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The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 27: Sorry, Buck Farmer

4/8/2016
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Like the Detroit Tigers, we're back! Although... we are a bit rusty. Rob and HookSlide discussed the first week of the new baseball season, remembered 24 of the 25 players on the Tigers' roster (sorry, Buck Farmer), and answered a heap of listener questions in their first episode together in nearly a month. Luckily, there were plenty of good things to talk about. The Tigers are off to a roaring start at 2-0, winning a pair of exciting games over the Miami Marlins. Your fearless podcast...

Duration: 01:53:08


The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 25: Goose Gossage is a f***head

3/16/2016
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Things get a little testy on this week's episode! Okay, not really. But Rob and HookSlide celebrate their 25th episode the best way they know how: talking about the Detroit Tigers and laying into an old geezer who thinks stats are ruining baseball. This week's target? Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage, who went after stat-heads and current players alike for ruining the game of yesteryear. You know, the one where players like Kirk Gibson fist-pumped their way around the bases after...

Duration: 01:50:15


Bless You Boys Podcast 145: Miguel Cabrera gets 400

5/17/2015
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In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks with Tigers beat writer and MLive columnist Chris Iott about the past week of Tigers baseball. Topics include whether the bullpen has graduated from "terrible" to "not too bad," whether Dave Dombrowski might be looking to trade for another bullpen arm in July and who would be on the trading block, the ongoing neck-and-neck race between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, an "anemic" offense (to use Brad Ausmus' word)...

Duration: 00:40:20


Bless You Boys Podcast 144: Staying Afloat on the Road

5/8/2015
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In this episode of the podcast, HookSlide catches up with Detroit News columnist Kurt Mensching. Topics include Shane Greene's recent rough outings, Brad Ausmus' bullpen management, Joba Chamberlain's struggles, Victor Martinez, and the recently opened spot on the Tigers' 40-man roster.

Duration: 00:28:30


Bless You Boys Podcast 143: A Royal Pain

5/2/2015
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In this episode of theBless You Boys podcast, HookSlide chats with BYB staff writer Jon Erkkila about the past week of Tigers baseball. Topics include the Tigers/Royals matchup, Justin Verlander's status and upcoming (third) MRI, Victor Martinez's slow start, analyzing JD Martinez's fair-to-good start, and more.

Duration: 00:42:49


Bless You Boys Podcast 141: Second verse, same as the first

4/18/2015
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In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks about the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Detroit Tigers with Ryan Schuiling, host of the WBBL Morning Show and color commentator for the West Michigan Whitecaps. Topics include who's hot for the Whitecaps so far, Brad Ausmus' early approval rating, what to do with Joe Nathan, Dave Dombrowski and the bullpen, the improved Tigers defense in 2015, and more.

Duration: 00:42:13


Bless You Boys Podcast 140: A roaring good start

4/11/2015
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In this week's episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide and Rob Rogacki talk about the Detroit Tigers' opening week of baseball. Topics include the sweep of the Minnesota Twins, Anthony Gose's solid offense and defense, Shane Greene's pitching debut, Alex Avila's new approach at the plate, and whether this is truly the best team that Dave Dombrowski has assembled so far.

Duration: 00:41:25


Bless You Boys Podcast 139: Meet Joe Mantiply

3/1/2015
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In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide talks with former West Michigan Whitecaps relief pitcher Joe Mantiply, who has joined the Detroit Tigers for Spring Training in 2015. We'll be talking about Joe's journey to the major leagues, life in the minor leagues, and much more.

Duration: 00:34:00


Bless You Boys Podcast 138: Saying Farewell to Ben Chiswick

2/7/2015
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In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide chats with former West Michigan Whitecaps radio play by play announcer Ben Chiswick to talk about the upcoming 2015 season. Topics will include which Whitecaps players to keep an eye on in 2015, the general state of the Tigers' farm system, Joe Mantiply's invitation to spring training, and more.

Duration: 00:38:42


Bless You Boys Podcast 137: Counting Down with Jon Erkkila

1/31/2015
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In this episode of the Bless You Boys podcast, HookSlide catches up with BYB staff writer Jon Erkkila to talk about Brad Ausmus, Max Scherzer, James Shields, the new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and more!

Duration: 00:41:36


Bless You Boys Podcast 134: Christmas Break with Rob Rogacki

12/20/2014
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HookSlide talks with Rob Rogacki about Miguel Cabrera's surgery, Bruce Rondon's recovery, the Tigers' acquisitions of Alfredo Simon and Yoenis Cespedes, and the loss of Rick Porcello in the starting rotation.

