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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
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The Longest Game

The Longest Game

2022-09-0543:552

Baseball holds its records sacred. Most home runs, strikeouts, career wins. But what about the longest game ever? That honor goes to a 1981 AAA game, when the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings slugged it out from dusk to dawn. The record-breaking 33 innings brought hope, despair and drama on and off the field. Radio Diaries and 30 for 30 Podcasts take listeners to that frigid, surreal night with the voices who lived it – including Hall of Famers Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken Jr. Most heroes of The Longest Game never made it big, but their unflagging endurance made history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 4: Jessica Mendoza

Episode 4: Jessica Mendoza

2019-03-2701:02:35

On the next stop on the Laughter Permitted party train, Julie Foudy catches up with her longtime pal Jessica Mendoza, who is a two-time Olympic medalist in softball and an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Jessica tells the story of how a post-game interview during her playing days led to her current career in TV. She also delves into what it's like being a woman calling MLB in primetime, how a cockroach in a Dominican Republic bathroom helped her out of a hitting slump, what it's like homeschooling her sons and why scotch is her preferred drink of choice. Jessica's 9-year-old son, Caleb, joins the conversation and is so good on the mic that he has been invited to be on every episode going forward.
Mr. Costas

Mr. Costas

2024-04-2201:09:11

Karl Ravech and Buster discuss Eduardo Pérez doling out shoes to a home run hitting Adolis Garcia, their thoughts on the Rangers and Braves, and the passing of longtime ESPN producer Howie Schwab. Then, Sarah Langs on Shohei Ohtani’s milestone, Elly de la Cruz’s once in a century event and Travis d’Arnaud’s three home run night. Next, Jeff Passan talks about the Astros’ continued struggles, the Mets turning it on, the Orioles offense looking “really really” good, Jackson Holliday’s struggles, Aaron Judge getting booed in Yankee Stadium, and Jeff’s theory on why Corey Seager opened up in a recent interview. Later, audio from Jeff’s interview with Seager. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:09 Clown Car w/ Karl Ravech 16:51 Sarah Langs 26:01 Jeff Passan 53:36 Passan w/ Corey Seager 57:38 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Good Teammates

Good Teammates

2024-04-1901:01:19

Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss the best locker room players and managers they’ve covered in their careers, the NL and AL Central gaining strength, the soft bottom third of the Dodgers’ lineup, Peter Fairbanks’ salty postgame press conference, and Tim’s memories of Whitey Herzog. Then, the Pirates’ Rowdy Tellez stops by to talk about defending David Bednar after a rough outing, when he decided to jump in during the media scrum, his role models as a young player, and how good Pittsburgh can be in 2024. Next, Todd Radom shares this week’s Ballpark & Beyond, and administers the quiz. Later, Sarah Langs on Tanner Houck’s 1 hour 49 minute outing, Jack Leiter making his major league debut, the Orioles mashing home runs, and if is the best version of Mookie Betts we’ve ever seen. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 7:07 Tim Kurkjian 24:01 Rowdy Tellez 33:36 Todd Radom 44:49 Sarah Langs 53:08 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pull Side Power

Pull Side Power

2024-04-1701:07:122

Hembo and Buster discuss Mike Trout back to being Mike Trout, clear path for the Reds to make the playoffs, most unwatchable team, and the Mets’ need to rebuild their pitching pipeline. Then, the Brewers’ Christian Yelich stops by to talk about Hembo’s question on pull side hitting, how he became a power hitter, when he noticed Milwaukee’s offense coming together, and his pal Rowdy Tellez. Then, some of John Sterling’s best calls. Later, Jessica Mendoza on experiencing Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium, CJ Abrams and the Nationals having fun, and the early warts shown by the Dodgers.  CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 EMAIL THE SHOW: BLEACHERTWEETS@GMAIL.COM REACH THE SHOW ON X: #BLEACHERTWEETS 9:49 Hembo 25:24 Christian Yelich 37:15 The best John Sterling calls 43:35 Jessica Mendoza 55:11 Bleacher Tweets  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feat of Physics

