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We cover the Business of Baseball, its history and how it operates. Interviews with Players, Agents, Owners, Scouts, Umpires, MLB, MLBPA, Major League, Minor League Sports Analysis. Music - Rocking Forward by XTaKeRux.

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    MLB Rundown, Reds on Losing No-Hitters & our Favorite baseball stadiums

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 40:13

    Discuss recent show Randy Sullivan Florida Baseball ARMory on BaseballBiz MLB Weekly RundownAL East – Orioles what's next & almost win against the Yankees. Tampa Bay Rays, Wander Franco & Ji-Mon Choi broke out of 0 in 18 hitting slumps. Yankees at .750 leading all 30 teams – could they win 120 games this season Tyler Skaggs deathMatt Harvey verdict suspended 60 games AL Central – 8:00Royals took 2 out of 3 from the Rockies in ColoradoAL West – 9:13A's hit an Umpire, Max Foster, twice in one game3-man umpire crew had to move quicklyAstros break records with 5 home runs in one inningReid Detmers – Player of the WeekNL West – 13:10Mark likes Miami – Joey Wendle, Avi Garcia, Jorge Soler, and Jazz ChisolmPhillies, Bryce Harper, Player of the Week DH's is way through injuryNationals are still suffering but they have a nice stadiumNL Central – 16:13Reds have broken the 500 mark for the last 10 gamesReds & Pirates have had difficulty fielding a strong team. Will owners ever spend the money?Castellini – “Where you gonna go”Reds break record by throwing  no-hitter and still lose – 18:23 Brandon gives us a history lesson on losing no-hitters 1964 – Colt 45's lost to Cincinnati Reds 1 to 0 with a no-hitterNL West – 20:25Dodgers continue lead with San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants closing in Past week across baseball unremarkable. Average close to .500 across all 30 teamsClosecallSports.com & YouTube channel & Ejection Fantasy League Brandon's top 5 stadiums –  23:43San Diego Padres @ Petco Park,  A day at the beach, dinner and a gameKaufmann stadium with the fountains and they may be moving to downtownBusch Stadium in downtown St. Louis with the Cardinals with one of the best fan bases in MLBPNC Park in PittsburghBrandon's number 1 park is the Giants Oracle ParkSan Francisco Giants fans kayak in the bay to catch while cooking on a hibachiOracle Park the first privately only financed ballpark since 1962Tropicana and Angels ballparks trailed at the bottom best stadiums in most reviewsA's attendance falls so they raise ticket prices – what is the team not doing to “get butts in the seats”David Kaval, another MLB team executive who doesn't get itA's failing eye test as possums chewing through the roof. More cats than fans in the standsElon Musk holding out for the elimination of bots before buying Twitter.Could he buy Tampa Bay Rays and create a new stadium SpaceX stadium in Ybor City with a giant rocket.35:18  BaseballBiz Twitter mailbag on Reid DetmersDear Elon,  please don't block usBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter  Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"         

    Building Better Pitchers at Randy Sullivan's Florida Baseball ARMory

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 48:05

    Randy Sullivan CEO of Randy Sullivan's Florida Baseball ARMory (FBA) has made a positive difference in several players' lives. The FBA provides full individual assessment of all players and tailors a strategy that will increase their personal performance. Randy develops players that can combine Velocity & Command in their pitches.Randy began his path in Division 1 Baseball at the Citadel to now being a Pitching Guru. His career moved from Air Force to Nuclear Silos to Physical Therapy in Florida Baseball circuit to FBA.He went undercover to discover what Baseball Scouts to find what they were looking for in a pitcher.  Answer: Throw harder.As physical therapist and strength coach Randy began looking for a way to break the cycle from Injury to Play to InjuryMuch of FBA's success can be attributed to Business Partner, Amy Marsh. She made a difference managing & growing the business from the beginning.Island of Misfit Pitchers begins to become Hot Bed of Talent at FBA“There is not just one solution” unique development for each pitcher – individual analysis of player's physical hardwareRandy's medical background allows him to do a deeper dive on how to develop speed & accuracy with over 29,000 player assessmentsHumble Guy from Winter Park, Logan Gilbert, entered Florida Baseball ARMory to increase his pitching ability. Logan, recent AL East pitcher of the Month has been one of the most consistent hard workers that Randy knows. Traditionally, many coaches and managers had worked on a faulty strategy of minimizing movement to maximize efficiency. This robbed players of their athleticism. Players develop ability to make rapid adjustments much like an Olympic athlete in the LugeWhich is the best Velocity or Command? Randy says he wants both for his pitchers.Randy shares the hierarchy of development for pitchers – Pain, Flame, Aim & GameThe Flame or Aim  = Fastball or Command – these 2 are conjoined & Randy teaches how to have both in a single pitchRandy still catches in pros bullpen to get a better feel for the shape of the player's pitchesFlorida Baseball ARMory instructors give guided individual plan for each playerFBA Summer Training Programs, Weekend Camps & Video Access to their work. Access to FBA with satellite training & phone appFBA provides Coach Certification with over 500 training videos Creativity – bringing in ideas from different places and develop something newLinking “Nerds to Neanderthals”Randy educates his players by showing his students the process and strategy while developing trust and a path to building their success.  FBA Partner, Amy Marsh runs the business continues to be critical to the growth and success of FBA as they expand into their new facilities. Summer Camps coming upPlayers can enroll in Randy Sullivan's Florida Baseball Armory programs at https://floridabaseballarmory.com/baseball-training-camps/  BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcasts Mark @TheBaseballBiz   Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward

    Ohtani horored, Blue Jays & Yankees farce, Angels Detmers no-hitter & Umpires & FTX

