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

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney ESPN

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

    Like Bags of Sand

    Like Bags of Sand

    Hembo and Buster discuss the relevancy and money MLB is losing as labor talks drag on, David Ortiz’s election to the Hall of Fame, and if his election will help Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez get into the Hall. Then, Rich Hill stops by to talk about signing for his 18th season with the Boston Red Sox, the AL East, involving his son with team activities, his worry for the sport’s health if a labor agreement is not reached soon, his concerns with a potentially shortened spring training and the automated strike zone.

    • 59 min
    Sky is the Limit

    Sky is the Limit

    Buster Olney discusses the latest news in the MLB. Then, Sarah Langs joins Buster to share her top three Australian-born players in honor of Buster’s special guest this week, Genevieve Beacom. Then, Buster talks with the 17-year old Beacom, who is the first woman to pitch professionally in Australia. Plus, Jeff Passan joins Buster to discuss the updates in the labor negotiations. Finally, Buster answers your questions with this week’s bleacher tweets. 

    • 44 min
    Breaking News

    Breaking News

    Jesse Rogers and Buster discuss the career of Jon Lester following his retirement announcement this morning. Plus, they break down if Lester has the possibility of entering the Hall of Fame. Then, Buster and Jesse discuss the labor situation and if there is any progress being made on the path to an agreement. Later, Buster is joined by Hembo to debate who is in their top ten player positional rankings.

    • 40 min
    On the Ballot

    On the Ballot

    Sarah Langs and Buster discuss the chances of Barry Bonds, Rogers Clemens, Curt Schilling, David Ortiz and others being elected to the Hall of Fame this year. Then, Derrick Goold stops by to talk about the negativity surrounding the Hall of Fame voting process, the slow-drip of results, what they would change about the voting process and if writers should even participate.

    • 44 min
    “The Most Important Puerto Rican Ever”

    “The Most Important Puerto Rican Ever”

    Buster Olney remembers the life and tragic passing of Roberto Clemente on New Year’s Eve of 1972 with three distinct voices. First, Buster talks to former Pirates pitcher Steve Blass about meeting Clemente as an 18-year-old minor leaguer, when he heard the news of the plane crash, spring training of 1973 feeling like an extension of the memorial, what Clemente was like in the clubhouse and why no one could take their eyes off of him. Then David Maraniss, author of Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, stops by to talk about his live broadcast relaying the news of Clemente’s death, why he decided to write a Clemente biography, the awe Clemente inspired in fellow players and Manny Sanguillén searching for Clemente’s body. Finally, longtime MLB player and coach Joey Cora discusses learning of Clemente’s death at the age of seven, Clemente putting Puerto Rico on the map, how Clemente paved the way for all Puerto Rican players in MLB and his favorite Clemente highlight.

    • 54 min
    1994 What Ifs…

    1994 What Ifs…

    David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss abstaining from Twitter, Freddie Freeman and Carlos Correa in free agency limbo, the riskiness of the Mets not hiring Buck Showalter, and what comes to David’s mind when thinking about the 1994 Expos. Then, the GM for the 1994 Expos Kevin Malone stops by to talk about his work for the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking, Montreal ownership forcing him to dismantle the ’94 Expos as a result of the labor strike, why he thinks that dismantling was the beginning of the end of baseball in Montreal and what the free agency situation may look like once a labor agreement is reached. Later, Hembo has more on the ’94 Expos and plays the Hall of Fame Game with Buster.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

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Best baseball podcast out there. No other podcast has the level of knowledge and guests that Buster’s show has. Also he is a genuine and kind human being. Don’t see a lot of that these days.

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