Breaking Balls with Emily Nyman

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Breaking Balls is a high energy, weekly baseball podcast featuring discussions on all things MLB; past, present, and future. Host Emily Nyman provides her unique and often humorous perspective on current events, hot button issues, strategy & fundamentals, MLB history, and everything in between.

Emily Nyman


    • Sep 17, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 50m AVG DURATION
    • 115 EPISODES

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    Latest episodes from Breaking Balls with Emily Nyman

    Ep 115: The Homestretch

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 45:45


    Emily & John discuss Yankees winning again, Judge hits 2 jacks, Mets vs themselves, glad half full, Pujols resurgence: sus?, Aaron Boone, Gabe Kapler, Josh Donaldson, Vogelbach & Ruf, In Buck we trust?, & more! 

    Ep 114: Baby's 1st Home Run Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 50:53


    Emily & John discuss Mets holding on for dear life, IKF: power hitter, Yankees still mid, Aaron Judge, AL MVP debate, Pujols, all-time home runs hit off different pitchers, voicemails, & more!

    Ep 113: “Life Stuff”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 41:43


    Emily & John discuss Judge chasing 61, Tío Albert chasing 700, the Yankees descent into sadness, Mets vs Dodgers, the 2023 schedule, Mets Old Timers Day, retiring numbers, Timmy Trumpet, Josh Reddick, Mr. August & August Bozos are revealed, & more! 

    Ep 112: Get Lucky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 55:41


    Emily & John discuss NY baseball woes, hoping for collapse, luck, prospect call ups, IKF, Tatis Jr. PED suspension, the 2022 Field of Dreams game, voicemails & more! 

    Ep 111: Trade Watch!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 53:15


    Emily & John discuss the Yankees adding a few arms, trading Monty, the Mets inactivity, the San Diego Dads making the trade of the century, Brewers giving up?, Red Sox buyers?, Orioles trading Mancini, Mariners going for it, voicemails & more! 

    Ep 110: A Whole New World

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 56:36


    Ep 109A: Return of the Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 61:00


    Emily & John return after a 4-week break & discuss the state of the Yankees & Mets, The Reds, Hicks, Holmes, division leads, Mets vs Braves, home runs = wins, Breaking BallStars, home run derby & more!

    Ep 108: Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 34:42


    Ep 107: Pobody's Nerfect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 48:33


    Emily & John discuss HBP, Yankees starters, Ohtani at Yankee Stadium, the Twinkies, Gio Urshela, Mets vs LAD, Rules, Dodger Stadium, a tale of two Joes, Rays bozo bullpen, voicemails & more! 

    Ep 106: It's Good to be the King

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 46:04


    Yankees split in Tampa, Aaron Judge: Player of the week (every week), Matt Carpenter, Francisco Lindor Resurgence Bandwagon, Yankees & Mets upcoming schedules, voicemails, Mr. May & May Bozo picks, & more! 

    Ep 105: I Go To Extremes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 44:24


    Emily & John discuss John's 100th Episode (Observed), is it time to panic? (Yes), the Yankees tough weekend, Donaldson & Anderson, IL stints, the bullpen, Mets get Breaking-Ball-Cursed, the C-Ace, Barrel %, Giants fans, voicemails & more! 

    Ep 104: It's Only May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 41:56


    Emily & John discuss the best record in baseball, Aaron Judge = God?, the Camden Cutout, Joey Gallo, Francisco Lindor = Batman?, Polar Pete, Scherzer, strength of schedule, Reds vs Pirates (yes really), voicemails & more!

    Ep 103: Band of Brothers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 44:50


    Emily & John discuss first to 21 wins, witnessing history, 7-8-9 in the lineup NY baseball still elite, ump show continues, sustainable winning, 7-run deficits, voicemails, Top 6 Reasons We Don't Have a Top 6 & more! 

    Ep 102: Coronation Station

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 48:47


    Emily & John discuss the Yankees 11-game win streak, Aaron Judge, Mets no-hit combo, Cano DFA'd, NY Baseball betta, Emily's MiLB experience, rule changes, umpire rating system, Reds down bad, voicemails & more!

    Ep 101: Tony Three Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 51:23


    Emily & John discuss the Mets already setting records, Scherzer, the Yankees on the upswing, Emily's Yay!/Eh/Yikes list, Cole back? (Never left), the Yankees letter unsealed, voicemails, Mr. April & April Bozo awards handed out & more!

    Ep 100: The Big 1-Double-Bagel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 52:06


    Emily & John discuss opening weekend, Cole's 1st start, Billy Crystal sabotage, Mets starting pitching, HBP, New Guys, pitchers return, Nike city connects 2022, Manfred offers an olive branch, Apple+ broadcast, ESPN Sunday Baseball & the KayRodCast, Breaking Balls stats, voicemails, a VERY special Top segment & more!

