Rounding Third, the official Podcast of the Nashville Sounds, takes you behind the scenes with those who make Nashville Sounds baseball happen…on the field and off the field. Join Sounds broadcaster Jeff Hem for conversations with Sounds players, managers, coaches and front office staff. Subscribe to the Podcast today and take the Sounds with you on the go. Thanks for joining us on "Round Third!"
Ep. 19 - Rick Sweet
As the Sounds once again have become the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, Jeff Hem sits down at First Horizon Park with '14 and '21 Sounds manager Rick Sweet to discuss The Crew's return to Music City as part of MLB's restructuring of Minor League Baseball, Sweet and the organization's excitement for the coming Sounds season, and what baseball will be like this year for players and fans emerging from the pandemic and following the lost '20 season.
Ep. 18 - Paul Kruger
Jeff Hem catches up with Texas Rangers director of minor league operations Paul Kruger, who the Rangers' Globe Life Field hosting the World Series, the impact and aftermath from the cancelled minor league season, the bright days ahead for the Rangers on the field, and some insight to his busy role with the organization, including how long it's been since his phone was completely turned off.
Ep. 17 - Chuck Morgan
Jeff Hem catches up with Chuck Morgan, the Texas Rangers'
Exec. VP of Ballpark Entertainment & public address announcer and a former Sounds public address announcer ('78-'80). Morgan talks about his recent recognition for announcing 3,000 consecutive games, the upcoming neutral site MLB postseason games the Rangers will host at Globe Life Field, his years in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry and becoming the Sounds P.A. man for the franchise's inaugural '78 season, his favorite Rangers games over the years, and some stressful live moments on the job that he can laugh about now.
Ep. 16 - Brett Martin
Jeff Hem catches up with Rangers reliever, '19 Sound and Tennessee native Brett Martin, who describes his acclimation to the big leagues, his personal encounter with COVID-19 earlier this summer, his management on and off the field as a professional athlete with Type 1 diabetes, his younger days as a Tennessee Vol and at Walters State Community College, the deep impact of his late college coach Joey Seaver, and his upcoming 13-hour drive home from Texas to Tennessee for the off-season.
Ep. 15 - Jose Trevino
Jeff Hem catches up with Rangers catcher and '19 Sound Jose Trevino, who describes his mindset for being safe during the 2020 season, the personal significance of Roberto Clemente and the meaning of number 21, his love as a Texan for all things Cowboys, Spurs, and Stars (including the "toughest question" he's ever been asked), and why Father's Day 2018 remains his greatest moment in the big leagues so far.
Ep. 14 - Nick Solak
Jeff Hem catches up with Rangers infielder and '19 Sound Nick Solak, who talks about his acclimation to the big leagues following last year's call-up, how different 2020 baseball has been compared to anything else, residing in Houston but not seeing his home while the Rangers are visiting the Astros, the unique backyard baseball field he and his fiancee created during quarantine, and his thin vs. deep dish pizza opinion as a Chicago-area native.