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A Dodgers podcast from Fox Sports Radio's Ryan Burschinger and Beau Benson. "A top-10 Dodgers Podcast." - A Robot. All music courtesy of Ass Life.

Ryan Burschinger

    • Sep 16, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 54 EPISODES

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    S3E06: The Dodgers are NL West Champs Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 33:41

    Ryan and Beau return after the Dodgers put the finishing touches on a dominant summer by clinching their 9th NL West title in the last decade. If you want a Craig Kimbrel complaint-fest, look elsewhere, as Kimbrel's new Frozen form may be a sign of good things to come. The guys preview the 26-man playoff roster. Plus, Trayce Thompson is more than deserving of an everyday role at this point. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    S3E05: Vin

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 45:56

    Ryan and Beau pay tribute to the legendary Vin Scully. Ryan revisits a story he told on the first episode of Swing Shift, the time he met Vin. The San Diego Padres won the trade deadline, but the Dodgers are the only ones who have been winning games since then. Chris Martin and Joey Gallo were the result of a surprisingly, yet also understandably, inactive deadline for the Dodgers. Plus, depth is back, Muncy might be back, and Morosi was right.

    S3E04: Jon Paul Morosi Talks Juan Soto and MLB Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 73:13

    MLB Network's Jon Paul Morosi joins Ryan and Beau to discuss the biggest names that may or may not be moved at the trade deadline. JP gives the latest on Juan Soto, including why he believes the Dodgers are not the most likely NL West landing spot, and why Soto will not get an extension regardless of where he lands. Plus, JP breaks down why the Angels will hang on to Shohei Ohtani until he hits free agency, and highlights the pitching trade market headlined by Luis Castillo. Ryan and Beau react to JP's comments on Soto and explain why they believe no one is more equipped to land the All-Star than the Dodgers. The guys break down all angles of a potential Juan Soto trade, and explore what other moves the Dodgers could make ahead of the deadline. Plus, Clayton Kershaw starting the All-Star Game was a great thing, and the Giants continue to plummet back down to Earth. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @beautbenson, @ryanburschinger

    S3E03: Freddie Freeman Gets Homesick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 56:12

    Ryan and Beau look back on the month of June for the Dodgers, where things actually went better than they seemed. Freddie Freeman fired his agent after his emotional return to Atlanta, and somehow Doug Gottlieb found himself in the middle of the drama. As 2 guys who work with Doug, Ryan and Beau have a deeper perspective on why you shouldn't dismiss Gottlieb's report on Freeman's situation. Starting pitching is shining, as the bullpen continues to get its bumps and bruises. Plus, the best kept secret of Dodger Stadium, jealousy of other City Connect jerseys, and put Austin Barnes in the Home Run Derby. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    S3E02 - Buehler and Bullpen Fun, Injuries Galore, and an Overwhelming Fear of the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 65:24

    Ryan and Beau look back on the last month of Dodger baseball, highlighted by much success against any team not named the Pittsburgh Pirates. Walker Buehler is hitting some growing pains, but it shouldn't be a big deal... right? Injuries and struggles from Craig Kimbrel and Brusdar Graterol have caused the bullpen to come back down to Earth; however, Andrew Friedman's strategy in building the pen is still the way to go. Plus, the Swing Shift curse is alive and well, and the world needs more Tim Andersons and a lot less terrible Star Wars fans. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger. @beautbenson

    Swing Shift S3E01 - Dodgers Historically Great Start, Justin Turner Turning Down

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 90:02

    Ryan and Beau (now a father!) are back for a third season of Swing Shift. The Dodgers are already showing their ability to be the best team in baseball, and the pitching staff is giving numbers unlike anything we've ever seen. Clayton Kershaw is making everyone happy. Blake Treinen will be out until the second half of the season, but the Dodgers already have a suitable replacement in the pen. There are reasons to not be concerned about Max Muncy, but major reasons to be concerned about Justin Turner. The guys spoil the hell out of Doctor Strange 2. Plus, don't let the door hit you on the way out Trevor! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb @ryanburschinger @beautbenson

