Talking Baseball with Ed Randall (2022)

Jan 19, 2018

Ep. 120: The Quest For Closure

00:23:38

Rafael Palmeiro spent 20 years in the Majors, becoming only the fifth player in the league to ever slug 500 home runs and obtain 3,000 hits. However, due to his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs in 2005, his age 40 season would be his last. Palmeiro though is hoping to make his way back in 2018. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall spends time talking with Palmeiro about why he's attempting a comeback and what motivates him to prove that at 53 years old, that age is just a number.

Jan 18, 2018

Ep. 119: A Close Call

00:23:49

Ned Yost has been at the helm of the Kansas City Royals since 2010, including managing them to their first championship since 1985 in 2015. But with every season comes the offseason and this current one has left Ned thankful to still be alive. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall speaks with the Royals manager about the 20-foot fall he endured after a tree stand malfunctioned and how thanks to his cell phone and a speedy medical staff, he avoided death.

Jan 16, 2018

Ep. 118: Returning To UPenn With A Purpose

00:23:39

Most people who attend an Ivy League college aren't normally destined for the big leagues, but Doug Glanville had a different idea. After being drafted out of the University of Pennsylvania in the first round by the Chicago Cubs in the 1991 Draft, he became the first African American to play in the big leagues that attended an Ivy League school. With his playing days behind him, Doug is returning to his alma mater to teach communications. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall talks with Professor Glanville's about his return to UPenn and why teaching students about how athletes and celebrities use their public profile to share their thoughts on social and cultural issues is so important.

Jan 12, 2018

Ep. 117: The Legend of Sam Fuld

00:42:05

Former MLB outfielder Sam Fuld recently joined the Philadelphia Phillies as the Major League player information coordinator, a position that seemed destined for Sam long before his professional playing days. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall speaks with Sam about joining the Phillies in his new role and how being a kid who loved stats led him to his new career in his post-playing days. They also discuss Sam's legendary catch, playing for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and his historic performance in his first game at Fenway Park.

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Jan 10, 2018

Ep. 116: From Rookie of the Year to Humanitarian

00:22:15

Tony Kubek has a baseball resume that many would love to replicate. From being named the 1957 American League Rookie of the Year, a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees, to his broadcasting career in his post-playing days that led to him winning the Ford C. Frick Award. But perhaps it was what Tony did outside of baseball that has the most meaning to him. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall talks with Tony about his work in his home state of Wisconsin with Hmong immigrants and why that's become such an important part of his life.

After 16 professional seasons pitching out of the bullpen, Joe Nathan announced his retirement from the game of baseball in 2017. During his impressive career, Nathan amassed 377 saves during his MLB career, which is good for eighth on the all-time list, while appearing on six All-Star teams. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall talks with the now retired reliever about saying goodbye to his playing days. They also discuss his early transformation from shortstop to reliever and whether or not he'll appear in a different role in the game that treated him so well in the future.

Jan 05, 2018

Ep. 114: The quest for the postseason in Seattle

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00:18:58

The Seattle Mariners haven't been in the postseason since the 2001 season and if there's one person who is determined to end that spell in 2018, it's GM Jerry Dipoto. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall talks with Jerry about being one of the more active GM's in baseball, including acquiring Dee Gordon while flying in an airplane this offseason. They also discuss his playing days and if Edgar Martinez should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jan 05, 2018

Ep. 113: 33 Years Behind The Dish

00:33:11

When umpire Dale Scott retired this past season, his professional career resume was one to be admired. Calling 3,897 games, including 91 Postseason games, three World Series and three All-Star Games, there isn't much Dale hasn't done as an MLB umpire. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall takes some time to talk with Scott about his illustrious career and if it was hard to walk away from the game this past season. They also discuss some of Dale's most memorable ejections as well as him being the first openly gay umpire in MLB.

Dec 22, 2017

Ep. 112: 10 Years Since The Mitchell Report

00:20:07

10 years ago this December, senator George Mitchell rocked the baseball world when he released his findings of steroid and performance-enhancing substances used in the game in The Mitchell Report. The document shed new light on the rampant use of PED's in baseball, as well as naming players who used steroids. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall talks with Christian Red, an investigative reporter for the New York Daily News, about the impact of the report and what effect it has had on the sport 10 years later.

Dec 21, 2017

Ep. 111: Giving Thanks For A Great Cause

00:23:34

When Dennis Bair was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 1995 MLB Draft, it's safe to assume that he never thought he'd be responsible for helping to change lives after his playing days. Talking Baseball's Ed Randall spends time with Dennis discussing BairFind, the official home grown charity of Minor League Baseball that's dedicated in finding missing children. They discuss how Dennis went from watching a documentary on a missing child following shoulder surgery to creating a foundation that helped located 100 missing children just last year alone.

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Jan 19 | 00:23:38

Ep. 120: The Quest For Closure

Jan 16 | 00:23:39

Ep. 118: Returning To UPenn With A Purpose

Jan 12 | 00:42:05

Ep. 117: The Legend of Sam Fuld

Jan 10 | 00:22:15

Ep. 116: From Rookie of the Year to Humanitarian

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Jan 05 | 00:23:54

Ep. 115: From Reliever to Retired

Jan 05 | 00:18:58

Ep. 114: The quest for the postseason in Seattle

Jan 05 | 00:33:11

Ep. 113: 33 Years Behind The Dish

Dec 22 | 00:20:07

Ep. 112: 10 Years Since The Mitchell Report

Dec 21 | 00:23:34

Ep. 111: Giving Thanks For A Great Cause

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