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Let's Get Two
America's past time from those who enjoy it: the fans. We're gonna spend the spring, summer and fall going to check out the best game at all levels: MiLB, MLB, Independent Leagues, College and High School.
1 day 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 Swaller We’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 Pod Mansplain Baseball Elsewhere The Hitter Sports Stu Clary Ten Stadiums Ten Days Spencer Schwartz MrsStealYoBase Friars On The Farm Megan Ellis Cameron Doughtery Alex Ekelund Shout outs: Gary C Warren Mike Donis Bridget Walsh Andre Pabarue Brendan Johnson Colleen Walsh Jean Walsh Erin Walsh Nick Verban Andy Shaeffer Chery Shaeffer Alyson West Darrell Mitchell Sean 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
1 hr 20 min
5 days 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.
1 hr 2 min
Sep 21, 2020
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 Pitch The Hitter Sports Emily Nyman Spencer Schwartz @mrsstealyobase Brendan Johnson Colleen Walsh Aunt Jean Walsh Andrew Nelson Stu Clary Ten Stadiums Ten Days Friars On The Farm Megan 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*
1 hr 8 min
Sep 21, 2020
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.
Sep 17, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 E68 "Skeeters Season"
*(Open)* First, we wish a hearty and genuine congratulations to: Cameron Doughtery Alex Ekulund Dodgers News Bailey Edinburgh Tyler Stamm and we apologize to Scott McEntire. *Also:* The MLB announced their Spring Training Schedule and what it means for the MiLB. *(0:06:26) Big League Chew:* Scott and I discuss the possibility of expanded playoffs for the 2021 season. *(0:18:30) Go Go Astros:* Andy and I discuss the state of the Astros pitching staff and Dusty’s ability for managing said staff. *(0:32:26) Who’s On First:* Tyler Stamm, the GM of the Sugar Land Skeeters and our GM of the Year is here to wrap up a very successful Constellation Energy League season. *(0:45:33) *Closing It Out: More fun ahead this season.
Sep 14, 2020
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.
Sep 9, 2020
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.
1 hr 6 min
Sep 8, 2020
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.
Sep 3, 2020
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.
1 hr 2 min
Sep 1, 2020
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 In * We 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.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 27, 2020
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 Shirts * Peoria Chiefs * Rocket City Trash Pandas * Follow 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 thing * But here, we’ve got the rest of the Let’s Get Two Awards. We discuss: The Slugger Award: Guest of…
1 hr 5 min
Aug 25, 2020
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 Knaster *Content Creator of the Year:* B4 The Pitch *Twitter Follows:* @mrsstealyobase @Count2Baseball @BaseballJason2 @CamDougharty @Muzixndmd @AstrosCounty @HouCounterplot (and the fan fiction line is still there, thank Gawd) @adams_at Idaho 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. *(…
1 hr 13 min
Aug 20, 2020
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.
1 hr 23 min
Aug 18, 2020
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.
1 hr 6 min
Aug 17, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 58 "The 100 Ep 2 "Rise of the Affiliated"
Open: The MiLB and the future of baseball is at risk. The story of MLB contraction has fallen out of view and that’s a bad thing for baseball. (0:08:02) One Deck: Jeff Lantz, the Senior Director of Communications, MiLB, joins us to catch us up on the negotiations with MLB, the Innovators Summit and the look at 2021. (0:19:55) Who’s On First: Victoria Huggins of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers joins us to show off some of her new BLING! (0:29:35) B4 The Deuce: Scottie from B4 The Pitch fills us in on the Mets being the Mets and the Clint Frazier drama. (0:46:07) Who’s On First: JD Davis from the Corpus Christi Hooks is here to talk the Hooks, Whataburger, and the Astros taxi squad. (0:59:21) Who’s On First: Andrew Felts of the Round Rock Express talks the end of the TCL season and what’s next for Round Rock Baseball. (1:10:56) Closing It Out: The Indians and Terry Francona showed some integrity and did the right thing with Clevinger.
1 hr 13 min
Aug 16, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 57: "The 100 Ep 1: "Return of The O.Gs"
Open: Let’s just say I had a great outfit put together for Jimmy Buffet night at the Sugar Land Skeeters. (0:01:48) One Deck: Co-owner and baseball fan Nathan Bybee is here for this first appearance of the 2020 season to talk COVID, going forward and what he’s missed about live baseball. (0:17:33) Holler and a Swaller: Tim and I are at Constellation Field and we’re throwing down some 8th Wonder Dome Fauxm and the St. Arnold’s Summer Pils. (0:19:01) Who's On First: Erik Mertens, the ‘Peanut Guy’ from the Tri City Dust Devils talks the pandemic, the energy it takes to stay positive and how baseball gives back. (0:33:11) Show Me The Merch: We’ve got great gear from the Salem Red Sox and the North Pole Reindeer! (0:37:06) From the Bleachers: Scott McEntire and Timothy Dziedzic join me at Constellation Field for a double header and we talk about the show we kicked off almost two years ago. (0:40:31) Adjust Your Scorecard: Don Gillingham joins us to talk his relationshi…
Aug 13, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 E56 "A MV Shark (A Whaaaaa?)"
Open: Major League Baseball and the Cleveland Indians don’t REALLY care about COVID 19. If they did they would punish Mike Clevinger with something more than a 14 day paid vacation. (O:08:20) Lights Camera Play Ball: There is a show you might have missed that is everything that’s right about baseball. Back In The Game created by Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen and starring Maggie Lawson, James Caan, Benjamin Koldyke and Lenora Crichlow, was an underrated sitcom centered on a band of misfit little leaguers and their parents. Highly, highly, highly recommend. (0:15:13) Raiders Of The Lost Diamond: Andrew Nelson is here to prepare us for our 100th episode by shining a light on some of the baseball goings on 100 years ago. (0:27:11) Go Go Astros: Andy is here to talk the first 1/3 of the season and JV and would he resign Springer or Correa. (0:43:28) The Big League Chew: Scott McEntire has some thoughts on the Clevinger situation. (0:55:56) Show. Me. The Merch.: We got some rea…
1 hr 16 min
Aug 10, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 E55 "Hoots 'N' A Pickle"
Open: (0:01:41) Holler and A Swoller: Scott and I swung by Syberg’s for a good beer and some…shark. (0:02:17) Show. Me. The. Merch: Some great new gear from the Portland Pickles and the O’Fallon Hoots. (0:04:27) From The Bleachers: Scott and I took in the CarShield Collegiate League this past weekend. We had an absolute blast. (0:10:35) Who’s On First” We’ve got Alan Miller, President and Owner of the Portland Pickles…and…the Portland Gerkins…? What? (0:23:29) On Deck: We’ve got Astros prospect and Car Shield Collegiate League Player. Peter Zimmerman is here to talk about baseball in 2020. (0:33:20) This Just In: There was a fracas in Oakland this weekend. What would I do? More importantly, where are we with media coverage, both baseball AND…well…everything. (0:44:55) Closing It Out)
Aug 6, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 E54 "Hoots and Hollers"
Open: Brief update on the MLB/MiLB PBA negotiations. Check out Baseball America for more. Shoutout to Save MiLB and The Hitter. (0:06:09) Oppo Talko: Stu Clary is here to talk about the two big new rules: the 7th inning double header and the runner on 2nd. (0:17:31) On Deck: Northwestern State University ballplayer Larson Fontenot is here to talk playing for the Traverse City Pit Spitters, Bismarck Bullmoose and getting engaged. (0:26:33) Go Go Astros: Lance McCullers had some moments in the 4th inning. (0:39:19) The Big League Chew: Scott is here to talk about injuries in the quick ramp up. (0:47:34) Show. Me. The. Murch: We got cool stuff from the Lancaster Jethawks and the Corpus Christ Hooks (0:51:21) Who’s On First: We have the O’Fallon Hoots! (1:09:08) Closing It Out: We need a playoff bubble for the MLB.
1 hr 10 min
Aug 3, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 53 "Chukars, Caps and Constellation"
Open: The tone of our show is different. It’s positive, not hostile. It’s welcoming, not elitist. I talk about why, what brought me here and why I don’t know why people take joy in being mean to people. (0:08:48) Who’s On First: We talk to Josh Michalsen, GM of the Idaho Falls Chukars on the KC affiliate and baseball during COVID. (0:26:22) Holler and A Swaller/From The Bleachers: Jessica and I are drinking Karbach at the Constellation Energy League games. (0:29:59) On Deck: We talk to Yankee mega fan and hat collector Spencer Schwartz talks his love of the Bronx Bombers and shows off some of his favorite caps. (0:50:59) Raiders Of The Lost Diamond: Andrew Nelson is here to teach us all about the Sonoma Pioneers. (1:02:19) Go Go Astros: The Astros clubhouse is like a socially distanced MASH ward. Andy is here to look on the bright side of life. (1:22:19) Closing It Out: It’s one thing to talk about trolling and being nice on the internet. It’s another thing…
1 hr 25 min
Jul 30, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 52 "Marines, Slammers and the CPBL"
Full. Packed. So many words to describe this episode. *Open:* Shoutouts to Scott, Bailey and Jess and all my hockey loving friends out there. *(0:02:00) The Big League Chew:* Former professional pitcher and Cardinals super fan Scott McEntire talks Joe Kelly. *(0:15:48) Who’s On First:* We’ve got Heather Mills, the GM of the Joliet Slammers, about the City of Champions Cup, the Nerds Herd, Deep Dish and the Tully Monsters. * (0:29:13) On Deck:* Anthony Silkwood, former Marine and current pitcher in the Kernels Collegiate League. We talked about the Marines, service and chasing your dream after you get out of the military. *(0:47:36) Adjust Your Scorecards:* Daniel Shih, CPBL social media guru and University of Texas RTF student talks baseball in Taiwan in the pandemic. *(0:58:39) B4 The Deuce:* New segment, featuring our guys at B4 The Pitch. Today we talk the new playoff format and he has a message for #YankeesTwitter. Check them out here. *(1:11:02) Closing It Out*: I am let…
1 hr 14 min
Jul 27, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 51 "Bananas, Pickles, Cougars and Baby Kennedy"
OPENING: Portland Pickles and Baby Kennedy! We finally got to meet our newest family member and we're excited to get her to her first baseball game! (0:03:14) Who’s On First: We meet with one of the most popular, innovative teams, the Savannah Bananas. Vice President Berry Aldridge is here to talk about the team, their reaction to Covid and being there for fans. (0:21:40) On Deck: We talk to Steve Parkhurst from Cougars Beat about the UH Cougars, Round Rock Hairy Men and College baseball. (0:31:18) Go Go Astros: Andy is here to discuss...well, nothing urget happened in Astros nation. Nothing at all. (And that's what I'll keep telling myself). (0:45:17) Minor League Mind: Jess Knaster is here and we're talking "One Baseball." No, it's not U2's ode to the greatest game ever invented.
1 hr 3 min
Jul 23, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 50 "MLB Preview...Finally"
MLB previews (00:05:27) MLB preview: Darien Sills-Evans, Andy Tomczeszyn, Scott McEntire and I look at the upcoming MLB season. (0:42:38) Lights, Camera, Play Ball: I take a look at the combination of Eight Men Out and Field of Dreams. (0:47:39) Oppo Talko: Stu Clary is here talking A’s! (0:58:00) Closing It Out: Trolls. I dunno know why they do what they do, but they need not be fed.