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 47:19

    Shohei Ohtani celebrated by the AngelsMLB Standings RundownAL EastYankees beat down Blue Jays with Ejection Fest – 3 Jays kicked outEspinal Homer denied, Kikichu working on a no-hitterYimi Garcia hits Josh Donaldson & is ejected without warning - Umpires overreactAaron Judge Walk-Off Home RunManuel Margot, Tampa Bay Rays – Player of the Week injuredOrioles rise and Red Sox fall to bottom of rankings                                                                       AL CentralTwins leading divisionWhite Sox climbing backRoyals & Tigers suffering – both on a losing streakCarlos Correa back from ILAL West Angels leading with Astros on their tailsAthletics taking last spotOhtani awards – AL MVP, Silver Slugger, Commissioner Historic Achievement award, ESPY, Players Choice award Angels Rookie, Reid Detmers performs no-hitter against the Rays, 2020 10th pick in first round draft Brett Phillips takes the mound again – it should have been Brandon in the bullpenJustin Verlander worked on a no-hitter through 7 inningsMariners, Logan Gilbert Pitcher of the MonthNL WestDodgers leading the pack Strongest division  Don Bellino, Arizona Diamondbacks & Madison Bumgarner hand massagesNL Central Brewers leading the pack Reds starting to hit a hot streak but still trailing both leagues from the basementBrewer, Rowdy Tellez, Player of the week with 8 RBIsPirates lose both catchers in 1 game, Andrew Knapp ejected & Roberto Perez is injured. Position player picks up the Catcher's mittNL East Steve Cohen's Mets lead the packMarlins stuck in the middle of a nasty sandwich between Diamondbacks & Padres We Love Jorge Soler 2x World Series winner on Cubs & BravesWe expected more from AtlantaCubs are basement dwellersDayn Perry from CBS Sports.com reports on juiced ballsEric Chavez, hitting coach for NY Mets, notices baseballs may be more juiced with nationally broadcasted gamesMLB Umpires losing memorials to FTX advertising – SportsLogos.net  Sponsors keep the lights on in NASCAR, Kentucky Derby Jockeys & Progressive insuranceFluffy, Gabriel Iglesias, fills Dodger Stadium – We need more comedians in the ball park during 7th inning stretch

    Sports Bars & TV, MLB Standings, Yankees & Jays & Fixing the 2021 baseballs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 54:13

    No Judgement Before Memorial Day from BaseballBizTommy & Jimmy fightin for the clickahMerry Month of May Defrosted with Stanley Cup, Kentucky Derby & BaseballDusty Baker wins his 200th game as an MLB manager–Looking for wings & Sports Bars – Hooters, BWW & Walk-On's BistreauxHow many TVs do you need for a Sports Bar (80)Urinal TV & ReplaysRoster Reductions & Pitcher CountPlayer Injury report – Tyler Glasnow warming upMLB Standings, AL, NLYankees & Blue Jays farceAlejandro Kirk doubles & then Espinal hits an RBI for Kirk to slide homeVlad Jr gets robbed of a Hot Box out – no challenges leftAL Central, Twins are owning itTigers making Little League mistakesAL West – Where are the Rangers? Angels may reach their potentialBrandon gives us “No Judgement Before Memorial Day”National League –AL East - Max Scherzer leading Mets, Marlins are looking good.Atlanta Braves have Acuna back but are still suffering from a Freddie Freeman WS Hangover?NL Central – Are the Reds a Major League team? What do you want us to do. Fans waiting for the Bengals to take the fieldMilwaukee Brewers, AL Player of the Week, Willy AdamesNL West – wishing for a 3 way team race before post-seasonDodgers – LA “City of Champions” in 16 mos.  Tampa won 3 in 10 monthsDead or Juiced What's with the balls? It feels like 2021 all over again. MLBPA said What!Worst batting average & runs since last centuryBleacher Report states that average barrel distances from 386 ft to 378 ftMax Scherzer expects that bats will wake upDave Roberts is not a conspiracy theorist . . . butPlayers noticing that there are 2 different types of balls being used this year. some with raised seams and some withoutTrevor Bauer suspendedWho would pick him up after suspension?NFL suspends players for “conduct detrimental to the league”MLBPA has to give Trevor Bauer representation in his appeal to MLBSam Dyson, Starlin Castro, Ozuna others suspended & fined for domestic abuseWhere does the fine money goBaseball Assistance Team helping othersRays Green Ribbon, NAMI, National Mental Health Awareness month, Joe West @JoeWest5460 podcast – guest suggestions Madison Bumgarner, Angel Hernandez, CC Sabathia & Jomboy. Ejections & Bobby Valentine People we would like to see with their own podcast  - Ken Griffey Junior, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Johnny Gomes BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcastsYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    Bobby Valentine visits BaseballBiz - Valentine's Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 31:28

    Bobby Valentine visits BaseballBiz - Valentine's WayBobby V speaks on LeadershipTransition from Player to ManagerRoving instructor in Minor Leagues to coaching 3rd base on NY MetsTexas Rangers bringing in AnalyticsBringing in Tom Howe as Strength & Conditioning coach for RangersIntroducing Pitch Count as a tool to Extend Nolan Ryan's career Goose Gossage from Plant CityWorking with Steve Buechele & Tom GrieveBobby V works to build a new stadium for TexasTeams needing a new stadium used Tampa as a tease to where they may move1st non-Japanese person to manage a team in Japan w/ Chiba Lotte MarinesManaged the New York Mets for 7 yearsNow advising the GM for the LA Angels seeing Mike Trout & Shohei Ohtani everydayLeft Japan for Mets offer. The offer was not as initially advertisedBobby's journeys with Mentor & Friend, Tommy Lasorda with travels from Ogden Utah, Spokane, Dominican Republic, Santa Domingo, Venezuela & CaracasTommy Lasorda joins Bobby V at the All-Star game & avoids collision with the bat of Vladimer Guerrero Sr. Giants Defensive End & Hall of Famer, Andrew Robustelli introduces Bobby to Tom Landry“Make sure your coaches speak your language” - advice from Tom Landry to keep your lines of communication open with your coaching staff. Japan ritual after winning - hoist manager into the air 3x as symbol of trust and being together.100 Fenway - Boston brought in to weed out the weak, clean up the mess, chicken & beer & dissension. Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart UniversityNow active with the Los Angeles AngelsPassion is what you want to follow - What you are good as it what you should pursue.Baseball sports book,  Valentine's Way by Bobby Valentine is available in hardback & Kindle formatsBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcastsYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    Baltimore Orioles, Nate Andrews & "Full Count Chaos" take over BaseballBiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 55:52

