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Seth and Sean discuss Dusty Baker finishing 3rd in the running for Manager of the Year, compare David Culley's self-scouting to Chris Conley's, and assess if Deshaun would want to go to any of the teams projected to have top draft picks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dusty Baker and Derek Johnson go through qualifying offers and the first free agent signing to discuss fantasy impacts and more. Also featuring a shotgun 6-pack and a throw-it-back baseball stat of the week.
Los Bravos de Atlanta campeones mundiales. Dusty Baker regresa con los Astros. La Asociación de Jugadores con otra propuesta. El Mundo de las Grandes Ligas con Kevin Cabral y Félix DeJesús. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
David Culley is not embracing the suck which doesn't sit well with Jeremy and Joel. Winning should not be the goal for the Texans as far as they're concerned. Todd Kalas believes Dusty Baker was the perfect choice to lead the Astros out of a scandal. But is he still the right manager for this team if it costs them a valuable member of the coaching staff? The Killer B's discuss that and finish up with more NFL talk.
World Series – Strategy, Trades, Alex AnthopoulosCongratulations to the Atlanta Braves on their 2021 World Series ChampionshipHow to build a Great Team – Atlanta BravesTampa Bay Rays model – Erik Neander & Chaim Bloom with Boston Red SoxTop spenders for players – Dodgers, Yankees, Mets, Houston Astros, PhilliesLow Spenders – Cleveland Guardians, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays How to build a Great Team – Atlanta BravesTampa Bay Rays model – Erik Neander & Chaim Bloom with Boston Red SoxTop spenders for players – Dodgers, Yankees, Mets, Houston Astros, PhilliesLow Spenders – Cleveland Guardians, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay RaysDollars don't always equal post seasonAlex Anthopoulos – Atlanta GM, a brief historyBraves Trade Deadline shopping listLook back to a bright future with Adam Duvall at Miami MarlinsJorge Solero – Kansas RoyalsJoc Pederson from the Cubs45 year passion and loyalty with Brian SnitkerFreddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves, Why haven't you given him a contract or an extensionPedro Martinez asks the big direct question – ‘Will you continue to be an Atlanta Brave as you are now a Free Agent'Freddie – “I don't want to go anywhere else . . . . Everyone knows where my heart is”Charlie Morton has already re-signedAtlanta Braves who will be Free Agents this year – SS Ehire Adrianza, RHP Jesse Chavez, OF Adam Duvall (mutual option), 1B Freddie Freeman, RHP Chris Martin, OF Joc Pederson (mutual option), RHP Tanner Roark, OF Eddie Rosario, OF Jorge Soler, LHP Drew Smyly, RHP Josh Tomlin (club option), C Stephen Vogt2022 Braves may look completely different – Acuna Jr will returnWho would you pick or drop on next years rosterSpecial thanks to XTaKeRuX for the music "Rocking Forward"You can reach Mark @TheBaseballBiz on TwitterBaseballBiz is also on iheartradio, spotify, apple & google podcasts
Beers of the Week:- Pumpkin Patch Ale - Eddyline Brewery- Huron Haze - Arbor Brewing Company- Tropical Spots - Wiley Roots BrewingScott is here to take a victory lap, celebrating the Braves winning the World Series over the Astros. The fellas talk about the Dusty Baker curse, the Braves holding back their inner Barves, and this being likely the last true World Series.The crew gets to know the new Intern, Christian, as the guys put him through the Quick Hitter questions to find out if they can trust him.The convo shifts to the College Football Playoff rankings, and Drew and Mike debate whether or not Cincinnati go shafted...or something like that. Who knows, they both just talk in circles for a bit. But the guys do come to the conclusion that Bama will always get in, and debate how many losses it would take before Bama is finally eliminated from playoff contention. The guys discuss #MonkeyGate, and the story of Texas special teams coach Jeff Banks' girlfriend's monkey biting a kid on Halloween.The crew discusses the rules changes in the NBA and how they are liking seeing James Harden suffer. And everyone stumbles into a fantastic idea: The Craft Brewed Sports Whack Fuck Invitational.Be sure to check out friends of the show:Kong Beer Bong (craftbrewedsports.com/beerbong) will make sure you are the life of the party. Keep your beer cold in this koozie that converts to a beer bong in an instant. Order yours today.Beer Drop (craftbrewedsports.com/beerdrop) ships award winning craft beer directly to your doorstep. Sign up for a monthly plan, or shop all of the beers available at Beer Drop and get them shipped to you at a $5 flat rate. Morning Recovery (craftbrewedsports.com/hangover) guarantees that you'll wake up after a night of drinking more ready to take on your day. Use the code SPORTS at checkout for 20% off your non-subscription order.Dugout Mugs (dugoutmugs.com/craft) for one of a kind beer mugs and openers. Use our link for 15% off your entire order.