1 hr 7 min
Jul 20, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 49 "Rudolph The Red Nosed Righty"
*“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Righty” The Christmas in July Episode* You know we were gonna do a Christmas in July ep and we have the guests for it! And lots of gift ideas! *(0:01:04) Show Me The Merch Part 1:* The Constellation Energy League and the Sugar Land Skeeters *(0:03:54) From The Bleachers:* Andy and I are out in Sugar Land watching the Skeeters play Team Texas. *(0:09:08) To The First 10,000 Fans:* We take a look at what the Skeeters and the Sugar Land Skeeters have to offer in terms of COVID 19 safety AND fun reasons to get out to the ballpark. *(0:15:13) Who’s On First:* We’re talking North Pole Reindeer! Designer John Hartwell discusses his creation, his work as a team branding designer and he offers our listeners a discount at the Reindeer store: Shop here: Use the code: LetsGet2 *(0:38:17) On Deck:* Matt Durkin from the Normal Cornbelters is here to talk about how the Kernel Collegiate League is going. *(0:47:41) Show Me The Merch Part 2:* Savannah Bananas…
Jul 17, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 48 "Shoeless Joe"
OPENING: We’re coming to you from Fargo, North Dakota (0:01:27) GO GO ASTROS: Andy so cheerfully predicts the MLB demise. SHOW. ME. THE. MERCH: (0:16:12) Fargo Moorhead RedHawks (0:17:40) The St. Cloud Rox were an unintended stop I am so glad I made. (0:20:01) FROM THE BLEACHERS: Andrew Nelson and I take in a game at Newman Outdoor Field, home of the Fargo Moorhead RedHawks. (0:27:36) WHO’S ON FIRST: We’re joined by Hairy Men slugger and TCL Player of the Week, Ryan Hernandez. (0:37:27) ON DECK: Actor/Director DB Sweeney is here. We talk his new movie Two Dum Micks, his roles in 8 Men Out, Lonesome Dove and how he kind of tricked Charlie Sheen into joining the movie. Oh, and a Field of Dreams bomb. (1:02:41) CLOSING IT OUT Music by: Andy Bertelsen Grace Uselman https://linktr.ee/cover_grace
1 hr 3 min
Jul 14, 2020
Let's Get Two S2Ep 47 "Birds of a Feather and Some Hairy Men"
OPENING: Greetings from Bismarck (0:01:54) FROM THE BLEACHERS: Bismarck, North Dakota was a baseball haven. No two ways about it. (0:06:43) ADJUST YOUR SCORE CARDS: We’ve got a special guest! Bailey Edinburgh joins about her journey from Dallas to OSU to Bismarck, ND! SHOW. ME. THE. MERCH: T (0:20:48) Bismarck Larks and (0:26:48) Idaho Falls Chuckers bring the fire. (0:29:55) RAIDER OF THE LOST DIAMOND: We look at the past of baseball in Bismarck, ND. Check out this link for more: https://northwoodsleague.com/bismarck-larks/bismarck-baseball-history/ (0:34:53) WHO’S ON FIRST: Victoria Huggins of the Fayatteville Woodpeckers is here to talk about they have adjusted to no 2020 season. (0:46:25) ON DECK: “Chris Almendarez, President of the Round Rock Express is here to talk about his story, the TCL, the Round Rocky Hairy Men and his #BaseballFamily (1:04:16) CLOSING IT OUT: I get to update the map and we congratulate the following teams on winning the “Let…
1 hr 7 min
Jul 9, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 46 "Baseball Sweetness"
OPENING: Shoutout from Constellation Field in Sugar Land. (0:01:46) THIS JUST IN: We’re at the Constellation Energy League Media Day in Sugar Land Texas. Hear from Roger Clemens, Koby Clemens, Pete Incaviglia and LHN’s Greg Swindell (0:11:30) WHO’S ON FIRST: JD Davis of the Corpus Christi Hooks is here to talk about (0:24:40) FROM THE BLEACHERS: Jessica is BACK! And we’re talking Round Rock Hairy Men and the safety at the Dell Diamond. (0:32:58) AND IT’S OUTTA HERE: We’ve got me recreating the play by play for a big Ryan Hernandez moment at the Dell Diamond. (0:34:47) IN THE DUGOUT: Filmmaker Darien Sills-Evans is here to talk baseball, the MLB, the Mets, the Negro League movie that might not ever be. (0:54:21) GO GO ASTROS: The MLB got to remake the schedule and they used it throw the Astros a high hard one. (01:08:45) CLOSING IT OUT: Pete Incaviglia leaves us with some words of wisdom
1 hr 10 min
Jul 6, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 45 "Ball Players of the Corn"
OPENING: * We start with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem from the Corn Crib in Normal, IL by Katy Perry * (0:02:23) Welcome to Normal! We’re coming at ya from the world famous Corn Crib. (0:02:52) Show. Me. The. Merch: The Normal Corn Belters adapted to the Corona Virus pandemic by creating the Kernel Collegiate League. We checked out some of the cool gear from the league. (0:05:14) From the Bleachers: Jessica and I did two double-headers in two days at the Kernel Collegiate League. We had an absolute blast! (0:12:49) The Big League Chew: Scott joins us in Illinois to talk about how we treat the ballplayers who opt out of the season. (0:21:49) Buy Me Some Peanuts: The Corn Crib has some great grub! (0:24:25) 7th Inning Stretch - Normal, IL: We had an amazing time in Normal. Beautiful scenery and a delicious meal and beer from Destihl. Shoutout to Randy Reinhardt and the CVB. (0:28:45) On Deck: Paul Caputo joins us to talk MiLB logos and the state of baseb…
Jul 2, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 44 "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes It Rains, Sometimes..."
*Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose* *Sometimes It Rains, Sometimes...* OPENING: The MLB season has shut down the affiliated Minor League Season. And while we knew it was coming, it still sucks. (0:04:51) THIS JUST IN: MiLB Senior Communications Director Jeff Lantz joins the show to talk about how the canceling of the season was announced and how it will affect the sport in 2020, 2021 and beyond. (0:21:12) SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Wesley Long of Houston Methodist checks back in with an update on COVID, the spike in Texas and the importance of masks and social distancing. (0:38:50) THE MINOR LEAGUE MIND: Jess Knaster reflects on the impact the loss of the minor league season will have on the communities that support these teams. (0:54:03) SHOW. ME. THE. MERCH: I got some badass new looks from the Brazos Valley Bombers. (0:58:38) FROM THE BLEACHERS: I took in my first Collegiate Summer League game ss the Brazos Valley Bombers welcomed the Round Rock Hairy Men. Welcome is the…
1 hr 4 min
Jun 30, 2020
Let's Get Two S2 Ep 43 "Red Hawks and Round Rocks"
OPEN: I'm at Round Rock Media days! (0:01:23) RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND: We look at the history of baseball in the Big Easy! (0:04:31) GO GO ASTROS: Andy and I take a look at what the season MIGHT look like it, if in fact it might happen. (0:19:32) WHO’S ON FIRST: Our team this episode is the RedHawks of Fargo-Moorhead. We’re joined by Chad Ekren as he talks RedHawks baseball in the pandemic. (0:29:00) FROM THE BLEACHERS: The Round Rock Hairy-Men media days! Interviews. (0:35:24) FROM THE BLEACHERS: The Round Rock Hairy-Men media days! Dell Diamond COVID precautions. (0:36:42) FROM THE BLEACHERS: The Round Rock Hairy-Men media days! Finally, some baseball. (0:37:17) FROM THE BLEACHERS: The Round Rock Hairy-Men media days! I get romantic about baseball. (0:38:21) CLOSING IT OUT: Wear. A. Mask.
Jun 26, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Ep 42 "Now Batting...AJ HAMILTON"
Packed episode: Opening: Pride month is wrapping up. We take a look at the way Minor League baseball celebrates. (0:10:42) On Deck: We're joined by AJ Hamilton of the US Women's National Baseball Team. (0:24:35) This Just In: Filmmaker Sav Rodgers is here to talk a little baseball, Pride month and what he's working on. (O:35:54) The Minor League Mind: Jess Knaster is here to talk how the MiLB is always working to bring communities together. (O:47:25) Closing It Out: Wear. A. Mask.
Jun 24, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Ep 41 "Guess Who's Back?"
The MLB is back and we're talking about it. *THE OPENING: *I give my thoughts, which honestly, weren't great until I saw The Hitter Sports. I toast him. *(0:06:27) GO GO ASTROS/BIG LEAGUE CHEW/OPPO TALKO:* That right. MEGA SEGMENT. We're like the Voltron of Baseball segments. Andy, Scott, Jess and I talk the MLB return. *(0:41:25) LIGHTS, CAMERA, PLAY BALL:* Andrew is back to talk McGwire, Sosa and the chase. *(0:56:15) CLOSING IT OUT*
Jun 22, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Ep 40 "More Than Baseball"
Baseball has been played! Opening: Where the MLB has failed, other baseball leagues have not. (0:06:04) Unboxed: We take a look at the new ‘looks’ of the Bismarck Larks' collegiate summer league pod. Great new gear from the Larks, the Bull Moose and the Flickertails. (0:08:11) From The Bleachers: Baseball Jason went to Bismarck ND to see some baseball and we check in! (0:17:05) Who’s On First: Tony Esnor of the Amarillo Sod Poodles talks their new foray into the Texas Collegiate League. (0:30:17) On Deck: Jeremy Wolf, of More Than Baseball is here to talk his organization, how you can help Minor Leaguers, and playing with Tim Tebow. (0:58:25) Closing It Out
Jun 18, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 39 "Still In The Darkest Timeline"
We have a plan! Or do we!? *(0:02:06) Go Go Astros / The Big League Chew*: We continue down the 'will they' 'won't they' approach of MLB negotiations. *(0:23:39) Oppo Talko: *Our buddy Steve from the UK is here! *(0:36:57) Closing it Out: * I apologize to all Yankee fans out there. From the bottom of my Crush City heart.
Jun 15, 2020
Lets Get Two S2 Episode 38: "Advanced Degrees in Baseball Physics"
Baseball starts tonight (June 15) Check out the Bismarck Larks here and then come back! Open: Look, the MLB is a baseball organization. It is not THE baseball organization and some of the others? You might just like them better. (0:05:30) On Deck: Matt Durkin of the Normal Cornbelters is here to talk the new Kernel League. (0:16:41) Lights, Camera Baseball: Andrew Nelson and I are here to talk the best collegiate summer league baseball movie, Summer Catch! (0:27:22) From The Bleachers: Ryan Posner of the Sugar Land Skeeters is here to talk the 4 team league based in Sugar Land. (0:35:05) Unboxed: Ya know how everyone is buying stuff more and more? I am. And I got something amazingly random. (0:39:44) Who’s On First: The Round Rock Express are now the Round Rock Hairy Men. Andrew Felts is here to talk about. (0:51:29) Closing It Out: Something is potentially rotten in the state of the Bronx. Or not. We'll never know. But whatever...can we just stop being smug hypocrites?