    Chaos comes to BaseballBizNate Andrews Host of the “Full Count Chaos” podcast visits BaseballBizNate unveils the 2022 world of the Baltimore Orioles 2022 with a Season of Hope for the Baltimore Orioles Orioles fans are passionate with a strong teamNate walks us through the Depth of the Orioles RosterWho is coming up from the farm - Adley Rutschman #1 ProspectPowerful New Guys on the scene Austin Hays – flashy & fastJorge Mateo – Speedy, one of the fastest in the leagueFelix Bautista – Machine throwing up to 100 Grayson RodriguezKyle BradishRyan Mountcastle – 2022 Rookie of the Year nominee - great things to come Rebuild & Patience are curse words on “Full Count Chaos”John Means goes down will Kyle Bradish come up – all eyes now on GM Mike EliasBruce Zimmerman & Spenser Watkins steps up What is happening in Cincinnati?Camden Yards as a blueprint for other ballparksHome Run Friendly park Pushing the left field wall back in Camden YardsCalm Down folks this is a positive move for the teamMike Elias wants to bring in some pitchers & make the park more pitcher friendlyNate asks about Rays StadiumWhat is the best ballpark food at Camden  -  Crab Cakes, Crag Pretzel & the Boog Powell BBQ PitLight at the end of the tunnel, new prospectsOrioles' Bruce Zimmerman takes down Shohei OhtaniTrey Mancini Out at First? Intent to Advance?Angel HernandezWhen  does a low score move an umpire down to the Minor League for instructionBrewers & Phillies game – Kyle Schwarber spoke outRetired Ump Joe West offers his insights on AngelJoe West, Multiverse of Madness, Stranger Things all premiering in May 2022Humidors are not just for cigars anymoreDry out & deaden your balls – every team's stadium must now have a humidor for their ballsWhat will be the result of the humidors? Chris Towers of CBS Sports Fantasy provides the numbers to dateYankees Right field gives home run loveNY Yankee fans Bad Behavior continues as Guardian player is injured in the outfieldHooligans throwing stuff on the field at Yankee Stadium – Kick them out of the StadiumsGood Things – Baltimore Orioles GM, Mike Elias making some positive moves – recent good games with Yankees & AngelsOur Guilty Pleasures summary in other sports, Tampa Bay Lighting, NHL, NBA Playoffs, NASCAR, Kevin Kiermaier Special Thanks to Nate Andrews for sharing knowledge on The Baltimore OriolesBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcastsYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    Dodgers & Braves - old friends - Freddie Freeman faces Kenley Jansen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 33:29

    Reds, Tommy Pham breaks dry spell of 0 hits with 15 ABs as he faces PadresMiguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers advances to 3,000 hits milestone  Shorter Games for the fansThe Passan of Time --  Pitch Clock study info from Jeff PassanMinor League teams w/ pitch clock see reduction of 20 minutes per gameOut West Officials - Kenley Jansen had  limited warm up pitches on the moundBalks - Blue Jays game  - Finger Lickin good - Angel HernandezDodgers Welcome Home Kenley Jansen scoreboard tributeFreddie Freeman gets Silver Slugger from old coach SnitkerDodgers Budget SNAFU with Kenley JansenJake ArrietaNCAA D1 Softball - Oklahoma has 1st loss after 40 gamesBristol Dirt Race Next Week - Season of Hope  with Baltimore 0rioles,  Full Count ChaosBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcastsYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    MLB Opening Week - Blue Jays, Yankees & Teams that move elsewhere

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 36:48

    Yankees run into the Toronto Blue Jay with Vlad Jr buzzsawNL West – The Rockies will they rule over the Dodgers & PadresTexas Rangers is the big salary going to be worth it?Giants, Mike Shildt apologizes to Padres, Antoan RichardsonAlyssa Nakken 1st woman base coach position in MLBAaron Judge salary negotiations – Keep the energy on the fieldReds, President Castellini apologizes for remarks on WLWBobby Valentine account on threatening to move to Texas Rangers to Tampa mausoleum Craig Calcaterra “Rethinking Fandom” – Teams that moved Dodgers & GiantsDodgers & Cubs owners looking to buy Chelsea team from Russian oligarchRed Sox, Fenway Group investing in NASCAR & NHL Pittsburgh PenguinsCleveland Guardians, Steven Kwan rises with 0 strike outs in 76 plate appearancesGreat performances from Cubs, Seiya Suzuki – Killer OPS, Mets - Pete Alonso, Rays - Ji-Man Choi & Freddie WhoBrett Phillips hi-jinks as Outfielder turn PitcherChloe Grimes “Warrior Princess” – great spiritSports beyond baseball – F1 in Australia, NBA Playoffs, Stanley Cup playoffs, NASCAR Dirt races, NCAA SoftballBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcastsYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    RaysUp Opening Day - Kevin Cash with pitching challenges

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 33:33

    RaysUp BaseballBiz Opening Day & Pitching woesTampa Bay Rays Sold Out on Opening DayShane McClanahan – Opening Day PitcherFirst pitch HBP & Shane's apology Kyle Snyder brings peace and calm to the moundBright lights & Rays we love - Wander Franco, Randy Arozarena, Ji-Man ChoiLowe & BeholdKevin speaks to McClanahanOakland A's  – Patino – only lasted 13 pages  - oblique injury  - could be out 2 monthsKevin Cash remarks about PatinoRays Pitcher Injury List growsNick Anderson , Pete Fairbanks, Yonny Chirinos, Tyler Glasnow, Brendan McKay Shane Baz, Ryan Yarbrough, Luis Patino (pending) Brett Phillips – Keeps Baseball Fun on the mound against the Oakland A'sEx-Rays – Opening Week across the Leagues Marlins – Joey Wendle, Avisail Garcia, Jesus AguilarAtlanta  - Charlie Morton, Travis d'ArnaudDetroit Tigers – Austin MeadowsAngels –   Matt Duffy 2B, Aaron Loup pitched 1 inning after Ohtani Astros -  Jake Odorizzi (Friday) pitched 4 innings – Astros won 13 to 6Milwaukee Brewers -  Willy Adames, Mike Brosseau, Hunter Renfroe & Coach Ozzie TimmonsAL East – one of the toughest divisionsWatch Chicago White Sox in the American LeagueWhere will the Rays land at the end of the 2022 seasonBrandon reminds us of the Golden Rule – Don't Worry Until Memorial DayBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple, Spotify & Google podcastsYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod on Twitter Special thanks to Scott Holmes for the music "Stomps and Claps"

