Baseball Dads #39 – Dodgers win the World Series
December 23, 2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series in 2020, their first since 1988. Yes, it was a short and insane season, with expanded playoffs and all kinds of strange rules across the board. But as many predicted this was the year of Dodger blue. This is my conversation with four friends – Shane Trowbridge, Cody Farley, Rob Barber and Ryan Miller. These guys are all Dodgers fans and they are all Baseball Dads. Together we took on the big questions: what did this year's WS title mean to you? Who's your favorite Dodger? Has anyone ever seen Tom Poston in the same room as Vin Scully?”
Baseball Dads #38 – Part Two with Jack Ferrick – CatchersU.com
September 03, 2020“When you’re done learning, you’re done coaching.”
That’s Jack Ferrick’s philosophy. So i'm very glad to resume this conversation with Jack Ferrick from CatchersU.com --- here's a guy who is not just an expert instructor for catchers and hitters at the high school and college levels. He is also an associate scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and he offers some terrific insight for players and parents at this stage. If your son is hoping and planning to move forward and continue playing at the collegiate level - this guy knows what it takes. What are scouts looking for in a player?
Is there a certain kind of physical build or skill set?
Jack gets into that in this, our second conversation. Really hope you enjoy it. And check out Jack at catchersU.com. Expert training and advice for your young player.
Baseball Dads #37 – Part One with Jack Ferrick – CatchersU.com
June 30, 2020Jack Ferrick (CatchersU.com) is an outstanding coach and instructor for all aspects of youth baseball. Former NCAA D-1 player, current HS coach and Associate Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers. Jack talks about coaching techniques and why communication is so important. (Part One of Two).
Baseball Dads #36 – Quarantine Edition
May 19, 2020How am I filling the baseball-shaped hole in my life? Plus some of my favorite announcer calls and a tribute to Bob Watson. Come on! Let the kids play
Baseball Dads #35 – Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball interviews
March 12, 2020My conversations with Todd Fandrei and John Hoffman, from the FHSEYBB league. We talk about what motivates them to volunteer and what they wish all parents knew about youth baseball.
Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball is a thriving youth baseball league, serving the HSE school district in Hamilton County, IN. As part of the parent organization Mudsock Youth Athletics (www.MyAthletics.com), FHSEYBB is administered by a board of directors. More information at www.fishershseyouthbaseball.com.
Baseball Dads #34 – Rob Barber THEBASEINDY.org
February 07, 2020Rob Barber is the Exec Dir of The BASE Indianapolis (TheBaseIndy.org) an organization that transforms the lives of urban youth by providing quality athletics (baseball), education, and life skills, helping them reach their fullest potential.
Rob is a former standout player at Jennings County High School and Indiana University, and founder of USAthletic Baseball League. Rob has also served as coach, field manager, league administrator and of course, he's a Baseball Dad.
Baseball Dads #33 -HSE Coach Jeremy Sassanella
September 16, 2019How does it feel to win a state championship in your first year as Head Coach? What do you do for an encore? HSE Royals Coach Jeremy Sassanella talks with me about his baseball journey and what's important to him as a coach and leader.
BASEBALL DADS #32 – Ray & Theo Kramer
June 06, 2019What's it like to coach your own kid? What's it like to play for your own dad? Ray and Theo Kramer talk about their team, the 2018 USSSA Indiana state champion Fall Creek Blues-Gold.
Baseball Dads #31 – FHS Coach Matt Cherry
May 16, 2019Coach Cherry from Fishers HS talks about the 2019 season, and what it means to play "The Tiger Way". Also - info about the Tiger Baseball Summer Camp program.
Baseball Dads #30 – MLB Predictions with Anthony Acquisto + Movie Poll Results
April 04, 2019Joined by my son, Anthony (age 15), we offer our fearless predictions for the 2019 MLB season and post-season. PLUS - we reveal the results of our Facebook poll "What's your favorite baseball movie?"
Baseball Dads #29 – replay Coach Cherry 2018 interview
March 26, 2019This interview was recorded in Spring 2018. Fishers High School went on to win the state title that same season, led by Coach Matt Cherry.
In our conversation, Coach Cherry shares his views on coaching, family life and you know ... Baseball Dad stuff.
BASEBALL DADS #28 – Tyler Musial – Part 2
January 19, 2019Does Tony Danza belong in the Hall of Fame? What exactly is "The Cardinal Way"? What's the deal with that batting stance? More with Tyler Musial, great grandson of Stan the Man. Plus - a new poll: What's your favorite baseball movie?
Baseball Dads #27 – Tyler Musial (part 1)
November 12, 2018Stan the Man. #6. MLB Hall of Famer. "Baseball's Perfect Knight". But to Tyler Musial, he was just "Poppo". Tyler and I discuss what it was like to grow up as the great grandson of Stan Musial.
BASEBALL DADS #26 – Anthony Acquisto, 2018 MLB Playoff Predictions
October 02, 2018Playoff time! My son and I break down the matchups and make our bold predictions for the 2018 MLB post-season.
BASEBALL DADS #25 – BONUS mini episode – Joe from Ripken talks about coaching
August 28, 2018Mini-episode, brief comments from Joe Mulinaro about coaching.
Baseball Dads #24 – Joe @ Ripken
August 15, 2018As National Sales Manager for Ripken Baseball, Joe Mulinaro is a Baseball Dad living a baseball dream. How did he get there? And what exactly is "The Ripken Way"? Find out in this episode ...
