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120 minutes | 12 days ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 79 "Turkey Day"
Let's Get Two S2 E79 “Turkey Day”OPEN: Despite it being 2020 and a tough year that isn’t going to go out the easy way, there are things to be thankful for. Wearing the sweet Baseballism cap. Shoutout to Jourdan and Jessica! (0:06:25): WHO’S ON FIRST: John and Ashlie of the Columbia Fireflies join us to talk their journey in baseball, the 2020 season that wasn’t and how they chose to react to getting “dumped on Twitter.” Great people and a great interview. Can’t wait to meet them in person.(0:31:56): HOLLER AND A SWALLER: Presented by the Hitter Sports and featuring a new branding in his honor, we’re toasting the Hudson Valley Renegades with an Anchor Brewing Christmas beer in honor of Jess Knaster. Shoutouts to:AndyScottStuJess Andrew Timothy The Hitter SportsEmily MrsStealYoBaseBraves EmilyPaul CaputoErik The Peanut GuyAlexJessica (0:38:56) SPECIAL GUEST: Matt Durkin of the Normal Cornbelters is here to talk Prospect League, KCL is back and promos for 2021!(0:45:03) TO THE DUGOUT WITH DARIEN: Darien Sills-Evans is here to talk the new Met’s ownership and the Dodgers winning it all for his adopted hometown. (0:56:58) GO GO ASTROS: Andy and I are talking the Skeeters/Round Rock switch and the Astros. We also deal with an awkward tweet I sent. Hint Jeff Passan. (1:19:50) THIS JUST IN: Andrew Nelson is here to talk Twins and the St. Paul Saints/Rochester Red Wings. (1:33:45) THE MINOR LEAGUE MIND: Things are happening the MiLB.(1:41:14) THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW: Theo Epstein has options. But what are they?(1:48:45) SWINGING FOR THE FENCES: The Keene Swamp Bats are back and thankful. (1:56:32) CLOSING IT OUT: Shameless plug for our indie Thanksgiving Comedy, Turkey Day.
124 minutes | 21 days ago
Let's Get Two S2 E78: "Veterans Day"
OPEN: I start out with some background on my military experience. I then talk the election results and try to add my thoughts on how we can come together. Dedicated to Nathan Bybee.(0:15:48) THIS JUST IN: The New York Yankees have cut ties with the Trenton Thunder and the Staten Island Yankees. The ‘what’ is one thing, the ‘how’ is abhorrent. (0:18:46) MINOR LEAGUE MIND: Jess Knaster and I talk the latest developments in MiLB Contraction.(0:39:55) THIS JUST IN: The Mets have settled on their affiliates.(0:41:30) RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND: Andrew Nelson takes us on a trip through the Military Baseball’s past.(0:49:30) THIS JUST IN: Moral Flexibility Olympics: Alex Cora gets our first individual gold medal!(0:50:31) ON DECK: Brian Barefield, AKA “Big Sarge Sports,” talks his show, his love of sports, his military service and the importance of Vets getting help. Site(01:11:06) HOLLER AND A SWALLER: Drinking a Karbach “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out” and toasting Eric Adair, Tammy Adair, Jessica and, most specifically in this ep, Matt Dudley.(01:16:32)CLOSING IT OUT: A shoutout to the Lancaster Jethawks.