    White Sox - Nick Murawski on the Chicago's Southside team & Opening Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 29:09

    Good Guys Talk Back's Nick Murawski talks White Sox in Locked On White Sox visits BaseballBizChicago White Sox led AL Central 2021 by a 13 win margin 2021 ALDS – what happened – no competition, no push?2022 will be a tighter division race13 of the Sox first 21 games will be in the AL CentralMake sure to bring a blanket and poncho to the gameAndrew Vaughn in outfield takes a fall and an injury GM Rick Hahn made some swift decisive moves to keep the Sox strong Dodgers & Sox quick trade pitching closer Craig Kimbrel & bring in AJ PollockLance Lynn injury Another pitcher injured -  Garrett Crochet – Tommy John surgery futurePitcher rotation – Giolito, Cease, Kopech, Kuechel & Velasquez or LopezAL Central teams  -  Twins & Tigers are building Rick Hahn brings the business when needed most with Kimbrel tradeTony La Russa speaks to “True White Sox fans”Opening Day experience at the stadium – get ready for some tailgatingThe Full ballpark experienceSpecial Thanks to Nick Murawski of @Nick_GGTB @GoodGuysTB https://anchor.fm/good-guys-talk-back & Pat Hester @pathester21 https://bit.ly/3KvKaZe Locked On White SoxBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts  You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod  Also special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward" 

    PitchCom & Sign Stealing, Yankees & Aaron Judge, Meadows moves to Tigers & Streaming your team

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 43:51

    Breaking News on New Signaling devices ProMystic & PitchComAustin Meadows traded to Detroit for Isaac Paredes & a draft pickMeadows will bring strength against the AL Central right handed pitcherIs Tampa Bay Rays infield crowded – any room for Paredes – Vidal Brujan, Taylor Walls & others block the pathTrusting Erik Neander, the Chess GrandMaster of tradingWill Carlos Correa bring the Twins out of the basement?What will AL Central look like this yearShortstop Movement for 2022 – Correa, Trevor Story, Javy Baez,  Corey Seager, Marcus SemienAaron Judge –  How much will a 30 year old be paid - Next El Capitan?Can Judge stay healthy – will Aaron say no Vaccinations and to playing in the Toronto Blue Jay gamesA few words from Carlos Beltran on the Judge at the YES networkHow many of your team's games will be blacked-out or streamed elsewhereMLBtv, Amazon, Peacock, Youtube, Apple+, Hulu, ESPN2, ESPN+, BallySports, YES, MLBtv – out of market games  & 1 Free game a dayBrandon's story in following NASCAR on FS1 & the Daytona 24Jose Ramirez 3B signs extension with Guardians with a 5 year 124 million extension

    Cardinals the Return of Pujols & Brent Cardy on Toronto Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 52:02

    Cardinals decimate Nationals, 29 - 8  2022 Opening Day is 1 week awayCade Cavalli carries the weight (Craig Calcaterra  -  Cup of Coffee)Albert Pujols returns to Cardinals for a "Last Dance" with Adam Wainwright & Yadier Molina?Life time Franchise players, Joey Votto with the Reds & Brett Gardner is he still a YankeeBrent Cardy of "The Cardy Show" breaks down the  2022 Toronto Blue Jays at time mark 28:41Life without Marcus Semien & Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray  Blue Jays rotation - Alek Manoah is a bulldog “Give me the Ball” attitudeShohei Ohtani, 2021 AL MVP, will he continue to overshadow all other players? What about Vladimer Guerrero Jr & Marcus Semien?Return to Rogers Centre for a full seasonThe Jays are ready for 2022 - Resilient, Hungry, Young & DepthMLB.tv, Ballys, RSNs, Yes, YouTube where do you watch your teamHome Run Derby X - the World Tour begins soon in Seoul, London, Mexico City & moreSpecial Thanks to Brent Cardy of "The Cardy Show" podcast he can be found @TheCardyShow on Twitter and on most popular podcast directoriesBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    RaysUp - Mat Germain preps us on the Tampa Bay Rays - what's hot & what's not

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 35:14

    Baseball Analyst, Mat Germain, takes a deep dive into the Rays tank and discovers good news.2022 Rays lineup projectionsEmerging players, Josh Lowe, Vidal Brujan, Taylor WallsYandy Diaz - his bat is coming to lifeOutfield is looking great with KK, Arozarena, Margot & PhillipsKiermaier & Austin Meadow trade rumoursRays Pitching Rotation - Corey Kluber can be a great stablizer Looking forward to seeing Jalen Beeks coming back to mound. Base Speed – Arozarena, Kiermaier, Phillips gain another baseChaim Bloom and the Boston Red Sox making some moves with Trevor Story NYC drops Covid restrictions for Aaron Judge, Kylie Irving & other NYC Un-Vaxed. Will Judged be docked for games he can't play in Toronto. If Trevor can do it so can you.Tim Beckham hits a Home Run and gives a cold stare into the Rays dugout  as he slowly trots home. Erik Neander got rid of the Old Guard and gave the team to Kevin CashPECOTA ratings on the Rays is wildly inaccurate - ask Mad DogStealing Base - Rays base speed trackingEnlarging the bases may allow the Rays to break some records. Mat's AL East 2022 projectionsSpecial Thanks to Mat Germain who can be found on Twitter @Mat_Germain_BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    Boston Red Sox Getting Ready with Nat Gordon @BOSSportsGordo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 35:10

    Sports Analyst Nat Gordon of @BOSSportsGordo / Boston Sports Gordo reviews the upcoming Boston Red Sox seasonFree AgencyBelated Congratulations to David Ortiz - Big Papi selected HOF on first ballot Freddie Freeman – Yankees, Red Sox & Rays offersCarlos Correa leaves Altuve & Houston behind for 3 years & $105 millionWho guessed the Twins a smaller market could capture Correa & traded to get Sonny GrayColorado shells out $185 million for Kris BryantBoston has been waiting to sign the next big Free AgentTrevor Story strolls into the Red Sox for deal similar to Javy BaezDecompression with Mile High Altitude Attitude Splits for Trevor?How strong is the Red Sox offense without Kyle Schwarber & Hunter RenfroeThe return of Jackie Bradley Jr,  JBJ Who will be in the Boston rotation – Chris Sale is injuredRich Hill from Milton, Mass returns home with the Red Sox James Paxton – is $10 million too muchMichael Wacha – what to expect in a Red Sox uniform – another former Tampa Bay Ray236 million payroll – will Boston go over the first Luxury Tax  (CBT) level. Bullpen – Matt Barnes, Hansel Robles, but No Adam OttavinoPath to post-season in the AL East – Orioles frustrationFenway prepares for major construction around the ballparkA historic walk to Fenway  

