Episodes
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick and Buster discuss the passing of baseball legend Willie Mays, how Bob found out about Mays’ death, the Rickwood game turning into a celebration of his life, Mays excitedly talking about being struck out by Satchel Paige, and if MLB should make Mays the logo. Then, Hembo on the Blue Jays going up in smoke, missing out on watching Mookie Betts do something historic, the Mariners burying the Rangers and Astros, and why Steven Kwan is a...
Published 06/19/24
Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss the Red Sox’s athleticism on display against the Yankees, New York’s bullpen needing help, Boston hoping to emerge from limbo, Gerrit Cole likely returning this week and Mookie Betts breaking his wrist. Then, David Schoenfield talks about the Mariners opening up a big lead in the AL West, Yoshinobu Yamamoto on IL, the Orioles needing another starting pitcher and if the Mets are back. Later, Sarah Langs on the most stolen bases in Red Sox history, the...
Published 06/17/24
Buster Olney interviews J.J. Piccolo, Executive VP and GM of the Kansas City Royals, discuss what Piccolo sees from his team this year. Then, Buster turns the mic to Jeff Berry, a longtime player agent. Berry talks about what it was like going into free agency with the number one catcher in baseball, J.T. Realmuto. Next, Sarah Langs jumps on the pod to play the Numbers Game before producer Taylor and Hembo preview the Phillies-Orioles series this weekend. Todd Radom rounds out the show with a...
Published 06/14/24
Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Tim’s trip to the London Series and Bryce Harper’s soccer slide. Plus, they play a game of Stable Condition, Life Support or Gone with the Rangers, Astros, Mariners, Blue Jays, Rays and Braves. Then, Hembo and Taylor chat from the New York office about Aaron Judge’s historic performance, Fernando Tatis Jr. emerging as an MVP candidate, and which teams have a shot in the NL wild card race. Plus, Sarah Langs has more on Judge, Gunnar Henderson and Mookie...
Published 06/12/24
The podcast hits the road with a stop in Yankee Stadium for Sunday Night Baseball. First, Buster, Karl Ravech, David Cone and Eduardo Pérez park the Clown Car in the broadcast booth at Yankee Stadium to recap the series between New York and Los Angeles. Then, Jorge Castillo provides an injury update on Gerrit Cole. Later, David Vassegh on the Dodgers. Plus, Ravy’s interview with Aaron Boone. And a special edition of Bleacher Tweets from the bleachers. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE:...
Published 06/10/24
Jake Peavy and Buster discuss an epic pitching matchup on Sunday Night Baseball between Luis Gil and the Yankees against Tyler Glasnow and the Dodgers. Then, the final episode in "The Hader Rules" saga. Next, Todd Radom shares week's Ballpark & Beyond and administers the quiz. Later, Sarah Langs plays an excruciating edition of The Numbers Game. And finally, Jeff Passan and Buster go rapid-fire on potential trades. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW:...
Published 06/07/24
Hembo and Buster discuss if the Dodgers need another bat to win a title, how Guardians’ lineups have gone from liability to asset, disastrous starts from Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, and Tucupita Marcona getting a lifetime MLB ban for betting on baseball. Then, Brewers first baseman Rhys Hoskins stops by to talk about his return to Philadelphia, chatting with J.T. Realmuto behind the plate, William Contreras, when Milwaukee’s offense started to blossom, and how he would feel facing the...
Published 06/05/24
CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: [email protected] REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS Alden Gonzalez and Buster discuss famous “welcome to the league” moments in baseball, the Padres losing Yu Darvish and Joe Musgrove, the Yankees feeling dominant, and Shohei Ohtani appearing momentarily mortal. Then, Sarah Langs and Buster chat from Citizens Bank Park about addressing the Phillies clubhouse on Lou Gehrig Day, her mom meeting Brandon Crawford and...
