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Hosted by pro baseball executive, and longtime journalist, Christian Heimall, get a different take on America’s pastime. Step in to the box and hear everything from the future of the game to the unsung heroes of the past and, of course, the headlines of today. Become part of the show by submitting your questions on social each week.

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Hosted by pro baseball executive, and longtime journalist, Christian Heimall, get a different take on America’s pastime. Step in to the box and hear everything from the future of the game to the unsung heroes of the past and, of course, the headlines of today. Become part of the show by submitting your questions on social each week.

    Baseball Books For Your Self-Isolation

    Baseball Books For Your Self-Isolation

    Last week it was all about the movies. This time around, Caught Listening turns the page on the best page-turners about baseball. What aspect of baseball lends itself best to books? How can the written word excite the imagination better than a motion picture? And what things do you need to think of before checking out your next read?

    Back on the show is Sports Illustrated MLB Writer Matt Martell, who helped compile a list of the must-read baseball books to get your MLB fix. The guys dive into the list he helped put together and what makes them so good. They also ponder why baseball as a sport lends itself to more popular non-fiction books and the most enjoyable parts of reading those books. With such a long history in the sport, Matt and Christian discuss some of the most influential books and why it's important to understand who the author is when reading.

    The two also play another game of ""Pepper"" with questions submitted by you the fans, including their favorite fictional baseball book! You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com.

    • 30 min
    Must Watch Baseball Movies

    Must Watch Baseball Movies

    This was supposed to be the week of MLB's Opening Day. So while baseball is still on hiatus, how can you get your fix of America's past time? Gather the family around the TV and binge-watch some great baseball movies! This week on Caught Listening, join Christian Heimall as he discusses some of the best films about baseball of all-time and which ones you need to put on the ""must watch"" list.

    Joining him on the show is Matt Martell, MLB writer for Sports Illustrated, who recently wrote about this exact topic. The guys dive into the list he helped put together, what makes a great baseball movie, and whether or not a documentary counts. They will touch on everything from the Kevin Costner baseball trilogy, to the biopics of such legends as Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. Christian and Matt also break down the perfect balance between the mysticism of Hollywood and the actual facts of the history of the sport and give some love to their favorite baseball movie of all-time.

    The two also play a game of ""Pepper"" with questions submitted by you the fans, including their least favorite baseball movie ever! You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Next week, Matt rejoins the show to talk about best baseball books so reserve your spot on the program! Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com.

    • 37 min
    Trevor Bauer's "Sandlot" Game vs. Coronavirus

    Trevor Bauer's "Sandlot" Game vs. Coronavirus

    As the Coronavirus pandemic halts the sports world, athletes all over are chipping in to help those who have been severely impacted. One of them is Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, who organized a "Sandlot" style pickup game in Arizona after Major League Baseball stopped all activities. The event not only gave fans a fun look at a different side of the hurler but also raised money for stadium workers whose paychecks will be cut short by the stoppage.

    Joining Caught Listening host Christian Heimall is Chris Bumbaca of USA Today, who spoke with Bauer about the event. The guys will talk about how the game came about, who was there, and what their favorite parts about the event were. They also talk about what to do right now if you're missing baseball and how you can help those who have lost their ability to work because of the suspension of games.

    The two also play a game of "Pepper" with questions submitted by you the fans! You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com.

    • 25 min
    2020 MLB Season Preview: AL Central with Brandon Warne

    2020 MLB Season Preview: AL Central with Brandon Warne

    With only two weeks remaining until Opening Day, Caught Listening's divisional breakdown tackles the American League Central. A division that has seemingly had just one top-level talent over the last few years, may have an interesting battle for the crown in 2020. This week Christian Heimall dives deeper in to the Minnesota Twins and their chances to repeat while also taking a look at their likely challengers.

    Joining him is Zone Coverage Minnesota's Twins writer, Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne). The guys begin the discussion by looking at the addition of Josh Donaldson and how his glove will be more impactful than his bat for the Twinkies. They also analyze the Twins biggest competitors, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. Did the ChiSox do enough in the offseason to make a real run at the division? Has Cleveland's dismissal of talent, and likely continued firesale, doomed the Indians for years to come? And what about the Royals and Tigers; what should you expect in their rebuild?

    The guys also play a game of ""Pepper"" with questions submitted by you the fans! You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com.

    • 22 min
    2020 MLB Season Preview: American League West

    2020 MLB Season Preview: American League West

    The countdown to Opening Day continues as Caught Listening previews the American League West. In what will arguably be the most-watched and contested division (at least on social media), the Houston Astros are public enemy #1. But are they also the best team in the division? Join Christian Heimall as he breaks down this group of teams that will surely have baseball fans intrigued all year long.

    Joining Christian is MLB Network's Matt Yallof. The two discuss everything from the worst offseason of any team in MLB history, to the challenges the Astros will face in winning another division title. The guys also analyze the chances the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics have of claiming the crown and who can take on Mike Trout in the race for Most Valuable Player.

    Then, the guys play a game of ""Pepper"" with questions submitted by you the fans! You can be a part of the show each and every week by submitting your questions on social media. Just search ""Caught Listening by Public House Media"" on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com.

    • 29 min
    2020 Season Preview: NL Central with Dario Melendez

    2020 Season Preview: NL Central with Dario Melendez

    From the east to the central, Caught Listening's 2020 MLB Preview heads to another ultra-competitive division: the National League Central. Christian Heimall and his guest break down all the top headlines in what is sure to be an intriguing group of playoff contenders.

    Joining Christian this week is Dario Melendez, Fox Sports Wisconsin Brewers Host. After Christian professes his love for his new favorite team, the guys break down the weaknesses with the Brew Crew and what to expect from them in 2020. They also take a look at the impressive moves the Reds have made and if it will translate to a postseason berth, discuss if the Cardinals can keep the momentum from last year going, and what aspirations the Cubs have for new manager David Ross. Then, the two play ""Pepper"" to answer your listener questions about the NL Central.

    You can also be part of the show by sending in your baseball questions on social media. Simply search Caught Listening by Public House Media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also email the show at CaughtListeningPHM@gmail.com!

    • 24 min

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