We're excited to see what God has in store for Kernan in 2023! Join us as we begin the year discussing our vision to make disciples who worship with authenticity, walk in community, and witness as we go. In this sermon, we look at what it means to witness as we go!
We're excited to see what God has in store for Kernan in 2023! Join us as we begin the year discussing our vision to make disciples who worship with authenticity, walk in community, and witness as we go. In this sermon, we look at what it means to walk in community!
DJ talks leadership, the importance of area scouts, and the common threads to winning championships. His keen eye for talent helps us understand how to pick those mid to late rounders. His respect for the game, the people in it, and those that helped him shape his craft are all revealed. Get some nuggets from one of his mentors George Kissle (The Father of the Farm System)-- what was in his little black book? Mark Wiley throws a complete game shutout in this one bringing to light what truly makes DJ one of the greats to ever grace the game.
One of the best in the business, Play By Play analyst Glenn Geffner has manned the booth with Hall of Fame broadcasters Coleman, Van Horne, and Castiglione (soon to be HOF). His work ethic and approach fall in line with three simple rules- report ... inform ... entertain. Joe Frisaro turns in another gem.
Your certified hitting guru and host of #shegone Podcast entertains Big Head Podcast Host and former big leaguer Kevin Mench. The two talk candidly about the the pro baseball system they grew up in as compared to today's methods. They go around the world from parenting, grassroots baseball, to rookie rite of passage. As usual Frye pulls out some great stories and it's easy to see why Mench has made Big Head Podcast a must listen. Great baseball insight as well as entertaining anecdotes to draw in the expert fan as well as the novice.
Stan delivers as usual. In his second appearance on Man on 2nd, Stan breaks down the winter meetings and the philosphies behind having success with small budget teams and big market clubs.
Coach Sal helps Dave's explore his now new favorite phrase ... command your environment. Two book reviews where the information dates back 100's of years and a concept that will all help us adopt a more common sense approach to training- walk, run,train. As bipedal creatures Coach Sal explores methods, that if adopted, could preserve the high priced athletes we see on TV ... and better train the stars of tomorrow.
AMBS and Dave entertain Editor-In-Chief of the 80 year publication Baseball Digest. From a chance intervention with his guidance counselor to his dream job with the NY Yankees and the Boss, Cerrone claims happenstance for his rise through the baseball public relations However, if listen to him for just a moment you'll come to understand that his value of relationships and people have lead the way to every success. Phenomenal baseball stories that will draw you in from the Boss, to Academy Award Winning Actress Theresa Wright, to Ernie Banks. Meet the man who has served as an advisor on Hollywood sets with the Natural and 61 and now reimagining the most iconic baseball publication ever. This is one for the ages.
Coach Sal and Dave turn in a post Thanksgiving masterpiece. What has "functional training" become and Coach Sal's new term for it. In the spirit of the holiday season, how does the duo use "CHILI" to describe the need for purposeful training. Specificity, gravity, and anti-fragile all get thrown around ... and why women have more injuries than men on their plant leg
Wiley, Will and Dave entertain special guest Seattle Mariner team President Jerry Dipoto. The former 3rd round pick gives valuable insight into the experiences that have lead to the evolution of one of the best baseball team builders in MLB. The lessons learned go all the way back to instructional league as a player to his time with Dan O'Dowd to present day experiences with contemporaries and thinkers within his own organization. We are treated to an introspective look on himself as a young pitcher, how he handles the multitude of inputs, the balance of analytics and baseball, his core tenants when evaluating a player, and the #1 question he asks when hiring a skipper. As a true leader he spreads the credit for both his and the Mariner's success around- Scott Servais, Perry Hill, Andy McKay, and of course Wiley and Will.
The most prolific hitting backstop of all-time, Mike Piazza graces the #shegone podcast in between training sessions with WBC team Italy. The new skipper shares stories on the people who influenced his approach to the game. You'll hear names like Reggie Smith, Bill Madlock, Tommy LaSorda, Don Drysdale, Ted Williams, and of course, his dad. Hear about BP vs Sandy Koufax and a hitting lesson from the Splendid Splinter as a teenager. The 62nd round draft choice is very candid about his journey and treats us to a special story surrounding his time with the Mets and 9/11. Jeff Frye does it again ... you'll walk away an even bigger fan of Piazza than when you started afte this interview.
Joe and Dave entertain the man tasked with amatuer scouting in the state of California for Colorado, Tim McDonnell. In his stop with the Marlins, he is credited with signing both Stanton and Yelich. As impressive as Tim is in the scouting realm, his new book is going to knock your socks off. After decades of professional baseball he has 1 simple goal ... pay it forward and help 1 kid at a time. You'll be captivated by his approach, believing in learning strategies, socialization, culture, and educating today's kids so they can sift through the noise. He saw a problem in our game and he's set a course to help fix it. Enjoy Joe and Tim as this interview will remind you of why you love the game. You can find Tim's book on amazon- Fearless Hitting- More Than Your Swing.