    Spring Training first games & Mary Kitts with FSU, D1 NCAA Softball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 32:10

    Brandon & Mark celebrate the opening of Spring TrainingRed Sox & Twins start it off with a Boston win of 14 to 1, but it's only Spring TrainingBobby DalbecMLB Payroll & Luxury Tax, CBT Dodgers, Yankees & Mets get hitFreddie Freeman at the Dodgers - this happens a lotExpansion Playoffs are you a fan?MLB develops a balanced schedule with more inter-league gamesInternational Games - Dominican Republic, London, Asia, Puerto Rico, Mexico & moreMinor League Bill of Rights in CaliforniaRancho Cucamonga Quakes & Modesto Nuts may be impactedMary Kitts gives the NCAA D1 Softball breakdownOklahoma, Florida State, UCLA, Alabama & Florida top 5, D1 Softball NCAA rankingsPitching Power Rankings with FSU Kathryn Sandercock & USF Georgina CorrickJocelyn Alo breaks her own Home Run RecordMary Kitts & NCAA D1 Softball season breakdownJocelyn Alo goes home to Hawaii to break Home Run recordBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod We recommend following Honorable Lou Schiff is on @BaseballandLaw on TwitterSpecial thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    Craig Calcaterra, Rethinking Fandom: How to beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at its Own Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 55:34

    Baseball is Back & Craig Calcaterra visits BaseballBiz Baseball team Owners still make money when their teams loseTeams with a payroll of $50 million are guaranteed $65 million in national tv money Social Contract: Fand & Teams -  You win & we support you Atlanta Braves and the development of Truist Park & The BatteryAlex Antholpolous – understands the Social Contract with the playersOwners who wanted to win – Ted Turner, George SteinbrennerMLB owners are finding more revenue outside the stadiumDetroit Tigers – family businesses is Pizza or Baseball making more money for the ownersTexas Rangers & Cleveland Guardians stadium built on public approvalTanking can be beneficial & profitable just ask Houston Astros & Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds have no interest in winning in 2022The Success CycleEmbarrassing product on the field or just a bad teamCraig's take on Expanded Playoffs MLB, Gambling & micro-bettingRob Manfred 'nuff saidHow we invest into our teams as fansTalent Drain from baseballWe have the power to not let sports negatively impact our livesRooting for a player not the laundry they wear, LeBron James & Wander FrancoCraig Calcaterra, author, upcoming book:  April 5th is the publication date for Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own GameCraig's newsletter “Cup of Coffee” https://craigcalcaterra.com/cup-of-coffee-newsletter/ Craig's book can be found at Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game https://craigcalcaterra.com/book/Special Thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music “Rocking Forward”

    Commissioner Joshua Schaub, American Association Plus MLB & MLBPA & the CBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 53:53

    Josh Schaub, Commissioner of American Association of Professional Baseball Also What's happening with the MLB & MLBPA on the CBAPath from Scout in Milwaukee to CommissionerFirst days on the job facing pandemic and the environment of the  contraction Independent Baseball League joins MLB Partners and maintains AutonomyFirst days on the job facing pandemic and the environment of the  contraction American Association was able to field teams while other leagues shut down during CovidPlaying the Game the Way it was meant to beWe Play to WinTraditional Baseball Just says No to Robo UmpsAlumni include Max Scherzer Tyler Matzik, Chaz Roe & othersLockout in MLB does not impact American Association  they are on scheduleOpening Day for American Association is Friday, May 13thaabaseball.tv - Fans can watch past season playoff games and moreWhat are MLB & MLBPA arguing about. Can't we find some common groundWe continue to support the candidacy of Lou Schiff for CEO of the MarlinsGood News for Dick Vitale and his fansBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts We recommend following American Association of Professional Baseball at https://aabaseball.com/ and on Twitter @AA_BaseballYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward" God Bless the Ukraine and it's people

    Lou Schiff visits - MLBPA's Tony Clark responds to Lockout, Jeter's departure & potential for new president

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 56:41

    Lou Schiff of @BaseballAndLaw visits and talks Lockout, Derek Jeter & MarlinsJupiter MLB & MLBPA players remain locked out  – Rob Manfred speaks6 weeks of Spring Training lost -  impacts local communities employment &  revenueMLB cancels first 4 games of season with a self-inflicted woundDerek Jeter leaves MarlinsWe recommend The Honorable Lou Schiff as the next President of the MarlinsState of the Lockout response from President, Tony ClarkJeff Passan does not mince words about MLB owners incompetenceLegalized monopoly seeks more controlBrandon @SportsBlitzPod recommends alternative sports to watch NHL, NASCARTicket takers, hot dog vendors & program hawkers – the “little guys” who are sufferingFans other options include NFL Combine, Underwear football, NHL, NBA What does ESPN & the Regional Sports Networks have to say about lost games & lost revenue?Tony Clark – there is more unity now than within the last 5 yearsWhen will we see Opening Day – May or July when NFL Spring Training Camp begins Mark is speechless and that never happensWill the Fans come back after the LockoutEl Capitan has left the building - Derek JeterWill Jeter work with MLB or work side by side with A-RodDream Team for MLB ownership – Tom Brady, Derek Jeter & Theo EpsteinCould TB12 replace Stu SternbergBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts  You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod We recommend following Honorable Lou Schiff is on @BaseballandLaw on TwitterSpecial thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"Fans are fortunate to have Jeff Passan, Ken Rosenthal, Evan Drellich and others for speaking freely about the Lockout God Bless the Ukraine and it's people

