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Fire the Laser! Solving the Strike Zone Problem with Luigi Gomez
How many times have you felt frustrated by what you thought was a bad call by the home plate umpire? It happens multiple times every game. Fortunately, there are solutions.
As a teenager, Luigi Gomez (https://bit.ly/3vEPOTp) was in a training camp in the Dominican Republic. He tried out for multiple MLB teams, but ultimately had to stop playing after an arm injury.
Today, he is an artist, graphic designer, and a huge Yankees fan. Using his skills, Luigi has a solution to the strike zone problem and it involves lasers.
Developing MLB’s Automatic Ball/Strike System (ABS): https://bit.ly/3d6Lh5s
Baseball’s Not Dead Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3Qm3qec
Make the MLB All-Star Game Relevant Again
The MLB All-Star game is losing its relevance. The selection process is convoluted, deserving players are being left out, and participation is at an all time low.
How do you fix it? You’ve come to the right place in Bodega Baseball.
In this episode, Manny - a sports journalist and BBWAA member with 4+ years of experience in sports media - and Luis - a fantasy baseball guru - have the solution that would make the Midsummer Classic great again (pardon the phrase).
Then, they delve into Juan Soto turning down a record-breaking contract, and what some markets - particularly New York - have to say about it.
Acuña has a serious injury; Joc Pederson avoided Tommy Pham all last season
In this episode we react to latest KayRod cast during the Braves and Dodgers Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN. Special guest Ronald Acuña talks injury and more. The Joc Pederson and Tommy Phan story gets weirder. Ohtani is still great and beautiful.
Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani About to get Paid!
This week in the Bodega Baseball, The New York Yankees have been unstoppable this season. However, they will face their biggest challenge in the next couple of weeks as they play against the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Houston Astros. Can they remain the top dog in MLB or will they finally come back to earth?
Aaron Judge is on pace for 65+ home runs. After declining an extension worth north of $210 million ahead of the season, could the Yankees really be at risk of losing their best player?
Another major player looking for big money is Los Angeles Angels stud Shohei Ohtani. With free agency looming, what might a deal for the two-way superstar look like?
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers is on pace for 224 hits this season. This leads us to a pattern. When looking at the players with the most hits in a single season, most of them are left-handed. What gives?
Detroit Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez appears to have stepped away from the game indefinitely. According to John Heyman, a marital issue is what has caused this sudden departure.
We discuss these trending MLB topics and more!
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Another Tony La Russa Head Scratcher
This week in Bodega Baseball, The Philadelphia Phillies fired Joe Girardi. What followed was a 7-game win streak and a HOT Bryce Harper. Are the Phils real contenders for the NL East?
The Los Angeles Angels also fired their manager Joe Maddon after suffering a 14-game losing streak. Was this a long time coming?
Also, Tony La Russa made a head-scratching decision that makes us wonder: did the wrong managers get fired this week?
Finally, we fill out an MLB All-Star Ballot for phase 1. Which players made the cut?
Joe Girardi fired by the Phillies; Tommy Pham slaps Joc Pederson
Joe Girardi is out in Philly. During his third season, the Philadelphia Phillies have decided to relieve Girardi of his manager duties. The Phillies have been underwhelming in 2022. In other news, Tommy Pham confronts Joc Pederson over a fantasy football dispute; commissioner Mike Trout had some comments about the incident. "Nasty" Nestor Cortez is not offended by Jim Kaat referring to him as Nestor "the Molester".
Every week l look forward to hearing the podcast. They are informative but funny at the same time and have some interesting things to say. All in all it is a podcast that l would recommend to someone that likes baseball.
Love the name bodega baseball.
Great podcast , love the name bodega baseball just two guys talking baseball at a bodega like we all do. Love the skits they do on YouTube as well as the knowledgeable information they provide in each podcast. Keep up the good work guys and hope to see the podcast grow.
EXCELLENT pod with Sean Gibson
This newest pod is MUST-LISTEN and exciting to hear the continued conversation of renaming the MVP award after the legendary Josh Gibson. Loved the exchange between Sean Gibson, Josh’s great-grandson (including heartfelt stories about Josh the family man and ballplayer) and the “Bodega Baseball” hosts who definitely have the voices for an enjoyable listen. SUBSCRIBE...RATE...REVIEW. 👍🏽