Duration: 00:25:53


Bless You Boys Podcast 132: Tigers post-mortem with Matthew B. Mowery

10/11/2014
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In the first BYB Podcast of the off-season, Big Al and HookSlide ask Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press to conduct a post-mortem on the Detroit Tigers' disappointing 2014 season. Bless You Boys Podcast 132 was recorded October 10, 2014, has a running time of 86 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Special guest: Matthew B. Mowery, Detroit Tigers beat writer for The Oakland Press. Follow Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewMowery. Topics: Mowery interview: Matt gives us an in-depth...

Duration: 01:26:25


Bless You Boys Podcast 131: ALDS preview

10/2/2014
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The BYB Podcast is in playoff mode! Big Al and HookSlide preview this week's Tigers - Orioles ALDS. Bless You Boys Podcast 131 was recorded October 1, 2014, has a running time of 84 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Special guest: Mark Brown, writer, editor, podcast host, and resident nerd of SB Nation's Baltimore Orioles blog Camden Chat. Follow Mark on Twitter at @EatMoreEsskay. Mark Brown interview: Mark gives us the Baltimore Orioles' point-of-view on the suspension of...

Duration: 01:24:37


Bless You Boys Podcast 130: Dan Dickerson

9/26/2014
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Dan Dickerson, play-by-play man for the Tigers radio network, joins Big Al and HookSlide to talk about his broadcasting days in Grand Rapids, working with Ernie Harwell and Jim Price, sabermetrics, and Detroit's outlook for the post season and in 2015. Bless You Boys Podcast 130 was recorded September 26, 2014, has a running time of 1:15 and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Special guest: Dan Dickerson, play-by-play broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers Radio Network. Dan goes in-depth about...

Duration: 01:15:16


Bless You Boys Podcast 129: Rod Allen

9/20/2014
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Big Al and HookSlide interview Rod Allen, member of the 1984 Tigers and color analyst for Fox Sports Detroit, who talks about his time in the big leagues and playing in Japan, life in the broadcast booth and the team's playoff chances. Bless You Boys Podcast 129 was recorded September 19, 2014, has a running time of 1:13 and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Rod Allen interview: Rod gives us a look into his life in baseball, the experience of playing for Sparky Anderson and the 1984 team,...

Duration: 01:13:14


Bless You Boys Podcast 128: Mario Impemba

9/13/2014
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This week Big Al and HookSlide are joined by Mario Impemba of Fox Sports Detroit, talking all things Detroit Tigers and his life in the broadcast booth. Bless You Boys Podcast 128 was recorded September 12, 2014, has a running time of 72 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Special guest: Mario Impemba, Detroit Tigers broadcaster for Fox Sports Detroit. You can find Mario online at MarioImpemba.com or on Twitter at @Mario_Impemba. His book, 'If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit...

Duration: 01:10:47


Bless You Boys Podcast 127: A week of treading water

9/7/2014
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This week Big Al and HookSlide welcome Rob Rogacki to the podcast. Rob is BYB's resident Doctor of Physical Therapy, who gives us his expert opinion on the Tigers' injury issues. Bless You Boys Podcast 127 was recorded September 7, 2014, has a running time of 77 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Topics: Rob Rogacki interview: We cover the gamut of Tigers' injury issues with Dr. Rob, from effects core muscle surgery had on Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, to the September...

Duration: 01:17:44


Bless You Boys Podcast 126: Starting pitcher bingo

8/29/2014
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Big Al and HookSlide welcome another special guest - Jason Beck of MLB.com joins us for a discussion of the AL Central, the rash of Tigers' injuries and his love of obscure jerseys. Bless You Boys Podcast 126 was recorded August 29, 2014, has a running time of 68 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Special guest: Jason Beck, Detroit Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. You can find the latest from Jason at the aptly named Beck's Blog, and follow him on Twitter at @BeckJason. Beck...

Duration: 01:08:31


Bless You Boys Podcast 125: Meet the beat writer

8/22/2014
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HookSlide returns from vacation to rejoin Big Al on this week's BYB Podcast, bringing with him a special guest - Tigers beat writer Chris Iott of Mlive.com. Bless You Boys Podcast 125 was recorded August 22, 2014, has a running time of 60 minutes and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Special guest: Chris Iott, Detroit Tigers beat writer for Mlive.com. Follow Chris on Twitter at @Chris_Iott. Chris Iott interview: We cover the gamut with Chris - life as a beat writer, the demands of social...

Duration: 01:00:42


Bless You Boys Podcast 124: Joe Nathan, public enemy number one

8/16/2014
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On this week's Bless You Boys Podcast, HookSlide has the week off, but we welcome back Detroit News columnist and BYB's own Kurt Mensching back to the show to discuss a disastrous week of Detroit baseball, Joe Nathan vs. the Tigers' fan base, Kurt vs. the Tigers' fan base and Victor Martinez asking for fan support. Bless You Boys Podcast 124 was recorded August 16, 2014, has a running time of 53 minutes and features Al Beaton and Kurt Mensching. Topics: Slumping again: The Tigers would not...

Duration: 00:54:53

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