106 minutes | a month ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 77: "Directions to the Void"
Let's Get Two S2 E77 “Directions to the Void”OPEN: The Election is today. Let’s try to be adults about this. (0:09:24) Big League Chew: Scott talks the fall out of the World Series, Blake Snell and why 2020 might not be the only year that sucks for baseball. (0:24:04) Minor League Mind with Jess Knaster: Some of the MiLB Dominoes are about to fall. (0:40:07) Go Go Astros: Andy and I talk about Dusty, Qualifying Offers and the state of the Astros pitching. (0:56:45) Adjust Your Scorecards: Dodgers mega fan and podcast host, Alex Ekelund talks his Dodgers getting it done. (01:16:18) Show Me The Merch: The team in Greeneville TN is going to be a Collegiate Woodbat League next season, but we had to snatch up that sweet Greeneville Reds march before it was gone. (01:18:47) This Just In: As we recorded, Ballpark Digest dropped some news on MiLB contraction. Jess and I talk about it. (01:29:28) Holler and a Swiller: We’re having our first Christmas brew, a Shiner Cheer and toasting our Dodger fan friends. (01:33:44) This Just In 2: Excited about a new sport: the Moral Flexibility Olympics(01:38:27) Closing It Out: I’I had to talk a little Justin Turner and COVID.
67 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 75 "One More Chicken, 27 More Outs"
OPEN: Are the Astros victims of karma?(0:05:43) GO GO ASTROS: One more chicken, 27 more outs?(0:12:17) HOLLER AND. SWALLER: We’re drinking Independence Brewing’s Native Texan and toasting Joe Morgan. Presented by The Hitter Sports. (0:15:25) LIGHTS, CAMERA, PLAYBALL: Andy is here to talk our favorite sports show, Ted Lasso. (0:29:24) WHO’S ON FIRST: We’ve got Anderson Rathbun of the Burlington Baseball club. He’s here to talk about the transition of the Appy league to collegiate woodbat. (0:42:29) ON DECK: Andrew Felts of the Round Rock Express is back to talk about an excited event at the Dell Diamond: and that ain’t no bull. (0:51:23) MINOR LEAGUE MIND: We check in with Jess Knaster at the updates to the changing landscape for minor league baseball. (1:05:42) CLOSING IT OUT:
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 74 "House Money"
Let's Get Two S2 E72 “Innovators SummitOPEN: 162 - 60 = 16. Call in ManFraud math.(0:06:24) Holler and Swaller 1: We are drinking Circle Brewing’s Tuxedo T Shirt and toasting Darrell Mitchell, Stu Clary, Trina and Taylor Bentley. Check out Make and Matter!(0:10:29) Go Go Astros: Andy and I are playing with house money baby. (0:25:33) Show. Me. The Merch: Hardy the Hat Guy has gifted me with an “Indiana Baseball Starter kit.”Teams:Indy IndiansFort Wayne Tin CapsSouth Bend CubsGary South Short RailcatsLaFayette AviatorsEvansville OttersDC Bombers(0:29:03) Holler and a Swiller 2: Drinking the Nine Banded Wheated Bourbon and toasting Yankee Nation, especially:Scottie B4 The PitchThe Hitter SportsMrs Steal Yo BaseSpencer SchwartzBill HackettAlex Canatta (I said high school. Meant college. HA HA HA)Emily NymanAlexDee Zee(0:35:32) The Big League Chew: Scott and I pick the AL and NLCS with a shoutout to Mansplain Baseball Elsewhere and an Andy Tomczeszyn??(0:52:37) Closing It Out: Shoutout to FWFIS and why Scott’s a hero.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 73" "The Let's Get Two Neighborhood"
Let's Get Two S2 E72 “Innovators SummitCold Open A new theme song? Well, I got a new sweater and I got inspired.(0:01:36) OPEN: MLB and TV: their short sighted relationship of how they program the games might end up affecting (0:05:34) HOLLER AND A SWALLER: We’re checking out a great beer from Missouri City, TX, the Texas leaguer Brewing Company’s Knuckle Bock! And it’s delicious.(0:08:52) RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMON: Andrew Nelson is bringing in the Marlins.(0:19:51) ON DECK: We talk to investigative journalist and Astros fan Michael Schwab about bias in the media.(0:31:20) ADJUST YOUR SCORECARD: Special Guest #1, we’ve got Darrell Mitchell is here to talk his love for the Marlins and his relationship to a prominent Yankee.(0:40:14) ADJUST YOUR SCORECARD: How about this for a quick break? We’ve got former Sooner reporter for OUInsider Trevor Lee Rogers to talk the legacy of the Red River Shootout and his Red Sox.(0:58:44) CLOSING IT OUT: Some final thoughts…and a time check.
