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If replacement batters are called pinch hitters, why aren’t replacement pitchers called pinch pitchers? They originally were, as explained by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in this week’s Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. Relief pitchers are used in a pinch, and today they’re used in a variety of specialized roles: closers, set-up men, middle relievers,…
 
Max Spiegel President of CSG joins the show to talk about card grading and his company (51:10). In addition we have our regular segments including Baker's Dozen (5:45), Making the Grade (18:45), Sure Shots (21:45), TTMCast Stamp of Approval (23:15), Vern Rapp Minute (41:35), and TTM Returns (44:45). Send feedback to our text line at 978-729-0662 or…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Kevin Reichard are joined by Derek Sharrer and Sean Aronson of the St. Paul Saints to discuss the return of Triple-A ball to the Saintly City in this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. With the MLB makeover of Minor League Baseball for 2021, three teams—the Saints, the Sugar Land Skeeters and the Somerset Patriots…
 
Two games in the same day is heaven for fans looking forward to the twin bill, double dip or the doubleheader, as explained by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in this week’s Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. There are all sorts of descriptive phrases used to describe various iterations of a doubleheader. Two day games represent a double-barrel matinee. T…
 
Two fun interviews this week and a NCCA hockey national championship for UMASS! Former MLB All-Star 3b Sal Bando joins the show to talk about his career and TTM (9:50) and Scott Tarter from Dropping Dimes.org comes on to talk ABA basketball, collecting and more (103:40). Sean and I revel in our school's NCAA hockey championship and tackle our regul…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Kevin Reichard discuss the opening week of the MLB season and a visit to American Family Field, home of the Brewers, in this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. Being able to watch baseball virtually all day has been a boon to fans—begin with the afternoon matinees and end with the late-night West Coast matches. An…
 
What is the purpose of the purpose pitch? Jesse Goldberg-Strassler explains it for you in this week’s Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. A term attributed to baseball pioneer Branch Rickey, a purpose pitch is designed to "separate the batter's head from his shoulders." This is different than a bean ball, a pitch intended to hit a batter by being th…
 
We have an extra long show this week with 2 very interesting interviews. Author of Clubbie Greg Larson (110:12) joins us to talk about his new book and President of Diamond Service Grading Michael Clarke comes on (27:39) to talk about the grading market and his company. In addition, we have our regular segments Baker's Dozen (6:25), Making the Grad…
 
Kevin Reichard flies solo in this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat, discussing lessons learned from spring training for the regular season and previewing upcoming book releases and Ballpark Digest coverage. With MLB teams beginning play today, we’re in the midst of season previews on the site, focusing on teams opening the season at home. Mo…
 
You may bring in a base runner with a run batted in (RBI), but you don’t actually need to get a hit to do it, as explained by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in this week’s Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. You could walk, hit a sacrifice fly or get hit by a pitch to notch an RBI—even if it’s an intentional walk, as was the case once with Barry Bonds, wh…
 
We are talking vintage programs and collecting with baseball historian Roger Meyer (49:05) this week. In addition we have our regular segment Baker's Dozen (7:30), listener mail (19:15), the Vern Rapp Minute (32:50) and weekly returns (37:15). Please send feedback to our text line 978-729-0662 or email us ttmcast@yahoo.com. We were recently named #…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Kevin Reichard are joined by Phil Elson, Voice of Arkansas Razorbacks baseball, to discuss the state of college baseball in this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. Elson began his career in Minor League Baseball and worked a variety of circuits (Eastern League, Pioneer League, Sally League, California League) befo…
 
If the fastball was the first baseball pitch, it stands to reason that the change-up was the second, thrown purely as a contrast, as explained by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in this week’s Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. A well-thrown change-up will see the pitcher use the same exact motion and arm action both for a fastball and the change-up, idea…
 
