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.
Spencer Strider, RHP, Atlanta Braves
Recorded 08/19/22: I sat down with MLB starting pitcher, Spencer Strider. We talked about College baseball fashion wars, being a vegan in the minor leagues, and ranking the best movies/albums of all time.
Adam Ottavino, MLB Relief Pitcher
Recorded 12/29/21: I sat down with MLB relief pitcher, Adam Ottavino We talked about growing up playing baseball in NYC, our time with the timeless Brent Strom, and what it's like to play for your home town team.
Tyler Matzek, LHP, Atlanta Braves
Recorded 12/26/21: I sat down with Atlanta Braves reliever and World Series champion, Tyler Matzek. We talked about, among other things, getting and gettin over the "Yips", and getting handcuffed during a world series parade.
Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Recorded 12/28/21: I sat down with Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, Tyler Glasnow. We discussed, among other things, how he keeps his hair and body on point, why baseball players are such headcases, and when baseball became a "job"
Lindsey Adler, New York Yankees beat writer, The Athletic
Recorded 3/12/21: I sat down (over Skype) with New York Yankees beat writer, Lindsey Adler. We talked about, among other things, the anatomy of a Spring Training chanegup, overhyping college athletes, and having to explain baseball acumen to our therapists.
Jackie Bradley Jr., Free Agent MLB Outfielder
Recorded 12/1/20: I sat down (over Skype) with former Red Sox outfielder and current MLB Free Agent, Jackie Bradley Jr. We talked about, among other things, his days at University of South Carolina, the anatomy of being a good teammate, and his hopes for how MLB will tackle the racial equality divide in this new decade.
not your typical sports podcast
I know I’m late to the show, but I really love your podcast and I hope you’re able to continue making episodes! I was looking for a baseball podcast where I could get to know the players, not just an analysis of the game or broadcaster talk. I think it helps fans to be more invested in the game and also have more empathy for everyone involved. I also really enjoyed the episode with your wife and hearing her perspective. Welcome to the Braves!!
Talking negatively about the South
On the Strider episode, both players (born in the south and playing for a team with a very rural, southern fan base) discuss the south in a negative way. Not fun to listen to.
Used to be good
Podcast used to be good until McHugh started getting super political with his “progressive” liberal views and talking about how tough it is making lots of money. More like athlete privilege, average people can’t relate to that because they make a fraction of that. I get it’s his podcast so he can share whatever views he wants but don’t act like y’all have the most difficult lives in the world.