98 episodes

Borrowing the podcast title from their forthcoming book, three-time Manager of the Year Joe Maddon and three-time Sportswriter of the Year Tom Verducci provide exclusive insight, commentary and discussion on the MLB postseason, from the stars to the strategy.

As manager of the 2016 Cubs team that broke a 108-year championship drought, Maddon knows what it takes to navigate October pressure. Part Phil Jackson, part Yogi Berra, Maddon brings unique and entertaining takes on not just on dugout strategy but also life lessons and leadership - not to mention classic cars and rock and roll.

A five-time Emmy winner with Fox and MLB Network, Verducci has behind-the-scenes access to the players and managers throughout the postseason.

“The Book of Joe” is your home to learn - and laugh - about the real stories behind how postseason games are won and lost.

To purchase a copy or for more information on "The Book of Joe," please click below...
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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

Borrowing the podcast title from their forthcoming book, three-time Manager of the Year Joe Maddon and three-time Sportswriter of the Year Tom Verducci provide exclusive insight, commentary and discussion on the MLB postseason, from the stars to the strategy.

As manager of the 2016 Cubs team that broke a 108-year championship drought, Maddon knows what it takes to navigate October pressure. Part Phil Jackson, part Yogi Berra, Maddon brings unique and entertaining takes on not just on dugout strategy but also life lessons and leadership - not to mention classic cars and rock and roll.

A five-time Emmy winner with Fox and MLB Network, Verducci has behind-the-scenes access to the players and managers throughout the postseason.

“The Book of Joe” is your home to learn - and laugh - about the real stories behind how postseason games are won and lost.

To purchase a copy or for more information on "The Book of Joe," please click below...
https://www.amazon.com/Book-Joe-Trying-Suck-Baseball/dp/1538751798/ref=asc_df_1538751798/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564627793350&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8568231967918177387&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031189&hvtargid=pla-1844067081352&psc=1

    The Book of Joe: Here comes the trade deadline!

    The Book of Joe: Here comes the trade deadline!

    In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look back at the All Star Game.  From the uniforms to the players, what were the best and worst parts of the mid-season classic?  The MLB trade deadline is July 30th, who are the players that could be on the move?  Tom highlights the needs of some of the contending teams.  Plus, we remember the life and impact of pitcher Jerry Walker.
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    • 58 min
    The Book of Joe: All Stars and Cool Cars

    The Book of Joe: All Stars and Cool Cars

    In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci get prepared for the All Star break with Joe's memories and preferences for the game.  Tom voices his support for Paul Skenes, but should be start? Cubs' pitcher Colten Brewer breaks his hand punching a wall, but that's not the oddest injury we've seen in baseball.  Plus, after some memories of the Vista Cruiser and sitting in the 'way back', Joe explains why he was happy to get a speeding ticket.
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    • 49 min
    The Book of Joe: The Evolution of Big Bats and Big Engines!

    The Book of Joe: The Evolution of Big Bats and Big Engines!

    In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, we're halfway through the MLB season and Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci discuss the surprising number of teams still in playoff contention.  Tom highlights the leadership role Aaron Judge has taken on the field and in the clubhouse.  Joe explains how he handled pitching around someone like Judge or Bonds or when it was time to go at them.  Also, Joe likes power hitters...but how does he feel about electric powered cars? 
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    • 52 min
    The Book of Joe: The Style of Willie Mays, Dress Codes, and ELO

    The Book of Joe: The Style of Willie Mays, Dress Codes, and ELO

    In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci honor Willie Mays and his incredible career and style of play.  Speaking of style, the Red Sox have a new dress code and Joe remembers why he wasn't a fan of the rules as a player and manager.  Plus, Tom looks back at the style of ELO and the legacy of Richard Tandy.
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    • 56 min
    The Book of Joe: The most anticipated game of the year?

    The Book of Joe: The most anticipated game of the year?

    In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci analyze the five pitch game of the Pirates' Paul Skenes.  Joe looks at Skenes delivery and what the team should be looking for during each start.  Mookie Betts is injured being hit by a pitch, which leads to the question of pitching inside and intentionally targeting a player.  You need to hear Joe's answer!  Tom is anxiously awaiting the game at Rickwood Field this week and explains the historical significance and impact of the ballpark.
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    • 1 hr
    The Book of Joe: A home run across the pond!

    The Book of Joe: A home run across the pond!

    In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look at the Mets/Phillies series in London.  Tom made the trip and gives his thoughts on how the game was received overseas.  Which parts of the game confused the new audience? Where should baseball be looking to expand its footprint?  Joe discusses his International experiences over the years.  Plus, who is the most reliable pitcher in baseball?
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Coach Hawk 34 ,

Great pod on so many levels!

Really great vibe, tone , and info by Joe and Tom. Extremely knowledgeable about the game, music, cars, and life. Well rounded production - easy to listen to, and take notes! Enjoy

johnwould ,

Nothing like it…

Simply the best baseball podcast in existence. Joe and Tom’s seemingly endless knowledge of the sport comes across with every word. But that doesn’t make the show. What makes the show is their willingness to dive deep into a subject, explore different, new, and unique ways to tackle a baseball decision…this is baseball for poets and philosophers…baseball for the romantic. If you’re looking for a rote breakdown of analytics and box scores, this ain’t for you. Rarely do I get to the end of a show not say “oh wow I never thought about it that way.”

Grecian Delight ,

Best podcast out there! But….

Joe and Tom-lay off the the fawning all over the Dodgers, please! It’s gotten embarrassing. Ohtani’s contract structure is terrible for the health of the game and proves he doesn’t have the killer instinct to be a winner a la MJ, Kobe, Jeter etc.

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