14: Rookies, Wild Cards, and the Fun Division

Two rookies, Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, have taken over their respective leagues. Hear Mitch Gatzke explain why what we're watching from these two is so historic. It's been five years of two Wild Card teams in each league. How have those teams done? Quite well, actually. Mitch lays out his reasons why this change is the best baseball has had since free agency. The Milwaukee Brewers are a game and a half up on the Cubs. How can they keep the defending champs at a distance? Mitch says the key is not thinking about it. And finally, the details on why the NL West is clearly the best, and most fun division in baseball.

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12: Don't Let College Baseball Be Your Kryptonite

Back after a two-week break, Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) starts with some announcements, including recognition of Albert Pujols' awesome achievement. Super Regional's are set for the D1 college baseball tournament. Find out which 16 teams are left, how they got here, and what to watch for this weekend. It's been five weeks since All-Star Game voting started. Find out which players Mitch thinks are worthy as version six of the Ducks on the Pod ballot is revealed. Finally, it's June and we're 1/3 of the way through the Major League season. It's time to start drawing some conclusions about teams and focusing in on which division races to watch closely.

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11: In Defense of Derek Jeter

Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) wastes no time this week. The Astros took 3 of 4 from the Yankees in New York, winning in different ways and impressing Mitch by doing so. Derek Jeter's #2 was retired on Sunday night. Hear Mitch defend a player he feels belongs in the hall of fame. John "Boog" Schambi and Chris Singleton made the ninth inning of Sunday night's game a lot of fun. Hear Mitch show some love to his favorite braseball broadcast team. As shown by Houston's George Springer, leadoff hitters look much different than they did even just a couple years ago. Why is this happening? Can we expect it to continue? Mitch has the answers. Finally, there's a lot of action out west this week. Mitch shares his notes on what looks to be a night owl's dream.

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10: 18 Innings and Beyond

Announcements start off the show as host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) tidies up some things. Then, the big takeaways from the Yankees' sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley over the weekend. The Cubs have not started 2017 the way they started 2016 and people are starting to notice. What's wrong? In the wake of Sunday night's 18 inning marathon, Mitch has a radical idea. What big change does he want to make to the end of games? Lastly, Francisco Rodriguez seems to be done closing games. Mitch talks about the Tigers' trouble position and what could be next.

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9: One Month Checkup

One sixth of the baseball season is in the books and host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) is here to take a look back at the most important things to come out of April. A hitter and a pitcher are highlighted for their stellar starts. All-Star Game balloting has started and Mitch has his own rundown of who's worthy. There were three teams that failed to win 10 games in the first month of play. Mitch takes a look at what exactly their issues are. And, in a rare turn of events, the National League had a higher slugging percentage in April than the American League. Mitch details what that could mean moving forward.

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8: My Apologies to Ryan Zimmerman

Host Mitch Gatzke (@GreatGatzke) goes around the league on a busy week in baseball. The Orioles and Red Sox got into a little scuffle over the weekend. Mitch says there's reall nothing to see here... yet. The Rockies have taken hold of first place in the NL West. How did they do it and how long can they keep it up? Then, Mitch would like to offer a sincere apology to a man he severely misjudged on the season preview show. Ryan Zimmerman is tearing the cover off the ball of late and it's opened up the Nationals' offense. Lastly, with so many series to focus on, Mitch takes a stroll through some of the more important matchups this week with some news, notes, and other things to watch for.

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