Host Joe McFarland chats with players, coaches, fans, volunteers and others involved in the sport in our province. While the focus is on their personal journeys, we also talk about some of the headlines and issues surrounding baseball in Alberta.
Episode 246: Recapping the Canadian Futures Showcase & Reconnecting with Scott Gillespie
Alberta took centre stage at the annual Canadian Futures Showcase in Toronto, with Innisfail’s Nathan Flewelling taking home the Home Derby crown while Cochrane’s Simon Baker was named Showcase MVP. Reporter Zach Worden caught up with them both, then joins us to recap what was a big week of baseball at Rogers Centre. Then we sit down with Sherwood Park product and Prairie Baseball Academy alum Scott Gillespie, who is fresh off winning the Intercounty Baseball League title with the Welland Jackfish.
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Make sure to check out our first chat with Gillespie on Episode #81 of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
Episode 245: Oregon State visits Dawgs Academy in Okotoks
Playoff season is upon us and several Alberta-born and raised athletes have been able to raise trophies over their head. We recap those wins, then we head to Okotoks where Ian Wilson has spent most of the week chatting with those taking part in the Oregon State visit and camp at Dawgs Academy. He brings us a great conversation with Beavers head coach Mitch Canham as well as with players Travis Bazzana, Canon Reeder and Micah McDowell. Then he gets a surprise visit with Dawgs Academy and OSU alum Gavin Logan.
4:27 - Mitch Canham
27:47 - Travis Bazzana
39:36 - Canon Reeder
45:29 - Micah McDowell
56:20 - Gavin Logan
Episode 244: Brett Getz, Keenan Parker & Jordan Procyshen
While things might be slowing down a bit in Alberta, there is certainly no shortage of storylines we’re following. We get you up-to-date on a number of fronts, before a trio of great interviews. We preview the upcoming Canadian Futures Showcase in Toronto with Vauxhall Academy product Brett Getz and St. Albert Minor Baseball Association standout Keenan Parker, then catch-up with Okotoks Dawgs program alum and current Round Rock Express catcher Jordan Procyshen to talk about his crazy year including two appearances with Baseball Canada and life as a dad.
Episode 243: Simon Baker, Benito Bonilla & Landen Bourassa
It’s been another busy week with news on Michael Soroka, Damiano Palmegiani, Jacob Melton and Gavin Logan to go along with some of the local tournaments and events happening. We recap it all, then sit down with a pair of Canadian Futures Showcase invitees in Cochrane’s Simon Baker (Webber Academy) and Halifax’s Benito Bonilla (Dawgs Academy). We wrap things up with Episode #75 guest and Lethbridge product Landen Bourassa to talk about life after college baseball, wrapping up his third season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and representing Canada at the Pan-Am Games.
5:58 - Simon Baker
15:39 - Benito Bonilla
25:47 - Landen Bourassa
Episode 242: Cydnie Moore, Josh Bishop & Nathan Flewelling
We recap a crazy week for Alberta’s baseball scene with everything from big tournament wins to big-league call-ups. Then we sit down for chats with Baseball Alberta Women’s Open Team player and 16U assistant coach Cydnie Moore, Sherwood Park Minor Baseball GM and Western Canada Prospects Series head coach Josh Bishop, and St. Joseph Academy product and Blue Jays Academy Canadian Futures Showcase invite Nathan Flewelling.
Episode 241: Ian Wilson, Halen Knoll & Dan Estey
It’s been a busy few weeks in Alberta’s baseball circles. We do our best to recap some of the big achievements and headlines, then get into the Western Canadian Baseball League final series with ADS co-founder Ian Wilson, catch up with West Coast League Pitcher of the Year and Edmonton Riverhawks hurler Halen Knoll, and chat about the upcoming Baseball Canada Men’s Nationals with Dan Estey of Canadian Amateur Baseball Central.
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Great coverage of Alberta baseball
We’re lucky to have these guys devote their time to telling the story of baseball in Alberta!
Great Interviewer and Production Value!
So happy to have stumbled upon this pod after following ADS on social media. Everything an Alberta baseball fan is interested in. Content is fabulous and relevant! One suggestion is to reintroduce guests by full name and title at the closing of interviews as a reminder for the listening audience. Keep up the great work!
Alberta's Vin Scullys
Two guys, passion and joy. Vin and Scully. They do phenomenal job at Alberta Dugout Stories. It's breath taking how huge knowledge they've got about the players from all over the world that are somehow connected to this province. AB Podcasts brought another dimension to the Alberta baseball encyclopedia. It's about people you might currently know or you might meet tomorrow or week later. It's real. I'm just wondering who is Vin and who is Scully?