America's Quiz Master and card collector Scott Rogowski joins the show (49:05) this week to talk about his time on HQ, working at Topps, collecting and TTMing. In addition, we announce the winner of an autographed Jerry Mather photo and have our regular segments, Baker's Dozen (10:06), TTMCast Stamp of Approval (26:20), Vern Rapp Minute (32:35) and…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, Mick Gillispie and Kevin Reichard discuss the rule changes scheduled for 2021 MiLB play in this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. Rule changes are planned for every level of baseball, and at the A level different leagues will feature different rule changes. In Triple-A, the size of first, second and third base will …
 
Jerry Mathers who played the Beaver on Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963) joins the show (18:54) this week to talk about the show, his career and autographs. There’s lots of great Leave it to Beaver secrets we learn including, what was the color of his lunch box in the original opening credits, who on the cast was post protective of him when he was you…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, Mick Gillispie and Kevin Reichard discuss what fans can expect when they return to ballparks in 2021—the good, the bad, the ugly—in this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. The good: Most MLB teams are poised to welcome fans back to ballparks for home games for the first time since 2019. Only a few are waiting on appr…
 
Pitchers can flirt with a no-hitter during the course of a game, but if it’s broken up, it’s no no-no. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler describes the many terms for a no-hitter in this week’s edition of Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. A no-hitter is rare enough, but there have been cases of both pitchers simultaneously throwing a no-hitter, both in the …
 
Tyler Holzhammer from Sports Card Investor joins the show (43:57) to talk about the booming card market, his investment tips and more. In addition, we have our regular features including Baker's Dozen (4:03), listener mail (23:42), TTMCast Stamp of Approval (28:36), the Vern Rapp Minute (32:53) and review our weekly TTM returns (36:25). Please send…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Kevin Reichard discuss spring training and the state of broadcasting on this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. We've now in the midst of spring-training games, and the discussion centered on how MLB has handled game presentation and game action. MLB is allowing managers to call games at seven innings and to shut …
 
Where on a baseball field can you find half moons and cutouts, all in pursuit of a room-service hop? The infield: the carpet, the inner garden, the skin. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler describes the many terms used to describe the infield in this week’s edition of Tales from the Baseball Thesaurus. Infields have varied over time in the baseball universe:…
 
Two time MLB All-Star Orlando Hudson joins the show (1:03:40) to talk about his amazing career and talks autographs and collecting with us. In addition we have our regular segments Bakers Dozen (6:50), TTMCast stamp of approval (45:20), The Vern Rapp Minute (49:00) and review our weekly TTM returns (52:55). Please text questions and feedback to 978…
 
Curt Bloom, Voice of the Birmingham Barons, and author Mark McCarter join Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Kevin Reichard on this week’s Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat to discuss the distinguished history of the Southern League. Bloom joined the Barons in 1992 after radio stints in Bakersfield, Prince William and Huntsville, which was his first expos…
 
A batter striking out is pulling a Casey, while striking out four times means you're wearing the Golden Sombrero. A strikeout is a core part of the game, one to inspire a slew of colorful terms and descriptive phrases, as related by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, author of The Baseball Thesaurus. It may also be one of the most poetic events in a basebal…
 
Two great interviews on one fantastic show! Greg Bates from Sports Collectors Digest joins the show (46:48) to talk about his article on forgeries in the autograph market and we have a bonus interview with MLB baseball HOFer Rickey Henderson (21:14). In addition, we have our regular segments Bakers Dozen (7:35), TTMCast Stamp of Approval (34:52), t…
 
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, Mick Gillispie and Kevin Reichard discuss the two biggest stories in the baseball world -- spring training and the new MiLB league structure -- in this week’s Hot Stove League edition of the Ballpark Digest Broadcaster Chat. Topics included: · The poor rollout of the new MiLB league structure and the total disavowal of MiL…
 
Happy Valentine's Day fellow collectors. This week Senior Vintage Sports Card Grader Andy Broome from Certified Sports Guaranty (CSG) joins the show (52:24) to talk about everything grading. In addition, we have our regular segments Baker's Dozen (5:35), TTMCast Stamp of Approval (35:15), the Vern Rapp Minute (42:15) and we review our TTM returns f…
 
