MLBThisWeek Video Podcast

Sports bloggers, Rich Baxter and Gary Mack, give their unofficial opinions on the week that was in baseball and the week ahead for the best teams in pro baseball

Show #025 : Sluggers beaned and suspended and so much more

It’s the 25th edition of MLBThisWeek with Rich and Gary talking baseball with you.

Join us this show for a great number of topics that you probably haven’t heard in the news surrounding the world of baseball last week.

Marlins slugger beaned, out for the season.

Chris Davis suspended for 25 games for unauthorized use of medicine.

Pirates, Tigers, and Giants surging and some teams not doing so well.

The Sporting News looks at all the MLB broadcast teams and critiques them, who’s the best and the worst according to Sporting News.

Astros and Dbacks fire manager and GM respectively

Mets Manager tells Mejia to ‘Tone it Down’ with his on field celebrations

Say it ain’t so, the Wall Street Journal reports that a baseball is about 90 percent players ‘standing around’

All this and more on this edition of MLBThisWeek..

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Show #024: Time for September Call Ups, Discord in Texas, Randy Johnson’s Mansion for sale

Around 30 days left in the season, a few teams add some players on the last day for the teams to add players that would be eligible for the postseason.

Adam Dunn goes from Chicago and joins the Oakland A’s for the playoff run.

Discord in Texas with a couple of players who are getting on one another’s nerves. No wonder that Texas is in last place and officially out of any playoff contention, the first team for this to happen to a team being eliminated from playoff contention for 2014.

Looking at Umpire stats: from a Jayson Stark blog post from earlier this week. He looks at some interesting stats from some umpires that seem to have great numbers with home teams.

Don’t offer Seattle’s Jesus Montero an ice cream sandwich, or do so at your own risk. Find out why with this interesting story.

All this and much more on this editon of MLBThisWeek with Gary Mack and Rich Baxter talking baseball on the weekly podcast.

Show #023: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On in SanFran/Oakland

An overnight earthquake in the Sonoma Valley area near Oakland and San Francisco hit at 3:30 AM local time leaving many older buildings damaged along with a few serious injuries. Mike Trout tweeted about the story with his experience in the Angels hotel room on the 18th floor.

The Cubs rain out the other night was an embarrassment to baseball, they didn’t have enough groundskeepers to cover the field in a timely manner, and apparently were skimping on employees and possibly so they don’t have to pay them benefits. Is this what America has come to? Trying to stick it to the little guy while the business makes millions, they should be embarrassed to call themselves Americans, we citizens and employees deserve better!

Mike Schmidt wrote a full page story, you can read it here. Schmidt asks baseball again to look at the Pete Rose issue, now that there is a newly elected Commish.

The Yankees have retired Joe Torre’s jersey, number 6. When the Yanks retire Derek Jeter’s number 2 next year, there won’t be any single digits left for the team. What will the Yanks do for numbers? Gary says maybe a 6A entry.. just like a daily double entry at the track.

All these stories and much more on this show.

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Show #022 – The white smoke rises, a new commissioner is upon us, and the Little League World Series

It’s time to talk baseball and it’s Rich and Gary from MLBThisWeek Podcast to talk about the hottest happenings around baseball.

This show it’s the Little League World Series, getting bigger every year. It’s the 75th Anniversary of the LLWS.

The MLB elected it’s new commissioner after a vote of 22 of the 30 teams in the MLB wasn’t reached, but one owner apparently was convinced to elect Rob Manfred to the commish job.

A look at the pennant races in baseball. A review of all the division leaders.

Derek Jeter had a corn maze cut out of a cornfield in New Jersey as a thanks for his many years on the Yankees. A great gesture by a local radio station in North Jersey.

Jessica Alba kicked up her heels on a ceremonial first pitch and didn’t look too bad doing it.

A minor league manager went the extra mile with an argument with an umpire but went a bit risque on the crowd as he started to take his uniform off in protest to the call as well. A scene that didn’t look too well we’re quite sure.

Join us for all of the banter about baseball on this the Show 022 of the MLBThisWeek Show!

Show #021: 8 Weeks to the Finish Line, Odds to make the baseball playoffs

It’s Rich Baxter and Gary Mack for another edition of MLBThisWeek, we’re your Sunday night video casters telling you all about the week in the game of baseball, check out our show here or on the go at these great podcasting places: iTunes, Stitcher Smart Radio, and



Playoff odds, lets take a look at some of the teams that are in the hunt for playoff baseball
Today in Baseball History: Ty Cobb stole Second, Third, and Home in the same inning for the 6th and last time of his career in 1924
Derek Jeter passes Honus Wagner on All-Time Hits list with 3,431 hits on Saturday’s game vs. Cleveland Indians
What does the letter “P” and the SF Giants have in common?

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Dan Jennings hit in the head with a line drive (video), we talked about this on this edition of MLBThisWeek, so glad Jennings is ok after this!

Kate Upton tells us how the ‘Evil Empire’ NY Yankees told her to ‘disrobe’ … well just take your hat off ….

Show #020: The Real Race in Baseball Begins Now!

It’s time for another edition of MLBThisWeek with Gary Mack and Rich Baxter, you Sunday night baseball talkers for another interesting show.

We’ll look at the trades that were made at the deadline a few days ago. 

We talk about “The jealous Astros…”

Rule 7.13 strikes again, we tell you where it happened.

Raul Ibanez is back in baseball, he helped the Royals win on Saturday night.

Jim Thome retires as a Cleveland Indian, and he gets a statue for himself right away.

All this and more on tonight’s show!

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Show#019: The Hall of Fame Weekend Show

Rich had mic issues so it’s kind of hard to hear what is being said on that end, but we’re talking all about the Hall of Fame Weekend and everything that went on in the world of baseball this week. Join Gary and a muffled Rich as they talk all about the week of baseball.

Here’s some of the stories:


105 year-old Agnes McKee throws out first pitch at Padres game




Show #018 – After the All-Star Break for 2014

Streamed live on Jul 20, 2014
We talk about the All-Star Break and what Mike Metheny did to ruin the game for the National League.

The Home Run Derby is getting annoying, and we tell you our feelings about what is causing it to be dusty and old. Chris Berman, we love you but bring in someone new to give us a fresh perspective.

Pete Rose may be back in some fashion in next year’s baseball all-star game festivities. He’s been given the green light for participating as the Reds still honor Rose very highly.

All this and much more on this week’s show with Gary and Rich, talking some baseball.

Show #017 – It’s time for the All-Star Game for 2014

It’s the weekly podcast that talks all about baseball and some of the stories you may have missed.

Join Gary and Rich as they talk about the week that was in baseball.

It’s the 85th All Star Game on Tuesday night, we have some All-Star history talk about the game and when it was first broadcast nationally.

Another big name goes under the doctor’s care for a possible elbow surgery, Gary has that story.

A round up of the division leaders in the NL and AL is next, with some talk about those teams still in the hunt and who the hot stove might bring them.

All this and much more on this edition of the MLBThisWeek Show!

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#016 – MLB All-Star Starting Lineups Announced and more great baseball talk

This is the weekly video podcast that talks all about baseball. Join Gary Mack and Rich Baxter as they talk about stories you may have missed in the world of baseball.

The All-Star starting lineups are announced, and we are talking about them as they are being announced.

The game is in Minnesota this year, we talk about the Twins and their stars in the history of that team.

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