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32 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
2021 Summer of ’68
Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever. From the beginning, ’68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country. Pitchers were dominating like never before, and with records falling and shut-outs mounting, many began hailing ’68 as “The Year of the Pitcher.” Meanwhile in Detroit—which had burned just the summer before during one of the worst riots in American history—’68 instead found the city rallying together behind a colorful Tigers team led by Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, and Al Kaline. The Tigers would finish atop the American League, setting themselves on a highly anticipated collision course with Bob Gibson’s Cardinals.
60 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
2021 Chicago Cubs
Welcome to Episode 600 as we examine this year’s Cubs and what they’ll do as the July 30th trade deadline approaches. Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB Podcast about those lovable Cubs.
44 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
2021 Re-broadcast – Episode 100
As we prepare for Episode 600 let’s remember Episode 100 from the 100th floor of the Empire State Building! Our PhD Committee goes down memory lane as we remember our first 100 podcasts. Thanks for listening and let’s continue to get our PhD in life through baseball.
60 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
2021 New York Yankees
The second half of the season has begun but some Yankees have COVID-19 again. Can the Yankees make a run or will the virus make them done? Ed Kasputis interviews Andrew Mearns from pinstripealley.com about those men in pinstripes.
14 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
2021 Minicast – Michael Zagaris
Ed Kasputis interviews photography icon, Michael Zagaris who is the official photographer to both the Oakland A’s and San Francisco 49ers.
66 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
2021 Milwaukee Brewers
As we head into the All-Star break, the Brewers are solidly in first. Ed Kasputis interviews Pastor and baseball historian, James D. Smith III about his heavenly All-Star team.
25 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
2021 Minicast – Driving Mr. Yogi
Ed Kasputis interviews New York Times columnist, Harvey Araton about his book, Driving Mr. Yogi.
61 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
2021 Kansas City Royals
Kansas City is wonderful even when the Royals are not. Ed Kasputis interviews baseball historian and author, Lloyd Johnson about the Kansas City Royals and what lies ahead for this franchise.
13 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
2021 Minicast – Field of Legends
As we remember the 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals, let’s revisit our Field of Legends Minicast – Episode 94. The Field of Legends is the focal exhibit at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. This museum is a must see for any visiting the City of Fountains.
75 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
2021 Houston Astros
They’re in first and strongly leading Major League Baseball in offense. Can the Houston Astros slug their way to the World Series? Ed Kasputis interviews William Metzger, Managing Editor of crawfishboxes.com about the team that is out slugging the 1927 New York Yankees.
57 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
American League Central
Get ready for the playoff bubble as we review the American League Central. Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast about what is turning out to be baseball’s most exciting division.
50 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
2020 Baseball Talk Radio
Baseball Talk Radio’s first live podcast with Rich Baxter, Gary Mack and Ed Kasputis as we prepare for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Will it be the Dodgers or the Cubs headed to Cleveland for the 112th edition of the Fall Classic?
50 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
National League East
We review the National League East as the Mets are sidelined with COVID-19. Ed Kasputis interviews fellow podcaster, Jeff Cohen from Baseball and BBQ. Lastly we ponder the fate of baseball sportscaster, Thom Brennaman as a result of his unfortunate hot mic incident.
25 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
2020 Minicast – 60 Days of Baseball
Ed & Dave interview Canadian Chris Lapointe about his 60 day U.S. baseball road trip.
51 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
American League East
Our PhD Committee reviews the American League East. Are the Orioles for real? Are the Red Sox dead and what about that new team in Buffalo? We debate.
41 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
2020 Minicast – Weaponized Baseball
Ed Kasputis interviews author, Scott A. Rowan about his brilliant book, Weaponized Baseball: Declassified, Withheld Stories Reveal Baseball’s Hidden Role in Geopolitics, International Military Action, Mental Manipulation & Mass Distraction.
57 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Field of Screams
The Field of Dreams game has been cancelled. The Cardinals are still fighting COVID-19 having played only five games but the rest of MLB plays on. Ed Kasputis interviews Heather Simon from vivaelbirdos.com on what lies ahead.
27 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
2020 Minicast – What So Proudly We Hailed
Over 200 years ago, Francis Scott Key penned the words for our National Anthem as he watched the Battle of Baltimore from a British Navy ship. Ed Kasputis interviews author, Marc Leepson about his newly completed biography, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.
57 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Season on the Brink
Is the 2020 MLB season on the brink? We discuss, as we hope for the best but fear that the cancellation of the season is a reasonable possibility. Ed Kasputis interviews his first bookie, Raphael Esparza from mybookie.ag. Say it ain’t so Raphael, say it ain’t so.
21 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
2020 Minicast – First Year Owner
In 2013, Ed Kasputis interviewed first year owner, Ken Babby of the Akron RubberDucks about what he learned during his first year of owning the Cleveland Indians AA affiliate.
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