    Ep 99: Spring Training Heroes 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 40:29


    Emily & John discuss Opening Day Eve excitement, Mets rotation, NY on NY action, Pujols to the Cardinals, Chris Sale, Beltrán's interview, Cashman crying, our 2022 Spring Training Hero, voicemails, Division/WC/Pennant/World Series predictions & more!

    Ep 98: Under Pressure

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 48:01


    Emily & John discuss an early birthday present from an ex-CEO of the Marlins, Freeman, Story & Correa signings, Voit to San Diego, arbitration bonanza, Least $ spent in free agency, notable free agents still available, would-be phenoms, Cameron Maybin SZN, voicemails, 2022 Award Predictions & more! 

    Ep 97: Last Week Tonight

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 52:33


    Emily & John discuss the end of the lockout & who to credit for saving baseball, a few details of the CBA, the Yankees off-season thus far, a few predictions, various signings & trades around the league, voicemails, Top 6 Things We Are Most Stoked For, & more!

    Ep 96: Are You There MLB? It's Us, Fans.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 57:21


    Emily & John discuss the cancellation of games, Manfred's presser, Braves release financials, Jeter's announcement, getting got by Bob Nightengale, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, voicemails, a revamped Top 8 & more!

    Ep 95: Corona Got Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 43:13


    Emily goes it alone and discusses Manfred's presser, the latest MLB/MLBPA meetings, Spring Training, SPRINGO, monobob, sports that are judged, NBC's Olympic coverage, voicemails, Top 5 Harry Potter movies & more! 

    Ep 94: Connecting the Dots

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 60:07


    Emily & John discuss the latest in CBA negotiations, Michael S. Schmidt: MLB Shill Lifer, Mike Trout getting some hitting instruction, Mets Old Timers' Day, HUGE announcement in Breaking Balls world, The Book of Boba Fett: Chapters 6 + 7, voicemails, Top 6 Reasons the Winter Olympics are Superior to the Summer Olympics & more!

    Ep 93: Hall of Very Good

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 45:44


    Emily & John discuss David Ortiz's 1st ballot election to the Hall of Fame, Arod's chances, MLB & MLBPA meet 2x, Amy Schneider's win streak coming to an end, The Book of What Show Is This?: Chapter 5, voicemails, Class of 2022 Breaking Balls Hall of Very Good inductees announced, & more! 

    Ep 92: MLB Yacht Rock-Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 49:37


    Emily & John discuss MLB dragging its feet, “both sides”, playoff expansion, Mets bench coach, Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider, the XXIV Olympics Winter Games, TBoBF: Chapter 4, voicemails, Top 3 Yacht Rock Songs & more!

    Ep 91: Mr. 300

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 49:22


    Emily & John discuss MLB & MLBPA finally meeting, Rachel Balkovic, Genevieve Beacom, the future of women in baseball, Jon Lester retiring, the Mets retiring Keith Hernandez's number, crossing the picket line, David Cone, The Book of Boba Fett: Chapter 3, voicemails, Top 6 Pros Who…WHAT?!? & more! 

    Ep 90: Lockout Mixtape

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 58:58


    Emily & John discuss MLB Network giving Rosenthal the boot, Eric Chavez: turncoat?, Zack Scott-free, Kay-RodCast on ESPN, Antonio Brown at it again (NFL Talk???!?!?!?), The Book of Boba Fett: Chapter 1 & 2, voicemails, Top 3 90's Music Artists & Top 3 90's Movies, & more! 

    Ep 89: Don't Call it a Comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 55:10


    Emily & John discuss the hiatus, Buck Showalter: Mets Manager, BBWAA shifts in opinion, was Arod framed? (No he wasn't, BUT..), The Book of Boba Fett, episode opening calls contest (3rd time's the charm), 2021 New Year Resolutions review, voicemails, 2022 New Year Resolutions & more! 

    Ep 88: A Show About Nothing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 49:40


    Emily & John discuss Manfred's letter to the fans, MLB dot com wiped clean, solidarity, Buck Showalter, Gil Hodges, the Golden Days Era Committee, Roger Maris, the 2021 BBWAA ballot, H/T votes, Breaking Balls takes on Cooperstown, holiday “instant replay”, voicemails, dabbling in MLB The Show, card pack breaks, & more!

    Ep 87: Hey! Big Spender

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 55:35


    Emily & John discuss the Mets making BIG moves, Scherzer, Seager, Semien, the Rangers, the Mariners, AL West going off, who's left?, Yankees tender errybody, deadlines, THE LOCKOUT, MLB mixing baseballs, a new contest, voicemails, Top 6 Pivot Podcasts & more!

    Ep 86: Let's Get Weird

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 57:20


    Emily & John discuss Syndergaard's departure, Verlander's non-departure, Correa & Jeter, Yankees new 3rd Base Coach, Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young winners, Billy Eppler, the Philly Phanatic, the Cleveland Guardians, voicemails, Top 6 Thanksgiving Sides & more!

