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NBC Sports Bay Area's Jessica Kleinschmidt brings you comprehensive MLB coverage, to go along with her extensive baseball knowledge and rock-star personality. Don't miss the in-depth interviews, baseball analysis and unique discussions about the game that you can only get here. Check out all new episodes all year long!

Balk Talk: NBC Sports Bay Area Baseball Podcast NBC Sports Bay Area/California

    • Baseball
    • 4.7 • 228 Ratings

NBC Sports Bay Area's Jessica Kleinschmidt brings you comprehensive MLB coverage, to go along with her extensive baseball knowledge and rock-star personality. Don't miss the in-depth interviews, baseball analysis and unique discussions about the game that you can only get here. Check out all new episodes all year long!

    Dallas Braden discusses A’s starting rotation, rivalry with the Astros

    Dallas Braden discusses A’s starting rotation, rivalry with the Astros

    On the newest episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former A’s pitcher and current NBC Sports A's analyst Dallas Braden. They discuss who should pitch for the A's postseason run, why the team is so much fun and the potential match-up against the Houston Astros. 

     

    (3:36) Braden shares the secret to the A’s success  

    (10:19) Braden explains Basset’s recent dominance 

    (15:45) Braden discusses the A’s playoff pitching rotation

    (22:48) What has Kemp brought to Oakland? 

    (27:37) Braden on why the A's are so much fun

    (32:38) A deep dive in the A’s-Astros Rivalry

    • 39 min
    Talking Giants baseball with Alex Pavlovic

    Talking Giants baseball with Alex Pavlovic

    Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic to discuss the latest news around the team, including the recent COVID-19 scare and an injury update for key players.

    • 26 min
    Stephen Piscotty discusses A’s mentality, finding a cure for ALS

    Stephen Piscotty discusses A’s mentality, finding a cure for ALS

    A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty and his father Mike join Jessica Kleinschmidt to discuss their search to find a cure for ALS and their upcoming event in the fight against ALS.

    • 40 min
    Matt Paré, Ty Kelly discuss MLB careers, content creating and life after baseball

    Matt Paré, Ty Kelly discuss MLB careers, content creating and life after baseball

    On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by former MLB players Ty Kelly and Matt Paré to discuss their time in the league, life outside of baseball, the challenge of creating content in today’s digital world and playing in the Giants organization.

    • 35 min
    Discussing the 2020 MLB trade deadline with Melanie Newman and Dave Stewart

    Discussing the 2020 MLB trade deadline with Melanie Newman and Dave Stewart

    Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by Orioles play-by-play announcer Melanie Newman to discuss the 2020 MLB trade deadline, Mike Yastrzemski’s breakout season and being a role model for a younger generation.

    • 40 min
    Recapping the 2020 MLB trade deadline

    Recapping the 2020 MLB trade deadline

    On this episode of Balk Talk, Jessica Kleinschmidt is joined by current Chicago White Sox and Bay Area native Evan Marshall to discuss his MLB career, his baseball fandom growing up and his love for the San Jose Sharks.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Onizzle ,

She knows her Ish!

Love this podcast by the amazing and talented JK! Fun, engaging with the perfect amount of baseball and sass. Plus always interesting guests! Love you J! Keep killing it!

mags 34. ,

Great pod!

Have always enjoyed Jessica as a writer/reporter. She is good and funny too. A must follow on Twitter. Her podcast is great!! Great for any type of baseball fan!!!

shoerags ,

Terrible

This podcast has gone into the toilet. Jessica sounds like a ditz. What’s a blatant A’s fan doing talking about the Giants? Bland as he was, Pavelich was a heck of a lot better host than this airhead.

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