Jun 11, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 37 "Now Batting, Randy Wilkins"
Web Series: https://youtu.be/lGqTOBUVALI The MLB has been negotiating through the press and still no solution. Nothing but bad looks. *(0:03:00) Oppo Talk-O:* Emmy Award winning filmmaking Randy Wilkins joins u to talk about his new project, Dear Spike, part of the Apple TV series “Dear…” We talk MLB and look that comes with their reaction to the murder of George Floyd. *(0:29:48) Go Go Astros/Big League Chew*: Andy and Scott are back for another group therapy session. *(0:56:35) Closing It Out*
Jun 8, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 36 "Hooked on the Larks"
We are keeping it fun this episode and we're packing it with goodies! Video: https://buff.ly/2zeyV7R *OPEN: *There is baseball coming y'all! Can't wait for the Northwoods teams in Bismark ND and the Kernel I'm wearing some Vermont Lake Monsters gear and the segment is dedicated to Blaine and Isabella. *(0:05:12) This Just In* There is a new proposal to play Major League Baseball. I can’t tell if it’s good enough. *(0:09:37)* *Raiders of the Lost Diamond:* The Fort Worth Cats were the meow of the Texas League. *(0:12:32)* *Who’s On First:* John Bollinger of the Bismarck Larks is giving us baseball! Learn more here! *(0:28:06) On Deck*: Amy Johnson of the Corpus Christi Hooks is here and she's talking about uniting the community of the Texas Coastal Bend through all of this! Here's an example: *(0:42:59)* *Let’s Get Two Unboxed*: Lakewood Blue Claws have one of the best brands going. And we got some! (read that like Jeanine from the Ghostbusters. *(0:43:56)…
Jun 5, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 35 "82..112...50 Strikes & You’re Out"
Check out the Web Series version here with a cool extra segment: Let's Get Two Cribz “For it’s 82...112...50 strikes, you’re out at the old ball game…” Is that not how the song goes? *(0:03:06) GO GO ASTROS/BIG LEAGUE CHEW:* Another group therapy session with Scott and Andy as we discuss the ‘non discussions’ between the owners and players who both SAY they want baseball back. *(0:35:46) OPPO TALKO:* We check in with Chicago Cubs mega fan Sean Patrick Leonard. (*0:48:23) CLOSING IT OUT:* Yes, I talk some politics and I might make some people cloth their pearls when I discuss the role of the US military in our lives. But I also show you folks my office in a special edition of “Let’s Get Two Cribz”
Jun 2, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 34 "Where the Buffalo Roam"
You can watch the episode on youtube here. *OPENING: *The country is in a time of assessing itself and that isn’t always easy. I talk about the state of policing from the perspective of a son of cop and military veteran. YES this is a baseball show. But if baseball is America's past time, shouldn't the promise and reality of America be open to everyone? *(0:14:31) THIS JUST IN: *The Players have countered the owners. Will it be enough? *(0:17:17) RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND:* Before the Dodgers, the team of the Hollywood stars was...well... the Hollywood Stars. *(0:21:03) WHO’S ON FIRST: *Our team of the week is the Buffalo Bisons. We talk to the voice of the Bisons, Pat Malacaro, to get the inside scoop on the Blue Jay’s AAA affiliate. *(0:31:58) FROM THE BLEACHERS:* Ben Masse loves his Dodgers, so much so that he turned his back yard into a mini Dodger Stadium. And it’s awesome. *(0:45:36) ON DECK:* Trey Ashby is the talented artist who creates replica stadiums out…
May 29, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 33 "The Darkest Timeline"
We're HERE and on Youtube this week! *OPEN:* MLB has us in boiling water and they are just slowly turning it up. *(0:05:09) Go Go Astros/The Big League Chew:* A joint segment as Andy and Scott and I talk about the overarching status of where we are in relation to the MLB season and the damage done to the MiLB. *(0:32:05) Lights, Camera, Play Ball: *Andrew Nelson and I talk bout 42 and I ask the question “What in the name of Han Solo was Harrison Ford doing?” *(0:37:13) Oppo Talko:* Andrew hangs with us to give his take on the current situation with the MLB. *(0:42:42) This Just In:* Michael from SaveMilb.org is here to talk ramifications of over a thousand minor leaguers losing their jobs this week. *(0:50:25) Closing It Out*
May 22, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 32 "Memorial Day"
A reflective Memorial Day episode dedicated to those who served and didn't come home. *Opening:* I talk about the true meaning of Memorial Day, baseball and my career in the Army and the one time we built a baseball diamond in a mine field. * (0:15:14) This Just In:* The good folks from Military Baseball are here to talk about their organization, their mission and open tryouts. *(0:23:46) On Deck* - Eric Adair: Eric and I served together for a few years and have been brothers ever since. He talks about his 20 year career and baseball in war zones. *(0:31:33) Lights Camera, Play Ball* - Andrew Nelson and I on The Catcher Was A Spy. *(0:37:46) Raiders of the Lost Diamond: *We take a look at baseball during WW2 and one of the first de-segregated teams in baseball's modern era. Hint: not Brooklyn. *(0:46:24) Who’s On First:* Nate Cloutier of the Vermont Lake Monsters talks all things *(0:54:36) Closing It Out:* Shoutouts to some great teams taking care of their communities.…
May 21, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 31 "Once More Into The Matrix"
Do we take the blue pill or the red pill? *(0:4:44) Go Go Astros: *Did you know that the most important moment in Minute Maid Park was a meaningless Albert Pujols homer? According to the MLB it is. So Andy and I look at the MLBs decision to erase the Astros from history and provide some other moments that maybe would have fit better. *(0:31:37) The Big League Chew*: Scott and I look at the 65 plus page play to reopen baseball. Sheesh. Tt's a lot. *(O:56:23) Oppo Talko:* Andrew Nelson went to "Nopening Day" for the St. Paul Saints. *(1:00:21) Lights, Camera Play Ball:* Brockmire is over and we're all a little worse for. Great show. *(1:03:34) Closing it Out*
1 hr 5 min
May 19, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 30 "Mavericks' Writing Checks..."
This week, we're going all in on Indie! *(0:02:29) This Just In:* *(0:05:11) On Deck:* Filmmaker Michael Charron stops by to talk about one of his favorite baseball movies The Battered Bastards of Baseball as well as his own work. *(0:16:17) Lights, Camera, Play Ball:* Andrew Nelson and I break down The Battered Bastards of Baseball *(0:25:04) Raiders of the Lost Diamond*: We take a deeper dive into the crazy history of the Portland Mavericks. *(0:31:39) Who’s On First?*: The voice of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Andrew Bandstra, is on to talk all things about his Atlantic League squad. *(0:43:12) Closing It Out:* The man behind the mic for the St. Paul Saints, Sean Michael Aronson, jumps on to help me close it out and its quite a ride. We even have a shoutout to our main man, Marshall Kelner.
1 hr 4 min
May 14, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 E29 "Billionaires v Millionaires v Thousandaires"
We're talking the proposal on how to get the MLB season started. *OPENING: *My take on the Owners v Players in all of this and where we, the fans fall in. *(0:16:55) Go Go Astros: *Andy has some thoughts on the MLB proposal to play the season. *(0:35:11) The Big League Chew*: Scott breaks down the now much shorter MLB draft *(0:49:08) Oppo Talko:* Stu Clary discusses the status of the season, negotiations and how the As might be affected if there is no season. *(1:04:40) Lights, Camera, Play Ball*: Andrew and I put a bow on Ken Burns. *(1:17:24) Closing It Out:* I’m joined by the minds behind Home Sweet Ballpark and https://twitter.com/ballparkvibes. Meg and Pam are amazing! The Home Sweet Ballpark shop offers the discount LetsGet2 to customers!
1 hr 29 min
May 11, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 28 "Meeting Rachel Balkovec"
Fun, full episode! *OPENING: *As the MLB continues to work through HOW to play ball this season, some of the Independent and Collegiate Summer Leagues continue to plan for the season to start, albeit a bit later than initially hopes. *(O:07:34) This Just In*: Alex Cannata, former St. Michael's baseball star joins the show to talk life without baseball and his future in the sport. *(0:17:41) Raiders of the Lost Diamond:* We take the time machine north of the border to look at baseball in London, Ontario and whether we should name a team after Carole Baskins. *(0:21:47) From The Bleachers:* Jason Hallmark, baseball traveler, is here to talk baseball, the MiLB and the Dayton Dragons. *(0:36:55) Who’s On First:* Macon Bacon’s Brandon Raphael joins the show to talk one of the best brands in Collegiate Summer League baseball. *(0:47:59) On Deck: Rachel Balkovec *When Rachel Balkovec was hired by the NY Yankees, she became the first woman to serve as a full time hitting co…
1 hr 13 min
May 7, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 27 "That time I saw Rojo Johnson and Other Stories"
To look back on a decade.... *OPENING: *Ten years ago, Nathan, Shelly and I went to see a pitcher taking one more shot at immortality. A young fireballer who had to overcome a temper and an animal trafficking charge by the name of Rojo Johnson... *(0:06:52) THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW:* Scott and I go round and round: CPBL v KBO. *(0:28:02) LIGHTS CAMERA PLAY BALL:* Andrew Nelson and I get to the 9th inning of Ken Burns’ Baseball. *(0:34:15) OPPO TALKO:* We’re visited with Benjamin, one of the good folks behind the always awesome Hat Club. *(0:41:45) GO GO ASTROS*: It’s (Go Go) Astros after dark. *(1:00:45) CLOSING IT OUT*
1 hr 2 min
May 5, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 26 "Too Far From Town"
Baseball stadiums might be empty, but this episode is packed! *(0:03:38) This Just In: *News from the MiLB including a story about a Senator who saved some MiLB teams that apparently...weren't in danger...? *(0:06:07) Raiders of the Lost Diamond: *It's Cinco de Mayo and we're celebrating the rich history of baseball in Mexico *(0:09:38) Who’s On First: *Matthew Bari of the Midland Rockhounds is here to talk about life with the Rona and the importance of the Rockhounds in West Texas.* * *(0:21:40) From the Bleachers: *We checked out some offense in Taiwan *(0:22:42) On Deck: *Baseball Prospectus is running an incredible multi media project called "Too Far From Town". We speak to Roger Cormier, Sarah Ingber and Davy Andrews about the project. *(0:44:35) Lights Camera Play Ball: *Andrew Nelson and I continue to explore the world of Ken Burns' Baseball. *(0:51:25) Closing It Out: *A little this, a little that and, I ask the question, "If we yell like maniacs on Twitter, doesn…
1 hr 2 min
Apr 29, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 25 "Movies and Ball Parks"
Full episode this week! *OPEN: *The Lancaster Jethawks have a plan on how you can #SaveOurJethawks . Help here. (*0:03:04) Big League Chew: *Scott and I talk ANOTHER MLB season plan. *(0:20:56) Lights Camera Baseball: *Filmmaker Christopher Watkins is here to talk his baseball film, Hats. (*0:40:29)Oppo Talko: *Brian Wilson is here to talk ballpark trips and baseball. *(1:03:49) Go Go Astros: *Andy and I celebrate the Astros who's presence was felt on the field, not just by their girth, but by their emotional impact. *(1:19:36) Closing It Out:* Our good friend Jess Knaster is here to talk the Jethawks and contraction.
1 hr 29 min
Apr 27, 2020
Let's Get Two: Episode 24 "Around the Globe"
We're going...well...everywhere this episode as we talk a lil' baseball. *OPENING: *To give us a view at all of the uncertainty for the MiLB and their efforts to support community, we turn to one of our favorite people in the sport, Martie Cordaro, President of the Omaha Storm Chasers. *(0:13:26) This Just In:* Breaking news regarding the Texas League All Star Game and the status of the Cape Cod League Season. *(0:15:20) Raiders of the Lost Diamond:* We take a look at the Osaka Kintetsu Buffalos of the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball. * (0:20:43) Who's On First - Team of the Week:* We're joined by the Reno Aces Communications Manager, Jake Trybulski to talk about the 2020 season and jerseys that become masks. *(0:33:36) From the Bleachers - Game of the Week*: yes. We have GAMES! We're joined by the voice behind the English broadcasts of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, Richard Wang who does the call for the Eleven Sports Network. *(0:45:35) On Deck:* Astros prospect…
1 hr 8 min
Apr 23, 2020
Let's Get Two: Episode 23 "A NY/Bos/LA Problem?"
