Meeting on the Mound is an ongoing podcast series appreciating all things baseball; whether it’s on the field, in the history books, or on the big screen!
Jake Reiner shares stories from his unique upbringing around the game and brings on his family, baseball experts, current and former players, and yes, even celebrities to bond over America's pastime.
Episode 25: Bob Nightengale
USA Today's national baseball writer Bob Nightengale joins Jake to talk pennant races, some potential rule changes in the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement, and whether he is a prophet or jinx on social media.
Jake's Takes: The MLB Trade Deadline
Jake breaks down the biggest storylines, the winners and losers of the trade deadline, and Jake's Jake of the week!
A Little Big League Episode!
Jake is joined by Andy & Adam Scheinman, the director and writer of Little Big League! Hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the film and what it was like to work with future Hall of Fame ball players.
Jake's Takes: “The Foreign Substance Crackdown Episode”
Jake tackles how MLB has rolled out its foreign substance crackdown policy, plus where sticky stuff ranks compared to the steroid-era and sign-stealing scandal.
Episode 21: Johnny McKeown
Host of the All-American Brit podcast, Johnny McKeown, joins Jake to discuss falling in love with baseball in high school, the British perspective on America's past time, and if Premier League soccer rules work with MLB.
Episode 20: Pitcher Joel Piñeiro
Former 12-year MLB pitcher Joel Piñeiro joins Jake to discuss the rise of no-hitters this season, thoughts on the MLB's sticky substance problems, plus being a part of the Mariners historic 116-win 2001 squad.
Bay Area even listens
Born and raised a Giants and later an A’s fan, I listen to Jake because of the topics and guests he gets to come on.
The interview with our Giants PA announcer Renel was great as they talked about her journey to becoming the voice of the Giants. We have loved her here for like ever and now a broader audience could see why.
But his other episodes are likewise entertaining and informative and I will continue to listen.
I have lastly appreciated his replying to questions and comments I have posed to him on Twitter.
Appreciate his time.
And you won’t waste your time tuning in to this podcast.
Thanks for the chat
If you love baseball, regardless of the team, this podcast seems like a new home. Jake’s clear voice conveys the awe and knowledge for us. Thank you for being the next generation of talented Reiners.