This is conversations about baseball. I am a dad who loves the game ... as a coach, league administrator and lifelong fan. Baseball is truly the greatest game of all. Thanks for checking out my podcast.
Baseball Dads #39 - Dodgers win the World Series
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in 2020, their first since 1988. Yes, it was a short and insane season, with expanded playoffs and all kinds of strange rules across the board. But as many predicted this was the year of Dodger blue. This is my conversation with four friends – Shane Trowbridge, Cody Farley, Rob Barber and Ryan Miller. These guys are all Dodgers fans and they are all Baseball Dads. Together we took on the big questions: what did this year's WS title mean to you? Who's your favorite Dodger? Has anyone ever seen Tom Poston in the same room as Vin Scully?”
Baseball Dads #38 - Part Two with Jack Ferrick - CatchersU.com
“When you’re done learning, you’re done coaching.”
That’s Jack Ferrick’s philosophy. So i'm very glad to resume this conversation with Jack Ferrick from CatchersU.com --- here's a guy who is not just an expert instructor for catchers and hitters at the high school and college levels. He is also an associate scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and he offers some terrific insight for players and parents at this stage. If your son is hoping and planning to move forward and continue playing at the collegiate level - this guy knows what it takes. What are scouts looking for in a player?
Is there a certain kind of physical build or skill set?
Jack gets into that in this, our second conversation. Really hope you enjoy it. And check out Jack at catchersU.com. Expert training and advice for your young player.
Baseball Dads #37 - Part One with Jack Ferrick - CatchersU.com
Jack Ferrick (CatchersU.com) is an outstanding coach and instructor for all aspects of youth baseball. Former NCAA D-1 player, current HS coach and Associate Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers. Jack talks about coaching techniques and why communication is so important. (Part One of Two).
Baseball Dads #36 - Quarantine Edition
How am I filling the baseball-shaped hole in my life? Plus some of my favorite announcer calls and a tribute to Bob Watson. Come on! Let the kids play
Baseball Dads #35 - Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball interviews
My conversations with Todd Fandrei and John Hoffman, from the FHSEYBB league. We talk about what motivates them to volunteer and what they wish all parents knew about youth baseball.
Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is a thriving youth baseball league, serving the HSE school district in Hamilton County, IN. As part of the parent organization Mudsock Youth Athletics (www.MyAthletics.com), FHSEYBB is administered by a board of directors. More information at www.fishershseyouthbaseball.com.
Baseball Dads #34 - Rob Barber THEBASEINDY.org
Rob Barber is the Exec Dir of The BASE Indianapolis (TheBaseIndy.org) an organization that transforms the lives of urban youth by providing quality athletics (baseball), education, and life skills, helping them reach their fullest potential.
Rob is a former standout player at Jennings County High School and Indiana University, and founder of USAthletic Baseball League. Rob has also served as coach, field manager, league administrator and of course, he's a Baseball Dad.