Published 06/03/24
Karl Ravech and Buster discuss the Mets spiraling, Angel Hernandez retiring and Sunday Night Baseball between Cardinals-Phillies. Then, Hembo talks about MLB incorporating the Negro Leagues’ statistics and the loss of Ronald Acuña Jr. for the season. Next, Eric Hosmer on finally filing retirement papers and the Royals’ 100-win pace. Later, episode three of The Hader Rules. Plus, who did Sarah meet at Mets-Dodgers? And, Todd Radom has the Ballpark & Beyond, and the weekly quiz. CALL THE...
Published 05/31/24
Paul Skenes and Buster discuss how Skenes transitioned out of hitting at LSU, handling media attention, his freshman year at the Air Force Academy and the first time he hit triple digits on the radar gun. Next, episode two of The Hader Rules. Then, Cubs manger Craig Counsell offers his perspective on Josh Hader’s usage rules and his contract with the Astros. Then, David Cone talks about tarp sliding, the Cubs and Cardinals searching for identity, Aaron Judge’s slug, and Skenes’ polish. Later,...
Published 05/27/24
Josh Hader’s former agent Jeff Berry joins Buster for the first part of their conversation about a contentious arbitration hearing with the Brewers that inspired Hader’s usage rules. Next, Eduardo Pérez discusses the Cardinals standing at the crossroads, MLB looking into catcher interference, having an eye on the Astros and relievers needing protection. Then, Sarah Langs on the Dodgers pranking Shohei Ohtani, Christian Walker feeling at home in Dodger Stadium and Juan Soto’s multi-homer...
Published 05/24/24
Hembo and Buster discuss Buster’s article on Josh Hader establishing usage rules after an ugly arbitration loss with the Brewers, why valuing saves as the currency for relievers is obsolete, Gunnar Henderson’s Cal Ripken-like start, and why Edwin Diaz has lost it. Then, Xavier Scruggs talks about how teams are using the Apple Dugout App, his thoughts on the Hader piece, Kyle Tucker entering the AL MVP conversation, big guys starting slow and team meetings. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 05/22/24
Jeff Passan and Buster discuss Yu Darvish the craftsman, the Phillies beating the crap out of bad teams, if they’re worried about the Braves’ offense yet, the Guardians sweeping the Twins, and William Contreras’ emergence. Then, Jorge Castillo talks about his cousin, Luis Vázquez, getting called up to the Cubs, Edwin Diaz’s toasted confidence, Aaron Judge lighting the world on fire, if the Yankees are as good as the top NL teams, and the perfect marriage between Juan Soto and the Yankees....
Published 05/20/24
Tim Kurkjian and Buster examine the to-do lists for the Orioles, Yankees, Mets, Cardinals and Padres. Then, Sarah Langs stops by to talk about the best game she’s ever seen in person, Baltimore avoiding a sweep, Jackson Chourio, mld the current holder of the iron man streak. Later, Todd Radom shares the Ballpark & Beyond and administers the weekly quiz. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: [email protected] REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 8:16...
Published 05/17/24
Hembo and Buster discuss Hembo’s early AL MVP ballot, Paul Goldschmidt’s elongated slump, Elly De La Cruz unprecedented pace and the 20th anniversary of Randy Johnson’s perfect game. Then, Marcus Semien stops by to talk about watching his kids play baseball, which players share his on-and-off field mentality, his baseball card collection growing up, and who has worn his championship ring. Later, Peter Moylan on Paul Skeenes’ effortless delivery, Shōta Imanaga’s split finger pitchers, Ranger...
Published 05/15/24
David Cone, Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss the Mets walking off the Braves on Sunday Night Baseball, Atlanta looking dangerous, the Cardinals lacking energy and the Yankees responding to the weight of expectations. Next, Kiley McDaniel talks about Scott Boras’ tough winter, what advice Kiley would give to Boras for next offseason, Paul Skenes’ debut with the Pirates, the Marlins’ hard reset and his projected top-three in the MLB draft. Then, Luis Severino and Buster have a conversation...
