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The British baseball podcast is a weekly show for your british baseball needs. Hosted by Matt Mutton and featuring guests ranging from players, coaches and key influencers with in the British grassroots baseball community. If you have a story to tell or want to reach out, please contact the show on Youtube, twitter, IG, FB @britbaseballpod or email britishbaseballpodcast@gmail.com
 
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I had the opportunity to go and tryout a game-changing training system called Okkulo (https://www.okkulo.com​), their technology is geared towards making unprecedented individual and collective gains in performance that translate into improved results and greater success by raising the bar and completely re-configuring the athlete’s visual system t…
 
Brandon Steiner, founder of Steiner Sports and CollectibleXchange, joins the boys to talk about the current resurgence in the sports memorabilia market, reveals why so many people are buying and selling their collectibles right now, shares some of the favorite pieces from his own collection and teases the upcoming auction of his personal stuff.…
 
"I want to make other people's dreams come true..." This weeks episode is a crossover with the excellent Batflips and Nerds (@batflips_nerds) Podcast where Matthew and John McGee (@epuvantail) have a discussion with the British Knights Manager Kevin Mahoney (@kevinmahoney13). Listen as they discuss Kevins time in the Yankees organisation and how th…
 
Actor (and lifelong Red Sox fan!) Nate Corddry talks to the boys about the magic of baseball and why it’s okay to root for former players of your favorite team, his favorite ballparks to visit, drinking “water beer” at Wrigley Field, hanging out and talking baseball with the great Billy Crystal and trying to convince Yankees fan Aaron Sorkin to cha…
 
"Everybody should get a chance" GB baseball Hall of Famer Alex Malihoudis, The first British player to win medals in 2 different European Championships and a regular fixture in the GB setup topping many offensive category lists in the 1990s and 2000s joins the show. He lead the National Baseball League in hits and runs scored also winning the NBL b…
 
To mark the fifth anniversary of his first appearance on the podcast, onetime minor league scout-turned-actor Lew Temple re-joins the boys to talk about how he’s been keeping busy during our “societal pause”, that time he bought (and shared!) a drink with Hank Aaron, his friendship with the man who gave up the former home run champ’s record-tying b…
 
'ive got a lot of faith in the heart' Pepe Anderson joins the show to talk us through the East London Latin Boys, why its not just for Latino males and the perfect place to play if you want to learn Spanish and play fun baseball. Pepe also takes us on his own personal journey through the sport and talks about his desire to open a baseball school fo…
 
Part 2 of the new monthly segment looking at British baseball history month by month. This episode wouldnt be possible without pioneers such as Josh Chetwynd, Harvey Sahker, Joe Gray, Gabriel Fidler and Matt Smith plus many more. you can buy Josh Chetwynds - Baseball in Europe here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baseball-Europe-Country-History/dp/07864…
 
Craig Savage joins the show to talk about his time with the Buccaneers and what baseball was like in the late 90s and early 2000s in the south of England. Their blue print for success in the UK and europe, favourite memories including national championships, knocking the tournament favourites out at the semi finals of a European final competition, …
 
Andrea Williams, the author of Baseball’s Leading Lady, joins the boys to talk about her journey of wanting to be Major League Baseball’s first female general manager to working alongside Bob Kendrick at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to writing about African-American icons Effa Manley and Charley Pride, what it would take for Hollywood to prope…
 
"your body can't digest grass..." Newly inducted #BritishBaseball Hall of Famer Martin "Goddy" Godsall joins the show alongside him is fellow @liverpoolTrojan Ian Blease as Matts co-host. they give insight into how at 15, a PE teacher helped launch his 30+ year career, the importance of working with a great catcher, developing a competitive mindset…
 
Phil Sklar from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee joins the boys to update them on the status of the museum, talks about the most popular bobbleheads they’ve created and sold (as well as the money they’ve raised for first responders battling COVID-19) and offers up a special *FREE* bobblehead offer. #IBOBBLE…
 
Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, joins the boys for the sixth time to talk about his relationship with fellow Hall of Very Good class of 2021 inductees Dick Allen and Charley Pride, looks back at the effect the COVID-19 pandemic had on the museum, looks ahead to 2021 and gives an update on the Nashville Stars.…
 
New monthly segment kicks off looking at British baseball history by month. This episode wouldnt be possible without pioneers such as Josh Chetwynd, Harvey Sahker, Joe Gray, Gabriel Fidler and many more. you can buy Josh Chetwynds - Baseball in Europe here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baseball-Europe-Country-History/dp/0786437243 Harvey Sahkers - the…
 
