MLBThisWeek Video Podcast

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

MLBThisWeek Podcast – Winter Meetings Trades winners and losers, Werth trades uni for jail clothes

It’s the aftermath of the big trades that went down for this year’s Winter Meetings for baseball. Money was flying, and players were catching planes to their new team’s cities. Winners and losers of this year’s activity are discussed.

Jayson Werth goes to jail for speeding but NFL players can hit and assault people and stay jail free, is something wrong with this?

All this and more, along with a great new intro for the show on this edition of the MLBThisWeek Podcast with Gary and Rich.

How to make a sports podcast, the easy way



This show will be a bit different from our regular show, it will tell you how to make a sports podcast, or any topic for that matter, the easy way.

Learn from our experience with podcast production and the different methods we have used to get our shows off the ground.

Join longtime podcasters and audio/video producers, Rich Baxter and Gary Mack as they walk you through the steps to help you with a podcast project you may have in mind.

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MLBThisWeek Podcast: Show #033 – $325M for Stanton, BBWAA Award Winners, Japan All Star Series, and more!


We’re talking all about the week that was in baseball, join us here on on the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and!

Just announced before we did the show, Giancarlo ‘Mike’ Stanton got a huge contract, the biggest ever in baseball at $325M over 13 years. What impact does this have on the rest of the league?

We’re going over the BBWAA Awards, the winners and be sure to check out the BBWAA website for how certain writers voted.

The Japan All Star Tour isn’t going too good for the Americans, they got no hit on Saturday but earned their first win on Sunday.

All this and a whole lot more on this action packed show talking baseball called MLBThisWeek Podcast, check us out on as well!



MLBThisWeek Podcast: The awards season and the week of news in baseball

We go live at 7:30 PM so join us if you can make it, or listen to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Smart Radio, Podomatic, or –

On this edition of the show we talk about the Player’s Choice Awards, we talk about the winners as voted on by the players.

Also, the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winners for 2014, the names are not the same old names were familiar with.

We also talk about the upcoming BBWAA Awards, the Rookie of the Year, MVP, Cy Young Award, and Manager of the year that will be announced this week.

All this and a whole lot more, so listen in on this 32nd edition of the show.

MLBThisWeek Podcast: World Series Wrap-up and baseball news and ‘stuff’

It’s time for another edition of MLBThisWeek Podcast with Rich and Gary.

This week we’re talking about the World Series that was, the San Francisco Giants were victorious again. The third time in 5 years for them.

We’ll talk all about that, and of course our selection of baseball news stories you may not have heard. Like these:

We talk about the Giants success, what makes them so good every ‘even’ year?

A veteran steps up and says baseball has too much focus on the military and flag waving. Does he make a valid point?

Here’s a truck with some ‘technology and stuff’ presentation by a VP from Chevrolet who talked about the Madison Bumgarner selection of a new Chevy truck. The VP stammered and stumbled through the presentation, maybe it was that beautiful Fox Sports field reporter holding the microphone directly across from him?

Watch it here:

MLBThisWeek Podcast: 2014 World Series talk – the Giants are fruity and more! Show #030

Join us live at 7:30 PM Eastern on Sunday nights or listen to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and -

It’s time for another edition of MLBThisWeek Podcast, the independent talk show with sports bloggers, Gary Mack and Rich Baxter talking baseball and this week the World Series.

Join us live at 7:30 PM Eastern on Sunday nights or listen to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and – listen to this show for these great stories:

The San Francisco Giants are fruity, literally. The team operates a garden that produces fruits and vegetables that go into food that they sell at a restaurant out in the outfield at AT&T Park.

The Kansas City Royals dispute the first call ever in a World Series, and they lost the appeal. Baseball’s first instant replay goes to the umpires for the first ever officially challenged instant replay call.

A Marlins fan not welcome at Kaufman Stadium for the World Series? Gary will tell us all the details of this story.

Capturing the sounds of baseball, in an article by, they look at the art of capturing the sounds of the World Series. Find the article here:

All this and more on this edition of the MLBThisWeek Podcast, with Gary Mack and Rich Baxter.