Meg Rowley and guest co-host Eric Longenhagen discuss the conclusion of the World Series, including how Brian Snitker and Dusty Baker managed their depleted pitching staffs, the future of postseason pitching, Jorge Soler's pyrotechnics, when they realized Atlanta was going to win the Series, and what's next for the Astros and the Braves. Then they […]
Breaking down the Atlanta Braves' World Series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Houston Astros including Dusty Baker's questionable early pitching moves, Jorge Soler's monster dong, and Max Fried's brilliant start -- plus what will the Braves and Astros do this offseason? Sign up today at MyBookie.com and use promo code DRINKINBROS to get your first-ever deposit matched dollar-for-dollar. Ghostbed.com/DrinkinBros
In the first hour Joel and Jeremy react to the Astros game 6 loss to the Braves in the World Series. They also discuss the Astros expecting to retain Dusty Baker as the manager and Brett Strom stepping away from the organization as pitching coach. At the bottom of the hour Doug Glanville joins the show to recap this years World Series and what he expects from the Astros moving forward. To wrap up the first hour the guys discuss the Texans moves at the NFL trade deadline and the job Nick Caserio has done.
Charlie is here for you as the Astros season comes to end and the future of key members of team are in question. We hear from Carlos Correa on his status an Dusty Baker breaks down how the series slipped away. A little college football in this hour as well as the CFP rankings are out and the SEC is feeling pretty good
Today's word of the day is 'that's all folks' as in the season is over as in the Atlanta Braves are your World Series champions as in Freddie Freeman gets a ring as in Max Fried pitched a gem as in Jorge Soler wins MVP as in Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros can't get it done at home. Let's talk about some of these storylines. (15:30) Let's discuss the Atlanta Braves. Where was Alex Anthopoulos? The president of baseball operations tested positive for COVID and couldn't travel with the team. Heartbreaking. (17:45) What do you pay Freddie Freeman? Do you pay Jorge Soler or Joc Pederson? Do the Astros bring back Carlos Correa now that they lost? (20:25) What's next for MLB? The offseason is here and it's time to talk what will happen in 2022. Let's do a Top 5 of offseason questions. (29:15) Review: Dazed & Confused. (39:05) NPPOD. (41:00) The Las Vegas Raiders released Henry Ruggs III after being charged with a DUI that resulted in the death of another driver. Another avoidable tragedy for what? What reason do you have to drink and drive? NONE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the first hour of the show John and Lance talk about the Astros losing Game 6 and the World Series to Atlanta; will the Astros bring back Dusty Baker; Brent Strom has already announced he won't return as the Astros pitching coach; and Henry Ruggs is in major trouble after a fatal car accident.