93 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 72 "Innovation"
OPEN: We had the chance to be part of Minor League Baseball’s Innovators Summit. Such a great experience, even through zoom. Shoutouts to Martie Cordaro of the Omaha Storm Chasers, Blair Hoke of the Salem Red Sox, Nate Kurant of the Charleston River Dogs and Andrea Williams of the Jumbo Shrimp as Ben Hill(0:11:38) MINOR LEAGUE MIND: Jess Knaster and I continue to break down the innovators Summit(0:28:01) Go Go Astros: We look ahead to…whomever. Yes, we recorded this before the opponent was set. Does it matter?(0:46:03)Holler And A Swaller: I’m knocking back a Texas Beer Company "Pecos Amber Lager" and talking about PTSD. Special shoutouts on Twitter to:@_JoeSeppi @Braves_Cape @BAbobbles @Blochead4real @BravesAshland @BravesEmily @katiewhiskey(0:56:20) The Big League Chew: Scott is here to preview the Division Series rounds(1:16:50) Closing It Out: Carlos Correa said somethings that people get upset.
80 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 E71 "Playoffs! (the Jim Mora episode)
Let's Get Two S2 E71 "Playoffs! (the Jim Mora episode)I go Full Reba McEntire with my outfit changes. (Cold Open) I talk about watching the Astros clinched in 1997. While I was in Bosnia. A special shoutout to filmmaker Jason Tostevin and we’re doing with a great whiskey, Texas Ranger. Also, it was 3:33pm the Saturday and OU still Sucks. (0:04:05) Open: Inspired by @MrsStealYoBase, I talk about why the World Series winner is legit. (0:12:02) Holler And A SwallerWe’re knocking back a Shiner October Fest and toasting our friends who’s teams made the playoffs.Make sure you listen and follow:Emily Nyman - Break Balls PodMansplain Baseball ElsewhereThe Hitter SportsStu ClaryTen Stadiums Ten DaysSpencer SchwartzMrsStealYoBaseFriars On The FarmMegan EllisCameron Doughtery Alex EkelundShout outs:Gary C WarrenMike DonisBridget WalshAndre PabarueBrendan JohnsonColleen WalshJean WalshErin WalshNick VerbanAndy ShaefferChery ShaefferAlyson WestDarrell MitchellSean Patrick Leonard(0:22:19) This Just In: The Bet: Andrew Nelson and I have placed a bet for the Wild Card round of Astros v Twins. Check out what’s at stake. (0:28:58) The Big League Chew: Scott is here to talk about the difficulties of the MLB players on the day to day as they managed playing during the pandemic. (0:41:06) Go Go Astros: Andy is here and we look at the Astros ‘chances’ against the Twins. (0:58:49) B4 The Deuce: Scottie from B4 The Pitch is here to pick the Wild Card bracket. Follow them: https://twitter.com/B4Mets_Yankees(01:15:48) This Just In: The Appy League has some news. (01:18:24) Closing It Out
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep70 "There's a Yankee Letter???"
(Open) CC Hooks: They have some COOL new Whataburger inspired merch!Yankee Letter: I want it open, but not for the reason you might think. And it won't be. (0:18:33) Go Go Astros: We’re accused, as Astros fans, of being bandwagon fans who didn’t care about baseball until circa 2015. Maybe we should stop proving them right?(0:21:06) This Just In: The Atlantic League and American Association are now “Partner Leagues”(0:24:19) Holler and a Swaller: We’re diving into Nine Banded Whiskey(0:26:10) Oppo Talko: Stu Clary reflects on the A’s winning the AL West and what that means for them in light of California fires.(0:37:07) Show. Me. The Merch. The Keene Swamp Bats! Check out their fundraiser. Help them keep the doors to the bat cave open.(0:38:50) Raiders Of The Lost Diamond: Andrew Nelson and COMMIES!(0:52:39) On Deck: We’ve got Astros Host Mom Melba Resendez.(0:57:45) Closing It Out: Matt Durkin of the Normal Cornbelters is here to talk Friday Night Spikes.
