Wingin’ It - Official Podcast of the Rochester Red Wings

Wingin’ It - Official Podcast of the Rochester Red Wings

News, notes, and interviews from the front office staff of the Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.... Show More

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Nate Rowan talks to Red Wings President/CEO/COO Naomi Silver (3:05) about her life in baseball, when she realized what her dad had done to save the team in Rochester, and her proudest moment working for the team thus far. Josh Whetzel flashes back to a game he did on the radio with Joe Altobelli on his birthday back in 2008 (41:23). Alto turns 88 on Tuesday, May 26th.

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May 15, 2020 48 min

Josh Whetzel talks with local media member Bob Matthews, who retired abruptly on Friday, May 8 after a long career that included the Times-Union, Democrat & Chronicle, and most recently at NewsRadio WHAM 1180 (3:09). Bob discusses how he got started in sports media, his first year on the Red Wings beat in 1971, and how his life could have turned out differently had it not been for certain events in Vietnam.

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Nate Rowan and Josh Whetzel talk to former Red Wing Randy Dobnak about his involvement with St. Jude Children's Hospital, his wild 2019 season, and what it was like pitching at Yankee Stadium in the postseason (3:14). Nate and Josh also discuss the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and the three former Red Wings playing in that league this season (33:30). Josh also flashes back to the time ByungHo Park hit three home runs in a ...

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Former Rochester Red Wings manager Marv Foley joins Nate Rowan, Josh Whetzel, and Dan Mason to discuss his memories of opening Frontier Field in 1997, a season that ended with the Wings winning their 10th Governors' Cup (1:42). Josh and Nate also discuss the passing of former Red Wing Steve Dalkowski who was the inspiration for the character Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh in Bull Durham, which was directed by former Wing Ro...

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Nate Rowan and Josh Whetzel talk with former Rochester Red Wing Pitching Coach Stu Cliburn about his experience coaching for the expansion Wei Chuan Dragons in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan (3:55). Josh also flashes back to a game nearly 10 years ago to the day (33:37).

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April 17, 2020 139 min

Josh Whetzel flashes back to the crazy 20-18 affair between Rochester and Lehigh Valley from April 13, 2019, a game that featured a Triple-A record 15 combined home runs and an IronPigs franchise record nine homers (7:12).

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April 10, 2020 112 min

Nate Rowan, Josh Whetzel, and Dan Mason discuss memorable Opening Days in Red Wings history (2:30). Josh flashes back to one of the more memorable Home Opening wins back in 2011 (32:19).

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April 3, 2020 11 min

Nate Rowan chats with Ryan Brecker about his full-time job as an Emergency Room Doctor, being on the Rochester Community Baseball Board of Directors, and his work as Treasurer of the Rochester Baseball Historical Society.

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Nate Rowan talks with 2019 Rochester Red Wings All-Star Outfielder Brent Rooker about his wife who's an Emergency Room nurse, Tiger Land, Mississippi State, Premier12, and more (3:17). Josh Whetzel takes us back to the last time the Wings won a playoff series (32:12).

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March 19, 2020 43 min
Nate Rowan, Tim Doohan, and Dan Mason from the Rochester Red Wings front office discuss the delay of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic and how the staff has handled a shift to working from home. Toby Gardenhire also joins to talk about spring training for the Minnesota Twins and how the roster for the Wings was taking shape. Gardenhire discusses prospects Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff, Trevor Larnach, Zander Wiel, and Randy ...
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