We're still not sure how or why we became friends with Larry King...but it certainly had something to do with our shared love of baseball. The legendary interviewer (and very proud baseball dad!) joined us a number of times and talked about a host of things, including the Hall of Fame, the most exciting and best players that he's seen, his all-time…
 
“Meeting on the Mound” host Jake Reiner joins the boys to talk about how his previous life as a broadcast journalism has helped him transition into podcasting, shares his thoughts on the legitimacy of the Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series championship, looks ahead to the 2021 season and reveals his hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot.…
 
"why not you?" Season 2 kicks of with a bang, hear GB Hall of Famer and hitting coach to the stars, Brad Marcelino (who is team GBs all time leading record holder for the most European championships appearances as a player) talk about hitting tips, his hitting consultancy, the 65 MLB draft picks, (3 of which were 1st rounders) he's worked with, Kri…
 
Longtime ESPN broadcaster Kenny Mayne joins the boys to talk about the “magic device” that enabled him to get back on his feet and how he’s made it his mission to help others do the same, his love of Tommy Harper and the Seattle Pilots, the game he invented with his uncle, his experience making “Baseketball” and shares his favorite Milwaukee story.…
 
Regarded as the Negro League’s youngest player, Dennis "Bose" Biddle joins the boys to talk about leaving Magnolia, Arkansas, and heading to the Windy City to try out for (and eventually sign a contract to play in) the Chicago American Giants, his efforts to preserve the legacy of the league’s historic past and that time he met the legendary Charle…
 
To celebrate being the most listened to episode of 2020, Micky Dolenz from The Monkees joins the boys to talk about his new gig with Wizard World, learning how to play golf alongside Alice Cooper, explains the origin of The Hollywood Vampires and helps Lou earn some major points with his mother-in-law. Episode originally aired July 28, 2020.…
 
For no reason whatsoever, a mystery guest joins the boys to talk about why it's more than okay to ignore and cancel Aubrey Huff, whether or not steroid guys should be in the Hall of Fame, helps coin the term "fat-neck Griffey", shares their favorite baseball-related comedy routine and reveals their three song strip club setlist.…
 
Baseball historian/researcher and taphophile Sam Gazdziak joins the boys to talk about his fascination with celebrating the lives of the recently deceased, introduces the world to Kentucky’s number one chicken thief, “Turkey Bob” Turner, expresses his anger following the recent passing of Charley Pride and reveals whether or not we’ll ever see an R…
 
Andrew Maraniss, author of the upcoming Glenn Burke biography “Singled Out”, joins the boys to talk at length about why he chose to write about Major League Baseball’s first openly gay player (and inventor of the high five), whether or not his story would make a good movie and, yeah, walks right into a return of #FredKilledRube.…
 
1988 Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star Chris Sabo joins the boys to talk about why he chose to pursue the dream of playing baseball professionally instead of hockey, suiting up for Pete Rose, going wire-to-wire and winning the 1990 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds and the challenge of going back to college, first to get his law degree…
 
Documentary filmmaker Kelly Candaele joins the boys to talk about his mother, former AAGPBL player Helen Callaghan, and how his PBS documentary about the professional women's baseball league led to a call from Penny Marshall’s “people”, whether or not we could see a sequel to “A League of Their Own” and his thoughts on the upcoming Amazon series.…
 
Stand-up comedian and Donald Trump impersonator J-L Cauvin joins the boys to talk about one of his greatest accomplishments (spoiler alert: it involves a pair of middle fingers and a group of high school cheerleaders), shares his all-time favorite New York Yankees players, reveals why he hates Derek Jeter so much and, for some reason, recalls that …
 
Fresh off the 2020 induction ceremony, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Greg Harris joins the boys to talk about his personal journey from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, shares the similarities (and, of course, the differences) between the two museums and their inducti…
 
Former umpire John Hirschbeck joins the boys to talk about his lengthy big league career (including his most memorable games and run-ins with managers and players), the reason he got into the profession, that night in Mexico that led to him meeting his wife and how they’re now honoring the legacy of their late son through The Magic of Michael Found…
 
The Toddfather, Todd Radom, joins the boys to talk about the recent loss of several baseball Hall of Famers and the uniforms they were least known for wearing, Lou Brock’s unique headwear, that time he saw the entire Boston Red Sox team hop into the stands at Yankee Stadium, whether or not Major League Baseball should bring back 1999’s Turn Ahead t…
 