68 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep69: "Baseball's Drive"
(Open) Integrity in Baseball?: The other day, I offended some baseball fans by questioning the game's inherent integrity. By saying it had none. I explain. And yes, you can still love baseball.(0:10:34) Who’s On First: Eric Jarinko, the GM of the Greenville Drive joins me to talk the uncertain future of 2021 after a tumultuous 2020. (0:27:48) On Deck: Houston Astros Prospect Jake Meyers joins the show. The Nebraska product talks being drafted by Houston and his stops with the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Corpus Christi Hooks, his first Spring Training and being part of the alternate site. (0:40:23) This Just In: Baseball games will be played at the Arizona Spring Training Sites!And we're celebrating the playoffs with:B4 The PitchThe Hitter SportsEmily NymanSpencer Schwartz@mrsstealyobaseBrendan JohnsonColleen WalshAunt Jean WalshAndrew NelsonStu ClaryTen Stadiums Ten DaysFriars On The FarmMegan Ellis(0:46:16) Minor League Mind: Jess and I continue discussing the downfall of the "Padres Island Pirates"(1:02:26) Raiders of the Lost Diamond: I didn't realize there was already a Pirates team that scouted the Gulf Coast of baseball. (1:06:34) Closing It Out
11 minutes | 2 months ago
LG2 Special - This Just In: Aroldis Chapman's Suspension
Chapman's hearing has been postponed until next year and Andy and I have some thoughts...that yes, tie to the Astros.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 E67 "B9 For The Rox and Tides But the Padres Pirates Are Out"
(Open) A tumultuous sports weekend for me, the Joe Kelly face and some words for Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy. (07:17:00) Show. Me. The Merch: I’ve been coveting gear from the Norfolk Tides for years. I finally got some. (0:10:53) Who’s On First: David Hoeschen of the St. Cloud Rox talks the Northwoods League Club and his life in baseball. (0:21:41) Ballpark And Chill: Chris Vitali introduces us to the world of Ball 9. (0:28:07) The Minor League Mind: Jess and I discuss the economic impact of the demise of the fictional Padres Island Pirates, our stand in for any number of Minor League Teams that could find them contracted.(0:47:52) Closing It Out: I canceled my subscription to THE ATHLETIC. My thoughts on the nature of journalism, especially when its designed to drive clicks and get subs.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 66: 20, 21, 911
(Open) I talk some of my favorite bobbleheads and the sad realization of what life might be like if we lose the MiLB as we know it. (0:05:13) Holler and a Swaller: We've got a great pilsner from Friends and Allies Brewing in Austin, TX: Sportsball Pilsner. https://friendsandallies.beer/(0:08:13) Go GO Astros/Big League Chew: Scott and Andy are back! We talk about the season so far, the quarter of a season that's left and we talk"-911- Lou Brock - Roberto Clemente. (0:36:19) Ballpark and Chill: We've got Rob Fontenot from Astros Baseball Podcast and Sunday Stros. (0:47:29) Raider of the Lost Diamond: Andrew Nelson helps us unearth baseball in Duluth, MIN.(01:02:53) Closing It Out: My 9-11 story.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 E65 "Baseball Animal House"
(Open) Labor Day was this week. It’s usually the last day for the MiLB season This year, there was no season and, for some teams, it might be their last day. (0:03:22) This Just In: MiLB President Pat O’Connor resigned. Jess joins me to discuss what it might mean.(0:10:44) Show. Me. The Merch: We’ve got some great gear from the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders.(0:14:50) Who’s On First: We’re joined by Kevin Watterson of the Keene Swamp Bats to talk his career, the Swamp Bats and their fundraiser to help keep things moving for the team. Check it here.(0:33:09) Tearing the Cover Off: We’re talking to Will Geoghegan about his book SUMMER BASEBALL NATION. Check it out here and support local bookstores:(0:47:01) Closing It Out: A reminder about the Keene Swamp Bats fundraiser and a Happy 20th Anniversary wish for my wife.