Feat of Physics

2024-04-1559:45

Buster, Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez and David Cone pile in the Clown Car to discuss presenting Freddie Freeman with custom cleats, Miguel Rojas coaching up Mookie Betts, and King Coney’s plea for cooperation in handling pitching injuries. Next, Sarah Langs has numbers for the Astros, Shōta Imanaga and Garrett Crochet. Then, David Schoenfield on the Brewers’ exciting start, Jackson Holliday’s first hit, if the White Sox could be historically bad, Spencer Strider needing Tommy John, Houston’s big problems, and ugliness from the Mariners. Plus, Buster’s interview with the switcharoo fan on Sunday Night Baseball, and sound of Eduardo and Freddie. 10:17 Clown Car with Eduardo, Karl, Coney 20:30 Eduardo gives Freddie Freeman custom cleats 21:49 Sarah Langs 30:49 David Schoenfield 44:41 Buster interview the switcharoo fan on SNB 47:12 #BleacherTweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cool Club

Cool Club

2024-04-1247:42

Karl Ravech and Buster discuss Dodgers-Padres on Sunday Night Baseball, the Padres’ starting pitching, Shohei Ohtani’s translator Ippei Mizuhara facing federal charges, the excitement around Jackson Holliday’s major league debut and the Royals taking it to the Astros. Then, Todd Random has thoughts on the Red Sox honoring the 2004 team, the latest Beyond the Ballpark entry and the weekly quiz. Later, Sarah Langs on Josh and Bo Naylor hitting home runs in the same game, and Tyler Glasnow’s 14 K outing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ludicrously Juvenile

Ludicrously Juvenile

2024-04-1001:03:53

Buster leads off the podcast with the news of No. 1 MLB prospect Jackson Holliday getting called up to The Show. Then, Buster shares his thoughts on the pitching crisis facing MLB. Then, Hembo goes deep on the league’s pitching woes. Plus, his thoughts on Anthony Volpe’s hot start, José Altuve’s pursuit of 3,000 hits and Stephen Strasburg’s legacy. Later, is Tim Kurkjian buying or selling Yankees, Guardians and Marlins? 11:17 Buster on pitching injuries 17:31 Hembo 35:56 Tim Kurkjian 49:45 #BleacherTweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clown Walk

Clown Walk

2024-04-0801:06:181

Eduardo Pérez about Ronel Blanco's second straight sensational outing, the Astros’ bullpen bouncing back and major injury news across the league. Then, Sarah Langs on Garrett Crochet, the Braves sweeping the Diamondbacks, and mediating Buster’s fantasy baseball disputes. Later, Jorge Castillo talks about the latest on Gerrit Cole’s return, the MLBPA blaming the pitch clock for injuries, the Yankees’ hot start, the Mets living their worst case scenario and a rocky transition for Shohei Ohtani.  CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 10:09 Clown Car w/ Eduardo Pérez 22:03 Sarah Langs 30:32 Jorge Castillo 51:07 #BleacherTweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Buster leads off the podcast with his top-five teams in baseball through the first week of the season. Then, Karl Ravech discusses the Rangers-Astros rivalry renewing this weekend, Josh Jung’s injury, Josh Hader’s rocky start, Shohei Ohtani’s first Dodger home run, the Red Sox’s surprising start and the A’s moving to Sacramento. Then, Todd Radom returns with the first installment of his weekly feature and the quiz — including a special guest. Later, Sarah Langs on Kyle Higashioka, and the last time the Astros were on the wrong end of a no-hitter. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 0:00 Buster's Top Five Teams 5:47 Karl Ravech 27:54 Todd Radom 40:11 Sarah Langs 48:44 #BleacherTweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hembo and Buster discuss Ronel Blanco’s no-hitter, the Blue Jays’ lineup looking thin, the Pirates' improved lineup, if the Red Sox could have a top rotation in the AL, Bobby Witt Jr. and Shōta Imanaga. Then, Orioles pitcher Grayson Rodriguez talks about what he's learned from Corbin Burnes, his devastating changeup, the vibes in Baltimore and the G-Rod roll. Later, Los Angeles Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle stops by to share a slice of his life on the keys at Dodgers Stadium. CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 10:06 Hembo 27:52 Grayson Rodriguez 39:52 Dieter Ruehle 53:59 #BleacherTweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Cone joins Buster in the Clown Car following Sunday Night Baseball to discuss the Dodgers’ homegrown starting pitching, Mookie Betts looking for a challenge, Shohei Ohtani finding his new footing on a new team, the Cardinals, Juan Soto’s outstanding Yankee debut and the need for the ABS challenge system. Tim Kurkjian talks the Yankees sweeping the Astros in Houston, the Brewers making the Mets look silly, the Orioles’ offense, Ron Washington calling a team meeting after two games and the Pirates atop the NL Central. Later, Sarah Langs with more on Soto, and Matt Chapman.  CALL THE BLEACHER TWEETS VOICEMAIL LINE: 406-404-8460 10:23 Clown Car 24:22 Tim Kurkjian 41:48 Sarah Langs 49:46 #BleacherTweets  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Opening Day