    #44 w/ Scott Geirman of DodgerBlue.com: AJ Pollock for Craig Kimbrel Reactions, Spring Training is Dumb and Stupid

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 69:49

    Scott Geirman of DodgerBlue.com joins Ryan and Beau to help break down the pros and cons of the swap of AJ Pollock for Craig Kimbrel. Ryan has discovered just how much he hates Spring Training. What should be made of the Cody Bellinger's struggles in the Spring? Scott gives insight on what to expect from Andrew Heaney, David Price, and Tyler Anderson this year. Jake Lamb missing the Opening Day roster is actually a good sign. Plus, Dave Roberts getting an extension is good and well-deserved, despite how much you may not like it. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @Scotty_Gee, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #43: Freddie Freeman is a Dodger, Kenley Jansen is a Brave, Nelly is a Miracle Worker

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 69:38

    Baseball is back in a glorious, beautiful way. Freddie Freeman is actually a Dodger, and Ryan and Beau are 100% responsible for this, no one can take that away from us. Thankfully, Clayton Kershaw is back to possibly finish his career in Los Angeles. Kenley Jansen deserves your respect, but this was the right time to let him leave. The Rockies are actually trying, the Giants are acting like they're trying, and the Padres are crying. Plus, a flurry of roster moves, a distant memory of a lockout, and Andrew Friedman loves Nelly. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #42: Free Freddie, Rams Represent, Manfred Manipulates

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 72:50

    Ryan and Beau find some positivity in the worst period for baseball in recent history. Los Angeles does, and should, care that the Rams won a title. The latest Freddie Freeman rumor reactions might actually be more than wishful thinking. Rob Manfred is lying to your face. Nothing should change in regards to Trevor Bauer. Plus, Clayton Kershaw optimism, an MLB team in Portland, and therapeutic vomiting. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #41: Make Us the Mediators

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 49:07

    Ryan and Beau continue their new favorite segment on the show - "Let's Overreact to Tiny Statements and Assume They Mean that Freddie Freeman Will Be a Dodger." Is there actual hope of a Trea Turner extension? The CBA negotiations are just getting worse. The top of the Dodgers farm system continues to get better. The Hall of Fame voting results make no sense. Plus, all of LA should embrace the possibility of the Rams bringing another title to town. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #40: The Death of The Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 97:58

    Ryan and Beau find actual baseball news to talk about while the baseball world is trapped in purgatory. The Dodgers have a new GM, but don't expect anything to change. Could one recent trade rumor actually hint at Freddie Freeman coming to the Dodgers? The guys look at the scope of the starting pitching trade market and give an update on actual (and slightly depressing) progress in the CBA talks between owners and players. Aaron Rodgers deserves to be ripped for the Packers loss, while Mahomes deserves to be praised for the Chiefs win. Plus, Ryan eulogizes Every Time I Die, and no, When We Were Young will not be like Fyre Fest you dorks. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #39: A Podcast Concerning a Collection of Professional Baseball Players in the Los Angeles Area

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 63:29

    Given that the professional athletic organization and corporation commonly referred to as Major League Baseball does not currently exist, Ryan and Beau stick to a list of preapproved topics by Supreme Leader Robert Manfred in order to celebrate the rich history of the game, and not in any way acknowledge present athletes that associate themselves with such a sport. If they were to be talking about present athletes, they would possibly mention how Corey Seager accepted a lot of money to change his residence to Texas, Chris Taylor should be observed as a wonderful citizen of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities, and Max Scherzer is downright wrong for blaming his shortcomings on his now-previous employers. But we don't talk about these things, we are only celebrating the history of baseball as anyone currently associated with the sport should be doing! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #38: Dodgers Offseason Preview 2021-2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 85:00

