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

Month: August 2014

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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