Episodes
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #68. Bill Barnes and I are grateful today for our new West Point t-shirts courtesy of Captain Mainor Bojorquez from the United States Army. We love the gear that fans continue to send us! Bill and I are also happy to endorse a new candidate to be the next Governor of California. Some topics today include the common thread of messy cities, the protests in Cuba, door-to-door vaccinations, selective outrage from the Left, and our apathy for the MLB All Star Game. As a...
Published 07/14/21
My brother Sam Heersema makes a return appearance to the podcast after a long layoff. We react to the wild results from UFC 264 on Saturday night and list random things people do that make them untrustworthy. Sam also talks about his favorite whiskeys and a few podcasts that he is a big fan of. Additionally, we argue about soccer as we watch the Euro Cup Final while recording. I want to try to get Uncle Sam back on the Get Home Safe podcast on a monthly basis in going forward, but we...
Published 07/12/21
Dave Joe is a successful Chief Financial Officer in the dental industry. He is also a very proud Rio Hondo Prep alumnus from the incredible class of 1991. Dave reflects on his multi-sport memories at RHP and the many friendships he made along the way. He also shares stories of how his experiences at RHP led to early success in his professional career. Dave loves golf and continues to be a big supporter of his alma mater. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/15mph/message Support...
Published 07/09/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #67. Bill Barnes and I discuss a wide range of topics that include drug testing in the Olympics, the Trevor Bauer fiasco, and why some people hate America while others wave the flag proudly. Bill will also tell us about his 4th of July weekend and why he will no longer use Uber. We reveal some new merchandise from one of our biggest fans, Marji, and talk about some of the people who we recently found out are loyal listeners as well. Today's show contains some very...
Published 07/07/21
Happy 4th of July! Today we reflect on the birth of the United States of America. I go over the Declaration of Independence, The Shot Heard Round the World, and 11 ordinary people who aided the American Revolution. I also talk about the inspiration of the Star Spangled Banner and the similarities between our flag today with the one that waved at Fort McHenry. The founding fathers were imperfect men, but many of them suffered greatly after signing their names to declare an independent nation....
Published 07/05/21
Mark Saiz works in Player Security for the San Francisco 49ers and also has experience with NBA teams. He will take us behind the scenes of the day-to-day operations of professional sports teams from a security standpoint. Throughout his time in private security, Mark has worked directly for celebrities such as Ne-Yo, Chris Paul, and Kobe Bryant. After 30 years with the California Highway Patrol, he retired and now resides in Las Vegas. Mark and I started football officiating the same year in...
Published 07/02/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #66. Bill Barnes and I react to the NCAA's decision to eliminate NC State at the College World Series. Bill is fed up with the inconsistency of policy and the instant replay process. We also discuss how long current and future protocols will continue in the world of sports. Since Bill has been right on a few recent predictions, he has a very bold prediction regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, Bill fills us in on seeing a celebrity while on vacation and...
Published 06/30/21
I start the week off with disappointing news out of Omaha at the College World Series. The hysteria over Covid is still running rampant. In our weekly segment Suds With Studs, I share the story of Lawrence Joel who was a Medic in the Vietnam War and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. I also give my thoughts on the upcoming College World Series Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Final after watching multiple games leading up the to these two great championship events. ---...
Published 06/28/21
Pat Taylor has lived his entire life bringing children to know God. He has worked as a Missionary, Pastor, and life long Leader for Kare Youth League. His most notable work was founding La Liga Del Futuro in San Felipe, Mexico. We discuss his journey through life and the many blessings he has experienced. Some fun random topics include his his fandom of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Georgia Bulldogs, and San Francisco Giants as well as a great Fernando Valenzuela story. --- Send in a voice...
Published 06/25/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #65. Bill Barnes and I bounce around a few topics and answer a couple questions from listeners. We both share our recent experiences out in public with the mask mandate being dropped. Bill has committed to speaking directly into the microphone for this episode. Topics today include ump cam in Omaha, Johnny Carson, college baseball coaching changes, and Covid hysteria. Bill headed off on a short vacation for a few days after recording with me where I'm sure he will...
Published 06/23/21
We start the week off honoring Shannon Kent in our latest edition of Suds With Studs. Other topics include the College World Series, the US Open, and the NHL Playoffs. I also give my thoughts on an amazing boxing documentary titled The Kings. Thank you to those that wrote in to offer up their walk up songs. We would love to hear more so keep them coming. Happy belated Fathers Day to all! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/15mph/message Support this podcast:...
Published 06/21/21
Mike Cascioppo is a San Diego County Deputy Sheriff who experienced quite a scary situation back in February. He has bounced back since then and continues to do great work in law enforcement. Mike is also a former Minor League Baseball umpire who spent 10 years in the game. He will share his story of getting into professional baseball and some of the memorable moments from his time there. Mike is a huge San Diego Chargers fan, so we will discuss the state of the franchise and how frustrating...