AMBS, Sal and Dave discuss the pendulum swinging back to baseball men with the rise of Astros owner Jim Crane and the leadership of Dusty Baker. Strength coaches heirarchy and hiring process running parallel with scouting departments and the role of the Hall of Fame (Charlie Hustle) are batted around. Hear bitcoin advice and the role of FTX in MLB (check out the umpires shirts) and NBA (Miami Heat arena). Are our pro sports becoming a watering hole for the rich elite?
Dave, AMBS, and Will engage Ray Crone, former MLB Pitcher and 50 year veteran of scouting (Expos, Obirds, Padres, DBacks). From his high school encounter with the Babe, to signing with the same scout as Willie Mays (and garnering more $) to debuting with Hank Aaron ... Crone's time in baseball is a timeline for baseball and US History. The conversations go from Castro (yes Fidel) to Clemens and dive into special relationships with Kevin Towers and pitching lessons via teammate Warren Spahn. You'll get hit right in the beginning with a story about his starting pitching debut at Wrigley vs. Mr Cub himself-Ernie Banks. Listen closely, and you'll hear Hall of Famer after Hall of Famer appear in each story (Hornsby, Speaker, Bill Terry, Eddie Mathews).
Sal and Dave bring instagram misinfoRmation to light. Speed is the hot topic- Sprint acceleration is the single most important performance indicator ... you get fast by running fast. Come to understand this deep dive into the holy grail of skills ... the repair and prepare activity is the ultimate self protective process
In Part 1 Nick Greeen dishes on the expanded playoffs and how the Astros rode the stability of Dusty Baker through the cheating scandal. In Part 2 Joe and Nick review the genius of Alex Anthopolous- his theory of cost certainty is locking up their young talent at affordable prices. They handle the rule changes and the excitement it will add to the 2023 season.
In Part 1 Nick Green dishes on the expanded playoffs and how the Astros rode the stability of Dusty Baker through the cheating scandal. In Part 2 Joe and Nick review the genius of Alex Anthopolous- his theory of cost certainty is locking up their young talent at affordable prices. They handle the rule changes and the excitement it will add to the 2023 season.
25 Years in radio and TV, Mike Koser has found a way to link his profession with passion. Through the voices of former players, broadcasters, and fans Mike has merged stories and art to help us regain our connection, not just to baseball history, but the ones we love. In the process, he is saving ball parks and the stories around them one podcast at a time. Catch up on the first three seasons ... season 4 due out Jan 4th 2023. Don't miss his George Brett story that didn't quite make it to the recording table.
Sal talks with Dave about the importance of sprinting as a prepare and repair activity. You get fast by running fast. The duo also host T-Raw Wholistic Baseball Founder (wholisticbaseball.com) and former record breaking collegiate pitcher, Troy Rallings. Troy presents the concept of training the whole person as opposed to the player. His methods and philosphy will be on display this November during an online 21 day summit. Please see website to sign up.
Mark, Will & Dave host fellow C&K Podcast host Sal Marinello (The Hot Corner with Coach Sal). The quartet cover how chasing velocity disrupts the best and most athletic body position from pitchers. Sal reveals his battery of tests to assess athletic development potential. The 3 dimensions of movement combined with the difference between muscle training and movement training take this podcast into a unique direction ... giving us a different perspective on developing pitchers.
In this 2 part interview #shegone founder Jeff Frye entertains long time Big Leagiue Scout and 2x All-Star Jeff Cirillo. Cirillo shares his thoughts on the rule changes and how they will effect in game strategy. He reveals the 3 questions he asked himself after an unsuccessful at bat and dishes on the proper way to utilize video. He covers why hitting down on the ball is a successful approach and shares how the input of hitting coaches (both good and bad) altered his approach throughout his career. Cirillo comes across as truly one of the bright minds in baseball
In Part II of this interiew Cirillo covers his tenure as a Professional Scout with the Angles. He gives us an inside view on how analytics has adjusted the way the game is both viewed and played. The two former teammates discuss how the rule changes may bring much needed strategy back into our national past time. Stay on until the end see how Cirillo's pitch to Frye to joing the over 50 World Series Baseball Team turns out.