The Atlanta Braves win the World Series! | Jorge Soler only the second Cuban born World Series MVP in MLB history | Dusty Baker isn't ready to go home just yet... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a historic day and Landry believes Caserio's credibility could be gone in five hours, Lopez disagrees and so do some LoopHoles. Dusty Baker and Brandon Scott wisdom and John McClain deadline visit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week on the show, a closer look at sport's chain of command. Professors Kenneth L. Shropshire from Arizona State's Global Sport Institute and Scott Rosner from Columbia University discuss the ways in which the Chicago Blackhawks and the NHL failed in the Kyle Beach sexual assault saga, and how in 2021 such a devastating failure can still happen. Then, a look at MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's comments on the Atlanta Braves and the tomahawk chop, and why the focus is on peripheral stories relating to race and culture at this year's World Series.'Sports Professors' is a bimonthly production of the Global Sport Matters Podcast, where professors Kenneth Shropshire and Scott Rosner discuss the 101 on what happened in sports business. Each episode gives you a quick recap of the past week in sports, before diving deeper into a bigger topic to look at what's happening and why it matters.Stay up-to-date on the latest from Global Sport Matters, click here for more.
Our Halloween episode has Patti briefly revisiting 1995, a very scary year, in which she first built her sportsgrudge against the Atlanta Team. But now she loves “those Hammers guys” including effectively wild Ian Anderson, the magical Eddie Rosario, and the only Austin left standing. Pottymouth reminds us of the treasure that is Dusty Baker, the first manager to take five teams to the postseason, and possibly the only to prune his family vineyards *and* live through the Monterey Pop Festival at age 18 (the family station wagon made it too). Altuve makes moves on postseason homerun records, but Manny being Manny seems safe for now. Get your taco on Thursday - Thanks, Ozzie.Odd for us to give credit to Bob Nightengale but he earns it for not using Atlanta's team name in his USA Today pieces. The Hammers miss an opportunity to truly honor Henry Aaron by not announcing a team name change during the ceremony. Fox makes no effort to Chop the Chop, featuring it in crowd shots. Smuck and Boltz never mention it, or the war chant, while openly discussing the cheating chants. Rob Manfred defends it based on local markets and perceived support by the *regional* Native American community -- for a National Pastime? There's now footage of a certain former president joining in on the Chop, albeit badly, so that's really all you need to know.Please PETA, use your powers for good instead of distracting us with your push to rename the bullpen the “arm barn.” Although that did give us a gem of a tune from Grant Brisbee. We are looking forward to seeing how much the Cleveland Baseball Team will have to pay the local roller derby team for use of the name “Guardians.” It's going to be fun to watch Bob Melvin manage the Padres, a team with money, and we've got our eye on Raquel Ferreira in the Mets GM conversation. The MLBPA's Player's Choice awards feature Ryan Mountcastle among other Patti BFs. The untimely passing of NESN broadcasting great, Jerry “Rem Dawg” Remy brings all the feels for Pottymouth, including some warm and hilarious memories.Do you have the MLBTV postseason package? You could be watching Dominican winter ball! LIDOM features Tio Albert, Fernando Rodney, and Willi Castro this year -- no excuses. Pottymouth's Cardenales de Lara are undefeated in the LVBP, and finals have started in the Puerto Rican women's league. Pottymouth celebrates it all by teaching us baseball vocabulary in Spanish.We say Halle Berry, Kiss the Sky, and vegan hot dogs.Get vaxxed, fight the man, and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at nocryinginbball.com. Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.