Baseball Dads #23 – Donny Murray
June 07, 2018Donny Murray is a professional baseball player, following his dream of making it to the majors. He has some great advice for young players and their parents, as well as a great new tool for improving bat speed.
Baseball Dads #22 – Fishers High School Coach Matt Cherry
April 17, 2018Matt Cherry, Head Baseball Coach at Fishers High School, talks about defending their Hoosier Crossroads Conference title ... how he approaches his role as coach ... and how there's more to life than just baseball.
Baseball Dads #21 – Shane and Owen Trowbridge
March 25, 2018Interview with Baseball Dad Shane Trowbridge and his son Owen, age 7. We cover important topics like fielding and hitting, ballpark snacks and what to do when a MLB player tosses you a ball.
Baseball Dads #20 – MLB Awards w/Anthony Acquisto
November 15, 2017Part Two of my conversation with Anthony Acquisto, my 14 year-old son. We discuss the MLB awards - who should win MVP, Cy Young, Rookies and Managers of the Year.
Baseball Dads #19 – Anthony Acquisto
November 09, 2017My son Anthony Acquisto and I look back at the 2017 MLB season.
Baseball Dads #18 – Jason Taulman. His name is practically synonymous with youth baseball teaching and instruction in Central Indiana.
August 21, 2017His name is practically synonymous with youth baseball teaching and instruction in Central Indiana. Jason Taulman has some great advice for young players and for their parents, about how to get the most out of baseball. BONUS: find out Jason Taulman's favorite baseball movie!
BASEBALL DADS #17 – Coach, instructor and former pro baseball player Jim Reboulet with advice for parents, the importance of base running an
July 05, 2017Coach, instructor and former pro baseball player Jim Reboulet with advice for parents, the importance of base running and how it feels to turn a double play with Ozzie Smith.
Baseball Dads #16 – Jim Reboulet talks about his college experience, the lost art of the stolen base …
June 12, 2017Jim Reboulet, Baseball Dad, talks about his college experience, and the lost art of the stolen base ...
Baseball Dads #15 – White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago IL
April 24, 2017My family visitied the Southside of Chicago in April 2017 ... to take in an afternoon game at Guaranteed Rate Field. The hometown White Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins.
Sox won 6-2.
WP - M. Gonzalez LP - A. Mejia
HR - Garcia, Soto (CHI), Castro (MIN)
Baseball Dads #14 – Ken Miller is a former player, coach, umpire, lifelong Cubs fan and Baseball Dad. He’s also my father-in-law.
December 31, 2016If there was a Hall of Fame for Baseball Dads, my father-in-law, Ken Miller, would be voted in on the first ballott. He had done it all - from player to coach to umpire. And his whole life, a fan of the Chicago Cubs - finally in 2016, the World Champions.
Baseball Dads #13 – Part 1 – interview with Tyler Donovan – former catcher and coach, Winthrop University – November 29, 2016
November 29, 2016Tyler Donovan was just another kid playing youth baseball and loving life in upstate NY. Then he discovered the position of catcher. Then he worked his butt off. Then he became an NCAA Division 1 player at Winthrop.
Tyler shares his stories of growing up a baseball kid in this part 1 of 2 conversations.
Baseball Dads #12 – Interview with Shawn Targgart, Coach, Baseball Dad to Brody and Nash – September 14, 2016
September 15, 2016Shawn Targgart loves baseball, and he's always been pretty good at it, having played 4 years of D-1 ball with The University of Illinois-Champaign. Now Shawn is a travel baseball coach. Even more importantly, he's a dad. And as many of us are well aware, it's not always easy to be both of those at the same time.
BASEBALL DADS #11 – August, 2016 – Greg Morlen, Indy Sharks 13u Coach, Baseball Dad.
August 02, 2016Greg Morlen, Head Coach of the Indy Sharks (13u), shares his thoughts on coaching youth baseball.
Baseball Dads #10 – June 2016. My friend Craig Spinner shares memories of his first MLB game
June 09, 2016Special Edition - from the archives. My good friend and Baseball Dad Craig Spinner remembers his first MLB game, and also shares the story of his son's first MLB game, fear of mascots, etc. Recorded Christmas 2015
Baseball Dads #9 – May 2016 Interview with Ryan and David Ledbetter, twin bros from Fishers IN, currently playing in the Texas Rangers organ
May 08, 2016These guys have a great perspective on the game, and on life. They developed Side-by-Side (SBS) Baseball as an organization to encourage and guide young players, both physically and spiritually. More at SBSBaseball.com
Baseball Dads #8 – February 2016 (Inside youth baseball evaluations, 3rd-4th grade)
February 28, 2016Spring is coming and that means it's time for baseball! Evaluations are under way for Fishers-HSE Youth Baseball. We visited with three Baseball Dads, inside the evals process. Thanks to Brad Clayton, John Hoffman and Tony Schneider.
Baseball Dads #7 – January 2016 (Part TWO of my interview with Joseph Acquisto, My Nephew, Baseball Dad)
February 05, 2016More on club baseball, MLB players, even Pete Rose
Baseball Dads #6 – January 2016 (Part ONE of my interview with Joseph Acquisto, My Nephew, Baseball Dad)
January 24, 2016Joseph played club baseball at University of Kentucky. What was that like? Now he's a young father. How will he present baseball to his son Jack?