On this edition of the Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast, Mark Simon (@MarkASimonSays) is joined by ESPN and Sirius XM’s Eduardo Perez (@PerezEd) to talk about the meaningful names and numbers from the season’s first few weeks. Eduardo gives his take on low batting averages and pitcher injuries and with the latter explains why a change of scenery was good for Dylan Bundy (0:49). He also talks about the game’s top Latino stars, like Fernando Tatis (4:30), and the rise of Colombia as an MLB talent producer (7:11). They then look at a couple of players putting up video-game numbers in Charlie Blackmon and Shane Bieber (8:05), mull the staying power of the Rockies and the struggles of the Mets (10:28), and pick out something to watch in the next couple of weeks (16:40). Eduardo also shares his thoughts on what impressed him most in broadcasting KBO games (17:53).
Mark closes the show by challenging Eduardo to tell baseball stories on 3 random subjects – the color blue (18:47), large quantities of food (21:00), and pets (with a nod to his father, Tony Perez) (23:01), and gives a brief tribute to a Dodgers infielder who’s off to a strong defensive start (25:17).
A tip of the cap to New York sportscaster Len Berman, as our show title is a tribute to his fun work. Thanks for tuning in. Please rate and review the podcast wherever you can. Stay safe and stay well.