Opening Day

2024-03-2901:04:12

Buster, Karl Ravech, Eduardo Pérez and David Cone pile into the Clown Car to recap Opening Day. The guys discuss Justin Steele going down, the Yankees’ comeback, why the game needs Jackson Holliday, and the Rangers’ confidence. Then, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game and discovers a new name in baseball history. Next, Tim Keown on his piece on filling the hole of knowledge about who Shohei Ohtani is off the field. Later, Jorge Castillo makes his podcast debut to talk about his time spent with both New York teams in Spring Training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2024 Bold Predictions

2024 Bold Predictions

2024-03-2701:10:241

The podcast makes its TV debut on ESPN2 as Buster solicits bold predictions on the 2024 MLB season from Jeff Passan, Jake Peavy, Boog Sciambi, Kevin Pillar, Hembo and Sarah Langs. This podcast contains the full interviews from all of our guests. 2:07 Jeff Passan 12:35 Jake Peavy 24:30 Boog Sciambi 36:58 Kevin Pillar 49:18 Hembo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Baseball Tonight, Buster Olney reacts to Shohei Ohtani’s remarks regarding gambling allegations against his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara and Baltimore Orioles sending Jackson Holliday to the minor leagues. Tim Kurkjian joins the podcast and shares stories with long time owner of the Baltimore Orioles, Peter Angelos who recently passed away. Taylor Schwink returns to the podcast to share some big news for Baseball Tonight. This Wednesday on ESPN2 at 2pm ET, the podcast will be on television! Joel Goldberg, Kansas City Royals announcer gives his Royals team preview. Next, Sarah Langs plays the numbers game. Chuck Garfien, host of the Chicago White Sox Pregame and Postgame Live gives his White Sox Team Preview. Finally, more bleacher tweets! 0:00 Latest MLB News 05:40 Tim Kurkjian  21:45 Sarah Langs  31:35 Kansas City Royals Team Preview 43:20 Chicago White Sox Team Preview 53:47 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On the latest episode of Baseball Tonight, Tisha Thompson, ESPN investigative reporter, shares the latest information about Shohei Ohtani's interpreter amid massive theft allegations. Then, Eduardo Perez, ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Analyst, gives his first impressions of Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the San Diego Padres after two games. Bill Schroeder, broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers, gives his team preview. Then, Sarah Langs plays the numbers game. Next, Ryan Spilborghs, broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies, gives his team preview! Lastly, Buster wraps the show to answer more Bleacher 0:00 Latest MLB News 05:46 Tisha Thompson/Shohei Ohtani Interpreter Massive Theft Allegations 20:45 Eduardo Perez 31:34 Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview 41:12 Sarah Langs 48:18 Ryan Spilborghs Team Preview 01:03:33 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this latest episode of Baseball Tonight, Buster Olney and MLB Broadcaster Karl Ravech joins the podcast from Seoul Korea, immediately following the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres game, to share his initial thoughts on both teams! Paul Hembo jumps on to talk about the winners and losers of the Blake Snell contract signing. Next up, Dan Shulman, play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays shares his team preview! Then, play-by-play announcer Greg Brown of the Pittsburgh Pirates gives his team preview! Later, Buster answers Bleacher Tweets. 0:00 Latest MLB News  03:50 Karl Ravech  21:10 Paul Hembo 40:00 Blue Jays Team Preview 55:10 Pittsburgh Pirates Team Preview 01:06:44 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On today's episode of Baseball Tonight, Buster shares his excitement for the opening day of the season, his thoughts on Gavin Stone's spring training performance and Ha-Seong Kim's return to Korea. Doug Glanville joins the show to talk about how dominant Spencer Strider is, and how Joey Votto hit hitting a homerun in his first appearance in wearing a Toronto Blue Jays uniform. MLB injury expert, Stephania Bell, discusses Gerrit Cole's injury and gives some insight en into how teams navigate players injuries and how they typically address the media. Then, Sarah Langs plays the numbers game. Gaby Sanchez, Miami Marlins broadcaster, and Mandy Bell, MLB.com writer, for the Cleveland Guardians gives their team previews. Finally, we have more bleacher tweets! 0:00 Latest MLB News 05:41 Doug Glanville 21:44 Stephania Bell 34:03 Sarah Langs 42:12 Miami Marlins Team Preview 55:24 Cleveland Guardians Team Preview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Baseball Tonight, Buster Olney reacts Dylan Cease being traded to the San Diego Padres and shares some updates regarding New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole. ESPN writer, Tim Kurkijan comes on the show to also discuss Gerrit Cole’s injury. On top of that, he talks aboutwhy Blake Snell still isn’t signed. Buster shares some reactions that players had to the ESPN MLB Top 100 list. Next, Sarah Langs plays the numbers game, Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, Jeff Brantley gives his team preview, and Jason Beck, the Detroit Tigers beat writer gives his team preview. Finally, we have Bleacher Tweets! 0:00 Latest MLB News 03:29 Tim Kirkjian 17:47 Player Reactions 20:12 Sarah Langs 30:26 Cincinnati Reds Team Preview 37:51 Detroit Tigers Team Preview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On the latest episode of Baseball Tonight, Buster Only reacts to New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole undergoing elbow tests for an injury, San Francisco Giants requesting unconditional release waivers for infielder J.D. Davis and The Los Angles Dodgers picking Tyler Glasnow to be their starter for Opening Day. Paul Hembo joins the show to talk about the type of situation the New York Yankees are in following the news of Gerrit Cole and why Zack Wheeler is a snub on the Top 100 player list. St. Louis Cardinals beat writer, Derrick Goold, gives his team preview. Former Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Moreau joins the show to give his Minnesota Twins team preview. Buster answers more of your Bleacher Tweets! 0:00 Latest MLB News 3:08 Paul Hembo 20:52 St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview 34:07 Minnesota Twins Team Preview 42:20 Bleacher Tweets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Stephen Boykin