We get a little controversial with today's ep. Well, not really: *(0:03:43) Big League Chew:* Scott is here to help us recount our favorite ball players from the 80s...some he remembers more than I do. *(0:22:16) Lights Camera Baseball:* Andrew is here to talk more Ken Burns' Baseball *(0:32:34) Oppo Talko:* Our good friends from B4 The Pitch are here to talk a myriad of baseball topics (recorded before the Red Sox 'punishment') *(0:52:24) Go Go Astros:* Andy and I close the show out on a topic that we've been working on for a bit. "Does Major League Baseball have a longterm problem by not taking a 'league' approach to how they do business?"
1 hr 23 min
Apr 20, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 22 "The Great Mike Capps & Swatson"
New Let's Get Two! *OPENING:* We talk baseball in Taiwan, thanks to the folks at Eleven Sports Taiwan. Check them out and listen. *0:03:56 RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND:* We travel back in time to watch some baseball in Muskogee. *0:07:09* *WHO'S ON FIRST: *Sugar Land Skeeters GM Tyler Stamm joins the show to talk about the state of things with the Atlantic League's Texas team. They are helping to raise PPE for the Sugar Land. Listen for details. *0:21:01* *ON DECK:* We're joined by the incomparable Mike Capps. He talks being the voice of the Round Rock Express, his time covering the Gulf War and his love for the game of baseball. *0:58:06 CLOSING IT OUT*
Apr 16, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 21 "Red Sox, Drankin' and more 90s"
Let's Get Two is baaaaaaack! *OPENING: *A little more on how we behave on the twitters...or how we should. *(0:03:26)* *GO GO ASTROS: *Andy and I take a tongue in cheek look at the moments that made us drink. And the rule? it has to be something that happened while we were of drinking age. *(0:32:39) BIG LEAGUE CHEW:* The audience demanded it, so Scott and I stay in the 90s and add to our 'best players of that decade' list. *(0:57:34) LIGHTS, CAMERA, PLAY BALL:* Andrew Nelson and I keep hanging with Mr Ken Burns! *(1:06:40) OPPO TALKO:* Trevor Lee Rodgers is hear to talk Red Sox! *(1:23:35) CLOSING IT OUT: *We're joined by our buddy Stevie, Astros from the UK to talk about the situation there and when we'll get some baseball!
1 hr 38 min
Apr 13, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 20 "Advocates of Missions"
A packed episode! *Opening: *Minor League Baseball celebrated their "At Home Opener" last week with classic games, fun videos and increased online access and interaction. It kicked off with the National Anthem featuring both a nice montage from the MiLB and some teams' greatest hits. They scheduled the day out and set a time for the 7th Inning Stretch and encouraged people to send in videos singing the song. Some of the cool things we saw: The Nashville Sounds put their Country Legends rase online: Johnny Cash took the first one. The Charleston River Dogs had their hat shuffle in video form. The Altoona Curve did a virtual t shirt throw while the Corpus Christ Hooks had a 'group' grilling party. *0:05:04 Raiders of the Lost Diamond: Dallas Eagles: *We talk about the former Texas League team in Dallas and the breaking of the Texas League color barrier. *0:07:26 Who's On First: San Antonio Missions: *We're joined by San Antonio Missions Director of Public Relations Mark Meyers.…
1 hr 9 min
Apr 11, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 19 "The One With Tony Adams"
Our 61st episode! *OPENING: *In the open and the closing, I talk twitter and fandom and how I think we should all be better, even be. Shoutout to a must follow, The Hitter Sports *0:15:56 On Deck: *We're joined by lifelong Astros fan Tony Adams. He's famously tracked the 'bangs' in 2017 to try and get some real answers on the Astros sign stealing scandal. Visit his website here. *0:42:45 Lights Camera Baseball: *It's our 61st episode, so we look at the amazing film, 61* directed by Billy Crystla *Closing 0:47:50: *In the open and the closing, I talk twitter and fandom and how I think we should all be better, even be. Shoutout to a must follow, The Hitter Sports
Apr 9, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 18 "Zombies in Arizona"
We're still going strong! In the open, I talk about the Arizona plan for MLB. Shoutout to Ashley Buzzy McHugh, one of the best follows on twitter. 8:57 - *Oppo Talko: *Filmmaker and TV producer is here to talk about the "Arizona Plan" for the MLB. 26:15 - *Go Go Astros: *Andy and I discuss the team we would put together to survive the Zombie apocalypse. Hint, Evan Gattis, Myles Straw, Bill Spiers and Jose Cruz made some of our lists. 47:35 - *Big League Chew: *We continue to count down to opening day (?) with our favorite players of the 1990s. 1:14:28 - *Lights, Camera Baseball*: Andrew Nelson and I continue to talk Ken Burn's Baseball. 1:26:58 - *Closing It Out*: George Martin and I talk Covid 19 and the Arizona plan.
1 hr 41 min
Apr 7, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 17 "Celebrating MiLB"
The affiliated Minor League Baseball season was supposed to start this week, but alas, it did not. But we're here to celebrate those teams all week that have been there for us in good times and bad! *OPENING: *The MLB seems to be taking advantage of the Corona Pandemic to move forward with eliminating some of the MiLB teams on Manfred's hit list. I talk about it. Keith Law has a great article in The Athletic about it. Check it out. Great read. Shoutouts to the Corpus Christi Hooks and the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. *0:12:29 Raiders of the Lost Diamond:* We take a look at the history of professional baseball in the Texas capital, notably, the Austin Senators. *0:18:03 Who’s On First:* Round Rock Express communications manager Andrew Felts joins the show. *0:31:44 On Deck:* We visit with one of the nicest guys in sports, Erik the Peanut Guy of the Tri City Dust Devils. *0:49:07 Lights Camera Baseball:* Major League: Back to the Minors is a better film than Major League 2. I s…
1 hr 14 min
Apr 2, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 16 "Mario Has a Nice Booty....?"
We said we're gonna get weird with some of the episodes of the show and this...is...well....weird. And so much fun. *0:03:05 GO GO ASTROS: *Andy Tomczeszyn is here to build an Astros themed Italian meal and you don't want to miss it. *0:18:29:* Film producer Grace Hathaway joins the show to rank the top ten rear ends in the MLB. *0:32:07 Oppo Talko:* Stu Clary is on the show to let us know how he's surviving the Covid inspired void and how the end of the season affected some of his players. *0:43:48 Big League Chew:* Scott McEntire and I continue our countdown to the new season with our ten favorite players from 2000s. * 1:06:00* *Lights Camera Baseball*: Andrew Nelson and I discuss Episode 2 of Ken Burn's Baseball.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 1, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 15 "Hooks, Books and a new Baby"
Baseball seems far away, but we've got a great episode to keep you focused. *Open: *Even with the suspension of the start of the season now official, some teams are working to keep everyone feeling positive and looking ahead. Some we mention: Bowling Green Hot Rods, Erie Sea Wolves, Missoula Paddleheads, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Amarillo Sod Poodles, Hillsboro Hops, Hartford Yard Goats, Visalia Rawhide *5:37 Raiders of the Lost Diamond:* The Chicago Whales *8:26 Who’s On First:* The Corpus Christi Hooks Director of Marking JD Davis is back on the show. *23:55 On Deck:* Kelsie Heneghan, the Social media and features for MiLB.com joins the show as our interview of the week. *33:37 This Just In:* Ben Hill writer for MiLB.com stops by for a big announcement for our Let's Get Two person of the year award. *47:14 Tearing the Cover Off: *Our first edition of our new baseball bookclub. Andrew Nelson presents Chief Bender's Burden by Tom Swift. I present…
1 hr 3 min
Mar 30, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 14 "Save the MiLB"
It's a special episode of Let's Get Two. In the backdrop of world wide pandemic, it seems like the MLB is taking its first steps of closing down some of the MiLB teams in the name of health due to Covid 19. To us, it seems in bad taste at best using a tragedy to potentially further your own financial gain. We're talking about it here. We have two new interviews as well as three interviews we did earlier on our show. We wanted to create one spot for folks to learn about the issue. 0:10:39 - Save MILB.org 0:54:14 - This Just In: Tom Reisenweber 01:05:35 - Andy Berke - Mayor, Chattanooga, TN (Original date: 2/11/20) 1:18:40: Binghamton Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes (Original date: 12/13/19) 1:34:04: Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D, MA) (Original date: 12/13/19) 1:39:56: Closing it Out
1 hr 46 min
Mar 27, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 13 "The Opening Day The Wasn't"
We were supposed. to have opening day, but it didn't happen. But we're looking at the bright side of life. *Open*: We talk about the good being done by so many Minor League Teams to help people get through the pandemic, including the Corpus Christy Hooks and Peoria Chiefs. *0:07:05 - Go Go Astros: *Andy is here to help us talk Astros mullets. *0:27:14 - Oppo Talk-O:* Friars on the Farm is here to talk life with no baseball. *0:44:04 - Oppo Talk-O*: The ladies behind Mansplain Baseball Elsewhere are here. *0:54:57 - Big League Chew:* Scott and I countdown our favorite players from the 2010s. *01:18:20 - Lights Camera Baseball: "*Jourdan Rides the Bus" *1:019:52 - This Just In:* RIP Toy Cannon *1:21:02: Closing It Out:* With guest Carter Long
1 hr 30 min
Mar 24, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 E12 "Rubber Ducks, RedBirds and Sea Dogs"
We're covering our bases this week: *OPEN*: Shoutouts to some of the great minor league teams who have been helping their communities. Shoutouts to the Macon Bacon and the Savannah Bananas for their excellent connect four game. *5:59 RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND* : Michael from saveMiLB.org joins us to talk about times baseball has been shut down in the past due to other National Emergencies. *26:02: TEAM OF THE WEEK*: Akron Rubber Ducks play by play voice Marco LaNave joins us to talk about the Ducks upcoming 2020 season. *38:11*:* INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK:* St. Louis Cardinals RHP prospect Anthony Shew talks his career, his movement through the Cardinal's organization. (Memphis Redbirds, Peoria Chiefs, Springfield Cardinals State College Spikes) Andrew on Insta He also works with Adopt A Minor Leaguer. Find them here. *57:40: THIS JUST IN*: We visit with Emma Tiedemann and her new role as the voice of the Portland Sea Dogs. *1:03:26*: CLOSING IT OUT: A look at Friday's…
1 hr 6 min
Mar 19, 2020
Let's Get Two: Episode 11 "On Hiatus"
Baseball is on hiatus, but we are NOT. Busy episode! *OPENING: *Some of the MiLB and Indie Teams, like the Missoula Paddleheads, are doing great work taking care of their fans. Find them on Twitter, get involved and remember to support them when baseball is back.* 0:2:56 BIG LEAGUE CHEW: *Scott and I talk through some of our favorite actors to appear in baseball movies. Some of our favs might surprise you. *0:23:10 GO GO ASTROS: *Andy gives us his All-Stros All-Stache Team. Some of the candidates include: Randy Johnson, Doug Jones, Danny Darwin, Phil Garner, Kevin Bass and...Alex Bregman??? *0:38:32 OPPO TALKO: *Gary C Warren is bummed because there is no Cardinals baseball! *0:51:02 OPPO TALKO: *Meet some of the best guys in the Baseball Twitter-Verse. B4 The Pitch. They're the best. Follow them on Twitch. *1:10:10 LIGHTS, CAMERA, BASEBALL:* New Segment! Andrew Nelson jumps on to review Episode 1 of Ken Burn's Baseball. * **1:27:33 THIS JUST IN:* Tom Reisenweber, Erie Times-News…
1 hr 40 min
Mar 16, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 E10 "Stop What You're Doing and Listen: Cannon Ball!"
