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Fri, 25 Jul 2008 04:31:52 +0000Hosts: Tom Summary: Erik Manning from FutureRedbirds.net is my guest. Erik talks about Future Redbirds and what his website is all about. He then gives his analysis of the Cardinals' farm system. Finally, Erik does touch on the Cardinals' big league team and talk about their chances in 2008. Time: 31:53 Date Recorded: 7:24/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Wed, 16 Jul 2008 02:22:26 +0000Hosts: Tom and Todd Summary: On the night before the All-Star Game, Todd and Tom discuss the Brewers and Cubs trades for starting pitching then hit on the All-Star voting. We then do a quick wrap up of the MLB division by division. Time: 41:46 Date Recorded: 7:14/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Tue, 17 Jun 2008 00:23:28 +0000Hosts: Tom Summary: It's been a while since we've put out a show but this is a good one. Teddy Ballgame and CLuke put me in touch with Erick Robertson who is a programmer who has created an online fantasy baseball "universe". I took the time to create a login at Sim Yard and it looks pretty interesting. It allows people to create teams of players and and build franchises. It's a brand new project so we thought we get Erick on the show to talk about it. Using the best marketing tool out there, viral marketing, Sim Yard lets people play for free for as long as they want. Of course, if you want to build a franchise, the subscription route is the way to go. Erick explains that Sim Yard is not just about winning the game but also developing your ballclub and increasing your franchise revenue. While we were emailing each other about logistics, Erick told me he had the chance to watch more than a few baseball games while in Japan. Not only that, he took part in one of Hanshin Tigers' cheerleading organizations. So I couldn't pass up the chance to ask Erick about his experience with Japanese baseball from a fan's perspective. Finally, Erick is a Cubs fan so we wrap up the show trying not to get too giddy about the Cubs' latest successes. Thanks to Erick for being on the show! Time: 49:21 Date Recorded: 6:15/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 03:12:30 +0000Hosts: Tom, Tedd, Chuck Summary: Our first roundtable of the year. Tom, Todd, and Chuck discuss the first week of Major League Baseball with special emphasis on the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs. We get a few words in about the University of Illinois baseball team, too. Time: 45:38 Date Recorded: 4/6/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 04:32:17 +0000Hosts: Tom Summary: In a special show, I interview Shawn Roof. Roof is a former Illini who was drafted into the Detroit Tigers organization in 2007. He talks to us from the Tigers spring training camp in Lakeland, Florida. Roof talks about life in the minor leagues, his daily routine in spring training now and his thoughts on his old alum, University of Illinois and their chances in 2008. Time: 16:33 Date Recorded: 3/6/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:21:17 +0000Hosts: Tom and Tedd Summary: Regular Tedd Mallasch, aka Teddy Ballgame, phones in an interview from Florida where he is enjoying some spring training games. He updates on what he has seen and who he has talked to. Check out Teddy's daily reports from Florida on The Baseball Zealot. Time: 28:41 Date Recorded: 3/3/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:46:40 +0000Hosts: Tom Summary: I interview Brian DeCaussin from Big Ten Hardball. Brian reviews the Big Ten baseball teams and we take a look at the first weekend of Big Ten baseball. Time: 26:10 Date Recorded: 2/26/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Tue, 19 Feb 2008 06:11:46 +0000Hosts: Tom and Todd Summary: With Spring Training beginning this week, Todd and I chat about the latest in baseball news, We cover the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Roger Clemens ordeal, Alfonso Soriano, and a few of the trades and signings in the off-season. Time: 45:10 Date Recorded: 2/17/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 01:06:49 +0000Hosts: Tom: Summary: I interview Brian Foley from The College Baseball Blog. Brian chats a bit how The College Blog came about, sums up the 2007 college postseason and gives us a pre-season look at this year's college baseball. Finally, we discuss where college baseball is headed as a college sport. Links: The College Baseball Blog Time: 28:39 Date Recorded: 2/10/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!
Wed, 06 Feb 2008 04:58:46 +0000Hosts: Tom: Summary: In this week's show, I interview author Dan Gordon who has just come out with his book, Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends and Eerie Events with co-author Mickey Bradley. Dan talks about the impetus to write his book and relates some of the stories he heard when he and Mickey interviewed hundreds of baseball players in researching the book. Links: Haunted Baseball book web site Haunted Baseball review on The Baseball Zealot Time: 22:28 Date Recorded: 2/5/08 (Click Podcast icon to listen to the show) Listen to the show via iTunes!