Published 05/13/24
Eduardo Pérez and Buster discuss Paul Skenes debuting for the Pirates on Friday, why is Ronald Acuña Jr. struggling, which team they deem the best in the NL East, who needs to step up for the Mets, and whether they’d take Juan Soto or Bobby Witt Jr. for AL MVP. Then, Sarah Langs on the early AL MVP race, Giancarlo Stanton hitting the hardest home run of the year, Shōta Imanaga’s continued impressive start to his MLB career, the Dodgers players short games, and which side she’s taking in a...
Published 05/10/24
Hembo and Buster discuss why Shohei Ohtani is the best hitter on the planet, the Mets’ inability to control the run game, and the hole in Corbin Carroll’s swing. Then, Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers talks about the Twins’ 12-game winning streak, the origin of the home run sausage, processing injury in the clubhouse, catching as a “big” guy, and his perspective on the ABS system. Later, Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta the Red Sox pitching staff’s progression, what pitching coach Andrew Bailey brings...
Published 05/08/24
David Cone, Karl Ravech and Buster discuss the Phillies appearing poised to do big things, the Giants’ offseason moves not yet paying off, why Aaron Judge was likely ejected, and their Willie Mays memories on his 93rd birthday. Then, Jesse Rogers talks about the Padres trading for Luis Arráez, the Marlins folding, his Bryce Harper story, their top three teams in baseball, the Cubs winning in different ways, and the confusing Reds. Later, Sarah Langs on her mom’s love for Mays, the Phillies’...
Published 05/06/24
Karl Ravech and Buster discuss Phillies-Giants on Sunday Night Baseball, the Red Sox improving, another impressive showing from the Orioles against the Yankees, a “Block-Or-Charge” at home plate, and possibly four AL Central teams in the playoffs. Then, Sarah Langs joins from Citi Field to talk about MLB’s star-studded happy birthday video, Shōta Imanaga, and two players notching 1,000 games played in the same game. Later, Todd Radom shares the Ballpark and Beyond, and administers the...
Published 05/03/24
Buster and Cameron Maybin discuss how Cameron acquired his Ichiro Suzuki jersey, Grayson Rodriguez’s growth, not worrying about Aaron Judge, his top five favorite players to watch right now, thoughts on hitting in the modern era, and the Mariners starting to take off. Then, Hembo stops by to talk about a much-improved Alex Bohm, Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s dip in form, being patient with the bottom half of the Dodgers’ lineup, and how his Phillies are a month ahead of schedule. 12:30 Cameron...
Published 05/01/24
Eduardo Pérez, Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss the birthday surprise Eduardo cooked up for Sarah Langs, the Red Sox impressing, the Cubs grinding, MLB fixing its uniform problem, and an intriguing series between the Yankees and Orioles. Then, Sarah Langs talks about how Eduardo revealed her birthday surprise, Wyatt Langford’s inside the park home run, another amazing Mookie Betts stat, and an exciting weekend series between the Braves and Guardians. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE:...
Published 04/29/24
Jake Peavy and Buster discuss a celebrity wearing Jake’s jersey on TV, how he would fix the MLB pitching crisis, and his memories of clinching the World Series in Fenway Park. Then, Guardians play-by-play voice Tom Hamilton on the keys to Cleveland’s early season success, the franchise continuing to produce great pitching and the rest of the AL Central. Then, Sarah Langs on her favorite ballpark, Mike Trout leading the league in home runs, and if the Dodgers should considering taking Shohei...
Published 04/26/24
Hembo and Buster discuss Aaron Boone’s reputation ejection, José Abreu’s impossibly bad start, the Cardinals lineup being in real trouble, and what to make of Aaron Judge early on. Then, Mike Trout calls in on his way to the ballpark to talk about being in the league for 14 years, Shohei Ohtani’s development, pitchers that are a tough out, parenting an athlete, which position the Eagles should select in the first round of the NFL Draft, and if MLB teams should be able to trade picks. CALL THE...
Published 04/24/24