Let's Get Two is back and yes, we're not going anywhere! OPEN: Plans for the show are laid out! And a cameo from my new Buck O Neil Bobblehead! *4:17 RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND* : Baseball in Dublin AND in Ireland. *6:53: TEAM OF THE WEEK*: Kannopolis Cannon Ballers broadcaster Trevor Wilt joins us to talk about the rebrand. *17:11 INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK:* National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co founder Phil Sklar talks all things that bobble! *35:34: THIS JUST IN*: Jeff Lantz, Senior Director, Communications for MiLB talks about the delay to the season due to Covid 19. *48:52*: CLOSING IT OUT: I got an AMAZING birthday gift from my AMAZING wife and I've included it here.
Mar 13, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 E9 "The Virus: Baseball's Least Cool Nickname"
Packed Episode of Let's Get Two. *OPEN:* We're joined by Dr. Wesley Long, the Medical Director of Diagnostic Micro-Biology and Medical-Director of Pathology Informatics at Houston Methodist Hospital and the Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory medicine at Cornell University. He joins us to give us a medical perspective on the virus and the cancellation of the sporting events. *BIG LEAGUE CHEW: *"No Pepper" Scott McEntire is here to talk about the potential impact on the sport and we guess when we might get to see some baseball. *GO GO ASTROS: *Andy Tomczeszyn is here to talk about how its impacting the Astros and we talk a little Astros spring training. *OPPO TALK-O: *Sean Patrick Leonard is talking Cubbies and Cam Dougharty is here to talk Dodgers Spring Training. * CLOSING IT OUT:* It's not funny.
1 hr 50 min
Mar 9, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 8 "The Inland Empire"
Our 50th episode if full of firsts!!!!! *OPENING:* In our opening, James talks about the legacy of baseball on the radio following Dominic Cotroneo's 1st Astros call (that I've heard) of the Spring. A humble shoutout to Emma Tiedemann, Maura Sheridan, Melanie Newmann and the Lexington Legends. *ON DECK: The Interview of the Week *We speak to former St. Michaels Catholic Academy, Lakeshore Chinooks, West Virginia Power and current Seattle Mariners prospect Brendan McGuigan.* RAIDER OF THE LOST DIAMOND: *MiLB in Hawaii! * WHO'S ON FIRST: The Team of the Week *We visit with Inland Empire 66ers voice Steven Wendt. *THIS JUST IN: *There is a virus and someone is taking all the toilet paper. CHAPTERS Raiders of the Lost Diamond: 9:41 Who;'s On First: 16:20 On Deck: 28:28 This Just In: 45:26 Closing it Out: 48:12
Mar 5, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 7 "A Lil' NL Central"
So much going on. In the open, Carlo Rodriguez, frequent contributor on my other podcast Movie Bark stops in to talk the best baseball TV show ever: Brockmire Andy Tomczeszyn and I finally talk Astros baseball and stuff in GO GO ASTROS. Scott McEntire predicts the future in BIG LEAGUE CHEW. On OPPO-TALKO: Nick Verban talks Yelich and the rest of the Brew Crew. Gary C. Warren takes a break from making stuff to talk his beloved Cardinals. George talks AstrosUK and MLBUK. Listen to more MLB UK goings on here. And in the closing, I have a long rant on the sucky national baseball media. CHAPTERS Go Go Astros: 15:28 The Big League Chew: 33:46 Nick Verban on the Brew Crew 48:20 Gary’s Red Birds 57:00 HTown in the UK: 1:14:23 Jim Closes It Out on the sucky baseball media: 1:31:30
1 hr 46 min
Mar 2, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 6 "Storm Chasin'"
Amazing guests as we get closer to the first pitch of the 2020 season. Here's the lineup: *OPENING: *Jim talks about fandom and how serve as the gatekeepers to help bring in - or keep out - new baseball fans. A riff on B4ThePitch's take on the subject. *WHO'S ON FIRST: *We talk with the Omaha Storm Chaser's GM Laurie Schlender *RAIDER OF THE LOST DIAMOND: *San Francisco Seals *THIS JUST IN: *We talk to new Lynchburg Hillcats broadcaster Maura Sheridan *ON DECK: *MiLB Director of Communications Jeff Lantz "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" performed by On Holiday Chapters 8:35 Who’s On First? Omaha Storm Chasers 16:44 Raider of the Lost Diamond 20:05 This Just in: Maura Sheridan 32:17: On Deck with Jeff Lantz 47:11: Closing It Out
Feb 27, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 E5 "Hitting Spring Training"
Another week of the 2020 Spring Training under our belt. 1:05 - Big League Chew with Scott McEntire 14:38 - Dylan on the Yankees 24:04 Ivan on the Rangers 35:38 - Andrew on the Twins 44:36 - Alex on the Dodgers 54:56: Andy Shaeffer - Tipi Talk 1:04:54 Andy Tomczeszyn - Go Go Astros 1:27:06: Josh - ApolloHou Link to ApolloHou 1:33:48 - Closing it Out
1 hr 35 min
Feb 24, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 4 "50 Summers Down East"
Packed episode! 50 SUMMERS creators Dan Napoli and Max Riffner stop by to talk about their multi award winning documentary about the Omaha Storm Chasers. It's launches on 2/25! Find how how to see it here. We're visited by the Down East Wood Ducks' own Alexandra Kay to talk about their upcoming season. The Raiders of the Lost Diamond segment peels back the mystery of the Texas Colored League. Michael joins us on how you can 'Adopt A MiLB Player" Tom Reisenweber from the Erie Times-News updates us on MiLB Contraction. In the closing, James Christopher talks about the need for the media to be responsible for how the report a story. Check it out and follow all of our guests. Opening/Adopt A MiLB Player Team of the Week: Down East Wood Ducks - 8:40 Raiders of the Lost Diamond - 20:42 Interview of the Week: Dan Napoli and Max Riffner on 50 Summers. - 22:48 This Just In: Tom Reisenweber - 50:52 Closing it Out: On Media. - 1:00:12
1 hr 10 min
Feb 20, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 3 "Final Word on Sign Gate & Spring Training Look 1"
Packed, full episode of Let's Get Two. First look at Spring Training from around the league. And, in three segments, I put the sign stealing saga to bed (at least in relation to this show) Intro: Final Word on Astros Part 1 10:20 - Big League Chew: Scott and I talk the proposed playoff expansion. 26:15 - Go Go Astros: Andy Tomczeszyn Final Word on Astros Part 2 56:05 - Stu Clary on Oakland 1:03:30 - Minor League Rando on the Braves 1:12:00 - Jack on the Stros 1:20:07 - Cam on the Dodgers 1:39:15 - Closing it Out, Scott McEntire interviews me, as a neutral observer on the whole thing with my local nine. Final Word on Astros Part 3
Feb 17, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 2 "Mighty Mussels"
Packed episode of Let's Get Two. *OPENING: *James Christopher talks a little Field of Dreams and Terminator 2. * RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND:* Homestead Grays *WHO'S ON FIRST: The Team of the Week *Fort Myers Mighty Mussels play by play voice Marshall Kelner *ON DECK: Interview of the Week* Astros beat reporter Jake Kaplan Shoutout to Lindsey Adler (32:40) THIS JUST IN: News of the Week The MiLB gets a payraise and we hear from Jess Knaster in an update. *CLOSING IT OUT *You need to checkout Brockmire if you haven't already! Shoutout to Meagan and Home Sweet Ballpark: https://www.homesweetballpark.com/ Discount Code: LetsGetTwo Katy Grebing’s Boston Marathon GoFund Me And a bit of humanity from a guy named Alex. OPENING RAIDERS OF THE LOST DIAMOND - 6:57 WHO'S ON FIRST - 12:20 ON DECK. - 26:00 THIS JUST IN: 39:35 CLOSING IT OUT - 50:12
Feb 11, 2020
Let's Get Two: S2 Episode 1 "Celebrating the Negro Leagues"
We're back for Season 2! James Christopher opens it up answering the questions 'why?' with regarding having a baseball podcast. Honored to kick off the season with a visit from the curator of the Negro League Museum, Raymond Doswell. We talk to Chattanooga (home of the Lookouts) Mayor Andy Berke about the possible contraction of the MiLB and the Mayoral Task Force to stop it. Our team of the week is the State College Spikes! GM Scott Walker and broadcaster Joe Putnam join the show. Scott McEntire is back with THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW to talk Pete Rose and Hall of Fame. Andy Tomczeszyn talks the new Astros GM and Manager on GO GO ASTROS. And I close it out with my new monologue on why Twitter is a cess pool. CHAPTERS Who's On First? The State College Spikes: 14:50 On Deck: Raymond Doswell, Curator, Negro Leagues Museum: 29:33 This Just In: Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke: 48:16 Big League Chew 1:01:12 Go Go Astros 1:14:49 Closing it out 1:35:23
1 hr 41 min
Jan 23, 2020
Let's Get Two: "Signs Signs Everywhere The Signs"
The Let's Get Two team discusses the sign stealing scandal in Major League Baseball. James Christopher's Thoughts: Andy Tomczeszyn's Perspective: 0:13:30 Ivan Klousia's Take: 0:41:07 Scott McEntire's Angle: 0:51:50
1 hr 17 min
Dec 13, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 40 "The One With The Season Finale"
Our first season of Let's Get Two comes to a close. Honored to have *Congresswoman Lori Trahan* (MA-03) to come on and talk about the MLB plan to contract the affiliated Minor Leagues. *Binghamton Rumble Ponies** *owner John Hughes joins the show to talk about the contraction plan and the effect it will have on the Binghamton community. Jessica and James had the opportunity to get to the winter meetings. We've got it covered. We have a great interview with *S. Preston Designs.* Find his work here. We had James' "he went to Jared moment" with an interview with *Craig Goldstein* of Baseball Prospectus. *Deanna Falciglia* joined us to talk about her volunteer experience. *Jess Knaster* is looking for a new position in the MiLB and he spoke to us about that process. *Matt Bari *of the Midland Rockhounds is back to talk about the meetings from an MiLB front office perspective. *Andy Tomczeszyn *is here for the final Go Go Astros segment of the season. www.letsgettwo.com CHAPTERS…
1 hr 37 min
Dec 6, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode "Hot Stove Special
We've gathered fans from all over the country to predict/hope and have faith that Santa will deliver more than coal...unless it's Gerrit Cole. Hey! We can't do any worse than the other click bait around this time of year. We're also joined by Sugar Land Skeeters voice Ryan Posner to talk about his first year calling play by play! Cameron Dougharty (Dodgers) (0:01:43) Dylan Pacelli (Yankees) (0:18:29) Andrew Nelson (Twins) (0:25:25) Matt Dudley (Mariners) (0:36:42) Scott McEntire (Cardinals) (0:48:15) Stu Clary (Athletics) (1:09:16) Andy Tomczeszyn (Astros) (1:21:28) Larry the GM (Astros) (1:42:15) Jake Hungerford (Astros) (2:00:19 Ryan Posner (Sugarland Skeeters) (2:07:10) Thank you to Grace Usleman for the tunes! www.letsgettwo.com
2 hr 23 min
Nov 24, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 39 "Thankful For Baseball"