    Lockout Limbo for Minor Leaguers, Rehab Wreck, NCAA Baseball & Softball update

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 54:46

    CBA - How much longer will Fans have to wait Remaining Free Agents how quickly will they sign  Clayton Kershaw, Kyle SchwarberWhat's up with the Atlanta Braves & Freddie FreemanDH – Our favorite Designated Hitters and Free Agents Nelson Cruz, Franmil Reyes, Miguel Cabrera,Tommy PhamRehab in a Lockout world, what would have happened with Kevin Pillar Duram Bulls,  Tyler Zombro returnsWhat will MLB teams do to help their players to rehab and get their health backCaleb Ferguson - Lockout Limbo means teams no longer provide PT to their injured or recovering playersWhy doesn't MLB want to protect their investmentLockout Limbo – Players who are not on their MLB team's 40-man roster without representation who cannot play in the minors during the lockoutSam McWilliams – Mets – No Mets  - No Minor League  - just limboArticle in The Athletic by Eno Sarris & Britt GhiroliNCAA Collegiate D1 Baseball  - USF beats UofL CardinalsRecent game results and rankingsVandy expands the game with “Apple Watches” Coaches send electronic instructions to their players on the fieldImprove pace of play and reduce sign-stealingPitcher & Catcher rapport - will Analytics replace the Catchers ability to call the pitches NCAA Division 1 Softball – Recent Standings & Softball Mercy Rule with 8 run lead after 5 inningsFSU defeats UCLA in extra innings to win St Pete / Clearwater Elite Tournament SPCEliteInviteSoftball Division 1 - USF is in the top 25 – UCF falls outNo showers and no facilities in Collegiate Softball – just Port-o-Potties by the dugoutMark falls into the past with Lamda Chi AlphaCricket anyone or Stock cars in DaytonaBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod  Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking  Forward"

    FSU Softball 2022 a review with Mary Kitts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 30:57

    BaseballBiz takes a unique spin into the world of Collegiate Softball with FSU Softball Enthusiast Mary Kitts. Mary shares her insights into the 2022 NCAA Softball seasonJoanne Graf Invitational - The Tribe scored 35 runs in 4 games2021 FSU had spirit fighting out of the loser's bracket to be in the Finals in the World SeriesOklahoma – Big Home Run hitters & FSU plays an effective small ball gameFSU Pitchers returning including Danielle Watson27 players on this year's FSU team rosterNCAA Extra Year of Eligibility for players who missed Professional Softball League Fierce nature and commitment of collegiate players. Softball players give it their all.Injuries – Kalie Mudge came back strong to lead the World Series in HitsWhat is a good batting average in softball?FSU stealing bases is definitely a strengthFace Mask protection for players safety – 3rd base & pitchers adopting them2022 NCAA Softball World Series contenders UCF - Central Florida can be a contenderOklahoma and UCLA rivalsClearwater Invitational many of top 25 teams will be playing including FSU facing UCLAWhere to watch the games – ESPNU, ESPN, ACC & SEC Networks2021 Softball World Series 7 days straight play no days off. 4 hours sleep between gamesTop 25 NCAA Softball teams with 3 Florida teamsTeams to Watch this year, Oklahoma, UCLA, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma State, Michigan & TexasLonni Alameda is one cool coach who delivers for FSU & Canadian Olympic teamLimited Scholarships for Softball teams – Rosters have several volunteersNo showers for the players, sometimes no team bathrooms, need better treatment of the playersSoftball audience and viewership is high NCAA seems to be lacking in supportOklahoma is the heart of Softball, The University and fans back them with Sooner Nation

    Lockout, Minor Leaguers paid in Life Skills, White Sox Ticket Scalping, Red Sox sales fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 42:36

    Pitchers & Catchers report to Spring Training – not happening today – mlbLockoutBrandon left in the Drive way waiting for his ride to Spring TrainingWatching old Baseball Games videosMLB Umpires shine when compared with The Big Game of Football Officiating compFace masks, Bengals, Rams and WTF.  Doesn't the NFL have instant replayGetting ready to watch the Minor Leagues MiLB Rob Manfred loves the Minor Leagues with a strong diet and contraction addressinginadequate facilities travelpoor pay - Brandondrafting players who don't have a realistic shot to make it to the majorsLoss of 42 minor league teams and impact on the games and fandomLawsuits from minor league players and some of the 42 teams who were cutMLB spokesman states that Minor League players receive over $2,200 worth of value per week during Spring Training. Therefore, they should not be paid during spring training. Should minor league players have to pay for Spring Training?They are learning life skills. Even Burger King trainess get paid for learning to flip burgers and learn life skills         One Baseball plan slapped together like a student's science projectGarret Broshius lawyer for the Minor Leaguers speaks outDo minor league players need a unionPlayers must have other jobs to have a livable incomeHousing for the Minor Leaguers – What is MLB doing to help and what do we believeBaseball boot camp living conditionsMLB program to increase minor league players play during regular seasonShorter bus travel between games for the players with realignment of teamsClub House Dues no longer need to be paid by playersPlayers no longer need to share a bedHost Families still around to give players a place to sleepPED's penalties in the Minor Leagues – 14 players have been suspended for performance enhancement drugs. Let's remember to forgive them laterBoston Red Sox ticket sales down 20 to 30% from last year at this timeWhite Sox lack of ticket sales is felt by the ownersTicket Scalping, Martial Arts, Fraud & Alcohol – Bruce Lee is sentenced for ticket scalping. Not the original Bruce LeeCould Ozark, Marty Bird have done betterSpecial Thanks to our Health Care workers and military service peopleYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPodNo MLBPA Player images were used during the recording of this audio podcast.BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts Special Thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music Rocking Forward

    Spring Training Delay? Ask Commissioner Rob Manfred on CBA & Season status

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 53:35

    MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred holds press conference at quarterly Owners meeting in OrlandoCBA discussions in February are like Ash Wednesday with solemn thoughts & a time of denial.RSN - Baseball Regional Sports Networks & Streaming, Bally,  YES networksMLB Owners working on Diversity - compared with NFL issues with Brian Flores &  Lovey SmithCBA current history & lockout datesMLB says it is important to get the game on the field ASAPOnce again MLB holds their agreement to the DH as some big moveClubs will not move on MLBPA proposal with changes to comepetitive balanceIt would be like making Billionaires take a Pay Cut - Sympathy & Flowers pleaseStatus of Spring Training -  "No Change"Manfred is an Opening Day Optimist and believes that they will have an agreement to play their regular scheduleCommissioner states - I see missing games as a disastrous outcome for this industry What about those Tampa Bay Rays - can they sustain a team in current environmentMLB thinks Tampa Bay region is a Major League MarketIs owning a baseball team a good investment? - Take a look at the Atlanta Braves stock reportsSteve Cohen, investment professional bought the Mets - something must look goodManfred not interested in social mediaMax Scherzer & Marcus Stroman share their thoughtsNCAA CWS Softball Opening Day was February 10th FSU & Oklahoma in the CWS World SeriesMinor League Baseball Opening Day scheduled for April 8MiLB AAA teams added 6 games to their seasonYou can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPodNo MLBPA Player images were used during the recording of this audio podcast.BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts Special Thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music Rocking Forward