    Ryan and Beau take a deep dive into the Dodgers loaded batch of free agents and predict where the biggest stars will end up (hopefully back in Los Angeles). The Dodgers are handling Clayton Kershaw's free agency the right away, and the guys explain why they anticipate Kershaw to return to the Dodgers for the rest of time. The Dodgers should do all they can to retain Max Scherzer and Corey Seager, but it may be at the expense of Chris Taylor. Please just leave us alone for good, Carlos Correa. The guys look at free agency and the trade market across the league, and explain why it would be in the best interest of the Dodgers to once again pester the Reds and A's for their best talent. Plus, MLB award season is deeply flawed, Eternals was a good movie, and NFL fans are goblins. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #37: Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 73:05

    The Dodgers 2021 season is over. Ryan and Beau try to make sense of what happened, and the answer is unfortunately simple. Using starters in relief backfired, but the dead arms may have been inevitable. The offense was bad, the bullpen's brilliance was wasted, and injuries became insurmountable. But, there were some positives to be celebrated, and the guys dip their feet into the upcoming wave of free agents. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #36: The Giants Have Checked Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 76:48

    The Dodgers won the first ever playoff series matchup with the Giants, and it did not come easily. Ryan and Beau talk about the much-discussed final out of Game 5 and look at the real reasons why the Dodgers were able to take 3 of 5 from the NL West champs. Could this be a title run of destiny for the Dodgers, righting the wrongs of the past decade of disappointments (prior to 2020, of course)? Plus, Dave Roberts is looking to win an Oscar, a bullpen like we've never seen before, stop complaining about openers, never bunt, and yes, a little bit of a preview of the NLCS against the Braves. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #36: Dodgers vs. Giants NLDS Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 65:02

    The Dodgers won the most stressful game of the season in the most exciting and anxiety-inducing way. Ryan and Beau discuss every moment of the NL Wild Card Game and highlight how the most valuable contributions came from the most surprising places. Dave Roberts and the bullpen are giving huge reasons for optimism moving forward. Retire Justin Turner's number. The guys preview what may be the highest-profile Division Series in league history and settle for the fact that you simply cannot explain the San Francisco Giants. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #35: Wild Card Game Preview - Dodgers vs. Cardinals

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 38:06

    The Dodgers won 106 games and they've been rewarded with a one-game playoff against the 90-win St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan and Beau preview the game and give reasons to be nervous and reasons to be optimistic. But first, the guys give their requisite dance on the graves of the San Diego Padres. Plus, the San Francisco Giants are evidence of divine intervention.

    #34: Max Scherzer Supremacy, a Cody Bellinger Conundrum, and Previewing the Dodgers Playoff Roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 91:24

    Ryan and Beau return from a month-long hiatus and mock the Padres for apparently taking the same period of time off. Max Scherzer is even better than expected and may already be preparing to finish his career in Los Angeles. Cody Bellinger is a problem, but is he enough of a problem to be left off the playoff roster? The guys break down what a potential playoff roster would look like. Plus, it's everyone's favorite game - "Is This The Name Of A Real Person Who Actually Played For The 2021 Dodgers?" Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #33: Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, and Hopefully a Sponsorship from the Jose Canseco Merch Store

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 86:34

    Ryan and Beau react to a wonderful, glorious, beautiful trade deadline. Max Scherzer is now a Dodger - why this was necessary and why he didn't land in San Diego. Trea Turner is now a Dodger - why this was the most significant addition of the season and what it means for Corey Seager and Chris Taylor in the offseason. Danny Duffy is now a Dodger - why this can be a significant move. Cole Hamels is now a Dodger - neat. Plus, Cody Bellinger is showing signs of life, Mookie Betts is more impressive than you realize, don't be concerned about the Dodgers historic level of extra-inning failures, and Jose Canseco is a gift to the world. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #32: Trade Deadline Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 76:28