Happy Early Thanksgiving! We've got a super packed show. We felt like, with so many people on the road for the holiday, we thought we'd provide some drive time fun talking with baseball fans and why they love the game. Before we go full Christmas music, of course. Before we dive in for that, we're joined by *Tom Reisenweber**,* sports writer for the Erie Times News joins us to talk about the news that the MLB is planning to contract the MiLB. The story is heating up now that there is a list of teams. We're excited he could join us. The list of possible contracted teams are at the bottom of this page. *(Opening Chapter)* We're also joined by *Don Orris* to talk about his long love of the game and the great Roberto Clemente (including a few big moments he was there for.) Don't miss it! *(TC: 15:25)* We also want to thank the following for joining our 'Thankful for Baseball" section. Taking time out of their day to hop and talk some hard ball. Andrew Nelson shares some stories of grow…
2 hr 20 min
Nov 15, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 38 "MLB Awards, MiLB Communications, Train Guys and more"
Talk about a packed show! We're honored to be joined by Jeff Lantz, the Senior Communications Director for Minor League Baseball. Tyler Stamm, GM of the Sugar Land Skeeters pops in to wrap up the 2019 season, look ahead to 2020 and talk a little Christmas at Constellation field. Bobby Dynamite, the "Astros Train Guy" is on to wrap up the 2019 season! Scott McEntire is here for our BIG LEAGUE CHEW segment as we take a look at the MLB awards. Andy Tomczeszyn is on to talk about the MLB awards from the Astros perspective. And we have some special shoutouts to the Missoula PaddleHeads and the Wichita Wind Surge. Jeff Lantz: Opening Segment Big League Chew: 22:55 Go Go Astros: 37:20 Bobby Dynamite: 1:00:03 Tyler Stamm: 1:13:21 Closing It Out: 1:25:56
1 hr 28 min
Nov 1, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 37 "World Series Wrap"
The Nationals won and we're talking about it! Matthew Bari from the Midland Rockhounds is with us! Andy Tomczeszyn and Jim put a bow on the SUCCESSFUL Astros season. (17:17) Scott McEntire breaks down why thinks the World Series ratings were down. (36:32)
1 hr 1 min
Oct 29, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 36 "World Series 3,4,5"
We break down World Series games 3,4,5 and look ahead to Game 6. Matt Bari of the Midland Rockhounds joins us. (open) Andy Tomczeszyn talks Astros (17:15) Scott McEntire helps me wrap it up. (32:48)
Oct 24, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 35 "Round Rock Express and WS Games 1&2"
We're visited by Andrew Felts of the Round Rock Express. We talk about the Nationals going up 2-0 on the Astros. Scott and I talk about the proposal for MLB to cut several MiLB teams. open: Matt Bari from the Midland Rockhounds 9:07 Andy Tomczeszyn 26:00 Andrew Felts: Round Rock Express 41:11 Scott McEntire
Oct 22, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 34 "The Legends of Lexington and The Legends of October"
We're joined by Emma Tiedemann, the voice of the South Atlantic League champion Lexington Legends! World Series Preview! Astros and Nationals. From the Crawford Boxes, to the Big Apple, we've got it covered. And in the closing, I talk about how we should 'fan.' 5:59 Go Go Astros - Andy Tomczeszyn 32:42 Taylor Bentley 43:10 Matthew Bari 50:53 Dylan Pacelli 1:00:52 Emma Tiedemann- Lexington Legends 1:15:25 Closing It Out: On Fandom
1 hr 26 min
Oct 11, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 33 "Trenton Thunder, Corpus Christi Hooks and LCS Previews"
Excited to be visited by the Eastern League Champion Trenton Thunder (Jon Mozes) JD Davis from the Corpus Christi Hooks, our Double A team of the year, pops on to talk about the 2019 season...including a Hooks logo shaped corn maze? We have LCS matchups! Some of our team jumps onto the show to talk Cardinals/Nationals and Astros/Yankees. 0:00:18 Open 0:04:32 CC Hooks 0:21:15 Go Go Astros: Andy Tomczeszyn 0:39:22 Go Go Astros: Larry the GM 0:53:00 Big League Chew: Scott McEntire 1:16:21 Big League Chew: Alex Cannata 1:22:34 Trenton Thunder 1:40:14: Closing it out
1 hr 45 min
Oct 1, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 32 "Blue Rocks and Wild Cards"
Episode #23 as the calendar turns to October! James starts the show out reflecting on the loss of summer and looking forward to fall. Nathan Bybee, actors Darien Sills-Evans and James took in two gams in Anaheim. Andy Tomczeszyn breaks down the Astros and the season that was and Scott McEntire is till tasting champagne over the Cardinals win. We're joined by the voice of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, Cory Nidoh to discuss their Carolina League Win. 0:00:21 Opening: James Christopher on the end of the season. 0:11:27 From the Bleachers (James Christopher, Nathan Bybee, Darien Sills-Evans) 0:38:54. Big League Chew 0:25:39 Go Go Astros 0:57:19 On Deck: Cory Nidoh 1:14:43 Closing It Out
1 hr 18 min
Sep 20, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 31 "MiLB Champs, Person of the Year & Vintage Baseball "
As the MiLB Championships are decided, we break down some of the games! Congrats to the following teams: PCL/AAA Champs: Sacramento River Cats International League: Columbus Clippers Eastern League: Trenton Thunder Southern League: Jackson Generals Texas League: Amarillo Sod Poodles California League: Viaslia Raw Hide Carolina League: Wilmington Blue Rocks Midwest League: South Bend Cubs South Atlantic League: Lexington Legends NY Penn League: Brooklyn Cyclones NW League: Hillsboro Hops Frontier League: River City Rascals We visit with Benjamin Hill, our Let's Get Two person of the year! We learn a little about the Vintage Baseball Association from Andrew Nelson We're joined by Michael Knowles from The Sod Pod to talk all things Sod Poodles Season 1. And of course, Astros and MLB talk. 0:00:30 Opening 0:05:56 Andrew Nelson - Vintage Baseball Association 0:17:15. The Sod Pod 0:29:58 Go Go Astros 0:51:07 Big League 1:00:56 Benjamin Hill 1:15:00 Closing
1 hr 16 min
Sep 13, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 30 "The Let's Get Two Awards"
We're excited to announce our inaugural Let's Get Two awards! Congrats to the following persons and clubs! MiLB Person of the Year: Benjamin Hill Voice of the Year: Melanie Newman Mascot of the Year : Slugger the Sea Dog Best Triple A Club: Tacoma Rainiers Best Double A Club: Corpus Christi Hooks Best Single A Advanced Club: Fort Myers Miracle Best Single A Club: Quad Cities River Bandits Best Single A Short Season Club: Hillsboro Hops Best Independent: Sugar Land Skeeters Fan of the Year: Ken Robertson Andy Tomczeszyn joins us to talk Stros and Gary C Warren's got his eye on the majors! In the closing, Jim tries to answer the question 'do we need Minor League Baseball?' 0:00:00 . Opening: Award Announcements 0:08:35 Go Go Astros 0:36:56 - Big League Chew 0:50:37 Melanie Newman 1:06:08 Marshall Kelner 1:17:10 Closing
1 hr 24 min
Aug 30, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 29 "Brampton's Own Michael Doneger"
Episode 29 has us visiting with Brampton's Own director Michael Doneger! Trailer. Jim breaks down some of the tight playoff races in the MiLB and in the closing, gives a suggestion for Player's Weekend. Andy Tomczeszyn talks about the Astros and thier wonderful twitter fans. *CHAPTERS* Go Go Astros: 3:51 Brampton's Own: 28:28 Closing: 50:59
Aug 23, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 28 "The Yard Goats of Hartford"
We're visiting with the GM of the Hartford Yard Goats and we hung out in the booth with the Sugar Land Skeeters! *ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK *Hartford Yard Goats* *GM Mike Abramson talks about the amazing season they had at Dunkin Donuts Park *GO GO ASTROS *Andy Tomczeszyn joins us to look at the 'Stros as they do their best M*A*S*H* impression. And I try to sing. *PROMOS* We look at the ways some of our AAA teams are getting fans to the park as the season draws to a close. *FROM THE BLEACHERS* I go from the booth with the Sugar Land Skeeters. *CHAPTERS* 0:06:13 - FROM THE BLEACHERS 0:30:34 - PROMOS 0:33:52 - GO GO ASTROS 0:57:13 - HARTFORD YARD GOATS 1:13:47 - CLOSING IT OUT
1 hr 18 min
Aug 15, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 27 "50 Summers"
Episode 27! We're joined by filmmaker Dan Napoli to talk his new documentary 50 Summers featuring the Omaha Storm Chasers. Andy Tomczeszyn joins us for Astros talk and we speak to Astros fan from across the pond James de Bolle. *CHAPTERS* Go Go Astros: 8:12 James de Bolle: 31:39 Dan Napoli: 37:25 Closing: 1:07:01
1 hr 17 min
Aug 6, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 26 "Storm Chasers"
We take a second to reflect on the losses in El Paso and Dayton. Jim's wife Jessica, daughter Jourdan and grandson Braxton took in games at the Round Rock Express and the Houston Astros for Hall of Fame Weekend. *ON DECK: INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK* We visit with Omaha Storm Chasers GM Martie Cordaro about the Storm Chasers about the KC Royals' AAA club. *FROM THE BLEACHERS *Ken Robertson, the Baseball Traveler is BACK! *GO GO ASTROS *There are some new arms in town. *THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW *Oakland fan and baseball coach Stu Clary is back to reevaluate his preseason pics. *PROMOTION OF THE WEEK *We take a tour of the Texas league! *CLOSING IT OUT *Jim has seen the Player's Weekend uniforms. He doesn't love them. He ranks his favorite brands in the Texas League. They include: Amarillo Sod Poodles Arkansas Travelers Corpus Christi Hooks Frisco Rough Riders Midland Rockhounds NW Arkansas Naturals Springfield Cardinals Tulsa Drillers *CHAPTERS* BLEACHERS: 14:17 PROMOS: 16:29 GO GO…
1 hr 32 min
Jul 31, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 25 "Grizzlies, Rough Riders, Cardinals and Jacob Colbert"
We spent Christmas in July at the Gateway Grizzlies, but when we went to the St. Louis Cardinals game, Jacob Colbert was a bit of a grinch! Great and packed episode as we hit 3 games in 3 states in 4 days, including the Frisco RoughRiders. In the opening, TV producer and St. Louis Cardinals mega fan Gary C Warren interviews me about my Cardinals Nation experience. *ON DECK: INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK* We chat with the Grizzlies Director of Promotions and Fan Engagement, Brady Huber. *FROM THE BLEACHERS *At the Grizzlies game, we sat down with Gail from the gift shop, Kaye and Santa! *GO GO ASTROS *The Astros are looking for a new pitcher and looking forward to their new hall of fame. So are we. *CLOSING IT OUT *Scott and I wrap up the trip with a jaunt to AA Frisco and I open the wounds that were caused by Jacob Colbert. *CHAPTERS *0:05 Opening with special guest Gary C Warren 22:10 From the Bleachers: Gail, Kaye and Santa 34:30 The Big Leagu…
1 hr 24 min
Jul 23, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 24 "Jess Has Been Everywhere"
Great episode! We chat with Jess Knaster of the Midland Rockhounds about his winding road through the MiLB, his Alex Bregman story, the Giants and his love of Hockey. Don't want to miss it. *PROMOS *We look at some fo the cool goings on with the: Tennessee Smokeys Pensacola Blue Wahoos Montgomery Biscuits Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Birmingham Barons * GO GO ASTROS *Andy Tomczeszyn and Timothy Dziedzic talk trade deadline.* BIG LEAGUE CHEW *Scott McEntire went into enemy territory: Wrigley Field. * CLOSING IT OUT: TEAMS OF THE WEEK *Birmingham Barons New Hampshire* SOUTHERN LEAGUE BRANDS *Chattanooga Lookouts Biloxi Shuckers Pensacola Blue Wahoos Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Montgomery Biscuits * TIMECODES *7:20 - Promos 9:46 - Go Go Astros 25:04 - Big League Chew 32:38 - Jess Kanaster 45:54 - 49:48 The Bregman Story 1:03:20 - Closing it Out