62 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 E64 "Metropolitan Baseball and Her Laugh"
(Open) Jessica and I are celebrating our 21st dating anniversary today. Baseball has always been a big part of our lives. Find out how.(0:07:14) In The Dugout With Darien Sills-Evans: Darien's first game as a baseball fan saw Tom Seaver on the bump with his Mets. We talk about it.(0:14:25) Ballpark and Chill: We're joined by host of the Breaking Balls Pod, Emily Nyman. Her pod is amazing. Get to know her and check out the show. (0:26:05) The Big League Chew: Scott McEntire and I look at the positive of the 2020 season and we both love Charlie Blackmon. (0:37:48) Go Go Astros: Andy and I talk about the state of the Astros. (0:50:26) This Just In: I talk about this ESPN article that paints a pretty accurate picture of where we are in the MLB/MiLB negotiations. (0:52:58) Closing It Out: I connect the movie RED DAWN to the MLB HBP scandal through some weird fever dream.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 E63 "Slammers, Spiders and the Belles of the Ball"
(Open) We’re on the field in Joliet IL!(0:02:13) Show. Me. The Merch: We’ve got gear from the Louisville Bats, the Joliet Slammers and the Normal Cornbelters via the Kernel Collegiate League. And…MORE GNOMES!(0:09:52) The Minor League Mind: Jess and I break down the new MLB proposal to the MiLB. The MLB essentially offered to shoot the MiLB in the face….(0:25:46) From The Bleachers: Jessica and I break down our trip to the Joliet Slammers. Our last trip of the Summer but boy o boy was it worth the wait. Record store lines, a cool firehouse and live, on hair, I ‘get’ why they play “KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF” during the 7th Inning Stretch. (0:32:47) Who’s On First: The GM on the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders is here to talk about their 2020 championship and what 2021 might look like. (0:43:32) Ballpark and Chill: We’ve got Kailee and Dani from Belles of the Ball on the show. Check them and the show out! Find the show here. (0:56:13) Holler and Swaller: We’re out in Joliet and my drinking problem continues. We’re having a Pincher’s Pale Ale from Migraine Brewing and an Alarmist Brewing Le Jus .(0:57:08) This Just InWe talk a little Chadwick Boseman and Jackie Robinson and people telling players what ‘Jackie would have wanted.’A guy at the Joliet game was less than thrilled about a Slammers player kneeling.We got a ball from the Rocket City Trash Pandas. These teams need your support.I got a very special gift from the very famous NY Yankee hat of the day guy, Spencer Schwartz. (1:03:51) Closing It Out: Good bye from Joliet.