    Ryan and Beau discuss the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline with friend of the show and former Dodgers Nation writer Wyatt Asher. What could a deal for Max Scherzer or Jose Berrios look like? What should you expect the Giants and Padres to do before the deadline? It's time to get Keibert Ruiz to the majors, whether that's with the Dodgers or elsewhere. What do you do with Cody Bellinger? The guys look at potential bullpen acquisitions and discuss a rough couple of weeks for Kenley Jansen. Plus, Aaron Rodgers returns for now, but the Rams may make this season irrelevant for the Packers and the rest of the NFC. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson, @wyatt_asher_

    #31: FTB

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 79:37

    It stands for "F*ck Trevor Bauer." I don't know if podcast sites get weird with curse words in titles or descriptions but there's just no other way to title this episode. We talk about the sexual assault allegations against Trevor Bauer, explain why we don't want him on the Dodgers or any other team ever again, and dissect the Dodgers and MLB's unfortunately slow response to the story. The optics from the Dodgers and Dave Roberts over the last couple days have been bad, but Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy has made this whole situation even worse. Sure, maybe he is innocent and maybe the situation is not as it seems, but we can't and won't handle it in that regard right now. Sorry if you're looking for a level-headed discussion on this topic, we are too furious and too appalled to even try to handle it that way. We eventually talk about the less significant aspect of this story - what happens next for the Dodgers rotation? Plus, there are some happy highlights across baseball that deserve your attention, and Avengers Campus is unfortunately a letdown. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #30: Sunscreen, Spider Tack, and Scapegoating

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 79:33

    The foreign substance crackdown has arrived in Major League Baseball, but the reason for the enforcement goes much further than just the sticky stuff making its way into ballgames. Ryan and Beau break down how we got here, what is next for Major League pitchers, and how this could directly impact the Dodgers, with everything from honest criticisms to rabid conspiracy theories galore. Plus, complaints about Mookie Betts are stupid, and Chris Taylor deserves to be an All-Star. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #29: The Almighty Blessings of Albert Pujols

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 71:04

    The Dodgers have won 12 of the last 15 games since Ryan and Beau recorded their previous miserable episode, and now the magic of Albert Pujols decrees that the team can never lose again. The guys react to the Pujols signing and look at how the move has made more and more sense every day. Ryan and Beau analyze the additions of Yoshi Tsutsugo and a couple new bullpen arms. Stop blaming analytics for no-hitters. Trevor Bauer continues to be a saving grace. Plus, the worst wardrobe choice by a fan in Dodger Stadium history, the hilarious highlights of Oaks Christian nepotism, and Beau's horrible day at Disneyland. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #28: The Suckiest Bunch Of Sucks That Ever Sucked

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 83:51

    Ryan and Beau talk about the worst team in baseball. But no, seriously though, the Dodgers are going to be fine, everything is just very frustrating right now. The guys break down the various reasons behind the recent skid and explain why there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the rest of the season. Corey Seager needs to figure out how to play shortstop again. Dave Roberts makes bad decisions sometimes but what else is new. Plus, Albert Pujols deserves your damn respect, and Aaron Rodgers will get his way, one way or another. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #27: Losing the April World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 81:04

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Congrats to the San Diego Padres for once again winning the World Series. But really, this new “rivalry” between the Dodgers and Padres is great for baseball and we should acknowledge it as such. Ryan and Beau look to start some beef, say goodbye to some legendary beef, and tell you why the Fernando Tatis Jr. and Trevor Bauer beef is a win for everyone. The reasons behind the Dodgers recent offensive struggles are trickier than you would think. Plus, Mad-Bum maybe threw a no-hitter, and the Oscars were actually good but a little awkward. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb @ryanburschinger @beautbenson

    #26: Dodgers Homecoming

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 66:42

    Friend of the show Brandon Gutierrez joins Ryan and Beau to give a firsthand account of the Dodgers 2021 home opener and ring ceremony. Brandon brings in all the sights, sounds, and emotions of the pregame celebration and tells you what new things you should expect in your return to Dodger Stadium this season. Kenley Jansen has experienced a whole season within the last week. Of course Trevor Bauer being targeted, but some aspects make it hard to sympathize with him. Plus, the Dodgers are the best team in baseball, but you already knew that. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson, @gutibg17