    Ep 85: A Blowhard in a House of Cards

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 55:06


    Emily & John discuss Braves bus drive-by, qualifying offers, Alderson & Boras, preseason award predictions from Ep. 52, the most wonderful time of the year, Chili Davis, Verlander, voicemails, Top 6 Minor Technical MLB Awards & more! 

    Ep 84: Triple Duh

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 45:52


    Emily & John discuss the 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves and the road to their first title in 26 years, Snitker being criticized but coming out on top, Max Fried, Gold Glove award nominees, Silver Slugger award nominees, the Fielding Bible, Mets fire Zack Scott, The 2nd Annual Postseason Classic final results, Top 3 “So Bad They're Good” Preseason Predictions, & more!  

    Ep 83: Free Range Relievers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 55:08


    Emily & John discuss the Dodgers demise, Braves v Astros, who they're rooting for, Snitker family feud, Charlie Morton, the Chop, commissioner overreach, reporters stirring up nonsense, A's fire sale, voicemails, Top 6 New Names for the Bullpen, & more! 

    Ep 82: Home Runs Win Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 54:40


    Emily & John discuss the check swing heard ‘round the world, the continuation of the ump show, Passan's magnum opus, Dodgers v Braves, Red Sox v Astros, players talking that ish, Eddie Rosario god-tier?, Boonie's back, MiLB players get some housing, Postseason Classic update, voicemails, Top 6 Shows We Are Stoked to Watch This Offseason & more!

    Ep 81: Growing Pains

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 55:23


    Emily & John discuss how their predictions faired from Ep. 80, underdogs, frauds, a weird rule, ump performance review, Yankees get rid of Nevin & Thames, a Postseason Classic update, voicemails, Top 3 Teams That Shocked the World & more! 

    Ep 80: Pain Relief

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 52:52


    Emily & John discuss the Yankees losing the Wild Card, Gerrit Cole, Phil Nevin, Aaron Boone's future, a sense of relief, Red Sox vs Rays, Astros vs White Sox, NL Wild Card, NLDS x2, the Airbender, Mets next steps, voicemails, Top 6 & more!

    Ep 79: [redacted due to superstition]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 57:29


    Emily & John discuss Yankees vs Red Sox, Stantonian blasts, 3-batter minimum, Blue Jays series, AL Wild Card craziness, NL Wild West, Cardinals go streaking, 2nd Annual Postseason Classic, voicemails, The Best of the Worst & more! 

    Ep 78: OUTATIME

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 55:56


    Emily & John discuss the Yankees getting embarrassed at home by Cleveland, Cole's tough start, Sevy back, AL East showdowns, 2021 Mets we hardly knew ye, Machado telling Tatís Jr. how it is, Salvy Perez new single season HR king (for catchers), voicemails, Top 3 Teams We Can't Believe We Have to Root For, & more! 

    Ep 77: Are You Not Entertained?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 48:07


    Emily & John discuss the subway series, crosstown beef, Yankees infield shakeup, Mets non-shakeup, Vladdy vs Ohtani, momentum, voicemails, Top 6 MLB Fights We Wanna See & more! 

    Ep 76: Oh No, We Suck Again!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 54:53


    Emily & John discuss Yankees regression, making more history, the Mets still pushing, Cole & Loaísiga, Pete Alonso being that dude, thumbs back up in Queens, deGrom update, voicemails, Jeter, Top 6 Things We Wish We Knew Before Going to Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & more! 

    Ep 75: Two Thumbs Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 55:28


    Emily & John discuss Yankees vs A's, Oakland Coliseum, 1961 & 1998 Yankees, Kluber, Gallo GIDP, Big G, Javy Baéz vs Mets fans, rehab assignments, voicemails, Top 3 All-MLBae Team & more!

    Ep 74: Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's 1996

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 55:11


    Emily & John discuss the Yankees streak, the Mets getting bodied in Cali, Stanton, The Bronx hometown hero, oh Peter-Peter-Peter-Pete-Pete-Pete, upcoming schedule, Miggy's 500th, voicemails, Braves Ashland drops in to talk Braves v Yankees & answer our 4 questions, & more! 

    Ep 73: Can of Corn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 51:30


    Emily & John discuss MLB's rare W in a cornfield, Yankees vs CHW, beating the shift, Red Sox, Yankees resurgence, Mets brutal road trip, Dbacks no-hitter, voicemails, Top 3 Former Yankees/Mets Who Came Back to Bite Us in the Ass & more! 

    Ep 72: Baby's 1st Prop Bet

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 42:38


    Emily & John discuss Yankees 2nd half surge, Gardy party, Mets slipping, Field of Dreams, Ramón Laureano, gambling broadcasts, voicemails, Top 6 Promotions for MLB's New “F*ck Them Kids” Campaign & more!

    Ep 71: Between Two Balls - Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 62:36


    Emily & John welcome World Series champion Joba Chamberlain to discuss the trade deadline, foreign substances, reliever vs starter, jersey number etiquette, 2009 World Series & much more!