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This is a podcast about baseball, music and culture. Our podcast includes interviews with news makers in the sports and music world plus commentary from the co-hosts on interesting current and historical events. Hooks & Runs releases a new episodes every Thursday.

Hooks & Runs A podcast about baseball, music and culture.

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This is a podcast about baseball, music and culture. Our podcast includes interviews with news makers in the sports and music world plus commentary from the co-hosts on interesting current and historical events. Hooks & Runs releases a new episodes every Thursday.

    196 - If You're Going to Let Foreigner in You Might as Well Let Them All In

    196 - If You're Going to Let Foreigner in You Might as Well Let Them All In

    On this Rex and Craig agree -- Foreigner is a boring band.  And it is an outrage that Foreigner is nominated for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while Iron Maiden and Soundgarden are not.  Then again, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been a joke for a long time. Why stop now?

    Rex and Craig review this year's nominees and cast our (imaginary) ballots. Oh, and that Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce video is here.

    Also this episode, Caitlin Clark and the WNBA, Coachella woes, injured pitchers everywhere and the Astros woes.

    Errata: There is, in fact, a Hip Hop Hall of Fame and it's located in New York City. 

    Past Episodes Discussed:
    152 - R.E.M.'s Murmur at 40 w/ Tony Fletcher

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    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   

    • 51 min
    195 - Looking Back at Houston's 1963 All-Rookie Lineup

    195 - Looking Back at Houston's 1963 All-Rookie Lineup

    The Houston Colt-.45's started an all-rookie lineup on September 27, 1963, the one and only time in Major League Baseball history a team has done this. Houston eventually played a remarkable 16 rookies in the game, another MLB record unlikely to be challenged any time soon. Rex and Craig take a look this week at this lineup to see which rookies panned out and which did not. They found a wide range or careers, from the brilliant to the disappointing to the tragic.

    Errata: The Las Vegas Golden Knights were an expansion team. It was the wife of the Kansas City Royals' owner that made public statements critical of Jackson County MO voters.

    Sources:
    For player statistics as always, Baseball-Reference.com
    Steve Glassman, "September 27, 1963: Houston Colt .45s start a lineup of all rookies" at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR.org) https://tinyurl.com/45allrookie1.
    Rory Costello, "Jay Dahl" at https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/jay-dahl/
    Rex and Craig also pulled information from Wikipedia and Astros Daily (http://www.astrosdaily.com/).

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    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  

    • 37 min
    194 - West Texas Baseball: The Alpine Cowboys and the Pecos League w/ Kristin Cavness

    194 - West Texas Baseball: The Alpine Cowboys and the Pecos League w/ Kristin Cavness

    Kristin Cavness is the general manager of the Alpine Cowboys, the only truly independent team in the independent Pecos League (the other 15 teams are owned and operated by league). The Cowboys are owned and operated by a locally-controlled non-profit that keeps Alpine's strong baseball history alive. The team plays their home games at historic Kokernot Field, dubbed by Sports Illustrated's Nicholas Dawidoff in 2016 as the "Yankee Stadium of Texas." Cavness gives us a fun behind the scenes look at independent baseball in West Texas.

    In Part 2, Rex and Craig discuss the Astros' dreadful start, the team's knack for throwing no-hitters and our favorite music releases for the first quarter 2024.

    Episodes referenced in this episode:
    34 - If You Take Batting Practice There You're Gonna Have to Fight Rattlesnakes w/ Bill Rogan 
    Links: Alpine Cowboys 2024 schedule

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    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   


     

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    193 - The Hooks & Runs American League Preview w/ Bayleigh Von Schneider

    193 - The Hooks & Runs American League Preview w/ Bayleigh Von Schneider

    Bayleigh Von Schneider co-hosts Soxy Chicks, a podcast about Red Sox and White Sox baseball. She returns this week to Hooks & Runs for our annual American League preview. Von Schneider also shared some thoughts on Jordan Montgomery's landing spot (we didn't know yet it would be Arizona), Shohei Ohtani's gambling woes and the perils trying to compete in the hyper-competitive American League East plus more. Join us for this fast moving conversation.

    Bayleigh Von Schneider on Twitter
    Bayleigh Von Schneider on Soxy Chicks at YouTube

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    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandruns
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  

    • 53 min
    192 - The Hooks & Runs National League Preview w/ Sara Sanchez

    192 - The Hooks & Runs National League Preview w/ Sara Sanchez

    Sara Sanchez, who writes and podcasts at Bleed Cubbie Blue, BaseballHQ and the Fantasy Feud podcast, returns to be Hooks & Runs' first three-time guest for our 2024 National League outlook. Sara is a talented, engaging baseball journalist and analyst who deserves your attention. She always delivers the goods.

    A lot happened between the recording on March 18 and the release on March 25 including Blake Snell signing with the Giants that evening and a few days later, a shocking and somewhat confusing gambling scandal -- can we call it a scandal yet -- involving mega-involving Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani broke.

    Sara Sanchez on BlueSky
    Sara Sanchez on Twitter
    Sara Sanchez on Bleed Cubbie Blue and BCB podcast
    Sara Sanchez on BaseballHQ
    Sara Sanchez at Fantasy Feud

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    Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.com
    Hooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandruns
    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandruns
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.      

    • 49 min
    191 - Hound Dog: The Song that Changed Popular Music and America w/ Ben Wynne

    191 - Hound Dog: The Song that Changed Popular Music and America w/ Ben Wynne

    Dr. Ben Wynne, Ph.D. (Univ. of N. Georgia) is our guest this week to talk about his latest book, "A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis and the Song that Changed Everything"  (Louisiana State Univ. Press 2024). This is a fascinating interview about a song that was a major rhythm & blues hit for Big Mama Thornton and a ground-breaking success for Elvis Presley a few years later. Through his research, Wynne is able to explain how this song through is many incarnations and having spurred two major lawsuits defined and re-defined the culture and business of popular music in the years that followed and to this day. This book is highly recommended!

    Errata: Craig got the title wrong both times ... it's "A Hound Dog Tale...," not "Hound Dog...."

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    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandruns
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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Unique Mix- Like Gumbo

If you LOVE baseball stats mixed with baseball history…. If you LOVE current music and don’t have time to follow it…If you LOVE the idea of 2 guys just sitten’ around talking, theorizing, predicting and laughing…. Then this is YOUR podcast!

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Great Stuff!

Craig and Eric bring the real on subjects! The top ten list+the great MLB player drafts are golden! Also enjoy the this week anniversary topics as well. Keep up the good work!

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