    #25: 2021 Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 108:33

    Ryan and Beau preview the 2021 season and highlight the names grabbing the final spots on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster. Francisco Lindor and Steve Cohen are making Corey Seager more money by the second. Dustin May starts the year as the fifth starter, but could he finish the year as the closer? The guys discuss the benefits and issues of a potential timeshare at catcher. Plus, bad billboards, alternate jerseys, division winners, award picks, and much more! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @swingshiftrnb, @ryanburschinger, @beautbenson

    #24: Powered By Microsoft

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 53:58

    Ryan and Beau look back on a year on COVID and it's impact on the sports world. The guys have the perfect solution for a Dodgers 2020 Championship celebration. A Spring Training update: DJ Peters, Matt Beaty, and David Price make things interesting. Plus, Wandavision was good and many of the complaints about the ending are dumb.

    #23: Spring Training Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 106:20

    Ryan and Beau look at the biggest Dodger and MLB storylines of the last couple weeks. Justin Turner is back home. Dave Roberts shockingly speaks kindly of Kenley Jansen. Fernando Tatis Jr.'s extension is a great thing for baseball. The guys highlight a few players to watch this Spring. Plus, the depths of Kevin Mather's idiocy go beyond what people realize and Trevor Bauer is doing Trevor Bauer things.

    #22: Trevor Bauer is a Dodger

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 72:43

    Trevor Bauer is a Dodger. It's ok to be happy about it (the Dodgers' rotation is stupid). It's ok to be mad about it (Trevor Bauer has been stupid). Ryan and Beau have an honest discussion about all angles of the Bauer signing. Plus, Bob Nightengale reaches his final form and the Angels are a hilarious franchise.

    Swing Shift Interviews: Rob Parker Talks Hall Of Fame Voting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 60:34

    Rob Parker is a member of the BBWAA and a current voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rob cohosts The Odd Couple alongside Chris Broussard on Fox Sports Radio Monday - Friday, and hosts the Inside the Parker baseball podcast. Rob's credits across his 35-year career in sports journalism include FS1, ESPN, Deadspin, and the Detroit Free Press. Rob is also a USC adjunct professor and Golden Girls aficionado. Rob discusses the most recent vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame and explains the criteria he used when casting his ballot. Rob examines next year's controversial class as Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz make their debuts on the ballot. Rob evaluates the Hall of Fame candidacies of current players, including a few Dodgers. Plus, Ryan and Beau say goodbye to Joc Pederson and look at who will be replacing him in 2022. The guys react to MLB Network's Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now.

    #21: Lasorda Loves Lasagna

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 62:01

    Ryan and Beau pay tribute to Tommy Lasorda and Ryan reflects on the time his life intersected with Lasorda's. Hank Aaron was somehow underrated. Stop saying politics are keeping Curt Schilling out of the Hall of Fame. Re-signing Justin Turner may be the only option left. Thanks for the memories Enrique, Wood, and probably Joc.

    #20: Someone Turned the Stove On

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 72:05

    Ryan and Beau begrudgingly thank the San Diego Padres for starting the offseason. Blake Treinen is back (!) and still the bullpen may not be done. However, it's time for us all to start the grieving process for Justin Turner's Dodger career. Blake Snell and Yu Darvish make the Padres better, but still not better than the Dodgers. Shame on the large-market Padres for taking advantage of the small-market Chicago Cubs. Plus, the Dodgers should aim for taking Luis Castillo and Eugenio Suarez from the 2020 Reds roster, NOT Trevor Bauer.

    #19: Seager Fever, Sluggish Offseason, & Seinfeld References

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 86:23

    Ryan and Beau discuss the latest happenings in the MLB offseason. The time is nigh for a Corey Seager extension. No one will take Justin Turner from the Dodgers. Be excited about Corey Knebel. Tragically hilarious bathroom mishaps, minor league stories, and Beau wants Marvel movies to stop.