    Ground Hog Day, Gambling, MLB, CBA heat, Tom Brady GOAT & 42 is the answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 31:29

    Ground Hog Day – ESPN Jeff Passan peaks out to see his shadow and the baseball winter continues to extend Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt & Bill Murray seek a better tomorrow. Marvel's Dr. Strange & Dormammu stuck in a time loop. - Time to BargainBaseball fans stuck in Time Loop with MLB & MLBPA. CBA – MLB & MLBPA - Points of Discussion Pool for ArbitrationMinimum Wage increaseSalary Floors and Penalties – Other leagues deploy but not MLBNBA model could be implemented.Earlier Free AgencyCompetitive Balance TaxDraft Lottery – setup to avoid TankingService Time ManipulationKen Rosenthal remarks from The Athletic articleCould Science Fiction provide MLB &  MLBPA the answer with a number? 42 is The answer to  Life the Universe & Everything. Just ask Google Douglas Adams, author, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy42 – in Baseball Jackie Robinson42 years of age when GOAT Tom Brady joined the Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrady was 199th pick in NFL draft came out hungryTom Brady drafted in 18th round as a Catcher for the Montreal ExposBrady was the shot caller as a catcher and as a quarterbackWill Brady pick up the glove again and join baseball again Brandon's advice – “Don't Doubt Tom Brady”                                                 Chicago Cubs – moving Santos & Williams statues to build a sportsbook in front of WrigleySara Sanchez of Bleed Cubbie Blue shared Cub fans response – 80% negative2018 MLB & MGM partnership beginsGambling in Sports – FanDuel, MGM, DraftKings & Caesar'sNationals Sportsbook with BetMGM has just openedWrigley Sportsbook will be partnered with DraftKingsMLS Audi Stadium in Washington with Sportsbook, Caesars outside Chase Field w/Diamondbacks Tampa Bay Times - List of stadiums with sportsbooks –When does gambling dollars give back to the community and the fansCan Gambling and Sportsbooks keep baseball relevant or is it just a bad idea? No sight of a CBA before Super Bowl Looking forward to April 5th Opening Day of Minor League Baseball, MiLBIt's Ground Hog Day all over again, and again, again, again“Dormammu, I've Come to Bargain”BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Apple & Google podcasts  You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod  Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking  Forward"

    Big Papi Ortiz, Hall of Fame, Fantasy Ballfields, Pitch Clock speeds up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 48:51

    David Ortiz awarded Hall of Fame on first ballot, winners & losersRoger Clemens speaks to fansRules & history of HOFMarvin Miller the MLBPA & Hall of FameLoveable Rob Manfred HOF Candidate?The Athletic polls FansNext Field of Dream's proposed sites include Aircraft carriersFromhold FieldCollege World SeriesCould you fit a ballfield in Vatican City?Game changers15 second pitch clockPenalties for slow replay callsBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking  Forward"

    RaysUp - Montreal deal is Dead - MLB kills - Stu Laments

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 42:18

    Thursday the news was out. There will not be a Tampa Bay / Montreal  Sister City Baseball team. Stu Sternberg & Stephen Bronfman got the word from MLB    The Deal (i.e., wicked old witch) is Dead. I feel like a joyous munchkin MLB says NO to Montreal deal RaysUpStu's lamentPress conference BronfmanRob Manfred and MLB Executive Committee supported Sister City plan since 2 years agoMore Fans in Trop Stands?How did Arlington build a new Rangers stadiumWhat's next?Does the CBA make a differenceWhat is the role of local sports mediaWho has more viewership the Tampa Bay Rays or the Tampa Bay LightningMat Germain - “TV is where the money is”Was the Sister City idea a new one, ask Omaha, Kansas, Puerto Rico & MontrealBronfman – proclaims it's a bloody eulogy. We all got slapped in the face. The rest of us fans in Tampa are pleased as punch.How is that looking there Todd BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking  Forward"Also Thanks to Tucker for his daily inspiration to us all. Woof - Woof.

    94- 95 MLBPA Strike, Lou Schiff on Justice Sotomayor's decision plus the 2022 Lockout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 40:06

    The Honorable Louis Schiff discusses the 94 - 95 baseball strike & Justice Sotomayor's critical decisionWhat happened?Team & Player Achievements stalled & never metMontreal ExposMatt Williams with 43 runs could have matched or exceeded Roger Maris recordTony Gwynn - closing in on .400 BA but came up short with less gamesLou's dual-fan status with Mets & MarlinsMLB Rob Manfred 2021 Baseball LockoutOther Baseball Labor issues today – Staten Island YankeesInternational Signings What is Baseball missing? – Fans  Late Night Games and loss of a younger audience Will we have a 2022 season and what will it look likeThe Honorable Lou Schiff's book on Baseball and The Law casesBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Lou can be reached on Twitter at @BaseballandLawSpecial thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    MLB Lockout, Minor League Season, Tampa Bay Rays Sister Cities w/ Mat Germain

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 48:21

    Mat Germain joins Brandon and Mark at BaseballBiz to review the lockout, it's impact on the Minor League season and a deeper dive into the Tampa Bay Rays future with a Montreal Sister Cities programMLB new proposal includes DH – Who cares?Hot Stove has been a No StoveBaseball Fans thirst for news and The Media has little to offerMinor League SigningsInternational SigningsRetirementsLoop the news cycleTennessee SmokiesChris MazzaJim Bowden's analysis of MLB core economics offerPhysical Therapy or Drug Test – which is most neededYankees, Tampa Tarpons hire first MLB female manager, Rachel Balkovec Tampa Bay business leaders give fans a big slap in the face with Sister City backingWho would you have as a new owner for the Rays, Vinik, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban or Tom Brady?Mark proposes a new Sister City plan between Tampa & St PeteThe Rays 100 group – whatever happened How would Rays broadcast rights develop with QuebecMoving our gear purchases from Rays to the “Pitching Ninja”BaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts  You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod  Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking  Forward"