Ashley educates the guys about the “Pink Tax” on uniforms for military women, and the FATIGUES Act that proposes and end to the disparity. Jeff shares the latest chapter in the continuing saga of vaccines for members of the military: Marines facing consequences for vaccine refusals. CV still can't figure out why the military can't keep track of their weapons, and neither can Congress, who is imposing new rules to force America's armed services to keep better track of their guns and explosives. RAPID FIRE VA hiring spree to tackle an expected surge in backlogged benefits claims Special Honor Flight trips honor service of women and Black veterans American Legion Baseball Alums featured in MLB World Series DOL encouraging partners to expand services for transitioning veterans and spouses
THE WORLD SERIES TROPHY IS POLISHED AND READY TO GO! Riz & Dawg bring you Monday Night Live as the Atlanta Braves travel back to visit the Houston Astros as the 2021 World Series nears its close. The Braves grabbed three of the first four games and jumped to a 4-0 lead in Game Five, but the resilient Astros rebounded to win the game and bring the series back to Texas, where it will finish. Should the Astros take it, the guys talked about the turning point - that one moment where things turned around (hint: it was a tweet by Riz). Quantitative analysis has been a critical part of front office thinking and has penetrated into managers offices around MLB. Dawg explained where the prevailing philosophies of the day can fall short, and shed light on why old-school managers like Dusty Baker and Brian Snitker have found themselves on the brink of a title while others have fallen short. Have we seen the last of pitchers being required to be in the batting lineup in the NL? Now that the Braves' home games are over, the potential of the universal DH being implemented in the off-season looms. Is it the certainty that most pundits have made it? The guys explained why it's not. And the answer may surprise you. There was also a Diehard Dads segment, which included a shoutout to Producer Xavier, who you can follow here: https://www.instagram.com/techandcars/. Dawg kicked it off with Veteran of the Day. It was SFC Otis Fulton, an Engineer and infantrymen with Connecticut Army National Guard. Fulton served 20 years deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. This one streamed live on the Facebook group, so Uncle Paul was there in the comments. As with all the shows, it's also available on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify (links are below). There are a lot of podcasts out there, and many of them are great. What is special about us? THIS. This is what we bring to the table. It's a podcast about baseball and about life. So follow, subscribe, get the alerts, and join us on the journey! Please check out FMS Graphics (https://www.fmsgraphics.com) for all your print and promotional needs. SportsMapz is a great way to show support for your team, with a cool piece of art for your home or office! Check them out at SportsMapz.com. Big Ed's Car Wash http://www.bigedscarwash.com/ is the place to go if you're in Bergen County, NJ. Get over to Fair Lawn and get your car cleaned and your oil changed. Tell Big Ed that Diamond Diehards sent you! We need you to subscribe to the podcast! Please hit the SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW button from wherever you get your podcasts. Watch, Listen Subscribe: iTunes: https://apple.co/2JzUd5e Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KPgZq9 Youtube: https://bit.ly/3pBAvFE Interact: Website: https://DiamondDiehards.com TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@diamonddiehards? LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diamond-diehards Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiamondDiehards Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiamondDiehards Instagram: https://instagram.com/DiamondDiehards
To start the show Joel and Jeremy discuss the Astros come back win in game 5 against the Braves in order to force the series back to Houston. They discuss what they thought of Dusty Baker's lineup changes and how certain players performed in different parts of the lineup. At the bottom of the hour they discuss the Texans franchise following another loss against the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the injury to Jameis Winston and what it means for the Saints moving forward and discuss the Rams acquiring Von Miller from the Denver Broncos to wrap up the first hour.
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss Tim's now-nixed travel plans he made after Adam Duvall's grand slam in the first inning of Game 5, the resiliency of the Astros, Brian Snitker waiting too long to call the bullpen, fears of Atlanta's bullpen being worn out, how the Braves won Game 4 and Atlanta needing a big outing from Max Fried in Game 6. Plus, the guys remember Red Sox player and broadcaster Jerry Remy. Then, Sarah Langs stops by to talk about Dusty Baker's lineup changes, Alex Bregman breaking through, first inning grand slams and the success of teams with a 3-1 lead in the World Series.
More from Game 5 as we hear from Dusty Baker and his thoughts on who is feeling the pressure in Game 6. Charlie takes us around the NFL as it was a tough day for the state of Ohio. Gary Patterson is out at TCU and apparently was given the opportunity to finish the year and declined. Not a decision that Charlie can get behind
Jeff and Kevin look ahead to Game 6 and how Brian Snitker and Dusty Baker will manage the pitching for both the Braves and Astros (0:30). The Mariners declined their club option on Kyle Seager – would a team like the Blue Jays be a fit for the veteran 3B (11:02)? National baseball writer Scott […]
Joe Praino and Andy Lazarus discuss the Astros/Braves World Series, why they are rooting for Dusty Baker, the Mets GM/manager search and whether or not Billy Beane is autistic. They then discuss PETA's attack on the word bullpen and which former Astro & Brave they'd add to the current World Series rosters.
