The Book of Joe with Joe Maddon & Tom Verducci

The Book of Joe with Joe Maddon & Tom Verducci

Borrowing the podcast title from their forthcoming book, three-time Manager of the Year Joe Maddon and three-time Sportswriter of the Year Tom Verducci provide exclusive insight, commentary and discussion on the MLB postseason, from the stars to the strategy. As manager of the 2016 Cubs team that broke a 108-year championship drought, Maddon knows what it takes to navigate October pressure. Part Phil Jackson, part Yogi Berra, Maddon brings unique and entertaining takes on not just on dugout strategy but also life lessons and leadership - not to mention classic cars and rock and roll. A five-time Emmy winner with Fox and MLB Network, Verducci has behind-the-scenes access to the players and managers throughout the postseason. “The Book of Joe” is your home to learn - and laugh - about the real stories behind how postseason games are won and lost. To purchase a copy or for more information on "The Book of Joe," please click below... https://www.amazon.com/Book-Joe-Trying-Suck-Baseball/dp/1538751798/ref=asc_df_1538751798/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564627793350&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8568231967918177387&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031189&hvtargid=pla-1844067081352&psc=1

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June 18, 2024 60 mins

In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci analyze the five pitch game of the Pirates' Paul Skenes.  Joe looks at Skenes delivery and what the team should be looking for during each start.  Mookie Betts is injured being hit by a pitch, which leads to the question of pitching inside and intentionally targeting a player.  You need to hear Joe's answer!  Tom is anxiously awaiting the game at Rickwood Fie...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe' Podcast, Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look at the Mets/Phillies series in London.  Tom made the trip and gives his thoughts on how the game was received overseas.  Which parts of the game confused the new audience? Where should baseball be looking to expand its footprint?  Joe discusses his International experiences over the years.  Plus, who is the most reliable pitcher in baseball?

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look at the upcoming Dodgers-Yankees series.  Where are the two teams now and what's to come the rest of the season?  Joe weighs in on what's happening with Jorge Lopez and the Mets, plus one of the biggest regrets of his career.  Tom asks if the bunt is still a strategic play in baseball.

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci note a third of the season is gone and it's time to shift into gear!  Craig Counsell gets booed in his return to Milwaukee and the Dodgers have lost 5 straight.  Joe gives his thoughts on beleaguered umpire Angel Hernandez retiring from the game. Who are the best and worst umps behind the plate?  Plus, Joe notes the passing of Bill Walton and his unique perso...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci discuss when it's time to be concerned about hitting slumps.   What is happening with Corey Seager and Ronald Acuna Jr. at the plate? Joe reveals the two factors that determine how much he is concerned.  Tom questions the ability for a manager to critique their own players without being slammed by the media. Plus, we highlight 'The Moody Blues' and the passin...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci discuss the injury to Willson Contreras while Joe stresses the artistry of catching and the importance of technique.  We look at the struggles of Craig Kimbrel with the Orioles and the challenges faced by Kris Bryant after his deal with the Rockies.  Plus, Joe doesn't understand the current SUV craze and what happened to the American sedan?  

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci discuss the dominating pitching through the first quarter of the season.  Tom explains the hitting crisis while Joe looks at the mental and mechanical ways to approach the plate.  Joe has a surprise thought for fixing the bat woes of Javy Baez.  Plus, what does another injury mean for Mike Trout?  Tom asks 'what are your pet peeves in baseball?' and the guys ...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look at the struggles of Jackson Holliday as the Orioles send the infielder back to the minors.  Tom suggests some options the team has to try in order to turn things around.  How are the Red Sox changing the game right before our eyes?  Plus, which NFL GM's draft day strategy does Tom think Joe would love?   We bow out with a quiz on the Rock and Roll Hall o...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci open with Mike Trout being moved to the leadoff spot for the Angels.  Joe talks about making lineup changes to shake things up verses making long term changes.   Can players be 'called out' anymore?  We move to Aaron Boone's ejection and the ongoing riffs between managers and umpires.  Joe reveals what most got him in trouble from the dugout and how he decide...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci welcome Hall of Famer Greg Maddux to the podcast. How was Greg able to only miss 8 days due to injuries in his career and avoid a major arm injury?  Greg explains his pitching routine and how his focus was always on location and using different pitches. Greg looks back to his approach to velocity on the mound and how he managed it during games. Find out how G...

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April 9, 2024 57 mins

In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look at the rate that pitchers are already getting injured.  Has baseball failed a generation of pitchers?  Baseball biomechanics expert Glenn Fleisig returns to look at how players on the mound are being handled.   Joe explains why he always felt responsible when one of his pitchers was injured.  Tom wants to know how fewer fastballs being thrown affects the...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci address the scandal surrounding Shohei Ohtani.  Joe believes what Ohtani is saying, but thinks there are still questions to be asked.  Where does MLB go from here with the situation?  How does baseball keep distance between gambling and the game?  Onto the season being underway, Tom looks at how the new managers are doing out of the gate.  Is it too early for...

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March 20, 2024 53 mins

In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci begin with Blake Snell signing with the Giants.  Tom has been impressed by San Fran's offseason acquisitions.  Tom comments on Sports Illustrating continuing to publish and his exclusive interview with Shohei Ohtani.  Will there be a lofty goal for Ohtani at the plate this season?  Plus, has starting pitching gone the way of Rock n Roll? 

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci explain why this is the most dangerous time of the year.  After seeing the Yankees dealing with elbow issues with Gerrit Cole, Tom thinks we're due for a yearly discussion on pitching health.  Teams need to be concerned how much wear is on an arm when they reach the Major Leagues.  Joe reveals the pitching regimen he'd like to see followed by young players.  ...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci welcome top prospect Travis Bazzana.  The Oregon State second baseman talks about growing up in Australia and what has led him to this point in baseball! Joe has worked with Australian coaches and compares baseball to playing cricket.  Tom talks comps and the major league players that Travis would compare himself to.  Travis' goal this year was to be the best...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci discuss the Chiefs Super Bowl win and Kyle Shanahan's overtime decisions.  Onto MLB,  Spring Training is around the corner and Joe talks about the importance of setting the tone as a manager, emphasizing the need to establish a culture and philosophy from day one. We look at Shohei Ohtani's transition to full-time hitting and Mike Trout's loyalty to the Angel...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the Orioles trading for pitcher Corbin Burnes.  How will the deal affect both the Orioles and Brewers?  Onto the Super Bowl, how much analytics is used in the NFL?  Tom wants to show how huge calls are being made by miniscule percentage points.  What does Joe think about the future of Evan Longoria? Plus, we wrap up with our Super Bowl picks!

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the 49ers advancing to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.   Joe explains why some players are just winners and we're seeing that with Brock Purdy.  Did Dan Campbell make the right choices in the NFC Championship game?  Onto MLB, Tom explains why he likes the Tiger's deal with Colt Keith and how their lineup could be a winner. We wrap up with thoughts on Cody Belli...

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January 25, 2024 58 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the story of amateur golfer Nick Dunlap, who won a PGA Tour event at the age of 20.  Joe compares Dunlap's story to the young players coming into baseball and being expected to perform.  Onto the Hall of Fame and the Class of Beltre, Mauer, and Helton.  Tom talks about his process of voting and how he evaluates a player for the HOF.  We find out what Joe and...

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January 17, 2024 55 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with football taking center stage in the sports world.  Watching football is very popular, but Tom talks about the intimate connection that fans have with baseball and its players.  We explore why teams could be losing the home field advantage in baseball. Joe reveals how and why teams had small adjustments to their field to personalize it for their players.  Bac...

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