65 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 62: "Baseball On Deck"
(Open) Sports have reacted to another example of racial injustice in a way that we’ve not seen since, maybe, the 1968 Olympics. Then someone had the audacity to tell me how to feel about players kneeling during the anthem…(0:09:31) Go Go Astros: We recorded Wednesday since Andy was in the path of Hurricane Laura. So we break down the 1st 30 games of the Astros.(0:28:02) Show Me The Merch: We’ve got gear from - AF Custom ShirtsPeoria ChiefsRocket City Trash PandasFollow MiLB Promos for a great resource in finding more teams and specials on gear.(0:34:01) The Big League Chew: Scott is here to talk about the very abbreviated and weird trade deadline. (0:39:17) DugOut With Darien: Darien is back to talk sports in a time when we’re at a crossroads as a country.(0:58:34) Closing It Out:I’m still mad about the kneeling thingBut here, we’ve got the rest of the Let’s Get Two Awards. We discuss:The Slugger Award: Guest of the Year - Emma TiedemanIndie Club of the Year - Joliet SlammersCollegiate Club of the Year - Normal CornBeltersGM of the Year - Tyler Stamm of the Sugar Land SkeetersExecutive of the Year - Jeff LantzFan of the Year - Don GillinghamPlayers of the Year:AJ HamiltonRyan HernandezAnthony SilkwoodLuke Almendarez
73 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Twp S2 Ep 61 'I Definitely Smell A Pork Product Of Some Type"
Open: The Let’s Get Two team has chosen their awards for the season. (We define the season with the end of the MiLB/CSL seasons) and we announce some here, including our Twitter follows of the year! Stay tuned for more.Contributor of the Year: Jess KnasterContent Creator of the Year: B4 The PitchTwitter Follows:@mrsstealyobase@Count2Baseball@BaseballJason2@CamDougharty@Muzixndmd@AstrosCounty@HouCounterplot (and the fan fiction line is still there, thank Gawd)@adams_atIdaho Falls Chukars@TheHitterSports(0:10:53) Show Me The Merch: We’ve got some great gear from the Columbus Clippers.(0:13:46) Who’s On First: The Macon Bacon have won it all! Brandon is here to talk about it. (0:23:34) The Minor League Mind: Jess Knaster and I outline the MLBs plan to contract the minors while we try to cut through the BS as the deadline draws near.(0:43:27) Adjust Your Scorecards: Mike from SaveMiLB.org is here to talk about the “One Baseball” plan.(0:56:53) On Deck: Round Rock Express president Chris Almendarez is our Benjamin Hill Award winner for our “Person Of The Year.”(1:07:28) Holler and a Swaller: We’ve got a Patreon now. And we toast our first two contributors, Carlo Rodriguez and Hardy The Hat GuyCheck out our Patreon. (1:09:29) Closing It Out: More awards. Benjamin Hill Award Winner: Chris AlmendarezEntrepreneur of the Year: Megan EllisBaseball Spirit Award Winner: Erik Mertens
83 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep60 "The 100 Ep 4 "Baseball. Hope"
Open: I started out thinking about ranking some of my favorite hats, then I realized, isn’t it better to just love baseball in all it’s forms?(0:04:12) On Deck: Emma Tiedemann, voice of the Portland Sea Dogs is our Guest of the Year! We check in on she and Dave as they settle into Maine life. (0:11:53) The Minor League Mind: Jess and I talk the changing nature of the MiLB/MLB (0:28:20) In The Dugout With Darien Sills-Evans: Darien is here to talk the season, what it’s looking like and the Reds. (0:39:54) Oppo TalkO: Stu gives us an update on the fires and the ‘unwritten’ rules. (0:49:06) The Big League Chew(1:03:39) Go Go Astros: Andy and I talk injuries, the young guys and I chose a new theme song for the segment. (1:15:24) This Just In: We’ve got news from Normal, Illinois. (01:16:31) Closing It Out: Jessica joins me to reflect on the first 100 episodes of Let’s Get Two.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 59 "The 100 Ep 3 'The Fans Awaken'"
Open: I started out thinking about ranking some of my favorite hats, then I realized, isn’t it better to just love baseball in all it’s forms?(0:06:39) On Deck: Benjamin Hill, the namesake of our Person of the Year award, is here to talk about how he’s kept up the writing in the face of the pandemic and no affiliated MiLB baseball.(0:17:07) Megan Ellis, creator of Home Sweet Ballpark is excited to talk about her Padres and her new items. We even get a sneak peek.(0:24:40) Donavan Jones from Friars on the Farm is fired up about his friars.(0:34:46) Who’s On First: Matt Durkin of the Normal CornBelters is back to catch us up on what’s new in Normal. (0:40:27) Ken Robertson is FINALLY on the show this season after COVID canceled our big reunion.(0:47:27) Stevie Proud is fired up for his Astros.(0:57:52) Closing: Tatis is good. Let him be good. Media is often bad and we need to fix it.
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