1 hr 9 min
Jul 15, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 23 "Dogs, the Chicago Way"
We took trip up to the Windy City to see the Chicago Dogs! Check out the video here. Jim gives his thoughts on Chicago, indie baseball, people who call into sports talk radio, the MLB trade deadline and whether or not the moon landing was real. *ON DECK: INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK* Fun visit with Chicago Dogs co-owner Shawn Hunter *FROM THE BLEACHERS* We had some wind, but there are some fun excerpts of our conversation about the Cbs first World Series in 100 years. *GO GO ASTROS* Yuli. Alvarez. Peacock. *PROMOTION OF THE WEEK *We take a tour of the Eastern League and Jim begins to question the moon landing. Teams include: Reading Fightins Harrisburg Senators Richmond Flying Squirrels Akron Rubber Ducks *CLOSING IT OUT *Jim ranks his favorite brands in the Eastern League. They include: Richmond Flying Squirrels Portland Sea Dogs Erie Sea Wolves Akron Rubber Ducks Trenton Thunder *CHAPTERS* BLEACHERS: 14:17 PROMOS: 16:29 GO GO ASTROS: 23:08 ON DECK: 41:10 CLOS…
Jul 8, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 22 "The Round Rock, The Tri-City and The Quad Cities"
We take a quick tour of the Astros farm system. Nathan and I had a heck of a trip! We visited the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Durham Bulls. *ON DECK: INTERVIEWS OF THE WEEK* We chat with the Senior VP of the Round Rock Express, Laura Fragoso. We visit with the GM of the Tri-City Valley Cats, Matt Callahan. We finish up with a great chat with Jaqueline Holm the GM from the Quad Cities River Bandits. *PROMOTION OF THE WEEK *We take a special look at the Inland Empire 66ers and the Sugarland Skeeters and their Christmas in July Plans. And the Peoria Chiefs have an amazing bobble head. *CLOSING IT OUT *I give you my ten steps to surviving the All Star Break! And they include Game of Thrones fan fiction. *CHAPTERS* 18:04 Promotions: Christmas In July 21:05 From the Bleachers: Ivan Klousia 32:00 Round Rock Express 46:25 Quad Cities River Bandits 58:14 Tri-Cities Valley Cats 1:21:00 Closing it out
1 hr 26 min
Jul 1, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 21 "Miles and Miles of Texas: Railroaders and Sod Poodles"
What a week! Jessica and James hit the road to Amarillo. We had a blast, saw a bunch of Texas and just loved the Amarillo Sod Poodles experience. *ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK *We're visited by Cleburne Railroaders play by play voice Brad Allred to talk all things indie baseball. Don't want tp miss. *FROM THE BLEACHERS *We chat with one of the hosts of The Sod Pod about the Sod Poodle Phenomenon. *GO GO ASTROS *Andy Tomczeszyn joins us to look at the 'Stros as we near the All Star break and a little Josh Reddick talk. WOO! *CHAPTERS* 17:47 The Sod Pod 24:19 Go Go Astros 39:23 Cleburne Railroaders 59:17 Dayton Dragons 1:04:54 Closing it out
1 hr 8 min
Jun 27, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 20 "Dayton, Home of Dragons"
We're talking with the voice of Dragons! (not sure if he has claim to the iron throne) Jess, Nathan and Shelly and her 'rents made it out to the Corpus Christi Hooks Coastal Bend Weekend. They were raising money to help keep the beaches clean. You can help here. We saw George Springer make his rehab start! *ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK *Dayton Dragons play by play man Tom Nichols joins us. We're also visited by half of the creative team Ballpark2Ballpark, John Hoppin. Find out more about the books he and wife Vicki put together here. *THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW *Scott McEntire pops in to talk MLB, College World Series and the St. Louis Blues. *GO GO ASTROS *Andy Tomczeszyn joins us to look at the 'Stros as we near the All Star break. *CHAPTERS* 3:58 Big League Chew 26:06 Go Go Astros 39:58 Ballpark2Ballpark 59:17 Dayton Dragons 1:19:36 Closing it out
1 hr 21 min
Jun 19, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 19 "Rockhounds & Sea Wolves"
This episode has gone to the dogs! The show covered 4 Round Rock Express games in 6 days, having a blast as they interact with the community in so many ways. Shoutout to the good folks at Alzheimer's Texas! Check them out and see if you can help. We even caught an friendly rivalry between the Astros and our guest, Canadian Filmmaker Mike Donis' Blue Jays. *ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK *We speak to two Double A teams! Matt Bari joins us from the Midland Rockhounds and Greg Gania from the Erie Sea Wolves! Greg and I even talk a little Robert Ford. As for Midland, just take a look here. It really is a baseball oasis. *PROMOTION OF THE WEEK *We take a special look at the promotional schedules for the Sea Wolves and Rockhounds. *GO GO ASTROS *George Martin joins us from the UK to talk about the London Baseball series. Follow all the festivities here. *CLOSING IT OUT *We speak to the voice of the Amarillo Sod Poodles, Sam Levitt about clinching the first half division title. Congrat…
1 hr 27 min
Jun 12, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 18 "Tom Holliday"
Packed show after a packed weekend of baseball. Jim and Jess went to 4 games in 3 cities in 4 days after visiting: Seattle, Tacoma and Houston for 2. We loved visiting the Tacoma Rainiers in Cheney Stadium. Just an amazing trip and place. See more of our visit here. *ON DECK: INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK *We're honored be joined by Tom Holliday. Tom is the former University of Texas pitching coach, the current manager of the Chatham Anglers and an announcer for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. We talk about baseball, Augie Garrido and his sons, Matt and Josh. *PROMOTION OF THE WEEK *We look at all of the teams hosting Jimmy Buffett nights! #FinsUpBattersUp Portland Sea Dogs Tennessee Smokies Frederick Keys Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Biloxi Shuckers Sugarland Skeeters Altoona Curve Peoria Chiefs Binghamton Rumble Ponies Pensacola Blue Wahoos Ranhco Cucamonga Quakes New Hampshire Fisher Cats Erie Seawolves Buffalo Bisons *GO GO ASTROS *Brian joins us to talk all things Alvarez and the baby 'Str…
1 hr 37 min
Jun 6, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 17 "Hooked On The Blue Ghosts"
We're back from a busy week of Minor League Baseball in the Lone Star State. *OPENING (Time: 00:00;30) *We visited the Hooks, the Blue Ghosts, the Chupacabras, the Express and a quick word on the controversial subject of nets. *FROM THE DECK (Time: 00:08;14) *Jessica and Jim come to you from below the flight deck of the USS Lexington. *TO THE FIRST 10,000 FANS Promotion of the Week (Time: 00:18;54)* We take a look at some of the MANY MiLB teams hosting pride night! TEAMS: Durham Bulls Lakewood Blue Claws Trenton Thunder Lehigh Valley IronPigs *THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW (Time: 00:20;11)* Scott and Jim talk about the start of the NCAA Baseball tournament. *GO GO ASTROS (Time: 00:32;30) *Larry the GM joins the show to talk about the Astros youth movement. *ON DECK WITH THE CORPUS CHRISTI HOOKS (Time 00:42;40)* Hooks Marketing Director JD Davis joins us for a wide ranging conversation about the Astros AA affiliate. *CLOSING IT OUT (Time 01:11;44) *We talk about the Fresno snafu and our pl…
1 hr 18 min
May 29, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 16 "Anglers, Bananas and Baseball"
We take a look at an under exposed part of the baseball world, the world of Collegiate Summer Leagues. We're joined by members of the Chatham Anglers and Savannah Bananas in that endeavor. We had a great time at Military Appreciation night at the Round Rock Express. We're joined by the folks from 22 Kill to talk about their efforts to prevent suicide in military veterans and first responders. Find out how you can help here, here and here. We check in on the Lake Elsinore Storm, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Modesto Nuts and Lancaster Jet Hawks and some of their cool promotions this weekend. Astros and MLB talk with Andy and Scott. Teams of the week: Quad Cities River Bandits James gets after Art Briles and the Mount Vernon ISD decision to hire him. *CHAPTERS* 7:55 . 22Kill 12:57 . Promos 14:28 . Go Go Astros 28:29 . Big League Chew 45:08 Chatham Anglers 1:00:36 Savannah Bananas 1:17:05 Closing it out
1 hr 26 min
May 22, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 15 "Memorial Day and the Fayatteville Woodpeckers"
Our special Memorial Day addition. James talks about the importance of the holiday, his service and the legacy of service and Major League Baseball. *OPENING: *James talks about the importance of the holiday, his service and the legacy of service and Major League Baseball. *THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW:* With the assist of Matt Dudley, a great friend of the show, we spend some time sharing a few stories of for major leaguers who gave their lives in combat for our country. More info can be found here and here. MLB Baseball in Wartime *GO GO ASTROS: *James takes a few minutes to talk about the connection he and his grandfather, Poppi, shared not just through the Astros, but through the military as well. *TO THE FIRST 10,000 FANS:* So many teams are taking the time to recognize the fallen on Memorial Day. We picked a few. Corpus Christi Hooks South Bend Cubs Erie Sea Wolves West Virginia Power Visalia Rawhide *On Deck: *We speak to Victoria Huggins and Matt Sabados about the new Astros Far…
1 hr 7 min
May 16, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 14 "Wild Things, You Make My Heart Sing"
We dive into the world of Indie Baseball. We're joined by the deputy commissioner of the Frontier League, Steve Tahsler as well as the president/GM of the Washington Wild Things, Tony Buccilli. We took a visit to Constellation Field to see the Sugar Land Skeeters and had a blast. Tyler Stamm and Ryan Posner were great hosts and even let me join the radio call. We've got an excerpt from that on our FROM THE BLEACHERS segment. On *Go Go Astros*, we bring in Brian Arbour (Breathin' Orange Fire) to talk all things Astros and being married to a Red Sox fan while living in New York. In our *promo* segment, we talk about some of the cool stuff going on in Independent Baseball from teams like: Sugarland Skeeters Souther Maryland Blue Crabs Gateway Grizzlies Washington Wild Things Chicago Dogs Lincoln Saltdogs *Player of the Week *Denis Phipps (Sugarland Skeeters) Sixto Sanchez (Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp) * Teams of the Week *Gwinnett Stripers Columbus Clippers* * *Follow us:* Twitter Faceb…
1 hr 35 min
May 8, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 13 "Those Sod Poodles"
There is a new MiLB animal in the Texas league and its a Sod Poodle! We spoke to the GM of the Amarillo Sod Poodles GM Tony Esnor. We hear from the Baseball Traveler himself during our From the Bleachers segment. He's been everywhere! We welcome a new contributor, Andy Tomczeszyn to the GO GO ASTROS segment. Great insight from him. Scott McEntire takes us around the Majors in Big League Chew. We talk about some of our favorite teams from the Mid West League including: Quad Cities River Bandits Beloit Snappers Burlington Bees Dayton Dragons Kane County Cougars Peoria Chiefs West Michigan White Caps Wisconsin TImber Rattlers Teams of the Week: Quad Cities River Bandits Down East Wood Ducks Player of the Week: Casey Mize www.letsgettwo.com https://twitter.com/lets_get_two CHAPTERS 00:00:29 - Opening and Griswalds Go To Minute Maid 00:11:55 - From the Bleachers with the Baseball Traveler 00:26:26 - To the First 10,000 Fans 00:29:14 - The Big League Chew 00:44:44 - Go Go Astros 01:0…
