Episode 24 “Jess Had Been Everywhere”

Great episode! We chat with Jess Knaster of the Midland Rockhounds about his winding road through the MiLB, his Alex Bregman story, the Giants and his love of Hockey. Don’t want to miss it.

PROMOS
We look at some fo the cool goings on with the:
Tennessee Smokeys
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Montgomery Biscuits
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Birmingham Barons

GO GO ASTROS
Andy Tomczeszyn and Timothy Dziedzic talk trade deadline.

BIG LEAGUE CHEW
Scott McEntire went into enemy territory: Wrigley Field.

CLOSING IT OUT:
TEAMS OF THE WEEK
Birmingham Barons
New Hampshire

SOUTHERN LEAGUE BRANDS
Chattanooga Lookouts
Biloxi Shuckers
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Montgomery Biscuits

TIMECODES
7:20 – Promos
9:46 – Go Go Astros
25:04 – Big League Chew
32:38 – Jess Kanaster
45:54 – 49:48 The Bregman Story
1:03:20 – Closing it Out

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Episode 23 “Dogs, the Chicago Way”

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We took trip up to the Windy City to see the Chicago Dogs!  Check out the video here.

Jim gives his thoughts on Chicago, indie baseball, people who call into sports talk radio, the MLB trade deadline and whether or not the moon landing was real.

ON DECK: INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK
Fun visit with Chicago Dogs co-owner Shawn Hunter

FROM THE BLEACHERS

We had some wind, but there are some fun excerpts of our conversation about the Cbs first World Series in 100 years.

GO GO ASTROS

Yuli. Alvarez. Peacock.

PROMOTION OF THE WEEK
We take a tour of the Eastern League and Jim begins to question the moon landing.

Teams include:

Reading Fightins

Harrisburg Senators

Richmond Flying Squirrels

Akron Rubber Ducks

CLOSING IT OUT
Jim ranks his favorite brands in the Eastern League. They include:

Richmond Flying Squirrels
 Portland Sea Dogs
Erie Sea Wolves
Akron Rubber Ducks
Trenton Thunder

CHAPTERS
BLEACHERS: 14:17
PROMOS: 16:29
GO GO ASTROS: 23:08
ON DECK: 41:10
CLOSING IT OUT: 54:48

lets get two shawn

 

Episode 22 “The Round Rock, The Tri-City and the Quad Cities”

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We take a quick tour of the Astros farm system.

Nathan and I had a heck of a trip! We visited the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Durham Bulls.

ON DECK: INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK
We chat with the Senior VP of the Round Rock Express, Laura Fragoso. We visit with the GM of the Tri-City Valley Cats, Matt Callahan.  We finish up with a great chat with Jaqueline Holm the GM from the Quad Cities River Bandits.

PROMOTION OF THE WEEK
We take a special look at the Inland Empire 66ers and the Sugarland Skeeters and their Christmas in July Plans. And the Peoria Chiefs have an amazing bobble head.

CLOSING IT OUT
I give you my ten steps to surviving the All Star Break! And they include Game of Thrones fan fiction.

CHAPTERS
18:04     Promotions: Christmas In July
21:05     From the Bleachers: Ivan Klousia
32:00     Round Rock Express
46:25     Quad Cities River Bandits
58:14     Tri-Cities Valley Cats
1:21:00  Closing it out

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Episode 21: “Miles and Miles of Texas”

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What a week! Jessica and James hit the road to Amarillo. We had a blast, saw a bunch of Texas and just loved the Amarillo Sod Poodles experience.

ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
We’re visited by Cleburne Railroaders play by play voice Brad Allred to talk all things indie baseball. Don’t want tp miss.

FROM THE BLEACHERS
We chat with one of the hosts of The Sod Pod about the Sod Poodle Phenomenon.

GO GO ASTROS
Andy Tomczeszyn joins us to look at the ‘Stros as we near the All Star break and a little Josh Reddick talk. WOO!