Can a World Series be exciting with the games themselves being one-sided? That's where we find ourselves with the 2021 Fall Classic. As per 3SYO tradition, Adam Mamawala (Away Games Podcast) returns to break down Games 1 & 2 of the Series and there are no shortage of storylines even without much drama between the white lines. We toast the badassery of Charlie Morton throwing 10 pitches on a broken leg, admire Jorge Soler's studly magnificence, and wonder whether Martín Maldonado's RBI single was a sign of the apocalypse. Plus we let any lingering 2003 bitterness go in tribute to Dusty Baker, especially as we've learned more about his decades of empathy and allyship with Glenn Burke and LGBTQ ballplayers. Twitter: @KenSchultz_ @AdamMamawala @AwayGamesPod Insta: @kenthinguy @adammamawala @awaygamespod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MLB.com's Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello take stock of the World Series before Game 3, wondering why the Braves shifted Gurriel, how Atlanta will manage their depleted rotation, guessing how Dusty Baker will deal without the DH in an NL park, and trying to figure out what's going wrong with Alex Bregman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Chris Singleton and Buster discuss the Astros' Game 2 victory, the uncertainty when looking at the rest of the series, the buzz in Atlanta surrounding the Braves, Dusty Baker plugging in Jose Siri, José Urquidy pounding the strike zone, a two-part performance for Max Fried, why Brian Snitker didn't pull Fried after a rough start, if Kyle Wright can be a difference maker and José Altuve. Then, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game with notes on rookie pitchers matching up, the importance of winning Game 3 and early runs in this series.
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker react to the Astros win in Game 2 of the World Series, and discuss Dusty Baker going with Jose Siri in the lineup, the performances of starters Jose Urquidy and Max Fried, the Braves having problems with the shift, and another big postseason performance from Jose Altuve (1:04). Dan Shulman […]
In the first hour John and Lance discuss the Astros 7-2 win over the Braves in game 2 of the World Series. They discuss the stellar pitching performance of Jose Urquidy and the timely hitting of Altuve, Brantley and Maldonado. At the bottom of the hour the guys discuss Dusty Baker and if he was the perfect hire for the Astros and what a World Series title would do for his legacy before wrapping up the first hour.
What did Dusty Baker and James Click that set up success for the Astros in Game 2? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the key moments from the Astros 1st win at home in the World Series in 6 games. Is it time to bench Bregman? Robert asks a tough question nobody wants to ask. Plus, we preview the Texans, Longhorns and Coogs' big games this weekend.We're brought to you by BetUS.com. Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian joins Bobby V to break down Game 1 of The World Series, and give his thoughts on whats to come between the Braves and Astros. Tim weighs in on the shadow still on the Astros, UofL's Adam Duvall, Dusty Baker's rootability, the DH effect, and more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Voice of the Blue Jays and the World Series, DAN SHULMAN, joins the podcast to talk about game one of MLB's World Series between the Houston Astros & the Atlanta Braves. The three discuss Charlie Morton's leg injury and what that will mean for the Atlanta Braves moving forward. We also discuss the use of relief pitchers and how it changes in the playoffs - Why aren't the starting pitchers playing more? We also discuss potential lineup changes that Dusty Baker may have to make when the Astro's play in Atlanta as well as what Alex Anthopolis has been able to do to make the Braves one of the best teams in baseball on todays episode as we preview the rest of The World Series.