    #18: Offseason Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 89:46

    Blake Williams, lifelong Dodgers fan and member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America, joins Ryan and Blake to take a deep dive into the 2020 MLB offseason. The guys examine the cases for each Dodgers free agent and explain why some are more likely to stay in LA than you would think. The guys preview the scope of the offseason as a whole - where will the biggest names land and how will the Dodgers approach free agency? Lastly, the guys discuss the trade market and explore the landscape from realistic to insane. Could the Dodgers land a former MVP for the second offseason in a row? Plus, Beau and Blake got a PS5.


    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 93:03

    THE DODGERS WON THE WORLD SERIES. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. Clayton Kershaw is a World Champion. Justin Turner is a World Champion (and the COVID situation is very bad, but more blame needs to be placed on MLB than JT). Plus, the MLB offseason will go horribly and is already off to a terrible start. BUT THAT DOESN'T MATTER TO THE DODGERS CAUSE THEY ARE WORLD CHAMPS.

    #16: The Dodgers Are Back In The World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 88:21

    Despite finding a way to force Dodger fans to abandon all hope, the Dodgers are going back to the World Series. An in-depth breakdown of the NLCS against the Braves. A step-by-step recounting of how Dave Roberts lost his job and won it back (for now). A preview of the World Series vs. the Rays. Plus, the Astros return to the trash cans they belong in and Rob Manfred continues to try and kill his sport.

    #15: NLCS Preview and So Long Slam Diego

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2020 79:32

    As expected, partying in the streets of San Diego completely backfired in the face of Padres fans. Mookie Betts, not Fernando Tatis Jr., is the most exciting player in baseball. Dave Roberts' bullpen management and a shell of Kenley Jansen strike again, but these moments may end up being good things in the long run. A preview of the Atlanta Braves (an upgraded version of the Padres), endless hatred for the Houston Astros (of course), and the Spider-Verse (and hopefully Bruce Campbell) is coming to the MCU.

    #14: You Stay Classy, San Diego

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2020 57:11

    Ryan and Beau explain why Padres fans should hate Padres fans right now. The guys preview the NLDS and look at what the Dodgers need to do to avoid the upset. Wild Card Round Madness was fun, but also not. Kenley Jansen may be a problem, but it's time to stop saying that Max Muncy is as well. Plus, the Marlins doing well is actually bad for baseball.

    #13: Oh Good It's The Postseason Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 65:10

    Even though the Dodgers SHOULD win it all this year, Ryan and Beau are primed and ready for some all-too-familiar October anxiety and disappointment. The guys share their best and worst moments from watching the postseason. The Brewers are the first (and hopefully not last!) opponent in this stupid 16-team bracket. What to watch for in the series, what the roster will be like, and what to do with Kenley Jansen. And hey, maybe the Lakers will make us all happy at least?

    #12: September Baseball Never Changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2020 86:53

    The Dodgers are tired, and we're tired of people freaking out about it. A.J. Pollock is following the Juan Uribe story arc. The Dodgers are determined to blow up the MLB playoff bubble (as they should). A full NFL season preview. Why the NFC West will be the best division in the NFL. Plus, Star Wars actors hate their own movies and it's everyone's fault but theirs.

    #11: Buffalo Chicken Strip

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 94:46

    So long and best of luck, Ross Stripling (however, as a Dodgers podcast, we now have a little less competition so yay for us!). Congratulations to the 2020 Trade Deadline Champions, the San Diego Padres. Chadwick Boseman was so good that he shined in a movie as dumb as "Draft Day." Step into a time capsule with us after a viewing of the 1999 VMA's. Plus, #PrayForBeau as he decides to try skateboarding again.