1 hr 31 min
Apr 30, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 12 "Rainiers & Lake Monsters and Tom is Killing Me Smalls"
We're all over the baseball map! We head to Florida where we visit the Fort Myers Miracle and the Tampa Tarpons. While there, we met up with Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls) to talk about The Sandlot movie AND TV show and Blackhawk Down. We met two inspiring ladies in Nicky Mayhew and Kaynse Leigh Angles. Kaynse was the recipient of a life saving organ transplant. Nicky's son passed away and they were united by the donation. We encourage everyone to sign up to be an organ donor. LifeLink Donate Life Texas We have great interviews with members of the front office of the Tacoma Rainiers (Casey Catherwood) and the Vermont Lake Monsters (Nate Cloutier). We talk a little Star Wars nights! So many teams are in on the fun! Scott McEntire is back for the Big League Chew and George Martin returns for GO GO ASTROS! Luis Urias is our player of the week while the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Portland Sea Dogs and Reno Aces are our teams of the week. *CHAPTERS:* 00:00:40 - Opening 00:08:30 - From the…
1 hr 30 min
Apr 25, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 11 "The Skeeters of Sugar Land"
Packed episode. Jim took an epic baseball trip: 3 games in 3 cities in 2 states in 1 day. Hear about his trip to the Gwinnett Stripers, Atlanta Braves and Chattanooga Lookouts last week. The Sugar Land Skeeters are opening their season tonight as they look to repeat as Atlantic League champions. Tyler Stamm, the Skeeters GM, joined us before the season started. Great interview. We're not coming to you from the bleachers, it'll be from the booth as the voice of the Lookouts, Larry Ward, joins us on the show. Larry the GM is back for our Go Go Astros segment. Field of Dreams turns 30 AND I saw a new baseball movie I fell in love with in indie film Brampton's Own by Michael Doneger. The Wizarding World is coming to baseball with the Fort Myers Miracle, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Charlotte Knights, Aberdeen Iron Birds and Round Rock Express. More Stuff About Baseball my Dad Hates. Seth Beer takes our Player of the Week and the Albuquerque Isotopes are our Team of the Week. Check…
1 hr 12 min
Apr 18, 2019
Let’s Get Two Episode 10: "The Miracle of Baseball"
We celebrate our tenth episode with a packed episode. Fort Myers Miracle broadcaster Marshall Kelner joins the show. Jim will be out at the Miracle next week and can't wait. Our new segment THE BIG LEAGUE CHEW brings TV producer Gary C Warren (Family by the Ton, Dr. Pimple Popper) to the show to discuss a crazy first few weeks of the season. We welcome George Martin, huge Astros fan from the UK. He comes on to talk about the 'Stros and his efforts to raise the profile of MLB and baseball/softball in the UK. Check out his shop. 25% of the proceeds go to support Great Britain basbeall and softball programs. Nathan, Jessica and I go to the bleachers to talk about growing up with their dad and baseball at the San Antonio Missions game. We rank our favorite brands in the Class A short season level. Here they are. Tune in to find out where they rank! State College Spikes Boise Hawks Vermon Lake Monsters Hudson Valley Renegades Lowell Spinners West Virginia Black Bears Auburn Doubleday…
1 hr 30 min
Apr 13, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 9 "Travelin' Stripes"
Episode 9 features the general manager of the Gwinnett Stripers, Adam English and talks all things about the Braves AAA affiliate. We speak to Ken Robertson, the "Baseball Traveler" on Twitter, about his love of all things Minor League Baseball. We talk about some of the cool promos from: Corpus Christi Hooks Modesto Nuts NW Arkansas Naturals Lynchburg Hillcats We rank our favorite brands in the Rookie Advanced level. We love: Orem Owlz Rocky Mountain Vibes Billings Mustangs Ogden Raptors Missoula Osprey Now find out where they rank. We talk about some mascots we love, including Slugger the Sea Dog, Champ and Nutsy & Nutasha. The San Antonio Missions, stuff about baseball our dad 'hates', some moments that touched our baseball hearts, Chris Davis got a hit and more. Players of the week: Keegan Akin, Norfolk Tides Tyler Saladino, San Antonio Missions Teams of the week: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Delmarva Shorebirds Chapters: 8:30: From the Bleachers with Ms Shelly 17:37: Promos!…
1 hr 11 min
Apr 11, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 8 "The Sox System"
Episode 8 has the bases full of Red Sox as we talk to members of the Boston farm system. Featuring Melanie Newman, the play-by-play announcer of the Salem Red Sox. She'll talk about the significance of being part of the first 'all female booth' (along with Suzie Cool) in affiliated Minor League Baseball. Portland Sea Dogs play-by-play announcer Michael Antonellis. It's a great interview! We recommend his podcast Behind the Mike. Afterward, we visit with Rob Crain of the Pawtucket PawSox to talk all things AAA. Alyssia Rivera and I made it out to my first Astros game of the year and we saw the home opener of the Round Rock Express. Cavan Biggio and Yordan Alvarez are our Players of the Week. We talk about a big mistake by ESPN, that Winter is coming to baseball, some teams got their first big Ws, Major League turns 30 and why Orbit and Slugger should be in a buddy cop movie. . 00:05:10 "Game of Promos" 00:07:22 From the Bleachers "Astros 6, Oakland 0" 00:15:20 Dad Hates the La…
1 hr 32 min
Apr 4, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 7 "Frisco's Own Rough Riders"
Episode 7 is packed! Jim leads teams struggling at the beginning of the season through a quick meditation. The MINOR LEAGUE SEASON IS HERE! We talk about the history of bobbleheads and what the Round Rock Express, Sugar Land Skeeters, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Rocky Mountain Vibes and the Rumble Ponies are doing this year. Bobblehead Hall of Fame. My dad thinks modern pitchers are big babies. We got a chance to interview Bobby Dynamite! He drives the Astros train at Minute Maid park! We have an AMAZING interview with Frisco RoughRiders GM Andy Milovich. We talk about his career, his favorite promos and the time he got a prostate exam during the seventh inning. Get more information on the RoughRiders here. Thanks a bunch to Grace Uselman and Andy Bertelsen for the tunes. Contribute to SHARE: http://www.guidestar.org/profile/37-1282573?fbclid=IwAR3x-4Va2HAfFMhAmdvZEgg9c13mxXju9OQ-x6xQdYE_b_77oud_bspCTJM EPISODE GUIDE: Opening 7:57 - Stuff About Baseball My Dad Hates 10:09 -…
1 hr 16 min
Mar 28, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 6 "The Missions of San Antone"
James visits with the General Manager of the famous San Antonio Missions, David Gasaway. James issues a long awaited eulogy for one of the most tragic, on field deaths in recent baseball memory. New contributor Keith Smith checks in regarding his magical trip to Spring Training while Jim heads to the bleachers with Nathan Bybee. Scott gives us the skinny on the Charleston Moops, Corpus Christi Blue Ghosts, Derby City Mint Juleps and the Portland Whoopie Pies. And my dad has something to say about all of that. And finally, James ponders why the game is so important to him. Thanks to Andy Bertelsen and Grace Useleman for the tunes! Follow: San Antonio Missions Portland Sea Dogs Corpus Christi Hooks Charleston RiverDogs Louisville Bats Lansing Lugnuts
1 hr 20 min
Mar 18, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 5 "MLB Picks"
We're excited to welcome MiLB.com writer Benjamin Hill to the show. He is a must follow on twitter and his blog is well worth the read! For the first time, we're going to have an MLB preview episode. Jim, TIm and Scott will try to predict the 2019 season. Gary C Warren, Larry Paul and Stu Clary stop in to give their predictions as well. You can read Larry's stuff here!
1 hr 30 min
Mar 13, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 4 "The Express Out of Round Rock"
We're back with episode 4! We're joined by the GM of the Round Rock Express, Tim Jackson as he talks about baseball, the joining of the Astros system and The Walking Dead! Scott McEntire pops in to talk about baseball promotions that have gone to the dogs! And we got some BREAKING news from Sugarland Skeeters GM Tyler Stamm. Social media shoutouts: Cliff Saunders Baseball Traveler
1 hr 11 min
Mar 6, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 3 "Durham Bulls Are Lollygagging"
Let's Get Two is back with a great episode 3! We speak to Durham Bulls Director of Marketing and Communications Matt Sutor about the team, the movie and the Lollygaggers. My dad wishes people would learn to tell the difference between a routine fly ball and a 500 foot homer. Carlo Rodriguez and I head out to see the Sam Houston Bearkats take on the TCU Horned Frogs. We had a good time, even though the game lasted just a few innings. Special shoutout to Michael Connor and Tyler Maun. Give those guys a follow on twitter.
Feb 24, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 2 "Baseball High School"
The second episode of Let's Get Two: Texas has a home opener, we talk some high school ball and more. This week, the LET'S GET TWO team talks to Vacaville High School coach Stu Clary. We also speak to St. Michael’s Catholic Academy students Owen and Koke about playing ball at a younger age. We’re excited about the return of the MiLB’s "Copa de la Diversion" We chat about how dad feels about the rising ticket prices. And of course, we find out whether ketchup belongs on a hot dog. Special social media shoutouts to Jessica Kleinschmidt (*@*KleinschmidtJD) Alyson Footer (*@*alysonfooter) Susan Slusser (*@*susanslusser) Opening song by Grace Usleman. Closing song by Michael Hoffer www.letsgettwo.com
Feb 7, 2019
Let's Get Two: Episode 1 "Starting Lineups"
The first pitchers and catchers are reporting today and that means we’re dropping the first episode of our podcast Let’s Get Two! Let's Get Two is going to be a different kind of baseball podcast. No yelling. No talking about WAR or other obscure stats. It's about the love of the game from the perspective of fans. Our focus will be on baseball, primarily at non-MLB levels. We're gonna talk MiLB, Indie leagues, College and some MLB. We're going to have officials from several teams on the show and we're going to spend the season going to parks. It’s based on our love of the game, a game we grew up with, a look at baseball from a cultural perspective. In this episode, we introduce you to the host, James Christopher and his two collaborators, Timothy Dziedzic and Scott McEntire. They talk about why they love the game and debate the best baseball movies. We discuss our ideas for the show, the topics we’ll explore in season one and talk about our 5 favorite baseball movies!…
1 hr 3 min