Episode #056 - In which I discuss Ned Yost's comments regarding Eric Hosmer and break down the options for the Royals All-Star Game representative. Also, special guest Jon Schieszer stops by to discuss comedy, being a Royals fan in L.A., the Dodgers and his upcoming show in Kansas City.
How would you like a free copy of the 1985 World Series Collectors DVD Set? Well, I have three copies to give away to loyal readers and podcast listeners.* All you need to do to win this set of DVD's from A&E Home Entertainment is to tell me a story.
You can tell this story in words or in pictures. Since father's day is coming up, you could tell me a story about your dad and the Royals, or even your mom and the Royals. With the recent passing of Paul Splittorff, you could tell a great Splitt story. Whatever it is, have it be about the Royals. The deadline for submissions is 6/21, the more creative the story the better. Just email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Disclosure: I will be receiving a free copy of this set from A&E for doing this promotion. Here's a link to the DVD set if you want to see what you'll be getting:
Episode #054 - In which I discuss the potential fallout from the Danny Duffy and Eric Hosmer call ups and when we may potentially see Mike Moustakas and Mike Montgomery in Royal blue. I also discuss my failed trip to Northwest Arkansas to see the Naturals and ruminate on what if any value there is in having a blogger in the press box. All of that, plus a review of the series with the St. Louis Cardinals and a preview of the series with the Baltimore Orioles.
Episode #052 - In which I take a look back at the Cleveland Indians series, discuss lineups, the inability of the pen to get out lefties and preview the series with the Minnesota Twins. Aaron Stilley drops by to talk about Jeff Francoeur's approach and Alcides Escobar's bat.
Episode #050 - In which I discuss the news concerning the Royals, review the series with the Minnesota Twins and speak with special guest J.R. Lind about a fascinating article about the mid 1980's Kansas City Royals contracts. I also answer a couple of listener emails and bring up an insane statistic.
Episode #49 - In which Nick reviews the series with the White Sox, discusses whether or not Kevin Appier was an ace and previews the 2011 Detroit Tigers. Also, Will McDonald from Royals Review stops by to talk about the Royals and what it's like to blog about them among other things.
Episode #48 - Nick reviews the series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, trying not to over-react, why he does the podcast and runs through some news. Also, included is a preview of the 2011 Chicago White Sox just in time for the next series.
Episode #47 - In this last episode before Opening Day Nick runs through the flurry of Royals moves, talks about Aaron Crow in the bullpen and what he saw in Surprise. Adam Comstock stops by to make some preseason predictions. Nick also previews the Minnesota Twins 2011 season.
Episode #045 - In this episode, I discuss the Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer getting cut from the Major League team, Alex Gordon Dominating and the Spring Training battles. Clark Fosler joins me to discuss the bullpen and I preview the 2011 Cleveland Indians.
Episode #044- In this episode, I talk about some interesting things happening in Spring Training and interview the Northwest Arkansas Naturals General Manager Eric Edelstein. All music in this podcast was provided by local Kansas City band Auternus.
Episode #043 - In this episode, Nick discusses the reason that some people are blacked out from watching Royals games and why Pujols won't be coming to Kansas City. Justin Bopp of Beyond the Box Score also joins in to discuss Billy Butler.
Episode #042 - In this episode, I discuss some Royals news like when the televised Spring Training games will be, the Butler signing and the newest invite to camp. I also have some audio from the Royals awards presentation which was held at FanFest which includes Buddy Baumann, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer.
Episode #041 - In this hastily put together podcast, I have all of the audio from the interviews I was a part of at the FanFest digital digest. Dayton Moore, Ned Yost, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur all make appearances and I briefly discuss the event.
Episode #040 - I discuss being selected for the Royals Digital Digest and covering the FanFest next weekend. I also discuss the age of the upcoming roster and the starting rotation. Adam Foster of Project Prospect talks Royals prospects with me including Tim Mehlville, Wil Myers, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, Jake Odorizzi and Johnny Giavotella.