Published 06/18/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #64. Bill Barnes and I rant about life as we see it. Topics today include the watered down product of baseball, consequences of the lockdown, getting rid of masks, and some cop stories. We all answer the infamous question: Ginger or Mary Ann? Bill shares quite a few memories of his ex wives as well. Near the end of the show, I ask Bill what would be his walk up music to announce his presence and his answers didn't disappoint. --- Send in a voice message:...
Published 06/16/21
We start the week off with a great Suds With Studs segment honoring Luis Fonseca, who was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism in Iraq 2003. I also give my thoughts on the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals from this weekend and offer up some history about the College World Series. Other topics include the NHL Playoffs, UFC 263, College Football Playoff expansion, and over reacting for rule changes. Additionally, I ask the audience what their "walk up" song would be in life. --- Send in a voice...
Published 06/14/21
Brad Hull has been a life long supporter and contributor to the Cal State Fullerton baseball program. He and I worked a few years together in the press box for game operations where we experienced a lot of big moments in Titan Baseball. Brad has been to Omaha for the College World Series and made a few other notable road trips over the years. We will look back at the 2004 National Championship as well as speculate who could possibly fill the recent head coaching vacancy. Cal State Fullerton...
Published 06/11/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #63. Bill Barnes and I discuss some random topics as we partake in a little Happy Hour. We chat about who the next Head Coach could be at for Cal State Fullerton Baseball, check swing procedures, and the inconsistency of Dr Fauci. Bill also shares two stories of when he met Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lopez. This episode was a little more loose and there is good reason why. Cheers! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/15mph/message Support this...
Published 06/09/21
In honor of the D-Day anniversary, we start off the show with a Suds With Studs segment that is fitting for the occasion. I also give my thoughts on why we must never forget the significance of June 6th. Our sports topics today consist of the Mayweather/Paul fight, why Laker fans always act the same way when the Lakers lose in the playoffs, the NHL almost down to it's final four teams, RHP Softball's playoff run, and an extensive look into the NCAA Baseball Regionals. Other random thoughts...
Published 06/07/21
Vern Sparling is the Supervisor of Football Officials for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). He is a former Division 1 football official himself and will talk about his officiating journey. Vern takes great pride in the resources he provides his staff and has established the SCIAC officials as the best trained of any Division 3 conference in the entire country. We chat about his vision for running a conference with high standards and the constant pursuit of...
Published 06/04/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #62. Bill Barnes and I react to some of the sad stories that have recently occurred in Southern California and San Jose. We talk a little bit about the upcoming NCAA Baseball Postseason and why it's easy to have conversations with coaches off the field. Bill is also furious over the Tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris regarding Memorial Day. We take a few questions from listeners regarding defensive shifts in baseball, vaccine "incentives," and possible Executive...
Published 06/02/21
I share details from my memorable Memorial Day morning in Norco, CA at a very special ceremony. I attended to watch my girlfriend Valerie Byrnes play the bagpipes as part of the festivities and was blown away by the incredible patriotism I witnessed. I also wanted to talk about the things I think about every Memorial Day and why we should treat all other days more like it. As far as sports topics, I break down the 64 team NCAA Baseball Bracket that was revealed on Monday morning and give my...
Published 05/31/21
I'm joined by my roommate and good friend Mike Jarboe as we go head to head in a Draft of fast food establishments. We break down the pros and cons of those who made our rosters in a way that would make NFL Scouts proud. Prior to the Draft, Mike and I discuss the recent accomplishments of Joe West and Phil Mickelson. We also share a few drive thru war stories and chat about drive thru etiquette. Mike Jarboe is an NCAA Baseball Umpire who will be working in the Regionals next weekend. ---...
Published 05/28/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #61. Bill Barnes and I talk a lot of baseball and answer questions from listeners. We discuss the umpires selected for the College World Series and pay tribute to MLB umpire Joe West setting the record for most games worked at 5,376. We are both also eagerly anticipating the opening of California and lifting of mask mandates. Additionally, Bill receives his first piece of apparel from Rio Hondo Prep at the beginning of our show today. --- Send in a voice message:...
Published 05/26/21
PGA Championship, NHL Playoffs, Jr Welterweight Undisputed Champion, NCAA Baseball Conference Tournament & Standings, Lebron's Purple Heart, RHP Baseball, RHP Softball, RHP Volleyball, and Ballpark Food --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/15mph/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/15mph/support
Published 05/24/21
Randy Betten has been the Head Coach for the Cal Poly Pomona baseball team since 2011. He has had quite a baseball journey both as a player and a coach. We discuss how his program is doing after a shortened season in 2020 and a canceled season in 2021. Randy will reflect on his baseball career and offer insight on his vision for his program moving forward. Additional topics include the importance of academics, the recruiting process, loving baseball, and interactions with umpires. --- Send...
Published 05/21/21
Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In #60. Bill Barnes and I bounce around some various topics today. We talk a lot about stress and some ways to avoid letting it weigh you down. Bill and I share when we first got the itch to umpire. We also discuss eliminating Covid mandates by June, the new Pac 12 Commissioner, and former LA Mayors. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/15mph/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/15mph/support
Published 05/19/21