Seth and Sean assess if the heat Dusty Baker caught for some in-game decisions has merit, lay out the guide to the NFL trade deadline for Texans fans, discuss if their antics yesterday put a curse on poor Charlie F-ing Morton, and do headlines. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kevin Henry from RoxPile helps break down the 2021 World Series from the team to beat and players to do the beating. Will it be Dusty Baker and Zack Grienke getting a ring with Houston or Freddie Freeman, Walt Weiss and Tyler Matzek in Atlanta? Plus, Rockies make a coaching change that could have a lasting impact on the entire organization. "A stunning answer to a tough trivia question" by Kevin Henry "Top of the Rockies: Highlighting the best of Rockies in 2021" by Patrick Lyons
Sarah Langs joins Buster to talk about Dusty Baker getting a shot at a World Series, play a pre-World Series edition of The Numbers Game and make her series prediction. Then, Hembo stops by with context for the Braves' and Astros' World Series runs, and thoughts on who has the most to gain by winning the whole thing and which team has the Game 1 pitching advantage. Later, Xavier Scruggs on the general fan interest in the matchup, his favorite storylines going into the World Series, the Snitker family, and Chris Bassitt's claim that Astros-like cheating is much more widespread.
Patti and the Pottymouth break down the evils of the World Series teams and the pros come down to I love Dusty vs. I love those guys. Yup, Pottymouth is in for the Trashtros and Patti throws down for the Hammers. In our efforts to show one team's terrible is not quite as bad as the other team's terrible, Pottymouth points out the small number of cheaters still left on the Houston team, and Patti suggests a 437 point plan to eliminate The Chop, including crosstraining with FIFA.Both LCS MVPs are NCiB boyfriends! Yordan Alvarez, who personally out-hit the entire Red Sox team for a few games, is Patti's Houston BF this year, and the Hammers' (and former Guardian) Eddie Rosario, with two 4-4 games, is Pottymouth's former Twins BF. We have some fun with Kyle from Waltham, Jose Siri's dance moves, and more details than you knew you needed on Joc's pearls. We provide a more accurate replacement for the phrase “legal troubles.”We grade team participation in Spirit Day, to take a stand against bullying of LGBTQ+ youth, on a scale of Rangers to Cardinals. Patti goes Hammers in seven, Pottymouth calls Hammers in six. We say appropriately tipsy, Texas Gay Rodeo Association, and “you're dead to me.”Get vaxxed, fight the man, and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at nocryinginbball.com. Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.
Pearl necklaces, drinking for good and the circle of life. They may be in it for the World Series ring, but for Joc Pederson, it's all about the pearls. The Atlanta Braves outfielder has been wearing a pearl necklace during the playoffs. Why? He hasn't given a straight answer, but his latest answer of "he's a bad b—" is good enough for us. The Houston Astros have home-field advantage, and that means they host four of the games in the best-of-seven series. More games means more alcohol sales. In Houston, sales at Minute Maid Field are on pace to be the most the park has seen in the last five years, with the taxes collected on alcohol alone hitting $1.9 million. The State of Texas, Harris County and the city of Houston thank you for contributing to the $12.8 million of beer, wine and liquor sold so far this season. What were you doing in 1999 - a whopping 22 years ago? That was the last time the Atlanta Braves appeared in the World Series. On Tuesday, they will meet up with the Houston Astros in Game One of the World Series. The Fall Classic is back, and the Astros have a lot to prove. The last time the Astros won a World Series in 2017, they were caught cheating. The team kept their title, but they're trying to prove they don't need to cheat to win it all. Manager (i.e., head coach) for the Houston Astros, Dusty Baker's baseball career has come full circle. He started in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves at 19 years old. Now at 72, he will face his first team in the World Series in what could be his last season coaching. It's a family affair for Braves manager Mike Snitker who will face his son Troy in the Fall Classic. Troy is the hitting coach for the Astros. Hopefully, the result won't equal an uncomfortable holiday season in the Snitker household. One thing to remember when watching the World Series is that the two leagues in baseball have different rules. In the American League (Astros), pitchers do not hit for themselves and instead, a designated hitter hits for the pitchers. At games in the National League ballpark (Braves), the pitcher will have to hit for himself, changing the strategy significantly.