CHAPTERS
17:47     The Sod Pod
24:19     Go Go Astros
39:23    Cleburne Railroaders
59:17     Dayton Dragons
1:04:54  Closing it outbrad

Episode 20: “Dayton, Home of the Dragons”

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We’re talking with the voice of Dragons! (not sure if he has claim to the iron throne)

Jess, Nathan and Shelly and her ‘rents made it out to the Corpus Christi Hooks Coastal Bend Weekend. They were raising money to help keep the beaches clean. You can help here.

We saw George Springer make his rehab start!

ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
Dayton Dragons play by play man Tom Nichols joins us. We’re also visited by half of the creative team Ballpark2Ballpark, John Hoppin. Find out more about the books he and wife Vicki put together here.

THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW
Scott McEntire pops in to talk MLB, College World Series and the St. Louis Blues.

GO GO ASTROS
Andy Tomczeszyn joins us to look at the ‘Stros as we near the All Star break.

CHAPTERS
3:58       Big League Chew
26:06     Go Go Astros
39:58     Ballpark2Ballpark
59:17     Dayton Dragons
1:19:36  Closing it out

 

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Episode 19 “Rockhounds and Sea Wolves”

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This episode has gone to the dogs!

The show covered 4 Round Rock Express games in 6 days, having a blast as they interact with the community in so many ways. Shoutout to the good folks at Alzheimer’s Texas! Check them out and see if you can help.

We even caught an friendly rivalry between the Astros and our guest, Canadian Filmmaker Mike Donis’ Blue Jays.

ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
We speak to two Double A teams! Matt Bari joins us from the Midland Rockhounds and Greg Gania from the Erie Sea Wolves! Greg and I even talk a little Robert Ford. As for Midland, just take a look here. It really is a baseball oasis.

PROMOTION OF THE WEEK
We take a special look at the promotional schedules for the Sea Wolves and Rockhounds.

GO GO ASTROS
George Martin joins us from the UK to talk about the London Baseball series. Follow all the festivities here. 

CLOSING IT OUT
We speak to the voice of the Amarillo Sod PoodlesSam Levitt about clinching the first half division title.

Congrats to more teams who clinched the first half division title:
Delmarva Shorebirds
Great Lakes Loons
Lexington Legends
Fort Myers Miracle
Dunedin Blue Jays
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Visalia Rawhide
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Montgomery Biscuits
Biloxi Shuckers

CHAPTERS
1:30       Opening at the Round Rock Express.
12:05     From the Bleachers with Mike Donis
23:14     Promos!
24:58     Go Go Astros with George Martin
35:42     Erie Sea Wolves
58:09     Midland Rockhounds
1:14:56  Amarillo Sod Poodles
1:21:55  Closing it out

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Episode 18 “Tom Holliday”

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Packed show after a packed weekend of baseball.

Jim and Jess went to 4 games in 3 cities in 4 days after visiting: Seattle, Tacoma and Houston for 2.

We loved visiting the Tacoma Rainiers in Cheney Stadium. Just an amazing trip and place. See more of our visit here. 

ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
We’re honored be joined by Tom Holliday. Tom is the former University of Texas pitching coach, the current manager of the Chatham Anglers and an announcer for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. We talk about baseball, Augie Garrido and his sons, Matt and Josh.

PROMOTION OF THE WEEK
We look at all of the teams hosting Jimmy Buffett nights!
#FinsUpBattersUp

Portland Sea Dogs
Tennessee Smokies
Frederick Keys
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Biloxi Shuckers
Sugarland Skeeters
Altoona Curve
Peoria Chiefs 
Binghamton Rumble Ponies
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Ranhco Cucamonga Quakes
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Erie Seawolves
Buffalo Bisons

GO GO ASTROS
Brian joins us to talk all things Alvarez and the baby ‘Stros.

THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW
Alex Canata talks his Yankees, the Red Sox and hitting a HS walk-off.

CLOSING IT OUT
Congrats to our teams of the week. All clinched their 1st half division titles.
Quad Cities River Bandits
Arkansas Travelers
Down East Wood Ducks

CHAPTERS
1:04 Opening (Seattle, Tacoma, Houston: The 3 City Tour)
12:05 From the Bleachers with Scott McEntire
24:27 Big League Chew with Alex Cannata
33:04 Promotions!
37:45 Go Go Astros with Brian Arbour
50:25 Tom Holliday
1:35:00 Closing it outtom holiday