45 episodes

Noah Scott and Brandon Riddle bring you some of the wildest stories behind baseball's most iconic players, quotes, games, and more. It's a baseball podcast for people that don't like baseball (yet!), and for lifelong fans, an engaging dive into the sport's storied past.

Short Hops & Tall Tales Noah Scott, Brandon Riddle

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

Noah Scott and Brandon Riddle bring you some of the wildest stories behind baseball's most iconic players, quotes, games, and more. It's a baseball podcast for people that don't like baseball (yet!), and for lifelong fans, an engaging dive into the sport's storied past.

    SH 44 - Milt Mason, Around the Horn, & Dr. Frankenpitch

    SH 44 - Milt Mason, Around the Horn, & Dr. Frankenpitch

    Short Hops & Tall Tales — Brandon & Noah are back with a brand new episode! This one is an origin story of sorts, as they dive into the remarkable Milt Mason, a man who braved living at the top of the scoreboard at Milwaukee County Stadium. They also explored the roots of the phrase "Around the Horn," and debut a frightening new game where they draft an all-time pitching repertoire!

     

    Timestamps:

    (01:22) Pickoff Trivia! - HR Leaders

    (3:00) The Peculiar Case of Milt Mason

    (20:35) Our Favorite Mascots

    (27:13) The Pickle Jar - "Around the Horn"

    (29:33) Dr. Frankenpitch!
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    • 40 min
    SH 43 - Opening Day Special & Jim Abbott

    SH 43 - Opening Day Special & Jim Abbott

    Short Hops & Tall Tales — The grass is cut, the birds are chirping, and Brandon and Noah are back with a very special Opening Day (weekend) episode!! We revel in our excitement for the new year, then tell a very special story about one of the most incredible players in baseball history— the great Jim Abbott. It's one you won't want to miss!

     

    Timestamps

    (03:43) Calling Our Shots for 2022

    (17:34) Player Profile: Jim Abbott

    (31:16) Abbott's Great Miracle

    (44:54) The Pickle Jar: "Chin Music"
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    • 48 min
    SH 42 - Eiji Sawamura & Catching No-Nos

    SH 42 - Eiji Sawamura & Catching No-Nos

    Short Hops & Tall Tales — Brandon & Noah are back, and baseball is hot on their heels! They gear up for the upcoming season with a dive into more Japanese baseball history with the story of one of the greatest pitchers of all time— Eiji Sawamura. Then, they dive back into the pickle jar for more fun baseball slang, before a segment on rules: the new, the old, and the fun that could be. Listen now!

     

    Timestamps:

    (01:28) Pickoff Trivia: Catching No-Hitters!

    (04:39) Player Profile: Eiji Sawamura

    (21:25) The Pickle Jar: "Fell Off the Table"

    (23:04) Fun with Rules! We Promise!
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    • 34 min
    SH 41 - Seiya Suzuki, Dog Days, & MLB in 2032

    SH 41 - Seiya Suzuki, Dog Days, & MLB in 2032

    Short Hops & Tall Tales — Brandon and Noah are back and baseball is right around the corner! They kick off the episode learning all they can about the newest baseball star to make the jump from Japan to the U.S., the Cubs' newest outfielder, Seiya Suzuki! Then, they look for meaning in the oft-used term "the dog days of summer," before rounding things out with a ten year glimpse into the future of Major League Baseball (at least one CBA from now).

     

    Timestamps:

    (02:41) Pickoff Trivia: The World Series!

    (05:07) Player Profile: Seiya Suzuki! (and his love of nachos)

    (26:37) The Pickle Jar: "Dog Days"

    (32:03) Flash Forward: MLB in 2032

     

     
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    • 50 min
    SH 40 - Zeroes to Heroes & Rooster Tails

    SH 40 - Zeroes to Heroes & Rooster Tails

    Short Hops & Tall Tales — Brandon & Noah are back, recording moments after the end of the MLB owner's lockout. They react to the good news and new CBA, and then take a loopy journey into one of baseball's most exclusive clubs: the best players to wear #0. Plus, they dig up more weird baseball slang in a new edition of the Pickle Jar: "Rooster Tails." Listen Now!

     

    Timestamps:

    (12:31) Pickoff Trivia: #0 Edition!

    (13:50) 0s to Her0s

    (26:56) d0uble tr0uble

    (35:18) Pickle Jar: "Rooster Tails!"Sign-up and enter Fantrax's Wander Franco giveaway! - fantrax.com/pitcherlist
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    • 38 min
    SH 39 - 100MPH Men & The Rebel of Chihuahua

    SH 39 - 100MPH Men & The Rebel of Chihuahua

    Short Hops & Tall Tales — Brandon and Noah go deep in a story about the Mexican baseball legend, the great Héctor Espino! Then, they get in another argument as they try to sort out a trio of iconic outfielders: Duke Snider, Andruw Jones, and Jim Edmonds! Plus, the story of the first radar guns and 100mph pitchers!

     

    Timestamps:

    (01:52) Pickoff Trivia: 100MPH Men

    (03:08) Measuring MPH

    (05:58) The Rebel of Chihuahua: Héctor Espino!

    (24:21) Keep/Extend/Cut: Snider, Jones & Edmonds
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Noyah6 ,

Great baseball history

Love this podcast! Love the history and quirky stories. Just fun to listen to but need to hear more about Moookie.

baderboys ,

Great new podcast!

Love this! Brings me back to why I fell in love with baseball in the first place!

mikaelacantreed ,

Fun, perfect baseball pod!

Noah and Brandon have such a wealth of knowledge about baseball!! So happy to have stumbled upon this. Go Giants!

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