68 episodes

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner hosts Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast from the Toronto Star. With great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Mike and other Star sports journalists including Laura Armstrong and Gregor Chisholm, as well as MLB players and others in the game, Deep Left Field has everything you need to know about the Jays, specifically, and baseball in general.

Deep Left Field with Mike Wilner Toronto Star

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    • 4.6 • 238 Ratings

Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner hosts Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast from the Toronto Star. With great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Mike and other Star sports journalists including Laura Armstrong and Gregor Chisholm, as well as MLB players and others in the game, Deep Left Field has everything you need to know about the Jays, specifically, and baseball in general.

    Jeff Francis, Justin Morneau, and Phillies manager Joe Girardi, plus Stripling discusses catchers, PitchCom and the College World Series

    Jeff Francis, Justin Morneau, and Phillies manager Joe Girardi, plus Stripling discusses catchers, PitchCom and the College World Series

    Guests: Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling, newly minted Canadian Baseball Hall of Famers Jeff Francis and Justin Morneau, former Marlins, Yankees and Phillies manager Joe Girardi.
    This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner gets the lowdown on all things Blue Jays from Ross Stripling in his regular "Long Toss With Ross" segment, talks to Jeff Francis and Justin Morneau, two Hall of Famers who grew up together in North Delta, B.C., and remembers the late Darryl Kile on the 20th anniversary of his passing with Joe Girardi, who was chosen to tell the fans of Wrigley Field to go home on the day Kile died.

    • 1 hr
    Dan Shulman remembers Tom Cheek, plus Gurriel, Stripling and the scout who signed Gabriel Moreno

    Dan Shulman remembers Tom Cheek, plus Gurriel, Stripling and the scout who signed Gabriel Moreno

    Guests: Blue Jays Broadcaster Dan Shulman, pitcher Ross Stripling, scout Francisco Plasencia and outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
    This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner remembers Tom Cheek with Dan Shulman; talks about catching the red-hot Yankees with starter Ross Stripling in his regular segment; introduces us to Francisco Plasencia, the scout who signed Gabriel Moreno; and plays 10 Questions with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The spirit of radio and baseball with Geddy Lee

    The spirit of radio and baseball with Geddy Lee

    Guests: Rock and roll legend Geddy Lee, singer, bassist and keyboardist of Rush; Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling
    This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner sits down with one of Canada's greatest ever musicians, Geddy Lee, talking baseball with the Rush frontman, and plays "Long Toss With Ross" Stripling, who is the Jays' rotation.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Blue Jays right-handers Ross Stripling and Alek Manoah, White Sox manager Tony LaRussa and Former Montreal Expo Delino DeShields

    Blue Jays right-handers Ross Stripling and Alek Manoah, White Sox manager Tony LaRussa and Former Montreal Expo Delino DeShields

    Guests: Blue Jays right-handers Ross Stripling and Alek Manoah, White Sox manager Tony La Russa, Former Montreal Expo Delino DeShields. 
    This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Ross Stripling about his first save of the season, reminisces about the great Jays-A's rivalry of the late '80s and early '90s with Tony La Russa, talks Expos with Delino DeShields and asks Alek Manoah 10 Questions! 
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Canadian greats Joey Votto and Stubby Clapp, plus Ross Stripling and Santiago Espinal

    Canadian greats Joey Votto and Stubby Clapp, plus Ross Stripling and Santiago Espinal

    Guests: All-time Canadian greats Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds) and Stubby Clapp (St. Louis Cardinals), Blue Jays pitcher Ross Stripling and 10 Questions with Santiago Espinal
    This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner tells some travel stories, talks to Joey Votto about his weekend back home in Toronto, catches up with Canadian Legend Stubby Clapp, now coaching first base in St Louis, gets deep during Long Toss with Ross Stripling and asks Santiago Espinal 10 Questions!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins, Pitchers Ross Stripling and Adam Cimber and Seattle outfielder Jesse Winker

    Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins, Pitchers Ross Stripling and Adam Cimber and Seattle outfielder Jesse Winker

    Guests: Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins, Pitchers Ross Stripling and Adam Cimber, Seattle outfielder Jesse Winker 
    This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner checks in with Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins for a look at how he sees the season so far, plays "Long Toss With Ross" Stripling and talks about the Jays' rough road trip and how Strip is adjusting to sporadic work out of the bullpen, asks Jesse Winker to reflect on his time in Cincinnati with Canadian baseball legend Joey Votto and gets Adam Cimber to answer 10 Questions.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

Luana in Ontario ,

GEDDY LEE!!!

Fabulous chat with the fabulous Rush frontman! Perfection for lifelong Jays & Rush fans. Never heard the word Willowdale on a podcast until today.❤️ Great questions, and he was so engaging and gracious. Still can’t believe we’re using past tense talking about Peart… 😢 Also loved Stripling! Really appreciated his comment about the locker room looking the same on a 10 game winning streak as 10 game losing skid. So insightful. Hit it out if the park with this one, Mike!

kmsuperina ,

Enjoyable podcast, but Mike, please get a mic

I’m enjoying the couple episodes of the podcast that I’ve listened to so far. Can I just make a suggestion though - a pro mic would be appreciated. It kinda sounds like you’re recording from inside of a giant plastic bottle with the mic you’re using at the moment. Enjoyed the Lourdes interview - would love to hear more stuff like that! Thanks for doing this podcast!

CJCAD ,

Show notes

Please keep week in review and Ross Toss. Still looking forward to you interacting with fans as promised. Please get a decent tune for the show.

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