Jayson and Doug are getting you ready for Game 1 of the World Series with a trip down memory lane. Astros skipper Dusty Baker and Braves President of Baseball Operations Alex Anthopoulos are both friends of Starkville. This week we look back on their visits to the show for some insight into how the Astros and Braves reached the Fall Classic. Plus Dusty Baker themed trivia and a Strange But True with laden with MVPs. Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville Follow Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Save 33% on a subscription to The Athletic at theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bronson Arroyo played with Dusty Baker and learned a great deal from him. Jeff talks with Bronson about why the former Cincinnati Reds skipper doesn't need to lead the Houston Astros to a World Series title to validate his claim in the Hall of Fame/ He also talks about Dusty's style and how he managed the Reds during their successful run at the beginning of the 2010's. *FOLLOW* the podcast on your favorite app and on Twitter and Instagram @lockedonreds Also follow @jefffcarr on Twitter and @carrjefff on Instagram Call or text (513) 549-0159 Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mark & Al return for the first off-season edition of Nats Chat. Since the Nationals season ended, there have been a few changes on the coaching staff, most notably at hitting coach. Darnell Coles replaces Kevin Long; who took a job with Philadelphia. What led to Long leaving town? What attributes does Coles bring to the position? What does Juan Soto make of this change?(17:13) Bob Henley & Randy Knorr have new assignments in player development. What is the aim in these changes?(24:01) Washington quickly signed Alcides Escobar to return in 2022. Will he definitely be the starting SS?(31:34) We preview the World Series between Atlanta and Houston. Will most Nats fans be pulling for Dusty Baker?(43:02) Max Scherzer & Trea Turner were eliminated in the NLCS. What does the future hold for Max Scherzer, Free Agent?(52:13) Josh Whetzel, the Voice of the AAA Rochester Red Wings, gives an end of season summation. Tune in to hear how Cade Cavalli & Victor Robles ended their seasons.
We talk the ends of the ALCS and NLCS, how the Red Sox were in the driver's seat and couldn't finish the series, why the “they weren't expected to make it this far” argument doesn't apply, the Astros finding a way to flip a switch, Yordan Alvarez going on a tear and winning ALCS MVP, Dusty Baker proving why “presence” matters, the reigning champion Dodgers coming up short against the Braves, Eddie Rosario playing out of this world en route to being crowned NLCS MVP, Freddie Freeman quieting the haters, how great Atlanta's pitching has been and why it especially needs to show up against Houston, probable starter matchups, who will have the better home field advantage, how expensive tickets are leading up to Game 1, our World Series predictions for series outcome, x-factor, MVP, and others, answer your DMs and much more! Enjoy! MERCH: the30takepod.com/store
Ken sets up the most interesting storylines between the Braves and Astros heading into this week's Fall Classic. Dusty Baker, Brian Snitker, Yordan Alvarez, Eddie Rosario and the Astros cheating past. In the mailbag... -Will the Yankees sign Corey Seager? -How to get better umpires working postseason. -Scrutinizing the Rockies for not looking outside org for GM. -Is the shortened 2020 season responsible for the lack of starting pitching length? -Why aren't all playoff games on broadcast TV? To be a part of next week's episode call the voicemail at 646-543-7072 or email email@example.com. Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster Save 50% on a subscription to The Athletic by visiting theathletic.com/baseballshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Karl Ravech and Buster discuss Chris Taylor's three home run night, the Dodgers' ability to get the most out of players, Nathan Eovaldi starting for the Red Sox, and a few Bleacher Tweets on the electronic strike zone, tying the DH to starting pitching and Alex Cora vs. Dusty Baker's managerial styles. Later, Hembo stops by to talk about Mad Max: Road Warrior, Taylor's free agent value, his key for Game 6 of the ALCS, and his traditionalist thoughts on changes likely coming to MLB.