#shegone Founder Jeff Frye does it again- Mike Cameron talks about the special accomplishment of hitting 250 Hrs and stealing 250 bases. We learn the secret sauce that made former lockermate Ichiro so unique and special ... and some tips he game Cameron along the way. Cammie shares how he'd exploit the shift and the 1 knee catching. At the end we understand how special family has been to his journey- a loving grandmother who cultivated his love for baseball, and excitable uncle, and now his son Daz- a Big League player like dad. A truly special interchange between two old teammates. Like he was a player, Frye brings out the best in people. Special shout out to Wu Tang Tony- Mike's social media inspiration.
Come to understand the magic if Jack McKeon and Dusty Baker through the eyes of the man that knows them both all too well. Hear the inside scoop on the improbable Run by the young Marlins in Route to their World Championship. #rolltide
The art of communication and relationship building ... and how it translates to on field success. 3 dimensional training and Steve Finley's unique trick to tracking fly balls ... and how all 3 of these strategies could help the Yanks. Will George live from the AZ Fall League.
Cal SR., Cal JR, and Uncle Billy created the Ripken Way. Enjoy the next generation in Ryan Ripken and come to understand a refreshing take on baseball and life and learn how the Ripken Way intersects the two ... it's more than baseball.
Once again Sal dazzles, introducing explosive coordination and makes us question decades of weightroom training tactics that have resulted catastrophic injuries to young athletes. Get out of the weightroom and get into free play! Look back to the pitchers Tom Terrific, Nolan, and Koos for clues to future success.
Mark, Will and Dave entertain 53 year Professional Baseball Veteran Mike Paul. Mike was a 20th round draft pick (lefty pitcher) who rose to the bigs in less than 2 years. Hard work, stick to it, and common sense are the traits that have guided him from the eldest of 7 children through decades of professional baseball across Venezuala, Mexico, Dominican, Mexico and the US. Managed by two Hall of Famers in Ted Williams and Whitey Herzog, Paul passed on his lifelong teaching using baseball as his conduit. A player, a professional scout, an advanced scout, and a coach ... Mike Paul is much more than that. With $6 billion dollars spent on injured pitchers since 2015 in MLB, you'll want to listen to the solutions of Mike Paul and take cues from how The Big Unit was handled in Seattle ... 135 pitch limit!!! Let's stop creating 5 inning pitchers. Stay tuned until the end to dscover Mike's shaving rule with pitchers ... it's not what you think.
Joe sits with Dave and gives us a special double take this week sharing a prospect breakdown of his most recent scouting trips to Jupiter, FL (Perfect Game) and Arizona for the MLB AZ Fall League.
Joe Frisaro hosts Oakland A's front office superstar Manny Colon. Manny's message is loud and clear ... there's more than one way to make it to the BIGS. He's carved his own path serving in almost every capacity along the way. Versatility combined with passion and a relentless work ethic has made Manny one of the most valuable men in baseball. Look for him and bother Kelvin Colon (Dodgers) to lead San Turce of the Puerto rican Winter League to the Carribean World Series this winter in his first GM stint- he'll have the likes of Kung Fu Panda and Didi Gregorious roaming the left side of his infield. From Vegas to Stockton to the Dominican ...Colon is over all areas of MILB operations for A's ... listen in to hear how he navigated the competitive business side of baseball to earn his spot in the Big Leagues.
AMBS, Dave, Will, and Sal discuss the playoffs ... specifically the Yankees disappointing performance. They get right to the core and differentiate between the symptoms and the disease. Hal needs to do better!
Truly the, most interesting man in the world, Buddy Bengel takes us through sports odyssey that includes playing professional baseball, to running for lieutenant governor, to restauranteur, to bourbon maker. Regardless of the endeavor, the energy and passion Buddy brings to his vocation is infectous. A true supporter of community, the military, law enforcement, farmers and baseball ... you'll find that Buddy is everything that is good about America and don't be surprised to find him in a front office near you some day ... baseball needs Buddy Bengel
Coach Sal takes us into the week correcting two popular misnomers ... muscles do not have memory (the nevous system does) and the best performance enhancer is not foreign substances in the body ... IT IS SLEEP!
The former .300 lifetime hitter and Frye teammate brings it in this episode. The consummate professional deep dives the strategies that made him a succesful big league hitter, a great teammate, and a guy who could be counted to arrive the park ready to take care of business everyday.
Mark, Will, and Dave host former 4th round draft choice and MLB Catcher Jesse Levis. Levis gives major props to big league instructer Gary Tuck for his development into a general. He gives insight into pitch calling and how to use scouting, pitcher's strengths, hitter's weakness, and the scoreboard. Nothing overrides the pitcher/catcher relationship & Levis relays this loud and clear. The '95 AL Champion took tidbits from the like of Gary Carter, Tony Pena, Sandy Alomar, Mike Lavalliere. Enjoy this episode of about a true ballplayer where you'll come to understand that catching is more than a position ... but a way of life.
