Episode 55: TBS Analyst and Baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez
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Pedro Martinez joins the podcast as TBS prepares to carry baseball’s American League Championship Series. Martinez, who played for the Red Sox, Mets and Phillies during his career, discusses which team was in the toughest media market during his playing days and how he mentors young Spanish-speaking players breaking into the league. Martinez talks about his only regret from his playing days and the origin of his home run phrase “Ding Dong Johnson.”

The NBA’s upcoming season is one of the big topics on this week’s pod, with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discussing how the new deals Turner signed with its “Inside the NBA” stars could affect the NBA’s media rights negotiations. The two reporters provide analysis on several rights deals negotiations, including the Big 12, Pac-12, Amazon’s Black Friday NFL game, NFL Sunday Ticket, LIV Golf and NASCAR.

Mentioned this week: Al Michaels, Dan Snyder, DC sports fans, Chris Russo, Marie Donoghue, Jay Marine, Jon Sciambi, Dan Shulman, Vin Scully, Jack Buck, Jon Miller, Matt Vasgersian, Karl Ravech, Boog Powell, Bob Costas, Ron Darling, Ernie Johnson, Yossi Benchetrit, Charles Barkley, Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Troy Aikman, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Sherman, Eddy Cue, Brian Windhorst, Roger Goodell, Michael Smith, Robert Kraft, Dana Blumberg, Eric Shanks, Hans Schroeder, Abe Madkour, Brian Rolapp, Dan Shaughnessy, Armando Benítez, Don Zimmer, Karim Garcia, Jay Moskowitz, Ding Dong Johnson, Jim Tracy, Chili Davis, Jim Nantz, Acie Wyatt, Chris Mason, Jimmy Pitaro, Sean McManus

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