NFL HOFer Morten Andersen joins the show (48:20) to talk about kicking, collecting, autographs and his new podcast Great Dane Nation. In addition, we have our regular features including Baker's Dozen (6:05), announce our contest winner (18:30, answer listener questions (19:00), give our weekly TTMCast Stamp of Approval (32:25), and review our weekl…
 
We speak with two legends this week. Former NY Met and Yankee pitcher Dwight Gooden joins us for a bonus interview (13:50) and author, podcast host and vintage card collector Tom Zappala (45:57) joins the show to talk about his books, autographs and vintage card collecting. In addition we make our Super Bowl picks during Bakers Dozen (4:13), give o…
 
Fun show this week talking TTM and baseball with former Mayor of Copperstown, author and collector Jeff Katz (40:03). In addition we feature our regular segments including Bakers Dozen (5:15), announce this week's TTMCast Stamp of Approvals (19:20), the Vern Rapp Minute where we pay special tribute to Hank Aaron (25:20) and review our TTM returns f…
 
We have a lot to talk about this week on an extended show. Learn about my dinner with Big Papi - David Ortiz (2:11), hobby news and contest winners in Bakers Dozen (19:20), find out who gets our weekly TTMCast Stamp of Approvals (37:35), we review this week's passings in the Vern Rapp Minute (42:00) and then we highlight this week's TTM returns (46…
 
Sal Barry from Puck Junk joins the show (50:25) to talk hockey TTM, hockey card collecting and more. In addition, we talk about our TTM and autograph targets for 2021, review our TTM successes for the week, introduce a new weekly contest and release our TTMCast Stamp of Approvals. Please send contest entries and feedback to our text line at 978-729…
 
This week SABR President, baseball author and vintage card collector Mark Armour joins (41:30) the show to talk about everything baseball and card collecting. We also review this week's returns and release this week's TTMCast Stamp of Approval. Text us at 978-729-0662.By TTMCast hosted by Jeff Baker
 
Marc Bertrand from 98.5 FM The Sports Hub in Boston joins the show (38:20) this week to talk about his passion for TTM and autograph collecting. In addition, we review our top 3 TTM returns for 2020 and give our TTMCast Stamp of Approval on two new things. Texts us your thoughts and feedback at 978-29-0662…
 
This week Wade Boggs super fan Richard Davis (46:00) joins the show to talk about his 2020 Man Cave of the Year, the Wade Boggs Tarven and his obsession with HOFer Wade Boggs. We also talk about our successes for the week and introduce a new segment "TTMCast Stamp of Approval". Text feedback to our text line at 978-729-0662.…
 
We have a really fun show this week. Our new co-host Sean McEloy joins the show and we talk all things TTM and collecting. Author Bill Christiansen joins the show to talk about this new book The Shortstop from Kalamazoo The Life and Times of Neil Berry (47:02) comments and suggestions to our new text line 978-729-0662.…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Jacob talks to the Participation & Programs Manager for South Australia working at Bowls Australia. In this weeks episode we look at: - What Jimmy does in his job - How Lawn Bowls is moving away from the stigma of a sport for the elderly - How University study is aiding Jimmy in his …
 
Two great interviews in one fantastic show this week. First former MLB pitcher Dave Veres joins us (14:20) to talk pitching and collecting and then collector and writer Greg Gay from Night Owl Cards joins the show (37:05) to talk vintage collecting. Please send comments to our new text line at 978-729-0662.…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Jacob talks to former professional Rugby player Sam Offer. In this weeks episode we look at:- Moving from Australian to European Rugby - What Rugby players do to pay the bills - Life after Rugby - The importance of having a plan after playing sport Sam Offer's Socials…
 
We have an extra long show this week! John Newman from Sports Card Nation joins the show to talk everything collecting (28:22). In addition, we have our regular segments, Baker's Dozen, The Vern Rapp Minute and Returns. There's a lot going on this week so carve out some extra time and enjoy this week extended show!…
 
On this weeks episode of the podcast, Jacob talks to  Melbourne City FC photographer Aleksandar Jason.In this episode, we take a look at:- How Aleks got his role at Melbourne City- Some of the photography work that he has done- How lockdown has allowed him to produce more content- His collection of Football Shirts
 
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