    Swing Shift Interviews: Future Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 44:02

    Justin Lorber, better known by the Twitter handle @FutureDodgers, is one of the sharpest fan evaluators of prospects and draft classes around. You can find his complete rankings and articles at futuredodgers.wordpress.com. Justin gives insight on the hot starts to the likes of Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin, and what we can expect from this pitching staff for the future. Will Smith, Keibert Ruiz, Diego Cartaya... J.T. Realmuto? Justin examines the current crop of Dodger catching prospects and forecasts the future of the position. What's going on with Gavin Lux? What happened to Yadier Alvarez? Justin provides a detailed breakdown of the most recent draft class and discusses what minor league baseball may look like after the pandemic. Plus, deep analysis on many other young talents, including Josiah Gray, Edwin Rios, Cody Thomas, and a few more names you should know for the future of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    #10: In Defense of Los Angeles

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2020 59:36

    Ryan and Beau attempt to kill every negative stereotype about Los Angeles sports fans. The guys pinpoint why everyone mocks Dodger fans for leaving games early when it also happens literally everywhere else. Major League Baseball still sucks at promoting their game. Of course Mookie Betts should always bat lead off. Plus, Don Mattingly gives a shining example as to why networks need to stop pumping in crowd noise.

    Swing Shift Interviews: Bernie Fratto

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2020 81:35

    Bernie Fratto is a longtime sports talk radio host and sports betting expert who hosts Straight Outta Vegas on Saturday nights on Fox Sports Radio. Bernie is an award-winning TED Talk speaker who moved to Las Vegas after a storied career in Detroit sports radio. Bernie discusses the scope of his career in sports talk radio and what led him to becoming one of the finest minds in sports betting today. Bernie explains why he chose the Dodgers to win it all this year, but gives some Vegas insight that should have you concerned for the expanded postseason. Bernie gives the most important thing to know for sports bettors, talks the growth of legalized sports betting and the state of Las Vegas throughout the pandemic, and bonds with Ryan over their mutual admiration for Tommy Wiseau's The Room.

    #9: Free Joe Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 71:32

    Free Joe Kelly. Free Joc. F the Astros. Watch Watchmen.

    #8: Mookie Betts and Season Preview and MOOKIE BETTS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 102:58

    Ryan and Beau give a full season preview, with playoff and award predictions, and apparently we have to put 16 teams in the playoffs now. Mookie Betts is about to be a Dodger for life and everything about that is wonderful. Gavin Lux being optioned is defensible, shady, and all too beneficial. Plus, the guys have identified the single worst Star Wars opinions that ever existed.

    #7: To Quote Allen Iverson...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 89:57

    We're talkin bout practice. Losing David Price is bad, actually (but players should do whatever is in their best interest, I don't blame them, I wouldn't play). What does the rotation look like now? The Diamondbacks really want the Dodgers to care about them. Plus, tales of coronavirus testing, a literary analysis of The Fast and The Furious, Supermarket Sweep must be revived, #FreeWoj, and Yellowcard sues a dead man.

    Swing Shift #6: SWING SHIFT SZN ON

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2020 68:21

    This is a baseball podcast again, everything is fine. Ryan and Beau look at the upcoming season and break down something new they love, something new they hate, and the inconvenient truth of the whole situation. What do the Dodgers look like with a DH? Bubba Wallace is not Jussie Smollett, you idiots, and Splash Mountain changing is a good thing, you idiots.

    Swing Shift #5: We Should Just Stop Trying

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2020 81:36

    This is a NASCAR podcast now. And video games and music and golf? At least they still exist. Baseball is gone forever. How many games make a season legit? It's not 48 but at least that's more than zero? A happy 50th anniversary to Dock Ellis and the trippiest game every played. The hype is real for The Last of Us 2, and it's more real for the HBO adaptation. Oh and we talk about the MLB draft for a minute.

    Swing Shift #4: Boot Eaters

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 93:49

    Ryan and Beau got sick of waiting for the baseball season to get figured out, so they take some time to yell at everyone. If you're not on the side of the players, then you're on the side of the billionaire owners (which makes you an idiot). Alex Bregman is whining about something completely different and he deserves to be made fun of for it. The Snyder cut has been released as annoying people to get their way. Plus, Ryan and Beau try to figure out what this podcast will be about now since baseball is soon to be dead forever.

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