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Meeting on the Mound with Jake Reiner
31 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Episode 25: Bob Nightengale
USA Today's national baseball writer Bob Nightengale joins Jake to talk pennant races, some potential rule changes in the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement, and whether he is a prophet or jinx on social media.
24 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Jake's Takes: The MLB Trade Deadline
Jake breaks down the biggest storylines, the winners and losers of the trade deadline, and Jake's Jake of the week!
63 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
A Little Big League Episode!
Jake is joined by Andy & Adam Scheinman, the director and writer of Little Big League! Hear behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the film and what it was like to work with future Hall of Fame ball players.
31 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Jake's Takes: “The Foreign Substance Crackdown Episode”
Jake tackles how MLB has rolled out its foreign substance crackdown policy, plus where sticky stuff ranks compared to the steroid-era and sign-stealing scandal.
50 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Episode 21: Johnny McKeown
Host of the All-American Brit podcast, Johnny McKeown, joins Jake to discuss falling in love with baseball in high school, the British perspective on America's past time, and if Premier League soccer rules work with MLB.
32 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Episode 20: Pitcher Joel Piñeiro
Former 12-year MLB pitcher Joel Piñeiro joins Jake to discuss the rise of no-hitters this season, thoughts on the MLB's sticky substance problems, plus being a part of the Mariners historic 116-win 2001 squad.
28 minutes | May 19, 2021
Jake's Takes: Unwritten Rules are Bad for Baseball
Jake discusses the downside to unwritten rules in baseball, Angels struggling to build a winner around talents like Ohtani and Mike Trout, the Dodgers signing Albert Pujols, and Jake's Jake of the week!
26 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 18: It's Officially May, plus 'Jake's Jakes'
We're officially in the swing of things in the MLB! Jake discusses the slumping Dodgers, the Red Sox's turnaround, and a few early standouts to watch for like Jesse Winker and Byron Buxton, Mike Trout doing Mike Trout things, and the importance of starting pitching. And this week on 'Jake's Jakes' we take a look at Cubs outfielder Jake Marisnick!
35 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Jake's Takes: The Best Rivalry in Baseball
Jake discusses Trevor Bauer's statement on celebrating, Jacob deGrom's historic chase to join the pantheon of ace pitchers, plus Jake highlights legendary Mets announcer Gary Cohen.
26 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 16: Jake's Opening Week Takes
Jake Reiner offers up his Opening Week insights on the controversial calls to start the season, the standing ovation for Trey Mancini's return, and evidence it's good to have fans back in the ballpark!
52 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 15: Debate on the Mound
Gabrielle Starr (Girl At The Game Podcast), Keaton Gillogly (Voice of the Seattle Mariners Class A-Affiliate, the Modesto Nuts), and David Rosenthal & Kevin Klein (The Incline: Dodgers podcast) join Jake to discuss some of the hot button issues facing MLB. Plus, the panel gives their boldest predictions for the 2021 season.
42 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode Fourteen: Renel Brooks-Moon
Jake is joined by the voice of the San Francisco Giants, Renel Brooks-Moon, to discuss life as a PA announcer and trailblazing a path for women announcers in Major League Baseball.
30 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Episode Thirteen: Justine Siegal
Jake is joined by pioneer and baseball coach Justine Siegal to discuss breaking barriers as the first woman to coach for a major league organization, working on the 'League of Their Own' TV series, and having her jersey in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
52 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Episode Twelve: Umpire Dale Scott
Jake is joined by retired 32-year veteran MLB umpire, Dale Scott, to discuss what it takes to become an ump, the art of the strike three call, and his journey to becoming the first openly gay sports official.
47 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Episode Eleven: Geoff Blum
Jake Reiner is joined by MLB journeyman, Geoff Blum, to discuss his all-encompassing baseball career, the best managers he played for, and covering the Astros sign-stealing scandal.
40 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Episode Ten: Charley Steiner
Jake Reiner is joined by five-time Emmy Award-winner and play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers, Charley Steiner, to discuss calling the 2020 World Series from the couch, Vin Scully's influence, and the moment he fell in love with baseball.
40 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode Nine: Molly Knight
Jake Reiner welcomes Senior Staff Writer for The Athletic, Molly Knight, to discuss Clayton Kershaw's legacy in LA, the 2020 World Series experience, and Molly's New York Times best-selling book, 'The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse.'
27 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
Jake's Takes: 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame Election
Jake gives his thoughts on the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame election process. Who should and shouldn't be in and why.
38 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
The Legend of Tommy Lasorda with Dodgers Historian Mark Langill
LA Dodgers official team historian, Mark Langill, joins Jake for a special Meeting on the Mound to honor and mourn late legendary manager, Tommy Lasorda.
28 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Episode Six: MSNBC's Chris Hayes
MSNBC's Chris Hayes meets Jake on the mound to discuss his diehard Cubs fandom and election coverage tropes and storylines related to the baseball diamond!
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