ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss why Tony LaRussa not knowing the extra-inning baserunner rule is an organizational coaching issue for the White Sox, the Dodgers’ championship hangover, Francisco Lindor benched for the second game of a doubleheader and John Means’ no-hitter. Then, Sarah Langs has notes on Means’ first pitch strike rate, Giancarlo Stanton’s recent tear and Shane Bieber’s 77 strikeouts. Plus, the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome on fans jeering the Astros on the road.
Welcome to the Rest of Your Baseball Life
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Yankee fans giving the Astros the business in the Bronx, how it affected Jose Altuve, if Yankee fans will inspire other opposing fans to taunt Houston, their level of concern for Jacob deGrom after being scratched and why Angel Hernandez deserves praise after botching a call. Then, Hembo stops by to talk about if Altuve will be a Hall of Famer, what’s behind the Giants owning the best record in baseball and Corey Seager’s defense.
I Don’t Condone Booing
Jessica Mendoza joins Buster to discuss the Mets panic-firing its hitting coach, if the move came from Steve Cohen, Kris Bryant’s tremendous start, Dustin May needing Tommy John and Shohei Ohtani hitting a home run after being scratched from his start. Plus, Sarah Langs shares her thoughts on Chili Davis’ firing, Paul DeJong dominating the Mets, the Royals leading the division with a negative run differential and Jacob deGrom’s start tonight.
Socks on a Wooden Floor
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss another exciting edition of Sunday Night Baseball with the Phillies making a bunch of mistakes, Joe Girardi abandoning his glass-half-full demeanor and Francisco Lindor’s continued struggles. They also get into Amir Garrett’s chirping, the Yankees and Red Sox, Jesús Luzardo breaking his hand playing a video game, and the guys losing to their kids in Wii baseball and pickup basketball.
Karl Ravech joins Buster to play director of baseball operations and discuss the direction he would take running the Yankees, Cubs, Giants and Red Sox at this point in the season. Then, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the Troy Trojans for this week’s Forgotten Franchise and to administer the weekly quiz.
Laughing Strike Out
Charles Barkley joins Buster to discuss how much he’s enjoying watching the Dodgers and Padres, why Fernando Tatis Jr. is the most exciting player to watch since Barry Bonds, San Diego’s confidence as a team, and Mookie Betts performing under the weight of a big contract and expectations. Then, Sarah Langs stops by to talk about Anthony Rizzo striking out Freddie Freeman, another stellar performance from Jacob deGrom in a losing effort, Francisco Lindor addressing his struggles and the bad obstruction call in Brewers-Marlins.
By far, the best baseball podcast - Olney and Farkas a solid and great duo!
Really good, fun and easy baseball podcast!
I find myself waiting for the podcast to come every day, and I miss it on the weekends.. I think that defines a good podcast.
They have great cover everyday and good discussions with guests, interviews, quizzes and much more.
This is the go to baseball podcast!
Bring Baseball Today back...
I love Buster Olney as a reporter, he's the king of baseball twitterers, but a podcast is ill suited for reporting and interviews.
I find that the podcasts I listen to are the ones that mixes deeper analysis with some little lighter humor, banter or ridiculousness. Baseball Today had that perfect mix.
Pleas bring Basball Today back and have Buster do what he excels in doing, reporting.