Great podcast!! I'm a big fan. Keep it up!! 👍

Aug 28th
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Mike Singer

😉😭r koff ym u7inh3.k7

Jun 5th
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Kadin hilperters

everyone should disapprove racism. Racism is not good for every human being. https://www.ballsportsgear.com/

Mar 1st
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Stephen Boykin

Great episode of the podcast. I loved hearing Tim Kirkjian's speech. Very touching! 👍

Jul 27th
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Stephen Boykin

Bravo to Pablo Torres for the great interview of The Great Baseball writer Tim Kirkjian. So damn funny and entertaining! 👍👍

Jul 27th
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Stephen Boykin

I was looking for a good MLB podcast and I found it. This is indeed an excellent, informative and fun to listen to podcast about MLB. I highly recommend it!

Jun 28th
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Bent van der Meulen

how can you guys just approve #blm organisation? everyone should disapprove racism. but please dont use that violent org as front sign of anti racism. cause they are very opposite to that in its core

May 25th
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Wahoo Wahoo

Hope ESPN reconsiders and restarts Fantasy Focus Baseball pod. Tristan is one of the few analysts who doesn't get duped by flash-in-the-pan fantasy "stars."

Apr 23rd
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Dirt Pickle Dan

I'm sad that they have signed off. Great guys with great analysis. They were a joy to listen to.

Apr 8th
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Jim Hoffman

I have loved this show for many years. Sad to see it go.

Apr 7th
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Jack Burgdorf

Have unsubscribed. Mlb and ESPN have gone off the deep end. BLM is not what they claim to be. All races are equal but the way it is being handled is un American. Moving the All Star game is the last straw. Georgia voting laws are very fair and only ask for a photo ID. That is quite available and needed for almost everything we do. Everyone is caving in to seem woke and giving in to big commerce. Good bye, no big loss.

Apr 5th
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Andrew Smith

good episode

Jan 8th
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Andrew Smith

really looking forward to this season

Jan 6th
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ID20134877

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers!!! Its been a long time coming.

Oct 28th
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Armando Chinchilla

Altuve??? no bangs no whistles no show....

Oct 14th
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Stu Cook

Great episode as always, Buster! 👍

Oct 8th
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Stu Cook

Great show today!

Oct 3rd
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Stu Cook

Another packed, informative show today, Buster! 👍 This post season is going to be remembered for sure whoever comes out on top... 8 games in one day is insane! 😁

Oct 2nd
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Stu Cook

What did I say? Don't discount the Yankees! 😁 Bieber is good, but this is not his year.

Oct 1st
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Stu Cook

Write off the Yankees' chances at your own risk, boys. You. Just. Watch. TRUST me! 😁

Sep 30th
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