MLBThisWeek Podcast: 2014 World Series Preview Talk

It’s time for a new edition of MLBThisWeek Podcast, and in this edition Gary and Rich are previewing the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.

Only the second time in history that two Wild Card teams have made it to the World Series.

Prices are at all all-time high, running around $1,000 per ticket for the first two games in Kansas City and then around $675 each for the SF Giants games 3-4-5 at home in San Fran.

Gary talks about some new comers to the umpiring crew for this World Series, they made it to the big show and in part based on how well they did this year with the instant replay results.

So tune in for all the World Series talk and some more great stories about baseball on this edition of MLBThisWeek Podcast

MLBThisWeek Podcast – Show 28 – The Playoffs are here!

It’s the weekly MLBThisWeek Podcast with Rich and Gary as we talk baseball and what’s going on with some stories you may have missed around the world of baseball.

The playoffs are on, and it’s always a great time of year for a baseball fan. We’re talking about the Major League Baseball playoffs with what has happened so far. The Wild Card games have been played, and we’re hoping for a 3-game series sometime down the road for this.

We need a scorecard to keep up with where on tv some of the games are being shown. There’s TBS, ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and MLB Network. We need an app or something to find out when and what channel they are going to be on.

Baseball has enjoyed a great audience for the first week of playoff baseball. It was reported that it’s the most popular ratings ever for the viewers at home watching playoff baseball.

Baseball will test out 6 new rules in an attempt to speed up the game a little. Gary tells us all about how they plan to test a few new items that will be timed. That’s what a lot of us enjoy though that baseball isn’t a sport that is controlled by time. Are they changing the very core of the game?

There’s a story from and from Philadelphia by Frank Fitzpatrick that talks about Ebola and baseball. The article tells about the 1918 flu epidemic when there were thousands of deaths across the country and the precautions that baseball had to take back then.

All this and more on this edition of MLBThisWeek Podcast, an unofficial podcast that talks all about the world of baseball.

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Show 027: The regular season comes to a close but the playoffs are here in baseball

Join Gary and Rich as we talk baseball on MLBThisWeek. Some interesting stories from around the world of baseball you may not have heard.

The regular season ends but the playoffs for baseball start. Who’s in and who’s out this year.

The baseball world has seen two retirements already, Bobby Abreu and of course the long year of retirement hoopla for Derek Jeter. New Yorkers have been inundated with this news all baseball year long, and some aren’t so sure that Jeter is all that he made up to be in the superstar realm. We talk about that and of course Keith Olbermann’s ESPN rant against Jeter.

Clayton Kershaw has finished first for 4 years in a row now with the lowest ERA in baseball, is he the NL MVP this year?

A pitcher gets a third of an inning short to make a nice $500K bonus, will the team make it up to them.

Washington Nationals, Jordan Zimmermann pitched a ‘no-hitter’ – the first ever for a Nats pitcher, the game was saved by a rookie left fielder who caught the third out of the 9th inning to close out the game. The great catch was made by Steven Souza, who flew through the air and somehow made the catch, you can see it here:

This story and so much more, on this edition of MLBThisWeek with Gary Mack and Rich Baxter

Show #026 – Down to the wire races make the season interesting

It’s show 26 of the weekly podcast with Gary and Rich called MLBThisWeek. 

We’re talking all about the week that was in baseball, some of the stories you may not have heard of in the game.

Stories on this show:

Ron Washington comes clean on why he left the Rangers

An ump gets suspended

Ballpark eats get fancier

Babe Ruth has got nothing on Mr. Rizzo

Kershaw wins his 20th game of the year, a somewhat rare occurrence anymore – a review of the last few years of 20-game winning pitchers

A councilman in South Korea hit a mayor of a town at a public meeting with a couple of eggs for his choice of what town a baseball stadium would be built at.

A Jewish dilemma, some playoff games scheduled on a holy day, what to do? (As appeared in the Washington Post.

CNN doesn’t know it’s sports apparently. The network put up a graphic last week that showed various NFL teams that were involved in various crisis situations involving players and their actions – the screen showed a St. Louis Cardinals logo where the Arizona Cardinals should have been.

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