A coach, a father, a teacher, a communicator ... Fredi Gonzalez shares the lessons learned through a lifetime of baseball. The former Marlins Skipper is now mentoring some of MLB's brightest stars as the OBirds Bencg Coach. Hear about the up and coming prospects and the individuals who helped Gonzalez maintain old school qualities while adapting to a new wave players and analytics movement. The Bobby Cox way comes through in this interview ... another gem by Joe Frisaro ... our Man on 2nd.
AMBS Dave Will & Sal undress the playoff picture and how ridiculous the playoff format is. Everyone gets a trophy! Totally devalues the regular season. Deion Sanders transforming millennials to the disrespect of IKF treatment by Yankee brass. Are teams focusing more on their Baseball America Prospect ranking than their post season finish?
AMBS and Dave host MLB Agent Chris Leible. Learn how he got his start and the things he learned that helped him work with clients like Mets greats Jose Reyes and Johann Santana. How did fantasy football, company softball, and his ability to get things done helped him interact with his co-workers early in his career. Friend, psychiatrist, marketer, concierge, analyst ... Chris embraces the chaos of the daily life of an agent to foster his creativity and genius. Stay tuned until the end to find out how he got Marc Anthony to sing the National Anthem. You'll want Chris to be your agent and friend following this show.
Coach Sal & Dave explore the new partnership between MLB and a CBD company out of Canada. Sal addresses the difference between CBD and Marijuana. He educates Dave on the short term relief/gain in a historical walk through time from immediate icing, to tylenol, to greenies, to steriods, to pain relievers ... moral of the story, do your HW on things that reduce the body's ability to heal itself. Best remedy SLEEP, EAT, & Prepare to allow your body a chance to develop the ability to heal itself.
M.V.P architect Justin Orenduff joins Mark, Will, & Dave to discuss his revolutionary throwing program. The guys deep dive the disconnect MLB's focus on max production over a set # of years as opposed to maxing out a P's worth over an extended # of years. $3 billion spent on injured pitchers since 2015.
AMBS, Dave and Will talk playoff baseball and how different it is from the regular season. They provide clarity to the real reason for Musgroves dominance and difference in focus between he and Bassitt... can anyone say Pitchcom. How will rule changes deter this batter pitcher "dance" frome being a factor in the future? More dumbing down of the game. The trio deep dive the silly language of announcers- expected batting average to celebrate and out ... fantasy vs. reality. They give an understanding as to what "The Braves Way" means and why they sustain the test of time. Stay tuned until the end & to hear their playoff predictions and why ... how important are bullpens?
Dave, AMBS, and Will host Jeff Schaeffer. 14 seasons on the biggest stage, Jeff now uses his time in baseball to influence thousands of youth. His UDACF & the Knot Hole Foundation give an immense gift to familes and communties ... they do help cultivate MLB athletes ... but the mission ... build Major League Citizens.
1999 National Champion P with the U (Miami) & 2010 HOF UMIAMI inductee, Alex Santos discusses his life as a 2-time MLB draft choice and now as a highly succesful financial consultant. This episode will enhance the baseball IQ on the baseball business & the business of baseball. Yet another gem by Joe.
Mark, Will, and Dave entertain long time MLB pitching coach Bob Apodaca. Balance, Rhythm and Timing ... Process vs. Outcome ... Mechanics vs. Delivery ... How to ask questions ... Staying healthy ... Bob hits on all of this plus more! From his 1st big league win vs. Bob Gibson to observations on Schilling, Maddux, & Mad Max ... he emphasizes one thing above all else ... FEEL. Listen to the man who challenged his staff to challenge him to win their trust.
AMBS Dave and Will host Milwuakee Brewer Special Assistant Mike Berger. From prospect evals, to advanced scouting, to professional scouting Mike hits on the need for intuition and self discovery as a key component to individual and team development. Hear how he feels about 1 knee catching and his thoughts on the removal of fear and competition from our game. A former professional catcher, Mike talks about his early influences growing up in Pitt, PA... legends like Branch Rickey, Roberto Clemente, and childhood buddy Rick Pederson.
AMBS, Dave, Will, & Sal start with Deion Sanders and his viral locker room rant- we need more coaches holding kids accountable. The Yankees depleted bullpen, the Mets rotation looks mortal ... and the Braves culture and training seem to have them peaking at the right time. Teddy BallGame's war time training and Rick Pederson's thoughts on the basic role of the pitcher. AMBS busts out the percolator (literally) as he goes old school with his Fabreware and Maxwell House this morning. The guys concern over consistency of the playoff teams leaves them scratching their heads over who will emerge.