200 episodes

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney ESPN

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    • 3.5 • 307 Ratings

ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

    Are You a Treasure?

    Are You a Treasure?

    Karl Ravech joins Tim Kurkjian to discuss the two hour and fifteen minute Yankees-Red Sox game on Sunday Night Baseball, Boston doing a good job pitching to Aaron Judge, Fernando Tatis Jr.’s gets an 80-game PED suspension and the relatability of the Little League World Series. Then, Kyle Peterson calls in en route to Williamsport to talk about teaching kids how to rob home runs, how players at the LLWS have changed through the years, how Mo’ne Davis transformed the country, watching the Japanese players take the infield and what will be served at Kyle annual cookout. 
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    • 58 min
    Decaying Tooth

    Decaying Tooth

    Karl Ravech and Buster discuss the Tigers firing GM Al Avila, Detroit owner Chris Ilitch taking no responsibility for the state of the club, if the Yankees need home field advantage in the playoffs, the difference between the AL and NL wild card pictures, and Vaughn Grissom’s rookie debut for the Braves. Then, Hembo has an NFL comparison for teams not pitching around Aaron Judge, explains how Adley Rutschman’s among the best players in baseball and explores a possible blue blood final four. Later, Jessica Mendoza on her hometown involvement with the Little League World Series, the Dodgers’ offensive production, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman’s friendship, and Luis Castillo.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Back Pocket

    Back Pocket

    David Schoenfield and Buster discuss a big Mariners’ win, the Yankees’ base running blunders, Gerrit Cole’s bounce back performance, Pirates rookie Rodolfo Castro losing his phone on the field, the Astros tying the Yankees for best record in the AL, the Dodgers winning in another blowout and Keith Hernandez refusing to call Phillies’ games. Then, Todd Radom stops by to share his thoughts on Chris Sale’s bike accident, deliver the Phantom Franchise and administer the weekly quiz.
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    • 50 min
    Playing Trumpets

    Playing Trumpets

    Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Buster’s gripe about teams not utilizing intentional walks, if Edwin Díaz could win the Cy Young, the the Dodgers throttling the Padres, why San Diego shouldn't panic, the Orioles, Pete Rose stepping in it again, Jason Heyward’s legacy, Dennis Eckersley is leaving the booth and Tim’s Mount Rushmore of baseball broadcasters. Then, Sarah Langs stops by with notes on two 101 mph pitches in the same game, Aaron Judge continuing to crush and the Dodgers’ eight-straight wins by multiple runs. Later, Juan Soto was mic'd up on Sunday Night Baseball.
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    • 55 min
    Remembering Vin Scully

    Remembering Vin Scully

    Buster is joined by Karl Ravech to discuss the legacy of Vin Scully, their wild-card round predictions, and Derek Jeter’s reaction to Buster’s comments in The Captain. Next, Jess Mendoza hops on to share her time with Vin Scully, how the Dodgers broadcast is honoring his memory and gives the level of concern about Clayton Kershaw’s injury. Plus, Hembo on Vin Scully, the Padres as a science experiment, the new postseason format driving the trade market, and the best chess player in baseball. Later, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the Red Sox at a crossroads, share the Phantom Franchise and administer the weekly quiz.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    We Can All Relax: 2022 Trade Deadline Special

    We Can All Relax: 2022 Trade Deadline Special

    Buster, Tim Kurkjian and Jeff Passan convene in Bristol to look back at a wild trade deadline. They discuss the Padres’ big move for Juan Soto, A.J. Preller sending it, which teams got better late, the weird dynamic with the Cubs and Wilson Contreras, the disconnect in Boston, the Orioles sticking to the plan, the improved Astros and the Reds’ suddenly restocked farm system. Later, Sarah Langs muses about San Diego’s lineup, plays The Numbers Game with notes on the Soto trade and shares if she’s bitter the Mets didn’t go big.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

The Humphries ,

100% agree with Bogey Brad

Love Buster but don’t like to listen when Ravech is on, which is often. He just rambles and by the end of it you are left wondering what was the point of all that. Please have Shoenfield on more, or Karabell and Cockcroft to talk some fantasy once in a while.

Also on Monday May 2 episode the segment with Sarah Langs sounded like it was in slo-mo or am I crazy?

Bogey Brad ,

No more Karl Ravech please

Absolutely love the show. Would’ve been 5 stars for me if it wasn’t for Karl Ravech always being on. The guy just rambles away saying nothing interesting or intelligent. Please please stop featuring him so much. Otherwise keep up the great work!

Spike Harris ,

Buster is sure you will agree with him ...

Show is good but it involves a lot of repetition of Buster’s opinions as he kicks ideas around with various guests one at a time - it would be so much better to have a forum style discussion of all the guests at once - Sarah Langs is a gem!

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