Baseball is a game of tradition. It has remained largely unchanged for over 100 years, and it's easy to think that the players on the field are just as traditional as the game itself. But that couldn't be further from the truth. Today's game is filled with some of the most interesting and exciting personalities in the history of baseball. On-field, off-field and everything in between, enjoy a conversation among baseball people, and get to know the players and the game you already thought you knew.
Scott Barber, Baseball Agent, Ballengee Group
Recorded: 9/13/2020: I sat down (over Skype) with Ballengee Group baseball agent, Scott Barber. We talked about, among other things, rejection, starting an agency from scratch, and how he added Matchmaker to his resume.
Mike Moye, Baseball Agent, Moye Sports
Recorded 9/10/20: I sat down (over Skype) with sports agent, Mike Moye, of Moye Sports Agency. We talk about how he got into the business, what makes a good negotiation, and the unique challenges of representing Latin American players.
Billy Bean, MLB Special Assistant to the Commissioner
Recorded 7/9/20: I sat down (over the phone) with Special Assistant to the MLB Commissioner and former player, Billy Bean. We talk about, among other things, his debut and success at an early age, his struggle with understanding his sexuality int he context of baseball, and baseball's inclusive future.
Brandon McCarthy, Former MLB Pitcher, Owner of Phoenix Rising (USL)
Recorded 5/31/20: I sat down (via Skype) with former MLB pitcher and current owner of USL club, Phoenix Rising. We talked about, among other things, Owners vs. The Front Office, how to use social media without being an a*****e, and why I'm glad I got drafted when I did.
Tony Kemp, Infielder/Outfielder, Oakland A's
Recorded 6/17/20: I sit down (over the phone) and talked to Oakland A's utility man Tony Kemp about, among other things, Black Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter, The Tulsa Massacre, and his new initiative "The +1 Effect".
Gene Orza, former MLB Players' Association Chief Operating Officer
Recorded 5/22/20: I sit down (via Skype) with former MLBPA chief operating officer, Gene Orza. We talk about, among other things, The 3 greatest people in the history of baseball, how Todd Stottlemyer saved the game, and why labor negotiations are so damn hard.
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I have been listening to your podcasts these last several weeks on my COVID inspired walks. Love the insight from folks inside the game. Will miss watching you pitch for the 2017 World Series Champs Astros, good luck with the Red Sox. Would love to see you bring on A.J. Hinch!
Please no more interviews like Orza
Please know that I completely understand the players’ and owners’ sides, and get why the players feel as they do and frankly agree. Please know also that I absolutely don’t want to hear about it, you will never convince me or most people to spend time hearing about rich people problems (even when one side (owners) is much more rich than the other side). I have absolutely loved every other podcast, am glad to hear about social issues or anything else truly important (or just fun or interesting); would enjoy you focusing on minor league pay/rights/benefits, lack of diversity, etc. I struggled to spend 1+ hour hearing about all of this effort to help MLB rich people, I’d rather spend time hearing about bringing unions to people who truly need union help with pay and benefits. Thank you for listening.
good but watch out
Good podcast, excellent interviews, but tell the guests to avoid four-letter words.