"that game you played on 2nd base in a duffle coat wasnt your best" for the season finale(ish) Matt is joined by former guests and fellow podcasters in Ian Blease, John McKellar, Ian Rudd, Earl Dix, Charlie Batho and Tim French as they chat about their season or lack of one, what will bring them back in 2021 and some fun "round the table" chat abou…
 
Author and American Ghost Walks tour guide Tea Krulos joins the boys to talk about the haunted history (including that of countless baseball players) of The Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, whether or not Jeffrey Dahmer is still terrorizing Cream City, why Milwaukee City Hall once became the hot spot for those looking to commit suicide and, of …
 
Baseball Clubs of Britain, lets come together and share best practices and what's working for our clubs to help other teams with ideas. Back in July after the Bristol baseball club interview finished recording, there was an idea floated, why dont the baseball clubs help each other out with their best practices? What does your team do well that you …
 
Actor and director Stu Stone joins the boys to talk about his new film “Faking a Murderer”, shares the response to his previous opus “Jack of All Trades”, the effect it had on his family and the rise in popularity of Foul Ball Paul, drops far too many late-80s/early-90s baseball names and educates everyone on the sordid past of former outfielder Me…
 
Jessica Vernon (@Jesicamaevernon) joins the show to talk us through the female all star team that is the Southern Belles and talks us through her first taste of competitive action as a team, her managerial debut, the difficult choice between playing baseball and softball in 2021, getting ball played in schools and where she thinks womens baseball w…
 
Should-be Hall of Famer Al “Scoop” Oliver joins the boy to talk about how he would’ve handled playing during the coronavirus pandemic and why being a “creature of habit” could’ve helped him out, playing for the history-making 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates and who his closest teammates were, the toughest pitchers he faced during his career and, of course,…
 
I had the pleasure of meeting Richard at the Battle for Britain event in September 2020 and he told me the story of how the Essex Arrows was formed by his dad and the stories of the contents of the club house, so i invited him on to the show to talk some more and he doesn't disappoint. Richard takes us on a journey through his baseball upbringing, …
 
I've been extremely privileged to speak to some amazing artists and creators during this project of the Negro League fundraiser, my guest tonight is no exception, Graig Kreindler is an extremely talented artist who has produced some stunning work on baseball cards and you have to see his panoramic and....well, go see for yourself at www.graigkreind…
 
'Join us at the buffet of Knowledge'. Andy Browns work is nothing short of amazing, he is probably best know for his work painting Baseball Stadiums live at the ball parks. At the time of this writing, i own 5 or 6 pieces of his work, including an original that i got for my 40th, so you can imagine i was extremely excited to have my friend back on …
 
Aaron Hill is an extremely talented Illustrator who combines his love of baseball and baseball cards with his art and Skateboards as canvases. He is best known for his unique, artistic take on replicating sports cards and vintage photos on a larger scale. we chat about the role of baseball in his life, why he does what he does, his influences and f…
 
Bens incredible art is made up from cut up sports cards, it really is a sight to behold. He shares an insight into his process and how he builds up his images, near misses on cutting up important cards and how his old job working in Physics helped him to build an algorithm to help with a piece of work. you can find Ben on Instagram and twitter - @c…
 
Jeff Pearlman, the self-proclaimed “Jewish Michael Lewis”, joins the boys to talk about that time he and Jesse Orosco ran over a cat, why he chose the Los Angeles Lakers as the subject of his latest book (Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty), reveals the subject of his next book and explains why it isn’t a…
 
joining Matt this week is the 2018 BSUK award winner for "Services to Coaching" Paul Vernon (@PaulVernon63). His involvement in British baseball spans 30 years and his 5 page coaching CV is still growing. this episode, we get to know Paul and what made him want to leave a career as an engineer to get involved in British baseball, his involvement in…
 
As part of the 100 year anniversary of the Negro Leagues, i had been asked to interview some artists taking part in the fundraiser for the Negro League Museum (NBLMart.com) and i had the absolute pleasure of speaking to contemporary artist Bart Cooper (IG - b_art1) about his inspirations, art growing up, his style and who he's drawing and why for t…
 
Former BBF President Earl Dix opens up and chats with Matt this week as they talk about how baseball helped him during his turbulent childhood in South Africa, his playing and coaching days, his highlights, THE job interview that shaped British Baseball and dealing with the pressures and challenges of being the British Baseball Federation president…
 
Graig Kreindler and Jay Caldwell, the men behind the Black Baseball in Living Color exhibit, talk to the boys about what it took to get 230 paintings from Graig’s New York studio to the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City Museum and getting namechecked by rap icon Chuck D, talk at length about Jay’s awesome memorabilia collection and reveal how you…
 
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