa Bay Rays being a win away from the World Series. […]

Duration:00:48:16

Oct. 13: Rays Up!

10/13/2020
Jeff & Kevin discuss Atlanta’s Game 1 NLCS win over the Dodgers, and the sensation that was Walker Buehler’s pants. Rays radio voice Dave Wills discusses Tampa Bay’s 2-0 ALCS lead over the Astros, and how close the series has been thus far. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the […]

Duration:00:47:34

Oct. 12: Remembering Joe Morgan

10/12/2020
It’s Thanksgiving Monday and Scott MacArthur joins Kevin Barker for a holiday edition of Baseball Central! Dan Shulman joins the guys ahead of calling Game 2 of the ALCS between Houston and Tampa Bay and remembers the Big Red Machine’s Joe Morgan after the legendary second baseman passed away at the age of 77. The […]

Duration:00:46:52

Oct. 8: Mike Soroka Joins The Show

10/8/2020
Atlanta SP (and Calgary native) Mike Soroka discusses his current rehab from an Achilles tear suffered earlier in the season, the team’s pitching staff, his approach to the postseason, and the contentiousness between teammate Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Miami Marlins in the NLDS. We take a look at the Dodgers-Padres and Rays-Yankees series. Rays […]

Duration:00:46:37

Oct. 7: Danny Jansen Joins The Show!

10/7/2020
We discuss the Yankees’ decision to use an opener in Tuesday’s loss to the Rays. Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen takes a look back at his season, and discusses the work ahead for him for 2021. We also take a look at the other LDS matchups, including Ronald Acuña Jr. riling up the Marlins. The […]

Duration:00:46:44

Oct. 6: Pete Walker Joins The Show

10/6/2020
Jeff and Kevin discuss the first games of the Yankees-Rays and Astros-A’s matchups, and look at the Atlanta-Marlins and Dodgers-Padres series. Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker discusses the team’s season, the possibility of Taijuan Walker and Robbie Ray having a future in Toronto, Nate Pearson’s future, and the challenges of navigating the unique […]

Duration:00:47:40

Oct. 5: Grudge Match

10/5/2020
Jeff and Kevin get excited about a rivalry-filled set of Division Series matchups! Oakland A’s radio voice Vince Cotroneo discusses Oakland’s season, the rivalry with the Astros, and Liam Hendriks’ emergence. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers […]

Duration:00:47:08

Oct. 2: Jordan Romano and Alex Anthopoulos join the show

10/2/2020
Jeff’s ready for some animosity in the ALDS! Blue Jays RP Jordan Romano discusses his season, how close he was to returning from his finger injury, and what the Blue Jays’ clubhouse was like after Wednesday’s loss. We discuss the Wild Card round thus far, and begin looking ahead to the LDS, before diving in […]

Duration:00:46:50