    Curt Flood the fight for Baseball Players to Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 55:53

    Brad Snyder, Professor of Law at Georgetown and Author of "A Well-Paid Slave" visits BaseballBiz and shares his story about Curt Flood and his legal battles to fight for player's rights for some control over their careers.Career of Curt Flood began with Reds in 1956First trade to St. Louis Cardinals 7x Golden Glove player6x MVPCurt Flood cerebral man, civil rights activistOakland – diverse early days of his baseball journeyRacism in Reds minor leagues 1961 integrated spring training in St PetersburgCurt works with Jackie Robinson, Medgar Evans for Civil Rights in MississippiShotgun Threats against Curt and his family Cincinnati All Black outfield would not stand and Curt was traded to CardinalsPhiladelphia trade – black players faced a lot of racismCurt wanted to control his own path after playing 12 years How would Social Media have allowed Curt to control the narrative look to LeBron James and how he has controlled his message through Social Media?Curt challenged the trade with the December 24 letter to Bowie KuhnCosell interview Backing of MLBPA Players Representatives including Roberto Clemente & Reggie JacksonMarvin Miller would have selected different counsel for CurtThe Reserve Clause – a reserve system of perpetual ownership of the sport. An illegal monopoly.Anti-Trust Exemption – 1922, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes gave baseball a pass13th Amendment was part of the question100 years later the decision stands “Stare Decisis” rely on past decisions even if they are wrong.Supreme Court wants to kick baseball problem back to CongressNCAA recent challenge in Supreme Court – One Justice sites Flood v Kuhn as ridiculousJustices' Baseball Fandom gets in the way of justice for FloodBlackmun writes an ode to baseball in his Supreme Court opinion. Judges want to show their fandom can get in the way of the lawCurt Flood lost in Supreme CourtFlood's efforts opened doors for change and empowered players beginning with Grievance ArbitrationCurt Flood 10 & 5 rule allows qualified players to veto any trade Marvin Miller kept Curt Flood's efforts top of mind reminding young players of how they enjoyed the fruits of his effortsCurt's life rises later life with personal happiness with Judy Pace and recognitionKen Burns Baseball documentary with Curt Flood celebrated at the White House with President ClintonGerrit Cole gave credit to Curt Flood as he signed his contract with the Yankees.Cole's book report on FloodCurt led the way in fighting for a cause as seen with Pat Tillman, Colin Kaepernick,Jackie Robinson was the Guardian Angel for Curt FloodToday sports player like LeBron James have the empowerment to make Floods exclusion in Hall of FameUnion needs to educate the players on their historyRecognition with a Curt Flood DayDemocratic Justice Book about the Supreme Court history and Justice Felix FrankfurterDon't look to the Supreme Court to solve all of your problemsBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    BaseballBiz 2021 MLB lockout, bad calls, Field of Dreams, Sticky Stuff & CBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 60:31

    Brandon & Mark take a BaseballBiz look back at 2021 Tommy & Jimmy return with their stories on Field of Dreams & Sticky StuffCelebrating the New Year with our fans – top 10% of all podcast per Listen NotesPeople of Note Shohei OhtaniKim NgRob ManfredJoe WestBad Umpires – Conforto HBP – Braves botched callGlorious Guests – Sara Sanchez, Phil Terrano, Mike Murawski, Nat Gordon, Jeff Brown, Bobby Bass, Judge Louis Schiff, Mat Germain, Coach Cobb, Bruce Voge, John Vampatella,  Brent Cardy- The Cardy ShowBlue Jays journey back to Toronto – Dunedin – Buffalo – Toronto Sticky Stuff – (calendar Bubba Harkins to enforcement to injury – Max Scherzer & Sergio Romo strip tease – instructions)Field of Dreams – what was the importance & value of this eventTurkeys of the Year with Goofy Gobbler   Rob Manfed LockoutKen Rosenthal fired by MLB – role of MLB Network employees - spokespeople or shills for MLB – Ken is still a reporter for Athletic and ESPNWrap – looked back – what we see looking forward – CBA  – New Year, New Me – Resolutions – New ShowsBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, Stitcher, Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on Twitter & Brandon @SportsBlitzPod Special thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"

    BaseballBiz & Bruce Voge discuss the Minor League Contraction - Look Back 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 31:38

    This is one of our favorite BaseballBiz interviews. Bruce Voge, host of the Just Barely Sports, podcast visited us in September 2020 and we took a look at the state of Minor League baseball and the upcoming minor league contractions and the projected impact on players and communities. Thanks again to Bruce Voge.Bruce to the game and became the welcoming PA voice for the Hagerstown Suns. Love, commitment and a 65 mile drive to the ballpark.Generosity of Major League Players to the Minors - Rick Ankiel brought the batsMLB Contracts the Minor League teams losing 42 teams – MLB teams should pick 4 teams that they want to keep and drop the restWest Virginia had potential to lose 4 minor league teamsBaseball is the Nation's pastime and yet several small communities would lose their teamsMinor League Team 's Marketing and their Logos2016 Save America's Pastime act meant no Overtime for minor leaguers. Initially supported by both Democrats & Republicans in hopes to keep teamsMLB's direction to contraction and the negotiations with MiLB on a new PBA.3 Options for the minor league contracted teams1.  Unaffiliated baseball2.  College Wood-Bat3.  Fold & CloseMiLB – Pat O'Connor is gone and MiLB disappearsBaseball brings everyone together in a community Minor League Normalizes and celebrates their communities with special events from Drag Queen night to Faith nights at the game Covid killed the Minor League season and the economics of hot dogs and ketchupCommunities used empty fields for serving food to the community in pandemicA Look at Minor League Logo Marketing, Louisville Bats & Lakeland Flying TigersMusic by XTakeRuX  -  Moving ForwardSpecial Thanks to Bruce Voge - @brucecothinks - @minorleaguegeek - @partygamecast

    Chicago Cubs, MLB Lockout & the CBA with Sara Sanchez of Cuppa Cubbie Blue

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